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Re: Olympics

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:01 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:Jingoism is extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy.[1] In practice, it is a country's advocation of the use of threats or actual force against other countries in order to safeguard what it perceives as its national interests.
Ha hah, you've got to love Wikipedia, eh! Razz

But, yup, that about sums it up....on an Olympic scale! pirat

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Re: Olympics

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:07 am

Just picked up Monday's Oregonian (yes, it's still available on paper) and saw the back page of the sports section was a full page of pictures of "Our Olympic Medalists --- Athletes With Oregon Ties Who Reached The Podium"

Twenty-Five percent were University of Portland grads. Very Happy

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Victory Tour

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:28 am

The U.S. women's football team is going to savor its gold medal from the London Olympics a little longer; playing two friendlies against Germany in October as part of a post-Olympic "victory tour."

The first game will be Oct. 20 in Bridgeview, Illinois, with the second game three days later in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The Americans begin their tour Saturday against Costa Rica in Rochester, New York. They then host Australia on Sept. 16 in Carson, California, and Sept. 19 in Commerce City, Colorado.



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Re: Olympics

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:46 pm

Just saw this:


9/5/12 8:01 PM
@heathermitts A little birdie told me Portland, Indianapolis, Albuquerque San Fran & Houston will hold Victory Tour games.


Apparently Hartford as well.


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Re: Olympics

Post by A_Fan on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:47 am

I hope that little birdie is correct.

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Re: Olympics

Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:48 pm

US Women's National Team v Ireland on November 28, 7:00 pm, at Jeld Wen. Ticket information to be announced soon. If the weather is good it will be a full moon.

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Re: Olympics

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:06 pm

UPSoccerFanatic wrote:US Women's National Team v Ireland on November 28, 7:00 pm, at Jeld Wen. Ticket information to be announced soon. If the weather is good it will be a full moon.
From US Soccer.com:
Tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team match against the Republic of Ireland on Nov. 28 in Portland, Ore., go on sale to the public starting Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. The game, which is part of the U.S. WNT Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic, kicks off at 7 p.m. PT at JELD-WEN Field, the home of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers.

Tickets are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Portland area (including Fred Meyer and Walmart stores). Tickets are also available at the JELD-WEN Field box office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) starting Monday, Nov. 5.

Also starting Nov. 5, groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. PT and runs until Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. PT at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.

By the time the USA arrives in Portland, half of the Fan Tribute Tour will be complete, with the 2012 Olympic champions having played Costa Rica in Rochester, N.Y., Australia in Los Angeles and Commerce City, Colo., and Germany in Chicago and East Hartford, Conn. The five tour matches held to date have averaged more than 18,000 fans a game, including three sellout crowds.

The USA is 3-0-2 so far on the Fan Tribute Tour, most recently drawing Germany twice in exciting and entertaining matches on Oct. 20 and 23. Over the five games, the U.S. Women have scored 19 goals while conceding only six.

The match in Portland starts a two-game set against Ireland that also includes a game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Dec. 1 (7:30 p.m. MT).

The Portland event will be a homecoming of sorts for U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who starred at the University of Portland from 2005-2008, where she was a First-Team All-American, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and helped the Pilots to an NCAA title as a freshman.

The U.S. Women will be playing their 11th all-time match in Portland, with seven previous visits coming at the venue formerly known as PGE Park or Civic Stadium. This will be the second match in JELD-WEN Field since massive renovations were made for the Timbers, with the first appearance taking place Sept. 22, 2011, in a 3-0 victory over Canada in front of 18,570 fans. The other three games in Portland were played at the University of Portland’s Merlo Field.

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