Old Futbol Buffet–Got My Fill

My weekend was filled with footy. Friday night some of the guys from my over 30 team went out for a little post season celebration.  The evening started with the Women’s Club Soccer game between MSU and UM, a little rivalry tussle to get everyone ready for the big football game the next day.  The game itself wasn’t that great, a glorified high school game to be honest, and if I had not brought a full thermos of Bailey’s and coffee on a chilly night I would have really suffered.  Then it was on to Claddagh’s.  I felt like Half and Half’s (Guinness draught and Harp Lager) and then the Jägerbombs made an appearance.  After a couple of those, it was time to call it a night.

Saturday morning Liverpool hosted Manchester United.  Thank God I don’t live on the West Coast, which would have put the start time for this match at 4:45 in the morning.  I missed the opening half hour (barely got up and still hungover), and the remaining moments of the first half were pretty dire.  Halftime came and my signal went out.  I still don’t know if it was ESPN3 or my air card but basically I had to switch the match tracker and missed a much more exciting second half.  When Gerrard scored for the Scousers I figured this would be the end of the unbeaten run in the league but Fergie had planned the last 30 minutes to perfection with his subs and Hernandez popped up for the equalizer.  That’s how it ended.  City won their match against the Villians to go top of the table and set up the big derby next weekend.

Sunday I watched Levante v Malaga, which I will talk about in more detail during my upcoming Morbo Minute.

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Eric Wynalda (@Wynalda11) had another strong appearance on @BeyondthePitch podcast. He gave his thoughts on the US National Team (in particular the roles of Shea, Dempsey, & Donovan). He spent some on the MLS, including looking back at Beckham’s time in the US and the future of the league. I couldn’t agree more about US players going to Europe to play. They finished on how the game should be covered by US TV, which has always been a source of frustration for me.

The guys at Juventiknows.com came up with 10 reasons to become a fan of Juventus.  I know I’m a little biased but it’s pretty compelling.

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    • Samuel Long
    • October 17th, 2011

    The Buffon highlight reel was impressive.

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