Category Archives: Sports

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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