I'd be willing to bet Zidane can still outplay almost anyone in the MLS today. Does that mean he should come over here and play? No. He's had a brilliant career, and in my opinion it would be tarnishing that legacy to play in the U.S. at this point in his life. Stay retired, my man. You've already done it all.
posted by lex2000 at 02:09 PM on February 09
People seriously need to get over the Colts leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night. It was a long time ago, and it simply doesn't matter now. Get a life.
posted by lex2000 at 08:01 PM on February 05
Yo, igottheblues...that is the best comment on this entire thread.
posted by lex2000 at 07:43 PM on February 05
I knew A League players didn't get paid a lot, but this is one way to make up for it that I never would have dreamed up.
posted by lex2000 at 01:59 PM on January 24
Good point diastematic. I'm a big baseball fan, but building a new stadium here just doesn't make any sense when we'd likely draw a crappy team in the first place. Rose Garden is all ready to go. You're right, and I've been saying this for years, it's a no brainer. While I do love going to baseball games, Triple A just doesn't cut it for me. I like the Winter Hawks, too, but I'd do almost anything to have an NHL team in the Rose Garden than the WHL. I think the city, both the government side and the general populace, would feel a hell of a lot better about getting behind an NHL team than an MLB team. It just makes more sense all the way around. I say bring 'em on.
posted by lex2000 at 04:37 PM on January 04
Portland...Oregon. (Maine can keep its AHL team.) I'm amazed that there is no West Coast team between San Jose and Vancouver. NorCal, Oregon and Washington is one heck of a gap... I've thought about this a lot. The Rose Garden is most definitely NHL ready. However, Portland has the WHL's Winter Hawks (which has high caliber players) who have a pretty loyal following. It's still juniors, though, so I say bring on the big dogs. Since the allegedly anti-hockey Paul Allen no longer has anything to do with the Rose Garden's management a stronger case could be made for bringing an NHL team to Portland and moving the WHL team elsewhere. A couple of issues still linger: - Would Portland support an NHL team? - Would bringing the NHL to Portland interfere with the City's desire to bring in a Major League Baseball team (thus shelving any serious talks about the NHL)?
posted by lex2000 at 03:11 PM on January 03
Portland Portland Portland Portland. Maine or Oregon? Rene. Think she'd go for it?
posted by lex2000 at 02:28 PM on January 03
Portland Portland Portland Portland. Maine or Oregon?
posted by lex2000 at 02:15 PM on January 03
I guess you are what your record says you are. I like this one: "They are better than their record shows."
posted by lex2000 at 07:10 PM on January 02
Having the most wins is no exoneration for past poor behavior. No one was giving him a pass for his past behavior. However, name one coach who hasn't exhibited "poor behavior" even once in their career. Name one coach who hasn't grabbed a player or gotten in their face to get them focused or fired up. People tend to overemphasize a few situations where Knight lost his cool and just never forgive or forget about them. If you don't get on a player's back once in a while they're not going to learn and they're not going to be effective.
posted by lex2000 at 03:40 PM on January 02
There is more to greatness than winning. People like Knight (and his fans) will never get that, though. This couldn't be further from the truth. I've had the privilege of meeting Coach Knight on several occasions from the years that I attended Indiana University. The man isn't the most outwardly nice person you'll ever meet, but he does understand what it takes to be a great player, and, more important, a great student and person.
posted by lex2000 at 03:34 PM on January 02
The Colts Super Bowl Chatter certainly has died down. And I'm all for it.
posted by lex2000 at 03:55 AM on December 31
One of the most expensive BART tickets the Giants organization has ever purchased for an employee. This move was smart, especially since Schmidt is gone. However, the Giants have made several other mistakes in personnel choices so far in the off-season. Re-signing Bonds was only one of them.
posted by lex2000 at 03:49 AM on December 31
I agree the situation is BS. However, Texan, it is a subject worthy of conversation. Sorry to shatter your few hours of pride about an internet forum. If it was any other coach this certainly wouldn't have mattered. I'm glad the player and his parents have been so forthright about this "situation".
posted by lex2000 at 07:34 PM on November 14
I couldn't believe this hadn't been posted yet, but then I thought, maybe others don't think this is that big of a deal either?
posted by lex2000 at 05:48 PM on November 14
I don't think you were in St. Louis in the 80s. I'm pretty sure 90% of us would have put down the deposit on the Ryder trucks to move Bill Bidwell and his sorry band of jackasses out of town. No, I wasn't. I was in Indianapolis. And we dealt with a sorry bunch of years, but I never once wanted them to leave. Not once. I've stuck by ever since they left Baltimore, and now loyalty is paying off.
posted by lex2000 at 07:28 PM on November 09
This sounds like it could be one final push to twist the city's arm into a better deal or help with the infrastructure expenditures. No one in SF wants to lose the Niners to Santa Clara - there's too much pride at stake. Zachaweenus, moving the team to Santa Clara is a big deal to the residents of San Francisco. No city likes to lose its team, even if it is still in the general area.
posted by lex2000 at 11:57 AM on November 09
No, the triathlons Lance competed in in his teenage years were not Ironmans.
posted by lex2000 at 01:44 PM on November 06
Bill, strippers and hookers ain't the same thing. Plus, nothing in the article said he paid for it, right?
posted by lex2000 at 12:39 PM on October 06
Thanks for revising your post. Editorial posts aren't really necessary.
posted by lex2000 at 12:37 PM on October 06
Yeah, no kidding. I'm still paying for my degree 12 years after the fact.
posted by lex2000 at 02:46 PM on September 27
They must have an insane amount of money because they keep expanding the number of campuses they have, too.
posted by lex2000 at 01:53 PM on September 27
By the way, when I wrote "judgment" above, I meant about the situation/story, not the man.
posted by lex2000 at 01:41 PM on September 27
This is not a trend. This is just the way things are. It's only a matter of time before corporate logos are more prominent on helmets and jerseys than team logos.
posted by lex2000 at 01:30 PM on September 27
Okay, NOW they've gone too far. (FYI, I know this is from yesterday, but I didn't get around to posting it.)
posted by lex2000 at 12:29 PM on September 27
Just as with many other aspects of life people are so quick to come up with their own conclusions of what happened based on limited and/or incomplete information. Just as has been said above by others, let's hold judgment until the facts are straighter and fewer blanks left to be filled. For the sake of dialogue, though, IF the report is true, the fact that some people would exhibit their schadenfreude (nice word, btw) is saddening but hardly shocking.
posted by lex2000 at 11:58 AM on September 27
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was thinking about this.
posted by lex2000 at 02:29 PM on September 26
Another reason that LA fans are not as die hard as the rest of the country is because we actually have other things going on here. Yeah, because no other city has anything else to do but weave in and out of the cows and the rows of corn on their way to a game. I mean, there's just nothing else going on outside of L.A. What a bunch of crap.
posted by lex2000 at 03:57 PM on September 22
Granted, this is something Musburger probably should not have done, but does anyone think giving that bit of info out would really have a dramatic effect on the game?
posted by lex2000 at 05:04 PM on September 19
Pat Forde hits the nail on the head.
posted by lex2000 at 04:48 PM on September 19
I think season-long suspensions are a bit of an extreme suggestion, not to mention unrealistic. The officials definitely blew it, but I don't think the mistakes warrant losing their positions for the remainder of the season or even their careers.
posted by lex2000 at 11:35 AM on September 19
No matter which side of this game you were on it was obvious Oregon didn't come up with the ball on that play (even though they touched the ball prematurely in the first place). That was one of the worst calls I've seen in a while, even worse than last year's "football move"-interception-fumble-incomplete pass by Polamalu (this all coming from both a Ducks fan AND a Colts fan). While no amount of apologies can rectify the fact that the Sooners still get a '1' in the 'L' column, I think the suspensions are justified.
posted by lex2000 at 06:55 PM on September 18
This makes two times in one week that blasts from the pasts come back to Bay Area sports. Next thing you know McGuire will re-sign with the A's for their playoff bid...
posted by lex2000 at 01:09 PM on August 29
Um...excuse me, but what in the hell are the Raiders thinking on this one?
posted by lex2000 at 06:41 PM on August 28
I even developed a case of rectal glaucoma today just so I could watch the game, and this is what I got. Possibly the best post on the thread so far.
posted by lex2000 at 12:27 PM on June 22
The Americans dont even belong there even Trinidad and Tobago would kick their ass. Did you happen to watch any of the U.S. matches last World Cup?
posted by lex2000 at 02:33 PM on June 13
Like I said, this doesn't mean they're better. I personally don't give a damn about the rankings, however I thought the SI article was worth bringing up. It doesn't give any background on how the rankings are determined, nor their importance in the greater scheme of things. I thought it was pretty weak.
posted by lex2000 at 01:44 PM on May 17
That is definitely true, I just thought SI's timing and wording was a little off the mark.
posted by lex2000 at 12:47 PM on May 17
How can this truly be considered a setback when the U.S. team is still ranked above England, France and Portugal, as well as being tied with Spain? Sure, this doesn't mean the U.S. team is actually better or will win against these teams in the World Cup, but still, this ranking isn't really a setback. Not even a minor one.
posted by lex2000 at 12:17 PM on May 17
I have a crusty old Giants hat in the closet. I wonder what I could get for that if I auctioned off my Giants loyalty? I bet I could fetch at least a couple of cents. ha ha. ha. yeah.
posted by lex2000 at 04:37 PM on May 04
luther70: Yes, that happened in 1977 I think.
posted by lex2000 at 06:02 PM on May 01
I have a great sense of humor. What you said simply wasn't humorous.
posted by lex2000 at 03:21 PM on April 17
Yo, irunfromclones, what about Golden State? They're in the Bay, and they aren't even the worst team in the league anymore!
posted by lex2000 at 06:54 PM on April 14
They already tried it in Vancouver, tommytrump. Where do you think Memphis was before they moved to Tennessee?
posted by lex2000 at 06:51 PM on April 14
I agree with markovitch. The Sonics will end up here in Portland, right after we kiss those lame asses goodbye. The sooner the better.
posted by lex2000 at 06:49 PM on April 14
As a die hard Indy fan, I have to say I'm stoked about this deal, even though I equate getting an ex-Pat with Damon and Clemens going to New York. I mean, who in the hell shanks a game-deciding FG in a freaking dome?
posted by lex2000 at 01:12 PM on March 22
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