| Soccer Board|| Best Countries by Position - NOTORlOUSD on 6/18/14 at 11:59 am|
The "best back four" conversation in the game thread got me thinking, what countries are really strong at one group of positions? For example, US goalkeepers or Serbian defenders....
| Soccer Board|| My hero of the game...Fabian Johnson! - NOTORlOUSD on 6/16/14 at 8:54 pm|
His hustle forced the corner kick that resulted in the winning goal. [link=(https://vine.co/v/MII2L2ODBT6)]Here is the video.[/link] :bow:
| Soccer Board|| Looking Ahead to the Knockout Round... - NOTORlOUSD on 6/14/14 at 11:10 pm|
This may be buried in one of the game threads, but I noticed today that there is a potential Spain-Brazil matchup in the round of 16. 1st place from Group A plays 2nd place from group B and Spain is looking at 2nd place after losing to Holland.
I would almost give them a better shot of beating B...
| Soccer Board|| Music Video Featuring Alexi Lalas - NOTORlOUSD on 5/29/14 at 12:46 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZmh6ovEWxc&feature=youtu.be)]Here's the link[/link] courtesy of @grantwahl. The only name I could find for the band was the "Soccer Gods"....
| Soccer Board|| World Cup Betting Odds - NOTORlOUSD on 5/28/14 at 8:24 am|
I always like to see what the people who have money on it think. These numbers are from [link=(http://www.oddschecker.com/football/world-cup)]oddschecker[/link]. The numbers vary slightly between the sports books, so I tried to pick the average.
Brazil - 3/1 (25%)
| Soccer Board|| Many Brazilians Angry with Pele for Supporting FIFA - NOTORlOUSD on 3/14/14 at 1:06 pm|
SIAP: [link=(http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/the-rio-report/legend-pele-branded-traitor-century-brazil-152432349.html)]Article from Yahoo Sports[/link]
[quote]Pele caused uproar as he called for calm during last June's huge demonstrations.
Pele - along with 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldo - ...
| Soccer Board|| Beasley Scored for Puebla FC - NOTORlOUSD on 3/2/14 at 6:31 pm|
My best friend was at the Puebla FC game today and DaMarcus Beasley scored the only goal! Here's a pic he took: :cool: :usa:
| Soccer Board|| Guardian Article About Americans Selecting EPL Teams - NOTORlOUSD on 3/1/14 at 3:33 pm|
[link=(http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/28/premier-league-epl-nbc-america-fans)]Here is the link[/link]. All of us have these stories, but it's interesting to read them from an English paper's perspective....
| Olympics Board|| Numbers on Dutch Speed Skating Dominance - NOTORlOUSD on 2/21/14 at 7:21 am|
I did some number-crunching to see how the Dutch performance in speed skating compares to past Olympics. I looked back to 1998 to see the averages for the top four countries (Netherlands, US, Canada, Germany). The results speak for themselves - anytime a country took this big of a leap forward fro...
| More Sports Board|| Duke @ UNC Tonight - NOTORlOUSD on 2/12/14 at 9:26 am|
Due to the ice storm, UNC is letting students take all of the extra seats in the Dean Dome! ESPN already has a truck and broadcast team in position, so they will definitely show the game live as long as we have power....
| Soccer Board|| 12/21 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD on 12/21/13 at 7:11 am|
6:45 AM - Liverpool vs Cardiff - NBCSN
9:00 AM - Fulham vs Man City - NBCSN
9:00 AM - Man U vs West Ham - NBCS Live Extra
9:00 AM - Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - NBCS Live Extra
9:00 AM - Stoke vs Aston Villa - NBCS Live Extra
9:00 AM - Sunderland vs Norwich - NBCS Live ...
| SEC Rant|| BCS Scenarios - Auburn vs Other 1-Loss Teams - NOTORlOUSD on 11/18/13 at 11:49 pm|
Here are the major conference teams that could [i]potentially[/i] have one loss if Auburn beats Bama and at least two of the other undefeated teams go down. Who would play in the BCSCG in this situation?
[u]Team (Loss)[/u] * = conference champion
Auburn* (LSU) or Mizzou* (USCe)
| Soccer Board|| 10/26 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD on 10/26/13 at 7:05 am|
Premier League Matches
7:45 CT - Arsenal @ Crystal Palace, NBCSN
9:00 - Everton @ Aston Villa
9:00 - West Brom @ Liverpool
9:00 - Stoke @ Manchester United, NBCSN
9:00 - Cardiff @ Norwich
11:30 - Fulham @ Southampton, NBCSN
2:00 Sporting KC @ Phil Union, NBcSN
3:00 Montreal Im...
| Soccer Board|| Searching for the "American Wembley" - NOTORlOUSD on 10/13/13 at 9:25 pm|
I stumbled on a four year-old blog post about what city/stadium would be the best choice for an "American Wembley", our first-choice venue for the biggest national team games: [link=(http://assoc-football.com/2009/10/21/if-america-had-a-wembley-where-would-it-be/#more-382)]Part 1[/link], [link=(http...
| More Sports Board|| Georgia Tech 30 at Miami 45, Final - NOTORlOUSD on 10/5/13 at 2:43 pm|
Go Jackets! :cheers:...
| Soccer Board|| Melo Red Card, Besiktas Fans Riot - NOTORlOUSD on 9/24/13 at 10:15 pm|
SIAP - Felipe Melo was sent off near the end of the recent Galatasaray vs Besiktas match and the angry Besiktas fans invaded the pitch. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z2ynCNuNJg)]Here is the video of the tackle and initial invasion[/link] and [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOdQEXEjR8...
| Soccer Board|| 9/22 Matchday Thread - NOTORlOUSD on 9/22/13 at 7:37 am|
Arsenal vs Stoke - 7:30 CT, CNBC
Crystal Palace vs Swansea - 7:30 CT, NBCSports.com
Cardiff vs Tottenham - 10:00 CT, NBCSports.com
Man Utd vs Man City - 10:00 CT, NBC Sports Network
Rambo puts Arsenal up 1-0 on Stoke! :nana:...
| More Sports Board|| Pitt 58 vs Duke 55, Final, ACC Network - NOTORlOUSD on 9/21/13 at 3:01 pm|
I didn't see a game thread. Duke was down 58-41 but scored twice to bring it close....
| More Sports Board|| Predictions for the ACC Coastal - UM, VT, GT, or UNC? - NOTORlOUSD on 9/21/13 at 8:22 am|
I think four different teams have to feel good about their chances to win the ACC Coastal - Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and UNC. The division race starts today with UNC at Georgia Tech. VT and UNC don't play FSU or Clemson from the Atlantic and GT and Miami only have their permanent matchu...
| Soccer Board|| "Denial of a Goal Scoring Opportunity" - NOTORlOUSD on 9/16/13 at 6:33 pm|
This came up once over the weekend when Kagisho Dikgacoi of Crystal Palace was sent off for fouling Ashley Young. I also saw Gary Linneker say that Sagna's foul on Jozy should have been a red card.
I decided to consult the most recent FIFA rule book and [link=(http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/foo...
| Soccer Board|| List of Players to Cap-Tie Against Jamaica and Panama - NOTORlOUSD on 9/10/13 at 10:27 pm|
Aron Jóhannsson (already cap-tied)
John Anthony Brooks
ETA: Updated w/ Julian Green...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Trade Offer - Brandon Marshall for Demaryius Thomas - NOTORlOUSD on 9/3/13 at 9:44 pm|
I'm in a keeper league and someone offered me Brandon Marshall for Demaryius "Bey Bey" Thomas. I have concerns about Bey Bey's long-term potential if Manning retires in the next year or two. On the flip side, he is three years younger and I don't like the idea of an inconsistent QB like Jay Cutler...
| Soccer Board|| Importance of the Transfer Market for a Major Team - NOTORlOUSD on 8/17/13 at 12:07 pm|
I have a general question for the SB - is it more import to make signings every year to freshen up a squad or keep a team together for multiple years to develop chemistry? I know the real answer is a mix of both, but I think most teams swing too far on the "signings" side.
This discussion applie...
| Soccer Board|| Klinsmann Scoring Against USA in WC 1998 - NOTORlOUSD on 7/27/13 at 11:43 pm|
The US played Germany in WC 1998 and I had forgotten until today that Klinsmann scored against us. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6CbJY9WjuU)]Here is the highlight video with Jurgy's goal starting at 1:31.[/link] I was looking for another example of a national team coach scoring against th...
| Soccer Board|| 2013 Records - US vs Mexico - NOTORlOUSD on 7/10/13 at 12:20 am|
Here are the results so far in 2013: :usa:
[link=(http://espnfc.com/team/fixtures/_/id/660/united-states?cc=5901)]USA[/link] - 7-2-2; 25 GF, 11 GA
[link=(http://espnfc.com/team/fixtures/_/id/203/mexico?cc=5901)]Mexico[/link] - 2-8-3 11 GF, 13 GA
Note: The ESPN links don't show the Feb/Mar quali...
| Soccer Board|| Gold Cup Travel Plans - NOTORlOUSD on 7/7/13 at 10:30 pm|
Who else is going to Gold Cup games? I'm planning to be in Dallas for the semis! :nana:...
| Soccer Board|| Thoughts on Casillas - NOTORlOUSD on 6/30/13 at 7:30 pm|
I consider Iker Casillas to be highly overrated and I'm not just saying this because he had a mediocre game today. He has been selected to the World XI five years in a row but is still fighting for the starting job on his own club team. His advantages are that he's a good leader and doesn't make s...
| Soccer Board|| Female Bicycle Kick Goal - NOTORlOUSD on 6/2/13 at 8:35 pm|
SIAP, Lisa de Vanna of SkyBlue FC scored [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuvXaZ8BGzI)]an amazing bicycle kick goal[/link] yesterday. She plays for the Australia WNT....
| Soccer Board|| 4/6 Matchday - NOTORlOUSD on 4/6/13 at 7:48 am|
England - Premier League
7:45am Reading vs Southampton - [b]ESPN2[/b]
10:00am Norwich City vs Swansea City
10:00am Stoke City vs Aston Villa
10:00am West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal - [b]Fox Soccer Channel[/b]
United States - Major League Soccer
4:00pm Toronto vs Dallas
| Soccer Board|| Post Your Game-Watching Venue - NOTORlOUSD on 3/26/13 at 5:42 pm|
Mine is Lucha Tigre in Chapel Hill.
I'll go ahead and post Finn's in New Orleans...