Cheers & Jeers: C.J. Brown & Requesting Keep On Loving You

BRIDGEVIEW IL - SEPTEMBER 4: C.J. Brown #2 of the Chicago Fire and Landon Donavant #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy go for the ball in an MLS match on September 4 2010 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cheers C.J.  - easiest and most deserved sentence I'll ever write on this blog.  Which side do you think No. 2 will be on?  The left or the right?

Jeers to WGN's 9:00 PM news broadcast for simply stating C.J. Brown announced his retirement... and then giving us a 20 second video of Shaq sitting like a statute.  Apparently it was a publicity stunt.  Wow, enthralling.  Shaq has nothing to do with Chicago and that belonged in the entertainment part of any program.

Jeers to Carlos de los Cobos for even thinking about starting Andrew Dykstra on Saturday.

I don't know right now who is starting because these two guys are playing well," De los Cobos said. "For me, it's a doubt, and that's good. I think that when the coaches have doubts of [their starters] because the players have good performances, that's very good for me. I need to think about this because Andrew has played three consecutive matches and has done a good job.

Right now, I don't know. I want to be honest with you.

I think Andrew Dykstra has the talent to be a starting goalkeeper on a good MLS team.  Two of my all-time favorite memories will be the game I went to in D.C. when he had an assist and when he shut out Columbus on October 8, 2010, the 139th Anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire.  That's all great but Sean Johnson is clearly the better goaltender and has more promise.  I would like to give CDLC the benefit of the doubt that was something was lost in English being his second language but he stressed - "I don't know.  I want to be honest with you."  If Carlos de los Cobos cannot honestly tell that Sean Johnson is the better goalkeeper, that's a major problem.

Cheers to whoever is requesting REO Speedwagon's Keep On Loving You on the radio.  I'll assume it's for C.J. Brown retiring.  I heard it twice just flipping through the radio today.  This gives me an idea for a radio request campaign to take place two hours after the start of every Chicago Fire game...

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