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juv3nal
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Name: Dave Chong
Homepage URL: http://www3.telus.net/floodprotocol/
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member since: June 14, 2002
Last visit: June 04, 2013

juv3nal has posted 1 link and 55 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

vancouver canucks fan. football (soccer) fan.

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Women's Pro Soccer has another bite at the apple: In the shadow of the 2003 collapse of the WUSA, does this go 'round have what it takes to stick? Well, they've got a bunch of the stars from the Gold & Silver medal teams from the '08 Olympics including Brazilian phenom Marta, arguably the best woman player in the world, so that's a start.

posted by juv3nal to soccer at 07:17 PM on March 29 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

MLS Teams Can Now Sign Three Beckhams

That being said, what I perceive to be a lack of quality play, compared to the European and some Latin American leagues, is why I do not watch the MLS.

I can't argue with that, I don't watch the MLS either, but it will be a different matter once I have a home town team to pull for. They will probably be awful (as expansion teams tend to be) even by MLS standards, but they'll be my awful.

posted by juv3nal at 02:14 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yay for Hank Sedin. First Canuck to get the Art Ross, most points by a Canuck ever in a season, 14 more assists than the next closest player. And gets his 112th point with a totally sick finish from Daniel.

posted by juv3nal at 05:39 AM on April 12

FIFA opens case against Thierry Henry for handball

He hasn't been punished yet; they are investigating the incident. That seems warranted to me. If FIFA decides he intentionally cheated, he should be punished in some form.

Seems pretty intentful to me.

It may well have been intentional, but unless the investigators have mindreaders, there's no way to know. Henry can come out and claim it was intentional and he could lying. This is why the refs are supposed to be there to make the call.

edit: also, I've been pretty staunchly anti-video replay in the past, but in the case of a goal, I'm coming around to thinking it might be ok since play is stopped anyways.

posted by juv3nal at 03:16 PM on December 02

Soccer Striker Will Treat Injury with Horse Placenta

I don't care what treatment he uses. I had to sell him and buy someone else instead. Used my damn wild card this week, too.

No kidding. Fantasy EPL-wise, the football playing ability of my picks has almost been irrelevant next to their ability to actually not be injured or suspended.

posted by juv3nal at 01:50 PM on November 20

Extra Time

I hate this idea. It would just create more incentive to let television horn in with commercial breaks and ruin the flow of the sport like it's ruining the NFL and the end of NBA games.

This. I like the sport for it's own sake but one of the big perks is that you don't get commercial stoppages in the middle of a half.

posted by juv3nal at 03:56 PM on September 23

Canada Protects Home Advantage at Olympics

Canada has an Olympic team?

Thought this entire Vancouver Olympics deal was simply a means for politicians to funnel taxpayer $$ to their buddies.

The two things are not mutually exclusive.

posted by juv3nal at 03:36 PM on September 23

Sky Blue FC Win Inaugural Women's Professional Soccer Championship

Sucks that my FC Gold Pride* ended up dead last. But more power to Sky Blue. That was no small feat running the playoff gauntlet and winning against an LA team that had been dominant enough to cinch the season multiple games prior to the end. Particularly impressed with Sky Blue's keeper, Branam, who was getting crashed into on 50/50 balls throughout the playoffs and still soldiered through.

* What can I say? I'm a sucker for Canadian content, and you don't get more accomplished than Christine Sinclair. Plus, they're geographically nearest my alma mater. And 4 Brazilians. You had to figure that would've given them a decent shot at making the playoffs at least.

posted by juv3nal at 07:24 PM on August 25

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane arrested

LOL

posted by juv3nal at 03:02 PM on August 13

Bolivian coach quits over fielding 12-year-old son

Well it's not like he was handed a spot on the starting 11, just a sub, and who knows, maybe he was working with a severely depleted bench due to injury/suspension issues. *shrug*

posted by juv3nal at 02:30 PM on July 24

Bolivian coach quits over fielding 12-year-old son

It's hard to say how to feel about this. On the one hand, if the kid was legitimately the best player available to sub on then kudos to the Dad. But if the kid got the chance to play ahead of even marginally better players because of nepotism...

I mean, I don't follow Bolivian football/Aurora enough to know. Anyone?

posted by juv3nal at 02:15 PM on July 24

Shaq Challenges YouTube Trick-Shot God to Game of Horse

I don't get the point of a trick shot video like those in the last link. I'm not saying the guy's not actually that good or whatever, but he could have had a billion cracks at each shot before he sinks one and just edits in the one take...

One way around that I guess would be to do a long continuous take with several consecutive successful shots. But they didn't do that.

posted by juv3nal at 01:37 PM on June 29

Joey Barton's red card to be his last act for Newcastle United

Maybe you can get some money off if you take Alan Smith as well, Owl.

Alan Smith was immense in Pro Evo 5. That is all.
Also, kudos for the bid to reclaim the 'football' category.

posted by juv3nal at 04:09 PM on May 05

FootballFilter 2.0

It's nice but it's bit of a slog to load on a crappy computer/internet connection. Are there plans for an option to hide/turn off each news source (and save that so it sticks on a revisit)?

posted by juv3nal at 05:50 PM on August 12

An incredible collection of photos

I thought the Euros had lost their spark after the first half of Turkey Czech last night. I turned the TV off and drove my girlfriend back to London. I've always been a superb forecaster of these things. Ha!

posted by juv3nal at 02:40 PM on June 16

16 nations vie for Euro 2008 title beginning June 7.

Aw yeah! Just watched Netherlands 3 Italy 0 off my pvr. That Sneijder goal...wow.

posted by juv3nal at 02:03 AM on June 10