Have we come back full circle

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by nick, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Remember the thread at the beginning of the season that proposed this could be one of the best DCU team's ever. Well, well, look at what Jeff Bradley wrote on MLSNet........

    What if D.C. United did not start 0-3-1? Would they be considered one of the greatest MLS teams ever? Think about it, say they go 2-0-2 in those opening four games and currently sat with 50-plus points with eight games to play. I ran into Tab Ramos the other day and he thinks this D.C. team is one of the best he's ever seen anyway. But I can only imagine what the opinion would be had they gotten off to a better start. They're good.

    This time I'm not saying a word just throwing this out.:cool:
     
  2. Doug Dobey

    Doug Dobey New Member

    Nov 27, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't wait to hear The Bruce's take on this. He dropped a notch in my estimation last time he commented on "best DC United team ever".
     
  3. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    NO!!! We are absolutely horrible and stand no chance of taking home any silverware this year (Atlantic Cup nothwithstanding; we don't need good magumbo to beat the Scum).

    [/offeringburntsacrificetofootygods]
     
  4. Port 13

    Port 13 Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    just moved to NC
    what are are those things up there, if not words??????

    i just don't understand you people
     
  5. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not the best ever unless they take Copa Sudamerica, MLS Cup and the SS. So far they've done nothing but have a good summer.
     
  6. Doug Dobey

    Doug Dobey New Member

    Nov 27, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Harsh truth.
     
  7. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's just agree that we're only at this point....

    [​IMG]

    Note, though, that she does have her screw ins on.
     
  8. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    God damn it we haven't WON ANYTHING YET.

    This isn't f'ing New York, Columbus, or Colorado. We're goddamned DC United, we expect excellence around here, and we have seen it often. This 2007 United team is a very good MLS team, but we've won big time trophies in our history. So until the season is over, trying to answer this question is pointless.

    To put this into perspective: Eddie Pope is coming to town tomorrow. There isn't a player on this team, right now in 2007, that is as good as Eddie Pope was in his prime. Not one.

    Can we f'ing win something before we have this discussion again?
     
  9. asitis

    asitis Member+

    Mar 30, 2005
    Charlottesville
    THIS is the truth.

    asitis
     
  10. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    woo hoo we're champions of September :rolleyes:
     
  11. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Poor guy is probably still on a stretcher.
     
  12. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Stop with the bad juju threads.

    Seriously.




    Thread re-opened so y'all can jinx the hell out of things.
     
  13. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    This is a clear example of the media's anti-DC United bias.
     
  14. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I don't believe in juju, mojo, jinxes, black cats, ladders, stepping on cracks in sidewalks, breaking mirrors, spilling salt, mutilating rabbits, or any of that other superstitious crap. We live in the 21st century, and don't need to be concerned with, or bound by, the fearful ramblings and guesswork of medieval illiterates.

    Our SS destiny is in our hands, isn't it? If we have a good mindset and play as well as we are capable, we will win the league. If we falter, we won't. This is self-evident.

    We don't need to read entrails or sacrifice animals or speak in hushed tones about what this team can achieve. It's all in front of us. The next few weeks will be fun to watch.

    Call me Matt "I believe in the scientific method" Mathai
     
  15. dozerman

    dozerman Member

    D.C. United
    United States
    Dec 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thats it Galileo, stop it with the scientific method stuff. The Earth isn't round, there is such a thing as bad JuJu and BigSoccer alarmists are always right.;)
     
  16. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    E pur si muove (And nevertheless it does move.)
     
  17. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1. CD Guadelajara @ DCU: 1-1; DCU @ CD Guadelajara: 1-2.
    2. DCU @ Harrisburg City Islanders: 0-1.
    3. DCU @ Los Angeles Galaxy: 0-2.

    Three chances to win hardware that we've blown.

    We have three more yet to come. We'll see whether we win anything or blow them all too. Until we win something, it's absurd to compare us to teams that actually did win something.
     
  18. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    The eternal Jeff Bradley kiss of death.

    Sucks for you guys.
     
  19. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Allow me to repeat what I said before

    And I certainly don't care about what some writer says.
     
  20. BigKris

    BigKris Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Falls Church, VA
    By "we" and "us", of course, you mean the players and coaches - as fans, obviously, "we" can't alter a damn thing. ;)

    And while I agree with you overall, there is still a kernel of truth in all of this nonsense -- if players start reading their own press and start to get complacent, they can fail. Or, if players believe in mojo or juju or whatever then at the first turn of ill fortune (say an early goal by an opponent) they might believe that losing is their destiny. It's that whole "good mindset" thing.
     
  21. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget if we screw up and wear the wrong lucky shirt to the game, too!
     
  22. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the **********, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
     
  23. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, that's twice this week for that one! Was Bull Durham on TV recently?
     
  24. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If it's good enough for Soehn, it's good enough for me:


    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2007/09/training_notes_moreno_absent.html
     
  25. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Yes. 'We' is just shorthand.

    Your last sentence is the key, IMO. Having a good mindset means not allowing superstition to control you and not getting carried away with praise (or scorn) heaped upon you.
     

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