Wow, talk about a boring read. I swear we need some inside info on some of you people. Baseball hasnt been hot for a while. Hip hop dominates not just black culture but American culture. Hiphop= football and basketball. Thats why blacks play those sports more. More contact, more skill, more speed. Full scholly's help but only an idiot still thinks that coaches dont work out financial aid packages for every kid he wants. You guys are so funny. Let me break it down.....Baseball is not what's hot in the streets, period.
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:36 PM on March 15
Y'all are funny. Being black I like to think that black kids are smart enough to know that if you are going to be playing a full contact sport you wear a helmet that fits, a face mask, and a mouthpiece to go along with the pads...especially when what you are playing on is hard as a brick. Yes economics has something to do with it, but do you see football players missing their teeth?
posted by Drallig9399 at 11:00 AM on March 09
I hate this. What a slap in the face to the men. Make the women play best of 5 and its all good. But this is just a complete load of crap. How about a new slogan, equal work for equal pay.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:31 PM on February 22
Eh, I like free speech. We should let people express themselves so we truly know them. I am not homophobic, because I dont fear gays. Do I respect their lifestyle, no. Do I have any friends that are gay, no. However I am not into persecuting, which can only be done through actions not words by the way, so in the regard I dont bother them. You are never going to be able to tell a whole segment of the population that they have to accept something that they deem incredibly immoral. I assure I dont think that I am morally sound all the time but I tend to not fight nature. If being gay werent a decision thing, like being a thief or crack head, I think there wouldnt still be all this fuss. But all of this revolves around a choice. We dont have to respect, like, or embrace your own personal choice. And you cant even compare people not liking gays to people not liking blacks. A) you are born black you dont choose it. B) gays werent enslaved then actively discriminated against. I'd say they havent been through anything of note, as a group, that makes their cause so special.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:07 PM on February 15
Obviously someone doesnt know that its easier to have a layup blocked than a dunk. Thats why people do it, not just for flash. If anything the NBA should make the courts bigger and move the 3 point line out. If coaches cant keep their poor shooters from forcing 3s then thats their problem not ours.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:03 AM on February 14
yawn, Amaechi was garbage. I'm glad he found a way to make some money off of being gay. kudos for that. Just because one doesnt care for someone of a certain mindset doesnt mean they hate nor fear them. If its not ok for me to say being gay is wrong, then how is it ok to tell me your opinion of my opinion?
posted by Drallig9399 at 11:37 AM on February 08
How is Tommy Chang panning out? Seriously guys how often do the QBs from the little schools get enough respect to warrant leaving early? Personally a guy would have to be a freak athletically, Big Ben, for me to draft him at a reasonable slot. If piling up monster numbers against pathetic teams was all it took to be a high draft pick then Texas Tech would be sending guys in the first round every year. Not a Colt fan.
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:13 PM on January 22
I doubt he gets much media attention. He isnt a 6 ft chick. He is a 5 ft guy that is smaller with more game, big deal. He is supposed to have more game right? He was playing on the tour he was supposed to be, he's a guy.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:08 AM on January 18
Here we go again. I'm not even going to diss soccer, its a very difficult sport to play. However I must say that I dont think Beckham can inspire kids like you guys think he can. I think most of America wont even look at him as one of their own. He doesnt even sound like an American anymore with that prissy accent and that isnt going to sit well in the south to say the least. I wish him luck as he isnt taking any food out of my mouth. And if I were a defender I would break him the first chance I got just for being so crazy paid. Anyway I think an atmosphere of excitement starts from the lower levels and works its way up. If you cant get people to watch highschool soccer or college soccer then it has no future. Needless to say the big 3 dont have that problem.
posted by Drallig9399 at 03:51 PM on January 12
Women are catching up to men in air rifles. WTF??? Last time I checked you dont have to be an athelete to shoot a gun or throw a dart. As for basketball, of course you get better when you practice against players that are worse matchups for yourself, so when you get to a good matchup then you can dominate. No different than a frosh and a senior. The frosh should have a bad match up against a senior, but when he plays another frosh he should do even better than he did before. I say let the women stop playing with the men. I am tired of hearing how good they are. If college teams need to take reguar students off the yard to practice then obviously there are some serious gaps in talent.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:22 AM on January 04
If I could lead the league in scoring and still be past my prime obviously I wasnt the problem. How many 40 pt 10 asst games has AI had this season already, ummm like 4. STFU.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:30 AM on December 13
What was your point MJ? Didnt the article just say the MLB swept the Japan All stars. So should we discount the most recent wins for the latter? In that case Spain still isnt that good at basketball, they only won the last competition. Argentina is the man, but wait we clocked Argentina this year, so we're still the man. Yay!
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:30 PM on November 08
Dont get mad at men for not paying women sports any attention. If I am not mistaken women make up slightly more than half of the population, the onus should be on them to support their sisters. We shouldnt be guilted into watching an effort inferior to what our brothers are capable of accomplishing. And dont compare Dan Marino to these broads, he has won plenty of games. Neither of them has won a race/tournament. That argument was pathetic.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:06 AM on August 11
I hope people actually start reading articles before posting in the future. If you dont understand what you read, then please ask for help.
posted by Drallig9399 at 11:57 AM on July 27
Are you guys even conscious when you write. The olympics arent played until 2008. The guys will be even more disgusting then they are now. Stop having a cow.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:06 AM on July 27
I swear we argue about the dumbest things. I dont think a single conference went undefeated when playing non conference foes last year. Everyone has scrubs and everyone has bottom feeders that just give them match up problems whether it be by scheme or personnel. Guys you are all acting like a bunch of children and never look at things from any other way besides emotional.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:01 PM on July 26
Who cares if they are bitter? As long as we ask the right combo of people to come we have a very very stable pool of talent to draw from. We will never see another unbalanced USA team again. Hell if we would have just had Ray Allen on the last team we would have won the gold.
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:54 PM on July 20
We played like crap and came in 3rd. We didnt let Lebron or Dwade play. Do I need to go on? Anyone that really believes we dont have the best players in the world are...well you can fill in with whatever you like. This is actually going to be a great team, I have 0 worries.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:58 AM on July 20
I think its really saying something when more people in the US play soccer but nobody gives it any love.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:19 PM on July 14
I was soo pissed at Memphis and Boston before this year started. I knew they were going to be really good, but I didnt think they would take the title. I hate Shaq with a passion but that Dwade is cold as ice in my book, which is a good thing for anyone unfamiliar with the term. I'm glad they finally give the All Star guard on Shaq's team some credit for once. Like he is weaving in and out of 5 people at will, that guy has half the SKILL of Dwade. If Dwade only took shots from 3 feet away I'm sure his career shooting percentage would look like fatboy's too.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:26 AM on June 23
Dont you just love how the ACC has the top 3 schools in this stat lovers wet dream? I know I do..Soldier on Noles.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:37 AM on June 16
The Little General is quickly becoming one of my favorite coaches ever. I will add however that the whole egotistical jerks thing is funny to read. Some of the most pompous guys to ever play pro ball have done more for their communities in days than you have done for yours during your whole life. But all you see is them doing a little dance or beating their chest a little bit and you get all riled up. Like you know these guys or they owe you something. They put in a lot of time and effort to be great in their field and rest assured they are much better at what they do, than you are at what you do. Go Mavs!!
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:54 AM on June 13
Playing against better competition? Are you people serious the whole thing about golf is that you arent playing a person you are playing a course. It shouldnt matter who else is playing that day or ever. You try to make a birdie on every hole. If you cant do that then go for par. There is no one stopping them from hitting the ball or seeing the destination that you want it to have. This is just laughable and why golf will never ever be America's pasttime. You avid golf fans need to get over yourselves.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:54 PM on June 06
What? I thought Shaq was the most dominant player in the league. LOL, so glad I'm a fan of guard play. How about those Lakers killing the #2 Western seed. I wish they were playing the Heat right now, that would be so fun to watch. Luckily for you Chandler looked really hurt so now that Chicago is limping a little bit the Heat will be able to catch up.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:36 PM on May 02
Sims is 230 lbs thats not small for an OLB. Peppers ran a 4.4, Williams ran a 4.7 am I the only one that sees a huge difference? We saw Peppers on SportsCenter every weekend when he was at UNC. Can you actually recall seeing Williams before? I played against Peppers in HS, we put him out of the playoffs. And I went to UNC with him. I am biased but come on lets be reasonable. I am appalled that the two are even compared. JP>MW by far!!!!
posted by Drallig9399 at 11:06 AM on May 01
last time I checked the agent works for the player. The player accepts or rejects the deals, not the agents. genuis.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:53 AM on April 11
Live in Chapel Hill, there is so much evidence against these guys, its not just going to go away. There are protests like everyday. These guys were blatant racists and and dont think they can be touched. An example will be made. I do believe it was a team only party, hence the whole season being cancelled.
posted by Drallig9399 at 05:23 PM on April 06
I like successful Qbs from schools that were overmatched talentwise. I would go with Jay, you give him some weapons and he'll show you a lot more production than anyone thought possible.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:24 AM on March 29
they beat the last two schools that won the championship, they didnt beat the last two TEAMS that won the championship, there is a difference. Late but I had to add it.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:19 PM on March 27
Sheldon is a beast. Coach K was going to win it on Reddicks shooting or lose it there too. He had no intentions of feeding Sheldon late, LSU's bigs were in foul trouble but, oh well. Reddick went 3 for 18, how can you possibly deny that he is the reason they lost the game. If you want his teammates to step up, tell him to stop shooting. Last thing...If freshman are getting in his jock why would you draft him early?
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:16 PM on March 24
Baseball is NOT the nations past time. Pass it on.
posted by Drallig9399 at 03:19 PM on March 22
I dont see what anyone is bitching about? When was the last time a team came out of nowhere and won the title. When I say nowhere I mean last 20 seeds. Those guys dont have a legit chance to win the title anyway. You guys are crying about teams that just want a chance to get blown out by someone better than them on natl tv. You cant compare this to the BCS because the problem there is that a lot of contenders arent even in the picture. In the NCAA everyone in the top25 has at least a shot to win the title. In the BCS games of the past only the top 2 get a shot, see the difference?
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:20 AM on March 15
Getting back to the arrogance thing...Primetime Deion Sanders ring any bells? Only man to EVER play in both a Superbowl and a World Series. Was the most coveted free agent in 94 and 95...guess what the teams he signed with in 94 and 95 won the Super Bowl...94 Defensive MVP...Best corner ever...the G.O.A.T...was pretty damn arrogant but still a great teammate...Vince did lead the nation in passer efficiency...Vince also beat the mighty Trojans...at what was pretty much a home game...my 2 cents
posted by Drallig9399 at 03:27 PM on March 10
As a person I couldnt care less about Pierce. I hated that he made All American over Vince after their junior years. However, I must admit PP is unguardable. I think people overlook the fact the guys like him, Vince and Tracy have the same amount of range as any 3 point specialist but they can actually get their shot off no matter what stud is guarding them that night. I do believe that an athletic SG holds the record for most 3 pt makes in one game. I wont say the name, I'll let you figure it out.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:01 AM on March 08
lilnemo quit being a cry baby.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:18 PM on March 07
Heelfan here. I just love how Duke has 2 NCAA All Americans and like 6 other McDonalds's All Americans and still lose to team the depends so heavily on freshman. I love the stat that our freshman outscored the Duke Seniors on their homecourt on senior night, that is just icing on the cake. How about good ol JJ, AP player of the year my arse, getting harassed by freshman all night long. In four years of playing UNC he has broken 20 points once. That was the game in Feb when we let 5'11'' Wes Miller guard him a lot. Ginyard and Green got in his jock and ruined his night. Bobby Frasor is my boy and what about Quentin Thomas coming into the game and looking smooth as silk the whole time. Terry and Noel had horrible games compared to previous 5 they played, and those are our only players that got minutes last year. How bout them HEELS!
posted by Drallig9399 at 07:14 AM on March 06
This is the same thing you haters say about the regular season. "They dont play defense." "They are only in it for the money" 82 game regular season guys, every coach preaches defense. The idiot that said there was no talent at the game is well.. an idiot. The best players in the world were there with the exception of a few shuns. I wonder if the NBA werent full of black guys would they still get the same amount of pure HATE. And Iggie was robbed, Nate in no way in Hell deserved to win that competition. He would have eliminated himself with all those misses if this were the McDonalds All American Slam Dunk Contest. They just didnt want to give the slam dunk title to the guy that already had won something, soph vs rook MVP, that weekend.
posted by Drallig9399 at 07:03 AM on February 21
Its amazing the thread starts out one way then turns into kobe bashing. You pathetic haters.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:22 PM on February 16
Considering Iverson hasnt lost much speed I think it is safe to say he can still dunk. He has never been much of a dunker though, even in college he only threw it down a few times. My friends dad works all the time, is 6 ft tall, 40+ and can still dunk. Iverson isnt Chris Webber, his wheels work very well thank you very much.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:25 PM on February 01
Hines is the man. I love how he always mocks other receivers endzone celebrations. I dont know why people always say the NFL doesnt like gays, everybody loves Hines. Be yourself along with being great and nobody cares what you do, as long as its legal. Kind of. Or is that Yancey Thigpen I'm thinking of? Anyway its one of em.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:35 PM on January 31
If they structure his contract the way a sane individual would then they wont have any problems out of TO. If they dont well..
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:26 PM on January 31
Mark Cuban is an idiot because he didnt want to give Nash some more money and a few more years. Who cares about 5 years from now when the guy was the MVP of the league once he leaves your team. Then on top of that is having an even better year without his star player. On top of that Mark lost him to a Conference foe, that is crazy. Bruce Bowen is garbage, that guy is dirty. I dont see holding a player and running under his feet after he shoots trying to get him to sprain an ankle, which he does to VC and Ray Allen constantly, good defense.
posted by Drallig9399 at 09:16 AM on January 31
In the land of Power Forwards Elton is still not in the top 5, I think thats his problem. Bruce Bowen is the only guy I have ever heard of that holdsand grabs that much and gets rewarded for it. He has never actually been the best defensive player in the league. If other 2 guards werent asked to score they might have more energy to exert on that end of the floor. As far as sheer stopping power I would put Marion, Lebron, and Kobe ahead of him even though the list is longer than that.
posted by Drallig9399 at 10:41 AM on January 30
If Kobe gets his team to the playoffs I dont know how you cant call him the MVP. I think currently they are like 7th or something, thats saying a lot for a team that looks completely lost at times. If not for that I would say Nash is the MVP, no Amare still 11.5 assists a game. His game is mindblowing. Mark Cuban is an idiot. How can Chauncey be the MVP when the team would be hurt more with the losses of Ben, Rasheed, or Tayshaun. Detroit wins because of defense and last time I checked Chauncey doesnt shut down his man so much as channel him to meet Big Ben or one of the big guys in the paint. I would call Tayshaun their MVP before Chauncey.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:35 AM on January 30
I wish they would change the definition of a sport. If you dont HAVE to work out, it shouldnt be called a sport. Mainly speaking about golf on that one but Nascar too, but def not to the same degree. The NBA, NFL and NCAA's CBB and CFB will always dominate because everyone grows up with some sort of ties to them, especially if your parents went to college. College towns follow their boys well into in their pro careers. Meanwhile the college towns themselves whip themselves into a frenzy for their own games. You cant go just anywhere and find the passion of a whole city behind Nascar or Hockey. But baseball, football, and basketball seem to do it rather well, wherever they are at.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:00 PM on January 20
Your missing the point. She isnt trying to win, she's trying to make the cut. It seems like she just wants to beat some guys. Not win the tournament, but just beat some guys. That is a little trifling to me. Isnt she getting paid now? Shouldnt winning be a part of her mindset?
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:10 PM on January 13
posted by Drallig9399 at 07:24 AM on January 13
You need to have someone that can make shots to get an assist, its not a one sided ordeal people. Isiah and Stockton had a LOT of help, AI almost has none. I've never seen any 6 footer score on an entire team in a half court set night in and night out. Boykins? C'mon atleast stick to allstars. Nobody wants to grow up and have game like Stockton. Matter of fact I dont want to hear Stockton's name referenced as the greatest ever again. Hell I could feed the Mailman for 10 assists a game off a pick and roll. The Answer, enough said.
posted by Drallig9399 at 06:54 AM on January 12
What is that old saying Defense wins championships. Texas has one, USC doesnt. I am pissed that ESPN ran a bajillion part series talking about the National Championship teams from the past that 05 USC could beat. Obviously their defense couldnt stop more than half of those teams enough to win. They blew a 12pt lead with 5 minutes left in the game!!!!!!!! Was VY even touched in the backfield?? ESPN should have run that multi part segment last year when USC actually had a championship caliber defense. And look there is an edit feature, I would like to welcome you all to the modern world where we can go back and amend our statements and bend them to our will after hours of rethinking.
posted by Drallig9399 at 07:03 AM on January 05
Sounds like it to me too, Gray.
posted by Drallig9399 at 12:23 PM on December 09
I guess if a record is the only thing that I looked at then I would be feeling Oregon too. Throw out my FSU comparison. Now look at Oregon's schedule. If you are impressed with their body of wins then you must enjoy low highs and high lows. If it was a game between FSU and Oregon, would you put your money on Oregon? How could you? Oregon hasnt beat a ranked team all year do you think they would magically rise to the occasion? Be glad OU is crappy this year. Now I have to watch that game just to see what happens, thanks for the incentive guys.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:16 PM on December 06
it was good read black, thanks for the article. But I am not saying that the ACC is the best conf, the champ lost to a middle of the road team from the SEC, that argument is too easy to lose. My point was that it is very possible to be 10-1 and undeserving of a big BCS game because your biggest wins of the year are Cal and Fresno State, who themselves beat no one.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:52 AM on December 06
What did I miss? Nothing at all, what makes the teams they played tough? I would like to think that rankings are made for a reason. Lets look at just the wins Oregon and FSU has over teams currently ranked in the top 25. FSU has 3 Oregon 0. Wow 10- 1 is very impressive. FSU can lose, they are humans after all, but atleast I can sit here and say that even with a depth chart littered with inexeperience they can still BEAT SOMEBODY. Oregon fans or whoever is on their bandwagon would be just guessing if they made the same claim.
posted by Drallig9399 at 08:21 AM on December 06
Look at their schedule. At this moment in time there is one team on they have played that is ranked, USC. FSU beat 3 teams that are nationally ranked, whereas the ducks 0. If there is anyone that is undeserving it is Oregon with their #5 ranking. How could you play through a whole conference and only play one ranked team the whole time. A) your conference is soft, UCLA isnt great at all B) your conference is too small to have a champ game and too big to play everyone, hence not playing UCLA
posted by Drallig9399 at 03:14 PM on December 05
After careful review of the Oregon schedule the ruling is that its sad to ask for a BCS bowl bid knowing that none of the opponents you defeated are currently in the top 25. No signficant wins = no BCS.
posted by Drallig9399 at 02:22 PM on December 05
Well there goes my argument. May I envoke the curse of East Coast Bias?
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:52 PM on December 05
the pac10 doesnt beat enough teams from other conferences to truly be respected. someone grab some stats to back me up.
posted by Drallig9399 at 01:39 PM on December 05
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