Did spygate really matter?
posted by kokaku at 12:22 PM on August 08
How difficult is it to memorize an NFL playbook?
found while looking at the name change article
what kind of a man are you, don't you even like pandas?
posted by kokaku at 04:49 PM on August 07
That's'a samba joke there, eh boss?
posted by kokaku at 04:55 PM on July 08
posted by kokaku at 04:00 PM on June 11
Don Zimmer was the manager of the Red Sox when I started watching baseball and going to games with my dad. I was surprised to see that he only managed the Sox for 4 years (though that was his longest run as a manager). In my mind, he was the only Sox manager during my youth (5th most games managed by a Red Sox manager).
Also, after looking at the list of Sox managers, Francona is the only guy who comes close to Joe Cronin (reaching back to the 30s and 40s) and he's not even that close.
posted by kokaku at 11:02 AM on June 05
So, tell us Sepp, how do you feel about all those suffering for your mistake?
posted by kokaku at 11:17 AM on May 16
Bruins-Canadiens rivalry to continue as Boston defeats Detroit in 5 (the first Boston goal is a thing of beauty if you find beauty in perfectly placed passing and some nice stickwork).
posted by kokaku at 09:14 PM on April 26
Does that banner still wave?
posted by kokaku at 12:31 PM on April 10
Yo Patriots, pay the man.
posted by kokaku at 11:35 AM on March 12
posted by kokaku at 09:23 PM on February 02
so we've had a safety, a field goal, a rushing td (offense), a pick-6 (defense), and a punt return (special teams) - is this some sort of hat trick? maybe a straight? are we missing any other form of scoring at this point, other than a 2-point conversion?
posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on February 02
1. Seahawks by 4 +1
2. D. Thomas (Den) +1
3. Lynch (Sea)
4. Welker (Den)
5. Wilson (Sea)
6. Sherman (Sea)
7. Ayers (Den)
posted by kokaku at 06:34 AM on February 02
Or maybe you get a fine if you start your 4th line and they drop the gloves when the puck is still falling to the ice?
posted by kokaku at 01:51 PM on January 21
it reminded me of the way the Pats used to dismantle their opponent and with by 7 or 10
posted by kokaku at 06:42 PM on January 19
pats kick the ball away thus conceding any hope they might have had
posted by kokaku at 05:40 PM on January 19
the cbs stream just goes to a 'be right back' screen during commercials
posted by kokaku at 03:43 PM on January 19
That was a bit nuts. Anyone have a quick synopsis of the bad blood between Calgary and Vancouver?
posted by kokaku at 05:45 AM on January 19
Broncos by 10 +3
Seahawks by 4 +1
Peyton Manning (Den) +1
Demaryius Thomas (Den) +1
Marshawn Lynch (Sea)
Aqib Talib (NE)
hopeful Pats fan
who is not picking
with my heart
posted by kokaku at 09:29 AM on January 17
looks pretty foolish that they didn't kick another onside kick - then again they also should probably have covered Thomas on 3rd and 17
posted by kokaku at 09:06 PM on January 12
well, the last bit is still true - wasn't expecting that the Pats would win this without Brady throwing a TD and on a strong defensive showing
posted by kokaku at 11:29 PM on January 11
Blount sets Pats playoff rushing TD record and is one away from tying the NFL record, last reached in 1990.
posted by kokaku at 10:47 PM on January 11
and Hightower makes the safety look ingenious
posted by kokaku at 09:38 PM on January 11
Seahawks by 17 +1
Pats by 4 +1
Panthers by 3
Broncos by 14 +1
Demaryius Thomas (Den)
Demaryius Thomas (Den)
Richard Sherman (Sea)
posted by kokaku at 11:52 AM on January 11
grum...i am at a terriffically collossal loss for speech
i love your ocd
posted by kokaku at 04:41 PM on January 07
Similarly the Fins announced theirs
Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars (NHL)
Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Lasse Kukkonen, Krpt Oulu (FIN)
Juuso Hietanen, Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod (RUS)
Sami Lepist, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (RUS)
Olli Mtt, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Sami Salo, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Ossi Vnnen, Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
Sami Vatanen, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Juhamatti Aaltonen, Krpt Oulu (FIN)
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (NHL)
Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Olli Jokinen, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Leo Komarov, Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
Petri Kontiola, Traktor Chelyabinsk (RUS)
Lauri Korpikoski, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Jori Lehter, Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
Antti Pihlstrm, Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS)
Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Teemu Selnne, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
posted for love of Tuukka and double letters
posted by kokaku at 03:39 PM on January 07
Colts by 10, +1
Saints by 3, +1
Bengals by 7
49ers by 14, +1
Cameron Jordan (NO), +1
posted by kokaku at 09:27 PM on January 03
Tom Brady, punter
posted by kokaku at 12:12 PM on December 30
Wilson also doesn't need to wind up for that hit. Schenn is going two directions and isn't going to take too much to knock down. Though like Schenn's reaction, Wilson's is going to be to take the man off the puck.
Maybe a layer of padding to the boards is the answer, though that's going change the way the puck plays, but better that than these kinds of injuries.
posted by kokaku at 09:56 AM on December 19
In reading the woes of the Lions fans in yesterday's thread, it got me musing about how one might statistically analyze which teams did the least while having Hall of Fame caliber players (e.g. Barry Sanders). No answers here, just throwing it out to the crowd.
posted by kokaku at 01:41 PM on December 17
Just watched the NFL recap of the Pats game - the question in my mind...should Cleveland have gone for 2 when they scored their last TD?
Also, a nice demonstration of the difference between a team that has mastered the hurry-up (14 points in under 3 minutes complete with onside kick recovery) and one that hasn't (the Browns barely got the ball spiked so they could miss the long FG in the final second).
posted by kokaku at 08:20 PM on December 08
NE doing a fantastic job of reminding me to go to bed early.
posted by kokaku at 08:59 PM on November 24
Guessing they're not big on Zinn's view of American history in those schools.
posted by kokaku at 09:42 AM on November 18
'You can't do that'
Keep it up - I'll turn this zamboni right around
posted by kokaku at 05:00 PM on October 09
my father and my mother closed the machine —Pele
posted by kokaku at 01:19 PM on August 09
Indians fan catches four foul balls at one game
posted by kokaku at 04:55 PM on July 15
Hope y'all are watching the Bruins/Blackhawks - this is a crazy game.
posted by kokaku at 11:12 PM on June 19
Is the superstar era in hockey fading?
posted by kokaku at 01:38 PM on June 17
"We've preached it -- go to the net, you'll find a way to get a greasy goal,"
certainly a lesson the Bruins could use - David Kreijci sometimes forgets that dancing pretty with the puck isn't as important as putting in the back of the net
posted by kokaku at 11:25 AM on June 13
Chicago's version of the haka?
also i miss the old conference names
posted by kokaku at 01:48 PM on June 11
Blocked shot? Broken leg? Play on!
posted by kokaku at 09:20 AM on June 06
The break certainly helps the injured Bruins D-men get a little more recovery time. Can't see how it hurts to get some time to heal, though I can't see a benefit when both teams are getting the same time (not like it's one team on one day's rest and the other on a week's rest).
posted by kokaku at 03:11 PM on May 28
Received in my email yesterday (thanks, dad - forwarded from a friend of his)...
THE VATICAN RAG
The Conclave of Cardinals may sound like a nickname for the St. Louis bullpen but it's actually the voting body that elected a new Pope (Francis I) to head the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday evening. The conclave met to elect a replacement after Pope Benedict XVI resigned at the end of last month. Strangely enough, it takes a smaller percentage of Cardinals to elect a Pope (66 percent or 77 of the 115 electors) than it does to elect a player to Baseball's Hall of Fame (75 percent of the 563 eligible members of the BBWAA). Benedict XVI was the 11th Pope to have led the Church since Major League Baseball was founded in 1876. During Benedict's tenure of seven years and 315 days (2005-2013), Albert Pujols led all major-leaguers with 312 home runs. Barry Bonds holds the record for most homers hit during one Pope's reign, having clubbed 703 while Pope John Paul II led the Catholic faithful from 1978 to 2005. Below are the major-league home run leaders during each of the tenures of the 11 Popes who preceded Francis I:
Pope (Reign) Player HRs
Pius IX (1846-1876) Charley Jones 6
Leo XIII (1878-1903) Roger Connor 138
Pius X (1903-1914) Frank Schulte 73
Benedict XV (1914-1922) Babe Ruth 162
Pius XI (1922-1939) Babe Ruth 552
Pius XII (1939-1958) Ted Williams 482
John XXIII (1958-1963) Hank Aaron 174
Harmon Killebrew 174
Paul VI (1963-1978) Hank Aaron 437
John Paul I (1978) Jim Rice 13
John Paul II (1978-2005) Barry Bonds 703
Benedict XVI (2005-2013) Albert Pujols 312
Copyright 2013, Sports Features Group
posted by kokaku at 11:07 AM on March 19
I feel like I need annotations to comprehend that comment
posted by kokaku at 08:43 AM on January 23
Strange that they didn't rise to a similar anger during the Bush admin.
posted by kokaku at 09:24 AM on January 17
posted by kokaku at 01:04 PM on January 10
Maybe they're figuring on reaching an agreement, skipping the season and having teams draw straws for the playoffs.
posted by kokaku at 12:24 PM on January 04
Also, HC Pat Schmurr and GM Tom Heckert of the Browns.
Maybe not official yet, but looks like HC Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith of the Chargers are on their way out.
I cannot believe Rex Ryan keeps his job. Is that for lack of alternatives?
(though it seems there must be plenty of folks looking for jobs right now)
posted by kokaku at 12:33 PM on December 31
In NHL news, league makes new offer. Also, Long live the Kings.
posted by kokaku at 12:17 PM on December 28
1 year, $12m? It's good to be Youk.
posted by kokaku at 10:57 AM on December 12
NFL has lots of regional rivalries thanks to the scheduling. I'd vote Manning(s) v Brady.
posted by kokaku at 01:14 PM on December 10
So, as a Pats fan, I need to root for Denver based on the schoolyard logic that NE beat Denver beat Baltimore beat NE, thus is all cancels out? (since I'm expecting NE to drop at least one of the Houston-SF pair) I can live with that.
posted by kokaku at 08:08 PM on December 03
And yet head-to-head is first in all the tie breaking procedures. Is everyone using the same broken sorting algorithm? Unless this is because of a 3-way tie changing things.
posted by kokaku at 01:24 PM on December 03
Why is NE the #2 seed and Baltimore #3 when Baltimore beat NE in week 3?
posted by kokaku at 12:51 PM on December 03
This was a few days ago but I don't think it got posted
2007 v 2012 Patriots
posted by kokaku at 11:02 AM on November 26
That Sanchez fumble and the resulting TD return deserves Yakety Sax.
posted by kokaku at 01:11 AM on November 23
From Peter King
Coaches have 45 active players each game. They don't have a "second team'' of the point-after-try unit. The PAT is one of the most risk-free plays in football. Rodney Harrison, the former Patriots safety now in the NBC studio with me on Sunday nights, didn't get taken off the kickoff team in routs. And Tony Dungy, who coached the Colts and Bucs, told me: "Jeff Saturday was my right guard on the PAT team, and I'd never think of taking him off. All my years in football, I never heard anyone, never heard Chuck Noll saying, 'Well, we better get Jack Ham off the PAT team.' It's not something I'd question.
posted by kokaku at 01:15 PM on November 19
@Etrigan - since they'd switched to the Browns/Cowboys after the Jets/Rams game had ended (the NYC early game), I figured they weren't committed to sticking with it - apparently they were (or just made a strange choice as to what fans might want to watch).
posted by kokaku at 06:49 PM on November 18
I'd like to thank the CBS for sticking with the playoff irrelevant Browns/Cowboys OT rather than switching to the Patriots/Colts game that was shifted to the afternoon for wider national coverage (on the East coast at least).
posted by kokaku at 04:47 PM on November 18
Apprently, ESPN is simulating the NHL season. Problem solved - give Bettman a vacation.
posted by kokaku at 07:59 PM on November 17
Hockey won't die for sure (college hockey and international hockey should step in to fill the gap) but the NHL is really misunderstanding the world if they think people aren't going to give their time and money to other entertainments rather than return to the NHL.
posted by kokaku at 03:48 PM on November 16
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