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US goalkeeper Hope Solo talks about World Cup fiasco: Read story
posted by smdragon to soccer at 09:41 PM on December 06 - 23 comments
Don't know much about soccer, especially international scene. Posted to get reaction for Solo's criticising teammates and coaches from fellow bloggers and if any leeway is given soccer players as opposed to other sports. Thanks for your responses.
posted by smdragon at 06:53 PM on December 08
Barry Bonds- my hero.
posted by smdragon at 03:20 PM on December 07
I'll not criticise the man. Seen one of the gutsies performances in World Series history at 2nd game in 2004. Ole bloody socks (as somebody so casually refer) pitched a hell of a game against a very potent lineup and gave me a trilled to see ole time baseball again. I don't care if the guy grammer or spelling is so incorrect to dimished the pure joy of watching a skillfully pitched game, and that I thoughly enjoyed-albeit my team lost the game and the series.
posted by smdragon at 10:37 PM on December 06
Don't like sportwriters asserting control. Do something about it other than complain-become a sportwriter and show them guys some intregity. If you don't like Schilling blog. Don't read it. If he's to self absorbed, why bother. The guy can't spell, has lousy grammer-so what. Guy makes millions every year and I sure he waiting to hear all your criticisms. Go ahead and post on his site -if posting is available. He probably thank you for all the information you can relay about being arrogent and a bad speller with poor grammer.
posted by smdragon at 10:06 PM on December 05
What do you want from me? I tried to settle a arguement between a couple of guys and you don't agree with my reasoning. I wasn't trying to insult you in any way. I want to know, if you know, the reason Detroit made this deal. All you want to do is argue until somebody gives up... ok, I give up. Will that satisfy you? I'm not hear to cause you embarrassment, I was only trying to settle a arguement with a fresh perspective...that's all.
posted by smdragon at 05:20 PM on December 05
justgary do you have a inside track to the the Detroit front office and their mindset? If you do, please forward your source, so all of your fellow bloggers are privy to this inside information.
posted by smdragon at 04:55 PM on December 05
Look guys, you comparing apples and oranges. Let's give a example-suppose two pitches were on the market and both teams wanted to trade. Pitcher A was a 20 game winner and pitcher B was A 10 game winner. A had a ERA of 5.5 with his current team averaging 6.5 runs per game. B had a ERA of 2.5 with with his current team averaging 3.7 runs per game. Which player would you choose if all things are equal? It depends on the team and run production. Era is probably the best stat to choose for one team where wins may be better for another. Wins are important, however you always must calculate that pitcher into the overall formula of the team trying to make the trade.
posted by smdragon at 04:30 PM on December 05
I'll have to admit to being shocked at some of the ah....saying in the document. I've been to many little league, minor and professional baseball games in my lifetime and have never heard such colorful language. I guess the warning must have worked...albeit when Billy Martin was managing.
posted by smdragon at 03:30 PM on December 04
budman-I got a sense of humor, especially when I hear stupid rant from fellow Missourians with the IQ of a squirrel. I was at the game at Arrowhead and alot of the crap was started by Mizzou fans. If your whole reason for living is Kansas teams being beat instead of the Tigers winning the Big 12 conference, may I suggest you take up another sport to be a fan.
posted by smdragon at 05:45 PM on December 03
budman 13-Give it a rest. Mizzou got beat in spades and quit making stupid remarks about Kansas. Sure your disappointed and so am I. That doesn't change the fact that Kansas had only one loss. If you don't stop all this Kansas idiotic nonsense everybody on this sight will think we are a bunch of sore losers instead of being proud what our boys accomplished this year. We improved greatly, the Tigers gave us some exciting moments and brought back alot of fans that were standing on the sidelines. So don't demean a great season by the Tigers by making stupid comments for the whole damn country to see.
posted by smdragon at 02:36 PM on December 03
How the hell are you going to prove who's right in a disagreement with a sporting challenge? Just ignore him. Sometimes reasoning with the unreasonable is a futile effort. Calling him names is not making your point very well and actually makes you look like a idiot. If you don't agree with his opinion-ok. It's free country.
posted by smdragon at 01:53 AM on December 02
Boxing is a science as I remember in my younger days (boxed as a kid) at Boys Club. I was into it pretty good, however my skills were marginal at best. It did teach discipline and respect for your opponent and that's what puzzels me with the fight game in the last 30 years- all the trash talk. Everything has to be a big promotion to generate interest in the contest. Years ago prior to Ali, I don't remember most of the altrications at weigh ins and interviews. Maybe it good for business, but I think it takes away from a truly great sport.
posted by smdragon at 08:29 PM on November 30
Personally I though the guy was nuts. But gutsy in a weird sense and made me jittery at the Snake River attempt RIP, hoping the here after allows jumping without wings.
posted by smdragon at 07:34 PM on November 30
Nerd basketball, hmmmmm -may start a trend.
posted by smdragon at 06:56 PM on November 30
Cave_Man-Your not going to watch the game if a SEC team is not playing. Sounds like if one of the your teams (which you consider superior) were playing for championship, your more than willing to abide by the current system. But, since they are not, your bitter because of the current status quo. I may be wrong in my assumptions, but it sounds like taking your marbles home if not getting your way. I'm curious if you watched the championship game last year when Florida played against Ohio State under the BCS poll system. If you did not, please excuse me for the assumptions.
posted by smdragon at 06:11 PM on November 28
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