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Name: Bill Lazar
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Location: mountain view, ca
ZIP: 94043
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: September 26, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 198 links and 4989 comments to SportsFilter and 55 links and 1533 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Brazilian soccername: Binhosa

Fan of:
- Liverpool FC
- USC Trojans (class of '83, except I had no class while in attendance)
- Original SJ Earthquakes, RIP
- Barcelona FC
- SJ Sharks
- 49ers
- NY Giants

Baseball seriously sucks, it's boring, they could shut down MLB tomorrow and I'd be happy especially since the channel that broadcasts the SF Giants games is a Fox affiliate and their games regularly screw up my viewing schedule.

I won the 2005 NFL Playoff Pool

Recent Links

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups: Details are still a bit thin but apparently Coach Briles protected multiple players on his Baylor football team from sexual assault cases. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is now just Chancellor, athletic director Ian McCaw has been sanctioned and placed on probation but Briles' assistant coaches all remain in place, at least for now, including Kendall Briles. The details are nauseating so I'll leave them out of the post.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 01:39 PM on May 26 - 2 comments

Premier League Fantasy 2015-16 final results: Congratulations to Red Loop, who easily outpaced Holden for this year's title. Sadly, it's another Europa League finish for myself while third and fourth went to the colorfully-named Tuscaloosa Dumplings and Lovren's Clown Shoes.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 09:56 AM on May 19 - 7 comments

Turning Prodigious into Pros: The Oak Hill Story

posted by billsaysthis to basketball at 12:24 AM on May 11 - 0 comments

LA Rams Trade to Acquire 1st Pick in NFL Draft: The Los Angeles Rams have received the first overall pick in this year's NFL Draft in a trade with the Tennessee Titans, giving up a first round pick this year at No. 15; two second-round picks and a third round pick this year; and a first- and third-round pick in 2017. The Rams get the first pick and a fourth- and sixth-round pick this year. The move makes it appear likely the Rams will begin their return to Southern California with either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff as their quarterback. The trade could have been made out of concern the Cleveland Browns would take the Rams' preferred choice of quarterback at No. 2.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 05:41 PM on April 14 - 7 comments

Bayer Leverkusen's game descended into chaos after coach Roger Schmidt refused to be sent to the stands: And sure enough, Schmidt is under investigation, as is his boss Rudy Voller. I was actually watching this and, thanks to Fox Deportes not having English SAP, had no idea what was happening until after the game; a very surreal experience.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:14 PM on February 22 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

Mud and Glory

A linguistic masterpiece but semantic nightmare. Thanks!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:24 PM on September 20

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

That Lt. Governor sure tries to put a whacky spin on it. "Didn't give us any warning" my a55.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:22 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Nebraska, man that was a touching tribute!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:53 PM on September 04

Teddy Bridgewater Tears ACL, Will Miss Season

I wonder if its a matter of degree. Athlete takes hits of different types which individually have a small impact on the ligament and then there's the last hit that puts him or her over the line. That is, that tears the ligament. I know this is the case with lower back pain, everything is fine with the nerve compressed up to a certain amount and one day it gets compressed just abit more--boom, agony!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on September 01

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else

NFL franchise owners are by definition extremely rich, if not billionaires, and regardless of moral character shouldn't get fed at the public trough.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:13 PM on August 29

How Football Transfers Work

Good read though I was hoping for a bit more depth.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:04 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Last weekend we lost to f'ing Burnley 2-0!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:55 PM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Liverpool vs. Derby County in the next round of the League Cup. Will the Reds do the thrashing or will the underdogs prey on our inconsistency to dump us out???

posted by billsaysthis at 10:58 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was thinking more of the emphasis, tron7. I totally agree that NBC execs are aa bunch of meshugas who should be replaced. Preferably by Grum and rcade, with Owlie for the international perspective.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on August 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

@FLsportsman Is what you point to all that much different from past coverage? I don't think so, with minor exceptions such as the first (1992) Dream Team. Heck, this US women's basketball team was perhaps the most dominant squad in any team Olympic event in history and they hardly seemed to break through the noise.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on August 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grumble grumble Jim Thorpe grumble grumble

posted by billsaysthis at 10:49 AM on August 19

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History

Saying "One worse than 57" is so golfer!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:13 PM on August 08

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posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on August 08

FINA - as bad as FIFA?

Add USA Gymnastics to the list: A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:12 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Cozy relationship between official US Olympic ticket vendor and USOC isn't raising eyebrows quite as much as one might expect in the post-Blatter era.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:39 PM on August 04