|Are you seriously telling me THIS is safe? Insanity!|
Sorry about that, just had to get it off my chest. Now, we all have read or saw the utterly deplorable behavior of the Serbian under 21 football team and their so-called fans, not to mention the deluded and inaccurate statement by the Serbian FA. Unfortunatly, it's no surprise to me really. Most of eastern Europe's football culture is still languishing in the 1940's, so instances like this, no matter how unpleasant were always going to happen at some point, and typically it happens to the England team. But this is a chance for the governing bodies of the game to finally make a point. Our own FA, which are pretty slow and inactive at the best of times actually responded quickly and strongly about this. But will UEFA or FIFA listen and respond appropriately this time? I'm saddened to think they won't, trying to appease both countries with menial punishments and weak statements. Any form of racism to any race is outmoded and simply ridiculous in this day and age, and so anybody who practices such prejudice should not only be immediately punished, but educated also. It's a sentence spoken a lot, but the majority of other sports don't suffer from this, but football with it's tribal and loyal roots seems to dwindle in the past in certain parts of the world. I'm sure things will progress for the better in time, but lately it seems to be taking far to long to do so.
No More Horsin' Around.
|One magnificent horse!|
On Saturday the 20th October at Royal Ascot, one of the greatest race horses to take to the flats will make his final appearance. Having never been beaten in 13 races, Frankel aims to make his 14th and final performance in the Qipco Champion Stakes. I'm not into horse racing as such, but this animal has caught my keen sports-fans eye for quite some time. Frankel will race only if the conditions are suitable, but either way we see the farewell of an utterly brilliant beast. He will retire to stud at a mere 4 years old, enjoying the pleasures of over 100 mares a year at around £100,000 per cover. (Horse Sex) His owner, Prince Khalid Abdulla must be rubbing his hands at this prospect. Another thing that made me take notice of Frankel is the entire whirlwind story surrounding him like it's been written by some clever-clogs soap scriptwriter. Not only is the colts rise to dominance been dramatic and breathtaking, but also the turbulent and troubled life of his trainer, Sir Henry Cecil, plays a major role in the history of this horse. I'm not going to go into details, but the whole shebang just begs for a biopic to be made. The popularity of Frankel is unanimous among the racing select, and many others outside the sport, including my very own sister, have such an admiration and respect for this great animal. So while Frankel enjoys his success bed-hopping without a care, the movie machine will most likely start grinding out the drafts and castings too capitalise once again. Frankel - The Movie, most likely coming to cinemas in 2018 (ish).
The Pixel Empire
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All Eras, All Games, In Context.
Phew, well that's it for this week. My warmest regards and salutations to you for reading TheNovaBug-Blog. Have a good weekend and a prosperous few days onward. Until next time...