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Archive for October 2011

Taking Attendance: The Final Chapter

After a long hiatus (for a number of reasons), here are the final (in most cases) attendance figures for the primary men’s and women’s outdoor soccer leagues in North America for 2011. As always, corrections and additions are welcome. NOTE: I’ve just received more data and updated the USL Pro numbers. The PDL and W-League… (read more)

Stay Classy, Seattle

Seattle Sounders fans who traveled to Sandy, Utah for the first leg of the MLS quarterfinal tie between the Sounders and Real Salt Lake are either showing their disdain for their opponents or signifying the number of goals their team has now scored in five all-time MLS Cup Playoff games since 2009. The Sounders go… (read more)

Spring Session M

I’ve been reading about the United Football League considering moving from fall to spring as a way to save itself from its self-inflicted wounds. One guy in particular caught my attention when he wrote “Those of us that remember the original USFL know that spring football can work.” (I know, “the Examiner.” Hah.) Only the… (read more)


Just a quick note: The University of South Florida is actually in Central Florida. A Canadian team once won back-to-back American League championships. Duke basketball has played in the NCAA’s West Region five times and its Midwest Region four times. Neither the New York Giants nor New York Jets play in New York, and the… (read more)

Phil Simms Is Talking Out Of His Ass….Again

Apparently on tonight’s Inside the NFL, Phil Simms made a point of saying Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow got “cut a lot of slack” for his 13 of 27, 161-yard, 2 touchdown game (the bulk of which came in the last five minutes) in – HELLO – an actual win by his team on Sunday. Said… (read more)