twoyellows:

You have to read this from bottom to top to get the gist of my mini-meltdown about the inequities of how players come to teams in MLS, but it’s safe to say that it’s rare when I get bent out of shape enough for this many tweets on one subject.
[link] - reason for the tweets.

As a Portland Timbers fan when Portland had the allocation order top slot over Seattle yet Dempsey went to Seattle because of some weird kink in allocation of USMNT members, allow me to agree with Jack whole-heartedly here.
If you’re going to have bizarre allocation in player movement as a measure of attempted parity, make the rules transparent and enforce them or don’t bother.
After doing that, only then can front offices be held to account for not procuring players. Because right now, an MLS front office can pretty much coast in byzantine rules and the lack of relegation. (Yes, I understand an MLS franchise is not a license to print money, but the growth has given teams more leeway by all appearances unless you are Chivas USA.) 
It will be real instructive to see what kind of favored status the league could bestow on whatever the next incarnation of Chivas USA is — because if the league manages to keep the franchise in the L.A. area and we see another big-name Euro player head there via some convoluted, opaque manner, the jig is well and truly up.
twoyellows:

You have to read this from bottom to top to get the gist of my mini-meltdown about the inequities of how players come to teams in MLS, but it’s safe to say that it’s rare when I get bent out of shape enough for this many tweets on one subject.
[link] - reason for the tweets.

As a Portland Timbers fan when Portland had the allocation order top slot over Seattle yet Dempsey went to Seattle because of some weird kink in allocation of USMNT members, allow me to agree with Jack whole-heartedly here.
If you’re going to have bizarre allocation in player movement as a measure of attempted parity, make the rules transparent and enforce them or don’t bother.
After doing that, only then can front offices be held to account for not procuring players. Because right now, an MLS front office can pretty much coast in byzantine rules and the lack of relegation. (Yes, I understand an MLS franchise is not a license to print money, but the growth has given teams more leeway by all appearances unless you are Chivas USA.) 
It will be real instructive to see what kind of favored status the league could bestow on whatever the next incarnation of Chivas USA is — because if the league manages to keep the franchise in the L.A. area and we see another big-name Euro player head there via some convoluted, opaque manner, the jig is well and truly up.

twoyellows:

You have to read this from bottom to top to get the gist of my mini-meltdown about the inequities of how players come to teams in MLS, but it’s safe to say that it’s rare when I get bent out of shape enough for this many tweets on one subject.

[link] - reason for the tweets.

As a Portland Timbers fan when Portland had the allocation order top slot over Seattle yet Dempsey went to Seattle because of some weird kink in allocation of USMNT members, allow me to agree with Jack whole-heartedly here.

If you’re going to have bizarre allocation in player movement as a measure of attempted parity, make the rules transparent and enforce them or don’t bother.

After doing that, only then can front offices be held to account for not procuring players. Because right now, an MLS front office can pretty much coast in byzantine rules and the lack of relegation. (Yes, I understand an MLS franchise is not a license to print money, but the growth has given teams more leeway by all appearances unless you are Chivas USA.) 

It will be real instructive to see what kind of favored status the league could bestow on whatever the next incarnation of Chivas USA is — because if the league manages to keep the franchise in the L.A. area and we see another big-name Euro player head there via some convoluted, opaque manner, the jig is well and truly up.

Our indoor creature has decided to reveal itself to the sun.

Our indoor creature has decided to reveal itself to the sun.

You know you’re a legit German beer establishment when you serve your beer in glasses with the matching brand. @stammtischpdx  (at Stammtisch)

You know you’re a legit German beer establishment when you serve your beer in glasses with the matching brand. @stammtischpdx (at Stammtisch)

Cold brew pitcher is already a godsend. #coffee

Cold brew pitcher is already a godsend. #coffee

it’s been in the 90s in Portland lately.

being a shrinking fat dude is no fun in this weather at all.

bike rides are a release because of the breeze you build up.

summer as a fat dude is why i’m in crossfit to be less of a fat dude

Also: free pie!

Also: free pie!

Pulled pork for breakfast thanks to work.

Pulled pork for breakfast thanks to work.

Watching the sun, watching the sun go down. #Portland

Watching the sun, watching the sun go down. #Portland

Well, since I’m here. #food #breakfast #Portland  (at Pine State Biscuits)

Well, since I’m here. #food #breakfast #Portland (at Pine State Biscuits)

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

rototudor:

tehjennismightier:

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Seconded

thirded

so my friend and I are out drinking beer, eating dinner & talking shit.

Waitress:
"You guys are so good, drinking water with every beer."

Me:
"We're over 30."

There is FIRE involved. (at Hobnob Grille)

There is FIRE involved. (at Hobnob Grille)

We’re trying to figure out why all these people with lights and stuff on their bikes are riding through Southeast Portland. (at Hobnob Grille)

We’re trying to figure out why all these people with lights and stuff on their bikes are riding through Southeast Portland. (at Hobnob Grille)

wentdog:

gpoy

once we acknowledge this, we can get on with being functional, decent human beings

wentdog:

gpoy

once we acknowledge this, we can get on with being functional, decent human beings

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

So the meeting was absolutely useless because it was watching someone operate a computer over GoToMeeting.

I forgot my umbrella and didn’t bring a jacket because it was humid. I got soaked on my way home.

My girlfriend is out of town.

I know nothing but hate.

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