Hello and welcome to the latest edition of The Victory Formation.
The problem with futbol as of late has been that the clubs "buy" their way to secure success, but at the expense of their own fiscal stability. In other words, they eschew the bottom line for on-field success. There needs a balance between a club's financial viability vis-a-vis the quest for victory. The smart teams get that. But others, because of their wallets that are virtually endless, some owners use the power of the blank checkbook. But if you are a Russian oligarch or a relative of someone with petrodollars, hey, you're not THAT worried. That's why UEFA decided to put in a fairness scheme of their own.
Here forth are the links to make your week after the jump:
Is Samuel Eto'o worth all that moolah? Really? (c/o Forbes)
Meanwhile, Juan Mata is making his way to Stamford Bridge. (c/o International Business Times)
Crisis at the Emirates. (c/o London Telegraph)
When will the Luka Modric drama end... (c/o The Sun)
There was non-UFC action out there... (c/o Cagepotato)
Floyd speaks... (c/o Bad Left Hook)
Hmmm... Pacquiao just fired his accounting. (c/o Asian Correspondent) Must be the backlash from this move by HP. (c/o Engadget)
No Clijsters in Flushing Meadows. (c/o Sportsrageous)
One man has locked his spot in the Chase. (c/o Technorati)
Peace of mind for JT III? (c/o New York Times)
LSU with another entry in the Fulmer Cup. (c/o Opelousas Daily World)
Shapiro and Nutt (c/o Sporting News)
Au revoir, Chris Drury. (c/o New York Times' Slap Shot)
Here, have a fix of the NBA (well, kind of, sorta) (c/o Hoopsvibe)
Boras client gets rich BEFORE he becomes a free agent. (c/o Halos Heaven)
Creative means of blaming Jim Hendry. (c/o Chicago Now)
Irsay's pulling our leg, right? There's no way, right? No way? (c/o ProFootball Talk)
Fan violence evokes more issues. (c/o San Francisco Chronicle)
Parting video: Got 20/20?