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  • Mar 29, 2021 06:57 PM
    Last: 1yr
    10k

    I think it really depends where you live in the states. Soccer has a pretty cult-like following in pockets of the states, but you are certainly correct it's not nearly as popular as other professional sports.

    Personally, I think it all comes down to money. Advertisers, and by extension the major networks, look at a game that only has one commercial break, which also happens to be halftime, in a two-hour timespan and wonder how in the world they could make any money off it.

    It's actually kind of sad. I love all major sports and have been to a dozen or more professional games of every major sport. And to me, soccer, by far, is the most exciting sport to watch live.

  • Mar 22, 2021 06:40 PM
    Last: 1yr
    1k

    The University of Oregon blew the University of Iowa out of the water in the round of 32, punching their ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2019.

    I never really followed the Ducks until I moved out to Portland a number of years ago, but it is fun having my new "home team" playing so well this tournament. I'd be shocked if they made it to the Elite Eight, but I'll certainly be rooting for them.

  • Mar 20, 2021 01:53 PM
    Last: 1yr
    10k
    It'll be a weird feeling to watch the Olympics without any fans there, but I'm 100% on board with the decision if it allows the athletes to compete. I've gotten pretty used to watching sporting events with little to no crowds, so hopefully I'll get used to it quickly.
  • Feb 23, 2021 09:19 PM
    Last: 1yr
    627

    I can't even imagine.

    The sheriff has publicly said that the crash was an accident and that Tiger wasn't under the influence of anything. It appears he was just going too fast on a dangerous road that sees a lot of scary crashes.

    On the golf side - I would be shocked if he ever played professionally again, but another famous golfer suffered an eerily similar set of circumstances back in 1949. Ben Hogan, once the best golfer in the world, was struck by a Greyhound bus and broke his collarbone, pelvis, left ankle and a rib. He recovered and went on to win six more majors.

    One thing not in Tiger's favor is his age compared to Hogan. He is 45, but Hogan was only 36 when he was injured. Additionally, Tiger has been battling a serious back injury for years, which only compounds his problems.

    Honestly, I'm just glad Tiger is alive and appears to be in good spirits. We can endlessly talk about whether or not he'll mount a comeback, but for now I'm sure he's just glad to be alive.

  • Apr 21, 2020 05:33 PM
    Last: 2yr
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    PowerPlay Wrote: It'll also be interesting to see how the Bucs turnout their 2020 season. Last year they went 7/9, so it would be crazy to see them get to the Super Bowl with Brady and Gronk.
    Wouldn't that be nuts? I wonder if Patriots fans would love or hate that!
  • Nov 06, 2019 11:15 AM
    Last: 3yr
    898

    For the third time in four years the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will be meeting in the MLS Cup Final, but this year will mark the first time the Sounders will play host for the match. Tickets sold out in a matter of minutes at Century Link Field, which isn't surprising considering this is the first time the Sounders have ever hosted a MLS Cup Final (for a match they are also playing in). Home field gives the Sounders a massive advantage considering they will be playing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, which is more than three times!!! the number of people that can fit inside of Toronto's home field.

    That reason alone should give Toronto fans plenty to worry about, but the number of fans screaming against them is the least of their worries. On paper, the Sounders are the better team in basically every way you measure it. They finished 2nd in the Western Conference with 56 points compared to Toronto's 4th Place with 50. And while Toronto had slightly more goals scored in 2019 than the Sounders did, they also had more goals scored against them.

    I'm not suggesting the Sounders will completely dominate the game though. I think it will be a close match, but home field advantage, especially in a place like Seattle, can not be discounted. The Sounders will have 70,000 people cheering their hearts out for 90 plus minutes and I think that would be hard for any team to overcome.

  • Oct 07, 2019 11:30 AM
    Last: 3yr
    1k

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'll be rooting for the Sounders over LAFC. I tend to root for the underdog when my team isn't in it anymore in any sport, but I also have respect for the Sounders since they are our biggest rivals.

    I honestly don't care about the East, so I just hope it's an enjoyable game to watch!

  • Oct 07, 2019 11:30 AM
    Last: 3yr
    1k

    I'm just going to come out and say it. LAFC is going to win the 2019 MLS Cup. And there's a good chance it won't even be close.

    I'll be rooting for my Timbers with all my might, but the realist in me knows that they are going to have their hands full if they make it all the way to the Western Conference Final because they would almost surely be going against one of the most dominant teams the MLS has ever seen. LAFC has been unstoppable this year, ending the regular season with a mind-boggling 72 points and laying waste to teams all over the country in the process.

    Things are already tough enough for any team that has to play against them, but the new MLS playoff rules will make it even harder now that there's only one, not two, games each round. The change gives teams with the better record the chance to host a sudden death match, depriving the lower ranked team of getting a chance to play in their home stadium. In short, LAFC are guaranteed to play at home for the entire playoffs, including the MLS Cup, so long as they win each round.

    Anything can happen in the playoffs and LAFC know they have a huge target on their backs, but it's going to take a monumental effort by any team that plays against them to take them down. For now, I'm just happy my Timbers made it into the playoffs and I hope they and Seattle both with their first round games so I can go up to Seattle and watch the two duke it out in the Semifinals.

  • Oct 18, 2017 09:55 AM
    Last: 5yr
    4.4k

    I would love to see a baseball team come to Portland, but I simply don't know where we would put the stadium! My guess is that it would be somewhere in the suburbs, which has to be taken into account because it would certainly make it more difficult to fill up the stadium for games.

    Realigning and expanding the leagues is an interesting idea, but I agree that it would be shocking to see the owners to agree to do something this expansive. I also don't know if an expansion will fundamentally change the dwindling numbers of people following Major League Baseball. The game is long and we Americans have an exceptionally short attention span. Expansion isn't addressing that simple fact.

  • Dec 09, 2016 06:10 PM
    Last: 6yr
    2.4k

    The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are about to duel it out for the MLS Cup and only one of them will walk away with their first ever championship trophy.

    Both teams had less than stellar regular seasons -the Sounders finished fourth in the Western conference while Toronto came in third- but won when it mattered the most in the postseason. And post season wins are the only thing that matters in football.

    I'm not going to lie. This year is tough for me because on one hand I am a die hard Timbers fan and spend every season rooting against the hated Sounders with as much passion as I can muster, but part of me also can't help but want them to win since I am loyal to the Western Conference. On the other hand I don't have anything against Toronto and it would be nice to see a team based outside of the US win the MLS cup for the first time.

    It pains me to say it, but I'm going to be silently rooting for the Sounders this year. My love for the Western Conference outweigh my hatred for the Seattle Sounders.