This was quite clear to me when Chelsea pulled off the miraculous upset versus Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon in the UEFA Champions League semifinal. The game-clinching goal by Fernando Torres set off a fire-storm of tweets celebrating the moment and it instantly made me want to quit my day job. Yes, the Blues had another bone-headed play by their captain John Terry, and he will find himself out of a promising final. However, the people that need to be there will be. From Ashley Cole to Didier Drogba and, most notably and miraculously, Torres.
Will La Liga be sent to the wayside with a Bayern Munich win on Wednesday? Real Madrid has proven that it is La Liga's best side, and this is when Cristiano Ronaldo is supposed to make his money. Of course, this is why they pay Robben and Ribery that big money, too. Who will win, and why? Leave it in the comments. Time for the Starting Lineups.
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Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”