Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

Jose Mourinho Going Back To Chelsea?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is widely regarded as the greatest coach in all of sports. The self-styled "Special One" has created juggernauts wherever he has gone since his first job at Benfica in 2000. Now, he might be headed back to the place that made him an international superstar. Fresh ...

EPL Puts Portsmouth In Deep Freeze

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

English Premier League club Portsmouth F.C. is in financial crisis. It can’t pay its players nor its creditors.  On Tuesday, the EPL placed Portsmouth on a transfer embargo for being unable to pay off debts owed on prior transfers. This all the while being owned by billionaire oil-rich Saudis, who claim to have ...

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 ...