Diego Simeone as the Bad Guy in Grease

Tapping the assistant referee’s head? Not a good look, bro. In general, Diego Simeone seems cool and passionate. He busted the Barcelona/Real Madrid La Liga Duopoly last season and brought Atletico to the Champions League final. He’s loyal to his players and they seem to love him. Simeone was a fantastic, gritty defensive midfielder who was once Argentina’s most capped player. … Continue reading Diego Simeone as the Bad Guy in Grease

Casas do Benfica and maintaining one’s ethnic identity

I was walking along a quiet street in Cambridge, MA, about a half-mile from Central Square, when I encountered the Casa Do Benfica Da Nova Inglaterra — The Benfica House of New England. I felt disoriented. The familiar Benfica logo seemed out of place amid the family homes on this suburban street. But it makes sense; Cambridge… Continue reading Casas do Benfica and maintaining one’s ethnic identity

Your Instagram Is A Liar [Product Placement Edition]

Oof. That is a clunky bit of product placement. Three beverage bottles neatly arranged before Guilherme Siqueira, Atlético Madrid’s new left back. Would Siqueira wear a giant Nikon camera around his neck to showcase the club’s photography sponsor?  Would he address the media from the passenger seat of a Beetle? What would happen if Durex sponsored the team? Would Siqueira speak to the… Continue reading Your Instagram Is A Liar [Product Placement Edition]