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Major props for Timbers on Simmons' podcast


Near the end of today's BS Report podcast, Bill Simmons and Dave Jacoby spoke very highly of the Timbers and their fans.

(starting at 1 hour, 10 minutes into the podcast - last two minutes):

Jacoby: ESPN, I was so excited about soccer, ESPN tricked me into watching the MLS game of the week, that was after the Women’s World Cup -

Simmons: Portland/Seattle!

Jacoby: Yeah, that was – AWESOME! I want to go to Portland and watch a game.

Simmons: Yeah, they’re doing it right.

Jacoby: They’ve got an awesome logo, they do these big flags, they’ve got an AXE for a logo, I am IN on that.

Simmons: Yeah, it’s good. And, you know, that’s where we need to start thinking about having all of our qualifiers, in Portland and Seattle for sure. Like, what happened with the Copa Americana was a disgrace. It was a road game for us, in Los Angeles. Like, they… it’s much harder for people to get up to Portland, I would think, in general, it’s in the Pacific Northwest, hard to get there, not really near anything.

Jacoby: Should they have it in Anchorage next year?

Simmons: Anchorage would be interesting, that would be an interesting move (laughter). Hawaii would be interesting.

Jacoby: I’m going to a Portland Timbers game, and I’m bringing a chain saw. We need a real live chain saw.

Simmons: Well I like that that’s a rivalry now, because that used to be an awesome basketball rivalry. And now, they’ve had to transfer it to soccer until Seattle gets a team again, which hopefully will happen.

I agree 100%. Even on TV, the atmosphere at Jeld-Wen is absolutely electric. I haven't seen the ratings yet but my guess is they got a nice bump from the USA-Brazil WWC match.

Alright guys, I don't believe I have to say this but, just in case, please do not submit anything racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise not appropriate for even the younger Timbers fans.

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