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Barcelona have been lackluster this season. While a resurgent Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi duo is carrying the front line at the Nou Camp, they’re still a shadow of their former glory days. Could Memphis Depay be the answer to their strike woes? The answer appeared to be yes, that was until the transfer fell through last summer.

Super Bowl LV was anticipated to be one of the most exciting championships in recent sports history. The greatest quarterback of all time versus the greatest quarterback of this generation squaring off on the biggest sports stage in the world. A battle of eras. The game did not exactly live up to expectations, resulting in a 31-9 Tampa Bay rout, securing Tom Brady his seventh championship victory. For most, this closed the door on the G.O.A.T. debate. Respectfully, I disagree.

Who would have known that on a scorching summer day in Brazil, Mexico would receive an icy bath of heartbreaking reality — a last gasp penalty kick that would eliminate them from the FIFA World Cup. The decision — and the dive that forced it — were heavily scrutinized on social media. Minutes after the match, chaos broke out on Twitter — giving life to a meme that would echo in the feeds of Mexican football fans for years. “No Era Penal,” was born.

The NFL has had their fair share of players with over the top personalities, particularly at the wide receiver position. Examples of such players were guys like Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and Randy Moss, who were all sensational talents, but Beckham stands out. It’s indescribable, wherever he goes, whatever facet of life he finds himself in, he is surrounded by an ora of swagger. A star like him is something the sport hadn’t yet seen.

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or a casual bystander, each year, the world stops for 90 minutes to watch the biggest game in club football — El Clásico Español, a game between Spanish juggernauts Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Only this year, Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium wasn’t rocking. The teams’ 99,000 fans had to chant from home.