Saturday, August 11, 2012

Weekend Soccer Notes

With most leagues a week away from starting. There was still plenty going on around the soccer world from the Olympic Gold Medal game to the FA Community Shield to the German Super Cup. Here are some thoughts on each game.

Olympic Gold Medal Game
• As a United fan, not surprised by the mistake by Rafael. Great talent but he makes a ton of mistakes and some can be costly. I remember him being sent off against Munich in the Champions League and it cost us the tie.
• I wonder if making a sub at the 40 minute mark is a panic move looks like it to me for Brazil
• Shocked by how little urgency Brazil have shown in this match. It's like they don't care.
• it just seems like Brazil is never going to win an Olympic gold in soccer. It just seems it never will happen.

FA Community Shield
• Lots of empty seats at Villa Park. I guess people in the area don't care about the game.

German Super Cup
• Dortmund looked lost. Like they are missing something.
• Meanwhile Bayern look like they could have a special year.

Cover Story: No more Honey

On Friday the scope of the SEC Title race was blown open when the LSU ticked star corner Tryann Mathieu off the team. The news was so big that three biggest newspapers in Louisiana put the story  on their front page, some even had it as the lead. I guess the Honey Badger sells newspapers.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Cover Story: The Times of London

Since the Olympics have started the Times of London have dedicated each front page to the key stories of the day. So far the front pages have been fantastic from Bradley Wiggins to Usain Bolt. Here are some of my favorites since the state of the games.

I hope that they continue the good work through the second week of the Olympics.

Which cup is better

The debate rages on as people debate which USA Basketball team was the best. Today cup match up is 2012 team vs 1996 team. I might have to take this years team but it's close.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Seriously, Nats: It’s time for Teddy to win

With all that is going on in the world, the Washington Post  has decided to voice their opinion on the most important issue, should Teddy finally win the Presidents Race during Nationals' home games. Seriously, Nats: It’s time for Teddy to win ,  , I'm all for taking a stand on something. I can't believe they wasted their space on this issue.