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Name: Bill Lazar
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Location: Lake Oswego, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: November 21, 2017

billsaysthis has posted 216 links and 5108 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

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

DEMPSEY STRIKE TIES ALL-TIME MNT GOALS RECORD, CAPS USA'S 2-0 GOLD CUP SEMIFINAL WIN VS. COSTA RICA: They'll face the winner of tonight's Mexico-Jamaica match. While Dempsey was definitely the super-sub, Jozy Altidore had a strong night in which he wasn't bitten even once and Darlington Nagbe was probably man of the match. Coach Bruce Arena now has the team unbeaten in 13 matches since taking over last Fall.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:58 AM on July 23 - 1 comment

Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants to leave' Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud: It's silly season for soccer as the rumors go deep into the crazy. Real Madrid may pay as much as €135 million for 18 year old French striker Kyian Mbappe (who's started only since November for Monaco). Arsenal, Liverpool or PSG may go in for Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with bids nearing $100M. Another 18 year old, keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma tells AC Milan he will not renew contract before it expires next Summer, so he may go for a fee far exceeding the current record for a goal-minder. And Roman Abramovich will sack Antonio Conte if Chelsea boss continues behaviour despite running away with the Premier League in his first season.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:37 AM on June 16 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Can't wait to hear the official explanation for this from the Peacock.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on November 20

U.S. May Host New World Soccer Tournament

Yeah, FIFA will be fine with this tournament, and Italy, the big draw of those mentioned, is certainly going to want to play in a losers tournament.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on November 15

Megan Rapinoe: 'Fifa Doesn't Care About Women's Football'

@goddam must be blowing her stack over this, she is a huge Kerr fan. What a disgrace but so typical of FIFA and football generally when it comes to women. Bigly sad!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Why is Cashman sure to return as GM? Hard to see the situation as only down to Girardi.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on October 26

Could a 32-Team MLB Scrap the Leagues?

On the ground here in Portland, the local news are reporting the Portland bid is solid. Though that could just be spin...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on October 19

Bruce Arena Resigns as USMNT Manager

As has been said by many he was hired to get the team to Russia and was never staying longer than that. I'm wondering who will take over (Peter Vermes, Tab Ramos?) or if US Soccer will put in a caretaker until after the Feb. election for a new president.

But I'm not upset at this change, he made too many poor choices. Why bring Geoff Cameron all the way over and then not play him when the team HAD TO HAVE A RESULT?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on October 13

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

jjzucal, I like your thinking!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:50 AM on October 12

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

I watched whole game wondering how the US played so soft and sloppy, the horror growing even after Pulisic's fine goal to start the second half. Time after time a defender or Bradley just gave the ball back to T&T and until the last 10 minutes no one other than Dempsey and Pulisic played with any urgency. Then the scores came in from the other games, like a nailgun through my chest.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

College football player at D-III Albright kicked off team for protesting during anthem

posted by billsaysthis at 11:29 AM on October 11

Christian Pulisic is Pretty Good at the Soccer

After the second goal I told my wife I know what I want for Hanukah!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on October 09

Steve Jobs' Widow Buys Big Stake in Wizards, Capitals

Seems to be doing this for good reasons (the "double bottom line") and not just ego, which would be a nice change.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:49 PM on October 04

The most important news about the NHL this season: Jagr will play!


posted by billsaysthis at 11:57 AM on October 03

SportsFilter Server Move

LOL, from work I am so use to apps using their multitude of services I can't keep all the names straight. Fortunately that's no my job. #uirulez!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:34 PM on October 02

The most important news about the NHL this season: Jagr will play!

Yeah, tommytrump, let me know when Jagr plays with his own son (or two).

posted by billsaysthis at 04:33 PM on October 02