Not going to lie, today is going to be tough. Starting with this:
Then, moving along, to the links:
Minnesota United Announces Intention To Build Stadium In St. Paul | Minnesota United FC: What's that, another team with United in their name? Gimme gimme! (not really)
The feds are the ones who own RFK. Here's what they plan to do with it. - Greater Greater Washington: Thoughts on the new (or future) space that will be open when D.C. leaves.
LeBolt: A fairy-tale finish for Louisville’s amazing Marylander, Caroline Kimble — Soccer Wire: A nice look at a Louisville player who overcame a lot and shined in a big way on the field.
The Frustrating Promise of Analytics: Soccer Has a Left-Handed-Pitcher Problem ": Looking at the pros and cons of where analytics fits in soccer, and thoughts on its future.
Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle United: SIX IN A ROW - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland beat a Newcastle squad who was at 10 men for the second half, extending their win streak in the Tyne-Wear derby to six as goals from Adam Johnson, Billy Jones and Steven Fletcher gave them a 3-0 win, pulling them into 18th in the Premier League. Progress!
Perisic scores but Inter Milan miss chance to go top - ESPN FC: In more partner club news, Ivan Perisic scored, but so did Alberto Gilardino for Palermo as Inter Milan settle for a 1-1 draw, putting them in a four-way tie for second behind Roma, but in fourth on tiebreakers at the moment.
Tears and Terror: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney - Hollywood Reporter: Mickey Rooney went through a lot of stuff we knew of, and I think few, if any of us, knew he went through this. The hell with people, man.
The Laughs, Pathos, and Overwhelming Talent of Jan Hooks ": Mike Thomas, who wrote the Phil Hartman biography, discusses the life of Hartman's frequent co-worker and SNL alum, the late Jan Hooks, both taken from us far too soon.
That's all I got. Who needs a drink?