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– It would be very sad if the Western New York Flash cannot find a new league to play in this year. The team was important to the stadium, community and women’s sports. What’s more, the players were just starting to make a name for themselves in Rochester. In an Olympic year, I think we would have seen the same excitement that surrounded the Women’s World Cup.

Bob Matthews writes:

Women’s Professional Soccer’s decision not to play the 2012 season means the defending champion Western New York Flash could be a footnote in Rochester’s sports history. That’s sad.

They’d join the 1974 box lacrosse Rochester Griffins as the only Rochester pro teams to win a championship in their first season and then disappear.


If you saw the Flash play, you know it was a terrific product. If you didn’t see them play, you don’t know what you missed.

The Democrat and Chronicle reported the athletes found out they were essentially laid off via email:

“I just sat there, completely shocked,” one of hard-working cogs (Brittany Bock) who helped the Flash win the WPS Championship last summer in their inaugural season said from Denver. “I called my Dad. I cried. I was overwhelmed.”


“I feel like I got hit by a truck,” Flash forward McCall Zerboni said of Monday’s announcement.

– An editorial from the Democrat and Chronicle calling for more investigations in LeRoy and “agreement” about a diagnosis is exactly the kind of thing Bob Lonsberry was referring to when he wrote his column blasting the media for downplaying medical experts:

Reports focused not on medical knowledge or expertise, but on baseless and ignorant speculations.


The simple, plain answer, obtainable from any doctor they put a microphone in front of, was ignored and largely unreported.

They pretended there was a mystery here when, in fact, there was none.

– The Strong was named by Forbes one of the best children’s museum in the country.

– Rochesterians really like to play the New York State Lottery.

– I’ve become a big fan of “Downton Abbey.” Here’s a little history on the castle at the center of the show.

One Response to Flash a Footnote?

  1. Good for the D&C.

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