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.
Tigers play Kansas City tonight and have taken a quick 2-0 lead as i type this. hopefully the indians lose again so the tigers can take a 5 game lead. Also looks like the Ubaldo Jimenez trade will do as many expect, he will not give the indians the boost they need because they needed hitting and he isnt going to be a good in the AL. if the indians suck into next year looks like they may have a fire sale next summer and get loaded with prospects like the royals are.
Two seperate questions here on a slow day.
1) THE MAN CAVE - I am in the process of buying a house but down here in Georgia where I live a basement is a rarity. The wife has given me the go ahead to turn the garage into a man cave but I did not know if any one out there has had experience with this. In my mind this includes a huge tv or projector, pool table, foosball table, etc... Is the garage a good choice or do I just sell the pool table and foosball table and turn some random bedroom into the Michigan Man Cave? Dont get me wong though, I am still looking for a house with a basement.
2) Found out yesterday that I am having a boy - look for the Hello post in Feb. The wife is a two sport college athelete so I am hopeful he gets that from her and we will have a kicker in 18 yrs. The question here is in regards to the baby room. The agreement the whole time was if its a boy its a Michigan room and he is brainwashed from day one. However, last night the wife says "it can be Michigan but it also has to be classy". What does this mean? Are the walls not going to be Maize now? Looking for advice from those out there who have done some kind of baby Michigan room because I think if I can come to her with some good ideas I will still have a fighting chance.