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The Hughes-McGinn EPL Pool Table – After Match 34

After Match 35 Monday May 2nd 2015   Michael “Top O’ The Table” Reilly 40 Patty Cake Caraher 36 Eddie 1-800-Call-ahan 34 Leo: Man, Myth, Legend, Gentleman 31 Stripes Bennett, Who Pees Standing Up 31 Shane Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 27 Andrew “Swallows a Bitter” Gilly 25 Jamie “Slept with Loic Remy” McGinn 25 I Still Don’t … Read more

Rose the Champion, Merion the Story

Adam Scott thought he’d won the Masters as he rolled in a thirty-footer on the eighteenth and let out the primal scream August National had waited to hear from an Australian since The Shark’s great fade handed Faldo  his final major championship. Scott had forgotten about Argentinian former-chimney Angel Cabrera. El Pato forgot about the … Read more

Scottish Premier League Committing Suicide by Exiling Rangers

I don’t pretend to know or understand the behind-the-scenes details surrounding the Scottish Premier League. But I do know one thing: the best course of action for a struggling professional sports league is not eliminating your only viable commodity. And that is exactly what the SPL has done by eliminating the Old Firm, Celtic v. … Read more

Hyperbole Warranted, Acknowledge Spain’s Greatness

It was said they win ugly – that their style of play was a detriment to the world’s beautiful game. They execute the three-yard pass with a confidence usually reserved for the red-flag wielding matadors of Madrid’s finest arenas. They force opponents to bus-park inside their own final third, relinquishing almost the entirety of possession … Read more

TheOtherSports Returns February 27!

We here at TheOtherSports let the site get away from us for a while but we’re returning to the world of daily production February 27 – the day after the Daytona 500. We will be your hub for NASCAR, golf, tennis and all the soccer you can handle for 2012. See you soon!

Brette Trost Visits A Handball Match in Barcelona

The small handball stadium Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona, sits adjacent to Camp Nou, the thunderous home of FC Barcelona. The football stadium, which is the most visited tourist attraction in all of Barcelona, topping Gaudi’s famed Sagrada Familia, provides a stark contrast to the humble Palau, as the handball stadium resembles that of a large … Read more

NASCAR Has Their Game Seven & Wastes It On a Sunday Afternoon

I don’t get it. And it is becoming apparent that I never will. NASCAR created the Chase, their championship playoffs, in order to have an event like they have this weekend at Homestead. Cousin Carl Edwards, the somewhat still fresh-faced star of Subway sandwich commercials, holds a leaky three-point lead over Tony Smoke Stewart with … Read more

Commentary: Brette Trost Attends Her First Football Match in Madrid

Attending my first football game in Spain on a Sunday afternoon wasn’t my first choice. I wanted to experience the European football I’ve heard so much about. The excessive drinking, the cursing, the violence. Spaniards taking football seriously. But was it going to be the rowdy and energetic crowd I so desired on a Sunday afternoon? … Read more

Tony Stewart’s Title Run Has Galvanized This Fairweather Fan [VIDEOS]

At the end of his third season of driver/owner, Smoke trails Cousin Carl Edwards by 8 points for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup title.  He is 8 points and a handful of races from his third title, joining the company of Lee Petty, DW, David Pearson and Cale Yarborough.  8 points from being the first … Read more

Formula 1 Set to Race in Great State of New Jersey, Summer 2013

Here is the article from the Daily Mail about Formula 1’s event schedule for summer 2013 in the great state of New Jersey. Formula One is set to light up the East Coast of the U.S. for the next 10 years – with a spectacular road race course which is already being compared to the … Read more

Graphic Video: The Indy Crash That Took Dan Wheldon’s Life

Trost: Bullfighting Remains Untouched Artform

“Only tourists go to bullfights,” the woman I’m staying with told me. Though she’s lived in Madrid her whole life, she has never entered the striking Plaza de Toros where man has fought beast for almost 300 years, at a time when blood didn’t make the public squeamish.  And she was right for the most … Read more

October’s USMNT Call-Ups: Analysis & Opinion

The USMNT play two more friendlies this coming month.  They’ll meet Honduras at 6 pm ET on October 8 in the heat of the Miami sun.  They’ll meet Ecuador three nights later at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.  Here are the roster call-ups: U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION  GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton), … Read more

If a Golfer Wins the FedEx Cup and No One Pays Attention…

I am a Chicago Bears fan, first and foremost, when it comes to sporting allegiances.  So any other sporting event happening in the midst of an autumn Sunday afternoon has very little chance of competing for my attention.  That being said, a few things happened yesterday.  During the one o’clock NFL schedule, I was keeping … Read more

Irish Issue Celebration Alert After Dramatic Rugby World Cup Win over Aussies [VIDEO]