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
1 four-pitch unintentional walk
How is a four pitch walk unintentional? Is the pitcher that bad?
posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on May 09
Sadly I have to drop out. Too much away from the computer for the weekend.
posted by billsaysthis at 02:36 PM on May 02
Beaverman, don't be throwin' that shit. You'd be missed.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:57 AM on April 27
Stars in 7
Lightning in 6
Capitals in 6
Sharks in 5
Goal scorer: Ovechkin
Save percentage: Bishop
Top PP percentage: SJ Sharks
Most goals/game: Capitals
posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on April 27
Big deal! Titans to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams. Details of the deal: The Titans send their No. 1 pick to the Rams for LA's No. 1 (15th overall), two second-rounders (No. 43, No. 45), and a third-rounder (No. 76). Tennessee also gets the Rams' first- and third-round picks in the 2017 draft. The Rams also get the Titans' fourth-round (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) selections this year.
posted by billsaysthis at 02:31 PM on April 14
(1) Cleveland in 6
(2) Toronto in 7
(6) Charlotte in 6
(5) Boston in 5
(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 5
(3) Oklahoma City in 7
(5) Portland in 7
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 125
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 44
posted by billsaysthis at 02:29 PM on April 14
Panthers in 6
Red Wings in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7
Stars in 6
Blues in 7
Ducks in 5
Sharks in 6
posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on April 13
I knew de Jong would bring the stupid to LA when his signing was announced, and I'm still puzzling on why Bruce Arena did it. This is Nigel's second vicious tackle in a season only a month old and, with any luck, the league will slam him with a six game ban. Even so, previous punishments have clearly done nothing to stop his animalistic nature so I expect more before the season ends.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on April 12
Having been to both I can agree with that comparison. I wonder what academic institution might be in New Haven to attract your visit...
posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on April 06
No upset, no worries, Owlie. What a ridiculously dominant team!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on April 06
I'm with Beaverboard. Or at least I better be if I want to stay married ;)
posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 AM on April 06
Wrong coast, Owlie! Do you have a layover in SF on the way?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:11 AM on April 05
The Simpson came out for Villanova last night. And Smithers came out too ;)
posted by billsaysthis at 10:18 AM on April 04
How did the England bowler just serve up four balls in a row! like that?! I knew the outcome but when I saw West Indies needed 19 from seven I was wondering if I my memory was working.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:15 AM on April 04
Anyone see a good April Fool's prank today? I've not hit the office yet but this Daily Star piece had me breathless for a moment.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on April 01
Filed under WTF?!: Brewers will start season short a reliever because Will Smith tore a ligament in his right knee while taking his spikes off after a game. Manager Craig Counsell said Smith will miss "significant time."
posted by billsaysthis at 03:07 PM on March 26
T20 for tennis?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on March 24
Is there a reason, other than historical precedence, why women's tennis is best of three and men's is best of five? In any case if the women's tour wanted to go to best of five sets surely there would need to be a transition since the current players have a trained to use their energy up in a shorter span.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on March 23
I think this would be more of a thing if Rebecca Lowe's husband were the US face and he decided to take parental leave at this point. I mean, the woman actually giving birth doesn't have much choice that I can see nor should she want to; IMO neither should the father who is, after all, the coach of an American soccer club.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:59 AM on March 21
To add to the, er, offensive quality of the weekend, Novak Djokovic questions equal prize money in tennis.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:55 AM on March 21
WTF? The NCAA site wants permission to "manage your contacts" if you sign in with Google?!?!
posted by billsaysthis at 12:52 PM on March 14
If MSU won their conference, how are they the #2 to Virginia who, after all, lost the conference (regular season and tournament) to North Carolina?
posted by billsaysthis at 12:50 PM on March 14
Wow, very cool. Hope he makes it to the bigs.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:43 AM on March 03
posted by billsaysthis at 10:29 AM on March 01
Rumor has Liverpool playing the Galaxy down your way, so that is an option too as we will most definitely be there.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on February 18
sbacharach, SpoFi meetup for the All-Star game?
posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on February 17
Perhaps a medical team had slapped an oxygen mask on him and were just getting out the chest paddles.
Just glad we don't get Mr. Hudson on the English SAP audio for BeIn HD channel. Incredibly glad.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:25 PM on February 15
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