Wednesday, December 26, 2007

"Proper Words in Proper Places
Are the True Definiton of Style"
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

"The reality of MLS budgets is that teams don't have the money to go out and become Chelsea or Arsenal." -- MLS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis attempting to obliterate the Stating the Obvious Barrier in an otherwise interesting breakdown of the new Major League Soccer rules.

"If it's a jump ball, we're the fourth-largest market and they're not." -- Sons of Ben advocate Carl Cherkin mixing his sports metaphors in an otherwise intelligent analysis of the Philly vs. St. Louis MLS Expansion Franchise Steel Cage Match Extravaganza.

"Some mistakes I feel like I made as a 15, 16-year-old obviously I wouldn't repeat now, because I learned a lot from it and it helped make me a better person." -- Maturing Freddy Adu getting all philosophical and stuff in an otherwise straightforward feature on the former MLS, current Benfica prodigy.

"We are investigating as to whether the policeman was justified in taking out his firearm and discharging it, and also why he had it with him during the match." -- Malaysian official employing dry government-speak in an otherwise extraordinary report regarding a soccer referee packing heat and making like Yosemite Sam in a recent game gone bad.

Red Bull Rising Quotes Archive


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Anonymous said...

Hi, I am hoping you can help me w/ some guidance on the best places to watch football in NJ. I am relatively new to NJ. I am in Boonton, Morris County. My buddy and I would like to find a good place to watch EPL. I came across Mulligans in Hoboken. Do you know of any other pubs to catch European football in NJ?

thanks for your help, KBG

Riles said...

We catch about 10 matches a year at Mulligans, but there are several other places in the area. Check out these links for a start, and good luck.

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