Category Archives: Football/Soccer

What’s Going On

–A busy Court: The decision goes against the DC gun ban. Apparently, there’s a right to hunt in the District. When I see buffalo threatening my apartment complex, I’ll agree. Awesome. Thanks, Douche bags.   Also, when will we give up that whole, need for a militia crap? (Washington Post)

–A few views on the Supreme Court’s decision, yesterday, on the death penalty. Time to re-think this whole thing? Here’s some extra info about how we kill people, legally. Sigh. (Various)

–PS–The Onion chimes in.

Hand dryers v. paper towels. (Slate)

Powell for Obama? (Salon)

No stimulus for me—I fell into the “student loan” category. (USAToday)

–The fallout of Shaq’s rap—he’s been fired by the Police force; must turn in his badge. And here, I almost forgot about him being a rent-a-cop. Glad we sorted that out. (Yahoo)

–Holy crap, these Euro matches have been amazing. Look for my upcoming football/soccer blog in the coming week.

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A Silver Lining for Domenech

I have been meaning to write posts about the ongoing Euro 2008 football/soccer tournament.  Now that the whole thing is half way over, I may be late to the game…er, “match,” but I’ll give it my valiant effort.

Fun little news story coming out today:  Football powerhouse France were just dumped from the tournament after a 2-0 defeat to Italy.  After the loss, Frenchie manager, Raymond Domenech, was approached for comment.  Did he complain about the ref?  Did he moan on about the over-aggressive tackling of the Italians?  No.

He proposed to his girlfriend.


“I have only one plan at the moment, it is to marry Estelle, and it is only this evening that I ask for her hand in marriage,” said Domenech, who had been asked about whether he felt he had a future as France coach.

“There are beautiful things in life,” Domenech told reporters. “In difficult moments, you want to tell people you love them, you want to say the things that matter.”

Cue Hollywood pitch-makers, and get Roberto Benigni some glasses (I know Benigni is Italian—don’t worry–Americans won’t be able to tell the difference between the accents).

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