Recent Comments by myshtigo

RG3 Tries to Draw Flags on Runs to Sideline

pro sports have always been about getting away with something or having a system or scheme that takes advantage of some aspect of the game....

that said, don't go advertising it!

posted by myshtigo at 03:51 PM on October 17

Browns Trade Trent Richardson to Colts

Haven't had a #1 pick QB lay a fat goose egg in a few years? yup, its time.

posted by myshtigo at 09:40 PM on September 18

Nashville Predators Paint Ice Yellow

Don't eat the yellow ice.

Hilarious. My first thought as well....

posted by myshtigo at 02:46 AM on July 19

Gary Player to Pose Nude

best comment:

Could be worse. Could be John Daly.

Haha... wish I would have thought of that!

posted by myshtigo at 08:17 PM on June 25

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Final Standings

always fun - thanks again!

posted by myshtigo at 08:15 PM on June 25

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Finals edition

Bruins in 7 Raaaaask

posted by myshtigo at 05:25 PM on June 09

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition

same here... i know its prob too late...

chi 6 boston 6

posted by myshtigo at 10:42 PM on June 03

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition

Pittsburgh 5

Boston 6

Chicago 6

San Jose 6

posted by myshtigo at 12:56 PM on May 14

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition

Pens in 5 Montreal in 6 Rangers in 6 Boston in 6

Chicago in 5 Detroit in 6 'Nucks in 5 Kings in 6

posted by myshtigo at 05:32 PM on April 30

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Wild Card Edition

Braves by 4 Orioles by 2

Medlen

Uggla

posted by myshtigo at 01:48 PM on October 04

Is Robert Griffin III Overrated?

All a potential team needs to think is, "How marketable is this guy?" The answer will get him drafted in the top few spots. How many of his jerseys will sell? How many more season tickets will sell?

Think of Vick when he went to Falcons... Think of the Tebow affect in Denver and now NY.

He may never win a Superbowl and may not be, at the beginning or the end, of his NFL career a great NFL QB but he is marketable for sure.

posted by myshtigo at 01:53 PM on April 19

Flyers Fans Attacked Rangers Fans After Winter Classic

hoagie at genos? that sounds like a waste of time...

posted by myshtigo at 02:13 PM on January 05

Hockey Player Banned for Pooping in Opponent's Glove

Rogue Squadron has won every game this year in which one of their players didn't poop inside an opponent's equipment.

Just beautiful... I laughed out loud, for sure!

posted by myshtigo at 12:40 PM on December 16

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

oh man... now we're quoting scripture to make a point in the sporting world?

posted by myshtigo at 05:00 PM on November 29

Baseball's Most Expensive Beers

Well, I don't have much knowledge outside of Philly parks, but I can speak to their selections... Which have improved vastly over the past 5 years or so... Now they have any number of places most of which serve a variety of beers on tap or bottle. Most are in the range you listed here (around $7) but also have those premium which I clearly prefer.

posted by myshtigo at 05:13 PM on October 12

NCAA President: Players Need More Money

link goes to top stories page....

I believe this is the same story....

posted by myshtigo at 12:45 PM on March 30

Ed Rendell Defends Philly Sports Fans

Hugh - Thanks for perpetuating a stereotype.

And everyone knows that Jersey has the worst drivers!

posted by myshtigo at 05:23 PM on March 24

Michael Vick sparkles again; promptly gets benched

Reid's been adamant all along that there's never been a Vick vs. Kolb quarterback controversy. By now, I agree with him -- Vick has clearly earned that job.

That's a great line.... Seriously, I can't imagine Kolb doing any better. I'm a Philly fan and I figured from the beginning it would be Vick's job by there bye week (week8).

posted by myshtigo at 05:46 PM on September 20

Daunte Culpepper Playing in UFL

This guy will always be a mystery to me. Was he a talent that fell apart or just lucky to have Moss to throw to. I'd like to see him do well.

Yes. And Yes. And me too!

posted by myshtigo at 02:22 PM on September 16

Fired White Coach Sues Black University for Discrimination

If this is true, a) it's discriminatory, and b) the NCAA might become a little busy.

You mean the NAACP?

posted by myshtigo at 09:41 PM on May 30

Oklahomans Train Greyhounds to Hunt Coyotes

Durant's five hole is above the crossbar.

Thats gotta hurt...

posted by myshtigo at 11:39 AM on April 26

New York Times Sells Boston Red Sox

subscription required.

posted by myshtigo at 04:03 PM on April 01

McNabb to Oakland?

Here in Philly thats all that has been talked about over the past few days... St. Louis and Buffalo were also mentioned.

I don't see how McNabb would want to go to any of these teams... The issue is, his contract is done the end of this year and they have Kolb and Vick, so do they keep McNabb for the next bit after trying to resign him or switch over to Kolb/Vick and go from there?

If they can get good value for McNabb [high draft pick(s)] then I think its a good move.

posted by myshtigo at 11:04 AM on March 30

Are NFL Broadcasts Too Good?

Here is a different perspective... I have never been to an NFL game and I really don't plan on going to one (unless I come across some of those free tickets dviking has enjoyed) anytime soon.

I have followed my local team (Eagles) and several others for years and since I got DirecTV a few years ago, I am even less likely to attend. The picture, coverage, and comfort of my own home do not lend themselves to making the switch to paying money, enduring the elements, fighting traffic, and 'slightly warm beer'.

And Goodell is just now wondering if fans will "figure out it's more comfortable to watch at home". ?

posted by myshtigo at 01:40 PM on March 29

French Skier's Olympic Dream Ends in Four Seconds

Thanks to the IOC for removing the video. I'm sure they would have missed out on all sorts of revenue from youtube.

posted by myshtigo at 10:27 AM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

disaster that is the London 2012 logo

Wow, that really is hideous. That shouldn't be allowed to criticize anything until after 2012.

....or maybe the world really IS going to end in 2012.

posted by myshtigo at 02:21 PM on February 16

Japanese-Born Skater Can't Continue Russian Dynasty

I watched a good portion of the pairs last night, and they mentioned the consecutive win streak for the Russians... It really is amazing that they were able to be so dominate for so long. As for Yuko.... she and her partner did not deserve to win, lets just leave it at that.

posted by myshtigo at 02:13 PM on February 16

Scranton Caught Between New York and Philly

PA also has Pirates (Pittsburgh) and the Cleveland Indians aren't to far off either on the Western edge...

For that matter I know folks near Allentown (Lehigh Valley) that are Mets fans... And Baltimore and DC are closer than Philly for parts of southern PA...

posted by myshtigo at 02:27 PM on October 27

Young Fan Gets Back Ryan Howard's 200th Career Home Run Ball

The point I was trying to make by mentioning the autographs is that fans like this girl take the fun out of the game by focusing solely on monetary value.

You really think she is taking the fun out of baseball? A 12 year old girl who legitimately got a ball that was hit into the stands is doing this? How about the Phillies staffer who decided to go make an underhanded trade with a 12 year old girl for a valuable ball, what is it that he was doing?

posted by myshtigo at 03:27 PM on October 08

What if Matt Taibbi Ran the NFL?

*I just couldn't resist

I'm glad you couldn't... and didn't.

posted by myshtigo at 11:06 AM on August 13

The Captain, the Golden Brett, 'Lucky' Luc, and , well, Brian Leetch are the 2009 HHOF inductees.

agreed billsaysthis... I'm a Flyers Fan and Lindros should not go in in my book. Bure I could make a case for as he was consistent and always a threat and won some scoring titles. I also think about what they really accomplished while playing, and I don't know that either really did anything to stand out.

posted by myshtigo at 12:59 PM on June 24

Students push teacher to reach Olympics

try this link: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9527322?nclick_check=1&forced=true

posted by myshtigo at 01:02 PM on June 09

Hip Hop Soda Shop: Warren Sapp starts online videogame, hip-hop, healthy fast-food restaurant chain

Wow... I was expecting a punchline. Good luck Warren!

posted by myshtigo at 03:56 PM on December 20

"Fight Money":

holden - I agree I think this is more of an 'atta boy, rather than any kind of salary increase. And its only for player(s) that did a good job for that one game. We have a similar thing here at work where a person who did a good job on a project or an had an innovative idea is given a $50 gift certificate in front of the rest of the team. The $50 isn't that big of a deal, but it's nice to be recognized. For the multimillionaire's in baseball today, I don't see where this fits in. If they can't find a reason to be motivated while making $100,000 or more PER game, then they are in the wrong business.

posted by myshtigo at 12:43 PM on April 17

Eagles boot Giants,

I wouldn't get too pumped if I was an Eagles fan. The fact that they only beat the Giants by 3 is pretty sad. And even if they do make the bowl, the Pats, Ravens, Colts, Chargers (take your pick) will destroy them. So, Philly, be prepared for some dissapointment of your own. Antwan: Us Philly fans are just happy they made it after a really odd season. The chances of getting anywhere from here on is slim, but its better than a lot of other teams that have already cleaned out there lockers!

posted by myshtigo at 05:17 PM on January 08

Nick Saban to leave Dolphins for Alabama

Jason Taylor might as well retire now. Yea, I'm sure he will... And end up playing with the Patriots by week 3 of 2007 season...

posted by myshtigo at 04:50 PM on January 03

Hockey...er...Ball.

While not exactly a 'stat' site exactly, hockeydb.com has some great searching features. I love clicking on a player and seeing his history, including college and euro leagues, etc... And each year for that player is clickable so you can see the teams roster for each year.

posted by myshtigo at 10:17 AM on November 30

Freddie takes the first step toward the EPL.

They'll part ways and he will get on a team next season...

posted by myshtigo at 12:35 PM on November 21

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Thorpe retires

"They call me... the Thorpedo." Even when he's 60 and fat, that line will still totally work. Classic!

posted by myshtigo at 12:34 PM on November 21

'Don't You Need at Least One Good Quarterback to Make a Controversy?'

All that said, I was disappointed that one of the teams had to win. Chico, I couldn't agree more!!

posted by myshtigo at 01:37 PM on October 24

It's Time for me to Fly...er.

Its about time... I'm a long-time Flyers fan, and I have been waiting for this day. Neither Clarke of Hitch knows how to manage/coach in the new NHL, and neither has really done anything positive in several years...

posted by myshtigo at 09:38 PM on October 22

UT tells woman she cheers too much

...she's about as hot as Cheri Oteri's cheerleader character in SNL cjets: Yummy!

posted by myshtigo at 12:45 PM on October 12

Canes ship stud D-man prospect Jack Johnson to the Kings.

Yea wingnut, thats what I heard.. You figure in 3 years anything could happen... I don't blame them for making this move but I'll be the first to say 'Damn' when Johnson turns into a stud say 5 years out. This may be the worst move they have made so far, but only time will tell... They sure made a great move grabbing Brind'Amour from the Flyers back in the day.. Can you tell I'm a jilted Philly sports fan??

posted by myshtigo at 04:01 PM on September 29

Madden Jinx?

I believe Alanis Morisette That sounds like a problem.... :) BTW: It's not 'ironic' just unfortunate.... Just like the 'Madden' curse... It's just 'coincidence' not a curse...

posted by myshtigo at 10:58 AM on September 26

You always hurt the one you love.

Hmm... One out of forever, maybe? Thats insane... And he lobbied for a screen to protect from exactly this sort of thing happening?? I'll bet the park will do something about this by the end of the week now...

posted by myshtigo at 12:34 AM on September 25

With 45/40, Alfonso Soriano is in elite company, but can he do it again?

How about savoring this guys amazing accomplishment for at least a few seconds before we look towards next year... Anyone??

posted by myshtigo at 11:29 AM on September 19

Oilers prospect, Robbie Schremp, is a hotdog.

I remember a guy in college doing something similar back in the early ninties... Am I imagining things? Wouldn't this play also be a possible 'high-sticking' call if the stick goes above the crossbar? Not sure how I feel about it overall to tell you the truth... Maybe this is a start of a new way to play the game... Remember, a 'slap-shot' was not originally a part of the game, and neither was a face mask....

posted by myshtigo at 01:39 PM on September 14

Hockey history

Holy... umm.. What??? I had no clue this was out there....

posted by myshtigo at 09:48 AM on August 25

Beasts of the East.

No other division except the NFC East has 4 legitimate playoff contenders. Good point Hornsfan... After reading this whole thread, thats really what it comes down too. I personally think the Giants are being underrated this year... And I'm and Eagles fan...

posted by myshtigo at 05:14 PM on August 24

Malkin jumping over to Pens?

Yea, something like $400k + 5 - 10% of players contract would be good for future, just to stop these guys from having to go into hiding just to make it over here.

posted by myshtigo at 10:52 AM on August 15

Malkin jumping over to Pens?

Thats crazy. Hope it works out for Evgeni... I can see the Russian view-point too, but I seriously doubt they expect him to come back to them now... They are simply playing this up as much as possible to get a big settlement after Malkin is in a Pens uniform...

posted by myshtigo at 05:00 PM on August 14

Battle of the Titans

Talented young man yet poor decision making. Thats never happened before

posted by myshtigo at 01:54 PM on August 11

How long, on average, is a baseball actually in play during a ballgame?

Makes me like football and hockey even more!

posted by myshtigo at 11:54 AM on August 10

Penguins sold, but still don't know whether to pack bags

Not that Hartford isn't a wonderful city, AFAIK, but wouldn't putting a fourth team (NYR, NYI, NJD) in such close proximity be a tad excessive? What about the Bruins? And the Leafs and Canadiens aren't too far either... And redsoxrgay: When the Whalers went to Carolina they had some talent... And Giguere. Check this Roster Not too mention they won the Cup last year... Reminds me of the Avs move from Quebec... Had Forsberg, Sakic, Foote, Deadmarsh, Nolan... Add Roy and the rest is hostory...

posted by myshtigo at 03:22 PM on July 29

It's All About The Benjamins Baby

There's no greedy this or greedy that. Neither us nor our customers discuss single moms or joe six packs. It's business! Classic!

posted by myshtigo at 04:54 PM on July 24

This is not the blog you are looking for. You can go about your business.

This is propaganda at its best...

posted by myshtigo at 08:14 PM on July 21

Man says he's tired of being mistaken for MJ.

I think this is my favorite part: ____________________________ What made Heckard decide to file suit against Jordan and Knight for $416 million each? "Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and then I turn around and I figure that's what it all boils down to." ____________________________ What language is this? It sure doesn't answer the question. Does he turn around 3 or 4 times? All 'what' boils down to?

posted by myshtigo at 06:33 PM on July 13

Minor League Manager Goes Berserk

I give him a 8.8 He could have thrown some more items (balls, gloves, helmets) onto the field... And a full -1 for that terrible 'slide'. Still, thats an impressive score for a minor-league outburst.

posted by myshtigo at 12:40 PM on June 26

Professional Football Continues to be the Nationís Favorite Sport

I have to say im one of the few that likes hockey first, and nfl second... I also have a degree and have attended a few nascar races... (nothing like the partying at Talladega!!) But Hockey in any form is my favorite.... Also, Im surprised noone has mentioned the effect of fantasy sports in these numbers... Especially if they are solely based in tv ratings... And with fantasy football being the most popular (and best) that has to be helping them... And, one last thing... The attendence numbers mentioned above are a bit skewed, the per game numbers should all be doubled. If 30 teams play hockey on a given day, then there are 15 games played, not 30. Therefore, the attendance should look like this: mlb 30028 Total games played/season 2430 162 games per team nba 17319 Total games played/season 1230 82 games per team nhl 16533 Total games played/season 1230 82 games per team nfl 67593 Total games played/season 256 16 games per team My appoliges to ninja, who did say they weren't responsible for the math...

posted by myshtigo at 09:46 PM on January 19

Fire Millen!

So you're saying the Lions are behind this??? ebay link

posted by myshtigo at 03:59 PM on December 05