Opinion

What Is It Like To Watch El Clasico In Barcelona?

By: Casey Rhine

Ohhhh El Clásico, where to begin. One of soccer's most heated, yet most deeply cherished rivalries.Few of you readers get to experience El Clasico, in Barcelona, while it's happening. This was my mission on December 23rd and should be your mission on May 6th if you are not lucky enough to go to the game in the Camp Nou.

A Celebration Of AFC Bournemouth's Unlikely Premier League Run

By all accounts, Bournemouth never should have made it to the Premier League. 

In February of 2008, the club entered administration due to $4 million in unpaid debts and was deducted ten points in the league standings. Bournemouth was relegated to League Two at the end of the season, and at the beginning of the following campaign the club was still very much on the brink of insolvency.

Son Heung-Min Earns BBC Goal Of The Season For Blistering Run Vs. Burnley

December of 2019 feels like a lifetime ago. Kudos to anyone who can remember more than ten things that happened seven months ago. One of the few moments that comes to mind is Son Heung-min’s incredible solo goal for Tottenham against Burnley. 

When the moment happened, The18 was already calling it the goal of the season. BBC Match of the Day confirmed our thoughts and announced that Son earned the award for Goal of the Season.

Jordan Henderson Is Now The ‘Green Book’ Of Footballers

Jordan Henderson was named England’s Footballer of the Year for 2019-20 by the Football Writers’ Association on Friday. So, congratulations Hendo, on becoming the “Green Book” of footballers, honored while more deserving players are snubbed.

MLS Effect: Even NFL Teams Are Following Boring European Naming Standards Now

It’s been a big week for wealthy team owners giving money to overpaid marketing folks to come up with new names for sports teams. From Washington, D.C., to Seattle, Washington, new names have been announced in some of America’s most popular sports. 

As much as we love soccer here at The18, we’re a bit disappointed that the NHL is winning in the naming department this week.

Hilarious Bloopers And Open-Goal Misses From The 2019-20 Season

In a season already filled with insanity, it’s no surprise that there's also been a slew of hilarious and outrageous surprises on the pitch.

Now, most of us would agree that we put professional athletes on a pedestal where they can do no wrong and everything they do is perfect, but what if I told you the 2019-20 season — in all of its absurd glory — produced some of the best bloopers and open-goal misses? Comic relief might be something we all need.

Birmingham City Retires Number 22 For Player That Played One Season

The hype and excitement around 17-year-old Jude Bellingham reached its apex when Borussia Dortmund made it official that the teenager was leaving Birmingham City to join the German giant. 

Bellingham is full of talent, especially his ability on the ball and propensity to evade players. His highlight reel emphasizes his skill with the ball at his feet. The midfielder caught the eye of several big teams with Dortmund snatching him up for a Birmingham City record fee of nearly $26 million. 

This Cheez-It/House Wine Combo Box Pairs Well With Watching Soccer All Day

Here’s the plan, gang. On Thursday, July 23, at 2 p.m. EST, we buy as many limited-edition boxes of House Wine Rosé/Cheez-It White Cheddar as we can. We expedite the shipping — we make sure that it arrives by Sunday at 11:00 a.m. EST.

In ‘The Last Of Us’ Video Games, Soccer Is So Much More Than A Forgotten Pastime

Editor’s Note: This article contains story and gameplay spoilers for The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. We’ll provide additional warnings when we get to the bigger spoilers for each game.

By most measures, 2020 has been a really suck year for humanity; I don’t need to remind you of all the shit going on in the world. While the novel coronavirus has dramatically changed everyone’s lives, it’s always nice to remember that things could always be worse. Take, for instance, the world of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s video game masterpieces. 

The Alcohol You've Been Consuming This Season Based On The Team You Support

Having a beverage while watching sports is a tradition unlike any other. The performance of the team you’re supporting can be a large factor for what and how much you’re drinking. This list covers some of the top teams in Europe and what you’ve been drinking for the past several months based on who you support.

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