Friday, January 27, 2023

Friends in Cold Places: A Saturday Night Tailgate Party in UB

The burgers were fresh off the grill, the cooler was stocked with beer, and the obscure Pringle flavors were ready to be devoured. It was time for Saturday night football. The only anomaly was...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The sound of kids playing in the summer: Growing up, that was the sound of basketball. Pick up games in the neighbor's driveway, behind Mikey's house, and in the park were played till we couldn't...

The Leaders And Best Play Here

The leaders and best play here at the Big House on Football Saturdays. This past Saturday that tradition continued as Real Madrid played Manchester United in what turned out to be the largest attendance...

It Could Be Worse

I'm still reeling from defeat after yesterday's World Cup final. Walking around Chicago with my Messi jersey, I met fellow fans who also were distraught. I also met German fans and exchanged pleasantries about...

Glory Was on His Foot

Glory was on his foot and he let it slip away. Was it Messi's fault that Argentina lost? Certainly not, but fault is irrelevant. What is relevant is cementing one's place in history. And Messi...

Pardon the Interruption

Pardon the Interruption, but I'm not Mike Wilbon but I do know more about futbol than George Farah. The world witnessed ThePointsOfLife correctly predict the World Cup final matchup and now, once again, I put the...

Alex the [points] Redeemer to Rio

Once an idea enters my head, even if it is far-fetched, it becomes very difficult for me not to let it go. This morning, afternoon, or evening, depending where in the world you are...

The World Cup: A Risky Jump for Emerging Economies

The World Cup starts tomorrow in Brazil and the paint on the stadiums is unlikely to be dry. At least, that's is what we are being told. Whether it be the Olympics or the...

Canada Gave Us The CFL! Please Don’t Take It Away

In the world of sports there is nothing that compares to football. No I’m not talking about international football, known to us Yankees as soccer, nor am I talking about Australian rules football, better...

The Big House: Now Playing Euro Soccer

If you've read any of my blog you know that I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and am a huge Michigan fan for basketball, football, and field hockey.  Michigan Football, the winningest program in...
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