for the record: I didn't say the game itself was boring, I said the hype around the game was less than it could have been, and I had failed to be interested in the winner. I even added that the end of the game added some excitement.
posted by everett at 08:59 PM on April 08
Yawn... it was an exciting couple of minutes at the end, but one of the least memorable finals I can remember as far as hype/ pre-game buzz goes. I just really didn't care when it came right down to it.
posted by everett at 01:53 AM on April 08
You're a good man dyams.
posted by everett at 08:52 AM on April 04
dyams, did you say you are required to get punched at work? If so... awesome!
posted by everett at 08:45 PM on April 03
posted by everett at 08:03 AM on April 03
Almost as bad as the world class gold medal athlete Carl Lewis' attempt. apparently you can't really find that one online anymore unfortunately.
posted by everett at 09:51 AM on April 01
posted by everett at 08:52 PM on March 31
I must say rcade, with all due respect, the thread seems a little unnecessary without any sort of political comments or "comments about the president;" Seeing as how the boos were made with vigor prior to the throw, it seems unlikely that they were made in relation to the "mechanics" of the throw itself. I suppose it is possible that he was booed because he's an acknowledged ranger fan/ former ranger owner, but... Maybe the real topic has something to do with the fact that baseball season ticket buyers are increasingly older every season*, and thus increasingly likely conservative**, yet they are still booing the republican president... In the nations capital. If that is too political the thread seems maybe too politically charged. *I searched for a cite for this for all of about 27 seconds before I lost interest. **I didn't even try... I'll happily recant if provided with evidence.
posted by everett at 08:04 PM on March 31
Everyone on Spofi loves "futbol" so much, and those guys really know how to take sponsorship seriously. I'm sure the discussion to follow will include near unanimous approval.
posted by everett at 11:56 PM on February 27
posted by everett at 07:17 PM on February 24
bigrotty... ridiculous. You are flaming , and muck-raking.
posted by everett at 06:08 PM on February 24
Lots of lifetime/long-term ban talk already; I think that is premature. This was not a Kermit Washington type obvious anger fueled deal. There needs to be some sort of official proceedings with the specific intent of determining Taylor's intent, whether by the FA, or by the british judicial system. It does not seem unlikely to me that this is possibly as HATER mentioned above a case of "mis-timing." I am a runner, and not a team sports guy, but I have watched enough team sports at the pro and amateur level to know that when two people are moving and fighting as fast and hard as they can, sometimes shit happens. Regardless, that is awful.
posted by everett at 07:40 PM on February 23
Oh wait... http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3244818&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines
posted by everett at 12:39 AM on February 14
Maybe Mavs starting 5: Jason Kidd Jason Terry Josh Howard Dirk Nowitzki Erick Dampier And, they've still got Juwana man and Eddie Jones coming off the bench, with the near guarantee of Stackhouse coming back... This is a great team.
posted by everett at 12:36 AM on February 14
WOW... I knew kids in high school who would b.s. about "oh, this school wants me, and that school wants me," but this is ... WOW. Talk about "you don't need to lie to kick it." This guy needs some friends.
posted by everett at 11:41 PM on February 06
"MTV Cribs is, like My Super Sweet Sixteen, an example of the decadence of a declining civilization." Anyone ever read "The Great Gatsby?" How 'bout Tolstoy? The entire Rococo period was made up of old school folks spendin' money just to spend money. Lavish lifestyles are nothing new; Fast money is just that: fast.
posted by everett at 06:24 PM on January 31
I may have to try this, because I think 12 donuts is really really doable. I've eaten five krispy kremes at a go no problem before. The running part would be a piece of cake, even full.
posted by everett at 07:11 PM on January 27
The poor guy plays in the tundra; no one ever gets to see him... and he's dope. He's averaging almost 20 and 10.
posted by everett at 11:25 AM on January 02
I average about 4 1/2 miles a day normally, but my weekly mileage climbs to over 50 as I get closer to a marathon. If my body is thrashed I only run a mile, but I try to limit those days as much as possible.
posted by everett at 11:41 PM on December 18
it's addictive, I have a current streak of almost 2 years. At some point you give in to it.
posted by everett at 01:01 AM on December 18
I... What can... What a douche
posted by everett at 11:15 PM on November 01
I know that if i missed two days of work, without being cleared ahead of time, the proverbial shit would hit the proverbial fan. Also... hilarious Kanye reference bperk.
posted by everett at 11:01 AM on October 04
How old is Kasey Keller? I watched that guy play at Civic Stadium when I was still poopy-pantsed and Kool-Aid lipped.
posted by everett at 08:11 AM on August 24
I thought it was fun.
posted by everett at 10:30 PM on August 13
posted by everett at 08:53 PM on July 11
Sex: Competitive? Not really. Hours of training? Not me, I was most efficient my first time.
posted by everett at 07:25 PM on July 04
it's comeptetitve, it takes hours and hours and hours of training, and it pushes the physical limits of the body...
posted by everett at 06:00 PM on July 04
The term "Man" in the title of the FPP had me wondering who it could be if not Kobayashi or Chestnut. His performance in C.I. Last year earned him more than just "Man," No?
posted by everett at 04:07 PM on June 04
Could it work? any chance?
posted by everett at 10:55 PM on May 30
Ahhh, Alaa Abdelnaby... First round pick of my beloved Blazers... in the hayday I might add. I had a shirt that said: "Dunk like an Egyptian," you know, like the Bangles.
posted by everett at 06:44 PM on May 24
I see a lot of arguments about how overrated Oden is, but little in response? Pros and cons? Anyone?
posted by everett at 10:51 PM on May 23
I just finished my first Marathon, and I can say without any hesitation, that these people are lunatics. It is crazy, like i've never heard.
posted by everett at 05:23 PM on April 29
Who's whining anyway?
posted by everett at 08:51 PM on April 27
It seems like the perfect reason to get over seas, even my wife got excited by the video.
posted by everett at 06:31 AM on March 13
posted by everett at 10:23 PM on February 27
so... the article says six panels, and the only pics that are available show some weird four floating panel design, with more channels than the old ball... As far as micro fiber vs leather... I always thought it was cool that the MLB always stuck with wood bats, because it gives some austerity to the game. I feel the same way about a leather b-ball. I still insist on having a leather ball around the house, because it feels so right. If it aint broke don't fix it. Bad move Mr. Stern
posted by everett at 11:15 PM on October 05
"I go out there to be unselfish and it kind of rubs off on everybody else." LeBron. C'mon, dude. Makes sense to me.
posted by everett at 08:32 AM on August 21
High bumps like that hurt; my wrist stung thinking about the two story fence.
posted by everett at 08:54 AM on August 04
is this really a FPP???
posted by everett at 08:49 AM on August 04
Give the guy a couple of years to compete... even The intimidator finished out of the top ten a time or two.
posted by everett at 11:52 AM on August 03
posted by everett at 10:20 AM on July 28
hmmm... Developmental league? Aimed at the priveleged yet somehow still incapable? Partially funded by institutions who already have to slaughter arms and legs as tuition dollars as it is? I'm not sold...
posted by everett at 01:05 AM on July 28
Grum, I Don't know if you're still following, but I'm curious about your assertion earlier, and I cant find anything on it. Whats the overage or whatever... I tried to decipher some of the other comments, but I still can't really figure out how much he would have had to be over to get flagged, and whats normal, etc...
posted by everett at 12:59 AM on July 28
I think that its amazing that no matter how many times the unthinkable happens or people are proved dead wrong by making absolute assertions based on the odds, or the likelihood, of a certain outcomes, people still insist on on saying "there will never be...," or "there is no way that...," etc... I think this is possibly one of the best basketball teams ever assembled. For the first time since 1992 almost all of the best American NBA players are in, and its exciting! As was alluded to before, the biggie difference is that the Dream Team was made up of peak, or immediately post peak players, where as we are yet to see Lebron's, Gilbert's, Carmelo's Wade's, or really any of these guys career peaks. Don't condemn these guys before they have had a chance to prove themselves just because they are the young guns, and not your fogey contemporaries...
posted by everett at 10:31 PM on July 26
ok... so... As far as me being a casual MMA fan, I don't know what rubric you are using to evaluate so I wont presume that I know more about MMA than you or anyone else, but I feel like I am more than just a "casual fan." Thanks for caring. As far as John McCain's legislation towards MMA goes, maybe if you were more than a "casual fan" of federal legislation, you might realize that fairly serious injuries are not unheard of in MMA, and it would take more than three or four legislators to "shut it down." That is simply a ridiculous thought. Now if you had suggested that at some point MMA might find itself under federal regulation because of accidents, then you might have some arguing room, but to "shut it down" would be next to impossible. You simply can't tell consenting adults not to fight or box in a controlled environment, and if you could find even one sustained example of it in US legislative history I would be dumbfounded.
posted by everett at 12:32 AM on July 17
as far as the stoppage in the ortiz/shamrock fight, there are so many people that view mma as human cockfighting that the first time a fighter is seriously injured in the ring, the UFC will be shut down. Shut down by whom??? That was not a well thought out statement. Babalu is nice, but I'm not sure he is Chuck Liddel nice. Chuck is a great great fighter, and a challenger is going to have to be ready... no one thought the he could beat Randy, and that was precisely what he did. As far as Silva... I'm not so sure about that either. I'd Like to see a rematch with Rampage, but Dana is so slow with organizing shit like that, that I can't imagine we'll ever see it.
posted by everett at 05:32 PM on July 15
I can't understand why the article gives Thomas and Lefevre more hype than Chestnut, when he has been the most noteworthy person in all of professionaal eating in the last year. Chico, I think you might be cutting the man short. He ate 32 last year, and since then has set three world records. I give him a minimum of 45. Sonya Thomas has not really gained any ground on Kobayashi in the last three years, and all of a sudden you see her almost pulling an upset? Not today, the physics just aren't right. As far as the Lefevres... they're fun, but not July 4th winners; I'd be extremely surprised if Rich walked away with the trophy... This year Tsunami and Chestnut down to the wire, with Chestnut ending Kobayashi's dominance... Just a guess On preview... Ouch
posted by everett at 12:01 PM on July 04
What don't you like about Mourning? . Everything. The guy is a gutless loser quitter. What in the world are you talking about?
posted by everett at 01:34 PM on June 16
What don't you like about Mourning? The guy is all heart... Well, I guess he's partially liver as well now, but seriously he's still mostly heart.
posted by everett at 11:03 AM on June 16
I have never tried to post before so I am hoping this works with the url and whatnot. Did you try reading the posting guidelines?
posted by everett at 08:01 PM on June 15
This shit is seriously fucking scary...
posted by everett at 06:03 PM on June 14
T.C. that was a heck of a point there...D-Wade isn't at that point yet in his career. (heck, I don't even think LeBron is either)...the only player I've seen capable of putting 4 straight 40 point efforts out there would be MJ...though Magic and Bird in the 80's did that a bit themselves. Doubt only motivates true Champions, and makes asses out of less-than-educated-guess makers.
posted by everett at 02:30 PM on June 14
Ok, Important, or not even in the slightest that this is going to be seen as ESPN worthy come July? The whole US challenge to the Japanese throne that is Kobayashi is going to get a ton of play about two weeks from now, It seems almost certain, so is this the last SpoFi thread on competitve eating, or not?
posted by everett at 02:26 PM on June 14
Please don't delete my account...
posted by everett at 02:02 AM on June 14
I wish people would stop blaming the biker for riding a bike! Whoa, whoa, whoa, Miss Lippy. The part of the story I don't like is the guy is a pro football player. The guy has gotta think, "You got a contract; you got a responsibility." Seriously... The same way that one could expect Ben not to start eating doughnuts and drinking beer three meals a day, you can also expect him not to take any unecessary risks, including riding a motorcycle... especially without a helmet.
posted by everett at 06:28 PM on June 12
I really thought that after the Jay Williams fiasco a few years back young players with ridiculous amounts of talent might think a little more about getting on a motorcycle...
posted by everett at 05:31 PM on June 12
I hope the US wins it all so we can show the rest of the world that if we REALLY cared about soccer, we could dominate it. troll much?
posted by everett at 11:35 PM on June 11
posted by everett at 11:30 PM on June 11
Sign and trade for Hughes and Gooden... you don't think? Honestly, this is the one part of basketball that mystifies me, so if you say no, I'll probably tend to believe you.
posted by everett at 12:02 AM on June 09
ninja v... I say get rid of Hughes, and gooden... and like I said put Ben in at the four. Play: 1. Snow 2. Murray 3. Lebron (at the three, but he'll share the point with Snow anyway) 4. Big Ben 5. Ilgauskas Thats a Championship squad.
posted by everett at 09:40 PM on June 08
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