Recent Comments by pholcomb

The next round of college football realignments may be under way

As an A&M fan, this makes no sense to me. FSU will be joining a conference where the revenue is not shared equally, where UT pushes all the dwarf schools around, and where a conference network is an impossibility due to the fact that UT has an exclusive deal with ESPN. There's just no cultural fit, either. I guess this is just about money? Otherwise, I don't see the advantages.

posted by pholcomb at 11:53 AM on May 15

NFL Logos of the Non-Existent Past

Looks like he just changed the Texans logo. It did have the Oiler logo involved in it yesterday. Wonder if Bud Adams sent him a nasty-gram.

posted by pholcomb at 04:04 PM on January 26

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

> Could it be that Texas and Oklahoma are tired of carrying teams that don't make any money?

Then why be in a conference in the first place? Also, that statement implies that Texas and OU actually have other options, which they don't. The PAC-12 doesn't want OU without Texas, and they don't want Texas with their LHN. None of the other conferences want them either.

I would think that the fact that the Big XII is being salvaged would make it obvious that those teams don't have other (decent) options.

posted by pholcomb at 03:03 PM on September 22

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

Glad my Aggies had enough of it. What a POS conference this is. Check out the horns home schedule next year now that they've said they refuse to play us:

Wyoming New Mexico Iowa State Baylor Missouri

There's gonna be some barn-burners there.

posted by pholcomb at 02:49 PM on September 22

NCAA Conference Death Watch - Big East gains on Big 12

>pholcomb, rumor has it that the P12 has told Texas that it has to fold the LHN into its regional-network deal, and Texas has seen that Oklahoma is willing to leave the Big 12 entirely over it.

How does that work exactly? I believe all of the networks in the PAC-12 are jointly owned by the conference, and now the PAC-12 will have a network that's owned by texas/ESPN? I'm really curious as to how they'll make that work.

posted by pholcomb at 03:29 PM on September 19

NCAA Conference Death Watch - Big East gains on Big 12

Good luck with texas Pac-12. They're the fat rich kid who doesn't like to share. I'm incredibly surprised that OU, who was willing to abandon the Red River Rivalry a week ago because of texas' LHN, are now willingly going hand-in-hand with texas to the west coast.

Something smells here.

posted by pholcomb at 11:32 AM on September 19

Juventus have a new stadium.

Much needed. Delle Alpi was a shithole.

posted by pholcomb at 11:16 AM on September 09

Blackburn's Diouf Taunts Opponent with Broken Leg

When I first read the thread title, I thought that Diouf was literally taunting his opponents with his own broken leg. I had visions of Diouf grabbing his disjointed shin and waggling his flailing foot in the faces of opponents which immediately vaunted him into legendary status in my mind.

But then I kept reading.

posted by pholcomb at 12:58 PM on January 10

Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime for 'Butt-Drag' Maneuver

We always called that "Checking his oil".

posted by pholcomb at 10:26 AM on December 08

Why Colorado Switched to the PAC-10

It was a good move. I'm an A&M alum and we all know that the Big XII (-2) is a sinking ship. It's only a matter of time before Texas goes independent and the rest of us scurry into other conferences like rats.

Can't say I'll miss our away games in Boulder. They always seem to give us fits.

posted by pholcomb at 11:20 AM on October 13

Saban Uses Medical Scholarships to Free Roster Spots

I would honestly be surprised if more coaches did not do this. And I don't necessarily feel bad for the players who are being pushed out. It's not like they are being left out on the street. They are essentially being given golden parachutes...the ability to attend a top university free of charge without having to go to any practices or perform any duties. Good find though, rcade.

posted by pholcomb at 11:46 AM on September 27

Michael Vick sparkles again; promptly gets benched

Seemed to work okay for the Titans when they stuck with Collins in 2008. It's risky either way, but if' you've got a hot hand in Vick, my opinion is that you need to play it. The guy has absolutely electrified his team.

posted by pholcomb at 04:44 PM on September 20

Reggie Bush says he's going to forfeit his Heisman Trophy

Wasn't it an already forgone conclusion that they were going to take it back? Sorry, but this feels a bit like "You can't fire me! I quit!"

posted by pholcomb at 05:51 PM on September 14

Liverpool Keeper Fumbles Ball into Goal

Reina wasn't involved in the shirt pull other than emceeing the event...that was Pique and Puyol. Why would Reina be interest in Cesc going to Barca?

posted by pholcomb at 06:11 PM on August 17

49ers Running Back Quits NFL for Christ

Singletary is a pretty devout Christian himself, so it would have been pretty interesting to be in on that meeting. Kudos for Coffee. If you're going to preach it, it's nice to see you walk it.

posted by pholcomb at 10:42 AM on August 16

American Scores One of Fulham's Greatest Goals

Gotta say, this is one of the more entertaining threads I've seen here in a while. I'm going to go with a shot on this one...but I can see the argument the other way as well. As a Juve fan, that one definitely hurt, but at least it was Dempsey that drove the knife in.

posted by pholcomb at 11:56 AM on March 23

Fan Signs

Two classics from the Cal - USC ESPN Gameday a few years ago: "Beat The Commies" and "Go Football" And I personally witnessed these two at an A&M - OU game "Bob Stoops Smells Like Poops" and "Pop Ya Collar!" (With a big picture of an X-ray with a broken collar. Adrian Peterson had recently broken his collar bone).

posted by pholcomb at 10:16 AM on January 10

"This is high-calibre marketing - taking an inferior product and improving it through packaging."

Regardless of how technical the league is, it's still borderline unwatchable because for 90% of the teams, the games just don't matter. Unless you are Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool, or Arsenal, you really don't have a shot at winning the League title. There hasn't been a team outside of that group to win the championship since Blackburn did it in '95. Seriously, can anyone really get excited for a Portsmouth - Reading game?

posted by pholcomb at 09:37 AM on June 19

Tubby Fills A Gopher Hole...

U.K. fans deserve whatever they get, as long as it's bad. Totally agree. Tubby was a class act throughout. Best of luck to him.

posted by pholcomb at 09:23 AM on March 23

Bill Frakes' Favorite Sports Photos.

The fat guys golf picture is a riot. Love it.

posted by pholcomb at 09:20 AM on March 23

Teams We Hate In This Year's NCAA Tournament

>If you remove all of the agriculture studies students from the Basketball team For f***s sake, you act like this only happens at A&M. Stop kidding yourself. Texas Tech had a guy with a 0.0 play for a year on their basketball team. Andy katzenmoyer could barely f****** read when he left OSU. This is an NCAA athletics issue, not an A&M issue. Quote from http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1999/12/05/spt_why_james_cant_read.html "Wayne Yates, formerly the basketball coach at Memphis State, once claimed an academic counselor had told him he “could keep a cockroach eligible for two years.” Andy Katzenmoyer maintained his standing at Ohio State with a cockroach curriculum featuring golf, music appreciation and AIDS awareness."

posted by pholcomb at 04:31 PM on March 15

Bomar gone at OU

"worked maybe 10-15 hours and received several thousand dollars payment." Sounds like he's ready for the NFL to me.

posted by pholcomb at 10:40 AM on August 03

"You can't be that good - you never played for Manchester United."

Should have gone for a headbutt to the chest.

posted by pholcomb at 04:55 PM on July 25

Match Fixing Result Already Known?

I'll bet the four teams are glad that they didn't get this ref.

posted by pholcomb at 12:16 PM on July 14

Jake the Snake in a road rage

"Plummer acknowledged cutting off a vehicle because he was in a hurry to deliver a check to charity from his foundation." I love it. Man, what a great excuse! Now I know what I'm going to use next time I get pulled over by the cops. "Well officer, do you really want these albino orphans to starve or do you want to let me go?"

posted by pholcomb at 04:18 PM on May 24

Son of colts coach commited suicide

Yeah, that's not in the Bible there smart guy.

posted by pholcomb at 06:59 PM on February 17