Recent Comments by lbergstr

Best in the world.

If anyone finds good non-US coverage (apart from the BBC) could you post a link? Austrian articles translated into English would be perfect... (not that I want to, y'know, gloat)

posted by lbergstr at 02:29 PM on March 13

Who was your favorite player growing up?

T-Rex: Kent Hrbek. For lifting one of the Braves right off first base if nothing else. And getting away with it, with a cheek full of chew, looking like a totally badass plumber. What a role model.

posted by lbergstr at 03:15 PM on February 23

Bill Bitter

Yeah, cut Buckner some slack. Hopefully, in time, he'll be able to enjoy this win, but damn, does he have to snap to attention and be Pesky II to make this perfect for everyone? The man doesn't define himself by that game, and shouldn't.

posted by lbergstr at 07:48 PM on October 28

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

Thank God the Yankees got A-Rod instead of the Sox.

posted by lbergstr at 12:39 AM on October 20

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

Oops, I'm watching the press conference now, yer right fatma.

posted by lbergstr at 11:46 PM on October 19

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

I thought it was a pretty unobtrusive display of belief. Plus this was awesome: "We just did something that's never been done before. There's no reason we can't do it again tomorrow."

posted by lbergstr at 11:43 PM on October 19

Four years ago, Rulon Garder beat the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time

This was basically an excuse to post that link to Karelin's site. The English isn't perfect, but you get the sense of a proud, thoughtful man dealing with a brilliant career that ended in a totally unexpected defeat. The attitude of my relatives, friends, colleagues, ordinary people who met me only through Internet, became different, but not negative, just more careful. Hundreds letters came on my e-mail address, and no letters contain a reproach, only words: " Sasha, you are the best no matter what! ". And, there were letters both from our compatriots and Americans. I remember one girl sent me a drawing of a kitten as a talisman for good future. In the beginning, the words "no matter what" just killed me, but time is the best doctor.

posted by lbergstr at 03:19 PM on August 24

Puerto Rico 92, U.S. 73

And tieguy, I think it's a bit much to say you could win easily, if only the right team was picked. The rest of the world is clearly getting better, but a team with the NBA's best - Shaq, Kobe, KG, T-Mac, Tim Duncan etc - would trounce anyone on the planet. Sorry. Still, it's up to the US team to prove that on the court. Right now we aren't even second-best in the world. We didn't pick the right players. We didn't practice enough. This is the arrogant USA getting its comeuppance in microcosm.

posted by lbergstr at 07:37 PM on August 15

He said it once, he said it twice.

No contest. USA 2004 would destroy that squad. Melo, Lebron, Wade, Iverson, Duncan? I mean, come on.

posted by lbergstr at 04:37 PM on July 28

Armstrong punishes a personal enemy

Still, how the hell can Lance justify this? How did pulling this one guy back benefit the peleton?

posted by lbergstr at 05:24 PM on July 23

Armstrong punishes a personal enemy

The Tour is long and hard. Riders aren't expected to try to win every stage: they marshal their energy and ride strategically.

posted by lbergstr at 05:12 PM on July 23

A two-week-long private party for thousands of hard-bodies

But after she and the four rowers from the German menís heavyweight eight stepped out into the open air... Fer fuck's sake.

posted by lbergstr at 01:46 PM on July 19

Rolling... in my 5.0 with my rag-top down, so my hair can blow.

ok his salary might go up, but without shaq drawing defenders the rest of his numbers will plummet. ha ha ha ha ha.

posted by lbergstr at 05:30 PM on July 12

Rolling... in my 5.0 with my rag-top down, so my hair can blow.

I can't wait to see solo Kobe. Is there a word for anticipatory Schadenfreude?

posted by lbergstr at 03:09 PM on July 12

Moneyball Exposed as a Hoax!

Comrades, when the revolution comes this reactionary will be first against the wall.

posted by lbergstr at 07:05 PM on July 10

A truly Canadian look at the Greek team

I haven't been following hockey - has it turned into a boring defense-fest?

posted by lbergstr at 10:42 PM on July 02

Swing...

bst, I have no idea, but: LeBron, 'Melo and Wade on the same squad. Hot damn.

posted by lbergstr at 12:25 AM on June 24

John McEnroe really is being serious

It's good to have asshole John back.

posted by lbergstr at 11:39 AM on June 21

"Why Kevin Garnett will lose Game 7"

Can we talk less about why Webber sucks and more about how KG is the Kwisatz Haderach? I mean, seriously, he's done more for Minnesota than anyone since Prince.

posted by lbergstr at 03:42 PM on May 21

"Why Kevin Garnett will lose Game 7"

yerfatma: thank you, thank you, thank you

posted by lbergstr at 03:40 PM on May 21

"Why Kevin Garnett will lose Game 7"

Seriously, I hate that guy. A, Asshole. B, even more obnoxious than Jon Barry.

posted by lbergstr at 03:29 PM on May 20

Down to the wire

Hey, channel 608! Sweet! Thanks, 86!

posted by lbergstr at 01:39 AM on March 11

New England outlasts Carolina to claim second Super Bowl title.

A bunch of radio announcers started talking about the Best Superbowl Ever. No way.

posted by lbergstr at 10:33 PM on February 01

The LeBron Line

Did Steve Francis start in the NBA at age 18?

posted by lbergstr at 12:29 PM on January 29

Four days, four podiums

Oops - Miller advanced because he finished fourth in the Planai slalom yesterday.

posted by lbergstr at 03:49 PM on January 28

Four days, four podiums

Also, the standings page you linked puts Miller in third. ???

posted by lbergstr at 12:10 PM on January 28

Four days, four podiums

Good stuff. By the way ... any comment on the New Yorker article? Does Miller really have a "mercurial genius" reputation?

posted by lbergstr at 12:09 PM on January 28

The Austrians are scared,

Awesome stuff, l_b_b. Keep it coming, please. I grew up skiing, but I've never tried the carving-edge stuff. Hmmmm.

posted by lbergstr at 04:35 PM on January 24

I met Stirling Moss when I was a kid. Asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, wasn't happy when I answered "a writer".

posted by lbergstr at 02:09 PM on November 25