The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid and The Perfect Homecoming

In July of 2007, Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres bid adios to the only club he ever knew. After seven years on the first squad and after becoming the team’s youngest captain at the tender age of nineteen, Fernando Torres left the Spanish capital for English Premier League club Liverpool FC. In his departing letter to Atletico supporter’s, Fernando wrote that in his heart he hoped that “…this goodbye is an I’ll see you.. Read More

How Many Goals Will Spain Score Against Tahiti? And Who Will Be Pissed Off?

It’s scary to think that world class players such as UEFA Champion’s League Winners Javi Martinez, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and David Villa all comprise Spain’s so called “B Team”. But even Spain’s U-21 Champions would be heavily favored against Confederation Cup darlings, and minnows Tahiti. Two questions arise for today’s matchup; how many will Spain win by? And does Spain ever let the foot off the gas? In other words, do you.. Read More

You Could Learn Any Language In Three Months.

I goal of mine is to speak five languages by the time I’m 26. I’m 24 and I am up to 3…and a half! For the past few months I have been teaching myself Italian. My Spanish background has given me a general understanding of the bella lingua. I’d like to share what I have done to enable me to have a basic conversation with my Italian friends in a little over two.. Read More