Bryant University in Smithfeld, Rhode Island is the first school in the Northeast Conference to make a video for our friends at the You Can Play Project.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer team at Bryant are represented, with defender Ryan Stone and midfielder Regan Marin appearing to spread the message that one’s sexual orientation does not matter when it comes to participation in sports. If you can play, you can play.
Our writer in Boston Adam posted this to Facebook last night. I share it here with his permission.
There’s a certain sobriety in Boston tonight. This city that more than two hundred years ago shed blood, sweat and tears to establish a way of life, today shed blood, sweat and tears as that way of life was assaulted.
But we call today Patriots Day in honor of those who fought for us once, and we will call it Patriots Day forever in honor of those who worked to protect and rescue us in an hour of crisis.
On this day and in this place, men and women have fought and died and lived to protect this idea of Boston. And my heart breaks for each and every one of them.
I live in this magnificent city, the Hub of the Universe, the City on a Hill. No madman can take that away from me. And certainly not on Patriots Day.
When you’re trying to sell friends on soccer, who do you use an example of why it’s so great? Here’s who you said is your Poster Model for “American Soccer is Awesome.”
All of the great nominees do a great job of this, congratulations!
- Jimmy Conrad
- Clint Dempsey
- Steven Lenhart
- Lee Nguyen
- Heath Pearce
- Chris Pontius
- Megan Rapinoe
- Abby Wambach
- Chris Wondolowski
But the winner of the Best Poster Model for “American Soccer is Awesome” is…
Duke Athletics has released the second You Can Play Project video of the 2012-13 school year, and their head soccer coach and MLS original John Kerr, Jr., is among the athletes and staff featured.
Prior to Kerr’s coaching career at Harvard and Duke, he played professionally both in the US and England, including being selected by the Dallas Burn in the Inaugural Major League Soccer draft. He was also part of the first in-season MLS trade in 1996 heading to the New England Revolution.
Go Blue Devils!
Hey, it’s Chris, the guy usually behind gay4soccer. Tomorrow I’m headed out to New Orleans for a big church youth gathering, and leaving the site in the capable hands of our man in LA, Tommy.
There are a few awesome things coming up this week and next to look out for:
Grant in Seattle will be providing coverage inside the first World Football Challenge match, Seattle vs. Chelsea, which is also Roger Levesque’s final match before retiring from the club.
And all next week I will be in Philadelphia providing complete coverage of the 2012 MLS All Star Game and all of the events surrounding it.
Of course one of those events is our very own party Monday, July 23 at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street. Come celebrate the All Star Game with the Philadelphia Falcons and come hear a huge announcement from the Philadelphia Union.
Have a great week!
I don’t mind if you don’t like soccer. But don’t go out of your way in an interview to disparage it. UFC President Dana White had this to say in an interview with the Toronto Sun yesterday:
Soccer? That’s a whole other ball. Can’t stand soccer. It’s the least-talented sport on Earth. There’s a reason three-year-olds can play soccer. When you’re playing a game when the net is that big and the score is 3-1 (and that’s a blowout) are you kidding me? You know how untalented you have to be to score three times when the net is that big?
Now he wasn’t asked a question about soccer. He wasn’t asked a question about sports in general. He was asked a question about fighting in hockey and chose to use that as a launching point for yammering on about soccer.
His answer to the question continued on to bemoan how the world is becoming “p***y-fied”, showing what a true class-act he is.
And let’s not forget that while he has since spoken up for UFC fighters to come out, he had this to say a few years ago in a web video:
First of all, whoever gave you that quote is a pu**y and a f**king f**got and a f**king liar and everything else.
So, there you have it. UFC’s Dana White, our first Enemy of Soccer.
(h/t Jason Davis)
As Miss Velma Kelly once said, “I can’t do it alone.”
In its current form, this site has been around just shy of three weeks and it’s only been able to be as good as it has been through the collaboration of a crew of great writers working with me. They’ve provided great posts, great discussion as we worked together to come up with a position on the MLS / Boy Scouts issue, and great camaraderie as we’ve become fast friends. read more…
This past weekend “8: The Play” by Dustin Lance Black had a star-studded premiere in Los Angeles and the NOH8 Campaign released the photos from their Salt Lake City photo shoot that included Brian Dunseth and Chris Wingert.
In the spirit of these events, we have a copy of “8: The Mormon Proposition” that will be randomly given to one of our randomly selected Twitter followers if we reach 1,000 by the time first kick arrives this Saturday.
So tell your friends on Twitter to give us a follow or share a link to this post, because if we reach the milestone of 1,000 followers someone will be a winner of the DVD.