Making the case for Chelsea

Chelsea fans do their best to get Bill Simmons to join their ranks.

Updated: July 19, 2006, 5:08 PM ET
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I first got into Chelsea when I was studying abroad in London about three years ago. To start, their history is a lot like the Red Sox -- early success followed by a century long drought of championships, finally culminating with a new owner injecting the team with cash; hence, glory years in the 2000s so far.

I'm partial to simple names like "Red Sox" and the Chelsea "Blues" certainly keep it simple. Another thing I liked right off is that, like Fenway Park, Chelsea didn't cave to building ...

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