...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

eff Versus, Champions League continues

While the Pens / Sharks game tonight will be broadcast nationally, we here in the Burgh will get it on FSN. YES!!!!

Champions League play continues today. A late Lyon goal for the draw killed my Real Madrid play, but Chelsea's domination of Copenhagen got me the split (sans juice). At least we're in the W column (1-4). Fair warning: follow these plays at your own peril.

The Lyon draw was well deserved, I thought. Although Madrid hit a couple of posts which could have put it away, Lyon played really well. Mourinho's probably happy enough with the away goal, and barring a big upset back at the Bernabéu, Madrid looks to be in good shape.

The Chelsea game could've been 7-Nil, and it made me wonder how Copenhagen got this far. Kinda got a chuckle out of Fernando Torres' struggles to find the net, though.

btw: classy move by Karim Benzema.  The striker has pretty much struggled since arriving at Madrid, but when he scored the game's first goal (almost immediately after being subbed on), he refused to celebrate against his former club.  We always mention the ass hats...gotta drop kudos to the displays of class.

Today's predictions:

My heart says Inter over Bayern Munich, but my head says Bayern will advance.  No Diego Milito, Wesley Sneijder is injured (although he may play), and newly acquired Pazzini is cup tied.  Bayern Munich has been on fire, and Ribery and Robben (diver) are both healthy.  I'm going to abstain on the side, and play the Over 2.5 today.

I'm calling the draw for Man Utd at Marseille today, and laying the odds for Man U to eventually advance.

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