Okay, I’m a little late to the party here, but there’s still lots to play.
The first week of UEFA Champions League was back in August, but there’s months of action ahead. The Group Stage doesn’t end till 11 December.
Champions League is the European club championships. All the best teams in Europe, i.e., the world, play every few weeks to determine the very best team. Group Stage separates the wheat from the chaff. After that comes the knockout round, but right now we’re half way through the third set of Matchdays.
Because the matches take place in Europe, the games start at 11 and 1 o’clock here, which in my world justifies day drinking.
So check it out. You can probably catch a game broadcast from Juarez, or at your favorite sports bar, or at most of the bars in our Siamese sister city of Juarez.
I’ll see you there.
Daytime drinking? Yeah. I don’t blame ya. That’s also the only way l can “enjoy” a soccer match. l mean how is it possible for so many athletes to exert so much energy on one field and still be boring? Oh wait a minute, l believe he’s about to score!! Nope…nope, it’s still nil to nil just like the previous 30 attempts. The only good thing about soccer (No, it’s not football or futbol. lt’s soccer dammit.) is that it reminds me that we are the LEAST xenophobic nation on this over-sized soccer ball that continues to spiral out of control. Be honest- don’t you just love watching the fighting/rioting in the stands because the Brazilian fans are taunting the Portuguese fans because Brazil just took a commanding lead (1-0). You know what’s better than being the world soccer champs? Not having politicians or the press gunned down every 3rd day. He shoots his soccer rant towards the cerebral net and it’s a…..it’s a….GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL!!!!!!