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Slaptastic
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Name: Tim
Member since: August 29, 2007
Last visit: September 19, 2007

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Sports Bio

Howdy. What's the best way to let you know about me? My top 10 favorite sporting events. Best one last; 10. Womens Softball - I play softball. Those chicks are so much better than me. Plus most of them are hot, it's a win-win! 9. College football - top two bowl games. I don't watch college football. No playoffs? Bunk. I LOVE football though, so I usually tune in for the last couple bowls 8. NFL Football - I watch every game. 7. Serious boxing matches - HBO or pay-per-view. A good boxing match is hard to beat. 6. World Baseball Classic - If they can repeat the magic from the first one every two years this will move up my list quickly. That was awesome. 5. NBA Playoffs - They start playing with their hearts in the playoffs and it's fantastic. Gotta love a best of 7 series. 4. MLB Playoffs - May not be as exciting as the NBA playoffs, but the pressure of a close game is palpable. I love it. Makes me stand up in my living room. 3. March Madness - nuff said 2. The NFL Playoffs - Second Round? Oh man, Two games Saturday, two games Sunday? The best of the best? I think about it all year. 1. World Cup Soccer - Anything this big time with this much pressure and this much passion that only happens once every 4 years is serious. Even though it's the only time I watch soccer it's the best sporting event on the planet.

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"I tucked and rolled, like any other cripple who was falling from 30-something feet would do . . . all I was thinking about was how I was going to get out from under the wing"

Zupan was on an HBO special about murderball one time. Crazy sport. Seems like a hip guy. "I almost never go to ESPN to just browse around anymore, but it seems when I do, she has the best stories." -I assume you read Bill Simmons as well. He's awesome. Once I'm seasoned enough, I'll be posting some of his stuff. Despite his view of my 07-08 Chiefs.

posted by Slaptastic at 12:04 PM on September 10

"Adam Dunn looks like a monkey with a football in left field."

This article is about two different things. 1) Some dude in Cincy with a microphone gets paid when people listen to him. 2) Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr had a rough day at the office. My response to (1); Well, alright. And (2); I would be happy to have either of those gentlemen play for my beloved Royals if they would be willing. I can promise them that if they ever have an off day, we will all forgive them.

posted by Slaptastic at 11:44 AM on September 10

Hockey patch checks kids' injuries

Makes sense. I think it will remind coaches to teach it. I could see a coach just not telling his kids before. Now he's reminded everytime the kids skate off.

posted by Slaptastic at 11:23 AM on September 10

ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt is a Flamer

LOL. Ya, I don't know the median age here yet. I wasn't sure if pwned would be understood.

posted by Slaptastic at 11:06 AM on September 10

Mike Nolan scores one for the suit.

"Fans have started wearing suits to th games in support." -This is why Reebok is against it. If I worked for Reebok, I would be furious. Everyone in a suit is someone not wearing a jersey. Bellichick fans wear a hoodie with cutoff sleeves, Reebok still makes money. Is this article a Reebok advertisement?

posted by Slaptastic at 10:40 AM on September 10

"Your all-star game logo, for the final, wonderful year of Yankee Stadium, sucks."

If you care about a logo that lasts one year, your life is harder than mine.

posted by Slaptastic at 03:50 PM on September 07

ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt is a Flamer

I don't understand why we hold people in the media to a higher standard. I don't understand how calling someone out is a bad thing either. Come to think of it, I don't see why this is even an article? It's probably the coolest thing that ever happened to the guy that got pawned.

posted by Slaptastic at 03:47 PM on September 07

Also Receiving Votes: Appalachian State, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

I think that teams like Appalachian State beating teams like Michigan is bad for college football. Is it fun to watch? Absolutely. All it can do in the long run is; A) Entice quality players to go to smaller colleges, and B) Delay the switch to some sort of playoff system. A) The same amount of highly talented players playing for more teams will just lower the lever of play. Bad news for the sport. B) Any switch to a playoff style season would reduce the number of games quality teams would be willing to play smaller market teams. Playoffs make every top team a contender. Playing a lot of top notch competitors all season gets experience under your belt, and ultimately gives you a better chance of winning the whole thing. Teams like Michigan would rather play a "good" team, get the experience and lose, then play Appalachian State and win, but gain nothing from it. (Granted App St won this one, but it's not like that's someting that happens very often.)

posted by Slaptastic at 03:20 PM on September 07

Newspaper: Rick Ankiel Received Human Growth Hormone Shipments

I say we make performance inhancing drugs legal in sports. For no other reason than not having to read anymore articles about it.

posted by Slaptastic at 03:02 PM on September 07

Non-Prospect Diaries

That's a really good article. He's a good writer. I could see how players would have to separate themselves from fans. Especially children. If any ball players made eye contact with me as a kid, I would have screamed at them the whole game.

posted by Slaptastic at 01:27 PM on September 05

Jaguars Will Dump Leftwich, Rely on Garrard to Start

I don't see the Chiefs getting on this bandwagon. They have a lot of faith in Croyle for the future, and are barely paying him. Pretty good place to be. Leftwich is always hurt because he doesn't have an internal clock. The guy just stands there until either someone gets open or he gets hit. Not smart. Ya, You'll see him throw some nice balls, and it's refreshing to see a QB so bold. Not worth it though when he's always on the bench come playoffs. It will take a pretty desperate team to pick him up. They will wait til he's a free agent anyway.

posted by Slaptastic at 01:20 PM on September 05

Red Sox rookie twirls no-hitter in just his 2nd American League start

Tek is awesome, no doubt about it. Still, being a Red Sox certainly helps stacking up No Hitters. I don't care how amazing he is, if he was a Royal he wouldn't have one.

posted by Slaptastic at 11:33 AM on September 05

As Line's Choreographer, Center Holds Key To Success

This article was pretty cool. Centers have the most fun on the O-line. All the other O-line guys block D-line guys on almost every single play. Not centers, they get to go after LBs and Safeties on most run plays. Even when centers do have to block D-line guys, they usually are the double team guy, shoving some guy from the side. Once the ball is snapped the hard part is over for the center. Good times. The Chiefs Casey Wiegmann makes it easy to pay attention to the O-Line.

posted by Slaptastic at 11:26 AM on September 05

The NHL's new, edgy marketing campaing?

Hockey needs to do something drastic. I watched as a kid. The lockout in...91? 92? Well, it's not worth doing research on, that's for sure. They should make the ice Olympic sized (much bigger). It spreads the game out and allows the athletes to skate much faster. More passing, more puck control, but most importantly, more scoring and of course more open ice hitting. The NHL is like the NBA before they added the three point line. Every bodies all smashed together. There isn't enough room out there to show their freakish talent. I would love to love hockey again.

posted by Slaptastic at 09:32 AM on September 05

BBCRMOL!

Can't agree with Antoine Walker. He played some key minutes the year they won. Everything is worth it when you get the ring. I'm on the fence over Big Ben. He's good. He's gonna be ultra valuable in the playoffs for another two or three years. Traditionally you wouldn't want to give an old big man a long deal. Especially with the bulls on the verge. With so much cap room (they had a bunch of money before they got Big Ben). I think it would have been smart to pull a NE Patriots/Phoenix Suns style move and hoard draft picks. Save money for the contract extensions that the young guys grow into. Still, I trust a sports columnist on this topic more than myself. It would have taken me three months research to widdle it down to 10 overpaid NBA guys.

posted by Slaptastic at 09:22 AM on September 05