Sunday, August 6, 2023

Almost There

In England, they played the F.A. Community Shield game, which is an exhibition between the League Champion and the Cup Champion.  When the same team when both titles -- like Manchester City did last year -- that team plays the team that came in second in the League.  Anyway, this means that next week, the new season will begin:

Friday, Aug. 11:
Burnley v. Manchester City

Saturday, Aug 12:
Arsenal v. Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Utd v. Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth v. West Ham Utd.
Brighton & Hove Albion v. Luton Town
Everton v. Fulham
Newcastle Utd. v. Aston Villa

Sunday, Aug. 13:
Brentford v. Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea v. Liverpool
Manchester Utd. v. Wolverhampton Wanderers

And that will mean that we are only three weeks away from a full week of college football.


  1. This year I'm going with the ESPN rankings for the NFL teams.

  2. The Dodgers are leading San Diego 6-0 on Sunday Night Baseball, and ESPN just followed up an in-game interview with Fernando Tatis with an in-game interview of the Padres manager. If you really want to convince someone that these games don't matter, interview the participants while the game is underway.