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  1. We Went There: A 72-Hour Whirlwind Tour of European Football

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    Stuttgart's Mercedes-Benz Arena used to be called the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, which used to be called Neckarstadion, which used to be called Century Stadium, which was first called the Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn when it was built in 1935....

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal Is So Good, It's Unfair

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    At least with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the things they do can't be replicated. Messi's less a soccer player, and more an extraterrestrial sprite, gliding in and out of different dimensions, scoring goals just to show humans how inadequate ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. We Went There: Argentina, Minus Messi, Takes on Ecuador

    Noah Davis

    At kickoff, the little man was not in the building. As his Argentina teammates lined up to battle Ecuador at MetLife Stadium on Friday night, Lionel Messi and his otherworldly talent were in Barcelona recovering from a hamstring tear that will sideli...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  4. Up in the Air: Did Lionel Messi Over-Travel Himself to Injury?

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi is going to miss up to two months after the Barcelona forward tore his hamstring in a game against Real Betis over the weekend. Messi has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career. In fact, his career is something of a medical mir...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  5. No Messi? No Problem! Neymar Grows Into Role at Barcelona

    Spike Friedman

    I realize the snake eating its own tail that is a member of the media writing about the lack of positive attention given to Barcelona by the media, but it does feel like the Catalan club have not quite gotten the attention they deserve this season. O...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. About Last Night: The Perfect Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy telling one of your employees to hit another one of your employees to settle an interpersonal workplace dispute, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: A fourth-quarter surge from the Pacers' reserves turned a close...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. About Last Night: The O's Stay Alive

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wishing you could just be a linebacker, and not the go-to name when someone gets tricked on the Internet, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Chris Davis's 12th-inning single gave the Orioles a 5-3 win over Bosto...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  8. Building the Next Landon Donovan

    Noah Davis

    Spend enough time in American soccer circles, and a casual fan will inevitably ask why the United States hasn't produced its own Lionel Messi. Which, of course, is an absurd question. The little Argentine followed a truly unique path to his otherworl...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  9. Champions League Quarterfinal Highs and Lows

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is only kind of about that. Welcome to the highs and lows of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. High: German power The Bundesliga is ascendent in Europe...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. About Last Night: The Mamba Strikes Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out feeling agnostic toward piña coladas, but still got caught in the rain, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Kobe Bryant was en fuego, scoring 47 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazer...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  11. Video: Lionel Messi vs. Robot Goalkeeper (!!!)

    Chris Ryan

    I for one welcome our shot-stopping overlords....

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Almost Famous

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning how boring Nevada is outside of Las Vegas, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Texas's Yu Darvish was one out away from a perfect game, but he was forced to settle for a near shutout as Marwin Gonzalez sin...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  13. Four Biggest Blunders From the Champions League Round of 16

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is not about that. Welcome to the worst blunders of the round in the UEFA Champions League. Presented to you with animated GIFs. 4. The Card Let's start ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Lakers Win One for the Doctor

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out learning that what you thought was Oscar Fever is actually just an untreated strep infection, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. In their first game since the death of longtime team owner Jerry Buss, the Los Ange...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. The FIFA World XI Is Terrible

    Michael Bertin

    There were two travesties in Zurich on Monday night. Three if you count Lionel Messi's suit. Although as adjectives become increasingly useless in describing his play, few things could say "Yes, I'm that good" like wearing a polka dot suit to your sp...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. About Last Night: No Fight in These Irish

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out waiting for your turn to sing “Manic Monday” at your local karaoke bar, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Alabama hammered Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship to secure their third college footba...

    Blog | January 08, 2013