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Writers shouldn't feed into making the comparisons in the first place. When they write the stories, just be all-inclusive. And if coaches would be all-inclusive in their decisions to pick talent based on everything BUT race, then the comparisons would be more broadly based. John Riggins was one of the best running back in NFL history, and he ran, to me, like Jim Brown did: if he couldn't juke you, he ran you over. Lance Allworth was one of the best wide receivers ever, and he was white. Mentioning their race isn't necessary, though. They were just great.
posted by tadley86 at 02:56 PM on December 14
Have you seeen MC Hammer's church? It seats thousands, and has it's own TV and radio station. So reserve your tears; he ain't that broke. Anyone in any legitimate profession making that much money sohuld automatically have that amount taken from their salary. Unfortunately in the US our government is ass backwards; they make allowances for the rich and overtax the poor.
posted by tadley86 at 08:25 AM on December 09
US soccer has always sucked. They benefit from FIFA's generous rankings. And hardly anyone in the US really cares about soccer when they have the other 4 major sports and NASCAR. Regardless of where they get put in the draw or what Bruce Arena says or doesn't say, the US won't win a World Cup in anyone's lifetime on this board. They won't even come close.
posted by tadley86 at 07:53 AM on December 07
Jim Brown, hands down. 9 years, no miseed games, in a 12-game season. No bye weeks. Bus travel, segreagated hotels in the 50's. He didn't run out of bounds, he ran you over. If he played for 13 or 14 years in a 16-game season, this isn't even a discussion.
posted by tadley86 at 01:17 PM on December 06
I think it would be good for the "grass roots" level of American soccer. True the league needs to get many more years of stability under its belt before it could happen, but the chance that some small club could slowly but surely be in the top flight is exciting.
posted by tadley86 at 03:24 PM on November 30
Is Congress this BORED during wartime? Did Congress question baseball players during WWII? More opportunistic rabble. Congress should pass a law that stuff like this should be investigated when senators should have better things to do. I'm sure the people of the great state of Pennsylvania are not too pleased that he even bothered with this considering all of the other issues in the state.
posted by tadley86 at 10:22 AM on November 29
"Now, what we've got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men." -Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke Remember the strippers, teammates and the cocaine in the hotel room years back?
posted by tadley86 at 01:30 PM on November 28
Broncos, he going to the Broncos! (Sorry Broncos fans.) (Go Giants?)
posted by tadley86 at 12:08 PM on November 28
The minors. Mutli-tier Major/minor league system: 1. MLB 2. Triple-A/Double A 3. Single A/Rookie league 4. Grass Roots/Semi-pro open league The English Premier League involves practically every soccer team on every level in the country (hundreds of soccer teams); it truly develops talent on every level there.
posted by tadley86 at 02:09 PM on November 23
And I don't like the idea of contraction(twins fan). Just wait till it's your team and you'll understand. I agree with you 100%, my apologies. Keep the Twins, use the promotion/relegation method to remove teams from MLB. You suck, you leave. When you're better, you come back. If management can't do the job financially, then MLB steps in and fixes or relegates them (like in the EPL), which relieves some of the financial burden from the fans. If it were up to me, though, all of the major 4 profesional sports would get the "reset button". And what is up with the Miami fan base? Two championships in ten years and nobodody goes to or watches the games? Cubs fans must be puking in their shoes right now. True, how many expansion teams win from the beginning and can't hold it down? There's something wrong with that. All of these problems stem from money. Money, money, money. And the fans are always the #1 target.
posted by tadley86 at 12:57 PM on November 23
Can't do Vegas: too much corruption and greed. Monterey may be out, too: immigration, travel and corruption issues, but the jobs would be great for the people. Nothing north of the border: no fan support. San Juan is a no: too small Sorry Portland: Pacific NW US already had enough teams. How about trying contraction again. The league is too watered down anyway. Twenty four teams in MLB, tops.
posted by tadley86 at 09:55 AM on November 23
This is great: the original spirit of the game. You can't be a ball hog here.
posted by tadley86 at 08:07 AM on November 22
It's hard to pick a role model in sports today. There isn't a whole lot of perservering to be done in this day and age for top athletes at any level. Times are different than 40-50 years ago.
posted by tadley86 at 02:46 PM on November 21
Tad: I am sorry that you don't know the literal deffinition of "liberal", it refers to thoughts and or action outside the norm. Glad to be of service. Yes, but is that how YOU meant it? I'm sure there was some political spin there. Funny, there are so many other meanings to the word liberal; you chose the least often used one (and the one most pointed to politics.): > broad: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions" > having political or social views favoring reform and progress > tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition > a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties > big: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather" > a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets free: not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem" ...if that makes me liberal, then thank you, Joe. There have been salary disuptes as long as there has been pro baseball. True. But the beginning of the free agency era saw the biggest jump in salary disputes. Guys didn't have to work two jobs anymore after free agency. Dr. John Evans - very cool.
posted by tadley86 at 03:17 PM on November 18
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." -- Satchel Paige
posted by tadley86 at 01:57 PM on November 18
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