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Name: Sean Hackbarth
Homepage URL: http://www.theamericanmind.com
Location: Allenton, WI
Gender: guess
Member since: July 11, 2002
Last visit: December 28, 2003

shackbar has posted 20 links and 56 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

My sports world revolves around Wisconsin. Therefore, I follow the Bucks, Badger, Marquette, Brewers, and worship the Green Bay Packers.

My most memorable sporting event was seeing Mark McGuire hit his 64th (I think) home run at County Stadium and get robbed of his 65th. The stands were packed and everyone stood up whenever Big Mac stepped to the plate. It was electrifying.

Recent Links

Greatest Teams:
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took a poll of sports writers and broadcasters to see who they thought was the greatest sports team of all. You can't say the paper rigged the voting because the Green Bay Packers didn't win (they placed third). In defending the New York Yankees' selection Frank Deford said, "They've been around so long. You can make arguments for teams in certain eras, but the Yankees go for the last 80 years."

posted by shackbar to general at 06:44 PM on May 11 - 4 comments

Sorenstam in the Colonial?:
Sounds good to me. I'd prefer her over the woman who will play the Greater Hartford by qualifying on the shorter women's tees.

posted by shackbar to golf at 01:45 AM on February 12 - 14 comments

Sports Computer Language Unveiled :
For all you XML sports geeks, SportsML should help websites and newspapers satisfy our stat cravings better.

posted by shackbar to general at 03:07 AM on November 08 - 3 comments

Is Favre indestructible?:
Favre may be hurt (it's only a sprain), but it brings up his incredible streak of starting 164 strait games. Michael Wilbon calls it "Ripkenesque" and writes that it's "maybe even more impressive than that, to take the beating he's taken without ever missing a start in all that time."

posted by shackbar to football at 04:31 PM on October 21 - 7 comments

Cards Pitcher Strikes SF Fan:
A great win is slightly tarred by a jerk who "was pounding on the bus, making obscene gestures and yelling profanities at players and their families."

posted by shackbar to baseball at 12:57 AM on October 15 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

"I see myself as a scorer," said Walker, who has averaged 6.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in his career.

My team (Bucks) gave away all the good players. We now have a point guard who is only a few inches taller than me, and we still have Anthony Mason. Lottery, here we come!

posted by shackbar at 10:45 PM on August 03

Will he sing? He did a pretty good rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" a few years ago when he played for the Packers.

posted by shackbar at 01:59 AM on July 10

Anyone ever heard this heckler?

Whatever happened to the guy who sat behind the visiting team during Washington Bullet games? Did he die of something or did the Bullets take away his season tickets?

posted by shackbar at 02:52 AM on July 05

You'd think that there would have been more coverage of the Americans getting knocked out, but I heard/read zilch. Until the U.S. is on the verge of winning the cup, ESPN, et. al. won't care.

posted by shackbar at 02:33 PM on February 17

Anybody going to see spring training? I'm headed to Arizona next month.

posted by shackbar at 01:42 AM on February 12

Lebron James was declared ineligible

I question James as a team player. Even though the NBA has altered (or ignored) the rules to emphasis one-on-one play, the best teams (Dallas and Sacramento) are the ones who played best as a team. James is a talent, no question about it. I just wonder how much of a team player he is.

posted by shackbar at 11:53 PM on January 31

The Ultimate Standings.

I have a feeling some AFL teams would end up higher than some MLS teams.

posted by shackbar at 08:53 PM on January 22

The Ultimate Standings.

Yahoo! The Pack may have finally lost a playoff game at Lambeau, but they're the ultimate franchise. I'd prefer another Super Bowl and Favre MVP, but this will have to do for now.

posted by shackbar at 04:25 AM on January 22

Wisconsin was dismal in the Big Ten (at least we got Paul Bunyan's Axe). I can't imagine the drubbing they'll get from Colorado.

posted by shackbar at 10:28 PM on December 22

This BCS thing is a mess. Iowa is the best team in the Big Ten. In a playoff system, they'd at least have a chance. No bias here, I'm a Wisconsin fan and hate the Hawkeyes.

posted by shackbar at 04:23 AM on December 04

Is there video of the Sapp block? I watched the game, but didn't see the block or the celebrating afterward. Too bad TB and GB aren't in the same division anymore. This bad blood makes for one hell of a rivalry. I do have a feeling these two teams will meet again in the playoffs. Unfortunately, it will probably be in TB.

posted by shackbar at 06:50 PM on November 25

Ohio State heads to the national championships!

I'm hoping for some Miami and Oklahoma loses so we could have an all-Big Ten National Title game. Luckily for the Buckeyes they didn't have to play the best team in the conference: Iowa.

posted by shackbar at 12:53 AM on November 25

I'm worried about my Pack. I won't be like a typical Vikings' fan and scream about how horrible they are when they lose, but think they're God's gift to the NFL when they win. This is a team that depends so much on Brett Favre. When he's on, they dominate, when he's off (due to poor play and good defense) they're impotent. Must root for Atlanta and New Orleans to each knock off TB for the Pack to have a chance at home field in the playoffs.

posted by shackbar at 12:49 AM on November 25

McNabb's performance should be considered one of the gutsiest(sp) in NFL history. He breaks his ankle, hobbles on one foot for the rest of the game, and throws 4 TDs. I can't think of anything like what he did. Looking beyond football, what he did has to rank alongside Kirk Gibson's limping World Series home run as an all time sports moment. Truly amazing. As for my beloved Packers: it's not so much a Metrodome curse as it is an artificial turf curse. Their offensive line is built for grass. On turf, the defense has a better pass rush and that forces Favre to make mistakes. What I was impressed with was even though Brett threw 3 interceptions, they only lost by 10.

posted by shackbar at 03:11 AM on November 19

"Beane's departure to be 'a foregone conclusion.'", may be be heading to BoSox.

AP story on Beane.

posted by shackbar at 06:43 PM on November 10