| Soccer Board|| re: Incredible stat on German fitness (plus good USA stuff) - Anfield Road on 7/21/14 at 4:14 pm|
[quote]All of the players wear monitors in their cleats that track their mileage, movements, where they are on the field, when they stop and start, and all sorts of additional data. We track every player’s every heartbeat and keep and compare data from practice to practice and game ...
| Money Talk|| re: ETFs in Roth - Anfield Road on 7/20/14 at 11:15 pm|
Fidelity also has a commission fee S&P 500 ETF
| O-T Lounge|| re: Will North Korea ever be liberated? - Anfield Road on 7/16/14 at 12:23 am|
[quote]And why do Saudi Arabians still let their King live like a Roman emperor? or brunei? [/quote]
Generous stipends to citizens from all that oil money. I don't think a citizen from those countries has to work to life comfortably. They import all their labor....
| More Sports Board|| re: Soccer spinnoff -- where do you see both baseball and (US) soccer in 20 years? - Anfield Road on 7/14/14 at 12:31 pm|
[quote]Pitch clocks would massively improve MLB.[/quote]
Speaking of which. Apparently, the official rules state that the pitcher has 12 seconds to deliver the ball to home plate. Guess that rule is never enforced.
When the bases are unoccupied, the pitcher shall deliver the bal...
| More Sports Board|| re: Soccer spinnoff -- where do you see both baseball and (US) soccer in 20 years? - Anfield Road on 7/14/14 at 12:28 pm|
Pitch clocks would massively improve MLB....
| More Sports Board|| re: Spinoff: What caused you to like your favorite teams? - Anfield Road on 7/13/14 at 4:53 am|
MSU - Born into an MSU family. Graduated from MSU.
Liverpool - Michael Owen
Utah Jazz - Stockton-Malone and the Pick and Roll
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - This I can't quite explain. Perhaps it was Bucco Bruce and the creamsicle uniforms.
Los Angeles Dodgers - I'm of Asian descent, and I sta...
| Soccer Board|| re: Would you rather your team win a domestic title or a Champions League title? - Anfield Road on 7/12/14 at 11:08 pm|
| More Sports Board|| re: Real fans - Post your teams here- No bandwagon chumps - Anfield Road on 7/12/14 at 1:09 am|
NCAA - Mississippi State University
EPL - Liverpool FC
NBA - Utah Jazz
NFL - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
MLB - Los Angeles Dodgers...
| More Sports Board|| re: Anyone following ole Sterling's court comments? It's good stuff. - Anfield Road on 7/9/14 at 11:49 pm|
[quote]Where did these fools go? They amused me greatly thoughout the playoffs [/quote]
You don't get it. Obviously, Sterling won....
| More Sports Board|| re: Any worst beat down ever in team sports than Brazil-GER game today? - Anfield Road on 7/8/14 at 7:49 pm|
Georgia Tech 222 Cumberland 0...
| Soccer Board|| re: Can someone come up with a catchy nickname for this game? - Anfield Road on 7/8/14 at 5:26 pm|
| More Sports Board|| re: RGIII gets a statue - Anfield Road on 7/8/14 at 2:36 pm|
[quote]He has far from proven himself in the NFL[/quote]
What did Bear Bryant and Nick Saban do in the NFL?...
| Political Talk|| re: Single payer health care in Canada and immigration - Anfield Road on 7/8/14 at 10:40 am|
I actually applied for and was granted Canadian permanent residency when I was applying for an American green card as a backup option just in case my green card application fell through. It's way easier to immigrate to Canada if you are college educated and have a skill they want....
| More Sports Board|| re: Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA in this summer's World Cup - Anfield Road on 7/8/14 at 4:52 am|
[quote]It's odd to me as well that we care more about the Olympics than the World Championships.[/quote] I think this is due to the fact that outside of the Olympics, international basketball gets almost no coverage in the US....
| Political Talk|| re: Who did yall cast your vote for the first time you voted? - Anfield Road on 7/7/14 at 2:43 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: Anybody going to watch their favorite European club play this summer? - Anfield Road on 7/7/14 at 11:17 am|
Bought a ticket for Liverpool in Charlotte as my cousin lived there. Unfortunately, he took another job and moved, so I'm not sure if I'm still going....
| Soccer Board|| re: How did you become a fan of whatever club team you root for? - Anfield Road on 7/6/14 at 9:24 pm|
Didn't start really following club soccer until Champions League 2003, but I chose my club allegiance based on Michael Owen's and Zinedine Zidane's performance in World Cup 1998. I dropped Real Madrid after reading about their connections with the Franco regime. I wasn't really comfortable with su...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who is the most glaring omission from NFL HOF? - Anfield Road on 7/6/14 at 8:21 pm|
[quote]Steve sabol said Jerry Kramer
Peter king is a dick without an original thought so he said Jerry Kramer
Many posters here are dicks without an original thought and will say Jerry Kramer
Answer is ken Anderson
I won't bother with guys who will obviously get in[/quote]
I didn't even...
| Soccer Board|| re: Is soccer in the US close to surpassing hockey as the 4th sport? - Anfield Road on 7/6/14 at 5:13 pm|
I think it already has, at least where I am. If you ask the general public who Leo Messi is, they can tell you that he's a soccer player. If you ask them who Sidney Crosby is, they wouldn't have a clue....
| Soccer Board|| re: When soccer was first conceived, invented, codified, whatever... - Anfield Road on 7/6/14 at 4:58 pm|
[quote]1) In the rulebooks, benefit of the doubt on offsides should go to the attacking player. In practice this seems to happen about 1/10 times. [/quote]
History of the offside rule:
1) Initially, you had to have 3 opposing players (generally keeper and two defenders) in front of you.
| Soccer Board|| re: Help me understand soccer over seas - Anfield Road on 7/4/14 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]Chelsea plays in the English Premier League. Chelsea finished [b]third[/b] last season.[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| re: Brain Dawkins vs. John Lynch who was better? - Anfield Road on 7/2/14 at 9:35 pm|
John Lynch was my favorite football player growing up, but I have to give the edge to Brian Dawkins....
| More Sports Board|| re: Fail at a women's basketball game - Anfield Road on 7/2/14 at 6:37 pm|
| Soccer Board|| re: Kinda new to this whole soccer thing but I have a question - Anfield Road on 7/2/14 at 12:15 am|
[quote]Also, what are the qualifications for being able to play for a national team?[/quote]
Also, if you have one grandparent who is a citizen of a country, you can play for that country....
| More Sports Board|| re: The world's highest paid athletes - Anfield Road on 7/2/14 at 12:11 am|
I'm surprised a cricket player can make $30 million in one year....
| Soccer Board|| re: 2014 Summer Transfer Thread - Anfield Road on 7/1/14 at 10:28 am|
Why is Lallana not leaning on anything?...
| More Sports Board|| re: You could be the top athlete in any sport...which one would you choose? - Anfield Road on 6/30/14 at 5:26 pm|
Baseball closer. They get paid the most per unit of output. Plus because they don't put a lot of miles on their arms, they seem to have longer careers than starters.
On a side note, people who say soccer don't realize that the season lasts 9 months (10 if a World Cup year). I don't know about ...
| Soccer Board|| re: What should the punishment for flopping be? - Anfield Road on 6/30/14 at 3:09 pm|
Also for those calling for ejections (even though neither the NBA or NHL ejects anyone for flopping): An ejection in soccer has a greater impact than an ejection in basketball/hockey. An ejection in basketball/hockey would mean that the team goes without that player but there is no numeric advantag...
| Soccer Board|| re: Do away with England, play as UK? - Anfield Road on 6/30/14 at 2:10 pm|
[quote]what NI players would be better than anyone in the english side?[/quote]
Maybe not at the moment, but every now and then a George Best comes along....
| Soccer Board|| re: What should the punishment for flopping be? - Anfield Road on 6/30/14 at 12:21 pm|
The punishment for a flop is already a yellow card. In the NBA, it's a technical. Two yellows = red. Two technicals = ejection. I wouldn't mind retroactive yellows though....