Category Archives: Sports

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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Swansea Sinks Further

It was an interesting weekend of English football. The punchless Swans have dropped into the relegation zone. Management blamed pink-slipped Garry Monk, but I trace the problem back to January when they sold off their star striker for cash. Clearly, … Continue reading

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