The AIG story actually came on the heels of this.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:35 PM on January 22
I don't think we have to worry about seeing American bling and homes made from mud and faeces together any time soon.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:38 PM on July 18
Very difficult story to read---hard not to look away at times. I'm glad I took the time.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:14 PM on July 17
I'm think with that pronounced lean he might have overruled his assistant a time or two to correctly call offside.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:47 PM on July 17
Pick all the Rams.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:24 PM on July 11
There are 3,650 comments on this story on ESPN.com just five hours after posting. Why?
Ufez, some oldies but goodies there. Robbie Fowler snorting the end line...it's been all downhill ever since for that boy.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:52 AM on June 29
don't forget Foxx! Or Prinze.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:59 AM on June 26
Brilliant. I never thought anyone could make bowling interesting. I bet he could pass as a U14 and play on my team! I'll start building the trophy cabinet now.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:23 PM on June 25
Oh...and I'm picking Germany to win it all.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:47 AM on June 25
Carlin was...well...I can't add much to what's been written here, but something happened yesterday at soccer camp I'd like to share. Of course we give all the kids new soccer balls for camp and one of the kids said "These balls are slick." I told him not to worry about it, that they would break in and besides, "You can't pick your balls during a game anyway." The double entendre hit me immediately and I just looked up at the sky, smiled and winked. A couple of 12 year old boys also got it and were doing there best not to bust a gut. .
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:51 PM on June 24
Thanks trox. Any picks for the Finals? I'm going Russia v Germany.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:34 PM on June 24
Any opinions on this? Just doesn't seem like a very ambitious move for Hughes.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:59 PM on June 04
I'm in. Here you go, grum.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:56 PM on June 04
This guy might have something to say about that.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:06 PM on June 03
Instant Karma. Maybe.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:31 PM on May 23
I think you meant there'll. heh.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:43 PM on May 20
Not entirely. Just remember, you're being tailed by the guy who finished 18th in the league table so like the 'pool, I'm crap in the league and decent in Europe. Check this out. Makelele slipped. My ass.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:44 PM on May 20
I'm in there, trox.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:26 PM on May 20
Also, I think most kids growing up playing soccer rarely wear cleats, especially in developing countries. They might wear cleats in an organized game but not so much just messing around which is when ball skills are really developed. This is an often overlooked advantage over US youth players, who have been drilled to wear the proper shoes and shinguards from an early age. I've had kids on my team tell me that they can't practice because they can't find their boots. I tell them to suck it up and play with their socks on or barefooted. There is nothing that will break bad coaching and bad technique, which includes letting the kids toe-kick to get greater distance, than having them play without shoes. One toe-punch without shoes and they'll never do it again. There are definite similarities in "goal" games: agility, balance, vision, creativeness, playing a real team game, split second decision making...
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:25 PM on May 20
Thank you, gspm. Your work here is done. Until August.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:26 PM on May 19
Guys, can you tell me anything about Stoke's reputation within English football? I understand they're a bit of a hit and hope team but I'm just curious about the general feeling of the team---what are their fans like? Are they considered a dirty team? Who's their derby team(s)? Phil Rawlins, the owner of Stoke, has also started a team here in Austin called the Aztex. They're playing in the Premier Development League of the USL and will go division one next season. The club---ticket sales, marketing, community outreach, etc.---is essentially being run by Phil's wife Kay. We're bringing about 40 people (about 25 kids) to their home opener this Saturday and I was on the phone with Kay yesterday working out the details. You could hear the joy and amazement of being promoted in her voice and she couldn't be a nicer person. We're really looking forward to having a team to support locally. I'm just curious as to what the parent club is all about.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:26 PM on May 07
The best thing about Oscar these days is that he's heavily invested in the Houston Dynamo and you can see their logo on his shorts.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:25 PM on May 04
I saw the Barcelona and MAN U 0-0 game a few days ago...after close to two hours of effort, neither team managed to score a goal, and Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty...so you tell me, how is that possible, and I tell you I know why, no player on that field knows the true physics of the soccer ball... Big mystery here...he didn't have his body over the ball correctly and struck it well below the mid-spot. Doesn't take a lot of science to figure that out. If this is what you want to teach kids, you're going to lose them. Kids want to play the game, that's what they do. You'll lose their attention in the blink of an eye if you start talking about the physics of a soccer ball. And....you might have taken a clue from my user name...I'm a Texan...I'm not British...not that there's anything wrong with that....
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:35 PM on May 04
You guys need to get a clue to what soccer is about before you post your pathetic comments, they are a waste of my quality reading time. 38 years in soccer, hotshot, I played in England and Scotland as a 16 year old and South Korea as an 18 and 19 year old...12 years as coach of a men's amateur team and 3 seasons coaching kids with the main focus being player development. Currently in process of creating a foundation to help underprivileged kids and their families with all costs associated with playing on a team. We're also developing a program to help the single parents of some of these kids with job training and placement. This is all volunteer work, of course. Some of you may remember I wrote about doing this when I first joined spofi. The sarcasm and negativity you receive is warranted, considering how you come in here talking about you, you, you, and some pie in the sky program of which you obviously aren't competent enough to get off the ground. Come back when you've actually done something. In the meantime, you're doing nothing but creating ill will, which is pretty hard to do with this group when you're talking about soccer development for kids. Stop writing and start doing.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:44 PM on May 02
Thank you again for destroying a perfectly good thread with your sales pitch. While it is wonderful that you are clearly very committed to the sport, this is not a forum about your qualificiations, but rather about interesting stories in sports. Bingo.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:59 PM on May 02
As a United fan, the really difficult fact in all this is Ronaldo is much less a cheater now than he was his first three years at Old Trafford... I wish all these fuckers would just stand up and play. What happened to the days when lying on the ground meant you weren't tough enough to play the game, when even showing you were injured meant you were weak?
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:28 PM on April 25
Thanks, squealy. You just lost me the league...
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:57 PM on April 16
This is interesting.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:56 AM on April 11
As a MyFC member, I never had any intention of submitting a team selection. What the hell do I know? I think the 98.5% to 99% who don't bother with picking the team trust the manager to do what's right for the club to get a result. It's a non-issue for me and I will defintely renew my membership to continue being an owner.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:27 PM on April 04
Ugh. The four most stable spots on the table appear to be 1,2,28 and 31. Don't be surprised to see me take over 28th any round now. For fuck's sake.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 04:31 PM on March 18
My wife grew up in Pittsburgh and love this guy. I have to say, after hearing that voice through her ears, I grew to like him a bit myself. I'll take a guy like Cope over so many of the robots we now find in the booth. He didn't come from a cookie cutter and I think the sports announcing landscape will continue to go downhill without unique personalities and voices like Cope's. RIP, Mr. Cope.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:25 PM on February 27
From reading some reactions, I'm glad not to be curious enough to have a peek at the pics. I saw the game live and thought it was a late challenge. The ball in the picture above is clearly there to be won but the fault with Taylor seems to be he's taking up an old adage in football. When referring to one player beating another while dribbling the ball, the saying goes, "Ball or man but never both." I think Taylor was making sure Eduardo wouldn't get past him by sticking him with his trailing leg. I think he intended to nail him even if he didn't expect or intend the outcome. And that's football. He's just playing the game.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:05 PM on February 24
Terrific game. This is why we love the FA Cup. I'm not sure if it was much of a surprise given Liverpool's form, but well done to Barnsley on a deserved result.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:21 PM on February 19
Play the Community Shield overseas, or even the Carling Cup Final. Now this sounds like a good idea. This way, our not-the-brightest-stars-in-the-sky Americans can say they're going to see the World Championship of English Cups while the rest of us get to attend competitve matches that don't effect the League. This sounds much more workable and since Asia doesn't want to play, N. America and S. America could host the two games alternatively. OK, OK----there's the small matter of Africa, but.....
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:12 AM on February 13
Great pics, NoMich. I emailed the link to some friends a couple of days ago and have received 6 replies thanking me for sending them. Of course, I write back with "Don't thank me. Thank NoMich!"
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:56 AM on February 11
That was brilliant, FB. I haven't laughed like this while reading a strory in a long time. Get it? LOL! LMFAO! ROFLMAO! LMAOUMPRAILONFIMOF! This should be required reading for all SpoFites.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:23 PM on February 08
...description of the US fans side-by-side with the Mexican fans... This is exactly what I expereinced when I went to same match-up at Reliant 5 years ago. There were about 30 of us doing the tailgate thing before the game when we saw this fine-ass van pull up behind. About 8 Mexico fans unloaded and then lowered a 5 foot ice sculpture of the eagle from the Mexican flag. It was awesome. We all went over there as they turned up the Tejano jams, put their sombreros on our heads while we wrapped American flags around them. People filing into the stadium stopped, joined in, took pictures---it was fantastic. We were dancing, singing, kicking the ball. It's an experience I'll never forget. BoKnows---you have to go to one of these games whenever they're in your area. You won't regret it. Bill is right about our defense, Moor in particular, but I thought the entire back line was crap. They were very disorganized and were constantly having to turn and run towards their own goal. We were lucky to tie this game.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:40 PM on February 08
We now return you to your regular programming, which will probably include a debate on the constitutional right to bear arms. Ask and you shall receive. The guy was just protecting his family, that's all. Remember---guns don't kill people; people kill people. Whatever. And to think Huck-a-chuck is using this as a campaign platform.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:55 PM on February 07
Who said they were Mexican, sunshine? Now where's that n00b welcoming kit?
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:03 PM on February 07
Great article. I've never had any desire to follow Singaporean football but I'll definitely keep an eye on their progress now. Very interesting. The opinion that this guy is putting his life in his own hands by traveling to N. Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc. to play games is rational. I sure wouldn't want to see a SpoFi FPP detailing this young man's death.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:06 AM on February 06
Osan was my favorite er---tourism spot. I spent many a won there, being 19 and all. I do remember Oscar, which was far better than that OB crap beer. I can still hear the Bee Gees and Van Halen ringing in my ears from all those nights in the "discos." And Pusan---I played on a soccer team with Korean F-86 pilots and we traveled to Pusan a few times for games, as we did in many towns around the country. Green Street indeed.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 05:51 PM on February 04
2 months ago I told my wife a (NY'er) that the Giants would never win the Super Bowl with Howdy Doody at QB. Sometimes it feels good to be wrong. Great job, Giants. What a great job and you gits deserve it. What a game.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:45 PM on February 03
But there is an increasingly bigger following of soccer in the US that would appreciate this article... Sorry dude-not so much. It would be the same if you were writing about T&T, Costa Rica, Guatemala, etc. There's just not much intrigue there, although there is a place for it on the web, just as there is for all topics. I truly admire your passion for the PR team, but you're not really hitting your audience with these posts. A blog is a good suggestion.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:39 PM on February 03
Churino You live in the steaming jungles of Guatemala, and your diet consists mostly of berries, bats and wine. You can eat fire. You can spit ice bolts. You can spit sand. You can shoot broken glass. You can resist bricks. You can swim in jet fuel. You can spit sledgehammers. You can shoot rocks. Texildo Adonis Belize Edgar the Ochre Oh yeah--I think these names fit quite well.....;-)
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 05:55 PM on February 01
Pats by 27 Giants score first with special teams-then it's all downhill for the gits 3:47
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 04:48 PM on January 31
Even a draw would have left Rafael Benitez's men still well off the pace for the title and they remain without a win in the league since Boxing Day. Heh.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:35 AM on January 31
The fans wanting to buy the team may have good timing. The way Liverpool are going, the price will probably be about the same as buying Plymouth. I call that a bargain The best they ever had
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:34 AM on January 31
So, who's up for a no-Ronaldo-for-captain league? It sure would spice things up until the end of the season.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 04:13 PM on January 30
Good stuff. They got it goin' on up there in Washington, don't they?
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:04 PM on January 30
Can I just say how glad I am the league footie is back? Back to keep ass embedded at number 17. At least number 17 represents the Don Meredith jersey I had as a kid...or something...
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:55 PM on January 29
Hands off! 17th place is mine all mine.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:19 PM on January 25
phason, you might want to start your own thread about your qualifications. And chargdres, you're just as guilty of hijacking this thread so please, take it outside. Anyone here want to talk about Eddie Johnson and Fulham?
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:16 PM on January 24
Look, you have been telling this board that you can personally change the course of American soccer. So, am I out of line to ask what qualifications you have for doing so? No. phason, you might want to start your own thread about your qualifications. This is a thread about Eddie Johnson moving to England, very simple. Almost every response here is either started by you or is a response of others to your comments. This thread isn't about you or your training methods so please, either start your own thread about yourself or write an article about yourself.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:30 PM on January 24
Thanks for doing this, apoch.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:38 PM on January 23
I like Everton mainly because I like their team, David Moyes, etc., and they hate Liverpool. I was actually thinking just yesterday that I should buy an Everton shirt. I look good in blue....or something...
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:39 AM on January 23
Packers by 10 SD by 3 Giants punter 190
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:10 PM on January 20
elijahin24, I don't think I've ever linked to one (or 3) of my posts. I don't know if these posts will mean anything to you, but I'm throwing them out here per your request. Get ready...these are looooong posts..... I Love Soccer
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:42 PM on January 18
...I know that most black parents in America beat or slap their kids when white parents don't. Scars, I hope admitting the problem is a big first step for you. Good luck in your racial bias recovery. We're pulling for you.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:07 PM on January 17
My understanding is while in the PP&K competition each participant can chose their favorite team to represent. This is correct, at least it was the last time I paid attention to the PP&K in the 70's. Savvy exploitation by the Krafts.
posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:01 PM on January 16
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