It is Wednesday morning here in Moscow. From the 19th floor lounge of the Swissotel, I can see the Kremlin in the distance. I visited Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, etc. yesterday . . . impressive.
So what am I doing in Russia? I am actually here to watch the 2008 Champions League Final, which will be played this evening at 10:30 (local time). For the first time in the tournament’s over-fifty-year history, two English teams have made the final: Manchester United and Chelsea. (Chelsea finished second to ManU in the Premier League this season.)
I am traveling with three friends, two are big ManU fans (brothers from South Africa who played soccer at Rutgers University in the late 1980s), the other an ardent Chelsea supporter (one of my childhood friends and fellow Princeton graduate who lived in London for seven years before recently moving back to the States). (I think they invited me along to sit between them. I don’t really have a favorite.)
Anyway, I’ll be back in the United States tomorrow, Thursday, May 22nd, the day SAT scores are scheduled to be available online. Good luck!