Recent Comments by timdawg

Why Cyclists Really Shave Their Legs

I hate when style and fashion invade sports. It's like the current crop of eye black stickers that aren't even black or have writing on them. Pointless. There is an outstanding saying that Porsche uses (I have no idea on spelling) Foomsprocken that means Form Follows Function.

posted by timdawg at 01:03 PM on May 17

Ricky Williams tests positive for marijuana again

I loved his interview on the Dan Patrick show a month or so ago when he said he hasn't smoked in awhile. What is his definition of awhile? Since he put down the bowl or his Bic died? Maybe he's cashed out today? Why not just say, yeah I still smoke. Hell he had to know they'd test him again. Idiot!

posted by timdawg at 03:20 PM on May 11

Sosa makes history in Rangers' loss

Grum, you hit the nail on the head. Both interleague play and the availability of resources to build new ballparks has made this something that can't be compared to previous eras. I am a fan of the PAPHI stat and have to look into that.

posted by timdawg at 11:22 AM on April 27

Private eyes are watching you?

All eyes will be on him once he gets the job somewhere so what's so wierd about this? Congrats JaMarcus, you are now a public figure. Get used to it. In the coming years there may be dozens of these people everywhere you go...except then they are called paparazzi. Same exact thing kid, just a different name.

posted by timdawg at 11:16 AM on April 27

Nice profile of Manny Ramirez

Good article. The man is nutty, that's for sure. But its a good nutty. Favorite Manny moment...aside from the grill for sale on ebay, is the disappearing behind the wall during a pitching change and nearly not making it back out.

posted by timdawg at 09:55 AM on April 18

From Nike, Thank You

Lets see... Thank you Spofi for helping me kill 10 minutes while I was on hold Thank you AT&T for putting me on hold to enable me to read Spofi Thank you idiots of the world for making a story out of nothing Thank you marketing machine for capitalizing on it

posted by timdawg at 09:50 AM on April 18

2 pitchers for the price of one?

I want to know what kind of velocity he has, and lets all be honest, the picture of him throwing lefty doesn't exactly look graceful.

posted by timdawg at 02:27 PM on April 06

Space Race...

Hater beat me to it. Are those tethers matched perfect to keep her at earth's gravity level? And she has an advantage of not having to deal with crowds. Cheater...might as well hop in a cab like George Costanza.

posted by timdawg at 12:33 PM on March 30

Say it is so, Joe!

I feel that Jaws is good but a little overly excitable at times. Has anybody else heard the man call an Arena Football game? He sounds like Gus Johnson during the finally three minutes of a close basketball game at all times.

posted by timdawg at 11:15 AM on March 26

Clippers Guard Destroys Knee in Freak Injury

I finally saw this thing. It looks like the took the video off the initial site unless you have a membership or something but I'll be darned if youtube didn't pick it up. Ugh, I think I just threw up in my mouth

posted by timdawg at 11:15 AM on February 28

Doping in Daytona

"Hey, there's nothin stock about a stock car." -Harry from Days of Thunder

posted by timdawg at 03:03 PM on February 15

A Story Behind Every Ring

I read this yesterday as well. I'd be interested to see the losing team's rings from the past 40 years. It says they're allowed to be 1/2 the price. That's still impressive! And does the Patriot's ring from 39 really rock back and forth when set on edge? Is this natural or like those clacky ball things you see on desks from the 70's and 80's?

posted by timdawg at 10:27 AM on February 02

Asterisk 73 = $238.14.

I think its clever and clearly the guy isn't protesting Bonds but rather making a mockery of him. I'd buy him a beer. Like Weedy said though, It's hardly a protest or even a big deal. You can tell the SF media is hunting for stories.

posted by timdawg at 01:39 PM on February 01

Are You Bidding Me?

God I hate my people sometimes.

posted by timdawg at 01:30 PM on February 01

Texans take a look at Gatlin

My favorite line from the 1991 classic Necessary Roughness, "Don't throw it to stone hands!" Or how about Orlando Jones' character from The Replacements with all that speed but couldn't catch the Twinkie...yeah, I see this going that well.

posted by timdawg at 09:03 AM on November 30

2006 NFL TV distribution maps.

Just glad I'm not the only TMQ reader

posted by timdawg at 02:19 PM on November 16

Your 2006 MLB AL/NL Managers of the Year.

Girardi's situation has got to be one of the funniest thing's I've seen in awhile. Everyone knew he was a top candidate for MOTY and the Marlins still booted him. Does anyone know if another manager gotten kicked out the year he won MOTY? Operative words here are kicked out.

posted by timdawg at 05:06 PM on November 15

TO survival guide.

I wonder what T.O. will be like when he retires. Any ideas on how he'll stay in the spotlight? A Dennis Rodman like brief wrestling career followed by a stint in the AFL at the age of 43? Talk show host maybe? I'm curious as to your thoughts.

posted by timdawg at 02:12 PM on November 10

A tough workout before the day off.

I thought it was kind of odd to not allow players to wear the sweatbands on various locations of their bodies My sentiments exactly. The NBA should spend more time worrying about its product then its "gangsta" image. I've noticed recently the forearm sweatband has become the accessory of choice in the Chicagoland area amongst seemingly every group of people. Why bother with it?

posted by timdawg at 11:26 AM on October 11

NBA - Playing with old balls

Sorry about the opinion. The NBA just gets me mad sometimes and the reason for the redux is the newsflash that the league may actually re-consider because of the whining

posted by timdawg at 03:40 PM on October 09

The Seven Deadly Sins

Good find Ying Yang. This was an interestingly written article by Charles Robinson.

posted by timdawg at 02:34 PM on October 06

Forget the jumbotron

How much do I have to pay when I "accidently" get drunk at a Bears game and either lose it or drop it in the toilet? The only thing I would like it for is keeping track of my fantasy team but wait...my cell phone already does that. Good for NASCAR, bad for other sports

posted by timdawg at 12:09 PM on October 06

A Resigning Cub Man's Last Request

cheap price $94,841,167 is hardly cheap. Good enough for #7 overall in fact. Face it, we're just gluttons for pain

posted by timdawg at 05:02 PM on October 02

A Resigning Cub Man's Last Request

The team President is out, the Manager is out yet the General Manager is still in. I thought poop rolled downhill...must have bounced somewhere to skip over Hendry.

posted by timdawg at 02:59 PM on October 02

Madden Jinx?

Was it Madden or was it this?

posted by timdawg at 12:05 PM on September 26

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week Three

Ship my shirt to whoever that coach is on the Lions that was arrested twice for DUI while driving naked...he needs a shirt to keep in his car

posted by timdawg at 03:42 PM on September 24

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week Three

How 'bout them Bears!!! Hooraaa! Oh yeah, and um... Mushin Muhammed, Dennis McKinnon...no wait, Rashied Davis. And for the Vikes...Randy Moss, crap. Wasn't there a guy named Taylor with a couple catches?

posted by timdawg at 03:34 PM on September 24

What now?

Ummmm...at least the host is attractive. It could've been hosted by longtime Knick great Patrick Ewing.

posted by timdawg at 03:29 PM on September 24

SI's MLB Fan Value Index.

How did they compute average tickets to a Cubs game to be $34?

posted by timdawg at 09:32 AM on September 14

Free Furniture for Armchair Quarterbacks

Me thinks Brett was looking for his retirement ottoman

posted by timdawg at 10:27 AM on September 13

The Islanders have officially gone batshit.

Any sports contract over 4 years is "batshit", in my opinion. Absolutely. Really though, this guy is laughing now but in 10 years when hockey explodes in popularity and contracts double, boy will he be pissed

posted by timdawg at 03:03 PM on September 12

Baseball Race.

Very cool. You can see this year where Barbaro, I mean Derrek Lee breaks his appendage just out of the gate and the Cubs season falls apart. Hmmm...maybe that's in bad taste.

posted by timdawg at 01:26 PM on September 11

The Business of Football

The Cubs...HA!

posted by timdawg at 01:07 PM on September 06

Legendary baseball player admits to steroids.

It disturbed me that I actually saw that episode playing out in my head as I read it.

posted by timdawg at 04:23 PM on September 05

How good can it get?

He has the Bears at a realistic 14-2! Too bad games aren't won on paper. While an interesting article, this carries as much water as a collinder.

posted by timdawg at 05:51 PM on August 30

Pluto Sent Down to Minors:

Wow. I cant believe that this actually made it onto the mlb.com website... You took the words right out of my mouth. I mean, I was shocked, disgruntled, even a bit saddened when I linked in to space.com to read this article. You can tell Thursdays are slow days in the MLB.

posted by timdawg at 10:34 AM on August 25

Jays' Gibbons, Lilly Get Into Argument.

Medically speaking an argument would cause an elevated blood pressure which couldlead to a bloody nose. Right, that's plausable. Look kid, you sucked something awful last night. Hit the showers and come back in 5 days.

posted by timdawg at 11:32 AM on August 22

The Mick's 10 biggest taters

Were the balls different back then? 734!?! That is HUGE! Hell, even the 600+ numbers are astonishing. I thought Big Mac hit some bombs but in the side by side comparison Big Mac finishes 9th on the Mantle list. Side note, one of my favorite homeruns was seeing Glen Allen Hill back when he was playing for the Cubs in the early 90's (I believe) hit a bomb to right field that cleared the park, the street and smashed through a second floor window. That was estimated at over 600 feet I believe.

posted by timdawg at 09:46 AM on August 18

New Cardinal Field Tagged Latest "Wonder of the World"

Good post dyams. Man this stadium is awesome. Definitely cooler than what I get. NoMich, good call on the Discovery Channel show. It airs again on August 22nd at 7:00 et/pt. Tivo is already set.

posted by timdawg at 12:29 PM on August 17

Kornheiser Opens Eyes, Including His Own

Outstanding all around. I think Kornheiser had the perfect blend of witty banter and silence. I was worried about him over-running the program but he proved to everyone that he can fill in the role of entertainer quite nicely. I can't wait until around week 8 or 9 when he causes Theisman to blow a fuse with some of his questions though.

posted by timdawg at 11:24 AM on August 15

Green Light... RED LIGHT! haha go back to the beginning.

This is quite possible the dumbest rule in NASCAR. They need to put the commit line well ahead of the entrance to the pits to allow drivers time, should something like this happen, to abort their entrance into the pits

posted by timdawg at 10:00 AM on August 14

Little League controversy

A championship game in a league for fun where everyone that signs up makes the team. Seems kind of like this whole league is a living double standard

posted by timdawg at 01:37 PM on August 11

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

I think he heard the team from "The Longest Yard" is looking for a good Running Back

posted by timdawg at 01:18 PM on August 09

Going down with the ship

Do you consider this an ESPN curse since Mirra is the guy on the commercials for this years X Games?

posted by timdawg at 02:10 PM on August 04

Dale Jr. is 11th in the Nascar Cup Chase

Small in team size, not financial. Even the richest team only gets so much test time though. Roush and their, what 6, drivers get more test time as a whole. Penske gets 1/3rd of that and so does Hendrick. Yeah the money is their for them but even deep pockets can't get them more "legal" testing. That is where DEI is, and I think Michael Waltrip was probably not a good test buddy since I believe he has enough trouble driving a track in a car that is set up right. Imagine him shaking out a new car...yikes!

posted by timdawg at 11:40 AM on August 03

Dale Jr. is 11th in the Nascar Cup Chase

There are a lot of smaller teams out there that compete. Perhaps Teams Penske and Hendrick ring a bell and you know Jimmy Johnson is not on a big team right? Dale is a good but not great driver. I would grade him at a B/B-.

posted by timdawg at 09:09 AM on August 03

SIM-ple way to race

There goes doing any work today. Thanks, my boss loves you

posted by timdawg at 11:22 AM on July 31

Tour de Fake?

After Stage 17 I think anybody would've had a high level of testosterone (even the french) because that took balls.

posted by timdawg at 10:08 AM on July 27

Montoya to Nascar. Danica too?

Wow! Is NASCAR trying to lock in every demographic in one year or what? Bringing Toyota (asian market), Montoya (latin american market) and Danica (female market) would be huge. Wait a second, they don't need Danica, they already have the female market with their male drivers.

posted by timdawg at 12:55 PM on July 13

The Baseball Field Guide

Very nice looking book. I never knew the baseball itself had that high a variability in size and weight.

posted by timdawg at 10:49 AM on June 30

Dale Jr. buys the rights to his name.

So now whenever i say his name, where do I send the check for 15 cents?

posted by timdawg at 01:44 PM on June 21

But Does He Pitch or Catch?

Black Hand and Wingnut, amen. It's getting real old. Almost forgot, rcade. Awesome title for this one

posted by timdawg at 01:38 PM on June 21

Toyota making big strides to the green.

They'll be competitive at one type of track out of the box but will take time to be all around competitive. I'll say they'll have issues at Daytona but will be decent at some of the smaller 1-1.5 mile tracks

posted by timdawg at 11:33 AM on June 19

When Ozzie tells you to plunk, you plunk...or get plunked

Bingo bperk

posted by timdawg at 12:12 PM on June 15

When Ozzie tells you to plunk, you plunk...or get plunked

Volfire read Grum's remark. Also I got my wish for wanting to hear one of the players talk. Podsednick just did a spot on ESPN 1000 here in chicago and had a "no comment" and "I'm not at liberty to say." That humors me

posted by timdawg at 11:51 AM on June 15

When Ozzie tells you to plunk, you plunk...or get plunked

I'd like to hear comments from one of the players in the dugout like Thome. Not Pierzinsky as I already know his. But somebody who is a stand up ball player

posted by timdawg at 11:19 AM on June 15

Robocop + World Cup = RoboCup!

First chess, then foosball, then soccer. I guess it fits chronologically

posted by timdawg at 05:07 PM on June 14

JJ Redick arrested

Everyone knows he got arrested just so Fox could film "Prison Break 2, The Reality" with Reddick and those other idiots from Duke. It's already in the fall lineup

posted by timdawg at 11:56 AM on June 13

Ranking the MLB's overpaid and underpaid by position

Corey Patterson is doing good things these days. I find a very sad humor in that and the fact that when the Cubs recently got swept by the Marlins, one of the pitchers was a guy they traded for Pierre. He had 2 RBI and a HR thus besting Pierre in one game

posted by timdawg at 02:48 PM on June 02

Hey fake fans: Make like Damon and leave

I think it's just a Sox thing. Been to a White Sox game lately?

posted by timdawg at 02:45 PM on June 02