my vote is for Klinsmann (as the likely one, i don't know who'd be best for it)
posted by markovitch at 02:07 PM on July 14
what do you expect with Dick Bavetta... He's the Eliot Ness enforcer of superstardom. Apparently, guarding Duncan is a foul. Standing in front of your opponent and holding up your hands is a punishable offense. As The association points out no matter how the calls go, the spurs are whiney whiney whiney.
posted by markovitch at 01:51 AM on May 23
mark my words--the trailblazers will be sold and moved to Las Vegas, and the Sonics will move to PDX.
posted by markovitch at 04:46 PM on April 14
Rossi is an amazing player; why doesn't he want anything to do with the nat'l team?
posted by markovitch at 10:51 AM on February 07
grow up? homie needs lithium
posted by markovitch at 11:05 PM on November 07
what i like about the story is that he uses statistical analyses to disprove the lies and damned lies, but bi-line is an homage to a famous quote from Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain, jik): 'There are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics'
posted by markovitch at 05:29 PM on November 05
well, for the record, Hill's depilitating injuries were on his ankle
posted by markovitch at 01:27 AM on October 24
I'll read it especially if he reviews chuck pahlauniak novels. I thank the internet for many things, one of which being the possibility for normal (or slightly xxl) white guys to have their chance to overwork sentences in an attempt to add sardonic wit to the annals of every career possible. i like the dude. i'm serious. I'll be waiting for him to knee sportsguy in the kidneys and take his spot.
posted by markovitch at 10:52 PM on October 20
damnit i did exactly what i didn't want to do.
posted by markovitch at 10:28 AM on September 28
well drevl, we know what side you're on. i don't want this to turn into a mefi-like pissing contest, but that, right there, are a series of broad generalizations. I don't want to assume, but it sounds to me like you are saying the 'hood' is where the black people are, and where the black people are, republicans are not. that says a lot about everyone involved, i think.
posted by markovitch at 06:22 PM on September 27
his book, More than a Player is acollection of poems. might explain his gift for meter and rhyme
posted by markovitch at 04:37 PM on September 27
nor will it receive playing time in the first round of the EC playoffs. buh dum cha!
posted by markovitch at 04:32 PM on September 27
why not quincy carter? he's waiting for an offer too. and he's, y'know, not a member of AARP
posted by markovitch at 03:02 PM on September 27
oops, its a speech, not an interview. it's still a transcription though (you cant misspell things when you speak)
posted by markovitch at 02:45 PM on September 27
the problem in KC is the coach-- after this many years, he should understand the necessity of defense the problem in Denver is Jake the Snake-after this many years, he shouldn't make rookie mistakes. He didn't make that many last night, ergo, they won, but we've all seen Jake play like a champion, and like a chump, a week apart.
posted by markovitch at 10:29 AM on September 27
well, as long as they cut Qyntel -I hate dogs- Woods to make space on the bench, I'll call it a good trade. Maybe Payton will pull a Jerry Rice and understand his reduced roll?
posted by markovitch at 11:35 AM on September 23
I met Tedy when he was a freshman @ Arizona. There is no changing his mind. I hope he can avoid further injury, but nothing will stop him from having the long productive career he knows he can have.
posted by markovitch at 12:35 PM on September 02
There are only so many minutes in a game-- do the spurs have enough to go around? Do they have the discipline to share? wait a second... why am I asking these questions? Spurs V. Heat, come june.
posted by markovitch at 10:41 AM on September 01
thoughts and prayers...
posted by markovitch at 04:54 PM on August 30
yukon... you kid, but the thought is scary. Given the player age fraud that has occured in years past, i wouldn't rule out anything
posted by markovitch at 10:35 AM on August 29
posted by markovitch at 10:26 AM on August 29
oh. i'd forgotten that one... and I live in Portland. I guess the jailblazers just got in trouble too many times to remember them all. I think the next big blazer crime will involve Darius Miles and a tranny--- like eddie murphy back in 1992
posted by markovitch at 03:21 PM on August 27
how is that the qyntel woods rule? he wasn't fighting dogs in the lockerroom
posted by markovitch at 12:40 PM on August 27
doesn't anyone think the NHL was in trouble before the lockout? No one sees the ridiculously zelous expansion into the american south (where ice is...um... hard to find) overconfident, brazen and fiscally irresponsible? I hope they can survive. i fear what canada would do without.
posted by markovitch at 10:35 AM on August 26
well, the fact that Isiah Thomas picked up QRich is proof he's overvalued. I like most of what the Suns have done this summer, especially the KThomas trade. Remember how well Amare held down the D in the playoffs? He was amazing, but not quite enough. A guy like Kurt will solidify the interior D more than Hunter did. With the addition of Brian Grant, they'll have 12 fouls and 500lbs of backup to Amare's vicious D. I also think that the suns dodged a bullet not signing Johnson. I think Diaw will play very well with Barbosa, making a much more cohesive second squad. Dijon thompson is underrated- he carried Ucklah when he was there. If they get finley, well, i think we all know what will happen. *cue the Queen*
posted by markovitch at 10:31 AM on August 26
"This reminds me of the Leno bit where the little old lady answers random questions." or the Chappele Show's "Ask a Black Dude" and "Ask a Gay Dude."
posted by markovitch at 11:49 AM on August 22
umm... I think these are parodies. Hunter S. Thompson's entry must have been filed posthumously.
posted by markovitch at 04:00 PM on August 10
While they will never get close to the top 25, i'm excited to watch my childhood side, UofARIZONA Wildcats, start the rebuild. by my count that program has been 25 years of mediocraty. I give them 5 years before they actually make the rose bowl.
posted by markovitch at 02:33 PM on August 07
Further proof that every corner of the FOX organization lacks journalistic integrity. I mean come on here people, this is ethics 101 on her part.
posted by markovitch at 11:23 AM on August 04
this thread begs for the re-hashing of the Ivana Mandic
posted by markovitch at 06:15 PM on August 03
whoa there rcade-things like that should stay between you and your shrink/priest. just kidding, of course
posted by markovitch at 06:52 PM on July 31
He's like ahigh maitenence girl--you just gotta remind them they're loved every once and a while. if you don't, they pull stunts like this.
posted by markovitch at 06:50 PM on July 31
a sports pundit taking cheap shots? why I never
posted by markovitch at 06:49 PM on July 31
amen dbt- however McNabb may feel about TO, he has to toe the party line and try his best to keep the team cohesive. As much as 'pundits' decry TO or, in the case of Jason Whitlock, who thinks he's got the right to renegotiate, The Eagles are a corporation with a unified goal /vision, McNabb is the face of it. Keeping the faith--at least publicly--is part of his job description.
posted by markovitch at 06:46 PM on July 31
Joe Dumars pulled the trigger on the Milicic pick; I think Joe needs Darko to do SOMETHING (at least become tradeable) to save some face. It is, as it stands, the largest stain on what has been a successful tenure as GM, but its a pretty big one.
posted by markovitch at 11:05 PM on July 28
seems to me that the question here is not whether GM deserves to get in to the HOF; the question is whether the FUBAR voting system (and those who vote) will let him in. If the media who loved/hated him so much get to choose his HOF fate, doesn't that make the HOF a f*****n popularity contest? I think enough of the voters work for Turner that GM will get in, blemished media record or not. He's in. in my completely unenlightened, turner hating opinion, he's in.
posted by markovitch at 11:36 AM on July 27
I didn't get a chance to watch college football last year, so I can't speak about Mr. Smith here. I think that the major question mark with the niners this year is their new coach. No one knows how well he will do managing NFL salaries, egos and the impatient SF public. then again, the only thing he really has to do to last more than one year is finish ahead of the Raiders.
posted by markovitch at 11:28 AM on July 27
Vlad Guererro doesn't either
posted by markovitch at 11:21 AM on July 27
this man needs to replace bill walton and snapper jones and tom tolbert and everyone but Steve Kerr i yearn for the glib commentary of Shirley during play by play.
posted by markovitch at 12:29 AM on May 23
Drjohn- i saw the previous post, but his new role as Simmons' celebrity mail blogger needed to be flagged. He's answered more thano one question, but i couldn't find the earlier response.
posted by markovitch at 03:51 PM on April 23
amen to that... Rally, Bicycle tours, and footraces (marathons, cross country and the like) seem kind of worthless as live events, for spectators at least.
posted by markovitch at 01:41 PM on April 22
god damnit. i can only afford either cable, or the internet. i hate being poor. I do love rally, I got into it once F1 became the motorsports equivelent of Guiding Light. drama drama drama, and you always knew how it'd end.
posted by markovitch at 02:34 PM on April 21
didn't see tonights game, but Dampier will manhandle Yao, and McGrady can't win it for them. Sura v. Terry. Ha! I don't know if Dallas will win it with D though. This could be a score fest.
posted by markovitch at 12:26 AM on April 20
I blame the scheduling. as much fun as the Miami over NE upset was, to keep ratings up, they've got to show games with some playoff implications.
posted by markovitch at 06:07 PM on April 18
check out Scoop Jackson's column http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/050414
posted by markovitch at 02:07 PM on April 14
haven't seen much of this, but for clarification, Robert Swift (C, Seattle) came straight out of high school, and they don't come much paler than he. I think that David Stern is trying to save college basketball, but that isn't his job. The NCAA has to figure out how to make top players want to go to college. How? beats me, but this is an NCAA issue, not an NBA one
posted by markovitch at 01:58 PM on April 13
i'm in. FC gastronaut. newbie to site, Hi everyone.
posted by markovitch at 03:39 PM on April 09
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