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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Yahoo Sports: Chelsea's 1st leg upset of Barcelona,flies in face of statistics
http://sports.yahoo....jRXj0.D8N4mw7YF

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

I know a lot of people don't follow soccer but a monumental upset just occurred in Spain as Chelsea, playing a man down, beat Barcelona, the club many consider to be the best in the world (although I think Real Madrid is) to advance to the Champions' League final.

Hard to give it an apt comparison but Superbowl 42 comes to mind.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

NBC Sports / AP: 10-man Chelsea into Champions League Final over Barcelona
http://nbcsports.msn...0296/ns/soccer/

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

NBC Sports / AP: A win over Bayern is Madrid's only route to Final
http://www.nbcsports...4939/ns/soccer/

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

SI: Bayern beats Madrid: http://sportsillustr...l?sct=sc_t11_a1

SI: Bayern overcomes Madrid at a cost
http://sportsillustr...l?sct=sc_t11_a0

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Bayern should absolutely destroy Chelsea. As much as I hate Barcelona, it's a shame that they didn't make the Finals simply b/c them vs. Bayern or Real Madrid (which would be like the Yankees playing the Red Sox for the WS) would have done a ton to raise international soccer awareness in the states.

As it stands now Bayern (playing in the home arena) vs. Chelsea is like the 49ers playing the Titans or something for the SuperBowl in San Francisco.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:44 AM

I usually root against English teams in UEFA competitions, but if it's a choice of Bayern and Chelsea, I suppose I'll root for Chelsea. They lost in such heartbreaking fashion a few years back, so I think their fans deserve some good news.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

Fox Sports: Stage set for highly anticipated Final
http://msn.foxsports...-preview-051812

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Chelsea wins in a shootout, 1-1 (4-3). Even needed an extra round of kicks.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:45 AM

Chelsea wins in a shootout, 1-1 (4-3). Even needed an extra round of kicks.


No they didn't. It went as follows:

Bayern: Y Y Y N N
Chelsea: N Y Y Y Y

Thus, 4-3 in the regulation 5 kicks.

But wow, what a great game! What a great job by Chelsea to come back. They got outplayed the entire first 80+ minutes of the game. They didn't even have a corner kick until after Bayern scored! But once they changed the strategy to make a last gasp effort, it was an entirely different game.

I hope for Chelsea fans this helps them to get over their disappointment from their heartbreaking loss in the finals a few years ago.

And Drogba is one helluva player. He just comes up big whenever he's needed.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

SI: Madrid-United gem of Champions League Rd of 16
http://sportsillustr...w/?sct=sc_t2_a3

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Yahoo: AC Milan stuns Barcelona 2-0
http://sports.yahoo....29446--sow.html

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

My buddy is a die hard Barca fan and he's absolutley heart-broken. Barca will need to score 4 goals in the second leg to advance IMO.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

Watching ManU-RM. Both teams playing football. Gus Johnson is horrible.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Ref ruined a great match with a bullshit red card.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

Yahoo: Semi-Final Predictions
http://sports.yahoo....-212752917.html



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

Yahoo: Dortmund hangs on at Real Madrid, reaches Final
http://sports.yahoo....-204235904.html



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:09 AM

The final is today! Hopefully they finish just in time for me to go pick my wife up from work.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Grantland: Champions League Preview
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

Just a reminder - the match will be on FOX, not FOX Soccer Channel.






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