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patrickje
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Name: Patrick Escarcega
Homepage URL: http://www.vbguru.net/about.asp
Location: Seattle, WA
ZIP: 98108
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: October 05, 2012

patrickje has posted 10 links and 55 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 5 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Wise Words: "It was obvious Katie was not very good, She was awful. You know what guys do? They respect your ability. You can be 90 years old, but if you can go out and play, they'll respect you. Katie was not only a girl, she was terrible. OK? There's no other way to say it." Colorado football coach Gary Barnett responding to former kicker Katie Hnida's charge that she was raped in an interview with Rick Reilly. Colorado is in a world of hurt, several women suing about being raped, entertaining recruits with strippers and escorts. Page 2 wonders who's to blame for this mess.

posted by patrickje to football at 02:05 PM on February 19 - 15 comments

"You faggot! Yeah, you heard me. You faggot!": I guess the president of an NFL team didn't have the presence of mind to shut his mouth. Matt Millen (of devout coward fame) had a verbal altercation with former Lion Johnnie Morton. Today he made himself unavailable for comment, leaving reporters to ask players the difficult questions.

posted by patrickje to football at 05:11 PM on December 16 - 16 comments

Sapp blasts NFL 'slave system' :
"And so now there's a rule against me. Thanks. I knew (the league) was gonna do what they did because they've been notoriously against Sapp. Like I said before, it's a slave system. Make no mistake about it, slave master say you can't do it, don't do it. They'll make an example out of you."

posted by patrickje to football at 02:33 PM on October 14 - 15 comments

"Well, OK. I think today's ass-whipping was definitive enough": Oakland's Lincoln Kennedy chimes in on yesterday's victory over the New York Jets. After a 10-10 first half, Oakland dominated in all phases of the game. Will it be enough to stop the Titans next week?

posted by patrickje to football at 01:00 PM on January 13 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

UFC Fighter Knocked Out in Eight Seconds

I used to love boxing, now I never watch it because of Don King. I've seen too many boxing matches that went to a decision that made no sense. Or watched some circus of a match that ended very weirdly. I watch MMA (specifically UFC for the most part). It's exciting and for the most part (during the fight anyway) unscripted and just a blast to watch. I think I speak for a lot of men when I say, I just basically want to watch fights. After watching MMA for so long now, watching boxing is akin to watching bowling, except in the case of bowling, the match isn't fixed.

posted by patrickje at 12:26 PM on April 03

UFC 60

Wow, I can't wait to see this fight. Of course I will have to wait until it's released on DVD and on Netflix (which is how I've watched UFC 30-57). It'll be a good fight, Hughes is more than a bit of a freak physically. He is so strong compared to others at 170 it's a bit ridiculous. Of course if you've watched Hughes, you know he can be a little sloppy on the ground, because he does have that strength advantage. Which has led to his various losses by submission. But that assumes Gracie can get to that position. My call Hughes by TKO in the second round.

posted by patrickje at 12:07 PM on May 26

Tony Dungy's Son Found Dead

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posted by patrickje at 11:35 AM on December 22

Owens leaves after verbal spat with Reid

Why on earth would Oakland need TO? They have Randy Moss, Jerry Porter, and a couple of really good #3 receivers, I agree Oakland does have a history of taking difficult players (See Romanowski, Moss, Sapp, et al), but at this point in time even if they could squeeze the money out of the cap, they don't have any need for a wide receiver.

posted by patrickje at 12:47 PM on August 11

Terry Bowden's NCAA top 16 predictions

North Texas???? WTF...they don't deserve any love. Last season's out of conference record at No. 8 Texas L 65-0 Fla Atlantic L 20-13 at Colorado L 52-21 at Baylor L 37-14 Southern Miss L 31-10 Come on! They got smoked by BAYLOR freakin' Baylor! I like Texas as well, but Stoops has always owned Texas and Mack Brown, I just don't see that changing. I also think that people aren't giving Bret Bielama in Wisconsin the benefit of the doubt, he completely changed the tone of a moribund Badger team last year, and now that Barry Alvarez is retiring and has named Bielama his successor, I look forward to many more years of backing the Badgers.

posted by patrickje at 12:35 PM on August 08

Officials Overturn Call; Redskins Trademark Might Be Sacked

I don't get the ire of the people who recommend keeping the name? It's a deprecated racist term, and as such probably should be removed. It's offensive, but because it's so pervasive, and Native Americans are so ignorable, I guess it's OK right? I'll avoid saying niggers, and recommend other team names, the Atlanta Slaves with a black-faced sambo as their mascot? The San Diego Wetbacks, with a Taco John-ish mascot? Unlike the Indians, Seminoles, Redskins has NO concomitant value. It's a VERY VERY racist term, but since you've heard it so much, you've inured yourself to it. People think it's OK to say it. In the end though, what does it matter? I'm Indian and grew up on an indian reservation in northern Montana, I'm fully aware that the white people have won. The BIA is a complete disaster, and most indian tribes (who aren't based in a populous area) still are living in poverty. The life expectancy for people living on the reservation is 48 for men, and 52 for women. Indians have the lowest life expectancy of any people in the Northern hemisphere. Walk around Pine Ridge reservation, or maybe my reservation Fort Belknap. So go ahead, tell yourself, it's OK to use the word redskin. Maybe you'll believe it.

posted by patrickje at 01:52 PM on July 18

More Than He Could Chew

I don't care one way or the other about Mike Tyson, but the fact always remains. For a period of years in the late 80s - early 90s, he WAS the baddest man on the planet. Michael Spinks was scared to go into the ring against him. I don't know if there will ever be a fighter that exciting again. If there is, it won't be Mike again.

posted by patrickje at 12:17 PM on June 12

"It's pretty disrespectful"

I wrestled for about 7 years all through junior high and high school. Wrestling girls is really awkward. I'm not saying it's wrong or anything, but for one, a male's mulsculature is just so much more developed, that the boy-girl matches usually devolve into either, the guy taking it easy, or the guy just physically bullying the girl around. From what I recall (and this was 15 years ago), most girls wrestled at the JV level. At varsity tournaments and duals, you never saw a girl even if she was on the team, because she would be competing in a side-JV event. As to the sexual aspect? I'm sure it happens, but it would seem to be more common, to have some kid, wrestle extra-hard against a girl to avoid losing to a 'girl'.

posted by patrickje at 01:49 PM on May 13

Thanks Dad!

Great link, thanks.

posted by patrickje at 12:26 PM on March 31

Thanks Dad!

Great link, thanks.

posted by patrickje at 12:26 PM on March 31

Runner's Magazine Has Race Problem

Been a runner for quite some time, a couple of marathons, many triathlons. Don't boycott Runner's World because they shun minorities, boycott them because their quality of writing and article selection sucks. It's well known in the running/triathlon community that Runner's World is aimed at the 'just-starting' to 'intermediate' level runners, that's why they keep running the same crappy '5 Steps to a good 5K' article over and over and over and over. From my experience running clubs are primarily white, while I tend to see a lot more diversity at races. I think their statement that 'our covers and photos do not represent the average, everyday runner' means more that they're not publishing photos of 43 year old men and women that are 10-20 lbs overweight, which if you are in the running community, that is the reality of the average runner. Runner's World does not really cover elite-level races, beyond a quick race summary. If you're looking for coverage of international level racing, then look at the USATF, IAAF, or Cool Running. Runner's World does not tend to cover these events. My brother is an elite level runner, and I know I will probably never see his name in Runner's World, and he's white. So in conclusion, boycott Runner's World because they suck, not because they're racist.

posted by patrickje at 11:53 AM on March 14

Isn't there anyone better than this guy?

NFL commissioner: Paul Tagliabue - 1989 - Present For the prior two decades, Tagliabue represented the NFL as an attorney in areas including television, expansion, legislative affairs, franchise moves, labor and antitrust cases. He was a partner at Covington & Burling, a Washington D.C. law firm, then the NFL's principal outside counsel. His involvement with the NFL began in 1969, during the merger of the NFL and the American Football League, when "Monday Night Football" was being launched. Before that, Tagliabue served in the office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Defense Department, as a policy analyst on European and North Atlantic affairs. On leaving the department, Tagliabue was awarded the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the department's highest award. MLB commissioner: Allan H. "Bud" Selig - 1992- Present Used car dealer from 1955 to 1970, when he bought the Seattle Pilots for 10.8 million and moved them to Milwaukee. hmm...I wonder why there is such a disparity between the leagues?

posted by patrickje at 12:11 PM on August 20

no kidding 86, how boring would this article be if it were about Vijay Singh.

posted by patrickje at 10:11 AM on March 12

The NHL is sinking.

Hockey is interesting, but I think for most people (if you already like hockey ignore this), it boils down to this. With 82 games, what the hell does it matter if I watch this one? Whether or not the team I'm watching wins or loses this one, it's ultimately largely irrevelant over the season.

posted by patrickje at 11:42 AM on February 11

Joe Horn dials up some controversy...

I don't know, I like the whole entertainment aspect of this. It was funny, original, and something to break up the horrid monotony of the Giants getting their asses handed to them. As to the Giants getting even or revenge? Why bother, really, they're the ones who've been phoning it in the past several games.

posted by patrickje at 11:52 AM on December 15