If I was KG, I would be ticked off. The one chance for the T'wolves to bring in a player that can make a big enough impact to possibly make a huge playoff/championship run, and Kevin McHale fails, YET AGAIN. I see why they weren't able to get him, seeing all that Denver gave up (especially the draft picks, which we did not have), but Kevin still should have done something to get the deal done. KG deserves it, and AI would have a superstar who actually doesn't mind giving up the ball to someone else
posted by zachaweenus at 09:21 PM on December 19
They will most likely move to Santa Clara, which isn't that big of a deal, because their practice facilities are there anyways. The aren't changing the name to Santa Clara 49ers, either, they're just moving the stadium. I think York would rather not change stadiums than change the name of the San Francisco 49ers. The city of San Fran is shooting themselves in the foot: They were asking for way too much secondary money to be paid to the town, when this stadium was San Fran's only hope of getting the Olympic Bid in 2016
posted by zachaweenus at 11:47 AM on November 09
I'm a hard core 49ers fan, and I even think the catch is overrated, to an extent. I mean, I know Dwight Clark had to jump incredibly high, grabbed it by his fingertips in the back of the endzone with almost no time left on the clock to win the NFC Championship from the Cowboys, but if any player did that same thing in a regular game, it would just be a really fricken awesome catch. It was just the circumstances that made it so huge. Wait a sec.... after describing it, "The Catch" was AMAZING!
posted by zachaweenus at 08:40 PM on October 27
Youth sports at its lowest..... The only time you are supposed to let every kid play regardless of ability, and coaches are still trying to find a way to simply win.... Absolutely horrendous if you ask me
posted by zachaweenus at 09:03 PM on October 12
I hate to tell you dallas, but have you forgotten that San Fran actually has the 4th ranked offense in the NFL right now? They could easily be 3-0 right now, and then you wouldn't be saying that (If San Francisco didn't have that first fumble deep in their own territory against Arizona, thats 7 less points from Arizona and some more points for San Fran most likely, either 3 or 7, which would mean San Fran wins. If they didnt have the fumble returned for a touchdown last week, thats a 14 point swing, which would bring the score to 31-31, meaning OT.). So don't forget that San Fran is starting to be a better team, as long as their defense can come around.
posted by zachaweenus at 08:40 AM on September 29
gradioc, just so you know, you've gotta watch what you say. I dont personally, but people on here may have had people hurt or killed in Columbine, and speaking of it like that may offend some people. Not trying to be a spoil-sport or anything, just want you to make sure you understand who may be offended deeply by that
posted by zachaweenus at 09:31 PM on September 05
Yes, but Roger Federer has been a dominant tennis player for what, 3 or 4 years? That's like comparing Carson Palmer to Dan Marino. Yes, Carson has been a dominant QB for a few years, but Dan Marino was a legend who dominated for about 15 years. Roger Federer has to stay on top for another 7 or 8 years before he can even be mentioned as a legend of Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi caliber.
posted by zachaweenus at 08:18 PM on September 03
I think they should. I mean, the guy didn't just up and leave on the girl like a lot of guys would have if they were in his situation. He stayed with the mother to take care of her and the kid, and now he is trying to make a life for them. LET BUTLER PLAY!
posted by zachaweenus at 11:00 AM on August 29
I think we all forgot one big aspect in the whole Rice/49er thing. The niners wanted to keep him, it's just that their salary cap would have made him take a pay cut when they signed him as a restricted free agent, and he wouldn't do that. They would have loved to have him on for another few years
posted by zachaweenus at 02:36 PM on August 20
How can this be the ultimate test for drivers? They turn one way. I just can't see past that. Other driving sports turn way more. Actually, on certain courses (titled "road courses"), they actually do turn right. Of course, they only have these races on the average of once or twice a year, and go some years without them, but they have had them before
posted by zachaweenus at 09:30 PM on August 10
Although I have to agree with you about the Atlanta Braves being the only team handling it correctly, even they don't do a good job. TBS will broadcast 3 games in a row and then not show another Braves game the rest of the month... I know, Im an Atlanta fan in Upstate NY, and every time i go to watch the Braves take on a division rival, I just see a re-run of Friends or Everybody Loves Raymond.
posted by zachaweenus at 05:17 PM on June 20
That is just sad... People who get paid millions of dollars a year to lift weights, run, and hit things are complaining that their job is too hard... Even the sucky guys make about 700k a year. And if your even in the sport, wouldnt you want to be worked hard so you can win? Or maybe its just another case of "I get paid regardlessly, who cares how i do". Another reason why the Lions are gonna suck yet again... Poor John Kitna, why couldnt he have gone to a team that he can at least help a little
posted by zachaweenus at 10:52 AM on May 07
I think the topic of this post is totally wrong. In no way did the Texans "settle" on Mario Williams. Like the Texans said, it was like choosing between the next marshall faulk/gale sayers and the next reggie white/bruce smith. And now the draft gets interesting. Every single mock draft had the top 6 picks as Bush, Williams to New Orleans, Leinert to Tennessee, Ferguson to NY, Hawk to Green Bay, and Davis to San Fran. Now, every mock draft ever made is thrown out the window, because everything is changed. Im still pulling for my 49ers to get Vernon Davis, but now the draft will be interesting for me to watch for 8 hours today. Im still pulling for a double shocker today... Texans say they are getting williams, then flop last minute and when the name is announced, its Reggie Bush. That would make my day. But, its probably not going to happen.
posted by zachaweenus at 05:24 AM on April 29
Ya know, in the past years there has always been one guy who has stood out over everyone else for a year, so predicting the MVP was like picking an apple from a bowl of oranges. This is the first year in a while that there have been four or 5 legit contenders for the honor. Steve Nash comes back to defend the honor, Lebron James leads his team to the playoffs for the first time in god knows when, Kobe has a breakout year scoring awesome amounts of points and getting the Lakers into the playoffs, and then Chauncey Billups leads the best team in the NBA. I say or 5 cuz there are 2 wild cards i think could do it. Dwayne Wade and Tony Parker have both been huge for their teams this year. But then again, look at the source. From a newspaper in Arizona. Nash plays in Arizona. Heck, the papers in Atlanta are probably saying Z. Pachulia deserves the honor of MVP.
posted by zachaweenus at 08:29 PM on April 26
The Mets are going to fizzle out yet again towards the middle-end of the season. However, the big start might be enough to give em a wild card. Look at the teams they have faced so far in their matches: Florida, 2 series against the Nationals, and Milwaukee. A lot of teams could start off 9-2 if they had their first 4 series against those 3 teams. The braves have gotten off to a slow start. But dont they every year? And then around mid-late june, here comes Atlanta, and they knock off the rest of the NL east. The Braves-Mets series right now will be the first real test for the Mets. The Mets, in my words, is the team that all the good players go if they wanna get bad. Piazza was the best catcher in the game, til he went to NY. Tom Glavine and Kevin Millwood were 2 of the best pitchers in the game, til they went to NY. They are baseball's form of the Washington Redskins.
posted by zachaweenus at 11:30 AM on April 17
san fran gets allen Sorry, there's the real link
posted by zachaweenus at 08:44 PM on March 24
http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/SF/9333942 How bout this story? San Francisco picking up the offensive lineman they always hated to go up against back when San Fran and Dallas were the only 2 teams in the NFC, Larry Allen. Of course, there was Nate Newton and Mark Stepnoski too, but Larry Allen was a big one too. This is going to help out their dreaded offense a lot (GO 49ERS!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALLEN IN THE RED AND GOLD!!! GOOD PICKUP!!!)
posted by zachaweenus at 08:37 PM on March 24
Detroit definately needs a quarterback. Kitna will not be as good as perhaps Brees or Culpepper could have been with the Lions, but he will be a nice mentor to Jay Cutler or VY or Leinart, since they will definately draft one of the 3 (im personally saying Cutler). Those 3 1st round receivers will finally have someone to give them the ball.
posted by zachaweenus at 07:35 PM on March 20
You guys have also forgotten the 4 expansion teams that he brought in: 2 brand new teams and 2 replacement teams after he moved the original team out (brought back the Browns when the Ravens came and brought back the Oilers (Texans) when they left for Tennessee (Titans)). That helped spur the NFL's success in many different parts of the nation as well
posted by zachaweenus at 04:41 PM on March 20
This is the stupidest thing ever. Did they start telling players they couldn't hit hard in football after that Detroit Lion got paralyzed a while back? If a hockey player slips on the ice and breaks an arm, are they gonna make the ice less slippery? Cheerleading is a sport. You must be in good shape physically and mentally to participate, just like any other sport. And there is also a risk of personal injury, just like any other sport. They all know the risk behind it, and if they still choose to do it, then let them. If they don't wanna take the chance, either don't do the sport or be on the bottom of the pyramid.
posted by zachaweenus at 08:41 PM on March 11
I think it is bull crap about excluding players who may not be around for the playoffs, especially Trenton Hassell. He and KG are the only 2 starters who remain from the beginning of the season, and he has helped out almost as much as the big ticket. Yeah, KG is KG, and you cant compare that to anything except a Duncan, but Hassell has helped out that core of the T'wolves, especially on defense. Heck with not making the playoffs (and they still kinda do have a shot, its unlikely, but they still could make it), Hassell is still one of the best under the radar players
posted by zachaweenus at 08:11 PM on March 09
I honestly don't think any of the Lions picks have been complete flops. They have drafted 3 #2 or #3 wide receivers that could probably do well supporting another wide receiver who is a true #1 receiver. Oh yeah, and a QB to get them the ball wouldnt hurt... As for getting rid of Peterson, I hate to say it, but they should. Bring in another guy to help out D Smith.
posted by zachaweenus at 05:05 PM on February 25
Well, after looking at this scouting review, it looks like Hawk's going to the Raiders, and San Fran is picking up a DT named Ngata out of Oregon. Why in the world would the 49ers pick up a defensive tackle with the first pick? They are going into a 3/4 gradually, and you got BY as one of your linemen. I honestly believe he is the best lineman in the game right now. He can take just about any guy under his wing and turn em into something good enough for now. Hawk would be a good pick. Julian Peterson just can't stay healthy long enough, and when he is, you can tell he isn't the same player as he was a few years ago, before the achilles or acl or whatever he did. Derek Smith is what's holding those linebackers together. Or maybe they should pick up a corner to help out with their pass stop. Tony Parrish was a big hit, but he should be healthy next year, so Hawk is the legitimate choice on D. But, then again, maybe D'Brickashaw Ferguson will still be available by 6th pick, or maybe Justice...
posted by zachaweenus at 11:19 AM on February 25
GO FRISCO!!!! Im a San Fran Fan who is born and raised all 16 years of his life in upstate NY, so ya know its hard to support the team really well, and its really been hard lately. Im glad they won, even though really since they get a higher draft pick its like they lost a game but they won by getting a higher pick, so really its kinda like they lost still, but won from the loss........ yeah, go head and think about that one
posted by zachaweenus at 09:59 PM on February 24
I honestly think the 1 year suspension is going easy on him. THe suspension really doesn't matter, though. Even if he sat out this year, the Dolphins are definately not going to keep him after he betrayed Saban like this, and no other coach in the league is going to take a hypocrite like that onto their team. He's lucky he's not getting jail time for this. He broke the rules, heck, he broke the law (cuz i doubt he lives in Michigan and had the pot on prescription). Ricky, you are a fricken bum. This just shows how low athletes can be in our world today. They have some of the easiest jobs. They work out over the off-season, go to a training camp or two, play some games, go to some practices, its a whole lot easier than being, oh say, a teacher or a corrections officer or something like that. And they get paid, literally, about 400 times more a year. And thats if you suck at doing it. This just makes me sick how he can do this after apologizing, getting a second chance, and being, in atleast my eyes, the comeback player of the year. He betrayed his team, he betrayed the fans, heck, he betrayed anyone who loves the game. All this coming from a guy who isn't a dolphins fan, either. Ricky, you make me sick.
posted by zachaweenus at 11:42 AM on February 20
I think what Jimmy did was just fine. Nobody had him as one of the favorites to win such a prestigious race. Even with the whole Knaus situation, Jimmy has flown a little under the radar leading up to this, and nobody thought he had a shot at winning this, but he did. And doesn't he deserve to brag a little bit? This is like winning the Master's in golf or winning Wimbledon in tennis. Let him celebrate. Tonight, he is the best driver in NASCAR.
posted by zachaweenus at 08:39 PM on February 19
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