That's really cool, Mr B.
The photo that shows the amount of room given to Cano is striking. The other striking part of that bunt is that Cano was able to direct the ball to that part of the infield. TRUTHY ALERT: Nothing against Cano, but being able to do that with a bunt doesn't seem to be a thing for batters to work on.
posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on March 03
Been trying to catch whatever I can with this series and it's been pretty entertaining. Though, I still have so much to learn when it comes to this game. I have some friends that are a part of the sizable local Desi diaspora so I need to watch a game or two with them. Maybe the upcoming Australia/India Twenty20 match?
posted by NoMich at 09:40 PM on March 02
Wow, impressive stuff. Love the superimposed gifs.
posted by NoMich at 08:58 AM on February 26
Five fouls in 10.5 minutes? Is that a typo?
posted by NoMich at 12:21 PM on February 24
*sigh* What could've been for the Finns had Tukka Rask not been sick for their semifinal game against Sweden.
posted by NoMich at 01:10 PM on February 23
How big was Rask's flu bout for the game against Sweden? Jeesh.
posted by NoMich at 03:26 PM on February 22
You would also be amazed by how well the ex-Cub rule holds up in hockey as well. No team with more than three ex-Cubs has ever won the Stanley Cup.
posted by NoMich at 12:43 AM on February 22
posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on February 21
Yeah, not happy about that. If the US can't win gold, then it needs to be Finland.
posted by NoMich at 07:49 AM on February 21
posted by NoMich at 06:50 PM on February 20
Me. I blame me for that US/Canada gold medal game. When I turned the TV on here at work, the US was up two to zip. I still can't believe that empty net shot went off the post. Ugh.
posted by NoMich at 02:55 PM on February 20
I like the top two the best. I loved those old colors.
posted by NoMich at 05:20 PM on February 19
Seems that my friends and I weren't the only ones put off by NBC's interview with Bode Miller just after he won the bronze medal in the Super G.
posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on February 17
Day one of Australia v South Africa ended up quite nicely for Australia. Hopefully I can wake up early enough tomorrow to watch Mitchell Johnson be a bad ass bowler.
posted by NoMich at 08:06 PM on February 12
Ei. Hyv Suomi!
posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on February 11
It's always some shaved ape with less-than-stellar hygiene habits who's worried about gays not being able to control themselves.
posted by NoMich at 02:28 PM on February 10
...but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game.
I don't even know where to begin with this. Does he honestly think that a guy will mince and swish his way into the locker room? "Haaay fellath! Wide retheiverth over there, tight endth over here!" Is that what he envisions will happen? Oy. And really, what could be more "manly-man" than NFL-level rough trade defensive ends?
posted by NoMich at 09:19 AM on February 10
Wow, brave guy. Good for him and I hope he is a huge success in the NFL. Go Michael Sam, go!
posted by NoMich at 08:46 PM on February 09
Holy crap! 26-year old Pitts Pen Kris Letang suffered a stroke. Thankfully it's not career threatening, but still. Poor guy.
posted by NoMich at 12:02 PM on February 07
Hell, I'd even be willing to toss NBC a token amount of money for access to their little internet site. But there's just no way in hell I'm going to spring for satellite service or cable just so I can watch the Olympics.
100% agreed. I would do the same thing every hockey season in order to be able to watch my Hurricanes in hi def on my TV through a Roku-like device.
posted by NoMich at 04:33 PM on February 06
Well alrighty then. This is one thing the NFL is doing much better than the other leagues: airing games on free TV. It's frustrating that I can't get my other local teams games on free TV.
[begin truthy]I imagine there is some sort of loop going on that allows for football games to remain on broadcast TV: the popularity of the game makes it worth the networks' investments for the rights and showing the games on free, broadcast TV makes the game super popular. [end truthy]
posted by NoMich at 08:00 AM on February 06
This is great. Wait, hold on. Will these games be aired on CBS proper or on the subscriber-based CBS Sports?
posted by NoMich at 09:36 PM on February 05
I know that we are all aware of The Onion, but this has to be one of my favorite bits they have ever done.
posted by NoMich at 04:46 PM on February 05
Maybe we could lower the hostility levels in here...
I'm trying to commit suicide by fritsy, here!
posted by NoMich at 02:20 PM on February 04
What about these saves?
posted by NoMich at 01:38 PM on February 04
Best glove save I ever saw was Kevin Weekes' on John Madden in the 2002 playoffs. Weekes was on his belly, giving Madden a wide open net, but Weekes got that glove up just in time to catch the puck. Good stuff.
posted by NoMich at 11:18 AM on February 04
The Detroit Lions 863, the New Yorkland Jetriots -3.14.
posted by NoMich at 09:04 PM on February 03
Good job, dyams. Grum was on your heels, I see. Lots of people in the double digits, but not me. Oh well, much fun was had.
Thanks again, rcade.
posted by NoMich at 06:50 AM on February 03
The spinning that Baumgartner did at one point in the jump almost made *me* pass out. And the speeds that he achieves, my god, the speeds. I wonder if he really remembers the whole thing or is just one big *whoosh!* to him?
posted by NoMich at 07:56 PM on February 01
You know what factor is going to determine the outcome of the game? My fucking predictions above, that's what. Get on board, son!
posted by NoMich at 12:42 PM on January 31
Team: Broncos by 14
Receiving: Wes Welker
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno
1st TD: Wes Welker
MVP: Peyton Manning
Interception: Danny Trevathan
Saaaaack: Shaun Phillips
Ad Meter: Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch +1
Points total: 56 points total
posted by NoMich at 10:37 AM on January 31
Getting cameras and microphones shoved into your face during the NFL's biggest week is part of the price you pay for being a star in a big time league. Suck it up and continue to light cigars with hundred dollar bills. After all, the sports media is nothing more than the NFL's hype machine, especially Super Bowl week.
The NFL needs to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with Marshawn, a la Arthur Jensen to Howard Beale in Network.
posted by NoMich at 09:46 AM on January 30
What with our winter-lite weather we've experiencing in North Carolina, my neighborhood pond is dangerously close to being hockey worthy. Too bad it's going to be 60 degrees and sunny all weekend.
posted by NoMich at 06:44 PM on January 29
That is a nice slice of '70s rock, there owlhouse. I had never heard of Richard Clapton before. Hope you had a good holiday.
posted by NoMich at 09:16 AM on January 26
Affluenza strikes Texas again?
posted by NoMich at 06:47 PM on January 24
Thanks to you owlhouse, there's been a bit of conversation over our love of the Celibate Rifles with some friends on my Facebook page. My favorite song by them is "Back in the Red" and the Radio Birdman influence is all over that song and now I'm listening to the first Radio Birdman album. Such great rock n roll from your country.
posted by NoMich at 10:37 PM on January 23
The reason I asked is because an Indian bowler threw one that looked like it wasn't spinning at all. I mean, none, no spin. At. All. I didn't know if it was my shitty computer hooked up to a gigantic HDTV or if it really happened.
posted by NoMich at 08:36 AM on January 22
Damnit, what sporting pelota am I thinking of then?
posted by NoMich at 01:27 PM on January 21
I know that in cricket there are fast bowlers and spinners, but is there an equivalent to a knuckleball?
posted by NoMich at 08:26 AM on January 21
Sherman's WWF interview.
posted by NoMich at 02:58 PM on January 20
Yeah, the officiating has been forehead-slap worthy.
posted by NoMich at 08:19 PM on January 19
Jesus, what an embarrassment.
posted by NoMich at 11:35 PM on January 18
1. Patriots by 3
2. Seahawks by 13 +1
3. Quarterback: P. Manning (Broncos) +1
4. Receiver: W. Welker (Broncos)
5. Rushing: L. Blount (Patriots)
6. Defensive Player: R. Sherman (Seahawks)
posted by NoMich at 09:35 AM on January 17
I love the Celibate Rifles and I love that story.
A friend of mine around these parts was in a band in which a bandmate had once set up a tour according to clubs that had decent shitters. And, of course, those clubs had open dates at wildly different times so their tour had them play Colorado one night then Texas then Missouri then New Mexico then Louisiana then Pennsylvania then Illinois.
posted by NoMich at 08:47 PM on January 14
Thanks for that link, owly.
Poor Anthony Rocca: Signed with the Eagles, however got homesick and returned to Australia
I know the feeling, brother. (not for Australia, never been there though I'd like to someday because I want to meet the guys in the Scientists and the guys in the Psychotic Turnbuckles and watch some cricket with them)
posted by NoMich at 06:40 AM on January 14
Sports fans in the state of North Carolina just suffered their worst weekend ever:
Friday - the Carolina Hurricanes have their five game winning streak ended with a shutout loss. The Charlotte Bobcats also lost.
Saturday - State, Duke, Carolina and Wake Forest mens' basketball teams all lost. I believe that is the first time that all of the Big 4 teams have lost on the same day. The Charlotte Bobcats also lost.
Sunday - the Carolina Panthers suffered a pretty humiliating defeat in their first playoff game in six centuries.
posted by NoMich at 03:32 PM on January 13
See, what did I say in the pick 'em thread? If the Panthers d-line doesn't have the perfect game where they keep Kaperspellcheck on his ass all game long, they will lose.
posted by NoMich at 07:58 PM on January 12
Bah, I knew Steve Smith was sandbagging with his leg.
posted by NoMich at 01:52 PM on January 12
Or "Hey! Hey!" in honor of Jack Brickhouse.
But yeah, I can see that happening. I have two decent sized dogs and sometimes I feel I'm taking a huge gamble whenever I take the stairs. Those fuckers are fast and do not give any shits about who or what may be in the way. Especially when it's the morning and I'm going downstairs for the first time. It's breakfast time for them then.
posted by NoMich at 12:12 PM on January 12
1. Seahawks by 9 +2
2. Patriots by 12 +1
3. 69ers by 5 +1
4. Chargers by 4
5. Crabtree (SF)
6. Crabtree (SF)
7. Loooooooo Kuechly (Car)
posted by NoMich at 04:24 PM on January 10
And it's back. For now. Stupid jokey comment, should never have posted it in the first place. So many regrest.
posted by NoMich at 08:51 AM on January 08
The image that I linked to was the album cover for the first Cro-Mags album that used the same photo in grum's image.
posted by NoMich at 09:59 PM on January 07
Heh. Probably should get rid of my above post now. The hoster changed it on me. Sorry!
posted by NoMich at 05:00 PM on January 07
Apparently AJ McCarron is not going to be playing in the Senior Bowl. Does it really matter?
And apparently this happened.
posted by NoMich at 02:34 PM on January 07
Nice, grum. I would have also accepted:
[weird redirected image removed]
posted by NoMich at 02:26 PM on January 07
I would've thought that Jesus would wake up Mr. Bowden if Fla State was winning.
posted by NoMich at 11:21 AM on January 07
Niners offense will need to be better to beat Carolina. The same defensive performance will suffice.
The only way that Carolina wins next week is if their d-line is as perfect as they were during the regular season meeting. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening.
posted by NoMich at 10:21 PM on January 05
1. Colts by 2, +1
2. Eagles by 3
3. Bengals by 7
4. Packers by 3
5. QB TDs: Andy Dalton
6. RB YDs: LeSean McCoy
7. Sack: Robert Mathis, +1
posted by NoMich at 10:39 PM on January 03
Cricket bewilders me more than any other sport I don't follow. The players look like Great Gatsby-era beekeepers holding frat paddles.
What's the nearest jumping-in spot to watch this sport on TV live and figure it out?
What's the nearest jumping-in spot to watch this sport on TV live and figure it out?
During this past Summer's ICC tournament, a South African co-worker sat in our part of the office (we have a big screen HDTV with a computer hooked up to it) and watched/explained the game to us. He got me to understand the game and explained some tactics and now I'm hooked on cricket. I love it. I want more of it. Too band the Ashes isn't shown on ESPN 3.
posted by NoMich at 08:03 PM on December 29
Seems like a legit poll.
posted by NoMich at 10:47 AM on December 13
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