billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
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Location: mountain view, ca
ZIP: 94043
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: August 28, 2015

billsaysthis has posted 186 links and 4800 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

NFL limits Junior Seau's daughter to video voiceover at HoF induction: Wow. Because why would the league want to give a voice to the child of one of it's greatest players?

posted by billsaysthis to football at 09:33 PM on July 24 - 2 comments

USA 1-1 Panama: The US Men were pretty poor across the board last night but having already clinched their group the result itself was unimportant.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:56 AM on July 14 - 5 comments

Messi goal puts Barcelona past the post: Winning 1-0 over Atletico Madrid, last season's champions, at the Vincente Calderon, clinches the season title despite Real Madrid's 4-1 win today. This is their seventh title in ten years, with the Copa Del Rey and Champions League finals still to play.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:43 PM on May 17 - 0 comments

Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder: Unsurprising but still a tragic disappointment. Maybe they can room Hernandez and Phillips together...

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 10:59 AM on April 15 - 2 comments

Australia bowls out New Zealand on 183: Loving the 93,000-strong support the Aussies made short work of their neighbors to win the Cricket World Cup for the fifth time yesterday. The Kiwis had a difficult start, losing three wickets early but then had a run to 150 when disaster hit and they lost three more for almost no runs. The home side had a terrific innings from captain Michael Clarke and (his replacement as captain?) Steve Smith, needing only five batsmen to run down the win. There were, of course, a few afters ;)

posted by billsaysthis to other at 02:33 AM on March 30 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chelsea: We appeal to your inner woman

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 PM on August 28

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

Somebody did get mangled yesterday (he wrote, four hours before his team's kickoff)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:26 AM on August 24

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

Guzan, not a good day as he gave up two goals to Palace... Shaw, well, I guess the cleansheet is worth a couple of extra points but given Newcastle also kept a cleansheet doubt he was worth much more.

United, one goal after three games, boy they are lucky to be on seven points is all I will say.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:06 PM on August 22

NBC Lands Premier League for Another 6 Years

Yes, this season most Saturdays will have a second 7am PST/10am EST game on USA Network.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:37 PM on August 11

NBC Lands Premier League for Another 6 Years

If only because NBC is making sure all games are available live over the web, this is terrific! But also appreciate Rebecca and the Two Robbies.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:26 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That pranks video was outstanding!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:52 PM on August 07

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

@yerfatma: Buddhism "is a nontheistic religion or philosophy" so I'm not sure that's incompatible with his statement. If correct (that he said it).

posted by billsaysthis at 08:47 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I read the report a half hour ago and am still not certain I understood the result. All out for 60?!?!?! Is this the same team which pretty much tore up the World Cup four months ago or are the English that much better playing at home?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on August 06

7 Days to Start of Premier League Season

But, yay seven days!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 07:09 PM on August 02

7 Days to Start of Premier League Season

One could reasonably think that Clyne is a significant upgrade on Glen Johnson and Javier Manqiullo and so Liverpool are far less likely to be leaking goals. Not to mention no more Gerrard as DM which, club legend or not, he was a horror at last season, so again, probably less goals given.

Hard to take site called "London24" too seriously about a Liverpool player, in any case.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:09 PM on August 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Much more imaginative than asshat, Owlie, I like it.

I actually came here thinking to post about Goodes, because I'm saddened by it. To paraphrase myself on the book of face, hate doesn't make you happy so stick with the things which do.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:16 PM on August 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Problem with his temper? Sure. Racist, not sure how you get that unless you know more than what the linked article said.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:08 PM on August 01

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

Not to editorialize but I think Goodell and Brady should both sit in the corner for a year, or until they grow up and can stop acting like idiots play nice.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:26 PM on July 29

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I thought it was interesting that Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaunessy wrote a piece today titled Deal with it Tom Brady and the Patriots are cheaters. Looking for that link again I see the Globe is reporting that Brady has also sued the NFL in US District Court in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening, arguing that Brady's four-game suspension violates binding rulings from the Adrian Peterson lawsuit earlier this year, "and gives the back of the hand to the fundamental arbitral principles concerning procedural fairness and arbitrator bias."

posted by billsaysthis at 09:24 PM on July 29

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

I'd already taken Clyne and Benteke, plus Couinho to make my LFC three. Also, Kane, curious to see if he can do it two seasons running. 10.5 days until Reds kick off, I might explode first (but only virtually).

posted by billsaysthis at 09:17 PM on July 29