Kudos to rumple for the story. A poignant story about "real" men, not because they played football. These men put up with more pain than the average person will ever know, yet live with more dignity and humility than anyone could! What I don't understand is why can't Gene Upshaw be forced out of office? Surely someone could do something to undermine this self-loving person (notice that I didn't call him a man!). Why the NFL sticks with someone that is an embarrassment to the league is not comprehensible. My prayer is that these players get the help they need, and hope that the league realizes that they have a serious responsibility to these men!
posted by nflhou02 at 07:34 AM on November 17
This list is missing a few disasters. #1 should have been the deadly punch that Rudy tomjanovich took in the 70's. It nearly killed him...and definitely scarred him!
posted by nflhou02 at 05:15 AM on October 17
As for #34, I have to agree with the choice of Walter Payton. However, being from Houston, I'm proud that the #34 will be retired in all 3 major sports in Houston. Three greats (in three different sports) wore that number, and all are (or will be) in the Hall of Fame in their respective sport. Nolan Ryan, Earl Campbell, Hakeem Olajuwon. Can't wait for Houston to get an NHL franchise, to see who will wear that number.
posted by nflhou02 at 04:48 AM on July 07
Let's see...Wrestlemania and Cub's fight. Hmmm...both are probably staged. The Cub's have to offer SOMETHING to entertain their fan's!!! And I thought my hometown team stunk!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:36 AM on June 02
Dang big pig!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:06 PM on May 26
tommy, you know that someone will win by a ...head! ROFL!
posted by nflhou02 at 06:59 AM on May 17
What? And why would some one snort a man's ash? Maybe they meant ass?
posted by nflhou02 at 06:40 PM on April 03
Seems that this was a battle of the monkeys. Peyton's died...Rex's is getting bigger! And Prince may not be a monkey, and his music maybe OK, but he is getting uglier by the day!
posted by nflhou02 at 03:31 PM on February 05
Whatever you think about Vick, it could be worse! You could be stuck with David Carr, as us Houstonians are! We wish we had someone like Vick.
posted by nflhou02 at 03:33 PM on January 01
Hey nort... Does that mean EVERY athlete that retires, then comes back is a "backstabber" ? How many people has guys like George Foreman and Evander Holyfield and many others, stabbed ? If guys like Clemens still have the talent (and he did) I think that they should continue on, if that is something they desire.
posted by nflhou02 at 09:20 PM on December 09
Hey, where do you figure the Texans will score against the Raiders? The Raiders may not be the best team in the league. But for one week (each week) all the teams playing against the Texans are Super Bowl material. I from Houston, and even I know the Texans suck!!!
posted by nflhou02 at 09:00 PM on November 29
Truly saddening...may his spirit live forever!
posted by nflhou02 at 09:47 PM on October 28
Hey Bishop...You need to loosen your tight ass. We all make fun of something now and then. If you can't lighten up and laugh once in a while, you will pass from this earth with a frown on your face! Mike tyson has made a fortune, mostly at being bad at something. If I want to poke fun at him, I am going to. After all, I work for a living.
posted by nflhou02 at 05:15 PM on October 21
Mike Tyson sucks! Er...I better rephrase that - Mike Tyson bites!
posted by nflhou02 at 04:09 PM on October 21
I always knew that some day that Mike Tyson would get in touch with his feminine side...LOL.
posted by nflhou02 at 02:19 PM on October 17
LA-4-Life.... What you are saying , is that the coach should be seriously hurt or killed? What he did was wrong, but that in itself doesn't warrant being maimed or killed. And yes they do KILL in prison!We as humans should not condone harming a child, especially autistic children. But we also should not be Judge, Jury, and Executioner!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:33 PM on October 12
Kermit Washington should never be forgiven for nearly ending Rudy Tomjanovich's life, not to mention his career! At least Rudy became a pretty good coach afterward.
posted by nflhou02 at 06:12 AM on September 15
Lets hope they lock him up and throw away the key. Otherwise, he'll kill someone! His talent is not that great anyway!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:37 AM on August 10
A federal judge in St. Louis just ruled that all fantasy leagues could indeed use all stats associated with MLB! I can not link the story, but is under Yahoo sports.
posted by nflhou02 at 06:41 PM on August 08
This is crap!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:19 AM on July 30
LOL... only in Bud Selig's backyard would you find this!
posted by nflhou02 at 10:18 PM on July 27
yankee0758....didn't you mean hedake?...LOL
posted by nflhou02 at 09:52 AM on July 23
Double LOL...Jerseygirl, YOU are the one I'm laughing at. As God's personal assistant , if you think you can get my account deleted and revoked , more power to you! I CAN live without it!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL....
posted by nflhou02 at 10:31 AM on July 01
LOL...gotta love it!!!
posted by nflhou02 at 04:11 PM on June 26
ggermanctl....Sounds like you don't like USC, or their players...LOL.
posted by nflhou02 at 12:41 PM on April 29
I am a Bush fan also, but all this agonizing over what the Texans have done is amazing! Bush by himself would not have made the Texans winners yet. They have way too many holes to fill. Also, who said the Texans were done in the first round? It was reported by more than one source that the Texans are packaging the second and fourth picks to move up from the 33rd pick (1st in second round)! If that turns out to be true, then they may yet to add another quality player. I'd take the 2fer over just Bush/Young pick any day!
posted by nflhou02 at 08:39 AM on April 29
Chuy... I think you are being a little bit too critical. I wanted to see Bush in a Texans uniform also, BUT Williams will be a greatplayer on defense. Domanick Davis has had three straight 1000 yard seasons. I think if the Texans pair him with someone, it will be LenDale White, if he slides into second round. However, the Texans draft turns out, It won't be as bad as the Lions. Millen WILL do a lot worse, as the Ford family is pulling the strings! The Lions will be mediocre at best, because they are beyond help (at least in this draft). One thing is sure, this will be a long draft...a lot of last second deals to be made!
posted by nflhou02 at 09:27 PM on April 28
Being a country music fan...."Turn out the lights, the party's over" by Willie.
posted by nflhou02 at 09:16 AM on April 18
Sublime... It's true that the Astros will have pitching problems, but let's face the facts. The Cubs have not had any consistency since the days of Ernie Banks. The pitching maybe the Cubs highlight this year, but even with Cy Young and 4 clones, the Cubs will falter again. It takes more than a few pitches to win a pennant (look no further than 2005 Astros!).
posted by nflhou02 at 12:14 PM on April 17
The Cubs??? What kind of dope are ya'll smoking? The Cubs couldn't crawl out of a box (cellar), even if you took took the lid off and gave them a long ladder!The only team more pitiful is the Pirates. The Cards and Astros will both finish ahead of the Cubbies,as usual. And while my Astros may have a tough year, at least they can look DOWN at the Cubs. The Reds? They may finish third, maybe second if the Astros falter. Central pecking order should be Cards, Astros, Reds,Brewers, Cubs, and Pirates.
posted by nflhou02 at 09:49 AM on April 17
arturo... Who is Valertari???
posted by nflhou02 at 12:16 AM on April 05
Cybermac... This is a gem of a story. Really liked the bit about the Nats signing, then suspending Clemens! Laughed so hard that I started tearing up. We need something like this to keep a smile on all the people bashing Bonds! This is hilarious.
posted by nflhou02 at 11:10 PM on April 03
Dyams... I'll give you a hint: He was not elected based on his statistics! It was Bob Watson, he scored baseballs one millionth run!
posted by nflhou02 at 01:19 PM on March 26
Baggy has had a great career, and now can relax and await the call from the Hall of Fame. He and Biggio will be the first HOF'ers from Houston in a long time. Can anyone name the last person inducted in an Astro's uniform?
posted by nflhou02 at 12:54 PM on March 26
Barry_from_H_town... Are you that upset with Kris Brown? He was better than half the kickers in the league last year. And WAY better than anyone the Cowboys have!
posted by nflhou02 at 11:33 PM on March 21
mikelbyl... At least Picabo Street didn't look like the fool that Bode Miller is. It doesn't matter who does or doesn't party, at least no one else went out and FLOPPED!!! wingnut4life's description is dead-on .....
posted by nflhou02 at 03:00 PM on February 26
It's a good thing Ricky Williams can't ski. I am wondering if he and Bode are related?After all, they both like to get high and make a fool of themselves! It is a shame that an athlete with Miller's talent doesn't at least finish the races entered, no matter how bad you lost. He didn't do anything, except to bring shame on the U.S. for sending him to represent our country!
posted by nflhou02 at 09:49 AM on February 26
You can say what you want about Canada's team....the real embarrassing thing is that they are BETTER than the USA team!!! Watching that team was the pits.
posted by nflhou02 at 12:42 PM on February 24
posted by nflhou02 at 05:40 PM on February 20
Chico...Now who is putting words in one's mouth? I never said I hated anyone. What I am saying is that you don't do the crime, if you don't want to do the time! All 3 players mentioned were guilty of stupidity. They broke league rules, and they got caught. They should be punished, although some more leniently than others. However the Ricky Williams outcome, the man is obviously wrong. He's had his chance(s). Now let's move on in life and stop worrying about him As far as you or anyone else using marijuana, I do not have a vendetta. But I am going to have my say. You are breaking the law as well. If you want to snub your nose to those of us that abide by the law, then so be it. But do not complain when you are arrested and thrown in the same prison/jail as all the murderers, rapists, muggers,and other criminals.
posted by nflhou02 at 05:20 PM on February 20
Chico...what you are saying is to take a 65 year old woman, who might unintentionally run a red light, and cast her in leg irons next to Ricky (isn't that an ugly thought in itself)? Again,Ricky did what he did on purpose, the woman did not. Yes... I would classify her as anything but a criminal. She made a mistake, and most people in her situation would learn from that. Williams will NOT learn, not after 4 chances. The NFL will continue to let him play(after suspension) , and he will continue the slide. He will not quit, even if he is suspended for life. It is sad when a human doesn't care for their own life, but he doesn't. He had his second, third, and now fourth chances. How many chances does he deserve? If you can answer that question correctly, then I will abide by that!
posted by nflhou02 at 03:55 PM on February 20
Chico...Again you missed what I said. Criminals INTENTIONALLY break the law. People who unintentionally break the law, should be punished, but they should not be viewed a criminal. I also never said that anyone hold up Ricky Williams as a role model (although many kids do) ! Also, Ray Lewis and Lawrence Taylor fall into the same category as Williams... law breaker, criminal, thug, or whatever description turns you on. That they have talent is beside the point. The point being these athletes broke the rules, whatever that rule may be!
posted by nflhou02 at 02:59 PM on February 20
Weedy McSmokey.... I agree and disagree. Certainly people break laws every day! But to classify all people as criminals would be wrong. A criminal intentionally breaks the law, with no forethought as to whom it may hurt. Every day people run red lights, misread a traffic sign,etc. But that does not mean they went out to do so intentionally. Should they be cited or even arrested? If that is what is called for, yes! We are suppose to learn from our mistakes, and punishment is suppose to help bring that result. Does that make us crimainals? No. Ricky Williams did break the rules/laws INTENTIONALLY!!! Ray Lewis may have done so also. It doesn't matter what your name is. What matters is if you know wrong from right. In the matter of Mr. Williams, he knew. As for tron7...the blame shoud be shared equally...parents, children, AND the so called role model.
posted by nflhou02 at 01:46 PM on February 20
tselson ...makes a valid point, in two ways. There is no proof Williams violated by smoking. He missed a REQUIRED test. Rule broken!
posted by nflhou02 at 12:59 PM on February 20
All the people complaining about the lousy parenting are overlooking one thing. Kids are not necessarily pushed to pick a role model! Children of ALL ethnic persuasion choose to watch TV or listen to the radio.They choose to collect memorabilia. They choose to associate with a person whom they recognize. A parent does not always push their children to look up to these people. If these children choose to associate with a celebrity, then the parent should help their kids understand if it is right or wrong. And in the end, some kids don't listen. To push the blame solely on the parents, for their children adolizing the wrong kind of role model is simply not right. As for Ricky Williams, as I said earlier, it is about rules, and the choice to follow those rules. Whether or not marijuana is legal, whether it is going to be legal, whether anyone uses marijuana is not the issue. It boils down to the fact: Williams broke the rules, and he broke the law!
posted by nflhou02 at 11:51 AM on February 20
Chico... You must not live in Texas! Or you would know that UT is a STATE school. Williams may have had his books and tuition handed to him, but the people who taught him and gave him an education ARE paid by the state government. And no Ricky is not the only player to take drugs. And if they are caught, I would advocate the same penalties for them as well. No one person should be above the game, or gamesmanship! The rules should be clear to all. If you are caught, you get punished. As for all of the players you mentioned, I believe they should be held accountable for their actions too. Whether they get punished or not, that decision does not rest with me. I believe in the laws this nation has passed. And if those laws are upheld, then justice will be served. And when I hear the word "marijuana", I dont think of "Satan". I think of the word "crime"! If you feel that you should be free to choose whether you can smoke marijuana, or take any drug or narcotic and not be punished, then it should be you that changes the law. Until the law is changed, I will continue to believe that Williams did wrong.
posted by nflhou02 at 11:56 PM on February 19
YES...lets ban him for life. You sound like you are offended because that suspension sounds harsh. Let's see...Williams broke NFL rules, he broke team rules, and he broke the LAW!!! I agree with chemwiz, Williams got an education on the taxpayers dime. And he chose not to use it. If he were standing before a judge somewhere, he would be facing prison time! And were he in a foreign country, such as China he would be lucky to still have his life! Ricky is in the prime of his life , and he chose the situation he is in. I do not feel giving him chance after chance will help. If he continues to take the path he is on, then let life take him where it may!
posted by nflhou02 at 11:24 PM on February 19
The NFL should hand down a LIFETIME suspension to Ricky Williams. They should be like AOL..."Goodbye!" One chance is enough, but 4 chances is way too many! I pity the kids who look up to such a poor role model.
posted by nflhou02 at 10:54 PM on February 19
The Black Hand..... LOL....Thank you!
posted by nflhou02 at 07:15 PM on February 17
The Black Hand... Thank you for the support. However, I was not trying to censor anyone (isn't this the reason we have these , so everyone can say something wthout fear of censorship?). I said what I did because people like to sling arrows without any sensitivity towards people. I applaud those that have humor, even to laugh in the face of danger! But do it with class, instead of just saying the words. As kosmic debris wrote afterward, he didn't mean to offend anybody. But had he said that when he wrote his comments, then it would have been clear that it was in fun. But I have seen too many times people just taking a whack at others, no matter who gets hurt. I have a great sense of humor, or I wouldn't have made it. I was merely trying to point out that you need to clarify your intentions some times. To kosmic...thank you. Sorry if I seem to come on strong against you. It is still a little fresh, as I just finished treatment in January. I was NOT trying to censor you.
posted by nflhou02 at 06:02 PM on February 16
kosmicdebris...I understand that you were trying to spoof humorous nicknames. However, the names Lymphoma and Tumors were in bad taste. There is nothing funny about cancer! I had a Tumor, it turned out to be a Lymphoma(Non-Hodgkins)!I don't expect you to understand, unless you've lived through something such as that. Also, wasn't the Pittsburgh Pistol-Whippers the team we witnessed in the Super Bowl?
posted by nflhou02 at 01:59 PM on February 15
The Fighting Artichokes? My only question is who were they fighting against? The Limp Spinach? .
posted by nflhou02 at 04:18 AM on February 15
Bubba "I'm not Bobby" Crosby, A's
posted by nflhou02 at 08:38 AM on February 12
jerseygirl...You gotta be kidding! At least Boston has won a World Series(and Super Bowl and NBA championship and the Stanley Cup). Try being Nolan Ryan, and needing only one out to secure a World Series berth for his hometown team. Or....Mike Renfro, who caught a touchdown that would have probably sent the Oilers to their only Super Bowl,only to have it ruled out of the end zone. Or...Akeem Olajuwon lose thee NCAA basketball championship while watching helplessly while a No. Carolina St. player tips in as time expires.Then there is...Brad Lidge as he watched Jim Edmonds home run in last seasons playoff! And don't even remind me of how bad my home team got their collective asses kicked in the Series! Houston can at least match Boston in humility!
posted by nflhou02 at 05:56 PM on February 06
Chem....Unless Houston trades down, New Orleans will probably take Young. Two reasons...they need a QB, and they need an athlete. Young fits both molds. However, if the Texans trade down then Bush will fall into their laps. In any case, Saints should get a great player! I just hope Houston gets back to respectability. They should have had at least 7 wins this year. But am excited about Kubiak, think he will do wonders for them.
posted by nflhou02 at 08:43 PM on January 27
Kafkaesque... I understand you are upset. But Bill was taking a potshot at Houston, and thats not fair. Houston is a fine city, but so is San Jose (Matter of fact, I love California...great cities,fabulous food!). All I ask is that you respect the fans in Texas.
posted by nflhou02 at 08:32 PM on January 27
Texan and Jamaica...Yes I do support the Titans! Why? The players deserve it. The owner is a jerk, but they do have some great players. If they play Houston though, I have to root for the Texans!
posted by nflhou02 at 12:39 PM on January 27
Chemwiz...you are also right! They need a better line. Regarding Horn...I may have had my tongue twisted. What I meant to say was that Joe Horn was the only player on the Saints that I would have taken with a top 5 pick. Stallworth is a decent player. But I would draft Horn as a top 2 receiver in a fantasy draft.
posted by nflhou02 at 12:32 PM on January 27
Chico...you 're right. Carr has been sacked a lot! But not ALL of the sacks have been his fault. They need a better line! But he also will learn from Kubiak. Also, another point I was trying to make was that The Saints were capable of making the trade, because the Saints management has made a lot of bonehead decisions in the past.
posted by nflhou02 at 12:25 PM on January 27
Chico...you are right. I don't give the Saints ANY benefits! Why? Because the Saints WOULD make that trade! Besides Joe Horn, name one player on the Saints that was worth the(top 5) draft pick spent on them. The Texans may have been bad, but at least they are trying to improve. As long as Benson owns the team, the Saints will not improve much. They haven't improved signifantly in ten years! Also ... why is Carr damaged? He is healthy and young. He is NOT a great quarterback, but he is not damaged goods. As far Davis, he has had three straight 1000 yard seasons in a row. Even if Houston keeps him, and drafts Bush, it will create a dynamic backfield for whoever is QB. I support the Saints, but they will NOT make the playoffs in the next few years. And Houston might not be playoff bound for a year or two, but I will take their win total over the Saints any year!
posted by nflhou02 at 07:21 PM on January 26
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