Sunday, August 28, 2011

Manchester United beats Arsenal 8-2

In one of the highest-scoring soccer games you will ever see, Manchester United beat Arsenal 8-2. It was the worst loss for Arsenal in 115 years. This wasn't the way Arsenal wanted to start their 125th year anniversary, the club has started out winless, and, although they have gotten a tie in the Premier League and have advanced into the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, Arsenal fans are panicking and are asking for their manger, Arsene Wenger, to buy some good players or be fired. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for the Red Devils, and Nani, Park-Ji-Sung, and Danny Welbeck, each scored a goal, and Ashley Young scored two goals himself to complete the (count them) 8 goals. Theo Walcott and Robin Van Persie, a couple of Arsenal veterans, scored the two goals for Arsenal.
After losing Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri to Manchester City, two of the best players on the team are gone, and with fanbase turning against him, the 15-year manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger now sees the need for transfers.
Meanwhile, Manchester United is in first place in the Premier League, having won all three games that they've played, and will now get almost two weeks off before their next game against Bolton.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm in Football Mode

The Lockout is over, and Free Agency and trades are going on all over the NFL. I can't wait for football to start to see who will win. If you look at all of the deals made in the last week, you'll agree with me. Up north, the CFL is actually going on (Talk about doers and not dreamers), and even with their longer field and regular season, they don't complain about a thing, unlike the NFL. Unfortunately, my friend Michael's favorite team and my preseason favorite team to win the Grey Cup, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, are 1-4, and my favorite team, the BC Lions, haven't even won a game yet, they are 0-5. There have been some good games, and the most intriguing game of the year in my mind was the game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Roughriders, a rematch of the Grey Cup. The Roughriders won 27-24. Meanwhile, the teams that neither Michael nor I picked to even get to the Playoffs, the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are in first place of their divisions, going 5-0 and 4-1, respectively. Well, the NFL is entertaining my inner General Manager, while the CFL entertains my inner coach. Keep on going football!