You really have to wonder about MLS and its leadership more and more every day, don’t you?
Having two weeks off between the conference semifinals and finals for an international break is just bad planning but at some level it was something they had no say in.
But the money-grubbing decision to shift Game 1 of the Toronto-Montreal series from Stade Saputo to the Big Owe in Montreal not only shows a callous disregard for the players and fans, it’s just a blatant attempt to stuff the pockets of the owners and league. Continue reading
West Bromwich Albion’s Welsh Head Coach Tony Pulis (C) celebrating at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion| Lindsey Parnaby / AFP / Getty Images
AP (August 5) – West Bromwich Albion will soon become the latest English football club to be bought out by Chinese investors.
The Premier League team said Friday that Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Limited, headed by entrepreneur Lai Guochuan, will complete a takeover of the club, subject to approval by the league and English financial authorities. Continue reading
An American billionaire is attempting to lure Europe’s elite clubs to form a continental super league
Officials from some of the English Premier League’s biggest clubs met with American billionaire Stephen Ross in London in March for preliminary discussions on forming a European Super League, according to a report at the time in The Sun. Continue reading
In the mediaeval spirit of the “sport of kings,” the Toronto sports media has been valourizing J. Paul Reddam, owner of the race horse Nyquist, winner of the Kentucky Derby on May 25, as someone “Canadian-born” (just like the rest of us), and his race horse Nyquist as “Canadian-born” (well, unlike the rest of us) He is even, heralded the Globe and Mail breathlessly, “a long-time Detroit Red Wings’ fan,” who “has a penchant for naming his horses after players on his favourite team.”
An overall inside view of Raymond James Stadium November 11, 2013 in Tampa, Fla. before an NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The promotion was nationally televised on Monday Night Football. 50,000 cards were provided to fans by USAA, the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL | David Drapkin/AP images for USAA)
Let an athlete express a progressive political view, and the media goes into hysterics to marginalize him. For the owners, however, it is viewed as routine: business as usual, as the following article demonstrates, itemizing how major owners are donating money to Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and others. Continue reading