Shockingly, but not that shockingly, Arsenal went out of the Capital One Cup (previously known as the Carling Cup, but really it's just the League Cup) to lowly Bradford yesterday. They lost on penalties, but this miss by Gervinho did not help. Somewhere, Harry Redknapp's wife, Sandra, is shaking her head.
1. Hope Solo: God Forgives, Hope Don't
The USWNT goalkeeper was warned this week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for something called Canrenone, which I may or may have not had at Olive Garden last night, incidentally. She was basically like, "Cool warning." Rem and I talked about this briefly.
Rem: Am I allowed to nominate Hope Solo for beating her charge? Chris: Not guilty, y'all got to feel her. Rem: Teflon Don. Chris: Hope Solo treated those charges like she treated Briana Scurry back in '07.
England remains engulfed in drama, and not the good kind on PBS. Everyone's favorite illiterate, 'Arry Redknapp, appears poised to take over from the recently resigned Fabio Capello as England manager, Wayne Rooney and Manchester United recovered from a three-goal hole to draw Chelsea, and U.S. judicial scholar Kenny Dalglish opted to "plead the Fifth Amendment" to reporters following Liverpool's drab 0-0 match against Tottenham. BUT DID YOU SEE THE ANFIELD CAT? It's really all just white noise in comparison.
There’s a helicopter in London. It’s gassed and manned. It’s waiting to take Bryan Ruiz to Newcastle. Bryan Ruiz is supposed to sign for Fulham, but he has been “texting friends” that he feels like, “with his goalscoring record in the Eredivisie” he’d get an offer from a top-six team (because when you’re a football player in Europe, you totally text your friends about your goalscoring record: “Ayo — With my goalscoring record in the Eredivisie don’t you think I am worthy of a top-six team. This is Bryan, btw”).