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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #1
Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:07am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
Just curious if anyone hates Borg as much as I do. He's an official MLS commentator for web content and podcast and so on.

On the MLS boards, which I don't really frequent, it looks like it's roughly 50/50 love/hate.

I won't specify why I dislike him here, because I want to see if anyone says the same things.

blaise213
Post #2
Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:00am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,841
I really don't listen to anything he has to say anymore. Dude is beyond annoying.

The guy that bugs me the most is the US Soccer correspondent who used to do the studio 90 interviews. He got promoted to Klinsmanns assistant and he walks around everywhere in a cheap suit like he's the shit. I'd like to slap that nerd!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:30am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,247
My overall feel of the MLS writers and analysts is this: MLS 1.0 writers/analysts in an MLS 3.0 world. Seriously MLS needs an upgrade.

Borg tries way to hard to be a controversial voice.

dolcem
Post #4
Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:54am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,805
The soccer media in general in this country is a complete joke. Getting paid to write about soccer in the US is an extremely new thing, not to mention there are very few people over thirty that grew up watching soccer. And probably few to none of them could have foreseen becoming a soccer journalist someday when they were younger and picking their career path. Even the players grew up in an era when there was absolutely no coverage of soccer and it's painful to hear how low their soccer IQ is.
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skangles
DC
Post #5
Wednesday April 29, 2015 1:58am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
Original post from dolcem

The soccer media in general in this country is a complete joke. Getting paid to write about soccer in the US is an extremely new thing, not to mention there are very few people over thirty that grew up watching soccer. And probably few to none of them could have foreseen becoming a soccer journalist someday when they were younger and picking their career path. Even the players grew up in an era when there was absolutely no coverage of soccer and it's painful to hear how low their soccer IQ is.


Do you listen to the Total Soccer Show podcast? I really like Daryl and Taylor. They are passionate and knowledgeable and yet they don't come across as arrogant. Give them a try.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #6
Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:15am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
Thanks for this. I felt like I was going crazy for a second because he has way too many defenders on the broader internet.

If someone here said they loved him as a clown or villain, I'd get that too. But I don't get people straight-ahead agreeing with him.

I've seen him take an obnoxiously dumb opinion in order to be 'interesting' too many times, now.

coverby
Post #7
Wednesday April 29, 2015 2:48am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 501
Original post from mmee

Thanks for this. I felt like I was going crazy for a second because he has way too many defenders on the broader internet.

If someone here said they loved him as a clown or villain, I'd get that too. But I don't get people straight-ahead agreeing with him.

I've seen him take an obnoxiously dumb opinion in order to be 'interesting' too many times, now.


I think Borg likes the attention and tries way too hard just like the new video segment they do called Off Topic.

My person is Doyle. Yes, using stats is a different and sometimes interesting way to look at games but to him those stats are the be all and end all of looking at a game (Rain). But yet again they are the mouth piece of MLS and do Don's bidding. I remember listening to a podcast a number of years ago run by Steven Cohen and Nick Geber, and anytime they'd announce MLS news they'd play Dead or Alive's - You Spin me Round

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #8
Wednesday April 29, 2015 5:40am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,464
Borg is just trying to get attention...rarely says anything.

Doyle on the other hand is very good. He'll use stats to support some very keen observations. He has a great way of breaking things down tactically without getting too nerdy or losing the crowd. Most writers don't go to that level of analysis.... One of the best around IMO...

But, yeah, Borg is no bueno...


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