Recent Comments by mr_crash_davis

Brett Favre Retiring? QB Reportedly Will Not Return To Vikings

Mike Florio doesn't believe it.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:27 PM on August 03

Whitey Ford Never Started an "Ultimate" Game

'Ford won the fourth game, and the Yankees had their sweep.'

Should they have played three more just so Whitey could pitch in the seventh?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:21 PM on August 03

David Tyree Retires from NFL

Super Bowl 0x2A?

What a nerd.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:11 PM on August 03

Heat Fire Entire Season Ticket Sales Staff

Wait until the team implodes then hire them all back to answer phone calls from angry season-ticket holders.

Problem solved!

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:59 PM on August 02

Australian Cruiserweight Bout Sparks Fix Investigation

Was Don King involved in this, perchance?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:45 PM on July 29

Ravens Rookie Kindle Injures Head in Fall

TWO flights? Wouldn't you usually have to turn the corner to get to the second flight? Sounds fishy to me.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:35 PM on July 26

Shaq Remains Unsigned

The Jazz will take him. They don't have anybody else.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 02:02 PM on July 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"I still have yet to see Strasburg pitch because Major League Baseball has deemed that Raleigh is in the DC baseball market."

That's OK, Salt Lake City is in the Diamondbacks' market AND the Rockies'. 525 miles one way, 535 the other.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:31 PM on July 22

Could Chris Paul head to the New York Knicks?

It shows how completely I have ignored the NBA for years that I figured this was some sort of joke, whereby the writer took a LeBron James story and inserted the name of some bench-warmer, in order to make it look like the Knicks weren't interested in LeBron all along but some no-namer.

Imagine my surprise when I googled Chris Paul.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:53 PM on July 22

Driver Killed in Crash at NHRA Northwest Nationals

He really didn't seem to hit that hard. I've seen many sand pit rides that looked worse, and the driver walked away unscathed.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:49 PM on July 15

Driver Killed in Crash at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Video link is no good.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:25 PM on July 14

NBA star Manute Bol dies


posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:20 PM on June 19

Lakers Win NBA Finals Over Celtics

"the taint is out in the open now"

I thought they were wearing their shorts longer lately.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:23 AM on June 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Schweizer Nati?

Oh, Switzerland, you crazy imagineers.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:09 PM on June 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Front page of the site (and of the locker room) is a mess in IE. Is that intentional?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:33 PM on June 12

Dodgers Paid Psychic to Channel Positive Energy to Team

Given my won/loss record when rooting for sports teams, maybe they should pay me not to watch?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:18 PM on June 10

Galarraga robbed of perfect game by blown call on last out.

Looks out to me.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:18 PM on June 02

Danica Patrick Booed by Indy Fans

"I am curious if other high profile racers have said things like this."

I do recall Emerson Fittipaldi jumping out of his car at the end of a race (I am pretty sure it was the Indy 500), and saying to the pit reporter, live on national TV: "My Goodyear tires all day is shit!"

So there's that.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:17 PM on May 27

Starlin Castro Begins Cubs Career with 6-RBI Game

He needs to retire. What's the likelihood of having a better day than that?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:53 PM on May 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Thanks for 50 great years, Bobby...Who?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:14 AM on May 07

Phoenix to wear 'Los Suns' jerseys for Game 2 vs. Spurs

"... a person walks up to an officer and asks them for directions"

Does this actually happen? I mean, I'm a middle-aged middle-class white suburb-dweller and I avoid any contact with cops that I possibly can.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:17 PM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Talking head on CNN just showed a picture of the flooded LP field in Nashville and said "This is where the Tennessee Titans allegedly play football".

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:27 AM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Is there anything that can stop Robinson Cano?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:32 PM on April 29

There is No Joy in Zagreb


posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:10 AM on April 29

Bjorn Borg Returns to Competitive Tennis

Prepare to be assimilated.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:43 PM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Mike Lowell is pinch-hitting for David Ortiz in a clutch situation.

Color me amazed.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:43 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Anthony Kim is making one hell of a late charge at the Masters. Kid's gonna shoot 62 this round if he keeps it up.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:33 PM on April 11

Chicago Cubs Most Expensive Ticket in Baseball

Now that is a good question.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:10 PM on April 10

Chicago Cubs Most Expensive Ticket in Baseball

Adult (usually Dad) has one for scoring, kids use the other one while they learn how.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:14 PM on April 09

Chicago Cubs Most Expensive Ticket in Baseball

Last time I saw a ballgame in AZ a beer was $8.50, so they must be selling their tickets super-cheaply.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:54 PM on April 09

Kenyon Martin Flips Out Over Popcorn Prank

I picture him flipping out like the professor in "Real Genius" and I can't stop giggling.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:06 PM on April 06

Woody's Popping Up All Over the Place


"Popping up"

I see what you did there.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 06:15 PM on March 29

Yankees Start World's Most Expensive Team

The Yankees make so much, Tennessee is thinking of taxing them.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 06:13 PM on March 29

Butler heads to Final Four

(thought this game was tomorrow, never mind)

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:08 PM on March 27

SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Competition on CBS Sports

Not so much any more. Sorry, Kansas!

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:06 PM on March 20

Edwards gets probation for intentionally wrecking Keselowski

dyams, I have always wondered the same. If they've got carte blanche to wreck each other, then a team owner who's got a driver running in second should have his lowest-position car hang back, let the rest of the field come back around to lap him, then take out the leader. Voila, a "win" for him.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 06:04 PM on March 09

Edwards gets probation for intentionally wrecking Keselowski

Yeah, this sort of thing has been coming for a long time. I know I've mentioned it here in the past, but my take on it is if you spin out the leader to "win" the race, Nascar should DQ your ass and you get to sit out another race. By calling it a win (see Keselowski, Talladega last year, as the latest example) they're giving their approval, which is naturally going to result in more intentional wrecking.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 06:02 PM on March 09

White Sorority Wins Stepping Competition

I've never seen this before - wow. That's some impressive stuff there.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:56 PM on February 26

Dan Jenkins on Tiger Woods: "Nice (Not) Knowing You"

"Fort Worth is nice if you don't mind 110 degree Augusts."

I lived in Irving during the summer of '98 when it was 100+ degrees for 50-some-odd days in a row, or some similarly ungodly weather record.

I minded it. :)

posted by mr_crash_davis at 06:29 PM on February 23

Dan Jenkins on Tiger Woods: "Nice (Not) Knowing You"

"Jenkins grew up in Fort Worth"

Now I understand why he's so angry.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:49 PM on February 23

Spectator Killed by NHRA Dragster's Wheel in Arizona

holden, it is a very rare thing. I've been a drag race fan (and occasional driver) since I could walk (my dad was a crew chief for a AA Fuel dragster just after I was born) and I've never heard of a spectator being killed at an NHRA event.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:28 PM on February 23

ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser

I can't blame him; it is an awful, awful outfit.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:16 PM on February 23

Has Human Athletic Achievement Peaked?

Sounds a lot like "Everything that can be invented has been invented."

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:50 PM on February 18

French Skier's Olympic Dream Ends in Four Seconds

I tried twice to see the video, but after the second fat slob drooling in bed I gave up.

No way I am sitting through commercials online to see a ski crash. Sorry, NBC.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:47 PM on February 18

Men's Luger Killed in Training Crash at Winter Olympics Track

This track is the world's fastest, and yesterday's unofficial speed record run prompted some to wonder if it's unsafe, calling for speed limits to be put in place for the next Olympics.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:14 PM on February 12

Negro Leagues museum threatened

That's pretty sad, considering a quarter-mil is pretty much chickenshit money to the MLB. Hell, to a lot of individual MLB players.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:53 PM on January 31

Greg Oden Apologizes for Nude Photos

He's a shower, not a grower.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:53 PM on January 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

OK, watching the TCU/Boise game and if the Boise uniform pants aren't the worst ever, I don't know whose are. Butt stripes? Are you kidding me?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:35 PM on January 04

NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson AP's Male Athlete of the Year

I don't like Jimmie Johnson, and never have.

That's really all I have to say about this.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:30 PM on December 21

AP Names Tiger Woods Athlete of the Decade

Well, Jimmie Johnson has won an unprecedented four straight NASCAR championships.

"NASCAR isn't a sport"

"Drivers aren't athletes"


posted by mr_crash_davis at 02:33 PM on December 16

Florida State Lineman Remains Motionless for Entire Play

"How not be seen".

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:24 PM on December 03

Testing the Happy Gilmore Golf Swing

I would love to see a tour pro do this over an entire tournament. That would be a very interesting weekend.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 07:56 PM on November 28

Tiger Woods Hurt in Car Crash

"We can wait until tomorrow when a statement will surely be released."

Where's the fun in that?

As usual, this just proves that nothing good happens after midnight.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 05:30 PM on November 27

Tarkenton doesn't-like these newfangled quarterbacks

"...watching Tarkenton run for his life with that deer on the interstate look in his eyes..."

Marc Wilson always looked like that to me. I don't recall Tarkenton that way.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 09:42 PM on November 15

Yankees Win World Series

The Yankees are spending a lot of salary money, yes, but they do spend their money wisely considering the goal is to win championships and they've won 27 of them.

How much have the Cubs spent since 1908? How much did the Red Sox spend from 1918 to 2004?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:40 PM on November 05

ESPN's Steve Phillips caught in affair with 22-year-old production assistant

I don't think anyone's defending her, THX-1138. If this is true, what she did is pretty reprehensible.

However, to pile on because of her appearance is pretty juvenile.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:22 PM on October 21

ESPN's Steve Phillips caught in affair with 22-year-old production assistant

Ufez, I'm with you, brother. You too, BoKnows.

What a disappointing thread.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:17 PM on October 21

Yankees yank Ronan Tynan from lineup after anti-Semitic remark

Yeah, rcade, are you prejudiced against antisemitics or what?

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:39 AM on October 17

LeBron and teammates being treated for swine flu

Look, he's King James, not Doctor J.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:26 PM on October 16

NASCAR reveals names of first Hall of Fame class

Who would bother to visit a "hall of fame" with only five members, anyway? Unless you happened to be in the neighborhood already and they were only charging a couple of bucks it seems like it wouldn't be much of a value.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 07:27 PM on October 14