the best football invention ever is the yellow first down line. The yellow line is a good invention but being abit older that some of you I think that the best invention was pre-computer. It was putting the little arrows next to the yard line numbers pointing towards the closest endzone. Prior to that with the limited television angles you didn't know where the heck the team was in field position if you looked away for a second.
posted by Termite at 02:40 PM on January 30
Thanks Grum, TD Reception.
posted by Termite at 04:33 PM on January 25
I'm in 39th place right now and I picked the Chargers over the Saints in the Superbowl. I think I'm in pretty good shape to win this thing! I knew I could do it. No Problems. Colts by 13, I'll take the Over. Colts score first TD at 5:30 into the first quarter
posted by Termite at 03:32 PM on January 25
A "Playoff Game" exception to this rule would have been a better decision. To keep McNabb off the trip and away from his team was of course seen by him as an insult. McNabb has been close to becoming an elite player in the NFL but bad luck or situation and/or injury have derailed him time after time. I understand his frustration. Either he is "The Man" or he isn't. Maybe the Eagles wonder themselves.
posted by Termite at 01:22 PM on January 23
It's not like Bill waited until the day before the draft to tell Jerry he was leaving. He coached his last game, an emotional one at that, just 3 weeks ago. Three weeks to make a life changing decision is not unusal. I agree with those who just think Bill ran out of gas and was not having any fun. He is leaving to see if he can have as much fun as Jimmy Johnson is having. Thanks for the 4 years, Bill.
posted by Termite at 03:50 PM on January 22
Saints by 10 Colts by 1 Carney 7 Thanks, apoch!
posted by Termite at 01:27 PM on January 16
Yeah, but Raider fans are usually armed, so I understand limiting their numbers. TBH, If you are joking I have to tell you that this is true. I recall a Rams-Raiders Preseason game at then Anaheim Stadium in the early 90's that I took my then 2 young daughters to see. After being sprayed with thrown beer cups and language I did not want to be subjected to we left right after halftime. On our way out I passed an usher I know who told me that there had been at least 15 fights and 2 stabbings. He said that if he could leave thet he would. A preseason game!
posted by Termite at 11:22 AM on January 11
The game will be won by the team that is prepared best and executes best. Ya Think?
posted by Termite at 04:16 PM on January 10
The Chargers have employed some clever ticketing policies in the past. To limit the number of Raider Fans from coming down from Oakland they have put the Raider games into a 3-game package and required that all 3 games be purchased. To think that limiting ticket sales to Southern Californians ensures a Charger Crowd may be false. There seems to be loads of fans for other teams in Southern California. At the Steelers Game in San Diego this year the Steelers Fans and their yellow jerseys were very well represented. Besides the weather in San Diego on Sunday is predicted to be just average...Sunny and 65 degrees.
posted by Termite at 03:36 PM on January 10
grum, The photo of Dungy looks like a bad driver license shot! Nobody ever likes those.
posted by Termite at 04:55 PM on January 09
Thanks to everyone who's picked already. Here I go.... Ravens by 6 NO by 10 Chicago by 7 SD by 10 LT = 121
posted by Termite at 03:50 PM on January 09
apoch, Thanks for agreeing to wrestle this alligator! Indy by 7 Cowboys by 3 NE by 10 Phily by 8 Thanks again!
posted by Termite at 01:28 PM on January 03
The A's have some good young arms and will still be a factor as usual, I bet. posted by mjkredliner at 6:35 AM CST on December 29 It amazes me that year after year the A's lose talent but they always contend. As an Angel Fan I'm searching for the secret....and I'm glad we don't have to worry about Zito on a regular basis.
posted by Termite at 01:54 PM on December 29
If mitchell is correct, I like basketball more than I thought.
posted by Termite at 11:49 AM on December 19
Thanks irfc, Being a Cowboys Fan in Southern Califronia I was not aware of the new (1998) mascot. I always considerd Crazy Ray the main guy. Why would someone want to get rid of Rowdy? Is he not popular? According to the website he's an award winner. For each -- his own, I spose. jay's post makes more sense now. Thanks for wise'in me up about Rowdy.
posted by Termite at 04:16 PM on December 18
jay, What does this link or thread have to do with the Dallas Cowboys. You need to go back 6 or 7 links to find a Cowboys topic. I know that sometimes it takes a while to get your thoughts onto the keyboard but you have severely missed your mark. Good luck!
posted by Termite at 03:55 PM on December 18
Hoser, Thanks for the insightful picks and humor. I always look forward to your weekly picks. I am pretty sure that your doing as well as Dr. Z and Peter King and they aren't near as humorus. Keep it up!
posted by Termite at 04:11 PM on December 11
Does anyone have any accurate information Where are the Hosers Picks for week 14?
posted by Termite at 10:15 AM on December 08
It seems to me that I see Brett Favre more often in commercials than any other NFL'er except Reggie Bush. I think the advertisers are pandering to my age group with Favre and nobody likes Subway more than me. Those clever rascals!
posted by Termite at 09:43 AM on December 08
I don't have any Canadian Money. This is blatant discrimination! I cry for justice.
posted by Termite at 01:18 PM on December 05
The Dallas Cowboys tried the "Worlds Fastest Man" route very sucessfully in 1966 when they signed "Bullet" Bob Hayes. The Cowboys also drafted Carl Lewis in 1984 but Lewis never became a Cowboy. At the wide reciever posistion - Speed does Kill!
posted by Termite at 06:06 PM on November 29
Vanderjadt's 72.2% FG percentage is awful. Gramatica is 76.7% over eight seasons. He is 99% on PAT's. Not a bad move. I agree with Texan that it is a nice message to send, very Parcells-like. This is not the most talented team of all time but with Parcells massaging the weaknesses and managing the egos this squad could go deep into the playoffs.
posted by Termite at 06:38 PM on November 27
Well Done, Winger!
posted by Termite at 11:56 AM on November 20
I found the whole thing a bit cartoonish! Ya know, like, liquid nitrogen isn't even that shade of blue. But, I've never seen Bill look better than in some of the earlier frames.
posted by Termite at 01:15 PM on November 10
Putting aside all of the financial issues -- Candlestick Point is just a lousy location. Being on the S.F. Bay the wind is always blowing and it is cold and damp. Add to that the fact that there is a single freeway (101) that serves the area of Monster Park, creating hours long congestion before and after every event, and you get the idea that a new facility anywhere else would be an improvement. I know the "cold and damp" line is going to amuse many of the hardcore eastern football fans but as a long time Californian when it gets below 60 degrees I think it becomes a quality of life issue.
posted by Termite at 02:24 PM on November 09
Stanky only lasted a day, but he technically did manage one game. But, Did he win? If you don't win you are not going to stick around! Seriously, I hope things work out for Washington. I like to see new faces enter the Manager ranks. I'm kind of tired of seeing guys like Lou Piniella get recycled time after time. Pitching Coach, Bud Black of the Angels, has interviewed with San Diego. I hope he goes to San Diego or returns to the Angels. I don't want to see him in Oakland next season.
posted by Termite at 01:53 PM on November 06
Does anyone else feel like they have been smoking hash after reading some of the posts? Or is it just me?
posted by Termite at 11:07 AM on November 02
I didn't know about this. It takes all kinds, I 'spose. And the winner is....
posted by Termite at 05:56 PM on November 01
Except of course with the A's...they really should keep him but the dollars will probably prohibit it. Regarding Zito, history tells us that they won't keep him but it would make lots of sense for them to figure a way to do it. Also they should keep Thomas, he had a way better year than I think anyone expected. If they lose Thomas they can go get Bonds from across the Bay. As an Angels Fan I don't want to see Thomas or Bonds playing home games at Angel Stadium next year...but Zito would be interesting.
posted by Termite at 04:14 PM on November 01
Does anyone know if T.O.'s publicist, Kim Etheredge, works at this McDonalds?
posted by Termite at 01:11 PM on October 27
Romo is just a rookie This is Tony Romo's 4th year in the NFL with the Cowboys--but I understand what you were saying and I agree.
posted by Termite at 05:47 PM on October 24
I agree with slugger that it was bad timing to insert Romo into lastnights division game but I think all of us who have been watching knew he would be there soon. That's why Parcells started Romo in the preseason and that is where Romo showed that he has tremendous potential. Lastnight was an awful game by several of the Boys and with the next 3 games being on the road we will see how Romo prepares when he is the named starter. Romo showed a strong arm and mobility. That's a good start. I remember Tom Landry saying about Danny White when Danny was in a similar posistion as Romo is now "Sometimes it is good to be underated" or something like that. For now, for sure, Romo is underated.
posted by Termite at 05:01 PM on October 24
Good question, bperk. I think that once LaRussa asked the Umpire to check it out and the Umpire asked Rogers to clean-up that there was nothing further he, LaRussa, could do. I think what we saw was that the Umpire approached Rogers after the inning was over as he was headed into the dugout. Brown stain removed--end of discussion. When Joe Buck asked LaRussa durnig the game about the incident LaRussa replied that it was not something that he was going to discuss during the game. This might indicate that LaRussa is going to talk to the League Office which we should hear about soon. This is unusual behavior by the umpire and I think it is out of "spec." I've seen both Don Sutton and Brendan Donelley undressed by the umpire on the mound at Angel Stadium. I'm sure that askng them to clean-up would have been better for the Angels.
posted by Termite at 04:54 PM on October 23
I haven't seen intensity like that from a Tiger since Mark The Bird. I'm not a Kenny Rogers fan but I am impressed by his current pitching streak. We'll never know if it is/was natural or enhanced just like we'll never know if Joe Montana was throwing the ball away that Jack Clark caught. Comparing Kenny to Fidrych is an insult to Kenny or to any other pitcher for that matter. Fidrych was not intense he was a circus act. I saw him at least once in Anaheim and he was just crazy--his antics did nothing to help his team, he was a distraction. His 5-year record of 29-19, with 19 of the wins coming in his first year attest to his lack of impact as anything other than a flash-in-the-pan freakshow. Kenny deserves better.
posted by Termite at 12:36 PM on October 23
My prediction....The Worlds Champion Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium in Anaheim twice next season, April 23 & 24 and July 27, 28 & 29. Half prediction-Half fact. I just hope for a 7-game series.
posted by Termite at 04:41 PM on October 20
“I have 11 babies — somebody thought I was cute.” I would hope that some of these babies are helping the old man out. Jacquelyn has lent a hand and it is a good sign that she attended law school and established a career for herself. How about Marvis--where is he and what has he done? How about the others? A big salute to Larry Holmes for his friendship and support. I have to say that I did not expect that from Larry.
posted by Termite at 02:26 PM on October 18
Being a Dallas Cowboys Fan for 41 years I have DNA that prevents me from liking Giants, Redskins and Eagles...but I have always liked Tiki. He's caused me a lot of pain over his carreer. If he does step away it can be compared to the retirement of Barry Sanders. I always thought Barry would come back until he never did...so I guess I think that Tiki won't go after this season. Perhaps the Giants can offer additional incentives to keep him through 2008, but my DNA causes me to want to see him doing book tours next fall and not running the ball.
posted by Termite at 01:59 PM on October 18
I'm in---This is tough. I remember years ago, probably 1988, that Doug Williams burst appendix eliminated me---against Tampa Bay, no less.
posted by Termite at 11:23 AM on October 13
gd, Thanks for the background on "the heckler". He is the guy I was talking about and your link makes him more likeable--to me anyway. I often attend Angel games with one or both of my daughters and respect that he keeps the language clean and topical. I sure wouldn't want to sit near him though.
posted by Termite at 03:27 PM on October 12
We have all had to put up with the leather lunged person who yells the same dumb thing over and over until that person passes out or gets tired of the "stinkeye" that the rest of us are giving them. It's usually because 1. they are drunk, 2. they are showing off their keen knowledge of the game, 3. it is their first ever event, 4. they are just unaware of the common decency that is the norm. "Do and say/yell whatever you want but don't make your neighbors uncomfortable." As I'm typing this I am reminded of one of the 6-10 fans that attend Tampa Bay Devil Rays games. He sits behind the plate and is always yelling at the top of his lungs. He's always there. I can't understand what he is saying over the TV but I conclude that his verbal encouragement is not helping anybody--but I do notice him.
posted by Termite at 02:50 PM on October 12
This is off topic but I just heard on the east coast feed of CBS that Yankee Pitcher Cory Lidle was in the plane that crashed in Manhatten this afternoon.
posted by Termite at 04:17 PM on October 11
This is some of the obscure history that makes baseball so interesting. It only adds to the Yankee mystique. Great post!
posted by Termite at 04:09 PM on October 11
This is actually a pretty neat deal for the White Sox. It costs them nothing and there will no doubt be some cross promotion that will get White Sox Fans a free Big Gulp with a ticket stub to a game and the team gets paid to boot. Win, win, win!
posted by Termite at 04:02 PM on October 11
But the Capitol of the NFL is Chicago. And this is based on winning 5 games and a single Super Bowl 20 years ago?
posted by Termite at 04:38 PM on October 09
I am unplugging my computer now before it over heats...again!
posted by Termite at 03:07 PM on September 22
Since all of the major sports including the Olympics have some sort of signature music to identify them this is NO BIG DEAL. I think "Get The Party Started" would be a nutural for this purpose. It is good to shake things up once in a while.
posted by Termite at 12:50 PM on August 31
I watched this game and while feeling very bad about Soriano I felt almost as bad for Vladdy. He was truly upset and concerned.
posted by Termite at 06:13 PM on August 30
reductio ad absurdum I tried those when I was trying to quit smoking and got cross addicted.
posted by Termite at 04:27 PM on August 30
It's pre-season for Peter King too. This sort of reminds me of the article the middle of last season when they were trying to determine the first 32 picks in the 2006 draft. Hard to defend, hard to argue against and really just King's best guess. Good Job, Peter. Thanks for the effort. Of the SI guys I trust Dr. Z's opinions a lot more.
posted by Termite at 04:13 PM on August 30
Warren should be looking for a Weight Watchers meeting. He is just not effective at the weight he carries since he's joined the Raiders.
posted by Termite at 01:38 PM on August 30
It is odd that just a day or two before a major cut-down of NFL Rosters that the Raiders would make this move. Why not wait to see if there are any semi-surprises on the wire after the teams cut to 75? Maybe they were afraid they might loose Jeff George to another team?
posted by Termite at 01:41 PM on August 29
I've been waiting for a new topic that I could get my teeth into.............
posted by Termite at 01:28 PM on August 23
In my opinion Bryant Gumbel is an arrogant blow hard and has a history of having trouble working with people because of his demeanor. This is an example of him employing cheap cynicism in an attempt at humor, I guess. His is an uninformed, dumb remark. I'd rather see Mike Patrick do the NFL Channel Games anyway.
posted by Termite at 01:55 PM on August 21
He's a role model. Altough tselson is being facetious, it is a sad fact that many young people, and some older folks, see him that way.
posted by Termite at 03:34 PM on August 17
dusted, An interesting look at the game. Thanks! I also read somewhere that the average baseball is in play for just 7 pitches. Back when George Allen was coaching the NFL Redskins he said that defenses were in play an average of about 15 minutes a game and was proud on his defense played only 9 minutes. Directv does complete highlights of every game in 30 minutes each. Weird when you think about it.
posted by Termite at 11:53 AM on August 10
Maybe the guy's just dating again. Is that supposed to mean something? posted by yerfatma at 4:56 PM CDT on August 9
posted by Termite at 05:48 PM on August 09
While Ryan Leaf was no doubt a complete failure as an NFL Quaterback I do not recall him having any problems with the law. Did I miss something?
posted by Termite at 05:24 PM on August 09
When the Pats were winning Superbowls, the CC spent a bit of time trying to stop that. How so? Just curious.
posted by Termite at 03:33 PM on August 05
Me thinks Phillygator was dropping a NFL reference into a NCAA thread. He's referring to The Cowboys visit to Philly on October 8th. Dallas gets to play Philly again on Christmas Day in Dallas. It's always nice in Dallas on Christmas Day.
posted by Termite at 04:34 PM on July 26
Move him to short, to DH to first or left....it does not matter. I have it on solid word that Arod has been offered a job in the beverage distribution business. I can not say where my information comes from but it is a national source that you would recognize.
posted by Termite at 12:47 PM on July 24
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