Category Archives: The New and Improved Golden Bay Earthquakes

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Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devotion

I can’t imagine why the San Jose Earthquakes changed the old crest- perhaps they couldn’t copyright a sunset, or something so clearly based on the San Jose civic logo.  Or perhaps they literally put no thought into it besides “new stadium, new logo.” Or, I can take Quakes President Dave Kaval at …

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The Goonies vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part 2

Sorry for the Galaxy-centered post – I try not to focus on My Team, but I’ve been challenged to address the state of the team from a number of quarters, and it’s not like there isn’t some comedy going on. Those who enjoy the robust saltiness of Galaxy fan tears …

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Supporters Shield winner to be announced in 60-90 days

If the season were to end today, then we will have been spared a fate worse than death – namely, thirty-thousand posts proclaiming that Seattle has won the “real” league championship.  They’ve only got six points to make up, though, and Real Sigi has the team playing, in the words …

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Thirty Degrees of Separation

And, as everyone predicted before the season, the Rapids win the Eastern Conference. Ho hum. At least they’re further east than last year’s Eastern Conference champions. I hope for comedy purposes that MLS keeps this playoff format. Maybe next year Seattle can win the East. Had I managed to blog …

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Red Bull Playoff Fever

Now that was a game. Might as well dust off this chant that never made it in the US fan section, for reasons I still can’t fathom: ‘Cause we got a mighty Convey, driving through the night! Yeah, we got a mighty Convey, ain’t he a beautiful sight! Come on, …

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Distinct Disadvantage

And the goalscoring race goes to the final game after all. Didn’t see a Wondolowski hat trick coming. Now…were the San Jose Earthquakes stupid to win tonight? It depends on how you believe the playoffs are going to shake out. Jason Kreis thinks the Quakes should have taken a dive. …

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Major League Faulkner

Oh, I guess the Quakes really were going to bring in a Designated Player sooner rather than later. I’m guessing Lew Wolff was watching Mexico in the World Cup, hit John Doyle on speed dial, shouted “Get me this Giovani guy!”, then hung up. I sort of made light of …

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Talk Soup

Well, Cinco de County Mayo is over for another year. If only Patrick had kept the snakes and driven out the Irish. Stop me if I’ve told you that one. I have no new insight on the CBA negotiations, except yeah, I’m still going to stand by my prediction that …

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That 70′s League

This week’s Four at the Back is up. We talk about ties. We talk about profanity in the stadiums. We talk about the NASL – well, Kenn talks about the great reunion that Ron and Rob Gilmore have organized to honor the original Earthquakes – the ones that never won …

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Pride Goeth

See, my son, if these have any smell. So said the emperor Vespasian, defending the Amway sponsorship of the San Jose Earthquakes a little over nineteen centuries before the fact. He makes a good point, for a dead Italian. Its 14.2857% partnership in Seven Deadly Sins Inc. notwithstanding, the love …