Recent Comments by bobrolloff

"I expected it to be kind of a factory setting...and what I found was a very loving, somewhat casual environment...they weren't factories, they were more like gardens."

Don't tell this to AI

posted by bobrolloff at 05:06 PM on November 06

James Oyebola's life support to be switched off.

It's stories such as the last three that make the Mike Vick and Pacman stories so much more frustrating. Here we have a young girl killed by a softball, a great college coach dying way too young, and a boxer shot and killed by two idiots because he asked them to not smoke. This has been a very depressing few weeks for sports news and discussions. I am to the point where I don't want to read sports, listen to talk radio or tv. Godspeed to the little girl, the coach and the boxer. '

posted by bobrolloff at 09:02 AM on July 27

Chris Simon cheap shot

Simon has always been a dirty player. He pushes the dirty "envelope" everytime his is on the ice. One year minimum, and if I were Hollweg, I would file charges. I love hockey, I like the fights, but this is just play ridiculous.

posted by bobrolloff at 09:57 AM on March 09

Who's the Daddy?

What inspiration. I cried. I know that there are many wonderful stories in this world, I only wish we could hear about more of them, instead of all the crap that goes on in this world. My sincerest thanks JJ for the article. Peace to all of you.

posted by bobrolloff at 04:47 PM on February 20

You Can't Stop Deadspin; You Can Only Hope to Contain It

deadspin.com is basically crap. lame comments and lame content. I'll stick with SportsFilter thanks.

posted by bobrolloff at 09:19 AM on February 06

Tiger Does It Again!

Accepted, but the key there is the word "contention". When there is an actual battle for the win, people are interested. But when Tiger is running away from the field......

posted by bobrolloff at 10:54 AM on January 29

Tiger Does It Again!

Food for thought. I love Tiger as a person, he is a phenom to say the least. But, is he good for golf? I have heard many comments on the course that they loose interest in watching golf because the results are a foregone conclusion. They have more interest in watching when Tiger isn't playing. I personally enjoy watching Tiger sometimes, and other times it gets boring watching the same guy win over and over. It is not unlike when Jack was so dominating and so many people hated him for beating their favorite players like Arnie, Lee and Gary. Also, when it comes to stating who is the best golfer ever, how do you really compare Tiger against Jack or Arnie. It's like comparing apples to oranges. Different generations of equipment, courses, etc. make it almost impossible to compare them. I realize that Tiger is one of the greatest golfers I have ever watched. He can hit shots no one else would even attempt. But I am just saying... Open for discussion.

posted by bobrolloff at 10:38 AM on January 29

One Toke Over The Line, Ron Mexico...

Thanks for the tip. I went from Big Boy Norway (ugh) to Johnny Belarus.

posted by bobrolloff at 10:06 AM on January 19

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Black Hand - nice story. I was stationed at the Naval Reserve headquarters in New Orleans from 1982-1986. The first year there, I won season tickets to the Saints in a welfare and recreation raffle the base had. It was GREAT. The people of New Orleans now how to party, and they do so every Sunday of football season at the Dome. Back then, they didn't really care if they won or not, they just came to party. Now, after Katrina, and with the Saints playing so well, they still party, but they are partying WITH the Saints. Like you said, you just can't hate the Saints. I will be pulling for them this weekend (and hopefully again in the SuperBowl).

posted by bobrolloff at 10:23 AM on January 17

Speedflying (QuickTime video)

I just barfed all over my keyboard. Excellent video, crazy guys.

posted by bobrolloff at 03:47 PM on November 16

Favre angry that NFL turns its back on Robinson

I agree with Favre. If it were not for the image problem they already had, I think the Vikings would have loved to have kept Robinson. This man needs help, he needs friends and he needs support. The NFL needs to get of their collective asses and do something to help these guys.

posted by bobrolloff at 10:54 AM on October 19

New NBA Rules

I love this rule. I wish the NFL would do the same for all the whining WR's always begging for a flag when they miss a pass. Just shut up and play ball.

posted by bobrolloff at 02:57 PM on October 11

The Mick's 10 biggest taters

Back in the day when the Twins played out doors, they used to have an advertisement on the top of the scoreboard in right field. On TOP of the scoreboard they had this tree, which was an advertisement for a bank. Reggie Jackson came up to bat, and smacked the snot of out it. Not only did he hit the tree on top of the scoreboard, but the ball was still on the way UP when it hit the tree. It would have been way out into the parking lot if not for that tree.

posted by bobrolloff at 11:52 AM on August 18

Commentary on Zidane's gesture by Dany Laferrière

I admit to being one of those who could not understand Zidane's actions when it happened, but after reading this piece, I think I now understand. I think Zidane now sleeps better at night, knowing he ended his career on his terms. Excellent post, thank you.

posted by bobrolloff at 04:51 PM on July 20

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

1. The dude looks nothing like Michael other than he is bald. 2. He's an idiot. 3. He's still an idiot.

posted by bobrolloff at 04:55 PM on July 13

YES! It happened!

News Flash: 3/4 of New York basketball fans commit suicide. I have to wonder what Isiah has on Dolan. Whatever it is, it must be huge. Now Zeke gets to coach all the crap he drafted. Good luck!

posted by bobrolloff at 09:41 AM on June 22

Marketing the Grief [flash]

Excellent post jj. I particularly enjoyed the Earl Woods, Sr. interview. Love them or hate them, they had a special relationship, and we should all be so lucky.

posted by bobrolloff at 08:41 AM on June 14

Is Jack really done for good? No more Golden Bear?

Remember, Jack and family are still designing some of the best golf courses in the world. Nice little hobby to keep him busy during his retirement years. Also not a bad supplement to his retirement income.

posted by bobrolloff at 08:24 AM on June 01

Great hockey, yes, but is anyone watching?

Fortunately, I live in Colorado, and the team owner has his own channel for almost all of the Avs games. I am also fortunate that I get OLN. Having said that, the NHL really needs to get its act together and get a better TV deal or they are going to virtually disappear. Bettman, get off your overpaid ass and gitter done!

posted by bobrolloff at 09:41 AM on May 23

Be like the Red Wings and Stars and Senators...?

Here, here. Being true hockey fans, my wife and I will enjoy the Stanley cup playoffs, no matter who is playing, we just love hockey. Besides, it's fun to watch an underdog take on, and beat, a favorite. We are Avalanche fans, but more than that, we are hockey fans. Like the article says, we will enjoy it!

posted by bobrolloff at 09:46 AM on May 19

Doug Flutie Retires

I will always remember the drop kick. Probably the only one I will see in my lifetime. Best of luck to him.

posted by bobrolloff at 12:59 PM on May 15

Going Long for Jesus

Amen

posted by bobrolloff at 04:59 PM on May 10

Wie Makes Cut in South Korea

I'm torn on this issue. On one hand, I agree that she should be helping elevate the LPGA, but on the other hand, she is playing excellent golf, and if she can beat the boys, then more power to her. I know that some say the PGA is a men's tour, but that's not true, it is for Professional Golfers. If she can legitimately compete, then why not. If she is just out there taking up a spot that's another story. But she seems capable of competing at a very high level.

posted by bobrolloff at 09:20 AM on May 05

Masterful Numbers

Reviewing the numbers you submitted, it actually appears that scoring has improved. Attribute it to equipment, better conditioning of the players or whatever, the additional yards don't seem to have a negative effect, at least through round 1. Thanks for the post.

posted by bobrolloff at 12:15 PM on April 07

Brackets trashed around the country.

Someone told me this morning that there are actually 4 people on the ESPN brackets that picked the final four. I want to know what kind of drugs they were using. I may want to use those same drugs next year, because this year in shot.

posted by bobrolloff at 01:12 PM on March 27

Article VI: Online Meta-Correspondence.

Don't even get me started on Skip Bayless, the self-important sob. According to him, there is no one who knows anything but Skip Bayless.

posted by bobrolloff at 12:58 PM on March 27

Article VI: Online Meta-Correspondence.

Athleticism is another term that needs to go.

posted by bobrolloff at 11:27 AM on March 27

The NCAA Tourney Field Is Set

good one everett, subtle, but good.

posted by bobrolloff at 11:13 AM on March 13

Vikings not passing up Culpepper trade

How do you go from having one of the worst injuries in football, and then ask for more money. His hands are too small to get a good grip on the ball, he fumbles way too much, and his confidence is shot since he lost Moss as a receiver. As a Vikings fan, I say don't let the door catch you in the ass on the way out. We can use the money elsewhere.

posted by bobrolloff at 12:07 PM on March 10

The Ron Francis Award?

Aren't there enough awards already. Seems to me that sports is getting too much like Hollywood. Just give themselves more and more awards. Enough already!

posted by bobrolloff at 04:37 PM on March 06

This is just a 'Traffic' situation, right?

All the bashing aside, does anyone actually think Marcus will ever get drafted? Before the 6th or 7th round? This dud(e) is a walking discipline problem waiting to explode on whatever poor team is desparate enough to draft him.

posted by bobrolloff at 04:33 PM on March 06

ESPN names new MNF broadcast team.

Theismann reminds me too much of Dan Dierdorf. They find something early in the game to complain about and then repeat it through out the broadcast. Tirico is ok by me, and I am not too sure about Kornheiser, he is kinda pompous sometimes.

posted by bobrolloff at 01:36 PM on February 08

ISU kicks Berryman off team

By the way sailorus, excellent point of view. I respect what you wrote, and am glad to hear about your sone being a responsible adult. God bless.

posted by bobrolloff at 03:32 PM on February 01

ISU kicks Berryman off team

He could always apply at FSU or Nebraska, they will take him.

posted by bobrolloff at 03:29 PM on February 01

Del Rio hires old friend and one-time teammate.

Being from Minnesota, and having been a Viking fan for along time, my only comment is "they can have him". He may be a good line coach, but he was a lousy head coach. I wish him no ill, but I'm glad he is gone.

posted by bobrolloff at 03:27 PM on February 01

Hines Ward taking mother to visit home

You gotta love this guy. Clean cut, excellent player and now this. What I love about him is he is always smiling. He can take a big hit, and he is still smiling. I'm a born and bred Vikings fan, living in Colorado, but I am pulling for the Steelers. For Hines Ward and Jerome Bettis, GO STEELERS!!

posted by bobrolloff at 09:34 AM on January 31

John Daly's wife reports to federal prison in Lexington

The fact that John can even play golf as well as he does despite all the distractions in his life is amazing. He may be a troubled sould, but his is still a good guy and a good player.

posted by bobrolloff at 08:41 AM on January 27

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

I agree with most of the choices TO definitely, Bonds is a no brainer, Busch no doubt, but Phil Mickelson? A pro fisher? Where is Artest going to fall? I think the authors need some performance enhancing drugs before they attempt another article.

posted by bobrolloff at 10:59 AM on January 25

Isiah Thomas is being sued for sexual harassment.

I liked Isiah as a player, but since then, he character has been questionable at best. Fired twice, 5 lawsuits, 2 bankbruptcies and now this. Plus the woman accusing him is of high character. A former Big 10 athlete and well respected in the sports community. I just don't get it.

posted by bobrolloff at 10:37 AM on January 25