Recent Comments by Irish627

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

ATL 6

BUF 11

CHI 6

CIN 17

PIT 4

DAL 10

IND 6

NE 4

NYG 7

HOU 14 LOCK

DEN 3

KC 6

ARZ 21

STL 6

CAR 3

GB 3 - 31 pts

posted by Irish627 at 02:28 AM on January 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: I Miss the Big Sombrero Edition

St Louis by 3

Dallas by 6

Minnesota by 9

New England by 14 LOCK

Carolina by 2

Buffalo by 10

Jacksonville by 9

Indianapolis by 10

Kansas City by 6

Green Bay by 3

Seattle by 27

Pittsburgh by 10

San Diego by 9

San Francisco by 3

Philadelphia by 6

Detroit by 11

posted by Irish627 at 09:07 PM on December 16

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Not So Hotlanta Edition

San Fran by 6

Buffalo by 11

Kansas City by 17

Indy by 3

Carolina by 3

Detroit by 6

Chicago by 7

Tampa by 7

Seattle by 14

Pittsburgh by 7

Jets by 3

Denver by 11

Green Bay by 2

New England by 6

Miami by 9

posted by Irish627 at 12:23 AM on December 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Thanksgiving threw me for a loop. Seems like that happens easily with advancing geriatricity. Anyway... Here goes with what remains: MIN 6

CIN 4

OAK 7

IND 10

KC 4

MIA 3

WAS 6

JAX 14

HOU 7

AZ 14 LOCK

PIT 6

NE 3

CLE 11

posted by Irish627 at 01:30 AM on November 29

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

JAX 5

IND 3

CHI 9

DET 6

MIA 14

PHL 4

CAR 11

STL 10

HOU 6

KC 7

GB 3

SEA 7

ARI 10

NE 21 LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 02:36 AM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

I thought did this stuff last night. Ooops GB 21

CAR 4

STL 11

PHL 9

PIT 14

TB 3

WAS 3

BAL 10

OAK 7

KC 3

NE 14

ARZ 3

CIN 14 LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 02:15 AM on November 13

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Ooooops

St Louis by 6

posted by Irish627 at 12:13 AM on November 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

CIN 17 LOCK

BUF 11

NE 24

NO 9

NYJ 13

PIT 7

GB 3

SF 3

TAM 7

IND 7

DAL 4

SD 9

posted by Irish627 at 12:12 AM on November 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Dammit Thursday comes too quick... I thought it would be closer.. here goes with the rest

KC 4

Atl 10

Min 3

Ari 6

Stl 9

No 10

Pit 6

Bal 14

Ten 3

Oak 9

Sea 3

GB 17 LOCK

Car 10

posted by Irish627 at 12:19 AM on October 31

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Don't Snap It, Griff Edition

Seattle 7

Buffalo 11

Detroit 3

Atlanta 10

Indianapolis 2

Pittsburgh 10

St Louis 14

Miami 11

New England 6

Washington 6

San Diego 7

New York Giants 3

Carolina 11

Arizona 21 LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 03:09 AM on October 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Atlanta 4

Cincinnati 3

Cleveland 3

Detroit 6

Miami 6

Minnesota 10

New York Jets 14

Pittsburgh 6

Houston 3

Seattle 10

Green Bay 14 LOCK

Baltimore 6

New England 10

Philadelphia 10

posted by Irish627 at 02:49 PM on October 15

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Atl 11
Sea 3
GB 5
BUF 5
KC 11
Phi 6
Jax 4
Bal 10
Det 3
NE 14 LOCK
OAK 3
NYG 7
Pit 6

posted by Irish627 at 01:33 PM on October 11

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Baltimore by 7

Jets by 3

Atlanta by 7

Buffalo by 10

Oakland by 7

KC by 3

Indianapolis by21

Carolina by 4

Philadelphia by 6

San Diego by 13

Denver by 11

Arizona by 7

Green Bay by 6

New Orleans by 13

Seattle by 17 - LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 05:03 PM on October 01

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

Oakland by 6

Atlanta by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Pittsburgh by 11

Minnesota by 2

NewEngland by 11

Jets by 6

Carolina by 14

Baltimore by 4

Houston by 7

Arizona by 10

Buffalo by 4

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Green Bay by 3

posted by Irish627 at 02:00 AM on September 27

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

New Entry

Kansas City by 10

Buffalo by 3

Arizona by 7

Cincinnati by 4

Cleveland by 3

Detroit by 11

New Orleans by 9

Atlanta by 3

San Francisco by 7

St Louis by 10

Houston by 3

Baltimore by 3

Miami by 6

Dallas by 3

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 11 LOCK

posted by Irish627 at 06:06 AM on September 17

Dear Roberto,

Irrespective of your opinions on the morality of the message, it was a very well-written letter.

posted by Irish627 at 12:43 AM on August 01

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.

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posted by Irish627 at 02:07 AM on June 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Super Bowl Edition

SF Over Kaepernick Gore Boldin Boldin Willis A Smith A Smith Bud 35.7 57

posted by Irish627 at 08:09 AM on February 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Championship Round

SF Pats Ryan Kaepernick Ninkovich Atlanta

posted by Irish627 at 01:43 AM on January 20

Why Baseball is the Best—And Least Exploitative—American Sport...

Thank you, holden What a beautiful piece by Colum McCann. (As a fellow-Irish-immigrant, of course I'm biased!)

posted by Irish627 at 12:55 AM on April 04

Michael Vick Wants to Get a Dog

Does anybody have any statistics on the number of people in this country who are convicted and incarcerated annually for dogfighting offences?

My instinct is that they are few and far between.

I believe Mike Vick was a celebrity prisoner, incarcerated as much for his high profile as for whatever offences he committed. Deserved or otherwise, he has now paid his debt to society.

This thread (like many others ) is full of barely concealed hypocrisy. Anybody with the faintest understanding of dogfighting, which is illegal but far from non-existent, knows that pet ownership is a totally unrelated issue.

I have met people who are perfectly responsible pet owners who also own fighting cocks, and fight them legally in Puerto Rico. I understand that PR is not a part of the USA, but it's strategic geographic location warrants much friendly support from our government.

Where is the outcry?

Dogs fight, cocks fight, men gamble.

Mike Vick has had enough punishment. Let his children have a dog.

posted by Irish627 at 11:07 PM on December 15

Are You Sure Your Country Wants the World Cup?

rcade, I usually enjoy your insightful comments, but as an Irishman who frequently reads this observant journalist, I wish you wouldn't infer sour grapes where there weren't any.

posted by Irish627 at 01:42 PM on July 13

League announces 2000s NFL All-Decade Team

I find it hard to believe that the offensive lines which protected each of the two primadonna QBs should be totaly ignored

posted by Irish627 at 07:56 PM on February 02

Like It or Not, Caldwell Sticks to His Plan for Colts

Only thing I was upset with was not winning the game and putting the Jets out of the playoffs with the loss. Now there is a chance that the Colts will have to play them again.

Perhaps that is exactly what the Colts wanted. They may prefer the prospect of a game against the Jets, rather than Denver or Pittsburgh, or whichever team is eliminated through their apparent generosity

posted by Irish627 at 11:40 AM on December 29

The Voice of Forty Summers

Of all the sports commentators that I've heard, the two that have always stood head and shoulders above all others, were Richie Benaud in cricket, and Peter Alliss in golf. They had each played their game at the highest level, each was extremely eloquent, and each knew that television was primarily a visual medium - they never insulted the viewer by describing what was plainly visible.

posted by Irish627 at 05:49 AM on November 22

Real Salt Lake Poised to Become Biggest Loser

It's the American way - Bleed as many payday games out of the season as you can. In the NBA, a team with a worse record than Real Salt Lake made the playoffs this year. Perhaps we should arrogantly decide that NBA shouldn't be watched either?

posted by Irish627 at 08:58 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I wish some TV channel would carry the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe - maybe the best horse race of the season.

posted by Irish627 at 09:09 AM on October 04

Nadal-Federer epic the most thrilling of all the Wimbledon finals

Really? So this is the first time that Nadal has actually beaten Federer since Federer's been dominating Wimbledon since '03? Now that's comp. Nadal turned 22 last month, so to imply that he has been some kind of longterm journeyman player is simply inaccurate.

posted by Irish627 at 02:37 PM on July 08

ARod wins AL MVP award, but not unanimously.

Most Valuable Player - Somewhere in the title of the award, there's a hint that 'value' is important. The Yankees have got limited value from A-Rod, when you consider the obscene salary he receives. As for moral 'values', the less said, the better.

posted by Irish627 at 02:58 PM on November 20