Soccer, sports and politics (R)

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  1. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    He's not making a positive impact on cfb. CFB is going to be what it's going to be with or without him. He's one coach making a positive impact on one program. He's not going to raise the status of the Pac-12, because their flagship USC is headed to the Big Ten. He's going to make Colorado better than they've been in a while.

    The people who currently can't wait to bust a nut to Oregon's win are wrapped up in the media's pursuit of someone who's a good interview and a good quote machine. They can't handle the fact that Deion Sanders is a compelling story, so they try to pretend he's in the spotlight because someone thinks he's a championship coach. And then they malign dude's character by questioning his faith (Pizza's questioning of how Coach Sanders feels called to coach is the first god damned time he's ever posted a serious expression about faith. You damn skippy I'm-a call him on that shit).
     
  2. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Go Buffs! Go Deion & sons!
     
  4. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Don't stop profiling now. Your Knight (not Phil) is probably ahead. No offense to Lanning.
     
  5. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Y'all fall short some of the time, and when you do, it's not because of an oversight or a mistake. It's usually the result a deliberate avoidance of introspection. You fail when you double down.

    That's all I'm saying.
     
  6. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    Like you when it comes to LGBT+ issues.

    And I have no doubt you will deliberately avoid any and all introspection on that topic.
     
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  7. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Allez Johnny Sexton!
     
  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Knew this would be coming :rolleyes:

     
  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I guess I thought he'd be classier than that, but so few have that I ought not be surprised.
    Fratboy was gifted a high-level program and STILL wants to run his mouth.

    The 800-ton gorilla in the room is whether he said this last season v. Colorado. What's changed, Massa Lanning?
     
  10. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
  11. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    Nice win for Ireland in what could also be the competition's final. But really South Africa only have themselves to blame for missing a few very kickable penalities/conversion.
     
  12. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
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    :confused:


    But yeah, no introspection whatsoever.
     
  13. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's doing a lot more than just be a coach. One of the things he's doing is giving his players a platform to increase their NIL value. That is going to be a trend (better for the students/players, IMO). I have also seen a few articles about how he is changing the perception of a Black college coach. It is accepted that he might not win everything, but he is winning, and he is coaching unapologetically.

    But, I know your views, and you'll say something about when he loses, and "all those White conservative were right," and "I told you so" because that is what you do. And I'll critique for it.

    Now, I'm not a fan of Sanders' brashness, and never have been But, it does appear that he has earned his current position, and he is causing all those White conservative to twist themselves into a pretzel. Good for him.
     
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  14. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
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  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    You have a typing block or something, but I'll work around it.

    When he loses, and all those conservatives and centrists starch their Fruit Of The Looms, I will say that's what they were waiting for. and I will be right. You will quote me and emote something or another about how they don't really mean it, and you will be wrong.

    That is a positive.
     
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  16. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
  17. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Robby Bates or Victor Price.
     
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Not to be that dick :D but was it more of a gimmick or does she get regular PT?
     
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  19. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    One of my favorite Twitter accounts suddenly blocked me. I had no idea why until I later learned that they were transitioning. I may have unwittingly tweeted something transphobic.
     
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  20. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    No, it WAS to be that dick. While you're out here accusing me...

    You know damn well which one it is. But your job is to applaud and ignore.
     
  21. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    <neg rep>
     
  22. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    You know I'm right. You didn't need to ask that question. Most ladies are nowhere near athletic enough to earn time on a gridiron squad. This team's level is either abysmally low or she is a total beast who deserves a full ride.
     
  23. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Well, the history-making aspect is that this is the first time she's played, so I gather she's NOT getting regular PT.

    From what I've read though, she's a full on team member. Plays JV, in the weight room every day, on the field for every practice, takes hits in practice.

    Sarah Fuller, who kicked for Vandy three years ago -- first to play Div I -- was a.soccer player brought in when teams kicker got covid.

    This woman is a.football player. She just stands 5'6". Edge rusher from the.safety position from what I gather.
     
  24. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Now, Rodney Reed gets lots of support from all races, despite his claims falling apart under scrutiny.
     
  25. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Aww fvck. Deion & sons didn't cover. :(
     
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