MLS Getting Down to the End

(By Franklin Lee)

Well fans, with the end of the season fast approaching, it’s time to take a look at where we stand. The New York Red Bulls have become the first to clinch a playoff spot. The Red Bulls started the season out slow, after adapting to the loss of Thierry Henry, but they have done well and rewarded their fans with another playoff appearance. Toronto FC looks poised to make the playoffs as well. Sebastian Giovinco is the front runner for MLS MVP. He is second in the league in goals at 21 and leads in assists with 15. He is the reason that Toronto FC has not faded as they have always done in the past.

Musings of Maestro R: Positive Spin

(By Richard A. Rampello)

So I was negative last month, meaning I should probably flip the script this time around. But is disappointment negative, or is it a positive in that expectations are high, even if they are not met? Or is it nothing more than someone crashing on your personal parade, pervading your own world to not be justified for anyone other than yourself? To break it down, should you care that anyone seemingly dismisses your accomplishments as not enough?

Your 2015 San Francisco 49ers!

(By David Grant)

One of the best ways to enjoy life in the Bay area is to see the 49ers win on Sunday. However, winning is a like a drug, something 49er fans are all too familiar with.

So the side effects of winning over the last few seasons, which include multiple NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance, could include: itchy or irritated eyes, a sore backside from too much sitting, a sudden affection for Ed Hochuli, shark infested waters in or around the stadium, soggy fields due to heavy fog, a strike by BART employees, sore ankles from walking the San Francisco terrain, high sugar rushes from too much Pepsi, grass stains from too much extracurricular activity outside the stadium, trips to Charlie Goodson’s Anger Management classes, problems dealing with loss such as Jim Harbaugh leaving for Michigan or the team being on the clock by the end of September.

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