Monthly Archives: October 2009

An MLS Playoffs Preview From Someone Who Hasn’t Been Playing Close Attention

Seriously, I’ve been so busy this fall that I think I’ve watched maybe one MLS match in the last two months. So take this look at the playoff picture for what it’s worth, unless I get something right, in which case, yay me. EASTERN CONFERENCE #1 Columbus v. #4 Real Salt Lake This, of course, […]

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Clever, But….

This video of a high school quarterback should be making the rounds today. Will Briscoe of Central High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana completes a two-point conversion pass behind his back: Impressive. It didn’t end up mattering in the grand scheme of things (Central beat Zachary – which may be Doug Williams‘ alma mater – 58-0), […]

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Putting The Auf In Auf Wiedersehen

At least, “Auf” is what I said when I saw this:

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Final MLS Attendance Numbers 2009

Major League Soccer’s regular season wrapped up yesterday and here are the final attendance figures: Team G Total Avg Med Hi Lo Change Seattle 15 463,455 30,897 32,404 33,108 28,548 NA Los Angeles 15 306,240 20,416 19,718 27,000 16,649 -21.5% Toronto 15 305,167 20,344 20,384 20,902 19,843 1.1% Houston 15 255,712 17,047 16,854 29,470 12,619 […]

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Old Home Week(end)

What a great trip I had to Chicago this weekend. I got to see lots of old friends (like Steve Pastorino, Nico and Coz), see some team handball, work a terrific soccer game with people I like and eat food I can’t get here in the desert. Oh, and I met Willie the Northwestern Wildcat […]

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This Kiss, This Kiss….It’s Criminal…

No, no, no, no, Brett Myers, you may have won the NL pennant for the second straight year, but your wife hasn’t forgotten. (Thanks, Deadspin.) EDIT: Well, hell, in the interim, YouTube took the video down. Bastards. You do know that you wouldn’t have been able to sell YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion without […]

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Ladies Night

That’s me with the lovely and talented Ann Meyers Drysdale (left), Basketball Hall of Famer and GM of the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury and Kyndra de St. Aubin, my colleague at the Big Ten Network (she and I will finally work a game together at the end of this month). They were gracious enough to […]

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Hello, Sunshine

I just thought the sun coming through the beams at Sky Harbor this morning looked cool. Don’t think this photo does it justice, but, whatever. So, I just flew in from Indianapolis, and boy are my arms tired. Got to see some old friends and called Michigan State’s 1-0, double-overtime victory over Indiana on the […]

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Meade In Heaven

Actually, if I heard it from her, I think I’d be okay with it.

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Indoor Plumbing

The National Indoor Soccer League schedule is out. Five teams, same as last year, but with the Milwaukee Wave replacing the Massachusetts Twisters. 20 games from November to March. Apparently because they couldn’t get 10 dates at their new home, the Philadelphia KiXX will only play 8 home games, while Baltimore and Milwaukee will play […]

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