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chemwizBsquared
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Name: Brian
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Chemist
Member since: January 24, 2006
Last visit: July 21, 2007

chemwizBsquared has posted 48 links and 284 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Favorite Teams:

NBA- Rockets/Spurs/Mavericks
NFL- Texans/Colts/Vikings
MLB- Astros

NCAA- Houston (Go COOGS!)

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Time to blow up the Rockets: 1997, 0-6, two 2-0 series leads... Yes Houston fans, Houston's postseason series drought continues to 11 years, they have blown TWO series in the past THREE years when holding a 2-0 advantage AND our beloved savior, the one where we sent our starting backcourt away for is now 0 for 6 in the postseason. Serious things are going on in Houston this offseason, and folks, this could be a different team next year.

posted by chemwizBsquared to basketball at 11:37 PM on May 05 - 12 comments

Suspensions Handed Out: In lieu of the largest mayham since the Palace in 2004, 6 players got suspended for their roles in an intense fight. Carmelo Anthony got harshest penalty, and will serve 15 games for his actions.

posted by chemwizBsquared to basketball at 12:59 PM on December 18 - 54 comments

One idiot replaces another: Step aside folks, because Matt Millen has taken Charlie Casserly's place on the NFL Competition Committee. God help us all

posted by chemwizBsquared to football at 04:14 PM on August 04 - 24 comments

Harold Reynolds Leaves ESPN: Another ESPN sports analyst makes his way out the door...

posted by chemwizBsquared to baseball at 04:41 PM on July 25 - 72 comments

A run for the ages: Ten years ago, Bill Clinton was President of the US, cell phones were in their early stages of being discussed, Ken Caminiti was having an MVP season and a little known reliever for the New York Yankees was undergoing his tutalage to become one of the greatest closers EVER. A salute to Mariano Rivera, perhaps one of the best at his craft ever.

posted by chemwizBsquared to baseball at 06:13 PM on July 17 - 21 comments

Recent Comments

From 0 to 99 and everything in between.

I liked reading some of the history behind some of these guys number choices...good call guys!

posted by chemwizBsquared at 10:57 PM on May 10

Big Papi backs Bonds, doesn't know if he took steroids

Well...why don't we just find someone else to be Commissioner? Bud Selig doesn't have the world's best track record, and he's often been the butt of a lot of good jokes that I've heard. Yes, and while there is suspicion about Bonds and his use of steroids, there's no hard evidence against him. While he may be a creep, he is still (in the eyes of the law) an innocent creep. So as Baseball fans, while we may hate the fact that he is closing in on the record, we need to respect him as a player and respect his chase for one of the most prestigeous records in all of sports, because he could be innocent (even though he did say he took some stuff 'unknowingly') Plus it doesn't hurt to have Bonds on your fantasy baseball team...where arrogance and asshole-ness don't count against you...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 03:31 PM on May 08

Time to blow up the Rockets

how about the Rockets and Mavericks trading with one another to fix each others problems...yeah...right, like division rivals would do that (hey, Dallas and the Philly did trade football picks)...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:08 AM on May 08

Time to blow up the Rockets

Remember, Houston only had 1 "true" point guard in their actual rotation (and I'm really iffy on calling Rafer Alston a "true point guard" in the first place)...yet the truth be told, how many legit PG's are out there who can penetrate, hit 3's and defend on a regular basis? Maybe 5 or 6 in the entire league. Thus you look for people who can compliment stars. Yao, T-Mac and Shane Battier are Houston's three players who will be off limits (as far as a trade is concerned) if this team wants to maintain the same core. Steve Blake, you just became the hottest commodity this offseason for about 4-5 teams because you're probably the best option amongst all the PGs on the market...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 08:58 PM on May 06

Turner to coach Bolts.

Well...Ron Rivera is out of a job now, so I wouldn't put it behind the Bolts to go grab Rivera and put him in "Head Coach Training" now...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 08:36 PM on February 19

Bolts zap Schottenheimer.

Wow...well, I can see this after they lost like 1/2 their staff...Marty should probably take a year off and see what happens in the coaching market. He will need a break from coaching I bet. The right job will have to be what will snag him. That goes to tell you that playoffs are all that matter (Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!)

posted by chemwizBsquared at 05:46 AM on February 13

Chargers flushed, Peyton vs. Brady again

very good points all of you guys...now some clarifications... 1.) LT got into a fight with several of the New England Patriots after the game because these individuals were celebrating on the center logo by mocking Shawne Merriman's dance. LT was defending his teammate, and yes, while I disagree with his actions, I'm more upset with the Patriot players. They SHOULD know better than that to act that way, let alone after a win. Where was the honest humility that this team displayed during their run of 3 superbowls in 4 years? 2.) I think that there's even more pressure for Peyton Manning this week. They have home field, their defense has saved the offense for two straight weeks, and they've shown that they can beat New England IN Foxboro (doing it twice in the regular season, including this year). That said, if Manning puts out another dud this week, I think we can begin talking about Manning's legacy as that of one who couldn't win it when it matters most, an unfair account, but the truth. 3.) The time is ticking on Martyball in San Diego. Will the Chargers let him go after losing another playoff game? In all honesty, Marty didn't fumble the ball after McCree intercepted Brady (can we honestly say that Troy Brown IS the definition of versatility in this day and age). However, Marty DID throw that challenge flag. Marty DID neglect his Pro Bowl kicker. Marty DID not use LT to the fullest capacity (25 touches is nice, but in a game of this caliber, I felt that the Chargers did not use LT enough. 30+ was probably necessary). Throw in Shottenheimer's feud with A.J. Smith, and the Chargers could have a new coach patroling the sidelines next year. 4.) Now, can we get a little love for the NFC too? Chicago probably doesn't deserve any because they kept Seattle in the game for far too long, but Rex Grossman made the plays he had to in order for the Bears to pull it out. However, to beat New Orleans, the Bears need their D to return to early season form (not likely, but I did see some glances of it today), and they need the Rex Grossman of the first half and overtime to come out and lead the team. That said, I'm taking the Saints in the NFC Championship game because they just have too many weapons and that feel of destiny on hand...its inexplainable I guess. That's all for now. Indy's been my superbowl team all year, so its too late to turn my back on them now. Go COLTS!

posted by chemwizBsquared at 10:00 PM on January 14

Colts kick past Ravens

And don't forget the work of two underrated parts to the Colts-Ravens game: the Colts suddenly appearing D and Dominic Rhodes's 4th quarter running. Those two have to be the major keys for how the Colts overcame Baltimore's strong defense. Honestly, the Ravens dropped BOTH safety's 15 yards deep AT LEAST throughout the entire game, taking away the deep pass from Manning, so the Colts had to work with what they got. On the New England-San Diego game, LT will get his, but there will be about 4-5 plays during this game where Philip Rivers has to get the ball to one of his receivers. Other than Antonio Gates, I'm not sure if I trust those guys to make the big play. Although, Brady has the same problem as well. I'm not making a pick here, but the winner will be the one who sticks to their original game plan of running the ball (then again, thoughts of the AFC Championship between Pittsburgh run through my mind and how Brady came out firing passes left and right). Finally, to the New Orleans Saints...YOU ARE NOT BOISE STATE!!! Sean Payton needs to realize that he has 2 good running backs (a luxary for the playoffs) and that he needs to utilize BOTH of them in order for his team to have a shot at winning. Still, the Deuce and the Bush have this team at the doorstep to the super bowl this year. Great coaching job to those Saints. PS- Bears smash Seahawks

posted by chemwizBsquared at 09:46 AM on January 14

Vince Carter To The Clippers?

VC to the Clippers? It will surely take more than Corey Maggette and Cuttino Mobley to pull that trade off. Both are fine players, but they are nowhere near worth what Carter is. It seems like the Clippers are in trade talks daily. Just the other day I heard a Ron Artest trade rumor (Artest for Maggette) and of course there was the talk of AI landing on the Clips roster (before he ended up in Denver). Honestly, both teams need to make a move. The Nets are struggling in the worst division in Basketball while the Clips are mired in mediocrity (again). I don't think trading your superstar swingman is good, and nor do I agree with the Clips dealing an explosive slasher and a brilliant marksman away at this moment. The right deals will come around for these teams. They just need to be patient.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:04 AM on January 06

Michael Vick Passes the Buck

A quarterback will always be judged on wins and losses, not his statistics. Look at some of the QB's in the league. The Marc Bulgers and Carson Palmers put up gaudy stats, but neither one is in the playoffs. Vick needs to look at his team and make it work. Its HIS job to get his players involved out there on the field. With that said, Vick...SHUT THE F*** UP! You're a good football player, but the key to taking the next step is using the talent around you.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:29 AM on January 01

Arenas On Kobe: "My Numbers Are Blowing His Out Of The Water"

Gilbert better shut the f*** up...cuz Kobe is gonna kill the Wiz next time they play...this is the stuff that Kobe eats up! I can see the stat line: 50 points, 8-10 boards and 6-8 assists and airtight D on Gilbert...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:56 PM on December 25

Yao will miss at least 6 weeks

Houston has had relatively good health this year...except for the 2 guys who need to be healthy for this team to succeed. Now, the team can still play decent ball (Luther Head has been outstanding with his 3-point shooting) and remember T-Mac could be back soon. But lets face it, this was a flawed team from the get go. They were built to succeed with BOTH Yao and T-Mac in the line-up from day one. With those two, this was a team that could challenge the "Big 3" of the West (Dallas, San Antonio and Phoenix). However, now that their two big guns are gone, where's the offense coming from? Rafer Alston and Luther Head look solid together, but both guys are 3rd and 4th scorers on a contending team and a 2nd and 3rd scorers on mediocre squads. Shane Battier and Juwon Howard have shown that they can score, but at this stage in their careers they are mearly complimentary pieces who cannot be counted on for nightly infusions of 20 points a game. RIP: Houston Rockets...another Houston franchise's season down the crapper...but thankfully it wasn't because of dumbass ownership/GMs making bad moves...it was the injury bug...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:23 AM on December 24

Rogers Continues His Age-Defying Brilliance

Who cares about Kenny Rogers guys. Its OBVIOUSLY the young guns that have everyone raving about Detroit. However, what makes this team better than last year's AL Central club is the fact that unlike the White Sox, the Tigers are built on bright young pitching prospects and not a bunch of guys who all put it together in the same year, only to tank the next season. That said, I've missed commenting on sportsfilter and am glad to finally be back around. Now time to hide again behind mounds of organic chemistry. Go Tigers!

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:11 PM on October 14

Excerpt from Chad: I Can't Be Stopped.

Wow...didn't know that about Chad Johnson...good article mick!

posted by chemwizBsquared at 02:45 PM on August 27

Massacre at Medinah

Its soothing to watch Tiger in this era of drug doping, contract holdouts and overhyping of stars. All he does is win majors (now up to an even dozen). He's 2/3 the way to Nicklaus and I do believe that he's got another Tiger Slam coming up. He'll clean up at Agusta next April and then it comes down to the US Open (prolly the one tournament he has trouble with the most). We're watching history in lieu of a dark cloud of stuff.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:05 PM on August 20