Monthly Archives: May 2011

FC Barcelona: Champions

This 3-1 victory was no fluke.  Barcelona were by far the best team in Europe, and the universe beyond, this season and it was fitting that they gallantly carved up a Manchester United side with delirious, ultimately, silly pretensions to … Continue reading

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Homemade Blaugrana (I will be wearing one on Saturday)

photo by Sergio Peres/Reuters I was wasting my time the other day looking at actual news on the New York Times website when I noticed an article there by Jere Longman entitled “Lionel Messi – Boy Genius.”  It’s a good … Continue reading

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West Ham United — No Sleep ’til Championship

I’ve been disconnected with a vague sense of mourning over the end of this European football season.  All leagues decided, many gods dead, most battles fought and all that.  There is still, of course, the Champions League final and some … Continue reading

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FA Cup final – Claret and Blue Condition

I spent the last week really getting caught up in the history and hype (my first honest to god usage of that word in a positive context in a long, long time) of the FA Cup; a daunting task given … Continue reading

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Barcelona and Baudrillard

I’m still sifting through the tantrums, meltdowns, crushed trophies, crude, overwrought psych jobs, promos, conspiracy theories and accusations of racism that have emerged in the wake of the mini-El Clasico marathon of the past month.  Essentially, I have no coherent … Continue reading

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Chelsea FC, Calcio and Catch-22

1.  Sorry about the delay between posts.  This past week has been the busiest one in awhile on all fronts.  Normalcy has been semi-restored. 2. The Chelsea/Spurs match on Saturday was one of the most dramatic and intense matches of … Continue reading

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