10 things to do instead of thinking about football today

As I said yesterday, there are too many voices in the Arsenal echo chamber at the moment for me to stomach reading about Arsenal much less talking about her. Just too many people out there sharing uniformed opinions about things that they don’t really understand in order to further whatever small agenda they have. So, I think it’s time for a day off which happens to coincide with Veteran’s Day here in the States. Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow to share my own uniformed opinion which furthers my small agenda.

10. Wondering why the Tacoma News Tribune publishes an empty list of Veterans Day Events

9.  Taking the dog to the dog park and seeing if Avie and I can get a glimpse of the tree dragons

8. Shopping for this week’s meals pizza, potato-leek soup, and other stuff on the list later

7. Reading this poem by Neil Gaiman titled The Day The Saucers Came

6. Contemplating the fact that “Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something!” and making a loaf of bread for this week’s sandwiches.

5. Playing Super Mario Brothers

4. Reading a chapter in Travels in Hyperreality by Umberto Eco titled “Sports Chatter” which if I’m lucky I will follow up with “The World Cup and its Pomps”.

3. Watching Aveline do gymnastics while walking around in circles to get exercise like the other parents

2. Watching Monsters, Inc.

1. Making M&M Cookies (Aveline’s choice for number one activity)


14 thoughts on “10 things to do instead of thinking about football today

  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Bunburyist

    Isn’t this the site where we get to talk about young men getting sweaty and occasionally sitting in hot tubs?

    Hm. Something’s not right today. I’ll check in later.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1GiantCalGunner

    The kids gymnastics class/walking in circles comment is spot on. Been there, will be there again shortly…. Cheers.

    1. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1Bunburyist

      Van Persie is most certainly not injured. This is a classic Ferguson move, and more and more competent managers do this to protect their players these days. I wish Wenger did it.

      We’ll see a fully fit van Persie banging in the goals for United in their very next fixture. Funny that.

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1Andrew Crawshaw

    Tim, as ever, spot on the money – loved the poem. I re-felted the shed roof before the rain came. Life has to go on and family is far more important.

  4. Vote -1 Vote +1mark miwurdz

    Tacoma? Is that the place where the bridge fell down? I remember the physics teacher at my south London school showing a film of it collapsing to demonstrate resonant frequency. Happy days.

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1stg

    Something to ponder for today .

    True or false?
    Arsenal are a selling club they have to sell players to buy players.
    Manchester United on the other hand are seen as a buying club buy who they want when ever they want.

    I dont think to many people would argue with that most would say true

    In the last 4 seasons Man U have spent roughly £150 million on players
    In the last 4 seasons Man U have sold roughly £37 million of players

    a loss of £113 million

    I think most clubs in the PL factor in up to £10 million each season in their budget for buying players.

    So over the past 4 seasons Man U could of saved up £40 million to spend on players

    right time for some math

    150m – 37m – 40m=77m

    now can somebody tell me who Man U sold 4 seasons ago and for how much?

    So is my opening statement true or false?

    If you couldn’t guess

    Ronaldo and £80 million

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