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  1. Season’s Greetings From the Premier League! Now Go Play Fou...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Welcome to the holiday season, when most of Europe's soccer world takes a few weeks off to avoid the cold, celebrates Christmas with your standard "guy on a stage pumping a leaf blower into his own face" Advent tradition...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. The Ponytail Returns: Everything’s Coming Up West Ham

    Mike L. Goodman

    It was a weekend of disappointment for almost everybody in the Premier League. Chelsea lost for the first time. Tottenham and Liverpool -- with their scoreless home draws -- continued their incredibly lifelike impressions of mediocre mid-table sides....

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  3. Gylfi Sigurdsson Is Doing Swimmingly at Swansea

    Mike L. Goodman

    Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a very good couple of months. He nearly got Iceland into the World Cup. He returned to Swansea after a stint with Spurs, and has promptly led the Swans on a great run to start the season. Swansea are currently eighth in the t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Why Is the Premier League Table So Weird Right Now?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Only one match in the Premier League this weekend ended the way most people expected. Amusingly, that was the biggest match of all: Chelsea's cagey draw with Manchester City. Mind you, the path to that draw was about as dramatic as it gets,...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. Previewing Arsenal-City and Chelsea-Swansea

    Mike L. Goodman

    Way back in the middle of June, when the Premier League's fixture list came out, it was pretty apparent which game this weekend would have top-of-the-table ramifications. Sure, you'd have to endure a dumb early-season internationa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. About Last Weekend: Pack Frozen Out

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy forgoing your senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A last-second Phil Dawson field goal gave the San Francisco 49ers a 23-20 win over the Packers at freezing Lamb...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Premier League Pass & Move: Ahead of the Holidays

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    Looking back on the weekend's Premier League action. Anything Could Happen Chris Ryan: The Premier League has the Christmas spirit. This time last year, the two Manchester teams had pulled away from the pack and Sir Alex Ferguson was perched ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Fear da Bears

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting a fragment of moose antler removed from your foot ... seriously ... here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Josh McCown threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth as the Chicago Bears continued their do...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Everything That Could Happen in a Soccer Match Happened to Swanse...

    Chris Ryan

    You think you know what it means to run the gamut of human emotions? You have no idea what it means to run the gamut of human emotions. Only one man knows: Jonjo Shelvey. Experience his struggle, and rise up into the sky on the wings of his glory. ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Ciao, Giovani!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy doubling down on a profanity-laced tirade against your own fans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Rookie running back Giovani Bernard had two touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the Pittsburgh Steelers t...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Revenge of the A-Rod

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking in that new Woodsy Allen movie because it doesn't have that nervous fellow who is always in them, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Alex Rodriguez responded to being hit by a pitch by Red Sox starter Rya...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Under Pressure: Why Does the Premier League Play So Fast?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Over the past five years or so, the Premier League has become almost uniformly focused on playing fast-paced soccer. It may be the legacy of Jose Mourinho's first Chelsea teams, which dominated through staunch defense, brute force, and physical trans...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  13. The New Michus: Premier League Strikers That Could Make Noise Out...

    Mike Goodman

    Did you know that the English Premier League actually has 20 teams in it? It's hard to remember sometimes. Especially this summer, with the never-ending stories of Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, and Wayne Rooney taking up most of the world's collective so...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. Men in Blazers: Glorious Gareth Bale, the Swansea City Miracle, a...

    Men in Blazers

    Enough talk about the dire states of Arsenal and Liverpool, it's time to get #Positive. In this week's pod, the Men in Blazers revel in the otherworldly form of Tottenham's Gareth Bale as well as the first-ever trophy for Swansea. More trumpets! ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  15. Eden Hazard and Seven Theories on When It Is and Is Not OK to Kic...

    Spike Friedman

    On Wednesday, in a League Cup semi-final match otherwise notable only for Rafa Benitez's tactical banality, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard kicked a Swansea ballboy in the chest. This has led to some confusion about when it is and is not acceptable for a ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  16. That Was a Goal: The Premier League Weekend in Five Goals

    Chris Ryan

    The story of the Premier League this weekend, told in five goals. Get some. Jordan Henderson We all know about The Kobe Assist. I'm starting to wonder if there's such a thing as the Suarez Assist. This happens when Liverpool forward Luis Su...

    Blog | January 22, 2013