Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm Not the Only One

Kickoff was 10:00 a.m for those of us on the east coast. Fortunately, we have a local that will open up early for us. It was my first time at the place for a match and didn't know what to expect when we showed up with West Ham kits on. There was only one other patron and he was there to support the team as well. It was obviously a nice match with a well earned goal by Cole to go along with the return of Bellamy. Where was that team that played last week vs. Man City?

The Arsenal crowd started pouring in and we had to leave to pick up the kids but I've got a place to watch the next one with at least one other local fan.

Now, it's Pirate time.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

That football isn't round!

American College Football starts here tonight. It is as much a religion as anything I know. This day has been anticipated by legions of fans since the last whistle of the 2007/08 season. This is the intro for South Carolina (my hometown team and from where I have a degree but not where I played). I've loved it since I was a kid. There are at least 78,000 who agree with me.

Pay no attention to the little old lady coaching the team and never mind the final score, this is the best representation I've seen of the Carolina intro short of being there. But you really got to be there.

The Hammers crushed in extra time yesterday. I had to leave the computer screen to play in my Wednesday night poker game. At least they won as I sure didn't.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This is how I have to watch the Irons today. That solid yellow dot just showed up, making me a little less stressful. It appears as though they are dominating in every facet but scoring.

I need another yellow dot. Or a drink. Or both.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Actually got to catch the game on Fox Soccer this weekend. Wish I hadn't. Manchester City looked very good and West Ham was lucky they only scored three. Oh well, can't win them all, although it would be nice.