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I thought the best comments I heard on this whole Manny & hCG affair was on the B101 morning show last Thursday. One DJ said he maybe he was just trying to become Octo-Manny... while the other countered with: "No, I think it's just Manny being Tranny"...
posted by MAYANKEE at 11:52 AM on May 12
posted by Doehead at 08:42 AM "I can't believe how many are crying about the lack of a review on the fumble. Do you really believe they would of scored with 5 seconds left. Warner does not have enough arm to throw the ball around 60 to 65 yards, which he would of had to do. They played a great game,but the better team prevailed in the end.Give credit to Holmes for a great catch when it counted."
I see two things wrong with your statement...
#1 - Yes, I actually do believe Warner has enough of an arm to do just that.
#2 - He wouldn't have had to throw that far...
The ball would have been placed on the Steeler's 29 yard line, thanks to a 15 yard penalty on Pittsburgh for taunting.
Five seconds - time for one more throw to Larry Fitzgerald. But thanks to the refs we'll never know if he would caught it or not.
posted by MAYANKEE at 01:40 PM on February 02
I've lived this side of the pond for 12 years now. I still don't remotely get the appeal (or point) of college sports.
In my case part of the appeal is I have two kids in college and it is fun to keep track of how their schools are doing. But I also think it is fun to watch. Most college athletes are playing competitively for the last time in their lives as the percentage of them who go on to play at the professional level is very low.
As to the point ... well, it all comes down to money! Athletics, especially in NCAA Division I programs, brings in a lot of $$$$ to the schools ... from TV revenues to alumni donations.
posted by MAYANKEE at 05:40 PM on October 13
While the coach should absolutely have known better than to shove a kid.... reading the comments below the story posted by those who were at the game puts the incident in a slightly different light. Not only was the victim's team apparently behaving poorly during the game BUT the child himself was purportedly using the "shake-line" to punch opposing players in the stomach as they went by. I can only assume the coach saw this and decided to give the kid a bit of his own medicine. Again - NOT the proper solution, by any means. However, it makes more sense than the unprovoked "attack on a minor" that Wesley's dad is making this out to be. Too bad the other team's videographer didn't catch young Wesley's transgressions on their film.
posted by MAYANKEE at 10:13 AM on October 07
Just a question... Did Harry Caray say "Holy Cow!" too (That is what the letters on that shirt attempt to spell, right?) ... I always associate that with the Scooter. Must be my East Coast bias. ;-)
posted by MAYANKEE at 07:34 AM on April 21
6 out of 7 here... I always thought if a runner was hit by the batted ball he was out. Maybe the fact that the first baseman was in postition to make the play, but didn't, changes that. Sort of like the infield fly rule, I guess.
posted by MAYANKEE at 08:24 AM on March 06
First of all, the requirements for the game are stupid: it does not scale. They say you need at least nine players on a side. That's stupidly inefficient. The minimum number of players is clearly four: three men on and one batting. That's how we played: four people on a side. Sounds like the late Eddie Feigner...
posted by MAYANKEE at 11:31 AM on February 07
I wondered if anyone else noticed Brady on the bench with his head hung down as if something was bothering him. I thought perhaps the three interceptions he had just thrown was the problem. I noticed that too ... but he was sitting that way even BEFORE the first interception. Also after Gafney's TD he didn't sprint to the endzone to high-5 Jabar but instead merely headed off the field, head-down ... not looking at all healthy. We were thinking he was more than a bit under the weather the entire game.
posted by MAYANKEE at 06:58 PM on January 22
Both the Sabres and Penguins wore their throwback uniforms. The light blue uniforms were from the basic color and design Pittsburgh used when they first came into the league in 1967 or so. I figured someone here would know. Thanks, dyams.
posted by MAYANKEE at 07:44 AM on January 04
My plan on New Year's Day was to check out the Winter Classic during lulls in football action but, like another poster mentioned, once I tuned in I was hooked ... only turning back to the gridirons (the grass ones that is) between periods or during the various ice cleaning / repair play stoppages. I thought it was great! Just a quick question, however ... what was up with the uniforms? Buffalo going back to white at home I get ... but Pittsburgh in light blue? I have no clue.
posted by MAYANKEE at 11:40 AM on January 03
I also remember watching that game live and wondering two things: 1. If that was real blood, why did it stay bright red for the entire game and not dry up and get that brown-ish color blood turns to after about 10 minutes? and 2. If it stayed red because it was still oozing and fresh, then why didn't the stain get any bigger? Maybe now these questions that bothered me so will finally be answered...
posted by MAYANKEE at 09:28 AM on April 26
As far as I can tell, Iím the only writer from Boston in this crowd. The year 1986 is not remembered with much fondness by Red Sox fans, Really? Is that so??? Then why on earth did the team celebrate the 1986 pennant winners with a big celebration at Fenway - get this - when the Mets were the opponent?!
posted by MAYANKEE at 12:37 PM on October 31
That Salon article certainly gives a very different impression than this one from AP...
posted by MAYANKEE at 04:40 PM on August 01
Wow... Cheney is into Shakespeare? Who knew...
posted by MAYANKEE at 09:10 AM on February 13
There was a town much closer to Boston than Lowell (whose name unfortunately escapes me at this moment) that also wanted to ban Yankee Little League Teams a while back - but NOT because kids didn't want to be on it ... but because they DID and people were getting upset at all the Yankee hats and other apparel being worn in school and even - GASP - out on the street! "dyams" above had it nailed with this observation: Man, does New England have Yankee paralysis or what? Their every thought with regards to baseball revolves more around the Yankees than it does with the Sox.
posted by MAYANKEE at 07:52 AM on February 10
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