There’s a whole load of guff currently being churned out by the commentariat about what things were like back in the 1980s, an era which – now that we’re being ruled once again by a bunch of tossers who can’t do their sums properly – is supposedly going to bear more resemblance than we might want to the life we’re currently leading in the early part of the 21st century. Personally, I think that such talk is a load of shite but, then again, I’ve already experienced the Eighties once at first-hand and, nostalgia for my twenties apart, I’ve no wish to set foot on that particular planet again anytime soon.
But, in the spirit of the times we live in, I can offer all and sundry a small, sweet taste of that benighted decade, in the form of my ever-expanding results archive. A blizzard of activity on my part inside the last few weeks has extended the archive all the way back through the 1980s and currently its tentacles stretch back as far as 1978, which means that you are now a mere click away from accessing every league and championship game (at least I think they’re all there, though I do know I’m missing two NFL matches, which I’ve flagged in the appropriate places) we’ve played over the past 31 years. Now, if that doesn’t make you nostalgic for your youth, I can’t think what will.