Clearly worthy, and it's nice they're going in together.
posted by jjzucal at 09:42 PM on December 09
Knowing English non-league soccer, I think shootouts after 90 minutes occur only in low-level matches such as county cups. FA competition (Cup, Trophy, Vase) replays and league-promotion matches go the full 120 minutes before the shootout.
posted by jjzucal at 08:44 PM on December 09
Yes, Grum, I believe the straight-toe shoe was banned in 1977, which included the "Dempsey rule" in which kickers missing part of their foot which mandated they wear regular shoes. Dempsey had to wear a regular shoe through the rest of his career, which ended in 1979.
posted by jjzucal at 08:37 PM on December 09
I think they'll need more than a handheld calculator to compute the over/under for the title game.
Unless Auburn decides to play defense. Auburn gave up 40-plus twice, 38 once and 20-29 points four times. Florida State may have been helped by the ACC schedule, but it allowed only 17 points or less in 12 games (34 against Boston College).
posted by jjzucal at 10:14 AM on December 08
You go back through the order again. This almost occurred last year when Huddersfield won promotion to the Championship when its keeper scored and Sheffield United's keeper skied his PK on the 11th kicks.
Bender, what would be your suggestion? The idea of continuing overtime, perhaps with a sudden-death goal after 120 minutes, is not appealing, especially on a day when it's freezing. As George Carlin stated about baseball, "We don't know when it's gonna end."
posted by jjzucal at 08:53 PM on December 07
Agreed about the location as well as fans' reaction, Mothball. It's a shame, however, that USC took Sarkisian instead of promoting Orgeron, which opened the Washington job.
posted by jjzucal at 01:45 PM on December 07
I would separate the first case. Either way, Winston's reputation may have been shot. Too many people believe he was the rapist, and it likely will extend to some Heisman voters (I believe the voting deadline is Monday) even though the award is supposed to be based on his performance on the field.
Kudos to the prosecutors for not charging if they believed there wasn't enough evidence to charge Winston. A lot of prosecutors would have charged and forced a trial to get a feather in their cap because he's a nationally known football player.
posted by jjzucal at 01:40 PM on December 07
The last thing you want is a bunch of pissed off lusophones.
At least they wouldn't respond with vuvuzelas (though I liked them).
I cannot see the USA getting into the knockout stage: at best, a win over Ghana and draws against Germany and Portugal -- only 5 points, and that might be overly confident.
posted by jjzucal at 11:34 PM on December 06
I remember TSN buying the HNIC song ... really PO'd Canadians.
The question now is: will TSN attempt to purchase games from Rogers, as per the example you gave.
posted by jjzucal at 03:14 PM on November 26
$550,000 guarantee? Don't you love when guarantees like this explode in a program's face?
posted by jjzucal at 03:19 PM on November 25
So the dream I had, in our prediction game, was actually a mirage?
Seriously ... I did have the opportunity to watch the game on NBC Sports (actually carried five hours, from 6 p.m. ET, with the pre-game concert, to 11 p.m. Hadn't had the chance to see him before last night, but Sheets was an absolute monster.
Now, did I hear and read this correct: minus-30 degrees for the parade on Saturday. And NFL fans are griping about the Super Bowl coming to East Rutherford in February?
posted by jjzucal at 01:29 PM on November 25
Drat, I thought I was going to be the only one using "Hamilton" and "Grey Cup champions" in the same sentence. Welcome the Cup to Guelphilton.
Hamilton by 3
Andy Fantuz with a bunch of catches
posted by jjzucal at 09:15 PM on November 20
Another non-apology apology from someone? He apologizes to those he offended, not to everyone?
posted by jjzucal at 06:10 PM on November 15
I've always had problems with entrapment; it could be said that without the feds' actions, there would have been no arrest. I think the fact that he had been an NFL player caught the interest of the feds: it's now a big feather in their cap.
I also question the report near the end of the article: Hurd tried to buy 11 pounds of cocaine and 110 pounds of marijuana? I cannot fathom the amount of money that would have cost -- from having covered drug cases for newspapers, I know it isn't cheap.
posted by jjzucal at 12:13 AM on November 15
Toronto by 15
Calgary by 12
(BTW, we Americans with a sense of humor wish to thank Canada for giving us Rob Ford ... usually we give you our nut cases for your entertainment. I'm just saddened he appeared in a Thursday press conference wearing the Argo double-blues)
posted by jjzucal at 04:38 PM on November 14
I believe Cobb County has rebuffed efforts before and have operated a bus-only system. The problem today is that expanding train service into Cobb would cost well into the nine digits.
As for the claim of requiring $200 million to improve the "fan experience," what is that, making the stadium look more like a video game? Giant video boards, giant advertising signs, louder-than-hell music systems?
posted by jjzucal at 04:25 PM on November 11
I'll give Moffitt props; it would appear he's had this on his mind for a while. He stated he had a good financial base on which his family can live a comfortable life; why should he kill himself (figuratively) with the potential for concussion and spending the rest of his life with the lingering physical effects of playing 10 or more seasons?
I would believe he also considered that, if he wasn't 100 percent mentally into football any more, it would adversely affect the club. It looks like everyone wins in this case.
posted by jjzucal at 07:35 PM on November 08
It's like the Bloods (red) and Crips (blue) wearing caps with those colors. Don't know what can be done; Phillies and Royals wouldn't change to green; Bulldogs wouldn't (and shouldn't) change its longtime mascot. Thankfully, it is a small minority (numerical) of people who behave in this manner.
posted by jjzucal at 10:40 PM on November 07
Hamilton by 10
Sask by 11
posted by jjzucal at 10:26 PM on November 07
Most loyal? They forgot about the Cubbies ... their fans have had to be loyal to endure the many years of agony.
posted by jjzucal at 01:47 PM on November 05
LOL! We shall put the award in an inconspicuous spot of my house.
posted by jjzucal at 02:10 PM on November 04
There are many racist posters on other sites who believe all black NBA and NFL players come from urban environments, do drugs, have sex with any woman, and blow all their money before they retire. Sad to deal with crap like that in the 21st century.
posted by jjzucal at 11:06 PM on November 02
Tom Landry always had good character ... something Jerry Jones never has had. I'm an Eagles' fan, and always wanted (and still want) them to beat the Cowboys, the way Jerry threw Tom and his family out like garbage was sickening.
posted by jjzucal at 12:52 PM on November 02
I've been doing the math, and if we were a soccer club (in most countries), I don't think we're escape the drop zone. But we'll try to salvage our season.
BC by 17
Winnipeg by 5
Sask by 18
posted by jjzucal at 01:52 PM on October 31
Ah, the days of AM radio ... when one could pick up games, including the Cardinals and Blues, in the eastern half of the country from New Jersey.
I used to be able to pick up Argo games when they were on CFRB-1010 and its shortwave station. I'm still in New Jersey, but all I have now are the Tiger-Cats and Blue Jays on CHML-900 in Hamilton.
posted by jjzucal at 12:10 AM on October 31
And when I hit the Powerball, I will buy the strip club so Howard can train and supervise.
Seriously, though ... a yearly multi-billion-dollar monopoly (since there are no other pro football leagues in America) that continues a massive tax break from the days before television, when radio broadcasts were few, merchandise sales were virtually non-existent. This, also, at a time when club owners were looking to survive, as players went off to war AND in the few years after the war as clubs were trying to re-establish stability. No club today can cry poverty.
I understand the NFL's argument that the teams are the ones who pay taxes; however; corporations pay taxes on revenues, the money they pay suppliers are taxed against the supplier, the money they pay their employees are taxed against the employee. I think the NFL could clearly be described as a corporation.
posted by jjzucal at 12:11 AM on October 28
B.C. by 11
Ham by 12
Sask by 9
posted by jjzucal at 03:56 PM on October 25
I lived in WNEW's (later WNYW) signal range, so I enjoyed him showing his knowledge on "Sports Extra." His gentle voice - a far cry from today's high-wired blabbermouths at 80 decibels - and his knowledge made it worth staying awake until midnight on Sunday nights.
posted by jjzucal at 08:55 PM on October 23
I understand the safety aspect but, as I also posted after the article, it's the providing of assistance to a teammate. You can double-team, side-by-side, just not one behind the other.
I see this as the same as providing leverage (player behind uses a teammate to gain height).
posted by jjzucal at 01:24 PM on October 22
Love it ... I was fortunate to attend one game in Shibe Park (after it was renamed in honor of Connie Mack) about a month before the Phillies' final game before they moved to the Vet. They had erected a giant scoreboard in front of the RF fence.
It likely would be a pain for them, but I would love to see MLB Network search for, and show, games from the old-time stadiums. A number of these were still around in the mid-60's; would be nice to see them.
posted by jjzucal at 05:02 PM on October 18
Of course guys don't want to slow up ... one step the other way at the sideline and he goes for 20 yards.
posted by jjzucal at 08:43 PM on October 17
While there are limits on foreign players in MLS, I pray this doesn't mean DC United will become sort of a farm club for Inter.
posted by jjzucal at 05:52 PM on October 17
Calgary by 19
Toronto by 12
B.C. by 2
Montreal by 3
posted by jjzucal at 12:24 PM on October 17
Rcade, I watched a feature on the incident (may have been one of ESPN's "30 For 30") in which it was determined the ball was just inside the fans' side of the railing. The reaction of some in the "peanut gallery" was sad.
There likely are some Cub fans who still blame Bartman for the Cubs losing the NLCS ... ignoring that the Cubs went into a free-fall meltdown in the late innings, and they still had a Game 7 to redeem themselves.
posted by jjzucal at 05:06 PM on October 14
I've seen posts, on other articles, in which people are griping about Peterson's decision to play. I see it as a strong will; he tried to help his teammates win while carrying this burden. He may not have known the child until recently, but it is still a burden. Once the ball is snapped, he's focusing on the play, but once he went to the sidelines, surely this child was on his mind.
posted by jjzucal at 09:42 PM on October 13
I tried to do the numbers, figuring how I could still win this little group, then I realized it wasn't worth doing as it's virtually impossible.
Calgary by 18
Saskatchewan by 12
Montreal by 7
Toronto by 13
posted by jjzucal at 05:36 PM on October 10
Imagine Bronco fans should Jax be in position to win late in the game. Could get verbally ugly.
posted by jjzucal at 02:08 PM on October 08
"As the band was preparing for the National Anthem ..."
I pray he was nowhere near the sideline, lining up for the anthem, as he continued his venom. Then the concern would be why his teammates didn't shut him up.
posted by jjzucal at 08:47 PM on October 07
Question: does anyone in the NFC East play defense?
Philly: 159 points/5 games, Dallas 136/5 (though today massively skewed that), Giants 182/5, Washington 112/4; and the way my Eagles play offense, they're capable of 400 points this season ... while allowing 500.
posted by jjzucal at 08:46 PM on October 06
Toronto by 9
B.C. by 15
Montreal by 9
Calgary by 4
posted by jjzucal at 02:18 PM on October 04
At least he wasn't fired in Tempe.
Classless act; get back to campus and inform him in a private meeting.
posted by jjzucal at 07:10 PM on September 29
Al Fayed thought owning Fulham would be "easy as 1, 2, 3 ..." Oops.
posted by jjzucal at 01:13 PM on September 27
B.C. by 12
Hamilton by 13
Edmonton by 3
Saskatchewan by 6
posted by jjzucal at 01:08 PM on September 27
Just as well ... a statue gets lonely in front of an empty stadium at 3 a.m.
posted by jjzucal at 10:07 PM on September 25
Edmonton by 12
Hamilton by 7
B.C. by 2
posted by jjzucal at 01:21 PM on September 20
Calgary by 11
Edmonton by 17
posted by jjzucal at 10:59 AM on September 13
Beg Ohio State to get Ohio Stadium. If it didn't sell out 100K, it would be very close.
posted by jjzucal at 07:59 PM on September 11
So were the Steelers ... wonder if Bradshaw's career turned around?
The Tebow believers go on one-half season of "success" in Denver. They talk about the wins, ignoring that the comebacks followed three horrible quarters. 46-percent completion rate in 2011; 1,728 yards passing but needed just about every one of his 660 rushing yards to survive.
posted by jjzucal at 10:00 PM on September 09
Grum ... same here, "Who?"
I understand the NFL and networks wanting to keep viewers during halftime, but I guess I'm "old school" and would prefer the 20-minute halftime, let the studio folks analyze the first half, and get back to football instead of waiting 40-45 minutes (counting set-up and breakdown).
posted by jjzucal at 06:06 PM on September 09
Payback for the Snow Bowl.
posted by jjzucal at 11:52 AM on September 07
I've got him in a Yahoo league: projected: 53.63 ... actual: 89.14.
Then there's an ESPN league: I had Welker for 16 ... problem was my opponent had Manning for 46.
Yeah, Peyton's washed up!
posted by jjzucal at 03:49 PM on September 06
Oh, last place ... we can only go up!
Edmonton by 4 (Esks are due)
Montreal by 11
Saskatchewan by 5
posted by jjzucal at 03:11 PM on September 05
Etrigan, if it, indeed, was a screw-up. Remember how the lights went out on opening night of the new Meadowlands Stadium? Merchanical problems happen.
Ray's now has an SB ring for his other hand; now, please, disappear.
posted by jjzucal at 04:29 PM on September 02
OK, thanks, Ufez.
posted by jjzucal at 11:48 PM on September 01
I'm in as a newbie. It's my second league, and I wish there was an option to make one league's selections good for all leagues.
posted by jjzucal at 12:04 PM on September 01
I'm reading this can be paid over 20 years, but at least one-half must be paid in the first three years. I wanted to link a PDF of the proposed settlement, but it came up blank.
posted by jjzucal at 08:17 PM on August 30
British Columbia by 12
Saskatchewan by 15
Calgary by 5
Toronto by 6
posted by jjzucal at 10:34 PM on August 28
As much as I like McEnroe (as well as share the same Feb. 16 birthday), while it wouldn't be straight sets, I think Serena would win.
This story almost sounds like an attempt to downplay King's accomplishment, which helped to increase attention to women's tennis.
posted by jjzucal at 12:49 AM on August 28
Toronto by 2
Winnipeg by 9
Saskatchewan by 8
posted by jjzucal at 04:58 PM on August 23
Maplewood Town Brawlers are in ... the nickname should suggest I intend to win penalty minutes each week.
posted by jjzucal at 10:05 PM on August 19
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