This is the worst trade in the history of basketball the mav's are idiots to give that much up for Jason Kidd?? Jason has maybe a year or two left and plays no where close to how he did in his prime. Even if Jason was in his PRIME now he would not be worth what the Mav's gave up....good lord I rate this trade there with the Herschall Walker trade only this time the Texas team got the worst end of the deal.. I would not have given even Devin Harris alone for Kidd! Much less this kind of package! Dumb, Dumb DUMB!!!
posted by T.C. at 05:09 PM on February 13
Besides if your stupid enough to use the same signals each game you deserve to lose!
posted by T.C. at 03:42 PM on December 12
Every single team in the NFL films games to watch the tape. There are rules around that and you have to ask permission. Which the Jets did. You are not allowed to film the signals but you are allowed to film the games. If you camera's are stationed in the end zone you probably are not going to get a very good shot at the signals even if you wanted too. This just looks to me like someone is throwing an article out there just to stir up some crap. usless and baseless. It is not unfair nor is it cheating if you ask, you get permission and you film within the rules.
He could face more time if he loses the State case. That sentence would not start until after he was released from Federal Prison then he would have to report to State Prison. However I personally don't think those charges will stand. Don't get me wrong I think the charges he was convicted of are horrible and he deserves to be in trouble for those, but to his lawyers point there does seem to be a double jepardy issue here. They cannot convict him twice on the same charges.
posted by T.C. at 02:09 PM on December 10
No matter the circumstances this is very sad. He was only 24 and has a young daughter that now grows up without her Dad. From everything I have read having that little girl changed him. RIP Sean Taylor My prayers to him and his family.....
posted by T.C. at 08:35 AM on November 27
OU will beat Texas badly it won't be close.
posted by T.C. at 03:13 PM on October 03
To really judge bandwagon teams just look at attendance on game day. Although the Steelers / Cowboys and others that are near the top of that list have had poor seasons from time to time and I am sure attendance was probably down a little those years it still remains that they sold more tickets those years than many of the "winning" teams did. If you can sell your stadium out or 80% or higher on those down years then my friend those are real fans not the "bandwagon" variety.
posted by T.C. at 02:06 PM on October 03
Nice Article. I really think OU is better than the Colorado game. They were looking ahead to Texas and stumbled. I think that Bob Stoops is one of the better coaches in the college game today but that loss is on him, he isn't supposed to let that happen. The loss to Colorado probably put an end to their hopes for a shot at the championship but I agree that they will probably beat Texas and I think it will be a rather lopsided victory at that. I think LSU is the best team in the top 10 right now but as you said an SEC schedule makes it very hard to go undefeated regardless of how good you are. USC is fully capable of losing at least one on this years schedule and I actually hope they do (sorry USC fans). Last Saturday really turned this year into a heck of a race I think with all those top teams losing it really opens the door for a lot of fun football this year. Should really be fun watching how it finally shakes out.
posted by T.C. at 10:24 AM on October 03
The coaches poll is easy... vote all the teams you play against high and all the ones you don't low. Gotta get that strength of schedule number up there somehow. Coaches should not have a poll they know their own team and whatever opponent they are playing that week. The only time they see any other teams is the highlights on Sportscenter.
posted by T.C. at 02:25 PM on December 06
luther is right, it's part of an agreement with the teams and the NFL other networks cannot broadcast games in compitition against the "home" team on another channel. It's not that they can only shgow one game, it is simply they cannot show a game opposite of the home team.
posted by T.C. at 12:01 PM on November 16
Trade him to the raiders for a 7th round draft pick, or maybe for a couple of beers.
posted by T.C. at 01:40 PM on November 10
venicemenice - I don't know if that would fly. The comparison seems right however there was a case last year in Arizona where a property owner (he owned several shopping malls if i remember correctly) tried to ban legally carried guns on his property. The courts ruled that he could in fact ban them but if he did so he would then become liable for the saftey of everyone there. Since that could have ended up costing him much more he decided not to ban guns on the property. I have also read about enployers firing employees for smoking and getting away with it however I truely do not believe any employer should be able to dictate what you can do with your own time, as long as what your doing is not illegal then it is none of there business. Just my opinion on that one however :)
posted by T.C. at 12:41 PM on October 26
They might be able to stop it by making it part of the policy against reckless or dangerous behavior. Most players have a clause of that type in their contract. I don't know that it would stand up in court but it would probably be the best chance they would have. I myself support gun laws, but not making them illegal. I think that there should be laws regulating the use and possesion of guns but I also believe as a law abiding citizen that you should be able to own and carry a gun IF you do so legally. I think we are missing something here though. Even in the states that do allow you to carry concealed weapons it is still illegal to carry them anywhere alchohol is sold or consumed. if they had guns in any type of bar strip bar or otherwise they were breaking the law (correct me if I am wrong but isn't that a FEDERAL law?). That seems like something that could easily justify action of some sort by law enforcment and the NBA.
posted by T.C. at 12:34 PM on October 26
The really sad part of it all is that this thread even went in that direction to begin with.....pathetic if you ask me. You nailed it Weedy..no offense taken at all.
posted by T.C. at 11:08 AM on October 26
AMPto11 lol OK sorry, I misunderstood :) I didn't think you meant what it sounded like you meant stoned or not :) I agree most of these players are very good and some will be great. I have no problems with what the Cowboys have done via the draft as far as defense. However I think they are three or four years past when they should have brought in a good QB. I really felt like they should have at least went after a good free agent like Brees, but what the hell my names not Jerry Jones so I don't get a vote.
posted by T.C. at 04:11 PM on October 25
Great idea for the owners and the NFL as a whole, as one poster said above sucks for the team and the coach. Sucks even more for the season ticket holders. I promise that when the owners are compensated for losing the home game the season ticket holders will never see any of it. They will pay the same price for one less game. The owners will make twice as much on that one game....yep sounds about right....was this Jerry Jones idea or Al Davis'??
posted by T.C. at 02:41 PM on October 25
Excuse me Ampto11?? "Roy Williams, Terrance Newman, Demarcus Ware, Bradie James, Marcus Spears, Chris Canty, not a good one in the bunch." Are you joking or just stoned?
posted by T.C. at 01:00 PM on October 25
It wasn't Shaq's fault that he was sent to the wrong house. It's not like he was leading the raid. Shaq was reserve officer in LA when he was playing there as well. He has gone through the academy and has received a lot of training since then. He went to school and studied to be a police officer and has gone through all the same training as the rest of the force that's out there. I don't see this as a problem, hell it is commendable in my opinion that he cares enough to do that kind of work when he doesn't have too. Was this a botched raid by the PD, hell yes, that family will get more than compensated for that by the time the lawyers are through. however to put any of the blame on Shaq or to knock him for giving a damn and wanting to be part of the police force is a bit much. He was following someone else's orders reserve officers do not lead raids. Notice that no one is singling out any of the other officers, including the ones that gave the wrong info to the SWAT team OR the person who actually was leading the raid. Wonder why that is?? :) MJK why is it "unethical" to have a trained reserve police officer on a raid?
posted by T.C. at 07:46 AM on October 24
How about Iron Mike vs. The Miami Hurricanes Football team? I would pay to see that!
posted by T.C. at 09:11 AM on October 18
I think Queen Lateefa could take him out !
posted by T.C. at 09:37 AM on October 17
It won't be up to the NFL or the Titans if it goes to court or not. if a DA decides to pursue it, or if Gurode wants to press charges it will go to court. If I were Gurode I would wait and see what punishment was given by the NFL and the Titans and if it wasn't a strong enough msg sent by the new commish I would press charges for assault. If i were Titans ownership/managment I would kick this guy off my team immediatly and not even wait on the NFL's ruling. I would want to send a really strong msg that my organization was better than this and it would not be tolerated. This is going to be the first real test to see what the new NFL commish is made of. It will also be interesting to see if the NFL players association gos to bat for this guy or stays clear.
posted by T.C. at 12:49 PM on October 02
That was horrible, he stomped on him twice, once that took the helmet off then he looked down saw the helmet off and stomped again! I would say a year suspension minimum. Fisher has actually said that if the NFL penalties were not strong enough the Titans as a team would add to it.
posted by T.C. at 10:37 AM on October 02
OJ and Williams might have broke the law (well OJ was found innocent regardless of if he did it or not). However what Bush did would have made him ineligible. Not only might he have to give the Heisman back but USC could be have to retroactively forfeit the games he played in which would also strip them of their national title in 2004.
posted by T.C. at 06:51 AM on September 15
Any system that rates Jeff George as a better QB than Troy Aikman or Big Ben has some major flaws in it lol. Fun read though.
posted by T.C. at 08:14 AM on September 12
Still the Pat's came way off what they were asking to start with. When Seattle first approached them they wanted 2 number 1's AND a number 2. I think they realized that Branch might win that arbitration so they settled for one first rounder. I think it is a good move for them. Branch should be a productive receiver and they sure needed one.
posted by T.C. at 06:26 AM on September 12
I'm not much of a Stewart fan so I am glad someone else got that spot. I do like Johnson, Busch and Harvick..BUT I am pulling for Mark Martin in this one, the old man has been nothing but class his entire career, he deserves a championship on his way out.
posted by T.C. at 12:00 PM on September 11
So when will they start drug testing the coaches?
posted by T.C. at 01:26 PM on September 07
I would have to agree with Most_Voluble_Poster though. They prove that a test can be wrong, they know there are no perfect tests. If you have one positive and one negative then which one is right? If a false positive is possible then it is logical that a false negative could happen as well. If one sample test can be wrong the odds are there will be a time when both test wrong. In this day and age I think you have to try at least to catch those that cheat in this way but it seems maybe a better way of doing so is needed. I like the idea of having several labs do tests independent of each other, seems like that might cut down on the likelihood of mistakes. I think you need an odd number of tests though (at least 3) so you can have a better picture. as it stands now with one positive and one negative you don't know which one is wrong. Who knows maybe Landis did get screwed, the drugs they said he tested positive for were not drugs that would have enhanced his performance much, there were many choices of drug that would have been harder to detect and been more effective for what he was doing.
posted by T.C. at 08:47 AM on September 07
While that is a hell of an accomplishment I don't think he should be in the Pro Football Hall of fame. He may be the greatest player ever to put a helmet on in the CFL but lets face it the compition in the CFL is no where near NFL standards. Demonstrated by the players that cannot make it in the NFL and yet have good careers in the CFL. I think *most* of those that are good enough to play in the NFL do so. Now Damon may be an exception to that rule, maybe he is/was good enough to play in the NFL and just chose the CFL anyway. It is hard to imagine he could be that successful in the CFL and not have some level of success in the NFL. However Canton must be consistant, if they open that door and start letting CFL players into the HOF then how do you draw the line? Which players from a league with inferior talent to you let in and which ones do you not? This would open a huge can of worms that I don't think the NFL wants to even think about.
posted by T.C. at 09:51 AM on September 05
Holy crap I thought this was a joke. Someone needs to check Al Davis' medication. Next they will tell us Art Shell is going to be a Player/Coach!
posted by T.C. at 08:44 AM on August 29
sfts2: I am actually a Steelers fan but I live in Ft. Worth so it's Cowboys all the time on TV. I follow the Cowboys and go as far as rooting for them unless they are playing my Steelers
posted by T.C. at 04:08 PM on August 28
I would love nothing more than for the Cowboy's to give T.O. a nice going away present.
posted by T.C. at 11:51 AM on August 28
I don't think Oakland should even be mentioned in any discussion about the best anything right now. They are one of the 2 worst teams in football right now (the other being the 49ers). I don't think either of those teams gets more than 4 wins this year. They are just a bad football team Moss or no Moss. Moss is a non factor when there is no QB to throw it to him. I give you Bengals and Steelers being 2 of the best teams in football, that division is always tough though and has been since it was Steelers and Oilers. I think he was cose to the mark as far as the NFC east though, those are all teams that seem to be building in the right direction and top notch coaching from top to bottom. There is no QB controversy in Dallas, Bledsoe is the guy unless he gets hurt. However it does appear that maybe the Cowboys have found thier QB of the future in Romo, you must admit the kid has looked good. I myself am a Steelers fan so I always lean toward that division myself, but we don't know if Carson is going to be able to bounce back and even being a Steelers fan I must say we got on a nice roll at the right time last year but I am not sold on them being the best team in football. Should be an interesting season but it would surprise me if one of the NFC east teams was not in the NFC championship game this year.
posted by T.C. at 03:07 PM on August 24
Although I must say I am not now nor have I ever been a fan of Bryant Gumbel. However he does have the right to his opinion, and the closing comments of his show are set up as a spot for him to voice his opinion. He did nothing wrong here and should not be penalized.
posted by T.C. at 02:12 PM on August 21
Actually I agree with Chico, this whole comeback is more sad than anything else. I just hope he doesn't do any permanent damage to himself while trying this "comeback" Evander has always been a quality guy, and a consummate professional. A nice addition to a sport full of idiots like Mike Tyson. There is a reason that other states have pulled his license and refused to let him fight there. He needs to bow out and ride off into the sunset. He has already proven all he needs to in this sport and this comeback try is only going to serve to tarnish the image of a once great fighter.
posted by T.C. at 08:30 AM on August 19
Great story thanks for the post Ufez.
posted by T.C. at 10:12 AM on August 18
Most players when playing are not obese. The clinical deffinition of Obese for men is 25% or more body fat (30% for women). Most players while active are very big yes, however they do not come anywhere near 25% body fat. The extra size even though not fat would contribute though most likely since the heart would have to work harder in someone that large. to your point however most do tend to get very much obese after retirement since they are not working nearly as hard to keep the muscle on and probably don't change their eating habits much from their playing days.
posted by T.C. at 01:20 PM on August 16
No reason why you couldn't have it both ways. Have 4 games, but have the rookies and say maybe 2nd and 3rd year players (and veterans that are backups maybe?) report sooner and play primarily in the first two games. Then in the last 2 games of pre season you could play more veterans to let them shake off some rust and maybe some of the more promising rookie projects that look like they might make the team so you get a chance to see them playing with the veteran talent. This would actually give more playing time to the young guys because no vterans would be in the first couple games, and shorten the pre season for the vets to help keep the injuries down.
posted by T.C. at 12:49 PM on August 16
lil brown bat, I'll give you that one. Very true. However I think to vilify this coach for trying to win a championship for his team is going way overboard. Pitching around a good hitter in a critical situation is part of the game. If as you said the point here is to teach and develop then that's something they need to learn too. I guess I did kind of go off on a bit of a rant there, lol, but I just get upset when people throw that PC crap all around. The guy was just trying to get his team a championship, one they all probably worked very hard for all year. He would have been doing his kids a disservice had he not done what he could to win
posted by T.C. at 10:00 AM on August 11
It's not cowardice at all, it simply coaching to win. The guy is a coach, his job is to give his team the best chance to win. It doesn't matter who is on deck next unless the next guy is an even better hitter. This is part of the game. It's called stratagy! I am so sick of all the PC crap that gets thrown around now a days. it is pathetic. I am sick of hearing "well their kids winning shouldn't matter" "don't score so many points you'll hurt their feelings" These people miss the whole point of sports. These are life lessons, sometimes you win sometimes you lose, that's LIFE. The concept of sports is you play to win. You don't always win but you give it all you have and try. I would much rather my kid get beat by 100 points than to have to tell him not to try. That is the worst kind of lesson you could ever teach a kid. I agree with dbt302, this article should never have been written. If you want to shelter your kid from the real world then don't let him play sports at all. However don't have him play and then try to change the game. Total BS.
posted by T.C. at 09:48 AM on August 11
Well he can now be proud. He has taken the "WTF were you thinking!!" award away from the champ Mike Tyson.
posted by T.C. at 09:21 AM on August 09
Cody, I must agree with Steelergirl. I enjoy your posts, usually very well thought out, I don't always agree with you but your posts are intelligent enough to always make me think. The humor of course is just an added benefit :) I almost always agree with that part :)
posted by T.C. at 02:09 PM on August 07
I think it will end up about the same order as it is now. i do take issue with them listing Gordon, Stewart and Earnhart as the three biggest names in the sport, where is Jimmy Johnson? He has only lead in points for the greater portion of the last three years. Has more wins in that time than any of these 3. That being said though should be a fun 5 races coming up.
posted by T.C. at 12:36 PM on August 07
The dealership did not have to tattle, Bomar reported the income to the IRS, he paid taxes on it. Even if he did work all the hours there is a limit (if I am not mistaken) on how much an athlete is permited to make over the course of the summer and this was well beyond that. The way this turned up was that Adrian Peterson had tried to purchase a car at that dealership, he did all the paperwork gave them his trade in and drove away, problem is two weeks later they called him and told him his credit did not go through so he took the car back. Then someone said he had been given a car by the dealership so that was being investigated. Turns out that was all very legit, nothing out of line happened on that. however in the course of that investigation this other crap with Bomar and the Quinn (Bomars roomate) turned up. So as soon as Stoops heard about it he kicked them both off the team and called the NCAA himself. Got to admire Stoops for showing that kind of integrity but it really sucks for Oklahoma.
posted by T.C. at 01:34 PM on August 03
DallasFan, Texas will NOT beat OU this year. I live in Ft. Worth and will bet you a happy hour at the bar of your choice on that one. :)
posted by T.C. at 01:26 PM on July 26
People love to hate the Big 12. However there are a lot of tough teams there. They beat each other up durring the season. There is no way the ACC is even close in talent to the Big 12. I will acknowledge the SEC being very tough, but I dont think the Big 10 has anything on the Big 12. The ACC is a joke of a conference, always has been and I see nothing changing there that makes a difference at all.
posted by T.C. at 10:30 AM on July 26
Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart 1 & 2? What about the guy who is leads in points week in and week out Jimmy Johnson? I think he has every bit as much talent as Tony Stewart. I will however give you the nod for Jeff Gordon, he is not my favorite driver, he is however one of the best that has raced NASCAR. Also just an FYI, I was never a Dale Earnhart fan but you can't watch the films of his racing and not see that he was a very gifted racer. Personally I always rooted for Mark Martin, I think he is one driver who always handled himself with class.
posted by T.C. at 02:48 PM on July 25
Tony Stewart is no Dale Sr. he has a lot of growing up to do before he should even be mentioned in the same sentence as Dale Sr. Dale may have drove hard and aggressive, but he was not wreckless. Tony reacts out of anger, he is a hot head who needs to grow up. I will freely admit that he is an extremly talented driver and if he can grow up a bit he may one day earn being spoken of the same way as Dale Sr. However he is a long way from that right now, he simply doesn't carry himself with the same class.
posted by T.C. at 09:37 AM on July 25
Dale Sr. Drove hard and aggressive. Tony Stewart (when he gets angry) drives recklessly. there is a huge difference in the two. I agree Stewart is a great driver but lets not confuse agressive hard driving with wreckless driving. The one person I feel for the most in this particular incident is Carl Edwards, he was not even involved in the squable and got screwed. Probably ruined his chance to make the chase.
posted by T.C. at 08:24 AM on July 25
i don't understand whay this thread even turned into an argument about if a animal is smart or dumb, has emotions or doesn't? Who cares? Again I say to the owners and breeders it may be about the money. To the general public it is just feeling compasion for an animal that is hurting. Why is that a bad thing? Compassion is a good trait, the ability to show compassion is a big part of what makes us human. It is also why we love the underdog, and in this situation Barbaro is the underdog. Odds are very much against him surviving thats why people are pulling for him. Think about it, it's the same reason people pull for the Cubs to win the world series!
posted by T.C. at 01:18 PM on July 14
Hell there are some people I know that it would be an improvement if they showed some of the same qualities my dog has! Thanks a lot... I'm now picturing my co-workers licking their own asses. Well if there like the poeple i was refering to it would not be much of a stretch for them to lick their own asses, just have to get their head out of there first LOL
posted by T.C. at 11:35 AM on July 14
TBH People give animals human qualities because they have compassion and feel for them. Barbaro is a magnificent animal. It is a shame something as beautiful as that gets hurt this way. To the general public this has nothing to do with the stud fees, it has everything to do with people wanting a magnificent beautiful animal to recover from a catastrophic accident. Just the same when you have a pet for a number of years, you grow to love it. You do consider it part of the family. Anyone who has ever had a pet for a long period of time will tell you they do indeed posses some human qualities. Hell there are some people I know that it would be an improvement if they showed some of the same qualities my dog has!
posted by T.C. at 09:38 AM on July 14
If Barry Sanders hadn't retired, he would have smashed the rushing record. Then, he came back way past his prime as a corner. Really a waste of talent. Huh??
posted by T.C. at 01:43 PM on July 06
I do not see how they can justify suspending Stackhouse when there were 3 officials on the floor that didn't even call a flagrant foul. It was a hard foul no doubt, but you are not going to get Shaq's attention with anything less. It was not a cheap shot, it was just a hard foul.
posted by T.C. at 12:35 PM on June 16
OK I can't resist "There's no crying in Baseball!!!"
posted by T.C. at 01:09 PM on June 15
great post bullpen
posted by T.C. at 01:07 PM on June 15
Hitting a batter is just part of baseball has been for 100 years. You hit my batter I hit yours thats the way it goes. ANY major league player understands that. I don't mean hitting someone in the head or trying to hurt them, that's different from just plunking someone with a pitch. it's part of the game and the kid should have done it if he was told to. The only issue I have is that the ass chewing should have been done behind closed doors. I don't chew out my employees in front of other employees and Ozzie shouldn't either.
posted by T.C. at 12:45 PM on June 15
Dwayne showed last night a glimps of the superstar he is going to be. Fantastic game by D-wade for sure. I think the Mav's still win it because D-Wade cannot give then 40+ points every night. He showed he belonged there though and if he continues to improve and play like that he will get back to the finals again.
posted by T.C. at 08:42 AM on June 14
The best two defenses in basketball (Spurs and Memphis) already tried to stop Dirk and couldn't. He presents a whole diffrent kind of challenge as far as finding someone to match up on him. Most 7 footers are just simply not fast enough to try and cover him and would foul out trying, the shorter guys are fast enough but no way they can block that fade away jumper. Now I know Dirk isn't the end all but he does present a huge challenge in coverage. You have to just try to contain him and hope he has an off night. That being said the Heat are hell to stop as well if Shaq and Dwayne are on their game, should be a great series. I think Dallas wins on the strength and depth of their bench, but it will go 6 or 7 games. Should be a good series I hope it is another great one like the Mav's and Spurs turned out to be.
posted by T.C. at 10:31 AM on June 08
I know I have seen replays of a bird being hit by a pitch before. Only all you saw were feathers that time the bird kind of disintigrated. If I remember correctly it was Randy Johnson pitching. Anyone else remember seeing that highlight? If not I would bet ESPN will drag it back out and show it again since it happened again. Now there are some odds, what do you think the odds are of this happening not only once but TWICE?
posted by T.C. at 10:56 AM on June 07
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