Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

Players To Refund Fans After Epic Fail

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Earlier this year, Oregon football head coach Chip Kelly reimbursed a disgruntled fan after the Ducks were beaten at Boise State. Tony Seminary sent Kelly and e-mail with an invoice of his expenses for his trip to Boise and asked for a refund after Oregon’s embarrassment, which included LaGarrette Blount’s ...

Chelsea Gives New Meaning To Addition By Subtraction

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Imagine your a pro sports franchise and you’ve just been told you can’t improve your team over the next 18 months. And no, this isn’t a post about the Pittsburgh Pirates.  English Premier League power Chelsea was banned from adding new players for two transfer windows after FIFA ruled the club illegally ...

TheBaker’s Annual English Premier League Preview

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The English Premier League season begins this weekend, and as you know, we hear at Rumors and Rants are big footie fans. We try to keep you in the loop each and every EPL season. And for the most part, we're wrong. We always overrate Tottenham and believe this is the ...

Economy? What’s An Economy?

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Have a gander at Eclipse, the world's biggest private yacht. It boasts a missile defense system, two helipads, and an escape submarine along with many, many other ridiculously expensive features. It cost 300 million pounds (about $600 million) to build in German shipyards and is scheduled to be delivered to ...

Biggest Game Ever

Monday, May 11th, 2009

  At 3pm ET, Newcastle United is taking on Middlesborough in a game that could all but seal the Mags' relegation to the Championship or nearly save them from it all the while making Hull fans very, very nervous. Even though the teams suck, you're in for some very entertaining soccer. I'm ...

As The World Turns…Across The Pond

Friday, April 24th, 2009

For those unaware, Frank Lampard is an international soccer star. The 30-year old Chelsea star is one of the best English players in the game and has a knack for scoring vital goals for the Blues. Well, Franky split from his girlfriend, the mother of his two daughters, and it has ...

My God! It’s Alan Shearer!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

In a move the WWE could appreciate, Newcastle United have brought the most beloved player in their history in as manager to help save their season and avoid relegation. They're in the ring, getting beaten down by a gaggle of middling wrestlers, and only Alan Shearer's Kane-like entrance music can ...

Fake Controversy! Fake Controversy!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Well, it's not so much fake as contrived by the media, but whatever. On the heels of their otherwise nondescript 0-0 draw between Manchester United and Internazionale, some enterprising soccer writers decided to make a big deal out of ManU manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Inter manager/Special One Jose (joe-say) Mourinho not ...