Sunday, June 24, 2012
EURO 2012 Quarterfinal #4 Prediction: American Style
Three wins without a loss in quarterfinals predictions so far, but today's game is the toughest to predict because there is very little separating the two teams.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
EURO 2012 Quarterfinal #3 Prediction: American Style
2-0 in the quarterfinals, so far. However, the next two games are significantly harder to pick than the previous two. Today reigning champion Spain faces off against the, until recently, undefeated French since the 2010 World Cup. The key to the game will be, like in all games against Spain, how much ball possession can France muster? Spain is so good at playing keep away and nullifying any attacking threat on the field. The winner of the possession game will win the game.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
EURO 2012 Quarterfinal #2 Prediction: American Style
Yesterday's prediction was pretty much spot on and today should be no different.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
EURO 2012 Quarterfinal #1 Prediction: American Style
Now that Euro 2012 is in the America-friendly "win or go home" stage of the tournament, it's only fitting for us to compare each team to an American Sports
team, starting with today's combatants: Czech Republic and Portugal. And yes, there's a LeBron James reference.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Premier League opening day a bit of a let down
Two scoreless draws, a bunch of bottom-of-the-table teams playing against one another and an absolute dismantling of newly promoted Norwich City by Bolton made for a sleepy first day of the Premier League season.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
Fire Thomas Rongen!
Who is he? Read on my friend...
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Come On You Royals!!!
No, not the Kansas City Royals, I am writing about Reading's Royals and this is not an article about a minor-league baseball or hockey team it is about my favorite club soccer team on the precipice of playing on England's biggest stage. Reading Football Club, currently fighting to get back in the playoff hunt in England's second division, are poised to face Premiership giants Manchester City Football Club on Sunday, March 13th.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Your Premier League update
With a scattered schedule, and frankly, with my focus on the Super Bowl and Michigan actually having a relevant basketball team this year, I've lost focus a little bit on the Premier Leauge. When you wake up at noon on Saturday, that doesn't help either...
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Premier League Wrap
Ravens vs. Steelers, Pats vs. Jets? Not bad, but those match-ups don't come anywhere near the Liverpool/Everton, Aston Villa/Birmingham or Sunderland/Newcastle clashes that the weekend held in the English Premier League.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in the Premier League
Remember in school, the token assignment on the first day back from Christmas vacation was the "what I did on my Christmas break." As much as the assignment stunk, it was a chance to reflect on the crazy going-ons that the holidays can be.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Crazy Weekend in England Hasn't Ended Yet
It was a weekend with loads of on-the-field drama, and things off the field were just as intense in what was the craziest weekend so far in the Premier League season....and it's not over yet, with Manchester United and Arsenal set to battle for the top spot in the Premiership on Monday.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Premier League Roundup
After Arsenal seized first place on the strength of two incredible goals by Samir Nasri on Saturday, West Ham grabbed the headlines on Sunday for all the wrong reasons.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
What We Learned in the Premier League This Weekend
Man City may be the new sheriff in town, while Tottenham proves again that they can play with anybody on the planet.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
MLS Doesn't Get What They Want
FCD and Colorado fans don't want to hear it, but their MLS Cup final is a nightmare outcome for Major League Soccer.
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Monday, November 8, 2010
Strange Conference Final Pairings in MLS
On Saturday, Colorado, of the Western Conference, will take on San Jose, of the Western Conference, in the Eastern Conference Finals...Seriously.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
World Cup: Awards Banquet
Also inside: Spain won the final in extra time. The ref handed out more cards than your typical businessman at a Vegas convention.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
World Cup: Rain on Spain, Revisited
Before the tournament started, I wrote about a lot of money I took in on Spain for, um, *cough* "entertainment purposes". Here's the update piece with Spain in the final, and my customers counting their chickens already. The biggest chicken? Yours truly.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
World Cup: Spain Superior in Sleepy Semi
The better team won, but the first 70 minutes was a complete waste of time.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
World Cup: Dutch Treat foils Oscar the Grouch
Holland looked good advancing to the final. Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez should heed advice from Yogi Berra next time: it really isn't over until the final whistle.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010
World Cup: Old, Fat, Public Nudity Averted
Argie manager Diego Maradona promised to run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if Argentina won the World Cup. We've been spared.
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Friday, July 2, 2010
World Cup: Holland edges Cowdenbeath FC
There's a semi-pro team in the Scottish first division that rather dryly calls themselves "The Blue Brazil". Brazil played in their blue shirts Friday, a rare occasion. Brazil's second half against Holland was so shockingly poor, Cowdenbeath FC is going to just call themselves "The Miners" from now on so as not to be associated with Felipe Melo & Co.
In the other game, Uruguay marched on after penalty kicks and a little help from the Hand of God. Well, Luiz Suarez is a god in Uruguay tonight, even if he's suspended.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
World Cup: I Said, You Said
Several people went out on limbs with World Cup predictions. Let's give the tree a shake: the results are largely impressive.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
World Cup Tuesday: Super Spain Pip Portugal
In other news, Homeland Security called. They want a tape of the Paraguay--Japan match. They're going to ship it to Guantanamo Bay and use it in the interrogations of some of the hard cases.
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday World Cup: Favourites Win
It was pretty predictable in the end, but the reward is a Holland--Brazil quarterfinal showdown.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
World Cup Sunday: Refs cook England, Mexico
The final scores were lopsided, but both England and Mexico were crushed by bad officiating when the scores were close. Argentina and Germany were better teams, but the losers have every right to complain that matters might well have finished differently if the refs had gotten it right.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
World Cup Saturday: Uruguay and Ghana Triumph
The USA fell in extra time. Was soccer's profile raised in America?
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Observations Of The U.S.A.'s Final World Cup Game
My thoughts on today's game.
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Friday, June 25, 2010
World Cup Friday: Anticlimactic Last 16 Setup
Brazil and Portugal's eagerly-awaited match was a dud. News from elsewhere cut Spain's game with Chile short. Fear not: the tournament starts for real on Saturday
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
World Cup Thursday: Italian Implosion
The defending champions are out; the Blue Samurai make it two Asian outfits in the last 16.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
World Cup Wednesday: Oh, you again.
England's legions of fans will spend the next three days studying the oh so intricate lyrics of "Ten German Bombers". The USA will renew acquaintances with Ghana in the Round of 16.
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