Hideto Tsuji is not okay. Playing video games in cooperative mode, he keeps having flashbacks of his time as a middle school soccer star. He was the glorious shooter with the top goal count, up until this blond player who made the perfect passes left the team. The sudden change in attitude of the audience,… Read More First Impression: Shoot! Goal to the Future
An interviewer congratulates an athlete on leading her team to victory. Out of breath and visibly shaken, Nomi-san expresses her great relief at the win, knowing it means that she and her teammates have just saved women’s soccer in Japan. With this, the stakes and conditions are established: women’s soccer is eternally on the cusp… Read More First Impression: Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Welcome to the wonderful world of football! While otaku and football don’t seem to align (we all have seen the jocks vs. geeks mentality that society tries to throw at us), the reality is much different. Like any other sport, football has a wide audience and can be enjoyable to watch. A few of our… Read More Super Bowl LIV for Otaku
There’s a little thing going on this weekend. You know, a sports event? No no, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl (More New England? Maroon 5? Gimme a break…). I mean the latest update for Beneath the Tangles Anime Fantasy League! We are now more than three-quarters through with our yearlong league. This is… Read More Third Quarter: Anime Fantasy League Update
Halfway through our yearlong fantasy league, things are getting very interesting. SOS Brigade (Violet Evergarden Tumblr) had what seemed to be an insurmountable lead, but lo and behold, they lost their grip on first place as Pegasus Meteor First (@ryuusei86) made the jump from fourth to first behind the latest season of Gintama and the… Read More Second Quarter: Anime Fantasy League Update
Hey, otaku! As I’m sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I’m kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Read More Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!
As I drove home yesterday, I could feel something stirring inside of me. You know the feeling – sweaty palms, nervous stomach, unfocused energy. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was in this practically giddy state because the Super Bowl was mere days away. I don’t have any dogs in the… Read More Super Bowl Preview: GOAT, Anime Halftime Show, and Predictions