Recent Comments by jpageua

Kobe-Phil pairing won't amount to much

enough silly equations. I have watched the games I can get this preseason, and the Lakers actually look pretty good (5-2). They will get into the playoffs this year, and that is all anyone is reasonably expecting. Kobe is good enough that, in the triangle, he can cause enough problems to beat the teams they need to beat (read: everyone out of 8th place) Someone said it, though: Phil would not be back if he didn't think they could win. Saying he is "bored" is stupid. Saying he needed the money is stupid. Saying he didn;t have his choice of about 15 other teams is stupid. There you have it.

posted by jpageua at 12:01 PM on October 26

Say It Ain't So, Jackie

Jesus-tap-dancing-christ-on-a-cross. I am sick of this. Most of you have said the same thing, but I just cannot stand this argument anymore. The day we start picking people on talent, and no one asks what race they are, then we win. Until then, all this does is put some charge in an issue that should have been dead some time ago. It is simple. I don't care if you are white, black, or alien, if you can play ball, come play for me. IF I somehow come up with an all white team, then I know I have an all white team of the best people. If they are all black, same thing. Are we asking for affirmative action in sports now? Should we make every basketball team have an asian guy? After Yao and Wang Zhi Zhi, there just aren't a lot out there. It might be fun to watch, but it is racist at its core, as well. Ok, I am off my soap box now.

posted by jpageua at 09:53 PM on October 25

Parcells explains shove to assistant

The whole team had 136 yards receiving. Houston had more yards than that against them a week ago. Houston. I would have done more than throw a punch at the receiver coach, that's for sure.

posted by jpageua at 09:27 PM on October 24

Over the Hill

Well, not a whole season, they shut him down most back to backs, and limited his forth quarter minutes as well. I misspoke about the knee/ankle thing, but it is one and the same. Anyone who has injured one knows that the other one is not far behind. When you favor a body part, another one takes the brunt. As for the hall of fame, I don;t think they vote on potential, or a list of guys would make it in. He has some good years with some good numbers, and he is a hell of a player, but three failed comebacks have probably taken him out, shourt of him making some Horry like last minute shots in some very big games.

posted by jpageua at 08:02 AM on October 24

Wells Prefers West

We are talking about the same loud mouthed drunken idiot David Wells, right? Yeah, family MUST be important to that guy. jeez.

posted by jpageua at 06:13 PM on October 22

Friday Night Football

As far as I can tell, this will be an NFL first. I searched back soem years, and have not found it, so it is, at least, safe to say this is a modern era first. The NFL has (or had) a strict policy not to play games on Friday, so as not to interfere with special college and all highschool games. They usually post make-up games that cannot be scheduled Saturday on Thursdays. I didn't search every game (I try to have a life) but I went back far enough to at least say this is very rare, and odd.

posted by jpageua at 04:53 PM on October 20