Missed opportunity to be Bismarcks.
Also, scroll through the non-consideration list and be completely unsurprised by how frequently "Fighting Sioux" shows up.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:36 PM on November 19
So this just happened.
"3rd & 3 on PHI 27 (5:11) (No Huddle, Shotgun) S.Bradford to PHI 17 for -10 yards (D.Shelby). FUMBLES (D.Shelby), RECOVERED by MIA-O.Vernon at PHI 12. O.Vernon to PHI 7 for 5 yards (D.Kelly). FUMBLES (D.Kelly), RECOVERED by PHI-S.Bradford at PHI 3. S.Bradford to PHI 27 for 24 yards (O.Vernon). PENALTY on PHI-A.Barbre, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at PHI 27 - No Play. Miami challenged the loose ball recovery ruling, and the play was REVERSED. (No Huddle, Shotgun) S.Bradford to PHI 17 for -10 yards (D.Shelby). FUMBLES (D.Shelby), and recovers at PHI 3. S.Bradford to PHI 3 for no gain (O.Vernon). Penalty on PHI-A.Barbre, Offensive Holding, declined"
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:33 PM on November 15
The Ronda Rousey hype train just totally derailed in Australia.
Holly Holm's takedown defence was good enough and then striking technique was more than Rousey could handle.
Rousey refused to touch gloves before the bell, which is entertaining the fans of schadenfreude.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:08 AM on November 15
I can't watch a highlight on the "World" version of ESPN about a game in Europe because I'm Canadian.
Canadians: can get a hit here.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:01 PM on November 02
Here's that final Final try from the Kiwis.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:07 PM on October 31
That final New Zealand try was a really spectacular dagger.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:57 PM on October 31
Breaking : New Zealand good at rugby.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:27 PM on October 31
Alexander Burmitsov disagrees with the refer... ehhhh, ok, maybe you got me.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:12 PM on October 27
ESPN is successfully ruining Grantland.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:26 AM on October 22
Aren't those clever fans just too cute? Having such fun, and so pleased with themselves.
Please note what's missing from the phone. The time and date.
People enjoying themselves are such jerks!
I feel like I'm missing a point here, but the time is on the "screen."
Maybe next week they can bring the behind the scenes conversation that led to that fake punt.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:02 AM on October 19
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:00 AM on October 19
I still don't know what this was.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:23 PM on October 18
England are playing cricket against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi at the moment and for folks who think baseball goes on a bit, English Captain Alastair Cook was at bat for 13 hours and 56 minutes, scoring 263 runs.
According to the BBC, more than 215,000 babies were born while he was batting. The ones who were born when he first went in to bat are probably in school now.
It's the longest ever innings, by time, for an English batsman, but only the third longest in test history.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:55 PM on October 16
So, this happened.
His stuck done got stuck.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:03 AM on October 16
Not sure if this has been linked already, but this was an enjoyable piece of writing about whatever that was that happened yesterday.
"Maybe this is the tip-off that something crazy was bound to happen. A "well-played elimination game between the Rangers and Blue Jays?" In what bizarro universe are we living when that is the situation?
We are in a universe where the Cubs are are not only in the playoffs, but they're the ones WAITING to see who they get to play."
"Kevin Pillar sounds like the name Kevin Millar gave to the cops when they caught him drinking a beer at a house party when he was 17. "I'm Kevin Pillar.""
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:17 PM on October 15
England are leading 2-0 at half time against Lithuania tonight, courtesy of a second goal that went in off the goalie's head.
This means "Own Goal" now has 50 goals for England, moving back into a tie with Wayne Rooney for all time leading England scorer.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:48 PM on October 12
May I nominate, for the FIFA positions and board, us? Surely we couldn't harm the world in the way this crew has.
Speak for yourself. Give me $2,500,000 and you can have a world cup on the moon.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:45 AM on October 09
As far as I'm aware, The glory of Reading is a roundabout.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:32 PM on October 07
If the Tannehill thing is accurate then Donte Stallworth has a nice extra layer to add: Tom Brady used to pay practice squad players who intercepted him.
Meanwhile, some guy from the NFL is complaining about picking on a QB without a character blemish based on second-hand sources, which is chucklesome considering how the NFL spent its off-season.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:19 PM on October 06
There was a special commentary moment during the game where Ian Eagle said something like "Another failed third down. They've made that the focus of practice this week."
I mean, I wouldn't be completely surprised.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:19 AM on October 06
I saw Wilson's story yesterday. It doesn't ring true of the Tannehill who shows up in front of the press - I've never picked up a petulant vibe from him - but with this franchise, anything is possible.
After he got turned down for stadium funding I was hoping Ross would move the team to LA so I could sort of give up on them. Probably kidding myself though.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:52 AM on October 06
Defensive Co-ordinator Kevin Coyle is apparently out the door as well.
With half a secondary and no linebackers the Dolphins' defence is actually pretty terrible, but probably not last-in-the-NFL terrible.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:37 PM on October 05
Huzzah! The fact that we're promoting the Tight Ends Coach to interim leadership says a lot. I don't think we can poach anyone from another team during the season, so I don't think this makes the team better, but Philbin was such a beige sack of nothing that in some way, even worse is better.
I was hoping we'd give the job to Lazor, so that when he inevitably tanked, we could hold up signs saying "FIRE THE LAZOR."
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 PM on October 05
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posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:05 PM on October 01
The photo is so high def I can read the other team's playbook.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:36 AM on September 29
Scotland have woken up at half time.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:41 AM on September 27
From today's Porsche Carrera race in France...
The much more expensive version of Cup stacking.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:39 AM on September 27
Lewandowski had a disappointing last half hour though.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:27 AM on September 23
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:48 AM on September 21
posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:08 PM on September 20
Annnnd... the Vine was deleted. Boo.
Here's the version without yakety sax.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:49 AM on September 14
(Turn the sound on)
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:29 AM on September 14
It only negates the play if he's touching the ball while he's grounded over the rope, at which point it counts as a six for the batsman.
So he catches the ball, throws it back into the air, grounds outside the rope, then jumps back inside and catches his own throw and then lands in fair territory, which means the batsman is out.
Even Maxwell thinks it's a silly rule, but if you took all the silly rules out of cricket there'd not be much left.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:28 AM on September 13
I was hoping it was a sign that the Patriots were doubling down on everything, and we'd see deliberately broken comms, Roethlisberger's footballs replaced with frisbees and Patriot staffers in the crowd shooting Steeler defensive backs with sedatives, via those Rhinoceros dart guns you see on National Geographic.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that last one happened.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on September 11
"Plus the Steelers lost a TD when the receiver's toes slid out of bounds in the end zone just before making the catch."
A Recevier who's fast with poor awareness. And you say the Raiders drafted him?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:27 AM on September 11
Meanwhile, England need a win today against mighty San Marino to guarantee they'll be at the 2016 European Nations Championship.
They're currently leading 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Rooney and an own goal. Ian-terestingly, Rooney's goal made him England's joint all-time leading scorer with 49, (alongside Bobby Charlton), and then the own goal was also the 49th in England's history.
So Rooney, Charlton and (OG) are now all tied for the lead.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:48 PM on September 05
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:43 PM on September 05
The Eagles have released Tim Tebow.
With ironmen like Bradford and Sanchez on the team, I give it to week four before he's back in Philadelphia.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:29 PM on September 05
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:23 AM on September 04
That verdict must have left Goodell feeling...
I can't do it.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:12 AM on September 03
"Some pictures from the Fifth Test at The Oval."
Not shown : English batting.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:25 AM on August 25
Jets Coach on New QB Matt Flynn: He's the Only One Available'
Vote of confidence!
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:09 PM on August 20
Our Player very rarely has full matches in it. It's why I stopped paying for it. Maybe I should pay for yours instead.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:08 AM on August 19
I didn't see it, as I was watching Ipswich go top of the Championship.
Being top with 43 games to go is essentially meaningless, but I don't care.
We also played rcade's sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:39 AM on August 19
I'm blatantly stealing this from elsewhere :
"I think Rex is hoping Ik punches a Bills Quarterback, because that'll mean somebody found one."
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:00 AM on August 13
I don't know what this guy did, but I hope he said sorry.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:08 PM on August 12
A Goalkeeper dares to Zlatan.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:27 PM on August 11
Take that, Canada!
I would moan about ESPN for that, but being able to watch the cricket live this summer on ESPN3 has been marvellous. Not least for the opportunity to confound my colleagues when they come into my office.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:52 PM on August 07
It's been a good week for good catches.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:19 PM on August 07
America's take on Broad's performance.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:57 PM on August 06
England's Joe Root becomes the first person to score a century on day one of an Ashes test in which his team batted second.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:00 PM on August 06
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:09 PM on August 06
"But while Wednesday isn't in the Premier League, it's an easier dilemma."
Especially as it's in the most exciting division in Europe, by far.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:57 AM on August 06
As far as I know, you're correct - in England they're called "American odds," so I figured you'd be better placed to tell us.
+169 is bet $100 to win $169 and -169 would be bet $169 to win $100.
The odds style I grew up with, that I'd consider "English" was the 2/1, 4/1, 7/2 style. But I left England eight years ago and on watching English TV streams, it appears the entire country is now powered by gambling and payday loans, so that may have changed.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:54 AM on August 06
Luckily, the Aussies have a real love of Stuart Broad and will be pleased to see him do well.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:41 AM on August 06
England batting their second innings and their target is 121. They'll fuck it up, though.
Or not. Australia beaten in two and a half days, as everyone predicted after England lost the second Test by 405 runs.
James Anderson will be missing from the fourth test after he tore a muscle, so the pressure will be on for someone to step up and take Anderson's opening role alongside Stuart Broad. Finn looked great here, because it's rough to deal with a 6'6" bowler who can do 90mph, but he's had issues maintaining line and length before. If he can be consistent again, he'll take wickets just from speed and extra bounce... but we'll have to see it to believe it.
I'm ready for England to fall apart again in the next one and take it to a must-win fifth Test.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:59 AM on July 31
I don't understand cricket any more.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:36 PM on July 29
Typo, or not? YOU DECIDE.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:15 PM on July 26
How bad are the Mets?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:47 AM on July 22
England can't take 10 wickets in two innings and three days, but they can certainly lose 10. Literally without trying.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:57 AM on July 19
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