How many threads have we had that end up in conspiracy theorys about an official intentionally favoring one team over another. Get over it, they are no more perfect than the rest of us. Shit happens!
posted by Psycho at 09:07 AM on January 27
I think this is a fantastic idea. On the other hand there is room for controversy. If they pull this off it would be a game of olympic proportions in my mind. Imagine being the best hockey team in the world. One problem I see is if you have, say, a Swedish player on your team and we play Sweden, where is that players loyalty going to lay?
posted by Psycho at 09:02 AM on January 27
And my name is PSYCHO
posted by Psycho at 10:56 AM on January 19
I purpose a new rule; a goalie with no special pads, only a stick (normal size) and a glove, in front of a lacrosse sized net. That would be good.
posted by Psycho at 10:06 AM on January 16
Has anybody taken the time to research who is behind this deal? None other than American Idol bad boy & agent, Simon Cowell.
posted by Psycho at 06:20 PM on January 12
Alas, only if Teemu still was with the Avalanche. Very nice tribute though.
posted by Psycho at 06:14 PM on January 12
A wager gone bad and a young man in his prime taken out at random. I don't think he was the target, the shooters just knew that there was a Bronco in the Limo and someone was going to pay for whatever it was that they lost. That's just my conspiracy theory.
posted by Psycho at 10:41 AM on January 01
If the Blue Jackets wanted the win so bad, they would have stayed out of the penelty box and never taken this to overtime and we wouldn't be having this discussion.
posted by Psycho at 10:41 AM on December 31
I too disagree with the Bears - Packers spread. I think the Bears are going to take it to the Packers to show that they are in it for the trophey. They were quoted in Green Bays paper today as saying "we are treating this as our first playoff game". As far as Favre retiring; he has the mindset that he can get the 12 TD passes to tie Marino's record that he will keep coming back until he gets it even though he is a 16th season, 25th ranked QB. We do have one helluva QB at my daughters school, just a thought.
posted by Psycho at 04:00 PM on December 29
Here in Green Bay every bar has at least six TV screens, so it won't affect the amatuers that believe they have to start at 6:00. Then there are those who have long sense realized New Years Eve is not a good reason to be loud and stupid and try to play hide and seek from the DUI cops. I will probably watch something else and flash back to see the score on occasion. I was surprised that the paper only has the Bears by three. The Packers are going to take a dive. Even if every thing was to fall in place in their favor, they still have to win this game. It just isn't going to happen. They don't have it & Favre is only staying because he wants Marino's TD passing record. He needs to get over it, it is just not going to happen with the currrent team. Bears by 14!
posted by Psycho at 03:53 PM on December 28
Is his license going to get suspended for 6 months, get 200 hours community service, undergo alcohol assessment like you or I? No, BECAUSE he was all over the media and it made him someone to talk about and make jokes about DUI. Look at this stream, how many of you ignorant dorks have made jokes about this Bently driving potential death machine pissing in the street. There is nothing to laugh about and because he has money and celebrity status he will not go through what we poor peasents would, that is just the facts. Do your reaserch and see how many pro athletes and other famous people have DUI but are still drinking and driving. Maybe they will hit you next, and if you live, you can laugh then.
posted by Psycho at 02:15 PM on December 23
As a recovering alcoholic, sober 7 years, I have no sympathy for this man. I know I did really stupid and reckless stuff and it was inexcusable. His actions, I don't care how fat his wallet is or what he drives or where he was parked are not an excuse for DUI. He has no excuse and the bitch of it all is that sence he has money he won't get shit for this compared to what you or I would get.
posted by Psycho at 03:51 PM on December 22
My Dad lives in Indianapolis and swears by the Colts (and the Pacers, so you know, well....) He is really sweating it now, especially after last week. Yeah I live in G.B now, but yes I was born and raised a Hoosier, please don't hold it against me. I love looking in the paper to see any Indy loss. All Indy has that I care for is the racing. I don't know what is going on with Manning, maybe he and Favre have been hanging out.
posted by Psycho at 01:32 PM on December 16
You know, I have always agreed with your Packer picks, and as I have said I live in G.B. & am not a fan, but this time I have to differ. Detroit has a very distinct advantage this week. My in-laws are in town to see the game. They love the Packers and think they are the best team there is. They are from the U.P. of MI., what do you expect. Very weird thinking there. Anyway with them in the stands it puts a hex on the Packers and gives the Lions an edge. I say Detroit anything over the Packers. Besides, lets let the Lions have a win, the Packers aren't going to the playoffs anyway.
posted by Psycho at 09:55 PM on December 15
Nice, owlhouse, very nice.
posted by Psycho at 06:55 PM on December 12
The Av's lost some key players this year. Even though they are low in the standings they are in reality only 4 points out. Sakic can't carry the team all year though. They just don't seem to gel. They almost seem like they are playing individually instead of as a team. This will end, but I don't think soon enough. Add to the fact the goalie problems, I really have nothing good to say to defend my favorite team. Come playoffs I'm pretty sure they will be driving the zamboni.
posted by Psycho at 10:51 AM on December 12
I have to agree with the 49er - Packer pick, and I live in Green Bay, not a fan. Favre has already started the game he played last year, will he be back next year or not? NO, stay away, RETIRE, stop trying to go after Marino's records. He has to have foot surgery after this season, the same as two years ago and look how he played last year. League leader in interceptions. He has a banged up throwing shoulder that affects his acurasy. If the Pack wants to rebuild, then do it completely. Favre should have retired last year, the fans even want him gone after this year. Hell, he was booed off the field last week. That's pretty bad.
posted by Psycho at 10:45 AM on December 09
Shootouts are for the entertainment of the peolple in attendance, beacuse we all know that when you watch any event live it is a differant element. I personaly am not a huge fan of the shoot-out the way it is now. It just doesn't give me that warm fuzzy feeling. It would be like having a field goal kicking contest to decide a football game, just move the footbal back every try, the losing team gets a half win. Look, if you win, you win three points. If you lose, you go into the locker room with you head down, licking your wounds after just losing three points. That is it, no two for a win, one for a loss. No other sport does such a silly system. Football, Basketball, Baseball? I'm sure they would love it. I am an Avalanche fan and they are in real trouble this year, but if they lose three points when they lose, oh well, they lose them. Shoot outs are fine, as long as the loser knows they are getting no points.
posted by Psycho at 10:12 AM on December 05
You have to love Favre. He makes mistakes, passes the buck to Mccarthy who passes them to the rest of the team by saying "we didn't capitilize on crucial oppurtunities". I love living in Green Bay and not being a fan. I am not blinded by the B.S. Go Jets!
posted by Psycho at 01:56 PM on November 29
Did anybody catch that the player's partner was the team's lawyer? I think the guy would be sitting pretty protected. I wonder if he was shooting or recieving?
posted by Psycho at 08:22 PM on November 24
WOW, don't know what to say. A trick paint job, spinner rims, out of this world sound system? A little engine tune to get it to at least 3mph. Could turn it into a slick Whopper snatcher. What a pair of boneheads
posted by Psycho at 11:07 AM on November 23
His overbearing temper may work for a while on the younger players, but the more exprerianced players like Forsberg won't stand for it and will continue to play the way they play irregardless of his taskmaster ways. He was fired for a reason and now he is going to take a team from the depths? Prediction? Fired again.
posted by Psycho at 11:01 AM on November 23
I think his career record speaks for itself. His career at Colorado was magnificent. If you scored against him you really had someting to brag about. Yes, HOF.
posted by Psycho at 12:36 PM on November 15
Why is it such a stretch to diversify NASCAR? IRL has no problem. Danica Patrick is a superiour driver. She drives for a small team, Letterman Racing, and is doing well. By the way all you southern boys, she is considering a run at stock cars in two years. Since NASCAR is such a southern, good-ole-boy sport, I think that is where all the opposition is. Remember when Janet Guthrie was the first woman to run the Indy 500 under UCAC rule in the '70s? Same thing.
posted by Psycho at 08:14 PM on November 08
I can't say I calmed down that much in my first few years of marriage. It was the kid that settled me down. Maybe they are thinking regular sack time will calm him down, know what I mean?
posted by Psycho at 03:15 PM on October 29
I couldn't agree more Shaun. Also notice that the coaches picked the shooters. So there is no indication of the caliber of the speed or type of shot these hamsters with mini-cams on there heads were spouting there expertise.
posted by Psycho at 03:09 PM on October 29
Like many athletes, Dale Ernhardt for example, he died doing what loved. Better than wasting away from a disease of some sort.
posted by Psycho at 12:42 PM on October 28
You know, who really cares when he ends. Football players do it all the time. The have a middle foot sprain and are deemed out for the season and still collect their 2.9 million dollar salary. The last time I sprained my ankle, I was running again in two weeks (with doctors approval). These guys with the money can do what ever they want, not like us working class who scrape and save to see the games that make these idiots rich. I have a television that gives me the best view. I have to keep congress rich, but not these overpaid kids on the playground.
posted by Psycho at 10:25 AM on October 28
Seeing my Avalanche at 17 seems about right. We have a lot of new blood on the ice and Theadore isn't starting off real good, but I think that a playoff spot is a distinct possibility. A Cup this year? No, I really don't think so. They are a few years away from that, but they won't be a lay down team either.
posted by Psycho at 10:34 AM on October 22
I know my posting is a waste of time as it seems none of you are recovering alcoholis and seem to be better then other. I am a recovering (not cured) alcoholic who has been sober 7 years. I don't drink one day at a time. If I pick a beer, it will end up into excess & I will be the horrible creature I was seven years ago. I went through severe detox. Don't any of you martini lunch drinking uninformed soap boxers tell me alcoholism isn't disease. Walk a mile in my shoes. Go to an AA meeting and tell them they don't have a disease. Fools.
posted by Psycho at 02:20 PM on October 20
As a life long Cubs fan, any change for the positive, if he gets the cooperation. is cause for a kegger. He has a lot to change and is going to need people believing he can take them from the bottom of the barrel. Not to the top of course, but better then they have been for a long time.
posted by Psycho at 08:21 PM on October 16
I always connected Arnold Palmer with Golf. If someone said the word golf the first thing that came to my mind was Arnold Palmer. I hope he takes time to get his back & hips fixed and then have a very enjoyable retirement. The old gaurd is leaving isn't it?
posted by Psycho at 08:16 AM on October 16
THE PACKERS WIN! Oh, yeah, they don't play this week. Probably for the best.
posted by Psycho at 10:44 AM on October 15
Did they use velcro gloves to hold it?
posted by Psycho at 04:49 PM on October 13
Floyd is guilty, okay. Does the fact that proper protocal was not followed strip him of his title as he claims? Yes, I don't care how the frogs did the test, if he was positive twice, he is not the winner. How do you explain quitting a stage and then coming back the next day to take the lead. Smells like trout to me.
posted by Psycho at 09:00 PM on October 12
The constant complaining about calls delays the games and in most cases is one sided anyway. I am all for this change. Basketball has become a sport of over paid premadonnas. Give me another sport where there is this much complaing. They may complain in Hocckey, but they do it on the way to the box, they don't do it every other play. Football, the coach complains but the game goes on unless he throws a flag (maybe basketball needs instant replay). Bseball managers are expected to argue at least once a game, it is tradition. There is no progression of more rules by the NBA. If the players think officiating is bad, put three officials on the court. I agree, they argue too much and most of the time they just want the foul shots. Good for the NBA on this rule
posted by Psycho at 10:01 AM on October 12
They located his log book too. Maybe they can determine how many hours he had. Last I heard they weren't sure if the instructor pilot or Lidle was on the stick. All they know the plane was flying along the river (legally) and the plane made an ubrupt turn. So sad for his family and so brave for the firefighters.
posted by Psycho at 09:43 AM on October 12
The players play with what they get. Hockey made changes most didn't like, football & baseball too. Get over it, cash your weekly $200,000 check and get into your Porche and go to a party.
posted by Psycho at 10:10 PM on October 10
The only one I can contest is Jonny Bench. I was a catcher from the age of 6 to about 21 when the military in Germany stopped Baseball. I think Bench tossed sand in our face. He was a great catcher and had a good stick. No hall-of-fame, no S.I. list.
posted by Psycho at 01:16 PM on October 07
I forgot to mention McCarthy's horrendous draafting and trading this year, If we pull of a losing year like last year, he will taking the long walk to exile island.
posted by Psycho at 12:37 PM on October 07
Being from Green Bay I can only put my 21/2 cents in. Favre is hurt, he will start so he doesn't break his team record of career starts, Rodgers takes over by 2nd half. Reciever Donald Driver (Favres #1 target) out, reciever Robert Ferguson out, Halfback Ahman green very questionable, Rookie offensive/defensive line; I think the spread is very conservative. My prediction: Packers- 14 / Rams- 28. Then they go on the mend with a bye next week.
posted by Psycho at 12:33 PM on October 07
I enjoyed that very much. Not much else to say, the article speaks for itself.
posted by Psycho at 03:25 PM on October 06
If the consenses is that the hoop be lowered then there needs to be some rule changes/enforcements. No traveling to Dunk, no hanging from the hoop, enforce goaltending and call charging when it is charging and not a foul. Maybe we need an extra official on the court, hockey has fewer rules and they have three on the ice.
posted by Psycho at 10:14 AM on October 06
For the money they get, they could play with a damn playground ball for all I care. I do agree with raising the hoop, I've maintained that stance for a long time. Scores are too high and they just need to make the player use more skill when racking up points.
posted by Psycho at 09:47 PM on October 05
Yeah I agree, I really don't care what Saskin does, or any of the others. Where was this lawsuit 6 months ago. What are they going to do, threaten to walk off the ice if they don't get ther way. Yeah, right. It's all about the money babby.
posted by Psycho at 06:39 PM on October 04
How conveniant to pull his hamstring at the "last minute". Questionable to me.
posted by Psycho at 08:24 PM on October 03
They are a whole lot better than the Packers. I bet Favre wishes he had retired after all. He spent all summer without making a decision, and know is deep into the mix of a team that will not even make 6-6. McCartney drafted and traded all wrong this year and now has a rookie offensive and defensive line. The Bears are VERY good this year.
posted by Psycho at 08:17 PM on October 03
There just needs more done to turn the team around. The players themselves almost seem content with playing a little ball and going home. Where is the kick in the ass? Where is the manager screaming at them for stupid plays and lousy performance? Where is the professionalism? The Cubs need a lot of work from the bottom up not just a resignation from a big buck CEO.
posted by Psycho at 04:57 PM on October 02
Byron Nelson was a true gentleman to the sport. Not a showboat like the champions of the present tend to be. Eleven victories in one season is a record that will stand for a long time. A real class act. The world of golf has lost a great man. Farewell.
posted by Psycho at 09:08 AM on September 27
Man, my boys went so far into hiding I think they are lost. Holy S__T!
posted by Psycho at 01:46 PM on September 25
I like the spread between Detroit-Green Bay. I live in Green Bay and am NOT a Packer fan at all. I think Favres summer long hold out and McArthy's horrible draft picks and trades could lead them to a worse record than last year (4-12). My money goes on any team against the pack!!
posted by Psycho at 10:50 AM on September 23
Oh, He got the message when they walked out because it made the news which brought bad press his way. If he needs to up the ticket prices a few dollars, people will still come the game. He needs to learn from some of the other bottom feaders like the Cubs (GO CUBs) that you need to involve the fans into the game with fun nights and other promotions. Wouldn't cost him anything, that's all advertising $$, but it gives the team a better image. Most importantly you reorganize management with people who know what the game and know what they are doing. The O's aren't the only team with this problem, just the one with the exposure.
posted by Psycho at 08:20 PM on September 22
Um, with all the argument, we wouldn't mind him in Chicago. The Cubs never mind publicity.
posted by Psycho at 03:38 PM on September 21
The NHL team for Colorado is The Avalanche not The Rockies & yes that logo stinks. Otherwise fun site.
posted by Psycho at 08:56 PM on September 19
Shumaker to replace Mayfield next year. Then after her two year contract we see Danica Patrick who is a powerhouse driver that is on the wrong team this year. She is with Letterman, who is not giving her the fast cars. The next two years will be with Gannasi where she will have speed. After that she will go to Nascar and I believe she will be a force. I think she almost came this year but Gannasi gave her more$$$$ A name of a Formula 1 crossover driver to Nascar that is doing okay, not great, is Boris Said.
posted by Psycho at 02:03 PM on September 10
I don't think he would make it in Nascar, not with his reckless & agressive style. Sure there are a few overly assertive drivers in Nascar, but I think he would get too many "accidental" taps into the wall.
posted by Psycho at 12:17 PM on September 10
I'm not a big Stewart fan so I don't feel too bad for him. My daughter is a big Gordon fan, but I don't think he will make it to the top. My vote is for Mark Martin. This may be his last season, he is a great racer, he deserves it, & damnit I think he can do it.
posted by Psycho at 10:41 AM on September 10
You know, I think Marcie is the snitch in the whole conspiracy. Patty wanted wanted revenge on Charlie for not taking her advances. All of them were in on the consricy against our hero. I here it was Lucy's idea, with Woodstock getting the goods. All put together by pigpen because no-one could see what he was doing through that dust cloud. Of course Charlie and and Shoopy having such trust, Charlie took whatever Snoopy gave him. I have some inside information that his brother, Spike, will be coming in from Needles California as a character witness. His other brothers and sisters from the Daisy Hill puppy farm are all up in arms over this. This is all a conspiracy. Charlie is going to roll as a prosecution witness and roll on the whole gang and bring them down.
posted by Psycho at 09:40 AM on September 06
You know wolfdad I hadn't thought of that. Juicing up for the game is one thing, but getting the body that brings in that little red head fox he is always sniffing after would be the bonus before getting caught,
posted by Psycho at 09:42 PM on September 05
I think Charlie had to try something. We all know Snoopy is one shady character. That woodstock, well, he just can't be trusted. Charlie has gone a lot of years without throwing a strike. He got caught and admitted it, unlike some other baseball player that we all know about, hell, he lies to the grand jury.
posted by Psycho at 08:28 PM on September 05
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