Cheese curds!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dieticianOver the years we’ve talked about the importance of dairy, ice cream and cheese but let’s talk cheese curds. One cool thing about fresh cheese curds is that they can squeak! That’s right, squeak! The National Dairy Council says that this squeak is from the tightly woven protein that when it “rebounds” off our teeth creates a squeak. Don’t worry if you don’t hear a squeak, the experts at NDC say sometimes the conditions in the cheesemaking process change and there never was a squeak to be made.What exactly is a cheese curd? Fresh cheese curds are squeaky irregular bite-sized cheese. They are basically the first step in cheese making. It all starts with about 10 pounds of un-ultra-pasteurized milk to make 1-pound cheese curds. Acid is added to milk, coagulated using rennet, then heated and cut. The whey (liquid) is separated from the solid “baby bite-size” pieces (the curds). To continue to make the Big Cheese, the cheese curds are pressed together to form blocks and/or rounds of cheese. Interesting enough, I found that cheese curds are best enjoyed within the first few days, hours actually of being made. Don’t get me wrong you can still eat them, but they won’t squeak, they are drier and saltier. Of course, if you are going to fry them, it doesn’t really matter.The story of the invention of cheese curds goes like this…a nomad about to leave on a journey poured milk into his bag (made from a calf’s stomach). Yuck!! After his long journey he opened his bag to find cheese curds. Now, I also heard almost the exact same story about yogurt so who knows, it is probably just a myth. The cheese curds are primarily a midwestern thing due to the fact that most cheese plants are found in Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. Culvers made fried cheese curds a craze when they added them to their menu, now making over 18 million orders of cheese curds a year.I’ve tried fried cheese curds across the country. By far, the best are at my local burger joint, Half-Pint. They don’t squeak nor would I want them to. They are lightly hand breaded and fried to perfection, with just enough coating to contain the incredible melting curd. They provide a southwestern slightly spicy sauce to dip them into. Of course, dipping them into a spicy berry sauce would also take them to the next level. Drop by anytime and I’d love to share an order with you! Cheers to Dairy month.Eat well and healthy,Shelly Grilled Cheese Curd Panzanella seriouseats.com  2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, stemmed, roughly chopped2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 medium clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)12 fresh basil leaves, choppedKosher salt6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided3/4 pound hearty bread (ciabatta works well), sliced into 1-inch thick slices4 ounces cheese curd, cut into 1-inch cubes In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar, garlic, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Stir well and set aside.Set a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the slices of bread with a tablespoon of the oil. Cook, flipping occasionally, until grill marks appear and the bread is crisp. Set bread aside on a cutting board to cool for a minute.Meanwhile, reduce the heat on the grill pan to medium-low. Wait a minute or two for it to cool down, and then brush with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the curds and cook until they are browned and crisp on the bottom, but not completely melted on top. When done, use a fork and carefully remove the curds from the grill pan and set aside on a plate.Chop the bread slices into 1-inch cubes and toss well with the tomatoes. Season the mixture with more salt if needed. Divide the panzanella between four large bowls and garnish with the grilled cheese curds. Baked Cheese Curds Geniuskitchen.com 10 ounces cheese curds1 cup flour4 eggs, beaten2 tablespoons milk2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground pepperolive oil flavored cooking spray 2 c Italian seasoned panko style breadcrumbsIn three trays set up a breading station, the first with flour (seasoned with salt and pepper), the second with eggs and milk (well beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper), and the third with bread crumbs (I use 1 box Progresso Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs).Working with a dry hand and a wet hand, move the curds through the three stations, flour first, egg wash second, bread crumbs third, back to egg wash and finally through the bread crumbs. This will double bread the cheese. The goal is to completely cover the cheese with the breading, and it does get messy. Place breaded cheese on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.After all cheese is breaded, place the cookie sheet in the freezer until the curds set up. I like to freeze for a minimum of four hours. After they have set up you can store in a freezer storage bag.When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray each cheese curd with cooking spray and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cook for 15-20 minutes until brown and maybe one or two start to leak. Serve with marinara sauce. Fresh Homemade Cheese Curds cheesemaking.comMost of these supplies you can purchase online at cheesemaking.com or Amazon 2 gallons of Milk (Not UltraPasteurized)½ tsp. calcium chloride1packet C201 Thermophilic Culture1/2tsp Single Strength Liquid RennetCheese Salt  Start out by bringing 2 Gallons of milk up to a temperature of 96¡F. Once the milk is at 96F, set a timer for 90 minutes (so you can measure the critical process from ripening through scald; this is the critical part and needs to run by the clock) and proceed with the recipe. Optional If you want more color in the curds add 1/4-1/2 tsp of annato cheese coloring at this point.Next 1/2 tsp of Calcium Chloride is measured out and added to the milk along with a pack of (C201 Thermophilic Culture). The milk is then kept at 96¡F to culture (ripen) the milk for 30 minutes.Next measure out 1/2 tsp of single strength Liquid Rennet and add this to 1/4 cup of cool water, add and stir the milk gently for about 30 seconds. In about 6-10 minutes the milk will begin to gel and in 18-25 minutes a firm set should take place. This can be tested by inserting a knife and lifting with the broad surface to split the curd as seen above. In a few seconds the cut will fill with clear whey, if it is cloudy wait a few more minutes.Next cut the curd surface into 3/4inch cubes. Wait 3 minutes then begin to stir. Keeping the temperature at 96¡F and as you stir the curds will become smaller.You can now begin heating the curds slowly to 116 degrees F over 30 minutes. They will continue to shrink as more whey is released. About now your timer should be going off. Continue to cook the curds for 30-60 minutes depending on how dry you like them. Once the curds are cooked, transfer them to a cloth lined colander to drain.The cloth is then gathered by its corners and hung for 15 to 20 minutes. Then the cloth is twisted tight to press the curds together. A small plate, placed on top of the curds, provides an excellent flat surface for pressing.Press with a weight of 1 Gallon of water (app. 8 lbs) and let set 1-3 hours. In about 1-3 hours, you’ll have a nice consolidated mass of curds. This curd mass can now be broken into bite size pieces and tossed with a bit of salt.It is now ready for eating. I store the curds in a zip lock bag in the fridge. NOTE: If you have a pH meter, the end of step 5 should be pH 6.4 and after step 7 it should be pH 5.3.last_img read more

Large-Scale Solar at Fort Bliss in Texas

first_imgFort Bliss – whose 1.2 million acres stretch from West Texas, near El Paso, into New Mexico – is the U.S. Army’s largest post by land area, and it faces a commensurately large conservation challenge: severe reductions in the base’s energy and water use, and a 90% reduction in trash headed for landfill.As a recent Texas Tribune story points out, Bliss and Fort Carson in Colorado were both selected by the Army to achieve what the service describes as “net zero” performance in all three areas by 2018. With the base’s population to soon reach 30,000, that is going to be a monumental task, and we’ll make no predictions about its chances for success.One thing is clear, though: Fort Bliss, whose grid power already is supported by a newly installed, $1 million photovoltaic system, will soon be home to substantially more PV panels. Earlier this year, the Army awarded a $16 million federal contract to energy services provider Johnson Controls, which will install and maintain 5,500 PV panels. That’s enough to double the base’s solar capacity, although once the installation is in place, by the end of the year, PV would still cover only about 1% of Fort Bliss’s electricity usage, the Tribune noted.Fort Bliss also expects construction will commence on another, 20-megawatt PV project next year.Plenty of roomThere is plenty of room at Fort Bliss to expand PV coverage – the base is slightly bigger than Rhode Island – but getting its facilities’ energy usage significantly closer to zero will obviously require its renewable-energy and sustainable engineering program leaders to pursue other measures, including construction and materials strategies that best offset the extremes of the arid Southwestern climate.Too, Fort Bliss is only one example of the Army’s push toward energy and resource conservation: several, similar initiatives are underway, including the one at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where facilities upgrades will include construction of new, energy efficient barracks in addition to installations of renewable-energy and power-monitoring systems.Beyond PVWhile PV installations may offer visible evidence that the Army is attempting to move away from reliance on the grid, it will be interesting to see how, and on what scale, it achieves energy savings through other means, including new-construction and retrofit standards that focus on insulation and airtightness. In many ways, these military initiatives might end up tracking trends already underway in Europe, where subsidies for solar power, usually in the form of feed-in tariffs, are being cut because they tend to overemphasize deployment of PV and underemphasize innovation research in PV and other renewable-energy and energy-saving technologies.As GreenBiz.com writer Marc Gunther explained in a blog post last month, “Perhaps the most obvious takeaway is that we should not place expensive bets on any one solution. That’s what the Germans did, with generous subsidies in the form of a feed-in tariff for solar. Even though the costs of solar have dropped dramatically, the subsidies were not sustainable. Remember when people said nuclear was too cheap to meter? Solar PV is too costly to subsidize on a scale that matters.”Competing with natural gasLast month, think tank Breakthrough Institute released an analysis of the challenges that falling natural gas prices and the scheduled decline in federal funding for clean-energy technologies likely will have on the wind, solar, and nuclear energy markets.Titled “Gas Boom Poses Challenges for Renewables and Nuclear,” the report points out that, with a 60% decline in PV module prices in 2011, the cost of electricity from unsubsidized rooftop solar (on both residential and commercial buildings) is close to retail electricity rates in markets where solar irradiance is relatively high (California, Florida, Nevada, Texas) and but also in parts of the Northeast, where the retail cost of electricity tops $160 per MWh.The problem is that utility-scale PV plants in all but the sunniest markets still can’t compete with rates charged by gas-fired plants, and with federal subsidies for solar timing out, the prospects are dimming for both expanded investment in PV innovation and deployment.“In order to counteract the daunting obstacles facing clean energy today, the United States must create policies that simultaneously drive market growth and continual technological improvement,” the Breakthrough analysis concludes. “Signiï¬cant progress has already been made. But considering the competition of newly cheap and abundant natural gas and the technical and infrastructural challenges facing clean energy today, more innovation is needed to secure a zero-carbon energy future.”last_img read more

Andy Murray advances in Brisbane in latest comeback from injury

first_imgBREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Briefs MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “It’s been really hard. Eighteen months, a lot of ups and downs. It was tricky just to get back on the court competing again,” said Murray, who had a noticeable limp between points but didn’t show many injury signs during rallies of strain from his troublesome hip. “I’m happy I’m back out here competing again.”He appeared stiff and rusty to start the match but managed to chase down Duckworth’s chips and drop shots and moved across court well, twice manufacturing forehand winners from defensive positions on important points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionWinner of three majors and a five-time finalist at the Australian Open, Murray is playing on a protected ranking in Brisbane after sliding to No. 240 in a 2018 season in which he finished 7-5 from 12 matches after surgery on his right hip in January. He missed the last five weeks of the season with an ankle injury.“I want to try to enjoy it as much as I can,” Murray, a two-time champion in Brisbane, told the crowd in a post-match interview. “I’m not sure how much longer it’s going to last.” He had ankle surgery in November and played one match at an exhibition tournament before traveling to Australia to build up for the season’s first Grand Slam tournament.In first-round women’s matches, Johanna Konta ousted No. 3-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3 to set up a second-round meeting with Ajla Tomljanovic, who beat Katerina Siniakova 1-6, 6-3, 6-0.Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, finished last season in the top 10 for the first time and is more concerned about the Australian Open later this month than recording a loss in her season-opener in Brisbane.“I’m always like ‘It’s going to work out, like in the long run … when it really matters, when it’s really important,’” she said. “Just doing little things now to try to help me in the long run.“It’s the first match of the year — I have like 80 more matches to go,” she added. “Ask me in November what I think about my first-round loss in Brisbane.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a shot during his match against James Duckworth of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Andy Murray doesn’t know how long his latest comeback can last, so he’s planning on making the most of it.The 31-year-old Murray returned to competitive tennis for the first time since September and gradually warmed into it, going on a late roll to take the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australian wildcard entry James Duckworth at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal is also scheduled this week to play his first competitive match since September, but he is taking a cautious approach after being restricted to nine tournaments last year because of injuries.“After the surgeries, I don’t want to do it a step back. I want to move forward,” he said. “After all I suffered last year in terms of injuries, I don’t want to do mistakes in terms of playing without being 100 percent.”Nadal is set to play either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round on Thursday.“I’m here, so I hope to be ready for it. My goal is, of course, to be on court on Thursday and to be on court with a positive feeling.”Despite the disruptions last season, Nadal won his 11th French Open title and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, where he had to retire because of an injury, and finished the season ranked No. 2.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

The State of Oklahoma State: An Update on Offensive Cowboys Heading into Summer

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State rides into summer on a wave of optimism. A loaded offense returns eight starters and the front seven, which was lauded last season for its depth and talent, could anchor OSU once again in 2017.Mason Rudolph has a slew of freak athletes to throw the ball to and the running game is in the midst of a renaissance. If the defense is as good as Mike Gundy thinks big things could be on the horizon for Oklahoma State.Can the Cowboys get over that schooner-sized hurdle for their second Big 12 title? Let’s take a look at the offensive side of the roster both in the present day and what it will look like in future years (note: this includes scholarship players as well as walk-ons).*Tyler Moore to sit 2017 due to NCAA transfer rules.QuarterbackMason Rudolph is a darkhorse Heisman candidate poised to break every QB record on OSU’s books. Behind him is a redshirt junior in Taylor Cornelius who should be the de facto No. 2. Mike Gundy also insinuated that either Keondre Wudtee or John Kolar may feature role in short-yardage situations, a la J.W. Walsh.Rudolph is the key. If anyone else is thrust into a major role the Cowboys prospects suffer greatly. If he plays, they have a chance to win each game on their schedule. There’s not a lot of teams who have that luxury.The future looks bright, too, with Wudtee to go along with Jelani Woods and Spencer Sanders. The Cowboys are feeling good about their prospects at QB for years to come.Running BackJustice Hill should be healed up from his offseason shoulder surgery in time for full participation in fall camp. That’s the good news. Behind Hill are a lot of question marks. The running back group is young and seemingly talented but Jeff Carr is the only other back with any experience.Either of the two incoming freshmen, Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King could make a push for serious reps if a defined hierarchy is not present heading into fall camp. Hubbard has world-class speed and King is a bigger, powerful runner who was probably a little under recruited early because he played for a smaller school. He already has D-I size and rushed for over 5,000 yards during his high school career.OSU is still trying to fill in this spot behind them for the future.Wide ReceiverI was tempted just to fill this section with fire emojis.The Cowboys might have the most talented wide receiver corps in the nation. That’s a real thing. We talk about it so much that it may lose its luster. But think about this. Of returning Big 12 receivers, James Washington and Jalen McCleskey were ranked first and fifth respectively in receiving yards a year ago.Add in Marcell Ateman, who missed last year due to injury, who was a top-10 receiver in the Big 12 with 766 yards and five scores in 2015. Former LSU-transfer Tyron Johnson is apparently about to redefine the position and then you have several young freaks, including the Tylan Wallace who is the highest rated receiver prospect at OSU since Dez.Toss C.J. Moore in the mix, and this is pretty easily OSU’s deepest spot not only now but for years to come. It’s also unclear what position Jaelyn Nolan will play as he’s a QB in high school but could be placed anywhere on a college roster.Cowboy BackThe hybrid tight end/fullback group is undergoing significant turnover as it lost two of its pioneers in Blake Jarwin and Zac Veatch. Keenen Brown brings a big-play ability in the passing game and Britton Abbott may fill more of the blocking role. Incoming transfer fullback, Sione Finefeuiaki, will also vie for reps.OSU has shown a dedication to this position by continuing to recruit towards it. Although this is probably the most flexible spot in terms of being able to move players elsewhere on the roster, there is a clear emphasis on continuing to develop cowboy backs.Offensive LineRight tackle, Zachary Crabtree, has seen four offensive line coaches during his career at OSU. It’s no wonder the Cowboys have struggled to field a consistent front. The Cowboys improved last year in run blocking and sacks allowed but still were dead last in the conference.But with a seeming home run hire in Josh Henson leading the way, the Cowboys seem to be headed in the right direction. He’s already gained four more commits than total high school signees from last year’s class — four.That spot for incoming freshmen is as bare as the one next to it is full.last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s 2018 Recruiting Class Ranked Above Alabama, Michigan, UCLA

first_imgPoint of emphasis moving forwardAs loyal reader Shane Hatfield requested this week, let’s take a look at what OSU needs to do moving forward. I won’t get to scholarship count (because that’s a much more fluid count in football than basketball), but he brought up an interesting point about what positions they might target with the dead period in effect and the staff regrouping for the summer.By position, this is how many commitments OSU has… Oklahoma State’s 2018 class got off to a fast start this spring with a flurry of commitments in April and May from the likes of C.J. Moore, Kanion Williams, Bryce Bray and Tyrese Williams. While that momentum typically slows as signing day approaches, the coaching staff is still full steam ahead entering the dead period and the thick of the summer coming off a five-commitment June that addressed major needs in the class.With 17 commitments, OSU holds more verbal pledges than all but three teams—Miami (18), LSU (22) and Minnesota (19)—all of which are ranked inside the top 25.Where does OSU rank nationally?AdChoices广告National rankings are fluid and change as frequently as recruits change their mind, but the Cowboys rank No. 14 nationally as of June 27. The Pokes hold a slight edge over Michigan (No. 15), and sit just behind Texas A&M, which claims its spot at No. 13. For the first time since I can remember covering recruiting, Alabama’s class—which has finished No. 1 in the final 247Sports rankings every year since 2011—is ranked 59th nationally with just 5 commitments. That’s a mark good for 13th in the SEC.Mike Gundy has a mullet and is outrecruiting Nick Saban (even if Saban has just a third as many commitments). What a world we live in!Here’s the link to the full 247Sports rankings for 2018.Where does OSU’s class rank in the Big 12?For quite some time, OSU held the top spot in the Big 12 rankings. I wrote at that time that the advantage in the rankings was quantity over quality and that it wouldn’t hold through signing day, and thus far it’s played out as I projected. Texas is recruiting like Texas is wont to do, and under Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma appears to be on a level it hasn’t operated on in years.That’s why the rankings are where they are now. Oklahoma and Texas are 1-2 at the top of the Big 12 and top-10 nationally, followed by OSU, Baylor, TCU, Kansas, Iowa State, Texas Tech, West Virginia and K-State. By process of elimination, that leaves running back and defensive tackle among the most important positions just based on total commitments (and especially DT when you look at the defensive depth chart for the future). I believe both of these spots are where priorities lie right now, especially after missing out on running back targets Lyn-J Dixon, Tae Provens and Keaontay Ingram already in this cycle.At running back, I expect OSU to continue targeting Fitzgerald (Georgia) running back James Graham. In the meantime, running backs coach John Wozniak is doing his best to gauge whether SMU pledge Jahmyl Jeter (what a name) is interested in flipping to OSU after a recent offer.Defensive tackle is slightly more murky, but right now target No. 1 is junior college defensive tackle Tayland Humphrey. He appears intent on playing college ball with his younger brother, a high school senior offensive lineman from Klein Oak, and OSU jumped in the mix for him by offering a scholarship on a recent visit. The staff is hoping to package a deal for the brothers.Past Humphrey, OKC area defensive tackle Israel Antwine remains an interesting option at defensive tackle. The Millwood product committed to Ole Miss over OSU early in the recruitment process in May, but the opportunity to play in Oxford where the NCAA is sniffing around following a foul odor over the last few years, might not be appealing for a player surely hoping to play for something more than a school likely to be hit with sanctions. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img QBRBWROLTESCBLBDTDE 1025123201last_img read more

Campbell: I’m one of the greatest football minds

first_imgSulzeer Campbell Ex-Arsenal star Campbell: I’m one of the greatest minds in football Harry Sherlock 18:10 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Sol Campbell, Arsenal Getty Arsenal Oxford United Premier League The former England international defender appears set to be overlooked for the Oxford United manager’s job, much to his chagrin Sol Campbell says he is one of the “greatest minds in football” and insists that he should be in a managerial job.The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender applied for the vacant position at Oxford United, but reports suggest that ex-Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy is in pole position to take the post.Campbell has subsequently hit out at the fact that he has yet to find a managerial job, and insists that he would take to any lower-league job like a duck to water. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “I did go [for the Oxford job] and they didn’t accept me,” he told the Arsenal podcast Highbury & Heels.”Maybe it was a lack of experience, things like that, but it’s a full circle. Experience? How do I get experience? Well, I need a job to get experience.”I don’t want to go too low that it’s a struggle, and I don’t want to go too low that I’m under someone and thinking ‘what am I doing here?’ I would rather be managing a club myself.”I’m confident and it’s not like it’s rocket science to run a football club, especially when you get to that level. If you’re intelligent enough and a quick learner you will learn pretty soon, within two or three games, what the team needs, training-wise, to survive in that league, get better in that league, to get in the play-offs or even win the league.”I’m intelligent enough, it’s not like I played on a fox and dog pitch all my life. I can’t believe some people, I’m one of the greatest minds in football and I’m being wasted because of a lack of experience or ‘maybe he talks his mind too much’.”Go to Germany, they love people who speak their minds. They got the jobs. I’m sorry that I’ve got a mind, but don’t be scared of that. That should be something you want at your club, but obviously not.”last_img read more

‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibra hints at MLS move

first_imgTransfers ‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibrahimovic hints at MLS move Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:29 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Bristol City Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy Premier League MLS The Manchester United striker’s contract expires this summer and he has suggested that he could move to America this summer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could move to MLS from Manchester United.The Sweden striker is currently sidelined with a knee injury, having played just seven times in all competitions this season.Ibrahimovic’s contract at United expires this summer, and it is currently unclear if he will be offered an extension by Jose Mourinho’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 36-year-old is thus exploring his options and has now claimed that he could move to the American top-flight, having expressed his admiration for Los Angeles.“I did not know that several Swedes went to MLS,” Ibrahimovic told SportExpressen.“That means it’s tempting to play in the United States.“Los Angeles is a nice city and I’ve been there a lot on vacation. It is laid back. I think it’s rumours all the time [about my future]. When I play and when I do not play it is rumours. That’s good, that means I live.”Ibrahimovic retired from Sweden duty in 2016, following the European Championships, but he has also hinted that he may return to the international fold for the World Cup this summer.”I miss the national team. If I want, I do it. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance,” he said.”We’ll see, it’s a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody. The door isn’t closed for anything.”last_img read more

Videos: Gundy, Players Meet with Media Two Weeks Out from First Game

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. STILLWATER — Football season is almost here, I promise.Mike Gundy and some players met with the media Tuesday after practice to discuss the squad’s advancements. Somebody somewhere in Boone Pickens Stadium was doing some power washing, so I apologize in advance if there are some spots that are tough to hear.last_img read more

Redshirt Tracker: Four Freshmen See Action in Third Consecutive Game

first_imgGrayson BoomerOut for year — ACL Isreal Isuman-Hundley1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Tom Hutton3Oregon State5 punts, 44.8 yd avg.11 punts, 41.75 yard avg. Deondrick Glass1McNeeseNo stats3 carries, 10 yards, 1 FBL Langston Anderson1McNeeseNo stats1 catch, 8 yards Na’Drian Dizadare1Oregon StateNo statsNo stats Xavier Player1McNeeseNo statsNo stats After a week in which a dozen true freshmen saw the field in a blowout win over McNeese State, Oklahoma State’s coaches tightened up playing time to those who were needed most in a 40-21 victory on Saturday in Tulsa.In total, only four newbies saw the field, all four of whom made an impact either in special teams or on defense — or both. Here’s an update to our season-long tracker of who has and hasn’t played this season as we monitor newbies eligible for the NCAA rule that allows for players to play in up to four games while maintaining a redshirt.(Note: we’re only tracking true freshmen and excluding all other classifications including junior college transfers and traditional transfers.) Taylor Miterko— While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Trace Ford3Oregon State4 tackles, 2 QBH8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL Thomas Harper3Oregon State2 tackles5 tacklescenter_img Xavier Ross1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kody Walterscheid1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kamryn Farrar1McNeeseNo stats1 tackle Jayden Jernigan3Oregon State5 tackles6 tackles, 1 TFL Joe Michalski— Brendan Costello— Cole Birmingham— Demarco Jones1McNeeseNo statsNo stats NameGames PlayedDEBUTGame 3 statsSeason Preston Wilson—last_img read more

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