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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: May 25, 2016

billsaysthis has posted 197 links and 4931 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

Premier League Fantasy 2015-16 final results: Congratulations to Red Loop, who easily outpaced Holden for this year's title. Sadly, it's another Europa League finish for myself while third and fourth went to the colorfully-named Tuscaloosa Dumplings and Lovren's Clown Shoes.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 09:56 AM on May 19 - 7 comments

Turning Prodigious into Pros: The Oak Hill Story

posted by billsaysthis to basketball at 12:24 AM on May 11 - 0 comments

LA Rams Trade to Acquire 1st Pick in NFL Draft: The Los Angeles Rams have received the first overall pick in this year's NFL Draft in a trade with the Tennessee Titans, giving up a first round pick this year at No. 15; two second-round picks and a third round pick this year; and a first- and third-round pick in 2017. The Rams get the first pick and a fourth- and sixth-round pick this year. The move makes it appear likely the Rams will begin their return to Southern California with either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff as their quarterback. The trade could have been made out of concern the Cleveland Browns would take the Rams' preferred choice of quarterback at No. 2.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 05:41 PM on April 14 - 7 comments

Bayer Leverkusen's game descended into chaos after coach Roger Schmidt refused to be sent to the stands: And sure enough, Schmidt is under investigation, as is his boss Rudy Voller. I was actually watching this and, thanks to Fox Deportes not having English SAP, had no idea what was happening until after the game; a very surreal experience.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:14 PM on February 22 - 0 comments

The Wow Factor: Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works. From Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. at ESPN.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 04:45 PM on February 11 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And no suspension, just upgraded to a Flagrant 2. Big save for the Dubs.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:11 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on May 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Holy moly, I root for the Warriors but that is terrible. Someone's surely missing Game 4 and perhaps more.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:46 AM on May 23

Premier League Fantasy 2015-16 final results

+1 Holden.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:36 PM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I cannot even tell you how upset I was after that goal on the restart, I was at a pub with several co-workers and nearly lost my lunch. Seems to have done a similar number on most of the Reds.

I don't understand, though, how the ref didn't give a single one of the three handball PKs in the first half but had he done so the result might have been very different.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:49 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Suarez hat-trick hands Barcelona La Liga title and makes Suarez the first player not named Lio Messi or Christiano "Don't I look pretty in my underwear" Ronaldo to win the Pichichi since 2009.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on May 14

'So, let’s build a pro soccer team from scratch ...'

+1 for pro/rel in the US. As a longterm Premier League and startup guy (LOL) I agree with Crowley about the value of incentives for good play and management, for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:19 AM on May 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

1 four-pitch unintentional walk

How is a four pitch walk unintentional? Is the pitcher that bad?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on May 09

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Sadly I have to drop out. Too much away from the computer for the weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:36 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Beaverman, don't be throwin' that shit. You'd be missed.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:57 AM on April 27

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 7
Lightning in 6
Capitals in 6
Sharks in 5

Goal scorer: Ovechkin
Save percentage: Bishop
Top PP percentage: SJ Sharks
Most goals/game: Capitals

posted by billsaysthis at 10:54 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Big deal! Titans to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams. Details of the deal: The Titans send their No. 1 pick to the Rams for LA's No. 1 (15th overall), two second-rounders (No. 43, No. 45), and a third-rounder (No. 76). Tennessee also gets the Rams' first- and third-round picks in the 2017 draft. The Rams also get the Titans' fourth-round (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) selections this year.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:31 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

(1) Cleveland in 6
(2) Toronto in 7
(6) Charlotte in 6
(5) Boston in 5

(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 5
(3) Oklahoma City in 7
(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 125
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 44

posted by billsaysthis at 02:29 PM on April 14

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Panthers in 6
Red Wings in 7
Capitals in 4
Penguins in 7

Stars in 6
Blues in 7
Ducks in 5
Sharks in 6


posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I knew de Jong would bring the stupid to LA when his signing was announced, and I'm still puzzling on why Bruce Arena did it. This is Nigel's second vicious tackle in a season only a month old and, with any luck, the league will slam him with a six game ban. Even so, previous punishments have clearly done nothing to stop his animalistic nature so I expect more before the season ends.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:47 AM on April 12