As you can probably tell, after a long season Josh and I have gone on a little bit of a vacation--we both graduated from college a couple of weeks ago and have taken some time off from analyzing. But never fear! We will be back to analyze all the summer goings-on in about a week, and you will all be on our mind the entire time we're gone.
Hey, I'm even going to Buenos Aires today to try to lure Kun Agüero over to our side of the river--wish me luck, if you're a fan of the young Argentine.
When I get back, Josh and I will do a wrap-up, end-of-the-season MEGAPOD, looking over the bests (and worsts) of a controversial season. I'm really excited to see what he has to say about this whole thing.
Also, I've been writing some wrap-up awards-show-esque columns for Bleacher Report. If you're interested, you can check the out here (positive) and here (negative). Feel free to ream me out if you don't like my choices.
To save you the trouble of going over there, here are the awards...but without the explanations!
Rookie of the Year: Mesut Özil
Most Improved Player: Marcelo
The David Beckham Better-Late-Than-Never Award: Karim Benzema
Defensive Player of the Year: Iker Casillas
The Raúl Gonzalez Blanco Award for Best Canterano: Alvaro Morata
Best Supporting Actor: Mesut Özil
Most Valuable Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Worst Performance in a Major Match: The Entire Defense in the 5-0 Drubbing
Worst Actor: Angel di María
The Bill Walton "What If" Award: Kaká
The Brian Scalabrine "Least Important Benchwarmer" Award: Sergio Canales
The Charlie Sheen Award for Most Bipolar Player: Pepe
Most Disappointing Player: Sergio Ramos
The "Bad Luck Chuck" Award: Pepe