Your Saturday morning Copa Del Rey Open Thread

Yes, today the only game that matters is the Copa Del Rey.  It pits La Liga leader Barcelona against 7th place Sevilla at the new home of Atlético Madrid, the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the east side of Madrid.  It’s a very nice stadium.  We drove by it last year.

As for the game, this will be Andrés Iniesta’s last Copa Del Rey as he is set to join Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan this summer.  For those of you not fluent in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), that is loosely translated as Chongqing Givya Money.

This is where Chongqing (formerly known as ChungKing) is located:

and this is what it looks like:

Now, this is an old picture.  There is something new going up at the confluence of the rivers:

This project is expected to be completed in 2019.  The towers will be mixed use with residential units, commercial, and hotel space.  If this seems familiar it’s because the design team is from Singapore, home of the Sands Marina:

Yes, I’ve been to the top at the very tip (phrasing) and it’s as spectacular as it looks.  It is fucking COOL.  It also helps that there is a casino at the bottom.

Real Talk: I don’t understand how it is that Vegas is surviving.  There are a LOT of impressive places to gamble in Asia (Macau and Singapore come immediately to mind) and online sportsbooks are perfectly legal.  If you are an Asian whale, why the fuck would you cross the Pacific to go to Las Vegas?

Oh yeah…

Anyhoo, what were we talking about?

Oh yeah, soccer.  Here are your listings (All times Pacific):

USA/Canada – Major League Soccer 
10:00am Montreal Impact vs Los Angeles FC MLS LiveESPN+YouTubeTVA Spo…
12:00pm Houston Dynamo vs Toronto FC DIRECTVMLS LiveThe KUBEESPN…
12:30pm New York RB vs Chicago Fire fuboTVUnivision DeportesUnivision
4:30pm Orlando City SC vs SJ Earthquakes fuboTVDIRECTVMLS Live
4:30pm Columbus Crew vs New England fuboTVDIRECTVMLS LiveC…
5:00pm Dallas vs Philadelphia Union fuboTVDIRECTVMLS LiveKT…
6:00pm Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids DIRECTVMLS LiveKMYU UtahESP…
7:30pm LA Galaxy vs Atlanta United fuboTVDIRECTVFOX Sports GO
England – Premier League 
4:30am West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool fuboTVNBCSports.comNBCSN
7:00am Watford vs Crystal Palace fuboTVNBCSports.comNBCSN
Spain – La Liga 
4:00am Eibar vs Getafe fuboTVbeIN SPORTS en Español
7:15am Celta de Vigo vs Valencia fuboTVbeIN SPORTS en Español
Italy – Serie A 
6:00am SPAL vs Roma fuboTVbeIN SPORTSbeIN SP…
9:00am Sassuolo vs Fiorentina fuboTVbeIN SPORTS en Español
11:45am Milan vs Benevento fuboTVbeIN SPORTS en Español
Germany – Bundesliga 
6:30am RB Leipzig vs Hoffenheim fuboTVFox Soccer PlusFOX Soccer…
6:30am Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hertha BSC fuboTVFox Sports 2FOX Spor…
6:30am Hamburger SV vs Freiburg FOX Soccer Match PassSportsnet Worl…
6:30am Hannover 96 vs Bayern München fuboTVFox Sports 1FOX Spor…
6:30am Stuttgart vs Werder Bremen FOX Soccer Match PassSportsnet Worl…
9:30am Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen fuboTVFox Sports 1FOX Spor…
France – Ligue 1 
8:00am Olympique Marseille vs Lille fuboTVbeIN SPORTSbeIN SP…
11:00am Amiens SC vs Strasbourg fuboTVbeIN SPORTS CONNECT
11:00am Guingamp vs Monaco fuboTVbeIN SPORTS CONNECT
11:00am Metz vs Caen fuboTVbeIN SPORTS CONNECT
11:00am Toulouse vs Angers SCO fuboTVbeIN SPORTS CONNECT
Portugal – Primeira Liga 
8:00am Paços de Ferreira vs Belenenses Sport TV1Sport TV África
10:15am Feirense vs Vitória Guimarães Sport TV1Sport TV África
12:30pm Estoril vs Benfica fuboTVGOLTVGolTV EspanoliG…
Spain – Copa del Rey 
12:30pm Sevilla vs Barcelona

*Final
ESPN DeportesESPN Deportes+
England – FA Cup 
9:15am Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur fuboTVFOX NetworkFOX Sports GO
Mexico – Liga MX 
3:00pm Cruz Azul vs Morelia fuboTVUnivision DeportesUniMás
3:00pm Querétaro vs Pachuca ESPN DeportesESPN Deportes+
5:00pm Monterrey vs Lobos BUAP fuboTVUnivision DeportesUniMás
5:06pm León vs Tijuana fuboTVESPN DeportesES…
7:00pm Necaxa vs Tigres UANL fuboTVESPN DeportesES…

One last thing before I go:  GO WATCH SUPER TROOPERS 2!!!!

Also, for you betting types, I’m putting down some money on China being the first country to nuke its own cities to quell a rebellion.  When I was in Beijing, I just got that vibe…

Have a nice Saturday!

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Holy brewery crawl, Batman

theeWeeBabySeamus

Literally crawling are we?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Soon

Fronkenshteen

Quick! Portobello caps on the grill. Marinate or no? Coals are JUST starting to turn gray.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Oh hell yes marinate.
Garlic, balsamic vinegar and a little dijon mustard.

You all fancy n junk tonight.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I think I might have to visit Sweden soon.
Jeebus.
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Senor Weaselo

Well at least the Devils are out, so that’s a start.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

#CapsYear

theeWeeBabySeamus

We’ll see. At least I was wrong about Jackets in six.
So that’s good.

Senor Weaselo

Evening lizard people, I haven’t seen Seville that thoroughly outfoxed since the Count was duped in his attempt to invoke prima nocta.
/Yes, more Figaro jokes

herodotus450
herodotus450

It was a close shave to avoid understanding this joke.

theeWeeBabySeamus

/flips channel to baseball

Huh, Orioles down 4-0.

//begins drinking

WCS

Do Caps and Jackets players only get paid if their games go to overtime?

theeWeeBabySeamus

They’re on hourly.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yay, overtime.

/shoots self in face

Fronkenshteen

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RIP Mini-me

theeWeeBabySeamus

So, will they get a break on the price of the casket?
(sorry, I had to…yes, I’m still going to hell)

Redshirt

Funeral homes have smaller caskets for kids. They’d probably use one of those.

herodotus450
herodotus450

They’ll wait until three more midgets die before packing and burying the casket.

WCS

Dang, Holtby.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Suck it, Duke. NCSU 2 – Duke 1.

Pack9 goes for the road sweep tomorry.

Gratliff

Oh Caps

theeWeeBabySeamus

I may have used slightly different language.
But, yes.

King Hippo

Bases fucked GIDP winner #BFIB!!

Redshirt
WCS

Hey, Omaha, my fridge doesn’t have steak, burgers, or prime rib in it.

Horatio Cornblower

/Omaha sends WCS a cow

WCS

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I can deal.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Their shipping methods are a bit suspect if you ask me.
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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Cow.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

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Actually, the wind speed required to keep a full size cow aloft…

Redshirt

Live footage of the delivery

Redshirt

“Hey, the Reds tied the Cardinals.”
(Molina hits home run)
“Well, at least they were tied for a bit. Progress?”

Wakezilla

Panarin and Dubois need to wake up. They’ve been meh the past couple of games

King Hippo

I guess one roots for Sevilla, one expects this…but still…fucking ouch

Redshirt

The NFL Network Marathon of past NFL Draft 1st Rounds, I call it “Titanic”, because no matter how many times we rewatch it, the officers still make the same dumbass mistakes that dooms them all.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Every time I hear Devante Smith-Pelly’s name I think, “I guess Karen ended up marrying a guy named Smith…”
/Scotchnaut would get that one

blaxabbath

Just a little/pretty high and chilling in my wife’s pregnancy pillow. It’s damn comfortable.

King Hippo

ur allowed 2 nest 2 ,, ppl forget that

litre_cola

I swear I was so freaked a month out that I would get high and reorganize the storage areas in our place and the storage room. Every. Two. Days.

King Hippo

YadiBOMB!!

blaxabbath

I am excited to see Super Troopers 2. Wife had a going away party thing we had to hit last night and works this weekend — but I’m stoked when we finally get the time.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Damn, that was a helluva save by Bobrovsky.

Damn jerk.