Recent Comments by wildbill1

I realise this will probably sound appallingly sexist

One of the fircest fights I've ever seen was between two girls on the playground when I was in 8th grade. That was back in the dinosaur days of 1952. Not even the boys wanted to try to braek it up. Finally two teachers came out and after a genuine struggle got them separated. Brown would have been horrified, but it impressed all the kids who gathered to witness it. No mat, no gloves, no referee, just two girls pulling hair biting and punching s&*t out of each other and no "quit" in either of them. Later in life I played judo to the extent of achieveing a brown belt. Trust me, judo is a tough and demanding sport and you can be injured but I wouldn't have wanted a part of either of those girls that day. Yep, girls can be as tough as guys and I applaud them for their grit, atleticism and determination. It is indeed 2012.

posted by wildbill1 at 09:10 AM on August 06

Penn State Fined $60 Million, Paterno Wins Vacated Since 1998

And the statistics for the players who didn't play one or more of those games? What stiatistics do they show? And the athelete who used performance enhancing drugs, does the league vacate those games? Imagine what would happen to league standings, playoff potential etc. I hold with my original post. Don't punish the in inocent ones.

posted by wildbill1 at 05:20 PM on July 24

Penn State Fined $60 Million, Paterno Wins Vacated Since 1998

So say a college professor is found guilty of sexually abusing children. Does the school vacate the passing grades of the students who studied under him? The atheltes who were on the team during the "vacated" wins are being punished for a crime they had no knowledge of nor part of. The NCAA is wrong in my view to have sanctioned the decision. Two wrongs don't make a right.

posted by wildbill1 at 04:26 PM on July 24

Jets Cornerback Has 10 Kids with 8 Women

where's Sandra Fluke when you need her?

posted by wildbill1 at 05:21 PM on April 17

Fox Runs Fake Anti-Jay Cutler Headlines

yeah, Beav..I hear you...sort of like Dan Rather and the lies he made up to try to smear G.W...opps..not lies..."it was just misleading"

posted by wildbill1 at 06:41 AM on September 21

Missing: Derek Jeter's Swing

His "range" is about 51 divided by 3. He had no problem with that. I wouldn't have a problem with that either.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:02 AM on April 12

Most Coaches in Tressel's Situation Lost Jobs

Suspended for two games. So he can, in the meantime, still recruit and coach. He just can't be on the sidelines for those two games. Outrageous. And using Woody Hayes as a paragon of good sportsmanship and morals. Stupity. That about sums it up.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:45 AM on March 13

Source: Tressel Knew for Eight Months

How about they do as they did with FSU..and take away the wins ? I'd bet that won't happen.

posted by wildbill1 at 01:17 PM on March 09

Miguel Cabrera swigs from a bottle of scotch in front of a cop; gets arrested for DUI

The article ended by saying the incident would or should get him out of spring training and into rehab. It didn't say about getting him out jail. which is where you or I wojuld be in these circumstances. Did he end up in jail?

posted by wildbill1 at 04:24 PM on February 17

Michael Vick Wants to Get a Dog

I just wonder if he took his family, which includes his little girl, to see the dogs fight to the death. And then witness "good old "Dad" toture and execute a few? And as an aside to rcade, does your family have a pet pig? As far as second chances go and paying debt. Do you know of any bank robbers who are bank guards, sex abusers adopting children, and on and on. I jus say no to M.V.

posted by wildbill1 at 07:56 PM on December 16

Hurricanes hire Temple's Golden

If he gets the same kind of "shot" that Shannon did we'll have about five years to find out if he is indeed "The Golden Boy"...

posted by wildbill1 at 11:43 AM on December 13

Drew Carey Cracks on LeBron's Mom

I spent two weeks in Cleveland one day...

posted by wildbill1 at 09:30 AM on December 05

Yankees All-Star Gil McDougald Dies

I'll always recall his very unusual stance in the batters box. A solid player who helped the team to a few WS titles. RIP Gil.

posted by wildbill1 at 04:38 PM on December 01

One-way football

Many years ago when I coached Pop Warner we played a team (in N.J) that played on a "short field" 90 yards long. They set it up so if you made it to the 20 or closer without scoring they moved the ball back 10 yards. It worked okay I guess, but that team was so bad that we seldom made it to the 20 without scoring. As a matter of fact we often gave them a score with the kickoff to them at the second half. Honestly, our kids were pretty good actors falling down and being "blocked" by them. And, we never ran the score up on them. The "white team", second string ,played almost three quarters of the game.

posted by wildbill1 at 05:56 PM on November 19

Spurrier swamps the Gators

I was really torn watching this game. I'm a Gator fan big time, but learned to like them when the "old ball coach" was still in Gainesville. I wanted Spurrier to succeed, on the other hand see ther Gators win the SEC East. A paradox to be sure, but I suppose was satisfied in a weird way. Now it's Go Cocks and good luck Gators in whatever Bowl Game they play in. And yeah, I live in Southeast Florida. Aind'm I the lucky guy to have so many big time college schools to root for in (almost) my back yard. For you Tebow haters out there, yes, I'm still a Tebow fan. In my view one of the all time greats in the college game.

posted by wildbill1 at 11:55 AM on November 14

ESPN: Cam Newton, Dad Sought Pay to Play

I have to wonder about the games he's played in being in question. Nothing has been said about possible forfeiture of them ala FSU's athletic programs. The question being, of course, if the allegations are founded. Anyone know of that possible consequence?

posted by wildbill1 at 06:15 AM on November 12

Dallas Cowboys Fire Wade Phillips

Just another "Bum" Phillips I guess...

posted by wildbill1 at 05:02 PM on November 08

400 for JoePa; How Long Will He Go?

He's been Penn State Football for so long he should be the only one to decide when he's ready to step down. He's been a paragon and a shining example for every coach in the country. A class act who will never be rivaled. Long live Joe Pa.,,and stay as long as you like Joe...

posted by wildbill1 at 10:48 AM on November 08

Tony Romo out with a broken collarbone

put a f*&k in them...that's fork BTW...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:33 AM on October 26

Tiger Woods 'Much Better, Much More Grounded'

shotput...what did she have to say?

posted by wildbill1 at 03:34 PM on October 22

Tiger Woods 'Much Better, Much More Grounded'

rcade...Are you implying that the tour is made up of "duffers" just waiting for Tiger to return to make it entertaning? Seems to me there have been some interesting competition going on among the "duffers" in his absence. But then going back aways there was Arnie's Army, the Golden Bear, and the Shark just to name a few who kinda made it entertaining and interesting. Just to name a few. Wonder too if Lefty, among several others, realize he's a duffer. The brief resurgence of Tom Watson spiced things up for a few days too.

As I view it, Arnie put the game on t.v. and made it entertaining, interesting and very profitable for the players. Yeah, the good old days when we knew nothing of the off course activities and privates lives of the great ones and didn't care. Although, admittedly, the media didn't try or to pry to get into the private lives of athletes for the most part in those days. Oh my, I could go on, but I'd better stop here!

posted by wildbill1 at 07:48 PM on October 21

Punter Arrested After Swimming While Intoxicated

and..it was nigh time..and he was in a night life district...no harm no foul I say...

posted by wildbill1 at 06:49 PM on October 20

Punter Arrested After Swimming While Intoxicated

beaverboard...only thing is..he forgot his "punting uniform"...

posted by wildbill1 at 06:44 PM on October 20

Junior Seau Drives Off Cliff

p.s...i don't recall seeing anything about NHL players with these tendencies. for sure they take their hits on the ice from checking and fist fighting...any of those guys in jail?

posted by wildbill1 at 07:24 AM on October 19

Junior Seau Drives Off Cliff

bonkers...regarding "concussive hits can trigger"...etc. Wht don't we hear of these guys picking fights or trying to abuse other guys, mostly it's women. Losing control of their impulses should include taking on guys who may piss 'em off too. WTF?

posted by wildbill1 at 07:20 AM on October 19

'Black Power' Olympic Saluter To Sell Gold Medal

I agree that not all Olypians gain fame and fortune from their sucess in the games. What I don't get is if he's not doing it for money then what is he doing it for? He has several degrees including a Masters which should account for gainful enployment and or a career at some level. His bio indicates that he taught and coached track and field at Santa Monica College for 27 years. Perhaps bperk is right. It should be donated to his alma mater or a museum. But how can we read the minds of those who do things we don't understand? Obviously he can with it what he wishes. No doubt he earned it.

posted by wildbill1 at 10:09 AM on October 15

Deadspin: Two Women Claim Lewd Favre Texts

Hey...I've seen some posts here about "positions of power"...you can always walk away from the things that offend you sexually or otherwise...no one needs to stand there or bend over to continue an "act" they choose not to perform or an act that's objectional or offensive.....not sayin Favre did or didn't...just sayin....

posted by wildbill1 at 05:42 PM on October 11

Deadspin: Two Women Claim Lewd Favre Texts

I have to wonder why an NFL team (ANY NFL team) would hire female masseues instead of males. Is that not asking for just the kind of thing that allegedly happened? And I'll bet more guys than just Favre did their share of "extra" massage activity as well.

posted by wildbill1 at 07:19 AM on October 11

Florida Player Texts Girlfriend 'Time to Die Bitch'

well at least he won't have to give up the Heisman...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:46 AM on September 16

Joe Montana Debunks 'Rudy'

Correction, I believe it is/was a Workers Comp claim to the tune of $225,000. Nice if true..huh?

posted by wildbill1 at 05:58 PM on September 10

Joe Montana Debunks 'Rudy'

I can't be sure, but I heard a few years ago that Montana was collecting disability payments from the State Of California for his injuries he suffered when he playecd there. If that's true he's not only a dork but a DICK!!!

posted by wildbill1 at 05:34 PM on September 10

Jim Brown Goes to Town on Mike Holmgren

does anyone doubt that the quotation will wind up in the FHOF???..."one monkey doesn'r stop the show"...what helmet or number will that appear under?

posted by wildbill1 at 04:22 PM on September 02

Tiger Woods Shoots 65 at the Barclays

Could this be for real???

Escaped Tiger Captured At Miami's Jungle Island....Just tongue in cheek of course...

posted by wildbill1 at 02:07 PM on August 28

Tiger Woods Shoots 65 at the Barclays

Yeah, the pressure's off. That's why he shot two over today. Something or someone has Tiger by the tail. And please forgive the "tail" pun.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:01 PM on August 27

Colt McCoy May Be Cut in Cleveland

I think I'd tune in to that show...sounds like a blast!!

posted by wildbill1 at 06:56 AM on August 27

"This will be the last time I put on a uniform. It's been very special to me."

Hopefully "Sweet Lou" will wear a uniform again next year when he's invited to Yankee Stadium for Old Timers Day. I always like him and his temper was as much a part of his being on the field as his bat and glove. Let's pray for his Mom.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:53 AM on August 24

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

Wasn't there a movie quite a while ago (a comedy) about a woman who owned a team and wanted them to lose som she could make more $$? Of course we don't have to have seen it to know the ending. Life imitates art?

posted by wildbill1 at 06:49 AM on August 24

Klemens Indikted

I find this amusing. Clemens is bring indicted for lying to the biggewst bunch of liars in this country. Talk about poetic justice....Congress in MHO shouldn't be involved in this in any case.

posted by wildbill1 at 12:06 PM on August 20

Shot heard 'round the world; Bobby Thomson dies at 86

"The Giants Win The pennent..The Giants Win The Pennent"...who can forget that and seeing the replays over and over. Truly in that day a shot heard round the world. RIP Bobby.

posted by wildbill1 at 07:02 AM on August 18

Lee Corso: Tebow Will Be Starting by Week 6

All I can say is that I'd like to able to get some of what Corso has been smoking. I'm a Tebow fan but a realist who isn't smoking.

posted by wildbill1 at 10:41 AM on August 15

How Not to Impress Your Girlfriend at a Baseball Game

I think he should have offered all of his three balls to her...what a pussy...regardless of the "hat thing"...and she may not be "hot"...but she sure as hell isn't coyote ugly...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:17 PM on August 11

Boise State Player Reveals What Steamed Duck

Oppss..yes Bo..Hout...it was an early happy hour when I posted that..

posted by wildbill1 at 06:59 AM on August 11

Boise State Player Reveals What Steamed Duck

It's simple..Blount should have Duck ed.....

posted by wildbill1 at 03:30 PM on August 10

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 600th career home run

Tell us how you really feel...TBH...don't hold anything back...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:09 PM on August 04

Pitino Testifies About Sex with Extortionist

Why hasn't Lousiville simply fired him? I would think there would be some sort of "character" clause in his contract. This speaks volumes to me regards just how much so many schools will bastardize themselves in order to try to achieve successon on the court or on the field. What a wonderful role model he presents for his team and school. I don't know if he's a father or not, but what will his kids think about the stigma that's now attatched to him? It's a sorry situatiuon...

posted by wildbill1 at 07:29 PM on August 01

N.J. man gets jail for Phillies game vomit-assault

I just have to wonder how he'll fair in jail. There may be some dudes in there that find a rebrobate (of course unlkike themselves) such as he, needs a few lessons in self control. He could find himself in some deeper stuff than vomit.

posted by wildbill1 at 09:12 AM on July 31

Red Sox Nation Grumbles Like an Entitled Empire

Been a Yankee fan since I can remember, about 1945. Most of us always expected the Yankee to win , not just in the early part of the season, but most of all win the AL pennant. That was way back in the days of just the AL and NL pennant winners playing for the World Series without all the "playoff hoopla."

No one cried early on, we just knew that at the conclusion they would be there. Then we went through the lean years and one was almost embarassed to be a Yankeee fan. But we struggled but stayed loyal. Seems to me as if the Boston fans, having have had some recent success, expect them to be perennial wonders. If they fail miserably this year, and they may, T.S. get over it. I remember those years the Yanks were has beens, but I was and always be a Yankee fan, no matter where they are in the standings. It may be time for the Bean Towner Nation to sit down and shut up....and "wait til next year"...

posted by wildbill1 at 04:49 PM on May 09

Ex-NFL Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested

If this turns out to be proven, how does the NFL remove someone from the HOF?? I sure as hell believe he should be.

posted by wildbill1 at 07:13 PM on May 06

Phoenix to wear 'Los Suns' jerseys for Game 2 vs. Spurs

This too....The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico . Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona 's new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico .

posted by wildbill1 at 10:31 AM on May 06

Phoenix to wear 'Los Suns' jerseys for Game 2 vs. Spurs

Does this mean anything? The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government. 'How can Arizona pass a law like this?' asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales... I think it adds some meaning to the discourse seen here...

posted by wildbill1 at 10:30 AM on May 06

The Hangover: Roethlisberger

I used to frequent a restaurant called "Websters." Owned by Alex Webster the long ago running back and coach of the NY Giants. You couldn't have found a nicer friendlier guy. Always willing to chat and so often he's buy a round of drinks and have them sent to our table. Not all of them are assholes and or stupid. BTW he's now broke and has two very bad knees. Is collecting and living on SSI. Where is the Players Union for a man like this?

posted by wildbill1 at 10:23 AM on May 06

Bisexual Players Too Straight for Gay Softball World Series

I believe that the word homophobia is a misnomer. Phobia = fear. I don't fear gays and DO respect and accept them. What I don't condone, however, is some of them using the issue to make political hay. Don't flaunt and taunt it to me. While this doesn't follow the thread about gay athletes I feel most straight men have the same attitude. I have gay relatives both male and female. To them it isn't a political issue, just their way of life, and they don't try to foist or force me to respect and accept them, I just do.

posted by wildbill1 at 08:49 AM on April 23

Bisexual Players Too Straight for Gay Softball World Series

All I can say is it must be really "hard" for them to come up with rules that will satisfy everone....

posted by wildbill1 at 07:32 PM on April 22

700 NFL Players Pursue Workers Comp Cases in California

I believe I heard that Joe Montana was collecting WC in Ca. Like he needs the money and the Ca. bank is busted. A good thing going too far?

posted by wildbill1 at 01:46 PM on April 06

Vanity Fair takes on Tiger Woods's Inconvenient Women

I think it's a bit of a misnomer to call all these women "mistresses." A mistress is someone you keep and supposedly love and want to be with often. I don't think that's the case with Tiger and his stable.

posted by wildbill1 at 07:45 AM on April 01

Investigators withdraw Roethlisberger DNA request

just wondering where the "blue dress" might be although there could be other forms of DNA

posted by wildbill1 at 12:30 PM on March 25

Former Mets, Yankees star Dwight Gooden arrested for DWI after rush hour accident

the dude needs to hire a chauffeur..but truly is a shame he's failed dealing with the problem...

posted by wildbill1 at 12:27 PM on March 25

Brady Quinn Traded to Denver Broncos

As a Dolphins fan it looks as if BQ being passed up wasn't such a bad idea... at least as of this date anyhow.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:10 PM on March 15

Rams Great Merlin Olsen Dies

Just a hell of a nice man too.....

posted by wildbill1 at 03:24 PM on March 11

Canada captures gold

All I can say about that great game, and those that preceded it, is "see they can play hockey without the fights"...the games were played the way they were supposed to be played. Hats off to all of the teams.

posted by wildbill1 at 12:56 PM on March 01