Category Archives: Spain

La Temporada Turbulenta del Real Madrid

Esta temporada de 2017-2018 ha sido turbulenta para los madridistas. Antes de empezar la temporada, había murmullos de que Cristiano Ronaldo no estaba satisfecho con la situación en Madrid, que quizás tuvo que ver con la acusación de fraude fiscal. Después de experimentar una temporada muy exitosa en 2016-2017, ganando el doble de La Liga… Read More »

February 2018- Recent interesting articles

Recent interesting articles – February 2018     Bids to carry the English Premier League soccer games are in the making. What’s the deal with Amazon? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/08/facebook-google-netflix-not-ready-to-enter-premier-league-tv-rights-battle     What about the soccer rights in China? https://www.reuters.com/article/wuhan-ddmc/ddmc-grabs-china-epl-soccer-rights-in-500-mln-deal-for-super-sports-idUSL4N1K33YU     And finally, “Saudi Stars Arrive in Spain, With One Eye on Russia”, an articles on Dawsari… Read More »

La Masía y el Éxito de FC Barcelona

[Imagen: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/La_Masia_-_Centre_de_Formaci%C3%B3_Oriol_Tort_01.jpg] No es un secreto que FC Barcelona es uno de los equipos más talentosos y dominantes en la historia de fútbol. Con 23 títulos de La Liga, 27 de la Copa del Rey, y 5 de la Liga de Campeones de la UEFA, Barca tiene una tradición de éxito en el nivel superior. Este… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

Identity through Sport: The Story of Athletic de Bilbao

The Spanish Constitution recognizes three historic nationalities: Basque, Catalan, and Galician[1]. The Basque region is an autonomous community located in the north of Spain and the south of France. They have been a community pushing for complete anonymity since the 1930s[2]. The Basques are a proud people with a culture, a language, and a football… Read More »

The End of an Era: Will There Be a European Super League?

Viewership and potential for profit set the stage for many of the biggest deals in sports around the world. It should come as no surprise that football, one of the most oft criticized sports for backroom deals and controversy over finances—see the Qatar 2022 World Cup issue—is once again at center stage for the future… Read More »