Round of 16 Open Thread: Porto-Roma & ManU-PSG

The Shempiens League knockouts start today! The tournament was meant to pit the European champions against each other, and there were several in the group stage. But now the field has been halved to 16 teams from the Big Deal European leagues, who play a home-and-away series to advance until

Not for the Weak: World Cup Day 11 Open Thread

Them’s the Senegalese, who are electric. They ain’t stressed, which is welcome. For all the surprising games in this World Cup, there’s been plenty of dread. The Americas have done poorly at the World Cup. 🤬🚬 If it weren’t for Uruguay and México… Yeah, I’d still be watching, but also having

Russia 2018 – World Cup Day 2 Open Thread

The 2018 World Cup starts today in full, WITH THREE GAMES WOOOO! Four years is too long a wait, dammit. So we gotta squeeze this tournament to the last drop. The World Cup is the top event of the world’s top sport. “Big deal” fails to define it, in earnest or