The 2009 FA Cup: Battle of the Blues

by Patrick ‘Rey’ Reynell The 2009 FA Cup, to be played on Saturday May 30 at Wembley Stadium in London, pits a battle of the Blues, Chelsea and Everton. Each makes its return to the final game since its last FA championship. Chelsea returns after a one year absence from its 2007 win over Manchester […]

On the Pitch with an American Novice: What’s in a Derby?

Conflict drives a plot forward. But we don’t use the term conflict in sports, we use rivalry. And they don’t use the term rivalry in soccer, they use derby. Although they may use a different name across the pond, the reasons are all the same. A bitter, often belligerent past, like that of the Yankees […]

Happy non-official Holiday!

As I wrestled through the aisles of my local Fortune 500 grocers, I was reminded how today is the most holiday-like of non-holidays. Usually Sunday-morning grocery shopping is a rather tranquil affair. Not today – people with overflowing grocery carts and a few women looking a little too stressed about the day’s preparations. I could […]