Thursday, March 01, 2007

I Blew It

Here's the deal, I royally screwed up today and the latest news has been lost. As usual I put a great deal of work into it, so just imagine that it was really good. Now go watch DC beat Olimpia and Houston beat Puntarenas in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. I'll see you tomorrow, and hopefully things will go much better than today. Sorry and thanks and stuff like that, blah blah blah etc.

ps. I just got had an idea, if any of you have soccer news to share please go ahead and leave it in the comments section, then we can all enjoy it together.


Blogger M said...

Some Wizards stadium news

5:39 PM  
Anonymous DJ Walker said...

Since Arsene Wenger's "Leave the best finisher in Europe off the field" strategy worked so well against Chelsea last weekend, he tried it again against Blackburn Rovers yesterday. Benni McCarthy hit a late winner and Brad Friedel was his usual brilliant self as Arsenal crashed out of yet another cup competition, 1-0.

PSV Eindhoven must be drooling, going into the return leg of the Champions League tie up 1-nil.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

I'll do my part by posting an email I sent to Bruce yesterday:

Oh, and did you watch the Reading - Man U game yesterday? The Reading fans are great and I love the amount of noise they make and the chants they sing. The Dark Clouds should rip-off some of those melodies they use and put their own words to them.

But what was REALLY cracking me up was the woman who was obviously sitting near the press box who kept screaming and shrieking anytime something exciting happened or was about to happen. And then at one point in the second half a ball came into the Man U penalty area and there was a collision between a Reading player, a Man U player, and van der Sar, and van der Sar jumps up screaming for a foul but gets the goal kick anyway. So then the woman starts screaming out "van der Sar you suck, van der Sar you suck!!" and then she's screaming "hurry up, hurry up!" as he's getting ready to take the goal kick.

I just love that kind of passion. I don't know, maybe she was drunk. But still...

Then she wasn't heard for awhile and I was wondering if they decided to find her a different seat away from the press box. But later she started screaming and shrieking and yelling again. Maybe she had gone off to get another pint, I don't know.

No matter the irrelevance that the FA Cup seems to be slowly sliding towards, it's the fans that still make it interesting. Especially the games played in the non-EPL grounds where you can actually here individual fans yelling and screaming. Precious stuff...

Must have something to do with the fact that Reading is primarily a rugby town but those fans seem to be more animated than the usual English fans are.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous 12th man said...

Transaction news including Sebastian Rozental leaving MLS;_ylt=AomXCarrpxEc7j33mn12CZWkvrYF

5:25 AM  
Anonymous 12th man said...

Does anyone have the list of players eligible for the March 5
waiver draft and the team selection order? If so can you post it? Thanks.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous bq said...

Craig Bellamy explains how he lost control. What a short (but fast) little twit.

The New York Times explains how the NFL have taken marketing to an extreme by recruiting 3 Chinese athletes. 2 soccer players and one rugby player to train as NFL kickers in hopes that if they make a team they can market pro (American) football to China.

Didier Drogba was deservedly named 2006 African Footballer of the Year

The London Times online has an interesting article on Adrian Boothroyd, manager of Watford and the struggles a small club have trying to stay up in the premiership.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous bq said...

By the way, the always surprisingly delightful and self deprecating Moritz Vloz from Fulham has a new diary entry. I love this guy.

9:22 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you all for pitching in
some great stuff here
i love you

10:26 AM  
Blogger kebmodee said...

why was the dynamo v. puntarenas match in college station (my hometown--Gig'em Aggies!) and not in houston, roughly 80 miles away?

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

The Fire have traded Zach Thornton to the Rapids. Bruce, it's still your job to comment on his successor's--Matt Pickens--hair.

It's too hard to find news that you guys don't know already--like trying to make money in the stock market based on what you read in yesterday's paper. Can't be done.

Ken, I heard that shrieking woman during the Reading-Man U game too. It sounded like someone was plunging a knife in her chest whenever the ball was in front of v. der Sar. I do think it adds a nice authentic touch. At least she wasn't busy gobbling a prawn sandwich.

1:06 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

susan - pickens cut his hideous drogba-esque hair off

2:56 PM  
Anonymous bq said...

Susan and Ken-

I did not get to watch and "listen" to the game but it sounds great. It reminded me of this precious moment from a Norwich game a few years ago when they made it into the premiership. The owner of Norwich, Delia Smith came out to cheer on the supporters of the team. Only problem was....she was drunk. Here in all it's stupored glory is the sound clip.

Come-on you Canaries!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Burns said...

Just in case no one knows, Houston and DC are through to the next round of the CONCACAF cup.

4:02 PM  

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