With the tutorial from www.cgcookie.com/blender/, I decided to create something rather simple. (However, it was not easy...)
Soccer Ball - Composition 1
Soccer Ball - Composition 2
The soccer ball looks pretty good except it has the feeling of animation rather than a real-life. Perhaps adding a compositing node would help.
Tutorial Help: www.cgcookie.com/blender/
Render Engine: Cycles Render