Happy national revolution day to you and yours! Today is the 166th anniversary of the start of the Hungarian Revolution, the day my ancestors - inspired by similar events in French and German states - rose up against the Hapsburgs and won their independence, albeit briefly. It's a big day in Hungary; in my far away home I observe by pinning a traditional "kokárda" to my shirt.
And now you know.
In other news...
Nicolas Anelka retires (?) in the only way he possible can | SWOL
Controversially. Oh Nico... :(
US, Russia love the '80s, want to bring the Cold War back | SB Nation
Kick politics out of football!
Phil Jackson is as good at retiring from basketball as Michael Jordan | SB Nation
I.e. not very good. So he's back, this time with the Knicks. In the front office. I still don't care about the NBA.
Irish Beers Ranked | Deadspin
I asked the wife to buy some Guiness earlier today when she went grocery shopping. Cause you know, a) Guiness is awesome, b) Monday is St. Patty's day, which is like the
English British Irish version of Cinco de Mayo. Or something. All's I know is, we drink lots and wear green shirts because BRILLIANT! She came back with Guiness Black Lager. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
12.45: Premier League, 13th vs. 4th: Hull City vs. Manchester City
14.30: Bundesliga, 2nd vs. 8th: Borussia Dortmund vs. Gladbach
15.00: Premier League, 7th vs. 18th: Everton vs. Cardiff City
15.00: Premier League, 20th vs. 8th: Fulham vs. Newcastle United
15.00: Premier League, 9th vs. 15th: Southampton vs. Norwich City
15.00: Premier League, 12th vs. 10th: Stoke City vs. West Ham United
15.00: Premier League, 19th vs. 16th: Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace
15.00: Premier League, 14th vs. 17th: Swansea City vs. West Bromwich Albion
17.30: Premier League, 11th vs. 1st: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea (hey, that's us!)
17.30: Bundesliga, 1st vs. 4th: Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen
17.45: Eredivise, 2nd vs. 5th: Vitesse vs. PSV
19.00: La Liga, 13th vs. 1st: Málaga vs. Real Madrid
20.30: MLS, 5th(W) vs. 4th(E): Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC
21.00: La Liga, 2nd vs. 9th: Atlético Madrid vs. Espanyol