Note to Tebow with what will surely be disturbing news: a rostered NFL QB recently underwent a radical position reassignment procedure.
They just checked on him in post-op. He's doing fine and is expected to make a full recovery.
posted by beaverboard at 03:19 PM on May 16
Incoming Jets QB David Garrard has retired. I was looking forward to seeing him have a shot at getting back on the field again.
posted by beaverboard at 07:55 PM on May 15
As a Heisman winner from a Florida university, he's in extremely appropriate company in terms of his potential to be a dynamic starting NFL quarterback.
posted by beaverboard at 11:28 AM on May 14
Urban Meyer and his staff didn't do Tebow any favors by allowing him to head to the draft suffering under the delusion that he was destined to be a starting NFL QB.
Other QB's made the transition to another position in the pros after winning a title in college. Rex Kern comes to mind.
I still can't understand how Florida's offense was so successful with Tebow under center. I can understand the success when Leak was the starter and Tebow was the wild card change of pace, but when Tebow became the starter and opposing DC's got used to how UF looked on offense with Tebow in there, the sets and play sequences became highly predictable. Defenses should have known what was coming, and some of those QB running plays seemed like they took an hour and a half to develop when you watched them on TV. Tebow looked ponderous hitting the hole. His main skill looked like it was hanging onto the football after contact.
Somebody should have been able to stop that Tebow-led unit. They had standouts on the OL and highly athletic skill position people, but Tebow never looked like a dynamic game changer himself.
Tebow is fortunate that Saban was just digging out from his Dolphins fiasco and retooling Alabama after their Franchione-Price-Shula nightmare when he (Tebow) and the UF offense were on top of their game. If Saban had gone to Bama a bit earlier in the decade, he might have been able to expose the UF offense in the middle of Tebow's college career, rather than at the end of it.
posted by beaverboard at 08:59 AM on May 14
And Justin Blackmon is in purgatory in Jacksonville.
I hadn't seen that mug up of Jimmy. Rough moment.
posted by beaverboard at 08:17 AM on May 14
Most polarizing virgin athlete.
posted by beaverboard at 05:09 PM on May 13
At one point, I thought I might have seen rcade in the gallery at 13.
When there was a 4 way logjam at -12, I thought Garcia was had a good chance to prevail. He looked like he was swinging the club pretty well, and his disposition looked decent (to the extent that you can judge such things on TV).
From what I can tell, Garcia was one of the few players that found the hazard at 17 who elected not to hit his third shot from the drop zone. And then once that, too, fell awry, I assume he felt compelled to hang tough and slug it out with fate from the tee regardless of the outcome.
If Sergio had found the green at 17 with his first shot, parred the hole, and finished alone in second place at -12, he would have earned an additional 788,500.00, which is more than three times the amount that he did earn. The strokes he lost at 17 and 18 cost him a bit more than 130,000.00 each.
posted by beaverboard at 12:54 PM on May 13
Third time's the charm for Mr. Titus Young.
posted by beaverboard at 12:18 PM on May 13
Roster spot or no roster spot, if I were the commissioner of SpoFi, I would want Tebow to continue to be in the discussion mix one way or another, since his presence alone can take a thread that ordinarily might be good for a modest dozen posts or so and easily spin it into a 30-40 post county fair heifer.
If Tebow were to ever elbow a kid out of the walk up line at an ice cream stand, the post count for a thread on that topic would climb right up into Sandusky territory.
posted by beaverboard at 11:46 PM on May 12
Is SpoFi sending the emissary from our Ponte Vedran consulate to Sawgrass this weekend?
posted by beaverboard at 07:55 AM on May 12
The spirit of subtitled rally driving lives on as we reflect on a momentous departure from the pinnacle of sport.
Please consider turning on the CC captioning for this clip of Sir Alex.
posted by beaverboard at 08:14 AM on May 10
I lived in TB for a spell in the late 70's and I put Ronde up there with the kings of that era - Bell, Williams, Selmon, Giles, et al.
posted by beaverboard at 11:10 AM on May 09
Ronde Barber has finally decided to hang up his leather helmet and high top shoes after a near-Methuselan number of years in the league.
When brother Tiki retired a few years back, he condescendingly joked that Ronde had to keep playing because he needed the money so bad.
That's one reason I was not sorrowful when Tiki eventually became a member of the "Look Who's Bankrupt Now" club.
posted by beaverboard at 10:47 PM on May 08
Jerry Jones knows in his heart and in his intuitive GM bones that there's some value and redemption room in Titus yet.
posted by beaverboard at 07:38 PM on May 08
Old MacDonald had a farm--EI EI O!
Without hyphens between the capitalized letters, it becomes the Brazilian samba version.
posted by beaverboard at 03:28 PM on May 08
Kluwe clever. Locke makes the team and has a decent rookie season.
Then he gets to punt outdoors in Minneapolis Decembers for two years.
His foot is gonna holler mercy.
Meanwhile, Kluwe could find himself being offered priority access to the Matt Leinart Commemorative Hot Tub.
posted by beaverboard at 04:32 PM on May 07
I heard about that sign. That guy got slammed around pretty good online, including by Leafs fans who want nothing to do with a thing like that.
posted by beaverboard at 07:32 AM on May 07
Can't bring up the subtitles; urgently reaching for a disposable protective undergarment nonetheless.
Pleeeze, pleeeze, pleeeze don't make me link to the cussing Scottish parrot.
posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on May 03
Call the whole thing off. They use square money down there.
posted by beaverboard at 10:57 AM on May 01
They have an all-virgin team in that league?
posted by beaverboard at 09:03 AM on May 01
the Jets are a bunch of idiots
Yes indeed, and they didn't do Tebow any favors by releasing him while teams are still in post-draft mode, working on contract proposals for their draft choices and trying to snag UFA's.
And some teams have just gone through their first draft with new coaches, GM's, coordinators, etc. and are busy evaluating personnel based on what new schemes and systems are going to be put in place for the coming season.
There may be interest in him somewhere after the dust settles from all that activity, but this particular moment is totally not an ideal time for a prospect like him to be released.
posted by beaverboard at 10:25 PM on April 29
From the outreach mission at Brett Favre Ministries:
"Timbo, the short stint in New York did not work out. That is familiar ground, brother.
From this moment forward, the path is clear. Once you've sent multiple pictorial text messages to the NYJ gameday hostess of your choice, hasten thee to Minnesota for the greater glory that is yours.
There is no such thing as having too many Christians in positions of leadership up by the mighty river's head."
posted by beaverboard at 10:43 AM on April 29
And Sirhan Sirhan had just turned 4.
Likewise, so had Humbert Humbert.
posted by beaverboard at 10:33 AM on April 29
When Evan Longoria is not available,
An unseen hand must intervene.
No sign of the Cigar Guy in this one.
posted by beaverboard at 08:07 AM on April 29
Fear the beast that is half Belichick - half Schiano.
No bright, sunny day in New England would be complete without the Pats either adding another Rutgers player to the roster or working another trade with the Bucs.
posted by beaverboard at 08:54 AM on April 28
This is all Mike Lynn's fault. If he hadn't handed half the planet to Dallas in exchange for Herschel, all the world would have found out a lot sooner how inept Jones is.
And it would have been better for the Cowboys in the long run if Jones had failed instead of struck paydirt in the early years. He was dangerously overextended and had a poorly run operation in place after purchasing the team and might have been forced to sell if the team hadn't turned around as it did.
And just when there was a chance of Jones possibly falling back to earth from his delusional cloud in the wake of Jimmy Johnson's departure, the Cowboys went out and won a title with Switzer at the helm. That sealed the deal. At that point there was no longer any doubt; Jones was a certified Midas, at least in his own mind.
posted by beaverboard at 09:08 AM on April 27
Jerry's run up to the opening bell on draft day: attending the opening ceremonies for the new Bush presidential library.
Let others toil, prepare and hunker down with all eyes on the board and the scouting data.
Wonder at what point Charlotte Anderson will order him sedated and confined to the homestead.
posted by beaverboard at 05:29 PM on April 26
Did you have an opportunity to holler any cordialities at Kiper?
(I've long harbored a desire to go golf gallery on him and tell him to get in the hole).
posted by beaverboard at 11:35 AM on April 26
One weird thing about youth injuries is that girl's high school soccer apparently has more injuries than boy's. I wonder if it's because the girls don't have another sport siphoning off the most physically aggressive athletes.
Field hockey and lacrosse take some motivated athletes from soccer, but I think one of the main factors is physiology and training.
Boys naturally develop muscle in joints like knees as they develop and girls do not, so girls need to train to develop joint strength and durability. Also, girls add size and mass to their frames earlier in adolescence than boys. The girls player who may have had ample athleticism at the U10 level may find the wheels fall off as she growth spurts in U12 and has to work to develop the capability to tote a larger frame around so she can regain her quickness and agility, etc.
Hence the epidemic of ACL injuries among girls in soccer. I think that preventative training has been slow to get instilled in the age ranks of girls soccer. A few years ago, coaches in my region only began to address ACL prevention training in girls starting at the U14 level. Now it has been gradually extended down into the younger age levels as well.
But that is mostly happening at the elite competitive levels and not universally happening at the rec level, so girls who come up through rec teams and then compete at the JV level in high school may not have had adequate prevention training and can incur injuries accordingly.
posted by beaverboard at 07:27 PM on April 25
From the man crush concierge desk:
"Musburger, party of two. Musburger, party of two."
posted by beaverboard at 12:53 PM on April 24
I'll miss the old Jax Jags unis, but the new ones seem more appropriate for the warrior cadre of an automotive accessories empire.
(Gabbert is going to look so rugged and unstoppable in his new garb).
posted by beaverboard at 08:12 AM on April 24
Do you believe in Micheladas?
posted by beaverboard at 05:34 PM on April 21
Hey Howard, enjoy and savor being able to travel freely and attend that postponed Pens-Bruins game at the Garden extra specially today.
posted by beaverboard at 01:20 PM on April 20
At the Stars/Blues game, the capture of the second suspect was announced -- presumably on the jumbotron. The St. Louis crowd went bonkers and then started chanting "USA!"
Like I always say, law enforcement/responders/military and professional major league athletes should swap salaries.
posted by beaverboard at 08:10 AM on April 20
Hopefully, Malone is trekking across Mongolia at the moment so we don't have to hear any more of his brilliant commentary on the game.
posted by beaverboard at 08:56 PM on April 17
Howard, we'll put you in charge of the electrical arrangements.
I'll make sure the area is wet.
posted by beaverboard at 06:48 PM on April 16
has a car battery attached to their nuts
I've got a nice set of jumper cables ready to go but 12.5 volts may be insufficient.
If you're thinking weight rather than voltage, make it a Prius battery.
posted by beaverboard at 03:10 PM on April 16
People from England should move here.
posted by beaverboard at 03:00 PM on April 16
I've been on both sides of the divide. I was part of the dark humor brigade on here several days ago, but when Phil Jackson poked fun at Rick Pitino for ducking when the flashes and explosions went off at the end of the NCAA men's title game, I got angry at Jackson - at what I would now say was probably an excessive level.
posted by beaverboard at 08:16 AM on April 16
Tiger Woods "needs to really shoot a good score"
ESPN referred to holes 10 through 18 as the "back nine" instead of the "second nine".
That is strictly against the rules at Augusta, and they are no longer welcome on the grounds of the club.
posted by beaverboard at 11:59 AM on April 14
Pinpoint accuracy hurts:
If Tiger had been an inch and a quarter off either to the left or right, his third shot wouldn't have hit the flag stick yesterday, and he'd be at the top of the leaderboard at the end of play today.
posted by beaverboard at 07:25 PM on April 13
Faldo (and others) calling for TW to man up and withdraw. But not on CBS.
If this keeps gaining steam through the day, can't wait to hear the lilting sound of the tranquil, bucolic tournament music on TV being played underneath the sound of ongoing garment rending.
One tweet-at-large posed an interesting scenario: Tiger wins the tournament, THEN withdraws.
Of all the jacket lapels in the US most in need of a little Charles Barkley taco sauce staining, those belonging to the greened-out top dawgs at ANGC would rank right up at the top of my list.
posted by beaverboard at 02:21 PM on April 13
Mastro Baits Sales, Snags Onus of Bogus on Honus Pocus.
posted by beaverboard at 08:08 PM on April 12
Just a matter of time before somebody dubs him "San" and other teams start thinking about sneaking Johnny Cash tunes into his walk up music.
posted by beaverboard at 03:18 PM on April 12
I wonder if the head was sent to break or extend the curse.
I attended games at Wrigley as a child in the 1950's. Of all the reasons for wanting to expel an animal from that ballpark, I wouldn't think that odor would be at the top of the list. Nor would excretion.
posted by beaverboard at 11:34 AM on April 11
The Greg Oden comeback saga: right idea, wrong sport.
posted by beaverboard at 11:22 AM on April 11
After last night's annual Champions Dinner at the Masters, host Bubba "Huvva" Watson posted the dinner menu on Twitter, signed by the attendees.
The fare was evidently thought to be a bit pedestrian compared to past years' menus, judging from this response:
Three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo tweeted after the meal: "-@bubbawatson you had a year to decide on, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni & cheese!!! #HappyMeal #PlayLikeaChampion"
posted by beaverboard at 03:17 PM on April 10
No need for anyone to "Go ahead.."
Somebody already "made my day".
posted by beaverboard at 01:40 PM on April 09
Love the P-51's. Wish there were as many flyable P-47's and P-38's around to admire.
I went up in a ME-110 as a kid. Don't see many of those around. What a canopy.
A salty-tongued older woman I know went to Germany a few years ago and took a few short hop flights in smaller aircraft while she was there.
I still have the postcard she sent:
"Just had a great fahrt in a Fokker".
posted by beaverboard at 01:31 PM on April 09
One heck of a game. Had a bit of Hagler-Hearns in it at times. Too bad the level of the officiating wasn't commensurate with the level of the competition.
Now we'll have to see if Louisville's women's team can repeat the feat tonight against U Conn. That would be a tall order.
posted by beaverboard at 01:21 PM on April 09
That was illuminating. I don't recall that we Yanks were made aware of the full depth of the enmity between sporting fans and Mrs. Thatcher.
The first sport-related thought that crossed my mind when I heard the news was that the Norwegian football commentator who delivered the immortal "your boys took a beating" oratory after the Norway-England match in the early 80's didn't have Maggie Thatcher to kick around any more.
I think that everyone the Norwegian named has now moved over to the Lord Nelson column.
posted by beaverboard at 03:01 PM on April 08
Reminds me a bit of the old Muenster-Dummel high fidelity gag that record producer Norman Granz concocted years ago.
A good number of cork sniffer types totally bought into it.
posted by beaverboard at 10:48 AM on April 07
CBS is fortunate with the Louisville result after having pushed their stack of media chips in fairly heavily during the week with the Kevin Ware appearance on Letterman, etc.
Hats off to the Shockers and a tremendous effort. They would have made an eminently worthy title game participant.
posted by beaverboard at 08:56 PM on April 06
It's good to be a sure-handed Texas Rangers fan.
posted by beaverboard at 09:50 AM on April 06
On the heels of Rice's departure, Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti is now also out the door.
posted by beaverboard at 12:01 PM on April 05
I am revisited by a memorable image from my adolescence.
Foxboro doesn't have anything to worry about.
North Korea has other targets of cultural value higher up on its wish list.
posted by beaverboard at 11:27 AM on April 05
posted by beaverboard at 06:20 PM on April 04
He'd be bigger than me, that's for sure.
I see these types of stories and I never find out what happens to the individual whose lies end up making someone else lose years of their life behind bars. The focus is always on how great it is that the person is getting free and not on what the cost ought to be for the perjurer who caused such great harm.
I didn't see anywhere in that piece where prosecutors were talking about any possible charges against the woman.
If we're going to be litigious, seems like job one ought to be slamming folks like her with major penalties so that it is understood that wrongfully incriminating someone comes at a significant cost. Criminal, civil, or both. If she had wrongfully put me in prison like that, she'd end up wishing she had pissed off Fred Goldman instead.
posted by beaverboard at 12:57 PM on April 04
Still can't figure out why they wanted to change the name of that team to the Wizards.
posted by beaverboard at 11:13 AM on April 03
Hoops fashion wars: which LA college team will mesh better?
posted by beaverboard at 10:59 AM on April 03
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