Happy Spursday RAFALUTION e'erybody! The Europa League is back. And I'm sure we'll all be watching.*
In other news...
Anybody seen the Russian ice hockey team's head coach? | SB Nation
He probably should be protected by an armed guard at all times. Otherwise, he might get eaten by Zombie Putin.
Super Rugby sounds super | SB Nation
I don't know much about this, but I enjoyed the Top 5 Fat Man Touchdowns video that was embedded. Tries. Whatever.
Franco Baldini, latter-day genius, rumored to be on the outs at Spurs | Cartilage Free Captain
One Emenalo, there's only one Emenalo; One Emenaaaalooo, there's only one Emenaaaalooooo...
Parma soaring under Roberto Donadoni | SB Nation
There was a time when Parma was the land of milk and honey. Then it turned mostly into sour milk. Now, they're slowly coming back, hopefully in a somewhat more sustainable manner.
I like the way you work it, Ted Ligety | Deadspin
Ligety destroyed the field in the GS, just like he destroyed everybody on the World Cup GS circuit in 2013. His secret is to think and ski more freely outside the box than most skiers, something that he hinted at in his post-race interviews with NBC as well. What does that mean? Here's a great explanation.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
18.00: Europa League, round of 32, first leg: Dnipro vs. Tottenham Hotspur
18.00: Europa League, round of 32, first leg: Juventus vs. Trabzonspor
20.05: Europa League, round of 32, first leg: Swansea City vs. Napoli