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Everything posted by DG_ThenNowForever

  1. The fake crowd noise on the Fox broadcast makes this such a more compelling broadcast to watch than the quiet ESPN shows. Yes, it's phony, but I don't care.
  2. I just opened the ESPN app to check sports scores for the first time in months. It was a weird feeling!
  3. For a league that's doing a World Cup-style tournament, I've been kind of surprised by how few matches there are. I suppose a big part of that is losing two participants, but it seems weird that on the Friday of the league returning, there's just one game and we don't have three in a day until Sunday. It's more probably a more prudent approach that running three games a day, but the wide gulf between starts at 6 a.m. and then again 5 p.m. west coast time feels weird. They're scheduling based on limited contact, limited team numbers and managing summer humidity?
  4. One the one hand, it's nice the groups are finally even. On the other, maybe just shut it down.
  5. My 2020 Sounders replica jersey arrived today. It's pretty ugly! But also in a way that's endearing and fitting for the year it's being worn. I think Seattle made a mistake by going with a weird front pattern two shirts in a row, but "vague horizontal tiger stripe" is nicer than last season's "dirty laundry" pattern.
  6. Those cheesecake shots are pretty funny. I hope MLS as NASCAR (or LigaMX) only lasts through this tournament.
  7. Unpleasant is the exact right word. Ugly shade of pink. Barely-there design. No sponsor (which I know is a positive for some). The logo is great but everything else =
  8. My guess is, like the new sleeve logos, MLS had to sell as much available ad space as possible to help claw back any possible revenue lost over the past three months. If it's the price of soccer in my time zone, I'll pay it.
  9. Took me a moment to realize the adidas logo was projected and not painted on the field. And yes, Miami whiffed on the shade of pink and by not having a pink shirt. Shame.
  10. Tonight's Orlando setup looks and sounds kind of like an average Houston Dynamo or New England Revolution game. And perhaps even better-attended than a Chivas USA game. I'm still queasy watching this in the time of coronavirus, but there's a big part of me enjoying the return of a sport and league I really enjoy. I only pray for everyone's health and safety. EDIT: Of course, as I say this, a player is being carted off on a stretcher. Jesus christ.
  11. Cecil Fielder was only 35 on the Angels, but I felt like my ost everybody looked a good in this set; big fat guys especially:
  12. I really miss sports and the only things I've filled them with are old wrestling and the extended 90 Day Fiance universe.
  13. Check him for CTE before you cancel him. But otherwise, yikes.
  14. I remember on ESPN once Bill Parcells said "let's see him hang a few in the gym before we start calling him the best ever." He was talking about Michael Vick, who at the time seemed like a game-breaking talent. While Mahomes has that Super Bowl trophy over Vick, we've seen plenty of QBs who were the next big thing that were only a great thing for one year. Mahomes is a good guy and I hope he wins a bunch of titles if only to step over Brady. But while I don't like the guy, I respect that Brady has six Super Bowl wins and no one else does.
  15. I'd have to think the tipping point is one more. But maybe it should just be the one. As it is, they can slide Nashville into the Dallas group and each group is whole. Sucks if you've been prepping for different teams, but also it's just a fake tournament. But yeah. If one more team pulls, that's it. Though I could totally be on board with calling it right now.
  16. https://www.espn.com/soccer/fc-dallas/story/4130103/fc-dallas-out-of-mls-is-back-tournament-amid-coronavirus-cases?linkId=93047409 I'm super pumped for the return of MLS, but maybe this shouldn't be happening this week.
  17. I think those look pretty slick! And also...kind of makes you think about what it would look like for baseball players to just wear a soccer jersey like those (a la the shorts White Sox uniforms of the 70s) today. MLB has a history of pullovers; why not also more traditional soccer-style jerseys? Not to replace but to supplement button-down shirts. I think the teal D-backs and patterned Braves especially could look great on a baseball field.
  18. Part of the protests against institutional racism are examining how and why some people are disproportionately arrested compared to other people, and how society creates circumstances that make some people more likely to commit crimes than others. The easy example is a lot of black people are in jail for selling weed while a lot of suburban white kids doing the same never have that fear. And getting popped for dealing when you're 19 has dramatically different life outcomes. A harder example worth diving deeper is the prison to school pipeline. It doesn't matter if a person deserves angel wings or not; it's not really worth bringing up. No one deserves extrajudicial execution, full stop.
  19. One more example of how the XFL was ahead of its time.
  20. Yes, but I was hoping the Bills would win the AFC East
  21. Cam looked washed at the end of his time with the Panthers. I wish Cam the greatest success but the Pats the greatest failure so I don't know what outcome I want here. But @Tracy Jordan is absolutely right: the Bills should have picked up Cam instead of that elite backup they drafted.
  22. In case you need to get ready for MLS Coronavirus Cup 2020, Fanatics is discounting 2020 kits. I ordered one of those ugly 25th anniversary Sounders replica kits for a good price of $67+tax. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to pricing, but here you go: https://www.fanatics.com/mls/jerseys/o-1311+d-20889045+z-98818-3756440245?ab={wt-static_graphic}{dm-FDC}{pt-league}{al-B1_Spot}{ct-MLS_KITS}
  23. I've ordered some other stuff on Amazon, I think, that was delayed for months, only to be delivered the next week. I don't trust Fanatics the same way I trust Amazon, but I believe it'll come when it comes. September is totally fine; I'm in no rush.
  24. IMPORTANT UPDATE! I ordered a 2020 Rams away Robert Woods jersey. It's scheduled to arrive in late September. Keep your eyes peeled to this space for future updates.