Recent Comments by goddam

Opening Day for the Greatest Numerical Sport

Ms Goddam from Gotham might even be there!

Jersey, not Gotham. But close enough. I'd be down for a Yankee Stadium meet up.

Could I also convince you to come out to a Sky Blue game on the 19th? Kerr and Foord are back with the team. Can't guarantee it, but I might be able to swing a brief meet & greet with them (provided Australia hasn't whisked them away for Rio prep).

posted by goddam at 01:20 PM on April 04

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

I can't decide if I want to know more or not.

Well, now you're gonna know more. I'm sure there's worse than what I've seen. But as an example, I was leaving a Sky Blue game last season through the players lot (I'm with the SG and have field access post-game to take down banners and such). O'Hara was walking out at the same with a security escort. At first I thought it was a bit over the top, but then a random dude emerged from the shadows trying to get an autograph, which KO quickly turned down. Mind you, players stay after the game and sign stuff along the bleachers. But this dude decided to wait in a dark parking lot for her.

posted by goddam at 12:57 PM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

Given the stalker-ish tendencies of a certain subset of WoSo fans, I'd be checking real estate listings immediately if I were one of those players. I've seen the creepers first-hand and they are scary as fuck.

posted by goddam at 09:04 PM on February 04

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

Atlanta by 8

Buffalo by 4

Chicago by 6

Cincinnati by 13

Pittsburgh by 16

Washington by 10

Indianapolis by 6

New England by 18: lock

N.Y. Giants by 6

Jacksonville by 3

Denver by 9

Kansas City by 12

Seattle by 9

St. Louis by 6

Carolina by 12

Green Bay by 15, 48 pts

posted by goddam at 01:57 PM on January 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Airing of Grievances Edition

Oakland by 8

Washington by 12

Carolina by 11

Buffalo by 3

Detroit by 6

Houston by 9

Kansas City by 6: lock

Indianapolis by 4

New England by 10

Tampa Bay by 8

Pittsburgh by 12

Jacksonville by 7

Arizona by 6

Seattle by 13

N.Y. Giants by 4

Denver by 9

posted by goddam at 06:51 PM on December 23

Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho

I like to think their preseason defeat at the hands of a RBNY team compromised mostly of players from our USL squad played a part in Chelsea's downward spiral.

posted by goddam at 01:25 PM on December 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: I Miss the Big Sombrero Edition

Tampa Bay by 9

Dallas by 4

Indianapolis by 8

Minnesota by 11

New England by 14

N.Y. Giants by 6

Buffalo by 3

Atlanta by 7

Kansas City by 15

Green Bay by 6

Seattle by 22: lock

Denver at Pittsburgh

Miami by 9

Cincinnati by 5

Arizona by 13

Detroit by 6

posted by goddam at 05:38 PM on December 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Not So Hotlanta Edition

Arizona by 9

Chicago by 5

Cincinnati by 3

San Francisco by 14

Kansas City by 16

Detroit by 8

N.Y. Jets by 4

Buffalo by 6

Tampa Bay by 6

Carolina by 14: lock

Indianapolis by 3

Seattle by 5

Denver by 8

Green Bay by 15

New England by 8

N.Y. Giants by 6

posted by goddam at 05:51 PM on December 10

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Brock and Roll Edition

Green Bay by 11

Buffalo by 4

Chicago by 8

Cincinnati by 9

Jacksonville by 5

Arizona by 12

Miami by 4

Minnesota by 7

N.Y. Giants by 6

Atlanta by 3

Kansas City by 8

Denver by 16

New England by 21: lock

Carolina by 12

Pittsburgh by 8

Washington by 10

posted by goddam at 05:22 PM on December 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Detroit by 6

Carolina by 6

Green Bay by 11

Atlanta by 3

Cincinnati by 8

Tennessee by 4

Indianapolis by 5

Buffalo by 6

N.Y. Jets by 8

N.Y. Giants by 6

Jacksonville by 4

New Orleans by 12

Arizona by 18: lock

Pittsburgh by 9

Denver by 3

Cleveland by 9

posted by goddam at 08:26 PM on November 25

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 4

Atlanta by 8

Chicago by 9

Oakland by 12

Miami by 3

Philadelphia by 6

Carolina by 14

Baltimore by 7

N.Y. Jets by 6

Kansas City by 5

Green Bay by 10

Seattle by 16: lock

Arizona by 6

Buffalo by 2

posted by goddam at 12:53 AM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jets v Bills to the colorblind.

posted by goddam at 11:03 PM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

Buffalo by 6

Green Bay by 18

Carolina by 9

St. Louis by 3

Philadelphia by 8

Pittsburgh by 10

Tampa Bay by 4

New Orleans by 3

Baltimore by 12

Oakland by 4

Denver by 18

N.Y. Giants by 6

Arizona by 10

Cincinnati by 14: lock

posted by goddam at 07:03 PM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cincinnati by 11

Buffalo by 6

Minnesota by 5

New England by 24

New Orleans by 17

New York Jets by 7

Pittsburgh by 9

Green Bay by 10

Atlanta by 14: lock

New York Giants by 12

Denver by 9

Philadelphia by 4

San Diego by 6

posted by goddam at 02:55 AM on November 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty

Toronto by 14

Hamilton by 10

BC by 9

Montreal by 6

posted by goddam at 07:31 PM on November 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

Toronto by 11

Calgary by 15

Hamilton by 6

Montreal by 8

posted by goddam at 01:20 PM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

New England by 10

Kansas City by 4

Atlanta by 8

Minnesota by 6

Arizona by 14: lock

St. Louis by 7

New York Giants by 8

Cincinnati by 5

Baltimore by 9

Houston by 11

Oakland by 4

Seattle by 9

Denver by 8

Carolina by 7

posted by goddam at 06:50 PM on October 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Toronto by 5

BC by 2

Winnipeg by 8

Edmonton by 16

posted by goddam at 02:40 PM on October 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Don't Snap It, Griff Edition

Seattle by 6

Buffalo by 11

Minnesota by 3

Atlanta by 18: lock

Indianapolis by 9

Kansas City by 5

St. Louis by 4

Miami by 8

New England by 6

Washington by 7

San Diego by 12

New York Giants by 6

Carolina by 7

Arizona by 10

posted by goddam at 12:28 AM on October 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The U.S. women's soccer team allows male reporters in their locker room after games and I don't think an issue has been made of it.

I was always under the assumption that any post-game interviews for international teams (male or female) were done outside of the locker room or in a press conference type setting. I have absolutely nothing to base this on, of course.

posted by goddam at 02:01 PM on October 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Winnipeg by 4

Toronto by 8

Edmonton by 10

Hamilton by 13

posted by goddam at 09:39 PM on October 14

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Atlanta by 5

Cincinnati by 14

Denver by 9

Detroit by 4

Miami by 6

Minnesota by 10

New York Jets by 7

Arizona by 9

Houston by 11

Seattle by 6

Green Bay by 18

Baltimore by 12

New England by 14

New York Giants by 7

posted by goddam at 09:38 PM on October 14

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Indianapolis by 8

Atlanta by 9

Cincinnati by 3

Green Bay by 14

Buffalo by 10

Kansas City by 3

New Orleans by 9

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 12

Arizona by 7

New England by 18

Denver by 9

New York Giants by 17 On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

San Diego by 5

posted by goddam at 02:30 PM on October 08

How Do You Find Live Sports on TV?

MLS app is pretty good with broadcasts. For my other teams I usually use the team site.

All I really need is a reminder of what channel UniMas is on Fios.

posted by goddam at 10:03 PM on October 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Ottawa by 4

Hamilton by 18

Calgary by 9

Winnipeg by 5

Montreal by 6

posted by goddam at 03:09 PM on October 06

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Baltimore by 6

New York Jets by 4

Atlanta by 12

New York Giants by 9

Oakland by 16

Cincinnati by 6

Indianapolis by 16

Carolina by 12

Philadelphia by 8

San Diego by 10

Denver by 9

Arizona by 6

Green Bay by 18

New Orleans by 4

Seattle by 6

posted by goddam at 08:31 PM on September 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Ottawa by 15

Hamilton by 7

Winnipeg by 3

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by goddam at 11:26 AM on September 30

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passes away

Thanks Howard. Always enjoy hearing about players before my time, especially Berra. Him being a 'bad pitch' hitter is something that always stuck with me. And that his physique didn't necessarily line up with his abilities.

My mom has a ball signed by a handful of old Yankees (getting the signatures back in the days when all you had to do was wait for them in the players lot). Even though he had nothing to do with getting those signatures, my dad loves to boast that both Yogi and Phil Linz (of the harmonica incident) are on there.

There were so many articles and whatnot out today, but a couple things that struck me. Alex Belth's obit for SI. And the account of Berra's time in WWII.

posted by goddam at 09:58 PM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York Giants by 3

Cleveland by 10

Atlanta by 6

Indianapolis by 14

Pittsburgh by 16

San Diego by 9

New England by 18

New York Jets by 7

Carolina by 3

Cincinnati by 8

Houston by 6

Arizona by 12

Buffalo by 10

Seattle by 7

Denver by 11

Green Bay by 14 lock

posted by goddam at 06:39 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

In honor of Yogi Berra I'm going with 8 pt spreads all around. Can't do much worse that I did last week, right?

Calgary by 8

Edmonton by 8

Ottawa by 8

Montreal by 8

posted by goddam at 12:59 PM on September 23

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passes away

This seriously bums me out. One of the few celebrities I've actually mourned.

I'm too young to have seen him play, but he was still my favorite Yankee. The only reason I got to see David Cone's perfect game in person was because it was the day that Yogi made his return to Yankee Stadium after he and Steinbrenner finally reconciled.

Tonight I will be pouring a bit of Yoohoo out for #8.

posted by goddam at 12:17 PM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Denver by 14

Buffalo by 6

Chicago by 7

Cincinnati by 3

Tennessee by 14

Detroit by 6

New Orleans by 6

New York Giants by 7

Pittsburgh by 17

St. Louis by 10

Carolina by 6

Baltimore by 14

Miami by 10

Dallas by 6

Green Bay by 4 (lock)

Indianapolis by 12

posted by goddam at 02:10 AM on September 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

BC by 6

Edmonton by 11

Saskatchewan by 8

Winnipeg by 4

posted by goddam at 10:42 PM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

Hamilton by 18

Saskatchewan by 7

Calgary by 4

Ottawa by 9

posted by goddam at 01:58 AM on September 10

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

Pittsburgh by 6

Buffalo by 3

Green Bay by 14

Seattle by 10

N.Y. Jets by 6

Miami by 14

Carolina by 3

Houston by 9

Arizona by 7

San Diego by 17

Denver by 14

Cincinnati by 10

Tennessee by 7

N.Y. Giants by 9

Atlanta by 9

San Francisco by 3

posted by goddam at 07:57 PM on September 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Montreal by 4

Winnipeg by 14

Hamilton by 11

Calgary by 4

posted by goddam at 02:30 AM on September 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 13

Toronto by 4

Calgary by 6

Saskatchewan by 3

posted by goddam at 03:44 PM on August 26

Gotta give a shout out

134 Pitches is the new 27 Club.

posted by goddam at 12:41 AM on August 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Montreal by 4

Hamilton by 12

Saskatchewan by 2

Ottawa by 7

posted by goddam at 09:13 PM on August 18

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Edmonton by 4

Winnipeg by 3

Hamilton by 9

Ottawa by 12

posted by goddam at 02:01 PM on August 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Edmonton by 17

Montreal by 5

Toronto by 19

Hamilton by 7

posted by goddam at 02:24 AM on August 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I love Abby Wambach, but the story shouldn't be that she's deciding whether to play in the 2016 Olympics. It's whether she can make the squad.

She 'clarified' some of her comments today, being sure to say, "It's not a foregone conclusion I would be chosen." Unfortunately, I don't think Ellis has the intestinal fortitude to cut Abby if she's not one of the best 18 available.

posted by goddam at 03:06 AM on July 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 18

Montreal by 4

Toronto by 11

posted by goddam at 02:22 PM on July 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 8

BC by 5

Edmonton by 12

Saskatchewan by 2

posted by goddam at 01:47 PM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hideki Matsui is playing baseball again. In a New York rec league.

posted by goddam at 01:41 AM on July 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Montreal by 4

Edmonton by 12

Saskatchewan by 3

Winnipeg by 5

posted by goddam at 11:38 AM on July 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Actually, going with a play on the tifo I designed for the send-off game.

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posted by goddam at 01:06 PM on July 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

Ottawa by 9

Montreal by 8

BC by 4

Toronto by 3

posted by goddam at 08:45 PM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

USWNT getting a ticker tape parade in NYC.

Question is, do I go with a Free The Irish sign or Jersey Makes, the US Takes sign?

posted by goddam at 07:08 PM on July 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Winnipeg by 6

Montreal by 10

BC by 12

Toronto by 10

posted by goddam at 09:48 PM on June 29

U.S. Defeats China, Advances to Women's World Cup Semifinals

That was the quarterfinals. They advanced to the semis.

So glad Ellis finally freed the Irish. First time all tournament I was optimistic about the starting 11.

posted by goddam at 12:24 AM on June 27

The 11th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Montreal by 15

Calgary by 6

Edmonton by 12

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by goddam at 10:43 AM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Redemption of Tom Sermanni

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When two teams have a similar primary kit (yellow shirts), who determines which team wears their alternates?

From the official regulations of the 2015 WWC.

3. In principle, each team shall wear its official team kit as declared on the official team colour form. If the two teams' colours and the match officials' colour might cause confusion, in principle, team A in the official match schedule will be entitled to wear its official team kit and team B will use its reserve team kit or, if necessary, a combination of the official and the reserve team kits. FIFA will endeavour to ensure that each team wears its official team kit at least once during the final competition.

6. FIFA will inform the teams of the colours that they shall wear for each
match.

posted by goddam at 07:54 PM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I've always hated the Norway team after their 'train' celebration in '95. But they are starting to win me over with this.

posted by goddam at 12:55 AM on June 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Norwegian national team players talk about how much they suck at football.

posted by goddam at 12:05 AM on June 19

U.S. Beats Nigeria, Wins World Cup's "Group of Death"

Thailand have been eliminated.

US plays the 3rd place from either Group E or F. The 3rd & 4th place teams from both groups play each other. All four of those teams have a chance of leapfrogging the current 2nd place teams in those groups. And the top spot in Group F is still completely up for grabs. So by my fuzzy math there are 7 teams that the US could potentially play.

As for the game... obviously happy with the win. Still not confident with our attack. Abby is not a 90 minute player anymore. Not sure why O'Reilly isn't getting any playing time. She appears to be in the same doghouse as O'Hara. Maybe Ellis just doesn't like the Irish.

posted by goddam at 12:16 AM on June 17

U.S. Women Impress in World Cup Opening Win Over Australia

We didn't impress until Australia ran out of juice in the second half of the second half.

Exactly. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think we'll be as fortunate against Sweden and Nigeria as far as waiting them out until they are gassed.

posted by goddam at 02:07 PM on June 09

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

Growing up in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area (specifically Central NJ), my MLB, NHL, NFL fandom was inherited from my parents (Yankees, Rangers, Giants). That's the case with most people I know.

No EPL team, but I do casually follow Sheffield United thanks to my childhood obsession with Def Leppard.

I suppose my Rangers allegiance was tested when the Devils came to town, but I never really thought to jump ship (thank you Ron Duguay).

Re: MLS, my friends that live across the Hudson are in a similar situation. With NYCFC coming in there's the question of jumping ship. All but a few are sticking with RBNY, even those that live in the shadow of Yankee Stadium.

posted by goddam at 01:02 AM on December 18

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Calgary by 8

Mitchell

Over

588

posted by goddam at 12:50 AM on November 30