Recent Comments by MeatSaber

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I've only ever lived in southeastern Michigan, so I'm straight Red Wings/Tigers/Pistons/Lions. Most of this was because of family and friends, but also partly because that's all you could see without cable. But when I first got into football in the early 80s, I quickly realized that if you're a fan of the Lions, you need a backup team...you know, for the playoffs. For the longest time, that was the Niners for me. I also added the Patriots when Brady took over at QB, him being a Michigan man and all. The Niners have fallen off of my radar lately, because I do not like Colin Kaepernick. Any other allegiances have been short stints (Red Sox in 2004, Steelers in 2008). Other than that, I hate every other team equally...except the Maple Leafs. I despise them with the intensity of 1,000 suns...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:59 PM on December 17

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God, it's Appalachian State all over again...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:45 PM on December 06

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At least when Stephen Tulloch did it, the Lions won the game...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:14 PM on October 26

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Tony Stewart in Accident

Seems a little convenient that the dead guy gets tested

That's standard procedure in autopsies...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:15 PM on September 24

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Former Titans kicker killed in car accident.

posted by MeatSaber at 08:43 AM on September 21

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Works for me, a non-subscriber, and I didn't even get a pop-up...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:38 PM on September 15

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baseball-reference.com has hitting stats for pitchers...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:29 PM on August 13

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Ryan Raburn, ladies and gentlemen...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:47 PM on July 25

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I want to know where girls like her were when I was 17. I mean, wowzers...she likes sports AND hunting? Her kind didn't exist in my youth...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:35 PM on July 20

Pitcher Freaks Out Because of Bunt in 2-Run Game

The first comment under the article rcade posted says it all: "Colby Lewis' ERA disrespects the game of baseball more than any bunt single ever could."

posted by MeatSaber at 11:11 AM on July 20

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

I thought ESPN were showing this game, but they seem to be rerunning The Red Wedding.

Dude, spoiler alert...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:33 PM on July 08

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No, no I didn't. I was working strictly off of my wonky memory, and I wasn't sure if Big Unit was in the Hall...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:14 PM on July 02

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1) I'm guessing the Rockies. It was between them and the DBacks, and the Rockies won the toss...

2) I know this, because I have my grandfather's ticket stub from his last game...Al Kaline and the Tigers...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:04 PM on July 02

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No, I'm not...wait...yes, I am...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:10 PM on June 09

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For reference, here's Alex Avila getting hit on Friday by David Ortiz's follow through. See the difference in Papi's reaction?

posted by MeatSaber at 11:25 PM on June 08

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The fact that he's moving out of the way of the pitch shows that it's deliberate, to me. It's blatant, and dangerous. He should get at least 20 games, in my eyes. Make an example now, before this becomes commonplace...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 PM on June 08

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Of course you had fun in Michigan...you weren't in Pittsburgh...

And Babs isn't going anywhere. He's the best coach in the NHL, and the Wings brain trust knows that. The day their season ended, Illitch and Holland started working on his extension. I'd expect negotiations to start some time after the draft. I hear Tortorella's looking for work, tho...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:03 PM on May 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I understand your concern, but this is a case of "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". If he's a coach/GM, then he's no longer providing "analysis" on TV, so everyone else (other than Penguins fans) will be happier.

We don't have to listen to McGuire during games, *and* Pens fans will be miserable? I fail to see a downside to this hire...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:36 PM on May 20

Josh Gordon Failed Drug Test, Faces Year-Long Suspension

...and to pile on, Nate Burleson reportedly broke his arm in minicamp (no pizzas were involved.) I take back everything I've said over the years...the Browns *are* more tortured than the Lions...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:08 AM on May 10

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Twitter, racism, and the Boston Bruins...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:02 PM on May 02

Video: Ryan Braun Hits Jean Segura with Bat in Dugout

Ryan Braun has called a press conference to profess his innocence in the Segura bat-swinging incident, and to call for the bat boy to lose his job for not knowing where all of the bats were at all times...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:48 AM on April 28

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So...this happened during the Tigers/Angels game today...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:50 PM on April 20

Bench-Clearing Brawl Between Pirates, Brewers

Cole should've been tossed, also...it's his delicate sensibilities that started the whole thing. Gomez was looking, out of the box, at either a home run or a fly out. When it hit the wall, he hustled to 3rd. He didn't eyeball Cole, or say anything to him up the 1st base line. Cole should've just shut up and pitched better...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:18 PM on April 20

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Lucic was fined $5,000 for intentionally spearing Dekeyser in the crotch. Quenneville was fined $25,000 for grabbing his own. NHL discipline at its finest.

I believe $5000 is the max a player can be fined, per the CBA. Coaches have no such protections...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:38 PM on April 19

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I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

If it makes you feel any better, in the Red Wings' game that came after Jiri Fischer's cardiac event, they won 7-3...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:01 PM on March 11

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Rich Peverley collapses on bench during Stars/Jackets game. Flashing back to Jiri Fischer right now. Very scary scene indeed...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:12 PM on March 10

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Man, Patrik Stefan could cure cancer while negotiating world peace, and someone would bring that boneheaded play up in the following news conference...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:35 PM on February 20

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

I'm glad he's a top tier player, so can't be just swept aside by the NFL. I also long for the day when things like this aren't news...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:02 PM on February 09

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

The fact that I can post this is proof that the Lions didn't make the Super Bowl...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:06 PM on February 03

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McCown will be 35 by the start of next season, and I seem to remember a story in the last week that he was contemplating retirement...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:57 PM on January 02

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I hate the fact that Wayne Fontes is the greatest Lions coach in my lifetime...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:20 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

or dancing to a song over the PA on the side-lines during the most crucial point of the game.

Kinda reminds me of this...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:32 PM on December 02

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I thought they did that on their own as you aged...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:30 PM on December 02

Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released.

Todd Jones' take on being on the ballot

posted by MeatSaber at 05:58 PM on November 28

Tigers and Rangers Swap Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

Not to mention it frees up 1st base for Cabrera, and that frees up 3rd for Castellanos. Now the Tigers just need a bullpen...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:27 PM on November 20

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This is how my fantasy team dies...

That said, I wish Stamkos a full and speedy recovery...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:14 AM on November 12

Dolphins Suspend Incognito For Bullying, Intimidation Towards Miller

the state of Florida is currently 4-20

I thought that was only legal in Colorado and Washington?

posted by MeatSaber at 06:46 PM on November 05

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Mathieu Dandenault was a wing for the Red Wings that converted to defense, though he wasn't necessarily "great" at either position. Bowman also played Sergei Fedorov on defense for a stretch or two of games...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:24 PM on October 30

Six Degrees of Kevin Garnett

Ah right, I thought with all the hype he must have played for the good guys in at least one game.

Impossible. He was in the White Sox's farm system, not the Tigers'... =D

posted by MeatSaber at 07:43 PM on October 24

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K...that didn't work...never mind...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:57 AM on October 14

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Cowabunga...


posted by MeatSaber at 10:25 AM on October 12

Adrian Peterson's Young Son Dies After Beating

There is no punishment severe enough for a crime of this nature...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:37 PM on October 11

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Shockingly, Prince Fielder likes nachos...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:22 PM on September 19

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Cliff Ronning is better than Jeremy Roenick...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:09 PM on September 14

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MSU actually has 2 offensive TDs...Langford rushed for both. My MSU-grad friend has forced me to post this...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:12 PM on September 07

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That second GIF almost looks like he did it on purpose...either way, it's one of the worst cases of alcohol abuse I've seen in a while...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:04 PM on September 05

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So, yeah...that happened...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:48 PM on September 04

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It's gonna be a LONG six months...

I'll take that any day over the 4-Letter Network's coverage of the sport...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:16 PM on August 28

Ichiro reaches 4,000 hit milestone between Japan (1,278) and MLB (2,722 and counting).

So, if someone wanted grum to crunch some numbers for them, and wanted to ask nicely, would they start their comment with, "Jigger, please"?

posted by MeatSaber at 12:36 PM on August 24

Ichiro reaches 4,000 hit milestone between Japan (1,278) and MLB (2,722 and counting).

Someone's having you on, surely.

Apparently not...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:48 PM on August 23

Never Too Early for Fantasy Hockey

OK, I'm in...thanks for setting this up, rcade...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:15 AM on August 19

Never Too Early for Fantasy Hockey

I don't know if it's just me, but I can't get into the site. I was able to register, but nothing past that in the fantasy section will load. I've even tried different browsers (even, ewww, IE). I'll try again in the morning, but so far it's same old, same old as far as hockey and ESPN is concerned...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:46 AM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

No way, Jose...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:42 AM on August 13

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Check his pockets first...wait, wrong Niekro...carry on...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:59 PM on August 12

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If the media made a bigger deal about plays like this, officials might not have such a bad rap. As it is, the only time anyone notices is when they're screwing up...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:10 PM on August 11

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And now introducing your Mr. Paul Aints!

That's awesome...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:16 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

You stay classy, Cleveland...although the sign being held up in the first picture of the article is pretty clever...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:36 PM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I received a call from a friend tonight, and when I answered, all he said was, "dude...........Shawn Burr died...", and then he hung up. I've been numb for some reason since...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:33 PM on August 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Maddux on the best Atlanta athlete. Rumor has it his real first answer is "that girl that got away from me on Edgewood"...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:44 PM on August 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I just worry about the precedent it will set if he is banned for life.

Steve Howe and Ferguson Jenkins both were banned for life for substance problems, and were then reinstated. I think ARod could come back after a time, if he wanted...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:09 PM on July 24