La Real 1, Barça 1, aka “Um … never mind”

Another Anoeta visit, another crisis. And here we were, thinking it couldn’t get worse than the display against Malaga … Barça escaped the cursed Anoeta with a lucky, lucky draw thanks to a blown offside call, and some extra-thick paint on the goalposts. A win would have been no more than Real Sociedad deserved, as… Continue reading La Real 1, Barça 1, aka “Um … never mind”

Stages of Fandom

We’ve all been there before. The frustration, the hypocrisy, the never ending sense of ennui, the powerful urge to deactivate all social media accounts, throw out all technology in your possession and embrace life in the wilderness, the— Wait. Maybe you’re not actually there yet. Maybe you’ve never been there. (That’s possible, though such luck is… Continue reading Stages of Fandom

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Fly on the Wall

Been a while since we had one of these standard nonsense posts. Let’s see how it fairs, especially after the greatness that is SoMa.

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Close to Away (as a matter of Clasico, pt III)

This is not a preview, it’s a meview. If you want to read something that makes sense, I suggest you click here for Kxevin’s thoughts on the game. (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Huh!?! What?!? Huhyaaaaaawn… Yo man, you up? Wh-wh-wh-huh? What? Who is this? It’s me man, me, that’s who! Maaaan what the… (yawn) It’s… Continue reading Close to Away (as a matter of Clasico, pt III)

blitzen awards, the Midseason Wrap-Up edition!

Hello and Happy New Year, everybody! I know it’s been a long time, so here is a bumper edition of blitzen awards to start 2014 off on the right foot! Enjoy! Busquets d’Or: A new award, for the most perennially underrated player of the year/game/moment. And the inaugural winner is: SERGIO BUSQUETS! Although most of… Continue reading blitzen awards, the Midseason Wrap-Up edition!

Everybody cheer up!

[ NOTE:  This post was drafted prior to Barça’s October 5th victory over Real Valladolid, when the boards were rather grumpy ’cause we were all … well, winning, and stuff. So if you’re bucked up rather than (what rhymes with “bucked up”?) lately, bookmark this and come back when we lose, or tie, or win again… Continue reading Everybody cheer up!

blitzen awards, the “Where have you been?” edition

I admit, I’ve been off to a slow start this season. But then I heard that Rio Ferdinand was planning his own awards, the “Footies”, and I was spurred to action! Make no mistake, the blitzens are the premier football awards going. Accept no substitutes! Falling Up Award: Neymar is a diver. Even his biggest… Continue reading blitzen awards, the “Where have you been?” edition

blitzen awards, the long-awaited year-end edition!

Yes, they are finally here! Just a few end-of-season thoughts from me. Thanks to everyone for sticking around and keeping the discussion interesting! Crystal Faucet Award For Persistent Tapping Up: Dani Alves, who may have been working on some kind of commision from Sandro Rosell, considering the number of quotes in the media where he… Continue reading blitzen awards, the long-awaited year-end edition!