Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT [R] includes NT results

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  1. FlipsLikeAPancake

    Jul 6, 2010
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Gonna go off on a rant here, but I dislike when people use this quote in isolation. It makes the poem seem like it's about individualism, that there is something great in choosing our own path - the road less travelled. When in reality if you read the damn poem both roads look the same. It isn't clear which road is less travelled. The guy is having a hard time picking one. But he thinks in the future he's going to look back at this moment and claim he took the road less travelled and that is was an important decision. I'm no poetry expert, but it seems to me the poem is almost mocking the rationalizations people give for their decisions. And of course instead of picking up on nuance people read it as triumphant and affirming. Whatever.
     
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  2. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Trust yourself bro, your analysis is popularly accepted among scholars. The poem is entitled "The road not taken" not less traveled, and is habitually misinterpreted the way you described. You are right on. It is the path we do not take that is defined here. For no other reason than it was not chosen. Good intuition.
     
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  3. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Hey man, today, of all days (National Pancake Day!) to read this...

    It's one of those great (not so great) things about poems, songs, etc. There is the intended meaning, the unintended meaning and the appropriated or ascribed meaning. Often the ascribed meaning is the one that "claims" the work, no matter the intention, like a bunch of frat boys in Ray Bans unironically singing Timbuc 3's "Future's So Bright I've got to Wear Shades."

    What seems to speak to folks is not the mocking of the rationalization, but the realization that taking a path less traveled can, indeed, make all the difference, Frost's cantankerous swamp-Yankee cleverness be damned.
     
  4. miklagard

    miklagard Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Club:
    Stabaek IF
    Last posts are fantastic.
    A wholly different level :rolleyes:

    Thank you. Makes me smile.
    Now, do you have any good poems referencing Gothenburg, Gothenborg, Gøteborg or Göteborg?
    If so - might come in handy, or handy for awhile.
     
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  5. an1310

    an1310 Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    "There once was a man from Göteborg
    Who met a girl he thought was gorg
    It was love at first sight
    Try as he might..."

    ...and the last line is about as bad as you'd expect.
     
  6. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
  7. Dr. Gamera

    Dr. Gamera Member+

    Oct 13, 2005
    Wheaton, Maryland
    It looks like the Göteborg poetry festival is defunct, actually. The last edition appears to have been in 2015.
     
  8. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Country:
    United States
    Well now we can officially go back to communicating with our hero through this backchannel. I knew there was a reason for not retiring this thread.
     
  9. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  10. miklagard

    miklagard Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Club:
    Stabaek IF
    Tonight you might see that Mix was never bought out. Maybe we even get to see some proof.
     
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  11. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    Will you rip your contract up on the field, ala Vince McMahon?
     
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    with all sincerity, good luck on this next stanza. it's not a lot of personalities that have the stomach to play this random interaction with anonymous fan game. I really appreciate it - and am hoping you have a great year.
     
  13. an1310

    an1310 Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Atlanta, GA


    What happens after the loan ends in August, I wonder? Regardless, hope our man Mix kicks some ass over there.
     
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  14. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Kappa is my favorite jersey maker
     
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  15. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Country:
    United States
    Mix Diskerud isn’t giving up on his USMNT World Cup dream

    http://www.starsandstripesfc.com/us...ud-ifk-goteborg-mls-loan-usmnt-world-cup-2018

    With his standing at NYCFC irreparable and his salary too high for any other MLS club to take on, he’s heading to the land of Zlatan to try and get career back on track. MLS has loaned Mix to Swedish club IFK Göteborg. In his first interview after joining his new club, he says he’s not giving up on his hope of representing the USA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Asked what his ambitions were, Diskerud replied, “Making your players even better for the team. There are those who will score goals and keep a clean sheet, because I expect to be put up in the center. And YES – I have an ambition to continue national team career and get the United States to Russia.”

     
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  16. miklagard

    miklagard Member

    Mar 15, 2009
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    Stabaek IF
    That translation is just weird. ...and then ....wrong.
     
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  17. Jumbalaya

    Jumbalaya Member+

    Apr 27, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Ok I know I'm drunk and up on the east coast... so Mix what's ya story broski???? We need you kicking a ball somewhere soon.
     
  18. Dr. Gamera

    Dr. Gamera Member+

    Oct 13, 2005
    Wheaton, Maryland
    I've put together an... improved?... translation:

    "You ask me my dream. So I think of the team.

    To make players better is ever my scheme.

    I know some score goals. And some others fill holes.

    And keeping a clean sheet compels keepers' souls.

    The center is mine. My playmaking's divine.

    I lead all my teammates in toeing the line.

    My boxes are checked. I'm among the elect.

    It's sure that Arena will Mix the select."
     
  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
     
  20. Pestbeulen

    Pestbeulen Member

    Aug 14, 2010
    Haiku!
    Mix at Göteborg
    Playing through-balls, spitting rhymes.
    Still Mixing it up!
     
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  21. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Rep for first limerick
     
  22. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    A gay blade who lived in Khartoum
    Took a lesbian up to his room
    They argued all night over who the right
    To do what, with which, and to whom
     
  23. an1310

    an1310 Member

    Jun 2, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    Look above, sir.
     
  24. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Country:
    United States
    There was a Young Lady of Sweden,
    Who went by the slow rain to Weedon;
    When they cried, 'Weedon Station!'
    She made no observation
    But thought she should go back to Sweden.

    Edward Lear
     
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