Monthly Archives: August 2009

Twice In A Lifetime?

It can’t possibly be true, can it? Peppe Pinton finally found a buyer for the Cosmos’ name…but it’s not someone who wants to put a new MLS or USL team in New York? Not that you can always believe The Daily Mail (“It is believed they will be built up as an all-star touring team […]

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Do Not Bet David Beckham That He Can’t Kick A Soccer Ball Exactly Where He Wants To

You have been warned.

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Table Scraps

For those of you who think soccer is a dish best served on a single table, here’s what MLS’ standings would look like if the teams weren’t split into Eastern and Western Conferences: Rk Club GP W L T Pts GF GA GD 1 Houston Dynamo 25 11 7 7 40 31 22 9 2 […]

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She Rocks AND Rolls

I dig a 53-year-old librarian who’s also a roller derby queen. Right on.

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Can Somebody Tell Me What Kind Of A World We Live In Where You Can’t Fly Your Kid To School In A Helicopter?

I mean, really, people. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Sutherin told officials that he wanted to “make a positive impression on the other students” on his son’s first day of ninth grade. Yeah, you made an impression all right. The impression you’ve made is that you’re a jackass and your son, by extension, is a […]

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I Don’t Care What They’re Called, They’re Funny

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Badgers? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badgers!

Thanks to Brian Mason at the University of Wisconsin for asking me to answer a few questions about the upcoming men’s soccer season in the Big Ten Conference. My man Richard Broad and I are scheduled to work five or six games together for the Big Ten Network, including a game in Madison in mid-October.

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Oh, I Will Go See This Film, Absolutely

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Jersey Girls

Postcard to the LA Sol: The weather is beautiful. Wish you were here. Sky Blue FC completed its Manifest Destiny-like run through the Women’s Professional Soccer playoffs on Saturday afternoon, beating Los Angeles 1-0 (after wins in Washington and St. Louis earlier in the week) to become the first WPS champions. The scrappy girls from […]

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Nothing But Blue Sky Do I See

The WPS playoffs have seen Sky Blue FC moving westward like the frontier. First, a win in Washington in the first round. Wednesday night, St. Louis fell. Tomorrow, The Little Team That Couldn’t Finish .500 plays in Los Angeles in the first-ever championship of Women’s Professional Soccer. My previous WPS playoff preview was off the […]

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