Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Backpasses: Snobbery at its finest

Another look at Jozy's La Liga debut. With video [NYT Goal Blog]
TFC want a star DP next year. Good luck with that [CBC]
Looking like Mike Ashley in Newcastle is hazardous to your well-being [Daily Mail]
Someone asked John Harkes his opinion about the USMNT [NY Times]
Knife fight at a soccer match [Newsday]

And, finally:
Are you a soccer snob? Score yourself in the comments. I'm a four [Examiner]


Mike Georger said...


- tabloids
- hat trick
- replicas
- finland (anyone who says the mls game is a fucking idiot, im sorry. people goto the superbowl when its not their team, because its one of the biggest sporting events in the world, eat my asshole soccer examiner)
- statistics (sorry but im not a snob for talking about gerrard's olympiacos and west ham performances. against, toss mine salad brian louie)

Joep Smeets said...

well not all of them apply to me since I'm european, but let me see, I've got:

That rivalry thing. Superclasico? Really? That's a name reserved for stuff like Boca - River.

The Jersey

The Champions League final, and I agree with Mike, anyone who would say otherwise is, for lack of better words, a fucking idiot.

And the statistics.

Ibracadabra said...

"When tasked with buying a replica shirt, you choose the hard-working holding midfielder’s number" - This is why I have Papa Bouba Diop's jersey and not Defoe's or Crouch's...

glad this article was written by one Brian Louie and not one Jeremy St. Louis....

The Fan's Attic said...

Only a 4.

Cliches are great, just like stereotypes.

Love the gossip rags.

If given the opportunity, would not have a second thought about attending a CL final over a game in Miami with the MLS All-Stars.

Keith said...

2, 5, 6, 9

Andrew said...


Also, CNBC is discussing Barclays like it's going out of style/business. Whenever they say "Barclays" I make like Pavlov's dog and yell, "suck it." Is that a cliche?

The Fan's Attic said...

Also, even though I only scored a 4, I consider myself a soccer snob. I only have so much time in the day and I would rather watch/read top level soccer than second tier soccer.

The NY Kid said...

@Andrew - well, shit. Call me Pavlov.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

Also a 4: Landycakes, Superclasico, Finland and the jersey (although Roberto Di Matteo was never really a holding midfielder). But I feel like a soccer snob, if only because I routinely ignore the MLS.