billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
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Location: mountain view, ca
ZIP: 94043
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: July 27, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 186 links and 4783 comments to SportsFilter and 55 links and 1532 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

NFL limits Junior Seau's daughter to video voiceover at HoF induction: Wow. Because why would the league want to give a voice to the child of one of it's greatest players?

posted by billsaysthis to football at 09:33 PM on July 24 - 2 comments

USA 1-1 Panama: The US Men were pretty poor across the board last night but having already clinched their group the result itself was unimportant.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:56 AM on July 14 - 5 comments

Messi goal puts Barcelona past the post: Winning 1-0 over Atletico Madrid, last season's champions, at the Vincente Calderon, clinches the season title despite Real Madrid's 4-1 win today. This is their seventh title in ten years, with the Copa Del Rey and Champions League finals still to play.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:43 PM on May 17 - 0 comments

Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder: Unsurprising but still a tragic disappointment. Maybe they can room Hernandez and Phillips together...

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 10:59 AM on April 15 - 2 comments

Australia bowls out New Zealand on 183: Loving the 93,000-strong support the Aussies made short work of their neighbors to win the Cricket World Cup for the fifth time yesterday. The Kiwis had a difficult start, losing three wickets early but then had a run to 150 when disaster hit and they lost three more for almost no runs. The home side had a terrific innings from captain Michael Clarke and (his replacement as captain?) Steve Smith, needing only five batsmen to run down the win. There were, of course, a few afters ;)

posted by billsaysthis to other at 02:33 AM on March 30 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

After the nonsense ending to the MEX-PAN Gold Cup semi-final, Concacaf did the obvious thing: Penedo banned for pushing official, team fined. But "The confederation takes these claims extremely seriously and will look into them immediately" though not seriously enough to do something meaningful such as awarding the game to Panama.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:39 PM on July 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Costa Rico should've been playing last night, Panama should be playing Sunday. Mexican Soccer should tell CONCACAF they can't accept the gifts.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:23 PM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson leave England on the rack at Lord's, with Smith hitting the first Aussie Ashes double century in England since before WWII. England are fighting back, up to 266 for 7, but...

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on July 18

USA 1-1 Panama

@beaverboard ???

@ricardo Hard to argue with you, though if the ref makes the offside call on Panama's goal and Bedoya being brought down just outside the box (with yellow/red card to defender) I can probably try.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:55 PM on July 14

USA 1-1 Panama

Standing out like an overripe piece of fruit on a white marble counter, though, was an amazingly biased performance from referee Ricardo Garcia who overlooked critical calls over most of the 90 minutes. CONCACAF need to explain why a Mexican referee was assigned to an important USA game.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:56 AM on July 14

British Strongman Sets Record By Lifting 1,018.5 Pounds

"This video is private"

posted by billsaysthis at 12:54 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Go positive, with the latter. Throw some confetti for me!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:30 AM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Feel similar about Copa America. Chile won but only IMO because the referees were afraid to properly discipline the host team players. Physical, fine, but Chile were over the line far too much in the knockout rounds of this tournament. Hell, Jara wasn't even banned until the outcry grew so loud they heard if over the mountains at CONMEBOL HQ.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:36 PM on July 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It's like deja vu: Brazil go out of the Copa America on penalties to Paraguay for the second straight time. Especially surprising that Dunga put on Ribeiro for his goalscorer Robinho in the 88th minute, presumably for his PK skills, only to have Ribeiro push the ball wide right when Paraguay's Villar went left.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:37 PM on June 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was not expecting it but what a great weekend of football this turned out to be! Starting with Serbia/Brazil in the U-20s World Cup Final, then all the matches from Copa America and Women's World Cup plus Earthquakes beating (a down bleeding, to be fair) Sounders in MLS, well, wow.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 AM on June 22

Brazil's World Cup Stadiums, One Year Later

@rcade I believe your OP answers your question. The corruption is precisely why these stadiums were built.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:55 PM on June 19

U.S. Beats Nigeria, Wins World Cup's "Group of Death"

Bad officiating has been the hallmark of this tournament, which is really saying something IMO considering the level at, say, last year's MWC. Not offside, a handball, not a handball.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on June 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Excellent Guardian look back at the team that launched modern soccer in America, the 1990 World Cup squad.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:22 PM on June 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

US lose to Serbia on PKs ending a solid run at the Under-20s World Cup in New Zealand. Despite missing four starters, the American boys held a larger, physically imposing team scoreless for 120 minutes. GK Zach Steffan, the team's Man of the Match, did his part by holding on to the 9th round of kicks, with 17 year old CB Cameron Carter-Vickers a dominant presence in front of him.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on June 14