The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Is Winning The Only Thing That Matters? A Look At Football and Business

It was very frustrating watching yesterday’s game between Mexico and the United States.  One team was playing to win and one team was playing not to lose.  Mexico came out attacking and had several chances to put the match away. The US meanwhile showed up to defend, dropping as many as nine players in there half to contain the Mexican forwards. After the first five minutes, it became apparent that the US was.. Read More

Barcelona Abroad: Cultural Awkwardness

Early last year, I wrote a recount and chronicle of my time spent studying in Barcelona. The completed work was released via Amazon. Looking back, the work was written from various vantage points. While it had it’s moments of brilliance, it was mostly a loosely related narrative that was hard to follow. Time has made me a better writer, and I now feel that I am ready to give this work the time.. Read More

Different Type of Football Styles

“…and Steven Gerrard with another long ball to an un-attentive Andy Carroll…” With Euro 2012 rapidly approaching, I’d like to take a look and explore the various styles of some of the major footballing nations.