Such as: Doesn't it suck when a tennis major such as the Australian Open loses Maria Sharapova on the first day? I mean, who's watching now?
Football is a game of inches: Ask Dirk Kuyt; one inch to his left, his marvelous header nicks the inside of the post, Liverpool wins and we're talking about one of the goals of the year. Instead, he hits the wood dead-center, Liverpool ties, and the dread and dreariness continues.
And finally, Ronaldinho: Where the hell have you been hiding? Milan ran its offense through No. 80 all afternoon long, scored three goals and had at least a couple more at his feet that he missed. Six goals in two games. Someone wants to play in South Africa.
Now another completely random trip around the football blogosphere:
- More Ronaldinho: SI.com's soccer blog reprints an article about Ronaldinho and the post-Kaka Milan team. This, of course, was prior to the six-goal outburst of the last 10 days. But a good read nonetheless.
- World-Class and Ronaldinho? In the same sentence. You'll find that a Goal.com, which points out that Milan has surged to six points of Inter.
- TotalFootballMadness says Ronaldinho feels the love!
- Leonardo has been overcome with Ronaldinho fever.
- And now for Liverpool, EPL Talk wants to know if it's time to sell Steven Gerrard. For a lot of sad business reasons, this maybe one of many cards to fall.
- With Fernando Torres nursing a boo-boo for the time being, Rafa Benitez is trying to fill some gaps. His first volley going after Kenwyne Jones failed.
- YoLiverpool has more on the Jones move that wasn't.
- Thierry Henry's day of reckoning is coming over his Ireland handball.
- More from EPL Talk on Fox Soccer Channel's newest programs, "The Greatest" and "The Contenders"; exactly the type of programming you'd expect from a specialty channel. Can't wait til they go HD.
- Soccer By Ives has a rundown on how America's exports are doing overseas. Git your Landon Donovan updates here!
- Anfield Talk has some thoughts on the babble about Jose Mourinho moving from Inter back to the Premier League
- Finally, Benfica's freaking fabulous offense put up another five goals this weekend and remains on pace with Braga in Portugal. Angel Di Maria, a young star with Benfica, is staying put to see how this turns out.