Recent Comments by mayerkyl

Heat Win Game 1 as Dirk Injures Finger

it may not be over, but it is very difficult to imagine the Heat losing 4 out of 6 games.

Bosh is playing great.
Haslem too.
Miller's contributing.
So is Chalmers.
D Wade is a little inconsistent, but finds a way to get 20+ every night.
Lebron is the best all-around player alive.

Terry and Stoyo need to get HOT.
I would say Thursday is a must-win for Dallas.

posted by mayerkyl at 10:51 AM on June 01

Heat One Win From NBA Finals

Players that dont need to be guarded (rhondo, noah), really hurt the offense in the playoffs.

posted by mayerkyl at 10:12 PM on May 25

Lakers offer Mike Brown coaching position

....i was hoping for krzyzewski....a coach kobe would respect...brown...not so much

posted by mayerkyl at 10:03 PM on May 25

Hornets Upset Lakers to Open Series

Just a personal opinion: seems like this year's NBA playoffs are shaping up to be some of the most interesting in a long, long time.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:02 AM on April 18

Kobe Bryant Meets His Hero

Rudy was offsides.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:00 AM on April 18

Deron Williams Traded To Nets In Massive Coup For Mikhail Prokhorov

This could end badly for NJ if Williams walks after next year.

posted by mayerkyl at 01:40 PM on February 23

Jim Gray 'removed' from Golf Channel coverage after confrontation

Douche: a. device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons b. he who stoops to the provocation of retirees, caddies, lunch ladies or other people whom society generally accepts for who they are. c. Jim Gray.

posted by mayerkyl at 05:49 PM on February 18

Four Celtics Make All-Star Team

Seems it would be healthier for the league if the talent wealth were more disbursed and more teams had a legitimate shot at contending.

The NBA seems like a few have's and a whole lot of have-nots.

posted by mayerkyl at 05:53 PM on February 17

Tiger Shoots 66 at Dubai Classic

a single round of 66 in Dubai is roughly equivalent to the current weather forecast for next Wedneday..........not a reliable prediction of anything really.

posted by mayerkyl at 04:20 PM on February 11

Dallas Gives Michael Vick Key to City

my dog farts in his general direction

posted by mayerkyl at 02:16 PM on February 08

Cavs Set Record for Most Consecutive Losses

Dan Gilbert has some work to do if he's going to keep his promise and beat Lebron to a title.

Who knew that without Lebron they would be the worst team in the NBA?

posted by mayerkyl at 01:50 PM on February 08

NBA to allow skin-tight uniforms for All-Star game

the Silver Stars would have to be strategically placed.

posted by mayerkyl at 01:37 PM on February 04

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh “a fake tough guy”

that cat fight makes reggie a tough guy? did he even land a punch?

posted by mayerkyl at 02:58 PM on January 31

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh “a fake tough guy”

Reggie was an all time great, for sure. However, when the going got toughest Reggie definitely did not always deliver. Zero championships.

Anyway, the point wasn't to diss Reggie. I just dont follow Durant's position that Bosh is a "fake tough guy" because he engaged in a little trash talk. Lots of non tough guys trash talk, Reggie being a one example, of many possibilities. I don't really think Bosh positions himself as a tough guy to begin with.

posted by mayerkyl at 02:27 PM on January 31

'Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie'

I read this article in Men's Journal a couple of months ago and thought it was a great fit for me. In recent years I have completed 3 marathons, not fast, but completed. I thought distance running was going to give me the body I had wanted. It did not. I was skinny-fat.

Granted, it's only been a short time since I've encorporated the concepts in this article, but I am already seeing results, and others have noticed as well. Moreover, it's a hell of a lot more fun to lift some weights than it is to spend all day saturday on a 18 mile training run, then recovery.

I am certain no workout program is the only one i'll ever need. however, this is a great change of pace. I am more satisfied with my body now than when my running mileage was much higher. I didn't even know what a deadlift was before but now it's my favorite exercise. Thanks for sharing this article.

posted by mayerkyl at 12:49 PM on January 31

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh “a fake tough guy”

just because bosh talks a little trash he's trying to be a tough guy? was reggie miller a tough guy?

posted by mayerkyl at 12:38 PM on January 31

Once Brothers

pretty sweet.

posted by mayerkyl at 02:20 PM on October 19

Tour De France Winner Tests Positive For Steroid

Curious that Conti was the only one affected by the tainted meat. Everyone else at team dinner must be a vegan.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:26 AM on September 30

Jim Gray to Corey Pavin: 'You're going down'

Jim Gray deserves more of the Chad Curtis treatment.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:23 AM on August 12

Tiger Woods Has Worst Tournament of Pro Career

too bad Haney, who is jedi master of getting the club in slot position, has elected to no longer work with Tiger. Maybe el tigre could ask nicely for him to come back.

posted by mayerkyl at 12:56 PM on August 09

Shaq is now a Green man.

Eastern conference playoffs should be great next year. Boston, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, couple others. Who is the pre season favorite? I guess I would pick Boston if I had to bet $, but would be really nervous about Miami and Orlando.

posted by mayerkyl at 08:00 AM on August 05

Chris Matthews: NBA Teams 'Carry White Players'

Will Matthews get the same scrutiny as Limbaugh did when he made his McNabb statement?:

'I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve."

posted by mayerkyl at 12:54 PM on July 28

'Dear Tiger... I thought you'd like some good news'

on the golf channel's "playing with the pros" I once heard Mark O'Meara advise that in his backswing he slowly says to himself, "Cin-dy" and then quickly in the foreswing, "Crawford."

I think my swing is more monosyllabic, a real fast "Shakira!" But hey, hips don't lie.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:44 PM on July 27

Shaq Remains Unsigned

hey shaq, head back where it all started, Orlando, 2 supermen on one squad, the magic! ShaZam!!!!

posted by mayerkyl at 11:00 PM on July 25

Tom Izzo Rejects Cavs Offer

what if izzo never was serious about cleveland? what if he used cleveland to increase his own leverage to negotiate salary in east lansing? What if his buddy and best man in Cleveland was a part to that plot all along? Did not izzo benefit his own self in terms of recognition, recruiting visibility, etc. I'm glad he stayed at MSU, but I smell some self promotion in all of this for Izzo.

posted by mayerkyl at 12:45 PM on June 17

Tiger woods loses his swing coach

Possible reasons why Haney would quit Tiger:

a) doesn't beleive he can help his swing
b) Believes Tiger is self destructing and doesn't want to be a part of it
c) has too much money and doesn't need any more
d) Tiger takes out frustration on Haney and Haney simply doesn't want to deal with it anymore.
e) Has a better offer from another elite golfer
f) other

I'm going with b and d.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:36 AM on May 11

LeBron James Called for Suspiciously Low Number of Fouls

It's sad how arbitrary foul calling has become. This situation really damages the credibility of the league. Sometimes I think I might as well watch WWF.

posted by mayerkyl at 01:08 PM on January 29

Tiger Woods to take 'indefinite' leave from golf

Tiger is doing the best he can given the horrible situation he has put himself and his family in. Shut down the business Tiger and reinvent himeself. He'll come out in 6-9 months as a reborn famly man, a changed man. He'll be a better golfer, a better person, and he'll be celebrated more than ever before.

If Arod can go from zero to hero in 9 mos, let's see what Tiger can do.

posted by mayerkyl at 10:15 PM on December 12

Danica Patrick Joins NASCAR

Has Danica won any races yet?

posted by mayerkyl at 02:46 PM on December 09

John Daly thinks we should stop being nasty to Tiger

Tiger needs to get a Peter Gammons/ARod style interview ASAP in order to get out ahead of the rumor mill. Perhaps Jim Nantz would go easy on him, anyone but Johnny Miller.

posted by mayerkyl at 10:57 AM on December 09

Gigantic elk!

Elk, it's what's for dinner.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:57 PM on January 17

Steelers fan had a heart attack after fumble

Talk about throwing somebody under the Bus. sorry.

posted by mayerkyl at 05:20 PM on January 17

Official was wrong

When a play goes to instant replay, instead of leaving it up to the officials, they should borrow an idea from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and "Poll the Audience" All of us would have a better chance of getting it right (and of course we would vote objectively). Interactive NFL

posted by mayerkyl at 05:20 PM on January 16

Kobe-Phil pairing won't amount to much

Phil would not have returned if there were not a plan in place to build a championship caliber team.

posted by mayerkyl at 07:18 AM on October 26

Game Over

What the Astros freaking lost? Man, I shouldn't have gone to bed after the 4th inning. Or maybe I should have, there's NO WAY I could stay up that late.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:34 AM on October 26

Parcells explains shove to assistant

Parcells = Bob Knight. Old man whose tired and antiquated anger tactics have lost their effect while having a net result of loss of respect. Time to retire.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:39 AM on October 25

If nobody gets crippled, it'll be a miracle...

DD - seek counseling.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:00 AM on October 21

Cheerleading is Not a Sport

I like this "on-the-fly" idea. Except that it labels my beloved golf a non-sport. But then I thought, who cares about the label, sport, or no sport, I still enjoy the "game" just as much either way. ESPN needs a new show, "GameCenter."

posted by mayerkyl at 09:42 AM on October 20

Kids: Please make sure you get a parent or adult to help you with this activity

Are the pumpkins required to wear causal business attire?

posted by mayerkyl at 08:57 AM on October 19

Victor Conte (Balco) gets sentenced 8 months

Why Conte appeal his sentence?

posted by mayerkyl at 04:58 PM on October 18

He's disgracing my family name!

greatest TE's and WR's come out of Ann Arbor, but don't end up in Pontiac The Lions have recently moved from Pontiac to Detroit, Ford Field, which will host the Super Bowl this year, I think. The Lions will not be present.

posted by mayerkyl at 04:55 PM on October 18

Showing some class - finally?

I'm sorry - but sometimes 'I have a right to be comfortable' is trumped by 'shape up asshole! it's not all about you!' ... or in Toronto, 'if we can't look like professionals during the game, we'll look good before and after.' ..sorry weedy, that was a cheap one.

posted by mayerkyl at 01:22 PM on October 18

I think the Orlando Magic has more to be upset about with the way Grant Hill turned out than NY does about Houston.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:09 AM on October 18

Coach resigns after high school bans pregame prayer

If their was a Christian parade, I wonder how many of you would be writing to ban that? It's called the Republican National Convention.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:57 AM on October 13

This is why the Yankees keep losing.

I wish the Tigers could "keep losing" the way the Yankees are.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:09 AM on October 13

Report: Coach K to Lead USA Basketball

What is Coach K gonna do that Larry Brown couldn't? It's all going to depend on what players decide to go. I always thought it would be great to send the NBA championship team because they would know how to play together. That will never happen because of all of the international players on the teams, witness last year's Spurs. Somehow, we need to get the best players, and give them enough time together to learn to play as a team, rather than a collection of individuals. I wonder if Shaq will go again. I remember he wasn't interested in Coach K coming to the Lakers.

posted by mayerkyl at 07:24 AM on October 13

Coach resigns after high school bans pregame prayer

I'm praying that this thread dies soon. Yes, but are you leading a group of unwitting students in this prayer?

posted by mayerkyl at 07:17 AM on October 13

Amare out for up to four months.

If the Spurs stay healthy, it wont even matter.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:12 AM on October 12

Jay-Z gunning for the Gunners?

The R.O.C. - lyrical genius. I wish he was the new commissioner of major league baseball.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:09 AM on October 12

I can't cover this guy!

Does this have link have anything to do with the dress code that Stern is trying to enforce for NBA players?

posted by mayerkyl at 01:22 PM on October 09

Red Sox

Good call Grum, I'll go as low as a 9. And Mulder will be worth it.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:25 AM on October 06

Red Sox

Every error is compared to Buckner's Maybe not every error, but the ones that indirectly result in a key playoff loss are. I think lots of people thought of Buckner when they saw the error, but some people knew better than to acutally say it. On a damage scale of 1 to 10 (Buckner's being a 10), this one was a 3.

posted by mayerkyl at 08:49 AM on October 06

Red Sox

Right or wrong, I think most people who know baseball and were watching that play, thought of Buckner.

posted by mayerkyl at 08:22 AM on October 06

Tigress Wie.

Sehorn alternative #1 Sehorn alternative # 2

posted by mayerkyl at 12:49 PM on October 05

Yankees waste no time taking control

Has Giambi made the ultimate comeback or what? Dude was busted for steroids, was about to be sent to the minors and now he's critical to the Yanks, knocking in runs in the playoffs. Good for him.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:29 AM on October 05

Tigress Wie.

Tiger: The things I learnt at Stanford and the people I met influenced my life so dramatically," learnt? Apparantly the author of this article didn't quite make it to Stanford.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:37 PM on October 04

Peyton and Kenny ... did they break Renee's heart?

Peyton and Kenny, after experimenting with the human genome, have a kid!

posted by mayerkyl at 09:39 AM on October 04

Chewbacca brings the heat.

Is he the wookie of the year?

posted by mayerkyl at 08:32 AM on September 30

[your team] sucks

Did anyone see Billy Maddison, where the kid peed his pants and was getting ripped on, so Billy peed his pants too and convinced everyone that peeing yourself was cool? Well, I'm going to reverse the suck trend by saying the word suck is cool. My team is the suckiest, oh yeah, we suck so bad. I bet you wish your team sucked like mine. ...kind of like what the Sox have done with the word 'idiots'.

posted by mayerkyl at 08:27 AM on September 30

Those crazy Red Sox fans.

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." - somehow Shakespeare seems appropriate at this point in the thread.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:58 AM on September 29