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The Daily Hilario: BSG + 10; Lalkovic returns to England

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans.

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SO SAY WE ALL:

2004-05 was a time of transition for me, which included moving out and living completely on my own for the first time in my life.  No parents, no classmates, etc.  Just me and a computer and a job and my television.  And on that television, after the day-after-day-after-day of the the 9-5 grind, two memorable shows kept me company.  There were others, but these two stood the test of time.  LOST and Battlestar Galactica.  Appointment television.  It was 10 years ago today yesterday (close enough!) that the latter's first episode (not counting the mini-series) aired.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

Still easily one of my all-time favorite shows.  Acting, style, plot, meaning, music ... it had it all.  And yes, that includes the ending.  LOVE IT.

THE BARNSLEY CHELSEA GANG:

I've always harbored unreasonable hope that Milan Lalkovič would make it big at Chelsea.  Clearly, that was never going to be the case, and after several loans, Lalkovič hoofed it back home towards the motherland.  Though he only made it next door to the Czech Republic, which was clearly just not quite glamorous enough for his glamorousness.  And so he's back!  No, not at Chelsea, but at League One Barnsley, at which level he should be more than able to succeed.  He joins up with former Chelsea goalkeeper-like substance Ross Turnbull and current Chelsea loanee Alex "Speeding Bullet" Kiwomya.

FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
17.30:  Int'l Friendly:  Sweden vs. Ivory Coast
19.00:  Copa del Rey, Round of 16 second leg:  Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid (agg. 0-2)
20.00:  Coppa Italia, Round of 16:  Juventus vs. Hellas Verona
21.00:  Copa del Rey, Round of 16 second leg:  Elche vs. Barcelona (agg. 0-5)
22.00:  Friendly:  Fluminese vs. Bayer Leverkusen