Category Archives: soccer

Football vs Football

I just started following Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Twitter (@BMcCarthy32).  His bio says [emphasis added]: I pitch baseballs. I love Liverpool and LSU football. Those are different footballs but I’m not explaining the difference. My wife says to … Continue reading

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Italy vs Ireland and a tie-breaking conspiracy

If Spain ties Croatia 2-2 in Euro 2012, this will eliminate Italy from the tournament no matter what the result of Italy Ireland match is.  This has sparked conspiracy theories, and I guarantee you if this happened it would be … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s 2-1 Comeback Win Left This Swede Feeling Black In The Face

Ukraine’s 2-1 Comeback Win Left This Swede Feeling Black In The Face

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No racism in Ukraine

Ukraine coach denies his country is racist: “I don’t want to talk about racism. There is no racism in Ukraine,” Blokhin said on the eve of the former Soviet republic’s opening match against Sweden, a nation that is one of Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Walking out mid-game an option for England if its players are targets of racist abuse from fans

You gotta love any sporting event where a team has to have a plan in place before the match on how to deal with racist abuse from fans.  It’s more like Deep South USA 1950 than Euro 2012 over there. … Continue reading

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