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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: March 30, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 182 links and 4743 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

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 - 4 comments

Lewis Hamilton wins with ease in Australia as only 11 cars finish: "Mercedes were in a race of their own at the front" as Hamilton and Rosborg finished more than 30 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettle, who finished third in a Ferrari. This is after the Mercedes cars' won 16 from 19 and took 18 of 19 poles last season. Many of the 11 non-finishers either didn't start or went out in the first few laps; guess some teams need a longer off-season.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 03:25 PM on March 15 - 1 comment

Wigan owner makes controversial comment about Jews: Will the English get their own Donald Sterling moment? Kick It Out think so, and Wigan's shirt sponsor has already cancelled their deal over Mackay's hiring.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 06:53 PM on November 20 - 2 comments

Diego Simeone gets eight match ban: Although Athletico Madrid started off the season with a trophy, winning the Spanish Super Cup will cost their manager a spell off the sidelines as he behaved very poorly when the assistant ref was slow in allowing his fullback back on the pitch after treatment for a bloody nose. Simeone was suspended for four games for tapping the back of the assistant referee's head, two games for protesting, one game for applauding his sending off, and one game for remaining in the stands instead of going to the changing room after his expulsion. Atletico assistant coach German Burgos will take charge in his absence.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:13 PM on August 25 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Australia bowls out New Zealand on 183

Pretty enjoyable for me to be able to watch the semis and the finals live while I'm down here.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:33 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

We were at dinner (in Brisbane) last night and I was having a tough time not constantly updating my phone to see the score. Very happy to see the Kiwis pull it out, hope that the Aussies can do the business tomorrow to set a real local final.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:36 AM on March 25

Obama Proposal Could End Taxpayer-Subsidized Pro Sports Stadiums

Heart rules the head, dfleming, as an economist I'm sure you understand that better than me. Add in the politicos' fundraising requirements and there's just no contest, sadly.

The real way to contest government spending on sports facilities is to find a way to make a similar emotional/pocketbook connection for that same money. Viral videos of cute babies who seamlessly transition to little kids sitting in, say, messed up classrooms, or the like. Who knows, I'm an engineer.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on March 19

Yahoo Tourney Pick'em Pool

In. Thanks Grum.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:28 AM on March 17

SF 49er rookie Chris Borland retires at age 24 due to worries about his future health from concussions.

For sure a hammer blow to the Niners but I have to respect a guy for passing up several million to avoid the possibility of debilitating injury.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:20 AM on March 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Not to mention that Qatar is hardly much better on this kind of scorecard.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on March 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

@ufez, and once again the northwest is completely ignored despite the brand new Levis Stadium and the packed houses you always get in Seattle and Portland.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:44 PM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The price of distraction in front row seats.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:43 PM on March 12

The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

As a Niner fan I'm just in ConfusionLand. One of my co-workers was on Andrew Luck's O line and had a cup of coffee with the 49ers and yesterday at lunch he just had no explanation for the team's moves. Only that we won't be challenging the Seahawks for the division title but the Rams for the cellar.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on March 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Calling it "one of the things that makes football a tough business," the Colts released Reggie Wayne yesterday. Sad day for Indy, especially if his knee is recovered enough for him to go out and feature for another team.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on March 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm glad the Mets and MLB are doing this but as Alderson says there's more to be done. Murphy's comments are odd but then his command of English is apparently not as strong as his ball playing, net net his stance is far more welcoming than I'd have expected. (Example to the contrary: AL county stops issuing all marriage licenses.)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on March 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Grum, that is outstanding.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:04 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating. The adults, that is, not the kids.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Peruvian team make standstill protest against violence: As a protest against fans' assault on players, the Alianza Lima squad did not move for 20 seconds after the starting whistle. Fortunately this confused the opposition, who simply passed the ball between their defenders until the Alianza players started playing.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on February 11

UNC's Legendary Coach Dean Smith Dies

Growing up in NJ, which has great high school and poor college hoops, I was a big fan of the UNC/Duke rivalry in large part because of Smith. One team might be having an off year (rare) but for these games all that was out the window.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on February 09