Friday, June 13, 2008

Where Is Clint Mathis?

Anyone know where Clint Mathis is these days? The Greek club he was with, Ergotelis, barely escaped relegation. He was released at the end of the season. Is he in Europe trying out with other clubs? Maybe trying to get one last pay check with a Mexican club?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Abromovich buys CO home

I wouldn't expect to see Roman Abramovich showing up at any Rapids games anytime soon. Well, unless he decides that Chelsea needs to do some training in Denver while he visits his new house in Aspen for a summer vacation.

From Rocky Mountain News : SNOWMASS VILLAGE — Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich bought the Wildcat Ridge mansion in Snowmass Village on Tuesday for $36.375 million. The sale ended more than three years of attempts by Leon Hirsch to sell the estate using different brokers and even an auctioneer. “We’ve had multiple offers,” said listing broker Maureen Stapleton of BJ Adams Real Estate, which handled both sides of the transaction. The sale goes down as the third-most-expensive residential real estate deal in Pitkin County. The standard was set in February 2004, when Hollywood movie mogul Peter Guber sold his Mandalay Ranch, outside of Snowmass Village in the Owl Creek Valley, for $46 million to Dawn and Roland Arnall. And in December, Prince Bandar bin Sultan sold his 14,395-square-foot guest home to the Soffer family of Florida for $36.5 million — $125,000 more than what Abramovich paid. Abramovich, was ranked No. 16 last year on Forbes’ list of billionaires, with a net worth of $18.7 billion. In February, he bought a Snowmass Village home for $11.8 million. Stapleton said he likely will hold on to both properties and live there part time.

Severed Heads & Switzerland Out

Thanks to Who Ate All The Pies for catching this one. Last week before the Germany - Poland game in Euro 2008 a Polish tabloid had the headline "Leo, gice us their heads!" with Polish coach Leo Beenhaker holding the severed heads of Michael Ballack and German coach Joachim Low. Yes, it was horrible. But doesn't part of you wish the Rocky Mountain News would have something similar on their front page? Maybe a picture of Pablo holding onto Jason Kreis and Dave Checketts severed heads? Speaking of Euro 2008, in letting Turkey come back from behind to win 2-1 yesterday Switzerland became the first team of the tournament to be eliminated from the 2nd round. Could the other co-host Austria be next?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Prem Bang For The Buck

Ever wonder how much success money can buy? Soccer Orb had a nice chart the other day plotting out points by wages for teams in the English Premiership for 2006-2007. It shows that success just may be as simple as spending money. The question is, does the success bring the money or does the money bring success?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oswaldo Sanchez Arrested In Chicago

Yesterday Mexican goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez was arrested in Chicago. Mexico had played Peru at Soldier Field. More on the store over at the Red Card.

My advice for Sanchez ---> Call Mike Hatch. The guy has loads of experience on how to work the system and make sure you get set free. A few years ago when he was the attorney general in Minnesota, his daughters went our drinking and somehow managed to get arrested. they ended up, among other things, kicking out a window in a police car. Being the great daddy he is, instead of having his daughters take responsibility for being mean, dumb drunks he went to bat for them. Oswaldo, no matter what you did, this guy knows how to work Chicago to get you set free.

Columbus Crew's GK Will Hesmer

Did you know that the Columbus Crew's goalkeeper Will Hesmer has saved 3 of the 4 penalty kicks he's faced in 2008? Now you do. ;)