…world cup, so soon? er, no…

…this time, rugby and couple minnows tumble couple sharks…

Those moments of leisure. We had Japan catspraddling the Springboks. Now Wales upends, yes, England, England captain Chris Robshaw: we let Twickenham crowd down. Now the USA, for the moment, looking good, 10-6, against Scotland?

…of course, those especially lacking in essential avoirdupoids would settle for their much played football


…real madrid lights a candle of hope into the stygian darkness…

…as that darkness of an erratic, yet destructive, imperialism continues to overwhelm…

Real Madrid with one simple gesture of kindness unwittingly exposes the culpability (and callousness) of those countries that have created the humanitarian disaster in the Middle East (and other countries not reported on). And in a gesture that will transcend (and shine an embarrassing light on) the reputation and rhetoric of other ‘world leaders’, we have Cristiano Ronaldo.

We let RT tell the story, Cristiano Ronaldo meets Syrian boy tripped up by Hungarian camerawoman (VIDEO) Read the rest of this entry »


…d-day, 6jun13 – no, no, football – champions league…

…as the us doj rids the grateful world of all that is bad and naughty (except in the us), we can indulge, safely…

Secure in the knowledge that the US is to rendition Fifa to the US (and for the US and England) and the good of mankind and womankind, with such great serenity, we can reminisce a tad. This surely would have, and still has, the football/‘soccer’-crazy US dumbstruck in amazement,

Now that bears investigation by the US Crime Busters (USCB). There  has to be skulduggery involved here. Nobody from planet earth can do what that gentleman did, Illegal alien? Clearly, for starters…And just when composure seeks to return and memory can recover, calls with a reminder, ‘Remember when…’

Yes, today, Juventus of Tevez and Pirlo but no Chiellini and company meet the Barcelona of MSN with Dani. Champions League Final. If Barça can and did get by Bayern, and if, if today Juve is even ever slightly off…

…ergo, that is why fifa should be us-owned, and wc 2018 and 2022 should be in the us and england. logic? made in us…


…salome and the head of fifa?…

…that ‘white hat’ gunslinger, hero, who saunters into the bar and kills the ‘black hat’, and all others – just in case…

Or, as events unfold, the self-righteous ‘white hat’ US knows what it is doing (as usual) as it continues to score some curious own goooolssss…

The US corporate MSM, the US Stenographer Class, just loves the drama of corruption – only if outside the US. ‘World Cup of Fraud!’ ‘Red Card!’ ‘…bribe money takes soccer fields and balls away from kids…’ All this guff from exceptional US officials.

But not this, where half-million kids were deprived of the life needed to kick a football in a country that plays football and quite well? Nor this, for hundreds of thousands in, again, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria from wanton slaughter and destruction? (No need to touch Latin America and the Caribbean, overkill.) Read the rest of this entry »


…fifa? fafa? feufa? er, no – phew…

…with that foreign fifa now about to be put into us ‘receivership’ (?) by the us, new name in the offing?…

But before getting there, brief digressions, sort of – just as in football.

As the US DoJ continues on its its Worldwide Crusade of Planetary Law and Order, the BBC reports a stunning news item that should cause some tittering among the modest, tea and cucumber sandwich set. One hopes that sense of propriety (and pity) prevails and prompts reconsideration of the decision, Fifa crisis: Jack Warner ‘to reveal all despite fears’.

Dame Judy Dench et son homard we can accept, but, surely, there are standards, Frère Jacques. Then, again, given his tenure at FIFA, even as football fans, we have studied enough geometry to accept his hyperbolas. Or is that typical hyperbole of our engaging, even if a tad garrulous, Jack, bon compain de Andrew Jennings? Read the rest of this entry »


…us msm football coverage, higher than that of brasil’s media?…

…curious minds do want to know…

Certainly, after such blanket coverage of FIFA, Sepp Blatter and corruption in world football, we knew follow up would follow. So said, so done.

Yesterday Barça defeated Athletic Bilbao. And those goals had the football world in stunned wonderment. One that has the world, and, especially the US (?), still talking is that dazzling performance of a goal in some 13 seconds by Lionel Messi, a household name in the US (???). In the FA Cup Final Arsenal defeated Aston-Villa, a defeat that featured a stunner of a goal by Alexis Sánchez. Similar coverage by the US MSM of the Arsenal match. No? Well, next time? Or the time after?

If ever evidence were needed that once the US declares anyone a demon, its media, on cue, sends out its lynch mobs… Read the rest of this entry »


…fifa to now reduce poverty and promote healthy living?…

…imagine the possibilities…

The news is that sponsors, all US, having suddenly discovered corruption and other naughty deeds at FIFA, and as the US also sees a very lucrative market it must control, are obliquely suggesting withdrawing their participation in FIFA.

But a brief digression. The traveler, as will be any de Tocqueville, to the US is struck – occasionally, physically; even occasionally, mortally, but not that – by some stark reality. On leaving the airport and arriving at one’s destination, the first thing strange, disquieting is the ‘locals’ – very many are, as clinically defined, obese. Not only that, since that last visit, economic well-being seems to have fallen, and drastically. A casual glance at US vital statistics would suggest that mortality rates are higher than in many a much less prosperous country. Despite that one is often subjected to lectures on the superiority of the US in all matters imaginable, clearly not by those who have traveled outside the US. Read the rest of this entry »