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Sports Illustrated's writers on the Best Games They've Ever Seen.

What?! No mention of the epic Phins - Chargers playoff tilt in '82? Good thing I don't take Sports Illustrated very seriously anymore, or I'd be pissed Maybe none of the writers were there in person.

posted by GOD at 07:26 PM on July 26

Ooh, NHL team salaries.

If next year the NHL doesn't generate as much revenue as it did this year will the salary cap go down?

posted by GOD at 06:54 PM on July 24

Is ESPN Killing the National Hockey League by Influencing Public Attitudes?

In any sport you have to stay loyal to your core fan base.Because of greed many sports expand too fast or into the wrong areas.The season is too long overlapping basketball and baseball. The playoffs are the start of the real season,too many teams get in.The season goes too far beyond what origanly was a winter sport.The players themselves are not that marketable except a few Can the above statement also refer to the NBA?

posted by GOD at 05:55 PM on July 08

Centre of attention

The losers are the Sabres. Top 2 centers gone. No one to replace them

posted by GOD at 11:50 PM on July 01

The Midnight Massacre

As for the Mets, the "Midnight Massacre" plunged them into their darkest era. They would finish last in 1977 and would lose 95 or more games in each of the next three seasons under Torre, who would be fired after a 41-62 record in the strike-shortened '81 season. Wonder what Joe learned in twenty years to make him a hall of fame manager?

posted by GOD at 06:17 PM on June 18

"What's up with the Cup?"

Does anyone know for sure if there are two Stanley Cups? The one the players get, and one the fans see at malls or arenas around the league. Sometimes you will see it (the fake one) in a mall and you can have your picture taken while touching, hugging or even kissing it. Other times, especially during the playoffs, it will show up in and you can't get within 20 feet and there are guards around it.(the real one)

posted by GOD at 06:53 PM on June 05

Fan's punch ends qualifier:

I don't get it. Drag the fan off, arrest him, and get on with the match.

posted by GOD at 11:26 AM on June 03

Stanley Cup Finals: Ten things to know about Anaheim

I wonder if expansion has diluted the talent base? No. Before expansion the talent base was primarily from Canada. Now the talent base is Earth, a much bigger source for talent.

posted by GOD at 09:54 AM on May 27

From 0 to 99 and everything in between.

"Now, we're choosing the current best athlete at each number" #6 Bobby Cox over Joe Torre, both great managers, but would you consider them athletes? #23 LeBron James - can't argue with that, but no mention of Chris Drury. The man has only won a Little League world series, a NCAA championship, a Stanley Cup, and this year has scored more clutch goals in the regular season and playoffs than anyone. The man is a winner where ever he goes.

posted by GOD at 08:35 AM on May 12

Sosa makes history in Rangers' loss

"Playing in a time of interleague play gives Sosa a distinct advantage over someone like Babe Ruth (who only played in NL parks during the World Series). His PAPHI score would probably be in the .650 range." Babe hit six homers while playing for the Boston Braves in his final season.

posted by GOD at 10:21 AM on April 28

Bloody mess: Schilling's sock called into question

"Thorne: -- because he doesn't cooperate. 1-2 delivery and that one's taken in the dirt. The great story we were talking about the other night was that famous red stocking that he wore when they finally won, the blood on his stocking. Nah. It was painted. Doug Mirabelli confessed up to it after. It was all for PR. Two ball, two strike count. Palmer: Yeah, that was the 2004 World Series. Thorne: Yeah. Palmer: That second appearance." Game 6 ALCS = Blood Game 2 WS = Paint He realized how much camera time his ankle got in the ALCS that he went and painted it for the World Series to draw more attention for ALS. Is that so hard to figure out?

posted by GOD at 11:49 AM on April 26

Panthers' Belfour and Peltonen arrested

Something not mentioned in the story, but reported elsewhere, was that after Belfour lunged at the cop, the cop tazered him.

posted by GOD at 06:37 PM on April 10

The "old NHL" lives on.

Emery was a golden gloves boxer in his youth so he can take care of himself. The thing that should bother Sens fans is that no one came to his defence when Peters went after him. What did Murray think Ruff was going to do on the next shift? He is an idiot for sending out 3 of his top skill players when he knows Buffalo's tough guys are coming out. Senators are a gifted talented team that will be gone in the first round again.

posted by GOD at 06:52 PM on February 23

Rolling the Dice on the Rolling Ankle

Poile didn't take a page from Regier's playbook; stand fast and blow a great chance at winning the cup. (I'm honestly thinking Buffalo's shot was last year....and Regier blew it.) Yes,it was Darcy Regier that gave Tim Connolly a concussion, broke Henrik Tallinder's arm, injected bacteria into a cut on Jay McKee's leg, pulled Teppo Numminen's groin, and did something ( I forget) to Dmitri Kalinin's leg. At the time of the trade deadline Buffalo was healthy and had depth at forward and defence. However no team can survive 4 of their top 5 defencemen going down with injuries in the playoffs

posted by GOD at 11:39 AM on February 16

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

When did the Super Bowl become a battle between which ever team sucks less wins instead of whom ever plays better? If you didn't watch any games the last two years except the Super Bowls, you would wonder how any of them made it that far. This year we saw the real Seattle and Pittsburgh (average teams)and next year we'll see the real Bears(average) At least Indy will still be a little above average, but their best years are behind them.

posted by GOD at 07:04 PM on February 05

Ted Johnson's on the Injured List Years After Retirement

I'd like to see the AMA put pressure on the NFL (and all sports leagues) to adopt a waiting period for any player diagnosed with a concussion. From USA Hockey Magazine: "The NHL has taken a lead in concussion evaluation, treatment and return-to-play guidelines. Every NHL player completes a cognitive skills test at the beginning of the season that serves as a baseline in case they suffer a concussion during the year. The NHL encourages teams to keep players off the ice until they regain the same level of mental skills they had before the brain injury."

posted by GOD at 07:10 PM on February 02

Champions League on ice?

Most European club teams play a 50- 60 game schedule. I don't know what their playoff system would be (easier or harder than the Stanley Cup playoffs) but it would seem the Euros would have a great advantage playing 20 to 30 games less.

posted by GOD at 12:58 PM on January 27

TV shows with boxing in them.

Oops! Sorry , it was on the list already.

posted by GOD at 03:10 PM on December 30

TV shows with boxing in them.

Trapper in MASH also boxed with clorophyll on his gloves.

posted by GOD at 03:09 PM on December 30

New "toy" to play with at Baseball-Reference.com

Doesn't work for me. Put Ted Williams on any Yankee team of his era (39 - 60) and he hits less home runs for his career than he actually did. I think Ted would have benefitted from a shorter right field porch in Yankee Stadium than Fenway, also put him in some of those line-ups where he wouldn't have been pitched around as much. What do you think, an extra 5 to 10 homers a year?

posted by GOD at 12:29 PM on December 17

Leave It to Buckner

How anyone has blamed Buckner for that loss is beyond me. We all know it was Bob "Bigfoot" Stanley that blew that game. Why has he skated all these years?

posted by GOD at 02:35 PM on October 30

"The Red Sox were in the playoffs every year from Mohegan Sun to Citgo."

Nope. No one said that. I'd say you missed lbb's point, which was that the football-style pregame ritual known as tailgating doesn't happen around Fenway or probably any other park in the middle of a city. You question God. Back on topic: I feel uniquely qualified to say that this idea is ridiculous. :) If the money is going to keep a contender on the field, and keep ticket prices from getting any higher,I'm all for it. If the money is just lining the owners pockets, then no.

posted by GOD at 02:13 PM on October 05

"The Red Sox were in the playoffs every year from Mohegan Sun to Citgo."

Plenty of drinking takes place before the game, in bars, which is where it's appropriate to be drinking when you just don't have the space to spread out and tailgate with a bunch of like-minded people. Drinking in bars != tailgating. Agreed? Missed my point lil-brown-bat. Somebody said nobody drinks before a baseball game, I was making a point that the bars around Fenway are mobbed before a game.

posted by GOD at 01:01 PM on October 05

"The Red Sox were in the playoffs every year from Mohegan Sun to Citgo."

Tailgating is a football thing. If you try it before a baseball game, you're just a drunk getting a load on. Yea, nobody drinks before a Sox game. The Tequila Rain, Boston Beer Works, The Tiki Room and Bill's, to name a few, are pretty much empty before the game.

posted by GOD at 11:25 AM on October 05

Grimsley Called Clemens, Tejada and Pettitte Steroid Abusers

Didn't Greg Maddux just win the World Series of Poker main event?

posted by GOD at 12:56 PM on October 02

Big-Name NFL Offensive Players Released.

especially when that first one was as a result of a screwing by the refs that cost you your shot The Patriots got screwed in 1976 against the Raiders in a playoff game they had won. Worst call ever.

posted by GOD at 06:03 PM on September 03

A run for the ages

Being a very biased Red Sox fan for 44 years I will say that Rivera is the best of all time. There have been some that have been more dominate for a season or two but none as consistant. Take him away from the MoneyBallers and they miss the playoffs 3 or 4 times during the last 10 years

posted by GOD at 11:25 AM on July 18

Something rare happened on July 15th, 2006

If you knew what a save was when you were 10 that would have been 1941. Saves have been around only since 1969

posted by GOD at 07:31 PM on July 16

No room left for Hasek after Sens re-sign Emery

Ryan Miller is the starter in Buffalo Chico. Biron wants to be a number one again. Detroit would be smart to get him.

posted by GOD at 11:30 AM on July 07