Recent Comments by usfbull

Pats Making Move For Moss

I can't believe all the moves the Pats have made this offseason. It looks like it's SuperBowl or nothing for Belichik this year.

posted by usfbull at 10:52 AM on April 29

Online Gamling bill passed by Congress

Of course this is sports related, it just completely changed how millions will watch sports. I tried to reload my online account last week and was notified that my credit card was inactive. And I only do small parlays to make things interesting. The amazing part of this was the huge haircut all these gaming stocks took last week. Billions of dollars of lost market cap. Not only the gaming stocks either, but a lot of the "paypal" type of payment systems on the periphery also went into the tank.

posted by usfbull at 06:50 AM on October 11

Mr. Congeniality, Shea Hillenbrand

This incident proves to me that the wildcard is now coming out of the AL East. Hillenbrand is a douche. But he swings a relatively strong bat and plays a solid infield for pennies on the dollar (making a paltry $6 Million).

posted by usfbull at 11:28 PM on July 22

Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in Game 7

I gotta find my old Hartford Whalers jersey and break it out.

posted by usfbull at 02:46 PM on June 20

Say it aint so

Next thing you know, danny almonte will have married an older woman.

posted by usfbull at 10:52 PM on June 02

Hey fake fans: Make like Damon and leave

Great comparison with the indie rock band. When I read this on the Herald site this morning, all I could think about was my freshman year at Northeastern University (1991), and every dorm room seemed to be blaring Nirvana. Seemingly, each occupant claiming they discovered them and bitching about their growing popularity. I was a white suburbanite who showed up with PE and NWA cd's and all along my comment was that (insert gigantic record company here) did, not you. Articles like this expose Boston as a bitter city, even in success they will find something to complain about. WFRAZERJr, is that Wilfred Brimley? I believe he said: "I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim."

posted by usfbull at 10:28 PM on June 02

Oral Roberts University's odds

Were these guys always the Golden Eagles? I was hoping for a more evangelical name.

posted by usfbull at 06:23 PM on March 14

Bay Hill Invitational 2006

JJ, what handicap do you play to now? And also, I have a friend that just got invited to play in the BellSouth Pro-Am here in Atlanta. He's a 15 and is worried that he will embarass himself. I told him you can't pass up an opportunity like that. In your experience, are there a bunch of hacks out there on those Monday rounds?

posted by usfbull at 04:37 PM on March 14

Shit, fan. Fan, shit.

For the record, it is spelled "M-c-G-w-i-r-e." Can we get that right?

posted by usfbull at 11:23 PM on March 10

Shit, fan. Fan, shit.

It's amazing how we (as a society) always joked about steroids in MLB and knew they were a huge part of the game. But now I am seeing that in the face of documented corroboration, the chairs are being pushed away from the table and everyone is taking sides. Bonds is going down, and all of MLB will be taking a hit because it happened as they were counting the receipts. And I mean greenies, red bull, speed, whatever. It's all fair game now. The second I got my mail today, I sat down on my couch and plowed through that story. Then I went on Amazon and pre-ordered the book. (Then I realized if I ordered another book to put me over $25, I would get free shipping. Damn you Amazon!!! You have made way too much money off me with that ploy). This thing reads like a well researched crime novel. My open question is this: it sounds like he was using undocumented cash from memorabilia shows to finance his girlfriend. At the least, I wouldn't be surprised to see him brought down Capone style by the IRS.

posted by usfbull at 09:37 PM on March 08

Sox reach deal for CF Crisp

The indians have some questions about Mota's shoulder. Let's hope it doesn't keep this deal from happening. And now Theo is back as GM. We need to settle all of this drama before pitchers and catchers report.

posted by usfbull at 08:39 AM on January 25

Reardon arrested

If he is treated like a common thief, then that means he would be back on the street before the arresting officer even finished the paperwork. Believe it or not, you have to try pretty hard to get locked up these days.

posted by usfbull at 09:53 AM on December 29

Jaguars Cheerleader Escaped Murder Plot

Hannibal Lecter said it best: "We begin by coveting what we see every day." Since this guy sometimes stayed in the apartment above her, he figures they should kill her rather than chancing getting ID'd. Over a car? That is just pure evil.

posted by usfbull at 04:43 PM on October 14

Nomar: 2 Postseason Saves

I like the fact that he still owns his Charlestown condo. Great job Nomie!

posted by usfbull at 11:12 AM on October 12

Done.

A well coached series by Ozzie. They just outplayed and outpitched us. Now I root for the Angels and Braves (transplanted Bostonian).

posted by usfbull at 09:29 PM on October 07

Golfer Toms Stricken During Tournament

Bizarre, I just read that LPGA golfer Meg Mallon suffered from the same problem during the Solheim Cup. They said her heart rate reached 290 beats per minute.

posted by usfbull at 10:34 PM on September 15

Frog Day Afternoon.

G Tech taking down Auburn tonight too. Big win for the Jackets on the road.

posted by usfbull at 11:40 PM on September 03

U.S.A. soccer fans (and anyone else who's interested) unite!

sorry, meant "monolinguists". Not sure what just happened there.

posted by usfbull at 12:21 PM on August 30

U.S.A. soccer fans (and anyone else who's interested) unite!

What happens if you press your "SAP" button during a telemundo broadcast? It's the least they can do for us monolinguistsals.

posted by usfbull at 12:20 PM on August 30

The Unofficial NFL All-Criminal Team

Just heard this morning on sportsradio that San Diego Police are offering $1,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Lawrence Phillips. Is it that hard to not hit every woman you've ever dated?

posted by usfbull at 11:11 AM on August 19

MOSS Admits to smoking weed.

why the all-caps name in the front-page post? Why do you put a "!" after your screen name? THESE are all questions that deserve answers!

posted by usfbull at 10:56 AM on August 19

Tiger Woods gambles but avoids blunder of the century

YukonGold, you are not the only one. I just think it would have been sweet if Tiger showed up Monday with the rest of the guys and just started bombing drives on the practice tee like he was warming up for a playoff.

posted by usfbull at 12:32 PM on August 18

RIP, Double Duty Radcliffe.

I think this is the first time I have ever read about a player splitting time as both a pitcher and a catcher. Interesting. My one question is, why is this the first time I am hearing about him?

posted by usfbull at 04:23 AM on August 13

Owens needs an audience for his show

Has Jeff Garcia made any comments about this? I know he always took the high road, but he has to be feeling a little vindication.

posted by usfbull at 08:00 AM on August 12

Another "Good" story about baseball

you have been eaten by a grue. ......and the sound ahead appears to be that of rushing water.

posted by usfbull at 02:57 PM on August 05

Oh, yeah, and he TOTALLY looks like he's roiding

I think some people are missing the point. If steroids help you recover faster, then pitchers are as likely as anyone to use them. What pitcher wouldn't want to stave off the effects of a dead arm? And if MLB is going to have a successful no tolerance policy, we don't need to qualify drug abuse with whether or not you have great stats.

posted by usfbull at 09:04 AM on August 03

Manny Ramirez wants to be traded

Lucchino confirms trade request.

posted by usfbull at 02:04 PM on July 28

Manny Ramirez wants to be traded

He won't add to his rbi total today, since his request for a day off was granted. While I used to love the guy's carefree attitude, if you watched last night's game, it typifies the year this team is having. They give away games they should win. That's fine if you are overmatched, but the Sox are anything but. Watching him lumber down the first baseline was infuriating. Damon gets all the credit for that win. It's just sad that his season is basically an audition for the highest bidder come Fall. Something has gotta give. And my ranting here is more out of frustration than common sense. I truly don't believe they will put him on waivers, but I need somewhere to vent, right? Maybe I'll put him on waivers on my fantasy team. Baby steps, baby steps......

posted by usfbull at 02:15 PM on July 27

Manny Ramirez wants to be traded

Asshat? The simple fact is he was put there once and nothing was done. And I never mentioned anything about Ortiz. Since I dropped $160 on his jersey more than proves that point.

posted by usfbull at 10:03 AM on July 27

Manny Ramirez wants to be traded

I'm from Boston, does that have anything to do with anything? My point was, they threw him on waivers already and nobody picked him up. If they trade him, the receiving team will require the Sox to pick up a large chunk of his salary, which will not happen. The "Manny being Manny" cliche is old and tired. I say he either demands a trade (not through rumors published in the Inside Track) or they play hardball with him and deal him to a non-divisional outpost like Kansas City or Milwaukee.

posted by usfbull at 08:10 AM on July 27

Manny Ramirez wants to be traded

Just watch him tonight. Manny running half speed in an extra inning game to first and he was still safe. I say they throw him on waivers....again.....so that it shows nobody wants him.

posted by usfbull at 09:49 PM on July 26

Fore - or maybe side?

I wasn't sure how they were defining a round either. I define it as 18 holes.

posted by usfbull at 08:10 AM on July 26

Oakland, the best in the west?

An amazing run, especially since everyone (including myself) wrote them off after dealing Mulder and Hudson. But they currently hold the AL Wild Card lead and as of this post, the sixth best record in the majors at 54-45.

posted by usfbull at 06:47 AM on July 26

Fore - or maybe side?

The Boston Globe went a little more in depth. It's a 9 hole public course that hosts 40,000 rounds a year. So if you're playing 18 holes, you get 2 chances to hit this woman's house which sits at the midway point of a 290 yard par 4. For you non-golfers, 290 yards = amateur golfers going for the green. I think she has a case.

posted by usfbull at 09:20 PM on July 25

Paula Radcliffe takes a dump on the streets of London

It never surprises me when this happens. I grew up watching my dad run marathons and learned very early in life that some of the very best atheletes lose control of their bowels. And don't even get me started on bloody nipples. The poor buggers are just victims of chafing.

posted by usfbull at 08:21 AM on April 21

"Dancers Are a Lot Smarter Than You Might Think"

I second that Trox. Why don't they hold this stuff in town? This is my major problem with ATL. It's the equivalent of saying you are holding a conference in NYC and having it in Jersey.

posted by usfbull at 04:29 PM on April 05

It's that time again...

I think David Toms is due.

posted by usfbull at 03:38 PM on April 04

He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse

For his part, Plimpton always loved how the seventh definition of "finch" in his Oxford English Dictionary was "small lie." Intellectual humor just kills me.

posted by usfbull at 08:17 AM on April 01

Mike Tice Probed.

allegedly heading up and profiting from a Super Bowl ticket-scalping operation I read this line and thought they were laying it on a little thick, but it really looks like he had a process. We can only hope they raid his house and find a meth lab. (shamelessly trying to inspire google ads selling methamphetamine.)

posted by usfbull at 10:04 AM on March 09

Jim Rome Can Kiss His Chass

Even Dan Patrick sucks ass on the radio. Funny you say that. I listen to his radio show at my desk, and he often times comes off as so full of himself, yet just a few hours later on the air he is as personable as anyone. I think part of it can be attributed to the medium. The only athlete I ever liked to watch being led by reporters questions is Carl Everett. You never knew what he was going to say.

posted by usfbull at 09:58 AM on March 09

Webber Traded to Philly

Antoine Walker traded BACK to the Celtics? Somebody please tell me what Ainge is doing.

posted by usfbull at 07:07 PM on February 24

Gary Bettman

I'm hoping the Providence Bruins make the playoffs. They're two points out right now. I just assumed the AHL season stopped as well.

posted by usfbull at 08:38 AM on February 11

Mean Joe Greene, Meet Mean Daunte Culpepper

If you ever want to see some real gaudy stuff, walk into your local pawn shop. One time I saw a pinkie ring with a diamond encrusted adidas logo on it. I'm guessing Adidas doesn't make that, so that means someone actually commisioned the damn thing and then had to pawn it to pay their bills.

posted by usfbull at 09:51 AM on February 04

I just lost alot of respect

It's all strategy. He'll settle for much less. I heard he really wants 6,800 Carlos Arroyo lunchboxes.

posted by usfbull at 07:30 AM on February 02

Masks!!!

I like the music and the concept of the commercials. I also like the collection of the athletes they put together. I'm still up in the air about the whole mask thing though.

posted by usfbull at 03:07 PM on January 25

Patriots taste revenge against the Steelers.

Didn't he pick the Pats over the Steelers? Yesterday during NFL Game Day, Steve Young was the only one to pick the Pats while Irvin and Jackson went with the Steelers. I just get the feeling that after every Patriots victory, he pokes holes in how the loser lost the game and that the Pats schemes had nothing to do with it. But then again, I just dislike Jackson. So I guess I'm just as guilty for being biased too.

posted by usfbull at 10:25 AM on January 24

Eagles Land in Jacksonville

I missed the NFC singer, but I thought the little girl did a good job before the AFC game. I guess it's all a matter of opinion anyway. So now we have two weeks of media blitz before the big game. rcade, maybe you can supply us with some local knowledge from JAX.

posted by usfbull at 10:01 AM on January 24

Patriots taste revenge against the Steelers.

Schilling was born in Arkansas Schilling was born in Alaska. and how nobody in their right mind would pick the Iggles I have a hunch that Tom Jackson will pick the Eagles. It's like he takes the Patriots winning as a personal afront.

posted by usfbull at 09:38 AM on January 24

So long Qyntel, you sad piece of garbage.

Proto, welcome aboard. One of the most valuable things I take from this site are the viewpoints from other areas of the country (not to mention the world) that people have on their local teams and athletes. Glad to see Portland is represented.

posted by usfbull at 10:14 PM on January 22

Why girls shouldn't play sports

Unfortunately, it's the all too popular case of someone taking advantage of their position of authority. If they shut down title IX because of it, they would also have to shut down summer camps, church groups or any other activity that required adult supervision of young kids. With that being said, can't say I feel bad for this guy's demise at all.

posted by usfbull at 04:14 PM on January 21

Prof to study why women flashed breasts at hockey fans

I know of one woman in my office who went to Mardi Gras. Grum, my wife went to Tulane and she tells me of stories where her and her roommates used their breasts as currency to purchase such luxuries as beer and cheese fries during Mardi Gras. I told her that was more than I wanted to know.

posted by usfbull at 04:00 PM on January 21

So long Qyntel, you sad piece of garbage.

Here's a little Q&A with Blazers Team President, Steve Patterson. Note: He does not mention a black pit in hell.

posted by usfbull at 03:52 PM on January 21

Lift-off is expected to be an expensive undertaking

Shaughnessy of the Globe must be sharpening his pencils as we speak for tomorrow's paper.

posted by usfbull at 01:53 PM on January 21

New to the Axis of Evil -- the Florida Marlins

The Marlins say South Florida's wet and hot summers hurt attendance and that they need a roofed stadium if they are going to be competitive and financially viable. Isn't this the same argument used for why they shouldn't have a team in the first place? So their alternative is to follow Tampa Bay's model inside a sterile dome? If you can't spin profits from winning two World Series Titles within your first 12 years of existence, then maybe you shouldn't have a team at all.

posted by usfbull at 10:36 AM on January 20

Anna Benson

I'd be more interested if they tracked down the father of her first child and gave him a reality show.

posted by usfbull at 10:14 AM on January 20

Angry soccer fans kill goaltender.

I remember the good old days when the other team would just throw rocks at our bus. (That was in Mass., too.)

posted by usfbull at 01:41 PM on January 19

Ex-Raider Barret Robbins shot, in critical condition.

The story says he was arrested last month in a San Francisco club for hitting a security guard. Is he just travelling the country committing crimes?

posted by usfbull at 10:41 AM on January 17

Stephen A. Smith = Football Expert

I read today that ESPN2 is giving him his own show. At least they'll hide him on the deuce.

posted by usfbull at 10:02 PM on January 11

Team of Two Cities

In retrospect, Moreno should have pulled a Prince and went with, "The team formerly known as....."

posted by usfbull at 04:32 PM on January 04

"I got stabbed in the back."

with a syphilitic street whore Excellent observation. Where the hell is Divine Brown these days?

posted by usfbull at 09:00 AM on January 04