A Non-Chemical Romance: Gambling and the Unhealthy Infatuation With Pro Sports I look back on a significant chunk of my childhood with a fair amount of regret. From the ages of 11-18 playing sports, watching sports and religiously following my "favorite" teams within the four major professional leagues in the United States consumed an unhealthy amount of my time. I was among the top athletes in my very small town,
England 1 Italy 1 (Italy win 3-2 on penalties) So, England lost the Euro Championship final in a not overly thrilling match in which they took an early lead through Luke Shaw. A lead that gave them a, quite possibly, undeserved confidence as the Azurri struggled to hit the rhythm we knew they were capable of in the first half. Insigne, in particular, seemed determined to allow the English to
After a historic showing of English football teams in Europe this season, UEFA has announced that they are to expel all British clubs from their competitions after Brexit. This means that British teams will no longer be eligible to compete in any European tournaments, including the International Euro’s. We have learned that the vacant cup places will be shared mainly amongst the, French, German, Italian and Spanish leagues, with the
Steve Parish, the Crystal Palace Chairman must have read my previous article, (which feels like I only wrote yesterday) and with pure spite in his heart, has sacked their manager Frank De Boer. (After pleading to give him enough time to implement his style at the club). I am now genuinely concerned for the owners sanity and the future of my beloved Eagles. It was clear from the onset of
After hearing the news that an unnamed Chinese football club offered Real Madrid over €300M for Christiano Ronaldo and €100M a year for him in wages, we went to the pub. Even Goldman Sachs would be hard pushed to be as offensive or obscene with its money. This makes the narcissistic, cheating bastard worth more than 5000 nurses and we really find that hard to stomach.
If other reports in the press are anything to go by, it appears Crystal Palace have just signed Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama as their new manager, such is the excitement around Selhurst Park and the expectations of the Dutchman Frank de Boer, after his arrival. With modern football being as it is, I can just hope that he is given the time which is obviously needed
Manchester City are (allegedly) about to outbid Real Madrid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. For those of you not up to speed on French football, he is an 18 year old striker and apparently worth £90 Mn. So the top clubs are now going to pay more for one single teenager than the total cost of buying an entire club in the same league (West Bromwich Albion, Middlesborough and Sunderland
Brits love betting, football and pie in equal measure and all three were in full effect when fifth division Sutton United hosted Premiership giants Arsenal in the FA Cup (which as any self respecting football fan knows, is still the best competition in the world bar none). Sutton's second goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, is shall we say, a bit on the larger side than your usual footballer so a betting provider
You have to be impressed with the skill of the previous owners to make such an incredible and dangerous sport so dull and boring. Just what F1 needs therefore, is the input of the American giant Liberty Media. Expect advertising breaks, timeouts and to liven up procedings.
Not content with getting the British tax payer to pay for building their stadium (which using their argument, should have been Leyton Orients), they now want the tax payer to pay for more police at their games because they cannot control fighting amongst their own fans. You couldn't make this shit up, (unless of course the English government and FA are involved).