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Winston and another.
So the prosecutor has already decided that the victim is lying and Winston is innocent?
Thought that is what courts are for.
posted by cixelsyd at 03:37 PM on December 05
how the Yankees are going to stay under the luxury tax
Thinking that all of the "under the luxury tax" talk coming from the Yankees was just a bargaining ploy to somewhat reduce free agent market valuation so they could get players for less money than they would normally pay.
The Yankees build by buying the best free agents, always have, always will.
posted by cixelsyd at 07:35 PM on December 04
The Yankees are nuts
Ellsbury is a solid player but that contract is simply foolish. He's a top notch base runner and defender -when healthy- but essentially more of a role player than a superstar. And his game is completely dependent on his health and athleticism, both of which will deteriorate during the term of the contract.
My guess is he has 2 or 3 highly productive years maximum remaining.
I see it as simply an attempt by the Yanks to weaken an opponent for a year or 2. With the Red Sox having a lot of young talent in their organization waiting to step up losing Ellsbury hurts but isn't crippling.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:37 AM on December 04
Ol' Riverboat Ron is break that poor bot by the 3rd quarter next Sunday
When ya' got nuthin' but yer shirt and yer shoes there ain't much to lose .. let it roll.
posted by cixelsyd at 09:27 PM on December 03
Watch how many SEC coaches vote Auburn - Florida State - Alabama - Clemson - OSU
And watch the SEC teams get smoked yet again by underdogs in bowl games.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:34 AM on December 02
Why anyone would want to play defense in today's NFL is beyond me. I've seen some of the most ridiculous "personal foul" calls on quarterbacks and receivers, at 15 (often) crucial yards a pop. It's getting difficult to watch for me, so I can just imagine how coaches must feel
It should be noted that defensive players, lineman, wide receivers, special teams players, and running backs get hurt too; surprisingly there are no exclusive rules to protect players in these positions.
Do we want to see Tom Brady / Drew Brees / Aaron Rodgers get hurt? Hell no. Do we want to see them win a game because of enforcement of a bogus rule? Even less so.
Think of hockey disallowing contact on centers. Or basketball on guards.
What a crock of shit.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:30 AM on December 02
At least he didn't do anything stupid, like spill a drink
Pretty harsh punishment, but the NBA has a history of sticking to the book on it's decisions.
The NFL is more selective - almost a WWE approach, with defined good guys and bad guys and differing sets of rules and application for both.
I think you might be overstating it a bit much
I believe I always do.
But Tomlin's act is also clearly against the rules of the game, just as fixing is. Or video taping opponents practices - all are deliberate violations of rules of the game to influence the outcome.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:59 PM on November 29
Clearly influenced the play as well. NFL should fine the Steelers, and heavily to prevent any further similar situations. That's as serious as fixing the result of a game in my opinion.
posted by cixelsyd at 12:13 PM on November 29
Punting research? Just know that frozen footballs don't kick or bounce well.
Thanks again, DrJ.
posted by cixelsyd at 05:00 PM on November 28
Here's hoping Rogers figures out Canada extends beyond the 416 area code.
The deal with CBC indicates they are placing value on quality product. No network anywhere can top CBC's hockey coverage.
How the heck is TSN going to survive as a network televising only Leafs and Raptors games?
.. wait, those 2 teams have been TSN's sole focus since it's inception.
What I meant is when the public actually knows the situation and has another choice they are doomed.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:54 PM on November 26
the general idea is that while Moreno ran for more than 200 yards, he did it about 6 yards at a time whereas if you let Manning complete 35 passes, you're doomed regardless of the weather
With the way the Patriots played run defense Broncos should have just run the ball all game. Yes, they have Peyton Manning as their QB, but nearly every running play the Broncos backs were untouched before they had gained 3 to 4 yards. The only time the Broncos were stopped was when they threw the ball early in the down count and stopped themselves.
Pretty much looked like 2 playoff teams with only their B games last night neither playing well enough to win.
Brady's earned the poster gig this year
+1 on that.
Have only seen 3 Pats games this year but the same act every game, and it`s getting old. It`s fine to question an official and acceptable to be mad at a call or non-call. Prolonged diva fits are beyond acceptable; they are a no class act we don`t expect from Brady.
posted by cixelsyd at 06:44 PM on November 25
The back judge
The back judge also claimed the foul was pass interference, which would be the wrong call seeing as the ball was 10 yards away from the receiver. By making that call he clearly did not see the ball and the relationship of defender to receiver because of his positioning. It was a bad call and the officials and the NFL got it right.
The NFL needed to get one right to make up for the way they handled the Brooks hit on Brees. Fine the guy 15K for a good play and then give Mankins a total pass on a cheap and deliberate intent to injure ... I don't get it. Yes, Brees is more important to league revenues than Brooks is, or the guy Mankins tried to take the knees out of, but laying the player safety card loses all credibility this week.
One thing is for sure - neither one of those crews are doing playoff games this year.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:57 PM on November 21
Banjo Pickin' Inbreds by 17 (Saskatchewan)
posted by cixelsyd at 09:41 PM on November 20
Was it a marginal call? Yeah. Will you see more marginal end zone calls that stand, especially if it benefits the home team? Yeah
It would have been a bigger story today if the officials awarded a pass interference penalty on that play as Gronk had no chance of catching an under thrown ball. Media everywhere would have been pulling out tuck and snowplow videos.
There is a lot of aggressive defense being played in the NFL and home teams are certainly getting more and more beneficial calls, but I don't believe this fits into that category at all. I've seen much more obvious contact be given a pass each and every week.
Sure be interesting to see the breakdown of penalties each team takes home vs away ...
posted by cixelsyd at 12:33 AM on November 20
My impression is that Gronk was never going to get to that ball even if he was untouched
There is no way he could have made up that ground before the ball got there
and try to outwrestle the defender for the ball
I don't buy this. His momentum is taking him towards the back of the end zone while the defender has broken on the ball. If you watch his reaction it appears he gives up before the interception is made.
Had the ball been thrown 8 more yards and been closer to Gronk I'd have a different opinion.
Ultimately the team that played a more complete game won.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:55 PM on November 19
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