Um, any animal social justice warriors know if the phrase 'dog days' is offensive? Can't be too careful these days.
In any event, thanks to the Euro next year we get an early start of the international club football season, delivering us from the tedious drudgery of the neverending baseball season. For me, the Liverpool season opener marks my athletic new year, as the spheres of competition I most enjoy are, in order:
Each of these has a number of reasons to be excited about the upcoming season. Let's take a quick look.
Thoughts on culture, community, and development.