This photo is like a poem that sums up the experience of football fandom.
From The Daily Mail
From GFOP @Oman187, who writes to Rog: “Looks like someone saw you in Scotland.”
Ahead of the Derby… GFOP @zane_rm sent in this @buzzFeed image of Everton fans in 1927. Rog is the one with the sign.
There’s too much football, so says MLS commissioner Don Garber. But for the Men in Blazers, there’s not hardly enough. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger consider it all — from these fine shores to Prussian dominance on the continent — before returning to recent developments in the English Premier League. It’s around the football world in 60 minutes of suboptimal podding.
We start things off in the US of A, dateline 2013. Michael and Roger hail the reported news that MLS will soon welcome a proper oil sheik to its mix of owners — all it needs now is a Russian oligarch with an affinity for miniature giraffes to be considered a bona fide top flight. And in keeping with the Stars ’n’ Stripes palette, Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott returns to the pod to discuss the agony and fleeting ecstasy of being an Arsenal supporter. Though he’s a recent convert, his apocalyptic prescription for the season’s conclusion shows he’s true Gunner through and through.
The injured Zanetti is cheered up by his friends, who took out this ad using his Inter captain’s armbands.
This pair of smurfs just taped this week’s pod in Crap Part of Soho. Thanks to Nike for USMNT hats which made Rog and Davo channel their inner Graham Zusi
Your Young Player of the Year when he was REALLY young.
War Pigs Never Surrender (MIB National Team Anthem)
GFOP Joe Beauprez applied to be The MiB National Team’s official DJ. Realizing every great thing in world football has its own anthem, Joe came up with this beauty mixing Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with some old bloke talking.
Could it be? GFOP Steve Glaros wonders whether Arsene and SI Swimsuiter Kate Upton are dating. The attire suggests it’s so.
The Battle for Third and Fourth is now officially under way. On Monday, Manchester United and their ragtag ensemble wrapped up their 20th league title in impressive fashion (move over, Don Nelson, the mad scientist officially resides at Old Trafford). Still, few headlines were devoted to Sir Alex & Co.’s accomplishment. Earlier in the weekend, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez once again proved there was still plenty of crazy left in England’s top flight when he gnawed on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the course of a 2-2 draw. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger review the implications for Liverpool and their American owners as well as what’s in store for Suarez’s 72 pearly whites.
The Men in Blazers revel, as always, in their weekly telegrams from GFOPs across these fine lands, inquiring about footballers’ peculiar sweating habits and how to best consume a midgame pint or five, and end the pod with breaking news about the Men in Blazers National Team. Courage.
Rob Stone joins the MIBNT
The beautiful Rob Stone makes the case for the inclusion of his chicken legs in MiB National Team on Monday’s Sirius XM show (4/22).