Some local reactions.
posted by goddam at 04:30 PM on May 22
The stadium in Queens is not a done deal.
As a RBNY supporter, I've been against NY2 for a number a reasons. When the rumors started that MCFC would be involved, that jumped to the top of my list. The hypocrisy of MLS doing business with Sheikh Mansour after rolling out their 'Don't Cross the Line' campaign two months ago is almost laughable.
posted by goddam at 02:09 PM on May 22
MLS pics (as seen from the visiting supporters section)
NY Red Bulls @ Columbus Crew
NY Red Bulls @ NE Revolution
posted by goddam at 06:38 PM on May 12
Guess I'll continue this from last season (unless anyone objects)
NY Red Bulls vs NE Revolution
Plus, video of a joint march to the stadium with NY and NE supporters.
posted by goddam at 07:16 PM on April 21
The event is something that transcends sports, but it is through sports and the rivalries that are present that respect and solidarity are generated.
The greatest un-rilvary rivalry in MLS.
posted by goddam at 11:19 PM on April 18
The father-in-law of Matt Reis (New England Revolution goalkeeper) was injured in the explosion.
posted by goddam at 09:14 AM on April 16
Photos of/by friends of mine that were at the game.
posted by goddam at 02:05 PM on March 28
Read somewhere that FSC will eventually become FX2. (Can't find the link now and most sports sites are blocked at work.)
posted by goddam at 11:14 AM on March 11
Seems like everyone's on board for it or at least doesn't object to it, so I'll look into powering up the keeper rules today or over the weekend.
Crap. Didn't see the keeper league stuff. If that's the case, I'm out. Don't have the time to keep up with it.
posted by goddam at 03:11 PM on February 15
If this means no more Michael Kay references to the "Old Jeff Nelson" then I'm all for it.
posted by goddam at 02:34 PM on January 26
I was hoping somebody else recognized it.
It's from Golden Goal. The people that are also responsible for Electroshock Soccer. And soccer on a hill. And stilt soccer. And car curling. And... well, you can go down the YouTube rabbit hole yourselves.
posted by goddam at 06:14 PM on January 17
Maybe it's my Pats' homerism...
It's not. Nearly every Jets fan I know is sick of the schtick.
posted by goddam at 09:50 AM on November 27
In. I can talk to the other board members of my club to see if they want to chip in as well.
WePay actually looks to be the same or lower than PayPal. PayPal is 2.9% + 30. WePay is the same as PP for credit cards, but only 1% + 30 for payments from bank accounts. It looks like if you set up a WePay Page for people to donate from it's a flat 2%.
posted by goddam at 06:50 PM on November 12
RBNY @ DC United (as seen from the visiting supporters section). Plus video.
This game was supposed to be played at Red Bull Arena, with the second leg to be played on Wednesday at DC. But the venues were switched due to damage and power outages from Sandy to the area around RBA. It's still uncertain whether there will be PATH service (the subway line that goes directly to the stadium) will be running by Wednesday's game.
posted by goddam at 04:03 PM on November 04
RBNY @ Philadelphia Union 10/27/12 (as seen from the visiting supporters section)
posted by goddam at 12:48 PM on October 29
RBNY vs. Sporting KC as seen from Sec. 101. With a tribute to Michael Jones.
posted by goddam at 09:38 AM on October 23
Some MLS examples.
posted by goddam at 12:55 PM on October 09
Sorry, goddam, but if the Red Bulls could draw like the Sounders RBA would be much larger.
No need to apologize. I wish we drew numbers like that as well.
We have a whole list of things working against us, from competing with 9 other pro teams during various parts of the season to incompetent ownership/front office. The advertising budget that the mothership in Austria gives to RBNY is embarrassing for the NY Metro market. This year RB North America has been helping out on the marketing end, but they don't know shit about the sport. As a 'thank you' to supporters they sent everyone a can a Red Bull in the mail. With the money they spent on that mailing they could have helped us out with tifo funds or bus trips.
Sorry for the rant. It's been a frustrating year (which has sadly been the case for the last 17 years.)
posted by goddam at 05:28 PM on October 08
RBNY vs. Chicago Fire (as seen from Sec. 101).
(with cameos from a few Global Boxing fighters).
posted by goddam at 10:44 AM on October 08
RBNY vs Toronto FC (as seen from Section 101)
posted by goddam at 08:31 AM on October 01
Also, you sit behind the goal every game?
Yeah. That's our club's section. It's where we were in Giants Stadium as well.
posted by goddam at 12:33 PM on September 18
At yerfatma's request... MLS pics. RBNY vs. Columbus Crew
I'll refrain if self-links in the huddle are frowned upon. Or if they get annoying
posted by goddam at 05:49 PM on September 17
goddam, you should post your MLS photos in the huddles. They're terrific.
Aw shucks. Thanks. Maybe I'll start doing that.
Here's the collection if anyone is interested.
posted by goddam at 02:32 PM on August 23
Grantland's new MLS column.
posted by goddam at 12:38 PM on August 23
posted by goddam at 09:39 AM on August 20
Best. Celebration. Ever.
posted by goddam at 11:13 AM on August 08
Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso, dead at 22.
posted by goddam at 01:17 AM on August 06
Crap, wrong thread.
posted by goddam at 01:16 AM on August 06
Too many trades in one day to process. Not that I'm complaining. Senses are just a bit overloaded right now.
posted by goddam at 08:36 PM on July 23
Still needs to agree to personal terms and pass a physical. Seems like a done deal, but as my friend pointed out, Rule #1 of RBNY Rumor Mill: Nothing is official until he holds up the jersey at the press conference.
posted by goddam at 08:35 PM on July 23
"The Henry drought is over!"
If you look closely at around :24 you can see me.
posted by goddam at 01:13 PM on July 19
Nothing says 'we come in peace' like an man, grinning like a lunatic, carrying a sword and shield.
And not just any man carrying a sword and shield, but Dmitry Pozharsky.
posted by goddam at 10:11 AM on June 13
Spain / Germany / Netherlands / Italy / Portugal / Russia / France / England / Croatia / Ireland / Sweden / Czech Republic / Poland / Greece / Denmark / Ukraine
posted by goddam at 04:13 PM on June 08
holden, if we already submitted do you want us to list them here or do you have those picks?
posted by goddam at 01:08 PM on June 08
I met one of the members of the Cup of Coffee Club in 2007, former Yankee Hal Stowe. He was sitting next to me in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium for a Yankees/Mets game, along with at least 10 members of his family. He was in town for his 50th wedding anniversary.
He didn't talk too much about his career. He did tell me it was the first time he was back at the stadium since his days with the team. And he claims to have thrown batting practice the day that Maris hit #61.
When I got home that night I tried to look for info online. That's when I saw that he pitched one game in relief in 1960. In '61 he broke camp with the team after receiving the Most Outstanding Young Pitcher Award in spring training. But there was a personality conflict with new manager Ralph Houk. Stowe was kept on the bench until May, when he was sent down to the minors. The Yankees eventually released him in '63. He was picked up by Minnesota in '64, but never reached the majors again.
Here's a story about an unusual win he got while playing for Charlotte.
posted by goddam at 10:14 AM on June 01
Maybe it's because I follow English football down to the Conference levels, but I see MLS sides level with the Championship to League Two.
I never understood this argument against MLS. Why should it matter if the league is not on par with the best in the world? A league as young as MLS can't be expected to be top shelf 16 years into its existence. Yes, there are many things that could/should be improved. But it's a far cry from where it was in 1996.
Don't mean to call you out specifically jjzucal. I've heard this argument so many times. Once in a while we can convert someone. So if you're game, first beer at RBA is on me.
posted by goddam at 04:16 PM on May 30
If you're going to make stuff up, at least let it be reasonable
I wish I was making it up. The Red Bulls face the winner in the next round. If NE won we'd get a home game next Tuesday. If it was Harrisburg we'd be traveling out there. I turned off the audio feed of the game when the Revs went up 3-0 figuring we'd have a home game next week. A little while later I get a text from a friend saying that he's in for Harrisburg and is looking for a ride. He was on the drive back from Charleston after the RBNY game, so I figured he didn't see the score. But then I checked the Twitters and my jaw dropped.
I see a bunch of injuries listed, but it this a case of the MLS teams not fielding their best sides or something else?
Generally MLS sides will play enough starters to ensure a win. Sometimes it's just players not taking the lower league teams seriously and playing down to their opponent's level. You always get a few of those teams knocking out MLS sides, but never this many in one shot.
posted by goddam at 12:44 PM on May 30
Crazy night in the third round of the US Open Cup (the US version of the FA Cup). 7 of the 14 MLS sides to play yesterday lost to lower-league teams. The most dramatic upset was Harrisburg City Islanders defeating the NE Revolution. Scoreless through 90, NE scored 3 in the first 15 minutes of extra time. Harrisburg answered with 3 in the second 15, sending the match to PKs. Benny Feilhaber's fifth round shot was stopped by Harrisburg's keeper, sealing the victory. Video.
posted by goddam at 09:25 AM on May 30
I hope he eats a balanced meal. Now that was a PSA.
Too much of us is dangerous!
posted by goddam at 02:58 PM on May 11
Is he constantly running from fly ball to fly ball? It might be the only running he does. I'm not saying it can't be beneficial in several ways. But if it's the way fly balls are normally shagged (stand around, jog over to catch ball, stand around), it's not keeping in him shape
I've seen a decent amount of Yankees batting practice. Yes, he did do more than stand around, jog to catch ball, stand around. He wasn't sprinting around the entire outfield. But the amount of running I saw him do was about equal to the running drills I saw the other pitchers do. Most of the time I saw him in center/right-center by himself as opposed to hanging out by the warning track gabbing with other players.
posted by goddam at 02:43 PM on May 07
If you're kicked out of another stadium, that team's FO will contact your team's FO and give them the details. Usually this is known right away since any traveling support that numbers over 50 (I think) is accompanied by someone from the team's FO. For about 2 years now they have had this in place. Any misconduct done at an away game will have consequences on your status at your home stadium.
For example, we're traveling to DC on Sunday and our Ops guy will be with us. So he'll know right away if any of our fans are booted for misconduct. If they are, they will need to go through this course to be permitted back to our home stadium. We do have an appeals process, but if the evidence is clear there's not much we (as SGs leaders) can do on their behalf.
posted by goddam at 11:55 AM on April 19
Had another meeting with the Red Bulls front office last night. They've officially implemented this with us. It only applies to non-criminal acts though. Those committing criminal acts do not have the option of taking the course. And it extends to conduct at away games as well.
posted by goddam at 10:09 AM on April 19
Heard about this program last month in a meeting with RBNY. Looks like just 2 MLS teams are using it though (us and Philly).
posted by goddam at 09:36 AM on April 17
Clark gets 3 game suspension and an undisclosed fine.
posted by goddam at 02:57 PM on March 28
And they have to include at least one Lin pun.
A Human Lindeed.
posted by goddam at 01:24 PM on February 21
but the NY media is blowing this up tebow style and I think it is nuts and would be different under different circumstances.
Are you really shocked at the NY media blowing something up? The only other circumstances where they would not blow this up would be if the Knicks weren't shit for [insert number of years they've been shit]. Yes, his ethnicity is a story unto itself. But he'd still be a big deal around here if he wasn't Asian.
The NFL season is over and MLB isn't in full swing yet. The Rangers are doing well, but they only get back page coverage if there are no other big stories. And around here, the Knicks winning is a big story. Add in the fact that his name lends itself to an endless amount puns, this story isn't leaving the back page any time soon.
posted by goddam at 03:40 PM on February 16
Martina Navratilova, 83-84.
posted by goddam at 10:00 AM on February 08
Screw the SpoFi fantasy baseball league. This season I'm going with Baseball Boyfriend.
posted by goddam at 03:17 PM on February 07
I like that Calvin Johnson's total includes mentions of Megatron.
posted by goddam at 12:33 PM on February 07
Video from Al Jazeera shows fans chasing the Al-Ahly players and riot police doing nothing.
Al-Ahly Ultras played a large role in the uprising last year. It's been suggested that the police did nothing to stop Al Masry supporters as retribution for the protests.
Three top players have announced their retirement because of the violence.
posted by goddam at 04:12 PM on February 02
Is it an easy ground to drive to, or should I go to somewhere like New Haven and get the train?
Depends on how comfortable you are driving in Jersey. It's not far off of the NJ Turnpike. Our bar is a half mile away in Newark (you can see the stadium from the patio) and has free parking. It tends to get full but if you're there early enough getting a spot isn't a problem. The train is close as well. Maybe a .5 mile to our bar (with more bars along the way) and another .5 mile from the bar to the stadium.
As long as they don't mind standing for 90 minutes bring whoever you want.
posted by goddam at 01:27 AM on February 01
Does the sangria have Red Bull in it?
No. Sunny Delight.
posted by goddam at 01:41 PM on January 31
I might be tempted to some Revolution or Red Bull games if the atmosphere was frequently like that.
If you ever want to come out to a Red Bulls game in the supporters section let me know. I'm an ESC member (on the board of directors for the club as well). Our style is different than what you'll see in Portland or Seattle. More of a Latin American influence.
If you need to tempted further I can find some videos. And I can promise you a sangria at our pre-game bar.
posted by goddam at 01:10 PM on January 31
Start here before you jump to the advanced courses.
Or follow @liverayhudson
posted by goddam at 10:44 AM on January 27
grum, I lip read that to be "I'm going to the fucking Super Bowl".
I believe it's Mother Fucking Super Bowl.
posted by goddam at 07:28 PM on January 23
I don't find it unreasonable to think there might be genetic or bred disposition to attack in certain species.
Aggression against other dogs is an inherent trait within pit bull type dogs. It doesn't always present itself, but the potential is there. Aggression against humans is not an inherent trait within pit bull type dogs. Pit bulls that are aggressive towards humans are like that because they were mishandled by humans.
While we're talking stats, here's one (take from the Villalobos Rescue Center site).
The American Temperament Test Society provides testing around the country for dog breeds and provides a passing score for the entire breed, based on the percentage of passed over failed within total number of that particular breed tested. As of March 2001, the American Pit Bull Terrier has a current passing rate of 82.3% which makes him one of the top 5 most stable breed of dog in the country.
Obviously, breed specific legislation is not the ideal solution. However, the better options cost money. Better animal control to prevent dogs running loose and better evaluating dogs that have shown aggressive behavior are not as cheaply done as getting rid of a breed.
Exactly. Or better education of the public as to the potential risks of pit bull ownership. Or prosecution of those who are abusing these animals in the first place. But it's easier to just blame the dog than the humans that mistreated it.
posted by goddam at 10:29 AM on January 09
But it doesn't take a lot of imagination to think that Geno's would be an unstable and potentially unsafe scene for a couple of guys wearing Rangers jerseys at that very moment, and I think most hockey fans from Jersey would understand that very unfortunate fact.
I don't know if I'd say most fans from Jersey understand that, but quite a few do. A friend of mine (from Central Jersey and a lover cheesesteaks) decided to just go straight home after the game because he knew he could find himself in trouble if he stuck around.
Say what you want about soccer but most places seem to deal with this crap the right way.
While I hesitate to commend the Philadelphia Union on anything, they do a decent job with visiting fans and security. Maybe they should've advised the city on how to handle this game. When Red Bull fans travel down there we're sequestered in a private parking area, escorted in and out of the game, and our section is lined with security guards and police officers. Their front office has all but flat out told me it's because of the behavior of their fans and not ours. I'm not saying that Rangers fans should have been segregated during the game. But there should have been ample security near the tourist spots afterwards, especially at a place like Geno's.
posted by goddam at 03:35 PM on January 06
Rominger tries to clarify his statement.
posted by goddam at 12:37 PM on December 16
Should I rent the original version of Rollerball, or the Chris Kline/LL Cool J remake?
I think you're mistaken. There was no remake. Just as there was no Godfather III.
posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on December 15
Article is nearly 7 years old (and many links are broken), but Paul Lukas tackled this subject on his old Page 2 column.
posted by goddam at 07:21 PM on November 15
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