Recent Comments by Bill Lumbergh

Who is going to replace Tiger Woods?

John Daly appears to be focused anew on climbing the world rankings and filling in for the debilitated Mr. Woods. Nothing says, "I'm trying to get sober and make a comeback" better than partnering in the Buick Open pro-am with Kid Rock. I live in MI, and the local news claims that Daly and Kid are pre-partying before their round at the Rock estate.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:01 PM on June 25

"Greg Maddux? I bet you could catch him with your eyes closed."

Maddux's greatest delivery: "Chicks dig the long ball."

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:10 AM on April 15

"Tech doping"? How Speedo's LZR suit breaks swim records

I suggest we all buy speedo stock.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 09:51 AM on April 15

John Daly disqualified at Bay Hill

Good point rcade. John needs to drive the Winnebago to rehab.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:22 PM on March 13

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

puggle tastes like chicken

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:53 AM on February 08

Bob Knight Resigns

Click here to listen to a Bobby Knight halftime speech, and other funny sports audio.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 08:08 AM on February 05

Clemens Files Defamation Suit

I thought the whole 60 minutes interview was very poorly done, almost as if they let Roger off the hook, when they could have basically proven him guilty. Clemens' response of, 'If I'm taking all of these drugs, why don't I have a 3rd eye growing from my forehead? Why arent' I pullin' tractors with my teeth?' was idiotic. I haven't noticed a 3rd eye on Pettite or Palmiero. Clemens' repsponse of, 'If I'm taking all these drugs, where did i get them from?' makes about as much sense as Whitney Houston saying you can't prove she's on drugs unless you show her a receipt from a drug dealer. "crack is whack." Clemens' response of, 'After 25 years why would I want to take the stuff?' Well, because you love the sport, the fame, the money and the adulation and you don't want it to stop, you know that your glory days are nearing an end and you want a few more. Clemens' response of, 'I don't know if a lie detector test would help me, or not.' If you're innocent, say Hell Yes, hook me up to the damn machine right now. I thought the whole interview made him appear more guilty, not less. I recommend a book by Malcolm Gladwell called, Blink. It helps in the identification of inauthenticity when it presents itself.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:57 PM on January 08

Taxpayers will fund Yankees' VIP parking

I normally don't jump on the "unfair tax" bandwagon. However, try as I may, I simply cannot think of any justifiable reason the average New Yorker (who may not have the slightest interest in baseball, or, may be a Mets fan) should have to shell out coin so that ARod can park his Rolls Royce in privacy. Seems like something the club should pay for.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:09 PM on January 02

Chuck Norris Didn't Invent the Internet; He Simply Scared It Into Existence

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:24 AM on December 13

Fukudome, The New Greatest Name in Baseball?

Hilarious jerseygirl!

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:51 PM on December 11

Bo Knows Best

A sad reality: Anytime I read about abnormal greatness, somewhere deep within myself, a question about possible steriod use arises, with absoutely no proof or reason to suspect. I imagine I'm not the only one......

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:45 PM on November 29

A-Rod Opts Out of Contract

It's ironic that the evil empire has a problem with a guy who exercises a clause that they mutually agreed to. Screw that. The Yankees organization does not deserve loyalty. They hire guns and discard them all the time. A-Rod helped the club while he was there, and owes them nothing further. I for one (and it seems I'm about the only one) think that A-Rod should face no ill-will for opting out.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:04 PM on October 29

Girardi succeeds Torre in the Bronx

I wonder if AROD opted out partially because he knew he didn't want to play for Girardi.....

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:53 PM on October 29

Barry Bonds' ex-mistress details star's steroid use, temper.

Turning Your Vagina Into A Nice Apartment and Spending Money.... is my personal favorite. How humiliating for Bonds, his woman narcs on him and says she faked it at the same time. Hell hath no fury....

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:30 PM on October 04

BBCRMOL!

Too bad coaches weren't included. Flip Saunders?

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:41 PM on September 04

Panic in the Peloton

Football = dogfighting & Pacman Basketball = gambling refs Baseball = Roids & perjury Cycling = Doping I'm depressed. I guess I'll start watching HGTV with my wife.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:55 PM on July 24

Suspected NBA Referee's Games Hit the Over More Often

bdaddy: 2 years @ 44% + 2 years @ 57% = 50.5% over 4 years, or "roughly 50%"

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:07 AM on July 24

Suspected NBA Referee's Games Hit the Over More Often

In the two years prior to the FBI is investigating, Tim Donaghys games scored more points than Las Vegas expected only 44% of the time Over the last two NBA seasons, games refereed by Tim Donaghy scored more points than Las Vegas expected 57 percent of the time So what you're saying is over the past 4 years his games hit the over roughly 50% of the time? Boy, it'd be tough to make a lot of money betting on those odds. Who chooses the sample time span? Two years? I bet you can make the stat look even more dramatic over one year, or less. Is two years based on when the investigations started? Why? Who is to say the same stuff wasn't going on before the investigation? This article doesn't mean a lot to me.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:22 AM on July 24

Meet the Golfer Who Kept Tiger Woods Out of His Fifth Green Jacket

Muhammad Ali.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:18 PM on April 09

Meet the Golfer Who Kept Tiger Woods Out of His Fifth Green Jacket

I have no problem with a christian man crediting Jesus profusely on Easter Sunday.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:59 PM on April 09

Team Me Up Scottie

We need a champions tour for basketball stars who can't hang it up.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:12 PM on February 16

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

Fire Millen

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:50 PM on February 05

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

Should have been Dungy's 2nd superbowl win, he deserved to stay in Tampa Bay and get the win. Gruden owes Dungy, in my opinion.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:52 AM on February 05

Joe Buck and Jim Nantz, Sportscasters or corporate shills?

drives me nuts about Buck is that he consistently caters to the person who just turned on the game five minutes ago............. that's usually me, so I like him a lot. (I think there's a lot of me's.)

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 08:22 AM on February 02

Michigan St. to retire Cleaves' No. 12

yay-yo, it's not about what they did as pros, it's about what they did while in college. Matteen holds several MSU records, and led them to a championship. He deserves all the recognition at MSU that Magic gets. I beleive Kelser is up there in the rafters too, and deservedly so. Speaking of Spartans who didn't pan out in college, what ever happened to Shawn Respert, dude was the star when he and Eric Snow played. Who would have thought Snow would have the better NBA career. Others that come to mind: Taylor (forget his first name, but left college early) Belle

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:40 AM on February 01

Oakland Raiders hire USC Offensive Coordinator lane Kiffin to replace Art Shell.

Art Shell will be back when Al Davis forgets that he's fired him twice.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:26 AM on January 23

Tuna Melts

Why doesn't Jerry Jones just name himself coach? He can't keep his hands off anyway.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 04:21 PM on January 22

Barry Bonds Throws Teammate Under "Speeding" Bus.

God I'm going to hate watching Bonds break Aaron's record...

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:06 AM on January 11

AI to Denver

I never claimed that crossing over Jordan was his "career defining" moment It was pure classic and will always be the #1 highlight of A.I.'s career Icon, I think your mind got crossed-over.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:43 PM on December 22

AI to Denver

He didn't use the backboard, , but if that was Iverson's best career move, he's not as good as I thought he was.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 08:46 PM on December 21

AI to Denver

that's a pretty sad "#1 career highlight." "One time I faked Michael Jordan and made a jump shot. That was the greatest moment of my career." weak.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:33 PM on December 21

AI to Denver

and then became more of a fan when I saw him shake the shit out of the greatest player ever, Michael Jordan OK, I remember this play, and yes, Jordan did get victimized, but I never saw why it was such a big deal. Jordan is 6'6" and not a true point, Iverson is what 6'1"? and the protypical point. Big deal that a point juked a shooter, they're supposed to. And I'm sure that Jordan wasn't assigned to cover Iverson, the fact that Jordan was even on him had to be the result of a switch. I'm sure Iverson could cross-over Bruce Bowen or any other defender you want to throw at him, especially taller guys. Why the fuss about Jordan? I guess maybe just because of how unusual it was to ever see him look overmatched.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:49 PM on December 21

Suspensions Handed Out

If zeek is worried about other teams disrepectfully running up the score on the Knickerbockers, maybe he should teach them how to defend and score points rather than save their pride with flagrant fouls.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 07:41 PM on December 18

Jason Kidd’s 80 Triple-Doubles- Will he make it to 100 triple doubles?

man, your roomate must have sucked.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:08 PM on December 14

Do You Hear What I Hear?

If a pitcher is tipping his pitches, I'm going to use that to my advantage every time. It's not cheating, it's smart.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 05:19 PM on December 13

Looking For Mr. Longball

Just finished reading this and came here to post it. You beat me to it wfrazer. Great article, somewhat sad. Yeah, he has a plush lifestyle, but for how long can someone seclude themself? It's like prison, for the ultra-wealthy.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:44 PM on December 13

A.I on his way out.

Go easy on Webber. All of us would have some down-time after being dumped by Tyra.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 06:58 AM on December 13

Tressel Skipped Final Coaches' Poll Vote

Do a google search for "overrated" and see the second hit on the list.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:08 PM on December 07

Writer: Athletes Should Bounce 'Nigga' From Vocabulary

No excuse for the Kramer guy, but for the most part, people just need to stop being offended so easily. The world has gone mad with all of this political-correctness. Most people don't walk around getting offended all of the time. Yet we have all of this drama due to a few hyper-sensitive pansies. (Sorry I said pansies, pansies.)

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:53 PM on December 07

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

A. U of M president recently outraged over passage of state proposal outlawing college admission policies promoting diversity. B. U of M "family" outraged that championship game participants chosen in a fashion that favors national interest in diversity of the participants. Wolverines: Figure out which side of the fence you're on. Most qualified? Or most beneficial sample?

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:16 AM on December 04

Kobe drops 52 in 3 Quarters, against Utah...

I understand. He doesn't do funny commercials. He seemed to be channeling all of MJ's mannerisms his first few years while denying any similarity. He has a nasty edge that he sometimes inflicts on people who meant him no harm. He doesn't have Shaq's seal of approval. Forgot a few: allegedly raped a girl, admittedly cheated on his wife, ratted his teammate when telling the police that Shaq is worse than he is, has refused to take shots in games, wouldn't allow Karl Malone to set a screen for him so he can go one on one, etc., etc., etc. Kobe is all about Kobe. I hope that never tanslates into another championship.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 09:57 AM on December 01

Tom Izzo is being considered for the head football position at MSU.

Dear Tom, In football, you're never going to win the recruiting war with that big bad maze and blue behemoth who resides to your southeast. Why do you think Saban headed to LSU? Enjoy the tide that shifted your way on the hardcourt after the fab 5 rummaged and pillaged their way through college and left the behemoth's hoop dreams in ruins. Stick with what's working.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:40 AM on November 22

Holyfield determined to be five-times champion

When your biggest claim to fame is getting your ear bit off, .... you're kidding right? If I could make millions for a night of getting beat up, I'd take it too.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:02 PM on November 10

Yanks talk with Tigers about Sheffield

As a Tig's fan, I question this move. We were that close to winning it all. Pitching is key. Yanks had the best lineup and were eliminated early. ......However, in Leyland I trust. (can we get Arod too?)

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:00 PM on November 10

John L. Smith fired at Michigan State.

why this would be a good career move for Nick Saban My thought was the same. Obviously, it's not going well in Miami, but it did at LSU. I'm sure if he wanted to go back to college, he could do better than MSU.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 06:31 AM on November 03

Chicago Plays Rings Around Miami After Championship Party

Can anyone name another player who both rejected Shaq and dunked on Shaq in his first NBA game? yes, I seem to remember Kobe blocking shaq's shot so that he could have the shot and then dunking it on shaq's head.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:42 PM on November 02

No talking back to refs

they should have this in the nba

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:35 PM on November 02

Dallas Cowboys Coach Smells a Rat

Do you want fries with rat?

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:03 PM on October 27

Tigers Win 3-1 in World Series Game 2

I would like to have seen Rogers go George Brett on the umps.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:25 PM on October 23

Spartans Complete Greatest Comeback Ever.

It was the battle for worst big 10 coach.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:37 AM on October 22

Pacers new line-up, watch out for the Heat

We all pay one way or another. How very true.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:06 PM on October 06

Pacers new line-up, watch out for the Heat

It would seem that an NBA star could get a lady or two that he wouldn't have to pay for.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:19 PM on October 06

Raingate?

Tigers win! Yeah!

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 03:34 PM on October 05

Talk about getting kicked in the teeth!

I also wonder if Gurode will seek criminal charges against Haynesworth. I don't like the idea of this going into the court system. We see physical attacks in other sports i.e. fist-fights in hockey, and nobody presses charges. Was it dirty? yes. But let's deal with it within the confines of league fines and suspensions. There's this whole weird zone where one wonders who is the governing authority. Back to the fighting in hockey example. If the same fight were to happen between civilians in the street outside the stadium, police would break it up and arrests would be made. However, in the sporting arena it is handled with a penalty box. What if someone were to be killed? At what point does the law start to be applied?

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:25 AM on October 02

Ouch!

Mend it like Beckham.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:54 PM on September 25

Orioles Fans Walk Out In Protest:

Ironically, said fans walked out on a victory.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:36 AM on September 22

A-Rod Agonistes

last time the Rod checked (which he does every ten minutes), he had 116 RBIs. Fifth-most in whatever league the Rod plays in. Perfect......I think that sums it all up.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 11:30 AM on September 21

Buy your way into the New York City (or any other) Marathon.

I have ran this marathon in the past on 3 occasions. I once saw marathon officials remove someone from the course at the 20 mile mark for not having a proper bib. I loved how they did it. Wait until 20 miles when the guy is dying, run two guys out beside him and gently nudge his weary legs towards the sidewalk until he is completely off the road, too tired to fight about it. We'll let you run the first 20, but you're not going to finish.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 09:06 AM on September 19

Lions' Roy Williams says "score means nothing"

Hey, if you're a lions fan, first downs is all you have to celebrate.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:26 PM on September 18

Could Reggie be losing the heisman?

Who knew Yahoo had crack investigative reporters? Bush should contract yahoo to find Bin Ladin. The one thing I don't like about the way this is set up, there's no consequence to the player. I doubt he cares much about a trophy. Maybe they could have NCAA athletes sign some sort of contract whereby if they're found guilty of accepting money, a significant monetary fine will be applied. Hit em where it hurts, the pocketbook, and maybe it would prevent a little of the cheating.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:02 AM on September 15