Wait. drood can say whatever he wants about someone not here to defend himself, no matter how crude or incorrect, and that gets deleted but you leave his?
You know what. fuck that kind of censorship. People engage in personal attacks in these threads all the time that don't get deleted.
Keep your spofi rcade.
posted by irunfromclones at 05:36 PM on December 26
Randy Moss. A self absorbed person who had his ego artificially inflated since junior high by having one selfish coach after another tell him how great he was and how much better and smarter he was than anyone else, just to get him to perform a little better. And then the growing entourage of family and friends and hangers on repeating the same thing over and over.
No wonder Randy is the arrogant, egotistical fatal team cancer that he is. He just can't help it if he knows more than the head coach, the owner, the QB, and all the other players on the team. Like TO, i think that Randy has seen his last season in the NFL. And like TO, his legacy will be one of a rare talent that was wasted.
posted by irunfromclones at 09:00 PM on December 21
"That was one of the few times in my career I kind of went blank,"
Unless you count the times you kind of went blank when you retired and then didn't retire, or the times you sent pictures of your junk to female employees of the team you worked for. And do you include the countless times you blanked out when your team and your backup needed you most? And lets not forget the time you blanked out and refused to cooperate or support your coach knowing that the owner would back you, because after all, you are THE Brett Favre.
The only thing I wish is that it had been Green Bay players slamming Favre into the frozen ground head first and Aaron Rodgers that had piled up the 40 points on the Vikings.
I can see now why Childress got himself fired. Wilf completely undermined him by allowing Brett to continually challenge his authority, and by doing the superstar "I'll do whatever I please" act, essentially putting him on or above the same footing as the head coach. I wonder how Wilf is liking his dual head coaches now?
posted by irunfromclones at 05:09 PM on December 21
Hilarious. Farve busted for pictures of munchkin sized family jewels.
posted by irunfromclones at 06:21 PM on December 20
I was in a pub watching the game with a surprising number of Packer fans. I was a little surprised then when the entire place started cheering for Connolly. I guess an amazing, improbable play transcends team loyalty if even for a moment.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:55 PM on December 20
If we have a SPOFI Asshole Athlete of the Year award, I'd nominate Landis. Always in the shadow of Armstrong, he cheated to win, got caught, was humiliated by having the trophy and win taken away, then humiliated further by spending every penny he had on useless appeals when he knew he was guilty.
And now out of pure spite he wires up to try and prove his claims of doping by all the members of his former team. The 2010 award for Federal Agent Wanting to Make a Name for Himself goes to the moron who Landis conned into making the investigation.
I'd like to be there when the Federal Grand Jury reams both of them. Landis should get the bill for this waste of taxpayer dollars.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:23 PM on December 20
Did he do anything right?
Don't get me started. He hit the ground running stupid in Denver and never stopped till the day he was fired.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:36 AM on December 20
McNabb must feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL. He got little respect in Philly and none in Washington. Shanahan may be right, but he's a complete asshole for making this such a public humiliation for McNabb and himself.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:34 AM on December 20
Or its a way of showing that he really has learned from his experience and wants a chance to teach his children the correct responsibilities of owning a pet.
This country is all about second chances. I'd hate to have to keep paying over and over again for every mistake I ever made.
posted by irunfromclones at 07:52 PM on December 17
I know that the term hero has gotten tossed at so many people for so many reasons that it no longer has the meaning it did. But Bob Feller was a hero in every meaning of the word.
Baseball player, patriot, hero.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:01 AM on December 16
They broke his heart, he breaks their bank. Sounds about even.
posted by irunfromclones at 09:24 PM on December 14
He can't fire the bum, so might as well get some satisfaction for his money. It's mean spirited perhaps, but no worse than a guy being paid primo bucks who isn't earning them.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:10 AM on December 14
Isn't the math formula for the BCS the same one that the Soviets used to put their cosmonauts on the moon?
posted by irunfromclones at 07:10 AM on December 11
Oh. You guys are serious about an actor getting into the Boxing Hall of Fame for portraying a boxer. Wow. Stallone gets in but De Niro is just a contender. Yeah, that makes sense.
posted by irunfromclones at 07:08 AM on December 11
badly in need of a new filter
You look the specs up for that type of vehicle and pull one out of storage.
posted by irunfromclones at 07:04 AM on December 11
So is Bob "The Mouth" Lamey still working for the Colts?
posted by irunfromclones at 06:59 AM on December 11
He is entitled to his opinion, as is everyone in a free country. It's pretty harmless, I mean how many people are going to believe what a baseball player says? The last time I was influenced by an athlete, entertainer, or celebrity I was in 3rd grade.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:04 AM on December 09
Daniels got off on the wrong track with Cutler and everything after that has been downhill. hard for a player to respect a coach who has no respect for the player or the person.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:01 AM on December 07
posted by irunfromclones at 04:28 PM on December 06
Prospects must be really dead for Drew to go to that length for a little publicity. Of course, he'll never have to pay for another meal in Cleveland, which might have been his real motivation for the remark.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:59 AM on December 05
Yes, hincandenza, certainly the Revolutionary War was just a game, the Civil War was a waste of taxpayer dollars, and World War 2 was absolutely unjust.
You'll get no argument from me that the war on terror took a wrong turn, and a lot of Americans would say the same. And you know, every nation "roots" for their own side. Is it only offensive to you when Americans do it?
As for our brave men and women being killers of innocents or torturers of children, I will have to respectfully disagree. Considering that millions of Americans have been in uniform over the course of 200 years, a really very small percentage have committed atrocities of any kind. Lumping all of them into that category is not only an exaggeration and a lie, but complete disrespect for their service. But so say many who have never had the courage to put on a uniform.
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." Sleep well.
posted by irunfromclones at 06:34 AM on December 04
What NoMich said. And I'm buying tickets for my Ranger company for the next Giants home game.
posted by irunfromclones at 08:39 PM on December 03
Yes he got jobbed by the HOF voters. It's an absolute crying shame he's not in despite all their "revamping" of the voting criteria.
posted by irunfromclones at 05:09 PM on December 03
I think this is going to set a very bad precedent for the NCAA. Do only Heisman prospects get a pass?
posted by irunfromclones at 03:48 PM on December 02
There goes 50% of the Niners offense. Westbrook had one good game against a terrible Arizona defense. He won't get 136 yards against Green Bay. Besides, Westbrook is far more effective in a receiver role.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:37 PM on December 02
posted by irunfromclones at 02:12 AM on December 01
I guess the schools have to migrate to the conferences that give them the best chance at the mathematically insane BCS bids.
posted by irunfromclones at 09:24 PM on November 29
I love how he disses God then tries to buy it back at the end with a thank you. You know God is going to make him pay for that in the next game, I bet he won't catch a single ball.
posted by irunfromclones at 09:21 PM on November 29
Not sure. I can't think of anyone who played with Jordan that was on his level. Shaq was never on Kobe's level but together they made the Lakers top heavy
The most top heavy team was Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and MacArthur. But they didn't play hoops that much.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:00 AM on November 29
I don't think the NFL has considered the Niners a real time for a few years now, which reflects the minor fines.
posted by irunfromclones at 06:29 PM on November 27
Well, here's hoping that Farve will be facing charges and a year or two suspension from the league for sexting his old man junk to female employees. then maybe the next head coach will be able to establish control over the entire team again.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:24 PM on November 22
A terrible thing, but entirely preventable. I would never have let my kid crawl around unattended anywhere, much less in a box at a basketball game.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:16 PM on November 22
I can understand the basketball tickets, but come on, the football tickets you can't give away.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:24 AM on November 21
Someone give him a napkin and tell him to wipe that ass off his face.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:23 AM on November 21
If Larry Ellison could buy the Niners from the useless Dork family, odds are that he might move them down to LA where he has a lot of property. He had plans for a destination type stadium, complete with hotel, restaurants, and shopping built with his own money and not dependent on the city.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:54 PM on November 18
How does Bruce Bochy get left out of the equation? He kept the Giants in contention all year, came back from a 7 game deficit in one month to win the NL West, then proceeded to knock off some very tough teams to get to the World Series, which the Giants won in a fashion that stunned a lot of the "experts".
Few thought they would even get past the Braves. No one thought they would get past the Phillies, and most people expected the Rangers to win easily.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:50 PM on November 18
What is this "paid his debt to society" excuse? That only explains why he's no longer in prison - it has nothing to do with moral judgement. Vick may never commit another crime ever again in his life, and he might even never sin again, but he still killed dogs.
So, if you make one mistake in your life witty, we never have to let you forget it even after you have satisfied all of the legal requirements. We still get to see you as guilty the rest of your life according to our own moral judgment standards.
Its pretty clear that no one on this thread approves of dog killing, so I would appreciate it if you don't infer that again. This thread was about an awesome performance by an athlete. The I hate Vick thread is over on yahoo.
posted by irunfromclones at 08:36 PM on November 17
Personally, a human being trumps any number of animals every time.
Donte Stallworth got a 30 day jail sentence on a DUI manslaughter charge for hitting and killing a pedestrian. He didn't lose his job. He didn't lose his home. He didn't lose all of his savings, investments, or endorsements. He did sign a check for the victim's family, but I don't know if a serving of remorse went with it. He did get suspended for one season, but is now playing for the Ravens.
Vick has incurred financial losses of $142 million, including $71 million in Falcons salary, $50 million in endorsement income and nearly $20 million in previously paid bonuses. He also received a higher sentence than anyone else involved in the dog fighting operation.
So I'm curious. What more remorse or payment is required of Vick? Here in the United States a person who serves their sentence is considered to have paid their debt to society. I'd say that Vick more than paid his debt compared to other people charged with dog fighting. If the state of Georgia and federal authorities are satisfied, why do people continue to seek further punishment?
I'll repeat a question asked above and never answered- what more does Vick have to do to satisfy your demands for remorse and recompense?
posted by irunfromclones at 04:13 PM on November 17
There is a video of the 100 million dollar Haynesworth completely giving up on a play in the game with the Eagles. You have to feel sorry for season ticket holders who paid thousands of dollars to watch this mess.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:03 PM on November 17
Sorry, grum, the word "humiliate" is officially reserved this week for Wisconsin dropping 83 points (in a football game) on Indiana.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:35 PM on November 15
I have a hard time with tier one schools playing these cream puffs to pad their stats and win columns. They are no more than pre-season tune up games and shouldn't be considered at all for BCS standings.
I have always thought that college football programs were little more than farm clubs for the NFL in modern times. I think that the players should be compensated. For many of them a career ending injury also means a school ending and education ending injury.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:08 PM on November 15
Your turn dyams.
posted by irunfromclones at 06:22 PM on November 11
Logical progression for a serial offender. Glad they put him away before he did some serious damage.
posted by irunfromclones at 06:20 PM on November 11
Sorry, but unless all of these conversations were legally recorded and I can see the transcripts, I am not having much faith in the reports.
posted by irunfromclones at 05:14 PM on November 11
posted by irunfromclones at 04:20 PM on November 11
Those "trees" are "Sensimilla Oregonis".
posted by irunfromclones at 01:38 AM on November 10
Ecclestone isn't any dumber than the IOC who scheduled the 2016 summer olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the crime capital of the world.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:02 PM on November 09
I left the big flat screen in the family room and listened to the bottom of the ninth on the radio, just like I listened to the games growing up. Krukow with one last "grab some pine, meat!", and Kuiper with the call I have waited my whole life to hear, and I wanted to hear him and only him say it. It doesn't get any better than this.
posted by irunfromclones at 07:16 PM on November 02
Raiders threads also draw the worst crowds.
Hey! I represent that remark! I would have to look at the stats more closely but I don't think they have been able to sell out a home game to have it televised locally in at least three seasons.
The Raiders fans are doing what I wish the Niner fans would do- send a clear message to the owners that they won't pay exorbitant prices for a shitty product.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:26 AM on October 08
I heard one of the callers was Pete Rose.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:47 AM on October 04
Sure he could run fast, but could he talk? No horse holds a candle to Mr Ed.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:45 AM on October 04
I loved that Tim Tebow style jump pass into the end zone that went right into the hands of the Alabama defender. The cut away shot to the Florida coach had me hoping they had an ambulance ready on the sideline reserved just for him.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:42 AM on October 04
Oh, you're "willing", are you? Well then you go right ahead and do that. You go right ahead and bet your money, your time, your freedom, your health, your family's financial well-being and your good name. That's what you're putting up in that bet. And if you win, you get...remind me?
Yes, I'm quite willing to do whatever it takes to defend my children or family. My good name depends upon it as does my self-respect and the respect of my family and friends. Perhaps thats too arcane a concept for you to understand. You can stand on the sideline and watch it happen to your child, I can't.
I'm not talking about beating the other guy to a bloody pulp a la Thomas Junta , only applying the same force that was used by the coach on the kid.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:26 PM on October 02
No answer? Maybe you need to grow a set of balls to go with all that martial arts training. Someone throws my kid to the ground, I'm not going to send a protest e-mail to the league, I'm not going to call anyone else to handle it for me, I am going to find him and see how he enjoys being thrown to the ground.
Just because it's past tense doesn't mean that an adult gets away with physically abusing someone else's kid. What is so embarrassing about having everyone know you defend your kids? Sorry llb you just sound chickenshit. I can see why you still don't know when self defense is necessary.
I'd be willing to bet in most states except for California, for defending your child the cop would shake your hand, and the District Attorney wouldn't even think about filing charges.
posted by irunfromclones at 03:31 AM on October 01
Since it was LeBron that manufactured most of the media circus around his decision to leave Cleveland including his ego self stroking hour long ESPN special, then who exactly is he calling racist?
There are at least a million different ways he and the Cavs could have parted ways that would have had fans sad, but most not angry with him. And now what possible reason could he and his agent have for getting the Cleveland fans all pissed off at him again? Someone in his entourage get dissed?
posted by irunfromclones at 03:13 AM on October 01
The way this game is played is already hard enough on the players bodies- this just makes it that much worse. I'm glad he is getting outed, the embarrassment might make him stop.
Romanowski is a sociopath who should be institutionalized.
posted by irunfromclones at 01:21 PM on September 29
If some adult had grabbed my kid and thrown him to the ground he would be facing far more than a post-season ban.
Even an 11 year old knows what a terrible example this set for the kids. These guys should be banned permanently from coaching. Parents should certainly not let their kids play on their teams.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:43 PM on September 29
I think this is a more inflammatory statement then the remarks made by Evan Longoria and David Price about fan attendance. The fact that you have 20,000 tickets to give away free that doesn't impact your regular attendance is a sad commentary on Tampa Bay.
I think its time that MLB consider moving the team to a better market, one that will show appreciation for a hard working successful team.
posted by irunfromclones at 12:39 PM on September 29
What rcade said, doubled.
posted by irunfromclones at 05:20 PM on September 07
This is the real Manny; "Manny's first day with White Sox is a cartoon". If you can read that and still think Manny is a great guy and a great baseball player then I think you need your head andor values examined.
The only reason he he likes baseball is "because I'm good at it and you can make some money playing the game."
Baseball isn't about playing baseball anymore, it's just about the money. Stats only matter because they help you to negotiate a bigger contract. I don't mind players being paid what they are worth, although I do think $ 23,854,494 a year for playing baseball is ridiculous.
I just think that the game has lost something when all players can think about is the money and all fans can think about are the stats. If that's baseball to you then knock yourselves out. Me? I haven't watched a professional baseball game since the strike year when they didn't play a World Series. A world war didn't stop the World Series but a dollar did.
posted by irunfromclones at 02:35 PM on September 01
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