September 17, 2011

The y means Detroit has clinched the division.


September 11, 2011

Went to the Beijing Guoan soccer match against Liaoning last night at Worker's Stadium with Santiago and his friends. A tie, nil all.

First stadium I've been to where (1) soldiers sat guard looking directly at the spectators, as if daring them to try any monkey business, and (2) no beer to be had whatsoever, anywhere.

Beijing fans are filthy mouthed. It was awesome. When the opposition changes a player, the whole stadium sings:

shabi huan shabi
yue huan yue

Stupid fuck changed for stupid fuck
the more [they] change the more
stupid fucks

And this is Beijing soccer poetry, embraced by the Beijing green shirt wearing masses.