2018-19 Women's Water Polo Record Predictions

2018-19 Women's Water Polo Record Predictions

Submitted by Fitz on May 31st, 2018 at 9:10 AM

As most everyone knows, the Women's Water Polo season is only 6 months away. Coming off last season's 32-9 record ended by a loss to Cal in the playoffs, it's about time for us to take a look forward. The team returns 2 of their top 3 scorers from last season. With no published schedule yet this is clearly a fruitless activity but what is everyone's prediction for the year? Mine is 35-6.

French Open Update: Sock Falls in 5

French Open Update: Sock Falls in 5

Submitted by uncle leo on May 29th, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Started to get really, really frustrated with this dude. Loses to a guy that had to qualify as a lucky loser.

Mahut v Del Potro in the 3rd, split the first 2 sets.

Other American men:

Steve Johnson- 2nd round (will play JL Struff)

Isner- 2nd round (will play Zeballos)

Donaldson- 2nd round (will play Dimitrov)

Querrey- 2nd round (will play Simon)

That's it. That's all we got left for USA Men at the French. 

OT- USMNT - Youth Is Served

OT- USMNT - Youth Is Served

Submitted by superstringer on May 28th, 2018 at 8:19 PM

As I write this, it's 3-0 USMNT v Bolivia in an utterly meaningless friendly. Two teams not playing in the World Cup this summer. USMNT doesn't even have a permanent coach.

But, fortunately, basically NONE of the old has-beens, weren't-that-good-anyway generation is playing right now.  They have put an entire team of up-and-comers out there.  Both 18 year olds have scored.  Pulisic at 19 is literally the leader of this team.  Oldest players on the pitch are like 25 and 27 for the US.

I can't remember a team like this for the US -- so much young, unproven talent, but, their resumes are remarkable.  Schalke, PSG, etc. etc.  One of those "...in four years...." group.  We really do have a cupboard full of 18-to-20 year olds who are poised to get in the mix, and the ceiling ought to be a lot higher than the past group of underachievers.

As long as MLS keeps their grubby paws off of most of these kids.

MgoGardeners, How Does Your Garden Grow + Adult Beverage Time

MgoGardeners, How Does Your Garden Grow + Adult Beverage Time

Submitted by xtramelanin on May 26th, 2018 at 8:17 PM


It occurred to me that even for urban dwellers, having a garden is kind of a thing.  It also occurred that some of you might be really good at that, and a wealth of knowledge given all the smart-niks that are on the board.   With summer finally arriving up north its time for those things up here, and I'm curious about what you all are growing and how.

So the Questions are: 

1.  What are you growing (yes, even if its medical marijuana) and how are you doing that?  You growing plants, flowers, vegetables, raised bed gardens, potted, irrigated, whatever, give some background on it.

2.   Been hot up here and been busy outside much of the day.  About to do the last of the chores for the day, and an adult beverage will soon follow.  What's in your cup?

Hoping you are enjoying a great holiday weekend,


EDIT:  I knew there were some serious gardeners here. 

Also, hello to ms. dudeness, whose head i am apparently renting out without payment.  getting better for you hopefully. 


Detroit Not Getting MLS Team

Detroit Not Getting MLS Team

Submitted by uncle leo on May 25th, 2018 at 1:45 PM


Cincinatti expected to be the team who gets the second of the four expanion teams.

Consider me disappointed. I really want to see this city get a team, because I know there is a pretty big local following in Metro Detroit for soccer.

What ruined the bid was the Ford Family stepped into the plans and telling MLS they can use Ford Field. Initial plans were to build a new stadium at the old jailsite, which sounded like a real good idea and probably would have made Detroit the leader.