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Finding every single spot to play ping pong in Atlanta

Hey Atlanta! My name is mcclark71 and I am a pongaholic. It's my almost daily ritual.

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Quick story
I met a guy at a gas station who saw my paddle and told me days of when the boys would play at an outdoor table at a park that got shutdown. He seemed to have a good head on his shoulders and knew what he was saying. Told me all sorts of guys in the streets and the hood used to play there.
Which leads me to
There are tons of tables clogging up the garages and basement of Atlanta residents. It is our duty as citizens to liberate these tables (with permission) from their dark and dusty dungeons into the sunshine where they will flourish into beautiful platforms of comradery.
Rough Translation
I want to get community tables, balls, and paddles out there for anyone of any demographic to use. Young, old. kids and retirees will humble you.
There are so many parks, community centers, workplaces, and schools that do not have a table. These tables and conversations lead to unlikely connections.
The proposition
If you have a table you don't want we (read: me) will help it go to someone or somewhere it will be used in your area.
If you have a great place for a table (school, American legion, park, community center, senior home, anywhere) we (read: me) will help find someone local to donate one. There is a form on the website
*Note to self - make excel sheet*
There is a donate / request sheet on the website.
Donate - Request
That's all for now, keep up the good Pong.

OG Post:
Hey Atlanta! My name is mcclark71 and I am a pongaholic. It's my almost daily ritual.
That being said; I'm working to compile the most complete list of Ping Pong and Table Tennis playing locations in the city. So far I am up to --28-- 49 and I am sure there are a few I am missing.
So, besides the obvious Church and Victory, where are all the tables at?


EDIT 1: Physical list of all places - All are linked out below.
List of found Ping Pong and Table Tennis playing locations within the Atlanta Perimeter and Metro Atlanta area:
Atlanta Table Tennis Center
1670 Spectrum Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Paragon Golf Center
4470 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
MK Georgia Table Tennis
3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA 30097
DeKalb Tennis Center
1400 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033
Glenlake Park
1121 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Shakerag Park
10945 Rogers Cir, Johns Creek, GA 30024
Atlanta Recreation Club
2711 Pine Grove Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
Meehan's Public House
232 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Decatur Table Tennis
231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
Second Self Beer Company
1317 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Citizen Supply
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NW208, Atlanta, GA 30308
Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
701 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Hudson Grille Sandy Springs
6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Victory Sandwich Bar Inman Park
913 Bernina Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Sports & Social
825 Battery Ave SE #610, Atlanta, GA 30339
Autohaus Social
733 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
The Painted Pin
737 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Woodruff Park
91 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta Tech Village
3423 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Redan Recreation Center
1839 Phillips Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
GSU Student Recreation Center
101 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Emory SAAC (Student Activity & Academic Center)
1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033
IBM Watson
1001 Summit Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Windy Hill Athletic Club
135 Interstate N Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
CrossFit Conyers
7369 Swift St, Lithonia, GA 30058
Cabbagetown Community Center
177 Estoria St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Piedmont Center North Buildings 1-4
3565 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Chamblee Rail Trail
Clairmont Blvd and Peachtree Rd Chamblee, GA 30341
Kirkwood Table Tennis
Norwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Atlanta Casino & Poker Rentals
931 Monroe Dr NE #102, Atlanta, GA 30308
no. 246
129 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Venkman's
740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Jon's Table Tennis Training
845 Carriage Lake Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Round1 Stonecrest
2929 Turner Hill Rd #2800, Lithonia, GA 30038
Lean Draft House
600 Hopkins St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Georgia Tech Student Center
350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Peachtree Cir. at 15th St. Triangle
Atlanta, GA 30361
Colony Square
1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Concourse Athletic Club
8 Concourse Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Sister Louisa's Church - Athens
254 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601
Albany YMCA
1701 Gillionville Rd, Albany, GA 31707
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Switchyards Downtown Club
151 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
ContactPoint, North DeKalb Mall
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy #4002, Decatur, GA 30033
Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center
750 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318
WeWork
3280 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Tin Roof Cantina
2591 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Punch Bowl Social Atlanta
875 Battery Ave SE Ste 720, Atlanta, GA 30339
Atlanta Table Tennis Academy
4630 Valais Ct, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association
4651 Britt Rd, Norcross, GA 30093
EC Sports
2550 Sandy Plains Rd #230, Marietta, GA 30066
Victory Sandwich Bar Decatur
340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030

In other news:
I'm back on the pong table and racked up 3 wins (among countless losses) in my first 2 weeks back.
My 97 GTI is for sale, someone buy this thing. 5 speed w/180K.
Watch out for motorcycles, please look twice and save a life.
I turned 29 on July 2nd.
I spent most of June in Florida working at a family Lychee orchard. It was absolutely an amazing time.
I'm also looking for a tech / sales job around midtown or south of i20. Please hire me.
In lieu of cake, please send lego set 10265, 21317 or 10266. I promise I've been a good boy.
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A Carbon Tax Is Coming To A Utility Bill Near You

Unlike Al Gore's global warming, this is no hoax.
Imagine a $3000 annual carbon tax imposed upon you next year, 2019. That's another $250 per month out of your paycheck. Read this recently posted article that explains how this is happening in Ireland right now.
Climate change is being used as political tool to tax us into the next world. A fake world that is unsustainable. A term that Al Gore uses is net zero/carbon neutral. This means, no carbon emissions when all is said and done. What this ultimately means is Stop Breathing. This fake world of zero carbon emissions is not possible and they know it.
Climate change has nothing to do with carbon emissions. NOTHING! It is 100% solar driven. The conspirators of the One World Tyranny are lying about this in an effort to continue to upgrade the financial slavery imposed upon us in the form of more mandated taxation.
The science they (IPCC, NOAA) use to "prove" their case is incorrect at best. Lets call it what it is. It's and outrageous lie. It's 100% fiction. This is our government, our federal government, doing this to us.
The IPCC is a United Nations effort to enforce taxation for carbon emission. This organization was created by the Rothschild Zionist family.
NOAA is an extension of the US Dept of Commerce. Which of Trumps cabinet members runs this organization? Why it's none other than Rothschild banker and Trump attorney who bailed him out of his Atlanta casino crisis in the 90's, Wilbur Ross. That's right, a longtime Rothschild Zionist billionaire is at the helm of this outrage.
When you wake up to the fact that Rothschild owns multiple energy suppliers not to mention oil companies, who coincidentally produce the carbon they complain about, how will you feel then?
Is this not a conflict of interest?
Why should we pay for this?
These are the people who shut down Tesla and the free, clean energy he developed in order to capitalize on dirty fossil fuels which have become the cause of their global warming agenda. It's insane! This is the biggest scam of our lifetime.
When you wakeup to the fact that this phony science is baseless, how will you react?
When you wakeup to the fact that global warming is a hoax, how will you react?
When you need to make changes to your household purchases so you can support the carbon nightmare, what will you tell your children?
Our quality of life is being systematically destroyed everyday by these people. We go into debt deeper and deeper just to survive as a result of this nonsense. Bankruptcy is an everyday occurrence these days.
This slippery slope will eventually drags us into complete bandage. This "New World Order" is all about enslaving us financially to the point of desperation. It's a slow process but look where we were just 100 years ago, and look at us now. We are barely a carcass of what we once were. Our USD is only worth 3 pennies. That's three fake copper pennies to be exact.
BK, BK, the more we BK the more we are enslaved. Socialism is the only answer a politician might say. Socialism leads to communism. Just ask Karl Marx. He knows. He wrote the book.
You want real weather? Use this site and forget about everything else.
You want to get the skinny on the solar effect on our planet and how it is driving this crazy weather we are seeing into and iceage and not global warming? Follow this guy on youtube.
You want to find out about the climate hoax with multiple "real" scientific articles and uploads on a daily basis? Bookmark this site and stay informed so you can protect your family and warn your friends.
As the weather worsens, these conspirators are tightening their grip on us. They are using the weather against us. This is the false-flag of the millennia.
More taxation is headed our way.
Net Zero/ Carbon Neutral is unsustainable. It is a fake narrative. It's BS!
Believe nothing, believe everything.
Stay mad!
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Atlanta Motor Speedway will pursue a 2nd Cup date if they are able to build their $1 Billion Casino.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway trying to build a casino and resort on to the track's property(Check the track layout in the pic)

Atlanta Motor Speedway trying to build a casino and resort on to the track's property(Check the track layout in the pic) submitted by ConnorK5 to NASCAR [link] [comments]

Billion Dollar Casino Pitched for Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Speedway Motorsports and the city of Nashville today will announce that they are still negotiating and making progress to bring NASCAR back to the Fairgrounds, with the potential to host races as early as 2022

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Atlanta City had Kirk Hammett’s note about “The Unforgiven!” Pretty cool thing too see!!

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Atlanta City had Kirk Hammett’s note about “The Unforgiven!” Pretty cool thing too see!! submitted by frankfooter18 to Metallica [link] [comments]

Live coaching (not online) outside the big casino cities like Vegas Atlanta etc?

Indianapolis. I live in the Indianapolis area. Is there such a thing as a credible live coach in a godforsaken place such as this?
I have learned a lot from reading and from getting a ton of experience online but I want someone who will go to some live games with me and just watch me in the game and give me advice and whatnot afterwards. (I assume that's a thing coaches sometimes do--play a game in a live setting with the student and then talk about things after.)
I'm really good at being book smart but failing to apply it in practice. I need direct feedback on practice.
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If IndyCar was to return to GA, how about a course on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, GA. You could run counter-clockwise starting on the circuit and build a road around the golf course and race down Savannah Harbor Pkwy and then finish. Would this be a cool idea or what?

If IndyCar was to return to GA, how about a course on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, GA. You could run counter-clockwise starting on the circuit and build a road around the golf course and race down Savannah Harbor Pkwy and then finish. Would this be a cool idea or what? submitted by blackjesus017 to INDYCAR [link] [comments]

WRS Sells Underground Atlanta

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Atlanta Motor Speedway to add resort casino?

This may impact the viability of the fest in the future
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Can I use Casino in Atlanta,Georgia

In Atlanta, Georgia
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Kim Zolciak — Gambling addiction

It’s a Saturday night in lockdown London and I have nothing better to do other than research some tea on our Bravo housewives and rewatch classic reruns of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (season 3 is HISTORY).
Kim Zolciak became the subject of my research (well, more like digging) and I noticed she was consistently linked to rumours of having a gambling addiction. Unfortunately, the Daily Mail seemed to be the only other source which obtained a detailed amount of information, primarily from Don’t Be Tardy S08E03 ‘Nirvana, Nevada’ (I can’t believe this show has 8 seasons?). I was curious, so I streamed the episode.
When the Biermann family first arrived on an RV road trip to Las Vegas, their suite was luxurious and spacious. Kim quickly went on to mention she’d barely be in the room because she knew she wouldn’t sleep and instead, spend all night long in the casino. Well, she was right.
Long story short, Kim shows all signs of having a severe gambling addiction. She sacrificed 11 hours of sleep (and it didn’t seem like a sufficient amount of time for her) choosing to stay up all night (from an RV road trip with her family to Las Vegas) switching from the gaming machines, poker, cards — anything that was gambling. Brielle didn’t get any sleep either and kept Kim company all night. In the show, Kim was seen throwing $100 in the machines repeatedly.
Kroy had a strict curfew of their RV to departure LV at 08:00 to visit the Grand Canyon. It was 07:58 and Kim’s eyes were hypnotised by the slot machines and she was snappy to anyone (Kroy) that reminded her that they’d have to leave soon. Understandably, he was getting frustrated. She referred to gambling as her ‘therapy’ and a ‘slice of heaven’. Kroy said he doesn’t know any therapist that would recommend 11 hours spent on an activity. Sources are saying she has spent about $250,000 on gambling and is therefore likely to be crippling in debt. Kim reportedly then went onto purchase thousand dollar scratch cards.
The producers asked Kim’s younger children (sorry, I don’t know their names but they seemed maybe age 5 and 8?) if they knew what Kim was doing. Her child responded ‘yes, it’s where she goes to get money.’
At the end of the episode, the producers also asked if Kim managed to win big — or leave empty handed. She hesitated and then said neither, she’s more or less the same in terms of her financial status. Kroy snorted and then Kim looked away from the camera and drank from a red cup.
Side note: Brielle questioned if a rock formation within the canyon was a volcano, to which her mother responded, “Just be pretty, honey.”
TL:DR: Kim a history of a gambling addiction and this is evident on S08E03 Don’t Be Tardy. I watched, so you don’t have to. She’s fixated on gambling and spent 11 hours with Brielle doing it, it’s her main focus of the trip to Las Vegas. Her husband is finding difficulty controlling her habits and she cannot balance her family time and her gambling time. It seems as if she lost more than she won and reportedly has a debt of $250,000.
EDIT: thank you so much for the award! 🤗❤️
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Casino complex in Atlanta?

Proposal to potentially set up 3 major casino complexes in Georgia, if gambling is approved in next legislature session.
1 of the proposed spots in College Park.
What say you?
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/10/24/18018152/casino-gambling-georgia-poll-ron-stephens
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This is what a proposed $1B casino, entertainment complex could look like at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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[OC] The Best MLS Player from Each Country That's Fielded One: Part 1 (UEFA)

Throughout its first 25 years, Major League Soccer has seen players from all different corners of the globe, each with their own career story. Whether it be a guy like Tim Melia or Chris Wondolowski who were scrappy guys that came out of nowhere to be stars in this league, or world famous names such as Zlatan, Beckham, and Henry, the league's history of big names is as diverse as they come.
Let's take a look at the best player from each country around the globe. This will be based on national team allegiance. Today, we'll be leading with Europe!
Please note that this is my opinion, and in some cases the decisions were tough; I'll be sure to add in honorable mentions where I can, or add notes.
Albania: Shkëlzen Gashi ( COL 2016-18)
Short list to pick from here, as Gashi's only competition is Jahmir Hyka and Hamdi Salihi. Gashi gets the nod, if nothing else, for his huge 2016 season, where he scored 10 regular season goals (one of which was that year's Goal of the Year) as the Rapids damn near won the Shield. The madlad then went and one-upped that with his absurd equalizer in the playoffs against the Galaxy.
His last two years weren't as fruitful, but man, when he was on he could pull something out of nowhere.
Armenia: Yura Movsisyan ( KC 2006-07, RSL 2007-09 & 2016-18, CHI 2018)
Four choices here, although in the end it's Movsisyan winning out over Harut Karapetyan, who played a couple seasons in the 90s for the Galaxy, San Jose, and Tampa Bay. The fourth pick in a strong 2006 MLS SuperDraft out of Pasadena City College, Movsisyan is mostly associated with RSL, who acquired him in a 2007 trade. With the Claret and Cobalt, he would tally 15 goals in 53 regular season appearances, and in 2009 he'd hoist the club's first MLS Cup. That'd be his last game with RSL until 2016 after some time in Europe with Randers, Krasnodar, and Spartak Moscow (even sharing the Russian PL Golden Boot in 2012/13 with Wanderson). He'd put up a similar clip of 16 in 57 before being waived and finishing his MLS career with four scoreless games with Chicago.
Austria: Daniel Royer ( NYRB 2016-pres.)
The choice here was largely Royer vs. Andreas Ivanschitz, who was a regular starter for Seattle's first MLS Cup, but I can't say no to a man with over 100 MLS matches played and three straight 10-goal seasons. In all comps, the former Austria Vienna man is just two goals behind Thierry Henry for third on the Red Bulls' all time goal scoring list.
Belarus: Sasha Gotsmanov ( COL 2005)
Gotsmanov qualifies by default as the only Belarusian player in MLS history. The Minsk native (and son of former Soviet and Belarusian international Sergei Gotsmanov) played one (1) single game for Colorado in October 2005, against RSL.
Belgium: Laurent Ciman ( MTL 2015-17, LAFC 2018, TFC 2019-pres.)
Shouts to Roland Lamah, who had his moments in Dallas, and Jelle van Damme, who played a season and a half for the Galaxy, but Ciman is the obvious choice. While he's fallen off a cliff as he's gotten older, he's a three-time All-Star and won Defender of the Year in his first MLS season; in his second, he played for Belgium at Euro 2016. At 35, he's lost a step and probably should only be used in emergencies, but at his best he was an elite MLS center back that could also be deployed at right back.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Haris Medunjanin ( PHI 2017-19, CIN 2020-pres.)
The first one where I'm not totally confident in my pick, as Baggio Hušidić made this tricky (and as a Union fan I'm afraid of bias). But at his best, Haris is an assist machine (30 in four MLS seasons so far), and a threat on set pieces; the madlad even scored an Olimpico this year. His left foot is probably the best the Union have ever had. While his commitment to defense was nonexistent, give him the ball and he could spray a pass anywhere.
Bulgaria: Hristo Stoichkov ( CHI 2000-02, DC 2003)
One of three former Ballon d'Or winners to play in MLS (the others being Lothar Matthaus and Kaka, although "playing" is generous for the former), Stoichkov spent the last four seasons of his career in MLS, scoring 22 goals in 72 regular season matches for Chicago and DC. In his first season, a 9 goal in 18 match outing for the Fire, he also won the US Open Cup, scoring the opening goal of the final, a 2-1 win over Miami. (The winning goal, by the way, was scored by our old friend Owen Goal.)
Croatia: Damir Kreilach ( RSL 2018-pres.)
Mr. Miyagi's favorite MLS player for his crane kick equalizer in the playoffs, the former Rijeka and Union Berlin man has proven to be an excellent utility piece and core part of RSL throughout his time there, scoring 26 goals and chipping in 14 assists in 86 regular season matches and playing all over the damn place (naturally a central midfielder, he's probably still RSL's best forward). At 31, he still has a lot to give.
MLS has seen a huge influx of Croats lately, though; before Kreilach's 2018 signing there had only been four Croatian players in MLS history, two of whom barely played. Currently, there are five on active rosters.
Czechia: Luboš Kubík ( CHI 1998-2001, DAL 2001)
Czech players have had a good hit rate in MLS. In his lone MLS season, Bořek Dočkal led the league in assists, and Zdeněk Ondrášek was a very solid piece for Dallas, albeit one whose MLS time was brief.
But no. We have to go with Kubik. The sweeper was Best XI twice, in 1998 and 1999, and won Defender of the Year in 1998 helping Chicago to a MLS Cup-Open Cup double. He'd win another Open Cup two years later, before being traded to Dallas in 2001 and retiring due to injury.
So many lethal counterattacks started on the foot of this man, and he is rightfully seen as one of the greatest defenders the league has ever seen.
Denmark: Jimmy Nielsen ( KC 2010-13)
I debated going WAYYYYYYY off the board here and throwing out Miklos Molnar. His time in MLS was brief, just the 2000 season before he retired, but the man was the best attacking piece on a Cup winner. He could have balled out if he didn't retire early.
But nah. We're going with Casino Jimmy, one of the keys towards Kansas City's early 2010s turnaround. A two time All-Star, Nielsen was Goalkeeper of the Year in 2012, a year that also saw him win the Open Cup with the Wiz (on penalties, because KC and penalties, name a more iconic duo at this point). In 2013, he capped off his career by winning MLS Cup, again on penalties, while playing with broken ribs.
England: Bradley Wright-Phillips ( 2013-2019, LAFC 2020)
This league, man.
The list of English players to have represented in MLS is a long one, full of iconic names. Ashley Cole. David Beckham. Frank Lampard. Steven Gerrard. Jermain Defoe. Wayne Rooney. Hell, even Bradley's brother Shaun.
But nope. Many of those guys are the butt of many MLS jokes. BWP, on the other hand, is one of the greatest goal scorers the league has ever seen, with two Golden Boots to his name and well over a century of league goals. He was a part of 3 Shield winning teams, and made CONCACAF's Best XI in 2018.
And it all started with a quiet trial in 2013 after Charlton dumped him. This. League.
And This. Man. Even as a fan of Philly who doesn't care much for the Red Bulls, I respect this dude and everything he's done. I hope he gets another year after winning Comeback Player of the Year this year.
Estonia: Joel Lindpere ( NYRB 2010-12, CHI 2013)
The only other option here was Erik Sorga, who could dethrone Lindpere as he came to MLS at a very young age. But it's unlikely, as Lindpere was quietly very solid for the Red Bulls during his time. The Tallinn native was a two-time All-Star, and in 2010 he was named the Red Bulls' team MVP.
Finland: Alex Ring ( NYC 2017-2020, AUS pres.)
T O P I C A L
There's a few fairly talented Finns in MLS right now that could make this interesting (I really like Robin Lod's game, and Lassi Lappelainen would be excellent for Montreal if he'd stop getting hurt). Ring however has proven his worth across 4 seasons, including time as NYC's captain. Over 10,000 MLS minutes, mostly for good teams, as a defensive anchor, he will be a fantastic tone-setter for the new Austin team.
France: Thierry Henry ( NYRB 2010-14)
Oh man, as an Ireland fan I wanted to give this to literally anyone else. I am still bitter, dammit.
His best competition is probably Aurelien Collin, who has a closetful of trophies (including a Best XI and MLS Cup MVP). But no...it's Henry.
When a big name comes to MLS, what people want to see is someone who treats the league with respect. Henry did that. Not only was he dominant on the pitch, a three-time Best XI nomination, he also respected the history of the club he played for and gave 100%, even though he was getting up there in the years. He's a Red Bulls and MLS legend...as much as I curse that godforsaken hand
Georgia: Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili ( SJ 2017-20)
It looks like the San Jose chapter of Vako's career is done and dusted. While the former Vitesse man struggled for consistency, he did put up 26 goals and 13 assists across four MLS seasons for the Quakes, including 10 while being coached by Mikael Stahre, which should probably get him and Wondo some sort of award.
We'll see what's next for him, if he leaves MLS or goes back to Europe. His only competition was Quakes teammate Guram Kashia.
Germany: Bastian Schweinsteiger ( CHI 2017-19)
I'm...actually not sure about this one. I actually changed this while writing, as I very nearly chose Julian Gressel; the former Rookie of the Year has two 10-assist seasons under his belt, and Kai Wagner has also been one of the league's better fullbacks for Philadelphia; Schweinsteiger was solid enough for Chicago in his advanced age for some very frustrating teams (and even moved positions to center back!)...but man, I don't know.
Germany is weird. For a country with such a great footballing tradition, the pickings are fairly slim. Arne Friedrich had one good year for Chicago before injuries claimed his career. Lottar Matthaus was as committed to this league as Schalke are to winning football matches. Stefan Aigner was stifled by Anthony Hudson going galaxy brain. Torsten Frings...existed.
I dunno.
Greece: Alexandros Tabakis ( ATL 2017)
The only Greek in MLS history...and our second one game wonder. Atlanta's FOURTH string keeper in 2017, he managed to sneak into a game against Minnesota with Brad Guzan on international duty, Alec Kann injured, and Kyle Reynish sent off during the match.
Atlanta lost 3-2. He's now in USL.
Hungary: Nemanja Nikolić ( CHI 2017-19)
Dániel Sallói and Krisztián Németh had their moments, but the winner is Nikolić, who came to MLS from the Ekstraklasa and immediately won the Golden Boot. His totals diminished in the three seasons he spent with Chicago, but 51 goals in 96 appearances isn't too shabby at all - it's second in Fire history behind Ante Razov.
Iceland - Guðmundur Þórarinsson ( NYC 2020-pres.)
Not much choice, 3 guys, all of whom were mostly bench guys. I almost went with Kristinn Steindorsson here on the merits of "he didn't have a penalty saved by Rodrigo Schlegel."
Israel: Gadi Kinda ( SKC 2020-pres.)
It was either him or Dedi Ben Dayan, really. And I nearly went with the former Colorado left back, but nah, Kinda is very much the superior player. The midfielder born in Ethiopia, Kinda shone brightly in his first season in KC, with 6 goals and 4 assists in his debut season. He'll be a DP next season.
Italy: Sebastian Giovinco ( TOR 2015-18)
A signing that changed an entire club.
Before Giovinco, the Reds were a laughingstock. He came in, won a Golden Boot and MVP right away, led the league in assists, made Best XI three years in a row, led them to their first playoff game, their first MLS Cup final, their first MLS Cup win, and a historic treble. And they damn near won CCL too.
The Atomic Ant was must-see from Day 1. It's not just because of him that Toronto is now one of MLS's elite...but he was a huge part of changing that culture. 83 goals in 142 games in all comps. And he dished out his fair share of assists too, with a telepathic partnership with Jozy.
Latvia: Raivis Hščanovičs ( TOR 2010)
Not much to write about here. 14 games for a bad Reds team. Gets in by default with no other Latvian MLS players.
Liechtenstein: Nicholas Hasler ( TOR 2017-18, CHI 2018-19, SKC 2019)
Another one by default. 66 games as a utilityman. Won MLS Cup and the Shield, though.
Lithuania: Vytautas Andriuškevičius ( POR 2016-18, DC 2018)
Only other choice was Edgaras Jankauskas, a forward who played 14 games for the Revs. Vytas played 37 for Portland and zero for DC.
Luxembourg: Maxime Chanot ( NYC 2016-pres.)
Another one by default but this one's an actually really solid player that finished fourth in Defender of the Year voting in 2019. We take those.
Malta: Etienne Barbera ( VAN 2012)
2 games in 2012. Only Maltese player in MLS.
Montenegro: Branko Bošković ( DC 2010-12)
Pretty much every other Montenegrin player played less than 20 games in MLS. Bošković played 43 before returning to Europe for family reasons. 7 assists in his final season though, which is technically something.
Netherlands: Johan Kappelhof ( CHI 2016-pres.)
Much like Germany, bright footballing tradition, very shaky MLS history. Which is weird because the Eredivisie exports a lot of guys to MLS.
Also, I'm excluding Kelvin Leerdam, as he is probably changing his international allegiance to Suriname.
So I'm going with 2017 All-Star Kappelhof, who I think is still fairly solid.
But really the choices aren't great. Dave van den Burgh? Roland Alberg scored a hat trick once I guess? Danny Koevermans was decent but injured all the time?
Maybe it's a hot take. It probably is.
North Macedonia: Oka Nikolov ( PHI 2013)
Never actually played, only in a friendly. Watch this space though as North Macedonia is apparently courting LAFC's Danny Musovski.
Northern Ireland: Johnny Steele ( RSL 2012, NYRB 2013-14)
Another case of shaky opposition, it was either Steele or Steve Morrow, who played 41 games for Dallas in the aughts.
Steele played regularly for a Shield winner, the 2013 Red Bulls. Easy peasy.
Norway: Vadim Demidov Ola Kamara ( CLB 2016-17, LAG 2018, DC 2019-pres.)
Adama Diomande is the main competition here. Kamara's first stint in MLS was a smashing success, scoring 48 goals in 90 regular season matches for Columbus and the Galaxy (he was traded for Gyasi Zardes before 2018). A brief foray to China followed, and while he's back in MLS with DC he hasn't quite been the same.
Still a good player on his day, maybe just the Bennyball effect.
Poland: Piotr Nowak ( CHI 1998-2002)
When I think of early Chicago, Nowak and the earlier-mentioned Kubik are the first two names that come to mind. Kubik held down the back while Nowak was the chief creator in the midfield. Three-time best XI, three-time All-Star, and MLS Cup MVP.
...can I drink my water now?
Portugal: José Gonçalves ( NE 2013-16)
Gonçalves fell off a cliff in his latter years, but in his first MLS season he won Defender of the Year and in his second he was a key part of a team that made the MLS Cup final and damn near won the thing.
Runner up here is Nani who is probably closing in.
EDIT: I also forgot to mention Pedro Santos, thanks to the Crew fans who pointed that one out. I still think Gonçalves pips him for his 2013 if nothing else, but Santos is probably closer than Nani.
Republic of Ireland: Robbie Keane ( LAG 2011-16)
A LOT closer than you think; Time Person of the Century Juventus legend Ronnie O'Brien was two-time best XI himself.
But nonono. This is Robbie freaking Keane. When we see these big name Euro guys interested in MLS, this is the man we want them to be.
Hypercompetitive and holding guys accountable on and off the pitch, and scoring for fun. 83 goals in 125 MLS regular season appearances. Best XI four times. 2014 MVP. MLS Cup MVP in 2014. A closetful of team awards including 3 MLS Cups.
This man was a baller, and frankly his departure was the beginning of the Galaxy decline into irrelevance, but that's a story for another time.
Romania: Alexandru Mitriță ( NYC 2019-pres.?)
Question mark because he's on loan and I have no idea if it'll be permanent, but he was punted out by the Pigeons just as he was really starting to break out. He scored 12 goals in his debut season last year but filled in nicely this year while Maxi Moralez was injured. EDIT: NYC fans have informed me he wasn't punted out, but was loaned out to be closer to his pregnant wife. My apologies.
Honorable mention: Alex Zotincă, who played for the Wizards and Chivas USA in the aughts. Brave man.
Russia: Igor Simutenkov ( KC 2002-04)
Not a lot to pick from here either. 49 games, 12 goals for this forward from Moscow, who now serves as an assistant coach at Zenit.
Scotland: John Spencer ( COL, 2001-04)
Give Johnny Russell another few years and he'll pass Spencer, but for now I'm leaning the latter. Spencer as a coach was frustrating as hell, but as a player he was Best XI twice and an MVP finalist once. Dude could score goals despite battling injuries in his time in MLS.
Just don't let him sign Kris Boyd. Then you lose to Cal FC. No one wants that.
Serbia: Aleksandar Katai ( 2018-19, 2020)
FROM A SPORTING PERSPECTIVE.
And mostly due to a weak pool. Runner up was probably someone like Miloš Kocić.
18 goals in 62 games for Chicago before getting yeeted back to Serbia for Bad People Reasons
Slovakia: Albert Rusnák ( RSL 2017-pres.)
He has tenure on Ján Greguš, who's the closest competitor, but Rusnák is also good. He followed up a 14-assist debut season (4th in the league) with back to back 10 goal seasons before struggling this year with injury.
Slovenia: Robert Berić ( CHI 2020-pres.)
Once he got acclimated to MLS, the goals came, and Chicago has its successor to Nikolić up top. He finished with 12 goals in his debut season, tied for second in the league with Ruidiaz and Zardes.
Also, from what I saw early on, seems like he's a dark-arts type of guy that gets in your head. That's fun.
Spain: David Villa ( NYC 2015-18)
I really didn't want to put him here due to recent allegations, and the fact that Pozuelo has already matched his MVP and two Best XI performances....
77 goals in 117 games though, that's tough to pass on.
Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimović ( LAG 2018-19)
It's Zlatan.
He pretty much dragged a sorry LA organization to something resembling competitiveness.
What the hell did you expect?
(Anton Tinnerholm made this hard, though)
EDIT: Forgot Gustav Svensson as well in my honorable mentions.
Switzerland: Stefan Frei ( TOR 2009-13, SEA 2014-pres.)
Pretty self-explanatory, one of the most accomplished keepers in MLS history and with a closetful of hardware. And all it took Seattle to get him was a late first round pick that pinged around so much that it was eventually traded for a coach.
Turkey: Sercan Güvenışık ( SJ 2012)
5 games that year. No one else has flown the Turkish flag in MLS.
Ukraine: Dema Kovalenko ( CHI 1999-2002, DC 2002-05, NYRB 2006-08, RSL 2008, LAG 2008-10)
I'm afraid he'd break my legs if I didn't. One of the most physical and downright dirty players the league has ever seen. Made nearly 300 appearances though, and has one each of the 3 major US trophies (MLS Cup, USOC, Shield), all with a different team.
Wales: Andy Dorman ( NE 2004-07, 2013-15)
Dorman was a key part of that real good Revs team from the mid-aughts, and just beats out Carl Robinson. He made 112 appearances in his first stint, and played in 3 MLS Cup finals, though they famously lost all three. The Revs brought him back in 2013 after some time in Scotland and England, and was playing semipro in the area as recently as 2018.
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NBA Owners' net worth (Dan Gilbert's net worth rose from $7.5 billion to $45.3 billion this year)

...After his company went public. I had to include that in the title. Maybe now he won't be such a cheap bastard with his GMs. I had no idea Gilbert was now the second richest owner in the league.
Which made me wonder what other owners are worth (the title of this post was almost "why is Tilman Fertitta such a cheap bastard while Joe Lacob spends money like he thinks the shit's gonna rot?").
Which brings us to this handy Forbes list from March:
1. Steve Ballmer (Los Angeles Clippers): $51.4 billion
Ballmer scored a huge win this week for his dream of building a new arena. He bought the Forum for $400 million from the Madison Square Garden Company, which tried to block a new Clippers arena near the Forum in Inglewood, California.
2. Philip Anschutz (Los Angeles Lakers): $11.2 billion
Anschutz owns one-third of the Lakers, plus the arena in which they play, the Staples Center, in addition to the NHL’s Kings. \For those wondering, it's hard to find a reliable source on Jeanie's net worth but according to unreliable sources it's in the ballpark of $500 million*
3. Stanley Kroenke (Denver Nuggets): $10 billion
The real estate and sports mogul owns teams in the NBA, the NHL, the NFL, MLS and the Premier League.
4. Joseph Tsai (Brooklyn Nets): $9.9 billion
The cofounder of Alibaba Group completed his purchase of the Nets last year for $2.3 billion and bought the Barclays Center for an additional $1 billion.
5. Robert Pera (Memphis Grizzlies): $7.1 billion
Pera owns nearly three-quarters of wireless equipment maker Ubiquiti Networks. He was the lead investor in the Grizzlies purchase in 2012.
6. Daniel Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers): $6.2 billion
Gilbert made his first fortune from Quicken Loans, the largest online mortgage lender, which he cofounded in 1985 at 22 years old.*List is from March, before the IPO
7. Tom Gores (Detroit Pistons): $5.7 billion
Gores and his brother Alec are both private equity billionaires. The Pistons opened a new $90 million headquarters and training facility in September.
8. Micky Arison (Miami Heat): $5.3 billion
Arison’s net worth plummeted 33% over the past six weeks with the collapse in the stock price of Carnival Corp. The world’s largest cruise ship operator was founded by Arison’s father in 1972.
9. Tilman Fertitta (Houston Rockets): $4.4 billion
Fertitta furloughed roughly 40,000 employees at his casino and restaurant empire to curb the economic impact caused by coronavirus-induced shutdowns. His fortune is derived from his ownership of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Landry’s, a Texas-based restaurant and entertainment company.
10. Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks): $4.3 billion
Cuban was one of the first sports team owners to commit to paying hourly arena workers for games missed during the coronavirus crisis. He’s invested more than $20 million as a “shark” on ABC’s popular Shark Tank show.
11. Joshua Harris (Philadelphia 76ers): $3.7 billion
Harris cofounded private equity powerhouse Apollo Global Management in 1990 with fellow billionaires Leon Black and Marc Rowan. He remains a managing director there.
12. Gayle Benson (New Orleans Pelicans): $3.2 billion
Benson inherited the Pelicans and the NFL’s Saints when her husband, Tom, died in 2018.
13. Glen Taylor (Minnesota Timberwolves): $2.8 billion
His printing firm, Taylor Corp., generates more than $2 billion in revenue annually. Taylor also owns stakes in Minnesota’s MLS and WNBA teams.
14. Herb Simon (Indiana Pacers): $2.6 billion
The real estate mogul bought the Pacers with his since-deceased brother, Melvin, in 1983, for $10.5 million. Simon Property Group is one of the world’s largest real estate investment trusts, with 206 properties in the U.S.
15. Antony Ressler (Atlanta Hawks): $2.4 billion
Ressler cofounded private equity firm Ares Management in 1997. He owns a small piece of the Milwaukee Brewers, in addition to his controlling stake in the Hawks.
16. Michael Jordan (Charlotte Hornets): $2.1 billion
The NBA’s GOAT sold a minority stake in the Hornets in September in a deal that valued the team at $1.5 billion. Nike pays Jordan more than $100 million annuallybased on growing sales for the company’s Jordan Brand.
17. Marc Lasry (Milwaukee Bucks): $1.8 billion
Lasry, a hedge fund titan, joined Wes Edens to buy the Bucks in 2014 for $550 million. He was born in Morocco and moved to the U.S. at age 7 with his family.
18. Gail Miller (Utah Jazz): $1.7 billion
Miller transferred ownership of the Jazz in 2017 to a family legacy trust to deter her heirs from selling or moving the team. Gail and her since-deceased husband, Larry, bought the team for $22 million in 1986.
19. Jerry Reinsdorf (Chicago Bulls): $1.5 billion
Reinsdorf led a group of investors who bought a controlling stake in the Bulls for $9.2 million in 1985. Good timing. It was one year after the team drafted Michael Jordan, who led the Bulls to six NBA titles. The team is now worth $3.2 billion.
20. Theodore Leonsis (Washington Wizards): $1.4 billion
Leonsis initially built his fortune as a senior executive at AOL, before investing in sports teams like the Wizards and the NHL’s Capitals.
*Not included on the list but googled for your edification:
DeVos Family (Magic): $5.4 billion
James Dolan (Knicks): $2 billion
Joe Lacob (Warriors): $1.2 billion
Vivek Randive (Kings): $700 million
Robert Sarver (Suns): $400 million
Jody Allen (Trail Blazers): The sister of Microsoft cofounder, Paul G. Allen, took control of the team after his death. At the time her brother was worth $20 billion though he intended to give most of his fortune away...
Boston Basketball Partners LLC (Celtics): An American local private investment group formed to purchase the Boston Celtics
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (Raptors): The Raptors are a subsidiary of MLSE
The Professional Basketball Club, LLC (Thunder): A group of OKC businessmen "who represent a wide variety of local and national business interests" owns the Thunder
Spurs Sports & Entertainment LLC (Spurs): An American sports & entertainment organization, based in San Antonio, Texas owns the San Antonio Spurs
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Using only the misheard lyrics to answer, and without telling us what the song is, what is your favorite misheard lyric?

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MGM’s pitch for a $1B casino in metro Atlanta

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Atlanta “probably still will be a mile and a half,” but may include “a reprofiling” of its layout after vetting some proposed changes with iRacing

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