~~ Love seeing Daniel Sturridge find the back of the net just minutes after coming on as a Liverpool substitute after a six month injury layoff…..
~~ There were a lot of questions about what was going to happen with MLS Live when the new television deal was announced months ago…. Now everything has been clarified and they’re even dropping a ‘Special Discount’ while confirming that ESPN will NOT offer its own package.
MLS LIVE is back for the 2015 season. You can now start or manually renew* your subscription for a special, limited-time preseason price of just $64.99. (Offer ends Feb. 23) Your subscription will begin immediately and lasts until December 31, 2015. Start your subscription or sign into your account to renew.
MLS LIVE will be the sole out-of-market online streaming service for fans in 2015. ESPN will not offer its own package in 2015.
THE PERFECT COMPANION TO YOUR CABLE SUBCRIPTION
MLS LIVE is the perfect companion to your cable subscription. With MLS LIVE you can watch hundreds of out-of-market regionally televised matches not available with your cable package. It’s the best way to keep track of your hometown team while you are at school or living in another state. In short, MLS LIVE makes every game a nationally televised match.
MLS IN YOUR POCKET, AT THE OFFICE, OR ON YOUR COUCH
MLS LIVE is available on your computer, Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Apple TV, and Google’s Chromecast Media Player. Watch multiple matches at once using the “multi-game” feature within the web browser version of MLS LIVE. Or, log into each of your devices to watch different matches simultaneously.
Your subscription also includes access to an archived version of every regular season match so you can relive your favorite moments from the year, anytime.
FIVE SEASONS OF ARCHIVES
All subscriptions include access to five years of archived MLS matches using the web version of MLS LIVE. You can watch the full match or a condensed version.
~~ If you forced me to choose just one pair of #Kicks to rock, I’d have a tough time choosing between Jordan 1′s and these Flyknit’s….
A good look at the Volt / Black color way drop in the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, spotted and available over at CaliRoots.
LA Galaxy forward Alan Gordon stakes out his spot for the home opener against the Chicago Fire.
Today the LA Galaxy announced something that many Angelenos will be verrry happy about. Starting with the 2015 MLS season opener against Chicago, StubHub Center will feature an enhanced tailgating experience for all Galaxy games, allowing fans extended opportunities for pre-game festivities in designated StubHub Center parking lots. Click the link for the full presser:
* If you go to the link, the rules seem pretty generic and won’t be getting in the way of a really good time. Standard stuff, no underage drinking, no excessively loud music, no RV’s or oversized vehicles, etc. But this, in reading the rules, is actually my favorite because the wording is awesome, “Public intoxication and alcohol impaired behavior will be addressed aggressively by law enforcement.” aka, the “tailgating ambassadors” will not be f***ing around!
It seems like we don’t hear all that much from Diadora anymore. They used to make some of my favorite boots. Diadora even made my list of my favorite boots over the years. But sadly, they just don’t seem to be around in the capacities they used to be. But they are releasing these Blue/Grey N.9000′s that are heat. Subtle colorway and the stitched diadora branding on the back is a very good look. Retailing for $130 at Sneaker Politics.
When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody during a routine handover, the Head of Counter Terrorism, Sir Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) – is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames.
With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former officer Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back to uncover the truth they feared Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and needs Will’s help.
Release Date :: May 8th, 2015
The other day I see the following popup on my Instagram feed:
Looks interesting, right?!
Shortly thereafter, I get a call from my boy Ray. He tells me about this new Peanut Butter sandwich shop that he went to. He tells me how good it was and he also says that the co-owner is a big soccer head. That she grew up playing soccer. Played in college. And that she always had a love for peanut butter. So much so, that it was basically the only food that she could eat before a game. Her pre-match meal was peanut butter and a banana. Now I’m really intrigued. So Ray and I make plans to hit up SpreadPB to grab lunch and chop it up with co-owner Katie Kerr.
Before we get there, we get an email from Katie letting us know that business has been so crazy that they are sold out of all but a few flavors of peanut butter. They stock numerous homemade flavors and on the day we were going they were down to three because of demand. Clearly they have hit a nerve with the public and are doing something right.
We head there anyway as we are both hungry and I don’t think either of us wanted to prolong eating a peanut butter sandwich. Katie tells us that they are getting more peanut butter later that day. They have an industrial kitchen in LA where they make all their peanut butter from scratch. According to Katie:
SpreadPB came about because I wanted to do something with peanut butter since I think it is the greatest food on earth- I even belong to the peanut butter of the month club. Every month the PB club would send a weird flavored peanut butter, and every month I would be very excited to try and then very disappointed with how fake and unnatural they tasted. So I wanted to create my own brand of peanut butter that could be funky flavors but still wholesome and delicious.
I’m with that. Somebody creating their own brand because they see a lack in the market for something they are passionate about. That’s pretty much why we started Bumpy Pitch.
Katie told me how they not only focused on the peanut butter and ingredients, but that they wanted to let people have the ability to call the shots and make their own sandwich. They have what they call BYOS – Build Your Own Sandwich. Kind of like Subway or Chipotle or Yogurtland, they provide the ingredients and then you concoct your own sandwich. Really good stuff with countless options.
So far SpreadPB seems to be killing it. They have been open for just a couple of weeks and locals in LA have been showing the bar mad love. Katie and SpreadPB are even starting to make TV appearances, which is super rad for her and the shop.
Beyond Katie’s love of peanut butter, she also has a love for soccer. She has played her entire life so the conversation naturally turned towards soccer. Here is a bit about Katie’s soccer days:
I’ve been playing soccer since I was 4 years old and eating peanut butter before soccer games since I was 4 years old. I was the pickiest child and refused to eat anything other than peanut butter and Starbucks Frappachinos. So my parents went with the healthier option and gave me peanut butter before everything soccer related. And for the 18 years I played soccer, I ate peanut butter before every single game. It was the only food that would give me the energy to run around for 90 minutes without feeling sick. Soccer wise, I was the only freshman to to make the varsity team and start every game. I made 1st team all league every year, and was team MVP and the leading goal scorer (and I got the most yellow cards hehe). I played in the premier/gold leagues for club soccer in Southern California, and was a 4 year starter in college. After college I played over in Europe in Spain, Italy, and France. So obviously the peanut butter worked
SpreadPB shows love to the game in the shop. A Galaxy flag adorns the wall and a championship ring is on display.
Talking to Katie it’s very clear that she has a very genuine love for both peanut butter and soccer. And she took this love, and her pre-match meal and has made an incredible business out of it. I love that in so many ways and for so many reasons.
For lunch, I took the advice of the experts and went with peanut butter, pickles and crushed potato chips. It may sound like a very odd combo, but it works in a really unique way.
Ray went with maple bacon peanut butter, potato chips and a banana. He said his was incredible as well.
You know what else goes really well with peanut butter? Yup, jelly.
Katie and her crew are definitely on to something. I’m going to make an educated guess that we will all be hearing much more from SpreadPB in the very near future. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, drop by and pick up a sandwich. If Katie is there, talk some soccer too.
12215 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91604