Chelsea 1-1 Swansea

Swansea enjoyed most of the game in the lead due to a well improvised goal from former Chelsea player Sinclair. However, Bosingwa’s late cross deflected off of Swansea’s Taylor and past Vorm. Game ends tied. Cole got sent off with a double yellow, so he won’t be available against Manchester United this weekend.

Glad we got a point. It is better than no points. Sad we didn’t have Ramires. His presence was sorely missed. Torres has been here for 12 months. Is he washed up? Maybe not, but I doubt he will ever live up to his £50 million price tag investment from Abramovich. He was certainly ineffective today. Terry was missed. Without his leadership we nearly gave up a few goals. What of Cahill? Would he have helped at all today?

Goals:

Bosingwa: 2
David Luiz: 1
Drogba: 6
Ivanovich: 1
Kalou: 3
Lampard: 11
Malouda: 1
Mata: 6
Meireles: 2
Sturridge: 10
Ramires: 8
Terry: 4
Torres: 4
Goals for: 59
Goals against: 33

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Female Metal: Amaranthe

Amaranthe on iTunes | Amaranthe’s Official Website

Female metal–it blows my mind when it is done right. Deadlock. The Agonist. I really like what they have done with Sabine Scherer and Alissa White-Gluz, respectively. And now I’d like to raise awareness for Elize Ryd, the female lead singer for Sweden’s Amaranthe.

Imagine the vocals from Journey tossed into contemporary melodic metal form. When Elize’s vocals combine with male lead clean vocalist Jake E. Lundberg, the combination to me sounds eerily similar to Journey’s Steve Perry. Elize’s voice stands out well when she sings on her own, which creates many fantastic options in their music. Elize’s work is worth a listen, so check out Amaranthe on iTunes!

Moneyball

iTunes Store – Movies – Moneyball

If you have ever played baseball, you should see Moneyball. If you have not seen it, you are missing out. Brad and Jonah worked really well together. But the story is interesting not least because it is based on real contemporary events, but also because the team strategy stands counter to all that I was taught in little league. Don’t steal? Don’t bunt? When fielding a bunt, don’t try the double play? Walk more by not swinging as much? These tactics are actually quite sound, but I never considered it prior to watching the movie. Intriguing stuff, and its presentation is very good and comical all throughout. I highly recommend this movie for all baseball enthusiasts and anyone who has ever played baseball.

Flypaper

iTunes Store – Movies – Flypaper

Ever heard of the movie called Flypaper? It is in Red Box dispensers right now. Before spending around a dollar per 24 hours to rent it, think again. The movie is terrible. McDreamy plays a turrets afflicted wannabe sleuth. Judd plays an attractive damsel in distress. The villains were not so villainous, as they gave their hostages in this bank heist gone wrong certain ammenities: a courtesy call home, bathroom breaks, freedom of movement, and nonviolence. The movie is a whodunit spoof. Its humor was ineffective. All things considered, this movie was minirly entertaining, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone to see it.

Inter Milan 0-1 Lecce

Inter lost their second game in a row with today’s loss coming away at Lecce1-nil. The previous loss saw Inter exit the Coppa Italia while today’s loss saw them remain at 35 points in the Serie A. Boo.

Goals:

Alvarez: 2
Cambiasso: 4
Castaignos: 1
Coutinho: 1
Faraoni: 1
Forlan: 1
Lucio: 2
Maicon: 2
Milito: 9
Motta: 3
Nagatomo: 2
Pazzini: 7
Poli: 1
Ranocchia: 1
Samuel: 1
Sneijder: 2
Zarate: 1
Goals for: 41
Goals Against: 32

Chelsea 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Chelsea won 1-nil against and away at QPR thanks to a penalty kick earned by Sturridge and converted by Mata.

KTBFFH!

Goals:

Anelka: 1
Bosingwa: 1
David Luiz: 1
Drogba: 6
Ivanovich: 1
Kalou: 3
Lampard: 11
Malouda: 1
Mata: 6
Meireles: 2
Sturridge: 10
Ramires: 8
Terry: 4
Torres: 4
Goals for: 58
Goals against: 32

Real Madrid 3-1 Real Zaragoza

Real Madrid went down a goal to Real Zaragoza early on in the match but equalized before the half and took the lead and the win in the second. Kaka scored first followed by Ronaldo and Ozil. Kaka scored our 100th goal of the season for all competitions. Well done Los Blancos!

¡Hala Madrid!

Goals:

Alonso: 2
Altintop: 1
Benzema: 18
Callejon: 9
Di Maria: 5
Higuain: 17
Kaká: 5
Khedira: 2
Marcelo: 3
Özil: 4
Pepe: 1
Ramos: 3
Ronaldo: 31
Varane: 1
Goals for: 102
Goals against: 32

Inter Milan 0-2 Napoli

https://twitter.com/#!/inter/status/162289322337386497

Inter Milan exit the Coppa Italia today in a loss to Napoli. Cavani scored twice. Milito should have had at least two penalties awarded. In the end, we allowed two goals and did not score our own.

Goals:

Alvarez: 2
Cambiasso: 4
Castaignos: 1
Coutinho: 1
Faraoni: 1
Forlan: 1
Lucio: 2
Maicon: 2
Milito: 9
Motta: 3
Nagatomo: 2
Pazzini: 7
Poli: 1
Ranocchia: 1
Samuel: 1
Sneijder: 2
Zarate: 1
Goals for: 41
Goals Against: 31

Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona

https://twitter.com/#!/realmadrid/status/162307315331108864

Real Madrid exit Copa del Rey after losing 4-3 on aggregate across two legs to Barcelona. Today’s tie was a close match, but finding an equalizer–also a match winner due to away goal tie-breaker–proved to be too much. I didn’t see the game, but it sounded like we kept Barcelona on their heels for much of the match. Sad.

Noteworthy: Ronaldo scored a goal. Sweet form. Messi didn’t. Great. Who is better? Who cares, we still lost. Benzema scored as well. Now, let’s build momentum as we play through La Liga and Champion’s League, and let’s put the finishing touches on Barcelona in the next El Clasico!

Goals:

Alonso: 2
Altintop: 1
Benzema: 18
Callejon: 9
Di Maria: 5
Higuain: 17
Kaká: 4
Khedira: 2
Marcelo: 3
Özil: 3
Pepe: 1
Ramos: 3
Ronaldo: 30
Varane: 1
Goals for: 99
Goals against: 31

Inter Milan 2-1 Lazio

Bangarang! We beat Lazio 2-1, secured 3 points, and took 4th place! Milito and Pazzini both supplied our goals. Well done!

Goals:

Alvarez: 2
Cambiasso: 4
Castaignos: 1
Coutinho: 1
Faraoni: 1
Forlan: 1
Lucio: 2
Maicon: 2
Milito: 9
Motta: 3
Nagatomo: 2
Pazzini: 7
Poli: 1
Ranocchia: 1
Samuel: 1
Sneijder: 2
Zarate: 1
Goals for: 41
Goals Against: 29