The Krusty Kra…

May 26th, 2018 at 10:01 AM ^

Pulls of the W today. That team is so much fun to watch and I don't need to see Madrid getting a threepeat. I like CR7 but I've got fatigue of him winning 3 of the last 4 CL titles.


May 26th, 2018 at 11:51 AM ^

I’m a fan of both and make this comparison all the time. Great tradition, rivalry considered (by some) best in the sport, recent struggles paired with new arrivals that give everyone hope. Unfortunately I’ve been burned for so many years by the results of the OSU games that I’m trying to keep my expectations in check. They’ve got the firepower to keep up with Madrid, just have to stay organized in the middle and at the back.

Allez Allez Allez!

Occam's Razor

May 26th, 2018 at 2:05 PM ^

Really? I always thought Arsenal was the Michigan of EPL. 

Haven't won the league since 2004, came very close to a couple UCL titles in the 00s but lost. 

Then went through the doldrums of the late 00s and early 10s. 

Liverpool strikes me more like USC. They won UCL titles in the 00s. Michigan and Arsenal didn't.


May 26th, 2018 at 12:12 PM ^

Pool is the clear underdog, but damn that would be a glorious party if they can somehow defy gravity and pull this off. I know excessive nationalism is a bad thing, but if they win, all of England will go crazy having slayed big bad RM.

Having said that, I have to give credit where it's due to Zidane who was trying to save his own job just five months ago. And as much as I hate the thuggish defensive tactics of Ramos and Casamiro, I admire the attacking skills and instincts of Marcelo on the left.  


May 26th, 2018 at 12:41 PM ^

....not a soccer fan, but fun to watch the hundreds of crazy fans lining the barriers where the players will go down to get to the buses.  Press helicopters above and cameras ready to film the big scene, but my kids were focused on moving along to get up to the ice cream parlor farther up the street. They said if it were the Patriots or Wolverines at the hotel they would be interested in fighting for a good spot, but not for soccer (they tire of all the focus on soccer in their school).  We probably will be watching netflix tonight.