Well, Saturday the season came down to a brutal, gut-wrenching finish with every Celtista wondering if the end would be one of tragedy or schadenfreude, as Celta’s hopes of remaining in the first division were pinned to two separate events conspiring for our glory: Celta de Vigo had to defeat Espanyol, and Gallego arch-rivals Deportivo […]Read More El Celta Permanece de Primera.
BBC: “If you could take one thing away with you from when you were playing, what would it be?” Cantona: “When I did kung-fu on the hooligan.” BBC: “Really?” Cantona: “Yeah.” More great Eric Cantona quotes and bio here.Read More KING ERIC.
“Several hundred thousand” fans recently voted on the greatest goals in the English Premier League’s 20-year history. Here are the top 3. Enjoy! 1. (26% of the votes) Wayne Rooney‘s unforgettable bicycle kick-winner vs. Man City in February of 2011. My gut tells me the multiple Shakespearean telenovela-esque dramas at play in this derby led to the […]Read More Genius at Work: the “Top 3” Goals in Premier League History
In football bad boys are common, but the true pariah is rare. Perhaps for that reason, poured over ice with a sweet twist of schadenfreude, I’ve always rooted for The Villain, whenever destiny wills him to appear. Enter Carlos Tevez. Known as “El Apache,” the diminutive facially-scarred juggernaut first made headlines within the villainy context […]Read More The Villain
When does sport become art? When do athletic prowess and years of training transcend a battle of skill and become Shakespearean poetry personified? When Richard Swarbrick animates it, that’s when. Last year, for a lark in his free time, the London-based elementary school teaching assistant animated Gareth Bale’s single-handed demolition of Inter Milan in last year’s Champion’s […]Read More Richard Swarbrick: Making the Beautiful Game Even More Beautiful