Boys, boys. Let's keep it to sports, shall we? Doctor, did you see the subject matter? Besides, I know little about hunting. beside I was in the Air force, Good man! I think somebody in washington flew jets. You're both good men.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:52 PM on February 13
Something to think about. I was 13 when Regan was shot. they announced it on the incercom at school and the whole class CHEERED! Where exactly in Russia did you go to school? Oh, and they should have taught you we have never had a President Regan.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:47 PM on February 13
By the way, which branch commander?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:39 PM on February 13
As a proud pain in the ass liberal member of the loony left Are you kidding me? I thought you were a conservative like me. I don't think they were really out to get him as much as they were bumbling idiots. Keystone kops investigate a murder. Investgation 101 with the 3 stoogies. Certainly mistakes were made as with ANY investigation. The difference here was 100,000 journalists (and it seemed like as many lawyers) looking over their shoulder.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:38 PM on February 13
Nope, not if I'm not sure the blood wasn't mishandled or contaminated. L.A.P.D. blew this case right from the start. They've improved much lately though. Ah yes. The police were out to get him. Looks like Johnny won you over like he did the other 12.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:24 PM on February 13
Hmmm....I need to get a speel cheecker. on this here thing. Would also help with words like exaggerated...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:21 PM on February 13
I live in L.A too and the reports of their impaneding death have been greatly exagerated. They're still the only game in town. Forget that it's liberal toilet paper. Maybe if they just got a story right once in awhile.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:20 PM on February 13
Sure he did and I would have voted the same. The states case sucked big time. guilty? maybe, but beyond reasonable doubt? No way. Odds of same blood one in a trillion not convincing enough for you?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:18 PM on February 13
nearly 1 million weekdays and more then 1.2 million Sundays. Makes it, I think, the 2nd largest daily in the nation, right behind those awful liberals at the N.Y Times. I live in LA. This paper is going down the drain faster than you type. Go back and check their 10 year decline. People are getting smarter everyday.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:16 PM on February 13
hey as long as he beat the rap from that witch hunt, I have no problem with the outcome. He won! So did OJ.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:13 PM on February 13
Further, he won because there were not 67 senators who understood lying under oath is a crime in this country.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:12 PM on February 13
Nevertheless, he was IMPEACHED. Only the second time ever in history. A fine legacy indeed.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:10 PM on February 13
Works for me...maybe ol' Kenny Starr could investigate? I mean after all we paid him all that money before and he came up with what....um...Nothing!. So this way he could actually earn some of his bucks. Better yet, let's have Clinton call the guy that was shot and tell him to "put some ice on it". Oh and you say he came up with nothing? Clinton was impeached. Deal with it.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:06 PM on February 13
The L.A. Times reports... My God, is this liberal rag still in business? Somebody still reads this toilet paper?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:03 PM on February 13
C. The woman who owns the ranch is well paid by the big brave hunters for these canned hunts and would not drive a future customer away by disagreeing with them. Now it's a conspiracy. Let's have an investigation by all means...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:55 PM on February 13
Perhaps all of the smart-asses here should read all the facts of the story before incriminating anyone. A) The lawyer walked up behind them and surprised them. B) He was not wearing his proper safety colors. C) The woman running the shooting range AND the man shot both admitted Cheney was not at fault for the accident. But that wouldn't be funny to a bunch of shitheads trying to make fun of the situation. As previously noted, facts mean very little. Wish he had shot Bush while he was at it! I wish he'd invite Bush hunting, so we can at least hold out some hope of it happening. Obviously no age limits to post on this site.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:53 PM on February 13
Let me clarify mustang71,hunting is a sport I take very seriously.To laugh at or to treat something as serious as a gun accident so lightly and to wish death or harm on anybody with a weapon really bothers me whether its a republican or democrat.I do not wish to get political here but it seems alot of the posts were awfully eager to do so. You should know this site is hopelessly crawling with libs. It's been my experience that pesky little things like facts just get in the way of their bigger objective.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:49 PM on February 13
Word. Funny that before the invasion of Iraq it was the civilians with no military experience in the White House who were the most gung-ho (Bush, Obviously doesn't know what he's talking about.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:24 PM on February 13
Ok, so I'm a Broncos fan but do any of you Al Davis haters know the first thing about him? Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 1992 Presenter for a record eight Hall Inductees Coach of the Year, 1963 The first recipient of the NFL Players Association's Retired Players Award of Excellence And in conclusion, he's still an idiot.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 07:22 PM on February 12
I bet he'd be a better shot had he ever joined the military. Secretary of Defense for the whole military should qualify. I am waiting for the spin doctor carl rove make the atty who was shot by dr evil walking into the gun Uh, that's exactly what happened. I really dont have any comment other than and this is who we have representing us in the white house...... Thank God!
posted by STLCardinalfan at 07:15 PM on February 12
My understanding is that Davis must approve all assistant coaches which means he picks them. He also micro-manages the team like no other. What do they need a head coach for? Obviously any Oakland head coach is there to deflect blame away from Davis, the real head coach.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:52 PM on February 11
Where else would it have come from? I can think of many countries that could have made the changes to become the sport we know today. The US isn't the only country that could have tried a bigger ball, shortened the base paths, torn up the infield grass and so on. I'm thinking those changes were made here but I wouldn't bet my house on it.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:40 PM on February 11
The Olympics are becoming more like soccer, no one in the US will care in 20 years It's hard for me to care now much less 20 years. I coached softball for 12 years up to HS level and interest really took off when softball was added. Not to have Baseball or Softball is a slam to the US considering some of the other activities trying to pass as sports. Regarding Basketball being the only US grown sport, I'm wondering about the origins of Softball. Clearly it's much like baseball but there are many differences.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 03:02 PM on February 11
WBC - Yawn... I'd rather watch a spring training game with all the regulars on the bench.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 03:10 PM on February 04
Seattle will play in a dome and they have Alexander. Take the Seahawks in an overtime win on a field goal by Brown. QB - push RB - Seahawks Rec - very slight edge Steelers Kicker - push Def - push Coaching - push
posted by STLCardinalfan at 03:35 PM on January 23
I try not to get abducted by aliens in flying saucers when the Cardinals start their season. So far so good.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:13 PM on January 21
This Rams fans fingers are crossed. I hated to see Green, Warner, Hakim and Prohel go but I'm thrilled to see Martz replaced by just about anybody. Wishing Lovey Smith was still with the Rams...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 12:24 PM on January 21
edit: STL, i was j/k of course. i wasn't seriously making a blanket "you suck!" statement. Good nuff.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:16 PM on January 19
I couldn't find anything on NCAA or NASCAR or horse racing for that matter. I suspect those numbers are huge though.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:03 PM on January 19
All I could find quickly regarding attendance. (kenn.com) MLB - 72,969,000 NBA - 21,303,000 NHL - 20,336,000 NFL - 17,304,000
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:56 PM on January 19
Anybody have the attendance numbers for these sports?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:40 PM on January 19
Take away office pools and super bowl parties and I suspect the NFL would lose some of it's luster. Meanwhile, for me it remains MLB, NFL, PGA & NHL in that order.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:26 PM on January 19
All you haters out there would be singing a different tune if he was inserted in your favorite lineup, and I don't mean a fantasy lineup. Put him in your lineup. I'll keep Pujols and company.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 09:13 AM on January 19
....yet Bonds is the one that everyone hates so much. Why? You have caused me to reconsider my hate for Bonds. (Thinking...) Okay, I still hate him.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:53 AM on January 18
There's such a thing as paralysis by analysis, or mental overload. There's also such a thing as full-time devotion and commitment to your trade so that you become the best you can be at your craft. If it's not practical to have full time refs (and I don't necessarily agree) then increase the pay to a point where the best and brightest will apply. Whatever the ultimate solution might be, the discussion around the country after these games should NOT be about the officiating.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:14 AM on January 18
The head ref looks into the replay machine. When charged with this responsibility in a playoff game, one assumes he's the best of the best. So he overturns a call based on replays he sees and the "irrefutable evidence" requirement. I'm sorry. I don't see a mistake here. I hope what I see is only incompetence. Giving the benefit of the doubt that it is incompetence, it's time for (a) full time refs, at least the head refs and (b) increased pay and hiring standards. Certainly the NFL can afford both.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:35 PM on January 16
And another thing. Here's a concept. How about full time refs? Football can afford it. Why not?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:07 PM on January 16
That is refreshing compared to Pittsburgh players who even in winning still whine and crab about officiating. Mistakes happen...deal with it! The so called facts that these so called football fans keep coming up with just tells me that their knowledge of football is as reasonable as the respect they have for the other people opinions on this post. I also won (my pools and bets) and yes, I'm still complaining about the officiating. Not complaining and demanding something be done only sanctions poor officiating. It's time the NFL gets serious about this issue. Saying "we're sorry" doesn't cut it.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:03 PM on January 16
Even though the call didn't effect the outcome, it's good the league admitted an error on the Polamalu interception. I don't know how the refs could look at that on replay and still get it wrong. Wow! A league actually admits it's ref made a mistake and didn't take the "they are only human" cop-out. That has to be a first. A positive step but still not good enough. The NFL needs to investigate all of the crappy officiating and take positive steps to reduce the crap calls and non calls we saw this weekend. More training, firings and/or whatever it takes. Don't just say "we're sorry" without making substantial changes/corrections.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:48 PM on January 16
With the caps, spelling and grammer, I thought I was reading a foreign language. Hieroglyphics would be easier.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 02:53 PM on January 16
Carolina won the game on the first drive setting the tone of the game with the TD pass to Smith. It took the fans out and hung a big ? on the vaunted Chicago D. A strategic early gutsy call that paid off.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:05 AM on January 16
The guys in the studio were right: an Indy win would have been highway robbery. This game is not over in my opinion. I don't care anymore who won or lost. There needs to be an investigation into the officiating and heads need to roll. What ever happened to "irrefutable evidence" being needed to overturn a call on the field not to mention other horrific calls. This game is not over for me until some officials are hanged.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 09:44 AM on January 16
And can you believe Manning blaming the O-Line after the game? What a jerk! I never like him. I like him less now. The whole team wins or loses.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 06:56 PM on January 15
I second that emotion. I third it. I said it on the locker room post that I remembered Bob Gibson sending Red S. (can't spell Red's last name) back to the dugout when he was on his way to take him out of the game. This reminded me of that.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 05:35 PM on January 15
You misheard. Glad I said pretty sure instead of certain.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 03:50 PM on January 15
I'm pretty sure that six members of the secondary are/were on injured reserve.. I'm pretty sure I heard that New England's starters were the same ones that started game #1.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 01:49 PM on January 15
Part of being a great team is overcoming bad calls. I agree especially over the course of a season. However in a 60 minute playoff game where you're road underdogs, one terrible call that results in a TD can be devastating and change the entire course of the game. Taking the field after the half down four instead of down eleven can change your entire approach including taking risks you might not otherwise take. Hey, Denver won and I take nothing away. And I really didn't even have a dog in the fight other than a fantasy pool with friends. (My dog, the Rams, died long ago) It just seems a shame that officiating can be so obviously poor in these kinds of games.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 11:29 AM on January 15
The interference call was a bad one, but you still have to hand it to the Broncs--they handled the Pats and controlled every aspect of the game. Denver may have controlled the game but ONLY AFTER this horrific call. Instead of down by 4 they went down by 11 on a call that was more offensive interference than defensive.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:54 AM on January 15
That's also true of Wal-Mart, but you don't see them changing their policies in response to public opinion. Do you think Wal-Mart could survive for long making decisions that turned away consumers? What policies are you talking about? From experience I can tell you that corporations are concerned with anything that affects the bottom line. That doesn't say they won't make mistakes from time to time but their motivation will always be profits. Thank God, modifying the Constitution is a little more complicated and a little more restrictive than simply rubber-stamping the opinion of a simple majority. The founders made it extremely difficult and complicated to amend the constitution for the reasons you stated. However it can be done and to address another extreme example: If the majority were of the opinion that all left-handed people should be executed, you couldn't make it constitutional. While quite impossibe, technically, yes you could. It could happen through a loose interpretation by the supreme court (Roe v Wade) or through amendments to the constitution or through doing away with the constitution entirely.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:15 AM on January 14
If I don't want the people who cook my burger at McDonald's to be communists, should Mickey D's have the right to walk into their house and examine their bookshelves for copies of Marx? An extreme example deserves an extreme response: If you were in the majority with this opinion the constitution could be changed so that MacBurger could look in your underwear drawer if they wanted to.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 07:49 PM on January 13
Technically, the league (owners) pay the salaries and the league AND the union set the rules (regarding players). That's the nature of collective bargaining. Correct but ultimately fans who watch, listen, buy stuff and/or go to games pay all the bills. While fans may not have a direct say in matters, indirectly they control the purse. No sport or business willingly makes decisions that fans/customers will revolt against. Market forces are much bigger and more powerful than owners and unions. The league cannot unilaterally impose a more invasive/comprehensive testing plan. They have to negotiate one with the union. But if the testing is as invasive as LBL says, why don't they walk out or strike over it? They do have that right, don't they? I think it's because they would not have the support of the fans and as noted above, they cannot survive without that support.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 07:44 PM on January 13
STL, you don't seem to understand the implications of what you're saying. You want to justify an invasion of privacy -- and, by the way, do you know just how much of an invasion of privacy is involved in a drug test? No I don't know how much of an invasion of privacy is involved. But I don't see how that changes the fact that baseball and ultimately the fans, don't want drugs in baseball. They pay the salaries and set the rules. So long as the testing doesn't break any laws, I don't see the problem. Nobody forces anybody to play. I'm guessing that your connection/involvement/interest/whatever with the whole issue of drugs in sports came about through MLB. Your guess is correct making me no different from millions of sports fans. The issue of testing within MLB is a very recent instance of an issue that's been going on for decades, and that became an issue for one reason only: harm to athletes. If the concern was for the health of the players as you say, why weren't they testing long before now?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 06:12 PM on January 13
How come no one seems to have a problem with that setup? Why is an age requirement "okay" but a gender requirement "strange"? Now my head hurts...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:43 PM on January 13
295,000,000 people in the U.S.A. There had to be one...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 04:35 PM on January 13
The PGA is not a "men's event;" there's no gender restriction in the association. Women who have the game to compete against the men should be allowed to compete. I agree but what about men playing in the LPGA? Obviously the rules are set in both organizations but it does seem a little strange.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 03:29 PM on January 13
There's only one teeny, tiny, fundamental problem with your reasoning, and that is that "public outcry" has never been a justification for athlete drug testing. I will amend "outcry" to increasing awareness. Nevertheless my point remains. Sports owners/leagues cannot afford the potential for bad press and public relations that would surely come through inaction. It was all supposed to be about harm to the athletes, not the public's miffed feelings! I don't see it this way even if that's the stated reason. I could be persuaded if on the whole, players had a decrease in performance. That would negatively impact the revenues. However, the contrary seems to be true serving up super-athletes and resulting fan interest. This was well and good until somebody noticed that drugs might be the reason for some of the super-performances. The stigma associated with drug use is not something sports athletes, teams and leagues can ignore. To do so would result in the afforementioned public outcry and the demise of their business. I think my own case is a case in point. I, along with other St. Louis Cardinal fans was a HUGE McGwire fan. Even though I'm still a fan, some of that luster is gone forever.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 12:25 PM on January 13
I'm still waiting for hockey to return to St. Louis. Me too. When will the lockout be over?
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:17 AM on January 13
Comparisons of professional sports to other industries might be valid to this extent. I have my own business and do not test anyone for drugs. Previously I was an executive in a company with 10,000 employees and we had no real testing programs either. However, if public outcry had ever became such that it might negatively impact either business to do otherwise, testing would have begun immediately. While this did not happen to businesses where I was and am involved, it has happened in the sports industries. Generally, I think that owners and leagues could really care less about this problem and may even benefit to some degree since fans want to see super-performers. (I personally hung on every single pitch to McGwire during his home-run quest) However, when public outcry reaches the point where it can have a negative impact on revenue, they must act in their own interests.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:07 AM on January 13
Death and taxes...
posted by STLCardinalfan at 01:41 PM on January 12
St. Louis may have had a few good years with the Rams in the Warner era but that doesn't make up for the decades of pain watching Bill Bidwill's Cardinals and also for the the early (and recent) Rams teams. There's been a lot more pain in this town over football than good times. Took the words out of my mouth. There were a few times when the St. Louis Cardinals were on the verge of having a decent team (Jimmy Hart era) and then Bidwell wouldn't pay the good players or spend the money to have a better team. The Rams are certainly a breath of fresh air for St. Louis and have rekindled the enthusiasm for football fans that have been football starved for too long.
posted by STLCardinalfan at 10:32 AM on January 11
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