Lights out. Thanks again for the hospitality @realsaltlake….
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A good look at the Camo Pack drop in the Nike SB Blazer Premium, spotted and available over at Premier.
~~ It took me awhile to be down with the Blazers….. Take a little longer to break in if you have wide feet, but for the right color way drop…. If they’re looking like these, then they’re worth the battle.
Sir Paul McCartney is playing in Uruguay’s Estadio Centenario tonight, and ahead of the concert, he was asked a series of recorded questions about many things including football, music and Merseyside by Luis Suarez.
Over 50,000 fans are expected on Saturday night and Suarez even asked the Liverpool legend for a ticket even though he is kind of a little bit busy with this whole Premier League title chase thing.
As you all know by now, the MLS is coming to Atlanta in a couple of years. As some of you may know, I went to college down in Atlanta. A few months back when the whole MLS to Atlanta train started picking up a lot more steam, I started to get excited.
When the Beckham-franchise-to-Miami press conference Q+A got into further expansion and potential sites, I perked up when I heard some really favorable words which sounded like a team in AT was going to happen and going to happen soon.
Now that it is official, I’m going to double down on these tweets above that I posted back in December. This song along with a few more Atlanta anthems have been going on in my head all day today.
“Welcome to Atlanta, where the players play…..”
I have a special place in my heart for Atlanta, and I obviously have a special place in my heart for the game, so I think it only fitting that I and we, do my, and our, best to help the game succeed in the south. I’m going to start cooking up some ideas and see how the BP_TOW can get involved with this.
We love the expansion into the south to go with Miami’s squad and all the things that are going on down there.
The American south has a rich history in the game and some of the most passionate fans that we have in all of the United States. Youth soccer is big in places like Florida and Georgia and Tennessee and North Carolina and all over the south.
No need to bore you with stats and analysis because obviously the MLS has really smart people doing really smart things and they have researched the area a ton and wouldn’t just be going down there for no reason.
With an owner like Arthur Blank, who has done an INCREDIBLE job with the Atlanta Falcons, one can only imagine the kind of success that he is going to have with this new side. And he has been wanting to be in with the MLS for a while, like 8 years, a while. He wanted this … and a guy that wants a team that bad is going to do some great things with it. I’m excited to see what he has in store.
Anyways, I’m excited, its going to be a lot of fun, and I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the AT.
A good look at the Suede / Polarized Blue color way drop in the Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High Premium, spotted and available over at Premier.
~~ The interwebs have been won with this drop….
~~ Congrats brotha… Deserved.
Tim Howard’s outstanding service for Everton has been rewarded with a contract extension which will see the US shot-stopper remain a Blue until 2018.
The goalkeeper, 35, has been a mainstay of Roberto Martinez’s side this term – providing a series of outstanding performances in what has been a hugely memorable campaign for the Blues.
And as the side embark on their final assault for a top four finish with just four games of the current season remaining, Howard has been provided with the deserved boost of a two year extension to his existing deal – ensuring he will remain at Goodison at least until the age of 39.
Already ranked 22nd in the Club’s all-time appearance list, another four seasons at Goodison will ensure he joins the ranks of the Club’s most loyal servants. Howard is likely to have the opportunity to reach the prestigious 500 appearance mark – a feat only achieved by three players in Everton’s long history.
Originally signed on loan from Manchester United in 2006 before making the move permanent in early 2007, the USA international has been a model of consistency throughout his time with the Blues. And this term, as well as regularly making key saves and marshalling his backline in typical fashion, he has been given the opportunity to captain the side in the absence of Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman.
Howard’s previous deal was due to last until 2016. The news thrilled manager Roberto Martinez, who described the American as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.
Hear From Roberto Martinez On Timmy Howard after the Jump……..