Monthly Archives: November 2007

Nil-Nil! Nil-Nil! Nil-Nil!

I will spare you the details, but I find myself with nothing better to do than watch the Monday Night Helmetball fixture between the Miami Football Dolphins and FC Steelers of Pittsburgh. And at the moment of this writing, it … Continue reading

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The MLS Cup Final in 20,000 Words or Less

Any day that starts with a televised football match at 9 am is a good day, but in past years I have tuned in to Major League Soccer’s championship decider with the knowledge that it would probably be a downer. … Continue reading

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The Shuttlecoque Has Landed

The gentlemen of the Shuttlecoque Sporting Hour, Portland’s finest (only? I wouldn’t know) sports-talk radio show, kindly invited me on the air last night. The resulting hilarity—we discuss a lot of helmetball, but also talk a (very) little MLS Cup … Continue reading

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Major League Skinflint

The MLS Cup Final—always a highlight of the global soccer calendar—is tomorrow, and so league commissar Don Garber is making the media rounds. In this interview with Jack Bell of the New York Times, Garber addresses a bunch of different … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

ITEM: The lads at Shuttlecoque Sporting Hour write to say that their programme can actually be heard on Sunday evenings, not Saturday as advised below. ITEM: How TOTALLY EXCITING will it be to see the New England Revolution in yet … Continue reading

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The Bog of Blog

Two hundred and fifty posts into its glorious existence, Eleven Devils has lately found itself in the Great Mire of Blogdom, sluggishly mucking through thick brambles of real life and non-football-oriented drudgery and seldom updating its eager public. But that … Continue reading

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The Ray Hudson Quote of the Week

Regarding a Ronaldhino free-kick goal: “ESOTERIC! That’s all I can say. There is more flair in this team than in a ’70s high school reunion.” Of course, no one has the first clue WTF that means, but I insist that … Continue reading

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