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  1. How Bayern Munich Dismantled Manchester City

    Spike Friedman

    Let's marvel at the first 75 minutes of football that Bayern Munich put together on Wednesday en route to a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester City by breaking down their three goals. (Apologies for those of you outside of the U.S., for whom I would re...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Is There a Group of Death in This Year's Champions League?

    Spike Friedman

    Ah, the Champions League group stage draw. The first day of the year when we can wave good-bye to the sheep-slaughtering also-rans of former Soviet states and welcome the titans of Europe back to continental play. It's also the first day of the year ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. About Last Night: It's All About the Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were too busy finishing off a box of Pop Tarts to watch a 95-pound 13-year-old medal in the X Games, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Yu Darvish turned in a ferocious performance, striking out 14 Diamondbacks for the sec...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Four Takeaways From the Champions League Final

    Spike Friedman

    Attack of the Monopod Let's start with the biggest story of the final, that of the Dutch Monopod. Monopods, of course, are mythological one-footed, dwarf-like creatures who show up in stories from ancient Greece legends to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  5. About Last Weekend: LeBron Reminds Everyone He Is LeBron

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy ironing all of your white pants, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James set up shop in the post as the Miami Heat had a 70-point first half en route to a comfortable 114-96 win over the Indiana Pacers a...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  6. Six Takeaways From the Champions League Semifinals

    Spike Friedman

    Let's take a look at what we learned (aside from "fear the rise of Germany") from four matches in which we certainly learned to fear the rise of Germany. Life After Gotze Borussia Dortmund midfielder (and soon to be Bayern Munich player) Mario Go...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Back to Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy having an adorable cat on your chest and being unable to move, or breathe, or — hey, this cat's trying to kill me! — here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: We're headed back to Boston after the Celtics h...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. So Who Else on Borussia Dortmund Is Going to Get Bought?

    Spike Friedman

    Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side has had an eventful week. On the eve of their Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid, it was announced that midfielder Mario Gotze would transfer to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this sea...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Warriors Feeling a Mile High

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mixing up Davy Crockett with Daniel Boone, much to your own embarrassment and chagrin, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Golden State Warriors, powered by Stephen Curry's 30 points, beat the Denver Nuggets, 1...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Borussia Dortmund

    Spike Friedman

    In Joe Posnanski's recent profile of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, there's a quote from Bob Spear, Pop's old coach from his playing days at Air Force: "A team could do anything as long as the players just kept moving." The theory is th...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Juventus

    Spike Friedman

    We have reached the wonderful part of the UEFA Champions League where a truly elite team can be a heavy underdog. Juventus has dominated Serie A this season after cutting through it unbeaten last season. They lead their domestic league in goals score...

    Blog | April 10, 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: Wes Welker's Feeling a Mile High

    Spike Friedman

    In case you just saw the trailer for Upside Down and found yourself suddenly back to square-one on your big screenplay idea, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Wide receiver Wes Welker has left the New England Patriots, signing a two...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Arsenal

    Spike Friedman

    The English Premier League is down to one team in the Champions League. It has been more than 15 years since no English team made the Champions League quarterfinals, but that is the most likely scenario after Tuesday's matches. Reigning champion Manc...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Spurs Get Burned

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out grilling in the rain to prove to yourself you could withstand the rigors of living in ancient times, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The San Antonio Spurs blew a double-digit, fourth-quarter lead, falling to t...

    Blog | February 28, 2013