Week 10.5ish - #SJvRSO
DRINK OF THE MATCH:
"Basquing in the
Silicon Valley Sun"
A few days after finishing 9th in La Liga, storied Basque side Real Sociedad landed at SFO and immediately made a beeline to Oracle Arena:
The next day, RSO prepped for SJE by playing rugby in San Francisco:
Seems to be better coverage coming from
CSN SportsNet didn't have the rights to the match, so it was going to be a Quakes STH "Bonus Game A" ticket or bust. Until KLIV 1590's Ted Ramey flew in to save the day & rock the play-by-play over the La Liga video stream:
Some, however, were still living in a fantasy world:
Bay Area Basques in the House!
& Apparently it’s a Hot Time in the Avaya House Tonight:
Damn its hot out there #SJvRSO— Enrique Mendoza (@Akiraique) May 19, 2016
#Vela2SJ has finally happened:
So hope no P-chant tonight:
Back to actual positive stuff:
Tommy is always italicized in our hearts & minds.
Big problems with MPG and Sarkodie communications #Quakes74. even after the goal. Not good— Bill Midd (@bill_midd) May 19, 2016
Quakes just looking outclassed.
On the plus side:
No video recap. But it's Shea to Wondo. So you know how it goes.
LOBINA trends in
(Sound a bit fishy, tho)
I've got a fever and the only cure is more Tarbell pic.twitter.com/SeGaCKuoeP— The Faultline (@TheFaultliners) May 19, 2016
WONDO GOAL REDUX
Even Real Sociedad’s Twitter has difficulty dealing with Wondo:
Quakes take a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad @ Avaya Stadium https://t.co/cRRm23oxAB— The Faultline (@TheFaultliners) May 19, 2016
Los Quakes trending in
And above Los Warriors!
Trending jibes aside, games like these do matter: whole swathes of Spanish fans, players, & agents just got a good look at our team, our stadium (especially our amazing bar), and our fans. A #Basque2SJ pipeline would not be a bad relationship to cultivate--Real Sociedad, Eibar (who just played against NY Cosmos) & Athletic Bilbao are all quality sides who have survived & sometimes thrived in La Liga, all while recruiting from a very small Basque-only player pool. Definitely interesting possibilities.
And definitely more real-istic than #Vela2SJ
(Though it did happen. Just not in Black & Blue)
MOST IMPORTANT: GEEZ & CATO BACK IN BLACK & BLUE: