bnlfanmatt's profile

bnlfanmatt
10361
Name: Matt K
Location: Chicago, IL
ZIP: 60618
Gender: Male
Member since: February 26, 2006
Last visit: May 31, 2012

bnlfanmatt has posted 0 links and 11 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Make my home in Chicago... Fan of: White Sox (Season ticket holder, attended 2005 ALDS Games 1 & 2, and 2005 World Series Game 2) da Bears (been to at least a game a year since 2002, including 2006 NFC Championship game and Super Bowl XLI) da Bulls (game a year since 2003, couldn't go to any playoff games this year b/c of work :-( )

Recent Comments

Hawk Harrelson Goes Ballistic on Umpire

@grum,

I didn't watch the game, but I remember reading that there was no warning issued after Pierzynski. I just tried to read a bunch of articles, and nothing indicates a warning being given before, only after Quintana's ejection.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 06:51 PM on May 31

Mambo 4 The Cubs Song!!!

SPAM? I haven't heard this, being a Chicago native and resident, so I think this is an attempt to spam.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 11:53 AM on September 19

I was robbed:

Instead of crying woof Blake should of picked his game up and played better.

Yeah... he should've stopped dogging it!

posted by bnlfanmatt at 02:29 PM on August 16

The Cubs Own Chicago; The White Sox Just Rent There

I should've stated "average game attendances around 10-15,000 every season"...

posted by bnlfanmatt at 02:40 AM on April 01

The Cubs Own Chicago; The White Sox Just Rent There

Holden is right, they're now just focusing on winning because of the loss of fair weather fans across town to the White Sox. The Cubs back in the early 80s had attendances around 10-15,000 a season, and now I believe this is the first season in a while they haven't sold out every ticket before the season started. Drumdance, remarkable there was a study done that compared them, and they came out about even.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 08:59 PM on March 31

Tom Brady Wearing Walking Cast

The first thing I thought of was Brady must be confident he'll be ok in the Super Bowl or it's a ploy. Think about it: He goes to visit his world-famous supermodel girlfriend (who also is usually surrounded by paparazzi) on an off day in the biggest city of the country which also happens to be his team's opponent in the biggest game of the year... and he allows himself to be videotaped limping around? If it were a serious injury, I would expect it to be kept under wraps as much as possible, for the element of surprise, like Rivers' surgery between divisional playoffs and the conference championship. Maybe it's because I don't have the luxury of a world-famous supermodel girlfriend either, but if I were injured, my fiancee would be insisting I stay resting and she'd be coming over to see me. I guess we'll see, but I'm guessing there's about a 90% chance he'll be playing.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 03:12 AM on January 22

Rockets fine Yao Ming for attending Special Olympics opening ceremony

Missing two days of practice? Yao has to consult with Allen Iverson... "I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that?"

posted by bnlfanmatt at 09:57 AM on October 04

Man catches historic home run ball and...does what?!

Don't be silly grum... He hasn't flown home yet.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 10:53 PM on September 16

Best Derby Moment: O.J. Gets Booted

Actually, because of our double jeapordy laws "Not Guilty" does mean "Innocent". He can never be tried again, even if we find a smoking gun. Also, in AMERICA, you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I take it as "innocent" meaning "he didn't do it." "Innocent" is not a legal term, "innocent" is a informal English word. While he may be found "Not Guilty," that doesn't mean he didn't do it. And, you are correct, in America's court system, you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. It doesn't necessarily apply to each American's thoughts, and why should it? People will believe what they want to about a person's innocence or guilt, and that's great, and it does matter. If people accepted what the court decided, no one would have reason to discover wrongful convictions. It also works the other way, although yes, as you pointed to, they can't be convicted of a crime once they're acquitted due to double jeopardy laws. And I'm not mad at O.J., and not mad at our justice system. I never even thought I was mad in that comment. Just clarifying what sickleguy said.

posted by bnlfanmatt at 06:51 PM on May 09

Best Derby Moment: O.J. Gets Booted

OJ had his day in court and was acquitted. That makes him innocent. The decision was "not guilty." People can debate if he was innocent or not, the jury just said the prosecution didn't have a case to prove without a reasonable doubt that he was guilty. This does not make him innocent though. It also doesn't mean he's not innocent, just no one has been able to prove one way or the other. Just a clarification. Sickleguy... that's how it works in America. "Not guilty" does not mean "innocent."

posted by bnlfanmatt at 06:02 PM on May 09