Recent Comments by danjel

Ultimate Fighting Robs The Cradle

The lawyers are smiling and getting ready to pounce. Some kid is going to hurt another kid really bad, it almost seems inevitable. Some kid is going to put his opponent in an arm bar and break it. Who is going to be held accountable? The minor child or the legally consenting parent who allowed their child to participate in the so called sport. Also, do you think insurance companies are going to pay medical claims for injuries that result from this activity?

posted by danjel at 03:35 PM on March 28

Critics Go Ape Over LeBron James Magazine Cover

The world has become way too fucking PC. That being said, there appears to be more controversy over things that aren't intended to be construed as racism. It is as if some purposefully look for shit to throw at the fan just to keep their personal agenda in the collective faces of the public. Magazines covers have one purpose only....to sell the magazine. It is highly doubtful that Vogue would risk offending its readers by publishing a cover with a racially derogatory message. I think it is time to stop oiling the squeaky wheel every time someone cries foul. My comments are my opinion, they are not being made as fact. I'm sick of these stories. I'm sure the editor at Vogue has a big fucking smile on his or her face due to all the publicity they are getting from this cover. Every major news outlet and newspaper will carry this story. They will stay neutral and interview people from both sides of the stated controversy with the sole purpose of garnering precious fucking ratings and selling papers.

posted by danjel at 01:58 PM on March 27

Critics Go Ape Over LeBron James Magazine Cover

The cover appears to harmless to me. Giselle is smiling; she isn't horrified by LeBron. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Dyams indicated any type of buzz is good publicity. Could it be also that other groups are jumping in to promote their own agendas? I assume LeBron and his staff approved the photo. Much ado about nothing in my opinion.

posted by danjel at 11:19 AM on March 27

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Lego my Eggo!

posted by danjel at 09:47 AM on March 20

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Sure. He gave a waffling-type answer and speech when confronted by Congress a few years ago. Therefore, he's a user. It's pretty obvious, really. He waffled the wafflers.

posted by danjel at 11:39 PM on March 19

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Bonds has the best eye in baseball. A team would be crazy not to take him. Plus he puts the meat in the seats...home and on the road. This may be true Landis but so far, nobody here has stated they want him on their favorite team. Why is that? I am a Cubs fan; I don't want him to play for the Cubs. I am guessing his negatives outweigh his positives which is why no team has gone after him.

posted by danjel at 09:44 PM on March 18

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Maybe Roger and Barry will be saved by this study.

posted by danjel at 05:02 PM on March 18

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

Even a relatively short shot like mine, by comparison, can really cause damage. Golf balls are hard. As close as spectators are to tee boxes at pro golf events, it's amazing that more aren't severely hurt. Based on the reaction of the fellow I hit, can you imagine someone thirty yards off the tee being beaned by an errant drive? You mean like this? This is an accident.

posted by danjel at 07:05 PM on March 09

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

irunfromclones: So, my apologies in advance to the dedicated spofi community and the moderators if this thread gets out of hand. Debo270: Rape: I could be 18 with a 17 year old girlfriend and if we have sex, that could be a rape charge. is that the same as drugging someone tying them up and raping them. ITS THE SAME CHARGE. Born Icon is that the same? No apology needed.

posted by danjel at 01:47 PM on March 07

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

This jamoke probably didn't have any intention of hitting or killing the red-shouldered hawk. My guess is that his ego couldn't let sanity prevail over his actions. He was the main subject in the filming of a television show. He probably felt he needed to prove his worth for the show by purposely trying to hit the hawk after he failed miserably in his first attempt (just a hunch, not based on fact). The guy is a fucking idiot. There were cameras and witnesses to his now regrettable actions. Isenhour has committed a crime. I think the PGA has an obligation to investigate this matter further and take action in order to demonstrate they don't support this behavior on a golf course. He should have to stand atop the shag cart at the local driving range while wearing wings and a beak for his punishment.

posted by danjel at 01:16 PM on March 07

Brett Favre Retires

Gee, 7 comments into the thread and the snark about interceptions appears. What's the matter -- did you think bringing up the drug addiction would make you look like too much of an ass? Let us all petition for a policy that prohibits any negative comments in threads until the last post!

posted by danjel at 12:29 PM on March 04

Belichick and Pioli speak out.

From Belichick: "Even though I felt there was a gray area in the rule and I misinterpreted the rule, that was my mistake and we've been penalized for it. I apologize to everybody that is involved - the league, the other teams, the fans, our team, for the amount of conversation and dialogue that it's caused." So he admitted to knowing what he did was probably wrong by exploiting his perceived gray area of the rule. Sounds like someone who knew he was cheating and had an excuse to fall back on. Also, he apologizes for the "amount of conversation and dialogue that it's caused". He doesn't appear to apologize for the fact that he cheated, just that he was caught and now everyone is talking about it. Or maybe that is just my gray intereptation of his apology. If this video taping thing was a one time thing and he was fined for the offense, so be it. We can let it go. But I think most people are riled up over this because it seams he has been doing the video taping thing for a long time. If so, his punishment was extremely lenient and the NFL tried to sweep the issue under the rug. In my opinion, this tarnishes the image and reputation of the NFL commish any Patriots team coached by Belichick.

posted by danjel at 10:09 AM on February 18

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Sorry, I did not think you were criticizing me, lbb, not at all. It is just lately getting stuff from my brain to paper (or computer screen) is difficult for me. And I thought you placed your comment in order to avoid the wrath of her smug and condescending retorts.

posted by danjel at 03:53 PM on February 15

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

All the teams do it, the Pats just got caught..........Get over it Really? I am in my forties and I have never heard of this stuff from the NFL about illegal video taping until this year. Please educate me with facts supporting your assertion that "All teams do it".

posted by danjel at 09:42 PM on February 14

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

Is Pettite going to be suspended for 15-days for his admission of HGH use? No. MLB will wait eight years and then state we all misheard Pettite when he said he used HGH. By then, I will have misremembered this thread ever existed.

posted by danjel at 10:24 AM on February 14

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

Other than attacking MacNamee's character and being his normal defiant self the one piece of evidence he was pushing, that he was not at canseco's house, was taken apart by his own nanny, which is exactly what MacNamee said would hapen. How could you not remember going to a party at Jose's house. I don't buy the short term loss of memory at all. He got busted by his own Nanny, then proceeded to try and coach her on how to respond to any questions. I don't know this for certain at all, just a hunch. It is a matter of time before some smoking guy appears and he will be begging the public for forgiveness like Marion Jones.

posted by danjel at 08:24 PM on February 13

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

What was the point of this dog and pony show? Was anything resolved? I am not a fan or foe of Roger Clemens but he appeared to be very uncomfortable for someone who was telling the truth. McNamee on the other hand was as cool as a cucumber.

posted by danjel at 03:49 PM on February 13

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years

Would love to hear Harry pronounce Fukudome's name spelled backwards.

posted by danjel at 04:54 PM on February 06

NBA players' financial security no slam dunk

Thus far, I haven't seen the word "agent" mentioned in any of the above posts. Isn't that one of the roles of a sports agent...........to be a financial advisor? I am on the fence on the concept of either being financially stable, with an extremely modest life style, or living all out for a few years and having the time of my life. That being said, I say, give me 5 million bucks (2 mil would do), I am only 40, I will never work again.

posted by danjel at 03:35 PM on February 01

The Super Bowl Economy

I am sure the tv ad will also be shown more than once after the Super Bowl is over. Also, the day after with friends.....Did you see that commercial with Madonna? I can't remember the name of the product! lol

posted by danjel at 03:29 PM on February 01

756.

I watched the videos on u-tube. One thing that stood out to me was that none of the Washington infield players offered a hand shake to Barry as he rounded the bases. Was it a snub or just respect?

posted by danjel at 09:03 PM on August 08

Incident With Daughter Could Get Ukranian Swim Coach Lifetime Ban:

wfrazerjr wrote: You know, lbb, I had a well-reasoned and thoughtful response to this, and then I thought, "Wow. Could you be more condescending?" I agree.

posted by danjel at 10:39 PM on March 28

Say it is so, Joe!

bperk wrote: Theismann never says anything insightful. 4th and 16 - "They are going to have to punt here." Even if Jaws is unable to do the in-depth analysis that he does on Match up, he should at least be able to add some actual not-completely-obvious commentary. For the knowledgable fan, I agree with your assessment. However, I think there is a steady stream of new fans who aren't as famililar with the game. For the new fans, I think stating the obvious helps promote the game even though it might appear to be redundant to the serious fan. I will not miss Theisman at all. I have found his style to be very similar to Joe Morgan. They both come across to me as ego maniacs who want to always remind us how great they were. Hopefully, the announcement of Morgan's replacement is coming soon. But then again, it doesn't really matter to me because I am a complete ex-ESPN viewer now. Too much fluff and not enough substance. SportsCenter went from being a must see first thing in the mornging show to nothing but an infotainment show. Not for me.

posted by danjel at 07:32 AM on March 27

Tubby Fills A Gopher Hole...

Kentucky is to basketball what Alabama is to football. Really? I didn't think Kentucky was that bad at basketball. That triggered my internal rim shot. Nice one!

posted by danjel at 08:02 AM on March 23

No Palace For These Cinderellas

I am 40= years old and have never once thought about any hotels involved in the NCAA tourney. Now that I know about the hotel assignments, I think it sucks. Why not just take the best two or three hotels and put all the teams up in them? I doubt the hotels would complain about having full occupancy. It would really be bad to have to sleep on a shitty bed.

posted by danjel at 06:53 PM on March 22

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

2) The dunk was pretty lame. Not lame in the athletic sense (it was amazing), but it came off as pretty arrogant to me. When you are up by 40+ points, what are you trying to accomplish with that dunk? To say that he "did it for the fans," looks like a pretty lame excuse to me. I can't know for sure, but it looked to me tht he did want to showboat. I am surely speculating here but I tend to think the "dunk" was a premeditated move. I don't think he had that particular dunk in mind but was looking for an opportunity during the game to create some hype. It certainly has created hype here. He appears to have a desire to market himself prior to the NBA and this might have been just another strategy for some recognition.

posted by danjel at 06:41 PM on March 22

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

Somebody better be pretty sure you want someone like Mayo representing your university. He has already shown some tendencies that are not what a university basketball program needs. Regarless of his behavior, Mayo will bring to USC what they need, along with the needs of all schools, $$$$$$ and tv exposure. Why all this debate about the guys character? I haven't seen so many claiming they can predict the future here in a long time. Ease up and give the kid a chance. I doubt any of you would not give him a scholarship if you were the coach.

posted by danjel at 02:37 PM on March 22

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

The NBA's rule should be like MLB's- forcing kids to spend just one year in college does no favors to the college game, and does very little for the NBA. The NBA rules are nothing more than monetarily driven. I suspect they want to see if a kid is worth the money by watching them play a year in college. At the age of 18, you can be legally asked to leave your home as well as enlist in the military. But you can't play professional basketball until your 19. Ridiculous in my opinion. I have nothing against players leaving college early for the NBA. I support their desire to support themselves and use their skills and ability to earn a living. For too long, college basketball, and football too, have been using these young kids to make lots of cash. For the purists who want to argue they are getting a free education, maybe so, but the amount of money they generate far exceeds the cost of an education. You certainly do not need a formal education to lead an enriched life.

posted by danjel at 08:47 AM on March 22

2007 is the 50th anniversary of the Golden Glove award.

I'd like to see you guys lists for first base. A few come to mind for me, but I doubt any of them would get many votes....Andres Gallaraga, Mark Grace My vote for first base has to go for either Leon Durham or Bill Buckner. ;)

posted by danjel at 09:54 PM on March 07

2007 is the 50th anniversary of the Golden Glove award.

"Come back tomorrow and vote again!" - o.k., thought this was cool until I saw that message after I cast my ballot. Now it appears to me to be nothing but a clever marketing dupe.

posted by danjel at 05:17 AM on March 07

Ron Artest the dog lover, in trouble again

YAWN!

posted by danjel at 06:28 AM on March 06

The "old NHL" lives on.

The crowd reaction is what scares me. Baying for blood like they're watching Lions vs Christians on PPV... Count me in for that behavior if I was there, that was fun to watch.

posted by danjel at 06:12 AM on February 24

2007 is a good year for sheep

New hats = more $$$$$$$ from the fans.

posted by danjel at 08:33 AM on February 23

Turner to coach Bolts.

Here is the scoop on Rivera.

posted by danjel at 08:59 PM on February 19

Lefty lets another tournament slip away. Charles Howell III wins Nissan Open in a playoff.

You're absolutely right, he did everything he could to win except shoot a 64. A direct quote from Mickleson: "I had every chance on the back nine to create some separation and not give anyone a chance," said Mickelson, who twice missed putts inside 4 feet and closed with a 68. "I felt like I had the tournament in my grasp and let it go."

posted by danjel at 07:28 AM on February 19

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

(On a side note, this is a weak link with little reporting. I expect everyone else to break out the torches and pitchforks.) My intent was to have the video link with the post title but I did not know if that was acceptable. I think the video captured the moment better than any supporting article (all of the one's I found were very pithy). Please excuse me if I effed up.

posted by danjel at 11:41 PM on February 17

Team Me Up Scottie

Don't forget that Horace Grant, John Paxson, and Bill Cartwright also allowed Pippen to free lance on the court. Pippen definitely had the right skills to be one of the best to play in the 90s regardless of who played alongside him. It is highly doubltful, almost inconceivable, that he could produce similar results again. I agree with dfleming on this topic. Give Scottie a chance and let the teams decide if he can compete effectively again. I doubt he will be the Michelle Wie of the NBA in as far as taking a spot away from someone else with better skills. He will have to earn it first.

posted by danjel at 11:35 PM on February 17

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

Here is the video.

posted by danjel at 10:53 PM on February 17

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

Ditka!

posted by danjel at 07:37 PM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

If the women in the shower looked like these women, are you telling me you couldn't help but get an erection? Not even with beer goggles on.

posted by danjel at 05:47 PM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

I wasn't directing any of my comments at you in particular, but you ought to expand your horizons a little regarding showers. I personally don't have a problem with the shower thing. I am just taking an objective view of the situation and trying to present valid points of discussion. Why does it appear to be generally accepted that a man should not have a problem with showering with another man who is sexually attracted to men? And why is it generally not accepted that a woman shouldn't have a problem with showering with another man who is sexually attracted to women? There is a double standard here.

posted by danjel at 10:39 AM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

As far as the shower/dressing room thing- The WNBA has one locker room for the players. I haven't heard any stories about mad orgies going on, sexual harassment against the straight girls or anything of the sort. Comment icon posted by urall cloolis at 10:21 AM CST on February 15 Just because you haven't heard any stories does not mean all WNBA players are comfortable with the policy.

posted by danjel at 10:26 AM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

There's so much stupidity in this discussion it's hard to know where to start. rcade, it appears, based on your comments, that you have zero tolerance for people who are bigotted towards gays. How does labeling these people stupid and morons make your argument effective?

posted by danjel at 10:23 AM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

Re: the shower thing, the egotism is the most wonderful thing about homophobia, that every guy assumes no homo could ever resist a piece of meat as fine as them. Comment icon posted by yerfatma at 8:47 AM CST on February 15 "I don't think that's right and I don't think he should be in the locker room when we're in the locker room." I love this argument. I went to school with a couple of openly gay men and never once did they drop trow in the locker and start going at it with themselves at the sight of my deliciously heterosexual body. Comment icon posted by HATER 187 at 9:03 AM CST on February 15 OK, so based on your arguments that gay men aren't going to be interested in every guy nor apt to engage in sexual activities in the mens locker room, why do women and men have separate locker rooms? Certainly all men aren't interested in every women sexually just as all gay men aren't interested in every man. My answer is that most women are uncomfortable with the notion of sharing a locker room with a man, regardless of a man's intent (sexual or non-sexual). So then why is it ok to subject a man to similar pressures? Whether you want to agree with it or not, I think gay men in the mens locker room is a problem.

posted by danjel at 10:14 AM on February 15

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

"Why would this be a problem on the basketball court? does he play any differantly because he is gay? does he pass diff? does he shoot diff? the answer is no . so he deserves the same right to play the game as any one does. In my opinion, there shouldn't be any problem on the court with the ability to play the game. One issue I think might be a problem for some players is in the locker room. I think some guys might be uncomfortable sharing a locker room with an openly gay player. If a female player were on a mens team, she would be given her own facilities to shower and dress. Why should an openly gay player be allowed to share the same locker room facilities with heterosexual men? If the argument to be used is that just because one is gay, that doesn't mean one is necesarilly attracted to all of the same sex, then why do we have separate locker rooms for men and women? Anyone with me here or do I stand alone in my opinion?

posted by danjel at 06:39 AM on February 15

Bolts zap Schottenheimer.

The Chargers don't have TO, this might be very inviting for Parcells, a proven winner.

posted by danjel at 06:25 AM on February 13

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

danjel, so you said to your gay friends, "Just imagine the type of ads that soem would come up with. Anyone has any ideas? Gay-torade? Ben Gay?" and they all bust out laughing. Was that how it went? I'm not saying it didn't, I'm just curious. I mean, at best it's like having a name like Mary and always hearing people say, "Oh, Mary had a little lamb, huh huh huh." It's dumb and obvious and you've heard it before, so I'm surprised that anyone, gay or straight, would find this a knee-slapper. lbb, that is kind of how it went down. My friends are very secure about who they are. They have always been that way. They aren't afraid to poke fun at themselves. But just because they aren't offended, I am not saying noboby should be offended. I think it is more important to look at the intent of the message. And once again, I don't think there was any malice intended by Born Icon. If you were offended by his remarks, I can accept that and do not begrudge your opinion. I just don't think you should have stated your opinion as being the opinion of everyone here.

posted by danjel at 06:20 AM on February 13

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

It was a rhetorical hammer to bang somebody over the head for a lame gay joke before it inspired other people to chime in with their own. Was it a rhetorical hammer or was that your interpretation of what it was? I interpreted the comment as harmless humor. I interpreted his "no offense" qualifier at the end to indicate as much. I don't think a rhetorical hammer was needed here, in my opinion. Just to show some support for my assertion here, I shared BornIcon's joke with some gay friends of mine. None were offended and they all laughed. I await your rhetorical hammer.

posted by danjel at 07:46 PM on February 12

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

For those who haven't been paying attention, "No offense" is modernspeak for, "I claim immunity for being called on the statement that I just made and that I suspected at the time might be offensive to some." Is this just your opinion or did you become the all encompassing authority on modernspeak? In my opinion, no malice was intended by the comment and I was not offended. I guess I'm one less person you can speak for on this forum.

posted by danjel at 03:28 PM on February 12

Lefty Answers Prayers of Football's Dirtiest Player

NFL player salaries are much higher than the norm for the time they are playing. Maybe they should have the foresight to spend some of this salary on some retirement security. So are the television contracts, the ticket prices, the concession revenue and anything else that generates revenue for the NFL. Don't you think the NFL could generate some extra revenue to take care of the retirees? Or is this just another case of big business shirking their social responsibility to the employees?

posted by danjel at 10:27 AM on February 12

Myark Cubyan Slyams Dwyane Wyade

I'm rich, so I don't have to be accurate? I'm guessing your commentary on his writing and grammar skills won't bother him one bit. Just a hunch. Also, I love your spin on your typo.

posted by danjel at 09:56 PM on February 11

Violence in sport

Too fat? Screw you, Canadian. If it weren't for that faux bacon you keep sending us... Reminds me of a good movie.

posted by danjel at 10:47 AM on February 09

"Geez, you mean I'm supposed to feed them, too?"

Mean while this guy abusing elderly HUMAN BEINGS goes virtually unaddressed by the "Spofi lynch mob". Follow the link to compare how much more concerned some Spofites are over dogs not eating vs. old folks getting robbed. posted by Bishop at 3:49 AM CST on February 9 Please present to me your own specific thoughts on why you feel this thread warrants so much attention vs. the thread I linked to. posted by Bishop at 7:27 AM CST on February 9 I think there are more members on this site that can relate to animal cruelty than being swindled for 100k. I own a dog. This story struck a nerve with me. It does not matter to me that the dogs belonged to Ron Artest. I would be equally as concerned if the dogs belonged to Peyton Manning. Race ins't an issue here for me. Also, I don't have 100k. While I feel it is disturbing that someone was bilked out of that kind of money, I can't emotionally relate to the loss.

posted by danjel at 10:25 AM on February 09

Is Tank Headed For The Tank?

If the Bears won the Super Bowl, would he have pleaded not guilty?

posted by danjel at 09:36 PM on February 08

"Geez, you mean I'm supposed to feed them, too?"

If I lived alone and my job had me traveling on a regular basis, I would regretfully not have a dog. Why would I not have a dog? No, not because my name is Ron Artest, but because it isn't fair to the dog. Comment icon posted by SummersEve at 8:38 AM CST on February 8 Maybe being single and a regular traveler isn't the most suitable situation for dog ownership. I do think, as long as its done responsibly, a dog can have an emotionally healthy life under these conditions. I'm guessing there are many dogs alive in shelters (without a no kill policy) who would be willing to give it a try. No disrespect is intended here SE. I just hope any SpoFi members who are hesitant to get a dog, due to the reasons you noted, will rethink their decision. There are way too many dogs in the world just waiting to let you know you are the best person on earth.

posted by danjel at 08:31 PM on February 08

NFL Won't Let Church Show Game

Now (according to Grum) I'm off to bomb an abortion clinic (which we all know is the next step us Christians take after arguing a point on Spofi). Again, simply asinine.

posted by danjel at 07:12 AM on February 07

NFL Won't Let Church Show Game

We's be aloowed to vote? Well thank ya masta. We do be created equal after all. Cept in Flowerda where dey forgot to count all our votes the past 2 hellections and put whoever dey wanted in da WHITE house. Thank ya'll so much for all our new rights. And thank ya'll for takin Prayer outta schoollllls and replacin it wif da metal detectors. School shootins sure have went down since that happened. Dis Government sho nuff has changed for da better. This is simply asinine.

posted by danjel at 03:06 AM on February 06

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

See the above referenced stadium here.

posted by danjel at 12:58 PM on February 05

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

- I could snicker at the people who paid $400/ticket How about snickering at the people who paid, 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k.............? Miami is great if the weather cooperates but I imagine some are rethinking paying that kind of money to sit in the rain. Maybe it is time to consider a permanent home for the Super Bowl. A stadium like the new one being built in Arizona with a retractable field and roof would be nice.

posted by danjel at 12:54 PM on February 05

NFL Won't Let Church Show Game

A lot of Christians still remember what Sunday is for. Some might dispute your implication here Bishop (see number 2). I say TGISBS.

posted by danjel at 07:20 AM on February 04