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Bill Archer

Bill Archer

BigSoccer Supporter, 117, from Washington, NC

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    1. That Phat Hat
      That Phat Hat
      Belated thanks for your thanks, Bill.
    2. lotsogolazo
      lotsogolazo
      I've always enjoyed your reports on the FIFA execs. I'm glad to see your predictions come true. If any major media outlet has the balls to hire an investigative journalist to monitor FIFA, I hope they look to you.

      Go Crew!
    3. Paul Calixte
      Paul Calixte
      If I may speak for the entire BigSoccer community:

      You told us so. :o
    4. Paul Calixte
      Paul Calixte
    5. LegalBeagle
      LegalBeagle
      Miss your blog Bill. Hope to "see" you soon. Good luck!
    6. iyutepo
      iyutepo
    7. Craig P
      Craig P
    8. RSLKamasBranch
      RSLKamasBranch
      Thanks, feel free to use it whenever. I always enjoy reading your blog, even if I don't always agree. Your blog is one of the reasons I visit bigsoccer even when I don't otherwise have a reason to.
    9. EastLAChiva
      EastLAChiva
      Bill,
      Excellent call on Zemanski. This kid is all guts on a team of "finesse" players. His toughness is a needed shot in the arm for Chivas USA. Could he wind up being a better player than Blair Gavin? When Spanish speaking soccer commentators are praising you like the next big thing, a lot LA fans notice. Can you tell me more about him?

      Thanks,
      ELAC
    10. EastLAChiva
      EastLAChiva
      Hey Bill, were you the guy who posted some stuff on the Chivas USA boards regarding Ben Zemanski? could you let me know. This started his first game for Chivas Usa and played magnificently.
      John
    11. lerxst
      lerxst
      Hello Bill,

      I was wondering if I could comment on your latest blog posting regarding TFC. I think you've placed a block on my account so unfortunatley I'm unable to right now.

      Thanks,

      lerxst
    12. kuhl
      kuhl
      You alive??? I has been forever since your last blog. Dance for me monkey. Dance!

      Actually I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate your blogging efforts and that fact that I notice that you haven't posted one in awhile and am somewhat disappointed speaks to the quality of your posts.
    13. grant.alpaugh
      grant.alpaugh
      Part 3:

      As for the DNA evidence having to do with TV, I think the truth is actually the opposite. The so-called "CSI effect" is something that is only recently getting some study, and it postulates that because criminal procedurals on TV (of which there are about 50) neatly wrap up nearly every case by finding irrefutable forensic evidence implicating the bad guys in 44 minutes plus commercials, the real world effect is that juries want to see that kind of infinitely enhanceable closed circuit footage or DNA evidence before they are willing to convict, which often makes the prosecution's job harder, not easier. The corrollary to that, though, is that in cases like this one where there seems to be that kind of evidence, the jury's mind will be made up very easily.

      It sucks for Eric, but I think there's not a whole lot of question as to his conviction being affirmed. I would be shocked if the Supreme Court of California even hear the case, to be honest.
    14. grant.alpaugh
      grant.alpaugh
      Part 2:

      As I said in my comment to your article, you are no doubt correct to point out that what the prosecutor said in his closing argument was not in the spirit of the 5th Amendment. The problem is that he (or she) left enough wiggle room to make it seem inocuous enough for the judge not to jeopordize the entire process on a throwaway "jazzy" line by the prosecutor in his closing statement. The defense can complain about it as much as they want, but the appellate court has ample wiggle room to rationalize and explain it, which they did.
    15. grant.alpaugh
      grant.alpaugh
      I'm sorry, but my response was too long, so I've split it up into a couple of parts.

      Part 1:

      The bottom line is that the best chance Frimmer had was in getting a not guilty verdict at trial. Appellate courts are very wary of overturning convictions, especially in states where the electorate are involved in their selection. California is such a state, since the Governor of California appoints candidates, the California Commission on Judicial Appointments (whatever that is) confirms them, and the electorate ratifies their appointment in the next statewide election. Any sense that a judge is "soft on crime" will make their ratification unlikely, so unless there is serious, unmistakable mischief on the part of law enforcement, the court is unlikely to put the state (especially one as broke as California) through the expense of reprosecuting the crime.
    16. Rickster
      Rickster
      Thanks. You are really killing it on this MLSPU stuff. Unfortunately, it is fertile ground these days. I really think some of the senior MLS players have a sense of entitlement that is just short of crack-addled, which is crazy since they of all people should remember the wasteland that was post-NASL, pre-MLS US soccer for anyone other than Team Bora.
    17. monster
      monster
      Thanks, Bill. When they can't convince the people most likely to hate the owners that they are nothing but scum, they have failed. This site is taken seriously, and I can't imagine they get warm fuzzies based on the conversation here. My goodness, when Twellman tweeted snarkishly "do I need to say more" after the strike vote was announced, it became obvious they are really starting to do anything they can to convince people they are serious. The 11th hour isn't the best time to do that.
    18. suspenders1964
      suspenders1964
      anything i can do to help out the team.
    19. DaveBrett
      DaveBrett
      Bill, great idea about moving the Hall of Fame to Seattle. That would be an excellent location for the museum. There are several vacant lots in the vicinity of Qwest Field. One of them could house the new Hall of Fame. Of course, someone is going to pony up the money to build it!

      Did you see my column entitled "Soccer Deserves Better Than Oneonta, New York"
      http://www.kenn.com/the_blog/?p=558

      Dave Brett
    20. FFCinPCB
      FFCinPCB
      Want me to take mine down instead? Or you decide and take down if you think needed.

      Cheers.
    21. Nazzer
      Nazzer
      Bill, I recall reading you post at one point that you aren't necessarily writing facts, but writing opinions. If opinions are your focus why do you block people from posting comments which have opinions that are opposite of yours?

      (If there is a reason I am incapable of posting comments on your blog other than you blocking me, by all means please enlighten me)
    22. Oldsmobile
      Oldsmobile
      If you spent as much time "writing" as you do removing posts and comments, maybe your work would make a little more sense and have a bit more value.
    23. Estevo
      Estevo
      I was going to post on your blog. I noticed I was banned, oh my! :rolleyes:
    24. Miamisoccer1
      Miamisoccer1
      Hey Bill, check out this promotion that Miami FC is doing - www.miamifc.com
    25. suspenders1964
      suspenders1964
      i figured it would strike a chord. thanks for blogging.

      edit: i went back and read it. i have to laugh at myself sometimes!
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    Birthday:
    Jan 25, 1902 (Age: 117)
    Location:
    Washington, NC
    First Name:
    Vladimir
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    League:
    United States - Major League Soccer
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you play soccer:
    Yes
    Position you play:
    Referee
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    I like to watch

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