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#1335671 Metro - Columbus Playoff Thread

Posted by betoAYAK on 07 November 2018 - 12:07 PM

We need to Han Solo this bitch this weekend.


C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully beating Columbus and advancing to the next round is approximately 3,720 to 1.

Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.

#1325594 Some people have children

Posted by betoAYAK on 16 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

Count me firmly in the camp that believes sporting events are no place for children that can't walk on their own yet. Maybe I'll change my mind when I have kids one day, but it just seems very impractical for yourself and for your kid.


#1322762 Metro - Orlando Game Thread

Posted by betoAYAK on 04 April 2018 - 07:29 PM

How the dirty Russian dick fuck is Jair Marrufo going to Russia 2018?

#1321123 MLS Live

Posted by betoAYAK on 12 March 2018 - 11:19 PM

Slight rant: They really screwed folks in Canada with this. We are blacked out from MLS Live because the local company they signed with is DAZN and unlike ESPN they are ready to go to. They also charge $20 / mo for access. So a) we don't get it free b) we have to pay 4x more than in the US when you get around to paying. 



OK OK. i'm OK with paying $20, IF you let me cut my cord. BUT NO, if Red bulls play toronto, I still need a local cable company.  And if they play montreal forgettaboutit, I need to pay extra for the french sports channel. WTF.


On the plus side: healthcare, not as worried about my kid getting shot at school, and the metric system, but still.... wtf with the $20??



Is your job hiring?

#1321020 MLS Live

Posted by betoAYAK on 11 March 2018 - 11:32 AM

I was trying to renew my subscription with MLS Live yesterday when I realized it was free. I just logged in with my credentials from last year and enjoyed the match!

#1316270 Marijuana legal in California

Posted by betoAYAK on 05 January 2018 - 12:04 AM

All the Trump administration needs at this point is shitty super-villain costumes to match their actions. 

#1311657 Shame

Posted by betoAYAK on 14 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

Charters generally provide poor parents in failing districts with the opportunity to choose their childrens school. 

In practice, it forces poor and middle class families to have to figure out a way to transport their kids to schools nowhere near where they live. These programs also serve as a mechanism to funnel money from schools that need the funding the most. The data regarding charter schools shows that it create a greater chasm between classes and even race. Segregation 2.0

#1302389 I hate MSG

Posted by betoAYAK on 05 June 2017 - 08:09 PM

Shep is great you fucking hosers. 


#1280055 Bad Indian puns

Posted by betoAYAK on 19 May 2016 - 04:51 PM

Some of your jokes are a real stretch folks, don't quit your day jobs.

That's cold right there. Any colder and you'd make me Shiva.

#1267635 SWP

Posted by betoAYAK on 09 September 2015 - 11:46 PM

The starters are clicking. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. We'll need SWP down the stretch. 

#1265590 MLS Concept Kits

Posted by betoAYAK on 13 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

The red bulls one sucks imo.

#1265588 Anyone have travel tips for going to Montreal?

Posted by betoAYAK on 13 August 2015 - 09:48 AM

I went a couple of months ago. Buy a 3 day pass from the metro so you can take the metro and buses at will. I stayed at

Hotel Howard Johnson Montreal 

5905 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Montreal, QC, CA, H1P1X3
Montreal, QC, H1P1X3 
1- 888-827-6464


It was inexpensive, they give you free breakfast, was clean and the bus which ran every 10 minutes is a block away.


Also, it helps to learn really basic French like bon jour, merci, etc. My favorite phrase was 'Je ne se parle pa francais' which means "I don't speak French" lol.


The food in Canada in general is cheap since the Canadian dollar is weaker than the US dollar.

#1264625 Gonzalo Veron

Posted by betoAYAK on 04 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

Immigration lawyer here. I wouldn't worry too much about the timing given the P1 visa procedures. After filing USCIS takes at least 10-15 days to approve the visa petition. If the kid told ESPN radio as recently as July 31st that he had no idea about the offer, than presumably it was just filed.

Now sometimes teams announce signings w the provisio "pending visa approval." However there may be good reason to delay given the P visa criteria. Athletic visas require a showing that the athlete has achieved international acclaim. You can see the exact evidentiary requirements here: http://www.uscis.gov...ognized-athlete

I'm confident DHS will ultimately approve his visa potion, but it's not a slam dunk. He has no caps or individual honors. The attorneys are probably leveraging his participation in winning the Copa Libertadores (which I expect is how Espindola and Schelleto got through, based on Bocas win in the Copa Sudeamerica). But such tenuous evidence militates waiting until after his visas approved. Also worth mentioning he may have to leave, obtain his visa, and reenter if the petition was filed before he arrived.

So chill.

Militates. The man said militates. Beast.

#1263262 Twellman: Reinforcements are coming

Posted by betoAYAK on 23 July 2015 - 11:44 AM


#1258291 Will Packwood

Posted by betoAYAK on 22 June 2015 - 01:14 PM

He's a good player and this is a good move for the future, but doesn't help us right now.

Great. So if Metro follows the script, he'll be signed here and as soon as he starts playing well, he'll be traded away (maybe even to a rival) for a sack of magic beans.