Check them out here, and, enjoy the day and the Thanksgiving weekend!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
My NFL picks are up and running on BetDash. Got last night's wrong, bad start, but very hopeful for a decent week 11 still!
This article on the massive US Military presence at US sporting events and on US sports media websites got a fair amount of attention, good and bad. Quite a few angry, shouty comments and emails directed at me after this one, but as my editor said, any kind of reaction is a good thing!!
My Word On The Tweet article on BetDash for the week is focused on the amazing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In case you haven't seen the goal yet, here you go again!
Finally, one more for you, this article on how the Jets are eating themselves alive, from Irish Central a couple of days ago. Kind of like watching a car crash, you can't look away!
Right there we go. Hopefully, if you do get a chance to read any of the above, you enjoy it more than this guy.
Have a great weekend all ya'll
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Interestingly, Celtic tapped into the template that both Inter Milan and Chelsea have used in recent years to find a way past normally unbeatable Barce. Namely, 'park the bus', as in keep all eleven men behind the ball, chase and harass the opposition all night and try and catch them napping at set pieces and on the break.
Many teams have tried those tactics, however perhaps Celtic were more physically suited to succeed. They are a massive team physically, and had just the right parts that worked on the night. Barcelona wasted far too many crossed from out wide into the box, and the big Celtic defenders handled them with ease.
At times, because of the fascinating size difference, it looked like men playing against boys, the big Celtic players often towering over their Barce counterparts to head a ball clear.
It should be noted, that the above tactics only work when a team has the players and skill to pull it off. Plenty of teams try to 'park the bus' against Barcelona, more often than not they end up on the wrong end of a 4-0 bashing.
Celtic stood firm.
The match statistics tell us exactly what kind of a siege Celtic had to (skillfully) withstand.
It's not often you will see oddball statistics like that, so heavily skewed in one teams favour.
Whatever about tactics, nothing can be taken away from this magnificent and indeed heroic Celtic performance. They were nothing short of superb on the night, and fully deserved their win.
Regular readers of this column will know we are massive Barcelona fans, often fawning in admiration of their style of play and class. Even we are left tipping our cap and congratulating Celtic, on a job well done, and a wonderful night for the Celtic fans in particular.
You'll never walk alone, indeed.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Whatever, enough with the chit chat, two light hearted pieces in the run up to last night. Have a peek if you have five minutes to yourself.
- The Superstars are out and voting but who's for Barack Obama and who's for Mitt Romney?
- Republican candidate Paul Ryan, a Packers fan, waves the Terrible Towel
Friday, November 02, 2012
For Part Two, Irving gets together with Kevin Love, and they play Uncle Drew and his old buddy 'Wes'. They take to a street court and take on 'The Young Bloods'. Check out the expression on the courtside fans and players as the two old guys show up.
Enough with the chit chat. Free up five minutes for yourself and watch this.
Fantastic stuff, no? Bill Russell's appearance is an added bonus. The on-court action is really funny, and even the music is great.
It is rare that something this creative and funny comes along, so don't bother picking at it, trying to find flaw and fault, let's just enjoy it for what it is.
We can't wait for Uncle Drew, Part III
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