Monthly Archives: December 2007

Allez, Eux Autres, Allez!

There are many good reasons to love the Portland band Eux Autres. Their name, and many of their lyrics, are in French (and in the case of the name, colloquial Quebecois French, at that)—certain to annoy rightwingers, Francophobia bandwagonistes, Marco … Continue reading

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Christmas Merengue

Like all good American soccer pinkos, I harbor a knee-jerk dislike for Real Madrid, due to presumed crimes-against-humanity-by-association that took place before I was born. And like all good American soccer pinkos, I love FC Barcelona because they stand for … Continue reading

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Christmas Stuffing

Congratulations to UrbanHonking Athletic, who served stuffed Unicorn for a holiday feast last night and claimed the Rivals Cup for the third time in a row. Meanwhile, what’s the over/under on how many goals Inter will score on Liverpool in … Continue reading

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It’s All On the Line TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT!

We could talk about the stirring win by Arsenal’s pre-teen XI in the Carling Cup. Or we could talk about how Liverpool is finally “finding its own level”—somewhere north of Sunderland and south of Manchester City. Or maybe the riveting … Continue reading

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Paging Guy Ritchie

Of course, the strange wave of burglaries perpetrated against Liverpool players’ trophy homes while they’re off playing games is NO LAUGHING MATTER. But isn’t there something just a little comic, in that Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels way, about … Continue reading

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As Blatantly Self-Promotional As a Giorgio Chinaglia Press Conference

Somehow, the Royal We managed to take a break from the incessant blog posting (that’s a lie) and non-stop wassailing (that’s true) to 1) Appear on last night’s edition of the Shuttlecoque Sporting Hour. Listen here: http://sportinghour.blogspot.com. Not sure it’s … Continue reading

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Old Nostalgics FC

Like many futbolistas Yanquis, the Eleven Devils Editorial Commissar makes regular visits to the invaluable blog Du Nord, a wide-ranging compendium of soccer news updated just about every day by some Irish Viking maniac in Minnesota. Du Nord is a … Continue reading

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