SPOILER ALERT: The AFI describes Rocky thusly: In late November, 1975, Rocky Balboa, a sweet, garrulous, slightly over-the-hill boxer, wins his latest match with more fury than talent.r... Uhh, he didn't win.
posted by BlueCarp at 12:43 PM on June 19
The only problem with that Bull Durham scene is that Robert Wuhl does nothing to help the guy who needs a live rooster.
posted by BlueCarp at 02:03 PM on February 27
Most of the best athletes in the US don't play soccer. Can you imagine how good Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Randy Moss, et al, could have been if they had played soccer as kids instead of basketball or football? I'm just sayin'. Heck, take those guys right NOW, let them train with a world class soccer coach for a year, and I bet they could compete for the World Cup.
posted by BlueCarp at 04:29 PM on January 23
Goaltenders ARE different. I can easily imagine Patrick Roy, in a similar situation, saying the same thing. Now, none of that makes any of it right, but I'll cut her more slack than I would a position player. I want my goalie to be an independent cocky bastard ("bitch" in this case?) Goalies are essentially playing an individual sport but just happen to be on a team. And I refuse to recognize the version where Greedo shot first. It's just ridiculous on so many levels.
posted by BlueCarp at 01:28 PM on December 07
Boston fans, how big is playing in the NL for up to three games? Big Papi will be at first and Youkilis will be on the bench. That can't help the Sox.
posted by BlueCarp at 09:47 AM on October 22
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
posted by BlueCarp at 07:52 AM on October 16
"...fight that occurred between 2 guys..." You might want to do a recount.
posted by BlueCarp at 07:19 PM on October 14
I know most people don't care about details like this, but if Torre is not back with the Yankees it will not be because he was fired. His contract is up. He is no longer employed by the Yankees. He is a free agent. Steinbrenner just has to decide if he wants to re-sign Torre to another deal or not. And, of course, Torre has to agree to terms.
posted by BlueCarp at 09:46 PM on October 09
I just that if Hope ever has a son she names him "Han." That would be cool.
posted by BlueCarp at 06:37 PM on September 30
Dear Crafty Sousepaw, You are absolutely correct. I am so sorry for posting this article. Sincerely, Jack Miov
posted by BlueCarp at 10:13 AM on September 11
Personally, Bernie is one of my least favorite columnists around. He is the worst in Denver, and considering Woody Paige is a Denver columnist that says a lot. He used to be in Chicago, and it was apparently a big deal when the Rocky Mountain News hired him away.
posted by BlueCarp at 03:17 PM on September 10
I learned more about the Premiereship than I've ever known after reading the little capsules on all the teams. One question: How do you pronounce the "Villa" in Aston Villa? Are the double LL's hard, like "hello" or more like Seve Ballesteros' last name?
posted by BlueCarp at 11:53 PM on August 09
The $72 Million figure is meaningless. The important number is the guaranteed $30 million. That's still a lot of cheese.
posted by BlueCarp at 04:39 PM on July 15
The NFL Europa (and its predecessors) rose from the ashes of a stateside development league. It was the World League of American Football. Appropriately enough, it was the W-LAF. (That's W-laugh for the non-English as a first language crew, and I applaud you, because I do not have a second language.) I was in Chapel Hill, NC, when the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks existed for an entire year before moving to Columbus and becoming the Ohio Glory. The Glory, of course, preceded the Columbus Bluejackets or being decorated like a team sponsored by the US Postal Service.
posted by BlueCarp at 04:12 PM on June 29
Aren't those just bloomers? And forget about the color, she should get a doctor to look at that. I think it's a goiter.
posted by BlueCarp at 03:58 PM on June 29
The Alouette fan is a horrible, racial stereotype. A beret? The beatnik beard? The pasty skin? The frail, girl like arms? They might as well have had him eating a frog. (j/k)
posted by BlueCarp at 09:23 PM on May 28
Hey sickleguy, like some cheese with that whine?
posted by BlueCarp at 08:26 PM on March 11
Oh the good ol' days, when they didn't name Stadiums after corporations... you know, like Wrigley Field..... Oh, never mind.
posted by BlueCarp at 04:31 PM on March 07
On the showering issue: I think we should all shower together!
posted by BlueCarp at 08:39 AM on February 15
The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! Signed, Chicken Little
posted by BlueCarp at 12:00 PM on February 14
This is all the evidence I need not to send my child to North Carolina for an education. :) Since when do ditch diggers need an education? :)
posted by BlueCarp at 07:43 PM on January 27
As a University of North Carolina alum, this is just another piece of evidence that Dook absolutely and completely sux. They, like evil itself, must be stopped.
posted by BlueCarp at 07:36 PM on January 26
A Super Bowl birth would get good ratings, but the Bears have earned a Super Bowl berth.
posted by BlueCarp at 08:17 PM on January 21
The Montfort Brothers (we own the Colorado Rockies) - We resolve to spend all of what we get from the good teams from revenue sharing on new additions to our houses. (We certainly won't waste it on payroll).
posted by BlueCarp at 05:51 PM on December 30
Today is an exciting day to be a Denver sports fan. The Denver Nuggets have acquired Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers. They gave up Andre Miller, Joe Smith (not the Mormon prophet – the former # 1 overall pick) and two first round draft picks. Miller, the best player the Nuggets gave up, plays the same position as AI, so losing him is no big deal. Joe Smith rarely plays. The draft picks are birds in a bush. AI is a point guard in hand. And what a point guard he is. At 31, he’s in his prime. He is under contract for this year and two more. He is also the second leading scorer in the entire league. Some have raised the question of whether or not AI and Carmelo Anthony, the Nuggets’ current star and the leading scorer in the league, can successfully co-exist on one team. I think they can. No team has two great defenders. For instance, San Antonio's Bruce Bowen has to decide if he is going to guard AI or Melo. The other will score. A lot. I wants to win a championship. He has all the individual awards he needs. He has no championship ring. He can win one in Denver with Melo. Shaquille O’Neal deferred to Dwyane Wade in Miami and won another ring. Earl Monroe was dealt to the Knicks in the '70's and people said the flamboyant, high scoring guard would not get along with the Knicks' equally flamboyant and high scoring guard Walt Frazier. They got along. They won the 1973 championship. Two alpha dog scorers can get along, as long as winning is a higher priority than scoring. If both AI and Melo make that commitment, they will succeed. There are no guarantees it will work. The move is a gamble. But it is a great gamble. I have never really been sure what the question was, but I know The Answer is in Denver.
posted by BlueCarp at 09:23 AM on December 20
I changed my mind on Carmelo Anthony’s punch. He did not sucker punch anybody. He was face to face with his victim who was looking right at him. However, he still ran away like a little girl after he threw the punch. == I’ve heard some commentators defend Melo’s punch by saying, in effect, a man has to be a man, and if he is disrespected, he should throw down. Even assuming we are dealing with Neanderthals, this argument makes no sense. Melo is a professional basketball player. By “protecting his manhood” or “defending his teammate” by throwing a punch, Melo knew he would be suspended. As it turns out, he will miss 15 games. What is more important, whipping out your unit and showing how big it is, or winning basketball games? If you chose the former, congratulations. Everyone will know you have a big penis and swinging balls. You are also a loser as you sit out games in which you could be participating. If you chose the latter, you are a winner. You keep the size of your unit private, as it should be, and you continue to help your team win games. To quote The Geto Boys, “Real gangsta ass niggas don’t flex nuts, ‘cause real gangsta ass niggas know they got ‘em.” ===== I do not understand three aspects of David Stern’s suspensions. First, what did Nugget J.R. Smith do to warrant a ten game suspension? He was the victim. He was fouled hard and knocked to the ground on a layup my Mardy Collins. Smith instinctively jumped up and approached Collins. Yes, he was mad, but he did not throw a punch or otherwise touch Collins. Then Knick Nate Robinsons tackled him and they ended up in the front row of seats. Second, why were both teams fined the same amount? The Knicks started it on orders of their coach. Third, why was Isiah Thomas not punished at all? He can be seen on tape warning Melo not to go in the paint just before the fight started. He inserted Mardy Collins, the last guy on the bench, who then committed assault on J.R. Smith going up for a dunk. David Stern is not stupid, so I have no idea what his motivation is for letting Thomas off the hook.
posted by BlueCarp at 10:30 AM on December 19
He'll be #1 on the all-time victories list, but near the bottom on the all-time list of coaches with any class.
posted by BlueCarp at 08:07 PM on December 09
$51 million just for the right to talk to somebody. Damn. Sounds like a 1-900 call I made once.
posted by BlueCarp at 01:16 PM on November 15
He is a bad human being, and he is a wife beater. But if he hit 90 pound Robin Givens like he hit in the ring, she would be dead. He's bad enough without exaggerating.
posted by BlueCarp at 12:07 PM on October 17
I don't disagree with anything Tudor says, except for the part about getting another team to join the ACC as a football only member. No way Notre Dame does it. Who else is there?
posted by BlueCarp at 11:27 AM on October 04
They would never do anything so grossly commercial in a real league like the Premiereship.......Nevermind.
posted by BlueCarp at 11:11 AM on September 29
The woman who wrote the article, Ann Killion, clearly hates women and hates Michelle Wie. That's the only valid reason to criticize Wie, according to some on this board. If you don't want to discuss it, ignore it. That's pretty easy.
posted by BlueCarp at 03:52 PM on September 22
Bowen should have been on the team. A defensive specialist would have helped against a great shooting Greek team. Would the outcome have been different? Maybe not. No one has "blamed" Battier for anything. Coach K was blamed for picking him over Bowen. That is a valid criticism.
posted by BlueCarp at 07:06 PM on September 01
...the ones who give scholarships, which is why I left off NAIA. ... Just to clear it up - The NAIA gives scholarships. Division III NCAA does not.
posted by BlueCarp at 12:14 PM on August 15
Yes, but Rod Smart did not come up with the "dive for the ball" stunt. He just made money off his name. He, indeed, smart.
posted by BlueCarp at 12:00 PM on August 15
the Confederate forces were an illegal army born of secession. Sounds a lot like the Colonial Army in the American Revolution. The winners get to write the history.
posted by BlueCarp at 09:50 AM on August 02
Justgary, thanks for the insightful comment. I can rest easy knowing you are ever vigilant on these boards. Especially since his lawyer made his comments the day of my post, your definition of "done to death" is intriguing. Flame away. I'll ignore you.
posted by BlueCarp at 09:59 PM on July 16
I was watching the painful implosion of Rockies' closer Brian Fuentes as he did his part against the Reds. He gave up a walk and two hit batters before a Baltimore chop ended the game. Ouch.
posted by BlueCarp at 11:58 AM on July 16
I never criticize Wie for trying to play with the men. I criticized her for quitting. I attended the Women's US Open at Cherry Hills last year and had a great time. I think it would be great for a woman to compete with the men. I just don't like it when people quit when they are losing.
posted by BlueCarp at 05:44 PM on July 15
If the same criticism had been made against, say, John Daly, how many of you would have jumped to his defense? Maybe a few. The rest of you feel the need to protect the "poor little girl" from criticism. That's a sexist attitude. Treat her like the pro she is. Pros get criticized. Being female has nothing to do with it. And the personal attacks against posters are unwarranted. Address the criticism, don't get personal.
posted by BlueCarp at 04:54 PM on July 15
Well, if she was about to make the cut, would she have gotten sick? Or would she have toughed it out?
posted by BlueCarp at 12:11 PM on July 15
How 'bout the Mother Ducks?
posted by BlueCarp at 04:39 PM on January 27
Of course it is unethical. But until more poker players give a darn, it will continue.
posted by BlueCarp at 10:59 AM on January 01
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