Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Only Game that Matters

In its announcement of the schedule for La Liga's coming season being published, Sport jumps right to the heart of the matter:

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the earlier date for the Clásicos. We now are assured that they won't interfere with the Champions League semis again, but I don't think we should place to much blame on fatigue for the losses to Bayern and Chelsea. After all, the Spanish sides each lost their first leg ahead of the showdown at Camp Nou last year. Then again, maybe we could stand to take some of the air out of the Clásico pressure cooker.


jd said...

Largely unrelated except for sports, but I wanted to make absolutely sure you didn't miss this article:

The analogies are all impeccable, for sure, but there's so much more potential terrain. If Pena Nieto is the Ali, who is the Primo Carnera? The Diego Corrales? The Duk Koo Kim?

pc said...

Oh my, that is something. I thought he'd never top the column where he called Chavez-Rubio, a forgettable though not bad bout, the fight of the year. I also never thought I'd see someone praise Díaz Ordaz. He did both. As bad as the WBC is, he's a better boxing rankings administrator than a columnist.