rhythm bandits

NCAA: For those of you still wondering

leave a comment »

Taylor Knaack is transferring to Texas to finish out her NCAA eligibility, since she can’t do it at Notre Dame. That hurts my heart a little, but rules are rules for a reason, as much as we wish it weren’t so.

And while we’re on the subject of Texas, Clarissa Wedemeyer (also known as That U-17  Who Missed a Crucial PK But We Still Feel Really Bad For Her) decided to forgo Stanford and become a Longhorn instead.

Written by teamongolia

April 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

WPS: My Heart Will Go On

leave a comment »

AHAHA. Yes. I totally played the same “Easy Piano” score back when I was in elementary school. Another thing I have in common with Carrie Dew.

Written by teamongolia

April 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm

USA Women’s National Team: Not like I’m saying anything new…

leave a comment »

O rly, Nike?

Dear Nike,

No love,

rhythm bandits

P.S. I’ve been wanting to use that .gif since FOREVER. Thanks for giving me an opportunity.

Written by teamongolia

April 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

Posted in Commentary, Media

Tagged with

NCAA: Title Nine, y u mad tho?

leave a comment »

Just be glad I didn’t use the Galumphing Oprah .gif.

U MAD BRO?

Written by teamongolia

March 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm

WPS: Going there

leave a comment »

I was at the preseason scrimmage between the Philadelphia Independence and Penn State last night. I saw many of the ‘big names’ up close, and they are neither as tall nor as short as you would think they were. (Except for PSU’s Lexi Marton…she really is as tall as they say she is. Must be the hair.)

Miserable weather, but at least we got to see the players up close. If you can, I highly recommend watching scrimmages with the players. They say the darndest things.

That’s all I’m going to say. I think I need a shower.

Written by teamongolia

March 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

WPS: Backing Up an Unpopular ATL Opinion

leave a comment »

Ruth at Cross-Conference gave her opinion on the 2011 Atlanta Beat — an opinion that most people, it seems, tend not to agree with.

The Beat are newer at this workhorse game than Boston and Philly are, so while this is a good roster, we have to be realistic about the drawbacks of these players having not been given a fair chance before. But with the World Cup this year, they are going to have a chance to develop a real team here. There is a lot of very real potential on this roster. All the disrespect for this year’s Beat is horribly misplaced.

Yes, Atlanta has Carli Lloyd. And Heather Mitts. Probably the two most maligned USWNT regulars as of late. And it’s true: I think that the World Cup won’t be long enough to keep Lloyd (in particular) away from the Beat roster as much as I’d like.

But even if Galanis attempts to build a team around Her Most Serene Incompetence, what I like best about Atlanta this year is that they’re serious about giving untested youth a chance. Shocking how some Beat fans think it’s a good idea when somebody else is doing it, but when their own team does it, they go into conniptions. If the league fails next year (which is a very real possibility), at least one team should step up and do what even Philadelphia did not dare to do — build a team with a lot of young players fresh out of college.

Yes, it might be just because they’re being cheap. But really, it’s sickening to see so many people writing these kids off.

Call me starry-eyed, but these girls are fighters, who are hungry to prove themselves because they must know that the pundits, even their own team’s fans, think that they’re hopeless.

These are the U.S. players who want this league to survive, even if a certain Canadian believes that the U.S. doesn’t care about WPS. Mitts and Lloyd might not care, but the likes of the practically unknown U-23s (well, they are known to me, but not to most pundits) DO care about how they fare in WPS.

Atlanta is a team that everyone has written off. They are the underdogs and always have been, it seems — but this year is different.

Written by teamongolia

March 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Australia Women’s National Team, WPS: Inflatable

leave a comment »

Dear person(s) who actually typed that into a search engine: I have just the thing for you

To those people who stumbled upon this web page in search of Lisa DeVanna’s inflatable penis, I highly recommend this Cross-Conference podcast to you. The reviews say it is SO very funny and I think you will appreciate it.

Written by teamongolia

March 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm