Monthly Archives: May 2009

How To Make Obscene Fortunes the Barcelona Way (Results Not Guaranteed)

Okay, okay—this blog will not devolve into the FC Barcelona-centric equivalent of SapphicErotica.com (hello, web traffic!), nor will it be an all-soccer-all-the-time nerdfest. (Well, no promises there, actually.) But as the post-Cup praise for the new Champions of Everything that … Continue reading

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Mes Que Un Club, Indeed

Okay, now that was football. Even in soccer—the team sport with the most for-real international competitive framework—it can be hard to tell the certifiably Great from the merely good. Everyone knew Barcelona could play some pretty football. But it’s one … Continue reading

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Prediction Market

On a sparkling spring morning here in the Pacific Wonderland, I’m about to head to the nearest cave-like faux-Irish bar and spend a couple hours screaming at foreigners in shorts. Hey, I’m an American soccer fan—that’s how we roll. Anything … Continue reading

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The Battle of Rome

Anticipation can curse the would-be classic sporting event. Pundits work themselves into a purple lather, as they battle to put the appropriately outlandish preemptive historic stamp on the affair. (“Boss, should we go with ‘Fight of the Century,’ or just … Continue reading

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Comrades!

The ever-provacative Steve Wells, whose, cracked, dyspeptic and wildly entertaining dispatches to The Guardian from the alien dateline of Greater Philadelphia seldom fail to entertain, comes through yet again with a bit of sports punditry copped from the desk of … Continue reading

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