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Member since: May 27, 2009
Last visit: April 08, 2014

trueblueroo has posted 2 links and 29 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Cascadia Cup: In front of a national audience on ESPN with a 66,000 plus crowd last night Seattle beat Portland 3:0 in MLS competition. When will the national mainstream media, both print and electronic, give the sport the recognition it deserves? For instance the LA Times with two teams MLS teams in LA doesn't even list soccer in its sports section banner. Just one of many examples.

posted by trueblueroo to soccer at 08:48 AM on October 08, 2012 - 10 comments

NFL Study Finds Link to Dementia: A study commissioned by the National Football League finds that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases is diagnosed in former players vastly more often than in the national population -- including a rate 19 times higher for men in their 30s and 40s.

posted by trueblueroo to football at 09:19 PM on September 29, 2009 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

Nicolas Anelka scored twice this weekend and celebrated in a way only Nicolas Anelka could

Isn't it ironic (and hypocritical) that Anelka, being a member of the racial group most victimised by racist football fans, and for whose protection the anti-racism slogans are continuously displayed at the games, should express himself in this manner?

posted by trueblueroo at 07:22 PM on January 01, 2014

The Aboriginal Innings

Interesting article, mate.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:52 AM on December 19, 2012

NFL eyeing bigger plans for London?

Debo270, don't feel too bad, there are still a lot of your generation agreeing with you. But just like with dinosaurs, your demographic bulge is gradually and inevitably moving to extinction and being replaced by the younger one who grew up on MLS and other delicacies. Our local USL franchise averaged 8000 last season with a healthy dose of all-American types in attendance. The future for soccer and its culture is bright. At our business meetings most people already know what getting red-carded means, in a figurative sense of course.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:09 AM on November 12, 2012

Belgians are the New Slovenians

Talking about Slovenians, they are a pretty talented team. Consider also Croatia and Serbia, and then it becomes obvious what a powerhouse Yugoslavia was before the breakup. They were deservedly called the Brazil of Europe.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:46 PM on September 05, 2012

George Vecsey Quitting New York Times Column

etagloh: You state, While most meat-and-potatoes American columnists avoid soccer at all costs, other than to rehash tired 1-0 punch lines, . I fully agree and I consider this fact to be the most responsible cause in hindering the growth of soccer's popularity in the US.

posted by trueblueroo at 07:37 AM on December 21, 2011

Sandusky Was Teaching Boys How To Shower

Did they play "Who drops the soap and pick it up?"

posted by trueblueroo at 12:08 AM on December 17, 2011

Cobi Jones Leads Soccer Hall of Fame Class

Cobi is presently involved with the yet to be born (still in gestation) new Cosmos.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:33 AM on April 01, 2011

Japan Baseball League to Play Despite Crisis

Morbid, but it could be called the Quake Derby.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:36 PM on March 20, 2011

Japan Baseball League to Play Despite Crisis

The J-League is taking a month's break. Also no international football for Japan.

posted by trueblueroo at 11:43 AM on March 19, 2011

Should We Watch Football?

According to my immigrant father's theory, Americans' love of brutal sports like NFL gridiron can be traced to their preference for bloody, almost uncooked steaks. This sport without its inherent violence will lose its followers. My suggestion: try rugby, where they play the ball, not the man. Added benefit: continuous, flowing action for 80 minutes.

posted by trueblueroo at 04:49 PM on October 24, 2010

Galaxy Defeat Red Bulls in Star-Studded Game

did you see the Big Blue last week?

Are you referring to an A-League match, billsaythis?

posted by trueblueroo at 07:14 PM on August 17, 2010

Galaxy Defeat Red Bulls in Star-Studded Game

A bit like Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, mate.

posted by trueblueroo at 09:10 AM on August 17, 2010

Bob Bradley's Future Uncertain as US Coach

If you need one in tune with the American mentality, Klinsmann might be a good fit. How about Guus Hiddink? To be fair, it takes more than just a coach. Unfortunately, the resources are limited regarding players with ball retention and finishing abilities.

posted by trueblueroo at 04:01 PM on June 29, 2010

Champions League has been decided

holden (my first car was a Holden):

The North American mindset is different from the rest of the world. In sport loyalty to club trumps pride in national teams, hence the lack of interest in global sports. Or the other way around? Attribute it to lack of global awareness, however there is a change underway.

posted by trueblueroo at 10:08 PM on May 22, 2010

Simon Kuper thinks hockey is starting to slip as Canada's number one sport, as Canadians fall for soccer

Dear tahoemoj at 11:14 AM on February 11:
I worded my message carefully the global game of football gaining popularity in North America. does not mean replacing other established sports -in your case your beloved hockey- for which you certainly have every right to feel affection.
The game is gaining popularity in spite of the attempts by the established media and the unwashed masses in North America to prevent it. If sometimes I appear defensive, please forgive my shortcoming.


posted by trueblueroo at 12:19 PM on February 11, 2010