AC/Inter Milan Friendly Too Friendly

July 27, 2009

BlueDuck was in full effect on Sunday.  We went out in force to Foxborough, Mass to provide our readers with the most in depth, truthful, and semi-legitimate coverage available on the web.

Sure, we had media credentials and a photographer on the field, but did that stop us from tailgating, and somehow avoiding paying the recession-friendly $40 parking fee at Gillette stadium? Hell no.

We are above all, fans.  It was almost uncomfortable, as well as slightly obstructed (somehow AC/DC trumps AC Milan) sitting in the stadium press box.  It was hard to get a feel for a game that didn’t have much of a feel anyways.  So we checked out at halftime, and joined our colleagues in our rightful position, the third bowl.

Once out of the nicely air conditioned luxurious box we rejoined the sweaty, mostly drunken fanbase we had connected with earlier in the parking lot, and watched the last forty five.

The game itself was a disappointment.  The fans weren’t separated, the players not into it, and it had the feel not of a game between rivals, but of a spring training game between say the Royals and the Diamondbacks.  Most of the support around the pitch was for AC Milan, but no one seemed devastated by the 2-0 Inter victory.

Diego Milito, after beating Enyewu like a rented mule.

Diego Milito, after beating Enyewu like a rented mule.

The World Football Challenge was an awesome series of games, and obviously they were preseason tuneups.  So, it should not be expected that these guys go all out.  It was a chance for the American audience to see what good futbol looks like.  Something they rarely see from US teams, and even the US national team.

In the near future, BlueDuck will fly overseas to cover the club soccer teams, but until then, it will be impossible to get the real emotion brought out by the local supporters of these squads.  In the near future, though, so… keep BlueDucking.

Until then, friendly friendlies will have to do.

Thanks Gillette Stadium for treating us like the semi-legitimate media organization we are.

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Terrell Owens: Shut Up

July 27, 2009
Keep this man away from microphones for awhile.

Keep this man away from microphones for awhile.

“There’s a number of guys around the league that have done far more worse things than that and gotten a second chance. So I don’t see why he shouldn’t.”
-Terrell Owens

I feel like that quote really speaks for how stupid TO’s latest spat was.  Who has “done far more worse things” than Michael Vick?  I would really like to know.  Ray Lewis certainly had a brush with the law and got a second chance, but that’s really the only incident that comes close.

The idea that Michael Vick has done his time is ridiculous.  He has done his time when it comes to the law, but has really faced no penalty in relation to the NFL.   So four games is really just a slap on the wrist.

“Michael Vick is a guy that really hasn’t had any character issues besides [what] he got a prison sentence for”
-Terrell Owens

That is like saying John Wayne Gacy didn’t have any real character issues other than the whole serial killing spree.

I am not surprised by the comments, and I do think the guy deserves another chance to play, but T.O., you’re an idiot.

“It’s almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground.”

Or like electrocuting a live dog.