9-14-03: Insomniac

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Sachin, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
  2. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    hey guys i just grabbed all the other ones then they got deleted by the board being slow. i'm going to go back and go get them again so that's what i'll be doing if anyone is thinkign about grabbing more.
     
  4. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
  5. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. efren95

    efren95 Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Republic of Texas
    Sachin, Maxim, Goodsport and Soccerdoll:

    The Republic of Texas (another country) is grateful to your Sunday sacrifice...

    Thanks, Guys....
     
  7. efren95

    efren95 Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Republic of Texas
    I meant to say "Paperdoll.."

    Probably the new name "Soccerdoll" might stick...
     
  8. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    from the Rochester story

    man... why would you build your own stadium then not put grass in it. Is it a consideration given the climate in Rochester, the rough winters? That just seems like a horriable thing.
     
  9. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Re: from the Rochester story

    Can fake fields be heated like modern grass fields are heated? Or does the rubber & plastic melt or just play poorly? I hate plastic.
     
  10. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I was just assuming that they might be doing it as maintaining a grass feild with the kinds of winters they have might not be cost prohibative or even possiable.
     
  11. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    May 9, 2003
    Denver / Cleveland / MN / Jax
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    maybe another reason for the turf is the Lacrosse team...they wear down certain parts of the feild...along with weather and financial concerns....this may not be a bad idea...
    The newer turfs are getting more grasslike year by year anyways...
     
  12. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    That's likely because he got to double-dip for the Tribune Corporation, who owns the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune, the latter running an edited version of the same story.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  13. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    hey at least they ran that. everything else in chicago today was AP. that's pretty sad if you ask me.
     
  14. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: from the Rochester story

    SOCCERTOWN USA!
     
  15. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    That's just economics. Away matches in Chicago have gotten AP stories pretty much all season, because the papers don't want to send a writer. The Trib will sometimes hire a local stringer, and in this instance, they had a guy there already on their payroll.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  16. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    True, but I was hoping the local papers might be picking up on the idea that the Fire has the best record in the league with only six games to go, and "hey, this might be an actual story brewing that we should cover."

    I know that the Chicago Sports scene is a little crowded right now with the Cubs and Sox doing well, and the Bears always a big story (even when they blow), but I think it is time they start to recognize that there is at least the POTENTIAL for something big happening that would merit a plane ticket and hotel room for an actual writer.
     
  17. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    the chicago daily southtown ran something that wasn't ap
     
  18. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    i had trouble accessing their site this morning for some reason.
     
  19. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    When I read the Tribune's version I noticed that the date for the Open Cup semi-final between LA & Chicago was Oct. 1.

    I said to myself, "What an idiot that Jones is."

    Now, reading the original, I must apologize. The idiot was whoever edited the story.
     
  20. Easybake15

    Easybake15 New Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    Re: Re: from the Rochester story

    You can almost taste the bitterness.
     
  21. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Re: from the Rochester story

    Bitter? Me? No, my friend.

    My team is getting a new SSS with real grass. Not until 2005, but so it goes. And if your little cowtown soccer club has decided that maintaining a grass field is beyond their capabilities, then why should I be bitter?

    But it amuses me that this is going down in SOCCERTOWN USA. You know, the place where the people allegedly know and care about soccer more than any place else in the USA? But when it comes to their soccer stadium, they'll let the wear and tear from other sports dictate what sort of field they're putting in.

    Ironic, no?
     
  22. sachinag

    sachinag New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO
    Re: Re: Re: Re: from the Rochester story

    Intelligent? Yes.
     
  23. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: from the Rochester story

    Why? As a cost cutting measure? Because of the climate? What's their reasoning behind the plastic?
     

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