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The Championship Years 2017-18, part 2: All The Comforts Of Home

On The Ball City!

Norwich City 1      Sunderland 3   Last Sunday, the Black Cats of newly relegated Sunderland strode onto the pitch and from the off, they felt right at home. They played well….okay….they played well enough to win. Yes, they had only 35% possession, but….they made it count. They played the match with all the…

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Transmissions From The Representative From AMTRAK 8

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Amtrak 8 will be arriving on YOUR planet shortly!!   I’ve pored through my photo archives and it dawned on me that I really have almost no pictures of Amtrak 7, the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle. Almost all my Empire Builder pictures are of the eastbound Amtrak 8. It’s most likely down to…

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The Championship Years 2017-18, part 1

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Coming Soon to a Premier League Near You…   I’m gripped by this feeling that the new football season in England is starting a week early. I might be imagining it, but I’m NOT imagining this huge rough hand gripping me by the scruff of the neck and hauling me sorry ass to my Adler…

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The Curious Return Of Captain Britain

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Wayne Rooney Goes Home To Roost   With far less fanfare than That Villan John Terry, Wayne leaves Man U and returns to his old home club, Everton from whence he sprang into Britain’s….well, England’s at least….football imagination so many years ago. There wasn’t the major salutations that surrounded Terry’s departure from Chelsea. Which does…

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Europa’s Day

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Our Nation’s 234th Typically Celebrated By Some   You maybe read the title correctly. But…most likely not. In these days of social media and other shortcuts that act as a simulacrum of communication, punctuation as well as spelling has been hoisted with the petards that will light up the skies of America later this evening.…

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There Will Always Be A Scotland

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Scotland 2     England 2   Scotland defeats England 2-2. So the headline should have, could have been. After all, when USA!USA!!USA!!! played England in the 2010 World Cup the New Your POST headline was USA beats England 1-1!! Scotland needed a win to have any shot of actually qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in…

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Le Rejouer En Partie

Arsene Wenger’s revenge…..   I am currently watching the replay of yesterday’s FA Cup final between ArseAnal and Chelsea. My thought was that today it would turn out different than it did yesterday when ArseAnal and Arsene Wenger strode jauntily off into the sunset with a 2-1 win. But at the 3 minutes and change…

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It’s Talladega, Baby!! The Indecisively Compelling Spring 2017 Edition

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“This doesn’t look at ALL like Alabama…”   It’s Talladega, Baby!! And if don’t know what THAT means, then you’ve been living a very sheltered life. It doesn’t mean a run for the roses, or chugging a quart of milk in Victory Lane. I’ll give you a clue: THIS!!  It’s Talladega, Baby!! So I won’t…

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Shadows Of The Monster

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I’m glad I don’t have to write anything….THAT would SCARE me….   So….what are you afraid of? Death perhaps? Public speaking? Sex? Losing your job, your spouses, siblings, parents or…..perhaps your virginity?  A plague of spiders….snakes….mice….rats….or any number of hissing insects?  Or that sickening horrible claustrophobic fear of being buried alive. Afraid of the dark?…

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A Gloriously Useless Schematic Of Random Information

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Sebastian Vettel WINS the Australian Gran Prix   There is, as there always is I suppose, a horrifying backlog of various sports music cultural political and artistic information, just to name a few, that if I captured them in bare hands and crushed their life blood onto these pages more frequently, perhaps it would seem…

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The NEWEST New NASCAR Math EVER!!!!

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I promise to keep it simple…but….   The NASCAR 2017 season is upon us like a comet about to hit the Earth. The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona is this Saturday and the Daytona 500 qualifying for the front row is this Sunday afternoon. So I’m getting on with it. But there is a…

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21 Super Bowls

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“We could get Keith Urban, Radio Birdman, and that Nick Cave guy to do the halftime show at the Australian Grand Prix….”   There’s been a changing of guard at the top of Formula 1 that has been years in the making and should have happened years ago. But Bernie Ecclestone clung on for 40…

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If I Had A Mind

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If I had mind to, I’d tear that fucking statue down and send it back to France….   A mind, they say, is a terrible thing to waste. But sometimes, in my case anyway, I’m not so sure. A mind can be very much like time and money. Money shines more brightly when it’s wasted.…

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Prolegomenon To Any Future Blog Post

Business As Usual??  I’m not so sure….   I’ve always resisted the typical end-of-year backward glances; top 23 lists of crap, movies, music that I hate; reminiscences; resolutions; and other typical forms of dull tedious shite. I have at other times engaged in some form of egregious introspection, but not at this time of the…