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inigo2
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Name: DI
Member since: April 22, 2009
Last visit: October 20, 2009

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Shawon Dunston: Cubs Owe Me an Education

If you have no plans to go to college and you truly don't think the Cubs should pay you the college money, why would you file the objection?

What if he changes his mind in 10 years?

posted by inigo2 at 02:31 PM on September 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Peter Gammons wants to add ANOTHER two teams to MLB playoffs.

posted by inigo2 at 09:01 AM on September 23

'NFL Has No Business Being in Jacksonville'

To support jags's attendance statements, here's the 2008 attendance numbers. Though, not sure I put 100% faith in those numbers, considering they have Denver and SF at 0% home attendance.

posted by inigo2 at 08:03 AM on September 23

Brett Favre Starts 271st Straight Game

Considering that Favre has addressed his past pill problems a long, long time ago, why would the NFL put a spotlight on a past issue?

Huh? Focusing on a player that plays every single week wouldn't put a spotlight on playing with pain?

posted by inigo2 at 05:17 PM on September 22

Extra Time

owlhouse, they could treat that like they do a last second shot in basketball.

So if it hits the ground, it doesn't count? And if the goalie tips it, but then it goes in anyway? What if the goalie tips it into another defender and then it goes in? Or tips it into an offensive player?

Not quite as simple as basketball.

posted by inigo2 at 10:36 AM on September 22

Extra Time

And, for what it's worth, one of the fellows at UnprofessionalFoul.com (great soccer blog) did a bit of a writeup about that game; despite being a Liverpool fan, he thinks the timing was done correctly.

posted by inigo2 at 09:08 AM on September 22

Brett Favre Starts 271st Straight Game

Perhaps, but has the iron man record in football gotten even 1/1,000th as much hype as the one in baseball? That seems off to me.

I also think there's been a little bit of emphasis/stories of late about football players essentially forced to play despite somewhat serious injuries, and the impact that sort of thing has on them later in life. So for the NFL to really celebrate a record like this, it could focus the spotlight in places it doesn't want it. (Including, for instance, Favre's early career painkiller addiction.)

posted by inigo2 at 03:42 PM on September 21

NBA Referee Lock-out

While I agree that I don't want to hear refs whining at all, I don't think she's simply saying "refs travel a lot, so they deserve more money." She's saying "refs travel a lot, so they deserve more money than office employees and administrative staff who aren't always on the road". And I'm not sure I really disagree with that, personally.

"The NBA has repeatedly stated that their goal this year is to bring the referees compensation and benefits more in line with the rest of the NBA office employees and its administrative staff. But referees are not office and administrative staff."

posted by inigo2 at 03:36 PM on September 21

The Hoser's NFL Picks 2009, Week Two

I hear Kanye was at Partrick Swayze's funeral. He came up on stage and said Micheal jacksons funeral was better.

Similarly...

posted by inigo2 at 03:22 PM on September 18

New York Times Critic Pans Cowboys Stadium

I'm not sure where I saw this originally (possibly here), but check out 1:50 of this video. Can you imagine showing up ticket-in-hand, to THAT??

posted by inigo2 at 02:47 PM on September 18

Vandals Tag NFL Player's Lawn

The second part of his statement is fine.
But there's no chance they're making the playoffs. Especially now that Posluszny is out (again) for up to 6 games. Therefore, it's stupid.

And actually, as for the 2nd part of the statement, "ignorant"? What are they ignorant of, that McKelvin should've gone down instead of pushing for that extra yard? Not condoning what they did, just think their action was simply dumb, not "ignorant". But now I suppose I'm picking nits.

posted by inigo2 at 11:49 AM on September 18

Vandals Tag NFL Player's Lawn

Colombia.

For what it's worth, the kids turned themselves in, and McKelvin forgave them. And shockingly, TO seized the opportunity to say something stupid.

posted by inigo2 at 08:32 AM on September 17

Adebayor Taunts Arsenal Fans, Nearly Sparks Riot

He just celebrated in the wrong location and that was enough.

I think you're simplifying a bit. He sprinted the length of the field specifically to taunt the opposing fans. Obviously the fans that started throwing stuff and trying to get to the field were very, very wrong, and yes, behaved worse than him. But to say he didn't really do anything is a bit of a stretch, I think.

posted by inigo2 at 03:49 PM on September 14

Kim Clijsters Wins US Open

I second JJ's sentiments.

posted by inigo2 at 01:44 PM on September 14

Raiders Sent Ultimatum to No-Show Richard Seymour

My opinion if a player breaks a contract then there should be long term penalties

But teams can still cut them and cancel the contract when it works out for them, right?

posted by inigo2 at 12:53 PM on September 11