Champions League Final, Lacrosse Angle
No, you haven't stumbled onto former WaPo lacrosse beat writer Steve Goff's Soccer Insider by mistake. Today marks one of the great moments in the sporting calendar, the Champions League final. The game pits two English teams, Manchester United (cheers!) against Chelsea (who are ya?).
But I'm not the only lacrosse fan who enjoys Euro-centric sports.
Johns Hopkins radio play-by-play announcer Joe Miller also is a Man United fan. Meantime, Jeff White, the beat writer for UVa lacrosse and football for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is a huge rugby fan (he likes New Zealand) and is a former rugby player.
Call us geeks if you like, but there is one other soccer fan I'd like you to meet: Johns Hopkins senior MF Paul Rabil. According to his roommate, Stephen Peyser, Rabil watches Premier League games at every turn.
"He DVRs the Premier League review show and watches it every week," Peyser said. "He knows all the teams, all the players, all the stats. I know he is going to DVR the Champions League final and watch it later, since we have to practice when the game is on. He has even taught himself how to juggle soccer balls."
Also, Hopkins starting goalie Michael Gvozden is half-Brazilian and he sometimes wears a Ronaldinho jersey around campus.
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Posted by: Jerry | May 22, 2008 1:20 PM
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