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Japan Wins The Women’s World Cup

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Dammit, dammit, dammit! Japan has won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie. Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath all missed penalties for the Americans, who squandered dozens of chances throughout the game and blew a lead [...]

U.S. Women Reach World Cup Final

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

And they beat a very talented French team to get there. The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Americans, scoring in a 3-1 victory over France on Wednesday. Wambach broke a [...]

Do You Like Women’s Soccer?

Monday, June 13th, 2011

If you’re a red-blooded American male, you will after you see this story. What better way to promote the Women’s World Cup than for your national side to show off their new strip? That’s the approach these young fraulein, members of Germany’s national squad have taken. The madchen took part in their raunchy photo-shoot for [...]

A Bleg . . . It’s Now Concluded.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

ABOVE THE POST UPDATE: Thank you all! The bleg is now finished. In total, you guys pledged to buy 74 tickets, which is both humbling and overwhelming. I cannot adequately express my gratitude! You guys rock!!! Yeah, a bleg is a blogger beg for those of you not in the know. My son Kyle’s soccer [...]

Overnight Thread

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Does anyone want to help out a blogger with an (old) student loan? Since the boys started playing organized soccer, lacrosse, and hockey, I kept the same deal: a goal or an assist gets them a dollar. For Kyle, who is a goalie, it’s two dollars for a win and five for a shutout. This [...]

Getting Their Kicks

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Kyle’s indoor soccer playoffs began this weekend with a forfeit win yesterday. Yeah, that’s right; the other team just didn’t show up – for a playoff game! Thus, the Blue Kickers advanced to the semifinals to face the other Philadelphia Soccer Club team, the Union. They faced each other in the first game of the [...]

Getting His Kicks

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Erik, my 7-year old, played his final indoor soccer game yesterday, and as always, he was in the zone. The boy tallied 5 goals, 1 assist, and as you can see from the video, he was pretty nonchalant about it. He and his teammates won again yesterday, and after losing the first game of the [...]

Hey Now, You’re An All-Star

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The missus received an e-mail today from Kyle’s soccer coach. He was named the starting goaltender for the league’s all-star team! In six games so far this season, Kyle’s team is in first place. They are also undefeated. Kyle has only given up four goals this year, and earned three shutouts. The boy has definitely [...]

Erik Earp: Feet Of Fury

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

My sons Kyle and Erik each had important soccer games today. Kyle’s team was playing Bridesburg for sole possession of first place in their division, and Erik was playing to keep pace with his team’s divisional leader. Since they started playing, I always offered them incentives for playing well. I told them I would give [...]

Philadelphia Union Lands A Bimbo

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I’ve gotta be honest: there’s no reason to comment on this story any further. The article alone is chock full of teh funny. The Philadelphia Union made it official this afternoon – Bimbo is the new sponsor that will have its name emblazoned on the team’s jersey. If you haven’t heard by now, it’s pronounced [...]

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