Recent Comments by drezdn

28 Fans Injured at Daytona by Crash Debris

From pictures and video, it looks like the car managed to hit (and break open) a gate in the fence.

posted by drezdn at 08:21 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Isn't Dickey's knuckleball noticeably faster than Wakefield's?

posted by drezdn at 08:29 PM on December 15

Royals Acquire Shields, Deal Myers to Rays

I would rather my team win the world series and have to wait 25 years or more for the next playoff appearance, than to never win it all.

posted by drezdn at 09:31 PM on December 10

Infield Fly Call Helps Cards Oust Braves

The call was terrible. Sure, it was a routine play, but that doesn't mean the Cards don't have to make the play.

You don't commit three errors and expect to win too many playoff games.

The Cards had three errors in game six of the World Series last year.

posted by drezdn at 11:44 AM on October 06

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

It's probably enjoyable until your team is the one that loses because of it.

posted by drezdn at 12:52 PM on September 25

Should athletic scholarships come with a 4-year guarantee?

Four year guaranteed scholarships (that even players who go pro can take advantage of after their career is over) would be the easiest first step towards an equitable system of "paying" players.

posted by drezdn at 03:24 PM on May 18

Is Robert Griffin III Overrated?

I wonder if this is being spread by the Redskins to drive down his cost, another QBs agent to prop up their guy, a team hoping Griffin will drop, or who...

posted by drezdn at 02:53 PM on April 19

Tebow Traded to New York Jets

They're cornering the market.

posted by drezdn at 01:17 PM on March 21

Seattle Seahawks sign quarterback Matt Flynn to multi-year deal

I hope he does well for them.

posted by drezdn at 10:21 AM on March 19

NBA Store Puts Dwight Howard Nets Jersey On Sale

One thing nice about his change of heart is that maybe the Leborn decision has shown some players that money is not everything when you're already rich,

Lebron actually took less money to play for Miami.

posted by drezdn at 08:04 PM on March 15

NBA Store Puts Dwight Howard Nets Jersey On Sale

Does the NBA allow compensation picks yet? If not, doing so would solve a bit of this problem.

posted by drezdn at 12:44 PM on March 15

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning Today

Vikings!

Do you think Manning would want to play behind that offensive line?

posted by drezdn at 01:12 PM on March 07

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 14 2011

Consider my days as a Tebow fanboy over. /fuming

Why?

posted by drezdn at 07:41 PM on December 11

All-Star Shake-up.

I'm a fan of a small market team, but think the owners made this mess. With the latest CBA, a player's current team can offer them more than anyone else when they become a free agent.

On paper this is good for small market teams, but if the player wants to leave, it's in the player's best interest to do what Paul is trying to do, get traded to the team you'd rather have offer you the max contract.

Unless if the NBA just plans on vetoing every trade, this is going to be a huge issue.

posted by drezdn at 08:32 AM on December 09

Pujols Going to Angels for 10 Years, $250 Million

I think the era of sure-fire future Hall of Famers playing with one team for their entire careers is largely over.

Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki are both signed with their teams through 2020.

posted by drezdn at 02:06 PM on December 08

Pujols Going to Angels for 10 Years, $250 Million

Glad to see him out of the NL Central. I don't feel to sorry for the Cards as they can still keep warm with those WS memories.

posted by drezdn at 12:29 PM on December 08

Green Bay Packers Climb to 12-0

I watched the end of the Denver/Minnesota game and, you know, the Broncos are actually really fun to watch right now.

The ending of the game may have been exciting, but the first half was excruciating.

posted by drezdn at 09:55 AM on December 06

Packers Offering First Stock Sale in 14 Years

I'm guessing that by the time I have the money to buy a share, they won't be available anymore. To me, besides being able to attend the shareholder meeting, the coolest benefit is that it means you're entitled to a super bowl ring if/when they win one (you just have to pay for it).

posted by drezdn at 11:52 AM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Good news for Muller, but I'm disappointed, because he was coaching the local triple A team.

posted by drezdn at 05:07 PM on November 28

Chicago Cubs Hire Dale Sveum as Manager

Why? When he coached the Brewers after Yost was fired, he made exactly the same type of mistakes Yost made (having LOOGYs face right handed batters, leaving pitchers in to long, letting Suppan touch a baseball in the playoffs).

posted by drezdn at 04:10 PM on November 17

Brewers Bomb Cards in NLCS Opener

If they can pitch like Suppan did in the 2006 playoffs, I'd be ok with it.

posted by drezdn at 03:17 PM on October 10

Brewers Beat D-Backs in 10 Innings, Advance to NLCS

Morgan will always have a warm sport in my decidedly biased heart because of this.

posted by drezdn at 11:16 AM on October 09

Brewers Beat D-Backs in 10 Innings, Advance to NLCS

I'm not sure I could grow to love a dude who refers to himself by his self-imposed nickname while speaking in the third person.

He only started re-using the Tony Plush name because it was popular with Milwaukee fans (and inspired a hilarious twitter account).

posted by drezdn at 10:24 AM on October 09

Brewers Beat D-Backs in 10 Innings, Advance to NLCS

With the bad blood between the Brewers and the Cards, the next week will be Midwest epic.

posted by drezdn at 11:11 PM on October 07

Brewers Beat D-Backs in 10 Innings, Advance to NLCS

:D

posted by drezdn at 09:49 PM on October 07

Favre: What Took Rodgers So Long?

I think the successful team Favre was referring to was the team as he left it, which made it to the NFC championship game and was a play away from the Superbowl.

That team had some pretty serious flaws, which were revealed and mostly patched over the next two years.

In retrospect, I'm glad that Favre left because if he hadn't forced the trade, the Packers would likely have been unable to draft Clay Matthews III.

posted by drezdn at 04:55 PM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Farnsworth come out of nowhere.

Chris Carpenter has a huge reputation as a dick.

posted by drezdn at 01:14 PM on September 14

Plane crash kills ‘majority’ of KHL team Lokomotiv

It looks like one of the players killed (Robert Dietrich) had played for our local AHL team.

posted by drezdn at 11:05 AM on September 07

New Maryland Uniforms Shock and Awe

I like the looks, including the flag one.

posted by drezdn at 11:10 AM on September 06

Carlton Fisk: Nobody Disrespected Game Like Deion

The best Deion Sanders Highlight ever starts at 1:15 in this video.

posted by drezdn at 12:33 PM on August 27

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks are taking the NBA Championship to Dallas

Congratulations to the Mavericks.

If The Heat come back humbled a little by the experience, it'll go a long way towards redeeming themselves next year. They need to save the celebrating for after they've won it all.

Wasn't a Heat celebration in game 2 part of the spark that lit up the Mavs?

posted by drezdn at 12:24 AM on June 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I wonder if both teams will be able to field a full lineup, given the number of concussions they'll inflict on each other.

It's fine, they all did badly on the initial tests on purpose. Both rinks may need to look into making their penalty boxes larger though.

posted by drezdn at 02:12 PM on April 28

Braves Pitching Coach Goes Batty

This reminds me of something that happened at a minor league hockey game. I was sitting near the visiting team bench when a player let a string of obscenities fly at an official over a non-call. A mom nearby went off on the player for saying that sort of thing in front of impressionable kids.

posted by drezdn at 02:10 PM on April 28

Peyton Manning Tanks Concussion Tests

If most players do this, it makes you wonder how bad the concussions are when the players do fail.

posted by drezdn at 05:53 PM on April 27

Hank Steinbrenner Hammers Revenue Sharing

"At some point if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets or don't leave teams in minor markets," he said.

MLB should call his bluff and put more teams in New York.

posted by drezdn at 09:03 AM on February 22

Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champions

When Rodgers passing the majority of Favre's records wake me up.

Well, he has as many road playoff wins and Super Bowl rings as Favre, so that's a start.

posted by drezdn at 01:34 PM on February 08

Zack Greinke Traded to Brewers

The winner in all this is Yovanni Gallardo who goes from hard luck losses as a one to being a pretty good 2 or 3.

posted by drezdn at 01:05 PM on December 19

Cardinals Sign Lance Berkman

Berkman could be a very reliable bat.

But if the Cards play him in the outfield, won't his defense hurt as much as his bat helps?

posted by drezdn at 06:06 PM on December 06

Madison Square Garden Will Have Spectator Bridges

If done right, this could be a really cool thing.

posted by drezdn at 09:31 PM on November 26

Morneau: Target Field Dimensions 'Ridiculous'

How do the pitchers feel about it though?

posted by drezdn at 07:10 PM on November 13

Celtics Drop Heat in South Beach

The Cavs have beat the Celtics more than the Heat have this year. Awesome.

posted by drezdn at 08:31 AM on November 12

Stern Wants 5 Teams in Europe by 2020

What I'd like to see (in any sports really) is an entire conference (or two) outside of North America. It might take a while for all of the conferences to be competitive with each other but it would be cool for the league finals to be something like the Lakers vs. Rome's Gladiators.

posted by drezdn at 04:51 PM on October 30

Trevor Hoffman Notches 600th Career Save in Brewers Victory

One of the impressive things about his accomplishment is that it came against a team that had been lighting him up.

posted by drezdn at 04:36 PM on September 08

Cardinals release Matt Leinart

My understanding is that Leinart's numbers were decent, but he had a tendency to go for quick short yardage passes instead of letting the play develop and going for the longer pass.

posted by drezdn at 01:41 PM on September 05

Still need 1 more...

Your problem is solved.

posted by drezdn at 04:56 PM on September 04

Las Vegas in Talks with American League Team

There was a brief moment where I was worried that someone forgot that the Brewers are in the National League now. At least the team would owe Milwaukee a ton of money if it were to leave any time soon.

posted by drezdn at 08:51 PM on August 21

Brandon Phillips: “I hate the Cardinals, hate ‘em”

For some context, the Cards complained about wet balls in Cincinnati this year. They also complained about Carlos Lee getting pissed after popping up.

posted by drezdn at 08:56 PM on August 10

Tonight's the night for Stephen Strasburg

If there was a way for Bryce Harper to face Strasburg while Lebron James, Tiger Woods, and Brett Favre looked on, ESPN would implode due to over-excitement.

posted by drezdn at 10:27 AM on June 08

Galarraga robbed of perfect game by blown call on last out.

That was an atrocious call. If they can, the MLB really should overturn it.

posted by drezdn at 09:13 PM on June 02

Meadowlands to host Super Bowl in 2014

I think it's a really cool idea, and that it just shows how whiny sportswriters are. The Ice Bowl is one of the legendary games because of the weather, and here's hoping the game in New York is nearly as classic.

posted by drezdn at 09:10 AM on May 26

Rivera Gives Up First Grand Slam in 8 Years

Oddly enough, Trevor Hoffman gave up his first Grand Slam this year.

posted by drezdn at 10:25 PM on May 17

Royals fire Hillman, select Yost as replacement

Ned Yost can be poison for a bullpen, but he can be a good manager for young players. Unfortunately, he also has a secret crush on Jason Kendall.

posted by drezdn at 08:57 PM on May 14

Stephen Strasburg Throws 6 No-Hit Innings in Triple A

One word of warning for the teams that delay service time. The Brewers did it to Ryan Braun in 2007. The team ended up losing the division by two games that season. If they would have brought him up earlier, maybe, just maybe they would have made the playoffs.

posted by drezdn at 01:38 PM on May 14

Stephen Strasburg Throws 6 No-Hit Innings in Triple A

What's a comparable trick for a player?

I'm not a big fan of delaying service time, but the Players' Association agreed to the rules. The next time the collective bargaining agreement is up, the players could probably put an end to it if they agreed to some other concession.

posted by drezdn at 01:34 PM on May 14

Starlin Castro Begins Cubs Career with 6-RBI Game

I still wouldn't be surprised for this to backfire on the Cubs.

posted by drezdn at 05:40 PM on May 08

NCAA Bans Eye-Black Messages

Who's the Jim McMahon of college football that will put "This Space Intentionally Left Blank"

posted by drezdn at 11:03 PM on April 17

Carmelo Anthony collapses on the floor in the middle of a game, and play goes on

After what happened to Carlos Delfino this year (getting his neck stepped on), it was irresponsible to let play continue, especially when the ball came back to the Nugget's end of the court.

posted by drezdn at 08:11 AM on April 09

Education Secretary Wants No Post-Season Play for Low-Graduation Schools

My counter-proposal is that schools should be required to give any scholarship athlete fully paid tuition (doesn't have to include room and board, but maybe it should) until they earn their degree. Even if a student is there one year before they try for the NBA draft, then the school should be required to allow the player to still have the option of an education on the university's dime.

posted by drezdn at 03:26 PM on March 18

Winning Time: Pacers-Knicks and the Legacy of Reggie Miller

It was really enjoyable, and I'm not even a fan of the Pacers or Knicks.

posted by drezdn at 03:56 PM on March 17

"We believe in live. We believe in live."

There's one thing the IOC should consider that gives ABC/ESPN an edge (and makes them evil). ESPN really seems to go to the mat promoting the sports that appear on it and ABC and almost ignoring those that don't.

If ABC got the Olympics, ESPN would probably be hyping events with months to go until the games.

posted by drezdn at 10:24 PM on February 24