Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

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 ...

Goodnight, Sweet Special One

Monday, January 12th, 2009

It can't be. It just can't be. The greatest British, soccer-themed news parody show featuring puppets is done after just over a year on the air. "I'm On Setanta Sports" is no more. This weekend, there will be no more Special One. No more "It" and no more me trying ...

I Don’t Look Like That, Do I?

Monday, December 8th, 2008

As I'm sure you are aware, I am Rumors and Rants de facto soccer aficionado. It's a cross I've chosen to bear. TheRiot brings you Notre Dame. Hickey keeps you posted on the Cubs' historic futility. McD provides the college football analysis. And well, Phillips just posts pictures of hot ...

McD’s Week 15 Picks: Championship Week

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Happy Championship Week to everyone. Just want to point out Utah, Boise State and TCU are all ranked ahead of the Big East champion (Cincinnati) and whoever the ACC champion will be. But do any of those four teams get to go to BCS games? One: Utah, with an outside shot ...

Cue The Overused Electronic Vocal Stylings Of…

Monday, December 1st, 2008

It could have been potentially the greatest legitimizing pop culture-soccer crossover since David Beckham cozied up with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. But the game of soccer has taken yet another blow here Stateside. One, I don’t think the sport will ever truly bounce back from.  Chart topping rapper Akon and ESPN ...