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 site. And I check MLB very occasionally, but only for their statistics. Fan sites are passionate but not usually up to the pro sites in terms of quality. Independent news sources are optimal. But I must say that British sites are not afraid to criticize their teams–not at all from what I’ve seen.
I’ve been watching a few of the football friendlies on tv this month. After a thrilling World Cup (especially in the group stages) and an exciting season of matches in 2013-14, I haven’t been impressed. August 16th: the only Saturday this month I’m not playing a wedding or doing something. I plan to stay home all morning and watch the matches unfold.
One advantage to shifting my day off from Friday is that I’ll get to view the occasional Monday match. Like this one, featuring a team I’m considering as a second to follow, now that the Bluebirds suffered relegation.
Sixteen days. I haven’t looked forward to the start of a sports season like this since I was a kid. Good thing I don’t live in Wales or England. Probably wouldn’t get a thing accomplished this month. One of my classmates at school last month told me of this retreat center she visited for her long retreat (forty days). I had to admit one of the first things I wondered was how far it was from Swansea. What would Saint Ignatius say to that?