Recent Comments by markovitch

Eight is enough

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

New sheriff in town.

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

No Stuporsonics in Seattle?

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

16 year old Adu to Chelsea?

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

Eagles Give T.O. a Season-Ending Timeout

grow up? homie needs lithium

posted by markovitch at 11:05 PM on November 07

Lies, damned lies and NBA myths

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

Over the Hill

well, for the record, Hill's depilitating injuries were on his ankle

posted by markovitch at 01:27 AM on October 24

Paul Shirley returns. Again.

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

basketball 'star' begins political career

damnit i did exactly what i didn't want to do.

posted by markovitch at 10:28 AM on September 28

basketball 'star' begins political career

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

basketball 'star' begins political career

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

basketball 'star' begins political career

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

Testaverde Returns to Jets

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

basketball 'star' begins political career

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

Bronco's manhandle the Chiefs again

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

Its official...

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've talked with a lot of people

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

Spurs win the Finley sweepstakes.

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

Saints skip town.

thoughts and prayers...

posted by markovitch at 04:54 PM on August 30

Mahalo Bitches

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

The NBA's CBA is up.

transexual

posted by markovitch at 10:26 AM on August 29

The NBA's CBA is up.

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

The NBA's CBA is up.

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

Will the NHL succeed?

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

Will The Phoenix Suns Be Any Good?

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

Yard Work,

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

Terry Bowden's NCAA top 16 predictions

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

Baseball has another Lowe-down cheater

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

Who's Your Daddy ?

this thread begs for the re-hashing of the Ivana Mandic

posted by markovitch at 06:15 PM on August 03

Proposed Olympics Event: Nude Gymnastics

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

Make up your damned mind!

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

Daly Sues Sports Columnist for Defamation

a sports pundit taking cheap shots? why I never

posted by markovitch at 06:49 PM on July 31

McNabb insists he has no issues with T.O.

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

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone..."

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

3K Ks. Maddux bound for HOF?

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

Top pick Smith agrees $49.5 million deal with 49ers

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

Frog legs before a game will help your fastball jump.

Vlad Guererro doesn't either

posted by markovitch at 11:21 AM on July 27

He's Back! Paul Shirley on the Playoffs

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

The blog of a bench warmer

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

Rally

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

Rally

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

Mavericks playing D? Believe it...

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

Are You Ready for Less Football?

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

Jermaine O'Neal plays the race card.

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

Jermaine O'Neal plays the race card.

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

MLS Fantasy Season

i'm in. FC gastronaut. newbie to site, Hi everyone.

posted by markovitch at 03:39 PM on April 09