Petaluma, California (the heart of San Francisco’s North Bay), where I owned a restaurant for some 10 years, allegedly voted to ban all future gas stations. Yeah, that sounds about right.
The historic Euro 2020-21 tournament is right around the corner!
Stay’s Fab 5: The Top 5 Players of UEFA Euro 2020-21
My 10 & 0 game. A first (I think). Here’s why going 10 & 0 is next to impossible: The first few games are always going to be “why did I just do that?” games. You need a few warm-ups to get all the stupid out of your system. So when you take a break and then return to playing hours later it’s very challenging to get back in a flow and win your first game; essentially, I’ll play one or two games per day as a break. Hence a 10-game winning streak is super-difficult. The streak went to 11 & 0 then it came to an end just like Tony Danza’s movie career. There’s always next game
For some reason, around the holidays I have a habit of romanticizing sports movies. Every year. Around June, forget about it; I could care less; they’re not important then. But Christmas, can’t get enough. I make lists, I post those lists like a list dilettante because I’m convinced the world needs more lists! Well, not this year. I’m too busy. In fact, the break I took from being so busy was to point out just how busy I am and that I’m not going to post anything about sports movies. How very sad! I know. I like nothing more than to inform the world that Hoosiers is the best sports movie ever made. That or The Natural. Maybe The Best of Times.
Wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone and especially doctors and nurses for all their work this season!
MLS Cup 2020 champions: Seattle Sounders
Commentary: New England might surprise a few people but I'm going with Seattle.
Photo courtesy Google.
Maradona, World Cup champion, dies at age 60 as reported by CNN on November 25, 2020.*
* Ben Church, "Diego Maradona dies aged 60," CNN, updated November 25, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/football/diego-maradona-death-argentina-spt-intl/index.html
UEFA Euro 2020 is now ready!
On 11-12-20, the Last Four Teams Qualified...
The Last Four:
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Yes, I checkmated a Russian and I'm posting it. You've gotta take victories where you can. These Russians are good! They can play some chess.
Have I checkmated Russians before? Of course, I'm the best. Yet Russians are the toughest opponents out there, hands down. What Brazilians are to soccer, Russians are to chess.
The following is a book excerpt from European Soccer Leagues 2019/20.
A Brief Team History
From 1892 to present, with so many championships and accomplishments it’s hard to categorize Liverpool without dedicating a complete book to one of the giants of European football, a book the size of an Encyclopedia, with Bill Shankly—the great coach—front and center. Just a few stellar names from Liverpool’s storied history include: John Aldridge, Ray Houghton, Alan Hansen, Ian Rush, John Harkes, Steve Nicol, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah.
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(NS) refers to "Non-Soccer" related blog entries, stories and essays.
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