Tag Archives: soccer

The sins of suburban stadium sprawl


The following blogpost seemed timely and appropriate with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend in Glendale, Arizona, a large suburb of Phoenix. More on Glendale at the conclusion of this post. Quite often among the planning world there are debates on … Continue reading

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Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in Ann Arbor


We had a grand old time Saturday afternoon with more than 109,300 of our closest friends watching the friendly match between Manchester United and Real Madrid in the Big House (Michigan Stadium) in Ann Arbor. It was the largest crowd … Continue reading

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Team themes


In certain cities, the major league professional sport franchise nicknames can follow a common theme – either partially or entirely. The themes can range from various animals to rhyming/similar terms to historical events and legendary icons in local history.  Included are teams … Continue reading

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Review of “How Soccer Explains the World”


When a book starts off by praising Rupert Murdoch, I am more than a bit leery. In this case the reason for the praise was to thank Fox for initiating broadcasts of European soccer leagues here in the states. In that regard, the … Continue reading

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Reasons why English Premier League outshines the NFL


Below are my primary reasons why the English Premier League far outshines the NFL. By the way, with my father’s ancestors came to America in the mid-19th Century from Greater Manchester (Stockport and Aston-under-Lyne). Personally I am a Manchester City … Continue reading

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My favorite stadiums


Last night I watched a very interesting and entertaining program on PBS about the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park in Boston. I highly recommend the special. The show got me to thinking about what my favorite stadiums are (or were) and … Continue reading

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