Today's kickoff has less to do with soccer than usual. That's because, well, Kansas City was effectively shut down yesterday, Sporting KC is in Phoenix and I'm not, and nothing really all that interesting happened exceptfor the snow ... am I right?
First, a dose of soccer news.
U.S. forward Charlie Davies will join D.C. United for a week-long evaluation period ahead of a possible 12-month loan deal.
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No team announcement yet, but the MLS All-Star Game (the third-least important American All-Star Game) will take place inRed Bull Arena
Well, maybethe Cosmos aren't a lock
as the MLS' 20th team.
Landon Donovan thinks LAmight be special this year
A look at the
Looks like theCascadia Summit has sold out
. Guess putting three teams in the Pacific Northwestwas
a good idea.Qatar wants to build a competitive team for the 2022 World Cup.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were all victorious yesterday. But the more pertinent news for Americans,Brad Friedel set the Aston Villa record for oldest player
. No, wait, Wayne Rooney rediscovering his form, Arsenal getting a good win over Everton and Chelsea getting Fernando Torres are all probably more pertinent.
Think you're pretty good at FIFA '11? Yeah, I thought I was okay as well. Then I watched this. It's just not right.
Now, for something else
Few things about me: I love winter (cold doesn't bother me) and snow (it's like pretty rain) and movies (what very-soon-to-be 32-year-old male doesn't?).
Because of the Snowpocalypse (or Snowmageddon or Blizzard of Oz or snOwMG! or The Snow-Me-In State Blizzard or the Snowgasm of '11 or Snowtorious B.I.G. or Frozen White Death Falling From the Sky Day or Tuesday or whatever nomenclature you wish to impart on yesterday), I was thinking that, even though I used to write a column about movies for Ink magazine, I never once compiled the list of my favorite movies about winter/snow (or where winter/snow are a central fixture).
That list is as follows:1) The Thing
- one of my 10 favorite movies (regardless of genre) ever