He has a face for telegraph . . . and a mind for infants
posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:00 PM on February 25
justgary - The '34, and '42 Bears did it as well - but lost in the Championship game both times. And this coming from a Bears Fan . . . damn the post season . . . With regards to the Patriots - deepest congratulations on their regular season record - 3 more to go. As a Michigan Alum, I'm proud of Tom Brady's accomplishments thus far and wish him continued success.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 01:26 AM on December 31
I feel that Rodriguez's actions in his matter PALE in comparison to the true SLEAZE that is Bobby Petrino. Arkansas welcomes these hi-jinx ( in case anyone has forgotten about Lou Holtz in 1977 with the Jets - he was 3-10 as well and went to where?). If the unversities shortcomings are factual - I feel that Coach Rod is well within his right to get the buy-out fine reduced. WVU Adminstration should be wary of fighting this TOO much - if it comes at the expense of losing a major donor (they tend to follow one anothers leads). I suspect this will go away quickly, and a reasonable agreement reached.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 03:56 PM on December 18
Very true brownindian Just like TRESSEL used to be . . . clocks ticking - GO BLUE
posted by B-2 Spirit at 03:27 AM on December 17
Terrell is dating Trouble Helmsley - and managing her finances
posted by B-2 Spirit at 02:18 AM on December 15
Very well Ying Yang . . . "p"
posted by B-2 Spirit at 01:05 AM on December 15
"the fall from grace that is Michigan football" I wont even dignify that statement with a resonse NoMich
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:11 PM on December 14
My mistake The_Black_Hand I remember in 2002, Petrino replaced Noel Mazzone as offensive coordinator under Tommy Tuberville at Auburn. True he's never been a Head Coach in the SEC . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:36 PM on December 12
You're absolutley right HalloweenKingDiamond.
All coaches should aspire to emulate Petrino and Saban.
They are pillars of their communities (read RV Park, as the engines are always running).
The athletes should take pride in a coach that "Looks out for number One" and puts loyalty so high on their personal/personality lists.
These are men of true integrity, and divine wisdom.
I'll stick with my previous post Thank You.
"When the going gets tough - HAUL ASS ! ! !
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:44 PM on December 11
Well gaaaaaaaw-leeeeee, That SEC sure has a PASSLE of presteeejus coaches - filled with integriddy, and senz uf inpeckerable intesstinul forteeetude. Petrino, Miles, Saban, Meyer, the list could go on. Right on THX-1138 - you nailed it. Anything goes in the Screw Everyone Conference (S.E.C.) . . . not a mirror in sight. Gotta feel for the Razorback Athlete/Students - what an example. But DID make sure he was on Monday Night Football . . . hope the kids were watching ! Brave, Brave, Brave, Brave, Sir Petrino . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:55 PM on December 11
FlyerFan- You equate dog fighting FOR SPORT, and lab testing on rats as being the same? Don't feel the same. Sorry . . . . Drood just expressing his feelings.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:39 PM on December 10
catagorize - typing error - sorry
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:12 PM on December 03
Thank you lil'red - you beat me to the punch . . . If it's not Sabanesque - how would you cregorize Miles behavoir? If he had absolutely NO ineterest in the Michigan position - why didn't he proclaim upon first knowledge of HIS A.D. for Michigan to contact him, that he had no intention or interest in speaking with them? . . . He played LSU vs. Michigan to his advantage. . . As you pointed out - Michigan did not contact him - as they were asked NOT to until the Championship game was complete - is that waiting too long? dragging your feet? I believe not . . . I will reserve final judgement until the middle of January to see how this all plays out.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:11 PM on December 03
Been reading the Free Press through all of this drama . . . Conclusion? Les Miles and Nick Saban are cut from the same cloth. I hope this is not and indicaton of the future of college coaching. These antics should be left where they belong - Professional Sports . . . no intergrity required.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 04:12 PM on December 03
I grew up also in wonerment of Evel. In retrospect - only one word comes to mind . . . "SHOWMAN" R.I.P. Evel - May God Bless his family.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:53 PM on November 30
These mascots would give H.R. Puffenstuff nightmares . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 09:22 PM on November 29
As a Michigan Alum - I felt Lloyd Carr did a wonderful job. He was however, becoming exremely predictable. ANY coach that maintains a .752 win percentage over a span of 13 years and wins numerous Conference titles, and a National Title (NO co-championshipship in MY mind - no offense Tom Osborne and the waffling coaches who voted . . . ) deserves a well earned thank you and continued gratitude. Thank you Coach Carr - Godspeed, and best wishes in your future. Go Blue
posted by B-2 Spirit at 04:16 PM on November 19
I'm glad it doesn't clash with the Michigan - Ohio State game (much). Hate to miss a rivalry game like that . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:45 PM on November 16
Stupid is as Stupid does . . . . I wonder what caused Mr. Stone to get his mouth "tasered"? The posibilities are endless.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:05 PM on November 08
Great flashback geekguy . . . As far as the uniforms - I've seen slow pitch softball uniforms with more creativity. I liked the old colors and logo personally, the new ones remind me of every retiree's bathroom in the Tampa area . . . ( I keed, I keed)
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:58 PM on November 08
Class act all the way . . . Can this be broadcast to other Professional athletes? Or maybe others of good fortune? It seems most have lost touch with the "common" folk. Just my 2 cents . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:07 PM on November 08
Excuse my poor typing " Unfeated"
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:35 PM on November 07
Wayne Huizenga is doing a BLOCKBUSTER job in coping with all this trash - He's truly a trouper in WASTE MANAGEMENT . . . Couldn't resist - undefeated or feated - he's got it all . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:30 PM on November 07
"Future Structure" - my mistake
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:34 PM on November 05
Sure Ying Yang - here ya go www.collegefootballpoll.com/bcs_explained.html Under the heading "New Structure" 4th Paragraph
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:19 PM on November 05
NoMich - perhaps you misunderstood what I was getting at . . . The BCS "Arrangement" provides that Norte Dame will receive a projected $1.3 million R E G A R D L E S S of whether they make it to a sanctioned BCS game . . . O R - N O T ! ! ! The usual payout per team is somewhere around $4.5 million each . . . Evidently being "god-awful" still has its advantages . . . IF you're Notre Dame
posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:48 PM on November 05
Fellow Spo-Fi posters, Upon further investigation - I have learned the Notre Dame is to recieve a "projected" pay-out of $1.3 Million for just participating in the BCS "Arrangement" (sic) This to me seems very, very wrong. $1.3 million for WHAT? To buy Charlie Weis a hankie or some tissue? (close-up's on Saturday showed he could have used some) I give up . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 03:46 PM on November 05
NoMich Does that make the Dallas (North) Stars, America's Hockey team?
posted by B-2 Spirit at 12:57 PM on November 05
Meanwhile, nobody's talking about Michigan. As a Buckeye fan, I'll be damned if I'm not proud of the way Lloyd Carr turned things around after two disastrous, early-season losses. There's a guy who managed to keep his career intact, not because of the length of his contract, but by his ability to keep his team together after a loss that brought them to the brink of disaster. And they are positioned to potentially win the Big Ten. And fans in Columbus will be biting their nails when Ohio State rolls into Ann Arbor this year. The question is simply this: why could Michigan turn it around, but Notre Dame couldn't? As a Michigan alum - I appreciate Flammable Carrot's analogy. Nobod's talking about Michigan because this is a thread about Notre Dame, and Charlie Weis. I believe the reference here was to the ability of each head coach - Weis vs. Carr to keep the ship on track in the face of adversity, when both programs were 0-2. The outcome of their game should have shown something... Given that fact that no blue-chippers would even consider one of the Service Academies to play football, I feel that the effort and enthusiasm displayed by the Midshipmen was very admirable indeed. Also, there will be no BCS plum in their stocking this Christmas (of which they wouldn't share)
posted by B-2 Spirit at 12:31 PM on November 05
Detroit IS Hockeytown. Minny is a great franchise that will have long term success because Minnesotans are hockey folk - but you don't get to steal that title because it ain't up for grabs. I agree with Weedy here. The term "Hockeytown" is a copyrighted phrase established in 1996 by the Red Wings. HOW does one annoint that title on a team that has yet to win Earl Stanley's cup even once? IF or when the Twin Cities manages to have a team playing for nearly 80 years, then they might be considered - 6 down 73 to go Wild . . . GO Wings
posted by B-2 Spirit at 12:05 PM on November 05
"Almost 50 members of the Chargers organization were forced to abandon their homes because of the wildfires." Not to mention the 850,000 others in So. California that have been forced to evacuate. Reality check . . . let's not loose sight of whats important. And before you ask: YES . . . I AM one of them. Just let them play. . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:44 PM on October 24
Shouldn't that read "Start-up" Wings? As in original NHL team? Or am I reading it wrong . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:03 PM on October 23
I had the good fortune once to talk casually at length with the great Ray Nitschke, and he confirmed that there was nobody on the Packers team that could lighten the mood better than Max McGee did. In those days, they played hard, and "played" even harder. Mr. Nitschke told me that he couldn't hold a candle to some of Mr. McGee's shenanigans at times. Football has undergone quite an evolution since Superbowl I, and likewise the players as well. A degree of lightheartedness was the norm back then, and it seems that in todays scope of the game, both off the field as well as on, the climate has changed drastically (no sense in pointing out specifics). It's saddening to see these players go, especially as unfortunately as Max McGee. Rest in Peace Mr. McGee - you will be missed
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:14 PM on October 22
Is ths line of sensitivity the reason that the word "Rainbow" was removed from the University of Hawaii's team name? It doesnt seem to bother NASCAR fans. Just curious.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:02 PM on October 20
Excellent link Joey - quite entertaining - yet impossible to tell what the repercussions of this suggestion will yield. Would the pyrotechnics display be known as "Bangalore"?
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:20 PM on October 19
Does Tom Osborne have to return the gifts he received upon announcing his retirement from Nebraska football? Namely the "share" of the 1997 National Championship he was given by coaches and sportswriters? Just wondering
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:21 PM on October 16
I'm in total agreement with Fly_Piscator. 80 down, 121 to go. IF that happens - I will be duly impressed. It should be a cinch, as EVERY track in the Series is his "home town track" it seems. Hard to get behind one who never even gets his hands dirty (perhaps with good reason) on behalf of his team's efforts. Good driver - yes, deserving of the title "best ever"? In my opinion - Questionable. When is that track in Liechtenstein due to be complete?
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:51 PM on October 16
Excuse my clerical error - 81 down, 120 to go.
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:44 PM on October 16
I'm in total agreement with Fly_Piscator. 80 down, 121 to go. IF that happens - I will be duly impressed. It should be a cinch, as EVERY track in the Series is his "home town track" it seems. Hard to get behind one who never even gets his hands dirty (perhaps with good reason) on behalf of his team's efforts. Good driver - yes, deserving of the title "best ever"? In my opinion - Questionable. When is that track in Lichtenstein due to be complete?
posted by B-2 Spirit at 07:37 PM on October 16
Excuse me all - "Thread"
posted by B-2 Spirit at 12:09 PM on October 04
BRAVO to wfrazerjr - Good job taking a mundane threat and making it hilarious - Good Job . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 12:07 PM on October 04
BlindAlvin - the answers are as folllows . . . Briggs Stadium and Yale LarRy was . . . In 1952, the Detroit Lions defeated the Cleveland Browns for the NFL Championship. The Lions would go on to repeat in 1953 as they were led by a dominant defensive unit which included defensive back, Yale Larry. Larry, who was an extraordinary punter as well as punt returner, was excused from the 1954 and 1955 seasons to serve in the United States military. In his second year back from the military, Larry helped lead the Lions to the 1957 NFL title. This would be Larry’s third and final title as he would retire after the 1964 season. And by virtue of all their losses on the defense to injury - the Bears DID in effect, change their defense . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 08:16 PM on September 30
Gotta agree with TBH on this one . . . great stuff
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:24 PM on August 22
Mr. Bledsoe's "pedigree" is showing . . .
posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:19 PM on August 22
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