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50 years later George Best’s Stylo Matchmakers football boots are remastered and re-released

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50 years later George Best's Stylo Matchmakers football

This iconic British football boot label established itself in 1966, the year England became world champion. After more than 50 years, Stylo Matchmakers are back in challenging the soccer shoe industry today, by serving large pockets of outlets where major corporate brands are unwelcome and unwanted.

The Stylo Matchmakers brand was the first British brand to have broken the soccer shoe market throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, and today they are on a mission to do so again.

George Best was one of the players responsible for the great growth in Stylo Matchmakers. George Best is still ranked as one of the most talented footballers of all time.

Best was an award-winning Irish international soccer player, whose fans around the world have captured a unique touch, never seen before. Best had the skill and agility to beat some of the best football players of his time and with his amazing style both on and off the field, he was a soccer player who went to influence soccer fans in millions.

In 1968, the young Manchester United put a pen on paper and signed Stylo Matchmakers, which was known as the most successful British boot brand, and that before it was also worn by Pele and later became the most popular brand of soccer shoes in the 1970s.

50 years later George Best's Stylo Matchmakers football

George Best signed and designed Heirship Sixty Eyl Stylo Matchmakers. Before that, soccer shoes were usually completely black or even brown. Stylo Matchmakers also added a ‘Quality Bar’ to its designs.

When George Best announced his support for ads, Stylo Matchmakers sales increased. Stylo has sold over one million pairs of soccer shoes around the world. In the months that followed, Best also designed and created his own fashion line with the Stylo Matchmakers team.

At the age of 22, while wearing Stylo Matchmakers, Best undoubtedly helped Manchester United win. They won two league titles and a European Cup. He also called for the Ballon d d’Or Award, an annual football award that is considered a prestigious individual award for soccer players and became the youngest footballer of the year.

Signing the deal with Stylo Matchmakers was pioneering. He led the way for future professional footballers to work alongside sports brands.

Stylo Matchmakers followed Best with the signing of young Liverpool star “Merseyy’s Mighty Mouse” AKA Kevin Keegan. This trend started as Stylo became the largest and largest soccer shoe brand in the English game.

After the Stylo Matchmakers preliminary deal, George Best learned to market himself and in turn became the world’s first famous sports star and original football image. His presence in the football world during the late 1960s and 1970s rivaled the Beatle’s presence in the music industry. It is known that the Portuguese fans of George Best called it “The Beetle”.


Stylo Matchmakers today is the brand choice for footballers who do not want to follow the company’s trends, but who want to represent the change of times in football.

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Watch Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Live Stream Free Reddit Boxing Full Fight Game

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Watch Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Live Stream Free Reddit Boxing Full Fight Game

Boxing Fans!!  Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez: Fight card, date, odds, channel, start time, boxing undercard, guide. Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s lightweight unification bout. When it comes to can’t-miss championship boxing matches on the calendar, fans of the sweet science have long been frustrated by the fact they needed to reach deep into their wallets to enjoy the showdowns. That will not be the case this weekend. Saturday night inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez will meet in a highly-anticipated clash to unify the lightweight titles — and will be doing so on free television for all.

Click Here to Watch Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez Live Stream Boxing

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Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO) transitioned from being arguably the greatest amateur boxer in history to being put on the fast track as a professional, fighting for a world title in just his second pro bout. He would suffer a loss in that fight, dropping a split decision to Orlando Salido. He rebounded in his next fight, taking a decision over Gary Russell Jr. and winning the WBO featherweight title. He would eventually move up to junior lightweight and then to lightweight, winning belts at every weight. He currently holds the WBA and WBO world titles.

Lopez (15-0, 12 KO) didn’t enter the professional ranks with the same level of hype as Lomachenko but quickly proved himself an emerging star with a flashy style and serious skills. Aside from a flat performance in winning a decision against Masayoshi Nakatani, Lopez has impressed every time he has stepped into a ring. Most recently, Lopez won the IBF championship with a stunning second-round knockout of Richard Commey in December.

It’s going to be a busy week leading into one of the most lucrative fights of the year. CBS Sports will keep you up to date on everything going down at the MGM Grand with the latest news, top features and best bets to make for this loaded fight card on Saturday night. This page will be updated often, so be sure to bookmark it throughout the week.

Odds below provided via William Hill Sportsbook.

Lomachenko vs. Lopez fight card, odds

Vasiliy Lomachenko (c) -420 vs. Teofimo Lopez (c) +330, IBF, WBA, WBO lightweight championship

Arnold Barboza Jr. -210 vs. Alex Saucedo +175, junior welterweights

Lomachenko vs. Lopez info

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17

Location: MGM Grand — Las Vegas, Nevada

Start time: 10 p.m. ET

TV channel: ESPN

Lomachenko vs. Lopez news, features

Campbell: Lopez staring down pressure as young challenger

WATCH: Teofimo Lopez promises KO over Vasiliy Lomachenko

Clay Collard out: Ex-UFC fighter positive for COVID-19, undercard fight scrapped

Brookhouse: Don’t believe the Lomachenko narratives

Campbell: Five reasons to love the Lomachenko-Lopez unification fight

When comparing and contrasting the skills of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr. as a means to handicap Saturday’s lightweight unification fight in Las Vegas, everything from Lomachenko’s footwork to Lopez’s one-punch knockout power need to be considered.

Yet it’s clear the biggest difference between these reigning 135-pound champions is Lomachenko’s edge in experience. Despite both fighters entering with exactly 15 pro fights apiece, the 32-year-old Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has already won world titles in three weight divisions, including collecting three of the four recognized lightweight belts, following a legendary amateur career in the Ukraine.

It’s ultimately what we still yet don’t know about Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs), a brash native of Brooklyn, New York, who captured the IBF title in December by stopping Richard Commey in his biggest fight to date, that has gone a long way in making him a betting underdog this weekend inside the MGM Grand Conference Center (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).

For everything that Lopez brings to the table from the standpoint of flash and danger, he has very limited exposure to elite competition. Lomachenko, in contrast, fought for a world title in just his second pro fight and was able to win one in his third. A big reason why Lomachenko’s fast-tracked start as a professional wasn’t a case of too much, too soon was because of the experience he gained from being a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

But what about Lopez? How do we know that he’s truly ready to be this bold and challenge arguably the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer for a chance to become undisputed champion at just 23? Heck, how does he even know?

“I’m built different. I’m one of those that is just different,” Lopez said during an interview with “Morning Kombat” on Monday. “I step up to the plate and it’s always in my favor. That just comes with a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifices that I have made throughout my career. It’s 18 years in and still counting. It comes with all that, just the mentality part.

“[It’s also] the fact that I walk by faith and I live by it. Everything that I do is always through God and He always steers me in the right way. My time is now and that’s what I believe.”

In case you haven’t picked up on it by now, confidence isn’t something that’s lacking from the Lopez family. While Teofimo can alternate his gift of gab as a cocky trash talker when its needed with a humble smile and camera-ready charm, his father and trainer, Teofimo Sr., has absolutely no filter at all.

The only thing the elder Lopez does better than ruffle the feathers of anyone in his path is talk up how great and special his son is as a fighter. Tabbed by his father for greatness at an incredibly young age, Lopez has incredibly lived up to every expectation put on him by the man who shares his name.

A big part of that is because Lopez, a naturally gifted athlete, has embodied the unorthodox fighting style — taught to him by his untrained father — of explosive power shots from unexpected angles so perfectly. Another reason is that the younger Lopez is both unflappable and mature beyond his years at such a young age, already married and openly introspective about the ups and downs of his life following a tumultuous childhood in which his father sold drugs.

How this fight came to be

Even the manner in which the Lomachenko fight came together is a wild story that’s hard to believe and a full illustration of Lopez’s trust and love for his father despite the incredibly large target he often throws onto his son’s back.

The setting was December 2018 inside the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York. Lopez, just a 10-0 prospect who wouldn’t yet begin to gain the full attention of boxing fans until his explosive first-round knockout the next night, was finalizing his weight cut for a televised opener against Mason Menard. Lomachenko was scheduled to headline the same card in a unification fight against Jose Pedraza.

As Lopez recalls the story of what happened next, even though he wasn’t present at the time, he can’t help but laugh at his father’s proud and bold ways. The elder Lopez crossed paths with Lomachenko backstage at the weigh-in and kindly offered to shake his hand.

According to Team Lopez, the respectful gesture was met with a dirty look from Lomachenko and a cantankerous vibe.

“It got real controversial, it got real intense,” Lopez said, “people were blowing me up [saying,] ‘Yo, your father just went off on Loma.’ I was laughing.”

Enraged at the snub, Lopez’s father began to verbally accost Lomachenko with expletives and a promise that, “My son is going to knock you out. My son is going to kill you. We are going to take over the show.

The next night, Lopez’s face-first demolition of Menard was the darling of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as a top play and became a viral online video. Although Lomachenko went on to defeat Pedraza by decision in a competitive fight, the Lopez family had announced themselves in a huge way and the son was anything but upset about the promise his father had made to the division’s best fighter.

So is this the right time for this fight?

Convincing yourself and your family that you’re ready for the very best at such a young age is one thing. Convincing everyone else is another thing altogether, which brings us back to the idea of whether fighting Lomachenko at this point will prove to be a miscalculation.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, had a similar level of doubt when the idea for this fight was first birthed around the time the elder Lopez made his presence known in Lomachenko’s face. The Hall-of-Fame promoter was ultimately forced to decide whether he should step in and delay his fighter’s ambitious plan or get out of the way.

“You get out of the way because Lopez and his father believe that he can fight Tyson Fury and beat Tyson Fury,” Arum told CBS Sports in 2019. “I get out of their way and I can’t stop the Lopez freight train. They are so confident and have so much belief in themselves. If I felt it was too soon and I told them that, they would override me.”

If recent history has anything to say about what Lopez is attempting to do at 23, the results have been mixed as to how much a failed attempt at daring to be great can prevent a young fighter from realizing their full potential.

Sugar Ray Leonard was just 24 when he lost his welterweight title to bitter rival Roberto Duran in 1980 but proved no worse for the wear by coming back just five months later to avenge the loss and make Duran quit. Canelo Alvarez was just 23 in 2013 when he lost a wide decision to Floyd Mayweather and all it did was fuel him to be even better on his road to supplanting Mayweather as the sport’s new pay-per-view king.

But there’s also former the tale of former two-time junior middleweight champion Fernando Vargas who, five days shy of his own 23rd birthday, lost a 154-pound unification fight with Felix Trinidad via 12th-round TKO. Even though the fight was hailed an instant classic due to its number of combined knockdowns, Vargas suffered a brutal beating and, after a similarly violent loss to Oscar De La Hoya less than two years later, would never go on to win another meaningful fight.

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A Miraculous Sign From Heaven or the Most Improbable Statistical Anomaly in all of Sports History?




A Miraculous Sign From Heaven or the Most Improbable Statistical Anomaly in all of Sports History

Miracle in Sports Serving as an Omen for Apocalyptic Events


YEAR:        NAME OF TEAMS:                                                   LEAGUE:

2020          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers               NBA

2019          Saint Louis Blues                                                       NHL

2018          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox               MLB

2014         15 Year Streak Ends After 2nd of 4 Blood Moons Appear

2014          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy              MLS

2014          San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants                    MLB

2014          San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs                      NBA

2014          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Kings                NHL

2013          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox                  MLB

2012          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy              MLS

2012          San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants                   MLB

2012          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Kings                NHL

2011          Saint Louis Cardinals                                                MLB

2011          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Bruins                    NHL

2010          San Francisco (aka Saint Francis) Giants                   MLB

2009          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers             NBA

2009          New Orleans Saints                                                  NFL

2008          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Celtics                   NBA

2007          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox                 MLB

2007          San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs                     NBA

2006          Saint Louis Cardinals                                                MLB

2005          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy             MLS

2004          San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs                     NBA

2004          Boston (aka Saint Botolf’s Stone) Red Sox                 MLB

2003          San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs                     NBA

2003          San Jose (aka Saint Joseph) Earthquakes                   MLS

2002          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers             NBA

2002          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Galaxy             MLS

2002          Anaheim Angels                                                       MLB

2001          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers             NBA

2001          San Jose (aka Saint Joseph) Earthquakes                  MLS

2000          Los Angeles (aka The City of Angels) Lakers             NBA

1999          San Antonio (aka Saint Anthony) Spurs                     NBA

1999          Saint Louis Rams                                                      NFL

As an avid sports fan over the decades, the author couldn’t help but notice a strange pattern that developed over a period of 15 years.  Such a pattern was strong and once the author noticed it several years ago he couldn’t ignore it, for the author realized that such a pattern appeared to be nothing short of miraculous. 

Now either the Almighty God is an ESPN active subscriber to American Professional Sports or there is some weird karma going on here for fifteen straight years that stretches the laws of statistical probability to its extreme.  Indeed, for the last 15 straight years stretching from 1999 to 2014, there has been a long string of world championships won by American professional sports teams named after either Christian saints or angels. 

The years 1999 to 2014 appear to be a dynasty for Christian named American professional sports teams.  Of the 32 teams in the NFL, only 4 are named after Christian saints or angels.  In the NHL, it is only 4 out of 30 teams.  In MLB, it is only 6 out of 30.  In MLS, it is only 2 out of 19.  And in the NBA, it is only 4 out of 30.  In all five leagues, there are only 20 out of a total of 141 teams that are named after either Christian saints or angels.  

But in the 15 straight years, stretching from 1999 to 2014, 13 out of the 20 Christian named teams have won a total of 30 of the biggest and most watched world championships in American, if not world history.  And in 2018, 2019 and 2020, another three world championships have been won by Christian named American sports teams. 

Thus, from 1999 to 2020, Christian named American professional sports teams have won a whopping total of 33 world championships!  What does he mean?   To find out go to:    or

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Statistical data reveals an apocalyptic code that points to end-time events right now.   The pattern was so strong and unusual that it appeared to be nothing short of miraculous.  Now either Almighty God was an ESPN active subscriber to American professional sports or there was some weird karma going on here for fifteen straight years that stretches the laws of statistical probability to its extreme.

 Indeed, for the last fifteen straight years stretching from 1999 to 2014, there has been a long string of world championships won by American professional sports teams named after either Christian saints or angels.  These years appeared to have been a Christian dynasty for American professional sports teams.  Of the 32 teams in the NFL, only 4 are named after Christian saints or angels.  In the NHL, it is only 4 out of 30 teams.  In MLB, it is only 6 out of 30.  In MLS, it is only 2 out of 19. 

And in the NBA, it is only 4 out of 30.  In all five leagues, there are only 20 out of a total of 141 teams that are named after either Christian saints or angels.  But for fifteen straight years, stretching from 1999 to 2014, 13 out of the 20 Christian named teams have won a total of 30 of the biggest and most-watched world championships in American, if not world history. 

Now although three more world championships were astonishingly racked up by American professional sports teams named after Christian saints and angels in 2018, 2019, and 2020, it is the original 13 teams that won 30 world championships for fifteen straight years, between 1999 and 2014, that is statistically important and meaningful here.  The number 13 appears to be significant here, not only in regards to this sports record phenomenon but also in terms of end-times prophecy. 

As strange as that may sound, the number 13 appears to be a code that points to several interesting, but important apocalyptic events.  Could the heavens be behind such string of victories for so many years?  And if so, what does this all mean?  Or rather, what does certain American professional sports teams and their recent unprecedented achievements have anything to do with various known elements of end-time events?

 Elements such as the following:  the number 13, God, the Virgin Mary, Nostradamus, an asteroid, a meteor, a comet, Christian saints, the second coming of Christ, the antichrist, China, Russia, North Korea, world war III, armageddon, the well-known ELS Bible Code (not connected to this work), the Book of Daniel, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Revelation, the Mayan Calendar, the Third Secret of Fatima, the great tribulation, a pole shift, Pope Francis, the ark of the covenant, and the rapture?  For the sake of the world and mankind:  hopefully nothing.  However, there unfortunately appears to be some unnerving correlation between all of the foregoing elements. 

  A blog site attempts to explain that the code shows that there is indeed a relationship between these said elements and that it appears to point to the occurrence of all of the end-time events described in the Book of Revelation. 

This apocalyptic code suggests that some of the end-time events have already started and will intensify as the months and years pass, with more events to come soon, culminating in a cataclysmic deluge and worldwide devastation caused by the arrival of a planetary sized comet, to be followed immediately thereafter, by the second coming of Jesus Christ. 

Suggestions for survival have been provided at the end of the blogsite.  To find out more about this apocalyptic code and how to survive the soon-to-transpire events of revelation, go to the following two websites:

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Rutherford on how he plans to retool the Penguins

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Rutherford on how he plans to retool the Penguins

Jim Rutherford, general manager of the Penguins, promised a change after the team’s disappointing performance and just three days later he fired three head assistant coaches. Later, he made a deal to exchange the Penguins’ first-round pick of 2020 Filip Hallander with 2014 first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen. Now the Penguins are supposed to have younger and faster players. What is next? Rutherford has many plans and will take further steps to make the team stronger. He plans to move either Tristan Jarry or Matt Murray, partly because of the $ 81.5 million salary cap. Murray is more likely to go because he gets a higher salary and the financial side of the deal matters.

The departure of Murray was already rumored via different sports pages on Instagram. Especially on pages that have real and active followers on Instagram. Rutherford compared the situation to when the team had to move Marc-Andre Fleury for salary cap reasons. They think about different ways of making the right deal and talk to different teams. The team is also interested in goalies. There are a lot of options from Stanley Cup winners such as Braden Holtby and Corey Crawford to Cam Talbot and Anton Khudobin, and the N 1 Robin Lehner. 

Rutherford thinks that no other team has what the penguins can offer. His secret weapon is youth. Rutherford said that while the majority of goalies are in their 30s, many of his goalies are in their mid-20s and it must be appealing to have a goalie to grow with. He also added that he is not in a rush. Teams have to wait for the right moment because one cannot rush when it comes to trades.

trade has to be convenient for both teams and nobody knows when that moment arrives. A defensemen Justin Schultz will leave the team. Rutherford confirmed that the team will move on from Justin Schultz. He thinks that the player will do better in the marketplace. Schultz who was an important contributor to a couple of Stanley Cup games had a horrible leg injury in October 2018. Rutherford said the team is looking out for players who will keep in the Penguins’ cap and will also be a great addition to the team.


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