Monday, May 7, 2012

Big week coming up for Manchester City

Manchester City is a week away from winning their first Premier League championship. The obstacle before them is the Queens Park Rangers. QPR will not roll over and play dead as they are on the brink of being removed from the Champions League. It promises to be an exciting match next Sunday!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Historic Day?

May 7th 2012, Albert Pujols finally hit a homerun. Now ESPN will over-analyze it till he hits his next one.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Great Day at the Ballpark

I just got home from a very pleasant day in San Francisco. I saw the Marlins and Giants on a blustery, brisk day at AT&T Park.
It was a small ball game. Nothing very exciting. The Marlins hit Ryan Vogelsong hard late in the game. The Giants suffered once again hitting with runners in scoring position. Can you imagine the damage the Giants could do if only they could hit?
I made a joke it was the Fresno Grizzlies out on the field.
For those of you familiar with the area, we had a pre-game cocktail at MoMo's. And then we had a post game cocktail there as well. I had my first Old Fashioned. It was very good. Afterward we had a nice dinner at Delancey Street Cafe.
Can't wait to go back!! Im exhausted. Good night!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

English Football

Growing up I was never a soccer fan. Hated playing it in PE. I never understood why my friends played it at the local YMCA league. I had a cousin marry a fella from Mexico who was fanatical about soccer. I would go watch his games with her and find myself bored out of my mind.
I knew who Pele was. Heard stories about Diego Maradonna. I remember my friends being very excited about the '86 World Cup (I think it was played in Mexico). I remember trying to get into the '94 World Cup when it was played here in the States. I even remember the old Bay Area Quakes in the NASL.
So soccer was all around me but I chose to ignore it.
Fast forward all these years later. I'm begining to love soccer. I watch soccer on Fox Soccer channel. Love watching the EPL. I watched a great match yesterday, Manchester United versus Manchester City. Today I  watched Stoke City and Everton.
I love to hear the songs being sung in the crowd, the chants being yelled, the team colors being worn.
Brian Clough said it best. "Football is a beautiful game. It must be played beautifully."