Tebow offered contract to play for Italian Seamen.
Do your own jokes.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:57 PM on December 06
How's that Thailand game look now, you crazy Dutch bastards?
Swiss played the system and won.
It's a shame Ghana-USA isn't the third game, because then Ghana would have a chance to knock the US out three competitions in a row. At which point I think they get to keep them.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:50 PM on December 06
ESPN's show runners just wet their pants with excitement. Their shows for the next three days are written for them.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:34 PM on December 01
I have no idea what I just saw at the end of that Giants-WashingtonFootballTeam game.
Completion on second down... Refs do not measure, call first down, move the chains and roll the down marker to "1"... Washington throw the ball 20 yards downfield and incomplete and then the Refs change their mind on the outcome of the prior down and shout "4th down!"
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:29 PM on December 01
Another issue to consider is that I couldn't take the Ref seriously because he's the South East Asia guy.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:43 PM on November 19
At the point he's planting his right foot, Lester's already breaking on the ball. On the other hand, Kuechly isn't even looking for the ball - if Kuechly turns his head back then I move firmly into the "no call is the right call" camp.
As it is, I'll remain in the "what did the refs call? Eh, that's fine*" camp.
*My sympathy drained somewhat by that exceptionally cheap leg whip that'll hopefully draw a fine this week.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:04 PM on November 19
Sweden out, France came back to beat Ukraine and Iceland didn't make it.
What a terrible evening.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:40 PM on November 19
Speaking of, Ronaldo scored again tonight in the second leg of the Portugal-Sweden world cup qualifying play off to follow up on the goal that gave Portugal a 1-0 win in the first game.
The away goals rule means that Sweden now have to score three to win, so Zlatan has woken up and immediately put in two goals because he can.
Nicely set up with 15 minutes to play for him to grab his hattrick in front of home fans to send Sweden to the World Cup and be named King of Everything.
Or, you know, Ronaldo to get a hattrick. Whichever.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:19 PM on November 19
There's something familiar about Qatar's new Al-Wakrah stadium, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:13 PM on November 19
Cam Newton's cheating at Madden again.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:34 PM on November 18
Portugal won the game 1-0 - no prizes for guessing who scored the goal.
Of course this just sets things up for Zlatan to score four in the second leg in Sweden.
Meanwhile, the French lost 2-0 to Ukraine with defender Laurent Koscielny picking up a red card right at the very end, (Ukraine also had a player sent off after 90:00).
France have it all to do in the second game if they're to earn a chance to disappoint everyone next summer.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:45 PM on November 15
Europe goes to the first leg of the World Cup Qualifying playoffs today with Portugal facing Sweden in a stadium specially reinforced to contain the egos of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovich.
Both teams are largely one special player and then ten hangers on, but one of them won't be making it to next year's finals. As Zlatan is 32, this is probably his last world cup, so I now have two reasons to hope Sweden win.
Elsewhere, Iceland could qualify for their first ever world cup if they can beat Croatia and, with a population of 300,000, they would become the smallest nation ever to make it to a finals.
The first game is in Reykjavic and earlier this week Icelandic forward Eidur Gudjohnsen tweeted that the weather was quite nice, as it was only "minus three degrees" and "not windy or snowing."
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:48 AM on November 15
"Nick Foles, Jason Campbell named NFL Players of the week."
What is happening.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:32 PM on November 06
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:53 PM on November 04
The Jaguars traded up two places in 2012 to pick a Wide Receiver who just got suspended, then in round three they selected a Punter five places before the Seahawks grabbed Russel Wilson.
There's no way they're doing this on purpose.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:26 PM on November 04
Can anyone see a scenario where the NFL or the Dolphins allow Jr to play another down of football ?
The Dolphins? After the way the leadership dumped Chad Ochocinco/Johnson last year, I have to say no. I'll be interested to see what they do though, as when the Dolphins had three Tackles on the field against Cincinnati on Thursday, that was all of their active linemen.
If they cut him despite having no one behind him but the nearest street free agent it'll say a lot about the organisation.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a chance somewhere else though. It's a stretch to say he's the Dolphins' best lineman this year, (despite the line being largely terrible), but he's one of those mean road graders you need inside when you're asking someone to run into 300lb dudes, sixty times an afternoon.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:14 PM on November 04
Martin. Jonathan Martin.
Our offensive line is especially offensive this year, for a number of reasons.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:15 AM on November 04
Likely to make an entirely different top ten to Gio Bernard's run on Thursday...
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:56 AM on November 04
The Premier League is about to see it's first ever Welsh Derby this afternoon, as Swansea and Cardiff face off.
Under the guidance of new owner Vincent Tan, "The Bluebirds" of Cardiff have changed colours from blue to, (lucky in parts of Malaysia), red and rolled around in a lot of green, but they've also seen an established head of recruitment replaced by a 23 year old fence painter, who was subsequently scared off courtesy of Home Office visa issues and alleged pressure on the Manager when the owner suggests tactical changes and substitutions from the stands during games.
The Jerry Jones of South Wales, anyone?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:21 AM on November 03
That run for anyone who missed it.
Not bad, I suppose. If you like that sort of thing.
After the game in the highlights wrap-up, Rich Eisen was saying there are now only nine spots left in the top ten plays of the year you'll see at the end of the season.
But then this made up for it.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:19 PM on November 01
It's been an interesting season thus far, for sure. Heart attacks pretty much every week, unreasonable hope and unremarkable despair both across the season and inside individual games.
The Offence earned 10 points last night, mind, so I didn't go out into the streets and overturn any cars in celebration.
Edit : Also, when Gio Bernard made that 65-yard-35-yard run, I almost punched through my TV.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:33 AM on November 01
Although Ibra will have been disappointed with his second half performance tonight. He only scored once.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:47 PM on October 23
Zlatan is one of those players who scores a goal against your team and you find yourself grinning.
His ridiculous wander through the NAC Breda defence for Ajax, his world cup backheel against Italy, (which he repeated at the weekend), and then that goal against England. Not to mention countless others.
It's notable how many of Zlatan's goals feature the commentators laughing in disbelief at what they've just seen.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:41 PM on October 23
Zlatan scored a Champions League hattrick in 35 minutes tonight.
His second was a backheel that sent the keeper and defender the wrong way and then his third wasn't bad either.
Just because he's Zlatan and he can.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:00 PM on October 23
The Russian judge is disappointed he didn't stick the landing.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:49 PM on October 20
Shame that's not a Fulham fan - he could be Jacksonville's new Quarterback.
Thankful that that linesman recovered and was ok to continue.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:32 PM on October 20
"And some wonder why it's called "The Beautiful Game"."
I presume that was Wilshire's goal against Norwich. Videos of that are going to be killed by the Premier League every time they find it, so it's gone already. But here's another one. For ten minutes.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:40 AM on October 20
Growing up, Michael Laudrup was one of my favourite players. I loved chevrons, he had great 80s hair, he was a sleeve tugger, (along with Jesper Olsen... maybe it's a Danish thing), oh, and he was quite good at football.
Appropriately named Youtube user "llaauuddrruupp" has posted an 83 minute video just of Laudrup passing the ball.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:35 AM on October 17
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:34 AM on October 14
One more and I'd have had a grandslam post.
I presume "WEEI" is the noise Hunter made.
You can see the bullpen catcher catch the ball.
Former reserve driver for the Marussia Formula 1 team Maria De Villota has been found dead in her hotel room.
De Villota suffered serious head injuries and lost an eye last year when her Marussia car hit a truck in testing, but was cleared to return to driving earlier this year.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:56 AM on October 11
So the Giants currently have a worse record than the Jaguars. Until Sunday.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:28 PM on October 10
Reports are that Josh Freeman has signed with the Vikings. One year, $3m.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:38 AM on October 07
"NBCSN is about to put Michelle Beadle on waivers."
""I look at Twitter now and I think, You know what, I've got more followers on Twitter than the network gets viewers. There's got to be a way to turn that into eyes on the show.' "
Sadly, Michelle, we still don't live in a world where humans can add channels to their cable packages on an a la carte basis, so to get NBCSN I have to jump up two packages and buy one hundred and twenty-nine other channels I don't want.
But I also don't follow you on Twitter. So feel free not to count me.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:30 PM on September 30
Jacksonville were early 19 point underdogs against Seattle last week. Next week the Jags are in St. Louis and the 1-3 Rams are 12 point favourites.
The week after that the Jags go on the road to Denver. You think that spread will be bigger or smaller than 24?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:12 AM on September 30
Jacksonville Punter Bryan Anger landed a couple of nice coffin corner kicks yesterday, which I'm sure will make the Jags feel better, as they drafted him a couple places before the Seahawks picked Russell Wilson.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:27 PM on September 23
Seriously spectacular fight tonight for the UFC Light Heavyweight title between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson.
The Swede was the first fighter Jones has faced that has a style anywhere near his own and it showed and that may have been the best five round fight I've seen since Edgar-Maynard.
If you have the chance to see it, you really should.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:57 AM on September 22
Here's the battle for 3rd and 4th in the last race of the SCAA day (Touring 2).
#07 crossed the line backwards to take third place. Then had to collect the pieces of his car to go to tech and show he was within weight limit.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:53 PM on September 20
[Apparently I'm having a special offer on double posts today]
It turns out you can't fit 68 Mazdas through a corner at the same time, so that was entertaining racing, with a lot of rubbing.
More races all weekend in the runoffs, including races at 3, 4, 5 and 6pm today, (Eastern), and all day tomorrow and Sunday. Tomorrow will include the Spec Race Fords, which are a new favourite of mine.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:53 PM on September 20
Speedcasttv is showing the SCCA championship runoffs live this weekend.
The Miata race is about to start, (2pm EST Friday), with, wait for it, sixty eight Mazdas on the grid.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:58 PM on September 20
[weird double posting... ahem]
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:56 PM on September 20
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:03 PM on September 17
Surely they'd be better off trading for Josh Freeman, as it seems he isn't keen on staying in Tampa.
He's shown some talent in flashes and might do so in longer stretches in an environment where he didn't completely hate his job.
I'm sure Schiano would take Henne and a conditional draft pick, just to get him gone too, as he's not "Schiano's guy."
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:01 AM on September 17
Remember the good old days, when every player was impressing the coaches and Jacksonville had the Offensive Weapon™?
During the Jags-Dolphins pre-season game.
Five weeks ago.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:39 PM on September 16
The early line for this weekend's games makes Seattle 19.5 point favourites over Jacksonville.
I don't think it's enough.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:03 PM on September 16
The judge who scored it 114-114 enjoyed a moment of fame last year when she was one of two who somehow scored the Bradley-Pacquiao fight for Bradley.
The decision in favour of Bradley caused Bob Arum to say he'd "never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight." Fortunately last night all it did was tip a very obvious Mayweather victory into a majority decision, but even so, I was open-mouth-stunned when it was read out.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:06 AM on September 15
The US beat Mexico again tonight, as Floyd Mayweather comfortably out-pointed Saul Alvarez.
It was a split decision for no reason I can determine, as one judge scored it 114-114... the same judge who called the Bradley-Pacquiao fight for Bradley, it turns out.
The other judges scored it 116-111 and 117-111, Mayweather, which was a lot closer to what I saw.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:35 AM on September 15
Condensed first half highlights from last night's game.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:45 AM on September 13
I'm going to guess this has never happened in baseball before, and probably won't happen again.
But can they do this!?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:11 PM on September 11
Bicycle kick guy is in good company.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:24 PM on September 11
You can't appeal yellows.
England had a similar situation when Danny Welbeck was yellow-carded for "time wasting" against Moldova, for shooting at the goal about a tenth of a second after the Ref had blown his whistle for offside, meaning he missed the game against Ukraine.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:47 PM on September 11
I liked the department shortcuts on the top...
"Gritty white possession receivers" ... "Emotional leaders with one year left" ... "Tebow"
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:21 AM on September 11
Philip Rivers now available on Amazon.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:12 AM on September 11
The Jags have confirmed they'll be starting Chad Henne this week.
He has an excellent mustache. Which is key.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:03 AM on September 10
I'm not sure the Superbowl crowd is the type to get up and get moving, but Mars has a bunch of really catchy hooks and can really do it live. If anyone can breathe some life into a cold crowd, he can.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:29 PM on September 09
Plus ca change.
At least those uniforms are... interesting.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:06 PM on September 09
I love how when Bruno starts to do his James Brown footwork the director says "this would be a great time to cut to a wide shot!" and you miss it all.
I might actually deliberately watch the halftime show this year for the first time.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:54 AM on September 09
So Troy Polamalu timed the snap count.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:07 PM on September 08
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