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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: January 19, 2017

billsaysthis has posted 200 links and 5022 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

How the Chicago Bears became NFL's most untroubled losers: This season will be the ninth of the last 10 in which the Bears have missed the playoffs. And yet there seems little urgency to correct matters.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 10:57 AM on November 29 - 4 comments

Sam Allardyce: Ex-England boss says entrapment has won: Big Sam heads overseas after being filmed telling a couple of "Far East businessmen" how to get around third party ownership rules. Plus making fun of Roy Hodgson's speech impediment and Roy's assistant Gary Neville. Not sure which but one of those things got him fired after 67 days in charge? Sam says he was foolish but entrapped. Was this really a firing offense?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:09 AM on September 28 - 2 comments

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups: Details are still a bit thin but apparently Coach Briles protected multiple players on his Baylor football team from sexual assault cases. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is now just Chancellor, athletic director Ian McCaw has been sanctioned and placed on probation but Briles' assistant coaches all remain in place, at least for now, including Kendall Briles. The details are nauseating so I'll leave them out of the post.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 01:39 PM on May 26 - 2 comments

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

Recent Comments

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

On the one hand, the UConn coach comes off like a dick; on the other, he only keeps his job by winning. Further, neither he nor the college (for him) given time to respond before this was published and since this was hardly a breaking news story I'm sure another day wouldn't have impacted the paper.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on January 17

Packers Hold Off Cowboys in Thriller, Advance to NFC Championship

Sorry, poor sportsmanship comment removed

posted by billsaysthis at 02:40 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'd much rather watch parkour than quite a few other "sports".

posted by billsaysthis at 11:34 AM on January 11

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Yay Ufez!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, anybody watch that college football game last night? I think it was Clemson defeating Arkansas, or maybe Alabama.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'll go with Grum on Leicester City and sentimentally add Liverpool reaching two cup finals.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:41 PM on January 06

San Francisco 49ers Fire Chip Kelly After 1 Season

Niners are leaving a few $10Ms on the table paying off coaching contracts at this point, everything else aside.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:39 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Sure one of the CSL clubs need a great central defender like M. Sakho!!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:37 PM on January 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 6
Seattle by 17
Pittsburgh by 13
New York Giants by 3

1. Manning
2. Bell
3. Beckham
4. Karl Joseph

posted by billsaysthis at 04:33 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Why would the SEC want four more teams? Unless they plan to push out the less financially useful schools somehow...

posted by billsaysthis at 07:05 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Just for rivalry's sake I'd like to see the Niners take down the Seahawks but I don't imagine Pete Carroll will call up his practice squad to make that a possibility...

Lions win versus Packers
Titans win versus Texans

These two seem more unlikely (for both to happen) then the Racists-Giants to tie. Though not by much. Sorry Bucs fans.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:19 PM on December 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

How do we blame the Patriots for this?

Have you checked the Pats' org chart for a voodoo priest(ess) lately? Maybe a purchasing manifest for some lifelike dolls?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:41 PM on December 26

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

BeaverBoard, surely you remember the Peter Principle. Applies to coaches as much as any profession.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:59 AM on December 19

Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

Fisher, Bradley... who's next? Make your predictions today!

Normally I'd go with Hue Jackson's 0-fer but he seems to have at least one more season of failure ahead. Chip Kelly seems a possibility, but I wonder if Trent Baalke will walk the plank instead.

I'll go with Mike McCoy, four seasons of mediocrity is sufficient. New home next season, ought to have a new man in charge as well.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:58 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

MLS announces expansion process, including timeline and fees. Most interesting bits: Expansion fee is $150MM and expected startup costs, including that fee, are in the neighborhood of $300MM. Starting to think there's something to MLS/soccer moving ahead of NHL/hockey in the US of A.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:09 PM on December 15