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December 19: FUV FC - Champions League Draw

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Ronaldo.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr

There are a lot of exciting matchups coming in February with the round of sixteen. The crew takes a look at Barcelona v. Manchester City and Chelsea v. PSG and gives their take on who they think is going to win. There is also a discussion on the English Premiere League, and Kris tries to make a case for why Manchester United could sneak into the top two comes May. Finally, everyone picks the game they are most excited for this weekend. 

A Rain Delay in Basketball

by Drew Casey

Wikimedia Commons/Flickr: David Jones

The headline is not a typo. Tonight's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat was delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Barclays Center for approximately 31 minutes with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter.

Per a conversation with about 20 members of the media, we believe it to be the first ever rain delay in an NBA game. Please enjoy the three photos, featuring the progression of how the leak was contained before play resumed.

Islanders Put the Panic Button Away

by Matt Moro

Wikimedia Commons

It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.

December 12: FUV FC - Champions League Roundup

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
Bale.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr 

The group stage has come to a conclusion, so the guys look back at some of the surprises and many of the not-so surprising aspects of the opening round. Kris whines about his Roma side falling to Manchester City, while Martin gloats about his Bayern Munich easily advancing. The three also look ahead to who they want to see go up against each other in the round of 16. 

Five on Three: December 3rd - Martin ... St. Louis?

by Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro, Tara Sledjeski

Wikimedia Commons

In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Tara Sledjeski discuss Martin Broedur's new home in St. Louis and the L.A. Kings being fined for Slava Voynov's particiaption in practice. They also discuss one of the best teams in hockey, the Islanders, the Devils injury woes and why the Rangers can't beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.