Football Display Case
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Good luck finding those games on tv easily and the majority of players on the Dutch national team play their club football outside of Holland.
Dutch players in the EPL would be
Robin van Persie - Arsenal
Dirk Kuyt - Liverpool
Nigel de Jong - Man City
Rafael van der Vaart - Tottenham
and I'm sure I'm forgetting some obvious ones.
Wesley Sneijder - Man Utd...oh wait, I mean Inter
Klass Jan Huntelaar - Schalke
Rafael Van der Vaart - Tottenham
Mark Van Bommel - AC Milan
Arjen Robben - Bayern
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
The Netherlands has a good league. Very competitive at the top with Ajax, PSV, AZ Alkmar, and FC Twente. But after that there is no one. And most of the Dutch players play abroad.
Ajax is a great team to follow though, they have the 2nd best youth syetm in the world so they are always good. Hard to watch their games though.
Tenim un nom el sap tothom. Barca, Barca, BAAARCA!
AZ has signed USA striker Jozy Altidore, who has already put in three or four goals in the first couple of weeks. I've adopted them for as long as he plays for them... I live in NYC and watched Jozy at Red Bull-- great kid and I wish him the best!
I'm really glad to hear that Jozy is getting some PT with his new club. I would rather have him playing for AZ than him riding the pine for some mid-level EPL team.
Almost everything is there, if not in HQ.
I like watching all of the best clubs because the quality of their play is just better. Man City is my team, but I enjoy watching Man u, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Watch Barcelona play FC Porto this Friday on Fox Soccer Channel, they will thoroughly entertain you.
I am not a big Italian Seria a fan, because the Italian game is very defensive minded, therefore being kind of boring. The EPL and Champions league are the best to watch, and anytime Real Madrid and Barca are playing, always try to check it out.
who needs soccer when you have ManBall?
With a new baby on the way, I need late-night entertainment that will last into the football offseason. I figured soccer was the closest sport to college football due to the emotion/passion of the fans involved. So, there it is.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
A local rival of Man U and Man City?
Liverpool are starting Suarez against Exeter in the League Cup tonight... On Fox Soccer PLus starting at 2:35 PM EST. enjoy!
Just after we were talking about him he puts in a goal to go up 1-0
make that quadruple
reminds me of something important. Hopefully I can say it without violating the no-politics rule.
There are a lot of soccer teams in Europe; London alone must have at least 30. That means fans don't just sort themselves out along geographical lines like they mostly do here; sometimes class or race or religion or politics comes into play. So for example St. Pauli in Germany has become the club for the anarchist or autonomous community crowd; Bologna in Italy has (or used to have) a reputation as the club for communists. Rostock in Germany has a lot of rabid neo-Nazi fans. Or Lazio.
If you don't have a chance to have a direct, organic connection to a particular club, maybe it's a good idea to vet the fan community before you commit. It may not matter much from a distance, but when you finally visit Rome for that first Lazio match after years of watching them from afar on tv you might be in for a shock when you see the swastikas waving in the stands and the guy next to you has a Mussolini tattoo. (Unless that's your scene, of course.)