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The Towman Cometh: The Great Towing of the Western Addition Starts This Saturday Night – Thanks, NIKE!Thursday, October 15th, 2015
IMO, Nike should make sure that these types of signs hit the streets like six days before the annual Nike Womens 13.1-Mile Marketing Effort
(Interesting font there, SFMTA!)
The way things stand now, notice is insufficient.
(The person who will tow your ride Sunday morning will live south of SF, and have bible verses cited on the side of his tow truck, if Past Is Prologue.)
Another Kind of FIFA Corruption: Take a Look at the 1999 US-CHINA Women’s Final – One Weird Trick (Called Cheating)Friday, June 26th, 2015
Americans will play soccer, particularly when we’re young,* but we don’t want to watch, ’cause we think it’s boring. Sorry, World.
Now the reason we think watching televised soccer is boring is partly due to this game right here, from 1999, a BFD, with President Bill Clinton showing up. But regulation and overtime play was a “tepid affair,” non? It ended in a 0-0 tie. And then the game was won on penalty kicks. Start watching at 9:00.
Boy, that was a nice high-def vid I gave you, huh? Anyway, did you notice this?
This is how the U.S. won the game. If the Chinese shooter chooses to go to the right, as she did, then there was a futbol’s chance in Hell the ball could go into the net.
Oh, so the FIFA refs didn’t call it, so it’s all right? Well, what if the goalie kept on charging and kicked the ball before the shooter had a chance to and the refs didn’t call that either? There comes a point where you simply go too far trying to attain your “goal,” or non-goal in this case.
Anyway, I’m not taking away your victory, USWT99, I’m a just putting a big, fat asterisk in the record book.
Let’s hope USWT15 cheats less today, 16 years later.
*In my part of SF, the Western Addition, you can start you kid on soccer at an RPD park at 18 months old, for like $50 a session.
Nike is Going to Tow Your Car This Saturday Night If You’ve Parked on Certain Blocks of Gough, GG, Webster, Fulton, Scott, Fell…Friday, October 17th, 2014
I’ve already made this post, but I’ve just come across the route map for 2014’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon, and if this tiny blog can prevent just one unnecessary tow-job this weekend, well that’s blogesse oblige, mon frere.
If I were Nike, of Beaverton, Oregon, I’d refund the $500-$1000 tow fees that a bunch of San Franciscans are going to be getting come Sunday morning, on a case-by-case basis.
If I were Nike…
All the deets on street closures:
The Towman Cometh: That AutoReturn Co. Will Make a Ton of Money Tomorrow Night on Fell – Nike Women’s Half-MarathonFriday, October 17th, 2014
Well, this is new, the routing of this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco.
Nike, Inc is going to blow through Fell Street like an autumnal version of the Bay to Breakers historic street party and fun run.
Take a look – here are the new signs DPW just put out, like a string of pearls through the Panhandle:
Note the timing of the mass towings has recently been altered. Can you see the 5 AM hiding under the white sticker what says 11 PM? I’m sure there’s a story behind that.
Anywho, this pop-up event is unexpected so it’s going to catch a lot of people by surprise.
What’s that, “outreach?” Oh yeah, Nike sent out a ton of letters to residents, customized for each mile of the route. I myself got one, but then forgot about it until I saw all these signs.
Nevertheless, even with the letters, this pop-up event is unexpected so it’s going to catch a lot of people by surprise.
Nike Women’s Marathon Media Van #2 Going Waaaaaay Too Fast for the Narrow Streets and Lanes of the Western AdditionTuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Uh, it’s just the 2013 Nike Half-Marathon, it’s not Armageddon, or even Deep Impact. Where’s the fire, minivan lady? I mean, nobody really cares about the Nike (excepting for the concomitant silver bling from Tiffany’s that Finishers so covet), but people will care if you run over a ped, right?
Also, Nevada plates?
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Now, Oregon plates, you know, from California’s Other Deadbeat Neighbor, from Nike’s Home State, well, I’d almost go for that.
In conclusion, I cry foul.