I am sick of the muthaf&ckin snakes in this muthaf&ckin locker room!
posted by bcb2k2 at 06:54 PM on November 28
Why does it matter what Josh Howard says? Does this fall under that whole "athletes are role models" thing again? He can feel free to say whatever he wants...he just has to be prepared for the inevitable backlash from something like this. He obviously doesn't care what you think, so why should we care what he thinks?
posted by bcb2k2 at 03:19 PM on September 18
I love to see this, because I'm all about the Gators.....go UF!
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:10 PM on April 01
I wonder if someone is inflating the numbers a bit? I would say it's more in the wording. The NFL number is all the subscribers who can possibly get the NFL Network, while the article's number is likely the number of subscribers who actually receive this channel.
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:56 PM on January 30
How does he sleep at night? On top of a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies...
posted by bcb2k2 at 03:00 PM on October 27
I know the Jaguars were using these pills last season, so I guess they worked pretty well. They were used during games, as well.
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:40 PM on August 16
My personal favorite is “How I Survived Two Death Star Runs” by Eric Wedge...I'm a geek like that.
posted by bcb2k2 at 02:00 PM on June 02
Since it hasn't been posted yet, Dan the Bastard wrote in the Miami Herald that this vote may have had a lot to do with race, as "the little white guy beat the big black guy for MVP"...
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:16 AM on May 10
I would say that LASIK is no different then surgery to correct a broken arm or leg...it's just surgery to fix your eyesight after it starts going downhill. Nothing wrong with it, IMO.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:04 AM on April 19
Except for Chavez, the Nationals have no natural center fielder. Except for Chavez, with his 32-steal speed and knack for making contact, the team also lacks any player who has the classic tools of a leadoff man. Maybe that's what lulled Chavez into thinking he was irreplaceable. Now, he knows differently. Wouldn't that require him to actually be replaced? I mean, I'm all for wake-up calls, but not at the detriment of the team and it's goals...
posted by bcb2k2 at 01:58 PM on March 30
Bringing up Knight is interesting...maybe I'm just missing something here, but I'm not hearing the outcry for Chaney to get kicked out of Temple like I heard for Knight to get the axe in Indiana...
posted by bcb2k2 at 02:02 PM on March 01
rcade - I just don't see it as a "lucky break", simply because there is a specific rule set aside for that instance. The lucky break would be if there were no rule, the officials got it wrong and the Pats went on to win. However, there was a rule for it and the officials got it right. Also, spare the homer talk...I don't like the Patriots anymore then I like the Raiders, so I don't give a crap who would have won that game.
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:07 AM on February 02
whoops...just get some Kirilenko stickers to put over Arroyo's face, and all is well ;->
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:30 AM on February 01
Yeah, great article ripping a city that he's admittedly never been to. That's some fine journalism there...
posted by bcb2k2 at 02:31 PM on January 28
The funny thing is, had he gotten that 1 yard TD instead of Hasselbeck's sneak, he would have tied for the league lead in rushing, not won the thing outright. At any rate, he only has to point to all of his carries for loss this year as to why he didn't get the rushing crown. I'm not sure how many times Curtis Martin was caught behind the line, but Alexander was enough for it to be a factor in this issue.
posted by bcb2k2 at 11:45 AM on January 04
I would imagine it rhymes with 'sprunt'.
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:47 PM on December 07
Missed the draft, but things didn't turn out *too* badly. Good luck to all this year.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:38 AM on September 03
Oh come on...Manning choking was a great gag. The Ray Lewis bit could have been staged better, though, as it was a bit too obvious what was going to happen (although, putting Deion in there in his snazzy bow tie was a nice touch).
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:17 AM on September 01
Wait a tic....there's a WNBA? I must have missed that memo ;-) Anyway, this whole article falls into the same category as the good ol' "If you don't like (apple pie, puppies, fellatio, etc.), you're Un-American" stories we've been subjected to for years. It's all a broad generalization, and I am getting tired of hearing it. "You don't like a team made up solely of black players, and you're white, so you must be a closet racist!" How simplistic and crude. There's really no basis in fact for it, either. I suppose, if Wally Szerbiak were on the team, and he was the most popular player on the otherwise black team among the American citizenry, there could be some hints of racism. But, the fact is, the team is not living up to expectations, and folks in the U.S. don't take to disappointment well. Were there any white players on the 2002 World Championships team which finished 6th overall? There was plenty of disappointment there too, but no outcry of racism. Why now? I want the team to win, and actually get upset when they don't do well, since they are representing my country. I feel that way for all the events, not just basketball, but especially basketball. It was my first love in sports, and I still enjoy it. I'm proud to see the women's side dominating. They're doing their best to represent themselves and their country well. smithers Oh jeebus, give me a break....I'd like to think that people can think a little deeper than "they wear my colours so of course I support them." I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at there...I guess I'm just not thinking deeply enough. When it comes to Olympic sports, I will follow my country first, no matter what. You're free to follow whomever you wish, but there's no call for talking down someone's allegiance to his/her country's athletes.
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:25 AM on August 27
That's just nasty....
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:23 AM on July 29
One man has too much time on his hands in Mongolia.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:02 PM on July 04
I guess the real question now is, will he be a unanimous selection when he's eligible for the HOF? IMO, anyone who wouldn't vote him in as soon as his name comes up shouldn't be allowed to vote anymore, but that's just me.
posted by bcb2k2 at 02:26 PM on July 01
He's "super-strong" because he can lift 7 lbs at 5 years old? I was carrying gallons of milk at that age, and they're heavier than that...sounds like they're just comparing him to a bunch of pansies... I think they're saying he can hold them straight out, arms extended, for a good length of time.
posted by bcb2k2 at 06:20 PM on June 24
OK, in reference to my dunk contest point above, I obviously forgot a big one...Brent Barry. Apologize...
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:31 AM on June 10
...I'm mad at is Jim Gray...d'oh!
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:07 AM on June 10
Besides, the only one I'm mad is Jim Gray, for setting Bird up like this in the interview.
The best players play in the pros. It's that simple. Now, what is the percentage of black players in the NBA, compared the percentage of black citizens of the U.S.? I don't have exact numbers, but I would assume it's a huge difference. Black players dominate professional basketball, therefore, it is a black man's game. There just happen to be some pretty good white players, too. Anyway, all this PC crap pisses me off...I can understand Bird's comment that he didn't appreciate having a white player guarding him, because he would rather have a more athletic black man on him. I mean, with some exceptions, black men in the NBA are more athletic then the white men. How many white dudes have you seen in the annual dunk contests? I know my boy David Lee at UF won a contest in HS, and I think Rex Chapman was in one in the early 90s, but that's all that comes to mind. I'm about as white as they come, and I don't see anything wrong with what Bird said. A lot of people get shocked when good white players show up in the NBA. Jason Williams in Memphis has the nickname "White Chocolate", because he plays like a black man. This isn't any new stuff here, folks...these thoughts have been going on for decades, and will likely continue on.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:01 AM on June 10
I've been on a baseball field when one of those suckers started up, back when I was in high school...It's a pretty cool thing to watch, but not anywhere close to the level of a tornado.
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:51 AM on June 02
I got involved in this discussion on a sports message board, and some people could not believe that I was taking this stance. Of course, they were Lakers fans, so I suppose it was their bias showing through, but still...the average schmoe should be able to see that this guy is not doing anything the least bit "heroic" by playing the same day as a court appearance. Perhaps a better word for it would be extraordinary, but that's a touch too positive in my view.
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:10 AM on May 14
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:38 AM on May 13
I wouldn't want him, simply because he supposedly went to a guy with a .285 lifetime OBP for help. There had to be better guys out there for batting tips.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:28 AM on May 11
I vote for NFL defensive players who get all up after making a regular tackle in a game. I would also go with players who score a TD on the wrong end of a blowout, and act all crazy like they've just won the Super Bowl.
posted by bcb2k2 at 01:21 PM on May 10
If Jim Kelly is in, then Thurman Thomas is in. The bigger question from those Bills teams is Andre Reed, IMO. Thomas has already admitted his substance abuse problems, and I don't think his football achievements should be shrouded by these off-the-field events.
posted by bcb2k2 at 01:19 PM on May 10
I would think this would be more useful to the PDA crowd, and not so much the laptop users. Being able to quickly check e-mail and such on your PDA with the wireless access while watching Barry hit another one into the water sounds like a pretty nice deal.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:35 AM on April 29
I believe they should split the award. Happened in 1995, with Grant Hill and Jason Kidd both going away with the hardware. The decision is that close, that I don't think you can realistically pick one over the other. Yeah, it's a cop-out, but so what...
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:40 AM on April 13
good to see I'm not alone :-)
posted by bcb2k2 at 06:40 PM on April 12
I'm waiting for him to close in on the Babe...I'll start to pay attention then, because next stop = Hammerin' Hank.
posted by bcb2k2 at 05:59 PM on April 12
Well, you can't win all that money without looking absolutely fabulous!
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:04 PM on April 05
He is also a world-class baton twirler. How does that look on a resume? I wasn't even aware there was a "world-class" of baton twirling.
posted by bcb2k2 at 11:31 AM on March 30
Judging by the mock drafts floating around, it seems that Roy Williams is preordained to go to the Jags, which I would not be against. I do hope they can find someone who can rush the QB with some level of consistency, though.
posted by bcb2k2 at 09:00 AM on March 25
Hmm...I probably shouldn't have used "just" above. I should have said, "I can't believe there was a dissenting vote..."
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:16 AM on March 18
Interesting how there was just one dissenting vote, especially with Lloyd's later history with guns.
I'm still pissed that my fine fellow citizens of northern VA don't want any part of a ballpark on our great land. Call them the Virginia Minutemen, or the NoVA Quasars, for the geeks among us. While on team names, what would be a good name for a Las Vegas team? Anything with snakes is passe, thanks to the Diamondbacks. Gamblers? Hustlers? How about Portland? Galoshes? Voyagers (to play off Trailblazers)?
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:44 PM on March 17
Well, Selig doing this would help get Congress off his back. I think it would be a good move. A little late, but, better late then never.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:41 AM on March 17
At least Iverson dressed for the warmups...he needs all the practice on that pathetic jumpshot as he can get.
posted by bcb2k2 at 04:02 PM on March 15
The comparison to players in team sports and players in singular sports isn't really proper. Golfer don't have a contractual obligation to play in every single tournament during the golfing season. Athletes in team sports, such as baseball and basketball, are contractually obligated to play in their teams' games, barring injury or court appearances. Woods is chasing history, so his real interest is in the major tourneys, with some interest in those tournaments close to his heart/home. Nothing wrong with that, and it's something the small tournaments are just going to have to deal with.
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:39 AM on March 12
Good to see this thread has gotten off to such a mature start. Anyway, these suits are precisely the reason why the Olympics are unfair to smaller countries. They have no chance in some competitions, because the bigger countries are able to afford this equipment to give them an advantage. Until all countries have to use the same gear in events, there will be no fairness.
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:36 AM on March 12
I'll get excited if Florida gets out of the first weekend. Otherwise...I'm just hoping for a good final 4.
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:58 PM on March 11
Come on, wfrazerjr - You know none of these Canucks are going to speak of anything other then their undying support for their unlucky teammate. The vicious attack he committed on Moore is irrelevant in their eyes. I will bet any amount of money that you will hear nobody in that organization saying "Yeah, that was a vicious attack, eh? He deserves what punishment he gets, ya know?"
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:18 AM on March 11
Not for nothing, but - previous discussion.
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:14 AM on March 11
In the excerpt I heard while driving home from work yesterday, I got the impression that Selig was very willing to begin a stringent testing policy, while Fehr did nothing but dance around direct questions from Sen. McCain. I especially liked when Fehr made the statement about there being no more room for compromise in this situation, and McCain emphatically said, "No room for compromise?" Reminding me of Jim Mora a few years back saying "Playoffs??"
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:12 AM on March 11
Well, now the story is back to Garcia going to the Browns. link.
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:01 PM on March 09
Why would a Mets game disrupt anything? When they start throwing stuff around the office in disgust, it tends to take away from the work ;)
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:06 AM on March 09
That guy just needs to stop doing anything. Guess he feels he can get away with whatever he wants now, since he beat the murder rap.
posted by bcb2k2 at 10:04 AM on March 09
I think we're seeing two currently middle-of-the-pack QBs getting paid like they're middle-of-the-pack. Garcia is definitely better then Couch right now, though. Besides, Garcia is apparently going to Tampa.
posted by bcb2k2 at 05:06 PM on March 08
Well, how exactly is this one the fault of the agent? I mean, the 49ers did a backdoor deal with the Ravens, after a deal had been agreed upon with the Iggles. I don't see how the agent is in the wrong here.
posted by bcb2k2 at 04:33 PM on March 05
To be fair to Boller last year was his rookie year To be even more fair to Boller, last year he was anointed the starter of an NFL franchise after having a mostly mediocre college career. He's going to need some serious attention to get to the level of accuracy required to succeed in the pros. Owens is going to get pretty exasperated pretty quickly when he discovers that he has a QB that can't find him with the ball.
posted by bcb2k2 at 12:04 PM on March 05
Is their enough room on the Baltimore sideline for T.O. and Ray Lewis's egos? I think Billick's ego goes above all others on that team. He's probably thinking, "Gee, Terrell will come in here, see what we're trying to do, and get in step with the program." Come Week 4 of the regular season, that outlook will be drastically altered.
posted by bcb2k2 at 07:44 AM on March 05
jmd82 - As a Gator fan, I hate your football players too ;)
posted by bcb2k2 at 08:38 AM on March 04
We he to ever get on a club and get that sacred homerun #500, he'd simply become the first ever player in that club to not make the HOF. He was good for awhile early on, one of the best...but that was a loooong time ago.
posted by bcb2k2 at 11:43 AM on March 03
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