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.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Football the English & American Way

Liverpool 5 vs. Newcastle 1

Three points ahead of Chelsea in the EPL. The Reds have played 20 games and are on top with a 13 win-6 draw-1 loss slate. They've scored 35 goals (second to Chelsea's 40) and have given up 13 (again second to the Blues). Rafa Benitez' side are undefeated at home in Anfield this year and there are 18 games left to play. They need to put more distance between them and Chelsea and Manchester United. A loss here will be them on level terms at some point.

Chelsea had their chance to stay close but they only drew 2-2 with Fulham. The North London club has played so inconsistent of late that one wonders about their state of mind what with John Terry recently sent off, Didier Drogba not being the player he was two years ago, and well, what Big Phil is doing for this club.

About American Football, the Dallas Cowboys, pre-season favorites to win the Super Bowl, reached a whole new level of suckiness when they got their brains battered (although the Detroit Lions with their 0-16 record can also claim that). Yes I know it isn't over with about a quarter left to play but grandma, the score is 44-3! They gotta trot out Troy Aikman if they want to catch up because this team should be scatered to the four winds. Does anyone know if Tony Romo is still seeing Jessica Simpson?

Just play football, Tony. You're almost a turn over like Terrell Owens is.

Read Rick Reilly's latest column. It will remind you of the movie The Gridiron Gang (which is a true story too).

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