Ok, to get you psyched up for this weekend's upcoming games, here's some fat to chew on in the meantime:
My thoughts exactly: Sir Alex Ferguson Mocks Champion Chelsea's Easy Start to the Season. This article has a bit of everything in it. Sir Alex dishes on Chelsea, Man City's flip-floppy start to the season, Wayne Rooney's "dissheveled" performance to date, and one (final) slap at Rafa "Failure is my Middle Name" Benitez.
I don't know whether to be excited about this news or disappointed by it: Manchester United Target $16M Teenager De Gea . This move would take a big step toward securing United's long-term goaltending issue, but make my second favorite team weaker defensively. Better hope Los Colchoneros have a good backup (actually, I think they do in the person of Sergio Asenjo)!
Arsenal fans are pretty witty: Redknapp Pranked by Arsenal Supporter. Guess they have plenty of time to think up elaborate hijinks since they don't seem to spend much time celebrating championships.
A Shout out to my friend BLeg, who has a new neighbor: Thierry Henry Buys in SoHo. Just don't ask him to "hand" over the keys anytime soon....
Master of the Obvious, Gerard Pique: Without Lionel Messi Everything is More Complicated. Is this actually news?
Master of the Obvious, Part Two: Aleksandr Hleb: I Need to Accept that Birmingham City is Very Different than Barcelona and Arsenal. Umm, yeah. That's an understatement.
Over and Out. Enjoy your footie this weekend -- lots of good games to choose from, starting off with Man City vs. Chelsea on ESPN2 tomorrow morning at 7:45am EST.
And that's farlieonfootie for September 25.