Footlocker recently released a commercial featuring a handful of athletes who I've mostly never heard of. It's kind of terrible, so while I'm really only classifying it as "a thing that happened," it was enough to rekindle my love for Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe plays for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and the Seattle Sounders women's team (thanks in part to the magicJack fiasco earlier this year, BUT I DIGRESS). The whole national team is awesome, of course, but the takeaway here is that everything Megan Rapinoe does is made at least twice as cool because of her personality and also her hair. I am not kidding. Nike sells shirt featuring her hair.
Also I would include the infamous "Megan Rapinoe Song", but to be honest, it creeps me out. Moving on!
Megan Rapinoe Celebrates 50 Goals
The US Women's National Team definitely has a personality cult thing going on, but at the end of the day, they are actually really good at soccer. Wikipedia tells me that Rapinoe scored 12 goals in 48 caps, which is not shabby. Aside from her wicked crosses and creative playing style, the Pinoe Leap goal celebration really is her calling card.
Megan Rapinoe Plays Guitar
It's not the best singing, but that is just so far from the point. Listen, she covers Adele, which is an action I fundamentally oppose with very few exceptions, but this doesn't even bother me a little bit. She could start a Nickelback cover band, and I would camp out to buy tickets.
Megan Rapinoe Does An Interview
Megan Rapinoe and Lori Lindsey Shop for Souvenirs
This video makes me feel like I'm friends with them, which is weird, but I'm not apologizing.
Megan Rapinoe and Others on Rachel Maddow
Blazers for everyone!
If you are still not feeling the love, you need to look at this photoshoot of Rapinoe by Ben Pigao because it is actually the most perfect thing.
The next national team game is against China on May 27, and the next Sounders match is on Friday, but neither will be on TV because of the patriarchy.