The tide is turning!

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by rickinva, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. rickinva

    rickinva Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    From today's (11/15) Washingtonpost.com chat with Michael Wilbon:

    Washington, D.C.: Like you, I am not a big soccer guy. But mad props to DC United for winning the MLS championship. Being the champion is impressive in any sport and DC United deserves much love, even if you arent a soccer person.

    washingtonpost.com: United Captures 4th Title (Post, Nov. 15)

    Michael Wilbon: D.C. United does, indeed, deserve Big Ups for winning a championship. It's a team that started the season being a sideshow for the debut of Freddie Adu, but developed into a good team, then a great time at the right time. You don't need to be a soccer head, as you stated, to appreciate championship effort and performance. And I know the real soccer heads around town, who must be pretty damn happy today, will revel in the team's success and a rally tomorrow (I think it's tomorrow) at RFK. How cool. While I don't know how it would be funded, I think D.C. United is the one team around here that deserves to play in a new stadium...I hope D.C. winds up with the kind of stadium that Los Angeles has now, the one where the United won the MLS Cup yesterday.
     
  2. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    See - now this is when people need to break out the pens (or keyboards as it may be) and shoot Wilbon a letter. Tell him you appreciate his comments and would love to have him out to the rally or a game next year.
     
  3. Colonial717

    Colonial717 New Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    Arlington, VA
    Wow, that is great praise from Wilbon. I am acutally suprised how much he knows about the sport. I know Tony K. is the bigger soccer hater but that was actually pretty informed, I guess i just didn't even expect a mention because of what I see on PTI everyday. Even said we should get a stadium, I always knew I liked him.
     
  4. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very cool. Much better than the usual claptrap from the Couch Slouch in today's Post.
     
  5. elconejito

    elconejito Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Where Homer Lives
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    is there a link to the chat?
     
  6. Bill-DC

    Bill-DC Member+

    May 20, 2002
    All right Wilbon!
     
  7. rickinva

    rickinva Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
  8. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
  9. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Despite the popular belief on these boards (meaning BS in general not just DCU forums) most NFL fans are not soccer haters, its just the ones who are, are very loud and obnoxious about it.
     
  10. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    The chat is live now at http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/zforum/04/sports_wilbon111504.htm

    I just sent him this:

    I hope they use it.
     
  11. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the difference between Wilbon and Kornhieser is that Wilbon is a bona fide sports fan, and can appreciate things in sports that may or may not be his preferences. Whereas Tony just likes what he likes.
     

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