spottedbadger

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  1. A bit of both, I suppose. As someone said, all pro athletes are douches in some way or another. I suppose I can't really ask you to "prove" your personal opinion, though.

    As for if it's a bad idea for him to be significantly marketed, well, it'd be dumb for them not to. Unless he's involved in some big public incident, I can't see how you can expect US Soccer not to promote one of their best players who also happens to play in their domestic league.

    I think playing in the MLS is a detriment. Sure it connects to a broader American audience, but those are still the same people who think soccer is terrible simply because it isn't popular in the United States. The reason why Clint Dempsey is so heralded and cherished is because of what he is doing in the Premier league, which gives more credence, or at least gives that impression, to American soccer as a whole. USMT has had plenty of absolutely fantastic representatives in Dempsey, McBride, Howard, Friedel, Claudio Reyna, etc. who have all been successful abroad and are incredibly humble in doing so.

    And as far as Landon Donovan being a jerk, it's a well documented opinion held by many.

    I don't like him, but I thought Donovan did pretty well in the EPL this season.

    I didn't say he was a bad player (even though he does tend to disappear in big games for the US), and yeah he has performed pretty well in his loan spells at Everton, but he's appeared fewer than 20 times so lets not get too carried away.


  2. I think playing in the MLS is a detriment. Sure it connects to a broader American audience

    And that there is why they market him. Besides, you know, being the top goal scorer in the history of the national team.

    eh I think scoring the most goals by an American in the Premier League is more impressive and more noteworthy even in the context of representing the national team.


  3. A bit of both, I suppose. As someone said, all pro athletes are douches in some way or another. I suppose I can't really ask you to "prove" your personal opinion, though.

    As for if it's a bad idea for him to be significantly marketed, well, it'd be dumb for them not to. Unless he's involved in some big public incident, I can't see how you can expect US Soccer not to promote one of their best players who also happens to play in their domestic league.

    I think playing in the MLS is a detriment. Sure it connects to a broader American audience, but those are still the same people who think soccer is terrible simply because it isn't popular in the United States. The reason why Clint Dempsey is so heralded and cherished is because of what he is doing in the Premier league, which gives more credence, or at least gives that impression, to American soccer as a whole. USMT has had plenty of absolutely fantastic representatives in Dempsey, McBride, Howard, Friedel, Claudio Reyna, etc. who have all been successful abroad and are incredibly humble in doing so.

    And as far as Landon Donovan being a jerk, it's a well documented opinion held by many.


  4. Why is it unfortunate that you would have one of your best players who plays in your domestic league as the face of your team?

    because he is a complete and utter prick

    Alrighty then. I'm convinced.

    ...or, rather, I'm not. But hey.

    not convinced that Landon Donovan is a douche, or not convinced that's a good enough reason for why I'd rather he not be the face of the team?


  5. ...and to that I say meh. But I'm a jerk that way.

    ..and to that I agree (about Americans rooting for another country over the U.S., not about Mockba being a jerk). I have a few friends who weren't born here who still root for the U.S. over their home countries. In fact, one of them wrote an editorial in the local paper about how appalled he is that most Americans don't take enough pride in their national team. Sadly, I really can't disagree with that sentiment.

    eh, when Landon Donovan is the face of the team, it isn't all that appalling to look the other way.

    I'd say Clint dempseys currently the face of us soccer.

    I also have a few friends who were born on Mexico that fully support the usmnt. Like Pablo Francisco says! "of you love Mexico so much then to back"

    Clint Dempsey is definitely the best field player and he's featured in the new promo, but I think Landon Donovan is still very much the face of US soccer which is very unfortunate. After the World Cup his face was everywhere because of that late goal against Algeria.


  6. ...and to that I say meh. But I'm a jerk that way.

    ..and to that I agree (about Americans rooting for another country over the U.S., not about Mockba being a jerk). I have a few friends who weren't born here who still root for the U.S. over their home countries. In fact, one of them wrote an editorial in the local paper about how appalled he is that most Americans don't take enough pride in their national team. Sadly, I really can't disagree with that sentiment.

    eh, when Landon Donovan is the face of the team, it isn't all that appalling to look the other way.


  7. And I HATE the "black for blacks sake" thing Lukas created. He's a complete ass clown, and it isn't even the case with most teams. It's a white, grey, and black are neutral among many teams for colors. Why do so many NFL teams have black cleats? Regardless, black IS in the Sharks logo and other unis, so even if I did validate that morons phrase and idea, this wouldn't apply.

    My man, I don't necessarily disagree with you on this, but how many times are you going to blast this any time someone mentions the color black?


  8. Here's what's going to happen this fall: The Packers are not as good as they should be and no one can quite figure out why -- until the final game of the season, when Aaron Rodgers breaks away from a sack for what would have been the game-winning, playoff-clinching touchdown... BUT, because he was 2% slower, he got caught at the 1. And because he didn't have the flywire collar, his jersey ripped and temporarily flew in his face, blinding him from a second defender who swatted the ball away and cost them everything.

    So enjoy the goofy collar in 2013.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtQYfpW_neE


  9. I talked to Jermichael Finley about this yesterday and he said he wants the Packers to look more like the Seahawks. I have a feeling he won't be getting his wish.

    Oh God, the college student mentality is growing up. As much as I hate the Packers, their look is one that should never be changed in any significant way.

    lol you're way overselling it. Jermichael Finley has the mentality of a 13 year old, and I say that as a huge, huge J-Mike fan. I've got one word, #NotTheSharpestToolInTheShedBaby


  10. I'm guessing the ones that think we need to change are under 30.

    It has less to do with age and more to do with your opinion of Nike, which is largely informing most of the opinions on both sides. People who like Nike want teams to fall in line, and those that don't think the Packers are sticking it to the man. Both are ridiculous. I'm 21 and woefully apathetic. If the Packers went with speed machines (sans the flywire) I would not give a :censored:, just like I don't give a :censored: that they decided to continue wearing the same jerseys without the mesh inserts.


  11. Sooner or later, they're going to have to change the technology and get in line with the rest of the league. It might not be within the next few years, but it's going to happen.

    get in line with the rest of the league? A handful of teams elected to do the same thing and keep the same template, cut, and fabric. Literally, we are talking about a difference in fabric. Seriously. And even with that said, the Packers said they would be open to making the switch in the years to come. You might need to get a grip.


  12. Those basketball uniforms are terrible I feel as though Australia is going to get something similar to that going by what Adidas has been doing with College uniforms using the same templates. :evil::cursing::mad::censored::angered:

    adidas didn't design them, Stella Mccartney did.


  13. Wait since when does England wear Adidas for soccer? Are we sure that's not rugby or something?

    There's no such thing as "England" for the purposes of the 2012 Olympics. Great Britain is competing jointly (England, Wales, N. Ireland, Scotland) as one. This has been a point of controversy as the smaller nations feel as if their independence may be compromised in future international tournaments. Even Sepp Blatter (head of FIFA) can't decide how to react. He has both stated they should compete together and this will in no way affect their independent statuses and also said that there is the possibility that it could have negative consequences.

    If the team includes Northern Ireland, then shouldn't the team be competing as the United Kingdom instead? Great Britain only includes England, Scotland, and Wales, hence the country's official name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    Was just wondering this. Seems almost offensive to the Northern Irish athletes on the team.

    Don't worry, Johnny Evans should be representing NI in these games. :)

    he's 24 and I'm pretty sure they won't use one of the three exemptions on him. A lot of people think Ryan Giggs and David Beckham could take up two of those spots.

    Great Britain Olympic kits:

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    I guess we now know why the England shirts were so red.