Category Archives: Soccer

In sports, Cleveland is the Wile E. Coyote of cities


By Ray Hamill

When it comes to North American sports, there are plenty of long suffering fans out there faithfully following their team of choice and never giving up on dreams of success. But when it comes to cities that have suffered the most, nowhere compares to Cleveland.

In fact, it’s not even close.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the city’s last taste of success in any major sport, an NFL championship by the Browns in 1964, and I sure hope all the Clevelanders (yes, that’s what they call themselves) held a great big parade that day and really soaked it all up, because it’s been a long barren spell since. Continue reading

Difficult draw for U.S. soccer, but certainly not impossible


By Ray Hamill

To all the U.S. soccer fans feeling unlucky to have landed in the proverbial group of death in Friday’s World Cup draw, you should remember it could always be worse – you could be Australia

Their group is so full of death, the grim reaper is worried he’s going to put his back out, and going up against Spain, the Netherlands and Chile, it’s a safe bet the Aussies will be eliminated quicker than you can say “throw some shrimp on the barbie while I grab a bloody Fosters.”

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North Coast Fan Zone


On this week’s show, Ray and the panel break down the World Cup draw, and take a look forward to all the weekend action in college football and the NFL, including making their weekly picks … Radio show 12-6-13