Recent Comments by brickman

Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

Ladies and gentlemen what you about to witness from the Bonds indictment and the Mitchell report being released is the Black Sox scandal all over again. And this time there will be no Babe Ruth.

posted by brickman at 08:02 PM on November 15

Football ref crew mistake may cost $4.5 million

I'm sick of hearing about SEC and Big Ten. My moneys on the Big 12. No brag just fact......look at the polls, defensive and offensive numbers.

posted by brickman at 11:10 AM on November 15

"If you're not confrontational, you're not doing your job."

Pound has done more for sports than all the Olympics winners combined and been criticised for his monumental efforts. Were losing a watch dog that will not be replaced and the sport will be worst for it.

posted by brickman at 08:58 AM on November 15

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

You just reinforced my opinion. Instant replay may/will be used for other controversial plays and slow the game to a snail like pace. After thinking about it for a couple of days-home runs only would be ok, however I guess I just hate change when it comes to baseball. Other sports- I really could care less.

posted by brickman at 06:15 PM on November 08

Getting Tough with the '72 Dolphins

1972 Dolphins was a great team. Saw every game that year. 2007 Patriots are a great team, and in my opinion best to every play in NFL. Let's leave this cheating debate behind us-really getting weary of splitting hairs. Let's enjoy the great football this year and focus on team play and not extra ciricular activities. Shula's comments were out of line, however so are all the cheater comments. I'm as guilty as anybody for the comments and I liked to make a proposal. Let's drop the the cheating diatribe. PLEASE.

posted by brickman at 07:34 PM on November 07

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

who do you think they would face? Based on emotion I'm hoping LSU however I think Ohio State has the better team. Besides, I have a friend in Columbus and I have to listen how great his team is every times he calls. Nice guy, but I sure get tired of the homey comments.

posted by brickman at 01:17 PM on November 07

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

I think the 3 point rule..... I don't.......

posted by brickman at 06:05 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

When I said baseball has changed more than other sports, I ment in relative weight toward the outcome in games, not in a number amount of rule changes. Name one rule change that has affected a sport more than that idiotic DH rule? We can argue all you want for the change, but I will never go along with the instant relay for home runs. Not as long as the morons that decided on the DH rule are still in the game. I don't trust them and if opinions are asked for, I won't give them the opportunity to screw the game up anymore than they already have, by writing them ,and giving my displeasure with their stupid instant replay suggestion.

posted by brickman at 05:31 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

jmd82-ok, you assure me no more than home runs are reviewed and I might , mind you, I might change my opinion. However, even though other sports have not embellished the instant replay format, I still feel that baseball will. They probably changed more than any sports has, with that stupid DH rule. One of the most idiotic changes know to mankind. If a sport can make that drastic of a change I believe anything is possible. My opinion, change is bad for baseball if instant reply is adopted.

posted by brickman at 04:34 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Sorry, no amount of suppose reason is going to change my mind. Game will get slower to what already seems a standstill. Ok, slow motion for home runs...good, disputed play at first base.......better, called third strike......give me a break. When you start something like instant replay, it will nudge the snowball rolling down the hill. Then what do you have....I rather watch ice melt then view at baseball game. Leave the game alone with its imperfections. Umpire make mistakes, if they make to many, get rid of them and replace with new. Look, a shortstop making to many errors are replaced, their position is not redefined. The world is not a perfect place. Better we live with the imperfection and accept we are human than try to fix errors into some technological idiotic soup. If is was a matter of life and death-ok, I'm on board, but for Christ sake its a game, not the start of World War 3, where both guys have to insert their key at a missile silo to make sure they get it right.

posted by brickman at 03:50 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Games were shorter years past not because of on field play, has more to do with tv rights and stupid commercial. Instant replay is a stupid idea. Period............end of report.

posted by brickman at 02:58 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Idea is not reasonable in my opinion. No more changes needed. Hell. if I had it my way, there still be day baseball only, no DH and no divisional series. Why screw with a perfect game that's already been fiddled with to much as it is. These GM's are nutty and need to leave the game alone. Geez..........

posted by brickman at 02:28 PM on November 06

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Calling other teams a joke is childish. If you think your team going to win, state why and leave trash talk in your rah-rah nap sack. Saying that, I think M.U. is going to beat Kansas because of the game site. Teams are evenly match and may come down to intangibles-like neutral site of play. hawkguy - no offense, just an opinion and please send me the tickets. Go Tigers!

posted by brickman at 12:25 PM on November 06

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Nebraska running up scores have been the norm for many years. Mainly due to some great football teams in the past. But I'm not hearing any complaining from Nebraska. They seem to have a mindset, what comes around goes around. As for Mizzou, Jayhawks, if they win the next two games. I believer one of them is going to win the Big Twelve and probably have a legitimate shot at a national championship game. I know a lot of ifs but my gut reaction (and wishful thinking) is one of the teams could go all the way.

posted by brickman at 08:28 AM on November 06

Myth Of The Closer

dviking- your not mistaken. I don't know how LaRussa got distinction of installing closer in late innings. Herzog was doing it in St. Louis with a fellow named Sutter. You may remember in 1982 World Series, the fans in Milwaukee were chanting "We want Sutter" , and after the game, Harvey Kuenn was asked about the chant. His response" Wish the crowd would shut the hell up, he's one of the best closers in the game".

posted by brickman at 09:07 PM on November 05

Myth Of The Closer

Interesting idea and maybe stats, percentage back up the article. But I get a gut feeling that most big money closers have superior stuff and have a bull dog mentality that set up and short relievers do not. There's a attitude about the guys that are closers-give me the ball and get f*&k out of the way. Besides, there been a lot of relievers that tried and failed to fill the closer spot. Perceived or not, my feeling is big time closers are worth their weight in gold, if not from a psychological standpoint.

posted by brickman at 07:10 PM on November 05

New England By the Numbers

Well, I admit rooting for the Colts, but the Patrots made a believer out of me. Very good, hard nosed football with a ton of solid hits. I'm sure the Colts and Patriots are going to meet in the post season and expecting rematch like todays game. Congrats to Boston fans. Enjoyed watching both teams give it their all.

posted by brickman at 07:50 PM on November 04

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Nine

kyrilmitch- no way the Rams are going to lose this week. Bye-Bye!!

posted by brickman at 08:09 PM on November 03

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, announces retirement immediately thereafter.

I learn one thing on this site-never augue drug testing with llb. Here's wishing you a good weekend and smoke'm if you got em.

posted by brickman at 04:53 PM on November 02

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

r8rh8r27-one other thing you need to know, I'm not talking in abstract about raising children. My youngest is 24 years old and the proud grandfather of two.

posted by brickman at 04:30 PM on November 02

Judge Hits Andy Reid Out of Bounds

Raising children is difficult in the best of circumstances and especially with a high profile job like Reid's. His hours are atrocious and demanding. Can't fault the guy for what happen, I've seen kids in the best of families turn out bad and/or into drugs. Got to do the best you can with whatever tools you have available and hope for the best. Don't know if judge was right or not. I'm not going to condon or praise with to little background, however I wish the Reid's the best and my prayers are with them.

posted by brickman at 03:34 PM on November 02

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Nine

I predict the Rams will not lose this week.

posted by brickman at 01:16 PM on November 02

Bonds will boycott HOF

Steroids aside, marking the ball is probably wrong. The ball is history and when I go to Hall Of Fame museum - want to see ball without markings. Bonds himself is a HoF'er and should be accorded the respect for playing ability not his personality. Would like to thing of him early in his early career, and to tell the truth, Mays and Mantle come to mind on his ability as a ball player. Based on that I can't blame him for not attending the ceremony.

posted by brickman at 10:56 AM on November 02

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

r8r8r27- sorry for the out bust and diatribe about media and parents reaction. Please try to understand that being a parent is not about child worship or spoiling a child to the point that nothing else matters in the world. But understand this, when your child is being hurt or is sick, something kicks in that is hard to explain if your not a parent. Some may reason, its overprotective or coddling . OK if you want to take that opinion its all right with me, just remember your comments when and if you become a parent.

posted by brickman at 10:33 AM on November 02

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

r8rh8r27- How the hell would you know about a reaction of a Parent -are you one? Manipulation is not the issue here. Common decency is, and pal you are clueless about the trials and tribulations that goes into raising a child. Until after you raised a child, you should keep to yourself and listen to somebody that's been there. Going after the coach is not the answer-legal system provides for this kind of behavior. Suggesting parents are manipulated by media, and a few comments from a reporter, is a cheap shot and demeaning to parents who try and protect them from harm and other disgusting events their bombarded with everyday. I'm sorry for this outbust but your last comment pissed me off and I'm not going to let you get away with it. If your attitude continues along these lines, do the world a favor and go childless.

posted by brickman at 03:30 PM on November 01

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, announces retirement immediately thereafter.

Don't know much about tennis or players-not surprised-and the beat goes on for illegal drugs and professional athletes.

posted by brickman at 01:43 PM on November 01

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

scuubie-Amen.

posted by brickman at 06:28 PM on October 31

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

...and I think I would have beaten that poor bastard to the ground. Believe me, that's the last thing that should be done. Reinforcing violence is not a very good lesson at time of incident. You would be guilty of same infraction and in front of the kids. I know at the moment your protective mode comes into play however, making sure your kid is ok and getting him away from the situation is a much better plan.

posted by brickman at 11:03 AM on October 31

Smith Center, Kansas?

Only thing I remember about western Kansas is driving to Colordao to elk hunt. Miserable drive , and appears, hot bed of true sportmanship, at least in Smith Center.

posted by brickman at 10:34 AM on October 31

Mitchell report to name names

grum- Your probably right. Doubt any "official" for teams will be named in report. My curiosity is with the players union and will probably be asking the same questions. Since Mitchell is associated with Red Soxs, any names that are termed " injurious" to leadership will be crushed.

posted by brickman at 08:22 PM on October 30

This Just In: 'Alex Rodriguez is a Weasel'

C'mon let's not get on the Fox broadcasters to much. Only thing I hate about Joe Buck is reminding me of a truly great announcer (Jack Buck). And I have to turn down the volumn because talent of his sort comes along once in lifetime and pales in comparision to most of the personalities of today. Oh ya, "A-rod is a weasel". Just not to get off the subject and not an orginal quote.

posted by brickman at 04:29 PM on October 30

Report: Dodgers hire Torre as manager; Little fired

lilnemo- I tried to soft soap however you didn't take the bait. Sorry, I'm sure if the traffic was as bad as LA, some of our fans would react the same. Torre's a class guy and the Dodgers are lucky to get him. Hoping to see LA in playoff against the Cardinals. As for the Stengel/Torre question -time will tell however, I can't imagine anything worst than Stengel and Mets. Sir, that was a nightmare.

posted by brickman at 03:29 PM on October 30

Report: Dodgers hire Torre as manager; Little fired

I don't think Torre is going to fit in with tinsel town. Managing the team will be a piece of cake, but the peripheral distraction in la la land is going to drive this down to earth guy nuts. Most of the LA fan base is so casual (please don't get on my case about this statement, that what I see when I watch games and hear from announcers, if wrong I'm sorry). Torre really doesn't show it but there is a real fire in his belly. He demonstrated that as a player here in St. Louis and as manager in Yankee organization- he's the kind of guy that feeds off fan support. Hope it works out for him and Dodgers but I'm not sure it's going to fly.

posted by brickman at 01:34 PM on October 30

A-Rod Opts Out of Contract

I'd like A-rod to come to St. Louis and there is a outside chance he might. Everyone wants to play here because of the fan support for the team. I don't know of any other team that pulls 3 million plus with a base of 1.5 million. Other players have come here for less money because management and fan support. Bad years, good years, the support is here. Maybe it's wishful thinking but I think he is leaving Yankees for other reasons than money. Nothing I can put my finger on, just a hunch.

posted by brickman at 02:13 PM on October 29

Red Sox win World Series

Congrats to Sox fans. Didn't see much of series , but winning 4 in row against the Rockies is impressive. Red Sox, the superior team this year.

posted by brickman at 07:56 AM on October 29

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Eight

Rams are blackout locally, media is in pit bull mode and to make matters worst, pulled a fist full of hair out in the shower this morning. Hoping the football Gods look upon the Ram with pity against Cleveland on Sunday.

posted by brickman at 08:11 PM on October 26

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

Your right Weedy-Pats did replace the dreaded and evil Raiders.

posted by brickman at 10:38 PM on October 25

Rudy Giuliani, Red Sox Fan

According to the news today. If John Gotti had his way, this all would be moot point.

posted by brickman at 04:53 PM on October 25

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

llb- Please tell me which word to use and I'll comply with reference to cheating-Distort, fake, color, falsify, twist ........I,m not being a smart ass. Give the word and I'll use it in furter comments. If any word is not suitable I'll take suggestions from LLb or anybody else however doesn't cheating have a certain connotation?

posted by brickman at 04:28 PM on October 25

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

I'd like to hear some explanation for why anyone would do it. Write a letter to the Patriots organization and ask them. They probably will answer ALL your questions. Hell, Belichick will most likely invite you to sit on the bench with the team because of your search for the truth.

posted by brickman at 11:50 AM on October 25

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

apoch-thank you. I was beginning to think nobody liked me. Treating me like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding.

posted by brickman at 11:23 AM on October 25

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

Do you guys think I'm to gentile or what? STFU, please?

posted by brickman at 10:15 AM on October 25

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

They got caught doing something other teams do. Source please?

posted by brickman at 10:30 PM on October 24

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

Maybe I'm not as hip as the younger generation but what is STFU?

posted by brickman at 10:24 PM on October 24

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

lbb- Of course your right, no one can prove the Patriots gained any advantage by stealing defensive signs however "cheating" is the correct term to use for the Patriots behavior. I'm not going to belabor the point about cheating. It's in the eye of the beholder but, if I'm losing a first round draft choice and paying alot of fines/penalties, the beholder better be right or I'm going to be pretty pissed off. Suppose your playing poker and get caught cheating before spending your ill gotten gains. Does cheater still apply? Of couse it does. The mark is there and can't be erased. So don't yawn at the word cheater-just the implication that some advantage was gained.

posted by brickman at 04:40 PM on October 24

Manny Ramirez, as Himself

Comparing Pujols to Manny is a compliment to both men and I wholehardily agree. Both are feared hitters and little boys at heart for their love of the game. Thanks holden

posted by brickman at 03:45 PM on October 24

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

JM -Whitey was answering a question about running up a score in game some years ago. Meaning, he'll continue to score runs until the final out. The quote is probably not completly accurate. I can't seem to find it at present, its strictly from memory.

posted by brickman at 10:44 PM on October 23

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

I know baseball isn't a timed sport but Whitey Herzog said it best about blowouts "If the other team doesn't score any more runs and tie or overtake us, neither will we."

posted by brickman at 09:49 PM on October 23

But Will It Be a Good Use of a Timeout

Look Belichick is a jerk (aka cheater). Nobody going to dispute that as fact and maybe he is running up the score to prove some point however I just can't take away from a guy that gets the job done probably better than any coach I've seen in resent history. I don't like the guy (still bitter about Rams loss to Patriots in Super Bowl) but I'm a bottom line kind of guy. If winning is setting the standard does it really matter if your hated or not.

posted by brickman at 08:36 PM on October 23

Sox Will Face Rocks in World Series

Cave_Man / You missed the point of my post. The only certain thing in life is paying taxes and dying. I been around for a while and can tell you making predictions is best done with humility and a footnote. I hope that Boston does win because you'll a passionate guy and a true fan. Baseball can use all the fans they can get.

posted by brickman at 05:56 PM on October 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven

The Rams couldn't lost 26 games in a row, could they? Never mind, don't answer that. I rather be surprised and disappointed when it happens.

posted by brickman at 05:13 PM on October 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven

NO!!!!! I think I stated previously I'm a grandfather. I'd like to take my new son- in- law to the game-he's a big Tigers fan and currently in Florida with my daughter on their honeymoon. Let me know if anything can be worked out. You can email me directly. I'm posted in bio.

posted by brickman at 04:04 PM on October 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven

hawkguy-if NOW you want to be constructive in word or deed. Help me score some tickets.

posted by brickman at 03:22 PM on October 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven

Boy, I see some heading chopping at end of season, if current trend holds. We have two more games than 1976. Holy molly! We have to win a least one game.

posted by brickman at 12:25 PM on October 23

Rockies Place Their Faith in God, and One Another.

Curious what will happen after the Mitchell reports comes out. Hopefully no Rockies will be on the list. May be set up article. Always skeptical about setting standards to high and if there a fall, may kill yourself.

posted by brickman at 12:14 PM on October 23

Sox Will Face Rocks in World Series

Cave_Man is right. Boston will probably win like the Tigers were slated to win last year. On paper your probably right , however making a prediction with such certainty is setting yourself up for disappointment. Rockies in 7 if they get some breaks.

posted by brickman at 12:13 AM on October 23

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seven

Rams really suck--really, really suck. Well, there alway next year...can someone name last team losing every game because it's getting desperate in St. Louis. Go Tigers, we need some good football news, albeit college gridiron.

posted by brickman at 09:02 PM on October 22

Indians Pitcher Byrd Ordered 1,000 Vials of Human Growth Hormone

Read a good take on Byrd situation on Hogger blog at fox website. Can't figure out how to post however the site is http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/Hogger ---Paul Byrd-medically speaking, your story doesn't add up.

posted by brickman at 03:58 PM on October 22

Sox Will Face Rocks in World Series

Congrats to Red Sox fans. The Rockies are on a roll and ball really flies in Denver. Looks to be exciting series.

posted by brickman at 10:36 AM on October 22

Indians Pitcher Byrd Ordered 1,000 Vials of Human Growth Hormone

Thanks holden, answered most of my questions but not all. Give him the benefit of the doubt. Saw his interview before the game. Seemed genuine to me.

posted by brickman at 10:38 PM on October 21