Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who Could The Colts Draft in Round 2?

With the Colts assuredly drafting Andrew Luck in the first round, the intrigue surrounding Indianapolis instead lies in the second round. The Colts have many, many needs and could go in a number of directions. In a piece I wrote … Continue reading

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Grigson Needs Success with Early Draft Picks

Bill Polian was treated unfairly in Indianapolis. Yes I said it and the mere fact this can be read as something radical epitomizes this point. The injustice did not come from the act of his firing, but rather from the … Continue reading

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Quick Recap of Chelsea-Barcelona

A 10-man Chelsea team advanced to the final of the UEFA Champions League, drawing with Barcelona 2-2 and advancing on an aggregate score of 3-2. That doesn’t begin to come close to telling the story. Down 2-0 in the first … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Champions League Semifinals

The second legs of the UEFA Champions League semis see Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in very similar situations. Both are down a goal, and will play the match at home. Madrid scored an away goal in the first … Continue reading

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Could a “False-Center Back” Be Coming To World Soccer?

Since tactics became a legitimate aspect of soccer thinking in the early 1900s, a cat-and-mouse game has ensued in the decades that followed, with defensive innovations being created to counteract offensive ones and vice-versa. The catenaccio perfected by Helenio Herrera’s Grande Inter teams, … Continue reading

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Why Italy Should Call Up Antonio Di Natale

In another article I wrote on the Italian National Team at Bleacher Report, I argue that Italy should call up Udineser strike Antonio Di Natale for Euro 2008. Di Natale is the two-time leading scorer in Serie A, and with … Continue reading

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