Jacksonville to get a second team.
posted by cl at 03:27 PM on October 30
Welcome to Oakland, Terrell.
posted by cl at 08:04 PM on March 10
I just want to feel like I've owned something so completely for once in my life. The perfect confluence of opportunity, vision, and skill. If it ever happens it'll be one amazing piece of code.
posted by cl at 02:45 PM on July 20
I did see the video before reaching my conclusion. It seems fair to call out the design of a course that allows a skier who has hit a jump wrong to land directly on a "safety" fence.
posted by cl at 12:06 AM on March 11
Egger said it was a "surprise" to see Zoricic's line of flight off the jump, though "we put the fences there because you have to protect the racers for the finish area."
You have failed immensely.
posted by cl at 06:57 PM on March 10
Pats by 11
posted by cl at 05:00 PM on February 05
New England by 14
New York by 4
Flacco for 1
Cruz for 61
New England with 50%
New England with 75%
posted by cl at 08:13 AM on January 18
San Francisco by 1
New England by 23
Baltimore by 4
Green Bay by 14
posted by cl at 08:48 AM on January 13
They would "know," lbb, because most humans are able to take visual and auditory input from their surroundings and use the data to create a pretty accurate model. They would also know, I'm betting, because they came from Jersey to watch a hockey game, not from Idaho to see the Liberty Bell.
I don't get the pointed remarks. I'm not even close to supporting what the Flyers fans did. I feel for the victims, especially if they truly weren't aware of the drunken hyper-machismo surrounding them.
posted by cl at 04:49 PM on January 05
If that constitutes looking for trouble, wearing an out-of-town jersey anywhere in public in Philly after a game would qualify.
No, it wouldn't. Geno's is a special kind of place.
posted by cl at 03:59 PM on January 05
The fools who assaulted the Rangers fans are completely to blame for their actions, and they should be punished in every reasonable means. They're the absolute worst. That's the story here, and I don't mean to redirect.
But it doesn't take a lot of imagination to think that Geno's would be an unstable and potentially unsafe scene for a couple of guys wearing Rangers jerseys at that very moment, and I think most hockey fans from Jersey would understand that very unfortunate fact.
I spent 6 years living just a few blocks from Pat's & Geno's, and it was an intersection I avoided after the stadiums let out, even wearing the right teams' logos, because it's just that kind of place.
posted by cl at 03:56 PM on January 05
Going to Geno's after that game seems like something you'd do if you were looking for trouble. Not to blame the victim, but that wasn't ever going to be a drama-free situation.
posted by cl at 02:41 PM on January 05
Cincinnati by 4
New Orleans by 11
New York by 10
Pittsburgh by 13
posted by cl at 11:39 PM on January 02
(especially that particular play as i still believe he was across the LOS when he threw it)
(already past the line of scrimmage, by the way)
I have to wonder if you've watched the play as many times as you claim. McCoy was two full yards from being considered past the line of scrimmage when he released the ball. LOS is the 39, he releases the ball at the 40 with his left arm at about the 41. His entire body would have to be past the 39 for them to call that, when in fact no part of his body is within a yard of it.
posted by cl at 12:47 PM on December 10
This adds insult to injury for Astros fans.
posted by cl at 01:11 PM on December 08
A lot can be said about TO's time in Philly, but he did not underachieve. In fact, as an Eagle he showed how well he can play after recovering from a significant leg injury. Of course, that was a much younger TO.
posted by cl at 12:02 PM on October 26
If players are kept out for doping, can't their managers as well?
posted by cl at 05:44 PM on October 25
If he gets into the HoF, his plaque should depict a phone up to his ear.
posted by cl at 11:55 AM on October 25
Well, be thankful for 3 points. One thing the Eagles have been good at is coming up empty in the red zone, either by turning the ball over or letting final seconds run off the clock.
posted by cl at 11:00 AM on October 10
This will be Buck Showalter's job to lose.
posted by cl at 10:55 AM on September 30
Gary Thorne's call of the Orioles tying the game was great. His call of the walk-off win was up there with the best. Pure joy, emotional outburst, and then let the scene speak for itself.
So fun to see a cellar dwelling team take it to their division powerhouse like that. A fun win in Baltimore, to say the least.
posted by cl at 01:38 AM on September 29
Both the O's and Rays were down to their final out in the ninth.
Their final strike.
posted by cl at 01:20 AM on September 29
Isn't it also worth remembering that Vick had just suffered a brain injury? Maybe give him a teensy bit of room on this one?
posted by cl at 08:45 AM on September 20
rcade, your elephant detection glasses clearly need a prescription update.
posted by cl at 11:25 PM on September 02
For the most part, we are not taught to be financially responsible. Making a lot of money doesn't change that fact, or protect you from disaster. You can simply crash and burn more spectacularly.
At some point though, most people learn. Trial and error, and all that.
posted by cl at 01:07 AM on August 26
I remember going to watch a Reds-Phillies rain make-up game when Ken Griffey Jr. was sitting on 499. He didn't get the start and never got a plate appearance, but we got something just as nice when Thome hit his 400th. They've been linked in my mind ever since.
I think there's some truth in saying Thome helped change the Phillies culture of losing. Of course, his more measurable impact on the Phillies is the part he played in getting Charlie Manual in to manage the team. For Phillies fans, I think Thome is kind of like an old friend or relative that's no longer with you, but who's influence on the day-to-day is clearly visible.
posted by cl at 09:40 AM on August 17
I've found the same works for me in disc golf. My game improves when I just carry a mid-long understable driver, something for mid-range, and a putter. I get to know the discs better, how they react to different releases, and eventually learn to how to make them work with any given shot. That said, it's fun to throw different plastics, so I like to handicap my game with too many options.
posted by cl at 02:34 PM on July 01
I'm amazed that someone can watch that and come away with the opinion that the pitcher's ego is the problem.
posted by cl at 06:14 PM on June 07
At this point, the Pirates should be appreciative that there are bar owners in town who are cognizant of their wins and losses.
posted by cl at 08:27 PM on May 17
"I think I've learned from this. It's not about Jorge Posada, it's about the team. I let some people down. Everything happens for a reason. You live with your mistakes, you move on."
Well, he hit about .800 yesterday in the cliche department.
posted by cl at 07:37 AM on May 16
Fans slip'n'slide all the time, but I've not seen another team do it. Phillies players did help the Denver crew as a storm blew in a few years ago.
posted by cl at 06:34 PM on April 09
Yeesh. Let the hate-on begin.
posted by cl at 04:41 PM on April 08
Several of these calls are in that 20th century ESPN montage (thanks spofi!). Talk about getting chills.
posted by cl at 06:27 PM on April 07
And the Rangers win, 3-2.
posted by cl at 10:43 PM on April 05
I kind of hesitate to ask, but in the photo of him being lifted by a teammate, his hands are unusually red. Is that a signal that his heart was in trouble?
posted by cl at 01:28 PM on March 04
I am old.
posted by cl at 10:33 AM on February 10
Yeah, Jim Nantz' outrage almost made me think I was watching FOX. Joe Buck would have tripped over himself apologising for airing such a disgusting act.
posted by cl at 01:03 PM on January 17
Compare the outcry over abusing and "murdering" of fighting dogs with the accepted practices of puppy mills, profit-first factory farming, and even fenced hunting. The forgotten Eagles QB, Kevin Kolb, enjoys killing boar with a bowie knife. That was treated as nothing more than a fun bit of trivia when he was drafted, mainly framed in such a way to make Kolb seem brave and courageous. Maybe it's not as brutal as what Vick did, but the invective devoted to dog fighting and Vick in particular, in the scheme of things, strikes me as hypocritical.
I think he should be allowed to keep a dog or two inside his home, with their well-being monitored as part of his parole and with a harsh consequence for any sign mistreatment.
posted by cl at 09:52 AM on December 16
Is there such a thing as the Phillie discount?
40 years ago, Curt Flood filed a lawsuit that changed baseball to fight his trade to Philadelphia. I wonder what he would say today.
posted by cl at 12:22 PM on December 14
Best 4th starter in the league? By a wide margin.
You could make the case that the Phillies have not only the best rotation in baseball, but from top to bottom, the best 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th starters. Unless Blanton gets shipped out, which seems likely.
posted by cl at 12:07 PM on December 14
Beer costs $8 because people pay it.
On edit: yeah.
posted by cl at 11:25 AM on November 05
Rangers in 7
posted by cl at 09:34 AM on October 27
Harry Kalas' call of the 2008 Phillies championship was good (especially as it would be his final big game), but not great. But Chris Wheeler's willpower to remain silent and let Harry have it is amazing.
And how funny is it that he interrupts his wild celebration for a moment to jot down the "K" on his scorecard?
posted by cl at 05:54 PM on October 21
Phillies in 5
Yankees in 5
posted by cl at 05:03 PM on October 13
Yeah, have fun in game 2 Orlando. Make sure to wear those earplugs.
posted by cl at 10:52 PM on October 06
Phillies in 3, Giants in 3, Rays in 4, Twins in 5; Jayson Werth; AL +12
posted by cl at 10:01 AM on October 04
Thanks for the links, apoch.
Contador's defense seems plausible, but I have a couple questions. Does clenbuterol affect the body even after none remains in the system? And is it theoretically possible that some other compound could cover up or mask clenbuterol?
An estimated 50 picograms per milliliter was the highest amount detected in the tests, according to a report from Contador's legal team. It seems like that that much would not have an effect by itself, so unless he had taken more, and then (unsuccessfully) masked it with something else, I don't understand how it could have benefited him. And then this source claims, "if you want the quasi-anabolic effect from the clen, it'll take more than 2weeks." Interesting.
A vegan would be dead before week three of the Tour.
Uh, no. A low-carb dieter, however...
posted by cl at 04:00 PM on September 30
Seriously? As the article mentions, AJ Burnett leads the league in hit batters this year, including two Orioles on the very day in question, and Joba Chamberlain led the league last year. Cry me a river, Joe.
posted by cl at 02:29 PM on September 22
I'd love to hear the security feed while that went down.
"Uh, we've got a... ah... 241? Uh, we've got an assault with intent to pep? Right."
posted by cl at 01:41 PM on September 22
Matt Diaz trips red man.
And by the way, that security guard's faceplant is exactly the kind of thing I like seeing instead of taserings. Take it away, Benny.
posted by cl at 01:05 AM on September 21
#21: Why facemasks were introduced.
posted by cl at 09:51 AM on September 20
Poor Roger Clemens. He'll need to procreate 1,038 more times if he wants to have as many Ks as Nolan Ryan.
posted by cl at 03:05 PM on August 19
Mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Reminds me of that Shark Attack bit that Gilbert Arenas ripped off a while back.
posted by cl at 12:19 PM on August 19
Nate Silver's response.
Phrased differently, and less sensationally, about one call is missed for every four games.
posted by cl at 06:07 PM on August 16
Robbie McEwen's take sounds about right. Either foul by itself may have gotten him disqualified from the stage result. It was the combination of the two that got him the boot. Agreed also that Cav and HTC are probably under extra scrutiny because of the Tour de Suisse crash. They'll have a hard time shaking the dirty label now. I've enjoyed the HTC/Garmin rivalry though. Go argyle!
posted by cl at 07:04 PM on July 15
I have no doubt that Lance will finish the race, and I'd really like to see him shift focus and ride for Leipheimer now. It'd be a fitting end to his classy Tour career. On the other hand, how cool would it be if he won one more stage?
posted by cl at 07:53 PM on July 12
Things got weird after stage 6 of the Tour. Both fighters got a $400 fine, and the careless journalist got banned for a day.
posted by cl at 07:21 PM on July 09
I'm asking because I don't follow the sport. Is this good for tennis?
posted by cl at 03:04 PM on June 23
I was hoping to elicit some responses to the Phillies' decision from those of you who think the Taser was an acceptable (if not preferred) use of force.
The team basically took it upon itself to handle field runners with good old-fashioned slippy-shoed, windbreaker-clad security personnel (i.e. ushers). Should a tragedy occur in the future, it'll be the team's ass and not the PPD's. But the Phils seem to have calculated that the risk of PR damage from police apprehensions, with everything that can come with them, is greater than that from potential on-field attacks. And I would be surprised if MLB didn't advise them. I think they made the right call.
posted by cl at 12:17 AM on May 08
Phillies to police: We'll handle it.
"The police department is conducting an investigation into the use of the Taser gun on the field jumper on Monday night," the [team's] statement read. "The Phillies have had discussions at the same time with the police department concerning incidents of field intrusion. It has been agreed that in ordinary circumstances involving field intrusion, the Phillies' game-day security personnel will make the apprehension of the field jumper and turn him over to the Philadelphia police on the field for handcuffing and subsequent charging."
posted by cl at 11:53 AM on May 06
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