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Name: Bill Lazar
Homepage URL:
Location: mountain view, ca
ZIP: 94043
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: March 01, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 180 links and 4732 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 Thursday Huddle

Grum, that is outstanding.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:04 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating. The adults, that is, not the kids.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Peruvian team make standstill protest against violence: As a protest against fans' assault on players, the Alianza Lima squad did not move for 20 seconds after the starting whistle. Fortunately this confused the opposition, who simply passed the ball between their defenders until the Alianza players started playing.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on February 11

UNC's Legendary Coach Dean Smith Dies

Growing up in NJ, which has great high school and poor college hoops, I was a big fan of the UNC/Duke rivalry in large part because of Smith. One team might be having an off year (rare) but for these games all that was out the window.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on February 09

Former Portuguese footballer Luis Figo joins crowded field looking to unseat Sepp Blatter as President of FIFA.

Something like five major sponsors have already left FIFA as contracts expired but I don't see any sign of change.

Instead I see Real Madrid taking $500M for putting Abu Dhabi in the name of the Bernabeau.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:13 AM on January 30

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