Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Hope Solo has a bad reputation.
But given the situation and incentives for either to lie, he probably pushed her.
If he did, there is no excuse for pushing her. None!
If he did, he wont last.
...just one man's opinion.
wow, just, wow....Some of the responses in this thread..SMH
Maybe he did push her back down onto the couch. So long as it wasn't drastically aggressive I don't see the problem. She is an olympic level athlete, I am pretty sure she didn't feel threatened or was hurt by the push. She should be more respectful to her coach. With that said, I don't condone shoving women around or anything, but that doesn't sound like what happened here- it sounds more like a firm tap on the shoulders. Solo more than likely sensationalized it in her book so that she would get this very attention that she is getting and thus sell more copies.
There is only one thing that can be stated with any certainty: "Hope Solo" and "dispute" go together like "hot dog" and "mustard."
Ryan blew it big time by suddenly benching Hope at WC semifinal in favor of a former great goalie who is clearly on a decline. She has the right to be mad at her coach after posting 2 shutouts prior to the game while Scurry didn't play at all.
Ryan also has no right to shove Hope whether if it's her fault or not.
As for criticism on Chastian, Brandi criticized one of the USA defender for playing like shit. Hope felt the need to defend her teammate via twitter. Remember Brandi was part of the team mutiny against hope and made her do a ridiculous charade. It's another part of the reason why Hope didn't like some of the players in the past. I wonder if Abby Wambach forgave Hope but wouldn't be surprised if she didn't.
Yes, but why and how does Solo know what Chastain said. Hell, why does it matter what Chastain said? In her situation she was being payed to unbiasedly analyze the game. If the defender was playing like shit, then it's a good point to bring up in a live broadcast. It's a professional broadcast, Chastain isn't supposed to be a USA fangirl, she's supposed to do her job. I'd be surprised if this defender was actually offended by the comments(if she even heard about them), she would have probably been the first one to admit that she wasn't playing well. How many times do you hear a professional athlete complain when the media criticizes them, let alone a teammate? Never. Bottomline is Solo went out of her way to cause controversy and bring unecessary attention to her team.
Only 16 more days until threads like this get the insta-delete.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
It's concerning Michigan's women's soccer coach and not off topic.
And it'd be in ten days in any regard.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
As we learned from the Ocho Cinco/Evelyn Lozada incident...
These aggressive women don't like it too much when met with equal aggression by men.
I wasn't there I can't say he was right or wrong.
But as others have mentioned, an olympic athlete getting out of shape over being pushed is pretty lame. And for those who advocate gender equity... I would assert that this is an instance in which gender equity should be applied and this man should be looked at no differently than a woman who would have done a similar thing...
Pretty lame of her to take it to the media... but she's a loudmouth that's what she does. It's a shame that with all her success she can't be a better ambassador for soccer and women's athletics. I wouldn't waste my time talking to such a person let alone arguing with them.