MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE Articles
Chelsea return to action on Saturday in the weekend’s showpiece Premier League match as the Blues face fierce rivals Tottenham at Wembley Stadium. I was too young to have seen Cruyff play during his glory days. To be honest, I initially had a deep dislike of him, as he was an icon of AFC Ajax, the dominant soccer team from Amsterdam, while I am a lifelong supporter of PSV Eindhoven, one of its main rivals. I also cannot remember the famous 1974 World Cup in Germany, in which the wonderful Dutch national team under Cruyff’s guidance lost in a forever contested final to archrivals and soccer-opposites Germany. I do remember the almost equally traumatic 1978 World Cup, another Dutch loss in the final, and the nagging feeling of what could have been if Cruyff would have played.
The traditional sports mantra that “defense wins championships” might be no more applicable to the Madden series than with EA’s upcoming game. Ball-hawks, heat-seeking tacklers and Clemson vs South Carolina students of the game alike will get the opportunity to put that theory to the test when Madden NFL 15 launches August 26 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
UCF is the name that the school should promote. These 3 letters would elevate the program above the cluster of names of other programs. There are only two big time schools that I could think of that use initials; USC (University of Southern California) and UCLA. The name UCF has already developed capital as the Fiesta Bowl TV announcers referred to it by this name. Now all the UCF publicity department, recruiters, coaches, students, alumni and fans have to do is to continue to use it. Before long, the name will catch on like wildfire and will be able to stand out among the Gators, Canes and Noles when recruiting a five-star player.
I shouldn’t omit here what a football player Josh had been in high school. We’re lucky to have him in Major League Baseball, but Josh was also a fine football player. He had 11 interceptions in one year for Faith Academy in Mobile. He was also a wide receiver and a punter.
The Nuevo Estadio Chamartín was inaugurated in 1947 with a friendly game between Real Madrid and Os Belenenses (Portugal). The game resulted in a 3-1 victory for The Merengue.8 years after its inauguration, the stadium adopted its present name in honour of club President Santiago Bernabéu.