I had mentioned almost a month ago to the day about Nick ‘Niko’ Gkionis who has been playing professional soccer over in Cyrpus and showed a teaser of his soccer mixtape that was due for release. It finally got released today and it is some pretty good stuff. I have the video below and if you want a direct link, click here.
Politics and Soccer
A couple of good quotes I heard from Keith Olbermann recently.
“We as citizens must at some point ignore partisanship, not that we may prosper as a nation, but that merely we may function as a nation.”
“You Are Campaigning As If Barack Obama Were The Democrat And You Were The Republican” – (video below)
On a little tangent, gonna talk about a soccer player from Stevens who graduated and is playing professionally in Cyprus. Unfortunately I only really got to see him play here for a year but when I did he simply played like the field was his to dominate and that he did. Nick “Niko” Gkionis was a center back for the Stevens Ducks from 2003 to 2006 and was named a first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America his senior year. He also sent me a link to the 35-second preview for a soccer mix-tape that he has been working on and I have that embedded below. I can’t wait for the entire thing to be released. He has also been working in conjunction with Brian Granata of Stevens Athletics to provide an inside look at life on the road and life as a professional soccer player through a weekly blog entitled “Beyond the Pond.” His most recent post is from yesterday, make sure to go take a look.