As we rest on our laurels, the rest of Europe continue their midweek league action. Also, in case you're wondering, my battle against Diablo's latest hordes is going swimmingly.
In other news...
Retro Week - a.k.a. when the NBA was great | SB Nation
Oh, Supersonics. Those were the days...
This is a metaphor for how Nigel Reo-Coker's career has gone | Dirty Tackle
Spend The Evening Learning About The Making Of Your Favorite Movies | io9
That's tonight's and tomorrow's non-football entertainment sorted then.
Bayern are champions | Bavarian Football Works
The No Fun League gets no funner | SB Nation
Calling the NFL "They" at this point seems wrong. Let's call the NFL an "it," an impersonal, monstrous thing that stands somewhere categorically weird: part full-time law firm, part branding consortium, part etiquette council, and part massively gifted real estate scam.
Sometimes they play the distraction of football, and now you understand why you can't dunk a ball over the goalpost anymore. When you become something so inhuman as what the NFL is at its godlike size, the slightest trace of human excitement registers as an error, and must be eliminated immediately. In the end, Dr. Manhattan became so powerful he didn't need Earth anymore. When the godlike corporation of the NFL figures out a way to eliminate humans entirely from their equation, it won't either.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
19.00: La Liga, 3rd vs. 12th: Barcelona vs. Celta de Vigo
19.45: Serie A, 4th vs. 12th: Fiorentina vs. AC Milan
19.45: Premier League, 14th vs. 12th: West Ham United vs. Hull City
20.00: Premier League, 3rd vs. 18th: Liverpool vs. Sunderland
21.00: La Liga, 1st vs. 11th: Atlético Madrid vs. Granada
21.00: La Liga, 5th vs. 2nd: Sevilla vs. Real Madrid