Mars, Vick did this to himself. He deserves more than he will (probably) get. DISGUSTING...
posted by jphclub at 06:17 PM on July 17
The Everblades, located in Ft. Myers, FL. Thanks for the fanfare, wfrazer, but I'll be keeping my jerseys. I sense a little harshness?! Do you not think these sports are taken a little too seriously?
posted by jphclub at 01:46 PM on January 21
Great article tieguy. The effects of any intense training are in all sports at any level. As long as physical domination=high dollar contract, the players will do everything they can to be successful in the short term, its hard to blame them for that.
posted by jphclub at 01:33 PM on January 21
I recently read a short article in a daily paper regarding unruly fans at a high school hockey game. Thier team was losing 5-0, and during an injury timeout, the fans (of the home losing team) began throwing golf balls onto the ice. IT IS A GAME!! I played hockey from mite level to the ECHL, and sure, some games, coaches, parents, players seem to lose control of themselves for a multitude of reasons. Patrick Roy was never considered the poster boy for The Lady Byng, of course, but gees, RELAX!
posted by jphclub at 01:26 PM on January 21
The Colts have had an unusually long "window of opportunity" as it is known in pro sports. They just can't get over the hump. Today could be the day. However facing the Patriots is a pretty large hump. Regular season aside, the Pats know how to win the big game. The Colts know that, and a win will require an effort from the entire team. Great comments BlindAlvin, you're right on. On the flip side, in many of the big wins for the Pats, it was a clutch kicker, not solely the QB.
posted by jphclub at 01:09 PM on January 21
If any information is available, I'd be interested to know what percentage of professional athletes do suffer lifelong injuries. Whether it be PCS, ligament, joint, or muscle related. Thanks tieguy for your comment, I'm glad there is a preventative nature already in the minds of these athletes. I agree erkno, it will be interesting to witness the aging process under these circumstances.
posted by jphclub at 11:01 AM on January 21
Unfortunately, it's not just the NFL players who suffer those longterm injuries. While watching the recent NCAA Bowl games, I was surprised to see how many 18-21 year old players have a knee brace, or two, for that matter. And most of those players will not get an NFL contract. I've heard an NFL lineman compare what he does to a 30 mph head-on car crash, 50 times a game, with 30 second intervals in between. With the average NFL salary at a few hundred thousand a year, it hardly seems compensation for the years of pain of just getting out of bed in the morning.
posted by jphclub at 10:28 AM on January 21
The Blues???? One terrible year doesn't make them a bad franchise. Checketts, Davidson and new coach Andy Murray have done an admirable job of rebuilding the franchise after former owner Laurie's dismantling job last year. I Agree 100% BB. Over the last 12-14 games, the Blues are the hottest team in the NHL. In 2001/2002 The Sporting News rated St. Louis the #1 sports city, based on the success of the Cardinals, Rams, and BLUES. Seems like a "worst franchise" tag is a little harsh. Maybe a franchise that is "rebuilding" would be a better description. Time for some new journalists?!
posted by jphclub at 06:49 PM on January 19
What an idiot, ruining the water bottle trick for the rest of us. Sincerely, Victor Nova Scotia
posted by jphclub at 06:17 PM on January 18
Can it be possible? Sweeney and Bonds in SF. Sweeney and McGwire in STL. HMMMMMMMM!?
posted by jphclub at 08:21 PM on January 11
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