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stockman
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Location: Sunny Florida
Gender: Male
Member since: March 29, 2005
Last visit: November 09, 2006

stockman has posted 5 links and 32 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Die hard Florida Gator fan.
College Football, I would say is my passion.

Recent Links

Albert Belle Arrested on stalking charges.: Albert Belle has always had a dark side but stalking an ex-girlfriend is beyond low.

posted by stockman to baseball at 01:27 PM on February 17 - 19 comments

ESPN names new MNF broadcast team.: Oh my. This should truly be a Monday Nightmare.

posted by stockman to football at 09:55 AM on February 08 - 70 comments

E.S.P.N. Gameday just became a bit more palatable: I know this is late, but perhaps it can be saved and used next season and for many seasons to come.

posted by stockman to other at 03:59 PM on January 18 - 6 comments

Seattle Seahawks...Oh what a difference a year makes.: Just last year it seemed as if the walls were crumbling in on Mike Holmgren and the Seattle Seahawks. Will this be they year they finally get over the hump and make it to the Big Show?

posted by stockman to football at 07:25 AM on January 07 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Tillman to Be Honored Sunday

A nice gesture and a great move but I wish they named the stadium after him instead.

posted by stockman at 11:49 AM on November 09

Buck O'Neil leads off

Hmmm, seems to me there should be a place for him in the Hall as it is now. Consider a "few" of his acomplishments; Sent the likes of: Ernie Banks, George Altman, Gene Baker, Francisco Herrera, Elston Howard, J.C. Hartman, Connie Johnson, Sweet Lou Johnson, Satchel Paige, Hank Thompson and Bob Thurman, to the Major Leagues. In 1942, O'Neil led the Monarchs to a Negro American League title and faced the Homestead Grays in the Negro World Series. Buck hit a robust .353, as the Monarchs swept the Grays in four games. O'Neil won batting titles in 1940 and 1946, blasting out averages of .345 and .350, respectively. After winning the 1946 batting title, O'Neil and the Monarchs met the Newark Eagles of the National League in the world championship. Buck hit .333 against the Eagles, along with two home runs (one a grandslam), but his Monarchs fell in seven games. His achievements also included being named to the East-West All-Star Classic in 1942, 1943 and 1949. Buck also had the honor of managing the West squad in 1950, 1953, 1954 and 1955. The West was victorious in all four contests. Buck's career also included playing for the 1946 Satchel Paige AllStars, who toured the nation against Bob Feller's All-Stars in a 14 game series. O'Neil succeeded Frank Duncan, in 1948, as manager of the Kansas City Monarchs. He continued to manage the Monarchs until 1955. Buck led the Monarchs to league titles in 1948, 1950, 1951 and 1953. In 1956, O'Neil was hired by the Chicago Cubs as a scout. Perhaps his greatest achievement came in 1962, when he became the first African-American coach in the Major Leagues with the Cubs. Today, Buck O'Neil chairs the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Board of the Directors, and serves on the Veterans' Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, he would CERTAINLY, IMHO, feel at home in Cooperstown, New York

posted by stockman at 07:38 AM on July 19

Promises kept.

Excellent story. Good on Ms. Oppenheimer.

posted by stockman at 07:13 PM on June 28

Johnson Waxes Off:

Hmmm, let me see, I am a lilly white, successful businessman that lives in the south. Can I be a member of Augusta National? No. One of the statements above said something to the effect of "it's a private club, they can allow whomever they see fit", Augusta National has that RIGHT, whether it's a good thing or a bad thing is a completely different debate.

posted by stockman at 06:04 PM on May 06

Former Packer Chmura rips Favre, calls him 'selfish'

Holy Cow!! More Packer homers here than I've seen in a long time. Brett should make up his mind and stop holding the Pack hostage. B.F. knows if he will play this upcoming year already I'm sure, stop the drama already. Mark Chmura is not even worth commenting on.

posted by stockman at 11:28 AM on April 04

Kyle Busch becoming a problem?

Aye, the stories on nascar.com are usually pretty bad. Look where the stories come from though, and you see why they're rather generic. NASCAR only wants to show the fans bits and pieces of the drivers, nothing in-depth or riveting. The whole site is basically just an advertisement with some (usually) feel good reporting. Before you flame me...I am a huge NASCAR fan.

posted by stockman at 10:42 PM on March 11

Kyle Busch becoming a problem?

That fact that Kurt Busch, was the interviewee in the story makes it laughable in itself. For Kurt to try and give anyone advice on how to act is ridiculous. To me it seems like a total family affair of arrogance.

posted by stockman at 07:10 PM on March 11

Baseball's Best Burger

Geez, ruining Krispy Kreme doughnuts...now that's a crime.

posted by stockman at 07:33 AM on March 11

Canadian Men Triumphantly Capture Curling Gold at Torino

Hoohaa, just about the only "sport" of these Olympic Games shown live.

posted by stockman at 11:36 AM on February 25

The Olympics We Missed

The article, aside from it's left slanted jabs, is not too far off.

posted by stockman at 11:34 AM on February 25

First Ever Womans Golf Rankings

The PGA Tour uses 40 tournaments to decide their rankings. Michelle Wie played in 15 tournaments. The Women's Golf Rankings didn't just pick that number out of their hat. Wie may BE the 3rd best women's golfer, however this ranking is, IMO, cash driven. Michelle herself said she was "flabbergasted" by the rank. Nuff said.

posted by stockman at 06:22 PM on February 21

Bode's a bust

I don't mind the fact Bode hasn't won any medals. What troubles me the most is his matter-of-fact attitude afterwards. Unfortunately this attitude has been repeating itself over and over again with many members of Team USA. Win, lose or draw, at least "ACT" like it matters, even if it really doesn't. I remember a time when athletes would look like they were actually going to die because they had lost their event in the Olympics. Maybe my view has been jaded a bit, but I just don't see that kind of emotion from the American athletes these days.

posted by stockman at 07:33 PM on February 20

Curt Gowdy dies

Definitely loved him on "American Sportsman" as a kid. One of the voices of my youth. A sad day for sports fans everywhere.

posted by stockman at 07:17 PM on February 20

Son of colts coach commited suicide

Mmmkay, can someone delete this now?

posted by stockman at 07:57 PM on February 17

Bryant Gumbel Torches Olympics

What if Jim Nantz said, while speaking of the Summer Olympics, "These aren't the world's greatest athletes, and it feels like a rap concert". Just wondering.

posted by stockman at 10:13 AM on February 17