I realize that this once feared franchise hasn't been relevant in a while, and Mark Davis will never know the game, or be the Legend his daddy was, but he seems to know that he needs to hire people who do know "todays" game and let them do what's needed to turn this thing around.
So no, I don't think they will regress this season as they would have to to end up worst in the league.
posted by bo_fan at 12:37 PM on July 08
To me, its not about the sexual preference of a skater, but the fact that some present a colorful, flamboyant, or outwardly feminine performance brings out the fear and bigotry.
posted by bo_fan at 07:49 AM on February 07
That was just great scouting and heads up coaching by the Jets.
And as a life long Raider fan I'm not really hurting for "The Hoodie."
posted by bo_fan at 08:50 AM on October 23
I just don't have the words to describe what I'm feeling, but I wouldn't call it shock.
posted by bo_fan at 07:02 AM on September 25
Denver basically pulled out a high school playbook in order to use Tebow, I don't see another team willing to do that no matter how bad they are.
posted by bo_fan at 09:14 AM on September 12
Ok Ray Ray, so someone killed the lights and got away with it??
posted by bo_fan at 07:09 AM on September 03
This guy just doesn't get it, its not about his or his staff's leadership or team discipline, or reacting to things after the fact. Its about the type of people he recruits and until that changes he will continue to destroy the reputations of every team he coaches. ...But I guess its ok because he wins titles.
posted by bo_fan at 08:02 AM on July 26
beaverboard: "Somebody should have been able to stop that Tebow-led unit."
I recall a declining team and coach who lost to appalachian state in 07 did just that in a Bowl game played in the state of FL.
posted by bo_fan at 01:01 PM on May 14
NY was a bad situation for him, and I don't see another NFL team issuing a High school type playbook like Denver did, he needs to accept the fact that QB is not an option like many players do, and then he can possibly have a good pro career, and continue be loved and to spread his message.
posted by bo_fan at 08:51 PM on May 03
This should not be an issue for Stern, this is a team issue.
If the Lakers don't want this strategy used against them then fix it!
Its just like in baseball, it your pitching staff cant compete with a hitter and you keep walking him, you dont get to change the strike zone because your pitcher cant beat him.
posted by bo_fan at 08:22 AM on December 10
I find myself watching the game I love a little less as time go's on and I think this idea, if implemented, will push me over the edge.
posted by bo_fan at 12:04 PM on December 07
@beaverboard: I agree, I remember when Texas, Nebraska, OKL and the "BIG 8" were powerfull, Bo & Woody would have problems with this.
posted by bo_fan at 06:56 AM on November 20
RIGHT cixelsyd, No one benefited more from the "steroid era" than the Yankees. They should wear green pinstripes.
posted by bo_fan at 08:33 AM on July 10
There is no way they dig up this horrible skeleton, lets just work on replacing those banners with new ones.
posted by bo_fan at 09:34 AM on May 27
If its true that U of Florida is afraid of FSU joining the SEC that seems crazy not to ad a powerfull school if you can. thats why I think the Big 10 is better off with NE than Mizzou & were courting N.D. forever.
posted by bo_fan at 09:52 AM on May 16
It is sad the obscene amounts of money the NCAA and its schools make off these young men, but like a lot of others, he felt it was worth the risk and took the chance.
posted by bo_fan at 12:22 PM on May 10
I agree with lil_brown_bat, she is far too young to go through this.
As a Michigan/Big Ten fan & SEC hater I tip my hat to the Best Ever.
posted by bo_fan at 12:38 PM on April 19
Atheist,..Nfl player's contract's are not garenteed, meaning players do not get to leave without a trade or buyout. They would have to sit out at least a season, but owners can dump players at anytime for any reason!
Not quite fair as you think.
posted by bo_fan at 11:56 AM on March 01
NoMich wrote: "It's going to be even tougher for them once the NCAA hits them with a whole raft of penalties."
Penalties for what? this is not an NCAA issue, this had nothing to do with the football team or athletic program itself, Sandusky has not been employed by the school in a long time. He was just granted permision to use the facilities for his so called "Youth Program."
posted by bo_fan at 12:31 PM on February 01
I'm curious how they enforce any ban on a sporting event like this, do they place an id chip under your skin?lol I've never seen posters at entrances before, how is this done?
posted by bo_fan at 07:08 AM on January 06
This a scary condition, in my paternal family I've lost Two Aunts & Two Uncles at relatively young ages & as a child I remember being poked with needles on a regular basis, which now I know was to test me for this disease. It just slowly destroys your body.
posted by bo_fan at 03:11 PM on January 05
Is it just me, or is everyone ignoring Pat Lee's ejection? Good luck finding any news on it, typical media/fan bias BS.
posted by bo_fan at 06:34 AM on November 26
bperk wrote: "it strikes me that someone has likely lost some perspective if they are spending that much time on it."
I think this guy certainly has issues but he is a sports writer, so what else should he spend time on? It sounds interestingly funny.
posted by bo_fan at 11:05 AM on November 19
They can always give a shout-out to Hattiesburg MS.
posted by bo_fan at 03:15 PM on October 18
As a life long Raiders fan, It gave me chills to read, I love this.
posted by bo_fan at 10:10 AM on October 13
I'm surprised, the fact that these were Big East Officials hasn't been brought up in the discussion. I think most controversy's such as this seem go against the visiting conference.
posted by bo_fan at 08:38 AM on September 27
"Where'd the 39 tackles count come from? Football Reference said he made 492"
In my love for bashing Deion, I tried to get away with forgetting the fact that official stats were not kept on tackles before 2001, which makes his total at 39, any others are not official.
posted by bo_fan at 08:34 AM on August 29
I think when you play defense, you have to "tackle the man with the ball"
& having 39 tackles in an NFL career is a joke, and the HOF should be ashamed!
posted by bo_fan at 09:31 AM on August 28
Did you mean Rupert Goebbels' Murdoch?
posted by bo_fan at 08:23 AM on July 26
If not for the size of their heads, Miami could be a Dynasty.
posted by bo_fan at 12:26 PM on June 03
OKC needs a true Point Guard, or a veteran to teach Westbrook how to be one, He just doesn't get it yet.
posted by bo_fan at 12:40 PM on May 25
Never heard of him, but I'm willing bet a months pay he is a young black man!!
posted by bo_fan at 08:21 AM on March 28
I would love to see Orlando VS Denver in the finals!
I know the league, the networks, Vegas, & "Band Wagon fans" everywere would be hurt, but the NBA needs to be more about the game & less about the hype and the money. It would be a nice change.
posted by bo_fan at 11:05 AM on May 27
wfrazerjr wrote: "It's not the WWE's fault. They got a contract back from Kroenke Sports on the final day of the season. It's like Vince said, it's almost like they were betting the Nuggets didn't make the conference finals."
If you blame Kroenke Sports, then you can blame the lakers for letting a "Beat Up", Houston team (missing its two best players) take them to seven games. All the planets had to line up for this to happen, & I think the NBA can move that game back and everyone would be happy.
posted by bo_fan at 03:30 PM on May 20
"I know I'm in the minority, but I would have liked to see Mike Patrick, Paul Maguire and Joe Theismann doing these games. They called the Sunday night games on ESPN in a way that put themselves secondary to the game. I enjoyed that better than the way they treat MNF and NBC's Sunday games like a spectacle of monumental proportions."
I agree 100% rcade,
I wish they would stop trying to turn football into "Reality TV!" If the game itself is not enough draw for the big networks, then I'll gladly watch on an obscure cable channel.
I may have to turn the volume off and turn on the radio.
posted by bo_fan at 12:58 PM on May 18
I am a life long Michigan native, and the way I see it is as long as they keep packing the seats full every sunday nothing will change.
Hell the old Silver Dome sold out 80,000 every sunday! We have got to stop buying tickets!!!!!
Until we see empty seats at Ford Field, nothing will ever change.
posted by bo_fan at 02:40 PM on September 23
"All the good ones are dead: Belushi Kaufman Pryor Hicks Hedberg and now Carlin" don't forget Foxx!
posted by bo_fan at 07:39 AM on June 26
I keep waiting for this "Western Domination" over the east that the media has been telling me about for years! They rack up alot of regular season wins and they score alot of points, but when it comes down to it (exeption S.A.), they don't compare on defence with the playoff teams of the east. I don't know why Boston seemed like the underdog, but I'm am glad they won the way they did! (Oh,...& Dumars ain't done yet.)
posted by bo_fan at 11:05 AM on June 19
Oh, and how about: Bird/Johnson?
posted by bo_fan at 04:58 PM on February 24
You got to be kiddin' me!! I know I'm biased but No "Bo & Woody"?
posted by bo_fan at 04:53 PM on February 24
"Anyone who could hire Sampson probably has the stomach to hire Isaiah." I may sound crazy, but I think that maybe Isaiah could coach players that would listen, and play as a team.
posted by bo_fan at 01:56 PM on February 14
"No Ray Guy = no credibility. Period." Well said, chicobangs.
posted by bo_fan at 10:06 AM on February 03
"As an Ohio State Fan, I am sure going to miss LLoyd carr! Tressle ruled him. Rodriquez could be more of a challenge" posted by brownindian I hope Rodriquez can turn Tressle into the next John Cooper! (Boy I miss John Cooper)
posted by bo_fan at 06:57 AM on December 17
"what if......... what if...... what if..............." What if my child-hood favorite NFL team could have somehow talked Bo into playing only football (my favorite sport) Who Knows, they still could be talking about the only NFL team that won championships in every decade since its birth.
posted by bo_fan at 03:57 PM on November 29
Why are we clogging up our judicial system & jail space for stuff like this don't we have bigger priority's in this country. Why is congress involved? Its what sports demands, bigger, stronger athletes. No one man is responsible for this.......everyone is. You can't put this entire era of abuse on B.B.
posted by bo_fan at 06:36 PM on November 15
Boy I wish they would stop ruining football by making it less & less about the game,IE (the superbowl) just to market it to people who could care less about sports. To people who love sports, the game is the entertainement. I want people that are genius's of the game,(Jaw's/Thiesman, etc...) and people that are play by play experts. PLEASE keep your: comedians, tabloid B.S., MTV and & most of all keep politics out of the game I used to love.
posted by bo_fan at 09:39 AM on October 18
"I thought it was just due to refs hating certain players, but apparantly it may be much more involved than that." WELL SAID, urall cloolis
posted by bo_fan at 10:21 PM on July 20
I am not shocked! The NBA is the most horribly officiated sport I have ever seen, I'll bet this is far more wide spread.
posted by bo_fan at 11:47 AM on July 20
"Come on, Get off the "poor little black guy" routine." ????? What could have prompted this post?
posted by bo_fan at 09:23 PM on July 17
Nothing against Lebron, but he has not grown up enough to be compared to Pete Maravich or Kirk Gibson. He is on track to be the next Erving Johnson, but he still has a long way to go!
posted by bo_fan at 12:33 PM on July 08
"Pot does screw up your judgement so that you really don't know what is happening to you one moment to the next."???? "If the drugs don't kill him first."???? Come on, Man! Have you ever smoked weed? I know weed is against the rules/law, but you can't be that ill-informed to think that it compares to alcohol, coke, steroids or heroin... caffeine Maybe! Hell, he made his bed....Like my mother used to say.
posted by bo_fan at 06:33 PM on May 11
Wow! I was not aware of such a law. Whats next, "Being a friend or family member of the owner of a vehicle driven by a drunk driver @ .08????" What ever it takes to get money.
posted by bo_fan at 01:16 PM on May 10
I had hoped I was going to see "The Bozz" get run down like a speed bump!
posted by bo_fan at 04:59 PM on May 02
Good job, Big Dave! Too many important games are being decided by the refs and not the players. I'm all for "hard ass" officials, but they need to try & be more unbiased. It seems as though once you get on certain official's bad side, you are in trouble for your whole career. It sounds like Stern is going to clean up the whole league, not just the players....This is "Great Stuff"
posted by bo_fan at 06:13 PM on April 17
Its too bad The days of Cosell & Meredith are gone, these days I would rather have boring, than hype. If I can't have "The Other Boomer", Jaws will do. The man is a walking game film. "Turn out the lights, the party's over.............."
posted by bo_fan at 08:32 PM on March 26
"(come on, gay street toughs?) I wish I could remember where I'd stolen that line from!" Maybe Sienfeld's "Soup Nazi" episode, where Gay street toughs jacked Kramer for Elaine's armoire.
posted by bo_fan at 07:57 AM on February 21
"To twist someones arm behind their back should be illegal. The dad was justified. The other dad was an obvious pussy as shown when the mad dad approached the camera. I say kudos to him for protecting his kid, unlike the other dad who watched his kid get thrown and did nothing. Hell with societies rules, the mad dad must have a family policy that says "If my kid is hurting, I will protect him." The pussy dad should adopt such a policy." posted by Godzilla82 at 7:33 AM CST on February 18 Does anyone know anything about -REAL- wrestling? I usually remain silent, but as a former wrestler this discussion is making me ill!.....See Ya.
posted by bo_fan at 12:18 PM on February 19
It must be a joke! Izzo coaching Football would be like when Micheal Jordan went to play BaseBall posted by msusportsguy Jordan, was WAY past his prime when he played baseball, Izzo has a long way to go! I think MSU could....and have done worse!
posted by bo_fan at 06:17 PM on November 22
In NCAA football it does'n't matter if you are pushed out or not, either you are out, or you are not.
posted by bo_fan at 08:05 PM on November 10
"Before you want to stereotype a fanbase as "good ole southern boys", keep in mind that they have Nascar races in California, Vegas, Michigan, Delaware, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Pennsylvania" I am a black man, born and raised in Michigan. and I've lived in the south, and I have to tell you that rural Michigan is not much different than the south. I don't think location has that much to do with it.
posted by bo_fan at 12:26 PM on November 09
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