I love the This Girl Can campaign. It is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Developed by Sport England, to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.
Even by their standards though the new advert is awesome:
The ad uses extracts from Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Women poem alongside real women taking part in sport.
If you’re a big Twitter user and a football supporter there’s a good chance you’re aware of Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner). If you’re not it’s a really simple yet almost brilliant concept. It’s, as the handles suggests, a parody twitter account mocking James Milner as being one of the most boring people you’ll ever meet.
The account basically tweets out the most boring things possible and acts like the Liverpool midfielder while doing so. It’s strangely amazing and quite funny. So much so that it’s grown a following of nearly 500K on the social media site.
The account is so popular that football culture outlet Copa 90 had the real James Milner recite some of the tweets from his Twitter counterpart. The results are as boring as you’d expect.
Here is Boring James Milner tweeting a video of James Milner reciting Boring James Milner tweets:
I recently received an email including a very helpful guide to religious festivals by The Football Association of all people!
It contains the dates of major festivals for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. The guide has been provided:
“In order to support you with your fixture planning this guidance has been written to provide you with the most significant dates for religious observance together with some information on them. It is not intended that you avoid all these dates, and the list is by no means exhaustive, but you are advised to consult with your clubs and communities as to the most relevant dates to consider for your locality as this will vary considerably.”
Emiel Pauwels, 94, represents Belgium. Ilmari Koppinen, 95, runs for Finland. Depending on which news organization you consult, they ran either 60 or 100 metres, either of which is amazing. Place your bets.