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This is Your Brain on Der Klassiker

I'd like to write about Der Klassiker tomorrow between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, but I'm a little distracted by this video:

The question, of course, is the following: Is this the best song of all time? And when I say all time I mean in all of recorded history, including Mozart and Beethoven and the song "One Night in Bangkok."

And the answer: I think "yes."

Anyway, Der Klassiker tomorrow. I will be doing player ratings for this game, so I'm sure all of the players will be trying their hardest to not have a low rating.

The first question I have about this game is: Will Andrey Yarmolenko start on the right? And if the answer is "yes," then I have a second question: Why? Why start him on the right when you could start a guy who does this:

But anyway I actually don't want to directly compare these two players. That's not the issue here. The issue isn't take Yarmolenko out and play Pulisic on the right, the issue is take Yarmolenko out and play ANYONE else. Play Dahoud, as happened last game. Either way, I think Dahoud needs to get more playing time. He needs a solid chance to prove himself. Playing 20 minutes here and there is not that chance.

Other than this question about who will play on the right, one other thing to note is that Robben won't be playing tomorrow. Thank God. I don't ever need to watch Robben be bald and whine ever again. Oh, and also Auba might not play. Apparently he has some muscle problems. Which is not good. But at the same time, can't we see Isak get a little more time? And what ever happened to Jadon Sancho? Does he still exist? Did he go back to England?

I'm predicting a good game tomorrow. If I'm completely honest, I guess I have to say Bayern wins tomorrow by one. But if I'm optimistic, I say they draw.

Or maybe, maybe, maybe: They win. Would be a nice early Christmas present. 


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