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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: July 01, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 198 links and 4960 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

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Poland 2, Portugal 1 (Lewandowski) I wouldn't root for Ronaldo if he somehow convinced FIFA to let him play for the USMNT.

Wales 2, Belgium 1 (Bale) Man drives the defenders to join a monastery and become ale makers. ;)

Germany 3, Italy 1 (Muller) Italy missing de Rossi is too much

France 2, Iceland 1 (Griezmann) Iceland we hardly knew ya.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:26 AM on June 30

Legendary University of Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away at age 64.


posted by billsaysthis at 10:15 AM on June 29

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade

Mascherano also had a yellow, rcade. Not that it would change the result... congratulations!

Still reeling from Messi skying the PK!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:10 PM on June 27

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Agree with Bender, more likely (some of) the current AFA execs will miss out.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on June 27

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

How did no one pick McAuley (og) for the Wales-NI match???

posted by billsaysthis at 06:50 PM on June 25

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals

Cards: Vidal (nb), Mascherano, Beausejour

(Thanks rcade)

posted by billsaysthis at 06:46 PM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

What I heard was that officials have been instructed to pay more attention to that as well as goalies leaving the line early, mostly during shootouts.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:45 PM on June 25

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals

Argentina 3-1 Chile
Goals: Messi
Cards: Vidal (this is such a no-brainer ;))
First goal: 11:15

USA 2-1 Colombia
Goals: Dempsey

posted by billsaysthis at 01:22 PM on June 24

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals


posted by billsaysthis at 10:34 AM on June 24

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Switzerland 1 vs. Poland 2 - Lewandowski (ducks, breaks, eh)
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale (but again JoePirlo Allen is Man of the Match)
Croatia 1 vs. Portugal 0 - Modric (the ref's final whistle blows and Ronaldo's head explodes)
France 3 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Payet (RoI fans serenade their players off the field)
Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez (Ruthlessness returns)
Hungary 0 vs. Belgium 2 - Hazard (Sadly)
Italy 1 vs. Spain 2 - Morata (Spain remember, oh yes)
England 2 vs. Iceland 1 - Sturridge (I just wanna see him dance)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on June 24

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

rcade, are you truly surprised?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on June 23

Copa America Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Argentina 4, USA 1 (Messi)
Chile 3, Colombia 1 (Sanchez)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:07 AM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Speaking of Johnson: Why Dustin Johnson's US Open win was spoiled by the USGA's epic rules farce.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on June 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I watched the last part of the first half of CHI v MEX and saw the second goal, then turned it on again towards the end of the second (at 6-0). I figured the TV tech managing the onscreen scoreboard made a typo but after the announcer mentioned it too I realized that one of my dreams was coming true.

I have nothing against Mexico as a country or any of its people but I do hate them as a soccer team! Does that make me a bad person? So be it.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on June 19

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

U.S. 3-1 Ecuador (Wood)
Peru 1-2 Colombia (Cardona)
Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (Messi) Venezuelans reach the hard wall
Mexico 2-3 Chile (Sanchez) But Chile will win due to favorable refereeing

posted by billsaysthis at 04:06 PM on June 16