Monthly Archives: September 2008

How the Mighty, Etc.

In the wake of Arsenal’s 1:2 loss to Hull City (not to mention Barca’s loss to Numancia, Roma’s Champions League loss to Cluj, the 2:5 hiding Sexy Jurgen’s gang took not long ago…), how’s that inevitable European SuperLeague sounding?

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Tearful Reminiscences of Empire

Sure, I’m kind of a sucker for sports nostalgia and history. But Yankees nostalgia? That’s like looking back fondly on the heyday of Standard Oil.

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Great Moments in Hudsonia

“Franck cannot believe it…and his daughter needs to be slapped.” —commentator Ray Hudson, as Bayern Munich’s off-duty Franck Ribery glumly watches Bayern’s 2:5 home loss to Werder…with his toddler daughter applauding at his side.

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Everything Is Going According to Plan

American soccer fans keep constant vigil, waiting for signs that their beloved USA is creeping toward the moment when it casts off history’s shackles and becomes a Great Footballing Nation. Generally, this watchful stance is expressed in excitement over new … Continue reading

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Violence Porn

I will admit that, as keen a football fan as I may be, I would not ordinarily seek out the YouTube highlights of Manchester United v. Middlesboro in the Carling Cup. But when I read Sir Alex’s strident condemnation of … Continue reading

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Query.

So Landon Donovan may go to Bayern Munich, eh? My trusty volume of Wikipedia informs me that Bayern’s current squad includes Luca Toni, Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose at forward, with attacking midfielders such as Franck Ribery and Ze Roberto. … Continue reading

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Crumley

A non-football note: one of the finest writers from my hometown passed away this morning. James Crumley—in addition to propping up the bar at Charlie B’s tavern and providing gruff advice to younger people so foolish as to desire careers … Continue reading

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