billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
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Location: Lake Oswego, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: May 25, 2017

billsaysthis has posted 208 links and 5054 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

Forest Green Rovers: The village team that reached the English Football Leagu: The Nailsworth-based club, who once played in the Stroud League, beat Tranmere 3-1 at Wembley and next season fans from Coventry City, Swindon Town and Port Vale will be weaving through the Gloucestershire countryside to reach their New Lawn home.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:21 AM on May 15 - 1 comment

THE PATRIOTS, TOM BRADY AND THE GATHERING STORM: Today, on the three-year anniversary of the Patriots drafting Jimmy Garoppolo, the Jimmy over Tommy possibility remains real.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 12:26 AM on May 11 - 4 comments

Dele Alli, Twitter loneliness and the cautionary tale of Renato Sanches: Lovely writing from Barney Ronay... "The Bayern midfielder increasingly looks a candidate for the title of most startlingly strange meteoric 24-month first-team career ever. Wonderkids beware"

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:02 PM on April 29 - 0 comments

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament: Asia doubles count, Africa nearly does, CONMEBOL gets six places (out of 10 nations), CONCACAF also six (no more Hex?), Oceania gets a full spot, UEFA goes from 13 to 16 and there would be a new six nation playoff for the 48th spot.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:02 PM on March 30 - 12 comments

Happy 125th Birthday, Liverpool FC: On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke from the board of Everton to form a new club - Liverpool.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:52 AM on March 15 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

After my shameful Round 1 performance and comment in the other thread I clearly have no place in this august competition ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 06:53 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I hear what you're saying. But for me the hits and fights happen often enough to turn me off. I don't ignore the rest, I just wish there were more of them and less of this.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 AM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I can never understand why some hits are clean and some are obstruction. That's something I prefer about soccer, the contact is minimal and the point is to have skill in possession or out. The hits and the fights in hockey make the sport too much like boxing or MMA on ice, and just turn me off. Why are the hits okay in NHL but not international play?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:15 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Why are hits like that still legal? I guess the question explains why I can't watch too much hocky, eh?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:35 AM on April 21

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 4 +1
San Jose in 6
New York Rangers in 7 +1
St. Louis in 7 +1
Washington in 5 +1
Calgary in 6 (they have a center named Lazar!)
Chicago in 6

Top scorer: Ovechkin

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on April 12

National Review Takes on NFL Relocation Shakedowns

Fleecing is right, this isn't socialism its thievery.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:44 AM on April 05

NHL will not officially release players to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Why would some teams put themselves at a disadvantage?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:39 AM on April 04

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament

There's also the six country playoff route, if Canada just miss out on the six.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:44 PM on April 01

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

Countdown to his being an ex-trustee probably pretty close to zero by now.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:44 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

+1, NoMich

posted by billsaysthis at 12:42 PM on April 01

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament

IMO: 48 teams is beyond absurd.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:03 PM on March 30

World Cup 2026: Fifa reveals allocation for 48-team tournament

Playoff would be one team per region except UEFA and played in the November 2025.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:03 PM on March 30

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

As ESPN late night Sports Center talker said last night, cixelsyd, the NFL is a business and as a business there was no way they were leaving $750M of government money on the table. Raiders were the lowest grossing team in the league, taking in about 40-45% of what the Cowboys did and Vegas is much more likely to get the bottom line closer to Dallas.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Are the Blue Jackets that bad that they couldn't score a goal with a man advantage for nearly seven minutes?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:40 AM on March 23

Hereís Why the US Womenís National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

Hockey is on the decline, commercially, and if US Hockey were smart not only would they pay the women a reasonable wage, they'd promote the heck out of it. Look how well that's worked for women's soccer (though of course TPTB in the sport are also not paying the women what they should).

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on March 21