Category Archives: Sports

Outclassed Clarets

If game one of their season was any indication, Burnley FC looks to be in for a very long season. Chelsea turned on the juice for about twenty minutes, and the home side was lucky to escape to halftime down … Continue reading

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Swans Soar

The young miss remained in bed today. Rough first week of school, if only two days. Rough match, too, for her number one overseas side. Wilfried Bony didn’t get either goal today, but he was huge–literally–in the figuring of each … Continue reading

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Not So Friendly

I caught the second half of the MLS All-Stars versus Bayern München last night. It was a surprisingly good match, in part because of the result. Landon Donovan scores the winner, then announces he’ll retire. ESPN FC has a handful … Continue reading

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Swans and Devils

I am really, really looking forward to the Premier League opener a week from Saturday. It will divide the household. If, that is, the young miss is awake enough to root for her Red Devils. Maybe I won’t wake her … Continue reading

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Extra

In 1933, the NFL moved the goalposts ten years closer–to the goal line–to make the kicking game easier. I think it was the seventies that it moved back to the end line. I noticed that the No Fun League let … Continue reading

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Football Foam

This is good news. The refs used that foam-out-of-a-can to mark defense of a free kick as well as ball placement in the World Cup. One of the early games I noticed the players were a bit stubborn, not moving … Continue reading

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Sixteen Days

The Premier League site is previewing teams for the upcoming season. My favorite side is featured today. (Or is that favourite?) I’ve long been a skeptic relying on “corporate” sites for following sports. I’ve never even visited the official NFL … Continue reading

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Minnesota Saturday

Did I mention blogging would be light yesterday? My wife and I had an enjoyable day trip to the Twin Cities, capped off by watching my first English Premier League team in live action. I might have chosen a more … Continue reading

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Friday Futbol

There actually isn’t any football today. I noticed that the first round of the UEFA Europa League has commenced. There’s a team from Andorra? Much has been made of the Germany-Argentina match-up as a pope on pope kind of thing. … Continue reading

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Soccer Made In Germany

Anybody remember that show? (Check this tribute.) Did it replay in some way earlier this afternoon? The only top level sporting event that might have topped this might have been this game from the ancient annals of the NFL. Are … Continue reading

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More Football

The daily feast of World Cup football is over. The quarterfinals ended today, and the defenses are clamping down tighter and tighter as we go. About three goals per game in the group stage–that was fun. Of course, maybe one … Continue reading

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Making Apologies and Amends

Two things I noticed in recent news. First, a rather uncharacteristic apology from a celebrity. Why uncharacteristic? Not because of the man giving it. I noticed the refreshingly direct language: I deeply regret … I apologize … I vow … … Continue reading

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Midday Football Break

Ate my lunch to the second half of France-Nigeria with one of my classmates who is from Nigeria. We were rooting for Africa. The other priest in the room, from Poland, is going all-Europe in his cheering preferences. CONCACAF nearly … Continue reading

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On Football

NPR has five reasons why the world’s football (not the pigskin) has a sudden surge in popularity in the States. Will it last in a way opposite from the 70’s, when I played the sport and rooted for my hometown … Continue reading

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Suarez Sinks the English

I see the Liverpool striker has sunk all his English mates from the Premier League with two goals today. I knew his history, abusing opponents verbally and physically. Watching him this season, I was impressed with his work ethic and unselfishness. … Continue reading

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