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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: September 17, 2014

billsaysthis has posted 178 links and 4703 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

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

The all-time World Cup finals league table: Not surprise that Brazil top this table or that Germany is a close second, but a bit surprising for me the gap after that, both in points and goal difference. Spolier alert: USA are in 25th heading into next summer ;)

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:46 AM on December 12 - 1 comment

Don't Play Thailand: Many football fans will be scratching their heads to see Switzerland among the top seeds at next year's World Cup finals, while thoroughbreds like the Netherlands and Italy are not. The truth is that it could be down to the choices made by football administrators, not players.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:22 PM on November 29 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Vikings U-Turn on Peterson after numerous sponsors and politicians give the high sign.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on September 17

Atlanta Hawks to be sold after owner reveals racist email

One wonders if the league will hand out, er, consequences for Ferry and others in the know who didn't report this.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on September 07

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, 2014 Edition

I beez in. Belatedly.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:41 PM on September 05

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, 2014 Edition

How do I join the league? I registered on the site but the league search shows nothing for SportsFilter.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:49 AM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Maybe the likes of Tebow are there to improve the gene pool?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:28 AM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Radamel Falcao to ManU, one year loan for nearly $10M and an option to buy him next Summer for 43.5m. Without questioning the Colombia striker's fitness for task or value for money, one does wonder why he was signed. Especially if they have another striker on the books good enough to play for Real Madrid.

Will Rooney be happy dropping deeper to play behind van Persie and Falcao? Where does this leave $100M man Angel di Maria and 37M price tagged Juan Mata, much less the emerging star Adnan Januszi and England winger Ashley Young?

More importantly, how does Falcao solve ManU's biggest problem of having a miserable defensive core--all that dosh to splash but not a central defender to fit the bill?

posted by billsaysthis at 02:24 PM on September 01

St. Louis Rams Release Michael Sam

Very disappointing, I thought he would've made the cut.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:26 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm in the league and would of course join a new league.

And frankly out of those two I'm happy for the result since Utd get the manure piled on heavier (watch out for Burnley this weekend chaps) and MK get more attention paid to their origin rather than less (as their gaffer forlornly suggested at the post-match presser).

posted by billsaysthis at 12:43 PM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

No, not my league sorry. I posted a message to the league forum, hopefully the owner gets emailed when this happens.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 AM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

@rcade site search seems busted.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:31 AM on August 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tan's revenge costs Ian Moody his job and Malky Mackay what seemed likely to be his next one.

Apparently you can't do anything electronically and be certain it will stay private, who'da thunk it.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:26 PM on August 21

The Premier League Season Kicks Off Tomorrow

Title: Man City

Top Four:City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton

Relegated: Crystal Palace*, Burnley, QPR

Top Scorer: Sturridge

Most Assists: Lallana **

Most clean sheets: Chelsea

* What the frak were they thinking firing a manager of the year two days before kickoff?!?!

** Those goals gotta come from somewhere

I'd love to hear the reasoning behind picking ManUtd in the top four, given they were seventh and haven't really strengthened the squad or cured their glaring deficiencies. Three at the back and you have Smalling, Jones and Evans, with a zero experience backup, your (shiny new) left back is injured for the first month plus, your defensive MF is out until Thanksgiving, I could keep going but LvG has done exactly what since arriving?

posted by billsaysthis at 09:58 PM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Two days before the season, what was the chairman thinking?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Blatter: I double dare you to run against me, Michel!

posted by billsaysthis at 06:52 PM on August 09

NCAA Loses O'Bannon Suit...for now.

The thesis from the plaintiffs was a joke; if it reflected reality football and basketball coaches would make a bit more than other sports but not order of magnitude more and the training facilities would be similarly balanced.

Even the Olympics gave up on amateurism years ago, the NCAA et al insisting otherwise is a hypocritical joke.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:58 PM on August 09