in town for free camps
Coming off road wins against the Netherlands and Germany, the USMNT kicks off at 5:30pm CT in Nashville at Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field - naming rights changed last week). Anyone going? Looks like it'll air on Fox Sports 1.
My prediction: 3-1 U.S.
Adidas, the German sports company seeking to regain its dominance in the U.S., is looking at opening an automated factory in Detroit by 2017.
"We can bring manufacturing back to Detroit, and that's where we want to be in 2017," said Eric Liedtke, Adidas executive board member for global brands, said in a statement provided by the company.
His remarks were initially made at an event in New York to unveil the company's Ultra Boost shoes made from plastics and netting dumped in oceans and part of a larger announcement about the company's new business strategy to quicken its manufacturing process — and move some footwear production to the U.S.
They have a new business strategy and hired an American to head their North American division. I wonder if this will have any effect on Hackett's decision to re-up with Adidas.
I know this isn't new, but I just came across it on Facebook and don't remember it being posted on the blog... 13 year old drinking prodigy accepted to Ohio State:
EDIT: it's been posted... still funny!
The top two squads, USA - Germany, go at it in semi-finals. Hope Solo has to be her stellar self for the USA to win this match. Germany's keeper is no slouch but reminds me of Frau Blucher.
Feel free to discuss your favorite Mel Brooks characters if you don't know or care about the USWMT.
What are your favorite smartphone apps for sports, and how do you use them? I have a few apps on my phone, but I have yet to find one that I really like. The ones I have currently are:
- ESPN - I like the score updates and I enjoy the Gamecast feature, but other than that the app isn't very good. I receive push notifications all the time about stuff I really don't care about. The news for my favorite teams updates rarely; and when it does, the writing is often poor (i.e. written by a guy who really doesn't know what he's talking about). I also have technical issues with it quite often.
- Twitter - IMO the best app for news. I follow my favorite people, and read the articles that intrigue me. News, however, is really the only thing it's good for. And there are no alerts when something happens.
- Bleacher Report - Love the notifications I get for breaking news, but that's about it. The rest of the app is meh.
- MGoBlog HD - I can't believe I ever used the regular MGoBlog app. HD is so much better. Great for discussion and news everything Michigan, but that's pretty much it.
- 247 Bolts - Downloaded this yesterday. I was really disappointed I couldn't use it for checking recruiting rankings, ballz, etc. I'm probably going to delete it unless told otherwise.
Are there different features you like about these apps that I should try out? Are there any different apps that you would recommend?