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Comparison: NFL to UEFA Champions League

For the past few years, I have put together this fun article to compare America’s favorite sports league, the National Football League (NFL), and the world’s favorite league, the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The original idea for this exercise was to help get my friends who aren’t soccer fans into the sport by giving them an easier way to understand the biggest club competition on the planet. So with each league featuring 32 teams broken up into eight groups of four teams apiece, the following are the comparisons between each NFL Division and Champions League Group.

106.7 The Fan–09/18/2012

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Upper 90 Soccer Show – Leander Schaerlackens, Kyle McCarthy, PSG, DCU, MLS & Snack Food

This week on the Upper 90 Show, Robert Bode is joined — as always — by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders to discuss the biggest topics in soccer. The guys start off the show discussing the newest squad additions at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and if the French club is a true contender for the Champions League title after acquiring centre back Thiago Silva and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan. D.C. area soccer fans will be able to see PSG this summer, when they face DC United at RFK Stadium on July 28th.

106.7 The Fan–07/20/2012

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Upper 90 Soccer Show – PSG, Transfer Market & DCU’s New Managing Partners

It was an interesting week in the world of soccer, and the Upper 90 Soccer Show covered just about everything. From Paris Saint-Germain making a huge waves in the European summer transfer market, Chelsea captain John Terry being cleared of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand (brother of Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand), plenty of transfer rumors and big news concerning DC United.

106.7 The Fan–07/15/2012

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Upper 90 Soccer Show – Spain Euro Champs, Tottenham’s New Manager, DCU All-Star Snubs

This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, Robert Bode is joined by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders, as always, and of course the main topic of discussion was Spain claiming their another European Championship, their third consecutive major tournament title. Despite their dominance, the discussion centers on a very hot topic; is Spain playing a boring game or do they have the possession game perfected? After discussing La Furia Roja, the guys get into a heated debate on just which 23 players to picks for their “Team of the Tournament,” followed by a each host selection their best XI.

106.7 The Fan–07/06/2012