Does anyone here realize what's actually going on in this situation. In a country full of overwhelming problems, our federal government has decided to throw it force behind STERIOD INVESTIGATIONS?? The more this is reported in the sports media and even more so in the traditional media, the heats comes off the people in power.Before i'm accused of making a crazy left wing argument, people on both sides are responsible. This country is in the tank and headlines include PRO SPORTS STEROIDS SCANDLE are you freaking kidding me. I know that in the sports media this is a story, I really wish they would chill out on it a little so people could breath and realize this is SO DAMN TRIVIAL I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.
posted by Fade222 at 11:36 PM on June 09
I like Davis. If Houston would pass on Reggie Bush, why trade for Brown? I think he'd run for about 1800 yards in Denver. Just a thought.
posted by Fade222 at 09:46 PM on June 09
I thoght Elizabeth was the Macho Man's old lady back then. He also played minor league baseball if I'm not mistaken.(The Macho Man not Jake the Snake)
posted by Fade222 at 11:48 PM on May 24
modern culture dictates in this situation, a player with a national following wants to donate profits from his jersey sales. strict dogmatic evaluation of out of date rules dictate he cannot do it in the most effective way possible. please show me the up-side of that.
posted by Fade222 at 02:09 AM on May 24
As for the problems with the refs, why don't college refs have this problem. It really is the no fun league. These damn executives are a bunch of old, white men who do not have the faintest clue about modern culture.(By the way I'm a white guy, just not old yet. I'll still be cool for at least five more min.)
posted by Fade222 at 09:48 PM on May 23
No offense Snikastyle, but are you insane??? Morrison #1 overall??? The kid was a great college player, and will probably be a solid pro. (I'm thinking Keith Van Horn) However he is nowhere near athletic enough to spend a #1 overall pick on. Dickie V and Billy Packer lied to you; Morrison is not the second coming of Larry Bird.
posted by Fade222 at 09:43 PM on May 23
Huge Detroit fan here. Lebron however is the next step in the evolution of great basketball players. (glad Detroit won but have even more respect for Lebron than I did before the playoffs, the kid can play!!!)
posted by Fade222 at 11:23 PM on May 21
One of the stranger things I've seen on a ballfield, but by no means the strangest. From watching the play and hearing Barret's comments in the post game, along with his deamenor, my judgement on this one is that Barret had a total brainfart. A.J. made a solid, clean yet physical play. Barret wigged out. It happens. I actually don't mind a donney-brook in my hardball every now and again. (Almost reminds me of hockey)
posted by Fade222 at 02:23 AM on May 21
This is another example of the wussifacation of this country. People now seem to think that throwing a punch is some kind of earth shattering event. I have played hoops at playgrounds all over my city, I have been hit with punches and thrown them myself; amazingly enough the world didn't end and no one needed to call the authorities. For "fans" of competition who are so off put by violence, take my advice and become a fan of competitive checkers.
posted by Fade222 at 10:03 AM on May 19
Regarding Johnson's obligations, you might want to check out Nash v. Mulle. The case is an interesting read and if I'm correct Johnson may be getting off lightly. (Sorry, cannot find a link, but the case exsists. In fact I just finished reading it for an exam next week. If someone can find a link that would be great.)
posted by Fade222 at 12:01 AM on March 30
Thank You Wingnut4life!!!!! Go Blue!!! The Heisman pose in the end zone is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Close second: Howard's grab in the corner of the end zone against Notre Dame, on forth down and one!!! That play marked the birth of the modern style pro offense Michigan has today. Go Blue!!!
posted by Fade222 at 08:03 PM on March 12
It's not that GW won't make it, but that whomever wins the A10 tourney will get a bid from a bubble team.
posted by Fade222 at 10:36 PM on March 10
O.K. here is a wild idea. Since at the time most people are discussing baseball didn't have a steriod policy, Bud Selig himself could have shot up Barry Bonds with roids and it wouldn't matter as far as the record book goes. And people that want to say steroids were ILLEGAL, has anyone else ever had records stripped for breaking LAWS that were not against the rules of baseball?
posted by Fade222 at 09:51 PM on March 09
If there is no rule against it, it is not cheating!!!!!!!!!!!!! If somebody wants to pursue this through the legal system that is another matter. Anyone wanting to change the record book had better stop and look up the defininition of cheating.
posted by Fade222 at 10:18 PM on March 07
Pokey will catch on somewhere!!! Any one giving him a rough time over this should be a little more compasionate. The Marlins did what they felt they needed to do, and I'm not faulting them. However sometimes people hit rough spots, and guess what : that's life. Given what he's been through cut the guy a break. THE MAN FIELDS A SHORT HOP AND MOVES TO HIS LEFT WITH GRACE EVERY INFIELDER ON EARTH WOULD GIVE THEIR FIRST BORN FOR!!!!
posted by Fade222 at 01:23 AM on March 06
I am a die-hard Michigan fan. This season was a did not live up to the expectations of many of the fans that follow Michigan every season. However with regards to this season in all of the years I have been watching football I have never seen a team so devestated by injuries as this and yet still come to play hard every Saturday. At one time or another this season 4 starting offensive line men were out. All Big Ten runningback Mike Hart missed several games. The starting tight end missed a few games and played a few more with a massive cast on his hand(he is a pass catching tight end). Also they had injuries to the recieving corps. All everything wide reciever/kick returner Steve Breaston missed games and was at much less than full speed for most of the year. Top flight recruit Doug Dutch missed the entire season. Yet dispite all of these injuries, they were in every single game they played until the very last drive of the game. The also beat America's sweetheart Joe Pa and Penn State. Do I think they are more deserving of a New Years game than a team like Oregon? No, but they are more deserving than Iowa, a team Michigan beat. What blows my mind is that Coach Carr suggests the very thing that I see nearly everyone on this site clamoring for, and cites the reason that many people cite for that desire, and you people throw him under the bus. I would thank that people interested in a playoff would be fricking jumping for joy that a well respected coach at a top flight, yet well respected program has joined your cause.
posted by Fade222 at 08:10 PM on December 25
lol scotty that's a funny historical reference.
posted by Fade222 at 09:26 AM on December 21
I like the idea of a LA trade as well, but what about Kwame Brown and Deven George for Artest and Croshere?
posted by Fade222 at 04:56 PM on December 19
Artest has game people. Is he a LITTLE off? Sure, but i think Phil could calm him down. Kobe Odem and Artest in the same lineup could be a scary sight western conference.
posted by Fade222 at 10:12 PM on December 18
The teams discession is their call. Everyone calling for hid head is a little out of line i think. Just an opinion. Also i can't spell or type when i'm buzzed.
posted by Fade222 at 03:37 AM on December 17
i know what he was talking about but brokebacking each others' mountains does sound filthy. But hey I like filthy so rock on.
posted by Fade222 at 03:19 AM on December 17
OK again I'm ready to get tossed under the bus for this one. As important an issue as race is, I think in this country it obscures another issue. Class and economic standing is what's really important in this country. Have black people got a raw deal? Sure they have, but the poor white kid in rural Kentucky or Indiana or urban Chicago or Detroit have got a raw deal that's just as bad. I really wish people would see that race is an issue that the people in power use to divide us, then reap the rewards that America can offer while we're all fighting amungst ourselves. Black people the enemy isn't white people per say and white people the enemy isn't black people. If you want to be pissed at someone be pissed at corporate executives that lay off workers while taking a pay raise. Be pissed at your government for reforming bankruptcy laws for the average person, but gives corporate wellfare to large multinational companies that are in the process of sending YOUR job overseas. It's all about money in this country and everyone except the people at the top are getting screwed.
posted by Fade222 at 02:43 AM on December 17
Reading these posts someone could get rich with a F.U. TO website.
posted by Fade222 at 01:57 AM on December 17
God this is sad, but so are the Lions.
posted by Fade222 at 01:52 AM on December 17
O.K. I'm ready to get tossed under the bus for this one. Basically TO's biggest crime is having a HUGE mouth, talkingcrap ect. I mean he may be a locker room cancer, but then again he did have alot of his "former" teamates show up for his recent birthday party. Would I like to see TO just play ball(with a few end zone dances thrown in)? Sure, of course I would. But the level of hatred for this guy is unreal. We have athletes sexually assualting women, beating their wives, doing performance enhanceing drugs and even KILLING THEIR OWN TEAMATES. A little perspective people might be nice.
posted by Fade222 at 07:01 PM on December 16
Not sure if Nomar is the type of player who could bounce around like that. Not saying he can't, just saying a situation like that is easier said than done.
posted by Fade222 at 08:38 AM on December 16
Plus, we all know how that worked out for Hitler in 36. Jesse Owens anyone.
posted by Fade222 at 09:15 PM on December 15
except as zippinglou pointed out how much cooler would it be to see his entire infield and half of his pitching staff defect.
posted by Fade222 at 09:13 PM on December 15
Have any of the people in Washington read a history book or even a newspaper. The way you defeat communism is to bombard it with capitalism. Worked against the Soviets is starting to work with China. Isolating it is counter productive, because it allows it to operate without being as subject to forces of the market. The ignorance of our elected officials countinues to boggle the mind.
posted by Fade222 at 10:05 AM on December 15
Ok and now for the really important issue. When's his next CD coming out?
posted by Fade222 at 09:26 AM on December 14
Umm, what was this thred about again????
posted by Fade222 at 04:05 PM on December 13
wow everyone freaked out. My two cents, send Artest to Toronto.
posted by Fade222 at 09:36 AM on December 13
posted by Fade222 at 03:48 PM on December 12
Geez I had no idea how much people hated TO doesn't matter what thread or sport someone eventually throws him under the bus.
posted by Fade222 at 01:32 PM on December 12
In semi related matters, is ANYONE gonna pick up Latrell?? I mean he doesn't deserve a huge contrct but at this point I think he might be willing to take less money. There has to be some team out there that could use this guy, right????
posted by Fade222 at 09:36 AM on December 12
I love that quote. It rings so very, very true.
posted by Fade222 at 06:47 AM on December 12
Artest isn't the first NBA player to have a SERIOUS meltdown. Latrell Spreewell did, and he came back and took the Knicks to the finals. Also if you disregard his "I need to feed my family" crap, he seems to have been a pretty solid citizen, who plays hard and leaves it all on the floor. Does this mean Artest would do the same thing? No, but it isn't like it would be unprecedented.
posted by Fade222 at 06:44 AM on December 12
Artest is a heck of a small forward and if I rooted for anyone but Detroit I'd want him on my team. The brawl at the Palace doesn't have anything to do with that though, I just happen to like our front line the way it is.
posted by Fade222 at 06:47 PM on December 11
Geez I HATE clean programs. Maybe they could get James Cahn to coach he seemed to have the shtick down in the movie "The Program".(Which by the way is one of my favortie guilty pleasure movies)
posted by Fade222 at 07:05 PM on December 10
This may or may not be relevent but I read that the amount of taxes that fortune 500 companies pay has DECREASED by about 4x since the 50's. This is as a percentage but still an interesting stat I think.
posted by Fade222 at 07:01 PM on December 10
Let the Wings beat up on Columbus all year for all I care. Go Wings!!!
posted by Fade222 at 06:54 PM on December 10
Yukon are you serious the new Pats logo sucks. I know the old sucked worse, but the new one still looks like an arena league logo.
posted by Fade222 at 06:51 PM on December 10
Call me old fashioned, I like a good dust-up once in awhile.
posted by Fade222 at 07:38 AM on December 10
Tigers Reds World Series who would Sparky Anderson root for???
posted by Fade222 at 08:05 PM on December 09
I have to say I'm with rawprw on this. Right to carry states seem to do much better when it comes to violent crime stats. As he pointed out criminals tend to prey on the weak, so the idea that the soccer mom you're planning on mugging might be packing a Glock 9 works as a wonderful deterrent.
posted by Fade222 at 07:31 PM on December 09
amen lbb amen
posted by Fade222 at 07:19 PM on December 09
Could it be is this the year that we throw off the shackles of ineptitude, and make the playoffs, then shock the world by winning the series?? Could it be that our long national nightmare is over??? Could it be that all of the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place, setting off a thousand year dynastic reign for the Tigers??
posted by Fade222 at 01:47 PM on December 09
Do I fault Pedro no way. Any pitcher that asks to come out is a damn coward, it's the managers job to know when he is done.
posted by Fade222 at 07:13 PM on December 06
Are you people serious???? I guess I have a different perspective on this I pitched semi pro ball.(I know that doesn't make me the end all of all knowledge on topic) However he sure looked done to me. I'll put it this way I'm a Yankee fan and was jumping for joy when they left him in. If that doesn't say SOMETHING I don't know what does.
posted by Fade222 at 07:10 PM on December 06
That one questionable descision might be one of the biggest bone headed calls in post season history. O.K. that's hyperboly, top 5 bone headed post season calls of all time.
posted by Fade222 at 06:26 PM on December 06
Never seen Rizzuto's glove personally, when i played ss in highschool and jc i used the same glove i used when i was 12. It barely fit over my hand but you got the ball out of it really quick on the double play ball.
posted by Fade222 at 06:20 PM on December 06
Damn chico you're right. I either need to get with this mediocrity program, or maybe become Canadian.
posted by Fade222 at 06:16 PM on December 06
Let me state for the record that I HATE the salary cap. It is just a way to make sure that most of the teams have meaningful games late into the year, as a means to maximize revenue. It rewards being mediocre. I personally like watching high caliber teams rather than the mess we have now. This is why I will be rooting for the Colts come playoff time (Lions have no shot) And please don't get into the small market big market debate all of these owners have more money than all of us put together will see in a lifetime. Some, without the cap would choose to spend it on the product others ala Bidwell will pocket it. Just something to think about, which teams were more fun to watch, the 80's 90's 49ers and Cowboys, or the Superbowl winning Ravens and Bucs. SALARY CAP = COMMUNISM
posted by Fade222 at 06:03 PM on December 06
I mean Betteman CAN'T be THAT stupid that he doesn't realize these kids have tv sets in their rooms. Can he???
posted by Fade222 at 05:52 PM on December 06
O.K. I'm a hockey novice, but am from Detroit, and love to root for my Wings. If some of you knowledgeable hockey can help me out I'll appreciate it. I always hear that the agressive play, and especially the fighting are a turn off to American fans. Why would that be? We are one of the most violent countries on earth. Why would two athletes punching each other turn our stomachs? I personally used to love it when Bob Probert kicked the crap out of guys like Tie Domi. If anyone can give me insight to this seemingly paradoxical situation I'd appreciate it.
posted by Fade222 at 05:48 PM on December 06
The Seahawks had more int. return yardage than the Eagles had recieving yards. Disgraceful.
posted by Fade222 at 12:03 PM on December 06
Millen is in good company. When was the last time someone performed extreamly poorly, and was then given a long contract extension??? Oh yeah, that's right, that would be the president.
posted by Fade222 at 11:27 AM on December 06
I'm with you everett. I think alot of times people harping on these college athletes is due in part to jealousy brought on by not being good enough to play at that level themselves. Would I like to see every student do very well in class? Of course I would, that's just not realistic though. So why further penalize someone that, since they have academic difficulties is going to have a hard enough time as is.
posted by Fade222 at 05:33 AM on December 06
Hey the guy had 57 saves that year. If we are talking single season greatness hard to leave him out of the bullpen. As far as Pedro goes, the guy is an all world starter but I was having a heck of a time finding relief pitchers so I went with Wettland from the Expos thinking the starting five I had was more than capable.
posted by Fade222 at 04:44 AM on December 06
Satch can pitch on my team anytime. We were doing best overall seasons ask me best players my ansewers would be WAY different.
posted by Fade222 at 11:18 PM on December 05
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