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Forum: NWSL 01-30-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By Pounder
There were rumors late last week, just after the...

There were rumors late last week, just after the story first broke, of some investors interested in rescuing the Breakers. Fizzled for now, but there's talk of a party interested in restarting the...
Forum: General Football 01-29-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Pounder
Itís kind of funny that one of the more educated...

Itís kind of funny that one of the more educated sports message boards I know started dovetailing into a ďitíd be a better idea if the league took in 18-year-olds and generally went the development...
Forum: AHL 01-15-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 35,067
Posted By Pounder
Why would Northwesterners want a hockey downgrade...

Why would Northwesterners want a hockey downgrade with the Seattle upgrade?

Another point: as much as a Western USHL league might make sense, USA Hockey is so massively provincial (plus...
Forum: General Soccer 01-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Pounder
This may be meaningless, but here goes... My...

This may be meaningless, but here goes...

My fellow fans are young and donít remember when public stadium funding was done for the benefit of the city that built it MORE than the teams playing in...
Forum: General Soccer 01-04-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 13
Posted By Pounder
Popcorn Time; USSF Election Is Way Too Entertaining

https://www.ussoccer.com/about/governance/2018-us-soccer-president-candidates

http://fiftyfive.one/2018/01/us-soccer-divided/

If I had a bag of popcorn for every day thereís been...
Forum: AFL 12-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Pounder
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting

...On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; ...
Forum: General Hockey 12-25-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Pounder
Last month, I went nuts on a trip involving a...

Last month, I went nuts on a trip involving a couple weird bucket list items. Of course, one of those is all Canadian NHL teams, and I earned the money to amble my way in and out of Winnipeg. That...
Forum: AHL 12-25-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 35,067
Posted By Pounder
I'd heard a whisper... then found a Sacramento...

I'd heard a whisper... then found a Sacramento Bee article from back in May.

The article highlights the new Sacramento State AD, who came over from St. Mary's, seeking to complete the arena...
Forum: NWSL 12-03-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Pounder
Uh... Utah Royals. It's kind of funny how...

Uh... Utah Royals.

It's kind of funny how many people are, like, "why do you think Royals is a bad name... it fits with Real Salt Lake!" Which kind of forgets how tacky "Real Salt Lake" is.
...
Forum: General Soccer 12-03-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Pounder
Detroit is 4th in a field of 4 for the next 2...

Detroit is 4th in a field of 4 for the next 2 franchises... essentially because the other 3 have soccer stadium plans and Ford Field doesn't have Atlanta's "wow factor."
Forum: MLS 10-11-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Pounder
Angst!

I had a feeling, and kind of an interesting think-piece exercise of sorts, about the possibility some years/decades down the road if USA failed to qualify for a World Cup.

Well, that happened...
Forum: NASL 10-09-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
Home team is now decided by coin flips (the old...

Home team is now decided by coin flips (the old bidding process is supposedly gone). What I'm saying is there's a chance.

The issue with the cup is that luck-of-the-draw situation. There is...
Forum: NASL 10-02-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
One of the benefits in being in a lower league in...

One of the benefits in being in a lower league in American soccer, as opposed to any other sport, is access to the US Open Cup.

Giving up that possible home game against NY or KC or LA... not the...
Forum: NASL 09-28-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
Dude, the world model involves selling on the...

Dude, the world model involves selling on the player. The player, by the way, in this environment, counts on that. That's what makes the player more money.

A rogue NASL won't be able to get good...
Forum: NASL 09-08-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
I'm of the belief that USSF doesn't openly court...

I'm of the belief that USSF doesn't openly court lawsuits against it. Hence the screwy 2010 compromise league and then last year's dual D-2 sanctioning.

This doesn't happen without a majority of...
Forum: AFL 09-08-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By Pounder
http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/arena-footb...

http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/arena-football-league-leaves-trail-of-unpaid-bills-in-portland/471663360

This is about what you'd expect.

A bit of a Terry Emmert kiss-up (why bail after...
Forum: AFL 09-05-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By Pounder
The big cheese TV station in Portland just teased...

The big cheese TV station in Portland just teased a report to be aired this Thursday about the disappearance of the Portland Steel/Thunder.

Not as some sports memorial by what remains of the...
Forum: Outdoor Soccer 08-12-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Pounder
This I did not expect from you. This is...

This I did not expect from you. This is interesting.

Mind you, on one hand, I have been accused of being a believer in the "soccer apocalypse" (American edition). When one feels that the Red Bull...
Forum: Outdoor Soccer 08-06-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Pounder
The Pro/Rel Lawsuit

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/article165360022.html

Let this be known... the statute immediately after the one cited in the lawsuit gives wide latitude to national associations and...
Forum: NASL 07-28-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Pounder
Deltas Beg Fans For Help

https://medium.com/sfdeltas/sf-deltas-ceo-challenge-to-fans-2801e726bb6?mc_cid=c1315a3918&mc_eid=d22af8080f

This is one fascinating blog entry. They're delivering on a promise of transparency (if...
Forum: NASL 07-28-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
I'd like to think that was a collective effort...

I'd like to think that was a collective effort here causing that "spite."

The initial splash in Indy, plus some shock team attendances in USL and even a couple in NPSL point to some fairly nice...
Forum: PCL 07-28-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,905
Posted By Pounder
Having just posted the San Antonio / C-Springs...

Having just posted the San Antonio / C-Springs news, this was an interesting thread to come across. I was in a mood, no?

The latest news leads me here:

Fresno
Reno
Sacramento
Tacoma
...
Forum: PCL 07-28-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pounder
Goodbye C-Springs, Hello Alamo

I had heard some glancing reference to a possible AAA move into San Antonio some months ago, didn't have time to check it out... and, yes, there's a chain reaction.

Sky Sox leave Colorado Springs...
Forum: IFL 07-16-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,845
Posted By Pounder
Being a fan of a team in a single entity league,...

Being a fan of a team in a single entity league, I'm going to disagree with this statement- at least as a standalone.

When you have a source of shareable income, that can get spread around. The...
Forum: NASL 07-07-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pounder
Updates: The Cosmos resurrected. They got a...

Updates:

The Cosmos resurrected. They got a little golden lifeline, moved to the Brooklyn ballpark... and, eh, why? Relocation doesn't appear to have bolstered attendance.

Jacksonville Armada...
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