December 29, 2010
So let's break down some of the facts on Alex... 33 year old midfielder who is currently captain for Turkish side Fenerbahce, played for Brazil from 1998 to 2005 and served as captain for the national squad. He has played for Cortiba, Palmeiras, Cruzerio, as well as short stints at Flamengo and Parma. Alex has been at Fenerbahce since 2004 and in that time has scored over 100 goals. Despite his age this season he is still responsible for 12 goals and 6 assists, if he can come to the MLS and put up these numbers, especially with the Revs he will be a huge asset. Pair him up with a top target striker (Robbie Keane anyone... damn what a team that would be) and the Revs would have a powerful offensive core to build the team around.
Alex is a major name Brazilian who played for Cruzerio one of the most strongly supported Brazilian sides by the large New England Brazilian population, his is a name that would hopefully have the off the field effect that has been cited so many times by the Revs FO. This seems to be another win-win player for the Revs, now all that remains to be seen is if this is true, and if it is will the Revolution be able to pull the trigger...
December 24, 2010
December 22, 2010
So we will start this QoL with reviewing the offseason thus far.
Taylor Twellman Retires
After 8 Years and 101 goals scored for the Revolution Taylor Twellman retired due repeated concussions. Taylor was the face of the revolution and was a huge asset both on and off the field. Replacing him will not be easy and if anything the Revolution have shown that they are not very good at replacing star players when the leave (i.e. Clint Dempsey). MINUS 101
Revs Players Head to Plymouth Argyle For Offseason Training
Revolution Sign First Ever Home Grown Player
The Revs for the first time ever did not have anyone selected in the expansion draft... EVEN
Revolution Put Up Four Player for Re-Entry Draft and Take 2
On the other side of things the Revs picked up the rights to Fred and Ryan Cochrane, whether they actually come to an agreement of terms and sign with the team will remain to be seen.
PLUS 3 (We left a point out for you Preston)
Revolution Stadium Groundbreaking Soon... But Maybe Not...
Later that week COO Brian Bilello stated that "I think that we will definitely have a stadium at some point" in an interview on Fox 25 News with Ryan Asselta. This would have been a perfect opportunity to reinforce Kraft's assertions of 12-24 months however it wasn't and the idea of a stadium in the near future seemed to be backtracked on a bit.
Actions speak louder than words... MINUS 12-24
Revolution Seeking Double Pe... uhhh DP.... Designated Player
Legitimate media outlets for the first time reported that the Revolution was seeking to add a DP or possibly even 2 to the roster. "At the ownership level, we've talked about it,'' said Bilello. "This team hasn't performed the way we wanted it this year, and in talking to ownership, their priority is not only getting better but they want to get better quickly. In talking about it, it was very clear they understand that there might be things that might take some time to do, and they wanted to think of ways that we could get better very quickly. So frankly, what we decided on is we are going to be looking bring in a Designated Player this off season.''
This was early in October, and there has only been one player even loosely associated with the Revs as a possible DP candidate.With all the roster space and cap space available this year we are pretty disappointed that there have been absolutely no signings made yet, DP or not. Other teams have made moves already and have had rumored moves, sorry but the using the excuse that the transfer window doesn't open til January is not a good excuse anymore. MINUS 2
So for an offseason that should be full of major news for Revs fans there hasn't been much we have less than 3 months till our first game against LA on March 20th... the clock it ticking...
OVERALL: MINUS 87-99
December 18, 2010
So, given my current line of work and study it was only a matter of time before I got a hold of this documentary. Restrepo is everything a war movie should be about. This film follows the Second Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's deployment in the Korangal Valley between Afghanistan and Pakistan, perhaps the most dangerous combat zone at the time. This first person perspective of war is incredibly gripping and undoubtedly one of the best films of the year. This should be a must see on everyone's list. There is also a Boston gem thrown in during the closing credits:
December 17, 2010
Size? and Adidas have teamed up to create another great looking pair of shoes, maybe a bit too late for Christmas shopping. The shoes are somewhat reminiscent of a certain chocolate factory from Birmingham, Cadbury. 500 of these will be sold.
You can get yours starting tomorrow (December 18) at the Size? website, www.size.co.uk/
December 16, 2010
December 14, 2010
...if you are one of the 1000 people in the country who still regularly use a phone book you are in luck... I wonder how many ticket sales will actually be generated from this... I know many people are always asking for more marketing but not quite sure this is what we meant...
December 11, 2010
December 10, 2010
Ok well I know I am a little late on post the band of the week this week but well, I've been busy... deal with it. This week we have more of my friends (hey you gotta help your friends out right?), but well my friends have awesome bands and do awesome things. So check out Jason Bennett and The Resistance, if you are are pissed off about the state of the world in general and want to listen to good music written by people who feel the same way you've found your band. If you don't feel that way but just like really well written music... you have also found your band, check out their newest video above and one of their older videos below (p.s. one of your favorite TDIF writers is in the older video).
December 9, 2010
Christmas comes early to this household.
I have had my heart set on a pair of Adidas Consortium London CTs since they came out a while ago, however, I was unable to get my hands on a pair, until today.
An awesome seller on Ebay, who might not have a full grasp of the epicness he/she was selling because the price was well below the usual asking price put the somewhat hard to find shoes up for sale a few days ago.
Alas, they arrived by mail today and are in mint condition, tags on and original box.
(photo may not represent actual pair [I lack even the most basic photographic skills]).
I am glad I did not end up going for the official knockoff version Londons now available on the Adidas online store.
December 7, 2010
So this surfaced sometime last night and I know we are slow to the draw but we have to post this... It looks to be a third kit sporting Papa Gino's as a Jersey sponsor... they look to fake however they are pretty elaborate fakes.
So the only conclusion we have is the Papa Gino's had the best pizza parties for birthdays and they used to let you make the pizza and try to toss the dough in the air if it was your birthday... and everyone fought over the jukebox...