Ramblings of a Soccer Junky
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
  Winter hits the Rockies
Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of fun things...like bitching about things on your blog? Anyway, I’m back. Hope I wasn’t missed too much while I was doing other things.

I wonder what happened with the Rapids practice on Monday? I know I couldn’t get to work because a foot of snow decided to take up residence where I live. It’s gone now but I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed practicing in that stuff. I’m sure they would rather it had been better weather leading up to their season ending game in Salt Lake tonight. Can you still believe they can catch LA?

Sepp Blatter is on his soapbox again. This time he’s complaining about “Pornographic Clubs”
"What makes this a matter of concern is that, all too often, the source of this wealth is individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda.

"What is interesting about a league whose champions can be predicted with confidence after about five games?

"Why is it good for football to take the excitement away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see 'their' team?
I may actually be in agreement with him this time...well, there's a first for everything. But it's ironic he would feel the need to complain about greed.

Have I mentioned that I’m a huge Herculez Gomez fan? How can a Galaxy fan not love this kid?

"I was an L.A. Galaxy fan before I was a player," said Gomez. "When I was 14, 15 years old I got excited to watch Cobi Jones. I idolized the guy - now I get to play with him. It's definitely a big deal for me to be playing here."
"This is a great organization. I'd love for when people think about the Galaxy for my name to come up," said Gomez. "But I don't know. The Galaxy has things they want to do with their future plans. If I'm in them great, if not, I'll keep working hard and see where life takes me."
So, give him a contract already--he’s earned it.

"I think Doug (Hamilton) is a fair man, and Doug will reward those players that deserve to at the end of the season. The one thing he won't do, is get into contract negotiations during the season," said Sampson. "He's a businessman, and he'll try to do what's in the best interest of the Galaxy. Those players who have done well will be rewarded."
Oh yeah, I forgot who’s calling the shots. Do the right thing Mr. Hamilton, Herc has earned a contract and I can’t see how he won’t produce.

Ok, so Arena took some kids to Costa Rica over the weekend….and they got the result they deserved. Thankfully my Alma Mater was playing football over on ESPNU at the same time so I didn’t have to watch the entire match in San Jose.

Speaking of the Arena's Army, as much as I'm not a fan of Nike, they're Marketing folks have done their homework. First there was the TV ad. Now, the "Don't Tread on Me" campaign continues in the same vain. Just read the "So Says This American Game" manifesto. Yeah, lots of bravado...but I love it.
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