One of the goals I made during the slow part of the summer was to pick an English Premier League team to follow this fall. For the second straight time, the World Cup completely sucked me in, and I fell hard for soccer. It helped to be around a lot of soccer-loving folks, but this time I decided it was going to stick for good.
So,I did a bit of research, asked around and did a lot of reading to figure this all out. I had narrowed it down to three teams and asked a few people if they wanted to do a podcast about it. Rich had already picked Liverpool, and you all know what Chris’ team is; but I still had a decision to make.
Then Nick sent me a text and told me to call his show and pick a team. Considering he helped with a lot of the research, I figured I may as well. So, here’s me picking my EPL team and a bit of the reasoning behind it. There’s nothing like making major life decisions on live radio while driving a car, trust me.
If you can’t tell from the Optimus Prime at the top of the post, I picked Arsenal. Feel free to say what you will, but I’m pretty excited about the choice. I think this is going to be a lot of fun, and if I know my Arsenal history, somewhat torturous. I made my case a bit stronger in the audio link, so take a listen if you think I’m just picking at random here.
Season starts next Saturday against Liverpool. I’m looking at you, Rich.