I wonder if we'd be talking about this had he never been traded by Detroit for a guy named...oh, what was his name? Oh, yeah, Alexander, Doyle Alexander. ?????????
posted by sydney2006 at 11:04 PM on May 25
As a Lions fan(unfortunateley) I am glad to see a class act like Charlie Sanders get in to the Hall when players like him get overlooked. If he was a Cowboy or a Steeler, he would have made it 20 years ago, but good for him. One other thing Charlie, You wrote IT, God just gave you the tools, including guts and grit to be able to. Congrats!
posted by sydney2006 at 10:20 AM on February 04
Blah, blah, blah, Dessert Dog. You were sweatin' there before the final bowl pairings were announced. You know things would be different in Glendale if we we're there. Anyway, the sour grapes in my mouth a those that were force fed to me by the BcS. You may beat Florida, but nothing is settled properly unless we have a playoff.
posted by sydney2006 at 04:26 PM on December 16
Can you say, OVERRATED!!!!
posted by sydney2006 at 03:23 PM on December 16
OSU blows, Michigan is the better team and you all know it. If they played that game under normal circumstances and not the day after one of the most prominent figures in Michigan history, if not all of college football, dies, we crush you. OSU is so one dimensional that it is just ridiculous. Troy Smith is a great athlete, but without him your nothing. Anyway, good luck next year, Slick, you'll need it. Oh, by the way, if one is responsible for voting, then vote all the time and not just when it is convenient for you.
posted by sydney2006 at 03:21 PM on December 16
All this proves is what we already know; the system they say works, does not. On the Notre Dame thing, the bcs was developed in favor of the domers, and to my knowledge, have yet to play for a title in which this whole mess was created for. We will get the bracket as soon as ND wins a title under their system. It is all about money, yet what they(the university heads)don't get is that with a bracket, they can draw more interest and make everyone more money, and get a true champion. On the Michigan deal...I'm a huge fan, but I agree, a U of M victory over OSU would be hollow(though I would still feel good about it). They had their chance and now it's Florida's turn to get their asses beat. Anyway, I will feel good when Michigan kicks the cream out of USC. #2 ain't so bad.
posted by sydney2006 at 08:53 PM on December 03
Way too much time on your hands, friends. Let's review in a few years.
posted by sydney2006 at 04:59 PM on November 20
Michigan football will never be the same. When you think of the state of Michigan for anything, not just college football, one of the first five things on the list is Bo Schembechler. He name IS Michigan, through and through and, although live goes on, it will never have someone quite like him again. He was truly one of a kind.
posted by sydney2006 at 03:09 PM on November 17
I wasn't crazy about it at first, but in thinking about it for a while, Detroit may just have the same "calming" effect that it had on one Rasheed Wallace. We all know what we got in that deal, so just wait and see. Something tells me that a t worst case(for 2007 ayt least) I see the 3 and 5 hitters (Mags and Pudge) having a great year. Anyway, now there really isn't anyone to pitch around...I mean 8 of the 9 don't scare you to death, but anyone of them can be hot at the right time and bite you. It is all good, but no good unless we win it all in '07.
posted by sydney2006 at 08:00 PM on November 10
I agree...useless award for the favorites. I am also as perplexed as you, Jersey, why one guy with more errors and a lower fielding percentage wins the award for the best defender at his position. Might just be intangables...I mean this is Derek Jeter were talking about. I think guys really try to hit the ball harder to him, or in such a way by which he is challenged more than other guys. Gold glove justification complete...next question.
posted by sydney2006 at 03:49 PM on November 03
Ok, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you all are wrong. This series has just begun and the Tigers WILL win. Inge..er!..the fence post will come up with some big plays, including a game winner( a walk off homer perhaps) and the pitchers will field balls and make outs at the right base. There is method to Leylands madness and I beleive these guys will come back. I like their chances at home when they win tonight..so cardinal fan..it's over for you. Schedule a parade down Main St. for the Rams or the Blues cuz this year it's going down Woodward past the Park. Go get 'em Tigers!
posted by sydney2006 at 04:21 PM on October 27
PANIC IN TIGER TOWN! PANIC IN TIGER TOWN!! All I can say is if Granderson, Polanco, and Pudge don't get it going it'll be over, and St.Louis will be scheduling the parade Thursday Night. Actually, that game was closer than it looked, but the defense, like game 1, was terrible. Plays like the Inge errors in game 1 and Zumaya's last night kills any chance you might have to come back. I'm not going to take anything away from Carpenter's game, but a 2-0 game is much easier to get back into. I'm a huge Tiger fan, but I'm not getting that warm fuzzy feeling about this one. I think the magic potion might have run out. GO GET 'EM TIGERS!!!
posted by sydney2006 at 08:35 AM on October 25
Yeah..hopefully they don't lose that momentum they have. I would never have guessed that losing 31 of 50 to end the season and choking away the AL central championship would be a blessing but as of now I could not be happier as a Tiger fan. '84 was cool, but I was just a kid, so I didn't have as much perspective as I do now. That team was also a team of Destiny with no superstar (no hall of famer yet, which is bull, but that's another topic for another day), but I believe this team is even more special because no one ever expected it. Glad to see the motor's tip top here in "Tigertown".
posted by sydney2006 at 08:54 PM on October 15
BS...that's all I can Say.
posted by sydney2006 at 03:13 PM on October 11
posted by sydney2006 at 03:11 PM on October 11
Grum, you spelled favorite wrong...wait I almost forgot, you said you were a 'Jays fan. Listen man, I'm not trying to stir things up with you, all I'm saying is that there are the Yankees and then there are 29 other teams. Sometimes an owner has to do something like over pay for a certain player to erase 13 losing seasons and if he didn't do it I'm quite sure someone else, such as your beloved Bluejays owner, would have. It is what it is... a business, and owners of said business will do what it takes to at least stay close to the Yankees. I'm not sure what the farm system is like where you are, but ours is just starting to produce some players who may someday may be Yankees and that is the sad truth. Our teams draft and develop the players and then many leave for the big show on the island. Ultimately, the Yankees are there year in and year out and sometimes they get beat by a team that wasn't supposed to beat them. Sometimes it is those few times, like now, that we can sit back and enjoy it. Cheers, fellas, to our heros of the moment, the Detroit Tigers.
posted by sydney2006 at 08:25 PM on October 08
Hey Jersey, just so you know, I own a hat with a "B" on it. Thank you for sharing in our joyous celebration here in the motor city. I truly enjoyed the desimation a few years ago, and still consider that series one of the best I have ever seen.
posted by sydney2006 at 10:49 PM on October 07
Hey Grum, every team has players who make that kind of money you metioned that Mags, Pudge and the Gambler make...they are the veterans, they earned it. What you failed to mention is that there are 20 other guys on that team that came up from the farm or were aquisitions made by sound baseball minds. Let us not forget it takes a crafty gm to put the puzzle pieces together to develop a complete TEAM. I've watched this team all my life from the '84 wire to wire team, through the 119 lose debacle in '03, to today(surfing 'tween the baseball game and Michigan v MSU). It is ok to be burned that your team lost, but don't cry to the rest of us...cry to georgie about it..tell him to get an imagination and build a team the old fashioned way...without the check book.
posted by sydney2006 at 10:45 PM on October 07
Listen, I told you guys this wasn't going back to NY. Good pitching will beat...(you all can finish it). Look, before the series started, I was ticked we lost the division on the last day and now look where the Twins are...at home. To the guys celebrating with the fans--they deserved it, players included... That was sweet! That goes to show you all the compassion and spirit these guys have for each other. I beleive there will be more of this to come. Go Tigers!!
posted by sydney2006 at 07:12 PM on October 07
Not many, for sure. I'm still holding my breathe, though, until the last out, man. The BB's are stil dangerous and their backs are up against the wall, so we'll see.
posted by sydney2006 at 11:13 PM on October 06
'99, I think red would go best with shoe leather. By the way, I won my bet: Gambler pitched the game of his life. Reason: Home turf and heart...A lot of it. Nay sayers beware, the cat's are on the prowl.
posted by sydney2006 at 11:02 PM on October 06
Pro, you make some good points and I'll hand it to ya about the Met's cuz it is true, but the Dodgers are not the power line-up that the Yanks are and the Met's are just better. With that said, your'e right about Rogers, we'll just have to see which Kenny shows up. My bet: First half, all-star Gambler-man. Reason: Home turf and heart.
posted by sydney2006 at 01:13 PM on October 06
Hey Pro, don't mistake the $$$ for heart...the Yanks are the by far the best team $$$ can buy, & Mr. $ has a lot of heart.
posted by sydney2006 at 10:18 AM on October 06
Ok, y'all got it wrong. I wasn't talking about the original bad boys of basketball days of yesteryear. I'm talking about the present day, fellas. Don't be so literal, alright? Anyway, the sluggers from Motown will crush the Bronx Bombers, Guarenteed 'Sheed.
posted by sydney2006 at 10:15 AM on October 06
Jersey, I like your style! Keep it up! Anyway, the Motor City Bad Boys in olde english D have something to prove, especially after an awful performance like the one they had v KC. Yikes!!
posted by sydney2006 at 08:24 AM on October 06
Sad but true, jersey, like Lakers v Pistons in '04.
posted by sydney2006 at 09:15 PM on October 05
Yeah, Tigers in 5. They aren't as tough at home, but maybe they can just wrap it up there and then have some time to contemplate the A's.
posted by sydney2006 at 04:16 PM on October 05
Cool, put away the brooms. Jersey, you out there? I guess you were right...now..about that #.
posted by sydney2006 at 03:56 PM on October 05
Ok, I'm out...for now. SEE YA, next time on sportsfilter theatre!
posted by sydney2006 at 10:44 PM on October 02
Actually, the operater told me that # had been changed
posted by sydney2006 at 07:32 PM on October 02
I think you've got it Sherlock (hawkguy). Maybe Matt Stairs paid off some former teammates, or maybe they paid him to pay the Tiger bullpen to tip pitches? hmmmmm. Jenny, that number was no longer in service...you got another?
posted by sydney2006 at 07:28 PM on October 02
867-5309...Jenny, I got your number!
posted by sydney2006 at 02:43 PM on October 02
Hey jerseygirl, can I have your #?
posted by sydney2006 at 02:27 PM on October 02
Hey, all I'm saying is just when something seems to be getting started (Dynasty) the bottom falls out ('99 & '03 Wings, '05 & '06 Pistons). State always blows it on or around the Michigan game and, well, the Wolves' themselves always seem to run out of gas somewhere around January 1. The Leos, uh, all I can say is 49 years and counting. As much as the Tigers have sucked for so many years (13) I am not satisfied with a wild card, sorry guys.
posted by sydney2006 at 01:39 PM on October 02
Nice choke job Tigers...I knew it would happen, as it seems to happen to all Michigan sports teams. I think our teams are like our economy here in this state...crappy.
posted by sydney2006 at 09:03 AM on October 02
Oh yeah, it's been oh so long since the bronx billionares have won it. How about the year of the Tiger? We have waited longer and bled more than yankee fan. At least we don't boo our winning team on an off night.
posted by sydney2006 at 08:25 AM on September 27
Not sure if SEVEN white(black)sox deserve to be there... Helps to have a bi-assed manager.
posted by sydney2006 at 08:33 PM on July 06
posted by sydney2006 at 08:31 PM on July 06
Blame the goaltending if you must, but I have to say that the larger problem was that the wings just do not have enough hard-nosed tough defensmen and, as usual, the key players(like Shanny, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom, among others) simply did not show up to play. Even larger of an issue is preparation by the coaching staff. Babs was brought here to win more than 2 playoff games and to me the presidents trophy is meaningless. If this is what we get then they could have just stayed with Dave Lewis, so fire babs and get a real coach that will step it up in the playoffs--then maybe the players will follow the lead.
posted by sydney2006 at 09:33 AM on May 04
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