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115: The North American Soccer Leagues Rochester Lancers With Michael Lewis
After more than 40 years of covering the â€œbeautiful game,â€ Newsday sportswriter and FrontRowSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis (Soccer for Dummies) knows more than a thing or two about the evolution of soccer in this country.Â A self-professed â€œZelig of soccer,â€ the NYC-based Lewis has covered some of the sportâ€™s most important events, including eight World Cups, seven Olympic tournaments, and all 23Â MLS Cups (and counting) â€“ not to mention an endless array of matches and related off-the-field activities across leagues and competitions on both the domestic and international stages over that span. Â If it happened in American soccer since his start as a cub reporter at the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle in 1975, Lewis was probably there. It was in Rochester that Lewis got his first taste of US pro soccer as the assigned beat reporter for the North American Soccer Leagueâ€™s fledgling Rochester Lancers â€“ a team that literally helped save the down-to-four-team league from extinction in 1970 when owner Charlie Schiano moved the club from the regional semi-pro American Soccer League (along with the similarly-situated Washington Darts) where it had played since 1967. The Lancers promptly won the title in their first NASL season, and featured the circuitâ€™s first breakout star â€“ 5â€² 4â€³ Brazilian scoring sensation Carlos â€œLittle Mouseâ€ Metidieri, who nabbed league MVP honors in both 1970 & 1971.Â By 1973, however, Metidieri had been traded to the expansion Boston Minutemen, and Schiano was forced to sell controlling interest in the club to bolster its finances â€“ and the Lancers promptly descended into mediocrity. Â Though Schiano re-acquired majority ownership in late 1976, the team rarely achieved more than middling success thereafter â€“ save for an anomalous 1977 season that saw the small-market Lancers fall one playoff game short of reaching the NASL title game, despite compiling only an 11-15 regular season record.Â The Lancersâ€™ final seasons were also marred by internecine warfare between an increasingly cash-strapped Schiano and new investors John Luciani and Bernie Rodin â€“ exacerbated by the teamâ€™s off-season moonlighting in the semi-rival Major Indoor Soccer League as the Long Island-based New York Arrows.Â The two factions faced off in court during the 1980 NASL season, with the league terminating the franchise at seasonâ€™s end. While outdoor soccer soon returned to Rochester in 1981 with the ASL Flash, the indoor Arrows went on to win four consecutive MISL titles with much of the Lancersâ€™ late 1970s NASL outdoor roster, including notables like Branko Segota, Shep Messing, Dave Dâ€™Errico, Val Tuksa, Renato Cila, Damir Sutevski, and head coach Dragon â€œDonâ€ Popovic. Thank you 503 Sports, SportsHistoryCollectibles.com, Streaker Sports, Audible, and OldSchoolShirts.com for your support of this weekâ€™s show!
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Winter Is Crappening: There Will Be Blood... Next Week?
As the ultimate showdown between humans and White Walkers looms, we're treated to an hour of preparations at Winterfell. This episode has it all: singing by the fireplace, a little girl with soup, and Bran staring at pretty much everyone. Okay fine â€” it felt a bit like filler, and the lack of Cersei was totally inexcusable. But we still had a great time.
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#203 Dustin Lance Black: On Storytelling & Building Bridges
TICKETS TO UNDERBELLY LIVE SHOW: http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/ctrl-alt-deleteDustin Lance Black is my guest today! Lance has been named as one of the 50 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in America for the last decade. He is an Academy AwardÂ® winning filmmaker, writer, and social activist. He won the Oscar and two WGA Awards for his screenplay MILK, the biopic of activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn. He was also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California and Virginia. Lance's memoir MAMAâ€™S BOY is out now, an absolutely incredible book, aboutgrowing up in a conservative Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas. The book is about his relationship with his mother, Anne, who sadly contracted polio when she was two years old and endured many surgeries throughout her life. Lance came out to his mother at twenty-one, and Mama's Boy explores what it took to remain a family despite such division of belief. Mama's Boy is the story of building bridges, of family, foundations, turmoil, tragedy, elation, and love. It is a story needed now more than ever. There is so much more I could say about Lance, but most of all, he was so lovely, and warm and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and going to his home in London to record. <3