Recent Comments by hawkguy

March Madness!!!

Hawkguy's heroes are back again to fail miserably again this year. P.S. - All hail Bill Self!

posted by hawkguy at 11:46 AM on March 07

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week One 2008

Fraze, you really think the Chiefs can score 17? I don't think the defense can pull that off, and the offense sure as hell ain't going to do it.

posted by hawkguy at 09:47 AM on September 05

NCAA Football Pick 'em

Didn't we go through this at the last second last year? I guess I'll never learn.

posted by hawkguy at 10:23 AM on September 04

NCAA Football Pick 'em

Bo, I can't get your password to work.

posted by hawkguy at 10:22 AM on September 04

NFL Survival Football Contest

hawkguy's heroes are back to fail again this season!

posted by hawkguy at 04:12 PM on August 28

9 year old with a 40 mph fastball, gets the boot.

I love SpoFi. Where else can you coordinate a sports story with Kurt Vonnegut?

posted by hawkguy at 09:44 AM on August 27

"Papa, I gotta go potty. Hold my fishing rod."

Yeah, he bears a striking resemblence to Rick Majerus.

posted by hawkguy at 02:57 PM on August 22

The USA gold rush is on....

I could almost see your point till the last comment, Drood. That said, regardless of the country of origin, there will always be homerism in sports. It defines the nature of sports. If you want to brag on your team, by all means you have the right to post something. I agree with Sttel Town. If a post pisses you off, skip it.

posted by hawkguy at 10:36 AM on August 20

It's OK for the NFL to get you drunk, but not Charles Woodson

Wow...Just, wow. I have no way to describe the idiocy of this.

posted by hawkguy at 08:49 AM on July 22

It was very ugly for Uggla

Wow, goddam, that pic at sunset should be in a frame. Preferably on my office wall.

posted by hawkguy at 01:53 PM on July 17

Nadal-Federer epic the most thrilling of all the Wimbledon finals

Um...Tour De France...bicycles...pedaling? Ring any bells? I thought it was kind of clever. Exept for the fact that it might offend dyslexics.

posted by hawkguy at 02:39 PM on July 09

The Voting Results Are In

I think your Royals example may be a touch off base. Soria has a 1.62 ERA, 44 k's aganst 17 walks, and has converted 23 saves in 25 opportunities. I think he deserves it, and I think quite a few Royals fans who are only casual baseball fans overall would watch.

posted by hawkguy at 01:55 PM on July 08

Sonics are Oklahoma City-bound

If they're not named the Oklahoma Surreys... They should move them to the new Sprint Center, ya know, cause everything's up to date in Kansas City.

posted by hawkguy at 02:31 PM on July 07

George Carlin: (Late) Sports Authority

Don't forget about Carrot Top!

posted by hawkguy at 06:07 PM on June 24

AFI names its top 10 sports movies

What about Talladega Nights?

posted by hawkguy at 03:50 PM on June 19

AFI names its top 10 sports movies

I know we've had this discussion before, but either jg or lbb convinced me that Caddyshack is more a movie about a country club rather than a movie about sports. Don't get me wrong, it's one of my all-time favorites. Also, I vote for The Natural and Remember the Titans.

posted by hawkguy at 01:03 PM on June 19

Upon further review, He's out!!!

Sure, there are several die-hard Cub, Yankee, Red Sox, Cardinal, Dodger and other old school franchise fans, but most of today's modern American sport fans just can't live with the plodding pace of MLB, replay or no. I can't possibly explain to you how vehemently I disagree with this statement. My team is terrible, (Royals) but I still watch them every night. (Woot! Five game winning streak!) I also know a large number of people in this area are the same way. Sure some of them only watch during the summer because it's the only sport in season that remotely interests them, but most are avid fans.

posted by hawkguy at 10:13 AM on June 19

Tiger Woods reportedly to miss rest of season

Grum got it right. I broke my right ankle on the opening kickoff of a football game in high school. It was during the playoffs. I knew something was wrong, but finished the game. When I took off my cleats (high tops) after the game, I really knew. Ankle swelled up like a balloon. Ouch.

posted by hawkguy at 04:07 PM on June 18

An Instant Classic

Sudden death starting at 7, 8 if necessary, then 18 again.

posted by hawkguy at 03:09 PM on June 16

An Instant Classic

Damn, I wish I was home watching this!

posted by hawkguy at 02:11 PM on June 16

An Instant Classic

Tiger's one up after 12. He is two over, Rocco is three over.

posted by hawkguy at 01:49 PM on June 16

Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim McKay Dies

Thanks, Jim. I spanned the globe with you.

posted by hawkguy at 01:02 PM on June 07

Game 6

Thanks Spofi for educating me on a new sport. Much like you have done for Soccer, MMA, and open wheeled racing. Rcade and gary, I owe you a lot. Fun time watching this game.

posted by hawkguy at 09:53 PM on June 04

Harkleroad fulfils naked ambition with Playboy shoot

But have you ever seen them both in the same room at the same time?

posted by hawkguy at 10:33 AM on June 03

9.72

I watched it live. For a race that happens so fact, it was amazing to me how he completely outclassed the rest of the field. Amazing stuff.

posted by hawkguy at 09:18 AM on June 02

Harkleroad fulfils naked ambition with Playboy shoot

What YYM said. Me too.

posted by hawkguy at 03:53 PM on May 29

Want some flies with those fries?

Twice...

posted by hawkguy at 08:57 AM on May 16

Want some flies with those fries?

YYM, when the Royals take three in a row from you, you have to know you're in trouble.

posted by hawkguy at 07:35 PM on May 15

It's time to pitch the DH.

Grum, I hit the ball as well as Neifi Perez!

posted by hawkguy at 04:17 PM on May 14

Teen is running out of innings, but the game still isn't over

THX, don't feel bad, I'm sitting at work crying like a baby and customers keep coming in. What a wonderful story. Great find, BI.

posted by hawkguy at 02:12 PM on May 07

Virginia Tech beats Team USA.

Oh, sorry I couldn't find a better link than this. The game just ended. I will post some more meaty links when I get to work tomorrow.

posted by hawkguy at 08:15 PM on May 06

Virginia Tech beats Team USA.

I have to admit, I follow women's softball more than the average bear because I used to coach. But this is a great story for a couple of reasons. First, the VT softball team chose to play as a tribute on the anniversary of those who died in the tragedy of last year, as opposed to the rest of the school completely closing down. Second, Tincher, the starting pitcher was one of the last players cut in the tryouts last year, so this was important to her.

posted by hawkguy at 08:13 PM on May 06

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

Can we close the thread when it gets to 153?

posted by hawkguy at 03:58 PM on April 30

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

I'm not saying it was his lawyer alone, but you think it didn't start somewhere? I don't know how reliable the Daily News is, but I was a former sports writer, so I understand how much pressure a paper can put on a writer to create something and write it as such that no legal issues can come of it.

posted by hawkguy at 06:39 PM on April 28

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

Joey, if you think those "unnamed sources" have nothing to do with the plaintiff's lawyers, I would beg to differ. And yes, I read the link.

posted by hawkguy at 06:09 PM on April 28

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

My smart ass response to this is because this is all conjecture brought on in part by a lawyer trying to defame a man who brought a defamation suit against his client. There has been no proof offered, and until there is, I will show no respect to this "story." Sorry if I offended anyone.

posted by hawkguy at 05:33 PM on April 28

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

Age of consent in Kansas is 16, I think. (One closer!) By the way, how does one do the little font size?

posted by hawkguy at 03:05 PM on April 28

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

McCready is also someone who was jailed a few years back for drug-related reasons. She's a loon. I remember that story, being a Country fan, and she went completely bonkers. I think she's the singer that was married to Superman from Lois and Clark at some point.

posted by hawkguy at 11:58 AM on April 28

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

Hey, Tinman and all KC area Spofites, I don't want to thread-jack, so send me an email and maybe we can meet up for a gathering. It would be fun to place a face to screen names. Maybe a Royals game, although they are getting shellacked right now.

posted by hawkguy at 06:40 PM on April 24

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

Hawkyguy, you and I are probably neighbors I'm in Lawrence now, but my previous house was on pflumm at around 129th street in Olathe.

posted by hawkguy at 06:32 PM on April 24

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

Why is that hawkguy? I have always been a KU fan and Kansas resident. It hurts me a little to even be in Missouri. Besides, you gotta admit,the area from Troost to the stadiums is kind of scary.

posted by hawkguy at 05:56 PM on April 24

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

Where do ya suppose a southern Califonia kid goes for sushi in Kansas City? There's a pretty decent place in the strip mall behind the Wendy's right by Johnson County Community College. And I'm sure there's some good places on the Plaza. On the Missouri side, I would have no idea. I try not to go there. On topic, I'm just glad the Chiefs stayed away from him. Our defensive backfield is terrible, but he definitely would have not fit in KC.

posted by hawkguy at 02:15 PM on April 24

Perfect?

tahoe, I was having that same conversation in my head. I'm just glad I stayed away from the keyboard. Damn but that's funny.

posted by hawkguy at 11:55 AM on April 24

The Ten Worst Number One Overall Picks

THX, I made the same mistake. When I read "number one pick" my brain automatically translated to "first round pick" because the Chiefs are traditionally terrible at the draft and it has become a very sore spot for me. I apologize if I annoyed anyone.

posted by hawkguy at 11:16 AM on April 24

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Great stuff Folkways.

posted by hawkguy at 04:43 PM on April 23

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Didn't this thread starn out being about a sport? This is surreal. (And BI, you can't yell the lyrics to Kumbaya. It defeats the purpose!)

posted by hawkguy at 02:41 PM on April 23

The Ten Worst Number One Overall Picks

The Boz made The Rock look like De Niro as far as acting goes. Can I get a "People's Eyebrow?"

posted by hawkguy at 12:23 PM on April 23

Chiefs trade Jared Allen to Minnesota:

This is interesting. Trading a known success for three unknowns? I am a huge Chiefs fan, and it has been sad to watch them kind of implode over the last few years. I understand that something had to be done, but wow.

posted by hawkguy at 11:44 AM on April 23

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Why keep saying you are going away, only then to come back? Quit messing with my emotions already.

posted by hawkguy at 08:38 AM on April 23

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

I, too, vote troll.

posted by hawkguy at 06:55 AM on April 23

The Ten Worst Number One Overall Picks

NoMich, my bad. Not overall but first rounders. Too much beer after work.

posted by hawkguy at 06:49 AM on April 23

The Ten Worst Number One Overall Picks

In the year Elway, as well as several others qb's that made it big, (I think Jim Everett was one) the Chiefs drafted Todd Blackledge number one and he didn't make the list. I have to call shenanigans. They also picked Percy Snow who promptly got in a moped wreck and broke his leg, while drunk. Neither lasted two seasons. I still can't watch a game where Blackledge is a commentator.

posted by hawkguy at 06:35 PM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

If you could see me, you definitely would not confuse me for a bird. Well, maybe a slightly overweight, clumsy bird who tends to like beer a little too much. But I also don't stand on a street corner selling cheaply-made knock-off products to people. So I'm not that kind of hawkguy either. It's all a ruse.

posted by hawkguy at 04:10 PM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

I'm guessing not well. It is fun to watch, though.

posted by hawkguy at 03:45 PM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

No, that was the guy who got kicked off the Hornets a few years back.

posted by hawkguy at 02:41 PM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

sorry I know people dont want to hear "my life story" SO this will be my last post..... Why is it that people never actually mean this when they say it? Kind of like the people that get pissed off at a retail location and say they are never shopping there again. They always come back, usually with the same attitude.

posted by hawkguy at 01:13 PM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Wow, Nick Tahou's deserves a spot on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives from the Food Network. It sounds awesome! I could dig a garbage plate this morning.

posted by hawkguy at 08:51 AM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Fraze, that is my second favorite comment on SpoFi ever. Second only to Crafty's diatribe in the locker room from a few years back.

posted by hawkguy at 07:19 AM on April 22

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

You know what's wrong? KFC Chicken Bowls. What. The Fuck. That shit is just... wrong. Weedy, have you tried the one with brown gravy? It makes no sense to me why it is so good, but damn is it good. I would never imagine that combination of crap would be so good, but combined it just comes together. This topic seems to belong in this thread as much as other topics being discussed.

posted by hawkguy at 04:55 PM on April 21