Thursday, July 9, 2009

UF Quick Throw: Barca Prez tells Madrid to get their shinebox

Real Madrid may be off-season, paper champs, but Barcelona are the treble-winners... Kings of Europe. And lest ye forget it, Blaugrana president Joan Laporta has brought out his inner Lloyd Bentsen.

Said Sr. Laporta:


We make Ballon d'Or winners and others have to buy them. It's fine by me that Real have bought Cristiano Ronaldo but at present Barcelona are the point of reference for everyone."

Wow. Get some, Florentino Perez. Get some. And by the way... Can we please start the season NOW?!?

10 comments:

epiblast said...

Yes, please. Now, yesterday, I'm dying of transfer season boredom.

Mike Georger said...

Speaking of Spain and transfers, when did this happen? Wasn't he talking a few months ago about going back to Japan to finish his career? What a cock.

Keith said...

And that wasn't even quote of the day from high ranking Spanish men in football. Quoth Rafa Benitez:

Reporter - "Rafa, were you in for Barry again this summer?"

Rafa - "He is at Man City, no?"

Reporter - "Yes"

Rafa - "money, money, money"

"Reporter - "It's as simple as that, is it?"

Rafa - "Jes"

Mike Georger said...

Yeah it was a good day for Rafa press conferences. Called out the press for getting the Aurelio injury wrong, the Barry quotes, and of course the 'they are our players we don't have to do anything' response to the Alonso/I'mGladToBeARedDevil question.

hockalees said...

@Georger:

Nakamura Expects Baptism of Fire in Spain

Boy, you initiate a protracted campaign against heresy over 500 years ago and some people just never let you live it down.

Nathaniel said...

Speaking of starting the season NOW.....

Anyone want to hear about my Comcast/GolTV saga? No? Too bad...

So for the past year, I have pestered Comcast to add GolTV to the Sports Package (as it is available as part of the Sports Package in every other Comcast market). Weekly emails and monthly calls to anyone and everyone in Customer Service.

Finally, on June 30, I'm flipping through my Program Guide and see GolTV listed right after FSC. Sweet! But then I get the "Not-Authorized" message when I tune to that channel.

I have now spoken to 5 different customer service reps over the last 4 days, and they are all baffled as to why I'm not receiving the channel.

Each time, I just tell them to have it ready by August 15 or so.

The point: Bitching about something for long enough and often enough occasionally gets you what you want...almost.

Goat said...

Nathaniel, for what it's worth, I don't get GolTV on Comcast here in central Virginia. I'm just biding my time until I get DirecTV when my Comcast promotional rate runs out.

Nathaniel said...

Where are you at in central VA, Goat?

C-Ville for me.

Goat said...

Nathaniel--Lynchburg (Jesusland)

Nathaniel said...

You poor bastard...

At least you've got an indoor skiing thing or whatever the hell Liberty U put in.