Recent Comments by geekyguy

If they really want to be competitive, the Oakland A's should move to New York

My take away from the article was that the team should be left in Oakland. A point that I can agree with. Moving does not cure all that ails.

posted by geekyguy at 10:19 PM on April 04

Barkley: 'I Cannot Believe How Bad the NBA is Right Now'

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posted by geekyguy at 09:59 AM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Apparently Love personally apologized to Scola after the game. Still, a character issue for the USMNT to consider.

posted by geekyguy at 12:56 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Kevin Love will be suspended. A foot to the face of an international player should give the US Men's National Basketball Team an easier time trimming their abundant roster.

posted by geekyguy at 11:51 AM on February 05

Ochocinco Doesn't Rate a Podium at Super Bowl Media Day

Ochocinco is why I'm hoping for a Patriots win. He has fun playing and has fun in his daily life. He is one of the more interesting athletes on Twitter.

posted by geekyguy at 10:14 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This buddy of mine writes this once a month, this month is very sports heavy. Sinacle. He weighs in on Jose Reyes and an interesting NFL observation . . .

How come when an NFL kick- returner fields the ball, let's say 6 yards deep in the end zone and returns it for a touchdown, it goes down as a 106 yard return.

But if the same NFL kick-returner fields the ball 6 yards deep in the end zone and returns it to the 20 it goes down as a 20 yard return?

Please explain.

posted by geekyguy at 09:32 AM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Kenny Powers - The K-Swiss MFCEO (UNCENSORED) from Michael Bay

posted by geekyguy at 06:15 PM on July 11

LeBron Flops, Mavs Even Series

I miss Mark Cuban.

posted by geekyguy at 04:20 PM on June 08

Shaq Announces His Retirement

I was just thinking that he never won a championship when he wasn't wearing a pointy neck-lined jersey. You know the one I mean? Both Dallas and the Heat are wearing them, the Lakers have had them for years. They seem to be winners, why don't all teams have them?
Also, I totally agree with grum@work, he made the NBA fun. It was always so clear that he was having a good time.
I wonder what awaits him? Law enforcement? Color commentary?

posted by geekyguy at 08:42 PM on June 01

Mavericks Reach NBA Finals



I'm happy for ya, Ufez.
Go Mavs!

posted by geekyguy at 09:13 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Just discovered this photo and wonder if anyone knows the story . . ?

posted by geekyguy at 10:05 AM on May 21

Phoenix Suns Exec Reveals He's Gay

posted by geekyguy at 11:22 AM on May 16

Mavericks Put Lakers in 3-0 Hole

"Well, it's almost as difficult as can be in the situation we have right now," Jackson said prior to Game 3. "If we make it any more difficult, we just have another thing to do. Kobe said to me this morning, 'It seems like this is the kind of way your last season should be, that something like this comes up and it has to be another hurdle that you have to cross.' But it's not me crossing it, it's the team."
Phil Jackson seems to be distancing himself from this train wreck.

posted by geekyguy at 08:24 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

2011 Human Curling Final
Martin De Boer, the most awarded human puck of all time.

posted by geekyguy at 05:13 PM on April 12

The Story of Panyee FC

Got somethin' in my eye . . .

posted by geekyguy at 03:25 PM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Footballs

posted by geekyguy at 02:22 PM on March 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Knicks at Mavs last night had the visiting Knicks wearing their home whites.

posted by geekyguy at 10:20 AM on March 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yeah, I've seen it but not in years. It is a 37 year old movie.
Very clever.
Thanks.
So nobody knows?
The first game the Knicks played with Carmelo in MSG against the Bucks also had the teams wearing alternate uniforms - both teams wore road jerseys.
Interesting trend.

posted by geekyguy at 09:58 AM on March 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

为什么你这么说呢?

posted by geekyguy at 11:17 PM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

So tonight Los Lakers are playing in Miami against El Heat and the visiting team is wearing white while the home team wears their (away) black uniforms.
Does anyone know what is going on?

posted by geekyguy at 08:51 PM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

An aside, and similar to another recent question I asked, why was the home team wearing their road uniforms? Who gets to pick?

posted by geekyguy at 10:57 PM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Still curious.

posted by geekyguy at 09:25 AM on February 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

As I understand it, in the NBA the visiting coach can call the direction of play. Most coaches opt to play so their team is on defense in front of their bench in the second half.
This has nothing to do with uniforms.
So, why did it appear that both teams wore road uniforms in the Bucks vs. Knicks game tonight?

posted by geekyguy at 11:47 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Trip on teammate, make great assist.

posted by geekyguy at 02:06 PM on February 21

Mark Cuban Working on His Own College Football Playoff

Radical Football?
Mark Cuban really is a 14 year-old metal head with billions of dollars.

posted by geekyguy at 02:05 PM on February 21

Miguel Cabrera swigs from a bottle of scotch in front of a cop; gets arrested for DUI

This is a perfect alibi.
He was stressed out from the breakdown of the vehicle and, resigned to his non-driving situation, took a drink.
Acquittal.

posted by geekyguy at 05:35 PM on February 17

Allen felt the connection

I wonder if anyone has a number of those that were 4-point plays, with conversion . . . ?

posted by geekyguy at 01:27 PM on February 11

Dallas Gives Michael Vick Key to City

Michael Vick is a hero to PETA. I've heard pundits say that Michael Vick is the single greatest thing to ever happen to dog fighting. His conviction and fall from grace put dog fighting on the collective conscious of the country, specifically law enforcement.

posted by geekyguy at 04:05 PM on February 08

Anthony Scores 50 in Nuggets Loss

With zero assists I think the question is pretty disingenuous.

posted by geekyguy at 03:27 PM on February 08

Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champions

Oh, I have family in New Glarus, Wisconsin, where the good beer comes from.
Congratulations to the Packers!

posted by geekyguy at 05:24 PM on February 07

Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champions

Why even have a national anthem sung at a domestic sporting event ?

This is a fair question.
It is easy to forget who it is being sung for, what it signifies, to the players and the fans. I think it is important that we, prior to engaging in aggressive, gladiator-style 'sporting' events for the enchanted masses, take a moment to remind all involved that what we are about to see is two teams representing unique regional segments, and sometimes actual ideologies, but that we are in fact, all on the same team.
We are the same.
The outcome of this event, from Pop Warner to the Super Bowl, is not more important than our civility to one another.
We've seen players get rabid and express desire to hurt other.
For those that are serving in the armed forces, those who have voluntarily agreed to put their lives on the line for their nation, take more than you might imagine from the singing of the national anthem. They feel involved, appreciated.
It is a nod to them, a tip of the cap.
Why not sing the national anthem before the game?

So that is what I think of it being sung.
A mistake was made. It wasn't some shrill, intentional disrespectful act. Roseanne Barr.
It was a mistake.

posted by geekyguy at 05:20 PM on February 07

Never Miss a Super Bowl Club Down 1 Member

There can be only one!
For some reason I imagine the 1972 Dolphins sharing champagne over this bit of news . . .

posted by geekyguy at 12:12 PM on February 06

Wisconsin Towel Maker Has Terrible Dilemma

Good work Mr. McArthur. Now how long before an enterprising company in Pennsylvania moves in to steal your Steelers contract?
He never should have put Made In Baraboo, WI on a (sports) product headed out of state.

posted by geekyguy at 03:33 PM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by geekyguy at 11:24 AM on January 27

Green Bay Packers Players Frustrated With Super Bowl Team Photo

Glad to see that this has been corrected. When a team wins a ring, it is pretty amazing the number of people who receive rings. I know a sound engineer that has a ring from the Sacramento Monarchs championship season. Presumably the NFL operates in a similar fashion and any practice squad guys, sales people, management and other regular employees are awarded a ring of sorts.

(Didn't the traded catcher(?) of the San Francisco Giants, who played for the Rangers against them in the World Series, get a ring for having played with the Giants during the regular season?)

If they would be awarded a ring and are still with the team they ought to be included in the photo.

Again, glad this was just an oversight.

posted by geekyguy at 08:25 PM on January 26

Jets Looking Forward to Hitting Hines Ward

I can't really see the league allowing this kind of targeted language. If the same language was said about a QB would it allow that? After all, they are talking about The Pride of South Korea.

posted by geekyguy at 10:27 AM on January 23

Floyd Landis Quits Cycling

Not to mention his health concerns . . .

posted by geekyguy at 09:36 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So he takes the two interceptions in four attempts over two games in Atlanta towards his twenty years in the NFL but, for poster purposes, not so much . . .

posted by geekyguy at 08:27 PM on January 17

Frazier Hire Delayed by Rooney Rule

I wondered about that when they first announced his permanent appointment.

Your move, Dallas Cowboys.

I wonder if this makes Mike Singletary something of a valued token for teams who want to go through the motions before hiring their guy?

posted by geekyguy at 08:45 PM on January 03

Fan Fantasies

I've already opined on the NFL. Less is more.
MLB - how about taking the baskets that the outfielders use as gloves away allowing gloves that are more like batters/golfers gloves. The ball, by the time it gets to the outfield, is no longer traveling as fast as it would to an infielder. This would emphasize precision. Golden Glove indeed.
The suggested MLB change, could really make the game exciting. If the lead-off batter, who successfully base-hits, went left rather than right how it might change the game? If the lead-off guy could set the direction on an inning basis it could really become strategic. Also, it would really confuse girlfriends everywhere.
The suggested NBA foul change is intriguing. NBDL?

posted by geekyguy at 11:10 AM on January 03

Heat Beat Lakers on Christmas Day

Phil Jackson is a genius. Let 'em have the regular season, let 'em believe their hype. Kings fan

posted by geekyguy at 11:34 AM on December 28

Sports Caller Sounding Like Randy Moss Slams Fisher

I call irresponsible journalism. These guys seem interested in becoming part of the story.

posted by geekyguy at 12:24 AM on December 21

Christian Laettner May Play for ABA Team

Very informative article. I learned that Christian Laettner has both a wife and children. Who knew?

posted by geekyguy at 11:24 AM on December 18

Inventor Creates Visible First-Down Laser

This isn't a good idea. American football doesn't need more ways to split hairs and slow down the game. I caught a couple of announcers recently musing about a questionable catch and what would Vince Lombardi have to say about it. Like the announcers, I think he'd be embarrassed. It used to be a game played by men. Starting with Walter Camp's innovations the game has been getting slower and slower with more niggling over inches. The opportunities for strategy that these introduce is hardly worth the effort.

The technology is killing the game and now it is killing the players. The pads, the helmets, they are so effective as to give these physical freaks the delusional belief that they are invincible and they are hitting each other without regard precisely because they are so protected from the pain. The consequences just aren't there. Until they are, after they retire.

Back on topic. When the field official places the ball is still a judgment call, unless we want to start using instant replay for every down.

The NFL should look back a little more, all of this looking forward is ruining their game. Less really can be more.

posted by geekyguy at 07:29 PM on December 16

Favre's streak ends at 297

And, whatever your feelings about Brent, I'll give him credit for not taking the 'ceremonial' start.

This'll also make the one game suspension for the Jen Sterger ordeal seem like less of a story.

posted by geekyguy at 07:32 PM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Gentlest Team Names.

posted by geekyguy at 07:11 PM on December 13

Favre's streak ends at 297

His current streak of 297 consecutive starts is ending . . . it'll be a week before he starts the next one . . .

posted by geekyguy at 06:56 PM on December 13

Chinese Basketball League Increases NBA Imports

阿,我很喜欢篮球。

posted by geekyguy at 06:13 PM on December 09

Drew Carey Cracks on LeBron's Mom

RT

posted by geekyguy at 08:58 PM on December 04

World Cups Awarded to Russia in 2018, Qatar in 2022

It is almost as if FIFA doesn't want futbol to increase in popularity in North America . . .

posted by geekyguy at 11:12 AM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Not Nike concept NFL uniforms. Allegedly.

posted by geekyguy at 01:05 PM on November 27

Nevada Destroys Boise State's Title Hopes

To be fair to Brotzman, his highly lauded team should never have been in that situation. Sure, it was his to win but it was the teams loss. The amount of vitriol being directed at Brotzman is pretty disgusting. He is a kid, playing football. A kid who walked on and has contributed plenty to the winning at Boise State, Brotzman already has broken the school marks for career points, field goals and PATs, consecutive PATs made and single-season punting average.

posted by geekyguy at 11:09 AM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Nate Newton's son, Texas sophomore running back Tre' Newton, has quit citing concerns for his health after suffering multiple concussions during his high school and college careers. Texas will honor his scholarship.

posted by geekyguy at 01:50 PM on November 16

Could title game be TCU vs. Boise State?

No.

posted by geekyguy at 12:12 PM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

All the talk of going low and getting penetration leads a SportsCenter anchor to call him Ben Roethlis*COCK*berger.

posted by geekyguy at 09:10 AM on November 02

Allen Iverson Takes His Talents to Istanbul

I really think that an already hesitant Allen Iverson should have taken his talents to China. He is absolutely revered there and would have massive endorsement opportunities. I'm not confident that this Turkish experiment will end well.
Still, it'll be interesting to watch, eh.

posted by geekyguy at 07:56 PM on October 30

LeBron James' New Nike Commercial: 'Should I Be Who You Want Me To Be?'

Whatever helps you to sleep, dude.

posted by geekyguy at 09:06 PM on October 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Greg Oden is a little bitch.

posted by geekyguy at 12:47 PM on October 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So all the marketing by shoe companies can't be true - or the shoes would be banned. NBA bans performance enhancing Concept 1s. I wonder how Nike/Reebok/Adidas/Li-Ning will spin this . . .

posted by geekyguy at 07:13 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

From the always entertaining Keith and The Girl podcast, episode 1269. This is from the forums discussion about that show.

Quick quiz. The answer is either Football Player or Football. This might help determine who is smarter...

1a) I became upset when the stripper I had been tossing money at onstage decided that money belonged to her, and tried to pick it up. The audacity! So in response I decided to take her head and slam it into the stage floor, and may or may not have had a friend come back and shootup the club... and to my surprise I was suspended! Football Player or Football?

1b) On my way to a meeting with the NFL Commissioner about how I had changed since the incident in question 1a, I decided to stop by ANOTHER strip club, and punched ANOTHER woman in the face... to my surprise I stayed suspended! Football Player or Football?

2) I forgot the names of 3 of my 7 children... although to be fair they are all the same age... I think. Football Player or Football?

3) I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars blindly into the following endeavors: A mouthpiece that makes you run faster, a cosmetic procedure that absorbes oxygen into the skin, and a technology that would replace credit cards with fingerprints... because those obviously sound like real things. Football Player or Football?

4) I was accused of sexual assault and managed to beat the case! Yay me! Only a few months later I then figured nothing could possibly go wrong with cornering a girl (underage this time, but if there's grass on the field play ball! Am I right?!) in a bar bathroom and requesting sexual favors of her... Shoot, I just have no luck at all! Football Player or Football?

5) My average career is 3 years. My average yearly salary is $770,000. That means for my career I make roughly $2.31 Million. Yet, somehow, 8 times out of 10, I'm completely broke about 2 years after I retire... you think maybe it was the 17 Bentleys, 5 child support payments, and the investments in question #3? Football Player or Football?

6) I changed my name from "Johnson" to "Ochocinco" to "Whatever Ochocinco is in Japanese"... wait, that's different than "Ochocinco"? Football Player or Football?

7) I'm Michael Vick. Football Player or Football?

If you answered Football Player to all questions: Congratulations! You have the sense God gave a Football!

If you answered Football to any question: I'm sorry Mr. Favre, please go back and try again. Yes, crayon is fine to use.

posted by geekyguy at 05:58 PM on October 13