Recent Comments by BornIcon

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

John Buccigross was another cap casualty.

I would cancel cable if I could live without live broadcasts of the NFL, Premier League, MLS, Championship (England), international soccer and to a lesser degree MLB, NBA and NHL.

I cut my cable over a year ago and instead purchased an Amazon firestick and installed Kodi. Not to get too in-depth, there are add-ons that you can subscribe to and watch live TV and pay less than $20 a month. Best decision I ever made.

posted by BornIcon at 02:20 PM on April 26

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy 15 SpoFi!

posted by BornIcon at 02:06 PM on January 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Shocking footage of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon hitting woman released

posted by BornIcon at 01:30 PM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Chris Mortenson tweeted that Jeff Fisher was fired as the head coach for the LA Rams

posted by BornIcon at 02:45 PM on December 12

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash


posted by BornIcon at 02:17 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Coach fired, teams suspended after a 19-year-old suits up for preteen football game

posted by BornIcon at 11:46 AM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

One sweet gesture by FSU's Travis Rudolph makes mom of boy with autism cry

posted by BornIcon at 07:56 AM on August 31

Longtime ESPN Broadcaster John Saunders Dies


posted by BornIcon at 01:58 PM on August 10

Swedish professional skiier Matilda Rapaport passes away after being caught in an avalanche


posted by BornIcon at 03:19 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Mel Daniels, Hall of Fame basketball center, dies at 71

posted by BornIcon at 02:34 PM on November 03

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

Looks about right Bismarck!

posted by BornIcon at 12:46 PM on June 17

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

3 way tie? We should all get kudos for this one.

posted by BornIcon at 12:03 PM on June 16

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

Technically, I was a minute before you lol

posted by BornIcon at 11:47 AM on June 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

An Icon at 40: The Untold Story of Allen Iverson

posted by BornIcon at 02:02 PM on May 28

Charles Barkley: Rick Carlisle should bench Rajon Rondo permanently.

Mavs are ruling out Rajon Rondo indefinitely after back injury he sustained in Game 2

Would that be because he's not coming back to the Mavs next season?

...see what I did there

posted by BornIcon at 04:11 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Friends remember ex-Bear Doug Buffone

posted by BornIcon at 09:15 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The commercial called "Ripple"

posted by BornIcon at 07:51 AM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Kris Bryant on pace for the best spring in nearly a decade

posted by BornIcon at 09:42 AM on March 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sex assault in Arizona, gets 9 years in prison

posted by BornIcon at 01:09 PM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Bloomsburg baseball player booted for offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

posted by BornIcon at 08:16 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Bill James is a beast!

posted by BornIcon at 01:54 PM on January 07

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies


This disease is personal to me as I'm sure it is to a lot of other folks. It took away my mother at the early age of 51 and it took away someone who I didn't personally know but who felt like a friend.


posted by BornIcon at 10:56 AM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jay Glazer Calls Out ESPN For Stealing His Johnny Manziel Scoop

posted by BornIcon at 11:20 AM on December 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Report: Cam Newton injured in car accident

posted by BornIcon at 01:05 PM on December 09

Requiem for Phillip Hughes


posted by BornIcon at 01:15 PM on December 05

Blind-sided: Blue Jacketsí Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker

It's equally amazing how trusted family members can spend millions of dollars as if it's their own money without a care in the world.

posted by BornIcon at 02:43 PM on November 21

Blind-sided: Blue Jacketsí Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker

Sorry, haven't had a chance to log on in a few days but just saw that NoMich posted this on Thursdays Huddle.

posted by BornIcon at 01:03 PM on November 21

DeMarco Murray Ties Jim Brown Record

A first round exit would be a nice finish for a team I expected to go no more than 4-12 this year

I expected them to go 7-9 but hoped that they proved me wrong. They can still go 2-8 the rest of the way but the way they're playing right now I think a playoff run is possible. Even if they are a first round exit, I would take that over another mediocre season.

posted by BornIcon at 03:32 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

No defensive end should be able to run that fast


posted by BornIcon at 04:11 PM on October 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

posted by BornIcon at 11:43 AM on September 30

33 Short Stories about 33

Gotta love Larry Legend!

posted by BornIcon at 02:55 PM on September 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bill Simmons dares ESPN to punish him, gets suspended

posted by BornIcon at 09:17 AM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by BornIcon at 09:16 AM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ray Lewis should've been the last person to ever comment on the Ray Rice situation since he has close ties with the Raven's organization. Considering his own past and what he went through and with the Raven's sticking by him throughout it all, what else did anyone expect him to say?

Nobody buys the Reverend Ray act, including himself.


posted by BornIcon at 02:12 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Former UK player Rex Chapman facing 14 felony charges

posted by BornIcon at 12:46 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

New Gatorade commercial for Derek Jeter's retirement.

The spot was well done. I don't think I've seen a commercial that was as genuine as that one is.

posted by BornIcon at 01:14 PM on September 18

Bryan Cranston performs one-man show about the MLB playoffs

That was freakin' awesome! Love Bryan Cranston!

posted by BornIcon at 02:00 PM on September 17

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Fixer - A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.

posted by BornIcon at 01:28 PM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

To review: women with black eyes--2 games. Leagues with black eyes--indefinite. Does it add up now?

Sums it up for sure!

posted by BornIcon at 02:46 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Exactly my point. So why not suspend Rice for 6 games games as per new rules after the video was released? If Rice told the truth about what happened as Ozzie Newsome confirmed, how is suspending Rice indefinitely the correct thing to do? I assumed that he suspended Rice indefinitely because Rice lied but that doesn't seem to be the case. Something just doesn't add up.

posted by BornIcon at 02:26 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

And then he started kicking her

I don't recall seeing that but I only saw the video once but I haven't heard that he kicked her while she was unconscious. I do remember that when she was down, he had a look of disdain as if he was even more pissed that she was unconscious and was standing over her like he just trucked a FS to move the chains.

This entire situation went from bad to worse in 60 seconds even though as Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said, Ray Rice told the truth about what happened in the elevator, so should it matter if anyone from the NFL saw the video or not?

Rice was suspended 2 games, Goodell changed the rules after the fact and said that anyone charged with domestic violence would be suspended 6 games. What I don't get is if Ray Rice told the truth, was suspended 2 games, the video is then leaked by TMZ and then he's released from his contract and suspended indefinitely by the NFL, how can Goodell's actions be justified?

Of course Ray Rice should've been suspended by the league and if he was suspended for 6 games or a year I think most would say that it was deserved and would've been okay with it. However, I believe that Goodell's actions are a reaction to the video being released for all to see and that is not a sign of leadership for someone in his position of power.

posted by BornIcon at 02:07 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

AP: Law enforcement official says NFL had Ray Rice video in April

posted by BornIcon at 06:04 PM on September 10

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

The only reason Rice has been suspended is because now the NFL looks REALLY bad for that lame two-game suspension after everyone can see exactly how Rice knocked her out.

Exactly! So now Goodell thinks that suspending Rice indefinitely will make people forget that he initially suspended him 2 games.

I can't wait to see if the NFLPA gets involved in this seeing as Rice was already handed a suspension (albeit a weak one) and is being punished even more so because TMZ leaked the entire video.

posted by BornIcon at 04:15 PM on September 08

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

I think this was an overreaction by the Raven's since I'm more than sure they were made aware of what was on the video. It was already known that Ray Rice hit his then-fiance but now that the video of it came out, it's more damning?

IMHO, if it's made apparent that Roger Goodell saw the video, suspended Ray Rice only 2 games and now suspended him indefinitely because the video became public and he can save face for the weak 2 game suspension, I'm going to assume that he'll be out of a job as well.

posted by BornIcon at 03:39 PM on September 08

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Ray Rice's contract terminated by Ravens

posted by BornIcon at 02:28 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by BornIcon at 10:08 AM on July 31

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yes they did

posted by BornIcon at 10:08 AM on July 31

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Well said!

posted by BornIcon at 12:35 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Johnny Manziel allegedly rolling bills in a bathroom does not mean he was doing cocaine.

posted by BornIcon at 10:09 AM on July 07

Alex Torres First Pitcher to Wear Protective Cap

That explains it!!

posted by BornIcon at 01:42 PM on June 23

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.

It didn't need to be mentioned but I'm glad you did.


posted by BornIcon at 02:51 PM on June 16

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.


posted by BornIcon at 12:14 PM on June 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sports world rallies around Bills legend Jim Kelly

posted by BornIcon at 09:12 AM on June 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

AKA Curtis Jackson

Damn alias!

posted by BornIcon at 01:22 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

50 Cent Throws Out Dreadful First Pitch at New York Mets Game

posted by BornIcon at 10:38 AM on May 28

Landon Donovan Left Off World Cup Roster

Jurgen Klinsmann's Son Deletes Twitter Account After Laughing at Landon Donovan

posted by BornIcon at 01:28 PM on May 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Jalen Rose: Reggie Miller Doesn't Acknowledge Me, Larry Brown Tried to Ruin Me

posted by BornIcon at 10:52 AM on May 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Peyton Manning comes to watch his old pal Derek Jeter play one last time

posted by BornIcon at 07:55 AM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I didn't realize that Floyd Mayweather could be this petty.

posted by BornIcon at 02:44 PM on May 02