Category Archives: Sports

Another Tournament

Now I understand why overseas football doesn’t have playoffs. They have them outside of the league structure. I’ve been aware of the FA Cup for years, of course. The idea of an absolutely open competition for a trophy is pretty … Continue reading

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Swans Hold On

I thought I had a glimpse of Good Swansea/Bad Swansea, especially in the second half of today’s match versus Burnley. The NBCSN announcers were gushing over Swansea play, especially in the first half. A bit of the bad broke out … Continue reading

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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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