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  1. foozer

    foozer Member

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    Here are some details (and a rumor) from yesterday's Indy Pro Soccer announcement. The team received more than 2,500 season ticket pledges. As of 6pm last night, they began accepting deposits. After the first hour, more than 250 deposits for season tickets had been collected (keep in mind a good number of the fans were still out at celebrating). In the chance you're interested, you can put down a deposit of $25 at www.indyprosoccer.com.

    As far as team names go, the ideas for fans to vote on were: Speed, AC (Athletic Club), United, Majestic, and a write in. The only horrible candidate in there is Majestic and know one seems to know how that choice made the list. Rumor going around the post-announcement celebration (they rented out one of the top soccer bars in Indy- free drinks and food for everyone!) were that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn't want the team to have any sort of connection to them. So, goodbye to Racing Indy FC and all the other names that were weird, but unique enough for people to like.

    Everyone likes some eye candy, so I'll leave you all with this picture. A reconfigured Carroll Stadium at IUPUI fitted for NASL in Indy.
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  2. Bill Archer

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    I'm glad you brought this up because, just for the record, I want to say something about this very topic and now I can sort of blame you.

    I do not, have not ever and doubt if I ever will in the future claim to have any kind of "inside information" or "secret sources of information who have pinky-sworn me to secrecy". You can scan my (absurdly voluminous) public writings until there's snow on the hills of Hell and you will never find phrases like "my sources tell me" anywhere in any of it.

    Now in fact I do communicate through various means - phone and email mostly - with various people who are in positions to know things and sometimes they pass along stuff which is not for general consumption. If they say "Please don't write this" then I don't write it, hint at it, allude to it or say "wink wink nudge nudge say no more". Homey don't play that.

    So anyone who wants to talk about my "sources" and whether they're better "sources" than someone else's "sources" is just farting into the keyboard.

    What I can say however is that some absolutely astonishing people will return emails and answer phone calls, but that's because you're approaching them on process questions or procedural issues and that kind of thing. "How does that work" or "whose decision is it" or "when will it be voted on?"
    are questions that people are generally happy to answer.

    "Give me the secret scoopy-poop" so I can spread it around and make myself look important generally doesn't work so well.
     
  3. Psycho_Derek

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    excellent
     
  4. west ham sandwich

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    Went back and looked... The RSL supporters groups were already starting to plan activities with Sam's Army. There were a lot of people using "if", etc., around here so there wasn't all lost hope, but it was more than just a bunch of Columbus haters.
     


  5. Kryptonite

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    That almost sounds like a trivia question. Who, and when, was the last expansion team to actually BUILD a stadium from the ground up. Not re-configured, heavily renovated, or whatever, but actually put a shovel into the ground...you know, what the league supposedly insisted on at one point?

    I know San Jose is building one, but they've (essentially) been around since 1996.

    Toronto?
     
  6. Kayak

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    Are you talking in any league? Houston last year. San Antonio is building there's right now.
     
  7. Bill Archer

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    So a bunch of delusional Utahians (Utahites?) decided - based on absolutely nothing at all - to start planning events around a game which they never had the slightest chance of getting.

    Proving what, exactly?

    Perhaps "Columbus haters" was a bit of a misnomer; how about "People who figure that Columbus has a rinky-dink stadium in a rinky-dink town in the middle of nowhere and now that much better places have much better stadiums that they can fill with much more attractive and interesting people than a bunch of cow town losers, of course the game will go elsewhere" would have been more appropriate.
     
  8. CBusAlex

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    I remember Dan predicting the housing market collapse back in 2005. He's the real deal.
     
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  9. danndamanny

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    It was only a matter of time ;)
     
  10. Kryptonite

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    Houston. You're right on that. I was thinking of Seattle and Portland who both didn't build from scratch and just thinking of recent teams.
     
  11. Smithsoccer1721

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    Twelleman tweeted the FC Dallas got a 3 million dollar bid for Brek Shea from an EPL team.
     
  12. NewEnglandClamChowder

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    Hahahahahahahaha

    When did TFC join the EPL?
     
  13. Smithsoccer1721

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    Then he said something about moving him to LB
     
  14. Psycho_Derek

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    Everton would be my guess....
     
  15. DAK77

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    Egytpian Premier League?
     
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  16. Smithsoccer1721

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    Wouldn't be mine. We don't have 3 mill to spend let alone on a left back. Got Baines and Oviedo no need for him.
     
  17. Psycho_Derek

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    left back?

    the toffees will have some of the 22 million to spend once the afro'd one goes to Spurs/ManU/Arsenal etc
     
  18. Smithsoccer1721

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    He isn;t leaving this window and when he does it will be for more than 22 (that number is made up and has been run without anyone checking, It's actually 27 or more)

    Twellemans tweet suggested they would move him to LB, whoever that team is.
     
  19. Psycho_Derek

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    Liverpool....
     
  20. BrickStreetBoy

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    Spurs aren't spending 22 million on anyone but Joao Moutinho, Daniel Levy might be able to talk the price down to Jenas + the train fare necessary to bring him to town
     
  21. patricksp

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    Updated to give Rent proper credit... if in fact he was the first to do it
     
  23. KHT_Crew

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    Of course, Rent's celebration was probably just a variation on GBS's 'Toot the Boot' celebration...
     
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  24. NC Soccer United

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    Tight Shirt Taylor says Brek Shea is Stoke bound for $3.5 mil transfer.
     
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    Stoke?
     
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