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Month: September 2018

Ep 88: I Can’t Believe Ben Olsen Didn’t Get Fired While I Edited This Episode

Don’t get us wrong. We have nothing against Ben Olsen, and we don’t want to see him fired. It’s just that in light of Carl Robinson’s exit in Vancouver, we can’t help but wonder how Olsen still has a job. So this week Carol and Dave took a deeper look at the two coaches, and what they’ve accomplished to try to shed some light on why Olsen is still employed when so many other coaches aren’t. Also, we say farewell to a journeyman player who is finally hanging up the cleats after 13 years and 7 teams in MLS.

Only two links to day:

Here’s the wikipedia entry on Carl Robinson:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Robinson

And here’s the one on Ben Olsen:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Olsen

Ep 87: Strike One

Welcome Back! This week, Dave and Carol talk all about sports strikes. For some reason, the subject of labor strikes has been on their mind. First the take a look at the various labor stoppages in the four other big US sports. Then they delve into what reasons MLS players might go on strike. And finally, they discuss why players in La Liga are considering striking. Also, Sigi Schmid steps down at the Galaxy. What does his second stint in LA mean for his legacy?

Here’s an article from the Guardian about the potential players strike:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/22/la-liga-north-america-games-soccer-strike-action

Here’s the Wikipedia article on the 1994-95 MLB strike. The “Reactions” section is particularly entertaining:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994–95_Major_League_Baseball_strike

Ep 86: Dropping a Deuce

You can thank friend-of-the-show Warbs for that little gem of a title. Welcome back! Of course, this week Carol and Dave are going to talk about the retirement of Clint Dempsey. They delve into his career, and what he meant to them. Also, Austin FC may not have a team yet, but they certainly have a logo. There are opinions to be had about the crest, and the nerve of the people who designed it. All this and more!

Here’s a look at the Austin FC logo, along with the explanation of the symbolism:
https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_for_austin_fc_by_the_butler_bros.php

Here’s a slightly altered version:

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