Hit the nail Right on the head there JJ!! If more people were as dedicated and able to focus intently on a game as their profession there might be more professional golfers and bowlers and a helluva decline in beer sales!!!
posted by brbcca at 03:55 PM on February 21
Watching Phil yesterday I got the distinct impression that he tired. I say this because he began coming up short on his chips. He is probably the master of the flop shot and he had several opportunities to use it on the back nine. Every time he did it was short. He just wasn't able to use the short game to his advantage, like when he put that divot in the green.He seemed to get anxious with those shots also. Again, on the divot in the green, his head appeared to come up way early. His putter went south on him also. I mean the commentators mentioned that last year he missed 5 putts 3 feet or closer all year out of something like 900. He missed that many yesteday when any one of them would have won him the tournament. Maybe that staying in San Diego and flying in every day kind of left him a little bit drained.
posted by brbcca at 12:19 AM on February 20
There are none better than 'Lefty'. If you look into the amount of time and energy he devotes to charitable cause, to education interests, and to his family, it explains why every fan of golf should pull for him. The best example I can think of happens every time Phil wins a tournament. His children run to greet him. He lets nothing stand between him and the children and everything else is put on hold until the children have had some time with Dad. What else has to be said about a truly remarkable person.
posted by brbcca at 08:43 AM on February 12
Congrats to Peyton and the Colts. Glad to see them and him get over the hump. I think the whole world should start refering to Bob Sanders as 'Big Game Bob'. He just impresses the heck outta me. Seems like every time the Colts D needed a little pick me up Ol' Bob would just make a bone crushing tackle, get an interception, what ever needed to be done. That guy is amazing! I wonder how many 'experts' doubted his ability to play in the NFL due to his height? Ah well, cest'la vie. Good on the Colts!
posted by brbcca at 11:22 PM on February 04
"The fact that football players don't see kickers as "real" players, and that no one sees the exclusion from the Hall of the greatest punter the game has ever seen as a big deal really pisses me off." Couldn't agree with you more chicobangs. I never thought there would ever be a doubt about Ray Guy, yet he continues to be left out. Unlike most kickers today, he was fearless when confronted with needing to make a defensive play and the beauty of his kicks is undeniable. Changed the leauges thoughts on the kicking game. On a better note, I was glad to see Roger Wehrli make it. I hated him and what he used to do to Cowboy receivers but I loved the licks he laid on people. Ditto for Charlie Sanders, great hands and a good blocker.
posted by brbcca at 11:05 PM on February 03
After reading the latest update today, I also felt that Barbaro had come to the end of the trail. Crappy choice yes, but all in all something that needed to happen according to the information available. Saddens the hearts of all who love the 'sport of kings'. The beauty of watching Barbaro was breathtaking. A magnificent horse, gone from us too soon. Rest In Peace.
posted by brbcca at 02:35 PM on January 29
How about this. I thought the time keeper, who is normally a person from the home team, did something I thought was pretty shrewd as soon as it happened. I immediately was aware that the clock hadn't stopped and didn't until Duke called Time Out. I'm thinkin' to myself, hmmm 1.8 seconds left, no way they'll get a shot off, and I'm waitin' to see Coach K go start a fuss with the the ref's and the time keeper. Didn't happen. The ref's went to the scorers table and reviewed the replays and made their decision as to an amount of time to put back on the clock. 4.4 seconds is what they came up with. Now I'm thinkin' that ain't right, cause there' no way that guy got a shot off in .6 seconds and I realize that in my peripheral vision I rember 3.8 seconds. My conclusion was at the time, before ESPN started airing the replay and pointing out the error, the time keeper took all the weight off him and placed it squarely on the ref's. Coach K can't say a word about the clock, the time keeper can't be blamed, and the whole thing rests squarely in the lap of the officials! Yes it was a 'homer' move and it worked, but I can't say I haven't seen situations similar to this numerous times in arenas all around the country.It's why home teams normally win close games.
posted by brbcca at 02:07 AM on January 28
Well, I don't know about Cowher. But, Jeff Fisher, Lovie Smith, and Marty Schottenheimer will also be available if their current teams don't lock them up with an extension. Please, please, please never mention Marty Schottenheimer.....the Jones Boys may pick up on it and it would become reality. I would then have to slit my throat to stop the puking!!
posted by brbcca at 09:42 AM on January 25
Steelerchooks I don't think there's any doubt about being a yes man.......look at all the dumb sh*t jones does....hiring TO, making the team wear those asinine throwback jerseys, walking the sidelines as if he knows anything about the game. Jones is so full of HIMSELF that no coach, except, maybe, Jimmie Johnson could control, tolerate, and win the big games with him around. I truly believe that the idiot (Jones) probably gave Parcells an ultimatum to keep TO and win. My hats off to Parcells for getting out the door and leavin' Ol' Jerry to find someone else to put up with the circus, cause that's all the Cowboy's, or any team for that matter will be with TO on thier roster. Good Luck Tuna in any course your life takes ya!
posted by brbcca at 10:05 PM on January 22
Congratulations to Da Bears as a team and Coach Lovie Smith in particular for bein' one helluva coach and showing support for all of his players. Sounds like the kind of person I'd like to be. I think Grossman played great on the drive.... Holden, I totally agree with you. I think that gave the whole Bears team a confidence boost and got old mo' dead on thier side of the field. Should be a great Super Bowl...Two Great Teams. Two Great Coaches. May the better prepared be the winner!!
posted by brbcca at 10:40 PM on January 21
Great Game and good on Manning for getting one monkey off his back!! Glad to see Dungy get rewarded also. Colts defense was something else......I guess a guy named Bob Sanders can really inspire a team. Here's a thought.......after the Pats intercepted and returned it for a TD we had the obligatory end zone celebration and it seemed just what the Colts needed to light them up......same can be said for Reggie Bush and the Ringling Bro.'s act on his TD. Think I'd knock that "in your face" crap off for fear of what kind of fool I'm fixin' to look like!
posted by brbcca at 10:22 PM on January 21
Sorry folks.....I'm a little new at this link thing. What I was tryin' to post is an article from the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Talks about why folks might be a little distraught over the latest faux pas, by the (as annointed by Steve Young) greatest player in the NFL. Once again my apologies.....I'll try to do better next time.
posted by brbcca at 04:29 PM on January 19
Vick's image takes one more big hit. The take from Atlanta on Ron Mexico's latest Adventure Bodo Norge
posted by brbcca at 04:24 PM on January 19
Not only does he need to add a little muscle, his track record with a couple other major college programs seems to indicate perhaps a little growin' up left to do also. When he came to UH program he was on notice not to screw up again as it was probably his last Div 1 chance. Seems to be getting it all together and as noted a very accurate passer. Another year with June Jones and a good weight program will probably raise his value in the NFL market consdierably.
posted by brbcca at 02:20 AM on January 19
Michael Vick and reality mentioned and connected to one another in the same sentence..........sounds like somebody's been sharin' the dark substance emenating the odor of marijuana! Bodo Norge
posted by brbcca at 02:10 AM on January 19
Another of the great men of any sport moves on to a better place. He will be missed by all. RIP BP.
posted by brbcca at 03:24 PM on January 17
If he can get two hands on it, he attempts to intercept it, every single time. grum.....you are absolutely right. It's a rote action, drilled into every DB in existence. His action intercepting the pass was excellent and every Bolt fan cheered like crazy when he did it. Everyone of the Bolt faithful in that stadium was ecstatic for a couple of seconds and then became second guessers instantly when the fumble occured. Call it fate, karma, pure blind luck that the first Patriot player to him was the one offensive player that is often used as a DB and reacted as a DB and stripped the ball from him. Amazing! patsfan73 I agree with you that Brady is a tremendous QB. It makes no difference who your team is, if you evaluate talent and watch the game you have to realize that he is one of the very best to ever play the game because he does what it takes to win. The 12-1 record as a starting QB in the playoffs speaks for itself....no, I'm not sayin' it's all Brady but when it's close and points are needed he finds a way to bring out the best in those around him and himself and accomplish the task. Without Vinateri maybe the Pats lose, without Brady maybe Vinateri never gets the chance to make a difference.....sounds like the chicken and egg thing, huh? Because of both of them the Pats wear 3 rings and both are deservedly looked upon as great players in the clutch.
posted by brbcca at 03:02 AM on January 16
Beware the tricorn! If the Pat's create an opportunity to win, they always seem to find a way (Tom Brady) to capitalize on it. Instead of sounding like miffed children (Philip Rivers), maybe the Charger players should take one step back and say how do these guys do this? Learn from your mistakes Bolts...disrespect is the 15 yard penalty for showing your backside and head butting someone after you've done your job and gotten the ball back! LT is without a doubt the best back in the league this year. He lead the league in rushing, set a record for TD's and has shown class and respect in all that he has done. Shawne Merriman had a great year also, leading the league in sacks and creating havoc for opponents offenses in 12 games this year. He got to dance his jig with some regularity all around the league That said, I wonder if LT will ask Shawne to cool it the next time he starts doing his little jig in an opponents stadium because it's totally disrespectful of the other team? I'm thinkin' not.
posted by brbcca at 08:30 AM on January 15
WOW! Good find rcade! Interesting and informative. As a youngster in the USAF I had the good fortune to be stationed at Amarillo AFB and visit Carswell.....while I had the good fortune to work out on the fields at both places I had no idea of the history I was treading on. An aside to this is the football tradition continued overseas.....I was a member of the Wheelus AB, Libya DMS football team in 1966 and cheered lustily for the Bitburg AB, Germany Barons from 1982 until 1985. While it wasn't the NFL or College ball, it was, as described in the article, rough, tough, rocke'em sockem stuff. One of my fondest memories will always be the start of a Baron's game, sitting in the stands drinkin' Bitburger Pils and havin' two F-15's suddenly scream over the stadium and go vertical......AWSOME!! Hell yeah, nothin' like the smell of jet fuel and the blast of the afterburners of THE PREMIER FIGHTER JET in the inventory to rouse a crowd! Thanks for the memory rcade :-), us old guys need a jolt now and then!
posted by brbcca at 02:25 AM on January 11
Ah well, I see it as a hedge against the typically great weather in San Diego....gotta make sure the stands are full!! Let's see, Tom Brady is gonna be bothered by crowd noise and 'LA' Rivers is gonna just light those nasty Patriots up.....This is beginning to sound like 'Marty Ball' to me....course the Bolts have had a couple weeks off, so they are probably rusty.....all things should equal out!
posted by brbcca at 01:43 AM on January 11
edub1321edub1321.....how about 16 teams, beginning with automatic berths for any undefeated teams, conference champions, and computer rankings determining the remaining teams used to round out the field. Wait two weeks after the end of the regular season and then start the tournament, with a goal of the championship game being played on New Year's day. The crap about money and other bowl games can be solved by using the teams that don't make the tournament to play these games and if the major concern is name recognition for these bowls, there are a lot of teams that finish anywhere from 2nd to 4th in thier respective confrences that have that recognition. I think it's really pretty simple and real hard to find fault with......want a bigger field.....eleminate the 2 week wait and you can start with 64 teams!
posted by brbcca at 07:36 AM on January 10
TBH......."what were they ranked when they played Boise State? That's right...unranked." I understand now....skew the facts to fit the scenario....as in the last time I checked prior to UF's win OSU was #1 all season long. No biggie though 'cause as I've said all along...The Gator's are the national champion!
posted by brbcca at 06:28 PM on January 09
TBH----'not facing a single ranked team all year long'----check your facts again....Oregon State (a 28 point loser to BSU), the team that knocked the mighty (2 loss Trojans) from the unbeaten ranks----yep, there those Beavers are, ranked in the top 25! Props to UF, I truly enjoyed thier demolishing of the "Buckeyes" and I believe they are the #1 team. After that though, all things are in the hands of the politics of the sport.
posted by brbcca at 09:52 AM on January 09
Hmmmmmmmm.......several things come to mind. Should we listen to ESPN analysts anymore.....Should television sports programs need to quit deciding who Heisman & Nagurski winners are before ALL games are played......Should all teams that compete for national championships be determined by strength of schedule based solely on nonconference opponents. Being an OSU (Okie State) fan being dissed is nothing new. I feel for the fans of Boise State. For those who dismiss the Broncos I'm bettin' you may have only seen them once, in the Fiesta Bowl.....being fortunate enough to have seen them several times this year I picked them to beat the Sooners because BSU is quicker and thier kids are dedicated gamers who don't worry about bein' flashy. Bottom line-----UF 1, BSU 2, LSU 3, SC 4, and you can pick'em after that!
posted by brbcca at 01:34 AM on January 09
I'll give it up for the Seahawks, coming back to take the lead but I can't fault Romo for his effort. After watching all his actions with the botched field goal closely, I can't say he bobbled it. His hands were on it, the beginning of the placement was good, the dang thing just slipped right out of his hands. I'm not whinnin' here, but has anyone ever seen a ball that shiny used in the NFL for anything?
posted by brbcca at 05:38 PM on January 08
One more good person gone to a better place. Prayers for his family. RIP Bobby.........we'll miss ya!
posted by brbcca at 05:17 PM on January 08
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