Soccer Is Running America Into The Ground
Jun21

Soccer Is Running America Into The Ground

“Soccer is running America into the ground, and there is very little anyone can do about it.” So starts an email to blogger Avicenna who then proceeds to pick apart the preposterous points raised by “an overworked teacher” in the post I Get Mail – How Soccer is Ruining ‘Merica. The arguments made by the teacher are the typical fare you’d expect from someone who doesn’t know what they’re...

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Review: The NFL At Wembley In 2013
Oct28

Review: The NFL At Wembley In 2013

And so we come to the end of another International Series of games of American Football at Wembley which means we can write a quick review of the state of play of the sport in England pleasing both people who might one day search just to see what some guy in Portsmouth thought of the whole thing. NFL: No Fun League For reasons best known only to themselves the NFL have decided that going to a game of football should progressively...

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Sports Bar
May13

Sports Bar

Another dip into my photo archives to see what I can resurrect from previously unprocessed or too simply processed or otherwise rejected shots and this is a picture of Churchill's, the sports bar on the Diamond Princess which was the ship we cruised on during our honeymoon in 2008. This was taken on the first day of cruising out of Hong Kong, which was the second day of playing with my then brand new Tokina f/4 12-24mm on the...

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The Dartboard
Feb05

The Dartboard

A processed (no, really!) photo from the Coach and Horses pub in Hilsea we went to yesterday to enjoy some drinks and a meal with my dad, my brother, and his wife. While we were waiting for them to arrive I saw the nicely-lit dartboard behind my wife's head and took a shot. Submitted for yesterday's (day 4) +Monthly PAD Challenge as well as today's #SportsSunday (yes, darts is a sport, damnit!). Because I'm cheeky like...

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America – Part 2 – Massachusetts
Jan28

America – Part 2 – Massachusetts

When we originally made plans to visit America it has to be admitted that no part of the Massachusetts area was on our radar at any point but then something rather nice happened. We discovered that my sister-in-law’s fiancé supported the New England Patriots and he discovered that I too supported that particular American Football team. It gets better. He – perhaps wanting to make a good impression on future family members,...

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Football Terrace Songs
Jan27

Football Terrace Songs

Attend a football match and you’ll hear singing and chanting from all around you. You won’t be joining in because carrying on the chant into a new verse or repetition of the chorus when everyone else instinctively knows to stop – thereby isolating your rather weedy-by-comparison vocal strength, inability to hold a note, and apparent misunderstanding of what exactly those lyrics were anyway, and ensuring a swift...

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