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You have to feel great for Clarke. A story like his will never get old. And wouldn't it be cool to see Northern Ireland get a Tiger Slam?
posted by apthomason at 11:29 PM on July 17
It was incredible to watch. I've never seen anything like it in 29 years of NBA fandom. A great night to be a Pacers fan. Can't fault McBob, he was just doing his job.
posted by apthomason at 12:10 AM on November 12
If it was the storyline in a movie, I wouldn't believe it. I would think the movie sucked and didn't know anything about tennis.
I'm with you, Weedy. Truth is stranger than fiction. Incredible.
posted by apthomason at 01:46 PM on June 24
posted by apthomason at 08:49 PM on June 19
Why would Izzo go? He's got it made.
I totally agree. This IU (and now Butler) fan is happy that he stayed. Mariucci will probably always have pro coaching experience over Izzo, but to me that is just fine. Perhaps Izzo was competing with his old friend still but came to his senses and realized that with twice the money came at least twice the bullshit. Good for him, his family, East Lansing, the Big Ten and college basketball.
posted by apthomason at 03:30 AM on June 17
To me, Rondo doesn't resemble a pure point guard at all. He's a really active and athletic small-forward in a two-guard's body who happens to play point guard. Pure point guards can hit free throws and 15-to-20-foot jumpers on a consistent basis, right? When Rondo learns to do this, he'll be right up there. He does have it where it counts, though - he elevates his play when it matters and has the ability to take over games. Even though I can't stand Boston, I like watching Rondo play. He's got "moxie".
posted by apthomason at 01:01 AM on May 18
Maybe change is good for everybody.' That happens quite a bit in the NBA.
Especially in the Eastern Conference. Six years is a really good run there. Now Doc Rivers is now alone in the catbird seat as the longest-tenured coach in the East (six years), with Mike Brown right behind (five as of right now).
posted by apthomason at 12:53 AM on May 15
That's twice now in two months that the city of Indianapolis has taken runner-up in arguably the two biggest championship title games in American sports. It sucks to lose, but at least Indy fans can say that they were there. It was great for the city and for Butler and I can't remember a more entertaining Final Four. The mood at the northside bar where I watched the game was still upbeat after the loss. What a ride! Had Hayward's shot somehow gone in, it would have been too good to be true...
posted by apthomason at 04:23 AM on April 06
Thirty-eight games? I thought der Fuhrer was going to throw the book at them. Ron Artest gets 72 games for scrapping with fans, but bringing multiple firearms to work apparently isn't nearly as bad. Stern is a wimp.
posted by apthomason at 05:33 PM on January 27
or $.10 Beer Night in Cleveland. The airplane and instant replay come to mind, too.
posted by apthomason at 12:28 AM on January 12
Waaahh-fuckin'-waaahh. Quit coaching if you want to be with your family that much. Or go coach in the WNBA - you'll get the 4th off and everything.
posted by apthomason at 01:49 AM on December 27
Hang in there, Chris!
posted by apthomason at 10:36 PM on December 16
Although he's a wuss for ditching his competitive fantasy teams mid-stream, I think Swansburg is onto something. Personally, I get pissed when I DVR a Pacers game (due to work) and then accidentally hear that they got blown out despite my considerable efforts to remain ignorant. So I'm supposed to come home and sit though a shit effort that I already know the outcome of for three hours just to keep up with the team and still call myself a fan? I skip those games anymore and read the game story and the box score and call it quits. Too many productive things I could be doing. Yeah, I feel robbed somewhat, but part of me is glad that I didn't have to waste three hours of my life when I could have read a book or exercised or something.
On the other hand, it would be next to impossible to cease watching Colts games right now (I would watch DVR'ed Colts losses but there haven't been any), or the Olympics for that matter. I'm stoked for Vancouver. It's gonna be some awesome television. A great way to unwind and forget about reality for a while. I think owlhouse nailed it.
posted by apthomason at 04:05 AM on December 16
Dude, apthomason, did you REALLY just say that??? Wow. Do you really think women are that shallow? Methinks you're probably not married...and apparently for good reason.
Yep, I just said it. While I agree that I can be pretty stupid most of the time, I'm standing by what I said. Do you think these hot women would be giving Eldrick the time of day if he were some broke-ass regular Joe (albeit with a great body) driving a rusted-out 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier to go pick up his kids from school?
And you're right - I'm not married nor have I ever been. That's because I'm a middle-aged hundredaire athlete with a great body and noticable male pattern baldness. I've nothing to offer, but I'm happy and I like it this way.
posted by apthomason at 01:16 PM on December 04
What exactly do you think Woods is referring to in his apology?
I know, he doesn't have to spell it out. It's just that the dust hasn't settled on this and some are ready to crucify Tiger for something that isn't any of their business. And I think he should get credit for his charity contributions because he does do good for a great number of people. With that in mind, is he still a douchebag? I don't know, it's not for me to say. I have never met him.
I'm down to one Newcastle in the fridge but you're welcome to it. Low on smoke but should have enough to get us through the evening at least.
posted by apthomason at 07:16 PM on December 02
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