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Order restored for European giants

Updated: September 25, 2011, 2:48 AM ET
By James Martin

The math was scary: 10-plus hours of Premier League and La Liga football, 7:30 a.m. onward. Studying the fixture list, I settled on viewing (in order) Manchester City versus Everton, Chelsea versus Swansea City, Manchester United versus Stoke, Real Madrid versus Rayo Vallecano and (if I still had anything left in the tank from the arduous day of sitting on the couch) Barcelona versus Atletico Madrid. No laughing matter, this -- it wasn't a sprint, it was a glorious marathon of football, ...

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