Sexy Soccer Saturday Open Thread – The REAL Fútbol Begins

So,  last week, King Hippo took you through the beginning of the English Premier League (EPL). In addition to the EPL, the French league,  Ligue 1, started last weekend.

Here are the standings for both leagues:

Meanwhile,  La Liga and Serie A BOTH start this weekend while the German Bundesliga starts play next weekend.

Here is today’s full schedule of fun footy games (all times Pacific):

If I was you, I’d begin my day with Chievo v Juventus to see how Cristiano Ronaldo adjusts to the Italian league.  My guess is he’ll adjust pretty well.

You may have noticed I did not include the EPL games.  I mean, what is this shit with NBC Sports Gold costing extra money?  None of the other leagues cost extra money if you already have a cable/satellite subscription!  What kind of obvious blatant greed is this?

/ is told ESPN + costs extra too.

Oh,  go fuck yourself,  ESPN! We’re watching Chelsea-Arsenal.

Then, I’d move on to Villarreal v Real Sociedad and then Barcelona v Alavés.

Then, you’ve got Cruz Azul v Leon, Pachuca v Lobos BUAP, and then Monterrey v Pumas. That’s a full well-spent Feria de Fútbol!

Btw, for future reference,  here is a handy dandy list of the leagues and their broadcast homes:

EPL – NBC and Telemundo, TSN

La Liga – BeIn Sports

Ligue 1 – BeIn Sports

Bundesliga – Fox, Sportsnet

Serie A – ESPN +, Bet365

If you’re a certain Hippo-type with a sportsbook that allows you to parlay games in multiple leagues, here’s the Balls Multi of the Week:

Juventus to Win

Barcelona to Win

América to Win

That should net you a moderate, but tidy profit. (1.42 as of this morning!)

Enjoy the games, everyone!



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Just watched the replay. I hate everything so much.

King Hippo

welp, so much for me Draw moneys. Put some money on a Bulgarian talisman side (Etar) to make up for it.


Have relocated to the beach. Beach footy is best footy

King Hippo

that’s OVER THE LINE!!! 😀

King Hippo

oh fuck a duck, they took it off. VAR AGAIN!!!

King Hippo

but Juve rescue it in added time anyway WOO

King Hippo

Wow, glad I have ESPN+ for the Serie A. Also #HAILGAMBLOR

King Hippo

/I got $100 in on Juve at +323


You keep this up, Imma have to start betting again.


Ya gotta love Berta. (or else she’d kill ya)
Kandi ain’t so bad neither….

King Hippo

What a half!