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RGarraud
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Name: Ray
Location: NY
Gender: Male
Member since: February 07, 2002
Last visit: April 04, 2013

RGarraud has posted 9 links and 21 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

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Are the New York Knicks making a comeback?: The Knicks pulled a 105-94 win over the Hawks on Friday night making it six wins in a row. The win was No. 1000 in coach Larry Brown's career, making him the fourth coach to reach that milestone.

posted by RGarraud to basketball at 01:50 AM on January 14 - 14 comments

NBA-powered U.S. team finally falls: The basketball universe changed forever Wednesday night. Argentina pulled off a victory that until recently was considered nearly impossible, defeating the United States 87-80 in the World Championships. It was the first loss for a U.S. team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international tournaments in 1992.

posted by RGarraud to basketball at 10:17 PM on September 05 - 8 comments

Rocker Sent to Minors by Rangers: "John Rocker and his troubled career are headed to the minor leagues. The left-hander was optioned to the minors early Wednesday, hours after he blew a save for the Texas Rangers in the 10th inning against the Anaheim Angels." "It's a disappointment for him," Rocker's agent, Joe Sambito, said.

posted by RGarraud to baseball at 10:36 AM on April 18 - 2 comments

Tiger Woods successfully defends his title
Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo have some company in their ultra-exclusive fraternity. Tiger Woods cruised to his third green jacket -- and seventh major -- today, shooting a steely 71 at Augusta National to join Nicklaus (1965-66) and Faldo (1989-90) as the only repeat winners of the Masters. Tiger has certainly positioned himself as one of the best to ever play the game.

posted by RGarraud to golf at 05:43 PM on April 14 - 5 comments

ESPN is looking to expand their viewership with the networks' first original movie. The made for TV film "A Season on the Brink"  stars Brian Dennehy as the legendary and incendiary Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach Bobby Knight. With (parent company) Disney's back up, I think this will be a move in the right direction for the network as long as they keep the film projects original and relevant.

posted by RGarraud to general at 07:07 PM on March 07 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

NBA-powered U.S. team finally falls

oops, didn't realize this was old news.

posted by RGarraud at 11:39 PM on September 05

Committed athlete or athlete that should be committed?

Reminds me of the story of Larry Alford II , a nationally-ranked junior golfer who lost his arm in an automobile accident. This only proved to be a minor setback as he has continued to strive toward competing professionally on tour.

posted by RGarraud at 02:43 PM on March 20

Brilliant or Ridiculous?!?

Brilliant! sort of like a modern day tale of ordinary folks "seizing the day" and making their lives extraordinary.

posted by RGarraud at 10:05 PM on March 19

"Every Thang's Going To Be All White."

"Fighting whities" is not at all offensive, but perhaps if they called the team the "Lynching Whities" with a picture of a guy holding a noose, then that might be a problem.

posted by RGarraud at 10:20 PM on March 13

The latest report says that Rivera is actually Surprised at the decision the Yankees made to cut him. Go figure.

posted by RGarraud at 10:13 PM on March 13

Sir Charles Unchained.

I think that there’s an equally large amount of very successful blacks in business, the sciences the arts etc. But since the media for the most part elevates and glorifies athletics, sports and entertainment through massive advertising and promotion, many young black kids, as a result, are instilled with the false perception that the best way to move up is through those mediums.

posted by RGarraud at 07:02 PM on March 07

Is this

I think of this as more of a spectacle or circus.

posted by RGarraud at 12:20 PM on February 24

The drought's over!

Job well done USA.

posted by RGarraud at 12:18 PM on February 24

That's terrible. I've never heard of that happening before.

posted by RGarraud at 12:17 PM on February 24

Sure, Extreme sports seems to be the new wave as evident by the coverage presented on Extreme sports.com and, yep, you guessed it The first ever Extreme sports channel .

posted by RGarraud at 09:59 PM on February 21

Danostuporstar, You're reading too much into the post. This is a legitimate debate that has been going on for years and I feel that it is worthy of inquiry. And since it relates to one of the great sports magazines, I feel that it is appropriate to discuss. For those that are wondering "what debate" Here are just a few of the links where the debate or those with opposing view points concerning the subject can be found.  HERE .... HERE  ... HERE ... HERE . Those that oppose feel that it is women's athletic achievements that should be glorified rather than reducing women to body parts. You can either agree or disagree, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But think first before you put your foot in your mouth.

posted by RGarraud at 11:07 PM on February 20

jbou: good point, I agree, they should stop the squabbling and let the fight happen.

posted by RGarraud at 08:23 PM on February 17

Jayaram Khadka,

Fascinating story.

posted by RGarraud at 04:29 PM on February 14

Kobe is now the MAN.

Only time will tell, Even if the torch is passed, he has a long way to go. He will have to maintain his level of play and leadership for years to come in order to live up to the MJ legacy.

posted by RGarraud at 02:40 PM on February 13

The role of subjectivity in sport

Unfortunately, even if the judges are found to be in collusion after a review of the incident, the Russians will not be stripped of their gold medal. The worst that can happen is that the judges will be suspended.

posted by RGarraud at 01:28 PM on February 13