Folks, to be blunt I am going through a serious soccer withdrawal. In Europe, the soccer season started the final week of August. Thank goodness for that. They usually kick-off a week or two before the football season gets underway here in the states, so about two weeks before Labor Day. However, for me personally, the withdrawal for NFL & College Football was at an all-time high.
The sleepless nights thinking about how much Josh Allen would destroy the leagues defense’s, how the Bills defense would continue to dominate no matter the opponent and so on and so forth. Instead the Premier League was underway and took the majority of my withdrawal away. Watching my Tottenham have a monster win versus Aston Villa, then a tough draw versus the defending champions Manchester City and then a HORRIBLE loss to Newcastle. European football was back and American football was on the cusp of starting as well. My favorite time of year.
Then the international break came. International break is when players go play for their respective countries. Whether the matches are friendlies or Euro Cup/ World Cup qualifiers, it happens a few times throughout the year. Many of the matches aren’t televised, also many aren’t that desirable to watch. Of course there are exceptions....
During the break is when the sports withdrawal is at an all-time high, for me personally. Currently that’s where I’m at. It’s been two weeks since domestic soccer, and they finally get back at it this week. There are some okay matchups Friday in the German and French leagues, but Saturday is when the big guns come out. Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Dortmund, Bayern Munich, PSG and many more. This is when the true mayhem starts... SOCCER, COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND NFL. When all three are in full swing you know Producer Bers is in his happy place.