Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wild Speculation and Irresponsible Rumor Mongering

We're not really journalists by any rigorous standards, so we're relatively comfortable repeating things that we cannot confirm.

But one of the local sports talk radio shows in Houston (790 the Sports Animal... and great job with the name guys) runs a show on Monday nights called The Dynamo Power Hour that focuses on, no doy, the Houston Dynamo in particular but discusses soccer in general.

The show is usually hosted by Glenn Davis, who does the calls for the games locally. Davis is on loan out to NBC as he is part of its Olympic coverage in New York, where they are calling the games from monitors, much like ESPN did with its Euro 08 broadcasts.

Anyway, the guest host on last night, Monday, August 11, called Davis for the first segment of the show (and apologies that I didn't get the guest host's name). One of the first topics of conversation was about the resignation of Ruud Gullit and the firing of Alexi Lalas in L.A.

Davis then said that the rumor floating around NBC's soccer central in New York was that Bruce Arena and John Harkes would be turning up in L.A. Davis didn't elaborate much, just saying that they would be moving in to fill the voids at the Galaxy.

Presumably that would be Arena as coach and Harkes as GM. I can't imagine it would be the other way around, unless I lack proper imaginatory skills.

So we're just passing it along. But if it turns out to be true, you heard it here first. Unless of course you were listening to the Sports Animal last night in which case you're probably hearing it, or more accurately reading it, here second.


Mike Georger said...

seamless segway in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

speaking of irresponsible rumor mongering, soccernet is reporting berbatov is 'set for a 28mil# move to utd'. roughly the third time theyve run this article, noone else is reporting it yet though. not quite on par with the 'ramsey seals united switch' article

Precious Roy said...

Poor MLS, even in blog comments its rumors gets trumped by EPL rumors.

Mike Georger said...

until you start making the verification box so obscure that my pathetic eyes cannot make out the words, it aint gonna stop
on the brightside youre getting close, id say a solid thirty percent of my comments havent appeared because after two tries of decoding the fucking noc list i gave up and took a nap

Lingering Bursitis said...

Roy, those two qualities, wild speculation and irresponsible rumor-mongering, are what make this site so great.

The Fan's Attic said...

I prefer wild rumor mongering and irresponsible speculation myself.

The NY Kid said...

@Mike - the joke's on you. YOU are the NOC.

Poor Cobi Jones - getting outshone by Harkes yet again.