Thursday, June 07, 2007

Is There a Cure for the Off Week Blues?

There's a comforting nature to the MLS season. Just about every weekend, the Revs will be playing someone, somewhere. Sure, there's sometimes midweek games, which are an added bonus, but every weekend, you will find me in the Fort, or in front of the TV, cheering on the Revs.

This weekend, however, the Revs are off. This is undoubtedly a good thing for the Revolution. Between the call ups for the Gold Cup and the recent off-form of the Revs, a week off to recharge the batteries is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered.

But for their fans, there's a huge Revolution-shaped gap in our weekend plans. What the bloody blue blazes are we supposed to do with all this free time? I've put together a list of things that Revs fans can do to pass the time this weekend.

5) Watch Real Madrid versus Zaragosa (3 PM, GolTV. Six Months ago, David Beckham's coach promised that he would never play again for Real Madrid. The chairman basically called Beckham an overpaid fraud and said Beckham only signed with MLS because no REAL team would have him. Excuse me boys, would you guys like ketchup or A1 with your crow? Real Madrid win La Liga if they win their last two games, and it would be the biggest FU ever if Beckham (who has done all the right things lately, both on and off the pitch) leads them to a title before leaving.

4) Follow the Gold Cup (USA games on FSC, rest on Galavision/Telefutura). The North American country championship kicked off yesterday with two games, and the USA will have probably played their first game by the time you read this. The big 3 in CONCACAF (US, Mexico, and Costa Rica), may have just been joined by Canada, who defeated Costa Rica 2-1 yesterday.

3) Yard work and chores (Just kidding)

2) Root for Chivas USA (FSC 8 PM Saturday) Why? Because they're playing Chicago, who snapped a five game losing streak last weekend. Rooting for the Goats feels unnatural, but at least it's MLS on TV.

And the #1 thing to do to cure the Revs Off Week Blues?

1) DRINK HEAVILY. After all, we have five games to get ready for! (Doubleheader Tuesday Night, Tripleheader Saturday Night)