The sky has rained Champions League tickets at the historic San Siro Stadium onto the lap of my friend Shane. He has, in turn, offered to share a little bit of that sweet precipitation with me. It may be only 24 hours in Milano, but that time will be shared with Liverpool, and Inter Milan, two professional football clubs I don’t love very much, but that can play the beautiful game quite well.

Plus, I get to party with the Dempseys.