Hey now, El Bolso is back once again to talk about Nacional and the Copa Libertadores 2014, although the way things are going I may not be doing this ever again. This week, Los Tricolores crossed the river to play reigning Argentinian champion Newell’s Old Boys, although given what happened they probably should have stayed home. Newell’s ran over my beloved team, beating them 4-0 and leaving their hopes of moving on to the next phase hanging by the proverbial thread. Coach Gerardo Pelusso, who has enough cache at Nacional to be able to speak his mind about disasters like this, called his team’s performance “impresentable,” meaning a total disgrace. He also said that this can’t possibly be the reality of the team’s abilities, because if it were they would be wallowing in absolute poverty. Nacional fever: catch it!
Although our site is still under construction, El Bolso covers Nacional’s participation in the 2014 Copa Libertadores.
Well, it didn’t take long for the El Bolso jinx to take effect. Nacional put itself in a tough spot by losing their first game of the group stage, at home no less, to Gremio. In a group this tough, it will be difficult to make up lost ground, although after watching this game I am confident that the boys in white can pull it off if they learn from their mistakes. Continue reading →
Looks like the redesign ate Jerry’s last post… apologies to him, and to you fans. Jerry weighs in on the Super Bowl.
I am not a betting man. I have a tendency to look at these games, decide on who I want to win, and then I create scenarios in which I see my chosen team winning. Going with your heart over your head is not a winning formula for successful wagering. This past Super Bowl was one of the few times my heart and head were in agreement. (In case you forgot, I picked Seattle, 27-14, with two Manning turnovers leading to 10 points.) What surprised me was that so many “experts” disagreed with me. Clearly, the ones who were favoring Manning and the Broncos were either in love with his numbers, or perhaps eager to proclaim him the best of all time so we wouldn’t have to watch anymore football for the rest of our lives, because it couldn’t get any better. Continue reading →
Although our site is still under construction, El Bolso covers Nacional’s first stage of the 2014 Copa Libertadores.
Hello sports fans, El Bolso is back! Last year Jobu took you through Nacional’s short-but-exciting run through the Copa Libertadores; this time around he’s busy with the site redesign, so I thought I’d break into the office while everyone’s away to share my love of the Tricolores with you. Hopefully we’ll be able to do this for a few more games this time around. Continue reading →
Jobu explains the future of the Jobu’s Rum.
It’s been a blast writing posts for you guys for the last few years. I know my staff has enjoyed writing for you guys too. However, we’re going to be taking a little break over the next couple of months. You see, we always want to provide the best user experience for you guys. While I feel our content is very strong, and am very proud of our staffers, I feel that it’s time to redesign the site a bit. Over the next couple of months, I’ll be working hard to do just that. I may post from time to time, but mostly I’ll be working to get all of our content to fit our new layout, so bare with us.
We’ll be back in… full swing… come Opening Day (see what I did there?).
Martin Stezano, aka Jobu