EURO 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP A

European Championship 2004 – GROUP A Preview by Bill Barnwell INTRODUCTION The European Championship is a kinda sentimental event on the soccer calendar for me. My first exposure to international soccer was the ’94 World Cup — and sure, I fell for the absolute pugnacious mediocrity of the Bora Express, winning sheerly on the power of 90,000 total rubes cheering […]

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EURO 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP C

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP C by Bill Barnwell   Group C BULGARIA The fact that Bulgaria made it to the semifinals of the 1994 World Cup will astound everyone who didn’t see it happen for the remainder of time. They haven’t played at a major international tournament since the 1998 World Cup, and I’m not really sure how […]

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EURO 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP B

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP B by Bill Barnwell GROUP B CROATIA Croatia is one of those teams that, to me, looks like they’re on the fence for this tournament — not the fence between barely qualifying and staying off that Russia and Wales were fighting over, but on the fence between being just happy to be here and […]

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EURO 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP D

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 PREVIEW – GROUP D by Bill Barnwell Group D CZECH REPUBLIC I think you’re made aware of a team’s confidence by subtle things nowadays — not how they’re confident of giving their all and defeating the opposition like every player or coach says to answer a journalist’s question, but in the way they answer other questions. The […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC NORTH

NFC NORTH Teams listed in order of 2003 finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   GREEN BAY PACKERS (2003 Record: 10-6, lost in NFC Divisonal Round) Key Additions: QB Tim Couch (for training camp), FS Mark Roman, DE R-Kal Truluck Key Subtractions: IM Gilbert Brown, DT Rod Walker, S Antuan Edwards, CB Bryant Westbrook, QB Tim […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC SOUTH

NFC South Listed in order of 2003 finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   CAROLINA PANTHERS (2003 Record: 11-5, lost in the Super Bowl) Key Additions: LB Jessie Armstead (kinda), CB Artrell Hawkins, DT Rod Walker, LB Brandon Short Key Losses: CB Reggie Howard, CB Terry Cousin, S Deon Grant, T Todd Steussie, TE Jermaine Wiggins, […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – NFC WEST

NFC WEST Teams List in Order of 2003 Finish BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   ST. LOUIS RAMS (2003 Record: 12-4, Lost in the NFC Divisional Round) Key Additions: QB Chris Chandler, DE Sean Moran Key Losses: Kyle Turley (IR), DC Lovie Smith, QB Kurt Warner, Ball & Chain Brenda Warner, DE Grant Winstrom, FS Kim […]

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2004 NFL SEASON PREVIEW – AFC WEST

AFC West (Listed in order of 2003 finish) BB: Bill Barnwell : ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa   KANSAS CITY CHEIFS (2003 Record: 13-3, Lost in AFC Divisional Round) Key Additions: DC Gunther Cunningham (All Your Offenses Belong To Us?), OL Chris Bober, OL John Welbourn, DT Lionel Dalton, P Steve Cheek Key Subtractions: T John Tait, K Morten Andersen, […]

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