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The Daily Hilario: Olympics, FA Cup, etc.

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans. Welcome to the new tradition.

Claudio Villa

Hellllloooo, is this thing on?

I'm somewhere on the stormy, rainy North-central coast of California. I think the place is called Mendocino. Or some hovel nearby. Ever been here? I have no idea what it looks like as I arrived in the dark after taking what seemed like 50 switch-backs and 20mph turns in the rain and fog in redneck country. Annoying. Screw you, CA-20.

Also, the cell signal is nonexistent and the WiFi is slow.

In other news...

Six fun facts about Fulham's insane new manager | SB Nation
Too bad Fulham sucks so badly; it could be fun to watch Mourinho battle it out with Magath for headlines. The best part of Fulham's official announcement was that it made ZERO mention of deposed René Meulensteen. Oh well, at least this one lasted longer than the 16 days at Anzhi, right René?

Mario Balotelli gives zero [fun]s, scores from 30 yards | Vine
Just imagine if he gave at least one. Or perhaps two even! He needs some proper motivation, that boy. I think I know just the manager for that job. Knowhatimean?

Julio Cesar joins Toronto FC on loan from QPR | SB Nation
Wait, what? Defoe, Bradley, and now Julio Cesar. What in the world is going on over there in Toronto?

Club Brugge's Valentine's Day promotion involved a pitchside bed | Dirty Tackle
Kind of crappy seats though, all the way in the corner. Plus, who wears pants and a fur coat to bed?

The hidden literary references of True Detective | io9
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...

FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
11.00: U18 Premier League, 4th(S) vs. 9th(S): Chelsea U18 vs. Arsenal U18 (not televised)
12.45: FA Cup, fifth round: Sunderland vs. Southampton
15.00: FA Cup, fifth round: Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic
15.00: FA Cup, fifth round: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic
17.15: FA Cup, fifth round: Manchester City vs. Chelsea (hey, that's us!)
17.30: Bundesliga, 2nd vs. 4th: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04
17.45: Eredivise, 2nd vs. 4th: Twente vs. Vitesse
19.45: Serie A, 4th vs. 5th: Fiorentina vs. Internazionale