Recent Comments by billsaysthis

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Stay Messi I knew I didn't hear much about him (off the field) but this is next-level private.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:48 AM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

When Brighton told me I was being released, it was a bitter pill to swallow is Liam Rosenior's nicely-told post about learning he was cut by Brighton.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

@rcade banhammer time

posted by billsaysthis at 11:19 AM on May 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 10:57 AM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@beaverboard: what??

posted by billsaysthis at 12:43 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Rich Get Richer Dept: Coming off bench, Warriors' Stephen Curry shines in return to action

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

@rcade you missed one in the sale of Wembley post...

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on April 30

Wembley: Football Association offered £800m to sell national football stadium

@rcade, banhammer for Jack please.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:36 AM on April 29

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

National team coach. Japan still revere him, from his time there before Arsenal. France if they do poorly this summer and don't make at least semis.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:29 PM on April 20

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

1% sticking up for 1%!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:27 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

First thing I heard in my head after reading the news was Freefallin'.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yeah, character is never going to be Barton's strong suit. But the endemic racism in football is pretty sad. Guess the "Show Racism the Red Card" campaign is not doing as well as hoped.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:26 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Expansion sure has changed lately!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(Victor) Moses played for Liverpool for one season a few years ago but before Mohammed joined the club (he's back at Chelsea). Jesus and Firmino play on the Brazil team together.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

@rcade hammer time!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:34 PM on April 09

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night


posted by billsaysthis at 12:33 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Given how little Thomas has played since the trade I'm not seeing evidence of a curse.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:40 AM on April 06

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.

Wow, how many years did he hang around to get 14 minutes of ice time?!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Liverpool FC aren't eligible but thanks anyway NoMich!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on March 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

ServiceNow? We (Sumo Logic) partner with you guys. In fact, I wrote the UI part of the integration! Good luck there @rcade.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

How did USC with a 34 RPI get left out?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lets me read it with no login/payment. Are you on a mobile device? Asking because I sometimes see a paywall with WaPo on my iPad.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:24 PM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on February 28

U.S. May Lose Out on Bid to Co-Host World Cup

Another triumph for the MAGAician!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on February 28

The 2018 Winter Olympics are over and Norway won

Thanks @grum, you always bring the hammer. Oh wait, that's a Summer event...

posted by billsaysthis at 06:36 PM on February 26

Jerry Jones is Not as Powerful as He Thought

Will offset some of the Goodell contract $$$...

posted by billsaysthis at 06:34 PM on February 26

How Haudenosaunee women are overcoming stigma to earn a place in lacrosse


posted by billsaysthis at 12:11 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Fatty, I will be watching that goal for years. Any time I feel sad, boom!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on February 15

Geoff Cameron: What Must Change in U.S. Soccer

Cameron is not wrong. The US Soccer president elected tomorrow needs to get on this page, no matter how he or she thinks it might embarrass MLS.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:56 PM on February 09

Super Bowl 0x34

All my Lions fans buddies on Facebook aren't too happy with the Matt Patricia hire right now

I just wonder if he'll shave the damn beard to at least look like a head coach. Probably too many years of working under Mr. Just Tear the Damn Sleeves Off My Sweatshirt to hope for that.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:04 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

QB Heaven in Buffalo then, eh Beaverboard?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:59 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Follow the bouncing baby: Thursday Night Football moves to Fox for $660M a year. Sorry CBS and NBC.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:22 AM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I will buy the jersey, rcade!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pro Bowl, meh, but: The Brees Boys stealing the show on the #ProBowl sidelines.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:51 PM on January 29

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019


Your turn, Dan Snyder.

I'm thinking Snyder dug in his heels so far he can't see out of the hole.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:32 PM on January 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm not crying sitting here in the office reading about Smart and that poor girl, not a bit.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:42 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I would love to see Fitzgerald tapped. Not only a lively personality, he's also not another retired white star in a prominent slot.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on January 08

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Aren't the games Saturday/Sunday??

posted by billsaysthis at 11:44 AM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I think six is the age when the can begin to appreciate the physicality, fatty!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:01 PM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Three Stooges were his favorites as a kid!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:24 PM on January 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I remember Joe and that is really cold Beaverbrook!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:15 PM on December 25

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?

rumple: Rule 34

posted by billsaysthis at 12:18 PM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't think finalist means quite the same thing here, just that she completed the necessary forms and such for a formal candidacy. I actually think Kathy Carter is the most likely winner at this point although this is pretty uninformed speculation.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:17 PM on December 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Curry owning an NFL franchise while still a dominant player in a different sport, now that would be ballin'!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:58 AM on December 18

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?

I saw more media coverage when the scandal first hit months ago, now its just that he was sentenced in this more, er, aware media environment.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on December 18

Are You Ready for Some Football?

+100 on the tinfoil

posted by billsaysthis at 06:41 PM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

How is it that Allerdyce was fired for cause a year ago and can just get another job no problem? I thought Everton were better than that.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on November 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Can't wait to hear the official explanation for this from the Peacock.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on November 20

U.S. May Host New World Soccer Tournament

Yeah, FIFA will be fine with this tournament, and Italy, the big draw of those mentioned, is certainly going to want to play in a losers tournament.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on November 15

Megan Rapinoe: 'Fifa Doesn't Care About Women's Football'

@goddam must be blowing her stack over this, she is a huge Kerr fan. What a disgrace but so typical of FIFA and football generally when it comes to women. Bigly sad!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Why is Cashman sure to return as GM? Hard to see the situation as only down to Girardi.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on October 26

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?

On the ground here in Portland, the local news are reporting the Portland bid is solid. Though that could just be spin...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on October 19

Bruce Arena Resigns as USMNT Manager

As has been said by many he was hired to get the team to Russia and was never staying longer than that. I'm wondering who will take over (Peter Vermes, Tab Ramos?) or if US Soccer will put in a caretaker until after the Feb. election for a new president.

But I'm not upset at this change, he made too many poor choices. Why bring Geoff Cameron all the way over and then not play him when the team HAD TO HAVE A RESULT?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on October 13

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

jjzucal, I like your thinking!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:50 AM on October 12

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

I watched whole game wondering how the US played so soft and sloppy, the horror growing even after Pulisic's fine goal to start the second half. Time after time a defender or Bradley just gave the ball back to T&T and until the last 10 minutes no one other than Dempsey and Pulisic played with any urgency. Then the scores came in from the other games, like a nailgun through my chest.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

College football player at D-III Albright kicked off team for protesting during anthem

posted by billsaysthis at 11:29 AM on October 11

Christian Pulisic is Pretty Good at the Soccer

After the second goal I told my wife I know what I want for Hanukah!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on October 09

Steve Jobs' Widow Buys Big Stake in Wizards, Capitals

Seems to be doing this for good reasons (the "double bottom line") and not just ego, which would be a nice change.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:49 PM on October 04

The most important news about the NHL this season: Jagr will play!


posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on October 03