Category Archives: Sports

On Memorial Day

As a culture, we have some missteps when it comes to observances like Memorial Day. To be sure, I don’t think I get it 100% right. I do perceive the difference between today and Veteran’s Day. I’m aware of its … Continue reading

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Newest Swan

The current longest serving Premier League manager speaking of his newest counterpart: He’s not a beginner, he has traveled a lot and has accumulated experience in the United States. He has been in Egypt, France (recently) and is now in … Continue reading

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Athletes in Protest

When an American story spins out of control, sometimes I find it useful to read an alternate perspective, one from outside the US. In the protests and reactions to Colin Kaepernick sitting for the patriotic prelude to his athletic contest, … Continue reading

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EPL 2016-17

My alarm will be set to wake early to watch pre-game tomorrow and catch the first two matches of the new English Premier League season. I’ve been pouring most of my sports attention the last few years into soccer, so this weekend … Continue reading

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English Football Thoughts

With Leicester’s win today, I added the last nine contests of last season for a 38-match total of 24 wins and 82 points. That seems to be something of a consistency that suggests the other contenders this season have a … Continue reading

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Swansea Start FA Cup Run

Swans go to Oxford this weekend. The match is actually on tv at 4am local time. A perfect spot to catch my team before I head to church for 8am Mass. Except for the hideous early morning hour. From a … Continue reading

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Premier League Midpoint

Swansea seems to have found the shutoff valve for opposing goals these past three matches. The team’s number one problem is how to score. I trace that problem back to this time last year when they sold their striker Wilfried … Continue reading

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