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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: November 28, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 191 links and 4860 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

Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban: The report says London 2012 was "sabotaged" by "widespread inaction" against athletes with suspicious doping profiles. Russia was also accused of running a "state-supported" doping program.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 04:30 PM on November 09 - 1 comment

Sepp Blatter: Russia 2018 World Cup 'agreed before vote': The suspended FIFA chief continues to crash and burn on his way out, to the extent that I wonder if he will force the destruction/replacement of FIFA by the Feb. 26 vote for his replacement; Marina Hyde calls for exactly that today. Meanwhile, here are your seven muppets candidates to replace Blatter.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:52 PM on October 28 - 0 comments

Matthew Stafford: the $53m mistake costing the Detroit Lions dearly: The former No1 overall pick has been in decline for years, and has wasted his access to a strong defense and one of the game’s great receivers. Stafford is destined to replace Scott Mitchell in the hearts of Lions fans everywhere, if he hasn't already.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 08:39 AM on October 13 - 13 comments

Liverpool part ways with Brendan Rogers: In a move that was either four months too late or six months early, another lackluster 1-1 result was the end of a 3+ season tenure for Rogers. Jurgen Klopp, rested after a four month break, is rumored to be first choice to take over after receiving a positive report on LFC from the team's German former midfielder Didi Hamann.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:15 AM on October 05 - 4 comments

Blatter faces criminal investigation: Totally unexpected, eh? Amusingly, one of the indicated counts involves a $2M "disloyal payment" to Michel Platini; Platini said the money was legit and "relates to work which I carried out under a contract with Fifa" and he had clarified matters with the authorities. Of course.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 02:40 PM on September 25 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

I was too busy Thanksgivinging to pick, oh well, doubt I'd have gotten any points except for the Panthers.

Minnesota by 6 Cincinnati by 13 Oakland by 10 Indianapolis by 3 Kansas City by 11 N.Y. Jets by 7 N.Y. Giants by 17 Jacksonville by 4 Houston by 6 Arizona by a lot, how high can we pick? 30! Lock this in the trash. Pittsburgh by 8 New England by 17 Baltimore by 3 (i think this may end up a tie, right through OT, but come on, Browns?)

posted by billsaysthis at 09:55 PM on November 28

Tiger Woods to be a Ryder Cup vice captain in 2016

Holden, that would be an awesome improvement.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:30 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Something strange in Dodgerland?

posted by billsaysthis at 02:17 PM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Tennessee by 4
Atlanta by 9
Chicago by 3
Oakland by 13
Miami by 7
Philadelphia by 10
Carolina by 17 lock it up Supes!
Baltimore by 1
N.Y. Jets by 13
Kansas City by 9
Minnesota by 4
Seattle by 11
Cincinnati at Arizona
Buffalo at New England

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And he wasn't even 0-11 to start the season, like another coach we could name.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on November 18

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 7
Green Bay by 13
Carolina by 17
St. Louis by 4
Philadelphia by 10
Pittsburgh by 16
Tampa Bay by 2
New Orleans by 8
Baltimore by 6
Oakland by 11
Denver by 17
New England by 17
Seattle by 7
Cincinnati by 24

posted by billsaysthis at 12:21 PM on November 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Liverpool once again loses to a poorly defended corner, Firmino forgetting the ball is still live after the initial header, and because they couldn't convert any of the many more chances they had (compared to Crystal Palace).

Can only hope Sakho isn't injured seriously and that we can make it to January in the top 8 or so.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:57 PM on November 08

"Shuttering of Grantland Hints at Corroding ESPN Culture, Competency, and Gumption"

Stratechery has a nice piece on this event.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:08 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Maybe it wasn't just Matt Millen...

posted by billsaysthis at 01:19 PM on November 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cincinnati by 34
Miami by 3
Minnesota by 7
New England by 38 (TieLock you mother down)
New Orleans by 7
Jets by 8
Oakland by 7
Green Bay by 14
San Francisco by 3
New York Giants by 13
Denver by 24
Dallas by 4
San Diego by 13

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 AM on November 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Bolding also runs on the field in street clothes to jump into a scrum.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:56 PM on November 04

Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt, Make Mike Mularkey Interim Coach

If Tomsula, injuries and retirements weren't screwing the Niners so badly I'd be laughing at Grum's analysis.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:51 PM on November 04

U.S. TV viewers for the Premier League broken out by club

Everton has Tim Howard, probably helps a lot with their ratings.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:49 PM on November 04

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Positively Lynchian, rcade.

But what a pair of goals from Coutinho.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on October 31

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Was on a plane yesterday from 8 am so missed the Patriots game. Too bad since I of course would've taken them. Oh well.

Kansas City by 10
Atlanta by 17
Minnesota by 3
Arizona by 13 lock de lock
St. Louis by 13
New York Giants by 8
Pittsburgh by 4
Baltimore by 10
houston by 7
Oakland by 7
Seattle at Dallas
Green Bay at Denver
Indianapolis at Carolina

posted by billsaysthis at 08:59 AM on October 30