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|1 hour 19 min ago||I'll second that||
Went into the speech wondering what would happen and actually enjoyed listening to it. Could have been far worse.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Tri-State in 1925||
Killed 695 people. Highest wind speed ever was 318 MPH from one that went through Moore in 1999.
EDIT: Should have read the link above. Still, now you don't have to click the link.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Given that Pep is coming in||
Given that Pep is coming in and Götze has been called the German Messi, I highly doubt he will sit on the bench much.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Auf geht's Bayern!||
Auf geht's Bayern! Also, Bayern signing Mario Götze for next year will be perhaps the biggest move of the summer transfer window. Now to see if Pep uses him as a false nine or in some other manner.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Quick thing on Germany:||
Quick thing on Germany: Bayern's run this year is going to break just about every German record there is (points, goal differential, clean sheets, earliest championship, etc.). This an unusual year, and considering the past standings, not indicative of a duopoly. Bayern finished second last year, but third the year before that, behind Leverkusen. Schalke finished second to Bayern in 2009/10. I wouldn't go as far as to declare an outright duopoly at this point, but I wouldn't be shocked if it happens either. Also, Dortmund was on the verge of bankruptcy about ten years ago, so their renaissance is all the more impressive.
The importance of the 50+1 rule in Germany cannot be understated. The rule stipulates that supporters must own more than half of the club, which prevents owners from acting as sugar daddies like at Chelsea, City, and PSG. Therefore, there will likely never be a German team that runs afoul of FFP (unless Schalke's situation gets worse, and that's a whole other story). As a result, the current two horse race in Germany is not because of FFP. Yes, Bayern can outspend everyone in the Bundesliga, but that's as because of their business practices/historical success, not FFP.
The thing to watch now is to see how UEFA enforces the rules. Malaga has been banned from European competitions for one year due to running afoul of these rules, but if UEFA wants to show that its policy has teeth, it needs to go after a team like PSG or City.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||One of my friends who lives||
One of my friends who lives near there posted pictures of it, so it's likely real. Pretty pathetic. On the other hand, both South U and the Diag were rocking last night, and that was tame outside of a few people climbing up trees and one of the light poles in the Diag.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough. I misread your||
Fair enough. I misread your piece then and incorrectly assumed that you were not there. Sorry.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||If you're going to rail on a||
If you're going to rail on a team that you gave up on back in January, at least get your facts right. It was a 22 year streak, not 21. Also, where were you on Sunday when the rest of us were at least cheering on a team we can support even throught the worst of times?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yes!||
Hooray for lack of hockey conflict!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Split during the one meeting||
Split during the one meeting in October.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||It wasn't as bad as earlier||
It wasn't as bad as earlier in the year, but the first two Western goals you can pin on turnovers. The third was just a lucky tip shot.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He can't possibly ruin the||
He can't possibly ruin the Premiership because NBC gets the rights to it starting next year.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Shakhtar 1-1 Dortmund in the||
Shakhtar 1-1 Dortmund in the other game.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Likely 8 PM on Fox Soccer.||
Likely 8 PM on Fox Soccer. The 2:45 games carried on FSC are usually replayed then.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Time to see how well Gus||
Time to see how well Gus Johnson does in his first major soccer broadcast. Should be a fun match to watch.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Yeah, add in Irish||
Yeah, add in Irish nationalism from the fact that the club used to be made up of mostly Irish immigrants and it gets fun. The other two posts below mine summarized it much better though.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Good point. I'd still slot it||
Good point. I'd still slot it below the European Cup, but you're correct on that account.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Celtic vs. Rangers used to be||
Celtic vs. Rangers used to be Catholics vs. Protestants in Glasgow (and still is in a way). Until about 1990 it featured an all Catholic Celtic team against an all Protestant Rangers team. It might be the world's most deadly rivalry.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Well played Juve. 0-3 for||
Well played Juve. Juve up 3 now.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||And Celtic is likely out of||
And Celtic is likely out of it. Juve up 2-0.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||You think I'm a Celtic fan?||
You think I'm a Celtic fan? Look at my avatar if you actually believe that. And don't try and sell the fact that the Cup Winner's Cup is equal to the European Cup. It was a third rate competition because the European Cup only took league champions and you didn't make the UEFA Cup. And it doesn't even exist any more. At least the European Cup survived and evolved into the Champions League.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||They won the Cup Winners'||
Rangers won the Cup Winners' Cup, not the European Cup. Therefore, they technically didn't win Europe. Celtic still hold the edge in the European Cup count.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Except Celtic didn't get sent||
Except Celtic didn't get sent down to the 4th tier via administration. Thanks for the laughs though.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Next Wednesday at Milan.||
Next Wednesday at Milan.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Outside of that defensive||
Outside of that defensive lapse, Celtic hasn't looked that bad.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||59', 1-1||
|15 weeks 10 hours ago||Just be thankful Dave O'Brien||
Just be thankful Dave O'Brien didn't last more than one World Cup. Heck, even one was too much.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Yes, but...||
He's doing the Madrid-United match next week and the Arsenal-Bayern match the following week. He'll get a crash course in high level play very quickly and should get lots of feedback since I'd expect a decent audience for both games. I'll be interested to see how he does.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Not quite correct||
While many small countries would have been targeted for this Switzerland, Germany, and Turkey were all named in the original report. Turkey isn't surprisng, as Fenerbahce and a few other Turkish teams got nailed for match fixing a couple of years ago, but Germany isn't exactly a small country. I'd guess they were 2. or 3. Bundesliga matches, but I don't know. Switzerland is hilarious because it's right in Blatter's backyard.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||It's a Hungarian team, but||
It's a Hungarian team, but your point still stands.