Having just played a friendly against Rangers on Saturday, Sac Republic FC are back in action tonight against none other than West Bromwich Albion of the vaunted Premier League. How exciting!
I'm still going to go, of course, even though they're playing them again on Friday, too. I really don't quite understand the point of scheduling two friendlies against the same team, especially within the space of a week. But whatever. Since the CA State Fair is ongoing still and my ticket gets me free admission to that as well, I can go back and get my deep fried bacon artery-choking goodies. Again. Booyah!
In other news...
Rory McIlroy wins the British Open | SB Nation
Watch out, Tiger!
HAMES set to join Real Madrid | Managing Madrid
On the one hand, awesome. On the other, damn you Galacticos!
Hisashi Iwakuma is just a video game character, according to Google | SB Nation
Well, at least they didn't confuse him with Kurt Zouma or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (He's a Mariners pitcher, for those who don't know.)
Enterprising modder creates "FIFA simulation" for Civ 5 | Polygon
Not sure whether to laugh, cry, or both.
Lastly... here's Lorde's awesome cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" set to clips from Game of Thrones (lots of spoilers, a few NSFW moments):
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
17.30: Friendly: MSV Duisburg vs. Bayern Munich
03.30 (next day): Friendly: Sacramento Republic FC vs. West Bromwich Albion