I guess I left out some commas in the title of the post. I hope you didn't get the wrong idea...
Anyway, I'll be doing some DIY home improvements this weekend. So, I'll be out of pocket for the next few days. Enjoy these tidbits until you hear from me.
Anarchists United! Now, That's an oxymoron!
Apparently, during the 80s a group of anarchists in Scotland dreamed up the idea of 3 team soccer. And apparently they formed a league. As my friend Ryan tweeted, "Figure out an offside rule for this!" As for the rules, read 'em. It's worth it, if only for the entertainment.
Yanks, but no Yanks
The folks at TheShinGuardian.com don't like the nickname for the US Men's National Team. They've proposed changing it from "the Yanks" to something else. So, as blogs are want to do, they've created a poll to decide on a new nickname.
Thankfully, the guys at MatchFitUSA.com think the Yanks nickname is fine and are lobbying to keep it. I gotta agree. Much like the term Gringo, some feel that Yanks is a derogatory term, but so what? Although Yanks and Gringo may have originally been derogatory, it makes me proud to hear it now, if only because nowadays those terms are usually used with respect as in, "The Yanks beat us 2:0 again!" Yeah, Yanks is good with me.
Trecker on Refs and CollegeI've gone on and on about how hard refereeing is and how little respect the guys with the whistles get. It's seems Jamie Trecker agrees with me. Plus, he says it's about time the college game falls in line with FIFA regulations.
Generation Adidas Explanation
MLS has a program to recruit promising undergraduate soccer players called Generation Adidas. The GA program allows the recruit a chance to go pro while still having the fallback of having school paid for should the player not turn out to be MLS caliber. Player agent Patrick McCabe, who is well versed in the GA intricacies, breaks it down for us in this nice little interview.