Recent Comments by goddam

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mine, too (I think we're contemporaries), but only with the ladies. Us gentlemen of distinction only toasted with M/D 20-20.

I drank both, though I preferred MD. Boone's was for Sundays, when NY's liquor laws prevented me from getting maddog.

posted by goddam at 05:25 PM on November 22

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Montreal by 17

Edmonton by 6

Crompton

Edmonton

posted by goddam at 07:10 PM on November 19

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 8

Edmonton by 3

Whyte

Over

posted by goddam at 04:21 PM on November 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20

Ottawa by 5

BC by 8

Montreal by 11

Saskatchewan by 21

posted by goddam at 03:27 PM on November 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Hamilton by 17

Winnipeg by 5

BC by 14

Montreal by 2

posted by goddam at 12:17 PM on October 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18

Montreal by 18

Saskatchewan by 4

Toronto by 9

BC by 14

posted by goddam at 11:41 AM on October 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17

Hamilton by 18

Montreal by 3

Calgary by 21

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by goddam at 01:58 PM on October 16

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Toronto by 12

BC by 21

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 8

posted by goddam at 12:41 AM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I just am not sure what but it threw me for a bad loop.

Yeah, I've had a sick feeling in my stomach since learning about this. I think it may be the reaction of the parents. And the random adults/ex-players showing up and harassing reporters. I don't ever remember football being this big of a deal when I lived there. But, then again, the team wasn't all that great when I was a kid. I guess 20 years of winning changes things.

Plus the defensive coordinator got busted for steroid possession recently. Bad shit all around.

posted by goddam at 01:41 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

My high school alma mater just cancelled the remainder of the football season amid allegations of "inappropriate conduct of a significant and serious nature".

posted by goddam at 10:46 PM on October 06

MLB Pace-of-Game Committee Suggests Six New Rules

If so, how do you explain the long drop in World Series ratings, and why is that not a problem?

I find that national broadcasts have become insufferable. For me it's not the games that have become unwatchable, but everything else around it. In-game interviews, sideline reporters, unnecessary crowd shots, stars of FOX tv shows that are planted in the crowd, etc. I've always thought of baseball as the one sport that speaks for itself. The big moments are obvious. I don't need to be spoon-fed drama. (Or maybe I've just become grumpy as I've aged.)

Granted, I'm only speaking for myself in this regard, but I can't imagine being the only person turned off by the broadcast, not the game itself. These days I really only watch the post-season when my team is involved. And even then, I'll usually mute the tv and turn on the radio.

posted by goddam at 01:49 AM on October 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Ottawa by 11

Saskatchewan by 10

Edmonton by 3

BC by 9

posted by goddam at 01:02 PM on October 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14

Montreal by 6

Saskatchewan by 3

Hamilton by 10

BC by 4

posted by goddam at 07:16 PM on September 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13

BC by 8

Hamilton by 7

Calgary by 12

Saskatchewan by 21

posted by goddam at 01:05 PM on September 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As Yankee fan I have no problem letting him ride out the retirement tour. Even if they were to squeak into the final WC slot, they won't get far. Might as well wallow in the pomp and circumstance while it lasts.

posted by goddam at 05:39 PM on September 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12

Edmonton by 8

Calgary by 17

Winnipeg by 6

Saskatchewan by 12

posted by goddam at 04:57 PM on September 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

BC by 18

Calgary by 7

Montreal by 5

Saskatchewan by 8

posted by goddam at 09:18 PM on September 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

Montreal by 5

Saskatchewan by 8

Hamilton by 3

Calgary by 7

posted by goddam at 10:54 PM on August 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9

Montreal by 6

Edmonton by 8

Calgary by 18

BC by 6

posted by goddam at 10:59 AM on August 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Toronto by 6

Edmonton by 16

Calgary by 13

Saskatchewan by 19

BC by 7

posted by goddam at 12:19 AM on August 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Winnipeg by 5

Edmonton by 13

BC by 8

Calgary by 18

posted by goddam at 11:01 PM on August 04

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Hamilton by 2

Montreal by 6

Calgary by 10

Ottawa by 3

posted by goddam at 12:24 PM on July 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Edmonton by 18

BC by 7

Ottawa by 11

Saskatchewan by 9

posted by goddam at 10:42 AM on July 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Winnipeg by 4

Toronto by 5

Calgary by 19

BC by 6

posted by goddam at 06:06 PM on July 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Different Jen, Jen

Good. I was worried that I'm going senile. The offer to stalk Timmy still stands though.

posted by goddam at 09:34 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This is a story I've never heard before: The day Harry Redknapp plucked a heckling West Ham fan out of the stands and put him in the game.

Howler also covered the story on their podcast.

posted by goddam at 01:49 AM on July 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Jen told me that she has a pair of snowshoes ready for me.

I did? Sorry, you're on your own. I've never been north of Rochester in February. But you're welcome to come down to New Jersey and we can stalk Tim Cahill. I know which CVS he goes to.

posted by goddam at 01:06 PM on July 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Winnipeg by 13

Edmonton by 8

Toronto by 3

Saskatchewan by 5

posted by goddam at 01:01 PM on July 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2

Winnipeg by 13

Montreal by 6

Edmonton by 9

Saskatchewan by 14

posted by goddam at 08:35 PM on July 02

The 10th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Toronto by 5 Calgary by 10 BC by 12 Saskatchewan by 7

posted by goddam at 08:43 PM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I know they're supposed to be the US' arch-rival, but I don't see anything to dislike

Two words. Rafa. Marquez.

posted by goddam at 02:12 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Costa Rica is currently the Unofficial Football World Champions.

posted by goddam at 07:46 PM on June 14

World Cup 2015 Fantasy League is ON!

In!

posted by goddam at 01:02 PM on June 12

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Saskatchewan

Durant

Over

42 yds

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on November 20

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Saskatchewan

Durant

Over

42 yds

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on November 20

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Hamilton by 4

Saskatchewan by 8

Hamilton

Over

posted by goddam at 10:27 AM on November 14

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Final Edition

Montreal by 7

Saskatchewan by 12

Whyte

over

posted by goddam at 10:35 PM on November 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Toronto by 3

BC by 10

Hamilton by 8

Saskatchewan by 12

posted by goddam at 01:31 AM on October 31

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 18

Toronto by 9

BC by 12

Montreal by 17

Saskatchewan by 6

posted by goddam at 10:48 AM on October 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Fastest MLS goal? I give you Timmy Cahill.

And we thank you for giving him to us.

posted by goddam at 11:28 PM on October 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17

Calgary by 14

Winnipeg by 6

Saskatchewan by 10

Montreal by 3

posted by goddam at 12:04 PM on October 17

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Calgary by 16

Saskatchewan by 9

Montreal by 17

Hamilton by 3

posted by goddam at 11:05 AM on October 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Hamilton by 3

Saskatchewan by 6

Edmonton by 10

Calgary by 27

posted by goddam at 04:23 PM on October 03

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14

BC by 16

Hamilton by 3

Toronto by 7

Montreal by 8

posted by goddam at 09:46 PM on September 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13

Edmonton by 12

Montreal by 7

Calgary by 3

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by goddam at 07:57 PM on September 19

Dos a Cero, Again

Attending the game last night, I was impressed at just how well the pro-USA crowd was achieved. There really was very little green either in the stadium or in the tailgating lots.

A lot less green than there was 4 years ago. It helped that the USSF expanded the designated supporters sections.

Beg Ohio State to get Ohio Stadium. If it didn't sell out 100K, it would be very close.

I think this particular matchup benefits from the intimacy of the stadium. It's sounds weird, but I'm not sure you can achieve the same energy at a larger venue in the Columbus area. I think it might get diluted.

Anyway, here are some videos and pics for you to enjoy. Or not enjoy. I don't care. I'm still coming down off of the high from Tuesday.

1st Goal Celebration

We Don't Need Seattle (see here and here for some context)

Dos a Cero

Stoppage Time

Photos

posted by goddam at 10:31 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12

Calgary by 6
Edmonton by 3
Saskatchewan by 7
BC by 10

posted by goddam at 02:33 PM on September 12

U.S. Soccer's 12-Game Winning Streak Ends

I wish the cameras had caught the incident that gave Besler the yellow.

I wish Besler would've taken one for the team and taken Campbell down to prevent the breakaway on the 3rd CRC goal.

Also, I apologize if this isn't the proper forum but I have 3 tickets up for grabs in the US supporters section (well, one of the many US supporter sections) for Tuesday if any Spofites are interested.

posted by goddam at 09:54 PM on September 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

Edmonton by 6
BC by 7
Montreal by 9
Saskatchewan 17

posted by goddam at 12:07 AM on September 05

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

BC by 9
Saskatchewan by 14
Calgary by 8
Montreal by 5

posted by goddam at 06:13 PM on August 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 9

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 7

Saskatchewan by 15

posted by goddam at 11:18 AM on August 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Winnipeg by 9 Saskatchewan by 7 BC by 4 Edmonton by 8

posted by goddam at 10:14 AM on August 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Montreal by 6
Saskatchewan by 12

posted by goddam at 10:13 AM on August 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Edmonton by 6
BC by 17

posted by goddam at 03:15 PM on August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Montreal by 10

Calgary by 14

Saskatchewan by 21

BC by 9

posted by goddam at 02:57 PM on July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Winnipeg by 6
Montreal by 9
BC by 12
Saskatchewan by 10

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on July 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Saskatchewan by 7 Montreal 10 Winnipeg by 3 BC by 10

posted by goddam at 12:34 AM on July 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2

Montreal by 9
BC by 3
Saskatchewan by 10
Hamilton by 7

posted by goddam at 09:37 PM on July 03