1. Euro 2012 Final: Spain Continues Its Boring Reign

    I told one of my friends at the beginning of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship that I had only one wish: I didn't want Spain to win. (Note to readers: Never bet on teams I support or or against those I want to lose...

    John Purroy Jackson Written by John Purroy Jackson about 2 years ago 156 reads 8 comments

  2. Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich: A Champions League Final Between Underdogs

    Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich promises to be not so much an underdog vs. favorite match but a battle of two once-great clubs that are struggling to rediscover their prominence. Chelsea come into the Champions League Final on an amazing high...

    John Purroy Jackson Written by John Purroy Jackson about over 2 years ago 4,235 reads 10 comments

  3. Something to Smile About: Signings and Stability at West Ham

    With the dust settling on the ruins of BG's empire and West Ham's new owners CB Holdings promising stability, if not excitement at the club, the East London side seem to be in a position that they have not been in in some time, a solid base...

    John Purroy Jackson Written by John Purroy Jackson about 5 years ago 47 reads 1 comments

  4. The Cliffhanger Club: Why I Support West Ham

    It was a lazy afternoon, the kind cliches are made of: a rolling, bright, early summer day in Manhattan. I was hanging out with a friend, drinking a beer at a bar in the Upper East Side, when the topic of football (proper football, mind you) came up...

    John Purroy Jackson Written by John Purroy Jackson about 5 years ago 240 reads 4 comments