Recent Comments by swank6

Sam says that the T-wolves will miss him!

Cassell has been lucky to play with two great big men in Garnett and Hakeem, who will be his great big man in LA? I'm not saying Cassell is gonna blow up, but I'd take Elton Brand on my team any day.

posted by swank6 at 05:24 PM on August 18

Little League, Big Expectations

...said Josh, a seventh-grader who maintains a B-minus average. Wow, he's maintaining a B minus?? In SEVENTH GRADE? A true student-athlete indeed!

posted by swank6 at 10:52 PM on March 12

I know Barkley and Magic said it 8 million times tonight,

I feel kinda bad for Chris Anderson. We all know he can do better than that; he showed it to us last year.

posted by swank6 at 05:46 PM on February 20

Game on!

Worst clock management ever by the Eagles.

posted by swank6 at 09:43 PM on February 06

Notre Shame

tieguy, as a student at BU, let me say that whole president thing is a total frickin' mess. And FYI, John Silber is probably the least popular person on the entire campus, among students AND faculty. Total mess.

posted by swank6 at 09:57 PM on December 08

World Series Game 3

LEON

posted by swank6 at 10:18 PM on October 26

Cards and 'Stros. NLCS Game 5.

The announcers (and the pitcher) paid a lot of attention to Beltran's stealing, there was a lot of speculation about walking the guy in front of Jeff Kent because Kent hits into a lot of double plays, and he ends the game with a home run on the first pitch. As a not-serious baseball watcher, I thought the announcers did a very good job there explaining Beltran's stealing (I had no idea he was good at that... I mean hey I thought he just hit HRs), and also the walk on Jeff Kent. I thought it was hilarious how they said Jeff Kent has a lot of pride and was probably personally offended by the walk right before Kent bombed it.

posted by swank6 at 11:50 AM on October 19

Red Sox vs. Yankees, Game 1

Well well, 8-5...

posted by swank6 at 09:42 PM on October 12

Only seven players turn up for Bolivia squad training

I still have no idea what CONCACAAF stands for.

posted by swank6 at 04:13 PM on September 28

Yeah, Canada should really take policy advice from the I-O-frickin'-C

Ack, sorry bout the double post.

posted by swank6 at 03:00 PM on August 30

Yeah, Canada should really take policy advice from the I-O-frickin'-C

I thought Canada usually does better in the winter events. Then again, that's an assumption and not anything I've checked on... you'd think they would though.

posted by swank6 at 03:00 PM on August 30

Yeah, Canada should really take policy advice from the I-O-frickin'-C

I thought Canada usually does better in the winter events. Then again, that's an assumption and not anything I've checked on... you'd think they would though.

posted by swank6 at 03:00 PM on August 30

Argentina beats the US

Well in this year's case it would be the Pistons minus Darko and Okur... Which would still dominate the competition.

posted by swank6 at 10:14 AM on August 28

Argentina beats the US

posted by swank6 at 11:11 PM on August 27

Argentina beats the US

He fouled out on a moving screen offensive foul with a decent amount of time left. Gotta say, Argentina whipped us. Their whole team could drill 3s and there was nothing the US could do about it.

posted by swank6 at 09:25 PM on August 27

Radcliffe was a sore loser

Radcliffe just dropped out of the 10,000m race at around 6800m, well behind a number of Africans and even a couple of Chinese runners. Don't give me crap about her legs failing on her AGAIN.

posted by swank6 at 05:13 PM on August 27

They said they'd throw me off the boat

The lesson we should all learn from this is: Always pick the Robbins last in dodgeball.

posted by swank6 at 07:23 PM on August 25

Radcliffe was a sore loser

I still think that if you've dedicated your life to a certain sport or event, you should respect that sport or event enough to at least finish it out. Even if you lost.

posted by swank6 at 07:19 PM on August 25

Radcliffe was a sore loser

Goes along with the the last place finisher stuff in the Australian rowing thread just below (and from MeFi). I have to agree with this article. See Redmond, Derek.

posted by swank6 at 06:16 AM on August 25

I'm Roger Clemens, bitch!

Why didn't he use some names that actually start with K? Kirk, Kyle, Kelly... er..

posted by swank6 at 07:02 PM on August 02

Ricky isn't running anymore.

Forgot to mention, the Dolphins to depth chart at RB: Sammy Morris, Travis Minor.

posted by swank6 at 09:48 AM on July 25

Ricky isn't running anymore.

Ok, it's one thing for him to want to get out before football wears on him. It's another to do this right now, just days before camp, with Eddie George, Antowain Smith, Garrisson Hearst all off the market. If he's been thinking about this, he should have warned the Dolphins a long time ago so they could have done something about it. Now they're pretty much screwed.

posted by swank6 at 09:43 AM on July 25

Detroit pretty much choked completely after Kobe was able to tie it. I'm not gonna fault Rip's D on that shot... he was avoiding the foul, and from where Kobe was shooting, it would have been stupid to risk it. Kobe made a crazy shot, and that's what it comes down to. After that the Pistons lost all their fire. And yes, they should definitely have fouled Shaq. Can't believe the Lakers even let him touch it.

posted by swank6 at 12:38 AM on June 09

I thought that was one of the best games so far these playoffs. It's rare to see such exciting defense. Tayshaun's block was just insane... I had a feeling he would get it; it was very much like the block he got on a Richard Jefferson breakaway dunk a while ago (which got called a foul even though it was clean on replay).

posted by swank6 at 04:51 PM on May 25

NBA rules Bob Sura's third straight triple-double illegal

Either way Cuban's point is valid. If it's the assist, it's the situation you describe. If it's a FGA, then why isn't Bobby Sura's?

posted by swank6 at 12:29 AM on April 16

Oops.

I don't care if the NFL is at the bottom of the list... Ed Hoculi could beat any other ref up.

posted by swank6 at 01:57 AM on February 27

He'll always have XXXVI and XXXVIII.

It usually works for a couple yards, but usually not more. It's good when you need to convert 3rd or 4th and short, or you're at the goal line.

posted by swank6 at 11:07 PM on February 09

He'll always have XXXVI and XXXVIII.

For anyone who has NFL Street, that direct snap to Kevin Faulk immediately brings thoughts of RB BAM.

posted by swank6 at 05:34 PM on February 09

I just can't get enough of He Hate Me.

You could always get one of those custom ones and do it yourself. Or is it too long?

posted by swank6 at 01:52 PM on January 28

Flash Friday Fun:

Got a 593.5 too, which seems to be the highest... And yeah, EVERYONE is linking this.

posted by swank6 at 06:52 PM on January 23

Darius Miles gets his first bong.

After watching that Rockets Knicks game the other night, I wouldn't say Maurice Taylor has fallen out of the league. :P

posted by swank6 at 11:24 PM on January 22

ESPN asks you to rank Top 25 Atletes from last 25 years.

I put Rice #1, Jordan #2... yeah, a little hometown bias, but not much.

posted by swank6 at 12:26 PM on January 18

ESPN asks you to rank Top 25 Atletes from last 25 years.

Anyone able to actually do the ranking? It's not letting me drag the numbers.

posted by swank6 at 01:46 PM on January 16

The Seventh Sign.

I think technically the champagne was for Johnny Davis' first win as head coach. :P

posted by swank6 at 12:49 AM on December 09

I really really hope the Niners don't pull out the all gold uniforms that I saw on nflshop for a brief period of time.

posted by swank6 at 01:13 AM on November 25

I was in a car accident with Donyell Marshall. Well, actually, I hit his car with mine. I was 16, fresh license, and was picking my mom up from the San Francisco airport (although this was right after he went to Utah). As I looked for parking, a car a little behind me turned on, so I eagerly backed up, without realizing Donyell Marshall's HUGE SUV was right on my ass. Hit him going like 1 mph, which was enough to wreck my trunk while barely scratching his license plate frame. When he stepped out of that driver's seat, I knew absolute fear... a big ass 6'10" dude whose car I just hit coming up to me. I didn't want to piss him off by saying that I knew who he was so I just got his number down and that was that. He never called back about the damage... I don't think there really was any. Funny thing is, I'd actually gotten his autograph before at a steakhouse probably 6-8 years earlier, along with a few other scrubby Warriors. And those are my only encounters... 2 with Donyell Marshall.

posted by swank6 at 12:54 AM on November 22

'Your body has a long memory. If you're going to do things that hurt your body, you're going to pay the price later.'

THG - the only path to a HIGH PERFORMANCE body.

posted by swank6 at 12:40 PM on November 17

On that note, I, as a completely non-influential sports fan, GUARANTEE the Niners are winning it all.

posted by swank6 at 01:08 AM on November 17

Marvin Lewis is definitely up there, but my current Coach of the Year pick has to be Bill Belicheck. I'm a 49ers fan currently living in Boston, so I've been seeing a lot of Patriots games this year... Incredible what he's done, especially considering the injury bug that's hit that team this year. But back on topic... I'm gonna go with the Boast. What with Jamal Lewis' prediction of his rushing record, it seems that all guarantees are flying this season.

posted by swank6 at 01:08 AM on November 17

We say grundle over in California too. :)

posted by swank6 at 08:02 PM on November 06

Corey Dillon Wants Out.

I've personally always sympathized for Dillon. It's horrible to watch a talented player stuck on a perpetually bottom-feeding team. It amazes me that Dillon has put up the numbers he has throughout his career... on the Bengals. He is indeed rich though. I don't think that's the issue for him. He wants to play - shouldn't we praise an athlete for that outlook?

posted by swank6 at 04:59 PM on October 22

Living in Boston, I've found this baseball postseason exciting enough for even a complete baseball non-fan like myself to watch. Now that both the Cubs and the Sox have lost, I have absolutely NO desire to watch the World Series at all... what a shame.

posted by swank6 at 12:46 AM on October 17

Who'd a thunk it... pulled Pedro too late.

posted by swank6 at 11:28 PM on October 16

Boston College accepts invitation to join ACC.

I think it's time for my Boston University Terriers to step up and join the Big East. Oh wait, we don't have a football team and our basketball team sucks. Nevermind.

posted by swank6 at 01:05 PM on October 13

Colts Rally for Overtime Win,

Hmm, hard to say. Maybe Steve McNair is the best current candidate? Even though they lost yesterday...

posted by swank6 at 09:50 PM on October 07

Sox Win

I'm about a mile west from Fenway, but I'm being told that over on that side of campus, the rioting has begun. Yankees/Red Sox... shit is about to hit the fan!

posted by swank6 at 01:46 AM on October 07

Colts Rally for Overtime Win,

ttrendel, I'm not saying the call was a bad one... Like kirkaracha said, it seems they called it perfectly, but the rule is just stupid. Granted, the Bucs blew it on their own, there's no question about that... but the weird call at the end provides a convenient way to take away some of the Colts' well-deserved merit.

posted by swank6 at 01:32 AM on October 07

Colts Rally for Overtime Win,

The real topic of discussion here... the leaping call at the end. What the hell was that? And what's with these weird BS rules that pop up once in a while (*coughpatriots/raiderscough*)? Sure, I'm a bit bitter because I lost my fantasy game by one point (I needed 4 more receiving yards from Harrison, or a FG by Gramatica), but isn't the incredible comeback a little tainted by the ending being decided on a ridiculous flag?

posted by swank6 at 12:32 AM on October 07

Romo calling it quits?

Guess he'll be spending more time on that Bowflex Ultimate... (I couldn't resist)

posted by swank6 at 12:38 AM on October 01

Welcome to the OC, BITCH! This is how it's done in Orange County!!

posted by swank6 at 03:45 AM on August 21

Nike's buyout of Converse

My New Balance 991s say made in the U.S. on them. Too bad everyone has them, including my best friend and his dad. When I go over to his house and take of my shoes, it can get confusing.

posted by swank6 at 07:03 PM on July 18

Lamest sports-ads ever.

As for good ads, I'm a big fan of the new Espy Awards ads. Being from San Francisco, I especially like that one where Barry Bonds hits a homer into McCovey Cove and Terrell Owens jumps out of his raft to get it...

posted by swank6 at 03:14 PM on July 12

NCAA Hockey Tournament Seedings.

I don't watch hockey... but GO BU!!!!

posted by swank6 at 10:42 PM on March 24

IMO, the Falcons logo wasn't in need of much updating. It looked more modern and edgy than a lot of other NFL team logos. New logo looks pretty cool though. I'm sure it will propel some Vick jersey sales. NoMich, that's a talon I believe, not a second head. :) As a Niners fan, I'm happy we have a classic logo, but I do have to admit that it doesn't really look "cool" like some other logos - ie, I don't really have any Niners clothing. I guess some kind of update would be nice, but then again it's pretty tough to make a good logo for a number.

posted by swank6 at 06:48 PM on March 19

Sportsmanship 101

Just to clear up the triple double explanation, it just means reaching double digits in any 3 stat categories, so it could be any combination of points, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals. Triple doubles are relatively rare, double doubles are pretty common (most often with points/rebounds).

posted by swank6 at 05:29 PM on March 17

Sportsmanship 101

They put the replay on ESPN Motion, and he did get the rebound. He was fouled after, but the refs didn't give him the board anyway.

posted by swank6 at 11:42 AM on March 17

Under-17 team helped out by addition of... 13 year old?

I'm not even a soccer fan and that was tight.

posted by swank6 at 03:54 AM on March 14

Vick gets a weapon at WR...

Good for both teams all around. Even playing NFL2k3 on my PS2 can tell me Vick needs a real receiver, and Price is at least good enough. From what I saw of Josh Reed last season, I think he should step in nicely. Probably a good fantasy pick in the later rounds. TO is still the best of course... :)

posted by swank6 at 06:09 PM on March 08

According to former player Bimbo Coles, the Cleveland Cavaliers are tanking games

er... scratch the "with"

posted by swank6 at 02:03 AM on March 05

According to former player Bimbo Coles, the Cleveland Cavaliers are tanking games

Except with the Bengals, even with a guaranteed 1st overall pick, can't get things right...

posted by swank6 at 02:03 AM on March 05