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Checkpoint: English Premier League 2016-17 Edition

The English Premier League kicked off this weekend but I barely watched any of it. The reason? I simply forgot. Despite knowing and being constantly reminded of its start by the ESPN FC podcast, it just doesn’t feel like I should be watching meaningful club soccer yet. The 2016 Euros just wrapped up and the Summer Olympics are still going on. And yet Leicester City already lost and Manchester United already won their respective openers.

It’s no longer known as the Barclay’s Premier League which means new graphics packages and other frills. It’s weird seeing the league known only as the English Premier League but it’s for the better. I’ve always thought it was weird that you can have a league be sponsored.

With a fresh coat of paint, new managers helming many of the big clubs and ridiculous amounts of money being spent to bring in new players to said clubs, this season feels like the beginning of a new era. I don’t expect Leicester City will repeat as winners or even make it into the top 4 this season. I actually have no predictions on who will or should win it all this season. I’ll root for Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp is so lovable but I don’t know if he has the players to make an significant impact. Who knows though, right? He made Borussia Dortmund a German powerhouse. Maybe he can restore Liverpool’s glory as well.

I just realized I started too many games. I have Pikmin 3 on the burner. I started Doom, Tricky Towers and the latest entry in the King of Fighters saga. I also have Ocarina of Time to wade through. And all of this is competing with Overwatch which will likely go down as my most played game of 2016.

I didn’t even mention my daily rituals of checking in on Pokemon Picross and Pokemon Go. Those are daily activities though — like accumulating enough daily steps on my Vivosmart HR.

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