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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1640 on: December 09, 2019, 01:22:04 AM »
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1641 on: December 23, 2019, 02:32:15 PM »
Been watching a lot of Christmas specials and noticed they all have come to the conclusion that the holidays are about Three Things, in this order.

1. Family
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1642 on: December 23, 2019, 03:08:37 PM »
Literally about none of those things.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1643 on: January 10, 2020, 11:03:30 PM »
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1644 on: January 20, 2020, 03:36:13 AM »
Anyone watch soccer? EPL? I have season tickets to our local Tier 2 team, Phoenix Rising. I'm also a big Liverpool fan, and no, not just starting this year, or last. Just wondering.
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1645 on: January 20, 2020, 05:19:23 AM »
I am a Liverpool supporter of about 21 years (Sporty Spice was my favorite Spice Girl), so long-suffering until recently. Also Minnesota United is my domestic team of choice...was a season ticket holder for their first two years in MLS before I moved away from Minnesota. Casually keep an eye on other soccer but don't have teams in other leagues (though since I have ESPN+ I'm tempted to get a Serie A or Bundesliga (starting in the fall) team.

Fun aside re Phoenix Rising, I went to High School with Brandon McCarthy who is one of the co-owners of Phoenix Rising. He's also a Liverpool supporter.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1646 on: January 20, 2020, 03:56:24 PM »
Yeah, I think much of the suffering is over. A collapse this year would be...so much to bear! Don't think it'll happen with a world class player at the majority of the positions. Who's your favorite player? I'm a huge Trent guy. Love Van Dijk and Alisson, too. I think after having such a porous defense in years past has made me appreciative of our defenders and keeper, although I love Trent for his vision and passing. Guy sees things unfold before they happen and puts the ball on you like no one. I suspect he'll be a central midfielder before long.

That is a fun fact. I'm hoping Rising get to MLS sooner or sooner. They play in a pop-up stadium on the huge piece of land that is set aside for the actual 20K+ seat MLS stadium, of which funding is already lined up. There's obviously lots of soccer fans here, so it's crazy it hasn't happened yet.

Minnesota United's Dark Clouds are cool. From what I know, they have some off-beat songs and chants, more than just aping English football traditions. Rising's biggest supporter group, Los Bandido's, are kind of a Latinx Antifa group mixed with a passion for the game and our very diverse team.

We do have a Liverpool product playing defense. All sorts of connections there.
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1647 on: January 20, 2020, 10:59:35 PM »
I thought I heard MLS is done announcing expansion teams and Phoenix isnít on the list. I find that insane since Phoenix is a massive city with large hispanic population and already one of the best non-MLS teams.

He hasnít been quite the force he was in past years but Firminoís such a crafty player and that beaming smile...really the whole team itís great to see how much fun they are having with it now.

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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1648 on: January 20, 2020, 11:57:48 PM »
With what I'm reading, Charlotte looks good for the 30th bid, but that talks about expanding to 32 are ongoing.

Phoenix is the biggest media market without a team, and if we brought in the right player personnel, making sure to find talents in Latin America as well as Latinx players already here in the U.S.A., we'd sell some tickets. Grabbing a Mexican National Team player as a Designated Player spot would work wonders, as well. Don't force it to be something "All-American" (white) like in Columbus, make it the team of the Latin Americans, get some shine down in Mexico and Central America, it could be a really great strategy. Just don't price out too many with the cost of tickets.

When LFC are at their best, though, Firmino's still dropping just a little back into the midfield to boss the game as necessary. Just when you feel he hasn't had a huge impact, he'll leave you with an assist or a goal that reminds you that the guy drips with quality. I know Fabinho has been talking about wanting Mbappe. Could be wishing on a star, but I think he'd fit with Firminho just fine. 4-3-3 with Firminho just playing behind the front three of Mane-Mbappe-Salah, and they can help rotate for each other. Sorry if I'm going into lala land, it's just a dream. Bobby would be an instant 10 goals 10 assists guy and our front three would be even more potent.

And yes, they are having fun, though there is always an opening for a Salah-Mane kerfuffle, which I actually think they need. Keeps 'em competition going forward. The Matip-Gomez competition is great, too. I'm not religious, but watching the guys is like my version of church, whether it's the Reds on TV or Rising at Casino Arizona Field. The greatest of the lesser things!
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Re: General/Random Discussion and Thoughts (TV & Sports)
« Reply #1649 on: January 27, 2020, 08:54:07 PM »
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