I dare say some other genius has already tried this schtick but in the spirit of Friday afternoon (and the neverending battle for employment preserving hits) here is Another! Stupid! Tabloid! List! of software companies that have strangely morphed into professional football (that's *soccer*, not the boring American variety) teams.\nMicrosoft would be Chelsea All the money in the world but it's all come recently. They play to a precise, predictable\u00a0formula\u00a0and the only *loyal* fans\u00a0work in City finance operations.\nGoogle would be Arsenal Fancy footwork, nice location in central London, clever\u00a0ideas and easy on the\u00a0eye. The players are all young but a lot of the time\u00a0all the good work goes nowhere. Best players have recently ended up demanding transfers.\nIBM would be Manchester UnitedOld money and great tradition. Everybody ends up going there in the end, even if they don't like them.\nXerox would be Newcastle UnitedWonderful people, loads of money for researching ways to win top prizes but they end up with nothing apart from a famous home and lots of old people saying how great bthey were once.\nOracle would be Real MadridForceful leader reeking of money, fine wine\u00a0and cigars. The strategy is to buy anything that moves. It usually works in the end.\nRed Hat would be Manchester City Started out with odds and ends donated by local community but somehow ended up with loads of money flooding in.\nSAP would be Bayern Munich German, solid,\u00a0hard-working and going their own way but\u00a0nobody in the US cares about them apart from some people in California.\nYahoo would be BarcelonaWould turn down fortunes rather than trade their\u00a0precious independence. Usually regarded as a mad world of their own by outsiders but capable of brilliance on the day.\nSalesforce.com would be Inter MilanLed by a\u00a0power-loving maverick and brilliant\u00a0tactician, they\u00a0are quite possibly the next best team in the world.\nOh, I dunno. Make up your own ones -- and have a great weekend.