PITT in 6
BOS in 7
CHI in 6
LA in 5
posted by BoKnows at 01:26 PM on May 14
Pitt in 6
Mont in 5
NYR in 7
Bos in 6
Chi in 5
Ana in 6
SJ in 6
STL in 7
posted by BoKnows at 01:00 PM on April 30
Great story, thanks for posting.
I'd like to think that Justin's actions would be the norm, rather than the exception. But either way, good for him, he made someone's day. I wish that happened more.
(Did anyone else see the story of the dad and son that mocked the little girl at the bus stop? Disgusting and sad.)
posted by BoKnows at 11:01 PM on December 05
Should we do a poll or something?
posted by BoKnows at 04:17 PM on November 29
Incredible streak of 24 straight seasons with at least one brother on Minn. football team comes to an end.
posted by BoKnows at 11:18 PM on October 26
San Fran in 6
I really have no idea with this pick. As was with the last round as well, apparently.
posted by BoKnows at 12:27 AM on October 24
2012 MLB Postseason Infographic
posted by BoKnows at 09:17 PM on October 13
"Miraculous." - Adam Wainwright
posted by BoKnows at 08:56 PM on October 13
Yanks in 6
Cards in 7
posted by BoKnows at 08:52 PM on October 13
Detroit in 5
Baltimore in 5
St. Louis in 4
San Francisco in 5
posted by BoKnows at 02:02 PM on October 06
St. Louis by 6
Baltimore by 1
posted by BoKnows at 03:53 PM on October 05
Imagine if you were a Red Sox fan.
posted by BoKnows at 10:40 PM on October 04
In my teens and twenties, I found it very easy to spring for a game - NHL, NFL, MLB, whatever. Dropping $150 wasn't too detrimental to my budget. But now, as a married man and father of two, that $150 easily gets to $250, at least. And I don't buy programs or souvenirs. We have to limit the food purchase choices and usually bring our own whenever we can. We sit in the upper decks and look for nights that do promotional giveaways or discounted tickets.
To me, it's far from easy for a family of four on a budget to afford that, often. Once or twice, maybe.
The at-home experience works great for us. There's not parking issues, no bathroom lines, no overpriced food or paraphernalia. No need for binoculars or trying to restrain an 18 month old confined to a shared seat. No worry of said 18 month old throwing popcorn in a stranger's hair! No drunks, no fights, no profanity (Well, maybe).
Don't get me wrong though, I love a live event. I'm a big Blues fan and have spent a lot of time at the old barn. If I could go, I would. And if the product that was being presented to me made it more possible, again I would.
But it's not, so Best Buy, here I come.
posted by BoKnows at 02:57 PM on September 06
The 31 Arrests Of The NFL Off-Season.
posted by BoKnows at 06:14 PM on July 24
This thread seems to get more bloated* each time I refresh.
Fact is, Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky and a handful of Penn State VIPs were directly involved in either child molestation, or covering it up. Money was exchanged, a local prosecutor is missing and presumed dead. If there ever was a time to slap the death sentence on to a football program, this is it. If there ever was an example of a football program, and it's well being, being placed before an academic degree, this is also it. The kicker is that JoPa seemed to project the opposite throughout his career. And for me, his few mistakes outweigh his positive contributions.
Funny how some argue that the 'death sentence' would be draconian or misapplied because Paterno's dead or Sandusky's in jail. And the argument used is apocalyptic in nature, suggesting that this will kill the community, destroy the school, devalue a degree's integrity. Seems a wee-bit exaggerated. May as well just nuke the place, I guess.
The football program would recover. The community would be fine. An academic degree from Penn State will maintain it's value.
Penn Sate officials deserve every ounce of penalty they receive due to this heinous act. I feel bad for any innocent casualties, but not enough to place their successful futures in front of kids who have had theirs taken away. I'm personally outraged because there is any debate at all over this.
*I comment with no intention of having it stop here.
posted by BoKnows at 02:59 PM on July 17
Kings in 5
posted by BoKnows at 05:33 PM on May 29
Sorry, real fans, it just ain't about you any more.
Is this a direct response to the Fenway debate or is this a general statement?
posted by BoKnows at 04:34 PM on May 17
No way man.
No way man.
I felt the same about Busch II in St. Louis. As did my dad about Sportsman's Park/Busch I. But Busch III is nice, and it already has a rich history. I'm pretty sure the next generation will fall in love with it and create those memories.
Sometimes you just got to retire an inadequate facility, never mind the success and/or history achieved in it.
I recall a few years ago reading that the annual cost of operating/maintaining Wrigley was ridiculously high compared to the new parks. And that it would be very cost effective long-term to tear it down and build a new stadium. Seems like that would be reason #1 if true.
(So, to sum up, I like Busch.)
posted by BoKnows at 02:52 AM on May 17
New York in 6
LA Kings in 5
posted by BoKnows at 11:36 AM on May 13
I'd like to point out that all these statistics are being thrown about and I'm not involved in any way.
You spelled 'jumble of numbers' wrong.
posted by BoKnows at 03:40 PM on May 08
He's had slumps before, but when it starts to click, it usually does so in a big way. I think Angel fans will not be disappointed in the long term. After all, he didn't get all the money up front, right?
(But I really like the Miramax logo. And that " Optimized for Stereo Sound" speaker thing. That's cool.)
posted by BoKnows at 10:00 PM on April 29
Washington in 7
Philly in 6
St. Louie in 6
Phoenix in 7
posted by BoKnows at 01:50 AM on April 27
So I should pick green then?
posted by BoKnows at 01:46 AM on April 27
I see a table of stats and my mind says grum. Simple as that.
I seem to have lost the ability to create even a comment lately, I'll just go back to hovering.
posted by BoKnows at 12:28 AM on April 27
So, I didn't read the article simply because grum weighed in and I trust him. But hey grum, can you do red jerseys next? Then blue?
I'd like to know which jersey I should pick out in the next men's league.
posted by BoKnows at 11:25 PM on April 26
The NHL's Updated "Because It's the Cup" Playoff Ads.
Add you own below!
posted by BoKnows at 10:22 PM on April 22
Interesting thought, Howard.
I interpreted it as: Would one rather be shot dead, then live with that stigma? If so, then it might be.
posted by BoKnows at 01:01 AM on April 14
Vancouver in 5
St Louis in 5
Nashville in 7
Chicago in 7
NY Rangers in 6
Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 7
NJ Devils in 6
posted by BoKnows at 06:35 PM on April 10
Why does something so blatant require so much replay and discussion? The ref was right there.
posted by BoKnows at 01:09 AM on March 24
Ah, Ye olde Pirate Cures. Rum.
Maybe by 'joy back into the game.' he meant, 'ball bunted into my face.' He may like it, I don't really know. It's not for us to judge.
posted by BoKnows at 10:19 PM on March 03
And seriously, St. Louis media (and portions of the fanbase), get over it.
Do I have to? I really don't want to at all. I still have grudges against quite a few former St. Louis sports personalities that I intend on keeping. And the Pujols thing is just the most recent so I'm not prepared at all to let it go.
Btw, who was that arbitrator that ruled Scott Stevens was just compensation for Brendan Shanahan? I'm still pissed about that. Oh and Mike Keenan too, that SOB, running #99 out-of-town.
I'll be fine. But I'm not gonna get over it for a while. Then again, if the worst thing I do is enjoy a cartoon with a little snicker, then buzz off, it doesn't seem like it would bother you much.
Go Cards! Hey Pujols, Your Team Sucks!
posted by BoKnows at 10:11 PM on March 03
Jokes of questionable taste are still very much told with impunity. By comedians. In clubs or on stage in a room full of adults that understand that they are jokes. Maybe not right, and certainly not PC, but it happens nonetheless.
But when those jokes are told by a high school football coach/guidance counselor to 15 year old boys in a locker room, it seems way off base.
posted by BoKnows at 10:18 PM on November 16
Going to a Saudi Arabian mall sounds about as much fun as hunting with a game warden.
posted by BoKnows at 10:18 PM on October 15
The Brewers lost this game with defense.
Interesting. Because I didn't see their offense or pitching produce anything. I did see the Cards doing everything well - pitching, batting, fielding, etc...
I doubt Estrada would have even pitched if you don't have those errors.
That's pretty hard to say. Grienke was in need of help at some point. Holden pointed out that he had no K's. There were only, I think, 2 swings-and-misses against him through his 5 innings. The Cards were putting a lot of balls in play.
Here's the way I see it. When one reads a headline that says "Brewers Blow Game 5 with 4 Errors", it suggests that the outcome of the game would have been different if it were not for those errors. I don't see that as being the case. Yes, the Brewers had 4 errors, but I don't see them winning that game either way.
posted by BoKnows at 09:59 PM on October 15
My intent is to point out that nothing should be taken from the Cards' effort to win Game 5. The media can blame errors by the Brewers as the cause, but the Cards put together a solid performance in the field, at the plate, on the mound and again, had a lights out bullpen.
posted by BoKnows at 01:25 PM on October 15
They sure did, but I'm referring to the two runs that were charged to Grienke. 1 in the 2nd and 1 in the 4th. That was enough for the Cards. If the Brewers had scored more runs to make the errors relevant to the outcome, then I can see the point of the fielding errors = Game 5 loss. But at this point, the Cards simply outplayed the Brew Crew both offensively and defensively.
Let's not leave out the 2 runs charged to Estrada either.
posted by BoKnows at 12:40 PM on October 15
2 earned runs from Grienke, which is 1 more than the Cards needed to win. The errors, at the end, played no role in the Brewers loss. It just provides an avenue of shifting the blame. Or, maybe the Cards just played better baseball? Maybe they deserve a little credit?
posted by BoKnows at 12:06 PM on October 15
posted by BoKnows at 09:24 PM on March 21
but I didn't threaten to ban him. He was warned to stop and chose to press the issue and quit, thinking he'd be banned anyway.
I read your last warning and interpreted a ban. That was my fault. I also conveniently didn't read your explanation that bperk pointed out. Maybe I should have defined it as throwing your weight around instead of as a specific result.
Do we really need to know -- over several comments -- that he holds these people in contempt?
Nope. But holding the commenter in contempt isn't improving anything either. As yerfatma said in a different thread : perfect parity would be boring as hell
posted by BoKnows at 02:29 PM on October 15
People can believe what they want to believe, yet still treat others with respect.
I believe that. I don't believe that all organized religions allow their patrons to believe that.
posted by BoKnows at 02:08 PM on October 15
Maybe I do underestimate religion. Maybe I had overestimated it in past. Either way, your interpretations of God's ideals are your own and in an FPP like this, expect strong opposition. Seems like you were ready to brandish that hammer fairly quickly. Given that redliner has over 1500+ posts, I thought he deserves a little benefit of the doubt. You can't ask people to adjust their belief system in order to post here. I understand you don't want this site to mimic comments on Youtube, but gees, let the discussion happen before you start thinning the herd.
I don't own a bible, but that passage is great. Maybe we should talk to some gay and lesbian people and see how they feel about that? See if they feel welcomed in all christian communities.
12 years of Catholic school and all I learned was there's humanity in everyone and it's worth cherishing.
That, I personally agree with and is probably the only lesson I took from my structured education.
But I was so specific because when I was in school (not that long ago-I'm 32), any manner of alternative lifestyle was taboo. Gay, lesbian, trans-gender, pre-marital sex, etc...was simply not accepted. You would go to hell. Simple and done. My point is that that belief still exists, it's not that old.
posted by BoKnows at 01:55 PM on October 15
I was raised Catholic and didn't learn until a few years ago that the priest who offered me an altar boy position molested the kids who said yes. One killed himself in his 20s. So I personally regard their tutelage on dignity to be, at best, problematic.
I'm not defending the education or the clergy. I'm just saying that a very large portion of that belief system (and most Christian-based belief systems) would not accept trans-gender identities let alone the care of their personal dignities. Their God would never say that. Hence, the strong opposing opinions.
posted by BoKnows at 11:20 AM on October 15
God created a person who deserves the dignity of being addressed by her chosen gender.
12 years of catholic school and never once did I learn anything about the dignity of trans-gender athletes. Are you sure this was God's plan? Or is it rcade's website plan? Seems pretty easy to defend your position if you threaten to hush the opposing argument.
Personally, I have zero issue with surgical solutions to identity crises. Do I then think that everyone should fall in line and think like me? Of course not. This FPP was guaranteed to include strong opinions and beliefs that certainly transcend sports. If you're not going to allow the debate, why allow the FPP at all?
posted by BoKnows at 10:44 AM on October 15
So we agree then. Good. :)
posted by BoKnows at 05:13 PM on September 20
Bo But because I'm guessing this isn't LaRue's first concussion.
lbb I believe the number of previous concussions is 20 (diagnosed at least). So who do you blame: the guy who gave you your first one, or the guy who gave you your last one?
Bo Are those the only two choices? And why do we have to blame a single incident?
lbb I'm not the one doing the blaming. LaRue is the one doing that.
How did we get here?
Maybe I'm extra-dense today but I don't understand. What's your question?
posted by BoKnows at 03:39 PM on September 20
The Columbus Justice? That was the second best suggestion out of 14,000 total?
posted by BoKnows at 01:21 PM on September 20
So who do you blame: the guy who gave you your last one, or the guy who gave you your last one?
Are those the only two choices? And why do we have to blame a single incident?
posted by BoKnows at 01:07 PM on September 20
Watch the video again, many players on both sides managed to stay on the outside of the circle.
In the second half of that video link (the FSMidwest-Cards broadcast), you can see LaRue was on the outside of that circle. Then the scrum pushes toward the wall with LaRue caught in the middle of Carpenter and Rolen, ultimately being pushed into the path of Cueto's kicks. He wasn't going after Cueto and he wasn't pinning Cueto against the wall. There was a Reds player between Cueto and LaRue. In LaRue's case, "Easier said than done.", is accurate.
At the same time, Cueto was inching his way toward the middle, then as the pile moved, he ran around it (from the infield to behindd home plate) and put himself directly in the patch of the pile. That's when he was pushed into the wall and when he absolutely over-reacted and started kicking.
But, it wasn't like Cueto just started throwing kicks during a stand around and yell phase.
Cueto's kicking-and-screaming routine is entirely what caused that situation to develop from a shoving match to fisticuffs. It may not have been a stand around and yell phase, but until Cueto started kicking, I only saw yelling and shoving from both sides. Cueto absolutely escalated that incident, and judging by the suspensions given by MLB, they must agree.
Hard to throw punches when you're pushed back into a wall/net like he was.
Watch the video again. He had no reason to throw punches at all. Or kicks. Was Chris Carpenter's back throwing punches at Cueto? How about Jason LaRue's face and head? Note in the video that LaRue's arms were outstretched to either side when Cueto felt it necessary to defend himself.
I don't think you could validate Cueto's actions even if you wanted to.
posted by BoKnows at 01:23 AM on September 20
Few inches up, down or left and this could have been a different FPP.
posted by BoKnows at 10:04 PM on September 19
If you don't want to suffer the consequences of what might happen in a brawl, don't get in one.
Easier said than done.
I do agree that LaRue blaming Cueto for his retirement may be misguided, but not because LaRue happened to be in that fight. And not because he was pushing Cueto against the wall either. But because I'm guessing this isn't LaRue's first concussion. Maybe Cueto's kicks were the cause of the most recent one, but a collection of them = early retirement almost always.
posted by BoKnows at 10:00 PM on September 19
...(Amazing how two people speaking the same language don't understand each other. This thread is great! Keep it up!)
posted by BoKnows at 08:42 PM on September 13
I believe it is 13 here in Montana.
That has what to do with this topic?
posted by BoKnows at 12:06 PM on August 31
Major League 2 is one of the few sequels that maintains the quality/entertainment of the original, IMO.
I agree that there wasn't much to maintain.
posted by BoKnows at 10:16 PM on August 24
Major League = art?
posted by BoKnows at 01:54 PM on August 24
McMinnville Police Capt. Dennis Marks said his force hasn't begun an investigation.
posted by BoKnows at 01:49 PM on August 24
One possible loophole that might have avoided the problem of keeping everyone up late (which isn't the point, I know, but still): if you travel more than 81 kilometres in a day, you are exempt from fasting. The school needs to find a practice facility 40.5km away and then they can practice whenever they like (and eat and drink as physically required)
Or the players can run the field 885 times.
posted by BoKnows at 12:19 AM on August 19
But then you did have a problem with Phillips' gesture when leading off this game.
That leads me to the next sentence I had written:
I have no problem with Phillips gesture when leading off a game. The difference here was that he decided to pop off the previous day. Do you think that it then shows respect? I don't.
I don't know why you chose me. I'm a big Cards fan, lived in St. Louis for 28 years and hate all things Cubs. I agree with your comment 100%, but I think you are misreading mine. Next time I will try to be more clear.
posted by BoKnows at 05:54 PM on August 11
dyams, did you read the next sentence I wrote?
I have no problem with Phillips gesture when leading off a game. The difference here was that he decided to pop off the previous day.
I said essentially the same thing you did. Please.
posted by BoKnows at 04:58 PM on August 11
Yeah, heaven forbid someone feels disrespected after being called out in the press. What is the world coming to?
I have no problem with Phillips gesture when leading off a game. The difference here was that he decided to pop off the previous day. Do you think that it then shows respect? I don't. Nobody 'played a disrespect card', the lack of respect was loud and clear.
I hate it when brawls in baseball occur for any reason, but in this case it wasn't because of some dumb unwritten rule.
Put your cleats away.
posted by BoKnows at 02:03 PM on August 11
I love how Philips followed up his comments with an 0 for 5 night yesterday. Seems his talking has allowed the Cards to do the walking. That's 2 games so far Brandon, keep on talking.
posted by BoKnows at 11:49 PM on August 10
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