Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dream A Little Dream

Alex Hleb's dream was to play for Barca.
Ronaldinho dreamed of playing for AC Milan.
Deco dreamed of playing for Chelski.
Dani Alves dreamed of playing in the blue and red Barca shirt.
Arshavin's dream is to swap Zenit for Barca.
Ronnie dreams of playing for Real Madrid.
Drogba dreams of playing for a different team every week.

So far the limited transfer market can be described in a couple of worlds: Dream a little dream. Every summer players put on their new shirts and talk about how much of a dream it is to play for their new team. This year that is no different.

It's funny how money can make you dream things. I'm sure that Samuel Eto'o dream to play in Uzbekistan. That dream might not be that far away.

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's almost time for College Football

The season is almost here and college football preview magazines line the shelves of Boarders and Barnes and Noble. Here are all of the covers from around the country for the most famous preview magazine, Smith and Street, now run by the Sporting News.

Pacific Northwest

LA Region
Chicago Region

Ohio Valley Region
Great Lakes Region
Prairie Region
Oklahoma Region

Alabama Region
LSU Region
Florida Region
Texas Region
Pittsburgh Region
Virginia Region
Nashville Region
Atlanta Region

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mascot Madness: Roasted Duck

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks have played some great hockey the last couple of years, but their mascot needs to learn how to jump over fire or it will be roasted duck for all.

Welcome to Hell

If you thought the rivalry between the Cowboys and Eagles was bad just check out the biggest Derby in Turkey: Galatasary v. Fenerbahce. A couple of years ago the English Television show the International Football Factories takes you inside the war between the two sets of firms.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Take that Souness, Rambo

The Stadium is burning

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I think I need a new team

Sometime being a fan can be one of the most difficult things in the world and make you question why you still take the effort to root for a team. This summer the Washington Nationals have made me question why I root for them, just look at there great record.

As a fan of the franchise since its days in Montreal, friends and family have always wonder why would I root for a team that is always out of the race by July. My response was always ""I like the way they develop players.""

While they were in Montreal the Expos develop great players like Wetland, Rojas, Alou, Walker, Grissom, Vlad, and Martinez. But since their move to the nation's capital that has not been the case.

The approach now appears to have left its roots and turn to signing terrible players like our only all star Christian Guzman. So please Jim Bowden spend some time developing great players like we did in Montreal or Joe Wolf Vertical Jump will have to start to look for a new team support, any suggestions anyone.

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's almost time

If this does not get you excited about the up coming season nothing will, hot chicks and angry classical music, Sky Sports always get it right.

Aug. 10, it all gets rolling with the Community Shield, then the EPL starts Aug. 16. Can not wait.

Champion Again

Coming into British Open, Padraig Harrington did not know if he was going to be able to defend his title because of a sore wrist, but come Sunday afternoon Harrington outlasted everyone including the course and elements to repeat as the "Champion Golfer."

Here are how some papers on the other side of the pond covered the events:

The Daily Telegraph (UK)
The Irish Examiner

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SEC Players are costing baseball teams mad money

Drafting players that might play football in the SEC is getting a little expensive. From Casey Kelly to Xavier Avery Major League Baseball teams drafting two sports talents that are slated to go to the best football conference are paying through the nose.

Just this week, Kelly, who was slated to be the quarterback of the future of at Heath Shuler's old school, signed a contract with the Red Sox that calls for a $3 million signing bonus, approximately $1.8 million more that major league baseball slots for the slot where he was taken. Then the tight spending Nationals give Dustin Hood, a four star recruited from Alabama slated to go to his home state school, a $1.1 million signing bonus. The slated signing bonus for the 55th spot in the draft is $726,000.

Earlier in the summer, the Orioles signed second-round outfielder Xavier Avery (pictured), who was bound to play for Quincy Carter old school as a running back, for $900,000 and the Athletics signed 10th-round outfielder Rashun Dixon, who was bound for the land of cowbells in Starkville, for $600,000.

So next June when Major League Baseball Teams are looking for the next great player that is signed on to play football at an SEC school, be prepared to open that check book up wide.