As much as I HATE to say it I have to agree with MMA. Not because I disagree with what he's saying but because I agree totally! I too am a Life Long Fan of the Giants and when Shockey first hit the scene he brought an intensity rarely seen on the offensive side of the ball. (I'm sure we all remember the 15+ yard run through defenders minus a helmet) But as time went on, as sadly seems to be more the rule than the exception, his head got too big for his production/ or he became more trouble than he was worth. Either way as much as I hated to see him go, I know it's for the best. sniff (I promised myself I wouldn't cry)
posted by emancipated107 at 07:12 AM on July 22
You're absolutely right Monica... That's why I said maybe it's just that I don't care about after...
posted by emancipated107 at 09:25 AM on July 19
I think this is ALL a load of CRAP! I ALWAYS Perform better after sex!! (Or maybe I just don't care about how I perform AFTER sex!) Either way I say it's a load of CRAP!
posted by emancipated107 at 11:00 PM on July 18
At this point, so far after the fact, to me the real question is "Who Cares?"
posted by emancipated107 at 08:42 PM on July 06
OH YEAH IT IS!! The NBA is really getting out of hand pushing it's weight around. The saddest part is there may be no end in sight.
posted by emancipated107 at 06:14 PM on July 03
This should be GOOD!! I do agree with the seeding questions though. Serena dominated that first set, but second and third... That game could've gone either way. At least it seems that the sisters battle each other pretty good.
posted by emancipated107 at 04:41 PM on July 03
Yeah... Bender I got that... But here's a crazy idea, why not turn off your "auto-replace tool" say long enough to get the names right? Maybe I'm giving them too much credit to think that they would actually edit what they're putting in their material? OneNewsNow, an online news service owned by the American Family Association, has been editing AP stories to automatically replace the word "gay" with "homosexual," filing numerous stories Nope they're editing...
posted by emancipated107 at 09:20 AM on July 02
I think the posistion of the AFA is ridiculous, if for no other reason, the complete focus on the WORD Gay... It's not like they are even addressing the "act" of being gay or homosexual or... whatever but rather the word. I do kind of agree with Miles in that it's a little "strong" to call someone as asshole based on their beliefs BUT I would say that these actions do warrant it. I mean let's say I was a racist and I didn't like white people, should I then boycott white milk, or if I don't like blacks? There goes chocolate... well everything! Or how about an extreme feminist? No more Mail for me! I think this is just plain crazy. Ok AFA you don't support homosexuality. DON'T DO IT! JUST SAY NO! But to actually change a mans name because it just happens to be a word you don't like??? Did learn NOTHING from Gaylord "Greg" Focker??? What's in a word people?
posted by emancipated107 at 07:46 AM on July 02
I was thinking the same thing Steelergirl. I would think that professional athletes would be a little more careful with their "money makers". I mean can you imagine a Nascar driver celebrating by smashing his car into the wall, or Tiger (instead of the fist pump) tossing his putter into the pond or wrapping it around a tree? I mean doing doughnuts (or sliding around topless) is one thing but.... And Grum, that clip is funny!!! I am surprised that there was only one flag thrown though. In addition to self inflicted pain the QB was pushed as well. But then again he was probably heading to the ground anyway!
posted by emancipated107 at 10:02 AM on June 30
Wow Hal, pulling out the race card??? Look, I'll be the first to admit I know very little about this situation, more than, like you said, what I've heard or read. BUT let me ask you this, Is it so hard to belive that, there ARE many people on professional teams locked in by contract that they would LOVE to get rid of? (I'm sure there are) With Bonds, they had the chance to do what apparently they wanted to do and other teams seemed to have picked up on that. Is that so wrong? I mean what does that say?? As many people here have said, there are probably PLENTY of teams that can benefit from his offensive output. The problem seems to be that there is SOMETHING else, whatever it is, that makes it not worth it. No I don't "know" B Bonds... Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think you do either. I don't know if he should play or not. What I do know is there HAS to be some reason NO team in the MLB wants him, and whatever that reason is, I don't think it's right to say someone HAS to hire him.
posted by emancipated107 at 08:32 PM on June 28
Collusion... Now there's a nice big word. Is that what we should say when a group of people decide that one person is an idiot and decides not to have anything to do with them? Or that the person is a trouble maker, and should be left alone? As a third grade teacher, if THAT's the case, then I see plenty of "colluding" going on all the time. Hey I don't even like baseball. Barely know a thing about the teams, the stats, the players. BUT I do know that this guys has been talked about WAY too long and NOTHING really positive has been said. He broke a record, Oh right, that he probably cheated to get. He had drugs in his system, Oh right, that he didn't know he was taking. He's an all around ass, Oh right.... That's it I guess, Oh right. I say you just give up Barry. I dont think you can MAKE anyone hire you.... Or can you???
posted by emancipated107 at 11:29 PM on June 27
My God ICON please tell me u have recently taken a blow to the head or experimented with a new "completely safe and totally legal, synthetic" narcotic... You're right Freestyle is an art and that crap Shaq did.... THAT was stick figures, done with the left hand of a right handed 5 year old. Normally you are DEFINITELY more on point than not, BUT in this case??? First, anyone who knows rap knows that the "freestyle" is almost always somewhat prepared. Some do it faster than others, but in THIS case you know he's been humming this in his shower somewhere. Second, he sounded just as bad when he rapped with the Fushnickens back in the day. Hey I've heard Barney back in the day lay down better lyrics. Joke or not, that just plain SUCKED!
posted by emancipated107 at 01:29 PM on June 27
There are several reasons... First Basketball=Big Business and Big Money. Just like any business there's no money being made when they're closed so stretching out that "Once a Year MEGA SALE" just makes sense. Second, how easy is it to get away with it? Refs blow the whistle when a player "grazes" an elbow it's a foul. a WEAK foul, but a foul none the less. There's no instant replay (not really anyway), and the action is quick and when most fouls happen it's hard to see. Frustrate a guy with a bunch of bad calls watch his game disintegrate. And lastly WE WANT IT!!! Seriously, when's the last time you really HOPED for a sweep in the finals or World Series or whatever. Oh I know when its OUR team sure, get in and get out, but for the rest of the world let's say just sports fans in general, we want it to last and last, right down to the nail biting hail mary or the half court shot that goes in right at the buzzer. If I'm watching an NBA game and the score is, say, 90 to 30 in the second quarter, I better have a game controller in my hand or I'm turning the channel. We all saw the night and day calling from game 2 to game 3. If there is no "corruption" then let them play and let's see who wins.
posted by emancipated107 at 02:06 PM on June 11
This is just like anything else... If you like it you'll do it, and if you don't, well, with enough pressure from the outside you'll do it anyway!
posted by emancipated107 at 09:04 PM on June 04
I have to say I am leaning toward joining Blarp on this one. I was already to go sign up, and even recruit... Of course THEN I find out about the 48 bucks... It would be different if you KNOW where this money is headed but... If it's going into something like bringing chess to the "hood" then I'm all for it. If it's going to but some new bling for someone like O.D.B... well I'll pass
posted by emancipated107 at 10:17 AM on June 04
Man, this is tough one!On the one hand it was a TEAM event so even if he is/was the fastest man alive, there's no way he could have won that particular competition by himself. On the other hand, why should he be penalized since he didn't cheat. You would think that there should be some middle ground here. Here's another question... Why does he have to return the medal at all? I mean are they going to send it to the silver winners and will they then have to send theirs to the bronze? OR will they just make new ones anyway or say OH WELL!?! I say let them all run it again and see who wins!
posted by emancipated107 at 09:46 AM on June 04
Have you seen how the Yankees are playing this year??? I say WHEWWW!!! You got out just in time Joe!
posted by emancipated107 at 03:13 PM on June 02
I think the brutality of the sport makes it inappropriate fare for free TV, and this broadcast will generate far more complaints than CBS is prepared to handle. Have you watched TV lately? Unfortunately it seems to be the way of the world. Let's see exactly how far CAN the envelope be pushed before someone complains. The sad part? It get's further and further each time. Let's face it, Sex and Violence sells. From the days of the Gladiator, we have wanted to see someone get hurt and as long as its called sport, it's OK. IF CBS gets as many complaints as you think it will, it will only show that they may be a little a head of their time NOT that it shouldn't be shown on TV.
posted by emancipated107 at 10:25 AM on May 30
How exactly woud this work??? Or an even better question, is flooping ncessary? I'm not saying I am a big fan of the dramatics, BUT did anyone happen to see that San Antonio/Laker game the other day? Apparently Barry should have given in to a little floppage and who knows MAYBE there would be a series going on in the West. I saw where the NBA has "acknowledged" there should have been a call made BUT what does that mean? All I'm saying is that if the Refs were more consistent about what is and what isn't a foul, maybe players wouldn't have to OVER do it when they get bumped enough to really affect their game.
posted by emancipated107 at 12:53 PM on May 29
THX You, my friend (clearing my throat) are the reason I am here in the first place.
posted by emancipated107 at 04:02 PM on May 28
God Bless the Internet! No where else could anything sooo pointless and uninteresting turn out to be sooo funny, entertaining and time consuming. EVEN THOUGH I could care less about some barely ranked tennis player, Playboy or the idea of them together, I couldn't help but read just about every post here! I Thank you, My boss thanks you! Keep up the GREAT WORK!
posted by emancipated107 at 11:49 AM on May 28
This is a true testaments about one of the many things that's wrong with this world! We idolize Sports Figures, Teams, Entertainers... to the point where rational thought goes out the window. I'm not saying that alcohol wasn't a factor, but we all know that heated arguments take place ALL the time over things that really don't affect us at all. This chick had issues NO QUESTION but is it really hard to believ that it happned? I am from MA. and I see things that could very easily escalate to something like this on a regular basis. C'MON PEOPLE!!! If you dont see the actual players of these teams fighting each other, why should we?
posted by emancipated107 at 02:33 PM on May 06
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