Saturday, May 24, 2008

The keys to du Nord's car

Hello all. I must say, I'm honored to be here filling for the great Brucio. This is Luis Bueno of Press-Enterprise. Like Bruce, I'm a fellow blogger as I run Sideline Views along with Andrea Canales. Bruce is across the pond, going over to England for two weeks of well-deserved R & R, and he was kind enough to ask me to fill in for him. Well, I guess I'm one of several guest bloggers who are here to fill in some shoes that can't be filled in, really.

As I type, the Galaxy-Kansas City game is kicking off. They just rolled the ball out for the start of the game and Scott Sealy had a cross cleared away from the pentalty area. No, I'm not going to do a running blog. You can catch that here as Andrea has that up and running on our blog.

I should tell you all about my thoughts on du Nord. I actually don't remember when the first time I logged onto du Nord was, but it's one of my absolute favorite sites to visit, soccer or otherwise. As a writer, I take it as an honor when Bruce links to one of my stories. On average, I write anywhere from six to 10 stories a week, but not all of them are linked on here. So the ones that are actually excite me a bit. It's like affirmation of a job well done, and conversely when a story isn't linked I look at it like a form of constructive criticism, like 'Okay, that sotry wasn't up to du Nord's standards, how can I make the next one better?'

As I said, I'm one of several guest bloggers Bruce lined up to fill in for him over the next few weeks. I'll try and do some of the stuff we all expect from du Nord, and that is provide links to soccer stories and a bit of commentary. But I'm not about to try and replace Bruce because, believe me, Bruce is a giant in the soccer blogoshpere. And I'm honored that I've been handed the keys to du Nord's car for a few weeks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy, Luis. Just one question. I can understand why you have a soft spot for Chivas USA, and so why you find it difficult to warm up to the Galaxy Superclubberism. What I don't understand is Grahame Jones obvious contempt for all things Galaxy [since he has no local rival, I would think, he would favor]. Is it simple Eurosnobbery? Posing for effect? Dyspepsia? Since his is an influential voice at a major mainstream paper, I'd like to know your thoughts on this. Thanks.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe I know why Grahame Jones hates the Galaxy.

It's because he's an unhappy, aging European snob who dislikes MLS, dislikes Team USA, and appears to dislike America in general.

Jones' snobbery is always on full display whenever Team USA plays.
I remember before the 2006 World Cup, he was whining in the LA Times about how it seems like the ESPN announcers wanted Team USA to win.

Of course, Old Man Jones would never whine about the fact that the media in Mexico want Mexico to win, the media in England want England to win, and the media in Germany want Germany to win.

If Jones prefers Europe to America, why did he even come here ?

4:30 PM  
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6:15 PM  
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