18 April 2008

The Freezer for 18 April 2008

The US Soccer Fragility Index, known as the Freezer, is the anti-power poll. Each week, Oscar, Kinney, Bob and D have a frank discussion over email and chat to rank the most feeble, the most tenuous, and the overall weakest things in US Soccer, and we check our results with commenters in our pre-Freezer solicitation post. And really, that actually happened this time, which is kinda cool.

And really, we're a year ahead of the curve, as even Slate magazine has decided that the Power Poll concept is tired. Should we put power polls themseleves in the freezer. And then, couldn't you still argue that this is a power poll, just one with a goatee saying things like "Your agonizer, please." The mind boggles.

Regardless, once again we plunge United into the Freezer, but we're keeping them near the top for easy retrieval in the event they stop playing to our dark fears. Monsters of the id that they are. Anyways, let's do the damage:

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At 18 April, 2008 16:38, Blogger The Manly Ferry said...

Screw Slate! Their petty views won't make me give up my cliched posting concepts!

(And I'm glad to see the Freezer again.)

At 18 April, 2008 21:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, Emilio is dodging icy bullets!

At 18 April, 2008 21:58, Blogger Shatz... said...

I love the weekly report of the Norwegian weather. Please tell Troy that it was over 80 degrees here today and he is welcome to return home at any time.

At 20 April, 2008 10:12, Blogger Landru said...

"...your agonizer, please."

*snort*. You and a certain someone planned that. Don't try to deny it.

At 24 April, 2008 10:01, Anonymous BigKris said...

I have a hard time believing that there's that many MLS teams that belong below DC United on the list. However, I too am a homer, so here's some ideas for next time to stuff the ballot at the low end of the freezer and prop up United:

-FSC announcers. (ESPN gets a pass so far this young season; good job with the offseason adjustments)

-NYRB ownership. DeGrandpere was nothing to brag on, but having him leave to go to a freakin' startup and not having a plan to replace him? Someone's just asleep at the switch.

-Chivas "future relocated franchise" watch. Tip of the hat to Dan Loney.

-Oh, and I agree with anon. that Emilio needs to be on the list. While we're at it, "MLS Strikers" in general could make it on the list.

-Ben Olsen's Ankle.


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