The Third Method

04 March 2013

It’s incredible. It’s appalling. We won’t know what to do until we understand what’s really going down. Everyone seems to be involved … is everyone to blame? It’s a real scandal. I know everyone is feeling a little bummed lately. But there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned Spanish scandal to buck you right up. Bad […]

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Posted in Barcelona, Nonsense200 Comments

RM 2, Barça 1, aka “It has to come from the players”

02 March 2013

For years, Barça has had all the answers, for pretty much every question. But now, after having lost three of its last four matches, we are left with more questions than answers. Feels kinda weird, doesn’t it? I didn’t care whether we won or lost this match, and even predicted a 2-1 loss. But I […]

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Posted in La Liga, Thoughts173 Comments

Yet Another Clasico Liveblog

02 March 2013

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Posted in Barcelona116 Comments

Another Clasico, Another Day: Real Madrid – Barcelona

01 March 2013

You’re all a bunch of suckers. You’ll be glued to your TVs tomorrow, breathlessly, possibly nervously, finger beer bottles and/or lucky rabbits feet. You’ll don your scarves and jerseys, finagle a few hours of freedom from eye-rolling significant others. And I’ll be laughing. I’m going on vacation. I’m getting away from it. I’m not checking […]

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Posted in El Clasico, La Liga, Preview30 Comments

Barça 1, RM 3, aka “Inches make all the difference”

26 February 2013

The Chicago area, and the county in which I live, is having a winter storm. And I’m pretty sure that it’s Jordi Roura’s fault. Almost positive. I ordered some cycling shorts, and the order is delayed. I can guaranTEE that is Roura’s fault. Curse him. And now that the humor is out of the way, […]

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Posted in Copa del Rey, Thoughts232 Comments

Copa Clasico 2nd Leg Match Comments Thread

26 February 2013

  It’s that time again: another clasico. Will any of us survive? Let’s find out… Lineups: US: Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi THEM: Diego López, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Di María, Özil, Cristiano, Higuaín. Please keep it civil in the comments, folks. Also this:

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Posted in Copa del Rey, El Clasico, Match comments post208 Comments

Barça 2, Sevilla 1, aka “I wanna be on Tellovision!”

23 February 2013

There is something funny in the reality that the two Liga giants both went into Saturday’s match day as a favorite, only to go down a goal, then rally for a narrow, one-goal victory. Could both colossi have had the same thing on the brain? Maybe, just maybe. And it must have been contagious, because […]

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Posted in La Liga, Review, Thoughts147 Comments

Barcelona vs Sevilla Liveblog

23 February 2013

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Posted in Barcelona50 Comments

Preview: Ave Sevi-i-lla

23 February 2013

The AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) high-speed trains are a great way in which to travel.  Ave is also a Spanish word for “bird” so the name has a double entendre.  The Sevilla team flew low to Barcelona on Friday night. Six hours instead of 90 minutes in a plane. 

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Posted in Barcelona, La Liga, Preview23 Comments

King Eric is back, aka “No, you can’t have this one!”

21 February 2013

The club couldn’t have planned it this way, but on a day after Barça lost a Champions League match and the planet stopped spinning, came news sufficient to warm any cule’s heart: Eric Abidal has received medical clearance Let that sink in for a moment. His last match for the side was in February 2012, […]

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Posted in Team News, Thoughts36 Comments

Milan 2 – Barça 0, as we neither barked nor growled

21 February 2013

Some fifteen minutes before the match I wrote that I would be disappointed with anything less than a win. High expectations are a mo-fo. And so is our sense of entitlement. We’re like the guy who goes to the prom, confident that his date will go all the way. And then gets upset when she […]

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Posted in Barcelona, Champions League, Review110 Comments

Off To That One City Again: Milan – Barcelona

19 February 2013

I’ve previously written about The Moral City of Italy (is that really what it’s called?) as a stand-in for rampaging Visigoths. I’ve also previously written about the city while attempting to avoid discussions of medieval warfare. Blitzen has gotten in on that act as well. I feel like I can’t possibly write more about Milan. And yet, […]

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Posted in Champions League, Preview240 Comments

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