Monthly Archives: January 2009

It Came From The NASL Archives

More nostalgia, a 1981 match between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Atlanta Chiefs (again, the full broadcast is available at www.davebrett.com).

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PHX Fail

Seen on a sign near a convention in downtown Phoenix this afternoon: Yes, yes I am. Sometimes I’m not glad I’m in the industry of writing and editing, though.

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BlaGONEovich

That headline from the Tinley Park, Ill. Southtown Star was just one from newspapers in Illinois and Northwest Indiana announcing the removal from office of Governor Rod Blagojevich. Others after the jump.

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My Man Steve Holroyd Needs A Better Publicist

Because he’s not quoted at all in this Philadelphia Inquirer story about the potential name choices for Philadelphia’s new MLS team. Steve, as you may know, has campaigned for the name “Atoms,” the team of his youth, and, to my way of thinking, a more unique and distinctive, non-Europosing name than the “official” choices on […]

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A Thing Of Beauty

Yes, it’s in the eye of the beholder and all that. But the New York Daily News is way off the mark, not with its subjectivity, but with its facts in this gallery of sports’ all-time worst uniforms. Okay, the stripes are a bit much for you? Fine. But saying “Professional soccer struggles to garner […]

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Buy A Big Television And Stay Home, You Freeloaders!

Just as it did last year when it kept church groups from gathering to watch the Super Bowl on big-screen televisions, the NFL has put the kibosh on a planned gathering here in Phoenix where fans could have gone to the Arizona Science Center and watched the game on an IMAX screen. “The league bans […]

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The Italian Job

MLS should really look into signing this David Beckham fellow. He certainly seems to be playing well in Serie A, which I hear is a pretty good league.

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Back In The US, Back In The US…

US Soccer honcho Sunil Gulati will announce on Monday plans to mount simultaneous bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (no, we’re not going to host both, they’re going to bid for both and hope to get one). On the one hand, this is great. We’re obviously going to get one – FIFA […]

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Mail Enhancement

Mail delivery may go to five days a week. And not necessarily Monday-through-Friday. [Chicago Tribune] “A study done by George Mason University last year for the independent Postal Regulatory Commission estimated that going from six-day to five-day delivery would save the post office more than $1.9 billion annually, while a Postal Service study estimated the […]

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Channel Changers

The media business is changing (newsflash, I know), and local television news is really going through the ringer. In Chicago, Phil Rosenthal says WMAQ-TV news staffers are being told to re-apply for new, multi-faceted positions to deliver content to multiple platforms – not just the news at 5 & 10 like in the old days. […]

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