1915: ‘merry Christmas. We will not fire to-morrow’

From THE TIMES of LONDON: Jan. 11, 1915.

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT.
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THE SCOTS GUARDS’ CHRISTMAS.
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A PIPER’S IMPRESSIONS.
A Piper in the Scots Guards writes:
We had a glorious time of it on Christmas Day. There was a keen frost and snow falling slightly.
On Christmas Eve the Germans shouted from their trenches: “A merry Christmas, Scottie […]

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Murray “Rolls” Ankle; Walking Boot For 3 Weeks

Zach Dillard of the RED & BLACK University of Georgia newspaper reported today that starting Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray “broke (his) ankle participating in an activity with teammates and friends on Saturday afternoon. Murray was rushed to team doctors after suffering the injury.”

A Univ. of Georgia athletic department source has subsequently told me that Murray […]

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Downtown LA Stadium Backer Gives NFL Deadline

December 2 may have been the day any chance of NFL football in downtown Los Angeles died.

(San Diego? You can exhale now)
That was the day FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, scuttling a concerted U.S. bid to host the tournament. One of the American bid’s primary backers was billionaire Phil Anschutz. Anschutz […]

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NFL Return To LA Hinges On 2022 World Cup Bid

Three months ago I strongly suggested that soccer could play a major role in whether the NFL returns to Los Angeles some time this decade. In the past week, there’s been new developments that only serve to confirm that notion.

(Anschutz, Leiweke (above) and Wasserman: Pitching own LA stadium deal)
Until today, the United States had […]

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Year After Crash, Davies Speeding At 125 MPH?

Nearly a year to the day after a serious car crash near D.C. almost killed him - and cost him a spot on the U.S. World Cup team - soccer player Charlie Davies was reportedly cited by French police last weekend for speeding - at 125 MPH.

 
Eastern France newspaper LE PROGRES and the AFP French […]

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Female Ref Victim Of ‘Breast-Wiper’ Soccer Player

Last night was a landmark evening for the female soccer referee community in Germany as Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to officiate a second-division Bundesliga match on German national television.

(Delightful translation from Germany’s national daily BILD)
She also became the first woman to officiate a second-division Bundesliga match on German national television who had […]

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Hooker Claims Affair With Married Wayne Rooney

A Manchester-based prostitute alleged to London’s NEWS OF THE WORLD last Thursday that she had sex with married Manchester United star Wayne Rooney from June, 2009, to last November - when Rooney’s first child was born to wife Coleen.

21-year-old Jenny Thompson claimed to the British tabloid that she first met the 24-year-old Rooney at a […]

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Not Again! College Girls Soccer Fight On Video

Last Thursday University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert returned to the pitch for the first time since she was captured on video physically bullying members of the BYU women’s soccer team during a game last November. Lambert was suspended from the team after the video went viral on the web and in the […]

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1978 Video Features Jon Miller’s Hair … System?

Never one to get stuck on one sport, ESPN broadcaster Jon Miller has weaved a long, lustrous career in a variety of broadcast capacities.

(Miller also closet wildlife conservationist?)
From the video posted below, I myself learned today that Miller called NASL pro soccer matches in 1978.

This particular telecast featured Miller on the call for a […]

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Video: You’ve Never Seen Soccer Tackle Like This

Too good not to post.

Video below.

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