The date for the clásico, el classic, The Derby of All Derbies, has been set. It’s November 29 at 9pm local time, 3pm EST. Any rumors to the contrary were, obviously, wrong and we’re left to say that RFEF has done it again. Leave everyone hanging until the last minute–Oh you bought $300 tickets but have to work on Monday and live a plane flight away? Eat a bag of dicks. Love, RFEF–and then move the weekend’s showcase to, uh, not the weekend.
If you want a reason, it’s because November 28 is election day in Catalunya and nobody should interfere with the political process. I suppose that’s true enough, but are polls even open at 9pm? Is it because there aren’t enough cops to patrol both the polling stations and the Camp Nou during a major match? Does anyone know what is going on? I’ll guess no. That no one has any idea, which is how I prefer to see the Spanish political scene. And before you get on your “you’re such a jerk/xenophobe/anti-Iberian” horse, it’s how I prefer to see all political scenes.
Anyway, get your DVRs set. Or get a DVR and then set it. Or tell your boss that suddenly you have a pressing family situation immediately after Thanksgiving and you’re terrible sorry but that TPS report will have to wait another day.
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