Recent Comments by Adept

USC Fires Lane Kiffin

I have to admit, this is an enjoyable headline to read.

posted by Adept at 05:14 PM on October 01

Jets Fan Fireman Ed Hanging Up His Helmet

You three are being very silly, but only exactly one of you is being a dick, and I don't think its rcade.

posted by Adept at 06:54 PM on November 28

Parent Aims Laser Pointer at Opposing Team's Goalie

How in the world was that victory upheld?

posted by Adept at 11:17 PM on March 03

The Quietest Crowd in College Basketball

Things like this are what make college athletics awesome.

posted by Adept at 12:02 PM on December 16

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

I actually *don't* care. I think it's tacky, but I don't necessarily think insincere. I do think if someone is going to pull out gospel to act like that sort of ostentatious preening is somehow the mission statement of Christianity, or anything like preaching the gospel, that person needs to be set straight.

posted by Adept at 09:27 PM on November 29

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Matthew 6:5-6 - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men....when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret....

Sorry, Matthew is one of my favorites. Maybe because it's my name, or maybe its because it's the one most often ignored by proponents of Prosperity Theology bullshit.

posted by Adept at 06:52 PM on November 29

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Matthew 19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

posted by Adept at 06:50 PM on November 29

Iran Spanks Soccer Players Over Butt Pat

In line with Iranian custom, I think you mean. The subset of "Muslim" includes most "Iranians." "Muslim" is not a subset of "Iranian."

posted by Adept at 05:33 PM on November 28

Grizzlies Kick Spurs from Playoffs

So far, so good!

posted by Adept at 03:50 PM on May 01

Education Secretary Wants No Post-Season Play for Low-Graduation Schools

I love this. I love it double because I expect the number of women's programs from the above schools banned from the post season would be just about zero.

posted by Adept at 12:01 PM on March 18

The Next Tennessee Football Coach

Oops. Sorry:

Very sad, but I think it was time to go. I agree with the (appropriately) orange text. I'll be interested to see where we go from here.

posted by Adept at 04:20 PM on November 06

An Open Letter From Roger Ebert To Jay Mariotti

I only know him from the stupid talking heads show on ESPN that comes on before PTI. I didn't like him. So, now I find out he's not just obnoxious, he's also a scumbag. Well, he'll do just fine on TV, then.

posted by Adept at 05:22 PM on August 28

Four-time World Champion admits to using steroids.

you know, knowsalittle, i think your comparison - besides being absolutely, from-another-planet absurd - fails on a pretty fundamental level. That being, in _flubber_, they are essentially using a technological innovation to improve the performance of equipment. This isn't cheating, this is just sport: golf, tennis, football, hockey, marathoning and on and on - the entire landscape of the competition is constantly changed by improvements to gear. This is something fundamentally different from using controlled substances to change body musculature, hand-eye coordination, etc.

posted by Adept at 03:19 AM on June 29

Four-time World Champion admits to using steroids.

Don't even get knowsalittle started about Angels in the Outfield. The amount of cheating in that is fucking detestable, and supposedly sanctioned by GOD HIMSELF. It's disgusting, that's what it is.

posted by Adept at 10:35 AM on June 27

The greatest golfer ever

Well, wfrazerjr, I've been waiting awhile. I figured it was about time. I read this in the paper Smithsonian and have been waiting a month to post it.

posted by Adept at 01:27 PM on June 02

Canadian NHL teams mean money

Yeah, I think a lot of the reason is simply that the dollar was so strong compared to the C$ that it made economic sense. Especially as an attempt to turn the sport from essentially US Regional to US national. If the currency trend continues, we might see a shift of hockey teams back where they belong.

posted by Adept at 03:20 PM on May 30

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

MonkeyHawk: You're not joking that you don't have a clue about Nashville, especially if you think that there is nothing to do there or that there's simply nothing there for him to do. Amy Grant concert? Lame.

posted by Adept at 05:11 PM on April 24

Kansas Wins National Title...

Yeah, how you can call it *boring* is beyond me. I mean, though, you did say you didn't care about either of the teams, so that might be why. Yes. Freethrows. That was the UMem bugbear all season and ,even though it ran off to the shadows during the dance, it came back to strike when I expected it to. (I'm sorry to say) I think, honestly, the gamechanger was Dorsey's fouling out with 2 mins left, and his absence was especially felt in overtime. A fantastic game, but it didn't keep me from being sad all day. Kansas will be there and get it again. Memphis? I might not live to see it.

posted by Adept at 04:55 PM on April 08

Team Summaries Leading to Final 4

YYM: As everyone has been saying, our [Memphis] fatal flaw is at the line. I think only 2 other schools in all of DI had a worse percentage. But, if we keep shooting like we did last night, not a team in the world can beat us. I mean, 80% is clearly too much to expect, of course, but even 70 or 65 would make the Tigers awfully hard to beat.

posted by Adept at 08:17 PM on March 31

Happy 25th, USFL!

I remember Showboats BBQ, in team colors, natch. Ah, what could have been, indeed! There isn't a hopeless football grail this city won't chase. It is interesting to think of the NFL being in such a weakened position that a rival league could poach first round talent. My memory of those times is not that good.

posted by Adept at 08:57 PM on February 25

What does $9,999 get you?

Or the chance to drink beers with greatness, at any rate.

posted by Adept at 11:32 AM on February 10

South Korean soccer players dislocate their shoulders to become draft dodgers

We're all the problem.

posted by Adept at 07:42 PM on February 04

South Korean soccer players dislocate their shoulders to become draft dodgers

So hooray for mandatory conscription then? Hell to that. Post four and still no talk of sports.

posted by Adept at 06:23 PM on February 04

More Bad Noose for Pro Golf

The_Black_Hand: Lifetime southerner here. I would not say one "often" hears that spoken at all.

posted by Adept at 08:55 AM on January 19

Why don't you (bleeping) block somebody, Gonzalez.

My favorite part of this is Gonzalez reply to the reporter. "Hey, I'm coachable." Classic all around.

posted by Adept at 09:01 AM on December 28

Brett Farve S.I.'s Sportsman of the Year

I thought that sportsman of the year rewarded sportsmanship. He's an acceptable choice if that is the case, I think.

posted by Adept at 01:03 PM on December 27

Patriots/Giants Game to be simulcast on NBC, CBS and NFL Network.

hellapuckboy: I offer you an invitation to become educated on the topic of anti-trust exemptions in professional sport. Perhaps what you learn will inspire you in the future to do your own research on topics of interest and come to informed conclusions, rather than foaming at the mouth over something you clearly have little understanding of and making yourself look foolish.

posted by Adept at 12:58 PM on December 27

Replacing the BCS with a 16 team playoff.

I cannot wait to go to the first college title game in my flying hybrid car.

posted by Adept at 07:00 PM on November 27

College basketball's top ten active coaches - SI thinks they know

Well, Coach Cal is on the list somewhere, so I'm happy with that.

posted by Adept at 07:19 PM on April 12

Mizzou's Hawkins becomes first openly gay coach in NCAA

FonGu: If only the world were that simple. I'm sure of he was outed by someone else, that's the exact attitude everyone would take, too. Hopefully I laid that sarcasm on thick enough. I never can tell.

posted by Adept at 08:56 AM on April 08

NCAA's Losing Control

Yes!

posted by Adept at 05:57 PM on April 03

NCAA's Losing Control

No!

posted by Adept at 05:57 PM on April 03

Tubby Fills A Gopher Hole...

As a Memphis fan, this is terrible news.

posted by Adept at 09:24 AM on March 24

One Good Turn Deserves Another!

This is most excellent! Speaking as a Vol Alumnus, and one who used to teach classess as a graduate assistant, I can personally attest to the class with which her players conduct themselves. My female athletes (even BBall players) were among my best perfoming and most professional students, respectful and classy.

posted by Adept at 12:42 PM on February 28

What if the BCS bowls all went to high school together?

who in their right mind wastes an evening watching Ohio University vs. Southern Mississippi? Gamblers.

posted by Adept at 11:25 AM on December 25

UCLA Pulls Off Shocker Against No. 2 USC.

I think Florida probbly has a lot more people who hail from out of state living there than Ohio, which is my guess as to why the percentages are different

posted by Adept at 05:35 PM on December 03

An American Tragedy: Pat Tillman's Uncertain Death.

Here's the funny (sad) thing about how things work in the US. Tillman gets killed, and the offical story turns out to be essentially fabricated, and some people suggest that maybe we should look into it. It gets looked into, but - because the wheels of justice are slow - it takes a long time. So, once the truth is finally out, those who totally exploited this guys death can say "why are we still talking about this? It was years ago."

posted by Adept at 01:45 PM on July 22

waaaaa

This is going to go well.

posted by Adept at 12:27 AM on July 15

The good, the bad, and the in between.

Huizenga is in the top? I always thought he was the sort to dismantal his teams the instant there was a dollar to be made at it. Hardly stellar ownership.

posted by Adept at 05:04 PM on June 30

Half-Brained

I don't really think it's devaluing anything since is only going on in a really small place instead of being declared by the government. Also, non-governmental bodies don't have to fly their flags according to code. (Few do, going by the letters)

posted by Adept at 04:24 PM on December 29