About a week ago, I tried to watch soccer. I saw men in their 30s wearing short pants and sporting pre-teen haircuts. A gigantic field, a gigantic goal apparatus, and no goals. It doesn’t make sense to me that you can’t use your hands. However, I did experience a similar weird awakening as Tim Goodman earlier this month when I watched an inexplicably-compelling game of darts.

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Speaking of sports, I enjoyed the 12-9 NHL All-Star game yesterday afternoon. Having two captains draft their teams turned the game’s focus to the league’s world-class players, none of which were named Crosby or Ovechkin by the way. It’s a better method of picking All-Star teams than going by conferences or nationalities. The game is being rerun tonight at 8pm EST on the NBC Sports Network.


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