Recent Comments by owillis

According to former player Bimbo Coles, the Cleveland Cavaliers are tanking games

This explains the Bengals.

posted by owillis at 11:57 PM on March 04

Can anyone tell me how come Dennis Green wasn't in the running? He seems like a lock for a situation like this. Still, Dennis Erickson? Weird.

posted by owillis at 03:26 AM on February 12

Hell freezes over!

Note to Bill Callahan: You might want to throw to Jerry Rice sometime. Congrats to the Bucs for bringing the Lombardi back to its proper home in the NFC.

posted by owillis at 09:55 PM on January 26

NFL issues warning on heels of Beightol comments. Man, what's wrong with the Packers' coaching staff? Whine, whine...

posted by owillis at 08:34 PM on November 26

Sapp didn't need to level the guy Don't want to get hit - don't play football

posted by owillis at 04:33 PM on November 25

I wrote it after the first kick. The second kick warranted a: Holy. Freaking. Crap. Mike Sherman thing, hats off for picking a fight with Sapp Gimme a break. When the ball changes hands, the offense is now the defense. If you're a quarterback, you're going to get nailed - much less an offensive lineman. Sapp's move was totally legal, and its a sissy move for a coach to bitch out an opposing player - especially in the manner Sherman did it.

posted by owillis at 01:48 PM on November 25

For the record, I would just like to add... Mike Vanderjagt: Holy. Crap.

posted by owillis at 10:40 PM on November 24

Dear Ballcoach, I know you're happy. That was a great win. I lost my voice during the game. I'm sure you threw out a wrinkle or two with all that grimacing - hazard of the job and all. Look, I understand you like to throw the ball. Your sense of disappointment oozes right down from the Direct TV satellite and into my house. But we don't have the guys for it. Not the quarterback, not the wide receivers. But we have one of the best running backs in the league. He ran for three touchdowns on Sunday. I'm asking you this. Don't abandon the run. You have to beat Dallas. It has been nine games since the Redskins beat the Cowboys - Emmitt Smith's shoes often turn red from the way he runs all over the Skins. If you beat Dallas, you will be crowned King of D.C. We might even allow you to launch a missile or two at Bobby Bowden (as long as you save the big one for Jerry Jones). Do this for me, and then you can throw the ball to your heart's content. I beg of you. Happy Turkey Day, owillis

posted by owillis at 10:08 PM on November 24

Quarterback Drought?

I think the '91 Redskins offense was a little more than just competent, outscoring teams 485-224. during the regular season

posted by owillis at 02:02 PM on November 23

10 Things Owillis Screamed At The Top Of His Lungs While The Giants Beat The Redskins 1. Joe Gibbs would never have done that! 2. Run the ball 3. Run the ball 4. Run the g-d ball 5. Mr. Matthews, your time is up. Please return the quaterback position to its locked and upright position and grab that clipboard 6. Michael Strahan's sack record is still a big, stinky fraud! 7. Jerome Shockey should team with the Iron Sheik in a cage match 8. Jerome Shockey is my enemy 9. Marvin Lewis, why aren't we covering Jerome Shockey? 10. At least Dallas lost too. (two weeks to go, sucka!)

posted by owillis at 10:30 AM on November 18

Yeah, and let me guess ... Marty Shottenheimer is a lousy coach and the Chargers will go nowhere with him. Afterall, that is the reason the Skins sucked last year. ;) Actually, Marty is a good coach. But he is an abysmal GM, which is why Snyder fired him. Don't let the facts get in the way.

posted by owillis at 01:29 PM on October 31

Wizards. Because I believe in 23.

posted by owillis at 05:14 PM on October 29

Dallas Cowboys First Round Draft Pick?

He just moved up Jerry's draft board.

posted by owillis at 07:24 PM on October 24

Is Favre indestructible?

"My name is Michael Wilbon, I'm a columnist for the Post - but I'll never let you forget that I'm from Chicago and would never write a good word about a local team" I'm just a bit bitter. I like him, just not all the time.

posted by owillis at 08:28 PM on October 22

Last year, the Redskins went 0-5, then 5-0. They were on the cover of SI (I have a copy, of course). The next week they lost to Dallas. The curse is real.

posted by owillis at 08:26 PM on October 22

Just give me the damn ball!

Yuck. I'm only surprised Deion Sanders didn't do the tacky thing first.

posted by owillis at 03:35 PM on October 16

Why did the ball go wide left? Because FSU = Evil. The Football God of Mojo does not like Evil. (I'm actually a Gators fan, but the Noles are like the Dallas Cowboys of college football. In the bad way.)

posted by owillis at 03:50 PM on October 13

Deford dislikes fantasy sports.

rcade, just be an idiot like me and load your fantasy team with your real team. It worked when the Redskins went to the playoffs in '99. Not so much after. Though I have Patrick Ramsey starting this week (only because McNabb has a bye though). But seriously, I'm a better and more knowledgeable football fan thanks to fantasy sports.

posted by owillis at 12:33 AM on October 10

Nowinski Learning Ropes in WWE

Chris "Harvard" is actually quite talented when it comes to being the "heel" in WWE. Being a snotty ass seems to come natural to him (a liablity in many other professions).

posted by owillis at 05:39 PM on October 05

Well geez. I was just curious who the twins in the commercials were - did some research and voila. Is there some kind of problem?

posted by owillis at 11:45 PM on October 04

Marino in '84. Bledsoe in '02.

Actually, picking up a pricey free agent like Bledsoe would be a total Dan Snyder move, but he hitched his wagon (as I have) to the Ballcoach. Jack Kent Cooke's son did a terrible job running the team (SEVEN years of Norv Turner? Make it stop!).

posted by owillis at 01:39 PM on October 01

Is Tice Toast?

Tice should trade Moss for whatever he can get. Minnesota made a mistake by hiring him right away instead of looking at the other coaches around, but I wouldn't blame their collapse on him so much as a terrible defense and a selfish, lazy WR. The Rams are 0-4 because Mike Martz has an inflated sense of ego. Give Marshall the damn ball.

posted by owillis at 11:32 AM on September 30

Marino in '84. Bledsoe in '02.

Why, why, why didn't the Redskins pick him up? Why, God? Why do you hate me?

posted by owillis at 11:33 PM on September 29

Donovan McNabb the highest-paid player in league history.

That's a lot of chunky soup.

posted by owillis at 09:18 AM on September 27

Randy Moss' mug shot and booking slip.

You know, murder someone.

posted by owillis at 06:24 AM on September 27

Randy Moss on fan support

Vikes should trade him while they can still get something for him. Or he could join up with Jeff George, Lawrence Phillips and Ryan Leaf for an All-Thug Team.

posted by owillis at 01:06 AM on September 26

Not Old Pat!!

He's been doing the Dallas games this season, and he did the Skins-Cards opener. They need to put him out to pasture. It's pathetic the way he is now. Sad, really. Madden needs to join him too.

posted by owillis at 01:02 AM on September 26

Tom Brady: Elite Quarterback?

While I have underestimated the Patriots - I think I need to see this trend go on for 4-6 weeks before I dub Brady as The Second Coming. Of course, when Atlanta made the Superbowl I still refused to believe it. So take that with a grain of salt.

posted by owillis at 03:29 PM on September 17

Game stopped for several minutes by police spray.

The game was so bad, I was hoping they could just call it after the pepper spray - and spare the 'Skins. Actually, I think it was the odor from Washington stinking up the joint. I certainly could smell it all the way up here in Boston.

posted by owillis at 09:15 AM on September 17

The World According To Daniel Snyder

I hear most orphans are Dallas fans anyway. :)

posted by owillis at 12:34 PM on September 15

Teams in need of kickers

The Redskins had to replace their kicker this week, after he had like his THIRD injury. Now, unless he's making insane tackles on special teams - there's no real reason a kicker should be getting hurt like that. It's not like they're real football players or anything.

posted by owillis at 02:41 AM on September 14

The NFL season is now upon us and Dr. Z has made his picks.

NFC East: Eagles NFC North: Bears NFC South: Bucs NFC West: Rams Wildcards: 49ers and Redskins AFC East: Jets AFC North: Steelers AFC South: Colts AFC West: Broncos Wildcards: Titans and Raiders Superbowl: Rams over Colts I think the Bills and Patriots also have legit playoff shots

posted by owillis at 07:57 AM on September 05

April September Fool's.

Here's the article in question. She's a simu-looker.

posted by owillis at 10:29 PM on September 04

58-1

Serves 'em right. Frankly, the whole "Dream Team" concept is a sham. Let the college kids back in. Or maybe the high schoolers.

posted by owillis at 10:26 PM on September 04

Economics Professor to NFL Coaches: GO FOR IT!

Hysteical blindness. Yeah, that's it.

posted by owillis at 01:18 AM on September 04

Economics Professor to NFL Coaches: GO FOR IT!

I don't think much has changed lately to make this more or less viable. I do think that some coaches can be ridiculously cautious, which can result in a very boring game. For instance, when Schottenheimer coached the Redskins last year I learned how boring even a win could be. The 'Skins were up in the fourth quarter and the guy next to me said "Be cool if we throw another touchdown". I replied "don't hold your breath". True to form, Schottenheimer - ran, ran, ran, ran the ball ragged until time ran out. He also had the annoying habit of taking a knee going into halftime. HALFTIME. For God's sake if you're at the 50, just chuck it up in the end zone and see what can happen, at least pretend like you want to win the damn thing. I guarantee that if the 'Skins go 8-8 under Spurrier it'l be a hell of a lot more entertaiing than Marty's 8-8. One coach who gambles quite succesfully is Martz, though with his personnel you can gamble quite well.

posted by owillis at 12:36 AM on September 02

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Release Lingerie Calendar.

Riggo was ripped as usual... the Redskinettes are just fine (though Houston and Dallas have them beat, to my displeasure) Of course, I thought the XFL cheerleaders were just fine too.

posted by owillis at 01:56 AM on August 30

Arthur Ashe Stadium is a disaster, possibly the worst sports venue in America.

Sundevil in Arizona is pretty bad. Ok for a college place (though the Orange Bowl was nicer, and more rickety) - but not for an NFL team, not even the Cardinals.

posted by owillis at 11:29 PM on August 25

Meet The Mutts!

Redskins: 7 years of Norv. Make it all go away! Orioles: Um, yeah... Marlins: Um, YEAH... Wizards: Jesus Christ on a Motorbike.

posted by owillis at 10:13 AM on August 24

Davis to retire

I think John Elway owes TD for those Superbowls more than vice versa. Without him Big Grin John would have retired into the Dan Marino/Jim Kelly "No Ring" hall of fame (including an especially delightful loss in 1988). I don't think Davis should be in the hall though.

posted by owillis at 03:17 PM on August 19

Davis to retire

You have to feel for the guy. The way he ran Denver to those two Superbowls he looked like he would be one of the all-time greats.

posted by owillis at 04:33 AM on August 18

CBS Sports' Jill Arrington posed for FHM

Of course, Leslie Visser was dethroned from MNF for the more "telegenic" (and not-so-bright) Melissa Stark...

posted by owillis at 02:54 AM on August 17

tieguuy: I certainly wouldn't pay $85 to see the Dolphins, but I would for the 'Skins. I know, I'm a sucker (aka The Danny's Bitch). When I lived in South Florida, I always got the feeling of people jumping on the bandwagon - Dolphins playoff, Heat playoff, Marlins World Series - and then off when they crash and burn. As opposed to LA where interest in the Lakers was nil until they won the championship and it died right after. I'm just more respectful of fans of teams like the Red Sox, Tampa Bay Bucs, AZ Cardinals who stick through thick and thin.

posted by owillis at 02:46 AM on August 17

The blackout rule is silly. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember the Dolphins playing the Bills in the playoffs and the television stations were begging people to buy tickets so the game wouldn't be blacked out (says a little something about South Florida's fairweather fans)

posted by owillis at 11:34 AM on August 16

"It bothers me greatly to say this, but there is very little journalism breaking out in the press tent at a golf tournament."

"Sports journalism", as it is practiced today, is the biggest oxymoron. That said - I don't know why Tiger has to become the spokesperson for the opressed simply because he's black. I also think if a private club wants to exclude someone based on race or sex, that's their perogative - they just shouldn't expect things like tax breaks, etc. from the government.

posted by owillis at 11:31 AM on August 16

CBS Sports' Jill Arrington posed for FHM

Considering Jill is in the same job once held by notables like Eric Dickerson, Ahmad "Can I Suck Up To You Some More Michael?" Rashad, and OJ Simpson - I would say the integrity of sports journalism is no worse for the wear. For the record: Pam Oliver, Jillian Barberie and Summer Sanders can call me anytime.

posted by owillis at 01:17 AM on August 15

My roommate is a bigger football fan than her husband. No, she doesn't have any sisters - dang it.

posted by owillis at 01:13 AM on August 15

Loserville no more.

The Skins come before all else because everything else sucks hard. Be honest :) Well, it isn't like the Skins haven't sucked since about '91 (aka the Norv era) but they still get way more attention than say the Caps or Wizards. Of course, I could tell you a good portion of the 'Skins roster but I couldn't name one Caps player. And I know Michael Jordan plays for the Wizards and Cal Ripken used to play for the O's... :) But yes, I've been here in Beantown about 7 months and I can tell the interest and love of the Sox is deep and genuine, and I can certainly join them in hatred of the Yankees.

posted by owillis at 12:38 AM on August 10

Loserville no more.

Hey, our "We Want Dallas, Bring On Dallas" chant is almost as loud (Skins come before all else in DC-MD, especially since the Os suck hard)

posted by owillis at 07:06 PM on August 09

Loserville no more.

We still got the Terps.</grumble>

posted by owillis at 12:27 AM on August 09

Loserville no more.

Passionate? Yes. An inferiority complex the size of the Charles River? Oh hell yes. (Did you get your "Yankees Suck!" t-shirt yet? :)

posted by owillis at 09:31 PM on August 08

"The kids today, they know me from the video game, not from football on TV."

Can't stand Madden, didn't like Miller. I thought Dan Fouts got a screwjob.

posted by owillis at 12:21 PM on August 08

Keith Olbermann won't shut up.

I think the Bowden "Let's Roll" thing is in poor taste. But Olbermann is on his last methinks (I liked him when he did The Big Show on MSNBC).

posted by owillis at 11:44 PM on August 07

The Quake Report

Ha! My friend and former coworker, Karen "Boo" Hunter, is the sister of this site's owner and the center for the Quake.

posted by owillis at 05:35 PM on August 06

Slamball

Well, besides WWF WWE Raw, jabrone! Seriously though, I found Slamball interesting as far as the aerial antics go - but the game seemed a bit slow. For outrageous pseudo-sport I still prefer Arena football. And the WWE.

posted by owillis at 12:46 AM on August 06

The New Hall Of Famers

I have never been a Dr. Z fan...

posted by owillis at 09:55 PM on August 03

How important is the Wonderlic?

Here's an interesting column from Rick Reilly on the Wonderlic (with scores). Jeff George scored 10 out of a possible 50...

posted by owillis at 02:02 AM on July 31

It will be an early test of Spurrier whether the whole "Florida allegiance" angle has been overplayed. Does he go with the QB from the prior regime who may be more talented, or with one of "his boys" from Florida? I've resigned myself to the fact that the 'Skins will never have a Culpepper type, but instead will have okay guys that have one good year (Doug Williams, Mark Rypien). With the defense they have, we may just need someone to handoff to Davis. :)

posted by owillis at 06:13 PM on July 29

I am not hot on Wuerffel. On the other hand, I think Sage Rosenfels may be an underrated "x-factor". I would hate the 'Skins to cut a somewhat promising young player (who would go somewhere else and play well, hello Trent Green) for someone like Wuerffel.

posted by owillis at 12:30 PM on July 29

Baseball in D.C. Being Thrown a Slow Curve

I would love for there to be a baseball team in DC (Cal's gone so there is no reason to cheer for the O's anymore). But DC is strongly a one-sport town. Sure, Michael gets some pub and the Caps win something once in a while. Terps and Hoyas are nice to follow. But everyone has an opinion on who should be QB-ing for the Burgundy & Gold. But hey, if Montreal doesn't want them, we'll take 'em (no way I'm sitting in the heat for a July game though).

posted by owillis at 12:38 AM on July 27