Archive for February, 2011


What does someone from Philly think of living in Barcelona?

February 28th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Interesting article comparing sports and life between Barcelona and Philadelphia.

Arsenal is 0 for 1 so far

February 28th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Earlier I posted that Wenger thought Arsenal could get four trophies this season. My response was 1. Well, they lost the one I thought they could win. Good analysis in this article – overconfidence. fans left Wembley utterly dejected by the manner in which the Gunners faltered in the 2011 final. A terrible mix-up in […]

The Effect of the Women’s World Cup in Germany

February 24th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

This summer, women’s soccer is set to take center stage. The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup will ensure that the world’s best athletes will be on display before a global audience. Thanks to financial clout and widespread marketing efforts from Germany’s Football Federation (the DFB), Germany is poised to host one of the best-attended Women’s […]

Where has World Cup Hero O’Brien go?

February 24th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Injuries derailed the career of John O’Brien. “O’Brien had long been a favorite with fans for his exploits with Dutch power Ajax and the US national team. His lobbed assist set up Clint Mathis’ strike against South Korea at the ’02 World Cup, where he helped the team to the quarters. Though O’Brien’s career was […]

Roma is on the skids

February 21st, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Bank owned Roma was not allowed to buy players during the January transfer window. Now with a losing streak it has cost Claudio Ranieri his job. I have admired Roma’s attacking flair since Capello was in charge. Unfortunately they are getting old as a team and have been dependent on Totti for years.

All Hail to David Moyes

February 19th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

David Moyes is one of the best managers in the game. But it will take a traditional end-of-season run to bring Everton back up the EPL table. He is looking tired. I believe he may be the next ManU manger and would be a good choice. His willingness to move beyond the traditional ‘British’ approaches […]

Wenger claims a quad possible for Arsenal

February 19th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

I admire Wenger’s claim for trophies, but think they will get only one this year. The Carling Cup. His astute psychological approach is good although their defense is not up to par for the task.They were partially bold against Barca and it worked, but sitting back doesn’t do them any good (ie. Newcastle comeback from […]

Learning to be a Pro from the WPS

February 16th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Former FC Gold Pride and Boston Breaker forward Tiffany Weimer writes about her two-year experience as a pro player and what she learned about the game – and herself – in the process. Lesson #1 – The college environment is nothing like the professional environment, and becoming a professional doesn’t happen overnight. Lesson #2 – Becoming […]

A touching Valtentine tribute to soccer Dads

February 15th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

“I learned the art of making it work not because I “should” or “have to,” but because that is one of the things I love most about my job and the sport I play. I don’t need a pristine, grass field. I thoroughly enjoy days like Monday when I find a random “field” (if you […]

sports journalists are 10 years late to the party

February 15th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Interesting article that is 10 years behind the times. Is it any wonder that old school journalists are going out of business. “Everyone in sports journalism, they said, must be flexible and willing to try any new reporting tools or methods offered to them. But the industry itself must also be able to adapt to different […]

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