No morning links today, being snowed under a little with all this Olympic stuff. I'll return with an all-blog edition tomorrow, so send in any good stuff you've noticed and would like me to consider.
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Oh, okay, pipe down, here's a couple links, Arsenal looking like finally making something out of their inconsistent season as they beat Real in Madrid -- now maybe Thierry Henry will stay. Big one today has Chelsea vs Barcelona.
The Raptors are back, losing to the Grizzlies as Spain's finest face off for the last time this season.
And I did this one as a draft a couple of days ago, and forgot to post it. A little late, but hey:
I wasn't up to speed on this, and I reckon my occasional soccer-watching pal John Doyle may not be either, but: Ireland not only has a national baseball team, they're the subject of an upcoming movie.
This is welcome news, demonstrating once again that, in matters of sport, the Irish have it all over most everyone. Have you ever seen hurling? It's like hockey meets lacrosse meets a fractured skull. And if you were going to rank the footy crowds for parties instead of FIFA's formula, Ireland would be top 5 in my book. Nor would you ever hear an Irishman deprecate baseball as "American rounders", as a number of (Brit) expats used to tauntingly describe it to me during my days nearly two decades ago, working in a semitropical paradise.
So I have a new team to root for, even if they're not among the cannon fodder lined up at next month's World Baseball Classic. Many thanks to Irish Eagle for pointing it out.