willmorris

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    First MLB Game Memories

    First Phillies game was 1991 against the Giants; Retrosheet tells me it was July 13. I remember me not knowing how to keep score; I've learned since!
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Yeah, I wasn't going to joke about that. Especially as a Philly fan seeing railings collapse on a stadium. Not a fun thing.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    But it's already falling apart - their sideline reporter got hit with a railing and was thus sidelined.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Hartford's getting a USL team next year. Any chance they use Brass Bonanza as a goal song?
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    THEY'RE GOING HOME THEY'RE GOING HOME THEY'RE GOING ENGLAND'S GOING HOME THREE LIONS ON THE SHIRT ONE MORE DISAPPOINTMENT FOUR MORE YEARS OF HURT ...okay, I don't have a good rhyme to continue.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    HRVATSKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Hoping we see the best kits in sports today but I suspect they'll be wearing blue again.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    So a Frenchman meets an Englishman and asks him what he's up to. The Englishman says, "We're playing the Croatians tomorrow!" Frenchman replies, "How interesting! We're playing the Croatians on Sunday!"
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    2018 NFL Offseason

    If the accusations about LeSean McCoy are true, he needs to be out of the NFL yesterday.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    But Russia's World Ranking was assuredly too low - they were practically punished for hosting.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    That applies to American soccer too - it's how the Philadelphia Union have a 12 match unbeaten streak in the Open Cup, despite never having won it. 2015, 16, 17 saw them exit via kicks from the mark.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    I'd have to check with our resident Californians but I believe that's where the LA Memorial Sports Arena was.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    HRVATSKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A goal in extra time, could this put the Blazers through?
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Cheering for Croatia to defeat the World Cup Athletes from Russia.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    True, but here's where it gets interesting. There are Welsh teams in the English league system, and there's a couple English teams in the Welsh system. But in the eyes of UEFA and the FAs, those Welsh teams (like Swansea and Cardiff) are considered English. So if Swansea does well in Champions League, England gets credit for it, even though they're a Welsh team. (Don't forget that they play in the FA Cup too!) Meanwhile, Canadian teams in MLS are explicitly Canadian. They're not eligible for the Open Cup, nor can they qualify for Champions League using MLS criteria.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Also keep in mind that the CSA could in theory force TFC, the Impact, and the Whitecaps out of MLS and into CPL. I highly doubt they do, though!
  17. What's a significant other? I kid; hopefully my future SO will enjoy sports like I do.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The Philadelphia Union are now the proud owner of a 12-game US Open Cup unbeaten streak as they knock off the Red Bulls 2-1. Their last loss was 3-1 to Seattle in extra time in the 2014 final.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    So on to Croatia v Nigeria, which, in my personal opinion, is the best dressed game of the tournament.
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    USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

    Defending champ hasn't gotten a guaranteed bid since 2006.
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    USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

    Honestly, it should either be all three qualify automatically or none qualify automatically. Also, thank GOD they're going to Elo after the World Cup.
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    USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

    I think I'm one of the few Americans who would have rather seen the tournament be awarded to Morocco. Let the little guy have it for once.
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    IHOP Name Change Coming 6/11

    Did they consider that the OB at the end looks like the OB for tampons?
  24. So as some of you know, I live just outside Philadelphia, and Philly's got a slight homeless problem. I'm not surprised; many big cities have one. But rather than spending money on helping homeless people, we get things like this: This is a bench that was installed at the 8th and Market SEPTA station. We also get things like this: This is a bench that's above ground in nearly the same area. These benches are designed with a purpose: to make people linger as little as possible. It basically says to homeless people, "you're not really welcome here." Do we really need to be encouraging hostile architecture in this world?
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    "Hostile architecture" AKA "defensive design"

    I can appreciate that perspective but when it seems that they'd rather build benches than actually attack the root cause and help homeless people.