Recent Comments by rushmc

Baseball versus Cricket

Best. Comment. Ever.

posted by rushmc at 06:16 PM on October 09

Mike Tyson's Downward Spiral Continues.

>>The only thing the former Heavyweight Champion never had was peace of mind. Then maybe he should have spent a little time working on that. He's mentally and morally deficient, and the sooner he drops from the public's radar, the better.

posted by rushmc at 07:55 AM on January 02

Knight gets win No. 880, passing Smith

There is more to greatness than winning. People like Knight (and his fans) will never get that, though.

posted by rushmc at 07:50 AM on January 02

Knight passes Rupp as Texas Tech wins

Hate him.

posted by rushmc at 09:16 AM on December 10

2005 NBA DRAFT.

Stoudemire's a headcase though. Hes a great shooter but hes been known to leave the practice court early when hes upset. He is far from a headcase. He's just focused like a demon. He should start at PG for the Hawks next season and do very well for them (though he needs more help than they can currently offer, for sure).

posted by rushmc at 10:55 AM on June 30

When the going gets rough, the parents just teach their kids to quit.

putting down a team 24-0 in baseball is cruel Nonsense. One of the most important lessons one can learn in life (and it's best learned early) is that one will rarely win just by showing up. And that there will always be people who are better than you are at everything.

posted by rushmc at 09:43 AM on June 22

"If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?"

Will we reach a point where even genetic modification is a normal occurrence, and sports stars are formulated rather than trained? Yes, inevitably.

posted by rushmc at 11:17 AM on April 19

American Cyclist Must Save Face

If you worked in an office or a shop or something and you turned up after a summer vacation with a full-facial tattoo, you would expect your boss to be slightly upset, no? Yes, by all means, we must live our lives for our masters... I think that facial tattoo is the 2nd stupidest thing ever. Removing it, leaving oneself scarred and disfigured simply to placate a corporate sponsor is the stupidest.

posted by rushmc at 07:13 PM on March 22

There is this thing.

Arizona to win.

posted by rushmc at 10:19 AM on March 19

Awesome, baby!

Arizona is going to surprise at tournament time this year.

posted by rushmc at 02:59 PM on February 08

Holyfield should give it up

$$

posted by rushmc at 07:33 PM on November 14

The games writers play

Why is writing about sport seen as a lower form of writing in the rest of the English-speaking world? Hemingway, Roth, Updike - nothing lightweight about them. It's not the writers that are small, but the subject. And there's a lot of truth to what owlhouse notes, as well.

posted by rushmc at 12:29 PM on October 10

Not the kind of firsts they wanted:

See how you had to spell Bill Murray's name out? Well, if it helps, I ALWAYS think "BM" when I think of Bill Murray...

posted by rushmc at 10:25 AM on August 04

Blame Canada

Good on him.

posted by rushmc at 09:17 AM on July 23

The best part of the year is creeping closer.

I predict this will be a banner year for Arizona. They have one of--if not the--hardest schedules in the country to prepare them for tournament time, some senior leadership, two world championships team members, and the memory of last year's fiasco to fuel them. LINK

posted by rushmc at 10:02 AM on July 20

Rob Pelinka. Agent. Fall Guy

"He was getting death threats. Death threats. Over a minor issue related to a ball game. Has anyone else noticed that virtually every time someone does something, anything, that garners negative press attention, they are receiving "death threats"? What a society.

posted by rushmc at 10:13 AM on July 14

Bob Knight is in trouble again.

Bobby Knight is an idiot and should be recognized for the liability that he is and put out of basketball.

posted by rushmc at 11:00 AM on February 04

He will regret leaving Arizona out by March.

posted by rushmc at 10:24 PM on January 22

So now, in addition to his gambling sins, he admits that he's been lying nonstop for 15 years? And this is supposed to make things better?? What hypocrisy.

posted by rushmc at 02:12 PM on January 06

USC gets ripped off

Go, LSU!

posted by rushmc at 08:16 PM on December 07

Michael Dickerson Retires.

This is very sad. Dickerson was a great and skilled competitor (and he went with the best school in the country, so I don't know what you're smoking).

posted by rushmc at 09:40 PM on October 27

Cubs fan outs self.

I'll disrupt any professional sporting event for 3 free months in a Florida resort.

posted by rushmc at 11:19 AM on October 16

Fourth times a charm?

From lilnemo's article: "Jason Terry is one of the most underrated players in the NBA." I think that is the key thought here.

posted by rushmc at 06:46 AM on September 15

Pauley Pavillion Floor to be named "John and Nell Wooden Court".

I guess the UofA started a trend with the "Lute and Bobbi Olsen Court" a few years back.

posted by rushmc at 09:27 AM on August 06

Big Worm comeback?

I read an article recently that claimed he was in terrible shape (visibly). And mentally wacked. Given that and his behavioral track record, a comeback seems unlikely.

posted by rushmc at 10:04 PM on July 18

How do you grade the 2003 NBA draft?

The Lakers did well (go, Walton!)...Minnesota got crap.

posted by rushmc at 11:56 AM on June 27

/cheer Arizona alumnus! Richard Jefferson ain't doing too badly either.

posted by rushmc at 11:52 PM on April 20

Who is Texas paying? And who did Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas forget to pay?

Arizona over Oklahoma in the final. By 15.

posted by rushmc at 11:43 AM on March 17

Don't send mail to Roy Williams.

He's not thinking clearly, poor guy. His mind is clouded with terror as the date of his meeting with my Arizona Wildcats draws ever nearer....

posted by rushmc at 09:40 PM on December 10