Posts

Showing posts from February, 2012

Footballs Emotional Rollercoaster

I know I've said this before, but football is a wonderful thing! Its a sport loved by the nation, and the world, with millions of people watching, playing and discussing the game at any one time. Its also one hell of an emotional rollercoaster for the people that have any attachment to the game!I mention this as this past week, particularly Tuesday and Wednesday, football has given me feelings from completely opposite ends of the scale, originating from opposite ends of the sports system. I make no secret that i am a big fan of non-league football as well as my enduring love for West Ham United, and in a way i associate the two in completely different brackets, almost in two different sports. Obviously that's not the case, but at times that's how my mind figures it!Tuesday night was West Ham night, as we were away to Blackpool. The game had originally been set for Saturday but due to cup commitments for our opponents it was shifted to this night. Through the season the Ham…

A Snowy Super Sunday

Today has been the first of 8 off work for me, and its already setting the tone for how i plan to spend this time! Ok the snow has been a pain and i would rather it fuck off, but other than that its all good!Caught plenty of sport on the tv so far, Newcastle vs Villa & Utd vs Chelsea in the Premiership, Ireland vs Wales in the 6 Nations, and now England vs Australia in the World Cup of Darts. Of course this is all a precursor to the main event of the evening, the NFL Superbowl.In the States it is by far the biggest sporting event of the year, attracting the most viewers of any show in the country. The money involved is astronomical, even the adverts during the game are sold for amounts in the millions of dollars! The half time show is also a huge event, with a musical act performing on the field every year between the halves. There have been some simply brilliant acts doing so, but honestly the choice of Madonna this year hasn't impressed me.But to the game, and this year it c…