I remember this!!!! It was on ESPN's Sportscenter on December 31, 1999, right before the ball dropped in Times Square to bring in 2000! I happened to catch it on the replay the next morning, and I always wished I'd have taped that piece! It's done to my favorite Aerosmith songs of all time, too! Thanks for posting this!!!
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:43 AM on April 28
Seattle is probably higher on the list and the league needs to get back in the Southeast. If Chivas USA is successful look for another Latin American team to take an expansion club in either Miami or Texas. Hello, this is Charlotte calling! We'd like an MLS franchise. We've got an ever increasing Hispanic populace, a stadium that's perfect for soccer (with some renovation), and we've got plenty of interest in the game in the Carolinas! I remember the old Carolina Lightnin' games back in the mid 1980s, and those games were always packed at Memorial Stadium. It seats about 20-25k people, and, with some renovation, it would be perfect for an MLS team!
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:39 PM on April 02
This ain't nothin' new to me! At my old high school, two teammates on the men's basketball team began fighting with each other midway through the fourth quarter! I wasn't there, but I saw the video of the incident and it was the damnedest thing I ever saw! And Newcastle was having such a run of good play lately! I may have to change my pick to Man United in the FA Cup if things don't go better next week!
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:28 PM on April 02
They should just go ahead and change the name to something fiercer, like Dragons, Firebirds, or Sunhawks. Anything but Cardinals! By the way, are there any actual cardinal birds in Arizona?
posted by jasonbondshow at 02:56 PM on February 01
Why don't they just have DC United play at FexEx Field or something for a few matches during the season?
posted by jasonbondshow at 03:32 AM on January 30
What the hell, I'll stick my neck out and make some predictions: Real Madrid v Juventus: I'll take Juventus FC Porto v Inter Milan: FC Porto Barcelona v Chelsea: Chelsea, because I think it's their year Werder Bremen v Lyon: Werder Bremen Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen: Liverpool PSV v Monaco: PSV Manchester United v AC Milan: Man United, because I see them coming on as of late Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsenal squeaks by into the next round.
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:53 PM on December 18
I hope it's just an added channel, because it'd suck to miss out on the excellent rugby and aussie rules coverage. I just wished they'd show more than just English, German, French, Brazillian, and Argentinian soccer. Where's the Spanish and Italian leagues?
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:09 PM on November 27
I always said that the NBA should have bought the rights to the ABA and merged the CBA and NBDL into it and made the ABA into the main feeder league. Get some former NBA players involved along with minority candidates with a proven business track record, and it would have a very good shot at working. However, this business plan is going to implode well before the end of the season. Frankly, it would shock me if they made it into the New Year.
posted by jasonbondshow at 03:36 PM on November 19
Toronto and Saskatewan (sp) in an upset.
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:34 PM on November 05
Why didn't I pick San Diego instead of Seattle in week 7? If I had, I'd have won the whole thing! *thumps self in head* Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Oh well, I hope the Jets win tonight, because if they don't, I'm screwed! lol
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:45 AM on November 01
Red Sox in seven. I figure it'll be like the Series in 1987 and 1991, with the home team winning all the games.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:02 AM on October 23
Looks like we have another comment record, folks! Damn! I watched the game at work last night and I was so psyched to see the Damnyankees get punked out by the Sox! The song that went through my mind at the time was REM's "The End of the World (as we know it)", and I felt very fine indeed! Let the dark age for the Evil Empire begin! Muhahahaha!
posted by jasonbondshow at 06:10 PM on October 21
damn, this is gonna be comment #216! isn't that a record for SportsFilter? I just hope Game 7 is as exciting as Game 6 was! Wow, was that a classic!
posted by jasonbondshow at 03:15 PM on October 20
This is a dumbass idea. No, it's more like the heir to the throne of the kingdom of dumbasses kind of idea. The only thing I would bring in is the international lane as well as the international three point line. That's all I would do to the game. This smells of gimmick, and I hate gimmicks like this!
posted by jasonbondshow at 02:48 PM on October 16
Crap, the best I could do was 8!
posted by jasonbondshow at 06:37 PM on October 08
Well, I guess I'll be taking a dirtnap tomorrow, because I have officially heard of everything! Geez, this was just so bizarre!
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:46 PM on September 30
Hello power play! Wonder if they'll introduce charging and slamming into the boards (and the neon ball and goalie masks) next. Well, there is indoor soccer, or at least the way we played it back in school! lol
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:52 PM on September 21
I'm in! The Rust Devils of Cool Springs United FC are gonna kick some serious arse! lol
posted by jasonbondshow at 03:28 PM on September 10
Massu is my current favorite player, because he brings a lot of passion to the game. I am so sick of these tennis players who have the emotions of Data from Star Trek:Next Generation! Geez! We need a few more McEnroe and Conners-type players on the men's circuit!
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:56 AM on September 03
Got into the survival league, but couldn't get into the Pick'em league because I am already in three groups! WTF? Last year you could join up to four leagues! Oh well, I might as well used another Yahoo ID! lol
posted by jasonbondshow at 03:58 PM on August 30
American women's team= REAL Dream Team! Enough said.
posted by jasonbondshow at 09:29 AM on August 29
Well, on second thought, maybe your right. Fox does suck. CBS fragged up the Winter Olympics coverage they had in the 1990s, and we all know about NBC's ineptitude. Last time ABC had the games was 20 years ago, and those were well covered games. If they forget Dick Ebersol's (NBC Sports head honcho) formula, then ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 will kick serious butt covering the games. Fox's problem is that they use too many gismos and in-your-face graphics and sounds that annoy the hell out of me. I don't know what I was thinking suggesting they take the games. However, I wouldn't put it past ol' Rupert Murdoch to snatch them up since NBC has been losing out on sports lately. By the way, if NBC loses the Olympics after 2008, and doesn't have a major league sport to replace them, my money's on Bob Costas jumping to ABC/ESPN.
posted by jasonbondshow at 04:19 AM on August 16
Once the contract runs out in 2008, I expect Fox to make a serious run for the Games. They seem to really step up for the big events, and they would kick serious ass doing the Olympics. They have FX, Fox Sports Net, and Fox News to spread out the coverage. ABC would also be good at it as well, with most of the coverage going to the ESPN family of networks. Besides, if Fox does get the games, they'll probably shift some coverage over to Fox News, we won't have to listen to those right-wing bastards they call reporters for a couple of weeks! lol /runs like hell to avoid the approaching flame war!
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:49 PM on August 15
I can't wait for the sportswriters to have a field day once the US is eliminated from medal competition! Some of the ballers who begged off the team need to grow some balls of their own!
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:45 PM on August 15
damn, and my cable system still has not gotten MSNBC on, despite my lobbying them for over two years since the Salt Lake games when I missed out on a lot of good stuff. Oh well, at least USA and Bravo will have some good stuff on.
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:12 PM on August 06
Izzo I could understand, but Coack K? This just floored me when I read this. Even though I despise Duke, I don't want to see him leave the Blue Devils.
posted by jasonbondshow at 06:51 PM on July 01
It seemed to me that England were playing a version of "prevent defense" and they paid for it. If Beckham had converted the penalty, it might have worked, but only up 1-0, England should have been pressing the French defense for a second goal.
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:31 PM on June 13
hmmm...wonder if my girlfriend can get in that position? lol
posted by jasonbondshow at 06:59 PM on June 05
The following is done in a very thick Southern (US) accent: God has spoken! Nay to those who call soccer "football"! The real football is played on a gridiron, as He intended! With helmets and pads and cleats, and with the precious pigskin! Amen! /remembers in high school about a football coach who ranted about how soccer was a sissy sport.
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:22 PM on June 02
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was reached for comment. His response to the Pope's statement, "The Pope can kiss my a**". MLBPA head Donald Fehr said, "The Pope should mind his own d*** business. Our players have every right to earn their living on Sundays, and I will fight with every fiber of my being to stop anyone from taking away that right." Baptist minister Most Right Rev. Billy Joe Paymemore of the Real Deal Free Will Full Gospel Assembly was quoted as saying, "The Pope ain't doin' what I haven't been tryin' to do for years! I finally gave up and decided to enjoy the sports on a Sunday afternoon. Some battles you just can't win!"
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:36 PM on March 27
American Rugby's Dream Team: Ray Lewis Derrick Brooks Dante Hall Brian Urlacher Ricky Williams Randy Moss Keyshawn Johnson Michael Vick Donovan McNabb Dante Culpepper LaDanian Tomlinson John Lynch Charles Woodson Eric Moulds If they played rugby instead of gridiron, no one would stand a chance!
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:33 PM on October 16
If the USA could get the best of the best out of the NFL and had them train for a month or two with an expert coach, America would be a definite threat to take the World Cup. Ray Lewis, Ricky Williams, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Derrick Brooks, and many others have the size and speed to make this all-star team very difficult, although not impossible, to beat. However, since that will never happen, it will be a miracle if the US wins a game, much less advance out of their group, in the competition. I have no illusions of a "Miracle Down Under". One other thing: why is the RWC on PPV here in the States? And its $19.95 US a pop! If it were, say, four or five bucks a game, I might consider it, but geez!
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:35 PM on October 11
Pretty much this game was spolied by all these hyjinx, and now I don't care who wins the ALCS. Just as long as the Cubs win the World Series! GO CUBS!
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:25 PM on October 11
This pr*** should be sent to County Jail for this crap, so he can get introduced to a new type of sausage. Especially if he were to drop the soap in the shower!
posted by jasonbondshow at 07:59 AM on July 10
Back in the day, my cousins and I used to terrorize the local buffets at Shoney's amd Quincy's restaurants. Its good that my stomach can no longer handle it, because that type of binging is responsible for the "lasagna gut" I have nowadays! BTW, what was up with William "Refridgerator" Perry only eating FOUR hotdogs?
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:27 PM on July 05
I just checked out the Games Bid site and did not find a Toronto bid. I thought they were bidding for the 2012 Games, but I guess I was wrong. New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Leipzig, Moscow, and Havana are the main bidders. My money's on either Paris or Madrid hosting the Games, with London as another contender. I think that the current political wind blowing in the IOC is against the New York bid, but one can never tell what the IOC will do two years from now. Moscow and Havana are probably not going to be a factor, while Leipzig is a contender, but memories of 1936 and 1972 will always play any German bid.
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:47 PM on July 02
Hell, if Canada makes the finals again verses the US, they may sell out BC Place stadium for the final. Could you imagine the attendance for that hockey game! It probably won't happen, but it would be awesome to think about that possibility! The only bad part of this decision is that it makes it less likely that New York will get the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and I am doubtful that Toronto could convince the IOC to give them the games in that year as well.
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:28 PM on July 02
Well the logo isn't THAT bad, and the colors are ok, but I still hate the name Bobcats! I mean, even Wildcats sounds more professional than Bobcats. However, thank God they didn't go with teal. May Alexander Julian burn in Hell forever for making that color popular!
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:42 AM on June 12
You know, I wrote a column here on SpoFi about this a few months ago, never expecting this to happen. Now that it looks imminent, I feel like such a schmuck. I do believe that SU and BC will not bolt for the ACC, but Miami will. Va Tech might replace the other two, with Marshall, East Carolina, or South Florida possibly stepping up to the big time. The NCAA could offset this by allowing conferences with ten or more teams to split into two divisions. If that were the case, the ACC could opt for Va Tech and the Big East would not be seriously harmed.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:08 PM on June 02
There is a God after all! Huzzah for the Spurs!
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:50 AM on May 16
Hey, I told you so. Check out the columns section and look for the piece I wrote back a few months ago. I'd rather see Marshall, East Carolina, and either Virginia Tech or West Virginia included in the ACC instead of Miami, Syracuse, and (maybe) Boston College.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:12 PM on May 13
Instead of bitching and moaning, Jesse should go out and help prospective black head coaches be able to land those jobs. I used to have respect for Jackson, but lately he'll protest anything remotely racial in nature. He needs to go to Africa to help those poor souls overcome the repression they suffer under brutal dictatorships.
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:46 PM on May 11
Why is it that we can never see these games in the US? Congrats to Canada, my native land! (borh there in 1971!)
posted by jasonbondshow at 05:01 PM on May 11
I think Michigan and Michigan State played outdoors in either Nov or Dec 2001. Now lets see if we can get them to have an NBA game outdoors.
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:32 AM on May 10
Just to piss off George Shinn and Ray Woolridge, I'd call the team the "Stingers". But I'm sure stick-in-the-mud David Stern would nix that idea. Whoever did those "focus groups" needs to be fired after selecting those ridiculous names. Some other names to consider: Stampeders, Roughriders, and Renegades. Hey, if its good enough for the CFL, then its good enough for the NBA!
posted by jasonbondshow at 09:09 AM on May 07
I think that it would ruin the spirit of the ACC if Syracuse and Boston College joined. Miami would make sense, but Marshall and either Virginia Tech or West Virginia would be better choices to keep the ACC to its ture mid-Atlantic roots. If the Big East schools did not join, then the best candidates would be Marshall, East Carolina, Central Florida, and UNC-Charlotte (but they would need to start a football program to give the ACC two divisions).
posted by jasonbondshow at 09:03 AM on May 07
My picks were Stallions and Cyclones, but they didn't make the cut. My pick is the Dragons, because I hate Bobcats and Flight. Bobcats is bush league, and Flight...ugh! Cougars would have been OK, but we already have the NFL's Panthers. If you wanted a flight theme, call them the Thunderbirds! Or better yet, pay off the New Orleans Hornets for them to come up with a new name and purchase back the Hornets name.
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:55 PM on May 06
What's in the water that the Danes have been drinking, because I want some of it! LOL!
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:18 PM on May 03
The guy must have channelled the spirit of Lenny Bruce for that example of obscene verbage.
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:35 AM on April 30
Until they move the championships after the Stanley Cup playoffs conclude, I consider them irrelevant. The best competitiors from the US, Canada, Sweden, Russia, and so on are either in the Stanley Cup playoffs or are coming off the grind of the season. If they moved them to say, late July-early August, then they would get better media coverage here in the US and Canada, especially with only baseball mid-season and football training camps to compete for attention. Makes a lot of sense to me!
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:19 PM on April 27
I think that Miami would jump, but they would be the only one.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:16 PM on April 22
West : 1) Spurs v. 8) Suns (Spurs in five) 2) Kings v. 7) Jazz (Kings in six) 3) Mavs! v. 6) Trailblazers (Mavs in seven) 4) Timberwolves v. 5) Lakers (Lakers in six) Second round: Spurs over Lakers; Kings over Mavs Conference finals: Spurs over Kings East 1) Pistons v. 8) Magic (Pistons in six) 2) Nets v. 7) Bucks (Nets in seven) 3) Pacer v. 6) Celtics (Pacers in seven) 4) Sixers v. 5) Hornets (Sixers in five) Second round: Pistons over Sixers; Nets over Pacers Conference finals: Pistons over Nets NBA Finals: Spurs over Pistons
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:00 AM on April 18
Before Fox Sports bought all the regional sports networks, we used to get college hockey games about once or twice a week down here in North Carolina on the old SportSouth. Now we are lucky just to get something other than that damned Best Damn Sports Show Period. I'd rather watch indoor field hockey than that piece of crap!
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:36 AM on April 13
Kansas over Marquette Syracuse over Texas National Championship: Kansas over Syracuse And Roy Williams will NOT become the next coach of the UNC Tarheels.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:49 AM on April 04
Please, for the love of God, give Mark Madden a nice hot cup of Shut The Hell Up Juice! This guy is the heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots!
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:36 PM on March 31
So who's playing quarterback for each team? (sorry, could not help myself!)
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:56 PM on March 24
Don't be surprised to see more teams from the southeastern US get into NCAA Division 1 hockey. College club hockey is very popular in the south, and I would not be surprised to see the NCAA hockey tournament expended to 32 teams within ten years.
posted by jasonbondshow at 10:27 PM on March 23
Any of Bud Greenspan's Olympic documentaries are better than the vast majority of sports movies out there. Sydney 2000's edition rocked!
posted by jasonbondshow at 12:40 PM on March 22
My Final Four picks: Miss St over Texas Kentucky over Arizona Championship: Kentucky over Miss St I agree with you about the South bracket. The West is BRUTAL! The East is the only fair bracket.
posted by jasonbondshow at 08:47 PM on March 16
With the way that Shaq's health has been lately, he may be on the shelf for good by summer 2004.
posted by jasonbondshow at 11:28 PM on March 03
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