Football, Football, Fútbol

Sports! Also, football.

Moving Beyond 80 Couches

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For the last five years, I’ve toiled away on this site, sharing my thoughts and adventures, and at times laying bare my deepest emotions for the world to see. 80 Couches has evolved from a pure travel blog to a…

Catching up with Former Liverpool Players in Denmark

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The following are two posts which originally appeared on the excellent Liverpool blog, The Liverpool Offside. Christine and I arrived in Denmark in time to see her team, FC Midtjylland, earn their first Danish Superliga title. Along the way, we saw…

On Sportsmanship

Seriously, what the hell was he thinking?

Sunday, I found myself watching a soccer match that would soon become a headline grabbing event for all the wrong reasons. The Sunday afternoon match featured two of England’s biggest clubs, Liverpool and Chelsea. It started out with a story…

There Will Be Blood: Playing Soccer on Dirt

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On Saturday, the final whistle blew on my soccer career in Asia. The moment was bittersweet; the 4-1 win was one of the best results I’ve experienced here, but I hate to be leaving my Kimchi Kickers behind. One thing…

How does one say “Baseball” in French?

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This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  Say what you will about Milwaukee in winter, but in summer, the city truly comes alive. Well, it comes…

Football, Football, Soccer

A Packed House in Goyang Stadium

Being a soccer fan in America can be difficult approximately three years and eleven months out of every four.* On the other hand, being a soccer fan while living abroad is great for eleven months out of the year, with…

An Open Letter to Pat Summitt

Dear Coach Summitt, We’ve never met, at least not properly. The closest we came to meeting was a few years back while walking opposite ways down “The Strip” near campus. Fans and former players alike frequently comment on “The Stare”–your…

World Cup Bids

This is an elaboration on a rant I started on Facebook: Bullshit. Russia and Qatar were the least deserving of the tournament for a variety of reasons. Lets start with the 2018 group: England: Invented the game and has the…

They Call it Soccer, too

I had originally planned on posting this the next day, but then again, I hadn’t been planning on ending up in the hospital. But, better late than never! Enjoy: September 11, 2010 15:40 So I’ve been in Seoul for two…