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Shotput
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Member since: January 29, 2008
Last visit: March 20, 2011

Shotput has posted 5 links and 91 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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A car dunk better than Blake Griffin's: The title says 'better', but I think it's a whole lot better. It's a wider car parked further from the basket. Pretty impressive. Maybe a new feature at an upcoming NBA All Star game would be to have a World All-Star dunking competition with the winner taking on the NBA's All Star dunking competition in a man-on-man battle? Kind of like the Little League World Series of pro basketball dunking. I bet there are a lot of great dunkers around the world that don't have the basketball skills to play in the NBA but could hold their own in this competition. Might be fun.

posted by Shotput to basketball at 01:07 AM on March 11 - 2 comments

Two-handed-bowler-wows-way-to-state-title: Is this a lefty or a righty? You gotta see his form, but it's a winner.

posted by Shotput to other at 08:47 PM on February 22 - 2 comments

Behind The Back Pass: With the score 13-0, this high school quarterback threw a behind the back pass for a 2 point conversion. Was it hot dogging? Should his coach have sat the kid for showing up his rivals? Answer...Yes and Yes.

posted by Shotput to football at 06:01 PM on October 30 - 15 comments

Aussie Rules Football Is Punchtastic!: In connection to the previous post about Sean Avery, this is what Brodeur should have done to him. And we think American football players are tough. Truth be told, it was a really cheap shot..... but funny.

posted by Shotput to football at 05:21 PM on April 16 - 10 comments

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years: It's been ten years since Harry passed away. A Hall member and one of the all time great baseball announcers, Harry made every game exciting. He worked for the St Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs where he is still beloved by all. Whether the game was 1-0 or 15-2, you just had to keep listening. He wasn't a cookie cutter announcer like is so prevalent today. I loved him and miss him. This Bud's for you Harry. God Bless You.

posted by Shotput to baseball at 07:12 PM on February 05 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

Ohio State's Tressel Increases Own Suspension to Five Games

I don't for one minute believe that Cam Newton didn't have an inkling of what his Dad was doing and he gets off scot-free. On the other hand, we have players selling their own personal property and they and their coach get suspended. What's wrong with this picture? Adrian Peterson recently called the NFL 'slavery'. I think that term should be used on the NCAA, because they get rich and the players get squat.

posted by Shotput at 01:06 PM on March 18

4 Auburn Players Charged with Armed Robbery

Let's see, Armed Home Invasion or Possible Pro Football Career? I'll take Armed Home Invasion for 10, Alex. Stupid is as stupid does.

posted by Shotput at 04:33 PM on March 12

Letters Reveal J.D. Salinger Had Henmania

Like J.D. Salinger, I hear Henman likes liver, too.

posted by Shotput at 04:19 PM on January 27

NFL Lockout Looming

Both sides are greedy and anger me. The NFL is a Congressionally protected monoploy and the public pays for their stadiums. Why can't Congress control the earnings of both sides just like government regulates utilities?

posted by Shotput at 06:54 PM on January 12

"Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over"

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posted by Shotput at 01:15 PM on December 06

Cubs Player, Broadcaster Ron Santo Dies

The scuttle butt here in Chicago has been that the veterans hated Santo when he played, because of his hot dogging. After winning a game against the Reds in 1969, Santo got so excited that he ran to the showers and then jumped up and clicked his heels together. The fans cheered him and Manager Leo Durocher thought it was great, so he told Santo to do it after every win which he did. This was before high-fiving, sky pointing and chest bumping and any other form of self-appreciation that is so common today, but the other teams hated it. After Santo went through all his votes with the baseball writers, his only chance to get into the Hall was through the veterans vote and to this day, they still hate him. Perhaps now that he is gone, they'll vote him in, because for a guy who played his whole career with diabetes, he was great. RIP in Ronnie. I loved ya.

posted by Shotput at 07:48 PM on December 03

Tiger Woods 'Much Better, Much More Grounded'

Sorry, make that the Mustang Ranch. I was just listening to the Boss.

posted by Shotput at 03:16 PM on October 22

Tiger Woods 'Much Better, Much More Grounded'

As a former competitive golfer, I always look forward to JJ's comment on this board when golf comes up. His story about a year ago of his whack at the tour was one of this site's best. But to add to his comment, were I an opponent of his, I think I'd try to get a sponsorship from the Cadillac Ranch and wear their cap proudly in front of him to try to get under his skin a little.

posted by Shotput at 02:47 PM on October 22

Refs Ask NFL Coaches to Call More Timeouts

Good point HT. It makes me wonder if the NFL will tell refs to call more penalties and then have a 'consult' giving them time to add more commercials if the coaches don't call more timeouts. Or maybe there will be more 'booth reviews' as the game's end nears. Dont' these bast***s make enough money without having to screw with the game?

posted by Shotput at 02:35 PM on October 20

Haynesworth: Contract Doesn't Make Me a 'Slave'

Team players do what's best for the team. I think part of Albert's problem is the fact that nose tackles usually get double-teamed and therefore can't pad their stats like a tackle or an end. Can anyone tell us if his contract is heavily tilted toward sacks, QB hits, etc and this move will affect the amount of money he can earn?

posted by Shotput at 04:08 PM on September 27

Giants Lose 60-Year Season Ticket Holders

My best friend's insurance agent I'll call Fred played for the Bears in the 60's. George Halas was noted for being a cheap guy. Mike Ditka once said he throws around quarters like manhole covers. As part of his contract, Fred was guaranteed 8 season tickets for the rest of his life. My buddy and I reaped a couple of tickets out of this deal for years. When the new 'Soldier Field' was built, the Bears told Fred he had to cough up 4 grand PSL per ticket to keep them and he was now in the upper deck. Fred flipped out by this breach of contract and marched into Mike McCaskey's office to complain. MM told him it was out of his hands, because the state of Illinois was a big contributor of building funds and they demanded it as a way to be repaid their investment. Fred threw the tickets in MM's face and I haven't been to a Bears game since. Damn PSL's.

posted by Shotput at 01:15 PM on September 15

Record-Seeking Teen Sailor May Be Lost at Sea

Agreed rcade. Shame on her parents for giving their consent and for what? Some silly little title of youngest to sail around the world. Who cares. Just another example of the kind of narcissism found in reality TV shows. Her parents are right up there with Octo Mom and Balloon Boy's folks.

posted by Shotput at 07:39 PM on June 10

Blackhawks defeat Flyers 4 to 3, win Lord Stanley's Cup

After the Red Wings won two years ago, Brian Rafalski had a big team party at his summer home in Waupaca, WI near my in-laws house. After the party, he warned Chris Chelios, the next to have the cup, to not drink from it as is customary, because some of the boys did things in it. When I saw the Hawks drink from it last night, I thought, "I hope that thing has been sterilized.'

posted by Shotput at 04:01 PM on June 10

Colorado To Pac-10

If the Pac 10 becomes the Pac 16, doesn't the BCS eligibilty rule that limits any conference to only two schools have to change? Personally, I don't like the expansions that have occurred over the years. Conferences used to be based of regions of the country, but not anymore.

posted by Shotput at 03:49 PM on June 10

Galarraga robbed of perfect game by blown call on last out.

I'm with you MW12. Give each coach two challenges per game. It won't slow down the game too much and incidents like this will never happen again...unless of course they blow three calls in one game.

posted by Shotput at 02:16 PM on June 03