While I don’t want to gloat over Tottenham’s North London Derby victory on Sunday, I am going to bask in the glory of that victory for just a moment. I want to marvel at Gareth Bale — while we still have him, at least. Can I also shine a spotlight on Andr√© Villas-Boas, who so […]

No matter where you travel around the globe, there is one thing that is virtual certainty to be found among the local population: crazy people. That’s right, crazy people. They are everywhere. Statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 3 people currently have a mental disorder. So if you think of two of your […]

Now that league champions have been crowned, and European places are (almost) finalized, everyone’s attention has briefly ¬†transitioned from on-field matters to off. Transfer speculation is in full swing, managers have been hired and fired, and agents are busy trying to count their chickens before they’ve hatched, Even the American President has gotten in on […]

For a long time, I’ve tried my best to avoid the entire “Greatest of All Time” debate. The discussion of anointing any one player as the world’s best ever player is extremely polarizing, so much so that I’ve literally seen a fist fight between friends break out while arguing over the matter. If a mere […]

Normally, this opening paragraph is an attempt by me to say something interesting, but I know that it likely never is. Yet I still feel the need to write in this space. It just looks better, especially when trying to place an attention grabbing picture at the top of an article. Everybody loves pictures. It’s […]

Summer has arrived with a vengeance in Southwest Ohio. Sweltering temperatures normally reserved for August have plagued those of us living in the humid Ohio/Miami Valley region, causing us to suffocate on the air so thick and heavy that Cristiano would trip over it. Researching for the blog has been a welcome excuse for me […]

i’m breaking own rules on today’s TWOL… i’m posting something other than a single picture, a short introduction, and a 8 links in less than 80 words. the horrors, right? yup, that’s a video at the bottom. but it’s pretty outstanding, so you’ll have to pardon my lack of consistency. why you don’t hire maradona […]

champions league football has understandably¬†dominated the presses lately, even though the premier league is currently the most drama fueled competition on the planet. and as is usually the case when european competition rears its head, i’m feeling a little overwhelmed with all of these different story lines to attempt to follow. with that in mind, […]

for a change, i will not talk about anything tottenham or transfer related in this post. none of the following links will cover those topics, for real. consider yourself both lucky and blessed. some love for a fellow former-dayton resident’s footie blog. – goonersharks.wordpress.com brad friedel is broke. :( – whoateallthepies.tv maradona vs. valderrama… in […]