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Jake Shapiro

  • joined Jun 07, 2009
  • last login Nov 01, 2013
  • posts 54
  • comments 5843

D.C. native currently living in Kansas City, Missouri.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Washington Nationals
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • MLS D.C. United
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Using Kansas City as a model for the new DCU stadium

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Thoughts from someone living in Kansas City, in the shadow of revitalized Sporting KC.

My thoughts on the new US kit

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The new US jersey is beautiful, but I'm not so happy about it.

KHL on American TV? (from official KHL site)

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The KHL website just posted a short article saying that there's been a surge in interest from American TV companies to broadcast their games. For all we know though, it could be some obscure PPV channel.

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Watching European league playoffs from the US

via en.khl.ru Every year around this time, the top leagues in Europe are nearing their playoff finals. I always want to watch, but I never find a legitimate way to do it. In my experience, all...

Vote for the NHL 13 coverboy!

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EA Sports is doing a fan ballot for the cover of its upcoming NHL 13. May I recommend a certain grizzled bubbler?

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Best Caps games of calendar year 2011

I'm a sucker for lists. So as 2011 comes to a close, I've been thinking about my favorite Caps games of the year. The comeback-and-double-OT playoff win against the Rangers is a given. The Winter...

2011 Sporting KC kit review

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Hey SKC fans, I just wrote this in-depth review of the club's new look, and was wondering what you guys think. It's not the most flattering, but I try to be fair! I sort of creep on all the SBN soccer sites, and was eager to hear what you all have to say. Thanks!

Thoughts on the NHL 11 demo

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JP's Freudian video game hockey jokes aside, here's my analysis of the NHL 11 demo and what to expect (and not expect) when the full game hits stores September 7.

Stars pick their "Ultimate Team" in NHL 11, Mike Green is vindicated.

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Stars pick their "Ultimate Team" in NHL 11, Mike Green is vindicated.

Bob Bradley, Nike, and video game relations to US Soccer

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A Soccernomics approach to looking at Bradley's potential replacement, as well as Nike and EA Sports' relation to U.S. Soccer

Image from the KHL's website advertising the upcoming preseason KHL-NHL exhibition games. I thought...

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Image from the KHL's website advertising the upcoming preseason KHL-NHL exhibition games. I thought it was pretty epic. I wonder how Ovie feels about this medieval battle.

Hockey and whiteness

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Going in-depth about why people call hockey a "white people sport," how it can change in the future, and how Caps fans factor into it all. Inspired partially by a thread here at the Rink. Stick tap to Becca for the quote.

Questioning Ben Olsen's coaching ability: Soccernomics logic

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I promise I'll stop whoring out my blog on B&RU after this. This is directly related to D.C. United, though. Asking the question "Does Benny's status as DCU legend make him fit for the job of head coach?"

Tea Party taking over Don't Tread on Me, and what it means to US Soccer

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On my blog, I wrote about the modern politicization of "Don't Tread on Me," and what it means to the U.S. national team.

Tea Party taking over Don't Tread on Me, and what it means to US Soccer

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On my blog, I wrote about the modern politicization of "Don't Tread on Me," and what it means to the U.S. national team.

Ranking international soccer jerseys

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On my blog, I went about the epic task of ranking every single national soccer kit from the World Cup.

Ranking international soccer jerseys

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It's not DCU related, but I put a ton of work into this. I ranked all 32 national soccer kits from the World Cup.

Speculating about Winter Classic unis

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We've discussed this a bit at the Rink, but I decided to go a little more in-depth with a blog post.

Portsmouth end horrific tour by having to wear DC United kit

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With photos. What a humiliating way to end a humiliating tour.

Ranking international hockey sweaters

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On my blog, ranked the current uniforms of the 12 international teams from the Olympics. Not really Caps-related, I know, but it's hockey-related, and I put a lot of work into it.

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MLS league structure, 2011 and beyond

With Vancouver and Portland joining Major League Soccer in 2011, Montreal joining in 2012, and a presumed 20th team joining in 2012/13, the league will once again have to shuffle the conference...

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Hockey tattoos: true fandom or trashy?

I've thought about getting a hockey-related tattoo for a long time. The Caps matter to me more than most things in life should, but... it's still a tattoo of a sports team. What do you guys think...

Eric Fehr, future Oscar winner...

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Eric Fehr, future Oscar winner...

I made this video last night, exploring the pain of Caps fans over the past three years.

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I made this video last night, exploring the pain of Caps fans over the past three years.

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Devils vs. Flyers: A Caps fan's dilemma

When it comes to picking a team to cheer for/against in the Devils/Flyers series, I'm torn. On one hand, as a Caps fan, the Flyers are obviously Enemy No. 2, second only to the You Know Whos....

Nicklas Backstrom: Swedish Hero

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In tribute to his valiant PK effort vs. Tampa tonight

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Things to do in Toronto

From March 6-13, I'll be in Toronto. What do the Rink Rats suggest I do while I'm there? I know this is slightly off-topic, but it's the Olympic break, Toronto is a hockey Mecca, and I value the...

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Exploring 2012 MLS expansion options

MLS has said its goal is to expand to twenty teams by 2012, adding Philly this year for sixteen and Portland and Vancouver next year for eighteen. The question still looms: who will be the last...

Taking a Beating: League Leaders in Getting Hit

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Take a gander at #6 on the "highest ratio of hits received to dished out" list.

NHL fines Burrows $2,500 for comments

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Is it just me, or is this scary? I hope the NHL doesn't keep heading in this direction...

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