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Some Things You Need to Know, Plus Another Video to Cheer You Up

Some stuff you'll want to know:

First, time to vote again! The fields have been narrowed down to ten apiece for the AT&T Goal of the Year and Degree Men Save of the Year.

(Not to be confused with the FAR less prestigious Verizon Goal of the Year or Old Spice Save of the Year.)

Also, why is antiperspirant the sponsor for the save? It would seem to make more sense to have it go to the guys who have actually been running?

But then again, I guess it also makes sense to have it go to the guys who lift their arms up over their heads.

(Why am I imagining that this particular issue was a topic pf intense discussion at a marketing meeting way back when?)

But I digress. Patrick Ianni's bicycle kick goal against Houston and Fredy Montero's blast against New England are still up for Goal of the Year, and Tyrone Marshall's overhead save against Columbus is up for Save of the Year. Go vote. They are depending on you.

Second, it's the attack of the off-season surgeries!

Steve Zakuani is facing shoulder surgery and Zach Scott just underwent sports hernia surgery. Which was successful. Which approaches the outer limits of the types of details we want to know about sports hernia surgeries.

Third, even reading about this gives me an attack of crowd-phobia, but I know there are some of you out there who like this kind of thing, so I bring you: The MLS Supporters Conference. For more details, check GoSounders or Seattle Soccer Examiner.

And that's it for the need-to-knows. Now time for another video to cheer you up from your post-playoff-exit depression. (Or anger. Or denial. Or whatever-the-hell stage of grief you're currently in at the moment.)

A Pepsi ad. One with Beckham. But even non-fans should like it.