A Very Entertaining 90 Minutes. Random Takes.
I will exclude my interest and background in the sport of soccer and focus on the game day experience at yesterday’s match between Atlanta United #ATLUTD and the Chicago Fire. We drove over to MARTA’s North Springs Station and parked at no charge. $2.50 to ride down to midtown’s North Avenue Station and an easy walk to Bobby Dodd Stadium. Great weather and a great performance by United for a perfect afternoon. We waited 20 minutes or so after the game to let the crowd thin out and then walked a bit past the North Avenue station and had some food and drink. By that time the train station was quiet and we rode back up to the North Springs station. A fun day with a very lively crowd. It is obvious that the Atlanta United staff have made a tremendous effort to make the temporary digs of Bobby Dodd Stadium a great fan experience. Even if you have little interest in soccer I would strongly recommend you attend the next home match on Sunday afternoon, April 30th. A shout out to the supporter’s behind the north goal….all of you rock! United has some special players to watch and if you are a big fan of United you better enjoy Josef Martinez while you can because a large European club will make an offer to United that they will not be able to refuse.
Freedom of speech is a very important constitutional right. With that said, it is very difficult for me to understand how a billboard in Arizona, with Nazi-themed messaging, can stay standing. We don’t need any public messaging that may entice and support a moron’s interest in hate crimes.
I have pointed out the rapid decline of large to big-box retailers in previous posts so it comes as no surprise that JC Penny will close 138 stores and terminate 5,000 workers. JC Penny’s justification: the store closings will provide them with $200m in cost savings. Go figure.
The Muss & Turner restaurant expands to East Cobb this week with an opening in the space of the former Common Quarter. All the best to Ryan Turner for taking the chance with the very fickle East Cobb customer base.
If you have not watched FX’s The Americans wait for a rainy day to binge watch from the first season on. Great writing and acting depicting a typical American family back in the ’80’s…..who happen to be KGB.
I do not and will not write about religion or politics. I will leave those topics for the self-serving pundits. With that said, there really is a lot to write about based on President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
March Madness is underway with some great games and crazy coaches. Take a look at Northwestern’s coach in yesterday’s game going crazy over what he thought was a non-call by one of the referees. His behavior resulted in a technical foul that basically swung the result of the game against No. 1 ranked Gonzaga. Shameful as this was Northwestern’s first visit to the NCAA tournament and they had a great chance to upset Gonzaga.
Adios and have a Funday Sunday!!!