I hope they bring back: The Vancouver Flying V and the LA Kings old purple and gold.
No way dude, the need to bring back the Kings Black and Silver and the Canucks ice skate logo. I like the idea of the Flyers going back to the old Jerseys but I hope the black can stick around as a third uni.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:59 PM on October 09
I bust this bad boy out every so often.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:29 PM on July 02
posted by HATER 187 at 01:18 PM on June 27
Everytime it seemed like the beginikng of a blowout, Philly came right back.
In game one Niemi shut down Philly in the third period. Philly owned the ice but Niemi hung tough (despite shite play earlier in the game) If Leighton came up with one or two big stops early on in game 1 Philly would have taken that game. Niemi came up big in the latter half of the third and Chicago won. Game two Niemi stops 15 shots in the third period to hang onto a one goal lead and take a 2-0 lead.
I am not saying Toews doesn't deserve the Conn Smyth I just think Niemi out played Leighton by make critical saves when he needed to as opposed to Leighton who got chased from the net twice in the series.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:13 PM on June 10
I see your point about Niemi's numbers but it just seemed like when Chicago needed a big stop he came up whereas Leighton was so easily flustered he basically cost Philly the series.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:38 AM on June 10
Hats off to the Hawks, they had a hell of a playoffs. Not trying to take anything away from Toews but Niemi was the difference maker in the finals. He may have let up a softie here and there but he didn't get as rattled as Leighton and was able to bounce right back.
On a complete side note, why is Toews pronounced Taves?
posted by HATER 187 at 12:58 AM on June 10
I have to admit I was a doubting Thomas especially after going down 3-0 before the game was 15 minutes old. Coming back from a 3 goal deficit would take true grit luckily Philly was chock full of that tonight.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:59 PM on May 14
This goes back to a little conversation we had about A-rod on here last month.
posted by HATER 187 at 03:51 PM on May 06
shot a puck into the opposition's net before a game, he'd be subject to the same treatment as any rookie.
I've been a huge hockey fan for over 14 years now and have never heard about this faux pas before. I know it is considered bad form to shoot the puck after a whistle but I had no idea there was any pre-game etiquette. Sorry for the derail.
posted by HATER 187 at 04:09 PM on April 24
Here you go Owlie.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:29 AM on February 27
Ken Griffey Jr. isn't exactly huge and he hit over 600 homeruns. Big build does not equal more homeruns. IMHO having fluid batting mechanics and a good eye are more of an asset to hitting homeruns than pure muscle mass is.
posted by HATER 187 at 01:45 PM on January 12
I really hope they can this done. Pacquiao is the only guy I can imagine handing Mayweather a loss. Boxing needs this fight to happen.
posted by HATER 187 at 03:07 PM on December 25
Most of my friends are NY Mets fans and seem to be rooting for the Yanks in the WS. I believe we will be seeing Ragnarok some time soon.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:17 AM on October 28
And given the context (he destroyed his marriage to have sex with her), I think her looks, or lack therof, are fair game.
Wouldn't Phillips wife's looks also be fair game? What if you think Mrs. Phillips is uglier than Brooke Hundley, can we all just agree that Mr. Phillips made a good choice?
posted by HATER 187 at 11:34 PM on October 21
I'm in the middle of writing the trading card set for "The Tudors" and I'm a little pressed for time.
Seriously? That's freaking awesome. Will it include Yorks and Lancasters as well considering there were only 5 Tudor monarchs (6 if you included Jane Gray's 10 day reign) I was always a big fan of Bloody Mary's work. Sorry for the non-sports related geek-out.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:27 PM on October 14
so far everyone has not responded to my question...if a politician committed this act would he be dong "hard time?",,,,
There is so much wrong with this sentence.
posted by HATER 187 at 01:00 AM on September 23
work prevented me from watching the fight but I did re-watch JMM v. Diaz earlier in the day and felt really good about Marquez going into this match. JMM's counter-punching style coupled with the ring rust on Mayweather really had me believing this could be an upset, but as usual I was wrong. Mayweather v. Pacquito should be epic, provided it happens.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:05 PM on September 20
I know absolutely nothing about golf but from what I have heard The Bethpage NY course was considered one of if not the best New York golf course yet there were like 5 courses in the metro NY/NJ listed ahead of it. I worked in the town of Bethpage during the Open in the early 2000's (2002 I think) and i was working in Farmingdale during this open and was constantly hearing from my customers about how difficult the course and how the Hamptons ain't got shit on Bethpage/Farmingdale.
posted by HATER 187 at 07:38 PM on September 17
wfrazerjr is the new loose cannon
posted by HATER 187 at 12:09 AM on September 13
sorry sdd but saturday 9/26 works better for me, i would have to do some major changing to my work schedule to be available 9/25
posted by HATER 187 at 11:28 AM on September 08
What are we going with for the draft day?
posted by HATER 187 at 10:48 AM on September 08
Thanks for setting this up skydivedad. I am in as The Medicine Hat Tricks.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:35 AM on September 08
Good to see you back man. I have much interest in the Pick 'em and would love it if you set one up. I am sure more people will join, if you build it they will come.
Question: Has anyone else "Pulled a Hossa"? And by that I mean go from one team that lost the Stanley Cup Finals to another team that lost the next year?
posted by HATER 187 at 01:35 PM on September 04
I hear he has radioactive blood.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:33 AM on September 04
Don't forget the New York Islanders who play in Uniondale NY which is about 30 miles east of Manhattan and at least 15 miles of the Queens border.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:45 PM on August 25
True, but as an admin I have to read everything.
You must have the patience of a saint
posted by HATER 187 at 10:30 PM on August 24
yes, you can blame WWE for killing people.
Working for the WWE is a privilege not a right. Anybody can walk at anytime. What about the early 90's when Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were at the top of the wrestling? WWE focused on smaller talent and wrestlers still used steroids. This is a complex issue and making VKM the bad guy is just a way to simplify the problem.
but I think it inspires some ridicule by maintaining the pretense that it isn't staged. It's reality TV in tights.
All you need is some willing suspension of disbelieve, its more like going to the movies then it is like going to a boxing match.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:02 AM on August 22
No evidence was ever found that Benoit used the Crippler Crossface to murder his child.
From what I understand the ME report showed bruising on Daniel's wrist and throat that would be consistent with the Crippler Crossface. I got this information from 2 books, one is by Matthew Randazzo V called Ring of Hell and the other was Benoit by Eric Cohen. Both books were crap but I assume the hard facts must at least be true.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:11 AM on August 21
I am sure rampant drug abuse in pro wrestling leads to some of the violent behavior perpetrated by these athletes but I also wonder how much of is them buying their own press. Beniot was billed as the Crippler and the Rabid Wolverine and an all around bad mother fucker, fans tended to treat him with awe and spoke his name in hushed tones. His co-workers talked about his Houdini act where he would just shut down and go into that stone faced killer mode when ever anything stressful happened. Its got to be kind of hard to turn that off and go home to dinner with the wife and then have to take out the trash. Benoit choked his own kid to death using his finishing move, I find that pretty fucked up.
I have watched Angel since he has come in the WWF (thats how long ago it was) when he was just a comedy act. Kurt had great comedic timing and probably could have transitioned the same way Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did. Instead he stayed in this fucked up business that has such a high body count. Angel looks he could be another name on the "list" but isn't so far gone that he can't get out and pull his shit together. I feel like he is at a crossroads and could go either way. If I were him I would get out because he obviously can't handle working in this industry.
I don't think pro-wrestling or WWE kills these people. I do think that life on the road and the traveling gypsy lifestyle could lead to drug abuse, similar to rock stars touring on the road and the perils they face. No one wants to talk about the Chris Jerichos and the Ric Flairs and Lance Storms and the Terry Funks and Tommy Dreamers and Bret Harts who have been very successful in the business and haven't died of overdoses or murdered family members. They made choices while on the road and some may have lost families (Hart and Flair where notorious "ladies men") to divorce but they all got out alive while working for the same guy Angel and Benoit and Andrew "Test" Martin were. These men should be held responsible for their own actions.
If it isn't obvious I am a HUGE pro-wrestling fan who is reluctant to post on this site because of comments like this: You mean you actually watch for the stuff that they call 'wrestling" where the outcome is predetermined? How can you watch movies, you know the ending already written. Yeah I like the wrestling. Some of the backstage stuff is funny or helps build a rivalry but sometimes it also sucks. I like the athleticism and drama in a predetermined match unlike a boxing match that ends in 2 rounds or a 9 second MMA fight. That's what pro wrestling provides that MMA and boxing don't, a guaranteed competitive match. I like MMA and boxing I also like WWE and ROH is that so hard to believe? Pro wrestling is also way more interactive. Bret Hart and Rob Van Dam and the Dudley Boys and Mick Foley have taken more time out of their day to bullshit with me and sign autographs than any member of the Yankees, Knicks or Jets.
Sorry this post is all over the place I just feel pretty passionately about this topic and I really don't think Sportsfilter is the place to discuss it but I just can't help myself.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:29 AM on August 21
I dunno Weedy it seems like he is doing pretty well with his several businesses and impending clothing line and all. I just think that he's bored or going through a mid-life crisis and wants to relive his glory days, kind of like when Uncle Rico wanted a time machine in order to travel back to his high school football playing days. I am just glad to see the guy could get sober. Perhaps playing hockey and being out on the road isn't the best idea for a guy who is a recovered addict.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:07 PM on August 17
JR was one of the all-time American born hockey player and as someone born and bred from the north east US how could I not love this guy. He was a total package centre, he could pass, score, hit, play D, kill penalties, work the PP. My favorite JR has to be the Chi-Dal series, after laying out Mike Modano, JR got drilled by Derian Hatcher and suffered a broken. He finished that series with a wired shut jaw, that's old timey hockey.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:06 AM on August 06
Now we presume that MLB is so arrogant as to continue with these patterns of behavior.
I'm with you on this one. MLB did it once, got nailed, and is going to do it again? I don't buy that one bit. Just because Bonds dosen't have job dosen't mean all the MLB GM's and owners got together and decided to keep him out of the game. Is it possible that every team knows of his downsides (which have been written about ad nauseum) and the fact that he is 45 and hasn't played since 2007. Perhaps he wasn't signed at the start of the '08 season because he would have been in his mid 40's and was brought up on on perjury charges. I don't know how much of his salary would have to be paid by whatever MLB signed him if he was going to miss an extended period of time due to these charges. I am not so naive as to believe collusion doesn't happen but I like to examine all possibilities before jumping to the "worst case" one.
As far as the topic of this post:
I am as far from a Red Sox fan as you can be, but before I go and begin damning the two best players on a team that was able to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in MLB history I think I need more than just "allegedly these two chaps were on a list of guys who tested positive for steroids" of course all this info is from un-named lawyers working on the case who shouldn't be releasing this information anyway. They just failed the test because steroids were present in there system but is it possible that a few of these 100+ players had a prescription at the time of the test? How high were the levels, were they at a therapeutic level? Again several people are just rushing to assume the worst case scenario.
I admit I was turned off to baseball when al this nonsense came out. Part of it was my own bleak out look on MLB as a whole (oh how I yearn for the days when the Yankees payroll and luxury tax were the hot button items of the day) the other part was what was being spun the media. Let's face the people who have the most to gain from steroid abuse are the people who write and report on MLB. Narcing out possible steroid users makes for much more entertaining news than just rattling off some scores and stats. While several reporters may feign disgust at the actions of these players I am sure some part of them does a happy dance.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:10 AM on August 02
I agree that Vick has served his debt to society but I am not so sure he could be considered rehabilitated. If he went to prison and just sat his entire time while their I fail to see how that helps him. In my opinion what Vick did are the actions of a sociopath. All sorts of antisocial behavior starts with animal torture and animal killings, so if he didn't receive any kind of in depth psychological help than I would consider him far from rehabilitated. I know that this is the internet so I feel I should clarify, Vick is not the next Charles Manson but his actions should be cause for concern. I hope he received more treatment than just being locked in a cage while he was in prison.
By the letter of the law Vick served his debt and if that is enough for the NFL to reinstate him they every right to.
posted by HATER 187 at 01:29 PM on July 28
If you get caught drunk driver I believe you should get another chance but as a repeat offender and to kill someone in the process should get you a pretty hefty jail sentence. Jail is a pretty awful place so I can't imagine how killing this guy would be right or better than the punishment he will probably get. This has to at least be DWI plus 3 counts of vehicular manslaughter (which can be a felony if the driver is intoxicated)
Everyone makes mistakes and Gallo made his already and he really fucked up his second chance. Hopefully he will learn his lesson if he survives what I hope is a lengthy jail sentence.
posted by HATER 187 at 02:48 PM on April 11
McCain loves boxing.
I really was never aware of this, it kind of makes sense of his opposition to MMA (specifically UFC) during its inception.
posted by HATER 187 at 03:45 PM on April 03
Two, there's a difference between not having as bperk called it "the most up-to-date insurance card" and not having proof of insurance. She could not prove that she had insurance.
Not to nitpick here but there is no difference. The cop needs to know she HAS insurance not HAD insurance. If she can't find her card or finds a card that expired on 3/26/09 and its 3/27/09 than she has no proof of insurance. Both constitute a failure to produce proof of insurance and is not a serious what so ever (in NY at least) provided you can submit proof of coverage for the day the ticket was issued. You in no way have to be detained for such an infraction. I worked for the insurance company with a reptile mascot for a number of years and handled thousands of this situations, it is not serious at all.
Again things maybe different in NY but from my personal experience a cop can give you several tickets in one shot (my experience was for a seatbelt, tail light, expired registration, expired insurance card) I was told to step out of my car and the State Trooper called a tow truck. The Trooper told me I could take a ride with the tow and call a friend but I could not get the car until I went to court or the DMV and settled my registration issues. I was so livid I told the tow guy to fuck off and was left by an NY State Trooper on the side of the Meadowbrook State Parkway on Long Island. In fact so serious were these 4 violations that all I ended up paying was an $80 seatbelt ticket, the other 3 were thrown when I mailed in my insurance card, proof I fixed my light (which a Nassau County cop didn't even bother to look at he just signed the paperwork and took my word) and current registration. I was able to retrieve my car on Monday (I got nailed on a Saturday) after going to the DMV and getting my updated window sticker for the registration I ain't buying this 5 tickets = jail argument.
At the end of the day the officer in the Moats case exercised poor judgment and when you are in a job like that poor judgment can get innocent people hurt or cast an extremely negative image for your PD, I am sure his fellow officers are pissed because they know they will be under a microscope now.
posted by HATER 187 at 08:16 PM on March 30
This guy is my all-time favotite
posted by HATER 187 at 11:22 PM on March 10
Sweet! That took some imagination to come up with that one.
Nah dude, I stole it from a commercial in the WB or CW or whatever that channel is called. And they in turn stole it from someone else. I don't think you're a bad guy or anything, I just think that you don't realize how offensive what you said can be to someone. Think before you speak, that is all I would ask.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:51 PM on March 08
To me this is different than TO showing of, or a pitcher pumping his fist after a strike, or trash talking after a dunk. This is just a guy wearing something that is not part of his uniform. Its more like the time John Vanbiesbrouck used red tape on the butt end of his goalie during a home game (back when home sweaters were white)
posted by HATER 187 at 11:14 PM on March 03
Man D-Wade made a real BornIcon move by wearing that band-aid.
posted by HATER 187 at 05:22 PM on March 03
While I can understand that blocking blood flow to the brain could cause a person to pass out, the problem was that when Gagne applied the hold the effect was almost instantanious.
That is the way it would work in the real world. The way Hogan used to fight out of the sleeper with the ref checking his arm three times is bogus. Blood chokes know you out in a matter of seconds.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:17 AM on February 28
Whoops, I misread my own post, thanks for the correction and not crucifying me for it.
I have to seriously call into question the actions of the staff at Friendship Village. From the MinnPost article it was stated that he was involved an several alleged incidents before this one. The staff had to have known he posed a threat to other patients.
I know its funny to shit on wrestling and make jokes about Sleeper Holds and what not but Gagne did illegitimately try to choke Gutttmann out once before this. He was allowed back into the community after this incident but no mention is made as to how his level care was changed after this. In my mind the blame can fall squarely on the shoulders of the Friendship Village management.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:06 AM on February 27
For those not in the know Verne Gagne was a founder of the AWA (American Wrestling Association) he helped start the careers of Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig and The Nature Boy Ric Flair.
Sorry thar everything is from the same source. It seems that the local papers were following this story more closely than most other sources and the updates were more frequent on the city pages blog.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:24 PM on February 26
This is gonna be a long so if there is a point to this novel of a post its that we need to stop being so reactionary about this topic because it us way more complicated than steroids=wrong. I have refrained from posting on this topic for a long time because I felt that there were only a few players using and the ones that had so much incriminating evidence pointing towards them were given a free pass (until they possibly lied in front of Congress) This topic is so all over the place so so is my comment.
I fail to see how the story of one baseball player (even of the caliber of Alex Rodriguez) is breaking news. I believe that there were 104 and other players who tested positive. If you believe that only those players are the ones using you have about 1 in 12 using steroids. I am basing this off of a 40 man roster per team they percentage would obviously get higher if you just went the 25 man roster. If you live in the real and believe that more than those 104 use who knows how high that percentage can go. Why they haven't looked into pitchers using I'll never understand, I believe that they would have more to gain from steroids. To me the real story is that 104 players tested positive, how many more have or will if tougher testing policies are implemented.
I under stand why some people are upset about this. No one wants to see the sport they have played and enjoyed since childhood tainted with steroids, HGH or whatever else they use to gain an edge (which I personally believe is a small one) I still believe that the cream of the crop (like the Bondses and Rodrigi, and Clemens and McGuire) will always be amazing players and the PEDs just gave them that little extra push to take them from all time greats to Legendary. All this nonsense about changing records or what will happen if A-Rod passes Bonds is just foolish, who knows how many pitchers they hit home runs off of were on the gas? Like it or not this is a part of the game now. All you are doing by wondering who's on it and who isn't is just going to ruin your enjoyment of the game.
Back in 2004 I was pretty upset with the state of baseball. I felt someone like Bonds who had clout because he was pulling in so much more revenue could use PEDs and the MLB officials would just turn a blind towards. Here in 2009 it is more apparent that PEDs are much more widespread that was initially thought. I think baseball is unfairly singled out because this is a problem that transcends baseball and effects all areas of sports.
Morally I have a hard time understanding how to feel all about this. I know steroids are illegal but I am a firm believer in "my body my choice" No matter how harmful something is for you no one has a right to say what you are doing is illegal. My problem arises when the MLB decides to say what drugs or supplements use and if you brake our rules we can fine, suspend or terminate you. Where do their rights as an employer end when it comes to what you put into your body? Why should something that improves your performance be viewed as a bad thing even when it has its side effects? If there was a drug that made computer programmers program faster or better but had side effects would Computer Associates or Microsoft not want their employees to take it even if it had potentially harmful side effects? So long as no one is being forced or coerced into something they don't want to take what is the problem with wanting to be the best in your particular field? Should I feel be bad about posting this long pointless comment with so many hypothetical situations that could never be answered?
posted by HATER 187 at 12:40 AM on February 11
Prince was my favorite halftime show performer in recent memory. I am hoping for Morris Day and the mother fucking Time in 2010. Jerome, bring me my mirror!
posted by HATER 187 at 03:06 AM on February 03
What would have happened if he hit this "alleged" bong in Amsterdam or some other country where pot is legal? Is the outrage over the fact that he smoked it or that he broke the law?
posted by HATER 187 at 02:59 AM on February 03
Its an excuse in the fact that the Celtics lost focus and spent so much time and energy pissing and moaning about the basket being counted. They should have sucked it up and blown th Blazers out of the building, God knows they have the talent to do that.
posted by HATER 187 at 07:56 PM on January 01
Gary Cheevers. Thanks Howard, I couldn't remember who originally wore the stitches mask but I remember when Steve Shields had the modern style helmet with it painted on the front. The side had ears and and hair painted on it. Coolest. Mask. Ever.
posted by HATER 187 at 04:21 PM on November 14
Eddie by 2
Gary by 14
BC by 11
Monty by 7
posted by HATER 187 at 12:33 AM on September 26
winnie by 6
gary by 10
sassy by 3
montie by 7
posted by HATER 187 at 04:30 AM on September 19
Of course all this happens when I decide to root for the Chargers. I am truly cursed.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:57 PM on September 15
Is it just you and me Bo? Last year we had a great turn out in two different leagues.
posted by HATER 187 at 03:45 PM on September 10
The live draft time is cool with me, just please send reminder closer to draft time.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:19 PM on September 07
I am in as the Halifax Hellraisers
posted by HATER 187 at 11:18 PM on September 07
Calgary by 7
BC by 3
Montreal by 17
Winnie by 6
posted by HATER 187 at 07:24 PM on September 04
Montreal by 7
Sassy by 14
Calgary by 10
Hamilton by 6
posted by HATER 187 at 12:03 AM on August 28
Crap. I missed the deadline for the Thursday game. Can I still pick for Fridays game? If so I want BC by 7.
posted by HATER 187 at 12:27 AM on August 22
see what i mean. look at how may words i left out of that post. expecting me to register for something other than spofi and yahoo is expecting way too much of my monkey brain.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:51 PM on August 13
Hamilton by 7
Montreal by 14
Sorry i missed last guys, i didn't how to sign up for whatever it was that i had to sign up for to enter my picks. i am barely literate let alone computer literate.
posted by HATER 187 at 11:40 PM on August 13
Montreal by 7 BC by 3 Toronto by 10 Calgary by 7
posted by HATER 187 at 03:29 AM on July 30
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