Monday, January 21, 2008

A Feast for the Eyes

Take a good look everyone, that's a new Strikers shirt. It's going to be everywhere, so get used to it. So far it's been seen by Cobi Jones, Ruud Gullit, Jeff Agoos, and the honorable Frank Klopas. If anyone else out there wants to join in the fun, get a Striker shirt and get out there!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Two new posts? In one day?

I just switched from a VAIO to a Macbook. Plus it was a holiday and New Years and just wait, I've got some cool stuff coming to this blog real quick.

Striker Likers Episode IV: A New Hope

Can the rumors be true? Please! It's been floating around that perhaps Lockhart Stadium might survive a Baltimore Oriole takeover. Reason being is that the Fort Lauderdale executive airport might restrict the building plans of the massive and excessive Spring training facility. Also of note is that Oriole officials are speaking with representatives in Vero Beach who want in on the Spring training action.

Us here at Striker Likers dot com say, "Give those damn Vero-ians there baseball!"

Sun-Sentinel and the South Florida Business Journal both reported on the issue as well as the possibility that the former Orange Bowl site maybe constructed with a soccer stadium adjacent to a new Marlins stadium. Conditions beware though as the Marlins haven't yet confirmed, nor denied, the effort to build a new park there and if a soccer stadium is to follow someone's gonna have to fork over at least $50 million.

Car wash anyone?

History Lesson

OK, so this isn't your momma's Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Well, get over it. These are my Strikers; as this is my post.

I've been getting a lot of heat for touting a franchise that seemingly lasted less than a decade and fizzled out in the early eighties. But lest we not forget the glory we had when our beloved Strikers were reborn and took the APSL by storm in the late eighties and early nineties.

These were my heroes. I went to their soccer camps and I knew everyone by name, some even by nickname (Troy 'Chopper' Edwards being the best). In any case, I just wanted to give a shout to the only Striker team to ever finish on top. We will reign again. 9-9-89.