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El Clasico

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Tomorrow, October 25, 2014, is the date for El Clasico, the greatest sporting rivalry in the world. Followers of other sports will have their own rivalries to follow, but at this moment, El Clasico lives in the minds of more people than any other. The fact that it takes place in soccer, the most popular sport in the world, almost makes it inevitable.

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This rivalry is between two Spanish soccer clubs, Real Madrid Club de Futbol and Futbol Club Barcelona. In addition to being two of the best soccer clubs, they are also among the richest and most successful in the world. At first El Clasico only referred to matches between the two teams in the Spanish Championship, which has been dominated by them since the 1950s. Since then, though, it is used for any of their meetings. Hundreds of millions of global soccer fans watch these games, surpassed only by the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League Final.

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The two players considered by many to be the world’s best, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of FCB, face each other tomorrow. The matches are always intensely contested. The lifetime record in El Clasico is Real Madrid 91 – Barcelona 88. Whatever happens, fans will see some excellent soccer.

Got plans for Saturday? You might want to set aside a couple of hours for this.

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Autumn Rampant

Photo credit - Brandt Leinor

Photo credit – Brandt Leinor

With autumn rampant here, it’s time for another batch of photographs from the Oliver Photo Club. You will notice that there are only two photographers featured today. Jeremy Cook and Brandt Leinor are the most faithful contributors to OPC, in addition to being very good picture-takers. As usual, these pictures are linked to the full-sized originals. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to force the links to open in a new tab, so clicking them will take you away from Green Comet. If you don’t have your browser set to open links automatically in new tabs, I suggest you use a middle-click or right-click.

Photo credit - Jeremy Cook

Photo credit – Jeremy Cook

Here are the links to the original Oliver Photo Club posts that featured these images. There you can find the explanatory notes uploaded by the photographers along with their pictures. Fortunately, I can force these ones to open in a new tab, so you can click them normally. There are two by Brandt Leinor: Blue Tractor and Yellow Lake. Three by Jeremy Cook: Gateway, Kettle River and Fall Moss.

Photo credit - Brandt Leinor

Photo credit – Brandt Leinor

Photo credit - Jeremy Cook

Photo credit – Jeremy Cook

I hope you enjoy Autumn Rampant.

Photo credit - Jeremy Cook

Photo credit – Jeremy Cook

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