Apologies for my absence the past two weeks. I was guest lecturing for English classes out of town at some of the public schools as a native language speaker. It’s a great program and has been a rewarding experience talking about such things as the National Park System, pulled pork, boiled crawfish, Johnny Cash, Langston Hughes, William Faulkner, John Coltrane and Bob Dylan, among other things.
So, another bad week for José Mourinho. Will he make it all season?
Even though they salvaged a tie, Real Madrid’s performance against Legia Warsaw. One would think they would do better given only their fans were in attendance – in Warsaw.
Anyone think Leo Messi is being treated gently by UEFA? Thoughts?
Yawn. Bayern Munichis in first place in the Bundesliga, but RB Leipzig is only three points behind?
Nacho Monreale is scheduled to return to Arsenal for tomorrow’s North London Derby against Tottenham. He’s one of the most underrated players on the team. Nothing flashy, just very reliable and a hard work.
Mesut Ozil’s goal against Ludogorets in the Champions’ League, was stunning, but this goal by Barbara LaTorre of Barça’s Women’s Team deserves your attention. Many male players would have stayed down when she was fouled. She deserves, if not the award itself, high consideration for it,