Recent Comments by outonleave

Randy Moss: 'I'm the Greatest Receiver Ever'

Very valid argument, rcade (I couldn't open it, but I'm pretty sure I know what he was sayin') . . . but the conversation here seems to be fixated on statistics; if Moss was so valuable, why was he dumped or traded so many times?

posted by outonleave at 07:56 PM on January 30

Randy Moss: 'I'm the Greatest Receiver Ever'

If you've got to say you're the greatest (fill in the blank), you're probably not the greatest.

posted by outonleave at 06:15 AM on January 30

Tulane Safety Devon Walker Breaks Neck

Godspeed.

posted by outonleave at 07:41 PM on September 08

Why You Should Always Use Protection

Great thread. That dude is seriously hilarious.

posted by outonleave at 10:18 PM on March 27

'These Kids Are Stealing Money by Being on Scholarship'

Damn, we've gotten to the point that we love to demonize people, haven't we? Talkin' about Bobby, not Pat. I dunno if this is a consequence or a symptom of our political landscape over the past X years, but it seems to have gotten to the point that everybody's walkin' around with their pockets full of stones, lookin' for targets. Bobby was an arrogant s.o.b. with an oft out-of-control temper, but if you polled the players who actually played for him, I'd be willing to bet that better than 75% of them would say they'd do it over again - he was also a helluva coach. And a truth-teller. Seems Pat inherited that, for better or worse.

posted by outonleave at 06:46 PM on February 28

Golfer Stabbed with Broken Club During Course Melee

MMG?

posted by outonleave at 06:36 PM on February 07

Les Miles Rips Recruit who Spurned LSU

Good one, yerfatma . . . I'm still chuckling.

posted by outonleave at 06:36 PM on February 03

High School Football Team Wins by Feeding Players Dinner

Sad that this would be true in The Land of Milk and Honey.

posted by outonleave at 06:51 PM on December 22

Ron Washington's Speech Before World Series Game 7

He meant to say "socktuckers," I'm sure.

posted by outonleave at 06:39 AM on November 20

High school player smacks opposing coach

Had to happen here in Georgia, didn't it?

posted by outonleave at 07:44 PM on October 17

Hank Williams Jr. Dropped from Monday Night Football

I opened this thread expecting to see blood all over the walls....

posted by outonleave at 05:52 AM on October 04

Browns Fan Kicked Out for Excessive Standing

It always torques me when some bozo in front of me won't sit down when (essentially) everybody else in the entire stadium is sitting. There's a time to jump up and holler for sure, but you can't jump up if you're already standing. I always have the feeling these guys just want to be noticed. Mission accomplished.

posted by outonleave at 07:33 PM on September 28

Runner carries injured foe half mile to help in middle of race

What would Floyd Mayweather have done?

posted by outonleave at 06:19 AM on September 23

1961 Larry Merchant Would Kick Floyd Mayweather's Ass

Still a punk move.

posted by outonleave at 05:28 PM on September 18

Coach Surprises 5-Foot-4 Guard with Scholarship

I need an all-weather keyboard for stories like that.

I hear ya.

posted by outonleave at 06:24 PM on September 09

De La Hoya Admits Posing in Fishnets, Heels, Panties

Why the hell are we so obsessed with what other folks do after they close the door behind 'em?

And on a different tangent, if that particular woman had predicated our having sexual relations on my wearing a live-rattlesnake boa, I'd look like I'd been an extra on True Blood for two months.

posted by outonleave at 09:06 PM on September 01

Soccer Saves Man's Life

Nice story; thanks for posting. (Although "nice" might not be the best word given all the details.)

posted by outonleave at 04:33 PM on August 28

Extreme Athlete Invents World Triathlon

I'd like to comment, but legitimately I can't, because I couldn't even watch the whole thing.

posted by outonleave at 06:48 PM on July 15

Dwyane Wade: My Life as a Single Dad

I'm rootin' hard for the Heat to get beat, but D-Wade strikes me as one of the very few upper-echelon NBA players whose kids I'd want hanging around with my kids.

(Of course, my kids are imaginary.)

posted by outonleave at 09:15 PM on June 10

L.A. Police Hold Suspect in Assault on San Francisco Giants Fan

Makes you wonder if some of our cities are becoming so gang-saturated that wearing another team's logo to your stadium is seen by some as the same as wearing another gang's colors on your turf.

posted by outonleave at 08:51 PM on May 23

Bernard Hopkins: McNabb isnít tough enough or black enough

Thanks for those links, BornIcon. Those were the days, my friends....

posted by outonleave at 08:09 PM on May 12

Hawks Take 2-1 Lead Over Magic

Oh yeah, and go Hawks.

posted by outonleave at 11:10 PM on April 23

Hawks Take 2-1 Lead Over Magic

Make up your mind, Dwight, was the shot lucky or was it ordained?

posted by outonleave at 11:10 PM on April 23

'Most Staggeringly Complex Steering Wheels Ever Built'

tahoemoj, my guess would be that the answer to your question is "yes."

posted by outonleave at 10:31 PM on April 13

Butler Meets UConn Tonight for NCAA Title

Go Butler! (I gotta admit, I'm an IU alum and rabidfan, but while they're regrouping I'll root for any Indiana team, and especially one from about two miles west of where I spent my tender years.)

I'm gonna risk looking stupid - something I haven't done since '55 - or was that :55? - and say that Brad Stevens is the next Bob Knight of bball, sans the temper and ego, and that team basketball is gonna win this one.

posted by outonleave at 08:28 PM on April 04

NCAA President: Players Need More Money

And, to some extent, this schools devalue even their tuition when they fail to graduate many players and steer other players to easy degrees that won't help them get a job in the future. Good point.

posted by outonleave at 06:38 AM on March 31

Meet Baseball's Human Garbage Can

Some things are better left unsaid. They exist; we know they exist; but perhaps 'tis best that they lie dormant in the recesses of our minds.

Kinda like my NCAA bracket.

posted by outonleave at 07:09 PM on March 26

Arizona Clobbers Defending Champ Duke

My bracket has UConn, Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame in the Final Four, and I've still got three of 'em alive. I feel so damn wise.

posted by outonleave at 08:05 PM on March 25

No Crying in Basketball? I would want my son to play for this man.

Seconded.

posted by outonleave at 07:11 PM on March 18

Grant Hill, Jalen Rose and 'Uncle Toms'

It is interesting that there have been two discussions within the past couple of days centered around the use of the word, "slave" (as used by Adrian Peterson), and the term, "Uncle Tom" here.

Seems to me that part of what is going on is that those terms resonate with a certain sacredness for people who lived through the civil rights era, but now there is a generation for whom The Civil Rights Era was an American History or Social Studies lesson, and those words are more-or-less just words to them. Us fogies tend to get out the torches and pitchforks when somebody "blasphemes", but the truth is, it's just our crazyass language evolving.

posted by outonleave at 06:31 PM on March 17

4 Auburn Players Charged with Armed Robbery

Waitaminute, racade, where does it say they "went into a house and robbed everyone in it of their valuables"? I think it's possible, based on either article, that they may have gone to recover items they felt were stolen from them, but because they showed a gun, it's armed robbery. Either way it's dumb, dumb, dumb . . . but there may be more to this story than immediately meets the eye.

posted by outonleave at 08:06 AM on March 13

NFL labor negotiations break down, union moves to decertify

Audacity? To suggest that?

Those links show only that the union had the foresight to ask the players how they felt about decertifying, if it became necessary, imho.

posted by outonleave at 06:26 AM on March 12

Iowa High School Attempts 103 3-Pointers

Moltke originated the use of the colors blue for friendly forces and red for hostile forces in strategy or wargaming

That, by god, is a useful political strategy as well.

A little off point, but I've been drinking.

posted by outonleave at 07:49 PM on February 18

Ohio State Player: Fan Spit on Me

Don't quite get that sarcasm, phaedon.

posted by outonleave at 04:28 PM on February 13

Rookie says Tiger Woods mailed it in on Sunday at Torrey Pines

Seems to me that if Tiger's gonna hold a grudge against anyone about this, it should be Shane Bacon. That quote from Steele sounds like it could've been a reply to a question of how Steele shot a better round than Tiger, or how it felt or whatever. Given what rcade posted, I really doubt that Steele meant what he said as a knock on Tiger.

posted by outonleave at 06:09 AM on February 03

Herschel Walker Wins Second MMA Fight

. . . I thought Herschel was black? . . .

posted by outonleave at 07:01 PM on January 30

High School Girls Beat Opponent 108-3

I'm not taking any chances: "all of the above."

posted by outonleave at 07:52 PM on January 25

Raiders Promote Hue Jackson to Top Job

Judging from a picture I saw of Al at the announcement, he may already be gone.

posted by outonleave at 06:02 AM on January 20

Brett Favre's Sister, Brandi, Arrested in Meth Lab Raid

That may not be the 25-year-old's booking photo; the rest of 'em are in orange jail garb in their photos....

posted by outonleave at 06:23 AM on January 14

LeBron James Taunts Cavs Over Historic Loss

excellently said, gradioc.

posted by outonleave at 07:36 PM on January 13

NFL Player's Mom Calls Him Out in Locker Room

What did she do with the chunky soup?

posted by outonleave at 07:01 AM on December 25

Michael Vick Wants to Get a Dog

and I don't think it's fair to the dog to say, "Well, let's see how this works out. Maybe he won't kill it this time." I honestly don't get it - do you really think this has logic to it, or does it just satisfy your vindictiveness? You think Vick is stupid enough to kill a dog in full sight of the world at this point?

posted by outonleave at 08:44 PM on December 16

Michael Vick Wants to Get a Dog

Sorry, but I think what both of you wrote is total bullshit. What, a dude who's culturalized into thinking dogfighting is okay has some deep-seated hatred of dogs? Give me a break. You're just showing how ignorant you are of the cultural differences that exist in this country. Once you let a dog into your heart, you could never hurt one.

posted by outonleave at 09:54 PM on December 15

Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime for 'Butt-Drag' Maneuver

That dude is gonna be one alpha prison inmate. And probably soon.

posted by outonleave at 08:32 PM on December 08

College Coach Takes $300,000 Pay Cut

Kudos to Coach Hill, as I see it. Wish some of our politicians and CEO's thought the same way.

posted by outonleave at 08:04 PM on December 08

Luke Scott talks Nugent, hunting and Obama origin

If Sarah and Todd split up, she's got somebody to keep her warm at night.

posted by outonleave at 07:57 PM on December 08

"Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over"

Dandy Don. You were a big part of why I'm an NFL fan today.

posted by outonleave at 08:35 PM on December 06

Hines Ward: NFL Run By Hypocrites

Hines Ward has been celebrated for his toughness and his durability and it just feels like bullshit to me to hear someone completely outside the game criticize him for being brave enough (or stupid enough?) to state what he thinks is the truth.

posted by outonleave at 08:31 PM on December 02

The decline and fall of brand Tiger Woods

Damn editors, always counting beans . . . gonzo journalism would've been stillborn without the questionable expense account.

posted by outonleave at 08:50 PM on November 29

Want to know what Peyton Manning is doing at the line of scrimmage?

Wow. That is one really cool article. I think I buy better than 95% of what the author is saying, although that might change either way by tomorrow morning.

Now if only Indiana basketball could find a Peyton Manning. We had Bird for a month or so but lost him to the megatropolism of Bloomington.

posted by outonleave at 08:34 PM on November 18

Michael Vick Lights Up Washington for 6 TDs, 413 Yards

Yeah. And murderers kill people. (Actually, PETA has argued for mass euthanization of pits too, which makes them just as bad, and kind of funny that his little pro-animal publicity stunt was to be with them.) Actually, Burnreuther, Vick advocates for the Humane Society, not PETA, and the president of the Humane Society has repeatedly said that Vick has lived up to every promise he made them. I live in Atlanta where the we get all the buzz on Vick, good or bad.

posted by outonleave at 06:14 AM on November 17

College Football Announcer Flips Out on Air

I feel ya, bro, I totally feel ya. I am exactly the same way when the Falcons play. Fortunately, I generally am sitting on my recliner in the living room when I go apeshit, and also fortunately, none of my dogs have ever taken me up on it when I offer to fight 'em over a call.

posted by outonleave at 08:37 PM on October 29

Soccer Player Removes Shorts After Goal

Oh . . . kay. . . .

posted by outonleave at 08:01 PM on October 09

Chapman Throws Fastest Pitch Ever Recorded

I feel ya, Tony - same thing has happened to me with most of the opportunities that life's thrown my way.

posted by outonleave at 08:51 PM on September 27

Michael Vick sparkles again; promptly gets benched

I submit for your consideration the possibility that the Eagles organization may have had the intention of making Vick their starting quarterback at the earliest politically-possible opportunity (if of course the skills that made him a Pro Bowl quarterback had not eroded past the point of no return) more-or-less since the moment they decided to pick him up.

Disclosure: I'm an Atlantan and a Falcons fan.

I was pretty amazed that no other team but the Eagles had the crystal balls to pick up a quarterback who would have to be a solid candidate for the best backup in the NFL, for nothing more than some negative publicity.

When they let McNabb go (who by all accounts I've read was a major influence in bringing Vick to the Eagles), I really had a feeling that it was a move intended to ease Vick into the starting role.

Just my thoughts.

posted by outonleave at 08:41 PM on September 20

Team Executes Perfect Fumblerooski

Uh, grum . . . it was Presbyterian that used the fumblerooski.

posted by outonleave at 08:21 AM on September 05

Lil Wayne Hearts Tennis

Relatively astute, granted, but some po-az rhymin'

posted by outonleave at 09:53 PM on August 27

Pittsburgh Pirates make money by losing, leaked financial documents suggest:

I smell a musical: The Non-producers?.

posted by outonleave at 08:49 PM on August 23

Shawn Marion's Botched Tattoo

Are we talkin' moth balls like moth-balls, or moth balls like moth balls?

posted by outonleave at 06:10 AM on August 16

Japanese Outfielder Makes Amazing Catch

I second what Weedy said.

posted by outonleave at 08:27 PM on August 05