Monthly Archives: May 2013

Clint Dempsey Has Been Substituted: The Premier League’s Final Weekend

The men who run English football insist that the Premier League is the biggest, best, most exciting league in the clint dempseyworld. No single event has done more to reinforce that opinion than the final weekend of last season, when, down 2-1 with only three minutes to go, Manchester City scored two late goals and secured its first league championship. The match was thrilling for all the usual reasons: the crowd went wild, the goal-scorer removed his shirt, and Sky broadcast footage of the despondent second-place team looking despondent.

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It’s Been A While…

Since I last posted, an Era Has Ended, Borussia Dortmund has reached the Champions League final and,mark vanb according to a report I read five minutes ago, FC Sion has sacked Gennaro Gattuso. Meanwhile, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time writing about Jane Austen, the nineteenth-century novelist who I’m 99 percent sure moonlighted as a professional footballer.

Anyway, here’s what you can expect from INFTH over the next couple of weeks:

  • A piece about FOX Sports commentator Gus Johnson
  • The last installment in my fantasy football series
  • General musings on the end of the season

I’m going to leave you with a quotation from Pride and Prejudice, which Austen started writing during half-time of a Southampton match. In honor of Mark van Bommel:

“Angry people are not always wise.”