Randy Moss Defends Tom Brady

Randy Moss was a great receiver who greatly benefited from playing four season with Tom Brady in New England. The former Patriots’ receiver  defended the deflategate passer over the weekend,

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“Over some air?” Moss said, via the Fayetteville Observer. “If he did it, so what? He hasn’t shown me anything but how he carries himself as a professional man, husband, father and athlete. Tom Brady is a pro’s pro. I love the man and everything he’s accomplished.”

Over Moss’ four seasons in New England, the team went to the Super Bowl once, a loss to the New York Football Giants in Super Bowl XLII, ending the Patriots’ attempt at a19-0 record. Moss’ defense of Brady over the deflategate scandal comes as no surprise due to his success in New England. Brady’s fate is in the hands of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell seemingly will rule without much outside opinion regardless of opinions of Brady’s former teammates.

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Do Americans care about Soccer? 

The American sporting landscape is changing. Football, even though still highly popular, has come under fire for being to violent and to detrimental to players’ health. Baseball has been declining in popularity amongst young kids, most likely for being too slow. Basketball has maintained its popularity, but has not surpassed football. The question comes when I ll Americans start caring about soccer and the MLS , Major League Soccer, the American league of global football.

Frank Deford of NPR notes that American interest in the global game has peaked, but Americans cannot seem to watch MLS:

For just about every other nation, soccer is thesport—a far, far better thing than the American dollar, beer, Google or sex. Alas, in the United States, soccer has been more commonly identified with soccer moms than soccer players.

The American sports fan loves sports. A fan will watch almost anything — hello PBA bowling. As Deford mentions, the World Cup does get great ratings every four years. However, Americans are used to the best professional sports leagues in the world. This means more Americans are going to watch European leagues over MLS.

MLS has a chance to grow and has been steadily increasing in popularity. At 20 years old the leaugue has expanded, even adding teams in Canada. MLS success relies on keeping home grown talent and growing the game in schools. Maybe ones at MLS will be compared to La Liga, but if that day comes it will not be for a long time.

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New York City to surpass 2020 Population Estimates within the Year

A crowd in Times Square

A crowd in Times Square

New York City’s population is expected to surpass 2020 estimates according to the Real Deal, the New York real estate blog.

New census estimates reveal that the population of New York City reached 8,491,079 in 2014, a problematic figure given that it is only about 60,000 short of previous estimates for the 2020 population.

New York is the constent megapolis in the Unuted States. Always changing and growing, but only growing vertically, the City cans expand out. The population increase is an issue that many cities deal with, but it takes another turn in New York. This city can not handle more people easily. The beauty of New York, its simplicity, is being lost in the influx of people.

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