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.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Born to play in Europe

I can feel the English Premier League slipping away from Liverpool as the hated Manchester United solidified their hold on first. And somehow, UEFA Champions League play is that balm on my Anfield heart in need of healing.

Once more, Liverpool, ailing and inconsistent Liverpool, showed the world that Europe is their playground. Where they pip the world's best squads and they mastermind some boggling victories.

And Yossi Benayoun, who along with Dirk Kuyt has picked up the slack for a largely ineffective Fernando Torres, headed home a Fabio Aurelio cross for a 1-nil win against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. And I wore a Liverpool kit for the broadcast of the FEU vs. UP UAAP Finals not knowing who won. So how cool was that?

Anfield here we come and I dreaming of the Round of Eight.

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