Archive for April, 2011

 

Champions League game Review Barca v Real

April 27th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

If the ManU v Schalke game was a Varsity JV affair then the Barca v Real game was a desperate struggle between first and second teams. The chippyness and lack of focus on soccer seemed like the first scrimmage after a coach announces the first and second team after high school tryouts with the second [...]

Title IX still an issue in college sports: college cheating the numbers with no consequences

April 27th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Many Division I schools are distorting the number of students participating in sports so they can comply with Title IX, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Among the tactics is to pad rosters of women’s teams with unqualified players or even men. The newspaper found schools counted athletes who no longer wanted to compete or [...]

Mourinho in Guardiola’s head

April 27th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Mourinho says ‘Pep,’ Guardiola says, ‘Hey, Jose’ [REAL MADRID-BARCELONA] If the job of a coach is to deflect pre-game attention from his players, Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola and Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho succeeded wildly. On the eve of the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Guardiola snapped at Mourinho [...]

Insult of the Day

April 27th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

“He was a big fat mistake. Rather than the super scorer we hoped for, we acquired a super size, a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net. As time went by he grew bigger and bigger and although in time he made a great effort to slim down, he’d passed the [...]

CHampions League review ManU v Schalke

April 26th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

I was going to write up a review of each of the Champions League semi final games, but the first one was boring. It looked like a Varsity team in a training match with a Jr Varsity team. Herr Professor Rangnick, formerly of my favorite Bundesliga side – Hoffenheim, apparently wasn’t able to strategize or [...]

Ball Boy Delay tactics spread in Spain

April 26th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Soccer players are renowned for stretching rules to gain an edge. Now the ball boys are getting in on the act. Sevilla’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal on Sunday was marred by what seems a growing trend in the Spanish league — extra balls thrown onto the field to stop play. A video replay clearly showed [...]

A response to dynamic pricing

April 26th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

As a follow up to the dynamic pricing noninformational interview with ticketmaster darren rovell interviews stubhub as a counter balance. Notice the complete answers filled with information, logic, and statistics. It seems like a real company with nothing to hide. Talking The Future Of Sports Tickets With StubHub’s CEO 26 Apr 2011 By: Darren Rovell [...]

First American signed by Barca Youth Academy

April 25th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

First ever American to be signed by FC Barcelona’s Academy after traveling abroad with a summer play-abroad-scheme. Who wants to guess what the next big push will be for over-active parents? On Friday April 14 history was made when one of our own, Ben Lederman, was offered a contract with FC Barcelona’s Academy to join [...]

water buffalo video inspires basketball team

April 25th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

If the Hornets’ Game 4 victory winds up as the turning point in one of the biggest first-round upsets in NBA playoff history we’ll have to reflect on the role YouTube, buffaloes and lions played in the reversal. On the off day after Game 3, after the Hornets had fallen behind two games to one, [...]

Coach inspires athlete – that’s what coaching is all about

April 25th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

This was about an athlete losing faith in himself right in front of our eyes. This wasn’t about outside circumstances taking a toll on him, this was a man only five years deep into one of the game’s more promising careers facing the possibility that his services might no longer be needed. This was Roy’s [...]

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