Football fans everywhere were overjoyed by the collapse of the fledgling European Super League plan this week.
On Tuesday, only two days after the project was announced, half of the Super League’s founding members bailed, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
For those who aren’t football fans, you’re probably wondering what the Super League is.
Let’s unpack. The Super League was supposed to be a project that consisted of twelve of the leading soccer clubs joining forces to create one massive - or ‘Super’ - league. But considering it’s no longer happening, we couldn’t help but poke fun at the length of time it took for it to crumble.
We’ve honestly had plants that lived longer than that. So here are a 7 things that were incredible short-lived, but still surpassed the lifespan of two days.
1) Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries
Whether you like or dislike the Kardashians, they are pop culture’s royal family. Their E! reality series ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ has been on-air for 13 years, with this year marking its final season. One period that lasted longer than the Super League fiasco was Kim’s marriage to former NBA star Kris Humphries. The two married in a lavish ceremony in 2011, only to call it quits 72-days later.
2) Anthony Scaramucci’s White House spokesperson job
Who could forget “The Mooch?” Anthony Scaramucci served as the White House Director of Communications for a total of ten days, from July 21 to July 31, 2017, before Donald Trump said ‘you’re fired’. Surely that has to be a record, right?
3) Freaks and Geeks
Although Freaks and Geeks never got a second season, that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most iconic shows of the 90s, if not all-time. The angst-laden series launched the careers of some of the most influential names in Hollywood, including Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips and some guy named of James Franco. It premiered in October 1999, and only survived one season.
4) The groceries in your fridge
Typical produce can last anywhere up to 7-10 days, depending on the actual food. In fact, you were probably still munching on the same strawberries you purchased at the farmer’s market over the weekend when you discovered the news about Super League being cancelled.
5) Trump’s post-White House silence
While it was short-lived (unfortunately), Trump’s silence after his departure from the White House still lasted longer than the Super League’s establishment. Trump recently sat down with Sean Hannity on Sunday to discuss all-things golfing and his potential 2024 campaign. God, help us all.
6) Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign
Only three months after announcing his candidacy to defeat Donald Trump, former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Bloomberg reportedly spent at least $409 million of his own money to fund his dreams of becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee.
7) The Suez Canal blockage
The gigantic Ever Given container ship blocked one of the world’s most iconic shipping lanes and disrupted world trade for six days. The mammoth operation to free the vessel lasted four days longer than the league’s brief existence.