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Watching Liverpool while ‘Aboard the Nile Commodore’

March 31st, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, Football, soccer, tourism, Travel

I have always liked that journalistic convention … on how to handle a “dateline” when traveling via water. You write “aboard” and continue with the name of the ship. Such as “the USS Enterprise” or “HMS Victory” or “RMS Titanic”. A few decades ago, the dateline also would have included the day a story was […]

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Spending a Fun Friday Night with the Local Soccer Club

March 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, France, Languedoc, Paris, soccer

Living in western Europe, the assumption by most Americans, including this one, is that professional soccer teams must not be far from any point on the maps of England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. That assumption would be wrong. Where we live, in the Occitanie region (previously known as the Languedoc) of southern France, plenty […]

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Tuesday, Wednesday Nights: Champions League to the Rescue

March 12th, 2019 · No Comments · Champions League, Fifa, Football, France, soccer

The world over, sports action tends to cluster around weekends. Friday-Saturday-Sunday are the heavy days because that is when more people have more time to spend paying close attention to whatever athletic endeavor matters most to them. Monday-through-Thursday … not nearly as fun or hectic. Usually. Then there is European soccer, which 12 weeks a […]

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In Case You Didn’t See It: The Galaxy’s Beckham Statue

March 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan, soccer

We made a fuss over the statue of David Beckham unveiled a couple of days ago at the former StubHub Park stadium. The first at a Major League Soccer stadium. It should have been Landon Donovan; he put in more years, scored far more goals won more championships. For Beckham, the Los Angeles gig always […]

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Galaxy Statue, Fine; Beckham Instead of Landon, Not Fine

February 28th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Galaxy, Journalism, Lakers, Landon Donovan, NBA, soccer, World Cup

The LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon will unveil what is thought to be the first statue of a former player to be displayed at a Major League Soccer stadium. The club said it will be No. 1 in “a series of statues” that will stand just outside the stadium in the new Legends Plaza at […]

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A Day of Infamy for the Rams

February 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Uncategorized

St. Louis, you can have them back. What’s that? You don’t want them? You don’t traffic in stolen franchises anymore? Good call. That was Super Bowl 53 we watched yesterday, and Rams fans (such as they are) can’t un-see it. I’m old enough to have watched every Super Bowl ever played, and your Los Angeles […]

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The Super Bowl Worst-Case Scenario

February 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

That was my feeling, moments after the New England Patriots completed their 37-31 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football Conference championship game 14 days ago. “This is a worst-case scenario.” “This” being the Los Angeles Rams playing the Patriots for the Super Bowl trophy. And why, pray tell? Because the […]

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Remembering Super XIV: Steelers 31, Rams 19

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

For those of you who have little or no recollection of this game, which was played in January of 1980, there is something you need to know: Despite the final score, this was one of the two best Super Bowls of the first 15 played. (Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17, in 1976, was the other.) It […]

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Memories of Super Bowl Week

January 28th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I’m not sure how many Super Bowls I covered. I could search it out, but let’s just say it probably was 12, over a three-decade period. From the time I was trusted to cover a major event, which commenced around 1980, I did any Super Bowl that was within driving distance from the office (250 […]

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Goff vs. Brees Will Determine Super Bowl Berth — Unfortunately for the Rams

January 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are one victory from playing in the Super Bowl. If they defeat the New Orleans Saints tomorrow … they go to American football’s biggest game. However, I do not believe we will see that happen. Not this year. Because of one match-up where the Saints have a distinct advantage. At quarterback, […]

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