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Major overreaction in my opinion, too. Thanks, Panteeze. It was a simple brawl. I rather enjoyed it. Basketball games are spared this type of embarassment except on rare occasions, but these are humans out there on the court, and you know how humans are. Remembering years back when I played baseball, when there was a brawl it was always a bench clearing brawl, because, if you didn't get your butt off the bench and get into it, you could be assured that your teammates would make that same butt sore. We always heard that it was a part of the game.
posted by Bud Lang at 10:18 PM on December 17
Spit for DeAngelo Hall is not enough. Somebody needs to throw up on him. I don't think even then he should have a bitch. Oh, but TO apologized; said it was not intentional. Should I believe him and be disappointed? Oh, wfrazierjr, please tell us the glue sniffing stoppage is temporary. Let me assure you that it is needed in order to tolerate sports. Yeah, enjoy, too!
posted by Bud Lang at 09:49 PM on December 17
I have no comment on the Oregon Helmet but I dearly loved the Drood's Limecat helmet. Panteeze scares me! Advertising on a dollar bill? Hmm? Wonder how long it will be? Then, there is the naming of the White House. I can almost hear the tour guide; "Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Exxon-Mobil White House. We will be touring the Toyota Oval Office and the Coca Cola Rose Garden, along with the Smirnoff ..." I guess the older we get, the more cynical we become.
posted by Bud Lang at 09:27 PM on December 17
Ah, chicobangs, don't mind us cocky old former students of the current National Champion Texas Longhorns who like to rub it in when we find a sore loser or two, such as Michigan fans right now. And, thanks for the congrats. It's late, but you can make it up to us by coming to our 50th anniversary party in a few weeks.
posted by Bud Lang at 07:25 AM on December 06
Because I married a Michigander, you fans who can't take it that you got your asses beat both by Ohio State on the grid and Florida at the polls are putting me in the position of having to side with the wife. Your dumb-shit arguments are so far out that I hope Florida beats the crap out of Ohio State so that you and the wife will get a chance to learn that you don't know all there is to know, especially who beats who when. Then, I can take a side. Personally, and not being a Michigander I must say that I don't know everything, I believe Ohio State is the best in the country and that the argument is about who is the first loser. So far, Florida! OSU Over Florida, and it's the same. Florida over OSU, then it's OSU as the first loser. Suck it up and face it miserable people. Don't continue to make yourselves even more miserable by continuing your stance. Your football team is down there somewhere behind the first loser. I can't make it any more clear to you than that! I learned this last year when my alma mater's Longhorns were being sent out to be ground into the turf by a far superior team from USC. It is only fair that I share my experience in how to do what you must do.
posted by Bud Lang at 01:28 PM on December 05
Sally Jenkins is quite a good writer, which is why she impresses me with her opinion. I don't agree with it, yet am impressed with how well she expresses all that of which most of us are aware. To me, this BCS Championship game is just another game, inasmuch as nobody is worthy of OSU. They are undefeated against worthy seasonal opponents. Florida is not. Didn't Auburn beat them? Anyway, the only way a National Champion can really evolve from this overhyped skirmish is for OSU to prevail and become the champions that we know they are. As far as the money is concerned, we get to see the game this way. My greatest effort will be locating the remote control. Of course, last year when my Texas Longhorns whooped USC ... . Nah, the reality is the same, yet last year the two best met, but it can't always be so cut and dried as it is at other times.
posted by Bud Lang at 10:31 PM on December 03
This is great. It makes me want to tell you about my favorite second baseman of all time. Marvin Breeding spent several years with the Baltimore Orioles, then ended his career with the Dodgers in about 1964. I didn't write to him and he never wrote to me, but he did visit me once in to late 1950s while I was college freshman, trying to make the team at a small college in North Alabama. I met his cousin. We each wrote letters, got married August 8, 1959 and enjoyed a baseball honeymoon which included Briggs stadium in Detroit with the Tigers, the White Sox and the Indians. After 47 years together, we still spend many hours each week involved with baseball. Our grandson has become our favorite active second baseman. At age thirteen, he is a year-round select baseball player, and already considered a prospect for college baseball both as a pitcher and a second baseman.
posted by Bud Lang at 10:42 PM on December 02
Well, sickleguy, I love your posts, but please allow us Texans a chance to pretend that we don't remember that one. Down here we don't like much ugly stuff, at least the stuff so big that we can't cover it with a 10-gallon hat, and a lot of ugly is covered that way. I guess the biggest thing that cranks up my ire is the gosh-awful battle that is experienced by homeowners, local citizens and visiting taxpayers to finance these arenas only to have a business capitalize for a few farthings. I want to know where American Airlines was when that arena was being planned here in Dallas, or where was Ameriquest when the Ball Park in Arlington was being financed with tax money. Likely getting their hats blocked. The Dallas Cowboys' new arena is a worst case. Too, many people are being forced from the homes through the application of the Imminent Domain policies. Fair or unfair is the question to be answered, bit you can be assured that some profiteer will write a check for a pittance to put the company name on it. Where are they now? Waiting for tax money and the governmemt to pave their path to profits, of course. Publically financed stadii, therefore, should be freed of profiteering. In more simplistic terms, if Toyota wants their name on a stadium, then let 'em build the damned thing.
posted by Bud Lang at 09:46 PM on December 02
With Romomentum favoring the Dallas Cowboys, it appears as if nobody wants to dump either Bill Parcells or Jerry Jones this week. It is a relief to be able to scroll through anything on sports and not find some of that. Thanks everybody. Oh, sickleguy, the word romomentum was originated by Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News, I believe, which makes it acceptable in this space. Huh? Please don't fuss at me. I think it is a rather cute creation and well defines that bit of extra that the Cowboys are experiencing of late.
posted by Bud Lang at 11:28 PM on November 29
SummersEve said it best! As fans, we must all learn that that these professional athletes are not "public property" just as they are not media property. Whenever they hit the stage or the arena, we forget to notice that these are human beings out there and believe that we have paid for the right to treat them as we see fit. Michael Vick expressed himself, then apologized. Those of us who didn't deserve the flip/lip accept his apology (he never intended it for us anyway) and the rest need to cool it, and let's play football.
posted by Bud Lang at 05:16 PM on November 29
Put me down as endorsing every word of dyams' post, but I need to add a comment regarding "idea of bringing someone along slowly through the minors is history." That is a painfully true fact; however, the need in the majors is so very strong for pitching that there is not the time available for proper nurturing of young arms. Because of expansion, the sheer numbers of good wings needed causes management to push harder for those with potential to be brought up through the ranks much faster than even they believe might be better for the pitcher. One might say that it is selfish on the part of management, but the player desires to move much faster than he actually does in essentially every case. It is a tough game to be in, but I do believe Detroit has a better formula with young pitchers than almost anyone at present. Roger Clemens regimen/schedule was referenced. Nolan Ryan's preceded his and we may note that Kenny Rogers has brought knowledge from Ryan to the Tigers. I see a lot of Rogers in each of those kids already. Should he influence them as well on conditioning as he has in mound attitude, then we may see a little less of Verducci's Year-After-Effect in these two kids' second year. And, if that doesn't work, our Toy Ranger, GM Jon Daniels, will send up some more stars from Texas?
posted by Bud Lang at 11:52 AM on November 29
Of course, if any of you have seen his basketball team play, then it would be most apparent to you that Izzo knows football.
posted by Bud Lang at 06:52 PM on November 22
It was nothing but a "look-at-yo-daddy" pat on the chin and I certainly can't see any reason to piss away so much time on it, not even involving Bobby Knight, yet he is likely the most newsworthy person in basketball. I just wish people in the media would let him rest and coach, teach and direct the kids. They love him, the parents love him, the school loves him. His kids graduate! That is of utmost importance to Bobby. I am a big fan. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I'm a teasipper, too.
posted by Bud Lang at 08:29 PM on November 14
Those too dumb to coach appear to want to dump Parcells; those too broke to even buy a ticket to the nearest NFL matchup want to oust Jerry Jones. Ah, me! What is this world of sports coming to? Just today, I drove down Watters St. and took a left on Stacey Rd. in Allen, Texas. All the street signs had a blue star on the end. Jerry Jones is responsible for those stars. The Dallas Cowboys are the reason for those stars. We love the Cowboys down here in the Dallas area, and to do that we have to respect Jerry Jones. Bill Parcells, too. Even T. O., of course as long as he wears that star. Therefore, those of you who can't buy or coach should accept our sincere sympathy and justgo watch another game on TV. Ain't nobody going to pay attention to you anyway.
posted by Bud Lang at 04:44 PM on October 25
... brag about it to your children. Watch Kenny Rogers' response to a great play and to the player who makes the play. Watch Kenny Rogers' response to the entire team after a win. Watch another pitchers' response and to that of the team. You will see Kenny's intensity displayed by the Tigers and will understand that It is Kenny Rogers who is responsible for the Detroit Tigers' little bit of extra that will take them to the World Series, and maybe win it. Brag to your grandchildren, too.
posted by Bud Lang at 07:26 AM on October 14
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