Monthly Archives: 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 […]

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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 […]

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Taking Attendance: 4/25/2011

Here’s the first full rundown of attendance figures for the various levels for 2011. Not every team has had a home game yet, so there are some zeros and there are a few games for which attendance figures aren’t available (yet). THE MLS G Total Average Median High Low Seattle 3 108,870 36,290 36,223 36,443 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pay Attention, Kids…

Stick to fantasy sports, y’all.

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Solution: Take A Nap

I love Fake Sigi and find him to be incredibly thorough and thoughtful when he decides to post something (which is far too infrequently), but I can’t get behind him on this one. I honestly can’t work up sympathy for anyone who thinks it’s a hardship that they have to watch soccer for 20 hours […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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