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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: May 04, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 195 links and 4923 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

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

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

Recent Comments

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Sadly I have to drop out. Too much away from the computer for the weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:36 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Beaverman, don't be throwin' that shit. You'd be missed.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:57 AM on April 27

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 7
Lightning in 6
Capitals in 6
Sharks in 5

Goal scorer: Ovechkin
Save percentage: Bishop
Top PP percentage: SJ Sharks
Most goals/game: Capitals

posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Big deal! Titans to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams. Details of the deal: The Titans send their No. 1 pick to the Rams for LA's No. 1 (15th overall), two second-rounders (No. 43, No. 45), and a third-rounder (No. 76). Tennessee also gets the Rams' first- and third-round picks in the 2017 draft. The Rams also get the Titans' fourth-round (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) selections this year.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:31 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

(1) Cleveland in 6
(2) Toronto in 7
(6) Charlotte in 6
(5) Boston in 5

(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 5
(3) Oklahoma City in 7
(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 125
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 44

posted by billsaysthis at 02:29 PM on April 14

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Panthers in 6
Red Wings in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7

Stars in 6
Blues in 7
Ducks in 5
Sharks in 6


posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I knew de Jong would bring the stupid to LA when his signing was announced, and I'm still puzzling on why Bruce Arena did it. This is Nigel's second vicious tackle in a season only a month old and, with any luck, the league will slam him with a six game ban. Even so, previous punishments have clearly done nothing to stop his animalistic nature so I expect more before the season ends.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on April 12

Opening Day for the Greatest Numerical Sport

Having been to both I can agree with that comparison. I wonder what academic institution might be in New Haven to attract your visit...

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on April 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

No upset, no worries, Owlie. What a ridiculously dominant team!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:39 AM on April 06

The Chicago Cubs Will Not Win the World Series

I'm with Beaverboard. Or at least I better be if I want to stay married ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 AM on April 06

Opening Day for the Greatest Numerical Sport

Wrong coast, Owlie! Do you have a layover in SF on the way?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:11 AM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Simpson came out for Villanova last night. And Smithers came out too ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:18 AM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

How did the England bowler just serve up four balls in a row! like that?! I knew the outcome but when I saw West Indies needed 19 from seven I was wondering if I my memory was working.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:15 AM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Anyone see a good April Fool's prank today? I've not hit the office yet but this Daily Star piece had me breathless for a moment.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Filed under WTF?!: Brewers will start season short a reliever because Will Smith tore a ligament in his right knee while taking his spikes off after a game. Manager Craig Counsell said Smith will miss "significant time."

posted by billsaysthis at 03:07 PM on March 26