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Finally a Game Worth Playing and Racing vs Los Amargos: The Summary

Stereotypes are bad, but sometimes one just cant help it. This is my case with video/computer game prejudices. In typical Argentine fashion, I have always been of the firm conviction that computers are for working and consoles for playing, anybody who plays games on a computer is to be judged a hopeless nerd and be mocked for eternity. And if you play on a console, only futbol games are acceptable, playing (god forbid talking about) other games the equivalent of social suicide. So basically only playing FIFA is acceptable, and even then talking about it while not actually playing it, or even worse posting something about it online, constitutes a mildly serious faux pas.

But if exceptions are what make rules, then this is the mother of all of them, as FIFA12 brings with it groundbreaking news…


(Ok, so maybe this isnt the cover, but it definitely should have been!)

Brutal honesty…Ive even taken the supernerd step of learning how to download music onto the Playstation so that I can play with the songs of our fans in the background. :-)

While on the subject of Racing, a short summary of what was the clasico this weekend…

On the field, 1-1, which was unfortunate. After Racing took the lead in the first minute, we were expecting a historic day, but it was not to be. Off the field of course, the day lent itself to all sorts of, ummm, „colourful“ anecdotes.

Racing fans arriving, with a couple of trophies as well….

Racing takes the field. Not bad, would have been much better though if the cops hadnt got wind of what was planned and „confiscated the materials“ shortly before the game. Unfortunate.

The cops try to enter the terrace to remove some smoke bombs…and quickly realize that this is not a good idea. Notice their retreat from maybe 15 Racing fans!

The Independiente scum, being the cowards they are, shot a Racing fan in the course of a confrontation before the game…

They also entertained themselves during the game by throwing huge pieces of cement from their terrace down to where the Racing fans were. This led to Racing fans trying to exit their section to storm the Independiente section. Of course, they didnt get far, as quickly another confrontation with the cops ensued. Racing fans and cops also had a confrontation before the game, during which the Cops made use of rubber bullets and horse charges.

Finally, it looks like our sour friends lost a little something…

Racing vs Los Amargos

Short and to the point…its derby time again today. All there is to say about it Ive already said here, here, and here in images, videos, and anecdotes. Some historical footage to put you in the mood…



Los clasicos no se juegan, se ganan.
Y a los Amargos… se les pega.

21:00, rojadirecta.es

A Racing lo hace grande su gente y vos no existis….

Today, 9 years ago, one of the greatest days of our lives. Argentina was in the midst of the uprising of December 2001, an experience that was one of the most unique, motivating, and inspiring one can ever imagine. As if all this was not enough, Racing was one game away from its first championship in 35 years.

In my case, the two great pillars of my lifes dreams, revolution and a championship for Racing, were converging in a way unimagineable even in my most wildest of fantasies. We camped for days for a ticket, almost died in the chaos that ensued, wondered where all the cops were, then left to go take what we needed from supermarkets, fight killer cops, and try bravely and naively to storm the house of the presidency.

In 2001, headed towards the stadium for the last game…

And the obligatory video of goals and images from that season, set to Argentine pop music…

In the present day, another season recently ended. For Racing, a very dignified 6th place, and only not a Libertadores cup spot because our rival teams mafia dictator president of the Argentine Futbol Association makes the rules for them as they go. Our final game of the season, playing for nothing, losing 0-2, and giving the following show. The video is long, but gets better by the minute.

Finally, the historic 6-4 win in Boca stadium, whose 15 year anniversary was also recently. There are even players you European ignorants will know in this one…Maradona for Boca, and Piojo Lopez for Racing.

In Atlantas case, its midway through the season, first place 6 points ahead of the second placed team. The over one decade long third division nightmare might just be nearing its end!

For now, no more real games until the end of January.

Nothing compares….

RECIBIMIENTO. BANDERA LA GUARDIA IMPERIAL from nacho on Vimeo.

In all honesty, the old one was better and more impressive looking, although this one is actually larger (because wider). But whatever, nothing to complain about, we just have some pretty high standards at Racing. And again, our neighbors…

Ohoh…

Oops…

Really, some things should just be left to people who know what they are doing…

PS Racing won 1-0, Atlanta lost 2-1.




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