7 a.m. Kickoff

  • Arsenal can’t get the ball forward and need to buy buy buy in order to rebuild the team
    Failure to replace players, selling quality, and a drastic change in playing style are the main reasons why Arsenal struggled this season. I wonder if we will ever see football again? Live football I mean. If we do, and I… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-07By imothyt
    4 hours ago
  • To sweetly perish in Plato’s honey head
    6 April 2020 Day 14 Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. I wanted to go to her house, get the family together, and celebrate but we cannot risk it. She has four little girls and all of them are still healthy.… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-06By imothyt
    1 day ago
  • Arrogant modesty
    Just a quick recap of a few things this morning, I am going to take a few days off from the computer because my shoulder has a knot the size of Moby Dick’s heart and it’s causing me real physical… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-04By imothyt
    3 days ago
  • The virus popped the bubble
    3 April 2020 – Day 12 Sorry about the light content yesterday. I have a huge knot in my left shoulder, possibly from my body adjusting to 10+ hours a day on the computer as I help provide remote tech… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-03By imothyt
    4 days ago
  • Arsenal 2-1 Reading: memories lost
    2 April 2020 – Day 11 I wanted to talk about my 2nd ever Arsenal match but I have a confession to make: I can’t remember it. I remember taking Avie’s mom while she was pregnant with Avie, that I… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-02By imothyt
    5 days ago
  • It’s time to treat these people right: give Essential Workers raises and healthcare
    1 April 2020 – Day 10 I guess today is the 10th day of Washington State’s “shelter in place” order? I thought it was the 7th day for some reason but when I went to the Department of Health site,… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-04-01By imothyt
    6 days ago
  • The Sphinx and the Blanket
    I woke at 5 this morning, one hour late for my pre-quarantine time but over an hour closer to normal than I have managed since this plague set upon us. I have been reading Moby Dick as intentionally as possible.… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-31By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Man walks around town
    29 March 2020 – Tacoma, WA – Day 4 I want to apologize in advance, we have been inundated with these “writer on location in a crisis” reports and they are often quite boring. My report will be no different.… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-29By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • Bullshit Jobs in an age of Coronavirus
    28 March 2020 – day 3 of official quarantine: Tacoma, WA After two weeks without school my daughter’s school district has decided that kids will have graded assignments starting this week. Or maybe they haven’t? I got a voice message… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-28By imothyt
    1 week ago
  • I don’t miss the football
    I don’t miss football. If anything, these last few weeks have been a relief, like a burden was lifted, like I’d been carrying around a dead appendage and it finally, mercifully fell off. Football for me was like sisyphus pushing… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-26By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • On day -1 of actual lockdown I get some Cesc
    Today is day -1 of the official COVID-19 lockdown of Washington state. By close of business tomorrow, we take 14 days to try to stop or at least slow the number of newly infected patients and prevent utter chaos in… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-24By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal 3-0 Charlton: match 1, 2006
    For my first ever Arsenal match I was hungover. Not in that quaint way that the word “hangover” suggests but epic-sick-probably-still-drunk hungover. The night before had been St. Patrick’s Day in London. I know that for Americans that might conjure… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-21By imothyt
    2 weeks ago
  • A car full of barking dogs
    I will return to the story about Charlton tomorrow. Today I want to tell you about the car full of barking dogs. Avie and I took Pork Chop* for a walk to the park where we planted a tree last… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-20By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Flying blind
    19 March 2020 – Tacoma, WA – Day 9 I had pneumonia once back in 2006. I was a heavy drinker – well, I still am a heavy drinker, if I drink – and I was also a heavy smoker.… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-19By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Tottenham 1-3 Arsenal: the title is in our hands
    (5 May 1999 – White Hart Lane) If there was any question about Arsenal’s title credentials they were answered as the reigning champions beat Tottenham at White Hart lane for the first time since 1993, solidifying their position at the… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-18By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Tottenham v. Arsenal (1999): pre-match
    Good morning folks. I can report that everything is good here in my house. I will admit my anxiety levels are high but other than that, nothing major has happened with me or any of my immediately family. I hope… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-17By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Hollow eyes
    Low Sodium Update Three week daily average calories: 2201 Three week daily average sodium: 1907 Three week daily average fiber: 32 My weight has stabilized at 203lbs. When I first went low sodium I lost 6lbs rapidly and then slowly… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-16By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Ancient human tech
    I didn’t blog at all yesterday because I was busy doing three things; watching Altered Carbon (season 2), baking bread, and having an actual existential crisis over COVID-19. If you haven’t seen Altered Carbon (Netflix, unpaid ad), I recommend it… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-15By imothyt
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday the 13th: day three
    The philosophical definition of happiness is a match between what you want and what you have. And what you want changes as soon as you’ve got it. Always more. Always better. Hence the difficulty to satisfy. An Arsenal fan, when… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-13By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Arteta stricken with COVID – still the institutions slow to react
    I have been working from home the last two days and while you might think that means I have been able to just do whatever or not actually work, nothing could be less true. I have been working on procedures,… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-13By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Shut it all down
    This week, the owner of Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest – Evangelos Marinakis – tested positive for COVID-19. He had attended the Europa League match at the Grove 13 days ago and he came in contact with some of the Arsenal… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-11By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Arteta v. Emery: Arteta needs time
    Points per game Arteta – 1.7 Emery – 1.3 Non-Penalty expected goals and expected goals allowed per game Arteta – 1.5 xG/game Emery – 1.2 xG/game Arteta – 1.4 xGA/game Emery – 1.2 xGA/game Expected goal difference per game, 0.1… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-10By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • Love in the time of the Coronavirus
    Sweet COVID-19 Hands.. Washing hands Reaching out.. washing me, washing you! COVID-One Nine, Wash your hands you know you should! Things I won’t have to worry about if I die from a coronavirus Arsenal’s summer transfers (THE WARCHEST!) Global warming!… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-09By imothyt
    4 weeks ago
  • One-Nil to the VARsenal
    For the record, I watched the Arsenal match yesterday. We won 1-0, thanks to a VAR call in our favor. I can’t remember the last time VAR went in our favor, though people on my TL have told me it… ... read more
    Source: 7 a.m. KickoffPublished on 2020-03-08By imothyt
    1 month ago