Do The Enemies of Soccer Have Weblogs?
Through an article about the proposed new soccer stadium in downtown Vancouver (which will hold not only soccer events but concerts and other sports) and the article's comments—thought-provoking in their own right—I find Stadium NOW! and Friends of Soccer, both of which have weblogs. The URL of the the Stadium NOW! weblog offends my sensibilities as a blogger, and the Friends of Soccer weblog is hosted on blogspot.com (that's not an objection, as I happen to think that blogspot.com is fine as a free weblog hosting provider). The official stadium website does not appear to have a weblog, but at least it looks nice. Darren Barefoot's writing on the Whitecaps' stadium is worth checking out, though it looks like, at least at this writing, that the enemies of soccer have bought ad space on Google for those searching for 'whitecaps stadium'. So they don't get included in Urban Vancouver's aggregator. That's not a political decision—I support a soccer stadium in Gastown—but rather a technological one: I'll happily promote the weblogs and/or RSS feeds of those that oppose the stadium too.