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Name: Steve Bacharach
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Member since: January 28, 2006
Last visit: April 21, 2017

sbacharach has posted 2 links and 145 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Cal Bears Football, Cal Men's Basketball
Arsenal FC
LA Galaxy
LA Lakers

Greatest sports moment attended perhaps was World Cup QF in Frankfurt 2006 between France and Brasil. Zidane put on a virtuoso display and completely dominated the game.

Recent Links

Chris Horner, age 41, becomes the oldest winner of a Grand Tour: I really want to believe he isn't doping. What Horner did in the Vuelta was nothing short of incredible - so I guess by definition it hardly seems credible.

posted by sbacharach to other at 03:43 PM on September 15 - 1 comment

Contador should have hired Armstrong's lawyers: Contador gets a two-year ban and forfeits a Tour de France win (among other victories). Andy Schleck is now elevated to the yellow jersey for that year.

posted by sbacharach to other at 11:25 AM on February 06 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament

Way too many teams getting in - waters down the competition considerably. The Euros should have stayed at 16 teams too.

posted by sbacharach at 03:07 PM on March 30

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

I doubt he'll need to emote to compete in MLS for a year or two

That may or may not be true. Many foreign players who come into MLS don't seem to realize how physical the league can be - not crunching tackles, rather a lot of running and long travel to away games and as well as hotter temperatures than they are accustomed too.

posted by sbacharach at 12:36 PM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

I just contacted a friend in Chicago who is a big soccer fan, and he's happy "they finally signed someone worth watching." I can't say he's represents all Chicago supporters, but I'm sure there are many people, myself included, who are happy to see more quality of any kind come into MLS.

posted by sbacharach at 03:16 PM on March 21

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal 'mentally collapsed' against Bayern Munich

That was depressing. A dead rubber back in London (and Barcelona).

posted by sbacharach at 09:53 PM on February 15

Frank Lampard Retires from Soccer

As part of a Chelsea squad that had several players that were easy to dislike, Frank Lampard always seemed to stand out as one of the real good guys.

posted by sbacharach at 12:45 PM on February 03

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary


posted by sbacharach at 02:23 PM on January 25

Surprising almost no one, the Chargers decide to move to LA.

I've seen many LA Galaxy games at the Stub Hub Center in Carson - an excellent venue for watching soccer. It hosts other events like some of the California high school football championship games. Even if it's short-lived, it could be an incredible (and intimate) atmosphere for an NFL game.

posted by sbacharach at 05:09 PM on January 12

Kevin Harlan's Epic Radio Call of Monday Night Football Interloper


posted by sbacharach at 04:48 PM on September 13

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal

She should have been booted off the team long ago.

posted by sbacharach at 08:43 PM on August 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

billysaythis: Still attending this Sunday's Arsenal/Chivas game in Carson? I'll be there with a friend and my two sons. Let me know if you want to hook up for a drink ahead of kickoff:

Sorry to post this in this thread - couldn't figure out another way.

posted by sbacharach at 11:04 AM on July 27

Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Final NBA Game

A lot of haters out there re: Flea's National Anthem, but I loved it. If you're gonna make everyone listen to that song before every American sporting event, at least make it interesting.

posted by sbacharach at 02:18 PM on April 14

Tennis Tourney Exec: Women Ride Men's Coattails, But They're Attractive

I just want to thank all of you for a set of well-reasoned, non-hysterical arguments. I have thoughts about this issue as well (as everyone likely does) but I was honestly a bit afraid to weigh in given the potential toxicity of the topic. After reading through the above, though, I don't think I have more to add to the discussion.

So kudos to all. There are many forums, I'm sure, where things would have spun out of control long ago. [loud clapping and patting oneself on the back to follow]

posted by sbacharach at 12:53 PM on March 23

Wenger's Arsenal

I hadn't heard that - thanks.

posted by sbacharach at 12:53 PM on February 18

Wenger's Arsenal

I live an hour from Carson and five hours from San Jose, so the All-Star game is not my first choice of the two, but if I go up for that game, well then, yes, definitely.

posted by sbacharach at 04:43 PM on February 17

Wenger's Arsenal

I'm seeing this summer.

posted by sbacharach at 05:36 PM on February 16