Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's You Brazil Name?

Ever wonder what your name would be if you grew up in Brazil and played soccer? BrazilName has a fun little name generator [link] that will give you yours. Mine was Graiano da Costa.

Some MLS players if they were Brazilian :
Brian Ching == "Briildo"
Bouna Coundoul == "Coundoisco"
Bobby Boswell == "Beca"
David Beckham == "Claudio Beckhson"
Taylor Twellman == "Taylinhosa"
Dema Kovalenko == "Demisco"
Lanny Cakes == "Lildo"
Eddie Pope == "Eddiildo Pau"

Monday, December 17, 2007

3 Southampton Board Members Resign

Some may label this as a shakeout after Wilde, Lowe and others rejected SISU's bid (original bid info, here). I'm not sure it's that simple. It's clear that the Chairman Dulie, Hone and Oldknow were brought in to a get a deal done. With SISU's offer withdrawn as they've now purchased Coventry and with no other known courters, they had failed at their task. Or is it that they still had a lot of work to be done? If you go with the stock markets reaction today, the story is that they're abandoning ship. Shares in Southampton Leisure Holdings PLC (LON:SOO) dropped $5 today to close at $36 / share. Could administration be around the corner for Southampton?

International Herald Tribune

Chairman Ken Dulieu, chief executive Jim Hone and commercial director Andy Oldknow quit after a deadlock with shareholders on the future of the club.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dear Leslie, I Am Your Man

Dear Leslie,

I see that you have a love for cheese. That isn't surprising considering that you're from Brookfield, Wisconsin. The problem is, and you may not be aware of it yet, you grew up 300 miles from from Ellsworth, Wisconsin. How is that a problem? Ellsworth is the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin.

Luckily for you my sweet dairy addict, I am very familiar with Ellsworth. My father grew up on a farm just down the road from Ellsworth. And I grew up not far from it either. The next time you have some free time and are ready to experience what should be known as the best cheese curds in the world, give me a call. I'd be more than happy to meet up with you at the the Ellsworth Co-op Creamery so we can munch on some curds together in a clothing-optional setting.

Sincerely 100% In Love With Your Love For Cheese,

Liverpool - Manchester United Highlights

I'm not going to mention the score just yet in case you've Tivoed the game and don't want to know. But if you haven't, here are the highlights. More comments later.