Marc Stein, Footie fan?

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by DMunited, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. DMunited

    DMunited New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Austin TX
    I was reading's NBA preview trying to analyze the fate of my beloved Utah Jazz (My bold prediction we are going to shock the world by NOT being the worst team of all time or even the last team in the league. Hell we may even win 30 games).

    When discussig the possiblity of NBA moving to Europe, Marc fantasizes about having a team in Manchester to along with "my beloved City". I am assuming he is refering to Man City? Did anyone esle catch this? I follow the NBA only slightly less than I follow soccer and I seen never any other soccer references from Marc.

    Is he an MLS fan or just EPL guy? It'd be nice if MLS could get some references in espn's more mainstream press coverage. But it seems like a good sign that more sportswriters are footie fans (even if closeted). Does anyone have any more info?
  2. DMunited

    DMunited New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Austin TX
    Wow. I guess that answers that. Does he write out of Dallas? Does he attend Burn Games?
  3. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    About half his columns have some soccer reference. He also advocated the NBA moving to a "soccer-style" relationship between club and national teams.

  4. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Newcastle United FC
    Stein is a good guy. Insane Man City fan (although, you'd have to be insane to support them, wouldn't you?)
  5. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One word: Eurosnob.

    However, in fairness to Stein, I can't really fault anyone who boycotts the Burn until Opening Day 2005.
  6. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Chicago Fire
    I'm pretty sure I read a column of his last december where he was responding to basketball questions (which is probably a good idea for a basketball columnist). But somebody wrote in asking his opinions on the NFL playoffs. He responded by saying he was going to talk about the kind of football he cares about, and then he gave his brief take on Man City in the Premiership. So yeah, he's a fan.

    Thanks for the link to his Sidekicks "career" stats page, usagoal!
  7. boffo

    boffo Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Not much new information here, and what everyone else said is correct: He is a fan. I exchanged a couple of emails with him a year ago where he confirmed his love for real football. Given that he writes about the NBA in this age of internationalization in that sport, it gives him an insight that other NBA writers don't have, so I don't mind at all that he's not writing about soccer for ESPN. Anyway, I think that the more people there are like him -- sympathetic, even if it's not their day job -- the better the coverage will be in the long run.

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