Other Team Discussion Thread Vol. 12: Spoilers Within

Discussion in 'DC United' started by Sachin, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

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    You would prefer it if the marquee teams just inevitably march to the final?

    Why play the games, then?


  2. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

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    Lucky??? Looks like Mom is going to be eating good! :p

    3-0, que goleada! That last one just looked like it hurt.

    Another notch on our belts, another win for the good guys.

    GRANDE BOLIVAR!!!!
  3. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator Staff Member

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    It was obviously the altitude :D

    Congrats, guess it's thai food for dinner tomorrow.....
  4. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

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    LOL good response.

    Can never go wrong with thai.


  5. sitruc

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    All of the NFL news today and Tom Cable gets his own portion on the espn Bottom Line ticker about Blanco-ing a girlfriend and his ex-wife. Beating women is ********ed up. I hate Outside the Lines at times though. They make stories more often than they report stories. I'm not a fan of Cable, but this coming out now and relating it to an incident where charges weren't filed rubs me the wrong way. I have no doubt Cable punched the guy, but the incidents aren't related.

    Ovi? Caps?

    Go Bullets!
  6. BigKris

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    Not I. I saw Chicago score first and thought, "well, this series is over".
  7. BigKris

    BigKris Member

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    Get the crispy-fried catfish in red curry sauce.
  8. Footer Phooter

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    Not inevitably march, you have to earn your way through. But there still has to be an advantage for performing well in the regular season. Otherwise you end up with a lot of mediocre teams at MLS Cup.
  9. MattMathai

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    The advantage is that you get home field advantage for the extra period. Another advantage is that the higher-seeded teams get to play the lowest-seeded teams. But they still have to win their games. That means the possibility exists that they could lose. That, IMO, doesn't say anything negative about the playoff system.
  10. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

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    Do you mean the draft to occur just before the 2010 season? If so, why do you think it'll be so deep? Everything I've heard from the folks who follow the college game closely (JSF, Buzz, etc.) seems to suggest that the 2010 draft is likely to be pretty weak, especially in comparison to the 2009 draft. One suggestion was that Opara was the only person clearly likely to succeed in MLS (assuming he stays); other than that, not much there. I confess I haven't looked at this in a couple of months, though; has the outlook changed?


    I'm sorry, but that just isn't possible. Kevin Payne told us that Dave Kasper is the best in the league at this sort of thing.
  11. fatbastard

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    were any of those other guys also Gen Adidas (and free)?
  12. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

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  13. itwasi

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    I didn't follow the team or even know about the MLS back then. Is it acceptable to wear old school jersey's if you weren't actually around back then?
  14. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

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    You can wear it as just a black Adidas shirt.
  15. griffin1108

    griffin1108 Hinckley United 1997-2013 RIP

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    I was 9 years old when the Raiders first started playing. I remember them winning one game in 1962 before Al Davis came up from San Diego. Madden, Flores, Plunkett, Bo Jackson. What a friggin' mess that team is now. It's really sad -- one of the best franchises for almost 3 decades is just a joke today.
  16. jason1551

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    I don't think the entire draft will be deep. However, I think the first round will be just as deep as this year's draft was, i.e. there will be a lot of players that will get major minutes and produce above expectations.

    And I don't think this year's draft was particularly deep, other than the first round and a half. Other than Barnes (who I and everyone else had ranked a lot higher), who else was there past the second round?
  17. Publius

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    [​IMG]

    You could be talking about these guys too.
  18. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

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    Amarikwa and Zimmerman. But the biggest thing, to me, is how few dogs there ended up being in the first two rounds. In a typical draft year, maybe half the draftees in the first round end up being Justin Moose. That didn't happen for the 2009 draft. Some people (JSF?) thought Barnes had a pretty weak combine, and that may have had a lot to do with him falling to the third. But there's really nobody in the 2009 first round other than Jean Alexandre that failed to come through.
  19. Lowecifer

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    Why must you torment me.
  20. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator Staff Member

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    It's your Ying to your Texas Yang :D
  21. John L

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    we talkin' 'bout the 'Skins?
  22. fatbastard

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    dammit, why did I not log on and look at BS last night ... dammit, dammit, dammit :(
  23. Lowecifer

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    An interesting theory! Not too many overlapping Orioles/Longhorns fans in Austin, to that I can testify.
  24. Cantankerous

    Cantankerous New Member

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    Our training staff is as good as Liverpool's.

    Torres needs surgery for a sports hernia and Gerrard needs surgery for a groin injury.
  25. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

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    St. Pauli colonizes Hansa Rostock:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akN17qxXKP0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akN17qxXKP0[/ame]
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