Thanks for a great season and another great Cup!
posted by commander cody at 12:00 AM on June 05
Mainly because if someone else wins . . . it'd be like sleeping with the cheerleader only to have her call out someone else's name, over and over and over. posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM CST on December 17 Who cares....you still got to nail the cheerleader and there are ear plugs.
posted by commander cody at 10:44 PM on December 17
I once read an article in, I believe in SI, where the reporter said that he went on a ride in the country with Dale Earnhardt and that it was both the most terrifying and beautiful experience of his life. I wonder how it feels to have a true pro at the wheel in real traffic or on a real highway?
posted by commander cody at 01:09 AM on December 14
Al Kaline was not on the list......as I expected he wouldn't be........
posted by commander cody at 01:01 AM on December 14
MV is evil because its that much worse for a dog to be killed in a dogfight than to be hit by a car? Yes. now you seem to admit that its not the dogs they care about ... its the moral judgment that's important. so you agree with me? I never said it wasn't a moral judgement. However it is also one because it's the dogs they care about. In fact most of our laws are moral and legal judgements. What he did was much more morally and legally abhorrent then if the dog had died being accidentally hit by a car.
posted by commander cody at 07:10 PM on December 13
my conclusion is "those outraged by MV are outraged because they like feeling morally superior to MV; they are not outraged because dogs were killed" No, they are not outraged because they feel morally superior to MV (though I still think anyone who hates dogfighting IS morally superior) they are outraged because of how the animals died. There is a huge difference morally between a dog that dies for some (alleged) humans amusement and one that dies due to accidentally being hit by a car. The idea that people who hate MV for dogfighting must also feel the same outrage for weak leash laws is a false analogy. It's not just comparing apples and oranges, it's more like comparing apples and trees or rocks. There is no viable relationship between them. It's more like saying that if you hate MV for dog fighting then you must also be a vegetarian. To two simply are not connected except by the greatest of leaps of logic.
posted by commander cody at 08:56 PM on December 12
posted by commander cody at 04:57 PM on December 12
I lived about 15 miles from Eglin Federal Penitentiary. Kurt Vonnegut used it as a setting in one of his books (can't think of which one off the top of my head? God Bless you Mr Rosewater maybe?) to describe the softest of the soft federal prisons. He says (and I don't doubt that it true) that they don't have any walls or fences, just lines painted on the sidewalks beyond which prisoners are not allowed.
posted by commander cody at 03:35 PM on December 12
Oh and I actually am superior to Vick, because I don't enjoy dogs fighting until dead or nearly so. That fact alone makes me a better man and person then him.
posted by commander cody at 02:34 PM on December 12
At no point did I equate the two. Your reasoning falls apart at the beginning where you say that people who love dogs should be as or more outraged by weak leash laws then by dogfighting because the dogs are still just as dead and getting hit by a car is just as painful. Then you dismiss why its not the same thing when you deny that intent really has as much to play in the reason why it is different. Dogfighting and leash laws are not analogous to each other. Look at it this way, if a man walks into an elementary school, starts shooting, kills 8 kids and wounds several more (the human equivalent of what Vick did to dogs) purely for the sport of it, he'd be a capital murderer and most likely get the death penalty to the righteous cheers of the crowd. However if a person is driving down a street completely legally and safely and a small child darts out from between two parked cars (the human equivalent of a dog escaping his masters control), gets run over and killed, the driver of the car is not charged with anything because they had no intent to to kill. It was an accident. Ah but what about the mother you say! Isn't the mother of that child guilty of negligence? Well it depends. In your scenario you have negligence as being the same level no matter what because the effect, the dog (child) is still dead, deid just as painfully and it could have been prevented by a leash. However the real world doesn't work like that. If, for instance, the child ran out into traffic because it's mother was drunk on the sofa or turning tricks in the bedroom when she should have been watching her kid, then yes the mother is guilty of negligence and most likely will see prison time for manslaughter. However, if the mother is walking down the street with her child in hand and he suddenly sees a puppy or toy in the street, breaks away before she can grab him harder, runs into the street and dies, well she is technically negligent, but she is not going to be charged with any crime and it will be seen for what it was, a tragic accident. On one hand you make the two out to be the same because the result is the same (dead dogs and all dog lovers should be angry no matter how the dogs died) and yet in your last paragraph you completely deny doing so by saying they are not the same. You're arguing both sides. You say that people have no right to be more outraged by what Vick unless they are equally outraged by weak leash laws so they must be thinking that they're superior to Vick. Yet your argument makes no sense because they so clearly ARE different and very different at that. Your analogy is false.
posted by commander cody at 02:31 PM on December 12
I didn't say it didn't exist. or that it vanishes with age. But I find it silly to bring it up as a defense for 27 year old man. posted by justgary at 11:27 PM CST on December 11 Gotta agree with that. If you haven't found a way to be your own person and resist peer pressure by the time you're 27 you're never going to.
posted by commander cody at 11:46 PM on December 11
posted by Mike McD at 9:17 PM CST on December11 Oh, now it's clear. posted by Snakeman at 9:25 PM CST on December 11 Clear, but really really convoluted and twisted. Still the stretching of logic it takes to equate allegedly weak leash laws with the enjoyment of watching dogs tear each other to pieces in a ring is an amazing thing to see. Sort like Olympic logic twisting, with a full gainer to boot.
posted by commander cody at 10:44 PM on December 11
The same could also be said for the volunteer cow that donated the steak I ate last night. posted by lil_brown_bat at 5:10 PM CST on December 11 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........cow.................
posted by commander cody at 07:08 PM on December 11
He was into dog fighting, that made him a danger to his family and friends? Enjoying watching dogs tear each other apart is not just being "into" some sport. In my opinion and that of several of my friends in the psychiatric community (including my wife who has nearly 30 years evaluating people to decide if they need to be involuntarily committed for evaluation), it is a sign of a sociopath tendency. It indicates a person who quite probably has a mental illness. He lacks any compassion or conscious and that makes him a potential danger to anyone around him.
posted by commander cody at 09:26 AM on December 11
In my opinion anyone who gets enjoyment or entertainment from watching two dogs tear each other apart as they fight to the death is a sick, sub-human person. Does Vick deserve death as some scream? Of course not, but he certainly deserves a harsher sentence then he got. The law needs to send a message that this behavior is Sociopathic behavior that will not be tolerated. People who enjoy dogfighting have shown that they are missing a part of their humanity and, at their core, are no different the any other Sadists. They are a danger to their friends and families because of their lack of conscious. They are mentally ill.
posted by commander cody at 12:58 AM on December 11
The sentence was more then I expected, but not as much as he deserved. Anyone who enjoys dog fighting for sport or entertainment is missing a piece of their souls or humanity. They are cruel sick SOB's at best and genuine Sociopaths at worst.
posted by commander cody at 10:45 PM on December 10
Then again maybe they were more familiar with that particular taste then I was? I never asked.
posted by commander cody at 09:48 PM on November 27
In college I part-time coached a women's softball team (not the college one) and they wouldn't touch the stuff. They insisted that it tasted like.....ahem....urine. I never thought so.
posted by commander cody at 09:47 PM on November 27
Cody, maybe this is a mutant football team. Teenage Mutant Ninja Lions?
posted by commander cody at 10:21 PM on October 02
Ssshhhh, CC thats nothing to be bragging about in a public forum. It is sort of like admitting to being a masochist isn't it? I'm not worried though. They'll soon revert to their old form. Every few years they put together a few good games just to get our hopes up, but in the end they always cave. I have faith in them, they'll collapse. It's in their DNA.
posted by commander cody at 09:17 PM on September 30
Hey, I didn't say I could repeat the roster from 50 years ago, but I was born in 1956 and being a Lions fan is sort of like a genetic disorder handed down from your father. So since I'll be 52 on my next birthday that makes me a 50+ year Lions fan.
posted by commander cody at 08:28 PM on September 30
Who are these guys....and what have they done with the real Detroit Lions? I've been a Lions fan for 50+ years if you count me watching them from the crib and I can't remember them ever breaking any NFL record of any kind! Did they fire Matt Millen and just not tell anyone yet?
posted by commander cody at 06:59 PM on September 30
I'm not entirely certain this should surprise anyone. It's always been my feeling the air races, while more exciting, are and always have been more dangerous then auto races. After all, it's not like they can just pull in to the pit when something goes wrong. Still.....I'm thinking this is a sport that is finally ready to come to real national attention.
posted by commander cody at 12:37 AM on September 15
My personal opinion is that he should never be allowed to ever set foot on any football field, at any level, anywhere, in any capacity (even as a spectator) for life. I know it's not possible, but it would be at least partially just punishment. The real shame is that the fine max's out at $250k, because he needs to be sentenced to give at least $1 million to the ASPCA.
posted by commander cody at 07:30 PM on August 20
Shades of Bert Campaneris.....ala 1972....
posted by commander cody at 01:49 PM on August 15
MGDADDYO I'll 2nd that!
posted by commander cody at 01:57 PM on August 11
I'd love to participate, but I have no idea how far I could throw a mattress after a 12 pack....
posted by commander cody at 03:51 AM on August 09
Opinion? posted by Aces Full at 1:20 AM CDT on August 8 Can't. As per instructions, I've moved on.......
posted by commander cody at 09:47 AM on August 08
Can we go back to ignoring him again?
posted by commander cody at 12:39 AM on August 08
posted by commander cody at 12:23 AM on August 08
Actually my post above should been: Yawn*
posted by commander cody at 01:56 AM on August 05
posted by commander cody at 01:47 AM on August 05
Will they take a personal check?
posted by commander cody at 10:59 PM on August 02
Can't these guys keep it on the track? Though I suppose it's better to have an experienced high speed driver speeding on the highway then some of the buffoons one usually sees out there.
posted by commander cody at 01:25 AM on August 01
(And I actually own Madden 2004 I think. I usually stay a couple of years behind the curve, that way you can get the games for pocket change.) I save a fortune on video games...I don't have any at all..... ;-)
posted by commander cody at 09:36 PM on July 29
I think if he's convicted the price will just go up more. Remember after the Duke arrests the team Lacrosse shirts were selling like hotcakes. Hardly a week goes by out here in L.A. that you don't see someone wearing one. I'm betting that half the gang-bangers in South Central will want Vick shirts, esp if he's found guilty.
posted by commander cody at 12:54 PM on July 29
Personally I think that if anyone can get their hands on the cards that were pulled, they'd be the hottest cards in the collectors market. The article may say that there's been a "very strong emotion within our organization and among the collecting community", but I doubt it'd be nearly as strong as the market for the hard to get cards.
posted by commander cody at 10:40 PM on July 28
The Funeral Home Memorial is here. Sweet kid. Real shame.
posted by commander cody at 10:07 PM on July 27
I don't read the local sports section here because I live in L.A. and follow the Detroit teams, so the Internet has been a godsend for me. I can read the FREEP online anytime.
posted by commander cody at 10:00 PM on July 27
It is depressing I guess. Perhaps too depressing. If so then I won't object if Gary wants to take it down.....
posted by commander cody at 05:37 PM on July 26
This was a bachelors party? And they didn't even Pig Crate him? Amateurs!
posted by commander cody at 03:44 PM on July 26
If no one gets arrested at your bachelor party then you have lousy friends who don't know how to throw a party.
posted by commander cody at 11:02 PM on July 25
I have to admit that I'm not that big of a soccer fan, but it just struck me as odd that, like this guys coach pointed out, he'd have so little confidence in his team that he'd schedule his wedding during playoffs. Like I said if he was a Detroit Lion maybe...but...
posted by commander cody at 05:09 PM on July 21
He schedules his wedding during his team's playoff time? I mean I could understand if this was say a Detroit Lions player scheduling his wedding on the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, since there's not a chance he'll have to miss his big day (getting married that is), but come on! Is getting married really that important?
posted by commander cody at 03:29 AM on July 21
posted by commander cody at 01:08 AM on July 21
You could throw your hardest fastball and if it was going towards Hollins, he stood there and took it. Didn't flinch, didn't move. He let the ball hit him and strolled to first base. It was awesome. With a guy like him, getting hit by the pitch should count as a single toward his batting average. :-)
posted by commander cody at 04:35 PM on July 20
Hey, the commander doesn't come cheap. Just ask my wife.......
posted by commander cody at 11:25 AM on July 20
OUCH x 285. When I played ball way back when in Little League I was HBP so many times that I was sure the pitchers were gunning for me, but I couldn't figure out why since my BA hovered just above .001. Then I realized that I was leading my local league in stolen bases because I was hit so often. My coach loved it every time I was plunked, because for me it was as good as double or even a triple when stealing third with a fat right handed batter up. Fortunately for me I never took one in the head or face. Not that it wouldn't have improved my looks or thought processes some.
posted by commander cody at 03:24 AM on July 20
posted by commander cody at 11:01 PM on July 19
Works for me.
posted by commander cody at 09:06 PM on July 19
Well, it feels disingenuous Oh...and I'm sorry you feel that way.
posted by commander cody at 02:25 PM on July 19
Well, it feels disingenuous for you to claim the difference between Bonds and Sheffield is anything more than the shirt on their respective, overly-muscled backs. But I never claimed that. I said that it doesn't look to mean like Sheffield is doing anything illegal. That it doesn't look to me like he's unnaturally bulked up by chemicals. But that it does look like Bonds is. That's all. That's just what it looks like.
posted by commander cody at 01:44 PM on July 19
No problem. I am one who tends to express pure opinions rather then facts and I can understand how that can be frustrating to some people when I say something like "Well that's just how I feel" rather then "OK here's the link to prove it". To me sports is a lot more subjective, emotional and opinionated then it is facts or statistic's.
posted by commander cody at 01:54 AM on July 19
You must have someone taking dictation. There is no way you could type these responses while keeping fingers in both ears and screaming "LA LA LA LA LA" at the top of your lungs. Don't you ever wonder why they keep the cork on your fork? I disagree. That doesn't make me wrong. It just makes me someone who disagrees with you. Fair enough?
posted by commander cody at 01:34 AM on July 19
I have admitted that I don't like Bonds and I really don't. But it's still my opinion, strictly subjective, that Bonds is still doing some sort of enhancement drugs of some type. I can't prove it and I have no source for it other then it just looks like it to me. It's the same thing when it comes to Pudge and Sheffield (though I will admit that living here in Los Angeles means I haven't seen Sheffield much). It just doesn't look to me like they're unnaturally bulked up and it looks like Bonds is. It sort of like looking at a real wrestler and then looking at one of those bad actor body building "pro" wrestlers. It's obvious that the "pro" one are not getting those bodies just by working out and that's the same impression I get from looking at Bonds. He doesn't look natural to me. I still think I take the moral high ground when it comes to cheating as I was questioned as to how I'd feel if I heard that Kaline had cheated and I said it would ruin my whole image of him, but the case that was presented was someone else putting greenies into his coffee without him knowing it and that's not cheating on his part. So he's no less a hero to me. I don't see where that's a different degree of cheating. To me if HE didn't cheat then he's not a cheater.
posted by commander cody at 01:33 AM on July 19
I don't have any sources, it's just my belief. My opinion.
posted by commander cody at 12:50 AM on July 19
I disagree. I see no problem with not slamming Pudge and Sheffield for having given up using steroids and slamming Bonds for continuing it.
posted by commander cody at 12:01 AM on July 19
So, now that you know, I guess you've dropped the Tigers cold. The Yankees have Giambi, but you can try the Red Sox. There are plenty of people here who are happy to extoll the virtues of rooting for that miserable franchise. No, not at all. There is no real evidence that Pudge did use steroids or the Sheffield has used them for quite awhile, so I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. However it would appear that Bonds is still using them or something similar, so I'm not as inclined to be in his favor.
posted by commander cody at 08:14 PM on July 18
If my mother had wheels she'd be a bicycle. Mine would be a tricycle. Old and slow, but still lovable and worth keeping around.
posted by commander cody at 05:00 PM on July 18
Or actually that should say WAS not aware of alleged steroid use by them before reading those links.
posted by commander cody at 04:11 PM on July 18
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