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Archive for April 2011

Meanwhile, From North Of The Border…

…where the CFL isn’t having labo(u)r issues and the Lingerie Football League is looking to establish a presence, comes this story: the niece of the mayor of Toronto will try out for the LFL’s Toronto Triumph. That’s Krista Ford at right, who’s described as the “athletic, football-loving daughter of city councillor Doug Ford.” That made… (read more)

Bad Snap Decision

As you watch countless hours of NFL Draft-related programming over the next three days, just remember not to get too high or too low about whichever players your team selects. History tells us this is far from an exact science and that even people with years of experience in the game sometimes fumble what they… (read more)

The Weekend That Was

Just so people don’t keep commenting in the post from two weeks ago, here are this weekend’s soccer scores and crowds for reflection and dissection: MLS Friday Seattle 1, COLORADO 0 (14,185) Saturday Chivas USA 2, SAN JOSE 1 (10,525) Columbus 1, TORONTO 1 (20,145) Dallas 2, VANCOUVER 1 (21,000) NEW ENGLAND 3, Kansas City… (read more)

10 Years (And Three Days) Later…

I completely missed a sports anniversary the other day, and I’ll bet you did, too. April 21, 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the first and only championship game of the XFL. The Vince McMahon-inspired football league played its lone season in 2001. After making a big splash on its opening weekend with strong TV… (read more)

Saturday’s Soccer Scores And Crowds

MLS: Seattle 2, Chicago 1 (36,223) Philadelphia 1, New York 0 (19,027) Real Salt Lake 2, New England 1 (7,970) DC United 1, Los Angeles 1 (26,622) Chivas USA 0, Columbus 0 (13,385) San Jose 1, Toronto 1 (8,928) NASL: Tampa Bay 1, Montreal 0 (3,693) Minnesota 2, Atlanta 1 (3,543) Edmonton 2, Ft. Lauderdale… (read more)

Retro Balls

The new North American Soccer League has unveiled its new match ball (I presume they’re going to use it in matches, they didn’t specifically say), and it’s an homage to the ball used in the original NASL back in the 60s through the mid-80s from 1976 to 1984.

New Look For The Phoenix Mercury

The local WNBA team will have a new look for 2011. Supposedly the new threads are “30 percent lighter and dry twice as fast as previous WNBA uniforms.” It’s not a huge departure from what they were wearing. The number is solid orange rather than white with orange trim or yellow with purple trim, the… (read more)