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: April 20, 2018

billsaysthis has posted 218 links and 5147 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 2018 Winter Olympics are over and Norway won: With a record-setting 39 medals (14 gold), Norway surely overachieved at these games. USA were the main gifters, I'd say, finishing fourth with 23 (9 gold). Esther Ledecka (Czeck Republic) was my favorite medalist at these Games, the first two win gold in two different sports at the same Olympiad, winning in both snowboarding and skiing. Tokyo is just over two years away, hey hey!

posted by billsaysthis to olympics at 11:25 AM on February 26 - 5 comments

Sorry celestial Sachin but Virat Kohli has taken command of the space fleet: Kohli is close to being the first batter to rank top for Test, ODI and 20/20 formats simultaneously. "Kohli is in the middle of something extraordinary, performing at an all-format plateau beyond the reach of any other player in the current era."

posted by billsaysthis to other at 07:22 PM on December 08 - 1 comment

CONCACAF unveils League of Nations : This will be second formal platform for regional national team competition, after UEFA announced the first one last month. There's even talk of a global format! No more meaningless friendlies, ever ;)

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:54 AM on November 17 - 2 comments

Premier League clubs’ brave move may be ruined by elite European predators: The Premier League voted to close its Summer transfer window on the Thursday before the opening weekend of the season beginning next season. Now they'll have to wait to see if any of the other big leagues follow, or else wait to see how many players get picked off in the two weeks or so the window remains open for Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Mourinho and Conte aren't worried... Popocorn not included

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:38 AM on September 08 - 0 comments

Mexican soccer legend Rafael Marquez Alvarez among 22 sanctioned for alleged ties to drug trafficking: Not a lot of detail here yet but: "The Treasury says in a statement that it will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino."

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 04:48 PM on August 09 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

National team coach. Japan still revere him, from his time there before Arsenal. France if they do poorly this summer and don't make at least semis.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:29 PM on April 20

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball

1% sticking up for 1%!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:27 PM on April 20

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

First thing I heard in my head after reading the news was Freefallin'.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yeah, character is never going to be Barton's strong suit. But the endemic racism in football is pretty sad. Guess the "Show Racism the Red Card" campaign is not doing as well as hoped.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:26 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Expansion sure has changed lately!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

(Victor) Moses played for Liverpool for one season a few years ago but before Mohammed joined the club (he's back at Chelsea). Jesus and Firmino play on the Brazil team together.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

@rcade hammer time!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:34 PM on April 09

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night


posted by billsaysthis at 12:33 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Given how little Thomas has played since the trade I'm not seeing evidence of a curse.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:40 AM on April 06

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.

Wow, how many years did he hang around to get 14 minutes of ice time?!

posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Liverpool FC aren't eligible but thanks anyway NoMich!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on March 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

ServiceNow? We (Sumo Logic) partner with you guys. In fact, I wrote the UI part of the integration! Good luck there @rcade.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:10 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

How did USC with a 34 RPI get left out?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lets me read it with no login/payment. Are you on a mobile device? Asking because I sometimes see a paywall with WaPo on my iPad.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:24 PM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on February 28