Worst trade ever?
posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on February 21
Big props to the Imps!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:56 AM on February 20
posted by billsaysthis at 11:37 AM on February 17
The Guardian on NHL relocation: Which NHL teams are moving? A guide to hockey's latest relocation rumors. Who knew? Despite all the constant rumors and discontent, the NHL is actually as stable as any of the USAian/Canadian major leagues.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on February 14
ESPN was saying that Saban was okay with Sark leaving, that the one game was enough to see their styles didn't mesh.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on February 08
My favorite SB memory was 1980. I was a freshman at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and my girlfriend was a freshman just down the road at Pitt, a local girl so we went to her folks' house to root for the Steelers' fourth. After the win things got a little messy downtown and we were on the other side of the city from school so I had no choice but to sleep over. LOL guest room LOL
posted by billsaysthis at 11:37 AM on February 06
Great essay, thanks Owlie!
posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on January 30
Speaking of which, how does one edit his profile? I didn't see an edit link on that page.
posted by billsaysthis at 07:12 PM on January 24
Thanks @rcade! Life wouldn't be quite as good without my mostly daily dose of SpoFi.
Out of curiosity, do any other SpoFites live in the Portland area? We got burned out on Silicon Valley and moved up this month.
posted by billsaysthis at 07:10 PM on January 24
On the one hand, the UConn coach comes off like a dick; on the other, he only keeps his job by winning. Further, neither he nor the college (for him) given time to respond before this was published and since this was hardly a breaking news story I'm sure another day wouldn't have impacted the paper.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on January 17
Sorry, poor sportsmanship comment removed
posted by billsaysthis at 02:40 PM on January 16
I'd much rather watch parkour than quite a few other "sports".
posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on January 11
posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on January 11
So, anybody watch that college football game last night? I think it was Clemson defeating Arkansas, or maybe Alabama.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on January 10
I'll go with Grum on Leicester City and sentimentally add Liverpool reaching two cup finals.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:41 PM on January 06
Niners are leaving a few $10Ms on the table paying off coaching contracts at this point, everything else aside.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:39 PM on January 06
Sure one of the CSL clubs need a great central defender like M. Sakho!!
posted by billsaysthis at 04:37 PM on January 06
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 17
Pittsburgh by 13
New York Giants by 3
4. Karl Joseph
posted by billsaysthis at 04:33 PM on January 06
Why would the SEC want four more teams? Unless they plan to push out the less financially useful schools somehow...
posted by billsaysthis at 07:05 PM on December 30
Just for rivalry's sake I'd like to see the Niners take down the Seahawks but I don't imagine Pete Carroll will call up his practice squad to make that a possibility...
Lions win versus Packers
Titans win versus Texans
These two seem more unlikely (for both to happen) then the Racists-Giants to tie. Though not by much. Sorry Bucs fans.
posted by billsaysthis at 06:19 PM on December 27
How do we blame the Patriots for this?
Have you checked the Pats' org chart for a voodoo priest(ess) lately? Maybe a purchasing manifest for some lifelike dolls?
posted by billsaysthis at 01:41 PM on December 26
BeaverBoard, surely you remember the Peter Principle. Applies to coaches as much as any profession.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:59 AM on December 19
Fisher, Bradley... who's next? Make your predictions today!
Normally I'd go with Hue Jackson's 0-fer but he seems to have at least one more season of failure ahead. Chip Kelly seems a possibility, but I wonder if Trent Baalke will walk the plank instead.
I'll go with Mike McCoy, four seasons of mediocrity is sufficient. New home next season, ought to have a new man in charge as well.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:58 AM on December 19
MLS announces expansion process, including timeline and fees. Most interesting bits: Expansion fee is $150MM and expected startup costs, including that fee, are in the neighborhood of $300MM. Starting to think there's something to MLS/soccer moving ahead of NHL/hockey in the US of A.
posted by billsaysthis at 06:09 PM on December 15
What an a55wipe! How did he think it was okay to protest a female ref by doing that?!?!
posted by billsaysthis at 06:07 PM on December 15
Technically the playoffs are next year.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on December 05
Going out on top is very nice but at 31 seems like he's leaving a few years of potential additional titles on the floor.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:42 AM on December 02
After many early season calls for his head (example), Clay Helton has turned his critics around and put any uncertainty on the shelf (for now at least).
posted by billsaysthis at 10:22 AM on December 01
posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on November 29
Can they put eight past Legia Warsaw, Owlie?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 AM on November 23
I hope we don't go back to Arena. I'd rather see either of the other two rumored candidates, Peter Vermes or Tab Ramos.
This is the right time to boot Klinsmann, or maybe a bit late given the US performance at last year's Gold Cup.
posted by billsaysthis at 05:17 PM on November 21
The Ducks seem like they could use him, Beaverboard.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on November 15
As a USC alum I quite enjoyed watching the Trojans deal with the Huskies. Darnold is turning into a smart, well put together QB and if he can grow over the next couple of seasons we may get back into the national title hunt.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:50 AM on November 14
Seeing the video I was less impressed. I thought he hit it through the dome, not through a hole in the roof.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on November 14
In a rare bout of sanity, voters in San Diego rejected the tax which would've paid for the Charger's new stadium. Voters in Texas went the other way and approved the ballot measure for the Rangers new ballpark.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on November 09
I found a Rebel Sports shop at lunch time but they were totally short on Glory gear. Seems odd since the season just started 10 days ago but the only thing in stock was a generic polo shirt. Lots of other club gear (Fremantle Dockers, English and Spanish soccer clubs). Didn't see an Australia test cricket jersey either, just Socceroos gear.
Will keep looking.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:31 AM on October 17
I can't believe not a single one of you picked the 49ers this week! I mean, you were all correct in picking the Bills although no one had the right margin (neener neener), but still!
posted by billsaysthis at 09:50 PM on October 16
Will keep eyes peeled.
posted by billsaysthis at 09:45 PM on October 16
If anyone needs a Perth team jersey let me know, I'm here for the next week ;)
posted by billsaysthis at 10:09 PM on October 14
I'm sorry but that blown field goal placement with 2:00 left by Chargers punter Kaster was just sad and captures about everything going wrong for the team so far this season.
posted by billsaysthis at 08:30 PM on October 09
posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on October 05
posted by billsaysthis at 10:53 AM on September 30
A linguistic masterpiece but semantic nightmare. Thanks!
posted by billsaysthis at 12:24 PM on September 20
That Lt. Governor sure tries to put a whacky spin on it. "Didn't give us any warning" my a55.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:22 AM on September 13
Nebraska, man that was a touching tribute!
posted by billsaysthis at 08:53 PM on September 04
I wonder if its a matter of degree. Athlete takes hits of different types which individually have a small impact on the ligament and then there's the last hit that puts him or her over the line. That is, that tears the ligament. I know this is the case with lower back pain, everything is fine with the nerve compressed up to a certain amount and one day it gets compressed just abit more--boom, agony!
posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on September 01
NFL franchise owners are by definition extremely rich, if not billionaires, and regardless of moral character shouldn't get fed at the public trough.
posted by billsaysthis at 07:13 PM on August 29
Good read though I was hoping for a bit more depth.
posted by billsaysthis at 09:04 PM on August 25
Last weekend we lost to f'ing Burnley 2-0!!!
posted by billsaysthis at 08:55 PM on August 25
Liverpool vs. Derby County in the next round of the League Cup. Will the Reds do the thrashing or will the underdogs prey on our inconsistency to dump us out???
posted by billsaysthis at 10:58 AM on August 25
I was thinking more of the emphasis, tron7. I totally agree that NBC execs are aa bunch of meshugas who should be replaced. Preferably by Grum and rcade, with Owlie for the international perspective.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on August 23
@FLsportsman Is what you point to all that much different from past coverage? I don't think so, with minor exceptions such as the first (1992) Dream Team. Heck, this US women's basketball team was perhaps the most dominant squad in any team Olympic event in history and they hardly seemed to break through the noise.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on August 22
grumble grumble Jim Thorpe grumble grumble
posted by billsaysthis at 10:49 AM on August 19
Saying "One worse than 57" is so golfer!
posted by billsaysthis at 12:13 PM on August 08
posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on August 08
Add USA Gymnastics to the list: A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:12 PM on August 04
Cozy relationship between official US Olympic ticket vendor and USOC isn't raising eyebrows quite as much as one might expect in the post-Blatter era.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:39 PM on August 04
posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on August 02
@sbacharach Sorry, wouldn't be at that game if I lived next door to the stadium :) However I will be at the Liverpool - AC Milan game at Levi's Stadium this Saturday in Santa Clara.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on July 28
If you haven't gotten your emails, the EPL Fantasy League is back. Can whoever is the league owner (@rcade?) post the code to rejoin?
FYI the web app has been modernized and I can't say I like all of the, er, updates.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 AM on July 27
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