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womens world cup started a couple of days ago. us started out with a gimme in the group stage but will have some tougher opponents upcoming and is no guarantee to advance with a bunch of key players sideline with injury and a lot of untested talent coming up behind them. not a lot of cohesion is the buzz. 

unfortunately the plopped it down in australia and new zealand, the tournament that is. turns out putting it in the least accessible place is not great for western fans either for travel or for viewing so wont be catching too many stray matches outside of the us ones which hopefully theyll schedule at a viewable hour. otherwise they are all overnight.

this more than likely would have been the last go round for christen press and tobin heath, who have won with the us in 2015 and 19. both are injured and aging out of serious international play one would guess. but they team up on and off the field in this instance putting together a self produced world cup recap show. fairly candid interview with their old coach. maybe a little long. curious to hear them break down the games now that theyve started.


- dave 7-22-2023 6:35 pm [link] [13 comments]

sweet longform story about chrissy and martina.

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big story outside our air quality and the media naval gazing over the brief tenured firing of the head of cnn is that messi is coming to america!!!

actually, i dont care but i can imagine turning on an mls game out of curiosity. so win?

he is joing the team owned (in part?) by david beckham, inter miami which of course is a stupid name but there you have it. messi turned down the barrels full of cash being offered by saudi arabia who apparently really want a world cup so are buying up legends and near legends to burnish their image. goodwill ambassadors for bad people, or not great people, but our great friends who we sell a shit ton of war machines to. they also just dropped a ton of cash on the pga yesterday because money. another story i have not dug into and i may never.

anyway. it came down to going back to barcelona, playing for gobs and gobs of money with no one watching (or no one that matters) in saudi arabia or chilling in miami for a few years. apparently #3 eventually won out. i have read very little regarding motivation but other than possibly making his branding partners happy (just guessing) someone suggested that he would be given a deal like beckham in that he could be awarded the rights to a future franchise. maybe he gets a big fat chunk of all the jerseys he is gonna sell. or maybe in two years plus years after the next world cup conveniently in the us he retires from the national team gets that last big paycheck from saudi arabia. that would be my guess unless at 38 he says enough of this shit. ok, maybe one more year for 250 million is more likely.

- dave 6-07-2023 11:04 am [link] [2 comments]

interesting article on espn moving towards conscious decoupling from cable not because they want to but because of its inevitability due to cordcutting. basically they (like many cable networks) will no longer be subsidized by cable subscibers that dont use their service, what this means for pricing, and the dim future for cable.

- dave 5-20-2023 8:41 am [link] [add a comment]

my god. knicks game 2 was just an amuse bouche. they pulled it out against a deeply depleted heat to even the series at 1 a piece. game 1 of lakers v warriors starts now. as been noted by everyone nba-related i follow, its a wet dream for nba/tv execs. one more lebron-curry matchup, the two most marketable players/teams of the last 25 years. neither at their apex anymore but each has won a championship in the last three years.

- dave 5-02-2023 10:16 pm [link] [add a comment]

if you want to call a fellow a reporter a fucking cunt even as a woman and perhaps deservedly so, apparently you best not get it caught on camera. 

- dave 4-26-2023 11:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

impressive one-two punch at the end of the lakers game to send it to ot. unfortunately the heave by lebron james was after the buzzer but such a defiant block and quick release shot.

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