Girl's game. Totally.
The beautiful game they call football is coming back to the US for the 2014 International Champions Cup! Some of the world's top prancers will be on show for this strange contest, strutting like demented peacocks high on their own glandular secretions. Soccer has never been a major draw in America, but that is probably due to the quality of the domestic leagues. When the big guns come to town, everyone and his yankee poodle wants to go see what the fuss is about. And by "... [Read more]
Eh Oop! 'App'n tha's gorra bloody cob on!
I used to wonder why Manchester band The Smiths were so popular in their hometown. After all, everyone was a rough 'n' ready happy-go-lucky randy sod, always on the lookout for a quick score, or a wanton hussy, or some other form of misadventure. The Smiths, on the other hand, were miserabilists with a sick humorous streak whose music smelled like wet overcoats steaming in yer nana's parlour. True, Manchester had a public image problem in the mid-80's.... [Read more]
It would stink if it wasn't for charity.
When I dragged myself from my pit this morning, the only thing on my mind was a Spaniard who has been teasing me for weeks. His name is Cesc Fabregas, and he plays football - sorry, soccer - for FC Barcelona. Over the past month there have been rumors flying around, to the effect that Fabregas is going to sign for Manchester United, the team I love. Unfortunately, any substance that might propel these rumors into the land of the possible are unforthcomi... [Read more]