It wasn't even the first time this series that Green has "accidentally" had an encounter with Adams' junk.
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:54 PM on May 23
Draymond's a (talented, admittedly) hack and this series is proving it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:19 PM on May 22
Two horses died in the first four races of today's Preakness. One euthanized on the track due to a broken leg, the other collapsed on the podium after winning a race.
What a stupid, cruel "sport".
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:28 PM on May 21
The Texas Rangers broadcaster (and former Texas Ranger himself) didn't see anything wrong with the Texas Rangers player's action? I'm shocked!
If you can listen to that call without bias, you'd see it's a an example of TAG being about as vanilla and non-homery as he's always been (which he's often criticized for). He's about as straight up as it gets for a non-national guy.
I mean, the line "He did SLIGHTLY slide to the right of the base." is a howler of a homer line, as is the description that Simmons was "3 feet in front of the bag" and "in the base path".
Oh come on now, that's a bad angle and you know it. Call it 2.5 feet in front of the bag if you want, but that's awfully nitpicky. Plus it makes a big difference that the throw from the Odor slide here came from first base instead of third in the Bautista slide and Joey Bats came in knees up.
But as someone that worked in the old Dallas School Book Depository for several years, this is getting awfully Zapruder-y about an event that has been interesting but not all that important in the long run for my taste.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:06 AM on May 18
FWIW, I still stand by my first comment in this thread: I don't find Rougie's actions defensible, I'm fine with him being suspended 8 (or 10 or 5 or whatever it winds up being) games. I just don't buy Bautista as an innocent victim (and I had zero problem with the batflip in the ALDS).
Curious as to how Jays fans feel about this Don Brennan column though. I don't know him from anyone, so if he's a muckity BS peddler, don't worry about it. The DFW media has plenty of those as well.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:24 PM on May 17
And, as a final statement, I ask rcade to explain to me the difference between Bautista's slide into Odor, and this slide into a short stop three weeks ago. Is Bautista's any more dangerous or aggressive than that one (which didn't result in a brawl)?
21-year-veteran play by play broadcaster Tom Grieve seemed to do a pretty good job of that in the video you linked.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 PM on May 17
And if we're bringing up history, Bautista isn't even clean this young season.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:14 PM on May 17
OKC in 7
CLE in 4
Pts + Reb + Ast: LBJ
Blocks: Stephen Adams
Fouls: Klay Thompson
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:38 PM on May 16
I would have thought Rangers fans would have PTSD about the playoffs by now. :)
Having suffered through decades of playoff irrelevance, I'll take heartbreak every year over not making it to the dance at all.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on May 16
Not defending the Stinky Possum at all, but saying a (barely) 22-year-old has a history of anything is kind of premature.
Pretty sure Bautista was cocking his own punch before he got clocked too. Which is fine. But I don't buy his innocence here.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:41 PM on May 15
For the conference finals:
Pick the winner of each series and how many games it will take. One point for getting the winner right, 3 points for getting winner and correct number of games. No points for getting number of games but wrong team.
- Pick which player has the highest average PTS + REB + AST in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most blocks in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most steals in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most personal fouls in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most Free Throws Attempted in this round (2 points)
Max points available: 16
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:13 PM on May 15
Standings after two rounds:
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:09 PM on May 15
(New NBA Pick 'Em post will be up in an hour or so)
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:01 PM on May 15
Pittsburgh in 7
St. Louis in 5
Goal scorer: Crosby
Penalties: Killorn (TB)
Team GPG: Pittsburgh
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:37 PM on May 13
Not to read between the lines too much, but I kind of think that the fact that the linked article doesn't state what kind of animal it was means it was probably someone's pet.
The final straw of my quitting the Boy Scouts (just shy of Eagle Scout, at that) was coming back from a campout and waiting around in a church parking lot for my folks to come pick me up when a group of 3-4 of my troop members found a toad. And then proceeded to toss it up in the air as high as they could, over and over, and laugh every time it splatted on the pavement. While the troop leaders stood around and did nothing.
For some reason I no longer wanted to be associated with them.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:19 PM on May 12
Johnny Fucking Football is otherwise occupied at the moment.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on May 05
Miami in 6
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:51 PM on May 02
Complete round 1 fantasy NBA standings:
Don't forget to get your MIA v TOR pick in if you haven't already.
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:50 PM on May 02
Nah, I don't mind if'n you're honest about it, cixelsyd.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:35 PM on April 30
CLE in 6
SAS in 5
GSW in 5
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:02 PM on April 30
Thanks, rcade. None of them had any listed in their profiles.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:03 PM on April 30
The pairings we know about:
Cleveland vs. Atlanta
San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City
Golden St. vs. Portland
Two points for getting the series winner correct. 4 points for getting series winner and number of games correct. No points for getting number of games correct if you pick the wrong team.
Name one player that gets a technical foul in the second round (2 pts)
Name the player in the second round that hits the most three-pointers (3 pts)
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 AM on April 30
With 5 out of 8 series completed, you can check in on the NBA playoff pick 'em standings here. Pretty tight over all.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on April 29
Islanders in 7
Capitals in 6
Stars in 7
Sharks in 6
Goal Scorer: Spezza
Save %: Ben Bishop
Goals per game: Capitals
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:16 PM on April 27
And this comes less than three weeks after the Blackhawks announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project (who the NHL also have a partnership with).
I know it's almost certainly not going to happen, but he needs to be suspended now, not at the beginning of next season. And it should come down from the team, not the League.
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:10 PM on April 20
Gotcha Howard. Thanks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:55 PM on April 14
This also may throw a wrench in Dallas's plans, which from what I've read were leaning heavily towards taking a QB with the 4th pick.
Part of me wonders if this is a sign that Kroenke is actually caring about the team he fields now, but really, fuck that guy.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:05 PM on April 14
CLE in 6
TOR in 5
CHA in 6
ATL in 5
GSW in 4
SAS in 4
OKC in 7
LAC in 7
Highest team score: 129
Highest individual score: 44
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:55 PM on April 14
I'll be tracking picks and scoring in a Google spreadsheet, which can be viewed here.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:54 PM on April 14
Thanks Howard! Don't forget the bonus picks, though.
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:34 PM on April 14
Choose the winner and number of games for the following series (1 point for getting winner correct, 1 point for getting number of games correct, 1 bonus point for getting both winner and number of games correct)
(1) Cleveland vs. (8) Detroit
(2) Toronto vs. (7) Indiana
(3) Miami vs. (6) Charlotte
(4) Atlanta vs. (5) Boston
(1) Golden State vs. (8) Houston
(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis
(3) Oklahoma City vs. (6) Dallas
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Portland
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 5 of actual total)
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 3 of actual total)
1st round maximum points: 26
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:07 PM on April 14
Ufez, you might want to rethink your Stamkos pick, he's out 1-3 months.
Oh crap. Thanks, tommy!
Put me down for East - John Tavares then.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on April 13
East (I have no idea what I'm doing here)
Islanders in 7
Lightning in 7
Penguins in 6
Capitals in 5
West (I only have a vague idea of what I'm doing here)
Stars in 5
Chicago in 6 (though I'd be happy to be wrong here)
Nashville in 7
Sharks in 7
East - Stamkos
West - Tarasenko
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:32 AM on April 13
SAS by 6. I hear the Spurs *really* want to be the only team to go through a season undefeated at home. They'll give it Kawhi's all.
ATL by 10
SAC by 8
OKC by 6 (I'd love to see the Spurs blow ^ here, so that's what I'm picking)
LAC by 14
BOS by 7
GSW by 15
UTA by 8
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:01 PM on April 10
Miami by 7
GSW by 23 (SLAM)
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:35 PM on April 05
Holy hell, this week.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:52 PM on April 02
Well this is going terribly so far...
CLE by 9
GSW by 19 (SLAM)
OKC by 5
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:14 PM on April 01
Hooray, I've been missing this.
Cle by 14
GSW by 10
HOU by 8
LAC by 5
I'll put the rest in on Friday.
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:12 PM on March 29
Well this week is starting out ominously.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:57 AM on March 15
Memphis by 4
Cleveland by 17 (Slam dunk)
OKC by 4
Clippers by 10
San Antone by 6 (provided Pop doesn't go all Pop-py and sit a bunch of his starters. I'll be keeping an eye out)
posted by Ufez Jones at 04:28 PM on March 14
The University of Illinois has hired Lovie Smith as their new head football coach.
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:11 PM on March 07
I love the wristbands. Also, the black and tan dog kind of reminded me of
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:12 AM on March 07
Shit sandwich, I missed the Spurs game. It's been (and will continue to be) a long, fraught week.
Give me GSW by 6 tonight
CLE by 7
ATL by 12
Houston by 3
GSW by 14
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:42 PM on March 03
Spurs by 14 (slam)
OKC by 7
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:52 PM on March 02
I don't know if I was supposed to read that in Paul Harvey's voice, but I sure as hell did it anyways.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:43 AM on March 01
Not sure if that's better or worse than the time the Dolphins asked Dez Bryant if his mom was a prostitute.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:55 PM on February 26
Chicago by 8
San Antonio by 10
OKC by 14 (slam)
Portland by 13
Atlanta by 10
Memphis by 6
Golden State by 7
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:08 PM on February 24
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:43 PM on February 19
The remainder of my picks:
Oklahoma City by 14
Boston by 11
Golden State by 12
OKC by 7
Chicago by 8
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:00 PM on February 17
Well crap. Lousy snow kept me stuck in traffic and I didn't get home before the tipoff of the CLE/LAL game. Such is life.
Portland by 7
Thunder by 17 SLAM
US by 15? Hell, I don't know.
East by 10
I'll hit the rest early next week.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:36 PM on February 10
I think this is my 3rd Costanza in the last ~9 months.
Gonna go update my LinkedIn profile.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:37 PM on February 08
Sure, let's get my third Costanza in the past few months. Why the hell not?
Carolina by 17
Total Score: 47
First FG: McManus
First TD: Greg Olsen
Interception: Chris Harris
First turnover: Ted Ginn Jr.
Contest winner: Grum
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:36 PM on February 07
An hour before the shooting, Mirra posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his wife captioned "My rock! Thank god."
Ugh, that stings.
Part of me can't help but wonder (or fear) if this is going to be another wave of CET victims. Mirra was a big part of the era of street sports VHS tapes that my friends and I used to watch obsessively in HS and college, before the X-Games and YouTube and everything else.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:45 PM on February 04
Detroit by 10
Pelicans by 14
Atlanta by 6
(Tina Belcher moan) Spurs by 9 (increasing Tina moan) Slam Dunk
Golden St. by 8
Heat by 7
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:33 PM on February 04
13 veins at the top of the crest to commemorate the club's Stanley Cup Championships.
Nah, too easy.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:33 PM on February 03
Golden State by 14
Clippers by 9
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:00 PM on February 03
It'd be kind of handy if they'd list the year of the SB along with the roman numerals.
This derpy caricature of John Elway makes up for any transgressions, though:
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on January 28
Hahaha. And that's what I get for meddling.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:49 AM on January 28
Begrudging thanks. I guess. (not even going to watch this)
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:15 PM on January 27
No Dirk or Zaza? Can I switch my spread in the Mavs/Warriors game to 28? (Yes, serious)
(if not, no biggie)
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:28 PM on January 27
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