The Broncos didn't complain because they had Manning coming in. The Jets didn't complain because they're a bunch of dysfunctional losers.
posted by dyams at 10:06 PM on May 13
I understand the criticism regarding Tebow's passing ability, but the rest of it still baffles me. Any individual as devoted to religion as he is is taught to constantly spread the word of God. He has been given a certain level of fame which allows him to constantly domjust that. It obviously polarizes many, but in a league (the NFL) where individuals with serious moral/character flaws are celebrated, hating Tebow is something I can't do.
Maybe it's the leadership qualities he seems to show when he is on the field and given a chance that can somewhat compensate for his lack of skills. My god, Mark Sanchez has some of the QB skills, but his intangibles suck. I will never wrap my mind around the fact the Jets brought him in and let him rot on the sidelines while their team, with a depth chart of sucky QBs, looked more and more foolish.
It seems Tebow would be better suited for a backup role on a team with a very strong starter, which Sanchez was light years from being.
posted by dyams at 07:45 PM on May 13
Yes, I was including all quarterbacks, including backups. I'm not ready to accept he can't be on a roster.
And from, I never said Denver fans were horrible. It's just that all the cheering and screaming during all those exciting, comeback wins made it real hard for most outside the city to notice how much Tebow was despised that season.
posted by dyams at 05:23 PM on May 13
Yeah, that whole winning-games thing is enough to piss any team and their fans off. Having to fill Kyle Orton's shoes would be a daunting task for anyone.
As for grums names/stats, those are well and good, but for the guy to not even have a chance to play, or see the field for any meaningful time? If themJets committed to the guy for part of their horrendous season and he was horrible, then so be it. I'm not going to say Tebow playing horribly would even be a surprise to me. But there are plenty of bad QBs on NFL rosters, and I don't think their skills or ability are that much better.
posted by dyams at 06:04 AM on May 13
Seems like Garcia took a pretty aggressive line on 17 instead of playing for the middle of the green, especially being tied at the time.
Woods, on the other hand, played really well. So many putts throughout the weekend right over the edgeof the cup. He seems pretty happy with where his game is. It will be interesting to see how he plays the short US Open track next month.
posted by dyams at 10:36 PM on May 12
So much dislike for Tebow, it's kind of hard to believe. I guess I was one of the only ones who watched and remember how exciting his season was in Denver. The fans loved it in Denver, and the only ones who seemed to despise it in the city was Elway and Fox. Then the most embarrassing organization in today's NFL, the Jets, mess up his situation, seemingly intent on failing with Mark Sanchez. I just won't believe he would do worse than that guy!
Teams must be looking to avoid him. Goodell, in the meantime, sees teams running to draft or sign criminals, drug addicts, etc. I really think teams don't want to risk him starting, winning ugly, then not being able to get him out of town (unless they have a QB like a Manning to step in). Teams would rather lose with a guy like Michael Vick, who has a hell of a arm but can't hit anyone, then with a guy like Tebow who can't throw well.
posted by dyams at 10:27 PM on May 12
Tiger must have unzipped a pockets on his golf bag each time Sergio was teeing off at 17. Very distracting.
posted by dyams at 06:44 PM on May 12
Wow. The Knicks f---ing SUCK!
posted by dyams at 09:33 PM on May 03
Can the paragraph describing the post (the age) be corrected? Seems to be confusing people.
posted by dyams at 07:34 PM on May 01
From justgary's link:
They treated Tebow like a carry-on bag. They figured he'd fit conveniently in the overhead, but when they realized he was too big and had to be checked, he became a burden.
That's a great line.
The point last year where the horrible Jets utilized McElroy, of all people, instead of Tebow, seemed to show they were a team that was scared to succeed with Tebow as much as they were scared to fail with him.
posted by dyams at 06:01 AM on April 30
What shouldn't be lost in all of this is the fact the Jets are a bunch of idiots. They're the ones who signed the guy, then spent the entire year complaining about it. They continue to be jokes, proven by the ridiculous contract they gave to Sanchez. Now they're probably putting their heads together thinking up excuses as to why they will be so horrible next year. They can't blame Tebow anymore.
posted by dyams at 07:35 PM on April 29
Every time I think of Summerall's voice, I can picture the old Cowboys with Staubach, Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Drew Pearson, etc. kicking everyone's ass (including my Rams). He was to the Cowboys what Madden was to Brett Favre.
They don't make announcers like Summerall anymore. RIP.
posted by dyams at 07:16 PM on April 16
Phaedon, my sincerest apologies for seeming to speak for others, rather than myself. But while you describe me as "burn out" on violence, it sounds to me like you've becomed conditioned to these events taking place.
Honestly, if you knew me and was around me, you'd know I am far from burned out. I watch very little coverage of events like these because I agree, it's overkill based on ratings. I don't watch coverage because it's predictable: The media will eventually turn the person(s) responsible into cult heroes. I truly believe this is one of the main reasons these issues happen.
At the same time, I'm not going to refer to it as "horror porn" because that almost implies that it's not real. My major concern with regards to these events is because of compassion I feel for those impacted. Because I'm not on the spot to witness, first-hand, the carnage and devastation doesn't mean I don't sincerely feel for the innocent people who, in this case, were taking part in a running race, but wound up seeing others badly hurt or worse.
posted by dyams at 06:13 AM on April 16
More violent times? Less violent times? Who really knows. It would be nice to think we've evolved over time, but I don't see it.
This tragedy will be procesed and people will move on. Another movie theatre will be shot up. More school children will be massacred. More buildings where people are working will be blown up or destroyed. It's almost like people are trying to out-do each other when it comes to these acts.
We wait until another sporting event, probably in a over-filled stadium next time, shocks us. And we know it will happen. It's just a question of when and where.
posted by dyams at 10:04 PM on April 15
You call it dark humor. I call it poor taste and insensitivity in a day and age of so much senseless violence. But terrorism within the US borders dictates that type of "dark humor" will cease for a year or so, when we again demonstrate how short our memories are.
Waiting to hear that a co-worker of mine who ran in the marathon, and her family who accompanied her, are OK. Odds are they're fine, but that's generally what everyone assumes in these situations until they are among the unfortunate ones who find out differently.
posted by dyams at 08:15 PM on April 15
I guess the blood and limbs of people all over the streets causes me to overreact.
So what's the topic, rcade? The canceled hockey game?
posted by dyams at 07:33 PM on April 15
No, I continue to feel jokes about bombings aren't funny. You think they are. I really don't give a damn what you think about me bringing that up. Everyone was jumping on me about my feelings on the topic, but now there's a different tone when bombs are blowing people up at a sporting event.
Again, there's nothing fucking funny about it, and there never was. I'll continue to point that out whether you approve or not.
posted by dyams at 06:49 PM on April 15
At least Foxboro was spared. Jokes about bombing there can still be funny, thank god.
And it's this ongoing bullshit that is the exact reason laughing about bombing anyone isn't a joke. It happens and innocent people are destroyed.
posted by dyams at 05:32 PM on April 15
Sadly, the only reason I found myself rooting against Scott was because of his superstar caddie.
Too bad the weather was so poor for much of the final round. So many players couldn't adjust to the greens, and the final few holes notwithstanding, it made for quite a bit of sloppy play. The ending of the tournament was great, though.
Is it just me or does it seem weather forcasters today, with all their technology, are worse at predicting weather than ose who did it for a living years ago? The forcast for the final round had rain moving in around 6, but it wound up raining practically the entire round. I'm shocked the lords of Augusta would allow that much rain to enter their course.
As always it's funny to watch Jim Nantz in Butler Cabin at the end act as if he is marching to royalty when the stuffed shirts are present. I half expect him to kneel down like he's meeting the Pope.
posted by dyams at 09:06 PM on April 14
Not meant to be stupid and hostile, so as was told to me earlier, "Lighten up, Francis." My question is sincere. If a post is made just to take up space, then there is a problem. I assumed people generally posted a topic because it may create some differing opinions. I usually know where my ideas and thoughts on a topic lie when posting so I assumed you had a specific take on Johnson's comment and that it may create some honest disagreements being shared.
So again, my question is legitimate. Did you post it thinking it would create a lot of laughter and follow-up jokes on the current issues escalating in Korea, or was it hoping to lure and bash a person such as myself who may not think it's a joke-worthy topic? Either way it's obviously OK, but it's of interest to me.
This site, like it or not, conforms to the idea of agreeing and jumping in line with the norms, or the popular way of thinking about certain topics. You are upset for being "shit on" for posting topics, but a bigger concern may be for those who are "gang" shit-on because their comments stray from the norm. Once that starts it always appears a subject with the potential for any two-way dialogue disappears.
I just returned from a visit down south where I visited my friend who was blown up in Iraq. He was the "lucky" one of his group who survived to lose a leg and have brain damage, but is learning to talk again. As the US increases its presence in the Korean area, it all makes me wonder if I really am losing my sense of humor, especially since e majority of this unrest takes place far from my address (not counting that pesky little 9/11 escapade in NYC).
posted by dyams at 03:18 PM on April 05
Again, I get back to the question (I've posed it in the past in response to other topic posts), Why was this topic even posted? I guess rcade would be the one to answer that, obviously. Is it because Johnson's comment was so outrageously funny we all needed to benefit from the fits of laughter that ensued? Or was it because you (and others) hoped/wanted someone to pile on should they feel sincere threats of violence and aggression from yet one more deranged world leader just isn't that humorous?
But I've come around and will now jump on the bandwagon:
Hopefully any form of military or terroristic aggression from North Korea will first be aimed at 4 Yawkey Way.
posted by dyams at 01:46 PM on April 05
Yeah, he'll really have to eat his words if Foxboro get's nuked
No, it will only be fucking hilarious if thousands of innocent people in South Korea are destroyed and the US finds themselves involved in another conflict it can't afford to be in.
As long as missles aren't aimed directly where you live, who cares?
posted by dyams at 11:18 AM on April 05
So i guess there is no more room for a smartass in our country.
I guess if you think every subject is fair game for stupid jokes or being a "smartass" then you probably have a point. The current situation involving North Korea isn't what I consider a joking matter, but like so many other issue, we are supposed to yuk it up until something horrible takes place. Then we are expected to take things more seriously.
posted by dyams at 10:13 AM on April 05
I'm sure his agent is currently writing something intelligent for him to reply with. Like so many brilliant athletes of today, their contracts should forbid them from speaking.
posted by dyams at 05:04 PM on April 04
Freakin' love Bobby Orr. Still have my Bobby Orr Fan Club card, even though I was so young everything else was a blur.
posted by dyams at 06:29 PM on March 20
And now the Rams say good bye to Steven Jackson.
All I can do is wish him the best of luck. Loved the guy as a player, and the way he toiled as hard as he did, for years, with a struggling Rams team means he deserves to be on a contender to finish out his career. Part of me will be rooting for the Falcons to help him achieve that. He still has some great football left in him.
posted by dyams at 05:04 PM on March 14
The Kyrie Irving Pepsi commercial, where he plays ball on the New Jersey playground dressed as old man Uncle Drew, is funny too. Not as funny as the Gordon one, though.
posted by dyams at 04:53 PM on March 14
As a Rams fan, I hate to see Amendola go. His injury history is poor, but when healthy and on the field, I feel he'll be a better player for the Pats than Welker. Amendola showed signs of being dominant on a Rams team with Sam Bradford and an array of either young, or poor options. A player like Amendola could thrive with a quarterback like Brady, with weapons around him like they have in that offense.
None of this matters, though, if Amendola can't have an injury-free year. Welker, on the other hand, lands in one of the only situations (with Manning and two other top receivers) where he could possibly not miss a beat.
The Patriots obviously continue to believe it's Tom Brady who makes receivers like Welker, Deion Branch, etc. thrive, not the other way around.
posted by dyams at 04:50 PM on March 14
Yeah. A punter shouldn't be a legend in any way, shape or form. I am a believer in football with hitting and tackling. My view of punters is of them falling like a injured fawn when anyone is in their vicinity.
posted by dyams at 07:12 PM on March 09
Cole Ford and Russell Erxleben currently searching public records for dyams' street address.
posted by dyams at 08:57 AM on March 09
So you'd read the review if it was by a defensive end?
Much more likely. I'd probably be more likely to read it if it was a person I'd never heard of. It's just the fact of saying the review is by a punter that turns me away.
I just do not like kicking in football, unless it's football (soccer). Punters on TV talk shows, punters in pools holding small dogs, punters writing reviews. I miss the days when people didn't even know a punter's name.
To this point, thankfully, the Hall of Fame continues to agree with me.
posted by dyams at 07:22 AM on March 09
Why all the (over) exposure for punters all of a sudden? I've always hated kickers, and I really have no time for punters.
posted by dyams at 09:34 PM on March 08
God I shouldn't have looked at that. The dogs look embarrassed.
posted by dyams at 07:23 AM on March 02
I was posting from my phone so I couldn't put the link to the story on about Greinke. Well, I probably could have, but it would have likely been ALL screwed up.
posted by dyams at 06:38 PM on February 26
On the flip side, Zach Greinke says he'll play for the worst team in baseball if they pay the most.
posted by dyams at 05:00 PM on February 26
I don't want to get this discussion turned in a completely different direction, it's just that I have heard many people bash Patrick because she's a female infultrating a good ol' boy sport. That's to be expected, unfortunately. Like racism, sexism exists everywhere.
GoDaddy does go a bit overboard with their ads, but they also put a great deal of money behind Patrick, and this is a sport where without big bucks behind you, you'll go nowhere.
posted by dyams at 07:32 PM on February 18
So what you're saying is nobody on this site could EVER have a sexist thought or outlook? Wow, I'm impressed.
posted by dyams at 06:46 PM on February 18
And there have never been male athletes who capitalize on looks with sexually suggestive ads? Come on. Some of you guys' knuckles are dragging.
Winning pole position on NASCAR's biggest stage, after teams have had the entire off-season to prepare for this week, is a pretty big accomplishment. Even without wins she's someone the sport has to recognize.
posted by dyams at 05:42 PM on February 18
Face facts. It's because she's a woman. Everything else is bullshit. She's attractive, personable and talented. Give her credit for taking on a man's domain.
posted by dyams at 03:53 PM on February 18
God knows Dale Earnhardt Jr isn't a self-promoter. The only difference with him is all the races he wins....oh, wait. There is no difference.
posted by dyams at 02:14 PM on February 18
Braun is really working the excuses. Plus it seems he wants us to believe he spent one hell of a lot of money on these companies for "consultant" services.
He'd better start paying for a lying consultant. His own lies are running thin.
posted by dyams at 07:46 PM on February 16
The self-defense mistake excuse is a little tough to believe. Sleeping with a gun close to you is not all that uncommon, but automatically blasting someone, totally by mistake, especially a hot female aquaintance, is pretty lame.
posted by dyams at 05:55 AM on February 15
Honestly, I had totally forgot about him.
Pitching a baseball over many years is very tough on a human arm.
posted by dyams at 03:24 PM on February 05
What was Jim Harbaugh doing at the end of the first half? His team is trailing by a wide margin and his play calling went out the window. Get the first down on 3rd and 2, then give yourself a shot or two at the end zone before attempting a field goal. A touchdown there could have been a huge difference.
Not to mention a touchdown and extra point there would have meant $1,000 in my pocket.
posted by dyams at 06:02 AM on February 04
Did you ever watch the MTV show "Scarred"? Kids jumping and flipping bikes, skateboards, and everything else they can think of and breaking every bone in their body? Did you ever watch "Ridiculousness" and see the things kids are trying and failing, resulting in injury?
Do you think every person who tries to flip a 360 on a snowmobile is only doing it on the X Games? Just because the only time you consider it is when a snowmobile lands on a guy's head on ESPN doesn't mean many other kids are trying the stuff they see on TV and winding up in the hospital.
posted by dyams at 06:55 PM on February 01
I agree totally JJ. The "died doing something he loved" sentiment seems like more of a coping mechanism for those left behind.
This "pushing the limits" behavior, even when it doesn't result in a tragic death like in this instance, is also causing many young people everywhere to seriously injure themselves, or worse. For every X Games athlete who has facilities to practice crazy stunts, there are thousands of young lunatics trying these things without supervision or safety procedures in place. The various videos and TV shows bringing these fairly severe mishaps to to masses only serves to ensure the limitsmget pused more and more.
posted by dyams at 02:26 PM on February 01
That being said, doing those types of stunts with a 500 pound machine is a bit ridiculous. Some of these "extreme" sports are getting carried away.
posted by dyams at 03:50 PM on January 31
Yeah, Sunday Super Bowls are just a lazy, non-imaginative, on-going charade the NFL chooses to continue. We now have football every week on Monday, Thursday and, during the playoffs, Saturday. But after two long, ridiculous weeks off they still have to have the Super Bowl on Sunday? It sucks. You have a party, but by the time the game gets going at 6:30 (ET), the partying generally starts winding down because a large number of attendees begin to realize they need to be up early the next morning for work. By halftime, people watch the game but the fun is even more tempered because you know many will have to head for the door once the game ends. People have to work in a few hours; kids have to be in bed to be ready for school. A simple move to Saturday would allow the fun for fans to continue, with all Sunday to rest up and still experience a productive Monday.
It really sucks for me, because Monday is my 7:30 a.m. To 7:30 p.m. workday. I'll have a good time with people over to watch the Sabres at 3, the Super Bowl after, but it could be SO much better! Not a tragedy by any stretch, but the NFL should realize why this change makes sense.
posted by dyams at 10:51 PM on January 30
I can no longer support A-Rod. Always wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I'm over it. A voided contract, suspension, and him gone from the public eye forever would be like a dream come true for the Yankees.
posted by dyams at 04:51 PM on January 30
People stick a microphone in Moss' face and expect factual comments? How soon we forget that his mouth used to spew ridiculous crap endlessly back when he was actually a factor on the field.
Things that need doing:
1. Get rid of the Pro Bowl game.
2. Play the Super Bowl on Saturday instead of Sunday.
3. End this ridiculous Media Day debacle.
posted by dyams at 08:05 PM on January 29
Defenses never started playing in the first place.
posted by dyams at 05:58 AM on January 28
That awkward moment when one of the people you bash the most (Rob Ryan) is hired by your favorite team (St. Louis Rams).
posted by dyams at 10:02 AM on January 25
If the Upton brothers ever (both) put it all together and stay healthy in the same year, the Braves will make some serious noise.
posted by dyams at 06:28 PM on January 24
As long as Brady and Reed both had their socks pulled up, does anything else really matter?
posted by dyams at 11:52 AM on January 24
Yes, I did. I apologize.
posted by dyams at 11:50 AM on January 24
Meaning what? We're supposed to feel sorry for the guy? Not sure why you posted the same clip twice. He's not a little kid and his only job is to retrieve the ball and assist in getting it back in play. My daughter could handle that job, and has done so many,many times at various levels of soccer. She can also bounce back a lot better after being kicked worse than that. The clip I saw on TV showed the guy being helped off the field, looking like he'd had a major organ ripped out.
You're on a big stage in front of thousands. Suck it up and stop trying to be part of the story.
posted by dyams at 09:11 AM on January 24
The ballboy (not sure how old he actually is; maybe ballman is more appropriate) acting like he was just shot by a high-caliber rifle is pathetic. Only in soccer (and sometimes in the NBA) is it acceptable to act like a gigantic wuss.
posted by dyams at 07:08 AM on January 24
Hope they have some real, hard evidence to back up their claims or they'll be sending a big chunk of money Callahan's way.
posted by dyams at 01:51 PM on January 23
Judging by Justin's awesome .203 and .205 batting averages the past few years, I have a fairly confident feeling if the Dodgers released his dumb ass the organization would survive.
At least he's on a motorcycle so if he does cause an accident he'll probably only kill himself.
posted by dyams at 01:41 PM on January 22
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