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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: February 12, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 194 links and 4896 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

The Wow Factor: Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works. From Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. at ESPN.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 04:45 PM on February 11 - 3 comments

Rafael Benítez sacked by Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane taking over: Florentino Perez, soccer clown extraordinaire, knifed Benitez in the back after just seven months (Okay, Rafa Benítez was not the solution for Real Madrid – he never had been, but still!). Can Zidane manage the superstar egos? Gab Marcotti and Graham Hunter have doubts.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:06 PM on January 05 - 1 comment

Tide open as TD favorites vs. Tigers: Clemson blew out Oklahoma and Alabama shut out Michigan State to set up the CFB National Championship game.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:56 AM on January 01 - 7 comments

Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban: The report says London 2012 was "sabotaged" by "widespread inaction" against athletes with suspicious doping profiles. Russia was also accused of running a "state-supported" doping program.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 04:30 PM on November 09 - 1 comment

Sepp Blatter: Russia 2018 World Cup 'agreed before vote': The suspended FIFA chief continues to crash and burn on his way out, to the extent that I wonder if he will force the destruction/replacement of FIFA by the Feb. 26 vote for his replacement; Marina Hyde calls for exactly that today. Meanwhile, here are your seven muppets candidates to replace Blatter.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:52 PM on October 28 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Tony Stewart hurt his back racing dune buggies at the beach.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:45 AM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

The money numbers revealed by the lawsuit are disheartening too--the 18 USWNT players get a whole $72,000 for an NWSL season, the remaining six $51k and the rest of the league $36k. At least the national team players also earn for those games with some bonus money for making the World Cup and Olympic squads and medalling in the tournaments.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Just mix it with my Metamucil and slug it down for the cause. The powder mixes better with cold liquids for some reason.

Thanks for the tip, will file it away on the (can't come soon enough) retirement wiki.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:13 AM on January 26

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 23

Howard, the studio guy (Robbie Mustoe?) was right and I say that as a dedicated Liverpool fanatic. Both defenses were horrific and most of the goals should never have been scored. But I was happy/relieved after the last goal, that's for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:37 AM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

MLB TV reaches settlement on fan lawsuit, will allow purchase of single team packages. MLB lawyers said "they were planning to make the same changes to their television packages as the National Hockey League made when it settled its side of the lawsuit last year. The NHL also agreed to let fans buy single-team packages."

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on January 19

NFL Divisional Round Produces Predictable Results

Expected outcome or not, most of the games were entertaining for neutrals. Fresh face from the NFC versus HoF-lead from the AFC seems a decent storyline for SB50.

Note: I am not looking forward to that weekend since I expect Mountain View--the nearest train from SF stop--to be overrun with people in for the game. SFO is expecting 175,000 extra travelers per day that week and many will pass through this city at some point.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:25 AM on January 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Brady went to Serra High in San Mateo, why does it surprise you he grew up a Niners fan (or that his folks were fans and took him to a game)?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 AM on January 15

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

I was around for I but the first I remember is III, being an eight year old in Jersey of course Namath was The Man for my school group. Especially since the Giants were crap for most of the '60s and '70s. What a coat he wore!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:16 AM on January 15

NFL Approves Rams Move to Los Angeles, Chargers Invited to Join

Kroenke is the biggest shareholder in Arsenal, which says everything right there. Doesn't it?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on January 14

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 21

Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle for $17M, what is Steve McLaren drinking these days?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:49 PM on January 12

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 9 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 6
Seattle by 10 - LOCK
Green Bay by 3

Most passing yards - Aaron Rodgers
Most rushing yards. - Adrian Peterson
Most receiving yards. - Antonio Brown (Steelers)
Player who will record a sack or partial sack. - J.J.Watt

posted by billsaysthis at 09:19 PM on January 07

NFL Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Grum@work

Congrats Grum!

I thought this was fun and am happy to have the proposed changes or none. What I'd like is more banter in the threads ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:56 AM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

At least I finished ahead of one other player, triumph!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on January 04

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

Atlanta by 10
N.Y. Jets by 13
Chicago by 3
Cincinnati by 18
Pittsburgh by 7
Washington by 21
Tennessee by 3
New England by 24
N.Y. Giants by 6
Houston by 11
Denver by 10
Kansas City by 17
Arizona by 7
San Francisco by 3
Carolina by 21
Green Bay by 10

posted by billsaysthis at 12:25 PM on January 03

Tide open as TD favorites vs. Tigers

Only caught a little of the latter but sure seemed like boys against men to me. The margins of victory in the two games definitely caught me by surprise, especially for Clemson since I thought Oklahoma would show the Tigers up easily.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on January 01