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Walker vs Curry. On TV. Best thing ever.
posted on Oct 27 2010

So there’s this thing in Alabama called Thursday Night Lights. I never knew about it until last week. Each Thursday during high school football season, the local My-whatever channel broadcasts a game.

It’s awesome.

The week I was home was Walker vs. Curry. Yes, the greatest rivalry in Walker County was broadcast through the majority of the greatest state in America on the only weekend I’ve been home this year.

Walker won… very easily, mind you. If you don’t want to read the article, the image above and video below pretty much sum up the game.

There’s highlights, too.






ChampionsChampionsChampions
posted on Oct 6 2010

Winning a championship is fun. Watching your team win a championship in person is even better.

Soccer doesn’t mean much to most of you. It didn’t mean anything until I moved to Seattle and experienced the first MLS Sounders match.

It’s a huge deal in Seattle. So huge, it still freaks me out.

Seattle won its 2nd straight US Open Cup last night in front of a US Open Cup record crowd of 31,311.

The record attendance smashed the old mark of 21,583 set in 1929. Dating back to 1914, the U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in United States soccer and is among the oldest in the world.

It was amazing.






2 Days
posted on Aug 30 2010






CCL 2010-2011
posted on Aug 10 2010

For those of you getting in to soccer, the CONCACAF Champions League is soon to be in full effect. I know that you’re all devout (or becoming devout) Sounders fans. My goodness… look at these attendance stats.

Rave green, my friends.

Get the schedule here.






Oh, soccer. You are a welcome sight.
posted on Aug 8 2010

Though less than 4 of you are excited about the English Premiere League beginning this weekend, most of you love our US Men’s National Team boys. And guess what? They’re back in action tomorrow night.

If any of you NYC blog readers will be in attendance, do tell. We’re legitimately jealous.

Relive one of the greatest moments in US sports. If it doesn’t (continue) to get your blood pumping, move to Canada:

Howard gratefully claims it. Distribution, brilliant. Landon Donovan. Are things on here for the USA? Can they do it here? Cross! And Dempsey is denied again! AND DONOVAN HAS SCORED!

OH, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!

GO! GO! USA!

CERTAINLY THROUGH!

OH, IT’S INCREDIBLE!

YOU COULD NOT WRITE A SCRIPT LIKE THIS!’






Happy Friday
posted on Aug 6 2010

We lost 13-3 in indoor soccer last night. 13-3.






Branded electricity
posted on Aug 1 2010

If you’re reading this post from home, it means you have power. Only a “bojo” would try to access the internet without power.

But do you have… Longhorn power?

No? Would you like some? If you live in Texas, now you can.

Via AdAge:

The passion of college sports fans to buy almost anything with their favorite school’s emblem attached to it will certainly be tested with a new partnership in which the University of Texas and Texas A&M will both be selling … energy.

Yes, energy. Branded energy.

Crimson Tide fans would love this idea. Too bad most of them don’t have electricity. (I kid!)






The ongoing LeBron saga
posted on Jul 29 2010

Ahhhh, Public Relations 101. Start reading at #1, if you haven’t read these already:

  1. Read ESPN’s Spiked Story About LeBron
  2. Maverick Carter Rules The Universe, And Other LeBron James Vegas Story Conspiracy Theories
  3. ESPN’s Statement On The LeBron Story





Hello World
posted on Jul 29 2010

Seattle took on the World last night. We won. Alright… so maybe we won 1-0 over in the first of two preliminary games against a team that I could have beaten 10-0, playing with one leg tied behind my back. But it’s international soccer in Seattle, and the US team won.






Jasper is nuts about this disc golf course
posted on Jul 14 2010

I love this. Really. If Jasper becomes the competitive disc golf center of the universe, nothing would make me happier.






Our catcher hit a guy in the face with a ball
posted on Jun 30 2010

Getoffyourphoneyoureatabaseballgame.






POLL: You heart soccer?
posted on Jun 28 2010






I’ve watched this clip 30 times, and I still get chills.
posted on Jun 23 2010






If this doesn’t give you chills, I don’t know what will.
posted on Jun 23 2010

Video from the Seattle Times of fans watching the game at the Atlantic Crossing Pub.






Southern Miss: EA Sports NCAA Football 11
posted on Jun 22 2010

July 13, 2010 is just around the corner.

72 days until football season.

No, this is not the actual cover… just my dream.






Just so you know, the rest of the world hates fakers as well.
posted on Jun 21 2010

When I first started watching soccer the aspect that bothered me (still bothers me) is the fake or overly dramatic falls players love to take, only to bounce back up miraculously once the whistle blows. It’s especially hard for us American football lovers who are accustomed to watching wide receivers making shoestring grabs while two defenders drag him down by the facemask.

Those of you who watched the Brazil-Ivory Coast match saw faking-the-injury on soccer’s biggest stage. If you missed it, catch the clip here.

The soccer world – especially the American soccer crowd – hates crap like this, too. Seattle’s coach has gone so far to ask his players not to pull stunts, which quite frankly has made getting into soccer in Seattle all the easier.






The random World Cup links
posted on Jun 21 2010
  • What Needs To Happen For The US Team To Advance
  • Interactive: Twitter trends during the World Cup matches.
  • Vuvuzela-ize Any Website, Or How To Instantly Lose Friends





  • Win
    posted on Jun 16 2010

    I’ve played an average of 2 indoor and/or outdoor soccer games per week over the last 12 months. I won a game last night for the first time in 9 months.

    After struggling to develop a viable electric light-bulb for months and months, Thomas Edison was interviewed by a young reporter who boldly asked Mr. Edison if he felt like a failure and if he thought he should just give up by now. Perplexed, Edison replied, “Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb. And we’re all the better for it, and thankful he persevered.






    Tour of the USMNT Soccer game room
    posted on Jun 14 2010






    USA WINS 1-1
    posted on Jun 13 2010

    In case you missed it, The New York Post wins the award for the best post-match headline from the England-USA World Cup match.