1) You know that horrible song “Getting to Know You” by Julie Andrews? From that musical, the King and I? It’s a horrible song, and I apologize for even mentioning it, but I’ve had it running through my head for the last 36 hours (a fate I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Not even Sigi Schmid and his enormous belly.). Continue reading
RSL denied Portland their Cinderella Story, which was all very sad, but rather than wallow for too long C.I. DeMann takes a look back over a glorious year in Soccer City USA and reminds you just how good it was to a Timbers fan in 2013. Continue reading
C.I. DeMann returns to go over the remains of the Timbers 2-4 loss in Utah in the first leg of the Western Conference Final against Real Salt Lake. Continue reading
CI DeMann is back with his first six degrees of the postseason, covering the Timbers win in the first leg of a tie against the Seattle Seahawks. Continue reading
C.I. DeMann is back with his final regular season Six Degrees, looking back at a 5-0 romp against Chivas, and a season that no-one would’ve predicted (except, perhaps, a certain head coach with big brass balls).
With this wonderful regular season finally over, I’m feeling the need to reflect. So I’m gonna start this column with a very quick game recap, then we’ll head down memory lane.
I) Saturday’s 0-0 result versus Real Salt Lake was a tough draw to take. I really really REALLY wanted the win. Why? Not just because we should ALWAYS win at home. And not just because we needed three points to make the playoffs. (We didn’t. We made the playoffs anyway.) It think this draw frustrated me for two reasons. Continue reading
This last game’s gotten me a little emotional. I apologize in advance. Continue reading
1) I watch most away games at home, but this time I went to a sports bar, and I gotta tell you, soccer’s more fun when you’re surrounded by fellow fans, all of them cheering, singing, crying, and bitching. I think I’m going to have to do this from now on.
Everyone at the bar was in agreement on our Man of the Match. Clearly Donovan Ricketts. And it’s not even close. Continue reading