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eckeric
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Name: Eric
Homepage URL: http://www.sonoransea.org/sand
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: July 25, 2014

eckeric has posted 3 links and 80 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 18 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Celtic v Porto - Uefa Cup Final!: If you don't want to listen to it you can read along with Mr Glendenning.

posted by eckeric to soccer at 01:51 PM on May 21 - 13 comments

Goons!: Doug "The Thug" Smith, the author of Goon, was interviewed on Here and Now today. There was also a discusson with someone from dropthegloves.com: "your only source for authentic game worn enforcer jerseys and equipment."

posted by eckeric to hockey at 05:09 PM on May 08 - 4 comments

Round three of the US Open Cup kicked off yesterday: with the MetroStars defeating the A-League's Hampton Roads Mariners. There will be seven A-league/MLS matchups today. The US Open Cup goes back to 1914 . The tournament has a history of upsets such as the D3 San Francisco Bay Seals making it to the semi-finals in 1997, and the Rochester Rhinos defeating three MLS teams in 1999 to win it all.

posted by eckeric to soccer at 06:48 PM on July 17 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Cheerleader death renews calls for increased safety steps.

Look around at a basketball game or a football game: it's not just about whether our team beats their team, but whether our cheerleaders beat their cheerleaders, our band beats their band, even whether our fans beat their fans, forgodsakes.
It has ALWAYS been about our band beating their band. People do not join band to cheer the football team on. They join band to be in band. Playing at a football game is a chance to prepare for the state band competition. I mean, "go school!" and everything, but the band loves the football team as much as the football team loves the band.

posted by eckeric at 03:29 PM on April 22

Walking Through the Fire

I think he has just been rereading What IF...

posted by eckeric at 05:58 PM on January 12

2005 NBA DRAFT.

I think Salim will be ok. The local paper indicated that the Hawks did their homework: Rosborough said a West Coast-based Hawks scout, Herb Livsey, charted and watched Stoudamire at UA more than any other NBA official. "Herb knows what Salim can do," Rosborough said.

posted by eckeric at 10:02 AM on June 29

Is anyone else sick of Curt Schilling?

you know, if Boston wins, they could auction off those bloody socks of his and make a hell of a lot of money for the the K ALS campaign. Hope they have the sense to not wash them.

posted by eckeric at 10:48 AM on October 25

Frischilla stumps for change.

2 and 4 sound good to me.

posted by eckeric at 11:14 AM on August 31

Owners to politicians: Give us money!!!

Bleah, what a rip-off.

posted by eckeric at 10:16 AM on August 03

Big Unit in Pinstripes, perhaps Starting by Friday?

Here is an arizona article.

posted by eckeric at 05:02 PM on July 29

Masters of the Mic

Yeah, Vin Scully is my favorite. When I was growing up, they would carry the Dodgers on the radio here. His voice is one of the things that reminds me of summer. (Actually, here in the home of the Diamondbacks AAA team, a radio station joined up with the Dodgers radio network a few years ago, so I can still tune in and hear that voice).

posted by eckeric at 03:51 PM on July 29

The MLS officially announces expansion squads.

Utah Saints! (warning: midi file)

posted by eckeric at 05:35 PM on July 14

The MLS officially announces expansion squads.

Huh, I remember so many expansion sites being discussed. When did Utah enter the mix?

posted by eckeric at 03:51 PM on July 14

Johnson's latest pitch: He's open to a trade.

The local press and sports radio folks (in Tucson anyway) are pretty much saying that the Diamondbacks are now a rebuilding team and that as much as it would hurt to let Randy go, it doesn't do him or the team any good to keep him here. If he stays, he will win his games, but the team can't contend with just Randy winning. He pretty much spends the rest of the year not making a difference, no matter how good he is. Plus, if they hold on to him, the team loses the chance to get a good trade and actually build for the future. If they miss the chance to trade, it will be that much longer before the club has a chance to contend again. The radio announcers for sunday's game were talking about how there was a lot of hope at the begining of the year centered around the bullpen, and that folks felt like it should be ok moving from last years system where we only scored two runs, but Curt and Randy kept the other team below that. Of course, they had a lot of time to talk, as SF scored their 6th, 7th, 8th runs. Anyhow, they never really brought up trading Randy, but they did a good job of pointing out that we sucked a lot more that we were supposed to (which has got to be hard to do as the homer radio crew), and I think that that gives some background as to why it doesn't make sense for Randy to stay. I think one writer said that the fans will cry into thier beers when the trade happens, but they will also know that it really has to happen. I'm sure the thing that people really want to know, is who the press thinks they may try to trade for, but they haven't had much on that, at least, I haven't seen it. Jerry Colangelo is keeping his mouth shut.

posted by eckeric at 01:00 PM on July 13

Johnson's latest pitch: He's open to a trade.

I think everyone in Arizona pretty much knows that Randy will have to go. It just isn't fair to anyone to let him ride through this rotten year. What are we, 27 games below .500? Sure, if this was the NBA, we could still talk about making the playoffs! But in Baseball, this year is so over. Please let the man have an impact somewhere. I would like to see him and Curt on the same team again...

posted by eckeric at 11:15 AM on July 13

"Old White Guy Makes Racially Insensitive Remark"

I think the underdog thing is a big factor with Luke. At college games the fans always flip out when the 12th man on the team (or any of the walk-ons) steps out onto the court. Everybody likes an underdog. And on a team that that lousy with all-stars, you don't get to cheer for the underdog very often. How often do LAs fans actually get to cheer for someone they like?

posted by eckeric at 05:56 PM on June 09

Taupe could have copied and pasted what i wrote and you would say good point... Oh, hey, good point Taupe

posted by eckeric at 04:55 PM on May 20

Every game should have a winner.

Yeah, but who the hell would want to play cards if in order to determine a winner one had to simply flip cards to see who had the highest card? No one. Just like how penalties are a lame way of determining a winner. yes, if we are going to insist on a winner, we might as well do something fun like subtract one player from each team every 5 minutes of overtime, until it is KEEPER VS KEEPER.

posted by eckeric at 01:50 PM on April 27