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Team USA World Cup soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann has written a "Get Out of Work" note for American fans. Credit: US Soccer Twitter account
Craig R June 26, 2014 at 01:06 pm
What a waste of time. 2 hours of boring men running around. I'm letting my employees take a lateRead More lunch at 1:30pm to watch the very end and see the highlights...
Daniel Young June 26, 2014 at 02:15 pm
"The U.S. must tie or defeat powerhouse Germany, earlier the top seed in the World cup, inRead More order to move on to the next round" Patch, are you REALLY SURE about this????????????????? ps: Craig speak for yourself. What's your favorite sport, duck shooting?
Daniel Young June 26, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Right-wing bigot thinks that soccer in Un-American. What is with these people ?Read More ........................ Soccer is destroying the USA. So says conservative syndicated columnist Ann Coulter. Coulter went on a rant about the sport, calling it un-American in a column Wednesday headlined, "America's Favorite National Pastime: Hating Soccer." Readers called the column "contemptible," "uneducated" and "moronic" in comments posted on The Clarion Ledger's website. The Ledger is owned by Gannett, which also owns USA TODAY. Coulter's column is distributed by Universal Press. "Hahaha this is the biggest lot of nonsense I have ever read," one commenter wrote. USATODAY USA Today World Cup Coulter argues the reason people are watching soccer now is because of Sen. Edward Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. "I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer," she wrote. "One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time." She also says soccer is not a "real sport." A real sport, she argues, requires individual achievement and "the prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury."
Zoom on Brazil cities hosting the World Cup.
Jim Eastwood June 26, 2014 at 07:52 am
But We Cann't Find a missing airliner ???
Bill Payer July 1, 2014 at 07:13 pm
U.S. Team didnt have a prayer against Belgium. If it wasn't for the goalie the score would have beenRead More 10 to 1.
Ryan Martin. Patch file photo.
Edward J. LaMontagne June 17, 2014 at 09:53 am
Ryan is an inspiration for persons with disabilities and I am pleased to see that he is bringing hisRead More basketball camp to Simsbury this summer. Check out his foundation website for more information about these great basketball camps and how you can help.
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Maureen Brown June 4, 2014 at 03:58 pm
It's so tiring reading about these incidents where the very things that humanize people villifiesRead More them. Someone who spent 5yrs. volunteering his time, loses his temper and is forced to resign. As for kids being "traumatized"? What could have been a teaching moment got turned into a reaction that screams "we are intolerant to human imperfections."
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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
Igor May 11, 2014 at 08:00 pm
I love it when someone can assume to speak for me. This poll sucks
WC May 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I spoke to someone the other day who had the perspective that one or the other team was evil. IRead More wonder would someone not stop to help a person wearing the wrong team hat or shirt? I hear about performance enhancing drugs used by both teams and I am looking for a third category, "who cares".
Dawne May 12, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Win 4 Thurman!!
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Joe Koniar April 16, 2014 at 10:12 am
What Gov Dannel Malloy forgot to announce is that after 2015, Orlando gets this tournament for 2016Read More and 2017. That tells you something right there, does it not?
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Right across the street from my classroom! Andrew Mitchell Blum Fairfield, CT
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm
PS I'll probably have to let my students leave early on game days :) Andrew Mitchell BlumRead More Fairfield, CT
Corey Johnson is now famous for his NCAA bracket blunder. Credit: YouTube
Jim Linde April 10, 2014 at 08:13 am
What are the odds I submitted the wrong bracket having Arizona win it all instead of the UCONN one?Read More About the same as winning the lottery with the numbers never even played. Its the new thing to do, if you don't like what you hear take to social media. I am sure a lawyer will join in provided he gets like 30K in fees.
Tom Harrington April 10, 2014 at 08:53 am
This just in, I'll be wining the lotto tomorrow night, because whatever the numbers are, I'm sure IRead More asked for them and was given the wrong ones.
TC April 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
although a few comments are a bit harsh, as I was taught as a kid "almost" only counts inRead More horseshoes= You almost won $100K
Coach Gino Auriemma with the UConn Lady Huskies after defeating Notre Dame 79-58. Photo: UConn.com
Bro Renza April 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm
what a bunch of knuckle dragging, right wing racist fruit cakes! UNBELIEVABLE. ps: for Bill S.Read More students from EVERY College make the dean's list, only 1 NCAA division 1 b-ball CHAMP !
Bill S. April 11, 2014 at 07:47 am
To Bro Renza, True, students from every college make the deans list. However, why does winning aRead More national championship in basketball deserve more recognition and media hype than making the deans list? How do we expect our younger generation to put their priorities in the right place when all the recognition goes to excelling in sports? When job recruiters interview college students they don't ask for the win/loss record of the school's basketball team. Job recruiters stress academic preparation and achievement, work experience, and maturity. By the way, Bro Renza, since you want to dwell on sports, here is a tidbit for you. If you want to succeed on Wall Street, lacrosse is the sport for the Big Boys there, not basketball.
Kevin April 13, 2014 at 09:46 am
Bro Renza,were you in Detroit a few weeks back?
UConn Husky fans celebrate the men's victory Saturday night over Florida.
Harry April 8, 2014 at 07:12 pm
To mean 7million drops in a cart, 20% haven't paid. We still have 46 million + uninsured and cboRead More states 30 million for as long as the eye can see, but that doesn't matter. What matters is as a direct result of the aca law, you can't purchase health insurance until the next enrollment period
Mamma Mia April 8, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Some people just can't follow instructions, like the gun goons who didn't register.
Karoline Barrett April 9, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Save your breath Harry. Clueless liberals don't get it. Especially in this state.
Wisconsin University Women's Hockey Team celebrates their win to advance to this weekend's Final Four Championship games to be played a Quinnipiac University. Photo: NCAA.com.
Mel Coda March 21, 2014 at 03:30 am
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Yankees fans once again outnumber Red Sox fans overall in the state of Connecticut, according to this year's Qunnipiac University poll. Credit: Patch file photo
Jeff Brown March 12, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Sox fan since the 70's no bandwagon here. Awesome season last year! Especially considering that theRead More sox did it with a mix of homegrown talent and low priced free agents. Unlike some teams who went out this year and bought up the entire market.
B-Rad March 28, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Once again the Yankees will be a total failure....Since they started spending money in 2001 theyRead More have only won one world series...TOTAL FAILURE!!!! Their management will NEVER learn how to build a team based on players who have playoff experience. Instead they try to buy players where most of them never work out! Chemistry is such a huge factor in winning titles and this is something the Yankee forgot to do like they did back in the late 90's. They will once again a .500 team this year and if they get into the playoffs, they will be quickly ousted once again. REMIND ME WHO THE DEFENDING CHAMPS ARE AGAIN??? OH YES, THAT WOULD BE THE RED SOX. 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 10 YEARS!
Richard Poulton March 28, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Yes, B-Rad, you are correct. Red Sox's have 3 wins in last 10 years. Great, this makes for goodRead More baseball between fans on both sides. But seeing you like numbers, let's see the real numbers. Yankee's 27 world series rings. Boston 8. The numbers don't lie. FYI, I could care less either way. Can't wait for football season.
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Andrew Wert January 18, 2014 at 06:56 pm
This will be a great addition to Avon!
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In 2007, the town drafted this design for a possible athletic complex on Thompson Road. Credit: Town of Avon
jenna ryan January 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm
While I can appreciate that the town needs more space for athletics, I wish that there were aRead More community building on the property. Something with a big room! The sr center is great, but honestly a tad too small sometimes. The new room at the library is great, but also too small. There are winter sports, too, and those need to be played indoors!
Paul January 16, 2014 at 09:25 am
That would be a great addition to the town. But why can't we expand the existing space on 10/202 ??
matt viazmenky January 19, 2014 at 01:35 pm
It does not look like fields at middle and high schools are over utilized and there is a great needRead More for additional sport complex. Based on the history of accidents the Thomson road as it is can’t handle additional traffic.
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