Honestly, Schalke should have immediately subbed him in:
posted by yerfatma at 05:54 PM on March 02
Wow, impressive stuff. Love the superimposed gifs.
I believe the NFL Network originally developed that technology for this display of human achievement.
posted by yerfatma at 09:58 AM on February 26
And also be sure to ask Kitty Flanagan about the living costs.
People should be subsidized due to the high cost of living in their area? That should definitely fix the problem.
posted by yerfatma at 08:30 AM on February 26
I think I've previously mentioned my father's advice that went, "If you're going to commit a crime, don't cross state lines to do it." Might want to add an addendum to make sure your marital life is peachy beforehand as well.
posted by yerfatma at 04:15 PM on February 25
Knicks lose Raymond Felton to a bang-bang-bang play.
posted by yerfatma at 02:58 PM on February 25
NYT has a piece on lack of a plan or a vision for the place going forward
Given the actual Sochi climate, I'd think the luge & bobsled tracks could become a waterpark.
Australia has had a period of unparalleled economic growth over that period, particularly in Sydney
Given that, do you feel Sydney's success in repurposing the venues is mostly due to the boom in commodity prices after the Games or smarter planning?
posted by yerfatma at 09:05 AM on February 25
Signing players to 10 day contracts is what keeps Danny Ainge off the street during the late winter months. I don't know if it's always been common or if it's since the last couple of collective bargaining agreements.
posted by yerfatma at 09:03 AM on February 25
I get that. They now seem to have a singular genius for coughing it up at the last moment in big games (this is only a couple of weeks after losing to Tottenham in a similar situation). Hopefully the return of Lukaku will help; the offense seems bereft of ideas without a big body up front to target.
posted by yerfatma at 12:46 PM on February 24
Five fouls in 10.5 minutes? Is that a typo?
Not necessarily. That's pretty much what the Celtics signed Collins to do last year (or the season previous, I can't remember when it was).
posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on February 24
How lucky were Chelsea today?
You mean in that they were playing Everton. Every week I have to remind myself, "You started rooting for them hoping for a 'Red Sox-like experience'. Unfortunately, you got one." They are Buckner-esque this year.
posted by yerfatma at 09:20 AM on February 23
The tanking this year has gotten crazy.
posted by yerfatma at 10:55 AM on February 21
I'm assuming it's family-related as his daughter has a rare medical condition.
posted by yerfatma at 11:10 AM on February 18
Seems that my friends and I weren't the only ones put off by NBC's interview with Bode Miller
posted by yerfatma at 12:02 PM on February 17
Is the use of Xenon in sports noble?
posted by yerfatma at 10:23 AM on February 16
He's got ideas above his (college) station: Houston has made some really bad decisions.
posted by yerfatma at 08:22 PM on February 14
The NFL's report on the Martin case. Judging by the table of contents (pdf), you'll be shocked to know it was all fault of the locker room and the team had no idea.
posted by yerfatma at 10:36 AM on February 14
Yeah, I can't really begrudge a farewell season
Me neither. I'm just happy to know it's coming to an end: even though he's not the player he used to be, he could be 78 and I'd still fear his ability to inside-out a ball into right field in the 9th inning of a close game. He and Rivera, it pains me a little bit to say it, but I'm happy to have gotten to see them play.
posted by yerfatma at 08:47 AM on February 13
I was struck with the sudden wish to have Ray Hudson be one of the snowboarding announcers.
I had the opposite reaction on the first day of broadcasting. They were showing qualifying trials for some ski event and I said to my wife, "These guys make Ray Hudson look calm and composed."
posted by yerfatma at 11:29 AM on February 12
Michael Lombardi out as Browns GM.
Wow. Joe Banner out as well. That didn't last very long. I guess Jimmy Haslam felt he had to get rid of Lombardi before the draft so he didn't wind up with Ryan Mallet as his QB of the future. Seems like a well-run organization.
posted by yerfatma at 12:47 PM on February 11
And not a word from his girlfriend either.
posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on February 11
I mean, football doesn't start again until September, right?
You have to understand the real winner here is American sports media. This is a traditional dead period in US sports: football just ended, hockey and basketball are in their mid-season doldrums and Spring Training hasn't started yet (and after the initial burst of enthusiastic stories from the first week that dies off until April too). All this needs is for Tim Tebow to say something anti-gay and ESPN will EXPLODE WITH COVERAGE!
posted by yerfatma at 09:05 AM on February 11
My reasoning is that like baseball, it'll take that long for the bigots/cowards/confused to be pushed out of control of teams/locker rooms
I don't disagree with the thought process, but I think the timeline will be accelerated by the media culture we have now. In 1947 the majority of Americans didn't have televisions*, much less know a black person. You'd be hard-pressed to have basic cable today and not come across a reality show featuring one or more gay people. While there are plenty of voices of hate readily available in the US, I think those voices are louder than they are common.
My problem with homophobia from a purely logical perspective is this: are you regularly being attacked by women who try to strip your clothes off and sex you? If not, a gay person probably isn't going to do so either. It's always some shaved ape with less-than-stellar hygiene habits who's worried about gays not being able to control themselves.
* Source: my rear end.
posted by yerfatma at 12:39 PM on February 10
I'm confused by NBC's underwhelming coverage so far. There was some stuff on NBCSN during the day yesterday and I know they have primetime coverage, but they have like 8 channels dedicated to the final day of the Premier League; why not use a couple of them for full-time Olympics coverage rather than repeat of shit reality shows or infomercials?
posted by yerfatma at 08:38 AM on February 09
You better mean Manchester/ Nashua/ Salem pal.
posted by yerfatma at 08:36 AM on February 09
Paved roads isn't a "health and safety issue" either, but you'd think modern nations would have those.
The infrastructure of every other modern nation was not built at the same time as those in North America.
posted by yerfatma at 09:57 AM on February 07
soccer franchise in Miami, and how he's not seeking any public money for the stadium
I imagine that was more driven by a fear of being murdered by a mob of citizens rather than a good heart.
posted by yerfatma at 09:10 AM on February 07
posted by yerfatma at 09:02 AM on February 07
This isn't a "cultural" thing.
No, assuming the rest of the world either is exactly like where one lives or aspires to be so is pretty much universal.
posted by yerfatma at 04:00 PM on February 06
Is NBC somehow unable to show advertising on their internet olympic coverage?
More like they have certain deals with cable providers who would not look kindly on NBC providing an end-around for cord cutters.
posted by yerfatma at 01:23 PM on February 06
A lovely Broncos fan gives her thoughts on the performance of the Broncos
I only made it through 45 seconds, but I didn't see her spill a drop from her wineglass. I'm kinda in love.
posted by yerfatma at 10:04 AM on February 06
Yeah, the non-flushing toilet paper story is making journalists look like Ugly Americans. My wife saw them giggling on PTI and immediately noted she'd had a similar situation in her summer abroad in Spain.
posted by yerfatma at 10:01 AM on February 06
I thought there was a clause in Petrino's new contract specifically requiring him to avoid hump days at work.
posted by yerfatma at 09:59 AM on February 06
Zlatan fits this description well. :)
posted by yerfatma at 12:50 PM on February 05
So, if I understand this right, Peyton Manning is a pretty damn good playoff QB.
If I were to look at it objectively, it would appear so. Similarly it would appear Tom Brady has benefited from more well-rounded teams than Manning. Peyton could also benefit from going to an MLB spring training camp to learn how to mix up hand signals, at least according to (who else?) Richard Sherman:
"We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half."
posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on February 05
Zlatan politely refuses a pass from the keeper:
posted by yerfatma at 08:12 AM on February 05
Maybe we could lower the hostility levels in here by talking about real sports. Football Outsiders looks at playoff quarterback performances.
posted by yerfatma at 01:59 PM on February 04
Motors? Sounds like cyclists have taken Andy Zaltzman's advice on The Bugle seriously.
posted by yerfatma at 08:30 AM on February 04
Get that man a cone that says "state" on the side for him to shout into and he's ready for the 1918 Rose Bowl.
Smiling. Makes me think of every cartoon from my youth. Only Namath's coat wasn't raccoon and he didn't arrive in an old open top car.
I managed to cast most of the future Red Hot Chili Peppers movie.
1. The Will Ferrell thing is cheating. My wife suspects they're the same person.
2. Casting the Chili Peppers was my first thought after hearing they're remaking Point Break. Replacing Keanu is no problem (Gerard Butler is an upgrade in the abstract). Replacing Swayze, that's some big shoes. Finding a group that matches the WTF factor the RHCP brought to the movie will be a tough task. And they'll need to do it PDQ*.
I'm just missing a John Frusciante.
So are they.
* Another hallmark of old Warner Brothers cartoons. I knew what it meant without ever knowing what it meant.
posted by yerfatma at 08:29 AM on February 04
Adam Schefter spent some time on Sportscenter reminding us dimwits that Pete Carroll was "the bridge between Parcells and Belichick in New England" and partly responsible for the success of Belichick's defense. No offense to Carroll and what he achieved, but that's a really positive spin on what was essentially a .500 record and a team that gave Belichick his only sub-.500 record with the Pats the next year. By that logic why not credit Parcells? Or Dick MacPherson?
As part of ESPN's obligatory Jump to Conclusions post-championship coverage, the secret to the Seahawks is undrafted free agents. And drafting well in later rounds because a number of their starters weren't drafted in the first 3 rounds. They don't need an ombudsman so much as Aristotle.
posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on February 03
Did you hear it from me?
Nope, a little birdie.
posted by yerfatma at 11:30 AM on February 03
Barcelona lost and The Joker was sent off for Real . . .
allowing Athlético to go top.
posted by yerfatma at 09:04 AM on February 03
Bills fanzz - hold your heads high and have a(nother) cold Genesee.
So many things wrong with that sentence.
I heard this was the first time two teams involved in an NFL contest put up scores of 43 and 8 respectively.
posted by yerfatma at 08:54 AM on February 03
Just how good is Richard Sherman?
posted by yerfatma at 10:54 AM on January 31
This tells me that state governments in the U.S. could get a lot of money by soaking pro athletes. A pity all the soaking is going in the other direction.
They're way ahead of you.
"Like many states, Tennessee charges opposing athletes a tax when they visit for games. But Tennessee is the only one to charge the same flat rate to LeBron James, who makes about $19 million a year, and Wolters, who makes $500,000. Tennessee's rate is $2,500 a game, with a maximum charge of $7,500 a year."
posted by yerfatma at 09:58 AM on January 31
It's taxes all the way down.
What grum said. Here's the best link I could find with details: "€17 million in clean salary to the player and €18.3 to the Treasury, as the current rate in Madrid is 51.9%."
posted by yerfatma at 08:49 AM on January 31
I'll admit a pro-European bias here, but Gomez's comments seem wide of the mark:
"And the truth is, there are other places that are more lucrative from a financial perspective . . . As they say about the Premier League, it is glitz, glamour and 50 percent tax."
As for the 50% tax thing, can someone clear that up for me? I thought foreign workers weren't subject to direct tax like that or is it that England has a specific rule targeting athletes like some states in the US?
Tangent: I was stunned to hear that Ronaldo's new contract stipulates the team covers all the tax; is that common for superstars? Is it common for all contracts and that's why some leagues are getting crushed by national taxes? I know it was a sticking point with Monaco joining Ligue 1 in France.
Not even tangental: Intel is going to pay Barcelona $25 million to put their logo inside the Barca jerseys for the next 5 years. I feel like there's money to be made in this sport.
posted by yerfatma at 07:38 AM on January 31
The target audience for it is the people who only watch the Super Bowl
That's who's watching the live cut-ins to these pressers?
posted by yerfatma at 07:21 AM on January 31
An API for soccer scores and data.
Media Day sucks, but people are still watching.
Is this still true though? Media Day feels like a leftover from the days before round-the-clock Sportscenter and athletes on Twitter. What possible story is going to break via 12 hours of interviewing long snappers?
If he doesn't want to talk but is willing to do the bare minimum, the NFL has no room to complain.
The Pro Football Writers of America on the other hand . . .
posted by yerfatma at 11:50 AM on January 30
That seems like a less than ideal solution as far as justice is concerned.
Whatever do you mean? His eligibility was up.
posted by yerfatma at 09:03 AM on January 30
Glad that's settled. Totally feels true and in no way forced in hopes of selling books.
posted by yerfatma at 03:55 PM on January 29
Rick Reilly, making friends wherever he goes.
posted by yerfatma at 03:20 PM on January 29
Yeah, definitely didn't buy enough. Loved the first goal partially came from Gareth Barry marking Romelu Lukaku's knee. Straight red for me.
posted by yerfatma at 09:15 AM on January 29
I just want to thank/ blame this site for the fact that 6.5 years after the 2006 World Cup, I watch enough fútbol that I went and bought Crabbie's Ginger Beer for today's Merseyside Derby. The thanks for giving me an interest in the sport; the blame because I've tried ginger beer once before (non-alcoholic at that) and half the glass left me feeling like I'd just had an upper endoscopy.
posted by yerfatma at 02:52 PM on January 28
I find it ironic that, "Medicinal marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia." and yet, "...the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal...".
Really? The Commerce Clause has been the government's go-to piece of legislation whenever they want to force states to toe the line. Some times for good reasons, some times not, but you shouldn't be surprised. The government has all sorts of trump cards to play if you're not careful with what you do, which is why my father, both a good father and a pragmatic man, once said to me in at least semi-seriousness, "If you're going to commit a crime, do me a favor and don't cross state lines doing it."
That had just been the undoing of our neighbor, a prototypical bad small town cop who finally screwed up by screwing two towns over. In Massachusetts. With an underage girl. Ah Ernie, you had it coming.
posted by yerfatma at 09:01 AM on January 28
How the new CBA is causing players to declare early for the NFL. Everything in the article makes sense, but it seems incredibly one-sided. The new CBA means teams no longer risk being yoked to a bust of a top ten pick for years under an onerous contract. Having to trade that for more risk on prospecting for talent seems like a pretty good swap. It is strange that the intended effect from the NFLPA perspective, more money flowing to veterans, may not happen for anyone but the players who were veterans when the CBA came into effect.
posted by yerfatma at 09:01 AM on January 27
Arsène Wenger is upset that Chelsea are selling Juan Mata to Man U after they've finished playing Man U. That just comes off as sour grapes to me. Is there some sort of Gentleman's Agreement you have to risk losing to your former player when making a transfer among the big clubs?
posted by yerfatma at 02:59 PM on January 23
Grady Sizemore (drafted and signed by the Expos in 2000) has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox
At the time of the Sizemore, et al for Colon swap you could have made a mint betting which one would be healthier and playing in the majors in 2013.
posted by yerfatma at 01:09 PM on January 23
Pete Fiutak of CFN did a fun series awhile ago about how teams should have redrafted
Wow, there goes the free time I don't even have this morning. Thanks for the links.
posted by yerfatma at 10:39 AM on January 23
Damnit, what sporting pelota am I thinking of then?
posted by yerfatma at 12:45 PM on January 21
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