Posts in category "soccer"

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports
Chicago has been under verbal assault lately. Donald Trump has led the attacks against Chicago. He has talked about the “carnage” and referred to Chicago as a war zone. He is among those that have suggested that the city needs federal assistance in taking care of the violence. In reality, Chicago is one of the... Read more »

Oscars have had a big impact in Sports

Oscars have had a big impact in Sports
While everyone in Hollywood and beyond focuses on the coveted gold statue, many Oscars have had an impact  in sport history. Some of the greatest athletes in the history of sports were named Oscar. In honor of the Oscars, here’s a look.

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.
Some of my greatest memories as a child were spent at Comiskey Park and the Chicago Stadium. In their place US Cellular Field and the United Center have given Chicago two modern stadiums with all the amenities expected. As a young child my family had season tickets to the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears as a kid.... Read more »
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Five Ways to Improve the World Cup

Reinstate the Golden Goal/Eliminate Penalty Kicks.

The current setup of two 15 minute non sudden death overtimes doesn’t create nearly as much drama of a golden goal. The Golden Goal or sudden death overtime creates a more finite end then penalty kicks. It also provides a more realistic end to the game. The end comes in the flow of a real game. This is better than the one on one and randomness of PK’s. 

Other changes that might be considered if PK’s are eliminated are the silver goal. This provides two 15 minute non sudden death overtimes. The game would end after the first 15 minutes if one team holds the lead.  If not the rule stated PK’s. It could then go to the golden goal after 30 minutes.
The World Cup generates more excitement than any other sporting event globally. Whether you love or hate soccer you cannot deny its global significance. The World Cup in the World’s most watched sporting event. From a competitive and excitement standpoint, FIFA can make a few changes that would improve the World Cup. As with most... Read more »