The NFL is going to ruin this season … actually check that, they’ve already ruined this season. Their completely laughable handling of the “Replacement Refs” has resulted in late games going past the 5 PM cutoff on NFL RedZone. The games are taking forever, the penalties are absurd, extra timeouts are being granted, defensive holding is being advanced 10 yards instead of 5, the entire Patriots/Ravens game, it’s all just terrible. Roger Goodell meanwhile is busy trying to get more games in London. Fire him now. He is an incompetent with too much power.
Anyway, there’s a football game tonight. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are playing and I’ll be here to live-blog it even as I fear the outcome of tonight’s game will be decided by the refs. It has gotten so bad that I am actually rooting for a blowout of any sort so I won’t get even more pissed off when a phantom PI call decides a 21-17 game or something of that nature.
You know what? I’m a homer. I’m going Seahawks 27 Packers 21. Seattle pretty much has to win this with Arizona looking elite on defense.
Live blog link is HERE.
Italy apparently does well in international tournaments fresh off of league match-fixing scandals. Hopefully they fix this game so that they win. I don’t want to say you shouldn’t root for Spain but … root for Italy. The Portugal crapfest turned me off of watching Spain for good. I’m going for a 2-1 Italy win, what say you? Follow me in the live-blog.
The winner of today’s Italy/Germany game needs to beat Spain. Literally. Someone PLEASE beat Spain so I don’t have to witness even more boring football from them. Yesterday’s game was so boring my dad literally fell asleep at halftime and didn’t wake up until penalty kicks.
Link is below:
Spain and Portugal will play in the Wednesday semifinal following Spain’s 2-0 win over a completely uninterested French side. Germany are through after whacking Greece 4-2 when it probably could’ve been 11-2.
England and Italy have not played each other in an international tournament since 1990, when Italy defeated England in the 3rd place game of the Italian-hosted FIFA World Cup. This game could either be entertaining or boring as hell like many English and Italian games. I had neither of these teams advancing out of group stage pre-tournament but here they are each three wins away from a European Championship. I’ve got Italy winning 2-1, and you can follow my incorrect prediction in the link below.
Portugal and Germany are through to the semifinals of Euro 2012. The winner of Spain/France will play Portugal later next week. It should be a great game and I hope you do join me in covering this game and England/Italy tomorrow. There’s a link to the live-blog window which you can click at the bottom:
OH MY GOD! You can view the Coveritlive window on WordPress now! Oh wait, it’s actually an image that links to the viewer window as long as you click the picture below to view this Super Bowl XLVI live-blog. To pass the time, other college basketball games are being covered instead of that pre-game nonsense.
For some Super Bowl preview refreshers, look at these links:
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