In more of a “Jay’s Say” version of the Podcast, Jay briefly discusses thoughts on USMNT roster picks for Guatemala, due to reactions of the A&B game.
Also Tony Meola calls in to discuss his affiliation with US Soccer, and his readiness to experience LIVEstrong Park first hand.
Matt, Jay and Jon Grice are back and talk USMNT, EPL, and Champions League.
Sorry folks, due to the DNC being in Charlotte, and hectic schedules involved tonight’s podcast will not be getting recorded, but we will be back next week!
Maybe you think you don’t like clásico music. Maybe you are unaware of this formidable Spanish tradition and you missed the first leg of the tournament last week. Perhaps you failed to catch the insightful analysis of the match on this week’s enjoyable Rattle the Frame podcast.
Maybe you have questions: What makes the Supercopa super? What the hell is going on with those tequila sunrise Barça kits? Who is going to get a poke in the eye tomorrow?
So let’s get up to speed.
Jay(@rockthepost), Jon Grice(@Grice_Is_Right) and Robin Discuss El Clasico and Jose Mourinho, Premier League, and Major League Soccer.
Now that the European leagues are swinging back into season a typical sport conversation comes up. Unlike every other American sport we compete and compare our league, the MLS to those who are not in our country.
Earlier today I talked to our La Liga contributor about something he posted in his blog. He quoted Ian Darke as to saying “This is why people watch the Barclay’s Premier League. This is why this is the best league in the world.” I hate calling anything the ‘best’ due to the opinion element. Without actual statistics or formulas to prove this, calling any league the best is bias and to argue your point to prove “fact” is absurd..
Gearing up for the Sunday afternoon La Liga extravaganza, I started the day off with City v Southampton. I look at this current City squad as the EPL version of Real Madrid and expected the boys in blue to decimate the opposition without breaking a sweat. Not what happened. When Southampton went up 2-1, one of the commentators said: This is why people watch the Barclay’s Premier League. This is why this is the best league in the world.
Why do people so often feel the need to declare the EPL the best? Is it simple marketing (like that smooth shout out to Barclay’s) or is there an inferiority complex that drives the incessant claims of greatness?