Of the two dozen killed I wonder what the breakdown is for motorcycle vs. car vs. truck drivers. I seem to remember some car drivers getting shot or something a few years ago.
posted by molafson at 03:52 PM on January 12
If the Sox want it, why doesn't the team just buy it from him? Oh wait, I forgot how every baseball franchise is magically losing money.
posted by molafson at 04:50 PM on January 07
I know the networks like to cross-promote their record label's musical acts during sporting events. But seriously, aside from the obvious economic considerations, who the fuck is programming these half time shows? Do they understand the TV audience for a college bowl game is probably not the kind of audience that will be receptive to these pop princesses? I don't see why they don't show Dave Matthews or The Roots (or whatever big acts they have signed that might actually appeal to their audience demographic). At least they had their token country singer for the redneck dollar.
posted by molafson at 02:20 PM on January 06
To the people who have a problem with this flag thing...Don't like it? Don't look at it...Don't think about it. That's retard logic. We have this thing called "society" where everyone's actions affect everyone else.
posted by molafson at 07:33 AM on December 30
How so? His use seems to match my understanding. It's been a while... however, in Plato's metaphor the shadows on the wall are reality (as humans experience it), whereas the things creating the shadows/reality are the universal forms or ideals. I don't see WTF that has to do with football though.
posted by molafson at 05:11 PM on December 20
Ha ha, I don't think that guy understands Plato's metaphor.
posted by molafson at 08:04 PM on December 19
Awesome. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, Vince.
posted by molafson at 06:31 PM on December 17
Weird. It never occurred to me that players got paid for representing their country in international competition.
posted by molafson at 09:56 PM on December 15
I think sometimes Americans mistakenly believe that European nations are tolerant, pluralistic societies. However, that does not seem to be the case. What do you think would happen if the fans threw bananas at the players during a major league baseball game? Would that be tolerated?
posted by molafson at 09:22 PM on December 10
My memories of Gazza ever being a decent footballer have all been replaced by memories of him being a lazy, stupid, drunk buffoon
posted by molafson at 02:30 AM on December 09
Maybe it's me but I don't care. You still have to hit the damn ball. More strength produces greater bat-speed, which enables you to wait fractionally longer before swinging. And the longer you wait before swinging, the better you "see" the ball. So steroids can give you an edge in overall batting average. At least that is what I've read.
posted by molafson at 11:53 AM on December 02
I don't get it. Were the Marlins or the Angels named the "sportsman of the year" when they won it? What's the big deal -- just the stupid sentiment attached to the myth of a curse, or the team's patently false "lovable losers" image?
posted by molafson at 11:48 PM on November 28
The soccer offerings on FSW Canada are mostly B-list (French, German, South American, etc.) with some Premiership and Serie A stuff on weekly tape delay.
posted by molafson at 08:10 PM on November 27
The ABA, in alot of people's eyes are being really reckless in thier expansion. Going from 7 to 56 teams isn't reckless, it's a ponzi scheme.
posted by molafson at 10:20 PM on November 18
Sheldon Keefe being the older brother of Adam Keefe, the player who attacked Mike Danton's younger brother on the ice last week... WTF is with this guy Frost? Does he have the power of hypnosis? He's like a parasite, and someone really ought to do something.
posted by molafson at 04:36 PM on November 16
Sorry if this incident has already been covered. I just heard it on the radio and it was too bizarre to pass up. I mean, WTF?
posted by molafson at 05:36 PM on November 12
saying the reports that it was an act of revenge or extortion were not true I can't really think of any other reason to kidnap someone, though.
posted by molafson at 12:41 PM on November 09
Creepy resentful little midget detained for questioning.
posted by molafson at 01:25 AM on October 31
In the CFL when they send the scrubs on how can you tell?
posted by molafson at 12:00 AM on October 30
I will miss hockey when there's no MLB, NFL, NBA, or Premier League on television.
posted by molafson at 09:17 PM on October 23
Who the hell wears baseball shoes?
posted by molafson at 05:27 PM on October 21
Call them the Washington Presidents then. Unless you're a partisan hack who's just looking to constantly slob the knob of the GOP.
posted by molafson at 12:05 PM on October 07
I think Neve & Gliz are cool (get it?)
posted by molafson at 11:04 PM on October 02
This is a far better achievement than the steroid, er I mean, home run record.
posted by molafson at 12:42 AM on October 02
What a pointless editorial.
posted by molafson at 09:13 PM on September 29
Not to mention that it's probably a pretty poor simulation.
posted by molafson at 04:32 PM on September 23
This is a pretty stupid idea. The CPU vs. CPU simulation is deterministic, unlike real life which is not (hence the excitement of sports).
posted by molafson at 04:31 PM on September 23
Delete all events that are scored by judges.
posted by molafson at 10:54 AM on September 23
And gall darn it, just another black eye for cycling. Ban all dopers... for life Banning cyclists for doping is like banning hockey players for skating.
posted by molafson at 04:53 PM on September 21
"Every country gets the circus it deserves."
posted by molafson at 11:08 AM on September 19
Not that they probably will (get a good trade), given Carter's putting himself out like that.
posted by molafson at 11:41 PM on September 16
It would be pretty good if this causes 6 or 8 of the pointless expansion teams to go bankrupt and tightens up the league a bit.
posted by molafson at 03:24 PM on September 15
Don't be so melodramatic. It's not like he took out a rifle and started shooting people.
posted by molafson at 04:35 AM on September 14
Yeah, behavior like this has no place in the Olympics. The Olympics are all about international cooperation, brotherly competition, and placing sportsmanship above petty concerns like money and business. (Laugh-o-rama!)
posted by molafson at 09:00 PM on September 07
For the last decade or so, Man United has been a revolving door for strikers. They have a higher turnover rate than the Yankees pitching staff.
posted by molafson at 09:55 PM on August 31
I'm of the opinion that the Olympics are a waste of money, and further I don't care if Canada (my country) wins medals or not. Let them have their dog and pony show in Vancouver... so what?
posted by molafson at 01:24 AM on August 31
Didn't I just see Warner throw like 4 interceptions and get sacked even more?
posted by molafson at 05:13 PM on August 29
Sometimes it is wiser to quit and to cut your losses. That may be cynical but it's the way life works sometimes. Also, this isn't like the Australian rower, since Radcliffe's failure/quitting really only affects herself.
posted by molafson at 03:01 PM on August 25
The Atlanta games used venues all throughout Georgia Oh sorry I forgot that Georgia was a country... and Utah too. I wasn't talking about the physical size of the place. More like the diffusion throughout an entire population base. E.g. when the USA hosted the World Cup in 1994, I believe they played in NY, Chicago, LA, Florida, Texas, DC, etc.
posted by molafson at 03:16 AM on August 24
Yes, like in any other job, if you puss out on your group and leave them twisting in the wind, they'll be rather angry.
posted by molafson at 09:40 PM on August 23
One big difference between the World Cup and the Olympics is the World Cup is staged in a whole country (or two) rather than a single city. Surely this lessens the problems of traffic, construction, crowd control, etc. However, I think the major difference is that FIFA is better organized and employs better consultants than the IOC and its national counterparts.
posted by molafson at 04:31 PM on August 23
The FIFA World Cup changes location every four years, and you don't see tons of problems with that.
posted by molafson at 02:49 PM on August 23
Whatever happens, it'll be better than his broadcasting career.
posted by molafson at 12:45 AM on August 17
The profitability of a team (what the shareholders care about) does not necessarily relate to the team's winning or losing. Harold Ballard could tell you that.
posted by molafson at 09:41 PM on August 16
Come on. The modern games have never been anything but jingoistic nonsense coupled with egotistical grandstanding.
posted by molafson at 12:01 AM on August 11
"Counsel objects to Mr. O'Neal's testimony, on the grounds that his monotone voice is impossible to understand."
posted by molafson at 01:30 AM on August 04
In Canada all the Euro 2004 games were shown on TV. In general, we get more soccer on regular TV than the US. However, for some reason the Old Firm matches (yawn) are shown only in pubs. And off the top of my head, I don't think Spanish Premiera Liga matches are available.
posted by molafson at 03:03 PM on August 02
I agree. Who cares if professional soccer never flourishes in the United States? In fact, if MLS is any indication of the character of US soccer, I hope it never succeeds. As long as they keep showing top UK/European matches on American TV, most of us will be happy.
posted by molafson at 04:10 AM on August 02
Then I thought of the time I was at the gym and overheard three of the regulars (2 men, 1 woman)loudly discussing their oral herpes. FYI, around 80-90% of American adults are infected with HSV-1, the virus that causes oral herpes. So it's not like the folks at your gym are a bunch of dirty perverts or something... Genital herpes is caused mostly by HSV-2. Only 25% of American adults are infected with HSV-2 (which is still a lot if you think about it).
posted by molafson at 11:14 PM on July 26
Well the Dolphins weren't poised on the brink of Super Bowl glory anyway.
posted by molafson at 02:33 AM on July 25
This seems to be a case of "the man doth protest too much." He's all freaked out by the drugs scandal because he's probably on drugs. Likely all the top riders are. Why can't people accept that? So Lance is all riled up because of this drug investigation so he gets all pissy and decides that winning the Tour isn't enough -- no, he also has to ruin someone else's race for no good reason.
posted by molafson at 01:04 AM on July 24
The only thing I know about bullfighting is that lots of people get angry about bullfighting, and some macho man always references Hemingway.
posted by molafson at 11:32 PM on July 17
CBC comes to its senses and retains Cherry I hope that crusty old fart-bag dies live on the air. More likely he'll spontaneously turn into dust and disintegrate like an Egyptian mummy. Hockey fans wondering when Frost will be arrested for being creepy as hell. Agreed.
posted by molafson at 12:37 PM on July 16
Don't be naive. Every cyclist in the Tour is probably doing something tricky with supplements or blood doping. It's just a matter of who's being smart about it versus those who are careless enough to get caught (where I suppose the expertise of the team doctors plays a role). Cycling has always been dirty (from cocaine to amphetamines to EPO to god-knows-what). But this doesn't reduce my enjoyment of watching the Tour, for some reason.
posted by molafson at 02:33 AM on July 16
Can someone more knowledgable explain how Crespo, bought for GBP16M only a year ago, is simply lent to Inter for a year? You'll notice from the news recently that Russian oil billionaires are not know for being careful with money.
posted by molafson at 06:14 PM on July 15
I have been developing a no-fail strategy to sweep the gold medals in athletics: finish dead last in every event, then wait until everyone else is eliminated for drug use. The winner by default - me! See you on the Wheaties box, chumps.
posted by molafson at 01:34 PM on July 15
Shaq is my favorite player. But I'm still not gonna watch Eastern conference ball.
posted by molafson at 02:11 AM on July 12
And Jason Giambi's numbers are down.
posted by molafson at 01:53 AM on July 12
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... You are my new hero. Those German scientists are clearly fawning over the wrong ubermensch. Hey eggheads, the real tough guy is over here on SportsFilter.
posted by molafson at 11:54 PM on June 24
Here's a pretty good take on the situation. More from that piece: "In the short term, he'll at least offer Kobe a quasi-general manager job, meaning Kobe can help pick the new coach, and, ostensibly, Shaq's replacement." Excuse me while I vomit... This is a bad thing for the Lakers, and it's a bad thing for Kobe.
posted by molafson at 12:32 AM on June 19
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