Well said Bx. From the Babe's boozing to Bradsaw's babbling, and I bet Bo knows too. And I'll bet that Pete....well, maybe I shouldn't. All of this hollier than thou stuff makes me sick. And oh by the way, I'm sure all the fans of baseball are saints. Who are we to judge one way or the other. I don't like Bonds any more that the next guy, but would I pay to see him play? Not unles you think my cable connection is free. I'd tune in all the same. Look at the story of Josh Hamilton. It took some forgiving and forgetting to let him shine "and boy is he ever shining". And if we think that Bonds is the only prick in locker rooms and clubhouses we are sadly mistaken. I'm sure there is a general manager somewhere out there that would take a chance on Bonds. But I get the feeling that MLB has unofficially made it taboo. It's a damned shame!
posted by amigo59 at 08:44 AM on June 28
I would like to add to this post by raising the question as whether or not McDowell is ready to be running in the sprint cup series. We hear vets like Gordon, Dale Jr. along with many others talking about how hard the COT is to handle. I remember Dale Sr. saying that a driver needed to drive 3 seasons in the Nationwide series before graduating into the sprint side of the competition. Yes he looked good in the ARCA series, but jumping from ARCA to Sprint cup is a hell of a leap. I'm very happy he came out of the wreck unschaved, but I wonder if Michael Waltrip has jumped the gun a bit with this kid.
posted by amigo59 at 02:43 PM on April 05
Great post coach. I had seen it on ESPN yesterday, and crindged as I watched. The way the 00 went into the wall reminded me of the way the 3 car hit the wall at Daytona for it's last race. Although similar in it's angle of impact with the wall, this wreck was certainly much more violent. I think I heard the comment that it was about 18 g's at impact. There is little doubt in my mind that had this happened in the years prior to the safer barrier and the COT, this driver would have not walked as McDowell did. And I as you coach, look forward to a couple of very fast races at Texas this weekend without any more incidents like this one.
posted by amigo59 at 02:17 PM on April 05
Spring training is usually very uneventfull. When an episode like this happens it gives us all something to talk about. I was hoping that Billy Cristal would come running out and bitch slap Gomes. Now that would have been entertainment.
posted by amigo59 at 07:01 AM on March 14
Sorry, 15 hundred not 15 grand. Anyhow, he pays the fine and moves on. Bad boy.
posted by amigo59 at 07:37 AM on March 07
Other teams have been penalized for the oil tank case cover simply being loose. The absence of the cover certainly suggest that it wasn't tight. Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith however states “It’s a tough business for any race team to have to pledge $100,000, 100 points and a six-race crew chief suspension as an indemnity payment to NASCAR against a promise forced from us by NASCAR that no bolt will ever fail its purpose under race conditions.” Yeah right, a failed bolt that happens to give you 10% more downforce. NASCAR did the right thing, except they should have given the guy who finished second the 10 points awarded to the winner.
posted by amigo59 at 07:34 AM on March 07
"charged Wednesday with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird, misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of 14 months in jail and $1,500 in fines." Rcade hit the nail on the head, plus this hawk becomes a martyr for his kind. The hawk and the county get the last laugh. The 15 grand will contribute to habitat sustainment for many other hawks and the court cost and community service contributes to the county. So...lets move the fuck on and talk about sports.
posted by amigo59 at 07:12 AM on March 07
If MLB cared more for thier players, the steriod problem would not be what it is today. Just let me get mine, the hell with he who helps get me there. I guess careing doesn't sell tickets.
posted by amigo59 at 06:11 PM on January 31
You are missing my point familyman. I've said the players have ownership in the dilema. "Common sense and honest advocates are sometimes in short supply in NBA circles, but they do exist" Look at the ages of these guys. Even educated young people make mistakes. Why don't they make more of an effort in making available these honest advocates. They seem to be making a statement here. But it comes a little late don't you think. If I'm an employer, I feel certain resposibility for my employees. Sure, you can't make them do right, but you can provide more outlets that can help guide them. I'm just saying that they have not done enough, and I think that it's no secret that they simply don't care as much as they should.
posted by amigo59 at 05:55 PM on January 31
Common sense and honest advocates are sometimes in short supply in NBA circles, but they do exist. I have had a very hard time getting my 21 year old to keep with the little budget I’ve set up for him while attending college. Sure, you can’t spend it if you don’t have it. But now days, the damn banks will send college kids a credit card with a 2000 dollar limit, knowing full well that if the kid that’s in college doesn’t pay, the parents will have to step in if they want to preserve their child’s credit. Everywhere you turn; there are vultures out there that prey on people of all financial backgrounds, from check cashing and rent to own to 100,000.00 for filing tax returns for rich athletes. My kid fell prey, but now knows the scheme. He’s had to learn the hard way that it all catches up with you. He has learned the value of accepting the guidance of honest advocates, in this case, his parents. My point is that when you are talking about young adults and their early attempt at handling finances, they are very vulnerable. I’ll acknowledge that the player have ownership in their financial woes, but the NBA and other professional sports leagues have shown that they don’t really care about their athletes by not doing more than they have in an effort to counsel their players when it comes to their finances. I hope the NBA is proud of these statistics.
posted by amigo59 at 05:26 PM on January 31
What the hell??
posted by amigo59 at 08:48 PM on January 30
All too perfect The Patriots winning the Super Bowl would not be the way I'd define the perfect season. To me, perfect would have been the Redskins somehow getting to the big game to play against them, and beating the Patriots. A cooler filled with cold beer, good friends and big time Patriot fans watching the game with me. Oh, and by the way.....betting on the skins and winning. Now to me, that's perfection! Well, I know this is probably more of a perfect hallucination. You've got to hand it to the Pat's though. They already are, win or loose, one of the greatest teams of all time. But come on folks.... haven’t we all heard the phrase before? "Nobody's perfect"
posted by amigo59 at 11:23 AM on January 27
“but he was sitting that way even BEFORE the first interception” Thanks for chiming in MAYANKEE. I wasn’t sure about the timing of what I saw. He didn’t seem to be sick to me, but rather seemed to act as if he WAS in pain, but attempting to hide it. If he were sick or “under the weather”, I feel it would have been more noticable in is post game press confrence. And as you said, he wasn’t in a celebrating mood after big plays. You would think that as big as this game was, he’d be a lot more pumped about the game situation. Like I said, I think there is more to come on this story.
posted by amigo59 at 08:49 PM on January 22
I wondered if anyone else noticed Brady on the bench with his head hung down as if something was bothering him. I thought perhaps the three interceptions he had just thrown was the problem. I guess the sack by Olshansky and Cooper may have contributed to a foot injury. It matters not. I believe that there is no way in hell that Brady misses his 127th consecutive start. Just stay tuned. I’m sure this will continue to be in the news leading up to the Super Bowl.
posted by amigo59 at 01:45 PM on January 22
Wow. This is the kind of story that touches your heart. Here is a man that didn’t have a job title or an office, but after reading this article you get the feeling that his role has been a major one in contributing to the success that the Yankees have enjoyed. The American dream realized. You have to tip your hat to this guy. Why couldn’t he have gotten caught painting a pair of sox on the green monster!
posted by amigo59 at 03:22 PM on January 19
“If someone on tv suggested knocking off a female athlete by raping her, I don't think only that one athlete gets to decide if that comment is a non-issue.” Are we assuming that the term “lynching” is used to describe something that was done only to African Americans? It seems to me that there are people in our society that make their living splitting hairs in an effort to point out the presence of racial innuendo even when they are not there. Maybe Tiger simply shrugged it off because he is not one of the people in society that goes out of his way to find ill wishes in someone’s words. lynch (v.) 1835, from earlier Lynch law (1811), likely named after William Lynch (1742-1820) of Pittsylvania, Va., who c.1780 led a vigilance committee to keep order there during the Revolution. Other sources trace the name to Charles Lynch (1736-96) a Virginia magistrate who fined and imprisoned Tories in his district c.1782, but the connection to him is less likely. Originally any sort of summary justice, especially by flogging; narrowing of focus to "extralegal execution by hanging" is 20c. Lynch mob is attested from 1838. The surname is either from O.E. hlinc "hill" or Ir. Loingseach "sailor."
posted by amigo59 at 06:17 PM on January 17
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