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Discussion in 'DC United' started by greekchampion04, Oct 27, 2012.
Exactly right. I respected him for his humor.
We just got power back a few hours ago. Yes, almost 3 days without power in our little corner of the world. There's something about higher wind speeds at elevation. Also it didn't help being at the bottom of our power company's priority list...
I've finally caught up on all the posts on this thread. I guess I've calmed down a little, but not much. This pisses me off more than anthing that's happened in this league: more than Cheatin'Bob's 4 substitutions, more than Peter Vermes being allowed to take his "shootout" out of order back in the '96 playoffs, more than all the bad calls from refs we've received. Folks we're being screwed, plain and simple. And what makes it worse is that this was done with thought and intent. It's not just some spur of the moment decision.
The only advantage we received from finishing ahead of the Metros is having extra time and PK's at home, which in my estimation is a great advantage should we be tied at the end of the second match. And to all those posters who say "we've just got to get it done at home in the first match", I'd say look at this year's results: a loss in Jersey and a win and a tie at home. An aggregate tie after two matches is not an unlikely result. And the league has given the Metros the advantage.
And what pisses me off almost as much are the pompous posters here who somehow figure this is the "right" thing to do; that somehow this is maganimous. Think of those poor people suffering up there. But how does this alleviate their suffering? How does this help the relief effort? All it does is make it easier for some of those folks to make it to a game. And remember it's just a game. Oh yeah and it makes more money for the Metros and the League. And let's be honest with ourselves, it's all about the money. Competitive integrity be damned.
Folks have discussed multiple alternatives to this decision. I think many are quite viable, but that's an endless discussion. Since this switch eliminates our "advantage", I suggest that should the series end in an aggregate tie, that we eliminate extra time and PK's. The higher seeded team advances. Period. This is how it's done in the Mexican League playoffs, so it's not without international precedent. Yeah, I know.
And I'm also mightily pissed at Kevin Payne for rolling over and taking the Red Bull can up the keyster. "Our friends in New Jersey". Really? I don't have any friends in NJ. I don't think I even know anyone up there. I've supported him in the past, but this ends it for me. He's been "associated" with DC United, but he's always been a league guy. Remember his association Anshoots (Yeah, I know I misspelled). I saw him walking around Crew Stadium at MLS Cup 2001 with a Galaxy pin on. Made me sick. About the only good thing that can come out of this mess, is that Chang, Thohir and Levien get pissed off as well and can (pun intended) Kevin Payne.
And lest any say I'm insensitive to the aftermath of a hurricane. I grew up in Portsmouth, VA and suffered the direct effects of numerous hurricanes. And this was back in the 50's and 60's when there weren't effective relief efforts. You depended on your family, your friends and your neighbors. That was it.
Mejido. He's still around. Great guy, actually. It's unfortunate he is a MetroScum fan.
It's kind of like a birth defect. I understand with early detection and intensive education they can live rather full lives.
That April Fool's Day joke was one of the funniest things in the history of BigSoccer
WAIT Maybe that's what's happening! Mejiedo's second great April Fools joke worked in coordination with Fearless Leader KP!!! What? It's November 1?
From another Thread. This would be the funniest tifo ever if we made it
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With some afterthought, I'm thinking this is a positive, in the soccer game sense only.
Play the first game at home with a chance to start strong. If you win, RedBull is under pressure at home and RedBull under pressure equals sticky pink explosion. If you lose or draw, you can play without pressure and with focus, while again RedBull explodes under the weight of expectations.
Come on, United is going to roll these guys! Just like always and forever, amen.
Ben Olsen was interviewed on 106.7 "The Fan" this afternoon. He seemed very unconcerned about the switch. It was all "we've just got to take care of business."
No one here is happy with the situation, but when nothing can be done to change it only option is to soldier on. Focus all this frustration and crush Metro convincingly.
This is so PERFECT! Amazingly PERFECT!
It's time to move on. Focus on match itself. It's going to be played. Not even a natural disaster will delay the 1st leg from being played. So we need to focus on the game now.
You know sometimes when you have a headache and get kicked in the nuts it cures the head ache.
All of a sudden I could care less if Salihi's on the bench or Boskovic is being subbed at halftime.
Well, on the plus side, I'm bringing 7 people instead of 2 since the game is at home.
For the middle of next week, a northeaster possibility in New England!
We have a pretty good record during noreasters...
If by "pretty good" you mean squishing our way out to our cars in Lot 8 with a loss at 2AM.
your move, mls.
Heat-Knicks still on for tonight @ MSG.
double header at RFK ...
My opinion, they're going to move Wed game @ PPL. That may also find some sense in that cryptic sentence "And also understand that it will impact their fans and we will try to do things to minimize that impact." He may have said to DCU, "look, we switch, but if it doesn't work it out for the return we're going to set it up in a convenient location for you guys". Maybe they already know it's going to be like that. Then again, I may be completely wrong, but I have this fix thinking going through my brain...
Because DG was talking about another NY/NJ location in case RBA was not ready, but if a new storm is on the way there, it doesn't make any difference where it is in that region...
If they do that, hell, I can MAKE that game.
Through no fault of their own, NYRB were left without a stadium for the first game, and were handed a schedule reversal by the league. Now NYRB have to find a venue for the second game. They have a week to sort things out with their utility company and other services.
On Wednesday, PPL is available, as may be Rutgers and Princeton. I don't think that they lost power that far inland.
RFK is also available. I am willing to watch the game from the upper deck and let NYRB fans sit in the lower bowl. They might even be able to bring a second minivan full of supporters.