this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Tigers need to clean up on the O's.
Lions on tonight as well.
Al Alburquerque hit in head with ball during BP.
Edit they just showed the play where Al was struck in the head on a line drive while he was standing in Left field. Scary. He is going to spend the night in the hospital as a precaution. He has a concussion.
So the "old man" is coming back to the MLS. I'm assuming he wants some first team action to get back into the mix of the USMNT. Unless he plays really well, I don't see him making the roster for the upcoming friendlies vs Costa Rica and Belgium. I'd say Agudelo, Robbie Rogers, Shea, Stu Holden, Altidore are all ahead of him. Good to see him back in the US though!!!
The Klinsmann era begins tonight in a friendly vs Mexico. It will be interesting to see how much change has been made as far as Formations and Style of play.
Despite it being a friendly it seems to be a high stakes match for the US on the heels of the 4-2 collapse against the same Mexico team, and as Klinsmann's first match.
EDIT: Game is 9PM on ESPN2/ ESPN 3
Every year for a decade or so, a team went from last in its division one year to winning its division the follow year. In 2010, Kansas City did it, keeping the streak alive. Most years, the NFC Southeast had one of them -- New Orleans, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Atlanta were like a revolving door, taking turns winning the division.
So -- who will it be this year?
Last year's WORST were:
East - Washington, 6-10
North - Lions & Minnesota, both 6-10
South - Carolina, 2-14
West - Arizona, 5-11
East - Buffalo, 4-12
North - Cincinnati, 4-12
South - Tennessee & Houston, both 6-10
West - Denver, 4-12
This being a forum mostly frequented by people in Michigan, I'm going to assume most posters here will say the Lions are most likely to win. But they have to climb over Green Bay and Chicago. That's a tall order, even assuming the QB stays healthy (which has, like, never happened). The "worst to first" usually happens in divisions without one (much less two) dominant teams.
I'll guess Arizona -- maybe Kolb is the guy, but importantly, that division STILL STINKS. Houston would be my other guess, but that assumes the Colts have an off-year.
MADRID - Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo — just like Lionel Messi.
Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, Madrid spokesman Juan Tapiador told The Associated Press on Monday.
And you thought Lane Kiffen was creepy!
According to ESPN, Real Madrid has signed 7 year old, Leo Angel Coira, to a contract. The 1st grader will begin training on September 6. I dont know about the rest of you, but this seems pretty sick to me. Feel free to put me in my place, but the Pistons or the Red Wings or even a college team agreeing to terms with a 7 year old would never fly. Link? http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6843531/real-madrid-signs-7-year-old-argentine-prospect-leo Link.