Recent Comments by billsaysthis

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

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

Packers Hold Off Cowboys in Thriller, Advance to NFC Championship

Sorry, poor sportsmanship comment removed

posted by billsaysthis at 02:40 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'd much rather watch parkour than quite a few other "sports".

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on January 11

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Yay Ufez!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

San Francisco 49ers Fire Chip Kelly After 1 Season

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Sure one of the CSL clubs need a great central defender like M. Sakho!!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:37 PM on January 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 6
Seattle by 17
Pittsburgh by 13
New York Giants by 3

1. Manning
2. Bell
3. Beckham
4. Karl Joseph

posted by billsaysthis at 04:33 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

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

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Technically the playoffs are next year.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on December 05

Nico Rosberg goes out on top

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

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now

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

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash

.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on November 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can they put eight past Legia Warsaw, Owlie?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 AM on November 23

Jurgen Klinsmann Out as U.S. Men's Soccer Coach

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Ducks seem like they could use him, Beaverboard.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on November 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

Shohei Ohtani hits a ball out of a domed stadium.

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Will keep eyes peeled.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:45 PM on October 16

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Wild!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

LOL

posted by billsaysthis at 10:53 AM on September 30

Mud and Glory

A linguistic masterpiece but semantic nightmare. Thanks!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:24 PM on September 20

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

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

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Nebraska, man that was a touching tribute!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:53 PM on September 04

Teddy Bridgewater Tears ACL, Will Miss Season

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

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else

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

How Football Transfers Work

Good read though I was hoping for a bit more depth.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:04 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Last weekend we lost to f'ing Burnley 2-0!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:55 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

@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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grumble grumble Jim Thorpe grumble grumble

posted by billsaysthis at 10:49 AM on August 19

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History

Saying "One worse than 57" is so golfer!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:13 PM on August 08

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

#YNWA

posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on August 08

FINA - as bad as FIFA?

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

ROFL

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on August 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Any of my fellow SpoFites going to tomorrow's Liverpool FC open training session at Stanford, or to next weekend's LFC v. AC Milan match at Levi's?

John Oliver on why you should f'ing go.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Wow, good for him.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on July 23

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

Hey JohnSoCal, do you leave the politics to the politicians? Clearly not, and plenty of businesses do the same because they're made up of people who have opinions on things. Sorry if this particular business decision isn't what you'd like but I'm guessing there are plenty which do.

And what NoMich said.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:26 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Aliens love cycling too!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on July 19

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

My score may be inauspicious but I'm not sure its correct as I don't understand where my finals points came from. @rcade?

Congrats, @bender!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:29 AM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That is so funny!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I collapsed so bad in the Pick'em SFs that I put the final out of my mind. I mean, I actually forgot the game was being played yesterday until about 4 pm (PST). And since I'd have picked France and Griezemann, well, not any points there.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:16 AM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

What a pair of disappointments! I so wanted to see Germany v. Wales.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud, 21 months, but apparently terms under two years are served as probation only. Plus Eu3.5 million fine for him and his dad.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on July 06