Danfb2

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  • joined Mar 18, 2009
  • last login Mar 10, 2014
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Writer, editor, tech/media consultant and former 18-year newspaper guy.

Also owns and runs a mobile bike repair service.

Born in Chicago, raised in North Carolina, and stuck in scenic Charleston, SC, since 1994. Did the Army thing from 1984-88, including two years in Bavaria.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF North Carolina Tar Heels
  • NCAAB North Carolina Tar Heels
  • Soccer Charleston Battery
  • Cycling Mark Cavendish
  • Bundesliga Bayern Munchen
  • FIFA USA
  • MLS Portland Timbers
  • General Bradford City Bantums
  • Fantasy The Charleston Snobs
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What about Freddy?

via media.mlive.com So he's out at Philly. And his reputation is once again in decline. And his career is an enigma. But what about Freddy Adu as a Timber? Watching him in Nashville as the...

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The GW Saga: Why it depresses me

So how did your day begin? Mine began with Merritt Paulson's Twitterstream, his reference to the "GW out mob" and his mood-killing statement that "GW isn't going anywhere."

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Is Bornstein a possibility?

The Timbers own the MLS rights to Tigres LB Jonathan Bornstein, and as of yesterday his long-rumored transfer/loan to Alante is off the table. Mexico has not been kind to Bornstein, but MLS would...

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Does anyone know about these injuries going into Cal FC?

I noticed this comment in the thread about Jason Davis' piece about Eric Wynalda's Cal FC: The Timbers played an intense Cascadia match on Saturday, and if they win this they will be playing...

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Over/under: How many points by June 1?

via portlandwiki.orgWith six MLS matches (four at home, two on the road, and five matches against Eastern Conference teams) plus an international friendly against Valencia coming up by the end of...

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Timbers trade bait?

Mid-April 2011 marked the Timbers' first in-season acquisition of the MLS era (DP Diego Chara, signed April 13), but the team still had two MLS trades ahead, acquiring instant starters LB Mike...

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ESPN projected order of finish, with payroll data & Power Rankings

For those without access to it, I thought this data from ESPN The Magazine might be worth a look. "MLS Predicted order of regular-season finish based on regression analysis by ESPN's Stats and...

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Bears under JA: What Could Have Been

With Ted Phillips emphasizing "talent evaluation" as the reason for Jerry Angelo's firing, other writers have talked about the big-round busts of the GM's tenure. Another way of doing it? Look at...

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Cutler in his franchise context

OK, so it wasn't a great season, and a lot of us were disappointed. And Jay Cutler didn't post stats on par with his Denver numbers. But when you compare Cutler to our franchise history, he comes...

"Everyone welcomed Stafford aboard, and let's win games. How 'bout that? Forget Daunte versus...

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Daunte-culpepper-lions

"Everyone welcomed Stafford aboard, and let's win games. How 'bout that? Forget Daunte versus Stafford. Let's get to the playoffs." --Kevin Smith, Detroit RB. Hey Kevin: You're a Lion. Set a reasonable goal. Like winning a game.

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Bears QBs: The Litany of Failure

I compiled these stats in 2006 when we were all wondering what on earth was going on with Good Rex / Bad Rex, so they don't include Orton's 2008 campaign. But you'll get my point: However bad you...

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JA's spring To-Do list

Think making the biggest NFL deal in recent memory gets you some time off? Not in Chicago. Acquiring Cutler means its time to update all the Bears off-season scenarios. Here's your list, Jerry.

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