The First XI : A Day Late, and a Dollar Short

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by guamster, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    New Bradley:

    http://www.mlsnet.com/content/03/firstXI1008.html

    As I was reading the number 1 item (last pargraph) in his column, I thought he was going to finish the paragraph with "this Bud is for you," ala the Budwiser radio spots featuring salutes to strange jobs.
     
  2. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    10. Speaking of that MetroStars victory over the Quakes, much has been made of Landon Donovan's little hissy fit. In case you missed it, he chopped down Amado Guevara and threw a pitiful-looking elbow at Jonny Walker. It really wasn't a big deal. Really, the only thing embarrassing was Donovan's comment afterward that Guevara should've seen it coming because he was "dancing on the ball." I watched the replay last night and Guevara (who can dance with the best of them) was doing nothing that even resembled show-boating. He took a quick touch to elude Donovan and LD whacked him. ESPN2's Eric Wynalda thought it deserved a red. Me? I thought it was borderline at best. The elbow he threw at Walker was a love tap that Walker tried to sell to the referee. Anyone calling for fines and suspensions for Donovan needs to give it a rest.

    100% in agreement...
     
  3. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Oh Jeff Bradley said so? Case closed.
     
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The best part about this...

    is that Nowak was the kid's idol growing up. I wonder if that was because of a MLS connection or came prior, back in Nowak's Euro days, and the Polish connection?

    Strange that Jeff left off his MVP of the league (as chosen last week anyway) from his Best XI team.



    And that last paragraph almost brought a tear to my eye.
     
  5. red&black1

    red&black1 New Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Kearny NJ
    Yeah! didnt u know?? Jeff Bradley is always right!
     
  6. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Doesn't Jeff, or anyone else, copy edit this stuff?

    7. Columbus, picked by many to win the East, can kiss its season goodbye if it cannot win on Friday night in Naperville.

    And then...

    3.... A year ago, teams seemed delighted to play the Fire on a small field, this year you get the feeling the opposition is looking forward to playing at the New Soldier Field, where at least there's grass. Personally, I can't wait to tune in to Friday's Fire-Crew game to see how the new place looks for soccer.
     
  7. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    Sure, he does: Big Soccer posters. I guarantee that that error will be corrected soon.

    He's been typing "Naperville" in his columns for the past two years. Give him some time to get used to typing "Soldier Field" again.
     
  8. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    Pottersville
    Book 'im (Dono)

    I see his point, but then you look at the stuff Rapids players have been thrown out for, or even Mathis' latest red card.

    Dono definitely got pref treatment from a ref who was either terrible, having a bad day, or both.
     
  9. Noah Dahl

    Noah Dahl New Member

    Nov 1, 2001
    Pottersville
    Standing Room Mostly

    Jeff's venue for the Open Cup Final?

    "...one of the finest natural grass playing fields in the country."

    http://info.hartwick.edu/athl/elmore.html


    "it is a party town. I promise."

    'Nuff said.
     
  10. Stevedm

    Stevedm Red Card

    Jan 19, 2000
    Chicago
    Jeff Bradley is "Sexual Chocolate!"
     
  11. Sneever Flion

    Sneever Flion New Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Here's to you Mr. Taco Salad Inventor

    Real Men of Genius!!!
     
  12. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why not both?
     
  13. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sounds like a good idea and I have no clue what the stadium situation there is. But since when does the USSF and the word "sense" belong in the same paragraph let alone the same sentence?

    I feel validated now. You have no idea how depressing a 1/10 full Dragon Stadium is. Then they run out of Pepsi by halftime - what the heck am I supposed to chase my Captain Morgan's with now?

    A cold hot dog?
     
  14. Haig

    Haig Member+

    May 14, 2000
    METROSTARS
    Club:
    --other--
    You use the Captain Morgans as a cold hot dog marinade.



    Not much of a festive drink, but maybe it's a poison control remedy?



    Uh, it surely works quicker than ipecac.
     
  15. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    How about another shot? That always works for me.

    Sachin
     
  16. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Re: Re: The First XI : A Day Late, and a Dollar Short

    You did the unthinkable... and made a 3,000 calorie salad!!
     
  17. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They actually ran out of Pepsi at a stadium packing in "7,000"?

    Things have hit rock bottom with the Burn, but at least they saved almost $500,000 (according to the most recent SA).
     
  18. Shabs

    Shabs Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    NYC
    Acoording to the website, seating is 2,000. Ridiculous, even with additional temp stands.
     

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