FonGu's profile

Name: John L Belt
Location: The Northern Rust Belt
Gender: PaPa
Member since: February 04, 2006
Last visit: November 04, 2013
Status: signup

FonGu has posted 19 links and 127 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

NBA- Who cares. Nothing but a bunch of over paid criminals. This has nothing to do with race or nationality, this is just a league that could cease to exist and it would not affect me at all.

MLB- I grew up as a Braves fan in the South going back to the days of Dale Murphy. I have jumped over to the Pirates since 1999 when I moved north to the rust belt.

NHL- Pens. 'Nuff said...

NFL- I was a die hard Cowboys fan until that cast member from the set of Night of the Living Dead (Jerry Jones) took over the team. I have moved on to the Steelers since moving North.

College Football- University of Notre Dame. This of course brings a hatred for Michigan, Michigan State, and the Bucknuts, who have the most obnoxious fans in the known universe.

College Basketball- UNC. No bandwagon here, I'm an alum.

Real Football- US Men's National Team. I was a head soccer coach for 24 seasons, so I enjoy watching the maturation of the sport in this country.

Recent Links

BCS under scrutiny from Capitol Hill: The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.

posted by FonGu to football at 07:36 AM on January 30 - 18 comments

Vick to still play.: "The Associated Press reported that after consulting with the Falcons, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and top league officials agreed Wednesday to let Vick play as the legal process determines the facts. A person with knowledge of the meeting, who requested anonymity so the case would not be influenced, said the NFL would stick to that position for the foreseeable future, despite its new personal conduct policy, the AP reported. "

posted by FonGu to football at 06:26 AM on July 20 - 56 comments

Beckham Comes to the Colonies:

posted by FonGu to soccer at 04:06 PM on July 14 - 57 comments

Beilein takes UM job.: The ironic thing here is Beilein once complained that the only thing he didn't like about the WVU job was he worked in a place where the football program overshadowed the basketball program. I wonder what he will find at Big Blue?

posted by FonGu to basketball at 04:58 AM on April 04 - 10 comments

Cowboy's "Crazy Ray" dies.: Super fan and team unofficial mascot Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones has died.

posted by FonGu to football at 06:14 AM on March 18 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

Urban Meyer's Florida Gators Arrested Often

Is the problem of criminality due to the coaching staff, the types of recruits they are targeting, the region they historically recruit from, or all of the above. Funny how Florida, Florida State, and Miami U seem to have had a 30 year plus run on having thugs on their teams......

posted by FonGu at 07:22 AM on July 09

'Honey Badger,' 3 other former LSU players arrested

The kid just killed his chances of getting back to LSU or any other major program. Can anyone say Maurice Clarett?

posted by FonGu at 07:05 AM on October 28

"Worst. Uniforms. Ever."

I kind of like the helmets. The rest of the kit makes my eyes bleed....

posted by FonGu at 07:02 AM on October 28

Urban Meyer: I Wouldn't Let My Son Go to Florida

If there are character issues in the locker room, it his a result of his leadership. I wonder how long it will take for things to blow up at OSU?

posted by FonGu at 05:47 AM on April 11

Prep Soccer Team Punished for Doing the Bernie

Based on the info provided in the two articles, IMO the principal over-reacted. I say this as a practicing public school administrator. However, I am obviously not privy to the info the principal found during his investigation. I would also add, that if the celebration was so over the top, why were no yellow or red cards issued? The article made no mention of game enforced discipline. And before anyone decides to blast me - I have 24 seasons experience as a head soccer coach and I'm very familiar with rules regarding player celebration.

posted by FonGu at 09:31 AM on November 06

Browns Fan Kicked Out for Excessive Standing

If he wants to stand the entire game, then why did he purchase a SEAT? The Brownies' stadium has ample railing areas where he could stand to his heart's content. There is nothing wrong with standing to celbrate a big play or score, or to join in some team chants, but doing it the entire time is rude to those behind him.

posted by FonGu at 05:17 AM on September 29

US Hires Juergen Klinsmann to Coach Men's Soccer Team

Not that I'm disappointed to see Bob Bradley go, but why the change - Was he fired or was his contract up? I'm happy to see Klinsmann get the job, he was my pick when they gave it to Bradley in the first place. I also hope US Soccer gave him the authority to make changes in the developmental program.

posted by FonGu at 01:40 PM on August 01

FIFA Bans Top Official for Bribery

"Good. Now can we move the 2022 World Cup to a more reasonable location?"

Amen to that, I second the motion.

posted by FonGu at 05:59 AM on July 25

‘Life coach’ gives up on QB Russell

Life itself is a life coach. He is wasting himself if he is unwilling to learn from what has happened and move forward.

posted by FonGu at 08:55 AM on April 16

‘Get off my lawn!’ Bears TE Greg Olsen gets kicked off high school field

I am an admisistrator at a public school. Our track is open to the public when the track team and gym classes are not using it, w/o prior permission. However, no one is allowed on the game field or practice fields w/o permission from the school no matter what time of day. This is SOP for most schools.

posted by FonGu at 08:50 AM on April 16

Krzyzewski Passes Dean Smith in Wins

I am a Carolina alum and, therefore, hate Dook and Coach K. However, I tip my hat to an amazing feat and say 'Job well done'.

posted by FonGu at 06:57 AM on December 31

NCAA Suspends Pryor, 4 Others for Selling Memorabilia

Can anyone think of another incident where a player is caught for some violation during a season, only to be punished the next season? Seems to be ground-breaking precident on the NCAA's part....

posted by FonGu at 05:34 AM on December 26

Florida Man Uses BB Gun to Motivate Stepson

What a great mug shot! I love the farmers tan from his ball cap - lol!

posted by FonGu at 12:35 PM on September 17

Vince Young on Bush's Heisman: 'I Definitely Want It'

Would his new nickname be asterisk?

posted by FonGu at 12:08 PM on September 14

Colt McCoy May Be Cut in Cleveland

6 weeks of training camp for $1.07 million. I don't know too many people who wouldn't take that deal. Obviously not the kind of money he could earn in a career of pro ball, but still would represent many years of good salary for us regular working stiffs.

posted by FonGu at 02:16 PM on August 27