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BigGameHunter
04-05-2013, 19:05:06
http://deadspin.com/timbers-play-make-a-wish-game-kid-with-cancer-scores-w-486460940

Pretty proud of my city and this team. We now have a women's team as well and they appear to be better.

I asked my soccer fanatic friends if the Timbers were similar in talent/skill to Euro teams. They laughed in my face and told me I need to watch and select a BPL team to root for... I'm just getting a tiny appreciation for the skillful passing, setup etc in MLS,but I struggle mightily with the pace/score/rules. Too much NFL and NBA I guess??

I was going to like Liverpool, but I think they have a cannibal on their team...

Still and all, Timbers Army and our "pitch" I believe it's called...pretty awesome!
http://youtu.be/NRSEyLqOpZw
http://youtu.be/132I1dP51wQ
:beer:

Funko
07-05-2013, 10:05:09
Great story. :beer:

BTW - EPL not BPL, Scotland have their own league (SPL) :D

And I'm sure there are some European teams at a similar level, there are European teams at every level from the best in the world to a bunch of fat middle aged men of equivalent fitness to your average Bowling team.

BigGameHunter
07-05-2013, 18:06:55
"Barclay's" starts with an "E"?!

Funko
08-05-2013, 09:45:40
Ah. :lol: English Premier League - Other than TV announcers who are contractually obliged to no-one calls it Barclay's Premier League - never occurred to me that's what you might mean. :o

Funko
08-05-2013, 09:46:15
All the Americans I see talking about it online seem to call it the EPL (we just call it the Premiership, Premier League)

BigGameHunter
08-05-2013, 15:37:35
Good to know! I'm such a newb when it comes to this... Obviously one of the roadblocks to getting on board with the game. It seems massively complex from my angle.

zmama
08-05-2013, 16:57:00
Just think of it as hockey with less body-checking!

BigGameHunter
09-05-2013, 15:27:17
That's exactly how I see it! But I don't care for hockey lol!!!