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August 29th, 2006 12:52PM



"When I was given the opportunity to be a GM in Major League Soccer, I did what anybody does who has no clue what they're doing: I went out and bought a 'Business for Dummies' book and clearly on the first page it says that when you're in a public setting and you have the chance to suck up to the boss, do so. So let me tell you something about Phil Anschutz: He's one of the most intelligent [men] I've ever met and he's one of the best looking gentlemen I've ever met. He has that equally beautiful and intelligent wife Nancy."
-- Alexi Lalas, joking during his induction address at the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Monday. Lalas, who was inducted for his achievements as a player, has worked as general manager for three Anschutz-owned teams since his retirement. Anschutz was also inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday, along with Carla Overbeck and Al Trost. (mlsnet)

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