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
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
Wow, good for him.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on July 23
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
Aliens love cycling too!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on July 19
My score may be inauspicious but I'm not sure its correct as I don't understand where my finals points came from. @rcade?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:29 AM on July 13
That is so funny!
posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on July 12
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
What a pair of disappointments! I so wanted to see Germany v. Wales.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on July 08
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
Wales 2-1 Portugal, Bale
Germany 3-2 France, Griezemann
posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on July 06
Naive question: Does this mean the Warriors will go 98-0 (barring injuries)?
posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on July 04
Poland 2, Portugal 1 (Lewandowski) I wouldn't root for Ronaldo if he somehow convinced FIFA to let him play for the USMNT.
Wales 2, Belgium 1 (Bale) Man drives the defenders to join a monastery and become ale makers. ;)
Germany 3, Italy 1 (Muller) Italy missing de Rossi is too much
France 2, Iceland 1 (Griezmann) Iceland we hardly knew ya.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:26 AM on June 30
posted by billsaysthis at 10:15 AM on June 29
Mascherano also had a yellow, rcade. Not that it would change the result... congratulations!
Still reeling from Messi skying the PK!
posted by billsaysthis at 02:10 PM on June 27
Agree with Bender, more likely (some of) the current AFA execs will miss out.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on June 27
How did no one pick McAuley (og) for the Wales-NI match???
posted by billsaysthis at 06:50 PM on June 25
Cards: Vidal (nb), Mascherano, Beausejour
posted by billsaysthis at 06:46 PM on June 25
What I heard was that officials have been instructed to pay more attention to that as well as goalies leaving the line early, mostly during shootouts.
posted by billsaysthis at 06:45 PM on June 25
Argentina 3-1 Chile
Cards: Vidal (this is such a no-brainer ;))
First goal: 11:15
USA 2-1 Colombia
posted by billsaysthis at 01:22 PM on June 24
posted by billsaysthis at 10:34 AM on June 24
Switzerland 1 vs. Poland 2 - Lewandowski (ducks, breaks, eh)
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale (but again JoePirlo Allen is Man of the Match)
Croatia 1 vs. Portugal 0 - Modric (the ref's final whistle blows and Ronaldo's head explodes)
France 3 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Payet (RoI fans serenade their players off the field)
Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez (Ruthlessness returns)
Hungary 0 vs. Belgium 2 - Hazard (Sadly)
Italy 1 vs. Spain 2 - Morata (Spain remember, oh yes)
England 2 vs. Iceland 1 - Sturridge (I just wanna see him dance)
posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on June 24
rcade, are you truly surprised?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on June 23
Argentina 4, USA 1 (Messi)
Chile 3, Colombia 1 (Sanchez)
posted by billsaysthis at 10:07 AM on June 21
Speaking of Johnson: Why Dustin Johnson's US Open win was spoiled by the USGA's epic rules farce.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on June 20
I watched the last part of the first half of CHI v MEX and saw the second goal, then turned it on again towards the end of the second (at 6-0). I figured the TV tech managing the onscreen scoreboard made a typo but after the announcer mentioned it too I realized that one of my dreams was coming true.
I have nothing against Mexico as a country or any of its people but I do hate them as a soccer team! Does that make me a bad person? So be it.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on June 19
U.S. 3-1 Ecuador (Wood)
Peru 1-2 Colombia (Cardona)
Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (Messi) Venezuelans reach the hard wall
Mexico 2-3 Chile (Sanchez) But Chile will win due to favorable refereeing
posted by billsaysthis at 04:06 PM on June 16
Thank you Ticos.
I thought so at the time you posted this but now I'm not so sure I wouldn't rather have the Friday match against Peru with the extra day rest.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:29 PM on June 13
Lebron should've got a suspension for that one situation alone but Green has been naughty too...
posted by billsaysthis at 12:27 PM on June 13
I'm amazed the ref didn't whip out multiple cards, especially for the two captains. But Bender is spot on, scoring a bunch against Haiti was nothing, and clearly Dunga has work to do to get anywhere in Russia. Assuming he does better at the Olympics and keeps his job.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:26 PM on June 13
Wow, that was some defensive strategy from the Czech Republic! As best I could tell, whenever Spain had the ball all 11 CR players were within 15 yards of the 18 yard box, or closer. Even the best passers in the world had a tough time breaking through but in the end the Magician made his magic and La Furia Roja got their three points.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:23 PM on June 13
Spain goalkeeper David de Gea denies forced sex party claim, years ago but just coming out at some porn baron's trial.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:13 PM on June 10
@flannelenigma, you have Wales as two of your qualifiers ;)
posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on June 10
Group A France, Switzerland, Griezmann
Group B England, Wales, Kane
Group C Germany, Poland, Mueller
Group D Spain, Croatia David VillaF. Torres Nolito
Group E Belgium, Italy, Origi
Group F: Portugal, Austria, Ronaldo
Qualifiers: Sweden, Northern Ireland, Russia, Romania
Beer: St. Sebastiaan Golden, who could resist the monk on the label?
posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on June 10
An unbelievable player. And I think its great he came out of retirement just to team up with his kids!
posted by billsaysthis at 11:43 AM on June 10
What's with the beverage selection? Not being as much of a craft beer aficionado I'll go with Blue Moon white. After last night I need a large, large serving.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on June 04
Did the US men play pitifully last night or what? The first goal was not terrible but afterwards they played like the Colombians had kicked them repeatedly in the head and gut! No life in the play, no creativity and very poor passing. Especially from Michael Bradley, who gave the ball away all night including one which lead directly to the penalty; if Klinsmann was a better coach he would start Nagbe or Beckerman against Costa Rica instead.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:45 AM on June 04
Agree with all the above. Beyond the fighting he was a major force for good, raising over $100 million for Parkinson's research alone.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on June 04
@rcade my selections are in order of finish as far as group winner indication goes.
posted by billsaysthis at 09:25 AM on June 03
@holden: I think (Luis) Suarez is injured and won't play the opening round, maybe not even the first knockout game.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:07 PM on June 02
Let's test-drive this format for both Copa America and Euros!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:04 AM on May 31
And no suspension, just upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Big save for the Dubs.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:11 AM on May 24
posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on May 23
Holy moly, I root for the Warriors but that is terrible. Someone's surely missing Game 4 and perhaps more.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on May 23
posted by billsaysthis at 04:36 PM on May 19
I cannot even tell you how upset I was after that goal on the restart, I was at a pub with several co-workers and nearly lost my lunch. Seems to have done a similar number on most of the Reds.
I don't understand, though, how the ref didn't give a single one of the three handball PKs in the first half but had he done so the result might have been very different.
posted by billsaysthis at 09:49 AM on May 19
Suarez hat-trick hands Barcelona La Liga title and makes Suarez the first player not named Lio Messi or Christiano "Don't I look pretty in my underwear" Ronaldo to win the Pichichi since 2009.
posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on May 14
+1 for pro/rel in the US. As a longterm Premier League and startup guy (LOL) I agree with Crowley about the value of incentives for good play and management, for sure.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 AM on May 10
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