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The kicker should take a shot of Jack for every 1st down that his team makes. This will put everyone on the edge of their seats in the 4th quarter when the PAT really matters, and it will increase the amount of 60 yard touchdowns. And if the kicker whiffs the ball entirely, he's forced to call his ex-girlfriend on the jumbo-tron and ramble on about how good things used to be and maybe they should give it another shot.
posted by kire at 01:55 PM on December 23
chicks.... I KID!!! I KID!!! I disagree with Holtman though, I think it takes a strong and thoughtful person to cross that sports barrier and offer help to the opposing team. Great article to start the week. Thanks.
posted by kire at 11:42 AM on April 29
"Why don't you fucking block somebody." Wait - I don't get it. Oh right - He's a genius. My god, the intricacy. The intricacy is in everything that happened after that blunt statement and how he handled the compliment. If he had screamed "Nice Block!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!" and slapped him on the ass, then I doubt the same effect would have been achieved. Also, all those coaches could win with this team, but I think the point is only Belichick and his style of coaching could keep them competitive week in and week out to go undefeated (hopefully).
posted by kire at 11:19 AM on December 28
That's actually the first time I've thought about the possibility of Bo using steroids. I do think that the "disdain" that Weedy brought up sort of goes against the idea of steroids. Using steroids is what people do when they want to be the best at something despite all the warnings. Bo actually walked away from the NFL, which on a much lesser level, reminds me of Ricky Williams. Blessed with a freak of nature body and talent, he almost HAD to play football. Although maybe I just don't want to tarnish my childlike memories of Bo. He was superhuman (hopefully naturally).
posted by kire at 01:10 PM on November 29
I wouldn't put it past ESPN to do that for MNF. I'm also a fan of the other "football" and there have been plenty of international games where you hear Premier League specific chants during an Italy/France game, or Whistles (equal to boos) during a throw in. I guess it's may be easier to get away with if all you do is play generic cheering, but I'd love to see them screw up and have "J E T S Jets Jets Jets" during a Steelers/Pats game. Oh, and all the cheating comments are getting boring. Even Chris Collinsworth is on the bandwagon now. With those yellow teeth of his.
posted by kire at 12:51 PM on November 05
I never said there was a justification. I am saying it's not as big a deal as people here are making it out to be. Forfit the game, re-evaluate the last five years, etc.... Give them the punishment, most likely draft picks, and move on. People are acting like the patriots are going to go 1-15 now that they don't have their precious video tapes. It's a small blip on the season and it will be forgoten about by the end. And I was giving an unintelligent response to your unintelligent comparison. Sorry that was lost on you.
posted by kire at 02:33 PM on September 12
He got a standing O, didn't he? And how is cheating to break the all time HR record relevant to breaking a video taping rule in the first game of the season?
posted by kire at 02:09 PM on September 12
I'm also a Pats fan, and I'll see you guys at the Superbowl when no one remembers this. Didn't Shawn Merriman almost win defensive player of the year? I'm sure LT doesn't remember what happened earlier in that season either.
posted by kire at 01:45 PM on September 12
ESPN being the powerhouse that they are obviously have the influence that this article is talking about, but many of the talking heads (Dan Patrick especially) at ESPN have spent years putting down Soccer (I believe there may be a "soccer sucks" article by Gene Wojciechowski on Page 2 right now!) , and it is still doing considerably well in this country. I think this speaks to the loyalty of the game to the fans, not the otherway around. Watching a soccer game today is the same as watching a soccer game 20 years ago, no matter what part of the world you're in. There may be a few rule changes, but the essense of the game is intact. I think that by maintaining the integrity of the game, the league here has won over many fans. (I think the UFC could also be put into this category with it's growth in spite of the recent "Is it too violent to be a sport?" barage from ESPN) I watch the game of hockey today and it has very little resemblance to the game back in it's prime when it was considered the 4th major sport. I don't know what it is, lack of fighting, the speed of the game, the lack of physical play, the players are too large for the ice....it goes on....but the die hard hockey fans have moved away from the pro game (AHL, college and highschool were mentioned above) , not because they don't love the sport, but because this league is no longer "the sport" and the true essence is found elsewhere. If the relationship of the sport and fans is maintained, than ESPN can say all the negative things they want, and the sport will live on. Nascar was made fun of for years by mainstream sports media, then it got huge, then ESPN jumped on the band wagon and blew it up even more. ESPN did not make Nascar huge. The fans and the "sport" made Nascar huge.
posted by kire at 02:43 PM on July 09
I'm going to ignore the larger picture of franchise tag, owners vs. players, and out of touch athletes. Asante had a high number of interceptions which everyone brings up, but the Patriots see the amount of plays he botched as well. To cross sports, he's closer to an Allen Iverson (of whom I'm a huge fan) looking at his steals per game and declaring that he's a great defender. Asante gambles way too much and gives up big yards at bad times. He doesn't shut down opposing WR like Champ Bailey. Listening to him talk, he thinks he's Champ Bailey, but he has a long way to go to get to that level. Asante should be happy he got a 1000% raise, and not flat out cut.
posted by kire at 03:29 PM on June 05
Joe Buck and McCarver are much, MUCH worse. The two most completely ignorant comments were, "There's been a lot of noise from the boston fans to replace Veritek and give Mirabelli a chance." and "Boston is probably excited about the opportunity of stealing A-rod from the Yankees this off season." I get so worked up I can't even focus on the game, I have to turn the TV off and listen to it on the radio. I wonder if this happens because it is national coverage and they are trying to entertain the casual fan, or if it's just because they both contain high levels of douche. In my house, the world stops when it's the 9th and Papelbon comes out to close. My newborn even stops crying for those three outs. Is this what Rivera is to NY or is it at a whole other level here?
posted by kire at 09:13 AM on April 23
I didn't know about the "Can't compete against the home team" scenario but I guess it makes sense. Anyone want to clarify why they can't televise a fantatstic ending (like Cincinatti and San Diego last week) if it goes past 4:15pm, but we can get replays of every single play 3 seconds after it happens?
posted by kire at 11:09 AM on November 17
I don't know if it's still the case but before 2004, there seemed to be a sort of connection with the cubs. In 2003 everyone was talking about a cubs/red sox world series, but I'm not sure how many people would want to see that happen. They were both good guys in my book and who would want to see one beat the other. It's much better to beat a bad guy (YANKEES!!!). This year is over for us, which is sad, but I'll stop feeling sorry for myself until the cubs win it all. You guys deserve to be next.
posted by kire at 02:20 PM on August 29
Are you kidding me? List of those not playing, Ortiz, Manny, Veritek, Trot, Willy Mo, Lester, Gonzo, Clement, Wakefield. Mirabelli has been in and out, Youklis has been sick. Even back up pitchers have been getting hurt or sick. Is there a comparison for this type of player loss anywhere else??? We went from 1st place to AAA in one month.
posted by kire at 10:58 AM on August 29
Obviously this Fingold guy is not from Hartford originally because if he was he would return hockey to the "Rising star of New England/Insurance capitla of the world" and all remaining Whaler fans, myself included, could die happy. GO WHALE!!!
posted by kire at 06:25 AM on July 24
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