Monthly Archives: February 2011

Programming Note

I’ll be broadcasting the Class 4A Division II basketball championships this morning on www.aia365.com and KAZG-AM 1440. The girls’ game (at 10am MT, Noon ET) features defending state champion Chandler Seton Catholic against Thunderbird (you can see that game here) and the boys’ game (scheduled for Noon MT, 2pm ET) matches #1 seed Tucson Amphitheater […]

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Let’s Twist Again…

It was 15 years ago today – February 22, 1996 – that the Continental Indoor Soccer League announced an expansion franchise for Indianapolis, Indiana that eventually became known as the Twisters. I was fortunate enough to be the team’s radio announcer for the two summers that it played in the CISL, and am considering producing […]

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So, You Want To Be A Broadcaster?

The latest installment of The Things We Do For Love features a look at my broadcast position for five games of this past weekend’s President’s Day Invitational youth hockey tournament. Trust me: it’s even less fun than you might think calling five kids’ games from a corner of the rink at floor level starting at […]

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Crime And Punishment

Ever since the news Monday that the five US-based North American Soccer League teams won’t be eligible to play in this year’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup competition, the blogosphere has been in an uproar. Those who haven’t been hopping mad have been espousing conspiracy theories or suggesting Open Cup exclusion was either a way […]

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More Or Less Liveblogging The USSF Conference Call On NASL Sanctioning

The US Soccer Federation and North American Soccer League are holding a joint teleconference at 3pm ET to discuss USSF’s provisional sanctioning of the NASL as a Division II league for 2011. Follow the proceedings here. Keep in mind I’ll be listening, writing and (probably) snarking all at the same time, so I may not […]

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NASL Gets A Year To Get It Together

Inside Minnesota Soccer reports USSF narrowly approved a one-year provisional sanctioning for the new North American Soccer League as a Division II outfit for 2011, with a set of standards they’ll have to meet to be fully sanctioned for 2012. Details should be in an official announcement later today, but presumably the standards include “hire […]

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Slightly Easier-To-Deal-With MLS Schedule

If you’re like me, the schedule on MLS’ website is too broken up to be of any use to me. So if you’re like me, please to enjoy this (perhaps) slightly easier to deal with schedule table. # Day Date Visitors   Home ET Local TV 1 Tue 3/15/11 Los Angeles at Seattle 9:30 6:30 […]

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Letting The Air Out

This story in Durham’s Independent Weekly is a must-read if you’ve ever wondered what life is really like in the business of minor-league soccer. (Honestly, this paper and its Triangle Offense blog have done great work throughout this whole USL/NASL kerfuffle: actual, you know, reporting.) Almost anyone who’s ever worked in soccer in this country […]

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More Of The Glamorous Life

Ah, the life of a bigshot sports announcer. Analyst Chet Gole and I were fortunate enough to call a really good high school basketball game last night between Boulder Creek and Deer Valley on AIA365.com. The surroundings were kind of spartan, but we were thrilled to have the opportunity and hopefully will get to do […]

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I Would Pay Real Money To Hear This Press Conference

(Thanks to the always-gracious Andy Mead of YCJ Photo for the image.)

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