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From Bad to Worse, Gus Johnson and FOX Sports’ Coverage of Champions League Sinks to a New Low

During the past two weeks, FOX Sports’ PR representatives have been busy at work securing interviews with top media outlets such as Esquire, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, New York Post and, bizarrely, Rolling Stone. Their mission was to generate positive press about soccer commentator Gus Johnson in the lead-up to […]

The Dumbing Down Of Soccer Announcing By Gus Johnson and FOX Sports

Last season, it was the Gus Johnson Experiment, with FOX Soccer throwing basketball announcer Gus Johnson into the deep end to announce several high-profile European soccer games for US television. The “car crash” was filled with numerous mistakes, with Johnson learning on the job as he fumbled his way through […]

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Congratulations Chelsea, 2009-10 Premier League Champions

Congratulations to Chelsea on an amazing 8-0 win against Wigan Athletic as they removed any doubts on the final day of the season whether they were worthy Premier League champions or not. They are. The goalscorers on the final day of the season for Chelsea: Didier Drogba, hat-trick Nicolas Anelka, […]

Champions League Analysis: Werder Bremen v Tottenham

Bundesliga big-boys Werder Bremen hosted English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, who notoriously broke the ‘Top Four’ trend in England last season which had previously consisted of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool consecutive top four league finishes consecutively for the past seven years. Werder Bremen fielded a depleted back-line […]

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New World Association of Leagues aims to help FIFA rebuild

A group of professional soccer leagues from all over the world have decided to create a ‘World Association of Leagues’ following a meeting in Paris, the French Professional Football League (LFP) president said on Tuesday. The English, French and Spanish leagues are joined by 20 others from around the world […]

Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]