I remember, many years ago, a South American under-21 tourney was decided by the amount of corners taken by each team...
I believe this only applied to the finals and actually, if I remember correctly, one of the teams won, so there was no need to use this tie-breaker.
I believe this makes it for a more exciting game; very often in over-time, teams are so tired they are just killing time waiting for the shoot-out.
And the pk's are pretty much like a flip of a coin, anyway.... Nerve-racking to watch, but not very fair, IMO
posted by gloglu at 01:08 PM on January 12
Adelman had Artest when he was coaching the Kings. So he should know how much of a pain he is or isn't. If he agrees on the trade, I believe they should be fine. At least they will know what they're getting into... I believe Artest, finally, has matured and his off the court antics are a thing of the past. The last couple of years he has behaved well and he will thrive with the Rockets. Good move by them!
posted by gloglu at 06:56 AM on July 30
It all started last year. The Mets blew a 7 game lead with 17 to go. And the same symptoms appeared again this season: a decent starting pitching; horrible relievers that couldn't hold a lead; a closer that couldn't close; and a decent offense for the first four innings and nothing after that. No fire, no come from behind fight. They have blown so many leads during games, but nothing the other way around. I like Randolph, but this was the right move at the right time. The Mets are not too far off the lead to make a run for it with so many games remaining. They had no chance with him at the helm. Now they have one. It's up to them if they make it or not. Personally, I believe they will make it. They have a better team than the Phillies. Time will tell.
posted by gloglu at 08:01 AM on June 17
I would expect that Wagner and Wright would be talking to the media more often just for the fact that are American born players. Foreign players that struggle with English don't make public appearances on English-language TV or radio that often. Of course, this should happen either when the team wins or loses.
posted by gloglu at 11:33 AM on May 16
Also, the Chargers traded 2004 No. 1 overall pick, Eli Manning, for the 4th pick, Phillip Rivers. I'm not sure how that's working out for them considering that Eli just won a Super Bowl and all, but they didn't have much of a choice since Manning didn't want to play in San Diego. I think Phillips is not all that bad himself, so I conclude they did OK given the circumstances.
posted by gloglu at 11:37 AM on April 23
He will get paid until the end of his contract. So, the good thing for him is that he can spend the holidays with his family, instead of maybe being on the road, and receives his salary as if he was fully working. Not too bad...
posted by gloglu at 11:30 AM on December 26
He lost two fingers, not three...
posted by gloglu at 11:50 AM on November 14
Saltalamacchia might improve defensively, but his offense makes up in large part for any deficiencies. I know nothing about his ability to handle pitchers or call a game. Does this mean that Bobby Cox, or whomever he designates, will end up calling the pitches from the dugout? I didn't know Bobby Cox was included in the deal to Texas also...
posted by gloglu at 07:15 AM on July 31
Something I might be missing, but why is it so important the 57%? I know that there's a large difference with the 44% of the previous 2 years, but do they always have to bet on the "over"? Couldn't they just have done one "over" followed by one "under" and so forth, so as the average would stay close to 50% and it wouldn't have raised a flag? The guy all he had to do was to remember when to "whistle a lot" and when to "swallow the whistle". Am I wrong?
posted by gloglu at 01:28 PM on July 24
You say Steve Nash's back hurts? How about Horry's back? I'm sure it's hurting even more, after all those taps from Spurs' coaches and players... 'Adda boy... Good job...That's the way to do it'... Next series, let's see... Hmmm, how about Oberto on Boozer, for example? But it has to be done closer to oposing team's bench, so as to make it close to impossible for some of those bench players no to react. Well, practice makes perfect!
posted by gloglu at 10:38 AM on May 17
When Raja Fuckin Bell can get away with slapping the greatest player on the planet in the 4th quarter of a playoff game, people should start worrying about the integrity of the game. You're saying that it would've been OK slapping any other player??? You LA guys are so full of it...
posted by gloglu at 10:17 AM on May 04
call me racist,arrogant,hateful..but I AS AN AMERICAN have a hard time enjoying south america's national pastime. Which is...?
posted by gloglu at 07:47 AM on April 16
Outside Argentina, not too many are sorry for him, which is sad in itself...
posted by gloglu at 09:58 AM on April 13
Believe me, it is far fetched... Not only that he would be coming back, but also that he 'could be the missing piece to land the long-awaited championship'... even more far fetched...
posted by gloglu at 08:48 AM on April 02
Grum, I'm sure you are NOT correct. If you are, I will bet on BOTH teams! If Atlanta wins, I break even. If Florida wins, I end up with $20 of profit in my pocket!
posted by gloglu at 12:22 PM on March 16
< he was 894-1003 before he went to the yankees. that shows that the most mediocre manager can win with the yanks.>> It can also mean that even the most brilliant manager will lose unless he has some decent players...
posted by gloglu at 10:56 AM on May 08
I feel sorry for the Grizzlies: on the road agains the Mavs, instead of at home against the Nuggs... Yes, the system needs a little tweaking...
posted by gloglu at 10:18 AM on May 02
The irony of this is that, the reason Keith Hernandez doesn't want women in the dugout, is to prevent them from seeing and hearing things men do when they are by themselves. Once upon a time it was considered not gentlemen-like to scratch, burp, spit or curse in front of a lady. I guess those days are gone forever as well. Yes, some women got offended by the 'no girls allowed' comments, but I'm sure others also got offended by exactly the opposite.
posted by gloglu at 11:53 AM on April 25
professor: wrong thread
posted by gloglu at 09:56 AM on October 29
During the Celtic's most recent heyday, Kevin McHale had it written into his contract that he could not be paid more than Bird. I don't even understand the statement. If Bird has a $50 mil 5 year contract, for example ($5 mil a year) and McH has one say for $25 mil for the same period, wouldn't that also imply he makes less money than Bird? Maybe has to do with the contract expirations being different, if Bird's contract expired earlier an re-signed for $2 mil a year, the remaining years of Mc would be lowered to $2 mil as well... In any case, this clause might have been demanded by the club not the player, like saying 'whatever you get it's not going to be more than Larry'.
posted by gloglu at 07:08 AM on October 21
Oh, I didn't see the last post... So it was an anti-pot thing. Damn!
posted by gloglu at 03:48 PM on October 20
You prefer hockey to a show about growing pot???? What are YOU smoking?
posted by gloglu at 03:46 PM on October 20
< < practically any team (only a few exceptions come to mind)loses it's starting qb during a season, it's pretty much over.>> Yeah, I remember a few years back when Drew Bledsoe got hurt for the Patriots, they brought some guy, Brady, who stunk big time....>
posted by gloglu at 07:42 AM on September 28
What I don't understand is why this guy would want to appeal. My understanding is that he won't have to server the suspension until after the appeal runs its course but, by then, his DL stint and all star game will be over... Better to pay the 10-day suspension now, which won't cost him anything, and then forget about it. Am I missing something here?
posted by gloglu at 03:50 PM on July 11
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