Quote of the day (and possibly forever)


“Gentlemen, if you lose today you will continue to be the best in the world – but if you win today you will be eternal.”

–Pep Guardiola

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In my fantasy life, I’m a Barca-crazed contributor over at Barcelona Football Blog. In my real life, I’m a full-time journalist at the Chicago Tribune, based in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. miz
    December 20, 2009

    almost crying to see his face when we couldn’t find the goal until pedro! scored.

  2. Blaugrana561
    December 21, 2009

    incredible manager.

  3. Ethan
    December 21, 2009

    Great Quote.

  4. Cesc Pistol
    December 21, 2009

    Pep HAS TO BE the greatest manager EVAR. The gladiator reel in Rome that quote here, the stuff of legends, truly.

    Also I think we need a caption this for:

    I have no words for that…seriously.

    • ElShowDeJason
      December 21, 2009

      DON’T DRINK THE WATER!!!! (at least not from that bottle!)

    • Vj
      December 21, 2009

      “There.. Have I cooled off enough to go back in?”

  5. Ali
    December 21, 2009

    That is epic.
    I still cannot believe the sextuple has been completed. It’s like a dream.

  6. jordi
    December 21, 2009

    Pep really has a gift with words.

  7. jordi
    December 21, 2009

    Leo gave back to La Masia Btw.Alright he can afford it, but he didnt have to.What a nice gesture.Players like he Iniesta and Xavi are a huge contrast to the Thongboys of the world.


    Gabi also played a role in the game even if he didnt play


    I think its nice to see what a tight nit squad we have.

    • buya
      December 21, 2009

      Simply amazing quote and also a great article. 22k Euros would have been spent on champagne, skanks, cocoa butter, and solid gold rosaries by other players who names we won’t mention…Not to say I wouldn’t blow 22k on bubbly and strippers (certainly not tanning products) if faced with this amount of cash. My morales are sadly more flexible.

      Visca Barca. Let the haters hate then watch the sliverware pile up.
      Can that be the new tagline of the blog?

    • December 21, 2009

      I’d include Kaka in that though. If he and Iniesta played on the same team, the actual hand of god would come down and score goals.

  8. ballbeav
    December 21, 2009

    kinda fun to see history being made! art history!

    • December 21, 2009

      My guess is also, seeing as how they’re Nike product, they should be for sale in about a week or so, maybe two. It took about two for the tricampions shirts to hit, after the players were rocking them in the parade.

    • lovelymofo
      December 21, 2009

      I love the text on the back of the shirt! Awesome!

    • Zed
      December 22, 2009

      Can any one translate the words on the back of the shirt . What do they mean?

  9. Jnice
    December 21, 2009

    Pep is the truth.

    Anyone know what time the friendly is tomorrow and what time the FIFA WORLD PLAYER of the YEAR Gala is?

    • Helge
      December 21, 2009

      Friendly: 16:15 GMT (in 90 min.)

      Gala: 19:00 GMT

  10. ElShowDeJason
    December 21, 2009

    In Pep We Trust. Amen

  11. majatt
    December 21, 2009

    So much respect for this squad. Humble, determined and eloquent; Guardiola embodies this club.

  12. Kxevin
    December 21, 2009

    Great moment the other night. I’m leaving a concert, and there’s a couple staring at the back of my car, and pointing. My first thought is “Great, some jackass just touch-parked me into the middle of next week.”

    Turns out they were geeked about my BARCA4 license plates. The male half of the couple was a Barcelona native. We chatted a bit about the match and my recent trip, and he said that between the match, my Barca winter jacket and my license plate, he was so happy.

    So was I, for the little reminder of a great vacation.

    • Museum
      December 21, 2009

      Nice. There’s a car I always see parked here in Minneapolis that has a Barca sticker on it and that always gets me curious/excited. I’m sure I’d geek out pretty hard too if I saw your plates.

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