this is great from a human rights standpoint, but as we all know, olympic sports is about how much cheating you can get away with. i fear the mechanical engineers are now going to work to create a spring effect on his devices that will assure the 'ordinary' runners cannot compete.
posted by jaygolf at 10:07 AM on May 16
JD may want to tone it down just a little. Seeing as he is no longer an exempt player and gets into tournaments ONLY by the charity of 'sponser's exemptions', a directive from the commish that 'there will be no more John Daly' is all it would take to make him go away forever. I doubt many sponsers who are putting up millions in prize money for what is in effect advertising, self-promotion and association with a 'gentleman's game' perceived of a higher earning, disposable income crowd, would be too disappointed if the carnival side-show act was not around.
posted by jaygolf at 04:02 PM on May 07
The gator bowl was Texas Tech vs Virginia..
posted by jaygolf at 09:43 AM on May 01
The Mavs are in a terrible position. They have no draft picks (all traded), a team with almost all players over 30 yrs old and a payroll about 50% over the salary cap. They can't trade for talent because that means also taking on the 'contracts' that team needs to get away from as well and high priced free agents just add to the problem. Additionally, they have no player willing to slash to the basket, no inside scoring prescense and a point guard that can't shoot and is too old to guard any other Western Conference point guard. Good luck with all of that.
posted by jaygolf at 03:53 PM on April 30
This is afterall the Dallas, TX that last month it was discovered, had a local strip club with a 12 yr old stripping and a 13 yr old prostituting while being pimped out by her 13 yr old girl friend from school. I didn't catch if it was the liquor or sexually-oriented-business license that had expired at said club. That along with the fact Dallas is one of the top three strip club cities in the good ole USA, what trouble could pacman get into there?
posted by jaygolf at 03:31 PM on April 24
Nothing comes close or ever will to Byron Nelson's 11 wins in a row and 18 in a single season. By the way, an actual individual record rather than team sport environment.
posted by jaygolf at 10:27 AM on April 18
right or wrong, it has always been Don Nelson's style to play the combination of players that he feels is best getting the job done on any given night.
posted by jaygolf at 09:50 AM on April 16
It's been and continues to be an amazing season in the NBA. With Boston and Detroit establishing themselves as the class of the East, take a look at the Western conference where literally a handful of games in the L column separate a first round home-court advantage and not even being in the playoffs. This is the best late REGULAR season that I can remember and with so many teams living and dying on every night's results, could it be that it can and actually WILL get better in April. Maybe, just maybe, the NFL ain't the only game around.
posted by jaygolf at 04:07 PM on March 06
I think the destruction of the tapes goes along with the NFL desire to keep total control of the magnificent PR machine that exists within itself. The spygate is just an unneeded opening of the can of worms that may expose each and every teams' self enhancing tactics, such as Indianapolis piping in artificial crowd noise to drown out the oppositions signal calling and who knows what the other franchises are doing for 'home field' advantage. The commissioner probably acted at the request of the owners to let sleeping dogs lie rather than expose any deep rooted realities that may in any way tarnish the NFL's sparkling image.
posted by jaygolf at 03:03 PM on February 01
It's been less than one year and Liverpool is just beginning to get a taste of the Tom Hicks ownership experience. Now consider the poor Texas Rangers baseball club and the torture their fans endure year after stinking Tom Hicks year.
posted by jaygolf at 02:52 PM on January 25
The rule almost seems a contradiction to the ideals of the PGA tour, in such that a player who withdraws from a tournament is uneligible to win the Vardon Trophy for low stroke average over the season, it seems odd to pay players for playing only half of a 72 hole event. As the article stated, it may be unusual for a player to rise into the top five over the last 36 holes, but it would not be the least bit unusual for a player just making the cut to rise into the top 10, 15 or 20 and go from the token $9000 + check to a six figure payday. It seems the most obvious 'fair' thing to do is lower the number making the cut as suggested and make 'em play all 72.
posted by jaygolf at 03:36 PM on January 14
Wasn't Oklahoma #2 when they lost to Texas Tech?
posted by jaygolf at 08:04 PM on December 29
I hope they nail him to the wall.
posted by jaygolf at 09:17 AM on December 28
the BIG 10 has 11 teams... That is why SATAN himself created Notre Dame.
posted by jaygolf at 11:51 AM on December 04
Let's put some blame where it needs to be, that being on MICHIGAN. LSU had a conference championship game to play and yet MICHIGAN came out last monday and stated they had requested permission to talk to Miles from LSU. It was MICHIGAN that 'leaked' the Miles deal to espn to be broadcast the day of the SEC championship game. It appears MICHIGAN was doing everything in it's power to undermine the LSU program and take the attention of the coaches/players off the game and onto the future of the coach. Or maybe it just is a result of the no-account BIG 10 conference not having the BALLS to play a championship game as the other 'major' BCS conferences do and not recognizing what the importance of a championship game is to a conference. The PAC 10 needs to grow a set themselves.
posted by jaygolf at 09:14 AM on December 04
The idea that ice hockey is going to win over the USA markets from coast to coast is absolutely ridiculous. The small market teams should not exist today. The sooner the NHL realizes it's place in professional, franchise team sports (that being nothing more than an also ran akin to soccer in North America) the better the chance to survive will be.
posted by jaygolf at 11:29 AM on November 07
This person belongs in prison.
posted by jaygolf at 09:10 AM on October 31
If the Texans were more of a legitimate contender in their division, I'm sure the other teams would be objecting to the additional home game for Houston.
posted by jaygolf at 03:26 PM on October 24
May want to check you recent history, Chicago Bears offense couldn't score with Britney Spears. I guess you are looking for 3 kick returns for TD's and the swirling winds to destroy the PAT kicking game.
posted by jaygolf at 08:23 PM on September 21
Last year don't mean squat... A new defense and numerous changes in the offense means they need to prove something before being rated. You can kick a bush outside any stadium and returning quarterbacks with talent run in every direction.
posted by jaygolf at 10:01 PM on September 07
This situation shows just how ridiculous the pre-season polls are. Michigan was rated in the top 5 for NO OTHER REASON than their name is Michigan. The need for rumour mongers and hangers-on to sell magazines and fill air time on radio is the only reason polls exist in September. Some clown on ESPN even suggested that Michigan should remain in the top 25. The early season polls do a grave injustice in that teams that prove themselves during the season but because of their NAME or last season performance don't start high enough in the early polls can't climb high enough to land in the big-money bowl games... Let's hold off on the polls until October 1st or 31st.
posted by jaygolf at 03:18 PM on September 07
You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask off of the Lone Ranger and you most certainly do not mess with the NFL.
posted by jaygolf at 09:09 PM on May 30
They're talking about blowing up the Mavericks in Dallas. Let it all set in and see how the playoffs go. Getting great talent is not an easy thing to do by trade, free-agency or draft. That greener grass on the other side of the mountain may actually just be painted dirt.
posted by jaygolf at 09:59 AM on May 07
Don Nelson must be the happiest man in America. Not only is he sueing Mark Cuban for what he claims are contract $s owed him by the previous Maverick ownership, he now has embarassed his old team in the playoffs by doing something NO eight seed has ever done. A tip of the hat and a cold one to you, Nellie.
posted by jaygolf at 09:04 AM on May 04
If NASCAR is indeed 'fixed', I'll bet the Toyota teams are sure hoping the powers-that-be will soon start throwing them a scrap off the ole big-money bone.
posted by jaygolf at 09:16 AM on April 26
Let's see, a head-to-head hit on the QB, $10,000.. A closeline shot to a defenseless receiver, $15,000.. Spearing a runningback already down, $5,000.. Wearing a non-official sponser's hat, $100,000.. Good to see the league has it's priorities straight regarding the values placed on money vs flesh.
posted by jaygolf at 02:54 PM on April 19
A shorter, more seasonalble season would be nice but in this day and age of the huge salaries and TV contract investments, the time made up by day / night double headers are not profitable and if it came down to it, the Player's Association would probably nix the idea.
posted by jaygolf at 09:13 AM on April 09
down 4 - 0, sounds like Hargrove earned his money as a manager turning a loss into an unofficial game.
posted by jaygolf at 10:37 AM on April 07
Regarding the race to be the 1st billionaire athlete, LeBron is only about $800 Million behind Tiger Woods, that is unless someone wants to display their ignorance by proclaiming Tiger is 'not' an athlete.
posted by jaygolf at 03:37 PM on March 29
Dateline, Memphis, Tennessee: An unofficial report issued today by persons yet unknown states that Elvis Presley, the 400 lb., drug-addict, hillbilly singer of some success is in fact still dead and expected to remain so for some time to come... In an unrelated story, the sideline cable channel ESPN has been accused of extreme self-promotion and from time to time, rather unusual personnel decisions.
posted by jaygolf at 10:21 AM on March 26
Oakland Raiders, David Carr.... David Carr, Oakland Raiders...
posted by jaygolf at 01:15 PM on March 24
Why the NHL did not get rid of the rif-raf franchises during the work stoppage, I'll never know. Too many teams, Too little interest to ever be more than a pastime sport.
posted by jaygolf at 02:55 PM on March 19
Plus all the money saved on not leasing suites can now go to pay off the CEO's severance packages of $100 - 200 million for doing such wonderful work during their 6 months - 1 year tenure of operational losses and plunging stock prices.
posted by jaygolf at 08:21 PM on February 18
The rather timid comment by the Toyota official seems odd. The new Toyota Camry is said to be having a tough time creating the speed of the Detroit mfrs, I wonder if team Toyota was involved themselves. Seems as if a team would have to test a jet fuel additive sometime to risk using it for qualifying or racing.
posted by jaygolf at 09:55 AM on February 15
It seems Jr. is at risk of backing himself into a situation where if he doesn't get a controlling interest in DEI, the only alternative may be to start his own team. If he is demanding controlling interest with his current team, why would Childress or Hendricks racing not be looking at him with a cautious eye and considering the trouble he may be after one or two seasons on their team. He now has access to an outstanding car and shows from time to time his shortcomings as a driver in spinning out competition and himself due to a lack of brains or patience on the track. If he wants to be a power in the NASCAR game he best start his own team while he's a hot commodity.
posted by jaygolf at 03:10 PM on February 14
The BBC needs to check its facts. Tom Hicks had absolutely nothing to do with the building of Ameriquest field (Texas Rangers) as this was done during the managing general parnership term of George Bush. Tom Hicks had nothing to do with the building of American Airline Center (Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks) as the deal was cut during previous ownership of the NHL franchise in conjunction with the NBA Dallas Stars ownership.
posted by jaygolf at 04:38 PM on February 02
I hope fans of the Liverpool club aren't interested in winning. Tom Hicks has cut his salaries for the Rangers claiming the fans have to up attendance even though the new TV contract put approximately $30 million more in his pocket. He has done the same to the Dallas Stars and these sports have salary caps. Soccer is a free-for-all in wheeling and dealing for players and paying outrageous sums for rights and salaries. Liverpool, prepare for the cheapest team money won't buy.
posted by jaygolf at 02:55 PM on February 02
T.O. belongs in Oakland playing alongside Randy Moss. Best wishes Al Davis!
posted by jaygolf at 09:31 AM on January 24
Why should this guy be allowed to go and to play in the Super Bowl? He made his bed to use an old cliche', but why should the criminal justice system give any consideration whatsoever to the Super Bowl?
posted by jaygolf at 09:16 AM on January 23
And it will be at least 11 seasons since the Dallas Cowboys have won a playoff game, asuming they possibly could in 2007-08 season. Jerry Jones may want to consider reading the article as it relates to Al Davis??
posted by jaygolf at 11:45 AM on January 20
I don't think you can really consider soccer even in the top seven or eight sports in the USA. The list of 'much bigger' must include NCAA football and NCAA basketball (ie March Madness) as well as in # of spectators and $ available, PGA Tour and NASCAR. The biggest problem that can NEVER be overcome is the fact that football in America hasn't a damn thing to do with a soccer ball.
posted by jaygolf at 03:49 PM on January 15
once again Ohio State and Michigan prove beyond any doubt the degree to which the Big-10 is overrated each and every year.
posted by jaygolf at 09:27 AM on January 09
If you have plans and you actually think this game is worth watching, you may want to check out something called TIVO or VHS recorder or DVD recorder. People with tickets to the game, yes they could be getting a raw deal, but the rest of us won't be bothered one bit.
posted by jaygolf at 09:15 AM on December 28
If only there were some way to get rid of the Dallas Cowboys' ROWDY!!
posted by jaygolf at 03:11 PM on December 18
Does anyone know what Matsuzaka would make if he returned to Japan to pitch another year graymatters, I don't know how reliable, but I had heard that his salary for '07 is to be in the $2 million range in Japan. I also heard that the Red Sox have a tentative deal for $25 million / year for television rights on Japanese cable. If it's true and they sign him for 3 - 5 years, the original negotiation fee is more than paid for as well as a good part of a hefty salary in Boston.
posted by jaygolf at 09:25 AM on December 13
Let's not forget that Barry Zito has the same agent and convieniently hasn't signed with anyone yet. If the Boston deal for the Japanese pitcher doesn't materialize, they keep their $51 million bid money and move right into the driver's seat for Barry Zito. Scott Boras has the Red Sox coming or going & obviously Mr. Zito doesn't mind waiting out the deadline.
posted by jaygolf at 08:27 AM on December 13
Interesting idea from someone named Sally. Let's just do away with the BCS and its evil praise-the-dollar attitude and then ask 'what about that title IX law that requires equality for women's sports?' College football and the MEN'S NCAA basketball tournament are the only endeavors which make profits and to finance that all equal title IX rule, huge profits must come from somewhere. The BCS is supported by the University Presidents because of the 'evil dollar amounts' and because funding for the 'equal' athletic opportunities must come from somewhere. Do away with the big dollars, okay, let's first do away with title IX.
posted by jaygolf at 07:59 PM on December 02
Michigan had their chance and did not beat Ohio State. USC deserves the bid for the championship and realizing it is not at all popular, i offer the idea that USC deserves the #1 ranking based upon strength of non-conference competition alone. USC has beaten Arkansas and Nebraska, both winners of their conference's respective divisions, a top 25 Hawaii team and the hellaciously overrated Notre Dame team. Ohio State beat a Texas team whose lack of competitive character was shown not only in that game, but in the A&M game last Friday after their hopes had been dashed in the K-State loss. I personally do not hold the PAC-10 in all that high a regard, but USC has done more to show it's stuff in non-conference than all the other contenders combined.
posted by jaygolf at 07:47 PM on November 26
Why didn't the NBA think to do this testing before going all-out to change the basketball? Money! The NBA and Spaulding stand to control the entire basketball market, at least the game worthy ball market. Why not let players test the new basketball before making the change? Money! see previous reasoning.
posted by jaygolf at 03:26 PM on October 27
That game only shows the degree to which the Dallas Cowboys have become an NFL farse. They haven't won a playoff game in 10 yrs, and after have a terrible offensive line last yr they cut Larry Allen and wasted early draft picks on a linebacker that is now on the practice team, a Notre Dame tight end that has shown nothing and a $10 million signing bonus to TO. Thats how to shore up that offensive line guys. They have drafted nothing but defense over the last decade and not very well at that. Jerry Jones has adopted the Al Davis attitude that you get yourself a washed-up QB off the street to win. How have the Raiders done the last decade? Jerry Jones may be great at making money but as a GM, he and the coach 'buying the groceries' certainly have built a mediocre mess out of a franchise that should have everything going for it.
posted by jaygolf at 02:54 PM on October 24
I was born and raised in America and I am completely, totally and psychologically offended by Lou Pinella speaking spanish on the Fox network. I demand he be fired immediately for his hurtful, insensitive actions obviously intended to belittle english speaking American citizens.
posted by jaygolf at 07:55 PM on October 14
Just a thought, but don't technical foul free-throws slow down the game and break the momentum of the action, suspense and enjoyability of the game?
posted by jaygolf at 03:21 PM on October 11
Ken Burns, where are you?
posted by jaygolf at 09:17 AM on October 11
You can't blame Spaulding for wanting a world-wide monopoly on basketballs, but it does seem slightly riduculous that a basketball could wear to such a degree it had to be changed out during the course of a single game.
posted by jaygolf at 09:49 AM on October 10
I don't know if I was just looking and listening in the wrong places, but this season had an unbelievable last two weeks in both leagues (sans the AL West & NL East) and it didn't seem to get the hype and coverage it deserved on a nationwide basis. I hope the playoff season matches the last two weeks. It is time for baseball!!
posted by jaygolf at 03:55 PM on October 02
The great three born in 1912; Hogan, Snead and Nelson are now all gone. Mr. Nelson had the greatest single year in golf, yet he will be remembered, in the Dallas area for sure, as the kind, decent charitable person and the "Good Man" he proclaimed as his goal in life.
posted by jaygolf at 09:40 AM on September 27
ironic that the day Byron Nelson, one of sports greatest gentleman as well as performers, dies, the BUM TO can't get suicide right.
posted by jaygolf at 09:34 AM on September 27
Interestingly, I don't recall a player ever saying our coaches really did a great job out-coaching their team. When they win it's always we (the players) are so great aren't we, we deserve all the credit. In the NFL anything over a 10 point loss is a humiliating blow-out. I wonder if Seattle may have taken the attitude when up by 4 touchdowns, 'let's get this thing over with and move on to next week'..
posted by jaygolf at 03:08 PM on September 25
It's amazing the amount of money in pro sports. It's also interesting that the idea of developing players is mentioned, except, there are approx. 30 teams trying to get the same talent, you face the luck of the draw in the draft & as soon as a player 'gets it' he becomes a free-agent in a bidding war.
posted by jaygolf at 09:12 AM on August 28
Throw in a batch of steroids and human growth hormones and you've really got something.
posted by jaygolf at 02:55 PM on August 22
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