Recent Comments by ucsdlafan

The "old NHL" lives on.

This doesn't add much to the discussion but still Pics (and videos) of some other clashes between goalies.

posted by ucsdlafan at 09:29 PM on February 23

We're not playing anymore!

Those quick free kicks are completely ludicrous and should be disallowed. They are totally unfair, not to mention unsporting. The ref should blow his whistle, and then the player can take the kick. So should this be a rule on every free kick? Or just ones that could potentially be shots? Who gets to decide if it might be a shot or not? Do you make players wait for the whistle on every free kick, even in the middle of the field where they just make a quick pass and keep the game moving. I think that a rule making the players wait for the whistle would create even more subjective calls, or slow down the game, neither of which we need. Its a part of soccer. The goalie should be able to see that the ball is about to be kicked even if he is in the middle of setting up his wall.

posted by ucsdlafan at 03:02 PM on February 21

Why Beckham is not Pele.

This is a little off topic, but following from Ricardo's point, according to this article the actual playing time in an NFL game is 12 minutes. I'm not sure how accurate that assessment is, but it is pretty amazing to me (although after watching again after hearing that, it 12 minutes seems about right).

posted by ucsdlafan at 04:50 PM on January 16

USC-Pete gone?

Hard to put too much credence in a columnist if he doesn't realize that the Stanford coaching search was over well before the Dec. 22 publication date--Jim Harbaugh moved north from UCSD. From USD (University of San Diego) not UCSD (University of California, San Diego). UCSD has never had a football team.

posted by ucsdlafan at 01:40 AM on December 26

2006 College bowl listings

With the bowl schedule this year, the first 3 games are the only ones that might interfere with finals. My finals are next week. While mine are this week, I know that both Boston College and University of Michigan have finals ending sometime after the 19th.

posted by ucsdlafan at 06:36 PM on December 05

2006 College bowl listings

The problem with a 32 team playoff is that if would add another week to the bowl season. Right now the bowls cover almost 4 weekends but you would need a fifth for 32 teams instead of 16. That extra week either pushes the championship game back to jan 13 or 14 (I personally think the 8th is already too late) or it would put the first round right before or in the middle of finals for a huge number of the student-athletes. With the bowl schedule this year, the first 3 games are the only ones that might interfere with finals.

posted by ucsdlafan at 01:13 PM on December 05