Yearly Archives: 2012

the crane takes flight

Though she’s not originally from there, Megan Rapinoe’s pretty strongly linked with Portland, where she went to school. Because I know all manner of stupid trivia, one day it occurred to me that the state motto of Oregon (“Alis volat … Continue reading

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CSI: Kansas City

I can’t get to every US game. I’ve got a day job, after all, and sometimes non-soccer travel gets in the way, like this past October, when all my pals were heading to Kansas City to close out this year’s … Continue reading

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back to the pumpkin patch

Once again, I missed MLS’s carving contest. This year their deadline was the day before Halloween, and not only had I not started carving at that point, I hadn’t even bought them! I was out of town for weddings and … Continue reading

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new shirt for sale

I get asked a lot if I ever do shirts with my designs on them, and the answer is always “it’s complicated.” But when Futbol Artist Network started, that was easy–I had to get on board, and I had to … Continue reading

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BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER

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Brek Shea, Alex Morgan, and tiny horses

I’ve never liked My Little Pony. Even when it first came out and I was a six year old girl, I wasn’t interested. I lived on a farm–if I wanted to play with a pony, there was a real one … Continue reading

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the angel’s share

When I was in Toronto for MLS Cup 10, I met a man named Sean who was working on a book about American soccer fandom. I talked a bit about banners and what I do, and then didn’t hear from … Continue reading

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highlight reel

“MLS wants to do a ‘Supporters’ Week’ where we interview fans around the league about what they do, how they do it, and why. Would you like to participate?” Would I! Hardest part of this was keeping it under wraps … Continue reading

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more words and other disturbances

Kind of a sign the atmosphere’s turned around quickly in 2012 that I already added three to the words for the year, though one was already a multi-year roster fixture and the other two skipped to the top of the … Continue reading

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thesaurus update

The “Words” project, started in 2008, is becoming something of a tradition, with new players being told to “earn their banners” as they sign on with the team. I did two in 2011, which should probably tell you a lot … Continue reading

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