Archive for April, 2012

 

Soccer Tweeting Records Fall

April 27th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Barcelona and Real Madrid were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League this week, but both clubs had roles in breaking two records in the Twittersphere. Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game between Barcelona and Chelsea broke the tweets-per-second record for a sporting event, peaking at 13,684 messages per second. The old record: 12,233 tweets per [...]

Real Madrid a disgrace to soccer

April 26th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A hugely talented team that cost more to put together than almost any two other teams in the UEFA Champions League – Real Madrid. On the other hand as half time neared a stat I saw flashed across the screen was that Bayern had 64% of the possession. Why does the self-proclaimed most-talented-team-in-the-galaxy refuse to [...]

“English Disease” Alive and well – On the field.

April 25th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

In a not so distant past English teams were banned from European competition because their fans were spreading mayhem in the stands. Now we have an English team spreading that same mayhem on the field. Should the same measures be used to punish the offenders? What a disgusting display by Chelsea. Showing that the ‘English [...]

Poem: How to Tiki-Taka – Barcelona and Spain

April 4th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

By Musa Okwonga “To Tiki-Taka” There is a verb, “to tiki-taka”: To slip the ball through gaps Slim as atoms; To use wits sharp as the tips of daggers Leaving rivals bewitched and scattered… We watch them Tiki-taka, Shift the ball in intricate patterns – So swift and blissful is their magic That when they [...]

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