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Some New Things

On Tuesday, we took a look back at some things that had happened.  Let’s look instead at some things that will happen, or are happening right now.

England vs. Wales

The European Championships continue, and right now England is playing Wales in Group B’s second round of matches.  The Welsh are rarely players on the world stage, and had not scored a goal in”major international competition” in 58 years.  However, the former country is the birthplace of all-world striker Gareth “Don’t Call me Christian” Bale, the scorer of that goal.  What a difference a superstar makes.

Meanwhile, England is sticking with their controversial decision to sit breakout star Jamie Vardy of the Cinderella Leicester City despite the fact that the striker netted 24 goals for the Foxes on the season. Likewise, they will continue to drop former wunderkind Wayne Rooney deeper into the midfield, where he had a decent showing in their opening match against Russia, only to watch his team squander a lead from the bench after a shite substitution decision.

Good times.

NBA Finals, Game 6

The Warriors lead the Cavaliers 3-2 in the NBA finals, but the Cavaliers host the champions tonight at Quicken Loans Arena.  LeBron James is the best player in the series (as he was a season ago) and, by extension, has proven that when he wants to be he is still the best player in the world.  But can he and Kyrie Irving, who are each coming off 41 point games, muster that sort of effort again and hold off the 73-9, deeper, more talented Warriors?

Copa Runneth Over

Yes people, more footy balls.  The USA USA USA Men’s National Team returns to action tonight in the Copa America quarterfinals.  Despite being roughly 20 times larger, in terms of population, than their Ecuadorian opponents, the United States is the underdog.  This is because we don’t footy primarily in these parts.  Despite this,

 

USA USA USA USA USA