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Oregon State wins their first College World Series title: 3-2 over North Carolina.
posted by curtangle to baseball at 12:56 AM on June 27 - 12 comments
but the Savard signing is just awful. "contract year" + "great teammates" = "deceptive numbers". True..contract years can result in inflated numbers for some players. Perhaps (as v3rity typed above) Savard could be paired with Sturm--and Marc may put up similar numbers to last year. (Of course I'm just speculating--but Savard may even be motivated to have a good season while playing for a possible playoff team.) I don't know about his getting a 5-year contract, though, and how motivated he'll be for its duration. Maybe he'll play at a higher level in Boston than Atlanta; if I had the choice between playing for the Thrashers with their 0 playoff appearances and the Bruins with their myriad playoff appearances and 5 Cups (and of course if there wasn't a huge disparity in money offered), then I'd choose to play for the B's.
posted by curtangle at 12:59 AM on July 03
I think this might be the year for the Blackhawks... Who knows--Carolina wasn't picked to make the playoffs by many--much less win the Cup--; and the Rangers were picked to finish dead last in the NHL by SI. I have a feeling that Wirtz would unload any top players and their contracts even if the 'Hawks were in playoff contention though.
posted by curtangle at 10:24 PM on July 02
My condolences go out to the Odom family and to anyone who's gone through an ordeal like this; I can't even fathom the pain Odom or others in the same situation must feel. RIP Jayden.
posted by curtangle at 10:12 PM on July 02
The brother should've stayed undercover.
posted by curtangle at 09:57 PM on July 02
Jovocop to the Coyotes for 5 Years @ 6.5/yr Damn--that's a good sign for Phoenix IF Jovo can stay healthy; I'd hoped but didn't think realistically that the 'Nucks would be able to re-sign him after signing Luongo. Well--time to sign a younger defenseman or two. The Bruins MAY have overpaid for Chara; but many other NHL teams might've offered him the same contract (I wish Vancouver could've signed him; but they couldn't afford Jovocop much less Chara.) Good signing by Boston (and the Savard signing as well); I wouldn't be surprised if they made the playoffs next year.
posted by curtangle at 09:38 PM on July 02
Of the teams remaining, I think Germany has to be the clear favourite. I agree. Euro 2006. Nobody's giving Portugal a chance...again.... Hmmm..but Portugal were at home for Euro 2004. I've done SO well with my predictions lately (Mavs in 6 in the NBA Finals; U.S. over Ghana; ENG 2, POR 1; and BRA over GER in the WC final) but here goes: GER 1, ITA 0 (aet)--Two tough defenses; probably very few shots taken; should be a very KLOSE game--Miroslav with the GW. FRA 1, POR 0--Another stifling defensive game by Les Bleus; Oh Henry!--Thierry with the GW.
posted by curtangle at 09:08 PM on July 02
There’s your answer to the question of England’s future success – “You vill score ze goals und win ze game or else you vill be put against ze vall und shot.” LOL! Achtung! And that sarong--that's just sowrong (so wrong.)
posted by curtangle at 08:29 PM on July 02
Don't use Yahoo! for links; I've learned the hard way that their stories generally only last about 1 or 2 days (bookmarks turned out to be expired when I went back to read them a few days later.) Liriano's damn impressive so far (just 22 and less than 2 months as a starter!) and looks like a Cy Young winner; I'm interested in seeing how he does when he starts against the Yankees, Red and White Sox, and the Tigers. If Johan and Francisco can keep pitching well, then the Twins could make the AL Central a 3-team race.
posted by curtangle at 08:19 PM on July 02
Four year/$27 million deal for Luongo--now I'm REALLY looking forward to next season. (Of course I felt that way the past few years and look what happened--and what didn't happen.) Keep Noronen as the back-up and trade Cloutier. Bye Dan--it's been real (disappointing.) Now if the 'Nucks could just keep Jovo somehow...
posted by curtangle at 12:19 AM on June 30
Next up: Rafael Nadal--good luck Andre!
posted by curtangle at 10:19 PM on June 29
Bure will probably make it in because he's the exact kind of player that deserves to be in the hall of fame: a superstar whose career was cut short and may be forgotten otherwise. His style of game should be celebrated by future generations. If Cam Neely got in Pavel Bure should get in. They both would have been 500+ goal scorers had thier careers not been cut short. Pavel Bure: 1992 Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year) 2 Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies (2000 & 2001; 58 and 59 goals) 6 All-Star Game appearances (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001) NHL goals leader in 1994 (60) 702 regular-season games: 437 goals and 342 assists 64 playoff games: 35 goals and 35 assists Damn he was a fun player to watch in his prime--without the games lost to injury (plus he played 3+ seasons for CSKA Moscow) he probably would've potted up to 600 goals and perhaps would've had 500 assists as well. He'll make the Hall--and I'm sure Gilmour, Anderson, and Ciccarelli will as well.
posted by curtangle at 10:08 PM on June 29
Come on, everybody. Nobody posting to this thread has ANY information on which to base an opinion about Michael Strahan's personal life. Let's get back to sports. Dr. Ian Smith izzat you?
posted by curtangle at 11:15 PM on June 28
Nice post evixir. I remember reading about LaChappa a while back; kudos to the Pads and to Priscilla Oppenheimer.
posted by curtangle at 11:02 PM on June 28
In the 1996 Western Conference semi-finals between the Colorado Avalanche and the Chicago Blackhawks Jeremy Roenick said, "I'd like to know where Patrick was in Game 3 (a game in which Roenick had scored on Patrick), probably up trying to get his jock out of the rafters," Roy retorted with his now-famous line, "I can't hear what Jeremy says, because I've got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears." <--from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Roy <--one of my favorite quotes/retorts. Even as a 'Nucks fan i can't/won't hate on Patrick Roy--he's the best goalie I've ever seen play. And of course Herb Brooks for the unforgettable Miracle on Ice in 1980. "Do you believe in miracles?" Congratulations to Roy, Brooks, Duff, and Hotchkiss for making the HHOF-all well-deserved.
posted by curtangle at 10:48 PM on June 28
I'm ambivalent (at least I think I am--I'm not sure) about whether or not I'll buy the basketball--but I would REALLY like to buy one of those black boxes.
posted by curtangle at 05:13 PM on June 28
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