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.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Back in the game

After a 3-1 loss to Getafe, Real Madrid seems unable to shake off the funk they've been in after ruling the Spanish La Liga for the past two years. And now Barcelona (after crushing Sevilla 3-0) is six points up in the standings of their rivals.

Yet within striking distance of the Catalan club are Villareal, Valencia and Sevilla. This is going to be a close race but Barca are beginning to hum after a slow start.

Who else am I rooting for right now? LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan. He'll be playing for Bayern Munich in his third stint in the German Bundesliga after two tours with Bayer Leverkusen. Donovan's addition will surely create more tension as Lukas Podolski continues to ride the bench. Whatever reason Bayern's manager Uli Hoeness has for keeping the German National striker cooling his heels isn't clear. But then again, there's Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose in the attack position. What a waste of talent and now Donovan's there.

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