Sin Cenicienta

Obscured and ignored before ascending to great heights, the story is as old as time. The little one rises up against the odds and assumes a place among the elite.

In sports, we love the Cinderella story. It’s like pulling for the underdog, but so much more. To be a true Cinderella, it must be one that truly has no reason to aspire to greatness. Their victory should seem preposterous.  

Forward Thinking for Week Ten

Week ten presents plenty of interest in Liga MX. Nothing quite as fascinating as what’s been going on in the Ascenso, but still pretty good.

 

Look Out For This: El Clasico

Weekly Snark Predictions for Week Six

Friday, August 21:

 

Queretaro vs Cruz Azul: I’m going to start my weekend with this. Watch out for that first step, it’s a doozy. Gallos 2-1 Cruz Azul

Tijuana vs Tigres: Can we somehow get a Gignac strolling down Avenida Revolucion video short? This is really all I’d ever want to see. Xolos 1-1 Tigres

 

Saturday, August 22:

 

El Tri Manager Job Description

Manager

Mexican National Team – Mexico City/Various NFL Arenas

The position described here is for Federacion Mexicana de Futbol Asociacion, A.C., a loosely formed guild of power merchants (FMF). The FMF is based in Mexico with auxiliary operations in the United States. The FMF reserves to right to terminate employment and abandon potential employees in any airport terminal at any time.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

High/Secondary School Diploma or equivalent

The One-Liner Week Three Previews

Week Three is here and so are some bad jokes.

The One-Liner Week Two Previews

Some things will happen this week in Liga MX. I probably won't get to them here.

The Best Laid Gold Cup

When the Gold Cup schedule first made an appearance, it seemed to be leading the same direction as so many in years past. The US team would be on one side of the bracket and Mexico on the other. Their meeting in the final a fait accompli. These things have a way of working out ... as it is by design.

Amazingly this is still in play for the final. Neither team has displayed their best form in the group stage. Luckily for each, it doesn’t really matter in the Gold Cup.

Foreseen Jornada Seventeen

The final weekend of the Liga MX season has arrived.  Serious musical chair action awaits as five open Liguilla seats remain as ten teams meander in a melodic march. The first aid kit will be needed as five teams end up bruised and battered on the floor. This trial by combat will certainly result in some heads (coaches) being chopped off but the real carnage will be in a different battle all together.

On the Brink: The Final Two

The end is upon us. Two teams remain in the relegation fight with just two weeks remaining. Chivas and Veracruz long ago excused themselves from this battle and recently mathematically confirmed their safety. Puebla has found themselves on the bottom for some time. Their fight can't be questioned; their quality is highly questionable. Puebla continue to drop chances for attainable points. With two games left, their fate is truly on a razor's edge.

On the Brink: Week 11-12

Another week ... another crushing loss for Puebla.

Puebla looked to be poised for a fight with a first minute goal in the Estadio Olimpico. That fight died a slow death over the course of the remaining 89 minutes. Pumas slowly gained control of the match and took the 2-1 victory. Puebla's second consecutive loss ensured them bottom of the relegation table status. They remain the heavy favorite to be relegated at this point.

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