Barça's €142million Bargain

Barça's €142million Bargain

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 ...

Like a Terrier on a Postman's Butt

Like a Terrier on a Postman's Butt

Maybe we're seeing a new Ligue 1 club finding its footing. Racing Club Strasbourg stunned French football fans -- and likely those all over Europe, too -- by being the first club this season to defeat the nouveau riche Paris-St Germain. Dudes followed ...

What Makes an Anthem?

What Makes an Anthem?

This has nothing to do with saluting or kneeling. It's simply a question that's answered in different ways by different belief systems. And by different nations. Outside of North America, anthems are only played to add pomp to ...


How Does This Happen?

How Does This Happen?

Talk about ignoring prosperity! There Liverpool was, sitting atop the Champions League Group E by a lone point, amassing a huge lead against its closest challenger, and ... poof. That's why the definitive term wasn't insurmountable league ...
Uff da!

Uff da!

There was no absence of action in this World Cup qualifier. However, most of it would've been the chippy sorta stuff you'd expect from hockey teams. Do know that Italy's national hockey team has more sense than ...

The Astros Are Sky-High

The Astros Are Sky-High

The Houston Astros are basking in the afterglow, and deservedly so. Dudes had paid their dues. As the Colt 45s, they sprung to life after the 1961 season because the National League needed a necessary second expansion club to accompany ...


Bleeding Bayern Red

Bleeding Bayern Red

The result was a foregone conclusion until it wasn't, and then it was again. Celtic made this Champions League group match interesting in the second half, but all the Scottish side really did was re-awaken FC Bayern ...

'Hard Times' Is a Relative Term

'Hard Times' Is a Relative Term

Injury-riddled Real Madrid is finding life hard these days -- relatively speaking -- in La Liga. Dudes travelled all the way up to Basque country for their match against Deportivo Alavés and barely came out with a lucky 1-2 victory ...

The Annihilators

The Annihilators

Manchester City vs Liverpool was supposed to be the Premiership's match of the day. A contrast in the styles of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp. Existentially speaking, it still was. But ... whoa! Who expected this?


Pot Meets Kettle

Pot Meets Kettle

Thank God Draymond Green has a podcast. This forum allows him to say anything that pops into his head. For example, the Golden State Warriors forward recently weighed in on a scuffle involving Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk ...

Kicking into T-Minus Territory

Kicking into T-Minus Territory

During a Gators spring practice back in April, University of Florida kicker Eddy Piñeiro was screwing around with some distance kicking. The precise distance in question was 81 yards. No, really. Dude's next scholarship might come from ...

What's the Buzz?

What's the Buzz?

It appears that Kansas City is on high alert. Kauffman Stadium was engulfed by a horde of bees recently during a Royals game against the visiting Cleveland Indians. Well, the upper deck, anyway ...



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