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Timbers fans where art thou???

Discussion in 'Portland Supporters Club' started by Dogham, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Dogham

    Dogham Member

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    Broomfield, CO
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    The Timbers Army is supposed to be B.A., but in reality they can never measure up to the support of their Big Brother in Seattle.
     


  2. Fenerbace

    Fenerbace Member

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    Almost forgotten but making it’s grand re-entrance into the world of gardening is the beautiful gazing globe. Though the reflective, colorful globe might seem "odd" to some folks, the gazing ball is rich in history and legend. The globe sports many names, depending on its use. The Garden Ball, Gazing Globe and Garden Globe are all names we call them in modern times. It’s been referred to as a Witch Ball, Butler Globe, Globe of Happiness and Victorian Ball.

    A gazing ball is a mirrored sphere typically displayed atop a conical ceramic or wrought iron stand as a lawn ornament. Its size ranges from 2 to 22 inches in diameter, with the most popular gazing ball being about 12 inches (33 cm). Gazing balls were glass but can now be stainless steel, ceramic, or stained glass.

    Unlike hanging friendship balls or witch balls that have a loop, gazing balls have a stem so they can securely sit in a stand. Larger sizes can be made, but may be difficult due to the weight of the blown glass.

    Its history, as colorful as the ball itself, had its roots in the 13th century when it was made in Venice, Italy by skilled craftsmen. It was hand-blown then just as it is still done today. Antonio Nier, a fifteenth century priest, called it a Sphere of Light and, as time passed, the colorful ball became a permanent fixture in the European garden and home. King Ludwig II, King of Bavaria during the 1800’s, adorned his palace, a replica of Versailles, with the globe.

    Legends formed about the mysterious powers of the ball. A globe was said to bring happiness, good luck and prosperity to those who owned it. The globe was known to ward off evil spirits, misfortune, illness and, of all things, witches!

    The ball is purposed to keep witches away but the methods vary from story to story. Some say the ball should be placed near the entrance to the house so that if a witch came to your house she would not be able to get past her reflection as she cannot tear herself away from her own image. There are other accounts that say a witch cannot bear to see her own reflection so she will not come near a "witch’s ball". A witch cannot sneak up on a person gazing into a globe as he can see if a witch approaches from behind. The smaller ball made of colored glass as opposed to the reflective kind was believed to attract and trap evil spirits.

    Spiritually speaking, as one peers into the globe he can experience "oneness" with the universe, a basic existentialistic view.

    The gazing globe had practical purposes in a southern antebellum garden. Placed strategically by the path from the front gate, southerners could see from the veranda who was calling before the caller could see them, allowing plenty of time to prepare refreshments for their guest or to hide — whichever was fitting. In Victorian times, the "Butler Ball" served as a mirror for servants to see when guests were needing assistance without staring at them throughout the meal. Another practical use was in the foyer of the home. Parents could keep a close eye on their daughter and her date as he bid her goodnight.
     
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  3. Mrs. John Spencer

    Mrs. John Spencer New Member

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    Best troll stopping post ever?
     
  4. Barbara

    Barbara Where is Rickon?

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    It's definitely original.
     


  5. Diskin

    Diskin New Member

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    We're right here...

    ...and we're just fine, thank you.
     
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  6. TheBigO

    TheBigO New Member

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    As has been said, MLS brought fans to Seattle. Fans brought MLS to Portland!
     
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  7. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays Copy editing is now my hobby.

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    Sweet posters.
     
  8. Kings of Cascada

    Kings of Cascada Member

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    Frisco, TX,
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    Portland Timbers
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    United States
    Portland was pullin in 10K in the usl. Seattle was drawing 2K. And where are we? We are all over the freaking map.

    RCTID from the Nation of Texas.
     
  9. PTFCfan

    PTFCfan Member

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    The only reason they have more supporters than us is because they have a big stadium (69,000) and we have an average sized stadium (20,000) I bet if we had built the Delta Dome back in '64 (Which probably would have had around 60-70,000 seats) we would have a larger supporters group than Seattle and no one would even consider there being no such thing as the Timbers Army. In reality Portland most likely has the larger fanbase but because their stadium is so small and sells out every game most likely 70% of Timbers fans can't attend each game.
     
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  10. Owen Thornhill

    Owen Thornhill Member

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    Like me! Cost and availability of tickets are problems for me. I got a local NPSL team to follow but its nothing in comparison. Viewing parties for most games in Hood River.
     
  11. USFootiefan1980

    USFootiefan1980 Member

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