Topic: Football

September 12, 2013

In which our prognosticator gets very nervous about the Seahawks and willingly enters a blacked-out Jets bar. Also the Jaguars play the Raiders this week, and there's the pageantry of the Jeff Fisher versus Mike Smith Stepdad Bowl.

September 6, 2013

With the start of another NFL season, fans have another opportunity to remember and forget what we need to remember and forget to enjoy Roger Goodell's game. We'll do it while we watch, of course.

September 5, 2013

As of Thursday night, the NFL is back, for better and worse and the Jaguars-ianly meh. So we might as well take a stab at predicting the week's outcomes, then?

July 9, 2013

Whatever club, whatever sport, the close season (or for those unfamiliar with the Queen’s English, “off season”) provides an extraordinary gift of hope: our past mistakes are excused, we start again. How often in life might we wish for that?

June 25, 2013

Aaron Hernandez is under suspicion for some very bad things. This doesn't look good, but given that none of us really knows a thing about Aaron Hernandez, it's tough to say any more about it than that.

May 10, 2013

With the FA Cup final between Wigan and Manchester set for noon Saturday, American fans will descend upon pubs through the country to watch England's most important annual football game. It can be a daunting scene for newcomers, which is why we pulled together a brief guide for fans looking to fake it effectively. 

April 4, 2013

Despite his claims to the contrary there's a pretty good case to be made that Sunderland FC's newest manager, Paolo Di Canio, is at least sort of a fascist. A wee bit of the iron fist never hurt anybody, right? 

April 4, 2013

One of the dirty little secrets football fans don’t like to talk about is that, in the game, a lot of things happen by accident. Xavi Hernández is the antidote to all that.

March 6, 2013

A bad call at a worse time will presumably prevent England from winning the Champions League trophy. It's not the first time a ref has made a mistake that cost a team a chance at glory, but it happens more in soccer than it feels like it should. Or at least that's what the death threats that the refs get would make you think.  

January 30, 2013

It may be some time before the Buffalo Bills play in another Super Bowl. Luckily, there's Second String, the movie in which a tiny Canadian quarterback with a big heart leads the Bills to an unexpected win. Also, Jon Voight wears a hat and looks angry.