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Archive for April 2009

Four At The Back – Episode 6

The plight of last year’s MLS Cup finalists, John Carver‘s departure from Toronto FC, the short and long-term future of the United Soccer Leagues and the first month of the Women’s Professional Soccer season are the topics on the latest episode of Four At The Back, America’s fastest-growing soccer podcast*. Tim Holt, USL VP, is… (read more)

Window To The World

I saw these guys on the building under construction across the street this morning and had to get a shot of them.

Idol Speculation: Rats!

Last week was Disco Week on American Idol, honoring an era which occurred before most of the contestants were born, so this week they went even deeper into the archives for Rat Pack Week. I was dealing with burning eyes and a fever while this was on, so this entry will be brief – thankfully… (read more)

Simple As That

This is certainly the quote of the week and maybe of the year, and it came from Saint Louis Athletica midfielder Daniela in reference to her team’s lack of scoring through its first two WPS matches: “The ball does not want to go in.” It still didn’t want to go in Saturday. Athletica (I don’t… (read more)

No Joshin’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to pick Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman in the first round of the NFL Draft yesterday – a move met with some derision around Buc Nation, apparently. Look – sure, there are plenty of needs on this team. One of them is – and has been for a while… (read more)

Four At The Back – Episode 5

The USL-1 season has begun, Bob Lenarduzzi clues us in on Vancouver’s new MLS franchise, Seattle comes back to Earth and whither Bruce Arena‘s career? It’s all on the new episode of Four At The Back. Download the latest show here, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and send us your feedback so we know… (read more)

Paging Dr. Blanco

Yes, that’s Chicago Fire Star Cuauhtemoc Blanco in his new role as pitchman for the Spanish-language Yellow Pages. The story here. He will not be appearing in a series of ads promoting this year’s US Open Cup, however.

Idol Speculation: The Ladies’ Underwear Caper

After Saving Private Giraud last week, American Idol was still at seven contestants for Disco Night last night. During which we discovered that Donna Summer recorded at least 43% of all the songs during the Disco Era. Seriously, people. Do you spend more than eight seconds choosing songs? As always, the contestants follow, in order… (read more)