Recent Comments by soocher

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I too, saw the live feed that JJ discussed, it was available through masters.com, a really great thing. As an aside, I also got the app for my phone and was able to watch what I would have missed when I was traveling to dinner (by train). Steve Flesh was quite foul-mouthed, seemed he wants to be the the new Steve Pate, aka Volcano. As far as the cursing on the course goes I don't mind it. Tiger gets picked up cursing more because he is on TV more than any of the other pros. Case in point, while K.J. Choi was working his way to the penultimate group on Sunday, how many shots of his did we see on Saturday? I'm around golf daily, and most golfers would make a sailor blush, so I don't find it offensive when these guys get picked up cussing at a bad shot. To any of you that play, I bet you have spilled a few cusses in the course of a round. It's a hard f@#$%&g game.

posted by soocher at 11:19 AM on April 15

Lifetime ban from Dominican Winter baseball for Offerman

Oh man great SNL reference @ wfrazerjr. Offerman should be doing jail time at this point, wielding a bat as a weapon now actual assault and battery. At least some anger management is in line.

posted by soocher at 05:55 PM on January 18

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

Here is a point that I think needs to be made, they should have let Addai score with around 1:11 left he got down to to the two and was tackled. This is in sharp contrast to the Jones-Drew play where he wisely went down short of the goal line to allow the clock to run down. I am surprised it hasn't been mentioned here and wonder what you all think.

posted by soocher at 10:51 AM on November 16

Jean Todt wins FIA presidency

Drood- I happen to agree with you. Maybe Toady will surprise me, but I doubt it.

posted by soocher at 05:35 PM on October 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jenson Button World Drivers Champion in F1....BrawnGP Constructors championship.....for a team that was almost out of business......unbelievable

posted by soocher at 01:42 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

beaverboard- as a Cowboy fan I am saying it was a menu. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

posted by soocher at 08:49 AM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Rumple- Thanks for the advice. I tried the link button but it didn't show up. Wonder if it is a Mac issue. I don't want to over hype the issue but just thought some might like to read the article, came from a non-sport source as well so just wanted some to see it. If others think it is worthy of a FPP I am all for it.

posted by soocher at 09:26 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not sure if it is worthy of a full post as it has been covered somewhat on this site. This article disturbed me to no end. The NFL's treatment of veterans and their dismissal of the science here is unconscionable. *Edit- don't know what happened but the link did not come out in the post. http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_10980 I guess you can copy and paste.

posted by soocher at 07:02 PM on September 23

FIA makes mockery of Formula One

Wish I could say I was surprised by this "decision", but I am not. One month left of Max and hopefully Bernie is out soon after. The election for Max's position will be interesting. I hope Vatanen wins it, Todt will be more of the same. But the best interests of Max were met first then the sport came second.

posted by soocher at 03:44 PM on September 22

Extra Time

Seems to me there is a simple answer to this, novel as it may be, stop the clock for injuries and after goals.

posted by soocher at 07:41 AM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yes the third was a fluke. I never said his week 1 was bad. I said I was disappointed and worried when they faced a better team on defense not in transition from one system to another. You can't argue with the numbers from week 1. I just said that it was over-hyped because they played against a bad team. He cost the team the game last night and admitted to it, for once. This is a no excuses year for Romo. *edit* well yes I did say bad week here, frustration from losing a game the Cowboys should have won
*Upon further review* I re-read my post from last week and said I was disappointed in Romo's week 1 performance and did not elaborate on it as much as would have liked, time constraints. I saw signs of bad things to come against better competition was my point last week and it came to fruition last night.

posted by soocher at 10:10 AM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Debo that is an excellent point about the QB. The stadium was quite amazing. I was criticized for saying Romo had a bad week in the opener. I saw some bad passes he threw last week that he got away with against Tampa. Those same type of passes he didn't get away with against the Giants. Funny how everyone says the Cowboys dominated the game. It is the W that counts. Speaking of W. he was sitting with Madden, no wonder there is a Madden curse and W. looked old. Have a good Monday all.

posted by soocher at 09:17 AM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

be very very quiet everyone is sleeping

posted by soocher at 10:54 AM on September 19

FIA knew of Renault's race fixing last year

Drood, I feel for you. I have been equally upset with the "sport" of late. Surprised, hell no. Afterall it is the Max and Bernie show. What do you expect when the leaders of F1 are as corrupt as they are. I was really hoping the breakaway would happen to get away from Max and Bernie. Had they broken away CVC, whomever they are, would have sacked Bernie. Good analogy about Ferrari, stabbing you right in the chest.

I don't feel bad for Flavio, he has always been scum in my eyes. He is a team principle yet he represents drivers on other teams, a severe conflict of interest. I hope he gets a lifetime ban. Seems it must have been him who leaked the story of Max and the Nazi hookers and this is Max's revenge.

On the other hand I have always regarded Pat Symonds as a "good guy." I think he is falling on a sword to save the company. I think he participated at the request of Flavio or the orders thereof. I can see Flav saying if we don't get a win Renault are pulling the plug.

I think a lifetime ban for Renault is too harsh. I say that realizing that Renault are an engine supplier to a couple of teams and were going to expand supplying engines to more teams next year. Any penalties against them and I feel Mr. Ghosn will pull the plug at least on the team itself. That would lead to some issues for teams for next year if Renault would not be allowed to be an engine supplier. What the right penalty is I've no idea. Flavio banned for life would be a start. Those with complicit knowledge should be as well, that means Piquet, Jr. and unfortunately Pat Symonds. If they can prove that people inside Renault knew of it as well then they should get the ban as well.

On a positive note, Drood I've heard and read that Montreal have gotten the race back. I hope so, love the race there and also North America needs a race. Max is out and Bernie can't live forever so there is hope for F1.

eccsport- haven't seen it officially announced but I think it is a done deal with Alonso to Ferrari.

posted by soocher at 09:40 AM on September 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

This is not going to be popular here, but I was actually disappointed in the play of Tony Romo yesterday. He was off with his throws early and made some questionable decisions and now is saying he is hurt. His stats were good, based on a couple of blown coverages and a good play here and there. I worry when they play a team not in transition on defense.

posted by soocher at 11:54 AM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

okay now how do I get out of this tiny font.....help

posted by soocher at 12:29 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Now rcade I am going to have to report you to the chair umpire.

posted by soocher at 12:29 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

oops my bad

posted by soocher at 12:28 PM on September 13

Serena Williams Loses U.S. Open Match for Threatening Line Judge

I'd like to point out she didn't lose because she threatened the line judge. She lost because she was outplayed by Kim Clijsters. She lost the match point because she verbally assaulted a line judge, the headline leads one to believe she was disqualified but that is not the case.

posted by soocher at 11:58 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Same here rcade. Hate it when people do that. Yerfatma spill it, please.

posted by soocher at 11:55 AM on September 13

How Not to Write a Sports Column

Wow. That is awful journalism and taste.

posted by soocher at 07:09 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Exactly BoKnows. Ideally striking the guy out or handing him an 0-5 is the best revenge. But a good old plunking serves it's purpose.

posted by soocher at 09:13 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

dusted- Great tongue in cheek look at what is truly a prodigy. He did get some help this past weekend when Haga got taken out but he is in his first year and first time seeing many tracks. Awesome job and I hope he wins the title.

posted by soocher at 07:20 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

rcade- I never said throw at his head. I said at him. His hips/buttocks is a big safe target. It is missing from the game. The salaries have done away with it to a point.

posted by soocher at 07:12 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Talking about it is one thing and can be considered bitching. If I were pitching, even for SD the Brewers next opponent, the first pitch to Fielder would have hit him. Why the Angels are talking about it I have no idea, the home run was against the Giants.

posted by soocher at 10:48 AM on September 08

Dallas Mavericks Acquire Shawn Marion in Four-Team Trade

Bravo rcade, don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back. Just kidding. Well summarized.

posted by soocher at 10:41 AM on July 09

Mosley being "urged" to stand for re-election.

This circus act is getting old. Thanks to Max and Bernie there is no longer F1 in my continent which happens to be one of the biggest markets for the car makers. The greed of Bernie and the ego of Max have almost taken the enjoyment of the spectacle that was F1. I hope he does not stand for re-election and we can get rid of Bernie soon as well.

posted by soocher at 06:49 PM on June 28

Can Dr. Marshall Make Your Staff Injury-Free?

I found this post very interesting, as I pitched for a number of years. My elbow and shoulder could tell some great stories. After viewing the video link I do have two questions. These questions have been raised before when talking about bringing in fast pitch softball pitchers. How will they deal with pitching from the stretch and fielding the position. The video shows the plant foot staying parallel to the line of the pitch. It also shows that in the follow through the pitcher has his back to the plate almost. The second point is not as big of a concern as there are a number of pitchers who end up in a bad fielding position. Holding runners from the stretch is a completely different issue. The proof remains to be seen and in my opinion anything to reduce arm injuries is a good thing. The physics seem to make sense to me. I wish Mr. Williams the best of luck and will now be following some more minor league baseball.

posted by soocher at 11:45 PM on May 20

No Handslaps Until You Touch Home!

That is a disgrace to win a game that way. The coach who invoked the rule said you don't want to win that way, so why did you? Sportsmanship should rule the day, it is sport after all. The coach of CLC said it best "Almost every other coach came up to me after the game and said they would have said, 'Nice hit' and shook hands," But no seems to me the coach of Rochester is the type who would "take her ball and go home" when things don't go her way. Shame on her.

posted by soocher at 08:58 AM on May 06

High School Star Drops Out to Play Internationally

Like many, I at first, was opposed to this decision. I have always believed in getting an education. The position presented in the article in The Nation has made me look at it in a different way. I don't necessarily agree when they say he doesn't need an high school education. If I am not mistaken, in tennis the teens need to have tutors with them on the tour. The system in the NBA is a bad one. There has to be a way if these kids go to college that they can get paid. I know some say they are getting paid by getting a free education. Ideally that would be the case, however in reality in most cases it just isn't happening. There is a part of me hoping Jeremy Tyler is successful and a part that hopes he is not. Perhaps some good will come of it and the flawed system can be fixed.

posted by soocher at 09:25 AM on May 05

Don't be late if you play for the Natinals

I agree with rcade, the fine is acceptable and warranted. Discipline is somewhat lost in sports and society, but that is for another time and place. Threatening to send a player down, who has been the best performer thus far, is absurd. He was late because he was doing public relations for the team. The Nationals should be concentrating on how to put a better product on the field and getting more fans in the seats.

posted by soocher at 08:37 AM on April 20

Normal Progression

The NCAA has rules of eligibility for a reason. This particular case is not the reason why this rule was made. I hope for this individual's sake that the school get's the NCAA to listen. As we all know there are exceptions to rules. The kid did this to save himself from his circumstances and to not fall into the fate that befalls so many young people out there. I have my doubts that the NCAA will give him his eligibility back, but FSU has an opportunity to let him get his degree and in the least I hope they do. That way this story can have a positive ending.

posted by soocher at 01:45 PM on April 05