And thats just not right that they limited track time to other so much. thats just wrong. I don't know if its just this olympics or what, but this should not be allowed.
posted by aacheson at 12:57 PM on February 13
Man, all the padding in the world couldn't have saved that guy. That was horrible. Awful. Plexiglass the whole damn thing would make a huge difference.
posted by aacheson at 12:54 PM on February 13
Ouch. I bet her joints hurt at night.
posted by aacheson at 09:22 PM on December 22
Well, the Chinese TV reenactment seems to show her weilding a driver, so its GOT to be the truth!
posted by aacheson at 07:55 PM on December 04
Most men buy Cadillacs. Its more of a guy car than gal car. Thats what I meant.
Tselson, that was hilarious.
posted by aacheson at 12:26 AM on December 04
Did you hear Tiger is changing his name to Cheetah Woods?
posted by aacheson at 10:11 PM on December 03
I think he has a great body-very toned and strong and muscular and lean. A sexy body.
posted by aacheson at 08:48 PM on December 03
Some women are that shallow, this is true. I thought it was a stupid comment because, first of all he made it sound like the vast majority of women only like him because he's rich. Being a woman and also knowing LOTS of women, all of my friends that care about Tiger like him because he's got a great body, he is an exciting golfer to watch (as exciting as golf can be, at least,) he makes the game interesting, and as I stated before, he appeared to be a family man. Its not the money women like-although he makes money because women and men like him. Does that make sense?
I bet that most people who buy the stuff that Tiger pushes (Tagheur watches, Cadillacs, nike golf crap) are men, not women, so I doubt that will affect him much.
On an aside, why do these men always pick such embarassing mistresses?
As for being one of the tragic oldies that is back (you're only 7 in front of me, yrfatma-awesome) I lurk occasionally but most of the sports-talk here is waaay beyond my pay grade. Thus, I rarely post. But this, I can discuss. Not straight sports stuff here.
posted by aacheson at 05:14 PM on December 03
"And as long as Tiger is a billionaire, it's doubtful his popularity with women will fall off at all. "
Dude, apthomason, did you REALLY just say that??? Wow. Do you really think women are that shallow? Methinks you're probably not married...and apparently for good reason.
I am a woman and I adore Tiger first and foremost for his mad golfing skills. An added bonus was the wholesome person he isand his obvious love and support of his wife, kids, and mom & Dad. Now, I'm not feeling that love for him. Nope, not gonna buy my husband any more Nike golf schwag anymore.
I will still love watching him play golf, but now, in my book, he's a DOUCHEBAG as rcade and others keep suggesting.
It makes me laugh to think if Elin going after him with a golf club...guess it was the closest thing on hand. The bastard is lucky he doesn't play baseball for a living.
posted by aacheson at 12:48 PM on December 03
I can totally see your thinking yerfatma. But I think this is cool. This guy isn't harming anything. He hypes everyone up, helps people have a good time, get's people into it, helps people laugh. And it gives a seemingly cool guy a cool job we're all jealous of.
posted by aacheson at 11:31 AM on June 06
wfrazerjr, I know of a LOT of people who were married and discovered they were gay after a while. A family in my high school-had 10 kids, married over 40 years and the mom discovered she way gay after all that.... Many people don't realize it-they hide it so deep that they don't know it. It happens more than most think.
posted by aacheson at 11:33 AM on October 27
There will be less football in my house, thank god. We don't have cable so we won't get MNF, and we don't get good reception for the station getting SNF, so we won't have that, either. I'm jumping for joy. Poor msacheson though!
posted by aacheson at 03:24 PM on April 19
Yeah, they may be ugly. But I bet they still get some all over the place from groupies.
posted by aacheson at 10:37 AM on March 31
I love it, "Suck Latrell Sprewell's (Expletive) Night. " Great stuff in Simmons. So , the woman just said he should watch his language cuz there are kids around. That definitely doesn't deserve the tongue lashing. What a (expletive)!
posted by aacheson at 02:35 PM on December 08
Man, that guy is just such a fine, upstanding guy. I was so very disappointed when he left the warriors. What a loss.
posted by aacheson at 02:33 PM on December 08
"I just don't know about doping and cycling." I don't understand what the question is....where is the grey line here? Some of your are against getting rid of dopers because it would bankrupt or ruin the sport. It's not a friggin real sport you're watching, people, if everyone is on dope!!! It's dope competing against dope-not people against people! It's got nothing to do with finesse and talent and working hard and mind over body and all that stuff that sports competitions are supposed to be about. You're not watching real people...you're watching who got what better drugs. That's no sport.
posted by aacheson at 02:32 PM on December 02
Yes, "You still have to hit the ball," but Giambi has made his NAME by hitting the heck out of it, like Bonds has (for the most part.) The yanks don't pay him all that $ for just his good looks...they're paying for the big hitting and that is being accomplished by cheating. I hope they do something very serious to these guys. Not monetary fines...who cares when you make as much as them...I'm talking banning from the sport, banning from the hall of fame, make the union accept random drug tests or tests before and after EACH GAME. Stuff like that...is the only way to get them clean.
posted by aacheson at 02:24 PM on December 02
That is classic. What a great prank!!
posted by aacheson at 10:01 AM on December 01
See, I'm so important that I post it twice!
posted by aacheson at 01:30 PM on September 14
There should have been more security as the Rangers requested. And Oakland fans can be real a-holes (although I usually save the generalization for Raiders fans. Not A's fans.) But there's no excuse for being a big baby and throwing a temper tantrum. I usually think lawsuits for injury are frivilous, but in this case, it's probably warrented. What a big, fat baby.
Well, billsaysthis, I disagree. I think she nailed what was wrong with this trial on the head. She got them all. The arrogant ball player, the court system that allows the destroying of people, hyper-agressive, media hungry, well paid laywers, incompetent judges and clerks, rabid media, and a woman of dubious morals who may or may not be lying, but is destroyed nevertheless. Whom do we blame?
posted by aacheson at 01:08 PM on September 03
Wow Skot, that was GREAT. She nailed it on the HEAD. Thanks!
posted by aacheson at 05:45 PM on September 02
Pivo, very good points. Esp. about the defense team doing their job. Which they did, very well. Also I agree that "Personally, I have no concrete idea if he is innocent or guilty of the charges, though I would guess I skew towards consensual sex with twists and perhaps some regret in hindsight " except I would add that Kobe has a great disregard for the woman and what was going on with her while they were having sex. That's fairly evident. And yes, I am very upset about the judge and clerks and everyone and their brother who leaked things, and let her name slip and for letting info about her sex life and mental health to get out in public. They should get most of the blame. What a bunch of idiots. But the point of the thread was what will happen to him now re; endorsements and the court of public opinon. And I'm stating my opinion of him. Not of his defense team. Not of the prosecution. Not of her. Of him. And what he did. And how he thinks and how he acted.
posted by aacheson at 01:39 PM on September 02
Fine, alleged victim. My mistake. As I said before, I think he's a scumbag because: 1. He let his defense lawyer argue to allow her past sexual history as relevant. It's not and never should be in a rape case. 2. Because he had sex with a woman and was too much of an arrogant boor to realize that she wasn't enjoying it so much that she thought she was being raped. A fact that he acknowledges. 3. He let his team paint her as a psycho, drug addicated slut out for his money. No, Kobe isn't responsible for getting it on with her or her coming up to his room (and she admitted that she went up there to make out with him.) Or for her actions before they met. He's responsible for letting his defense team slander her, for being such a pig that he didn't care if she was wanting sex or not, and for ruining her life-however indirectly. I think that this is a difference between the way men view it and the way women do. My main thing is that he acknowledges that he saw it as consensual and she didn't. That a rather big gap in views. What does that say about him and the way he views the women he sleeps around with?
posted by aacheson at 01:20 PM on September 02
I'd argue that her life is ruined a hellov a lot more than his is. She's now seen as a psycho, drug addicated slut out for his money. Plus she's got the mental baggage that she thinks she was raped. He's a still a rich ball player who happens to sleep around outside his marriage, keeps his wife and his contract to play ball, and will probably have to pay her some $$ out of his millions. Poor guy.
posted by aacheson at 12:40 PM on September 02
Grum@work, I say he's still a sleezeball because he let his defense lawyer argue to allow her past sexual history as relevant. Because there were leaks from the defense that are inexcusable. Because he screws women outside his marriage. Because he now apologizes now that he's won. (how big of him.) Because he had sex with a woman and was too much of an arrogant boor to realize that DUH! she wasn't enjoying it!! Imagine having sex with a woman and not realizing she wasn't enjoying it so much that she construed it as rape. What a disgusting pig. That's why I feel that way. That's why he's "ruined in the court of public opinion." However, unfortuantely a great many people out there will still idolize him, even though he's a sleezeball for the reasons I discussed above.
posted by aacheson at 12:37 PM on September 02
And I will never buy anything that sponsors that bastard, ever again. (Although I realize that I'm not exactly the demographic they care about.)
posted by aacheson at 10:51 AM on September 02
What pisses me off is this apology. Even if it was required by the victim. After her repuatation is destroyed, it's "accidentally" leaked that she had drug and mental problems and that she had sex with lots of other men and her name AND address, and now Kobe acts like he's just so SORRY this all happened. He's just so SAD for her that he life is ruined and he gets to continue making millions and keep his trophy wife. It's easy to be the good guy when your ass just got saved. I don't know what happened in the room, of course. But I do know that how many men a women sleeps with and whether or not she's taken drugs or seen a shrink has NOTHING to do with her being raped or not. And destroying her in public, "accidentally" or not, is unacceptable. I hope his defense laywer as well as Kobe has a hard time sleeping at night. (I won't hold my breath on that on.) No wonder more women don't come forward when raped. Would you if your life was destroyed, it was implied you are a mentally unbalanced, drug addled slut, your sex life made public, your health records made public, and you name and address splashed across the internet? I sure wouldn't. He's a fricking sleezeball, if he did it or not.
posted by aacheson at 10:50 AM on September 02
I would have thrown her off the boat. Like rcade said, there's a BIG difference between everyone trying their best and still coming in last and being in the lead until one of your mates stops completely and you lose. Totally and completely unforgivable. These women have put aside their lives for this, and this woman ruins it all for them because she can't handle the stress? What the hell is she doing there in the first place??? (I was once climbing down the cables on the back of Half Dome in Yosemite, as a storm was approaching with lightning (the cables are steel...not a good place to be in a lightning storm) and there was a woman, frozen, blocking everyone from coming down the cables. We couldn't go past her because she was grabbing both cables and blocking the whole pathway down, so our only option was to go outside the cables and around her, which is really scary and dangerous-especially with wind and water on the mountain. We all waited paitently for a while then started yelling at her to at least just hold onto one side of the cables so we can go around her inside them, and her husband screams up "My wife is afraid of heights!" We all looked at each other, and in unison, screamed back "THEN WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING ON HALF DOME???" No, it's not the same thing...but it's the same idea. My point is, don't put yourself in a situation where you know there's a good chance you might freeze and cause harm (mental or physical) to others. )
posted by aacheson at 12:28 PM on August 24
Ugh. This guy is as smart as my left toe and he is thinking about running? Jesus, and I though Gov. Arnold was bad.
posted by aacheson at 10:16 AM on July 13
Exactly, rocketman. I totally agree. They are blaming the media scrutiny...but I would think that that would make them angry and want to work even harder to show the media how wrong they are. I don't think it would affect them aversely. Additionally, I think they would all stop the drugs cold turkey when all the scrutiny is on them...becuase who could they trust now? How would they get them without someone being out to get them? What if the USADA suddenly decides to test them? I bet they stopped as soon as this whole Balco thing broke a few months ago.
posted by aacheson at 10:12 AM on July 13
I think (hope) rocketman was joking.
posted by aacheson at 01:48 PM on July 12
"Perhaps it was the stress of fighting doping allegations. Maybe it was the physical and emotional strains of motherhood. Or perhaps time, and a new generation of sprinters, are finally catching up with her" Perhaps it's clean blood that did it to her.
posted by aacheson at 10:40 AM on July 12
Sucks having to qualify relying on just yourself and training, doesn't it? I'm sure it's the first thought going through everyone's mind. Amazing how hard it is without the drugs, eh?
posted by aacheson at 10:35 AM on July 12
Someone with manbreasts the size of Phil's shouldn't be allowed to wear those shirts that show them off so badly. That said, I'm happy for him. Even though this means that I have to hear msacheson continue to bitch that he didn't pick up Phil for his fantasy golf team when he had a chance to do so.
posted by aacheson at 01:04 PM on April 13
Race walking....a good candidate for the "sport or not a sport" discussion in the locker room.
posted by aacheson at 02:45 PM on February 24
Hmmm, now that I've seen the video, I think that either #1, it was staged or #2, she was so overwhelmed she couldn't handle it. Wow.
posted by aacheson at 02:44 PM on February 24
I don't know about proposing in public places-it worked for me! msacheson proposed to me in public in front of a bunch of folks, but not that many! God, I can't imagine his humiliation. If I were her, if I cared for him AT ALL, I would have said Yes and then afterwards with more privacy, said No. That is just too harsh.
posted by aacheson at 02:40 PM on February 24
check out Mr. Sandman Jr.'s link and look at the front of Justin's pants. I think he didn't fully shake things out when he tinkled before the show.
posted by aacheson at 11:51 PM on February 04
Mmmmm....David Beckham. Yummy.
posted by aacheson at 07:17 PM on January 08
God DAMN IT. Marc and I have to start logging off after visiting SpoFi. I keep posting as him. I posted the above, not msacheson. Although I know he doesn't underestimate a nice pair of tailored pants either...
posted by aacheson at 12:26 PM on December 02
Yes, he's hot. But not in a traditional model type sense. When he smiles, wow....he has an amazing smile. He has an astounding body with wide shoulders and is very very fit. He dresses well. Mostly though, it's that smile. Boy howdy!
posted by aacheson at 12:27 PM on December 01
Do you think she will sign a pre-nup? :)
posted by aacheson at 09:20 PM on November 29
Damn! There goes my chance to hook 'em!
UGh! That's going to give me nightmares. Freaky stuff.
posted by aacheson at 05:07 PM on November 26
Giambi, Sosa, McGuire, Bonds....They would be my first 4 choices. Just looking a little bulky.... This makes me sick, but as others said, not suprised. What suprises me is that the number isn't higher. Makes me sad, like Vito90 said, to think of all the records that have been broken and perhaps they weren't acheived legitimately. Makes me sick.
posted by aacheson at 11:52 AM on November 14
I've always respected Joe Torre because of his control in a game where so many managers and players lose it. He is calm and in control at all times, and appears to really like his job, the game, respect his players and the game, and seems like the kind of guy you could sit down with and have a beer and a chat, no matter how famous he gets. This makes me like and respect him even more. I can't imagine growing up with that. Kudos and respect to his brother Frank. The balls to stand up to a father like that... oh my. Good for he and his wife for talking about this and starting a foundation for it. If you have the means, it's so important to try to do something to change the world-or even just your small part of it. Great link. Thanks.
posted by aacheson at 01:32 PM on November 13
Ugh. Another reason to dislike the petulant spoiled boy. Unfortunately, even more reasons for obnoxious US fans to berate and bait him when plays in the US.
posted by aacheson at 12:07 PM on November 03
msacheson, if you choose Vijay to be on your fantasy golf team next year, you'll be in big trouble.... ;)
posted by aacheson at 10:48 AM on October 30
I just can't get excited about Vijay. I know he's good, but his game is just plain BORING to watch. (what is up with his putter?) There are a lot of other more interesting golfers out there who, sadly, aren't as good. Now, if one of them would challenge Tiger, that would be great. Added to that about his cheating and that fact that he is pretty nasty about women in general and not a very pleasant person, and I just don't like him much and don't find watching him interesting. But it would be nice to see someone really challenge Tiger. It would make golf more interesting to watch than it is now, certainly.
posted by aacheson at 10:46 AM on October 30
That was a GREAT article. Absolutely fascinating. Thanks rcade. I can see how people would start doing it. It must be so frustrating to train and train cleanly and have these other people beating you who are "cheating." The temptation to join the club (thinking...if I train on top of the cheating, imagine what I could do!) would be really really huge. Weedy, try stopping smoking the green. It works wonders on the body. ;)
posted by aacheson at 01:56 PM on October 28
Okay, now why is it perfectly okay on this blog to jump up and down in celebration on the grave of the Yankees but, god forbid, someone do that when the Socks or Cubs lost and they would be banned for life and a pariah on Sportsfilter? (Yes, I'm overexaggerating, but I think the point is a fair one.)
posted by aacheson at 09:38 AM on October 27
posted by aacheson at 01:30 PM on October 22
I don't think that there are too many posts about it at all, and I agree that if you're annoyed by them, don't read them. I thought this posting was interesting and a good one, but I just don't understand the warped sense of doom and sadness and people's seemingly overblown sense of loss and hopelessness. And MikeMcD, I sincerely didn't mean to give a lecture-especially a (gasp!) cliche laden one. I just don't get it and think people who take sports so seriously as to lapse into depression need to realize that there are really bad things that happen in this world. Your team losing a chance to go to the world series doesn't seem to be one of them. But that's just me.
posted by aacheson at 07:58 PM on October 21
Okay, I understand how sad the Sox and Cubs fans are, but these people's quotes read like they just lost a war, or people died, or there was a terrorist attack or, god forbid, something else really fundamentally horrible happened. I understand that people are die-hard fans and love their teams and are hurt...but this is taking it a little far. It's time for some PERSPECTIVE about sports. It really is just sports. It's supposed to be a GAME. It seems to me that people who feel this devestated by a loss that they had nothing to do with and no control over and is unimportant in big scheme of things, have never had something really bad happen to them. These are the types of feelings people should have when a spouse or child dies or you find out you have a terminal disease or something. I realize I am setting myself up to be slammed here, but before you do, really take the time to think about it...is this really worth all the pain and misery? Is it really the worst thing in the world? It seems like overkill.... Yes, be sad. Be disappointed. But don't act like this is the worst thing in the world. And if it is to you, you should consider yourself very lucky. (Please, be kind. Explain to me why people feel this way...)
posted by aacheson at 12:55 PM on October 21
My, the Yankees fans are strangely silent here...
posted by aacheson at 10:13 AM on October 17
Show me a fan who wouldn't do the same thing that fan did. Poor guy. And people are threatening to kill him. I think some people need some perspective on life out there... Think of the BIG PICTURE, people..... That was a HUMILIATING loss though. I'll never understand walking batter after batter after batter though. Great idea...while your team is on a bad streak and their focus is gone...load up the bases. Great idea, Dusty!
posted by aacheson at 11:21 AM on October 15
Ugh, what Sapp said is no better than what Rush said. Both idiotic children. Billsaysthis, you are totally right. The bimbos that they have doing side analysis for games aren't there for their brilliant intellect, they're there for the eye-candy and $$ making. If they could get away with putting them in bathing suits, you know they would. It's all about the $$. And "hotties" brings 'em in. As does controversy.
posted by aacheson at 04:34 PM on October 03
But why bring race into it at all? Who cares what color he is? That's the whole point that McNabb had a problem with..whether or not Rush meant to be racist, why did he bring race into it? Why bring it up? Can't you just discuss if he's a good QB or not?
posted by aacheson at 04:26 PM on October 03
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