I don't know what he's like as a coach, but he's about the most boring basketball announcer in history. WAY too serious, no sense of humor whatsoever. Maybe that's why Michael and Co. ran him out the first time around.
posted by robslob at 05:42 PM on May 29
All this evidence of support for UCLA and USC football convinces me of NOTHING. Actually, it's evidence of the OPPOSITE...........that there are too many other things going on in Los Angeles for anyone to care about an NFL team.
posted by robslob at 02:31 PM on January 20
Anyone who thinks The Rams should move back to L.A. is offering up an ignorant opinion by one who never lived in Los Angeles during The Ram's last ten years there. I lived there up until I turned 30, only a few years before they left L.A. for St. Louis. Support? They had hardly any, even though they were the only NFL team in town. L.A. is not an NFL city; why do you think they have had no team for years? When you make the playoffs and the next year can only draw about 30,000 for your home opener, it's time to get out. L.A. folks are more concerned with their Mercedes, music and show business, The Dodgers and The Lakers. Football ain't glitzy enough for L.A.!!
posted by robslob at 08:50 AM on January 19
Lidocaine injections on the sidelines, while players huddle around to shield this from the fans. Yet they ban players from the league for marijuana use?? Tell me WHAT could be more hypocritical than THAT?
posted by robslob at 03:08 AM on November 20
The NFL is a TREMENDOUS public relations machine. After reading this, the sappy commercials they run during games showing NFL players doing charity work in their communities make me want to puke. In high school I was 6'4", 205 lbs and athletic, a basketball player. You think the football coaches didn't want me? One of them called me a pussy for not playing. I actually wanted to play, although basketball was my first love. My old man prevented me from playing football. For years I resented it. It wasn't until I was in my 40's that I recognized his wisdom, and sent him an article from the San Jose Mercury News. It was a feature on ex-49ers linebacker Gary Plummer, who has had 17 surgeries and sleeps in a recliner in the living room so as not to disturb his wife when he wakes up in pain at night. My Dad knew that the coaches were nothing but young, macho assholes who wanted to use me for their own gain, no different than the NFL does.
posted by robslob at 08:04 AM on November 19
I'm a Niners and a Jerry Rice fan, live in the Bay area. However I agree with some others here, he played a little too long. My only fear about this retirement thing is that once they sign him to the short contract, he'll insist on going out there!!!!!!!!!
posted by robslob at 12:35 PM on August 20
Thank you, familyman, couldn't have said it better myself. That's my question, entirely: Why is it always OK in any sport for the majority of the players (especially the NBA) to be black? Why is that never called racist hiring? Because no one ever questions that blacks make great professional athletes. So if the majority of good coaches happen to be white, why does that suddenly become racism?
posted by robslob at 08:00 AM on February 05
Agreed.........anyone experienced in both marijuana and alcohol use knows alcohol is the much more dangerous of the two.........yet the NFL is not testing for it. That means Moss, Williams et al could be downing a fifth of Jack Daniels every evening and continue to play.
posted by robslob at 09:02 AM on August 19
Randy, come down to San Jose and get a 32 oz bottle of "Strip" at a head shop called "Up in Smoke." Refrain from smoking 48 hours before your test (I personally doubled it to 96 hours). Drink "Strip" two hours before your test. I passed; so can you. And I think you can afford the $39.95 + tax a little better than I can. PS I would bet if you look "Strip" is available somewhere in Oakland, or at least Berkeley.
posted by robslob at 11:54 PM on August 18
Ricky Williams was fined and last year for marijuana use. Terrell Owens should be a fine example to the NFL of how pot may benefit a player...........this dude needs to mellow out!!
posted by robslob at 10:13 AM on August 11
I am resisting the temptation to do what often goes on here and make demeaning, often expletive remarks to other posters; that accomplishes nothing. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, SPORTS FANS. It has ALWAYS taken MORE than great players to win championships. Michael was a frustrated superstar before Phil. How many times did Kerr when a game with a three while Michael was double-teamed? Who put Kerr on the floor at the right time? And in shorter history, Kobe-Shaq were at WAR when Phil came aboard. Post Phil? THREE STRAIGHT TITLES. Yeah, obviously Phil needs players, which is what many of you are saying. HOW BRILLIANT OF YOU TO SEE THAT. WHAT I AM SAYING is that the players need the coach, EVERY BIT as much. If you can't see that, you're either too young to remember or too prejudiced against L.A. to say anything meaningful here.
posted by robslob at 12:01 PM on June 15
QUESTION: Dear sports fans, what do three of the greatest to ever step out on the court, Michael, Kobe and Shaq, all have in common? ANSWER: NO ZEN, NO RING.
posted by robslob at 04:11 PM on June 14
Questioning of Jackson's coaching ability???????? What???????? Oh ye of little faith............watch more TV, more commercials, listen to the Zenmaster. Watch Zenmaster turn Lakers into a contender..............he's got Kobe. He won with Michael and an average center, Bill Cartwright et al............watch him come up with another Pippen to compliment Kobe. -Lakers fan since 1965 (I'm 50).
posted by robslob at 03:23 PM on June 14
Very classy post-game remarks by Shaq last night. I quote from my memory: "I talked to Mikan many times"......."A very classy person"......."I wouldn't be where I am without him"........"Have his family contact me, I'd like to pay for the funeral." RIGHT ON, SHAQUILLE!! How many NBA players are showing that kind of respect for the ones who started it all? Can't think of many.
posted by robslob at 08:03 AM on June 03
Very interesting, and thanks everyone for all the info on Abdul-Wahad. It sounds to me like Mark Cuban has a lot more money than basketball and/or business sense. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 after someone has an MVP year. That said, Cuban must be weeping every night after how Nash trashed his team in the playoffs.
posted by robslob at 08:59 AM on May 28
OUCH, it's worse than you thought, sports fans. I just looked on cbs.sportsline.com........"Tariq Abdul-Wahad is on injured reserve and has missed 291 of 358 games since 2001 because of injury." Yeah, how DID he get that contract?????????
posted by robslob at 04:22 PM on May 27
Hey, give San Jose State a break.......I attend all their home games (and you gotta be a REAL fan to do that).....Tariq Abdul-Wahad is our ONLY NBA claim to fame. OK, probably didn't deserve the contract. Our only other possible bonafide NBA guy was named Ricky Berry; he was the 13th player taken by Sacramento 14 or 15 years ago. He played one year, did quite well, then blew his brains out over his wife. (sheez, Rickey!!! they ain't worth it!!!!)
posted by robslob at 04:10 PM on May 27
Men are dying in Iraq so you can cry about your sports team, asshole.
posted by robslob at 07:53 PM on April 17
yup......really can't say it any better than JDUB did!!
posted by robslob at 08:44 AM on April 17
I knew I'd get a few laughs over that one.......hahaha....no, no bongs in use, but there ARE some deep breathing exercises
posted by robslob at 09:38 AM on April 15
sorry folks, that's www.mpp.org
posted by robslob at 09:16 AM on April 15
ah, dementia once again about the wonderful herb. I'm 50, been smoking almost continuously since age 17. I'm also been a Respiratory Therapist for 11 years (FYI if I EVER came to work high I would deserve to be fired). Never yet seen a patient in ICU from smoking marijuana. Alcohol? Let's see.......how 'bout multiple system organ failure, cirrhosis, respiratory failure, kidney failure with dialysis, and yes, quite often, early death, and I'm talking 40's and 50's. Anyone old enough to have read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's autobiography? (Came out probably early 80's). He admitted to smoking a ton of weed throughout his NBA career........he is only the leading scorer of all-time. Let's get real, folks: pot helps one relax, and pot smokers often take a few days off to let their lungs clean out, unlike cigarette smokers. For legalization efforts, see www.mpp.com.
posted by robslob at 09:13 AM on April 15
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