Pick a football site, any football site. Right now the raging topic of discussion is the abominably racist behavior of some Chelsea fans on a Paris subway platform in advance of the club’s […]
In an alternate universe, life sucks for Manchester United but is AWESOME for me
Speculative journalism and Quantum Mechanics provide us all with a vision for a better life. The other day I was lamenting to one of my online sports groups that the place would […]
(Shed End) Seattle Diary: I was wrong (and Mikel scores!)
Last weekend I was near despair. As I wrote Sunday, I had marched forth in search of a Chelsea FC community here in my new city only to come up empty. Given […]
Conspiracy theory: did Wayne Rooney and David Moyes play Jose Mourinho?
Periodically friends will accuse me of being “pure evil.” I cherish these moments, and am proud of the fact that my mind goes where no demented mind has gone before. But it […]
Seattle Diary: if you have a community, do not take it for granted
When my marriage fell apart in 2010 I quickly realized just how much of my social life was tied to my wife’s friends and family. I had friends of my own, of […]
ESPN FC asks: Can you call yourself a soccer fan if you don’t support MLS? Yes I can.
The American soccer sphere has been abuzz these last couple of days thanks to a question that first popped up on Alexi Lalas’s Twitter feed: Last night this was discussed: If you […]
Guardiola says no thanks to Chelsea, heads to Bayern – what now, Roman?
Roman Abramovich’s top choice to be the next Chelsea manager, Pep Guardiola, is heading to Munich. Bayern Munich on Wednesday officially announced it had hired Pep Guardiola to coach next season for […]
Mr. Booth goes to the theater, ESPN FC fails to mention that assassination thing: sports "journalism" strikes again
It’s no secret to Chelsea fans that the sporting press, such as it is, does not love us overmuch. Time and again, whether we’re reading a match report or an editorial “analysis” […]
John Terry vs. Paul Canoville: an eight year-old boy learns a lesson about racism in sports
by Bret Higgins I wrote a piece last week at the Rocky Mountain Blues blog on the John Terry case. The Chelsea FC captain had to answer to allegations of racial abuse […]