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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Landon Donovan and my thoughts on England

Landon calling! One of the breakout stars of this 2010 World Cup.

ON ENGLAND: Watching the England-Slovenia game, I was half-hearted in my hopes. I wanted them eliminated but also wanted them to advance because of Fabio Capello. The aborted coup by John Terry was nipped in the bud but had England been eliminated then it would have been bigger news in the light of the implosion over at the French side. With "friends" like these, who needs enemies? I was shocked that he was calling teammates to a huddle after the match with Slovenia. That should have been Steven Gerrard's job, you git. You lost your chance and were a lousy leader who set all the wrong examples. Capello has won more titles than you and your teammates have collectively. He's gotten you this far and helped your side play better football. A few problems in South Africa now there's something wrong with the formation you play? Nothing was wrong when you guys qualified. And if you want Joe Cole to play maybe you should sit down. Shut up and play the game, John Terry.

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