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Miles1996
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John Kass: American Football Industry is on its Deathbed

My three sons play minor football and basketball, and community soccer. The oldest (11 yrs) loves football. He views basketball as something to do when its not football season, and soccer as a fun time out with friends. The other two boys enjoy it but don't love it like their brother does.

I guess I'm a flesh supplier?

posted by Miles1996 at 06:42 PM on April 24

Nascar Driver Calls Woman 'Dumb Bitch' on Twitter

Another example that Twitter is such an appropriate name.

posted by Miles1996 at 03:32 PM on December 31

Judge Tells NFL to End Lockout

Another harbinger of the decline and fall of the American empire.

And the irony is blinding:

"A lockout deprives those players of opportunities to shop their services that they would have enjoyed in a free market, Nelson said."

posted by Miles1996 at 09:25 PM on April 25

High School Running Back Penalized for Gesture to God

"I'm not ashamed of my relationship with God, I'll show it right here in front of thousands".

That's about the him, not God; by a score of 3-1.

posted by Miles1996 at 04:55 PM on December 02

Michigan High School Practices at Midnight for Ramadan

Lets assume that a coach is told one of his athletes that he will not be able to make it to the scheduled practice as he has a religious commitment at the same time. The coach will likely excuse that athlete for that practice. (This is the case with my kids who cannot practice on Wednesday evenings due to a bible study that we attend every week). Now lets assume numerous athletes present the same issue to the coach. At some point, the coach needs to aknowledge that having a practice at the scheduled time is not really effective. He would be inclined to reshedule the practice to a time when most of his athletes are available. Would he not? So if the only time that is available is after dark, does he still reschedule?

posted by Miles1996 at 07:07 PM on August 17

High School Player Dies After Hard Tackle

Stories like this one make me sick. My 7 yr. old son just started playing Atom (7-10 yr. olds) level football this year. He loves it. I like it too, as it is great watching him play. At this point, I don't think I would encourage him not to play at any age, but none the less, this story makes me queasy.

posted by Miles1996 at 11:59 PM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Theo Fleury's comeback bid ends (with the Flames at least). I was almost certain that they would sign him, regardless of his ability, then allow him to retire a Flame after a game or two. They wouldn't have even had to dress him.

Maybe he's not ready to give up yet.

posted by Miles1996 at 07:37 PM on September 25

Arkansas player ends game with noble gesture

dviking at 07:18 PM

Once again, my point being more eloquently articulated.

posted by Miles1996 at 07:22 PM on September 25

Arkansas player ends game with noble gesture

The message, however, was clear, and it was appreciated. I believe that he had the best of intentions. The act in itself was simply a gesture of sympathy and compassion. I appreciate that. The young man had enough empathy to do something, which is certainly commendable. However, I'm still left with the feeling that it was all about him. "Look at me run. Look at me sacrificing this TD in honour of the other team." Maybe what makes me feel this way is the fact that the article was essentially about this player, not those he was trying to honour.

Give the honor to the other team, don't take it yourself. Exactly.

There are other options that would make sure that the message registered without choosing one that is this self-centered.

But then again, I realise that this is an easy position for me to take being so far removed from the actual situation. As such, I will say this again: He displayed empathy and that is commendable.

posted by Miles1996 at 07:18 PM on September 25

Arkansas player ends game with noble gesture

I don't get it. What is so noble about burning the whole team for 80 yards and then taking a knee. Maybe the intent was noble, but the execution seems a bit contrived. The score was already 34-16....what's another 6 or 7 points. He runs back 80 yards and then effectively says, "Yeah I can score at will, and I'll show you how I am good enough to run a kickoff back, but you folks deserve sympathy, so I'll take a knee just outside of the endzone." If I was a kid on the recieving end of that display, I would be pissed off.

posted by Miles1996 at 12:42 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Favre is not the only one who won't stay retired. Following a six-year absence from the National Hockey League, Fleury is trying to crack Calgary's lineup at the age of 41. Fleury had a goal and an assist in Sunday night's preseason Flames win over the Florida Panthers.

posted by Miles1996 at 02:42 PM on September 21

Raiders Sent Ultimatum to No-Show Richard Seymour

Yea...cause if I had a family and my job tried sending me to Siberia, I'd willingly go.

I agree that you would too, because when you hired on you knew that the way your business works is that there is the possibility of being sent to Siberia. The second reason you would go, would be to get your paycheck of $3.7 million. Speaking of which, when the contract was first signed, part of the $3.7mm has to count as compensation for the risk of being sent to Siberia. Otherwise sign a contract for a lesser amount with a no-trade clause.

posted by Miles1996 at 01:04 PM on September 11

Craig MacTavish won't be coaching the Oilers next year

I have a buddy who is a die-hard Oiler's fan. He cheered every Oilers' loss over the last month of the season. I guess missing 4 or 5 playoff games was more appealing then having MacT coaching the team all of next season.

As far as expectations of firing go, that organization is known to give players from their dynasty years the benefit of the doubt. While MacT leaving was certainly the expectation, it was not a certainty.

posted by Miles1996 at 02:10 PM on April 16

Boston Bruins' Mascot is a Badass

That's a fish slap? I thought the bear just knocked his mullet off.

posted by Miles1996 at 02:04 PM on April 16

Jamaica's Champs

Sounds comparable to the fanaticism of Texas HS football. Based on recent history, Jamaica does seem to have a leg up on the rest of the world when it comes to speed. This article mentions Shelley-Ann Fraser who won the 100m gold in Beijing, but doesn't point out that Jamaicans also won two silvers in that race, which is amazing. The feat that is, not the omission.

posted by Miles1996 at 10:16 AM on April 07