Recent Comments by Folkways

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

...I'm sure that you would appreciate that if a public person like Tebow were to speak at that church, it would in effect act as an endorsement of that church pastor's views.

It may very well do so, I'm just not sure that that should be a legit reason to avoid speaking there...

If the people at that church want to hear what he has to say, let them travel to a place less bigoted to do so. No reason for that asswipe of a pastor to reap any collateral rewards from Tebow's presence.

I like that idea

posted by Folkways at 12:52 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

^^^if that is directed at me phaedon please explain cause i don't think I used vitriol (or anything else for that matter) to show anything...comming from three generations of Methodist ministers on my fathers side having two uncles who were also ministers on my mothers side and having attended a private christian academy from seventh to eleventh grade im well awear of how evangelical christians or evangelists are to spread the word of god to the masses. And if Tim T. is avoiding this church purely to avoid controversy and improve his standing in the locker room or to increes his chances for a trade then yea I have a problem with is belief system.

Has nothing to do with whether I think I'm smart (I don't) or if i think others arnt so smart (not my place).

posted by Folkways at 08:07 PM on February 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tim Tebow has dropped his appearance at a Dallas church run by a pastor who rips on gays, Mormons and Muslims.

From the article... "While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ's unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance. I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and Love to all those needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!"

So Timmy T doesn't want to share his version of Faith, Hope, and Love with a congregation of folks who seem to have no love, no hope and no faith in/for those who believe differently than they do. Are not these the folks god would want him to use his 'platform' to reach?

posted by Folkways at 07:16 PM on February 21

Danica Patrick wins the pole position at Daytona 500.

It seems Patric has the 'look', godaddy and others are looking for (personally she isn' in my top 10 of cuties)she should bring in the bucks now, retire early, filthy rich, manage your $$ and do as you like.

Good on her for winning the pole, she is now eligible to run what ever they call that Sat. race now.

I've seen Johanna Long race several times here in Pensacola and she has two SnowBall Derby wins once beating Kyle Bush on her way to VL. I believe over time J Long will have a better overall NASCAR career than D Patrick. Just my biased opinion on the local driver.

posted by Folkways at 08:06 PM on February 20

Robbie Rogers comes out as gay

The megachurch pastor reserves some of his most stringent rhetoric for gays and lesbians. Arnt Lesbians Gay? Or did I miss the memo He has described gays and lesbians as "perverse," "miserable" and "abnormal" people who engage in an "unnatural" and "filthy practice" that will lead to the "implosion of our country." Jeffress argues that the gay community employs Chinese "brainwashing techniques" in order to have homosexuality "crammed down our throats."

Ok now I've had things "crammed down my throat" before but never any Chinese (brainwashing techniques that is)

posted by Folkways at 02:51 PM on February 16

Another Document Links Ryan Braun to PED Supplier

Couldn't there be more than one Ryan Braun... And couldnt MLB stand for Marijuana Legistlation Block...

posted by Folkways at 02:40 PM on February 16

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The point is that even when we don't know we're causing hurt, it's still on us to mitigate the amount of hurt we might cause. Once we know we're harming other people, it is abundantly clear that the human thing to do is to change from a hurtful stance to a helpful one. It is how great civilizations are made -- we often take for granted that we live in a civilization that already exists, when in fact we are still working to build our civilization every day -- by making things better for the next guy we make things better for all of us.

May well be the best paragraph i read all year...

posted by Folkways at 06:35 AM on February 16

Olympics drop wrestling for 2020

'-------: is NOT a sport...not in coon age anyway.

posted by Folkways at 10:54 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Thanks fatma...good stuff for a recovering ole miss addict... I do hope they get better and better yr after yr...

LSdU is a wannabe upstart... Auburns is the instate rival most love to pick on... Cheatersee is the program no Bame fan likes, bordering on hatred and Redrum...

Ole miss is just the misunderstood cute girl that lost her but is cute as hell so ya just keep forgiving her hoping she'll go out with ya some day...

Sides once the CFWorld comes to except Alabama is god and fall in line behind us all will be right in the world...

posted by Folkways at 02:01 PM on February 06

Clydesdale Wins Super Bowl Ad Meter

I kinda liked the one with the blonde chick riding the sabyn...oh wait was that a porn thing...either way it's my favorite...

posted by Folkways at 01:13 PM on February 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My name is killed my father...prepare to die.

posted by Folkways at 11:08 AM on January 25

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

My God loves Python...

She told me so the morning after...

She also told me to never call anyone a liar...

Now weather I could lie or not she never said...

posted by Folkways at 03:46 PM on January 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

OK well @ everybody....

I here by officially retract my early statement...

From hence forth my offical statement shall 2nd the wuss and asshole comments above...

posted by Folkways at 03:41 PM on January 24

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

Nice use of racial code-words Etrigan. Your tireless defense of Ray Lewis is sickening. I'm done here. Later!

He did say later...and the next comment was "later"

posted by Folkways at 06:37 PM on January 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@rcade...what an F'n asswhole...the ballboy being on the ground makes it even more reprehensible...imho

posted by Folkways at 06:31 PM on January 23

Ravens Will Meet 49ers in Super Bowl 0x2F

Uh, gentlemen? I'm seeing a distinct lack of Sports in my Sportsfilter this morning. Just saying...

I think that's the beauty of SpoFi...any reasonable discussion about sports figures/personalities can move to the left or right and continue if we stay reasonable...

Not to mention it gives great insight into the different personalities we have in our community. Such as whose Catholic, is one this thread has provided. It helps in future discusions to know where different members are comming from. The Sandusky threads give excellent insight as well.

I guess all I'm sayin is I don't mind a little levity in my sports talk.

posted by Folkways at 09:43 AM on January 22

Eagles Hire Chip Kelly as Head Coach

I don't get well paid college coaches moving to the pros. Especially college coaches who haven't been around the pro game

Just ask Nick Saban...then again perhaps CK did speak to NS who then told him a year or 2 in the NFL can do wonders preping you for your NEXT college HC job.

posted by Folkways at 05:01 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

True, we've been listening to a lot of Slayer.

Careful, piss Buffy off and you face the whole Scooby gang...

posted by Folkways at 02:06 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

You people can believe what you want. You can read all the articles about Maddux's greatness printed. You might even show some video of his tremendous baseball achievements on this very site. But that will change nothing of the haunting truth. You don't EVER close your eyes around Greg Maddux.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:11 PM on April 14

Have the voters forgotten the above fact?

posted by Folkways at 10:23 AM on January 03

How The Greed Stole Hockey

Is that a tree I hear falling?

posted by Folkways at 09:26 AM on December 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Pleb lewb mi kkno wen ze bello clab gits er...

Ineeda wide roam...

posted by Folkways at 02:58 PM on December 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Greg McElroy to start for the New York Jets today against San Diego Chargers...

posted by Folkways at 01:57 PM on December 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

this is your damn fault NoMich you realize that right?

posted by Folkways at 10:40 AM on December 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

...the temporary date with a Mayan Octopus

Temporary date? Half Q scene the tape of the Mayan Empress in the hay? Clearly she bent over for the physical Cliff...

posted by Folkways at 04:51 AM on December 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

...the temporary date with a Mayan Octopus

Temporary date? Half Q scene the tape of the Mayan Empress in the hay? Clearly she bent over for the physical Cliff...

posted by Folkways at 04:39 AM on December 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

...the temporary delay with the Mayan Apocalypse

Temporary delay? Have you seen the shape the Mayan Empior is in today? Clearly they went over the physical cliff.

posted by Folkways at 02:17 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

...the temporary delay with the Mayan Apocalypse

Temporary delay? Have you seen the shape the Mayan Empior is in today? Clearly they went over the physical cliff.

posted by Folkways at 02:16 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

12/20/2012... It's the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine...

posted by Folkways at 07:25 AM on December 20

Winthrop Coach Addresses Newtown Shooting

That may well be THE BEST(not sure whether to call it a speech or impassioned plea) I've heard re: this tragedy.

As a concealed carrier I have a gun but something's gotta to change.

posted by Folkways at 07:22 AM on December 20

Jets Bench Sanchez, But Still No Tebow

In what, like 40 days?

And one Hot Night...

I can make you a maaaaaaaan

posted by Folkways at 05:24 PM on December 19

Posnanski Expects Big Decline for Pujols, Hamilton

Yet finding a rhyme for Pierzynski will be easier than rhyming Purple or Orange...

posted by Folkways at 12:08 PM on December 19

Jets Bench Sanchez, But Still No Tebow

From Tim Tebow will request trade if the Jets stay with McElroy

posted by Folkways at 06:26 AM on December 19

Jets Bench Sanchez, But Still No Tebow

The Bama fan in me loves this...

Who knows maybe McElroy is the true second comming and Tebow is the anti-Qback...

posted by Folkways at 06:01 AM on December 19

Russian Team's Fans Demand All-White, All-Straight Team

^^^^ Now that's Funny!!!

posted by Folkways at 03:20 PM on December 18

Merry Christmas, Spofites.


posted by Folkways at 04:17 PM on December 17

Russian Team's Fans Demand All-White, All-Straight Team

When you have to insist something isn't true, more often than not it really is true.

Oh but I insist, that's true...

At this point in time, were I of colour or gay, and had the mad skills to play that level I wouldn't even consider Zenit St. Pete...

posted by Folkways at 04:14 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

God Ilove this site...

posted by Folkways at 08:08 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I have no idea what's going on here but if Joey Crawford is the next Greg Maddux , i want to know!!!

posted by Folkways at 06:12 PM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@billsays I sent out the link for the site (to family)prior to realizing you set up a SpoFi site.

We can add 8 ball if ya wanna:

2 from Oregon, 1 from Texas, 2 from South Carolina, 2 from Maine, 1 from Florida.

Great f'in idea dude, I'm f'in impressed with this, can't wait to get my ball.

I really have to know what it feels like!!!

posted by Folkways at 05:53 PM on December 12

Chizik, Spaziani, Hope, O'Brien, Embree Fired

Gene Chizik out at Auburn

Yet another SEC coach bites the dust. So now UK, UT, AU are all looking for a new direction.

Will the sucess of aTm coach Kevin Sumlin effect who the SEC schools look to hire?

and some of the fan comments are hilarious.

posted by Folkways at 02:58 PM on November 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I think this Bama D is just good enough to beat UGA.

I also think Bama or UGA win the NC.

posted by Folkways at 08:27 AM on November 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Toronto by 11

Chad Owens



posted by Folkways at 06:25 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Butt puns are so juvenile, guys.

Butt we're such a punny group. Arn't we?

posted by Folkways at 03:12 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Heh. USC vs. ND is the ONLY time I ever root for USC. It's a shame they can't both lose.

ND defeats USCw then draws the Crimson Tide for the NCgame and loose.

Hence both USCw and ND loose in the end.

posted by Folkways at 03:01 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Your College Football rivalries. Mine is the Iron Bowl, Alabama v Auburn game. This year shouldn't even be close. My prediction, Alabama 31 Auburn 10.

What is your CFB rivalry game, and who wins this year?

Just another of my silly lil SpoFi member polls.

posted by Folkways at 10:27 AM on November 23

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game

No not really basketball as most of us know it.

Will the record stand, sure it will...

posted by Folkways at 06:38 PM on November 21

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game

Thanks for the input TQ.

posted by Folkways at 01:39 PM on November 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

My assault on the Constanza Trophy continues!

posted by Folkways at 01:09 PM on November 20

Maryland Moving to Big Ten

I remember when the Southwest Conference existed

I still call it the SWC time to time seeing as I can't keep up with the number of college teams are in whatever the current conference name is.

posted by Folkways at 09:42 AM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

But, yet again, the arguments are the feature, not the bug

Im gonna steal this one to use on a couple of fan sites I visit time to time.

The rah rah my teams the greatest your team sux blah blah kind of college football sites that exist in Tuscaloosa, Eugene and South Bend sports blogs.

The articles arnt all that great but the comments can be hilarious.

posted by Folkways at 07:41 AM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I agree that the SEC is having a lackluster year. Not the powerhouse of the last few years.

Will there be an outcry if a one loss Tide is in the NC game? Sure, as there should be.

Will I be a happy camper if the above occures? Sure I will.

posted by Folkways at 01:28 PM on November 18

The Statistical Case Against Miguel Cabrera for MVP

I truly believe our baseball fans write the longest posts.

Which is excellent for those of us that don't follow baseball closely but like to keep current with what's going on.

now back to your regularly scheduled thread

posted by Folkways at 03:10 PM on November 16

CFL Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Never learnt my alphabate leaters, dyslexia ya know.

Montreal by 8

BC by 11



posted by Folkways at 03:46 PM on November 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

No upsets here.

R U kidding me? I'm quite upset! DJE put himself above me even though we have the same number of points. This is an outrage, I may just boycott the rest of this pick-em!!!!...11.!!!!!

picks comming later

posted by Folkways at 11:30 AM on November 15

SpoFi Holiday Giving Project: One World Futbal

Nicely done. So is it cool to send the link to family and friends?

Kinda reminds me of the days of fund raising many moons ago in elementary school where the student raising the most money got a cheep trinket for their efforts.

posted by Folkways at 11:19 AM on November 15

The Miami Marlins fire-sale continues.

One of the better lines this morning by a talking head

Giancarlo Stanton could have a 40/40 year, 40 HR/40 RBI's cause ther won't be anyone on base.

posted by Folkways at 07:51 AM on November 14

Mike Leach Faces Player Mutiny at Washington State

Welcome to SpoFi MUT. I agree allegations are just allegations with no proof or evidence.

Still the university has to investigate the claims. As recent events in college football have shown us blind faith in a coach/staff are not a good thing and this isn't the first player to make such an accusation.

posted by Folkways at 08:41 AM on November 13

SpoFi Holiday Giving Project: One World Futbal

So you're saying you have size 3 foam balls that are hard as nails?

Quite the Stud arnt we!

posted by Folkways at 08:28 AM on November 13

Mike Leach Faces Player Mutiny at Washington State

That was certainly a well-written going away announcement by Wilson.

I was thinking it almost sounded like an attorney prepared the statement.

Not that he didnt/couldn't write it, he could turn out to be a Rhodes candidate for all I know.

posted by Folkways at 08:54 PM on November 12

Mike Leach Faces Player Mutiny at Washington State

I'm beginning to wonder just what the hell is going on out there. The accusations of abuse (though not physical) are alarming to say the least. Mike Leach's approach to rebuilding this program are vastly underwhelming to me. I just don't see the upside to a first year coach so publicly calling out basically the whole team. Are public humiliation and embarsment proven motivational tools? Does this help endear him to the fan base and future recruits?

I dunno, I guess I'm missin something ...

posted by Folkways at 12:26 PM on November 11