Grease along the Champions League touchline

A while back, I wrote a post comparing Diego Simeone to Leo “Craterface” Balmudo aka the Bad Guy from Grease. Well, today the Bad Guy from Grease takes on Danny Zuko lookalike Antonio Conte as Atlético face Chelsea in the Champions League group stage. Conte/Travolta vs. Simeone/Craterface UPDATE: Conte looks like Travolta, Simeone looks like the bad… Continue reading Grease along the Champions League touchline

In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride

Good logos are simple and immediately familiar. Easy to replicate, even by drunk guys with spray paint. A beautiful example: The Legia Warszawa logo. A sans-serif capital L inside a circle. See – Easy to scrawl when you’re in a hurry but want everyone to know what team you root for. When I was in… Continue reading In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride

In Krakow, arch rivals separated by a narrow field

Depending on what you read or who you listen to, the Krakow Derby between Wisla Krakow and Cracovia is a dangerous, perhaps deadly, clash plagued by two violent, racist hooligan sects. Or it’s a Must-Experience sporting and cultural event – an eternal rivalry that gets the better of some unruly fans who commit petty theft… Continue reading In Krakow, arch rivals separated by a narrow field

How reddit users helped me get a Champions League ticket on my honeymoon

Earlier today, Atlético Madrid won a preseason tournament in Germany called the Audi Cup, defeating Liverpool and pissing off manager Jurgen Klopp. (“Atletico wanted to win the cup. We did also, but we also wanted to play football. Atletico only wanted to win the cup,” Klopp said.) The La Liga season begins in less than… Continue reading How reddit users helped me get a Champions League ticket on my honeymoon