Friday, June 13, 2008
Accomplishments in soccer:
Gray (right): Won PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year with Aston Villa for the 1976/1977 season.
Smyth (left): moved to the United States in 1963 following a brief football career with a local Scottish team. In America, he played with the Shamrock Club in the German American Soccer League.
TV claim to fame:
Gray: Voice of EA Sports FIFA series.
Smyth: One of the first recognized voice in America for soccer.
Classic catch phrases:
Gray: "Top drawer!", "Take a bow, son", "You don't save those!", "I'll tell you what the best do, they take their chances," "If you don't buy a ticket you don't win the raffle," and "Easy height for the keeper."
Smyth: ""In the back of the ole onion bag,'' and "a bulge in the auld onion bag.''
Great non-soccer highlight:
Gray: fathered five children, by four different women - his two ex-wives and former girlfriends Sara Matthews and Janet Trigg
Smyth: Smyth was the 2008 Grand Marshal of the 247th St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. He is also the co-host for WNBC coverage of the New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade from 1998-Present.
When you break it down, Gray's list of accomplishment far out way our boy Tommy Smyth. We call all hope that Smyth and Gray throw down on the set and my money is on Gray in a first round knockout.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Here is how some of the papers in Europe covered it:
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
One conference is trying their best to hold on to it's prized high school recruits and keep them away from Major League Baseball clubs, the Southeastern Conference.
Tennessee will have keep the money rich Red Sox away from Florida native Casey Kelly (pictured above). The Sox took the talent SS/RHP with a pick late in the first round. The Big Orange Nation has Kelly pegged as their quarterback of the future.
Georgia faces a fight to keep Cedar Grove running back Xavier Avery away from the Orioles.
Ole Miss is pulling out all of the stops to hold on to QB recruit Chris Wilkes. The Rev. Houston Nutt is trying to keep Wilkes away from the Padres.
While other teams have one person to deal with Alabama has double trouble. Four star receiver Melvin Ray might be gone already. Reports suggest Ray has agreed to sign with the Dodgers. Athlete recruit Dustin Hood might be on his way to sigh with the Nationals.
Die hard college football fans really should pay more attention to the baseball draft. Do the names Joe Mauer and Josh Booty mean anything to college football fans.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
US Soccer is pulling out all stops for new fans including segways.
The love affair with the Argentine National Team starts at a young age
The Deuce Fan Club, see Landon you can go to England and be a big star.
Now that is what I call passionate supporters in the Snake Pit Parking Section
Professional Flag Painting
Giant Stadium with grass, what a concept
Endy in the Outfield (that crazy Scouser) and Joe Wolf's Vertical Jump show off their national pride.
Could these guys be replacing the Special One on "I'm on Setanta Sports?" It might be possibe. Please sit down, I can not see.
In the 75th minute, the rain came and the fun began.Videos of the tailgating fun can be found on the Crew's You Tube page.