So last weekend there was a game or something on, idk, it involved some kind of Roo and a really short, tiny God and really really bad commentating. That said - finally found the ratings numbers for it:
"Saturday’s Barcelona/Manchester United match earned a 1.8 overnight rating on FOX, up 64% from last year’s Inter Milan/Bayern Munich match (1.1), and up 80% from Manchester United/Chelsea on ESPN in 2009 (1.0).
The Champions League Final topped last year’s MLS Cup on ESPN by a whopping 260% (COL/DAL: 0.5). In addition, the match drew a higher overnight than every Stanley Cup Playoff telecast on NBC this season."
What's really interesting to me - not that it's going to happen - but there's a big NFL lockout looming on the horizon. On the very very small chance that it does happen, who wants to make bets that Fox is going to try to pull more matches so they have something to play instead?
there is a twitter feed that let's ALL the info out about the superinjunctions out there on all famous or even half famous people that lets you know about who has a superinjunction and about what safe to say some things on there are shocking since this is a football site here's what I've seen so far... the handle is @Legal_AIDS if u want to check for yourself.
Manchester City and England footballer Gareth Barry had an extramarital affair with a woman described in the press as a 23 year old leggy model. The woman wanted the press injunction taking out as well as Barry. One of Barry's reasons for requesting the injunction was that if the story became public he would suffer "cruel chants" from fans. It is unclear if Barry's wife Louise knows anything about the affair yet. Giles Coren risked prosecution over tweets he made hinting at Barry's injunction on 14th May, but he now looks unlikely to face charges. He later removed the offending tweets.
Chelsea and England Footballer John Terry had a second extramarital affair, soon after the much publicised affair he with Wayne Bridge's girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel. This time Terry was successful in obtaining an injunction and preventing the press from publishing any details
Manchester United striker Michael Owen has signed a new one-year deal at the club.
Owen's previous deal expired at the end of the season, but United have taken up the option to extend it for a further 12 months.
The 31-year-old played a bit-part role in United's title-winning campaign this season, making only 11 Premier League appearances and starting just once.
Owen has always maintained his desire to stay at United and he is delighted to win the contract extension and is already looking forward to next season
"I'm delighted to have agreed a one-year extension to my contract," Owen told the club's official website.
"To play alongside so many great players, under an exceptional manager, and in front of so many incredibly passionate supporters, is a real inspiration.
"I can't wait for next season to start."
Sir Alex Ferguson was happy to keep the former Liverpool man at Old Trafford for another 12 months.
"Michael has proved to be a top footballer. It's unfortunate Michael didn't get more opportunities but the form of Chicharito put everyone in the shade and his partnership with Rooney proved invaluable.
"I am delighted Michael is staying for a further year and we will look to give him more opportunities in the new season."
Let us all take this moment to thank the good lord for bestowing upon us a Mexican lad of Guadalajara, named Javier Hernandez but commonly known as Chicharito. Born on the 1st of June in 1988, he is now 23 years of age. We see many of these posts all year, but it is rare we get one of saintly status. So I ask you all, pool fans included, to join us in this post of celebration.
Pics and videos and thoughts on him - go! (sorry this looks like the laziest post in history - it is being posted from my mobile. Yes I'm that dedicated.)
Edwin Van Der Sar, one of the best goalkeepers in the world during the past 2 decades, played his final match of football at Wembley against Barcelona on Saturday. He was without a doubt a remarkable player (and person) whose career began at the age of 20 at Ajax and finished at the age of 40 for Manchester United. During this time he won numerous trophies and broke numerous records.
EDIT: The Bladder is re-elected with 186 votes out of 203 votes cast.
The chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, called on the 208 FIFA member associations to postpone the election until another candidate stood for the presidency. However, only 17 of those delegates voted in favour of this.
In a speech to delegates before the vote, Bernstein said: "We are faced with an unsatisfactory situation. We are subject to universal criticism from governments, sponsors, media and the wider world. With this background the election has turned into one-horse race.
"In the view of the Football Association this should be avoided both for the sake of Fifa and the president itself. A coronation without an opponent provides a flawed mandate.
"I ask for a postponement to allow time for an additional candidate or candidates to stand and compete in an open and fair election. Only by so doing will the winner have proper credibility over the next four years."
The election us taking place in Zurich and Sepp Blatter is expected to be re-elected, unopposed, for a fourth term. A secret ballot is currently underway, and so far, no one has refused to go into the voting booth. At least 50% of the 208 delegates must cast their vote for the election to be deemed valid.