billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
Homepage URL:
Location: mountain view, ca
ZIP: 94043
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: January 28, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 180 links and 4727 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

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

World Cup 2015 Fantasy League is ON!: Pick your team and join in the fun.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 09:31 PM on June 08 - 22 comments

RIP Earl: and Tito.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 04:05 PM on April 25 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Fair enough, rcade. I meant historically speaking.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:46 PM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

49ers job is worse than Oakland, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Buffalo?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:59 AM on January 19

Buckeyes Win College Football Playoff

Who starts for Ohio State next season, assuming all three QBs are healthy?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:37 PM on January 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I know this is a couple of days late but I've been waiting 30+ years to say this: Lazar scores the winner for Liverpool!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:39 AM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Is there a Bieber curse? I mean, I hope so, it would be really cool if there is.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on January 05

Hard hitting preview of the upcoming Cowboys/Lions wildcard game.

That is sick. But I like the Jerry getting blown bit ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 08:28 PM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"My feet were so cold I couldn't tell the difference between Rogers' feet and the turf" will be 2015's "Ooh baby baby, push it good."

posted by billsaysthis at 12:52 PM on December 31

New Jersey Devils Will Have 3 Coaches


posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 PM on December 28

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Devils replace DeBoer with 3-headed coaching staff. GM Lamoriello said he'll "go on the bench to make sure it works for now" and "until I feel comfortable with the situation."

posted by billsaysthis at 12:44 PM on December 27

How Boxing Day Became a Highlight of the Sports Year

Would be even more awesome-sauce if the Premier League could schedule rivalry games on Boxing Day. Burnley-Liverpool (don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to get three points today), West Brom-Man City, Leicester-Tottenham, Man Utd-Newcastle, Everton-Stoke, etc... don't really stir the blood.

Boxing Day should be derbies where possible, something meaningful as second choice and best remaining for the rest. I know there are lots of scheduling constraints but this should be practical.

Happy Boxing Day to all the SpoFi tradesmen and servants!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:13 PM on December 26

Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I guess I'm not going with the crowd. When I moved to the Bay Area I took on the 49ers and Sharks as my teams and never really gave the Giants or Devils much of a second thought, though I was happy for them when they won Super Bowls and Stanley Cups.

Have always been a Liverpool FC mainliner, courtesy of a college roommate from there. If you put me in isolation and said I could only watch games involving one team I wouldn't hesitate before answering LFC. #ynwa!!

Life is a journey, IMO, and if we're supposed to grow and learn along the way (or vice versa) then I don't see the fan for life thing being important. If TS1 and I do move Down Under (as we keep talking about) then I'm sure I'll adopt the local AFL and A League sides too and I see no problem with that.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:01 PM on December 18

Oklahoma Judge Asked to Overturn High School Playoff Game

This is the opposite end of the pendulum swing of how many of us experienced childhood 30-60 years ago in terms of parental involvement.

Hopefully. Because if the court actually takes the case rather than dismissing out of hand we are in for a whole world of trouble.

"Ooh, you handed out a curriculum that didn't mention every single reading assignment and project." "Oh the rules say the clock restarts on a receiving team player carrying the ball into the field."

OMG people!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 AM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Barry Hearn whirlwind hits home in Scottish football's Hampden HQ. Mr. Snooker'n'Darts goes for the SPFL's, er, bullseye.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:02 PM on December 04

Texans' Andre Johnson Takes At-Risk Kids on Toys 'R Us Shopping Spree


posted by billsaysthis at 11:32 AM on December 04

FIFA Goal of the Year nominees

Those 14 year olds showed some terrific one touch football. Sign them up for Liverpool!

posted by billsaysthis at 07:15 PM on November 15