Let’s talk standings:
Right now Lazio is intentionally trying to lose to Inter so that Inter remains first, because if Lazio wins, they knock Inter out of first and Roma takes the top spot. Therefore, Lazio wants Inter to win so Roma does not get the chance to take the lead.
It’s like a soap opera! But with more yelling from my father.
I cannot understand how North Americans (sans Mexico) can think soccer is boring. I mean, let’s face it, there’s no other competition in the world (not including the Olympics, but even that’s if-y) that is so all encompassing. The World Series? It doesn’t even cover the whole continent. Ms. Universe? It doesn’t even cover the whole galaxy. Correctly so, soccer is the world’s game (though I hear curling is starting to give it a run for its money).
But whatevs, who cares about Serie A anyway, it’s just as corrupt as the Italian government (ZING!)
What I am interested in is CL qualifiers. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how they work.
Okay, so there’s 53 members of UEFA (which, to me, seems grossly high), and there’s 32 CL teams to start. Without getting too much into the point systems and the coefficients and all these things that, for the life of me, I do not understand, I want to ask you all this one question:
Young Boys are fucking awesome, why do they STILL have to qualify for CL?!
Seriously, here are their stats up until today (beating Zurich 2-0):
Speaking about the Swiss (I no longer have any idea what the topic/theme of this posting is…) John Molinaro tweeted me this:
@SonjaMissio remind me again, what have the Swiss ever won? oh, that's right. NOTHING!
(this was his reply to me stating how Stefan Frei is the greatest thing to happen to TFC, mainly because he’s Swiss)
So what have the Swiss done? Well, the just won the 2009 U17 WC. I know what you’re thinking, big deal, right? Well, it is a big deal, you jerk! The Swiss are dramatically improving their young talent (and their beach soccer team!) and come the 2014 or the 2018 WC or the 2012 or the 2016 Euro, you’ll see the Swiss impact.
Take that, Molinaro!