Even us atheists sometimes look at the Bible and must acknowledge that working on Sundays is not the way of the righteous–unless you work on the hospital, utilities, tourist, or food service industry. And also, fuck work: there are decent games on.
The League Cup final kicks off at 11:25 AM Eastern, with Liverpool against Manchester City. City is expected to field a side that is not composed of the deepest corner of its bench, and the South American presence in the team is strong. But Liverpool is managed by the German Elton John:
I just love that guy. Go Liverpool.
That game will be on beIN Sports, which yesterday reanimated a longstanding controversy thought to have been buried ages ago: Ana Cobos or Carmen Boquín? Lost in the shuffle were the considerable professional and fútbol chops of Cobos and Boquín. Which, of course, is the downside of us Hipanics: people just can’t look past our undeniable hotness. Just keep in mind that we are more than an expressive smile, penetrating dark eyes, and butts that just don’t quit.
On the EPL–yeah, they’re pretty much done by this time. La Liga still features Sevilla at Barcelona later this afternoon. La Liga does not get as much love as the EPL, which is the richest league and has more parity and is THE case for rampant global capitalism (Leicester!). Yet, their top teams do not fare well in European tournaments. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are as good as teams get; the latter just stifled the most expensive club in the world yesterday: Real Madrid. I’d make the case that watching one of three top-eight team play in its not-quite-level domestic league promises to deliver top-shelf fútbol even in a blow out, but then again this is fútbol: anything could happen. And this is not the Bundesliga or Ligue 1, both of which are one team and the rest.
On the NHL, the Blackhawks host the Capitals t 12:30 PM eastern. At 3:00 PM EST the Hurricanes host the Blues and the Panthers are at the Wild, which shows at least one sports league has some common sense.
NCAA Basketball features a descriptive website and some semblance of defense. The NBA gimme a break! It’s Sunday morning and the Cup Final it’s about to start.
So keep the Sabbath, which us Hispanic folks hold on Sundays, not Saturday (sábado).