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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 29, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 198 links and 4973 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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@sbacharach Sorry, wouldn't be at that game if I lived next door to the stadium :) However I will be at the Liverpool - AC Milan game at Levi's Stadium this Saturday in Santa Clara.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If you haven't gotten your emails, the EPL Fantasy League is back. Can whoever is the league owner (@rcade?) post the code to rejoin?

FYI the web app has been modernized and I can't say I like all of the, er, updates.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 AM on July 27

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Any of my fellow SpoFites going to tomorrow's Liverpool FC open training session at Stanford, or to next weekend's LFC v. AC Milan match at Levi's?

John Oliver on why you should f'ing go.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Wow, good for him.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on July 23

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

Hey JohnSoCal, do you leave the politics to the politicians? Clearly not, and plenty of businesses do the same because they're made up of people who have opinions on things. Sorry if this particular business decision isn't what you'd like but I'm guessing there are plenty which do.

And what NoMich said.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:26 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Aliens love cycling too!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on July 19

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

My score may be inauspicious but I'm not sure its correct as I don't understand where my finals points came from. @rcade?

Congrats, @bender!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:29 AM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That is so funny!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I collapsed so bad in the Pick'em SFs that I put the final out of my mind. I mean, I actually forgot the game was being played yesterday until about 4 pm (PST). And since I'd have picked France and Griezemann, well, not any points there.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:16 AM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

What a pair of disappointments! I so wanted to see Germany v. Wales.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud, 21 months, but apparently terms under two years are served as probation only. Plus Eu3.5 million fine for him and his dad.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on July 06

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Wales 2-1 Portugal, Bale
Germany 3-2 France, Griezemann

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on July 06

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

Naive question: Does this mean the Warriors will go 98-0 (barring injuries)?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on July 04

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