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 ...

Welcome To Manchester, Carlos!

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Man do I love soccer rivalries. Not only do they often make things like Cowboys/Redskins look like a Twitter-fight, sometimes they allow for wonderful, wonderful moments like the above billboard. This would be so much funnier if Manchester City weren't the richest club in the whole, entire world. And yet, ...

Emmanuelle Chriqui Bikini Picture and Today’s Links

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Today's link dump is brought to you by Sloan, or Emmanuelle Chriqui, who needs a nickname in a bad way. I'd call her "Manny" if we were, you know, cool I was JUST complaining about how no one makes these anymore - The Legend of Cecilio Guante Matt Holliday to the Cardinals ...

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 ...