Recent Comments by preacher81

MLB prediction thread!

The Cubs will NOT win the World Series! That's about as far out on the limb as I can go baseball is a peculiar game when it comes to what's on paper and what actually happens.

posted by preacher81 at 02:42 PM on April 20

Alabama's Crystal BCS Trophy Destroyed

When Alabama replaces it will they count that as another National Championship?

posted by preacher81 at 03:31 PM on April 18

Pat Summit steps down as head coach at Tennesse

I live in the Knoxville area and have met Pat several times. She even occasionally attended the church I went to as a teenager. There is no one with more class than she has and she will be sorely missed as the head coach for the Lady Vols BB. However, there is no one with as close to the knowledge of Pat to take over as Holly Warlick. Good luck Pat and you are still in our prayers.

posted by preacher81 at 03:28 PM on April 18

Magic Johnson-led group is picked as Dodgers' next owner

I think they should have allowed Mark Cuban to buy them.

posted by preacher81 at 10:39 AM on March 28

Women's Volleyball Players Get Bikini Reprieve

What will this do to the viewer ratings in the male 13-? age group? Does anyone watch women's volleyball for the sport?

posted by preacher81 at 10:34 AM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The sports montage was great, many memories some good some not so good, I saw a lot of things I remember seeing on TV when they happened, from my childhood and up. Thanks for the link.

posted by preacher81 at 03:11 PM on March 20

Tiger Seal

Put it this way - head to head, Tony Romo would beat Tiger at golf precisely never.

Did Romo not just out shoot Tiger in the final round at Pebble Beach?

posted by preacher81 at 10:51 AM on March 02

Matt Kenseth Wins Fire-Delayed Daytona 500

All Danica has to do to gain credibility is to win something.... as far as I know she had never won a race in Indy cars either. Most drivers who make the switch at least had some measure of success in their previous class. She has good equipment and ok crew so time will tell on the driving.

No one is going to fault a Nascar driver for marketing. The issue I have is that she's selling herself as cheesecake while claiming it's offensive to view her that way.

I agree, don't make money off of selling with sexy and then complain for being called sexy, if all she wants to be called is pretty then maybe she should do those commercials wearing a below the knee sun dress with a nice floral pattern. But we all know that doesn't sell anything today.

posted by preacher81 at 11:01 AM on February 29

Matt Kenseth Wins Fire-Delayed Daytona 500

Montoya's helmet had a melted place on the outside of it after he climbed out, you know it was hot, jet fuel burns hot enough to bring down towers. He definitely had someone watching over him. Kudos to NASCAR for all the safety features.

posted by preacher81 at 03:16 PM on February 28

Economists Imagine the Death of Football

From a personal standpoint I would hate to see that happen just because of my love for the game at all levels of competition. But could you even imagine the economic disaster that could result from no football. Just the loss of jobs within the sport alone would be difficult to absorb, especially considering the job losses already being absorbed. However, the loss of football would stretch into many other fields with revenue losses and job losses. heck, crime rates would probably even go up drastically.

posted by preacher81 at 03:56 PM on February 10

High school team gets technical for wearing pink cancer uniforms

I don't know what the color of the uniform matters as long as they did not come out in the same color as the visiting team. I have seen that happen in high school football. My high school's rival used to pull all kinds of stunts before, during, and after games.

posted by preacher81 at 02:15 PM on February 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tony Romo's about to throw a pick. I know it.

It must be the fourth quarter with a less than a touchdown lead.

posted by preacher81 at 11:05 AM on February 07

Goodell Suggests 2-Team NFL Expansion

Maybe Mark Cuban would be interested since the MLB is not interested in his money. He may make a few waves here and there, but he is entertaining and tries to build winning programs.

posted by preacher81 at 12:58 PM on February 06

Jerry West: Teams shouldn't give in

West can probably afford to call their bluff seeing that he worked in one of the two most alluring cities for media and endorsements while in LA. I am not so sure he would go out on that limb in Memphis unless he has players really wanting to endorse FEDX.

posted by preacher81 at 02:46 PM on February 03

Les Miles Rips Recruit who Spurned LSU

I am from the Knoxville area, I got to hear all of them daily. He may win quite a few games at USC which mostly recruits itself, but I am glad to be rid of him. Dooley may not be the answer but he is a much better person.

Kiffin's comment was something about the recruit would be pumping gas the rest of his life after he passed on UT. It made a big stink around here, especially since the recruit was from a school in Florida that mass produced 1A talent.

posted by preacher81 at 12:07 PM on February 03

Les Miles Rips Recruit who Spurned LSU

Not as bad as Lane Kiffin's pumping gas comment about a recruit from Florida turning down Tennessee during his brief stint in Knoxville. UT may be struggling a bit right now but its better than annual probation, which is where he had us headed if he had not left. This just seems par for the course for Les Miles.

posted by preacher81 at 10:44 AM on February 03

High School Player is 7-foot-5

I am amazed, not so much at his height, but that he only has 4.5 blocked shots per game. Nice shooting touch from short to mid range, but like typical big man he missed his free throw. Will be a weapon for whatever college picks him up.

posted by preacher81 at 12:13 PM on February 02

Ali's Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies

I never cared much for Ali, thought Norton was ripped off when he broke Ali's jaw, but I believe Sugar Ray was the best fighter pound for pound I ever watched box. Sad to see Dundee go, he had a good long ride. The boxing world could use some like him today. MMA and UFC are surpassing the sweet science today, but they will never live up to some of the old classic match ups of boxing.

posted by preacher81 at 10:54 AM on February 02

Ochocinco Doesn't Rate a Podium at Super Bowl Media Day

As for Deion, I am a Cowboy's fan, and did not care much for him when he was there.

Except for 60 minutes a week on Sunday, I assume.

I never thought Deion was that great, sure he made a enough flashy plays to stay in the spotlight, but he whiffed on a lot of plays......of course even that would beat Dallas' new pass defense scheme: pass interference or give up touchdown.

posted by preacher81 at 04:27 PM on January 31

Ochocinco Doesn't Rate a Podium at Super Bowl Media Day

Asked earlier what he learned this season, Ochocinco said, "That I can finally shut the [expletive] up."

If Chad had of shut the [expletive] up along time ago his football career may have been taken a little more serious. Howbeit, as far as I can remember he has never been in trouble with the law, just the league for his antics. It is good to see him finally get humbled. As for Deion, I am a Cowboy's fan, and did not care much for him when he was there.

posted by preacher81 at 03:21 PM on January 31

Kravitz: 'Peyton Manning is Done in Indianapolis'

PEYTON ALREADY OWNS A HOME IN TENNESSEE, PLENTY OF PEYTON FANS IN PLACE, GOOD O-LINE, RUNNING GAME, DESCENT RECEIVERS, AND SALARY CAP ROOM. WHO BETTER FOR LOCKER TO LEARN UNDER. PEYTON TO THE TITANS

posted by preacher81 at 11:45 AM on January 30