Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Case of History Repeating (with the music of the Propellerheads in the background)





Liverpool supporter. Win one for the Kop, gentlemen!










Here is an excerpt from Liverpool: A Season on the Brink Chapter 3 Before the Kick-off (Should I put in Baros or Cisse in the line-up?)


"In 1978, the year of Liverpool's second European Cup victory, just as in 2005, a Pope called John Paul died. Then as now, Wales had won a glorious rugby Grand Slam. In both years, the winner of the English League had beaten Liverpool in the final of the League Cup: Nottingham Forest and Chelsea this season.

In 1981, Prince Charles married Diana Spencer; in 2005 he got hitched to Camilla Parker Bowles.

In 1981 and 1985, Norwich City and Crystal Palace both were relegated.

Most amazingly, in 1981 and 1985, Liverpool only won 17 league games and ended up in fifth place.

Finally, they won all four of their European Cups wearing red while their opponents wore white."


There was one more mentioned but it's a British concern that none of us may know about. But isn't this kind of freaky? Was the title pre-ordained?


Several years ago, I compiled something very, very similar to the Chicago Bulls. One that also involved numerology. I'll try to dig that up wherever the heck that is. But that was pretty amazing too. I know that La Salle had theirs this year. Anyone else know other similar "coincidences?"

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