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Tag Archives: Fans

The Madness of Last Minute Rescheduling of Premier League Games

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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The Premier League claims that fans are the lifeblood of the game and it would be nothing without them. However, some of their actions make you wonder if they really mean that. Mega TV deals mean the Premier League has … Continue reading

DC United Wins Hearts, Loses Its Mind

Posted on by Robert Hay

Let me step back from my normal neutral MLS observer/blogger and enter fan mode for a few minutes.  I think this is the best way to analyze the Ben Olsen hiring. As a DC United supporter, I am ecstatic that … Continue reading

Is Extreme Partisanship Bad For Football?

Posted on by Matt Duncan

The partisan nature of football is one of the greatest things about the sport. It gives us the chance to get behind one team, to share banter with opposing fans and feel that ecstatic high when our team wins. But … Continue reading

SUMmer of Soccer Big Boys on Display

Posted on by Peter C

SUMmer of Soccer Continues The ‘Summer of Soccer’ which began on June 20, rolls on. After this past weekend, 41 events, including 15 doubleheaders comprising 56 matches have drawn 1,306,902, for an average of 31,876. Since my last post on … Continue reading

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one … Continue reading

The Learning Curve of Arena Football

Posted on by Mitch Howard

News about the Arena Football League (AFL) not playing its 2009 season is unsettling and a surprise to many (at this time, statements from the league website are still evolving).  The league appeared to be in good shape.  Evidence suggested … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 4

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The most popular reason that U.S. sports fans give for not watching soccer is its lack of scoring.  In order to attract more fans, a professional soccer league in the U.S. must, above all things, try to create more offense.  Though many … Continue reading