Arsenal also play some pretty beautiful soccer:
So you root for a bunch of leg-breaking cavemen? If there's a team I despise more than Tottenham, it's Stoke, consistently one of the dirtiest teams in the EPL.
Liverpool doesn't have the depth to win the league this year, and Man United are going to be absolute trash, they don't have a back four or a decent midfield. There are three realistic contenders for the league this year due to their depth: Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea.
I've been an Arsenal fan since 2003. My dad was doing some training with the SAS over in the UK, and one of their officers gave him an Arsenal jersey, which he gave to me when he came back, and I've been a fan ever since. It just so happened that the following season was the one in which Arsenal went undefeated, and that team was nicknamed "The Invincibles", so I had a pretty good start to my Arsenal fandom.
If you're rooting for anyone other than Le Prof and Arsenal, you're doing it wrong. Chelsea is owned by a Russian oligarch, Man City is owned by an oil sheikh sugar daddy, and Man United by the idiotic Glazer family. Arsenal, unlike the 4 other members of the Big 5 (Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and now Man City) has always maintained a fiscally responsible policy towards managing the club, unlike other clubs, which often try to make it rain during transfer windows. Arsenal ended its ~9 year trophy drought this past year by winning the FA Cup, after having enforced fiscal austerity on itself to pay for its new stadium in North London. In an era of sports teams fucking over cities by having them foot the bill for stadiums, it's pretty noble of a franchise to not only pay off its own debts, but also ensure that it doesn't incur any further ones (looking at you Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea, PSG, Monaco, Man City).
Also for the love of all that is holy, don't root for Tottenham, they blows ass-chunks and will always disappoint, it's really a shame that they signed Yedlin. They will always be 3rd best in London.
Good Will Hunting, not only because he was so brilliant in it, but because it is my favorite movie. What Dreams May Come, Dead Poets' Society, Patch Adams, Jumanji, Aladdin, Hook, the list goes on. The man was brilliant.
I'll be a senior this year, but will be taking a victory lap next year (changing from one double major to another definitely lengthens your stay.)
Even with a healthy Rose and the magician that Thibodeaux is, I don't see anyone in the East contending with the Cavs, it shouldn't even be close. The Cavs will trot out Irving-Waiters-LeBron-Love-Varejao as their starting five, with Miller, Thompson, Dellevadova, Jones and possibly Marion/Allen as their bench. That is a team with scoring power, depth and balance. Could defense be an issue? Maybe, but Blatt has proven throughout his career that he knows how to shape his defensive system around the players that he has.
I also woudn't be surprised to see the Cavs trade Haywood and his megacontract for a center next year. Hopefully New Orleans tanks and a guy like Asik becomes available.
Waiters is a perfectly good SG. He has a higher FG% than Bradley Beal, although his 3PT FG% is a little lower.
Beal-Waiters comparison: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtRfl7hCcAABsVt.png:large
Also, a good statistical analysis of the Cavs adding LeBron and Love, and the impact it should have. http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/what-cleveland-would-look-like-with-lebron-james-and-kevin-love/
This. I don't understand how any Cavs fans could not like this trade. Yes, Wiggins has potential, but Kevin Love is the best PF in the game. The guy averaged 26 and 12, was a positive defensive presence (people who say he's awful on defense don't know shit about basketball, he gave up .72 points per possession last season, which was 43rd in the entire league, hardly bad), and was one of the most efficient players in the NBA last year. He's a Moses Malone clone with a better jumper. He provides the Cavs with an elite stretch 4 that will clear the paint, providing Irving, Waiters and LeBron with lanes for driving the net. The Cavs are going to be an offensive juggernaut if these reports are legitimate. Who do you guard? Irving, Love or LeBron? Because there isn't a single team in the NBA that can guard all three of those guys at the same time, not without opening up lanes/opportunities for guys like Waiters, Miller, Varejao or Thompson.
Pretty sure that walking out onto a field and playing soccer in swampy-ass Brazil, in front of 80,000 screaming hooligans, while representing your country takes mental toughness and courage, or whatever other BS descriptor you'd like to use.
And if you don't think bodily harm can occur at any time in soccer, just watch those Stoke City asshats break legs in the EPL every year.
Ivan Barbashev, Adrian Kempe or Julius Honka are the most likely in my mind, maybe a guy like Kevin Fiala or Alex Tuch.
Go right ahead. I'd find it stupid, but I could not care less about the nickname of Germany's national team. I'd be far more worried about things that actually affect Jews now, like BSD.
Within the judges ruling they state there is nothing that explicitly prohibits the trademarking of disparaging remarks. There is not a single clause in the Lanham Act that explicitly prohibits the trademarking of disparaging terms.
Lanham Act text: http://www.bitlaw.com/source/15usc/
Again, who determines if the remark actually brings a group into contempt or disrepute? That's a horridly worded policy, that provides US Patent Office with too much leeway.
As an American Jew, I would buy that New York Jews ball cap in a heartbeat, it's hilarious. I think Chief Wahoo could be viewed as far more offensive than the term redskins, and even then I wouldn't force the Indians to change their mascot, mainly because it's not my place to tell the owner of the Indians what to do with their franchise.
May disparage? Who determines what is, and isn't a disparaging remark/term? That law/policy is an utter farce.
Massive overstep by the federal government and U.S. Patent Office. Regardless of your views on the team's name, any change should be brought about by the league, or the owner of the private franchise, the actual private entities that own the rights to the team, not the federal government. Makes you question the purpose/intent of intellectual property laws in our "free society."
This Brazil-Mexico game is going to be a divefest, there may be some Oscar worthy performances this afternoon. As for the Belgians, never doubted them, they just have too much talent.
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"There's nothing you can do about that."
Well, other than maybe possess the ball so that Ghana doesn't have the ball.
Yes, and Portugal is most likely without Coentrao and Pepe, their two best defenders, along with the fact that the Portuguese can't play as team. They have plenty of talent, but can't play as a team.
So that's what possession looks like. Great move by Johnson.
This team can beat Portugal, especially after watching their meltdown today, but the Germany game is going to be September 1939 and we're the Poles.