Recent Comments by dbt302

Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen killed.

It is always tragic to lose someone in auto racing accident or any other kind of accident for that matter. I hope LeMans will take steps to make the barriers safer. I understand a lot of the track consists of country roads but steps should be taken to help make the racing safer.

posted by dbt302 at 07:51 AM on June 24

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

If you watch the reply from a head on angle, Tate clearly gets his left arm between the ball and the defensive players chest. When the ball comes in and the defensive player wraps his arms around the ball AND Tate's left arm, was that enough for the officials to say Tate caught the ball. Having his right arm wrapped around the ball didn't hurt either.

posted by dbt302 at 12:29 PM on September 25

NCAA President: Death Penalty Possible for Penn State

I agree with TheQatarian. If the NCAA has to punish the school, there are other ways to do it besides the "death penalty". Take away bowl games. Fine the school some outrageous amount of money.

The football program generates enough money to run all the other sports. Those student atheletes shouldn't have to suffer because there is no money to run their sport.

posted by dbt302 at 11:48 AM on July 18

'Pirates Lose' Beer Special Brings Bar Heat From Team

The owner was on the radio this morning and said Mr Coonelly called her and reemed her out on the phone. She said he was an asshole. I cracked up.

posted by dbt302 at 12:08 PM on May 17

Drivers Remember Earnhardt's Death

I was watching the race on tv when Dale had the accident. I knew from Kenny Schrader's reaction that something was seriously wrong. I think CBS knew something was wrong too because they didn't show what was going on around Dale's car the entire time they tried to remove him. The accident didn't seem that bad in comparison to so many others. It's not what you hit, it's how you hit it. Dale hit the wall pretty much head on. Going 190 mph to less than 100 mph in the blink of an eye is more than the body can take.

Dale was "old school". He never wore a closed face helmet like everyone wore back then. Head and neck restraints were just starting to come into the sport. Most drivers didn't wear one. Dale was a leader in the garage area. He went to Nascar with concerns of the drivers to help make the sport better. No one has picked that title up and ran with it. Hopefully in time someone will.

You are missed Mr. Earnhardt.

posted by dbt302 at 12:42 PM on February 09

Nascar Gives Nationwide Drivers Chance to Be Champs

The big named racers are going to race. They don't care about Nationwide points. Some race just for the fun and some race to get information they can take to their Sprint Cup car. Do you really think Kyle Busch isn't going to race? He loves to race and so do so many of the other Sprint Cup regulars. Attendance won't be hurt at all.

posted by dbt302 at 12:11 PM on January 25

Favre's streak ends at 297

In seven seasons, Payton Manning should pass Favre. If/When he does, there will be a lot more attention to it because Manning is more like Ripken and not a drama queen like Favre.

posted by dbt302 at 12:12 PM on December 14

Jets' WR Braylon Edwards busted in DWI

The window tint was a chicken shit way of pulling him or anyone else over hoping to find something else. They hit the jackpot with this one.

posted by dbt302 at 12:37 PM on September 21

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant defies rookie tradition, refuses to carry Roy Williams' shoulder pads

I thought TO left Dallas?

posted by dbt302 at 12:14 PM on July 26

Indy Driver Milka Duno 'Dangerously Slow'

They should do like Nascar. Have a minimum speed. If you can't run the minimum speed, you are black flagged and parked.

posted by dbt302 at 12:22 PM on July 19

FIFA Responds Quickly to Glaring Officiating Errors

"This will be corrected," said FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot.

But not this year.

posted by dbt302 at 12:18 PM on June 28

Danica Patrick Booed by Indy Fans

Another reason for the booing is Danica trying her hand at NASCAR. Those die-hard Indy fans are not happy with it.

posted by dbt302 at 12:11 PM on May 27

Phil Mickelson Wins Third Masters

Tiger said he was going to control his outbursts on the course and conduct himself better. If the rest of the field can handle the occasional bad shot with composure while the cameras are on, why can't he?

He can't do it because he's never had to before. It is going to take time for him to change. There is no way anyone can or should expect him to be perfect his first time out. How do we know he didn't curb his tongue on other bad shots that we saw on tv? So instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt, he has to get raked over the coals for a couple outbursts. That is total crap and the media and a majority of the public should be ashamed of themselves. Everyone has a bad habit. Is it fair for your friends to give you grief if you lapse into your old habit if you're trying to quit? Give the man some support just like you would do for your friends.

posted by dbt302 at 02:51 PM on April 12

Phil Mickelson Wins Third Masters

I just wish the television people would get off Tiger's back. Yes, he got frustrated and said a few naughty words. All we heard on Saturday was how Tiger disappointed us by his outburst and he didn't do what he said he would. Give the man a break for crying out loud. Do they really expect him to change over night? If they do, they are insane. Tiger expects the very best from himself and when he doesn't, he is going to get frustrated. Sometime to the point of saying a few words he shouldn't. Bobby Jones was no angel on the golf course either. It took time and he changed. Give Tiger time too.

As far as Tiger's game goes; if he had played at worst, even through the first 6 holes and made a birdie istead of a 3 putt bogie, he is right there at the end. When he gets the kinks worked out, he is going to be primed to dominate again.

posted by dbt302 at 12:48 PM on April 12

NCAA May Expand March Madness to 96 Teams

Why is the NCAA tinkering with basketball? They should be working on how to have a real National Champion for football.

posted by dbt302 at 12:13 PM on January 22

Done deal: Jason Bay has signed with the NY Mets -

Over-pay-ment, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!!!

posted by dbt302 at 12:20 PM on December 30

NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson AP's Male Athlete of the Year

This entire conversation about who is and is not an athlete is crazy. Yes, baseball players are athletes. They also get to sit on the bench every half inning. Football players are athletes. They also get to sit on the bench when there is a change of posession. Basketball has timeouts and halftime. The next hot summer day that comes along, roll your windows up, and turn the heat on as hot as it can go and drive for 3-4 hours. There are no timeouts, change of posession, halftimes, or anything else that gives a Nascar driver a break from sitting in a car that is upwards of 140 degrees inside. Nascar drivers are athletes.

posted by dbt302 at 12:13 PM on December 22

Tiger Woods to take 'indefinite' leave from golf

They (the press) makes it seem like Tiger is the ONLY golfer ever to cheat on his wife. Yes, he is the most popular but he isn't the only one. The only reason this is so blown out of porportion is because it is Tiger. Bill Clinton didn't get this much attention when he was fooling around. It was stupid of him to do what he did but he's also human. Humans make mistakes. Leave the man alone and let him try to fix his marriage.

posted by dbt302 at 12:41 PM on December 14

Woods' Agent Looks for Love from Sponsors

I find it highly unlikely that Tiger has been the ONLY one who has had transgressions while on the PGA Tour. If this story had been about John Daly, would it have gotten this much attention? Now I understand John Daly isn't Tiger but neither is any other golfer on the tour. The more popular you are, the harder papers like the National Inquirer will try to find dirt on you. Wasn't Michael Jordan fooling around on his wife? It never got this much attention.

posted by dbt302 at 12:14 PM on December 11

Bengals Coach Tells Ochocinco to Cut the Mustard

What is the difference between Hines' hit and a hit that happens on a lot of punt returns? How many times have we all seen a guy get de-cleeted on a punt return? Nothing has been said about those hits being dirty.

As far as Chad 85's one liners go. He should have said something about the Steelers db's only seeing his Heinz-end as he's running toward the goal line.

posted by dbt302 at 12:35 PM on November 12

Aluminum Bat Maker Liable in Baseball Player's Death

There is no common sense in this or the McDonald's lawsuits. Everyone who plays baseball knows the ball comes off of the aluminum bat faster than a wooden bat. These same players know there is a risk of being hit with a batted ball. I'm sure if a player wasn't comfortable with the situation, they wouldn't play. By playing, they are taking responsability for what might happen.

The parents should ashamed of themselves for taking this to court and the Judge should be even more ashamed for the decision. Why didn't the parents sue the batter for swinging too hard? Sue the baseball manufacturer because the ball was too hard while you're at it.

If the batter has to wear a batting helmet why can't a pitcher wear one as well? Is this a cure, probably not but a helmet might have saved this kids life.

As far as McDonald's goes, coffee is hot and we all know it. Temperature is an after thought when we buy coffee. We know it is hot and putting it between your knees while the car is moving is asking for trouble.

McDonald's and Louisville Slugger got screwed.

posted by dbt302 at 12:39 PM on October 30

ESPN's Steve Phillips caught in affair with 22-year-old production assistant

I swear I saw her picture with an ad on Craigslist. (Pittsburgh-Women for Men)

posted by dbt302 at 12:10 PM on October 22

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie, the team's chief executive, have separated

Do they split the players in the divorce?

posted by dbt302 at 12:37 PM on October 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If you go back and watch the replays, Troy had position on the receiver and the receiver pushed him off. How that is a penalty on Troy, is beyond me. The out of bounds penalty was pretty ticky-tack. The runner had not established being out of bounds but was in the air.

It was a great game all-in-all and I'm glad I was there to feel the excitement of the evening.

I'm sure NBC did a terrible job of bringing that feeling into your homes. I do know they sure bring a halt to the flow of the game with all the damn commercials. It was awful. Wait for what seemed like 10 minutes for any kickoff. They finally kickoff and after the play is over, you wait another 10 minutes. I doubt anything can or will be done but it sure is a buzz kill.

posted by dbt302 at 12:40 PM on September 11

NFL Changes Rules for Cowboys' Giant HDTV

I think Ray Guy would have knocked Telemanjaro from the ceiling.

posted by dbt302 at 12:26 PM on August 31

South African Runner Faces Accusation She's a Man, Baby

If a woman has the ability to post up LeBron, or to sack Brady, or strike out Pujols, let her compete.

Brady has been sacked by a woman. Gisele Bundchen.

posted by dbt302 at 12:16 PM on August 20

Baseball Will Rein In Draft Pick Salaries in 2011

I'll believe it when I see it.

posted by dbt302 at 12:09 PM on August 20

Adrian Beltre Takes One-Hopper to the Testicle

He finds the cup uncomfortable? Imagine how uncomfortable he's feeling now.

posted by dbt302 at 12:28 PM on August 14

The Devil Is Still In Josh Hamilton

That is a very tough demon to exorcise. Hang in there Josh.

posted by dbt302 at 12:10 PM on August 10

Tiger wins for the second week in a row

Tiger is unreal. There is no other way to say it. Here are a couple stats that will really open your eyes.

Tiger has gotten to 70 wins by the age of 33.
Jack Nicklaus did it at age 40.
Sam Snead did it at age 41.

Tiger wins at a 28+% rate. The next highest is Phil Mickelson at 9%.

Is it possible he can win 100 tournaments before he retires? At the rate he's going, he'll have that by age 40.

posted by dbt302 at 11:55 PM on August 09

25 Things We Miss In Football

The Baltimore Colts and old Memorial Stadium.

posted by dbt302 at 12:16 PM on August 05

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu

I can only imagine what the Detroit Lions fans have been drinking to ward off losing 15 games this year.

posted by dbt302 at 12:39 PM on August 04

Ortiz and Ramirez Said to Be on 2003 Doping List

I'm so tired of hearing about steroids. Release the damn list, let the sports guys talk about them for a couple weeks, and lets put an end to this.

posted by dbt302 at 12:43 PM on July 31

Stalker Tapes Erin Andrews, Releases Video on Web

Guys like that should have their nuts cut off. Is that a bite too strong?

posted by dbt302 at 12:24 PM on July 21

Cricket Umpire Killed by Thrown Ball During Match

I know nothing about cricket so pardon my asking this silly question: What is a cricket ball made of?

posted by dbt302 at 12:09 PM on July 07

Phil Mickelson hits backwards better than you hit forwards

Yeah but did he make the putt?

posted by dbt302 at 12:22 PM on July 02

Marian Hossa signs 12-year deal with Chicago

Step up to the betting windows gentlemen. With Hossa being on the last two teams that lost the Stanley Cup, it is a guarantee Chicago is going down in the Finals this year.

posted by dbt302 at 12:19 PM on July 02

Formula One's major players announce they will create their own series

This reminds me of what happened to the Champ Car Series when the IRL broke away. Neither series was worth much after that for many years. You would think F1 would look at this and realize they are only destroying themselves.

posted by dbt302 at 12:19 PM on June 19

Sammy Sosa Tested Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drugs in 2003

Mark McGwire has been on the ballot 3 years now and only has 25% of the votes needed to be inducted into the HOF. Sammy gets less than 10% on the first ballot.

posted by dbt302 at 12:32 PM on June 17

Lawyer Sues for Men Excluded from Oakland A's Mother's Day Giveaway

And we wonder why the country is the way it is. People like this need to be shot. The Judge should be next in line for his ruling. Pathetic.

posted by dbt302 at 12:25 PM on June 16

You're all out!

Let's see the ump try that at a Red Sox-Yankee game sometime.

posted by dbt302 at 12:22 PM on June 16

Close but no cigar

Maybe Hossa will want to come back to the Penguins if they win Friday night.

posted by dbt302 at 12:17 PM on June 11

Los Angeles Clippers Win NBA Draft Lottery

Someone has to explain to me the way the NBA does their lottery. What ever happened to the worst team getting the # 1 pick and so on down the line like the NFL? Ping Pong balls? I thought they were meant for Forrest Gump on the All-American Ping Pong team.

posted by dbt302 at 12:18 PM on May 20

Someone's Getting a RAW Deal

Didn't the Penguins have to change a playoff date against Washington because of a Yanni concert?

I can hear Vince telling the people who made this mistake, "You're FIRED!!!!"

posted by dbt302 at 12:23 PM on May 19

Dirk Nowitzki's Girlfriend From Hell Was Tony Banks' Ex-Girlfriend From Hell

She isn't all that good looking either.

posted by dbt302 at 12:16 PM on May 14

Formula 1 at the Big Picture blog

Is it just me or is the left rear on picture 5 riding on the water?

posted by dbt302 at 12:45 PM on May 05

NASCAR Race Nearly Ends with Car in Stands

The best way to slow these cars down is to cut the spoiler down to where it was back in the old days. If you look at the spoilers then, they couldn't have been much more than a couple inches high. The key is to make them have to slow down when entering the corners. It doesn't matter how much horsepower you have if you have to slow down. That with all the roof flaps and other safety items should keep the cars on the ground and the fans safer.

posted by dbt302 at 12:30 PM on April 27

Quite possibly the world's toughest golf hole

I got that in an email a few days back. The rest of the course is incredible too. How in the world could you read the wind on the green from that far up?

posted by dbt302 at 12:16 PM on April 22

First hole of her life. First swing on a course. Hole-in-one.

Congratulations to her but I'm giving up the game.

posted by dbt302 at 12:14 PM on March 17

Let the Record Be Unbroken

Richard Petty winning 27 races in one season and 10 in a row. Not to mention 7 Daytona 500's. He also won 200 races.

Bill Elliott running 212.813 mph in qualifying at Talladega. With the advent of restrictor plates, this record will never be broken.

posted by dbt302 at 12:18 PM on March 05

Jerry Jones Slaps Muzzle on Head Coach

A muzzle on Wade Phillips......interesting visual.

posted by dbt302 at 12:08 PM on February 23

They Still Raise Them Right In Some Places

I read this story yesterday. It is nice to see there is still some good things to read about in sports. Those kids have their heads on straight.

posted by dbt302 at 12:25 PM on February 19

Cowboys Find A Cure For "Pac Man Fever..."

Cinicinnati or Oakland will give him a call. They obviously don't have a problem taking players with problems.

posted by dbt302 at 12:28 PM on January 08

Video: Rutgers Running Back Tackled By His Hair

I think they do have a policy for hair. If it covers the name on the back of the jersey, the player gets fined. But then again, they get fined for socks, pants, jerseys not being tucked in, etc.

posted by dbt302 at 12:15 PM on December 05

Tuberville Out At Auburn

He'll take some time off and be back with another school soon. He's too good of a coach to be gone long.

posted by dbt302 at 12:10 PM on December 04

Best High School Football Stadiums

The Granite Bowl, Elberton, GA

http://www.elbert.k12.ga.us/ecchs/granitebowl/granitebowl.html

posted by dbt302 at 12:47 PM on October 22

Landis sues in Federal Court

The story that never dies.

posted by dbt302 at 12:41 PM on September 29

Millen out as Lions president, GM

I'm impressed with the power of SportsFilter. One day an article on getting rid of Millen and the next day, he's gone. Impressive to say the least. Think it can work on the economy too?

posted by dbt302 at 12:34 PM on September 24

3,494 and counting.

This guy has to live in the basement of his parents house.

posted by dbt302 at 09:40 PM on June 29

Barry Bonds offers to play for free.

Barry isn't the only guy who can't get a job because of steroids. The former Oriole (who's name slips my mind) hasn't found a job either. I'm sure there are others as well. All of this is because of Barry's name and name only. Collusion? Try common sense. Every owner knows what they get with Barry. Why would you want that distraction? Get over it Barry. You had your run. It's over. Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, Good-Bye!!!!

posted by dbt302 at 06:35 PM on June 28