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Oh, I see...hadn't heard that. BTW, I'm going to try and do a GeekWeekLive World Cup preview in a couple weeks, and I wanted to see if any of the other LA based guys who follow soccer would be interested in joining in, but I don't have their email addresses. I've asked Jeff for them but haven't heard back. Is there any way you can get my email from him and forward me their info? I've already talked a certain DIY Caped Crusader into making an appearance... Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
Are you going to the Old Firm match in Boston this summer? That should be interesting, to say the least. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
I did my best, Big Daddy. :)
I'm sure Hicks and Gillett will turn over every grain of sand in the Arabian desert looking for a Sheikh to bail them out of this mess first!
Aaaand, it's gone.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on New INCEPTION trailer at GeekWeek
That kind of question is way above my pay grade! The picture's just way ahead of the audio every time I load it. Strange.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on New INCEPTION trailer at GeekWeek
Is the sync way off for anyone else?
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on New INCEPTION trailer at GeekWeek
Sepp, and his lackey, Platini, are keeping soccer in the dark ages. With the amount of money at stake in club football, it is crazy to just accept easily correctable mistakes as part of the game.
My comments can suggest to you whatever you like. I'm not the only person to think that his challenge was unnecessary and violent, which is an opinion shared alike by professionals and those who've never played. Others, such as yourself, see nothing wrong with it, and would rather blame the player whose leg was broken in 2 places. Fair enough, that's your right. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
Sorry, but there's no way I can let that be the bottom line? Not even a yellow card offense? On what planet? Shawcross has gone in with such a ridiculous amount of force that the ball would have ended up somewhere in Kansas had he actually got a piece of it, which he didn't. The challenge was dangerous, reckless, and in character for a player who has previously broken the ankle of Francis Jeffers, and also injured Adebayor on a late tackle (which was out of bounds). Campbell, as a seasoned professional, recognizes this, which is what got him so upset. How anyone could hold more antipathy towards Wenger and Campbell after this is beyond me. Do you honestly think Ferguson would have reacted differently? I could go on, but Bobby McMahon from Fox Soccer Report has very articulately encapsulated my views in this audio clip (the tag is wrong): http://boo.fm/b101675 Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
You're welcome! I'm trying to have a very small hand in bringing real football coverage to the mainstream here in the States. And, in full disclosure, I am an Arsenal fan, though you probably figured that out already. There will be more articles coming (not just about Arsenal), so long may the debate continue!
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
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Mar 1, 2010
I just don't look at playing youngsters as a sacrifice, merely a choice. How else are they supposed to get experience? All clubs play youngsters occasionally, and Arsenal's average age may be slightly younger than others, but let's look at the ages of the Arsenal starting 11 vs Stoke: Almunia - 32 Sagna - 26 Vermaelen - 24 Campbell - 35! Clichy - 24 Ramsey - 19 Fabregas - 22 Song - 22 Eboue - 25 Nasri - 22 Bendtner - 21 Of these players, only Ramsey is under 21, and he is hardly a regular in the League this season, and in fact only in the lineup on Saturday due to an injury to Abou Diaby. Manchester United's first team has frequently featured the likes of Rafael (age 19), and Johnny Evans (age 21). Also playing for United this season were Gabriel Obertan (age 19), and Ritchie de Laet (age 21). So, if Rafael was injured the same way, would you consider United as a "puppy mill" run by a manager with a "diastrous policy?" Yes, Lennon is injured at the moment, but he is also a player very much in contention for a World Cup place, so I'd hesitate to call him a burnout.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
Hmmm...blaming Wenger for his players having their legs broken seems a bit harsh to me. Eduardo was 25 when Martin Taylor broke his leg, so clearly it can happen to anyone if the challenge is bad enough. I also disagree that a reckless tackle is hard to prove. With video replay, you can clearly tell if a tackle is high and/or late, which are 2 of the main qualities of recklessness in my book. Also, these players that are not "up to the task" and in "immature bodies" also happen to be 3 points out of first place.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
I don't think there are conspiracies either, but 3 shattered limbs on the same team in 4 years seems a bit much. Because the FA won't punish the players who commit these fouls beyond the standard 3 game suspension, the players feel free to keep doing it. I'm all for a physical game, but recklessness should come with a stricter penalty.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on EPL: Horrific Injury Sparks Debate at GeekWeek
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