Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Series thoughts: Spurs vs. San Jose.

Yesterday we focused on United and Celtic, today is Spurs and San Jose.

• Love the Spurs retro jersey look.
• With the gray hairs, Robbie Keane is starting to look like Steven Cohen or World Football Daily.
• Why do I think that I'm watching one of Keane's final games with Spurs.
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Friendly Series Quick Thoughts: United vs Celtic

During the course of the next six week OTWT will be breaking down the as many friendlies as we can. We start with United and Celtic in Toronto.

• Oberton needs to play more. He has the skills but needs more seasoning.
• Love the United kids back line of the de Silva twins, Smalling, and Evans. Now if that is something to look forward to.
• I know its preseason, but Celtic do not look like a good team at all. If I'm Rangers, I'm not that worried in the. SPL.
• Wow Berba actually showed some effort in this one good to see. He showed the skill that he has with several moves during the match.
• Diouf might not get a lot of first team chances but with a loan spell he may be something good.
• On a tv note, I love listen to Kyle Martino on the radio during the World Cup and he did another great job today. He might be a real star on tv.

Tomorrow at some point we will running the microscope over Spurs and San Jose game.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Falling down

I was driving home from work yesterday, listening to my XM Radio and found a familar voices come on, former ESPN analist and Mets GM Steve Phillips. Instead of working for one of the best best networks on tv or running a major market baseball team, Phillips is now the co-host of a fantasy baseball show on XM Radio's Fantasy Sports Radio, now that is a long fall. After working with the greatest of the game he is now working with such great personalities as Anita Marks and Matt Camps, now that is big time.

The fall from grace started, on October 21, 2009 when it was revealed that Phillips had been involved in an affair with a 22-year-old ESPN production assistant. After an initial suspension by ESPN, Phillips was fired by the company on October 25, 2009.

While some people think Phillips is a hack on TV, I was always in the other camp. I thought that he was a fun to listen to and one of the better ESPN guys. Its just surprising to see fall this far.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Soccer's real kung fu kid?

The World Cup Final is over and it was not the most entertaining game with Spain winning in extra time 1-0. But the one incident that stood out was dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong kung fu kick on Alonso, which got me to thinking, who is soccer real Kung Fu Kick: de Jong or Eric Cantona?

Nigel de Jong on Alonso during the 2010 World Cup Final

Manchester United Eric Cantona kung fu kicks a Crystal Palace fan