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… Continue reading Grease along the Champions League touchline

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

Man Utd Brbr

Last Saturday, I got off the C train at the Lafayette stop in Fort Greene and walked down Hanson Place toward the Barclay’s Center when I encountered On Point Barber Salon. It seemed like the sort of no-frills hair cut box that you find on every other block in Brooklyn. There’s always a TV with sports on and… Continue reading Man Utd Brbr

The Galatasaray Truck near Union Square

If you walk north along University Place and approach the southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street, you will encounter an incongruous feature of the cityscape amid the perpetual film crews and packs of professionals pouring from the subway with their heads tilted toward their iPhones. There’s a five-foot tall, hand-painted Galatasaray logo on the back of a box truck. The Turk… Continue reading The Galatasaray Truck near Union Square