There are a lot of things going on right now to blog about. The new season in much of Europe is getting started. I need to point out how I feel Keane, a player who I loved, got too much credit for what happened at Sunderland last year. I have yet to point out my picks for winning the Championship (England's Div 2). There's also the issue of where a couple years of scandals in Italy have gone and how it's affected the Serie A (note : Juventus is already back up in Serie A; did their punishment really fit the crime?). And that reminds me that I have yet to address other punishments that West Ham could have received other than monetary or point deduction. There's the issue of racism in Eastern Europe as DaMarcus Beasely was not so pleasantly reminded of recently. Many of those countries like Poland and the Ukraine have issues with their own scandals of match fixing and tax-cheating, too. So why did they get Euro2012 and Italy didn't? Or at least the joint bid that Hungary was a part of? Those are just things off the top of my head. Despite all of them they will go unwritten for awhile longer as I'm off to drive across Minnesota and up to the Red River Valley in North Dakota. After a quick stop at Grandma's farm to grab my youngest, we'll be on our way back to Colorado. It'll be a long 15 hour drive. Just be happy you don't have to do it.