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11:42 AM ET 10.25 | The process to select a replacement for long-time coach Steve Nicol in New England has begun. The Boston Globe reports that current broadcaster Jay Heaps and former Revs player stalwart Steve Ralston are among the candidates. Nicol refused to delve into the reasons for the parting of ways with the club after 10 years, saying, "I have no interest in all of that stuff."

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October 25, 2011  11:55 AM ET

sbg - please refer to comments 374-376 for an explanation to your highly misguided comparison.

October 25, 2011  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Like Unknown, I'm not a fan of the game, but that seems kind of lame that one side is supposed to stand there and basically have the other team bounce their sack off your chin lest they be considered poor sports...

But you're not reading correctly. It really is acceptable to accept the challenge and throw back one of your own. It's right before a major sporting event and the other team is challenging you. And you just walk away and ignore it rather than "fighting" back?

****.

Re-posting to ensure Pootie sees this.

Should also note the reason for the French fine was because they crossed the halfway line.

"New Zealand captain Richie McCaw said his side were expecting France to stand tall during the haka.
He said: 'We talked that they'd bring something different and they did, but the game doesn't start until the whistle blows does it?
'If anything, it showed us what we were in for and that's exactly what we got. They were right up for the game as we expected and they certainly made it tough.'"

October 25, 2011  12:01 PM ET

Over/under on goals ManU puts on Aldershot Town today? I think "The Shots" are going to be left holding their arseholes like Unknown leaving Cell Block 4 when it's all said and done.

October 25, 2011  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But you're not reading correctly. It really is acceptable to accept the challenge and throw back one of your own. It's right before a major sporting event and the other team is challenging you. And you just walk away and ignore it rather than "fighting" back? ****.Re-posting to ensure Pootie sees this. Should also note the reason for the French fine was because they crossed the halfway line. "New Zealand captain Richie McCaw said his side were expecting France to stand tall during the haka.He said: 'We talked that they'd bring something different and they did, but the game doesn't start until the whistle blows does it?'If anything, it showed us what we were in for and that's exactly what we got. They were right up for the game as we expected and they certainly made it tough.'"

I get it now that it is a challenge. I thought it was just a ritual performed by a certain group of teams, like a cheer. The challenge part makes more sense and I would have to respond to it, as a competitor.

Question of the day: How would you respond to that particular challenge?

October 25, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I get it now that it is a challenge. I thought it was just a ritual performed by a certain group of teams, like a cheer. The challenge part makes more sense and I would have to respond to it, as a competitor.Question of the day: How would you respond to that particular challenge?

Dammit, I answered your question on the other rumor.

October 25, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

sbg - please refer to comments 374-376 for an explanation to your highly misguided comparison.

DC VIAD folks, do you guys get Living Social deals emailed to you? There was a pretty good one yesterday.... a dinner featuring Virginia food and drink at Woodlawn Plantation. Looked like a good time. Me and Mrs. LP2 will be there. Didn't know if you guys would be interested.

October 25, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

DC VIAD folks, do you guys get Living Social deals emailed to you? There was a pretty good one yesterday.... a dinner featuring Virginia food and drink at Woodlawn Plantation. Looked like a good time. Me and Mrs. LP2 will be there. Didn't know if you guys would be interested.

I do not. Not familiar with Woodlawn Plantation either.

October 25, 2011  12:11 PM ET

On-topic: I think they should hire Twellman. Get him the hell off of ESPN.... and plus, the Revs will all be running around like Chivu and Cech with scrum caps on!

October 25, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I do not. Not familiar with Woodlawn Plantation either.

http://livingsocial.com/gourmet/155635-vip-ticket-with-exclusive-tasting?m sdc_id=1

October 25, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I get it now that it is a challenge. I thought it was just a ritual performed by a certain group of teams, like a cheer. The challenge part makes more sense and I would have to respond to it, as a competitor.Question of the day: How would you respond to that particular challenge?

Did you see the video we posted of France v. New Zealand in '07? Just like that. Stand tall and together, look them right in the face, and let them know you're ready for them. That you're not nervous and afraid and can't wait to get into a ruck and start throwing some hard tackles and start bleeding and getting bruised for your country.

Part of the purpose of the Haka and other "war cries" is to strike a level of fear or nervousness into your opponent. And it actually works to some degree, particularly when New Zealand is at home. You combat that by showing your opponent that you know no fear and won't be cowed by their war cries or their home crowd and that you're ready to go 80 minutes with them face to face.

PS - My high school rugby team had a bunch of Americans descended from Scots on it. We used to have one of our props do the whole taunting the English thing from Braveheart before each game. It was silly, of course, but it really used to get us fired up for games

October 25, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I do not. Not familiar with Woodlawn Plantation either.

http://livingsocial.com/gourmet/155635-vip-ticket-with-exclusive-tast ing?msdc_id=1

October 25, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

On-topic: I think they should hire Twellman. Get him the hell off of ESPN.... and plus, the Revs will all be running around like Chivu and Cech with scrum caps on!

You mean I wouldn't have to listen to him on Union broadcasts anymore?

Plus 100000

October 25, 2011  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

On-topic: I think they should hire Twellman. Get him the hell off of ESPN.... and plus, the Revs will all be running around like Chivu and Cech with scrum caps on!

Who did the Twellman parody. Please re-post, as it is fitting for this...

October 25, 2011  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Did you see the video we posted of France v. New Zealand in '07? Just like that. Stand tall and together, look them right in the face, and let them know you're ready for them. That you're not nervous and afraid and can't wait to get into a ruck and start throwing some hard tackles and start bleeding and getting bruised for your country.Part of the purpose of the Haka and other "war cries" is to strike a level of fear or nervousness into your opponent. And it actually works to some degree, particularly when New Zealand is at home. You combat that by showing your opponent that you know no fear and won't be cowed by their war cries or their home crowd and that you're ready to go 80 minutes with them face to face.PS - My high school rugby team had a bunch of Americans descended from Scots on it. We used to have one of our props do the whole taunting the English thing from Braveheart before each game. It was silly, of course, but it really used to get us fired up for games

You mean he held up his skirt and showed his junk? I think Bayern and you should get together on that...

October 25, 2011  12:21 PM ET
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You mean he held up his skirt and showed his junk? I think Bayern and you should get together on that...

Obviously we did not play in kilts, so there was simulation involved rather than actual showing.

October 25, 2011  12:29 PM ET

Also, Chuck Klosterman's article on the Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration is hysterical.

October 25, 2011  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

sbg - please refer to comments 374-376 for an explanation to your highly misguided comparison.

There is a difference, yes.

Point is, the rich clubs (no matter whether it's new money or old money) have an inherent advantage. The system is also set up for the rich clubs to continue to be more successful - on and off the field.

It's funny to hear ManU fans complain that City is "buying titles." ManU has been spending gobs of cash for years.

October 25, 2011  12:37 PM ET

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October 25, 2011  12:37 PM ET

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October 25, 2011  12:37 PM ET

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