Saturday, August 15, 2009

Madden 10: Mike Vick Style

After two days Michael Vick is ready for Madden 10. Here he is in the game getting ready to run by Antonio Pierce just like Route 36 did in last year in the playoffs. Here are others photos of Vick with the Eagles in Madden 10.

The Cover Story: Mike Vick Style

Few signings of back up quarterbacks generated this much interest. Here is how some papers covered the introduction of Michael Vick as an Eagle on Friday. Some people are still not happy about it.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philly Daily News
The Morning Call
The Atlantic City Press

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Vertical's EPL Picks

So Endy went with a shocker and picked Chelski over his beloved Liverpool. Now its my time to give my picks. So here goes.

1. Chelski: The only thing that scares me is that there is really no cover if any thing happens to Drogba.
2. Liverpool: Might have the best starting 11 in the league last year. But a lack of depth killed then and letting Alonso go to Real Madrid means that they are still stuck on 18 titles.
3. Manchester United: Ronnie and Carlos are both gone, so this will be a year of transition for United. Maybe an FA Cup. But the 2010/2011 season you will see another championship side developed.
4. Arsenal: Its going to be close with them and City, but in the end Wenger knows what he is doing and Hughes does not.
5. Manchester City: see above. How about spending more money on a manager.
6. Aston Villa: Love the way this team is being built, through young English players.
7. Spurs: Crouch and Defoe, I think I saw this at Portsmouth.
8. Everton: Moyes might be the manager in premier league.
9. Sunderland: They spend a lot of money over the summer maybe they will show improvement on the field.
10. Fulham: Being in Europe will be a test for Fulham.
11. West Ham: Zola will have the hammers playing some good football, but in the end will not have the quality to get into the top half of the table.
12. Blackburn: Big Sam can always save teams from going down.
13. Wigan
14. Stoke City
15. Wolves
16. Birmingham City
17. Bolton
18. Burnley
19. Hull City
20. Portsmouth

First Manager to get the sack: Paul Hart Portsmouth
Best Signing: Mike Owen, Manchester United. They signed him for nothing and he could score double figures.
Golden Boot: Torres.
War of Words be Sir Alex and Rafa starts: I'm going to say that it has already started.

Endy in the Outfield's EPL Preditions

The Premier League Season is set to start in less then a day, so its time for OTWT resident Liverpool Fan Endy in the Outfield to gives us his thoughts the marathon that is the premier league.

1. Chelsea
2. Liverpool
3. Manchester United
4. Arsenal
5. Manchester City
6. Fulham
7. Tottenham
8. Everton
9. Aston Villa
10. Blackburn
11. West Ham
12. Wigan
13. Sunderland
14. Stoke City
15. Bolton
16. Birmingham City
18. Burnley
19. Hull City
20. Portsmouth

First manager to get sacked: Phil Brown, Hull City
Best signing: Carlos Tevez, Manchester City
Golden boot: Fernando Torres, Liverpool
War of words between rafa and sir alex start: Week of Sept 19th.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jersey Palooza

Fans take pride in their soccer jersey, no matter the game, fans will wear the jersey that shows support for their current club, that was no different during the Real Madrid and DC United game on Sunday. The OTWT Tailgating Crew did our best to create a running list of the some of the jerseys that we saw in the crowd.

Some of the jerseys that were spotted:

DC United
Real Madrid old and new
Various South American clubs
Eric Cantona United Jersey
Manchester United
Aston Villa
Boca Juniors.
AC Milan
Bayern Munich
USA National Team
River Plate
FC Dallas
Sao Paulo
I'm sure we missed some but this shows how much soccer teams support their teams.

The Final Notebook

Some seasons have already started and others are on the very. So here is OTWT thoughts on the final couple of friendlies.
• Love the salmon colored Barca jerseys they wore during the Seattle Sounders game.
• MLS Teams have looked terrible in these friendlies.
• I know they got a ton for Alonso but Liverpool saw their title dreams leave when the Spanish international left Anfield. I'm sorry Lucas and Aquilani are not the answer.
• Real Madrid are going to take some time gell during the game against DC United they looked a little disjointed.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Professional Tailgating: On the Road Again

The Only Time Will Tell hit the road again on Sunday to go to see the most expensive team in the world, Real Madrid. So the crew loaded up the car and headed to DC to see Madrid take on DC United. Here are some of the sites and sounds of the game that drew approximately 72,000 people to FedEx Field.

The grill was cooking some fresh meatsThe most expensive team in the world, Real Madrid, arrives at the stadium
FedEx Field would make a classic World Cup venue in the future
Real Madrid take the field to warm up
Both teams take the field

A moment of silence for Daniel Jarque, the Espanyol captain, who passed away late last week
Our seats were really high up, but were really not that bad

Sunday, August 09, 2009

OTWT goes to Washington

Follow the Only Time Will Tell Tailgating crew as they go to Washington for the DC United/Real Madrid game at updates all day long.
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