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Archive: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

On the Right Path

Soccer has made nice strides in this country; the question is whether it can fulfill its massive potential, on and off the field.

By Steve Goff | June 26, 2009; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (12)

Structure v Fluidity. Grit v Pretense.

If the US Soccer team starts consistently winning on the world stage, people will come around.

By Dan Levy | June 26, 2009; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (25)

Familiarity Breeds a Disconnect?

People find more spectator sport value in the activities they can't do.

By Doug Farrar | June 26, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (22)

Soccer is UnAmerican

Soccer will never rise to the level of American Football in the eyes, hearts and minds of the vast majority of the American sporting public.

By Peter Schaffer | June 26, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (133)

Heed the Tailgation!

For the die hard fan - the lifeblood of any pro football organization - it's about community.

By Jason Maloni | June 24, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tailgating Hurts Owners Bottom Line, That's the Bottom Line.

Sports owners want us to drive to the stadium, spend a ridiculous amount of money on parking and get out of our cars and right into the building.

By Dan Levy | June 24, 2009; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

For Better or Worse

I don't know if this new system will make it all that better, but it sure won't make it worse, because only a massive layer of three-foot deep flaming Super Glue would make things worse.

By Dan Steinberg | June 24, 2009; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

No Big Deal

Having been a part of many tailgates at many stadiums, I certainly would trade a little longer walk to my seat for being able to get out of the parking lot quicker.

By Gene Wang | June 24, 2009; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

TailgatingGate

The reality is that tailgating restrictions imposed by the Redskins and other NFL teams are much ado about nothing.

By Peter Schaffer | June 24, 2009; 6:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Control Your Drinking

Better controlling the tailgating experience could have a huge impact on the overall experience of attending an NFL game.

By David Cariello | June 24, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (3)

Once Benign Now Malignant

Give me 2007 Chad Johnson any day. You can keep 2009 Ochocinco

By Jason Maloni | June 22, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Joke's on Ocho

The bad news for Mr. Ochocinco is that, in the end, he'll be remembered more for his antics than anything he did on the field.

By Doug Farrar | June 22, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

He's a Team Killer

Anytime you have an individual who spends so much time working on their showmanship it negatively affects the football team.

By Dick Vermeil | June 22, 2009; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too Much Ego

Chad Ocho Cinco needs to remember, that it is a privilege and not a right to play in the NFL.

By Peter Schaffer | June 22, 2009; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Team Distraction

His flaw, if one can call it a flaw, is that he has an obsessive nature to bring attention to himself.

By Josh Kirkendall | June 22, 2009; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

But He's Fun to Watch

If you think the NFL is as much entertainment as it is sport, then it's hard to fault SeƱor Eightfive.

By Emil Steiner | June 22, 2009; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

 
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