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And the rest of the Pac-12 can now breathe a deep sigh of relief. Sarkisian is a good coach and has done a good job at UW, but he wasn't mind blowing good. There's hope that USC won't jump straight back to the days of Carroll and roll everyone in the conference now.
posted by Mothball at 03:42 PM on December 02
Journalists !== maths wizzes, methinks!
What he said. I've noticed that journalists frequently stick numbers into stories that don't add up properly.
posted by Mothball at 11:20 PM on November 29
Judging by the fact that the latest comments from the Martin camp are from his lawyer, I think it is safe to assume that the Dolphins will soon be learning that they are a workplace, and subject to the same workplace laws on harassment as any other.
Also saw that the lawyer mentioned a malicious physical attack as well as daily verbal abuse. The drama continues.
posted by Mothball at 03:54 AM on November 08
Probably a safe bet on their part. For it to not be true, the person would have had to be there for both nights, and it being Boston, the media would have been all over it. Think about it, the right word to the media and the Red Sox would have been providing free tickets for the fan.
posted by Mothball at 02:21 PM on November 01
My granddad and great granddad were both Cardinals fans because of KMOX. They lived in the Texas panhandle. KMOX was listened to throughout the plains states back in the day.
posted by Mothball at 03:09 PM on October 31
They were also tied for first in the NL for highest percentage of strikeouts ending with a swing (79%).
Then at least they went down swinging. :)
posted by Mothball at 05:18 AM on October 06
That is a pretty cool bit of trivia there. Sad to see my Rangers flame out, but probably better for my digestion over the next few weeks.
posted by Mothball at 11:54 PM on September 30
I'm just hoping the Rangers can take that streak to 9 games. Never should have come to this though.
posted by Mothball at 05:06 PM on September 30
Too bad, I always liked the 2-3-2 format. I do realize though that I am in the minority on that.
posted by Mothball at 05:04 PM on September 30
Nice job of saying what I was trying to say yerfatma. grumble grumble, this is what happens when you spend too many years lurking and never posting, can't make your point, keep getting lost in the forest.
posted by Mothball at 01:01 PM on September 19
That's a really simplistic way to look at it. Since he stepped on the field, he's been the focal point of the defence and the Browns have done zero to make teams pay for overcommitting to the run. This year, the Dolphins had 8 men in the box and the Ravens had three guys on him by the time he crossed the scrimmage line.
Considering that both Weeden and Richardson have been less than impressive, that almost sounds good. A deeper look though, finds that while Weeden has a td/int ratio problem, he does complete a decent (not good) percentage of his passes, and averaged 6.5 yds/att last season.
Richardson had a total of 2 carries for 20 or more yards last year on 267 carries. That isn't much production from the third pick. He is a good receiver, and when he gets into the secondary can run over people. He just doesn't have the ability to get past the front seven (or eight). It's not that he's a bad back, it's that you can replace him with a late 1st or early 2nd round pick, and pay less for the first 4 years.
posted by Mothball at 10:51 AM on September 19
They traded a back who averages 3.5 yds/carry for a first round pick. Sounds like a good deal to me. I think it's called getting something back for a bad pick last year.
posted by Mothball at 10:51 PM on September 18
This is where the USSF needs to make some real noise. Two things should happen, the Mexican ref who gave the yellow preventing Besler from playing against Mexico needs to have a long conversation with the powers that be. The second thing is a suspension for Campbell for obviously faking a foul.
There was the comment made before the match (I think it was Klinsmann) that having a Mexican ref for a game immediately preceding a match with Mexico was not good since it could raise questions of bias if there were questionable cards given.
posted by Mothball at 04:36 PM on September 11
You may be in luck Grum, watching the video, he seems to be pretty "old school". I'm in the same boat as you. I still hear songs here and there, but I never know the title artist, or to be honest, the lyrics.
posted by Mothball at 01:19 PM on September 09
And on a practical level, I respect the fact that the NFL will put a substantial amount of money into research that might eventually help solve the problem. A drop in the bucket compared to what it could do, but a hell of a lot of money nonetheless.
I'm not sure I can call $10 million for medical research a hell of a lot. For most things, I'd agree that is a lot of money. With medical research, I'm not sure how far that will really go. The downside to medical research is that it is VERY expensive.
posted by Mothball at 12:50 AM on August 30
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