| 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...
| Soccer Board|| 3/16 Matchday Thread - NOTORlOUSD on 3/16/13 at 8:23 am|
Everton is up 1-0 on City in the early game....
| Soccer Board|| Most Hated Footballers Bracket (Final Voting on Page 5) - NOTORlOUSD on 3/13/13 at 5:29 pm|
In the same vein as Grantland's "Most Hated College Basketball Players" bracket, I want to make a "Most Hated Footballers" bracket (probably 16 entries). Only players who were active after 2000 are eligible. I am now accepting nominations.
| Soccer Board|| Champions League Knockout Performance by League - NOTORlOUSD on 3/13/13 at 8:37 am|
I did a little number crunching to see what league has performed the best in the Champions League knockout stage since it was expanded to 16 teams in 2004. The point system I used was one point for reaching the knockout and one point for each advancing round. England's dominance peaked in 2008 whe...
| Soccer Board|| Looking down the US Hex Schedule - NOTORlOUSD on 2/7/13 at 8:49 am|
The schedule is below. I think it's important to look at the big picture because the easy points are definitely on the back end. Three of the four hardest fixtures are in the first four games. My expectation is that we will have 4-5 points before June 11 and pick up 12-15 after that. 17 points i...
| Soccer Board|| A Few Questions from This Weekend's EPL Games... - NOTORlOUSD on 2/4/13 at 4:52 pm|
Did the power outage at Fulham give the Bay-Area computer nerd the idea for hacking the Superdome's power? :lol:
Is spitting in someone's direction a red card offense? (no spit touches the person)
What was Pepe Reina thinking on the Aguero goal? :dunno:...
| SEC Rant|| The Geographic Center of the SEC is... - NOTORlOUSD on 1/28/13 at 6:13 pm|
I was bored and inspired by the "SEC Office" thread. The geographic center is near [link=(https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.09884807,+-87.67349171&hl=en&ll=34.098159,-87.670898&spn=4.93887,10.821533&sll=38.935244,-92.328157&sspn=0.009063,0.021136&t=m&z=7)]Brilliant, AL (34.10, -87.67)[/link]. Also...
| More Sports Board|| Job Posting at UNC - NOTORlOUSD on 1/24/13 at 2:52 pm|
I saw an interesting job posting on the UNC website today: [link=(https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/11404)]Associate Athletic Director for Compliance[/link]. Good luck to whoever takes that job. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| Kelly Clarkson Singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" - NOTORlOUSD on 1/21/13 at 10:33 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abTyLNIc7r4)]Here is the video.[/link] I was at the inauguration and it gave me chills. Someone else enjoyed it too... :lol:
| More Sports Board|| Photo of Bowman Holding Roddy White - NOTORlOUSD on 1/20/13 at 5:54 pm|
SIAP - We did plenty of things wrong during the second half, so this wasn't the only reason why we lost. However, this is egregious and almost certainly affected the outcome of the game:
| More Sports Board|| Unbelievable Sports Stories - NOTORlOUSD on 1/16/13 at 7:34 pm|
I'm still scratching my head about this Te'o story. Here are some others on my list:
Tiger Woods' cheating (mainly the number of women)
Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding
OJ Simpson murder trial
Monica Seles stabbed
Michael Vick dogfighting
"Malice in the Palace"