Recent Comments by Stan Chin

Laces OUT!

I'm assuming there's been some locker room history that I don't care enough about regarding tonyhomo.com, which I used for entertaining live updates during the game. In which case, so I missed the posting window of opportunity to an aftergame wire story by about a minute. Oh well, whatever.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:44 PM on January 06

Vince Young leads Texas to 41-38 win over USC

Reggie Bush just lost a lot of money. And that's fantastic. Would the Texans take Young #1??

posted by Stan Chin at 12:57 AM on January 05

A coach with a heart and the brains to go with it

Should have called a Hail Mary.

posted by Stan Chin at 02:04 AM on September 27

Saints May Be Gone for Good

Keep the Saints in town? For god's sakes, there's been enough suffering in the Superdome! Honestly, as a Saints fan for most of my life, the true purpose of the team is to bring laughter and a common bond of misery. Yeah yeah, it would be great if the Saints actually won a playoff game or something, but seriously, I think everybody in New Orleans really enjoys how fantastically they lose all the time. They're pretty much our lovable dumb pets in the South. In the hopes of bringing a bit of levity about the situation, here's some jokes I've personally heard from New Orleans evacuees/ Saints fans in the last week (yes, most of which lost homes and are grieving): What's the difference between the Saints Offensive Line and the Levees? The Levees held up for at least one blitz. They couldn't evacuate everyone? Couldn't they have started a Saints game? City would have emptied out in an hour. "Wow, that's the first time anybody from New Orleans has been in that endzone." ...etc. etc. Yeah I know, people horrifically died. But jokes help. That's why we need the Saints around.

posted by Stan Chin at 09:27 PM on September 04

North Carolina Wins National Championship

It's the Battle of the "Blame it on the Refs" arguments: Sean May's charging vs. the illegal Illinois screen!

posted by Stan Chin at 11:13 PM on April 04

Texas politician battles sexy cheerleading

I'm pretty sure that High School Cheerleaders really don't need bootylicious "breaking down" to be considered objects of male sexual fantasy.

posted by Stan Chin at 08:31 PM on March 18

'I like the smell of my grape ball'

Someday, my dream of a giant Tootsie Roll Lollipop that doubles as a bowling ball will finally come true.

posted by Stan Chin at 12:22 PM on March 14

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are to no longer be under Disney's wing.

I'm rooting for the Anaheim Emilios Estevez. And according to IMDB, the Mighty Ducks FOUR is in production for a 2005 release.

posted by Stan Chin at 11:28 PM on February 25

Tying winning to player salaries -- could it work?

Man, Corey Dillon would have totally gone bezerker Last Boy Scout style on the Bengals with a machine gun if this was done in the NFL.

posted by Stan Chin at 04:28 PM on February 24

Artest asks for time off to promote rap album

What a coincidence! I'm looking to retire from my struggling musician job to become a multi-millionaire professional athlete!

posted by Stan Chin at 12:03 AM on November 11

World Series Game 4

I blame Scott Stapp and Jimmy Fallon.

posted by Stan Chin at 11:09 PM on October 27

World Series Game 3

Not really caring that badly, I would really like Boston to lose the next two games, thus having the 'other shoe drop' to the freaking-out Red Sox Nation, then wrapping it up in an apocalyptic celebration at Fenway.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:56 PM on October 26

World Series Game 3

That Leon bit? Now you've just gone too far.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:18 PM on October 26

Just shoe it

Upon further review, I realize now that the Nike commercial would have worked whether they won or lost. Which makes it an even better commercial. The question is however, if they have a World Series edit where the geezers have heartattacks and die from happiness.... or despair.

posted by Stan Chin at 08:35 AM on October 21

This is it

There's a shot of a couple of young Boston fans watching a game in the stands. The years tick by on the bottom, just heart break after heartbreak. The Boston fans get older and older.... until finally, they're a bunch of geezers. The year says 2004, and the Sox just won. The geezers are in complete disbelief. "Just Do It"

posted by Stan Chin at 11:37 PM on October 20

This is it

Holy shit, how long has Nike had that commercial waiting??!?

posted by Stan Chin at 11:32 PM on October 20

This is it

I really, really enjoy seeing Arod strike out now for some reason. More so than before.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:39 PM on October 20

This is it

Well, at least it's gotten interesting again. Can't really cement that "best series" ever thing without a riveting game 7.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:20 PM on October 20

This is it

Heeeere we go.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:13 PM on October 20

This is it

Hmm..... I've got a bad feeeling about this. Yankees seem to be ready to go nuts.

posted by Stan Chin at 10:06 PM on October 20

$8.6M worth of passion?

I'm sure in a few years we'll all be hanging out, and saying to Ricky, "Hey man, do you remember that time when you were so high you retired from football? Good times, good times."

posted by Stan Chin at 05:30 PM on October 06

New ESPN College GameDay site for 2004

Hold on, is he still offering that free trip from last year?

posted by Stan Chin at 10:32 PM on August 30

Not the kind of firsts they wanted:

In every sappy sports movie I've seen, they have to lose their first game. Then this ragtag group of ballers will finally begin to gel from Larry Brown's unorthodox teaching methods, culminating in the ultimate defeat of their arch rivals at Cobra Kai Karate School.

posted by Stan Chin at 04:45 PM on August 03

Ricky isn't running anymore.

Also, I'll give $50 to the Newspaper sportswriter who prints the headline, "Ricky Runs No More, Dedicates Life to Weblog."

posted by Stan Chin at 01:11 PM on July 25

Ricky isn't running anymore.

I blame the haircut.

posted by Stan Chin at 01:03 PM on July 25

Pistons!

I just really enjoy saying "It's getting Darko, it's time to go home!" whenever they put him in.

posted by Stan Chin at 08:53 AM on June 16

Wow... that's in pretty poor taste there dude. Please make a note that it's only funny if you know, his daughter lived.

posted by Stan Chin at 11:02 AM on May 25

Andy Roddick: tennis superstar, hero.

Damn, I was expecting that Roddick had to make water balloons from the hotel swimming pool and lob them up the floors with his racket to quench the fire. Highly dissapointed.

posted by Stan Chin at 12:20 AM on May 03

University of Alabama: Our satellite schools are better than your Number 1 Seed.

Also, if you didn't watch the game, there was some creepy twin ESP action going on at UAB. The behind the back lob twin-to-twin was insane.

posted by Stan Chin at 06:18 PM on March 21

They're not loving it.

[derail] Anybody seen that McDonald's "I'm Lovin It" Commercial where these young hip urban individual(z) are playing basketball, but here's the MCWORRRLD part of it -- on rollerblades! I doubt this sport actually exists, and google results I believe are planted propaganda for this fantasy. Can anybody verify this sport exists? Does it look as stupid as it does on the commercials? I'm not doubting a Rollerbasketball game can exist mind you. Hey, it could happen. MCWORRRRRRRRLD!!!

posted by Stan Chin at 03:15 PM on January 19

Whoah, waitaminute... there's an ESPN Gamer site?

Instead you can discuss this completely insane article discussing the finer points of statistics for video game gridiron players. Writing for this site has to be the best job in the world. "I had a good game of Madden today, I'll write an entire article about it."

posted by Stan Chin at 07:45 PM on August 21

Whoah, waitaminute... there's an ESPN Gamer site?

... and I completely missed that post from a week ago about video gaming. Fuck it.

posted by Stan Chin at 07:37 PM on August 21

Yea Alabama, without Mike Price...

(Lyrics of "Yea Alabama" Fight Song, slightly modified. Ah, college.)

posted by Stan Chin at 02:53 PM on May 03

Sports Movies.

Over the Top and No Holds Barred!!! OH YEAH!! Really, can you even come close to the excitement of a rags to riches story of a professional arm wrestler? I don't think you even comprehend the immaculate power of this movie.

posted by Stan Chin at 01:59 PM on March 21

ESPN.com to redesign,

The video quality is quite good if you're on cable. At first I was skeptical but now after seeing how pretty the video is I'm all for it.

posted by Stan Chin at 06:01 PM on February 17

Arr Matey! It's the pirate bowl!

Here you go Grum. I was actually researching it for a MeFi post the other day. Yeah, researching. (I believe millerlite.com has a quicktime version)

posted by Stan Chin at 03:44 PM on January 20

Completely Snookered.

http://www.coachfransux.com/ Well that was certainly quick.

posted by Stan Chin at 03:00 PM on December 06

Completely Snookered.

Much better article just released on espn.com by Ivan Maisel.

posted by Stan Chin at 09:31 PM on December 05

Completely Snookered.

Yes, this is the team I follow, excuse the bias, but the good thing is that I've been following this story. Before this came about, many Alabama fans truly believed this man was the second coming of Bear Bryant. There was a very extensive hoopla during the LSU game last month when Fran was shown leaning up against the goalposts "just like Bryant did." This simple act was talked about and praised for weeks. No really, I'm serious. The major forums are under meltdown mode at the moment. The Alabama Student Senate unaminously passed this resolution today. Former Alabama player John Croyle (who's son Brodie is the highly-regarded star sophmore QB) said on the radio: "Coach Fran asked all those boys to hold onto the rope," he said, referring to the team's slogan in 2001. "They did and he let go and left." Several top-ranked recruits have pulled out of their commitments today. Since Alabama was blindsided, Athletic Director Mal Moore doesn't even have a list of potential coaching candidates.

posted by Stan Chin at 08:53 PM on December 05

AS Roma has its new official homepage up!

Speaking of Soccer, here's a pretty good Penalty Kick game (login as guest) courtesy of Roby Baggio's disturbingly well executed site. I wasted a good two hours on this, winning 10 cups, before I realized that it was repeating itself with no end. I wanted to make this a MeFi post but I figured it would be better suited here, before I was confronted with the bastard delay system.

posted by Stan Chin at 01:20 AM on December 04