There's a theory that's been making the rounds for some time, stating that big-brand clubs are being hampered by their domestic league commitments.
Its premise is their dominance undermines their competitiveness in international matches.
This has been one of the arguments some parties have put forward in their advocacy for a Super League that further distances its members from domestic leagues.
The Premiership's so-called Big Five clubs have been prominently mentioned as England's proposed Super League contingent.
That woulda been a perfect time to be out campaigning for the Party party, especially when you'd have been showing your loyalties in this lay-it-on-the-line t-shirt:
In these times when it seems everyone has to stand for something, show you're willing to stand for another round, as long as the line's not too long.
And we're into making sure everyone is covered. This comes in long-sleeve and dudettes styles, too.
Each one goes for only $21.95, too. Consider that a campaign donation.
At this point, the fate of the upcoming college football season is very much in doubt. Even if we do see some action, the form it will take is anyone's guess. However, this grim reality isn't harshing the mellow of newly minted Mississippi State head coach and noted cargo shorts enthusiast Mike Leach ...
Merely winning a domestic title is but a modest objective for the mega-clubs. So the fact that Barcelona is already running away from chief rival Real Madrid and others in the La Liga race is not necessarily the reason ...