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Didier Drogba Sings Farewell to the Blues (Enigma's Response)

Sean wrote a beautiful blog post about Drogba and his career which brought a tear to my eye.

I'm really upset that Drogba is leaving us, as is every Chelsea fan. But as supporters we understand that as a team we need to rebuild and put faith into the younger players. I'm so glad Drogba is leaving on a high. He is such a character and is definitely going to be missed both on and off the pitch. He has achieved so much, and had helped the club achieve so much. He brought something special to English football - from his pure skill and class goals, to his atrocious acting and elaborate celebrations - who else do you know uses a trophy as a steering wheel?!

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Drogba. He helped transform my team into something brilliant. Like he says, his blood will always run blue.

Didier Drogba, arrived as a player, left as a legend.

I salute you, sir!



Didier Drogba Sings Farewell to the Blues

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has announced, just days after his magnificent header to tie and game winning penalty shootout goal against Bayern Munich in Chelsea's first-ever Champions League victory, that he will be departing Chelsea and moving on to a "new challenge".
Drogba told Chelsea's website, "I wanted to put an end to the speculation and confirm that I am leaving Chelsea," and continued, "it has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved, but the time is right for a new challenge for me."
In Drogba's 8 years with the club, he has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances, ranking 4th in club history. Chelsea have won every major championship in Drogba's run with the team, who he humbly credits before himself.
Drogba's career with Chelsea was a rollercoaster. At times, the world-class striker found himself at the wrong end of some bad decisions on the pitch, proving costly to himself …

CHELSEA ARE THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS!

WE DID IT!!

WE DID IT!!

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! BUT WE DID THE DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE! WE BEAT BAYERN MUNICH! IT'S BEEN A LONG, TIRING, CHALLENGING, DRAINING JOURNEY.. BUT WE DID IT!! SO PROUD OF MY TEAM!! PROUD TO BE ENGLISH! THANK YOU CHELSEA! THANK YOU DI MATTEO! THANK YOU DROGBA! THANK YOU CECH! THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY BOYS IN BLUE.. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING.. YOU HAVE LEFT THE BIGGEST SMILE ON MY FACE TONIGHT... NO WORDS.. DESCRIBE THIS FEELING! YOU'VE ALMOST MADE ME FOND OF PENALTY SHOOTOUTS, WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT?!

WE DID IT!!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!




Washington Redskins 2012 Run Game

Washington Redskins Running BacksThe Washington Redskins will open the 2012 season, based on projections from today’s roster, with 4 running backs vying for an opportunity to be the guy in Mike Shanahan’s popular system. Ignoring the Quarterback situation until the end of this article, the focus is on what these guys can do no matter which quarterback is in the game.
Tim HightowerTim Hightower, who re-signed with the team just a few days ago, posted 84 carries for 321 yards (3.8 yards per carry) last year with only 1 touchdown. He went down with a knee injury around mid-season and finished the year on IR. Shanahan loves a guy like Hightower, who is big, quick, and physical. Hightower can presumably be an every down back, and he’s solid in the passing game as well. Durability isn’t quite a concern with the knee injury even though it was his first significant action as an every-down guy, knee injuries are freak accidents and Tim should be okay once he’s at 100%. His prospects with this l…

Made for These Times...

As I celebrate another birthday today, I wondered and let my mind wander... Brian Wilson belting out the soundtrack to my journey.

The people in my life I consider peers are all mostly a year or three younger than me, yet they all seem to be progressing in their lives and passing me by. It's a thought that bothers me at times, because I feel like I should be right there with them. It's human nature to want to belong, no one enjoys feeling left out.

But in reality, I have always been the odd man out. As a child, I read books more often than I played outside. When it came to birthday parties as a preteen, I was the name that got left out of the invitations. Even now, I don't quite understand the fun in most things my peers enjoy. The social media outlets my peers are so fond of mean next to nothing to me. Most of the popular music I hear is soulless and empty. I'm not a party person. I always felt as though I had nothing that connected me to my generation on a social…

Texans Sign Former Redskins Starting QB

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a deal to bring in former Washington Redskins' quarterback John Beck.
Beck was released by the Redskins during the draft last month after Washington acquired Robert Griffin III to be their new starting quarterback, and Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins to be their 2nd or 3rd string Quarterback depending on the results of his competition with Rex Grossman, who will likely be the guy wearing a headset to give Griffin a heads up on the linguistics of the Shanahan scheme.
The Texans found themselves relying on the services of TJ Yates at the end of last season and into the playoffs after Matt Schaub and Matt Lienart both suffered season ending injury. The circumstances left the Texans worried about depth, although they got significant play out of the rookie quarterback. Lienart departed this offseason to join fellow Trojan Carson Palmer with the Oakland Raiders, leaving the Texans searching for a new 3rd string quarterback.
Beck has fa…

A Story Of Will..

When you suffer a setback in life, there are two possible routes you can take. You can either give up, or you can fight back. More often than not people will give up. They’ll give up on what is important to them. They’ll give up on being themselves. They do this because they think it will be easier. However, their family and friends, who have to deal with this stranger, will often disagree.

Every now and then you hear a story of sheer determination. A story that gives hope to those who are not as strong willed. Today I heard a story like this. 

Many of you might have heard about the lady who collapsed and died while running the Virgin London Marathon on the 22nd of April, a mile before the finish. Her death saddened the nation and as a result she ended up raising over £1million for The Samaritans. The reaction from the public, to a complete stranger, was amazing in itself, but this is not the story I wish to talk about..

The story I wish to share is that of a lady who completed thi…

Mike Shanahan Names RGIII Starting QB

Here I go, a day later than everyone else—so goes the way of Don’t Laugh, People—but I’ve got a day to think on this whereas everyone else just posted in the excitement of the breaking news.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced yesterday that Robert Griffin III, Heisman Trophy winning, #2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, QB out of Baylor University, would be the unquestionable starting quarterback.
It was in response to whether there’s any QB controversy between Griffin & the Redskins 3rd pick in the draft, 4th rounder Kirk Cousins of Michigan State, and if RGIII would have to beat out veteran Rex Grossman. Shanahan said, “He’s the starter. Period,”
He went on to express the logic that the team didn’t give up so much to have Griffin wait in the wings, but that Griffin should, and would be comfortable under pressure to get right into it.
He also suggested that the team would do some amazing things with Griffin, but all based on what he is able to do and what t…

Song Of The Day (07/05/12)

Jessie J is definitely one of my favourite artists at the moment. I'm loving her on The Voice UK, with her honesty and all her faces. It amazes me that she's only 2 years older than I am, because she really has so much experience. It's only right that I post one of her songs. 

Now, this song isn't lyrically brilliant. It's not extremely clever. But I think the lyrics are important. When I first heard it I thought of one person. Another reason why I'm posting this song is because it's a collaboration with a DJ whose music never fails to make me dance and have a good time.

I give you, Jessie J - Laserlight ft. David Guetta, enjoy!

Why You're Bitches [Cinco De Mayo]

Stupid people NEED to be eradicated. It's not a matter of how or why anymore, simply a matter of need. They can't be allowed to prosper. And before I continue, yes, I know this is a little childish and weak of me, but quite frankly I'm sick of stupidity. It's usually something minor that is the last straw anyways... after all, it IS straw... something tiny, weak, and dull.
I come home from Starbucks today, and find this truck, which doesn't belong to anyone who lives in my neighborhood, especially not in my court, double parked. There isn't assigned parking, but it's common courtesy if you don't live in the court, to park in the middle or down the lot a little ways so that the people who do live here can park a little close to their house.
This dickwad is double parked. I could forgive him if he was just running in to see someone for a minute and leaving right away, but he was double parked before I pulled up 45 minutes ago, and his truck is still out …

Reflecting on The Avengers

I’ve had a little over a day to let The Avengers soak in, and most of you [should] have gone to see it by now, so any “spoilers” I might post shouldn’t come as any surprise or result in any backlash.
First of all, I’m a comic fan, especially Marvel. I understand that there’s a lot portrayed in these characters that are more a consequence of the actors than what the characters are intended to be, but those of you looking for the comic turned to life and no alteration or tweaking of any kind are preposterous. I’m glad Stark is humor-driven, as well as Captain America (9 times outta 10 he’s not really trying to be funny). I’m glad Thor is socially awkward and humorous, because it provides that element of levity in the “unknown” of a demigod on Earth. And let’s face it, 7 characters of seriousness without wit doesn’t make for much fun in a movie.
The movie was brilliant, and they focused on a solid story, leaving enough open with every character that it would give us something to look forwa…

Song Of The Day (04/05/12)

Personally I think this song is a bit of a tune... very catchy... 

I give you, Conor Maynard - Can't Say No, enjoy! 

Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, Dead

It was reported today by GlobalGrind.com, Russell Simmons' website, that Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch, known by fans as MCA, has passed away. Yauch was 47.

The story has been confirmed by TMZ through friends and family of Yauch.

MCA had been battling with cancer, although it's unclear at this point if his death was a result of cancer.

The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and MCA was unable to attend the ceremony. HBO will air the event tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 at 9PM EST.

Retired Linebacker Junior Seau Dead

Former San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots Linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his home today of a gunshot wound to the chest, being ruled an apparent suicide, as first reported by TMZ.
I refuse to report on his personal troubles in his home and family, but I will say there was a belief that playing in the NFL and the brutality sustained from head injuries and concussions likely had an impact on Seau's life at home. The first thing that comes to mind for anyone is that Seau shot himself in the chest, and this has become all too common among retired players dealing with brain trauma sustained via concussions. Most recently (in February), former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest so that his brain could be preserved for research in medicine to determine the effects concussions have on the brain.
This is an issue coming to light recently that is dark in nature. Duerson had apparently told a family member that he felt like his brain was …