Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

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 ...

In Which McD Tries Not To Sound Like A Newcastle United Dilettante But Fails

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

So Phillips and I have told baseball to go fuck itself for the 2009 season, meaning I don't care that pitchers and catchers report in a couple of weeks, or that Manny Ramirez is sitting RIGHT FUCKING THERE for the Padres, but their currently-getting-divorced owner can't spare a dime (or ...

Colonists 3, Foppish English Dandies 0

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

I’m sure you’re all aware everyone is focused on some questionable refereeing in a rather large game on Sunday. And no, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl (so maybe you didn’t know then). I’m talking about the diabolical decision by referee Mike Riley in the Chelsea-Liverpool match, in which Riley ...

Kaka Might Have to Suit Himself

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A few days ago, we detailed Manchester City’s $161-million quest for AC Milan star Kaka. I said I didn’t think it would happen. I still don’t, though all the pundits think its all but a done deal. City, who is owned by the uber-wealthy Abu Dhabi Investment Group, is reportedly prepared ...

That’s One Expensive Pile of…

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

So you’re in a two-team town. The city’s fan base isn’t exactly split 50-50 either. One team wins trophies; the other, well, it used to. One team is an international brand, while the other is more like Stephen Baldwin's political opinion, you know, an afterthought. And no, I’m not talking about ...