Recent Comments by chris2sy

Arizona Clobbers Defending Champ Duke

My bracket is torn asunder!

posted by chris2sy at 05:03 PM on March 25

Fantasy Baseball Reminder

Cool, thanks. She is on there as the Allery Animals.

posted by chris2sy at 01:34 PM on March 25

Fantasy Baseball Reminder

Would there be any objection if, rather than my wife influencing my draft, I just told her to sign up for her own team in the league? Just thought I would put that out there for a thumbs up or thumbs down on that.

posted by chris2sy at 04:22 PM on March 24

Fantasy Baseball 2011

Yeah, I tried and I think I had the same problem. I think.

posted by chris2sy at 05:21 PM on March 09

Whitey Ford Never Started an "Ultimate" Game

I'll just focus on the "ultimate game" bullshit.

Yeah, using his rationale Gene Larkin was better than Kirby Puckett.

posted by chris2sy at 11:33 AM on August 04

Heat Fire Entire Season Ticket Sales Staff

Classy move.

(well, at least it sounds like they tried to place them elsewhere and help them out.)

posted by chris2sy at 02:46 PM on August 02

Fantasy Baseball?

I was wondering this also. That and crying about Joe Nathan's arm falling apart.

posted by chris2sy at 03:09 PM on March 09

Russians Honor, Horrify Aborigines with Ice Dance

They must have not gotten the okay for the Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ice dance routine in black face or something. Apart from the theme it really wasn't that good anyway...not that I understood what I was supposed to get out of it really.

posted by chris2sy at 01:28 PM on February 22

Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, 5 Others Join Hall of Fame

Doesn't anybody like Tom Flores or what?

posted by chris2sy at 11:45 AM on February 08

Andre Dawson Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

unless MLB is hoping to erase the history of the Montreal Expos from existence...

The Carter and Dawson plaques will be placed in an obstructed view section with a blanket over them...

posted by chris2sy at 11:17 AM on January 08

Andre Dawson Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Can't possibly fathom what the hell Hall voters are thinking on Alomar, unless they are really overreacting to the spitting incident. Alomar and Hirschbeck have become friends since then, and Alomar has contributed much to Hirschbeck's charitable causes.

Well, you can tell by The Arrogant Worms' song lyric (from Me Like Hockey) "Baseball slow like Forrest Gump, 'cept when Robbie spits on ump." That its been some time since the incident. Some people will just use any excuse to not let someone in first ballot who deserves to go in. Some voters seem get stuck thinking so-and-so was not first ballot so Alomar (or whatever current player it is) shouldn't be. Thereby making the same mistake that yesteryear's voters made.

Or..maybe it giving them too much credit to even over analyze their voting? Maybe they plunk darts at a dart board with players' names on it for all I know.

posted by chris2sy at 03:45 PM on January 07

Andre Dawson Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Rafael Palmeiro is going to be at the same time as Bagwell, and he does have those 3000 hits...

I think there is a lot of hate out there towards Palmeiro in that regard. I also thought that Palmeiro was allowed to play on and collect his 3000 hit following a positive test, but I could be mistaken on that part. Not sure how its going to play out.

The Blyleven thing is frustrating. He certainly gets my vote for best curveball.

posted by chris2sy at 02:29 PM on January 07

Washington Hires Mike Shanahan as Coach

I think the only place less appealing would be the Raiders, at least until Davis kicks off. I guess we'll see if Shanahan is up to the big challenge though.

posted by chris2sy at 02:22 PM on January 07

Texas High School Beats Opponent 170-35

Well, I know that in other sports, like baseball, for example, when I played I had a teammate who bunted for a hit when we were up by 9 or 10 runs and then stole second. The rest of us, his teammates, just told him get ready to have them throw at your head for being a dumbass next time up and that he had it coming. I think hockey probably has dangerous consequences for the running up the score/stat-padding, or violating unwritten rules, but is a bench clearing brawl the equivalent for basketball then? Hard foul?

posted by chris2sy at 02:16 PM on January 07

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, World Series Edition

Phillies in 7
Howard
Under
4:30

posted by chris2sy at 12:49 PM on October 27

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Dodgers in 6 Angels in 7

Lackey and Wolf

AL +16

posted by chris2sy at 12:45 PM on October 14

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

Phillies in 3
Twins in 4 (even though this is not likely, I can't bring myself to pick the Yankees)
Dodgers in 5
Angels in 4

Joe Mauer

NL+11

posted by chris2sy at 12:41 PM on October 07

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, One-Game Playoff Edition

Twins

by 4

Cuddyer

posted by chris2sy at 11:49 PM on October 04

Brett Favre Starts 271st Straight Game

But, when he was hurt last year should he have cut the streak short, allowed the Jets to move on then, and had surgery on his arm at that time? Did he place the streak above the right thing for the team there? Not sure he did, just throwing it out there. The Jets probably weren't going anywhere anyway.

posted by chris2sy at 02:10 PM on September 23

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

I don't like seeing people dress as "Indians" for a football game. I don't like seeing people do the "tomahawk chop" and "imitate" Indian people. When I watch the 1991 world series replays it really bugs me to see all the dumb people in Atlanta doing that chop stuff and mocking Indian people (glad the Twins won). Do most people think the toothy-big-nosed-smiling "Chief Wahoo" Cleveland Indians logo is a good depiction of Indians? Probably not. The name of the team is where those things all come from. Its not separate.

I just don't see how it is a good thing to name a team after a race of people's skin color, even if that is where it comes from (which it seems like that is what you are arguing). I wouldn't support going to a game in blackface, why should we accept this type of fandom and usage of a race for a team name.

It won't help people on the reservations to change the name, but it doesn't honor them either to use their race as a stereotype, caricature, or punchline. Maybe I can't convince bdaddy of any of that, and so be it. I just have a real hard time understanding his support of it (or it seems his opposition to any change really rather than supporting it).

I also went to school at the University of North Dakota where this debate or argument takes place on a local basis.

posted by chris2sy at 10:09 PM on September 16

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

Yeah, 768 is not enough of a sample to draw the conclusion that the majority of Native Americans are OK with the term redskins.

Not even enough for many Reservation's populations. Not around here anyway. Just Red Lake, White Earth, and Leech Lake in Minnesota have around 40,000 enrolled members. That is just three reservations here.

where did they pull their sample from?

posted by chris2sy at 04:27 PM on September 16

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

Not only the name but the shitheads wearing their chickenfeathers at the games...it all needs to go.

I was a fan when I was a kid but the older I got the less I liked it. And, man, I loved those teams when I was a kid wearing my "Hogs" and Riggo's Rangers" shirts, etc. No more. Maybe if they change the name.

posted by chris2sy at 02:42 PM on September 16

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Elimination Playoff Edition

Twins by 3 Casilla comes across

posted by chris2sy at 11:36 AM on September 30

Nadal-Federer epic the most thrilling of all the Wimbledon finals

I think the video should be at the Wimbledon site. Probably kind of large files though...

posted by chris2sy at 03:50 PM on July 07

Fantasy Hockey League Roundup!

Really the win was the result of a lucky speculation. Well, you played it smart and things broke the way you thought they would. That's just playing your hand perfectly is all. I, on the other side of the puck, really got pounded in this league near the end after burning through all my games prematurely. I'm not sure it would have made any difference however. But: mistakes were made!

posted by chris2sy at 01:37 PM on April 09

Mets Get Santana

I understand that this is the way of the world, but I wanted the Twins to keep him. I still find it depressing. I really looked forward to watching him pitch every turn through the rotation.

posted by chris2sy at 04:53 PM on January 29

2007 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Giants by 3 Patriots score first on offense 1Q at 6:37

posted by chris2sy at 04:16 PM on January 29

The Joy of Six

For every Bull Durham, there are several movies like Major League 2 and Major League: Back to the Minors. It is the way of the world. On the Talladega Nights thing, expecting more than a goofy ass NASCAR parody out of it is expecting too much. Like expecting the baseball game at the end of The Naked Gun to have realism instead of its ridiculous goodness.

posted by chris2sy at 04:17 PM on January 25

More Bad Noose for Pro Golf

Seldom does a sequel surpass an original like that...they really went out of their way to be stupid. "We chose it because it was an image we thought would draw attention to an issue we thought deserved some intelligent dialogue." Right. The drawing attention part is right anyway.

posted by chris2sy at 01:42 PM on January 17

2007 NFL Playoff Pick'em

Packers by 14 Patriots by 7 Giants punter with 210 yds

posted by chris2sy at 02:59 PM on January 15

Surf's up at Mavericks this Saturday.

More people are killed by lightning or bee stings than sharks in Australia. I had initially read that as: MOST people are killed by lightning or bee stings than sharks in Australia...

posted by chris2sy at 04:00 PM on January 11

NFL 2007 Playoff Pick'em

Packers by 14 Patriots by 23 Colts by 3 Giants by 7 16 turnovers Patriots +4

posted by chris2sy at 08:43 AM on January 08

Ice Bowl is one for the ages

Nice hat (or tuque?) too: Photobucket

posted by chris2sy at 01:14 PM on January 02

Second Annual NFL Playoff Pick 'em - Wild Card Round Edition

Oops, then its Santonio Holmes, 125 receiving yards then.

posted by chris2sy at 08:34 PM on January 01

Second Annual NFL Playoff Pick 'em - Wild Card Round Edition

NFC Seahawks by 7 Giants by 13 AFC Steelers by 17 Titans by 3 YAC: Santonio Holmes, 85 yackers

posted by chris2sy at 11:39 PM on December 31

Simon suspended 30 games

Yeah, my only question about it was: what the fuck is wrong with Simon anyway? Can't he get his head out of his ass and play like a normal hockey-skilled-human?

posted by chris2sy at 11:57 AM on December 19

Could a morbidly obese goalie shut out an NHL team?

"In other words, had Eddie Gaedel worn a St. Louis Blues uniform rather than one of the St. Louis Browns, his heartwarming story may have instead been a cautionary tale." Nice.

posted by chris2sy at 11:26 AM on December 13

Thank God for Netflix:

Sounds worth a look for sure. Now we all have it in our queues though...

posted by chris2sy at 02:17 PM on December 03

Gaborik issues public apology to fantasy owners

Yeah, I can certainly live with his stats so far...its the injuries that I worry about. Don't apologize, just keep yourself healthy and on the ice. Glad to see that he was back tonight anyway.

posted by chris2sy at 01:19 AM on November 16

World Series Pick 'Em

Rockies in 6 Holliday .420 60K

posted by chris2sy at 11:14 PM on October 22

A dark day as National Lacrosse League cancels 2008 season.

A five year fixed salary vs. a three year plus two option years with a salary structure tied to revenue. That's it? Work something out for fuck's sake. Learn from mistakes made by other leagues too. Both sides drowned the league before they got out of the shallow water.

posted by chris2sy at 04:01 PM on October 18

A dark day as National Lacrosse League cancels 2008 season.

I went to a Minnesota Swarm game back in March, because my company gave people on our project tickets to the suite for that game. (Won't let us worker-bees go to a Wild game...grr. But I digress...) It was surprisingly entertaining: plenty of scoring, a fight, and a PA announcer who trash-talked a lot. I'd go again, if I could. Its kind of shitty that there are not going to be any Swarm games this year. I wanted to make it to one and only saw their games on TV. On Versus, I think?

posted by chris2sy at 03:48 PM on October 18

The Cardboard Conversation, vol. 1

That was really interesting. I thought he really put it well about the team name "Indians." I also agree with him on the value of Deloria's Custer Died For Your Sins and that it still holds up. Yeah, I don't recall Locklear either. "The reason I went into baseball as a profession was that when I left school, baseball offered me the best opportunity both for money and achievement. I adopted it because I played baseball better than I could do anything else, because the life and the game appealed to me and because there was so little of racial prejudice in the game. There has been scarcely a trace of sentiment against me on account of birth. I have been treated the same as other men." - Chief Bender They need to add Chamberlain's name to the Baseball Almanac link. Ellsbury's name is already on there.

posted by chris2sy at 05:01 PM on October 12

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Red Sox in 6 Rockies in 6 Beckett Francis David Ortiz

posted by chris2sy at 12:17 PM on October 10

Karma is the key for Rockies play-in to playoffs

I don't care one iota if a player on my team gets an individual award Last year the Minnesota Twins had the batting champ, the MVP, and the Cy Young winner. Unfortunately, they did not win a damn thing as a team at the end of the year.

posted by chris2sy at 10:13 AM on October 05

Had Enough Steroids Yet? Marion Jones, You're Next!

Ah, flaxseed oil, is there anything it can't do?

posted by chris2sy at 06:04 PM on October 04

Final '07 Fantasy Baseball Standings

I certainly wasn't saying that I wanted it. I was only confirming that I was futily trying to bail out the water until the last day of the season and that mathematical elimination can go fuck itself.

posted by chris2sy at 11:11 PM on October 02

Final '07 Fantasy Baseball Standings

Minny Trax is the lowest ranked team that actually made moves up to the last day of the season. Fucking right! In your face, reality of defeat!

posted by chris2sy at 06:22 PM on October 02

Karma is the key for Rockies play-in to playoffs

"It was a home run," said Selby, pointing to a spot on the barrier where the green paint was chipped. "It hit right here where these markings are." Then added: "back and to the left...back and to the left...back and to the left..."

posted by chris2sy at 06:14 PM on October 02

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

Don't know why its the Latter Day Saints edition but here goes: Colorado in 5 Chicago in 4 Boston in 4 Cleveland in 5 David Ortiz for the BA AL +20

posted by chris2sy at 04:41 PM on October 02

Final '07 Fantasy Baseball Standings

Then I got taken apart on the last day there too. (which I kind of should have seen coming because of my "throwing-everything-out-there-on-the-mound-that-could-throw-a-baseball" strategy) At least I made it interesting up to the end.

posted by chris2sy at 03:52 PM on October 01

Final '07 Fantasy Baseball Standings

A few things I learned from this season: 1) Bill Hall is not as good as I thought 2) the autodraft doesn't know that Mark Pryor is washed up 3) its a lot easier to go from 3rd to 13th between seasons, than to go from 3rd to 1st 4) Damn, I got taken out behind the woodshed in this league!

posted by chris2sy at 11:57 AM on October 01

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Elimination Playoff Edition

Colorado by 2 Holliday knocks it in

posted by chris2sy at 11:50 AM on October 01

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!

I'm definitely not sold on Mason yet...now that he's the main man and all. With Toskala and Blake are you you also applying the "Leafs picked him up equals bust" rule too.

posted by chris2sy at 03:33 PM on September 25

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy: Leave My Quarterback Alone!

Okay, this is the first time I've seen the Gundy tirade. (I haven't been under a rock or in a cave or anything, just busy). In the posted stuff here, I think that the most effective rebuttal of her column was the comedy piece that igottheblues linked to. It was better than the hissy shit-fit thrown by Gundy. The shit he was saying was ridiculous and having a shit fit just made a lot more people read the original column too. Because its only college, I don't think its going to be made into a Coors light commericial eventually, which is unfortunate.

posted by chris2sy at 01:05 PM on September 25

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!

I'll just go ahead and curse myself right now by saying it: Gaborik, please stay healthy all season long...

posted by chris2sy at 11:47 AM on September 25

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

I'm in, but right now my schedule says: 1 To Be Determined 2 To Be Determined 3 To Be Determined 4 To Be Determined 5 To Be Determined 6 To Be Determined 7 To Be Determined 8 To Be Determined 9 To Be Determined 10 To Be Determined 11 To Be Determined 12 To Be Determined 13 To Be Determined 14 To Be Determined 15 To Be Determined 16 To Be Determined 17 To Be Determined 18 To Be Determined 19 To Be Determined 20 To Be Determined 21 To Be Determined 22 To Be Determined 23 To Be Determined We our teams face each other a lot...

posted by chris2sy at 02:36 PM on September 17

Fantasy Hockey anyone?

So, is the league filled up with returners...or is there an opening for rooks? I don't think that I was in this one last year...

posted by chris2sy at 08:40 PM on September 13

Justin Verlander pitches no-hitter.

My only complaint (if you can call it such -- and I don't recall anyone giving me a vote) about the no hitter is the 4 walks. Not only that, but why walk Bill Hall three of those times?

posted by chris2sy at 09:55 AM on June 13

A-Rod calls for the pop-up... as he's running to third.

Well, I would have said that the A-Rod play was bush league, except for I remembered the 1991 World Series where the Twins benefitted from both the Knoblauch/Lonnie Smith play and the Hrbek/Gant play. So, who am I to say its bush when I cheered for those incidents as smart plays?

posted by chris2sy at 02:20 PM on June 01