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Canadian women beat U.S.A. for hockey gold

So now the Canadian team is taking heat for the way they celebrated?? Unbelievable. They don't have to apologize for anything. If they want to lay around on the ice in an empty arena and drink beer and bubbly and have a cigar, good for them. This is the greatest time in their lives, they won a gold medal for the host country, let them celebrate any way they like. Congrats, girls!

posted by eccsport78 at 07:43 AM on February 26

Jay Paterno: Coaches Have Lost Touch with Our Mission

Signing your name on a contract doesn't mean anything these days. They shouldn't be allowed to bail like Kiffin did. There should be a clause written into the contract that forbids a coach to leave before a specified time frame from coaching at another school unless it is an administrative decision by the college. It would only serve to protect schools from damage to their programs. Most schools probably wouldn't do this on their own for fear of not being able to attract the biggest names, so the NCAA should make it policy.

posted by eccsport78 at 01:44 AM on January 19

Schumacher returns to seek record 8th F1 title

You could see this coming from a mile away. The way he reacted after deciding he couldn't make a go of it after Massa's injury due to his own medical issues, you just knew he wanted back in. As much as I loathe the guy, I think it will be good for F1 overall. How old was Mansell when he won his title, 39? And he raced beyond that. I have no doubt that with a couple races under his belt, he'll be right back at it, cheating his way to the podium (sorry, old habits die hard). I'm still in mourning over what my Brawn team has become. I'm going to root for Ferrari next year.

posted by eccsport78 at 01:38 PM on December 23

Charlie Weis: I'll Coach in NFL Next Year

--The common wisdom (Weis' included) is that he is headed back to the NFL where he belongs, but if I were Pete Carroll, I'd give Weis a call.


Given the remark he made about Carroll's personal life (which he has since apologized for), I doubt ole' Charlie will be giving Pete a call anytime soon.

posted by eccsport78 at 10:37 PM on December 06

FIFA opens case against Thierry Henry for handball

This seems like such a black and white issue, I can't understand why there is so much discussion on whether or not he should be punished. Henry admits to intentionally handling a ball that leads directly to a goal that eliminates Ireland from the World Cup. Does anyone seriously think FIFA shouldn't punish him? At the very least, FIFA must suspend both Henry and the referee. How hard a decision can that possibly be? The argument that cheating is acceptable as long as it isn't caught doesn't work here, because the entire world saw that handball. Suspend him.

posted by eccsport78 at 10:26 PM on December 02

New Orleans Hornets Fire Coach Byron Scott

What a bonehead move. This is Bower's team, the guys HE put together. And he's no more qualified to coach them then Pink Floyd, the band. Hopefully Scott won't be unemployed long. Nice not letting CP in on it either. Stuff he won't forget once he's a free agent. How in the world does Tim Floyd keep getting coaching jobs?

posted by eccsport78 at 09:37 AM on November 13

Women's Soccer Playoff Turns Ugly

After hearing that Lambert has been indefinitely suspended from the program, I am shocked UNM's head coach was not suspended as well. The coach later made a statement saying Lambert's actions crossed the line of fair play and sportsmanship. Really? No kidding. So why didn't you substitute her out before it got really ugly? What in the world were you waiting for? The kid clearly snapped for whatever reason, and you continued to play her anyway? I think if I was the BYU coach, my anger would have been directed toward the NM coaching staff for letting it continue when the referee clearly wasn't putting a stop to it. Instead of recognizing she was out of control and removing her, she was allowed to continue and has now probably played her last college soccer game. Does Lambert deserve this punishment? Absolutely. Could it have been avoided early on and perhaps saved a student-athlete from doing further damage to other players as well as her own athletic career? Absolutely.

posted by eccsport78 at 05:39 AM on November 07

Women's Soccer Playoff Turns Ugly

Some advice to Ms. Lambert: Shave your head and order a mouthpiece.

posted by eccsport78 at 01:16 PM on November 06

Dodgers' Frank McCourt fires wife as CEO as couple seeks divorce

The sad part for the Dodgers is that she probably knew more about baseball and running a team than he did. Watching him sit there listening to mush-mouth Tommy Lasagna, rather than his own GM, makes me wonder if the team might be better off with a new owner anyway. Then again, maybe not. Just ask Padres fans how that all went.

It constantly amazes me how some rich people find ways to piss away everything they have. Good luck in (Mc) court, Frank........

posted by eccsport78 at 11:13 AM on October 23

Jenson Button is the 2009 Formula One champion

Jens finally gets it done, congrats to him. Singing "We Are The Champions" in the cockpit!! Was happy to see the rain let up long enough for a good fight for the title. Rubens is a class guy, I hope he continues on next season.

posted by eccsport78 at 07:05 PM on October 18

Angels Sweep Red Sox, Head to ALCS

The curse is broken. Donnie Moore, R.I.P.

Angels-Yankees. On paper, this should be NY all the way. However, the Angels have never been scared of the Yankees and have done well against them the last few years. Yankees in 7, but I'm rooting for the Halos.

posted by eccsport78 at 01:02 AM on October 12

Alonso to Maranello

So, can we expect Kimi to Brawn?? We all might want to root for that, because another option out there is........MS to Brawn. (sorry Drood, I didn't mean to get your blood pressure up) Just call it Bernie's wet dream....

posted by eccsport78 at 05:35 PM on September 30

Canada Protects Home Advantage at Olympics

Big deal.....so Canada wants to do well in Vancouver, who can blame them? Our U.S. team always brings a small army of athletes to the Olympics and takes most of the medals, and now we're complaining about not getting equal training time?

My family and I visited Vancouver this summer and had a terrific time. Canadians are the nicest people in world to tourists, and much nicer than I've seen Americans treat people from other countries. We got a chance to visit the new speedskating venue in Richmond, which is an engineering marvel, and they emphasized how important it was for Canada to represent itself well at home, and I hope they do. Not only that, but my favorite F1 Grand Prix is back on the 2010 schedule for Montreal, so I'm looking forward to visiting another one of my favorite Canadian cities again.

posted by eccsport78 at 10:14 PM on September 23

FIA makes mockery of Formula One

Rodgerd-- You are absolutely correct, the actions of drivers intentionally crashing their cars is just as serious and should have been met with the same punishment as Briatore and Symonds received today. Same goes for FIA presidents with nazi/s&m fetishes. The WMSC considers this "to be of unparalleled severity"??? I guess I have a longer memory than they do, and Schumacher and Senna both crashed cars to modify the outcome of a race without being kicked out of F1. Clearly the FIA is not as afraid of scandals right now as much as it is of losing another manufacturer. In a weird sort of way, we have Honda and BMW to thank for the pass Renault got today.

posted by eccsport78 at 06:46 PM on September 21

FIA knew of Renault's race fixing last year

I wish I could say that this sort of stuff surprised me, but absolutely nothing in F1 surprises me anymore. (although the success of Brawn, RBR and Force India this year have all been pleasant surprises, for sure).

Of course, the FIA is as corrupt as any of its participating teams, having sat on this info for a year without a proper investigation. If Piquet Jr. doesn't come forward, at what point did they intend to pursue this? Ever? Although Renault the manufacturer is ultimately responsible for the team, it's doubtful the company knew of the decisions it's team managers were making at the time. If they did know, a lifetime ban is the only decision that can be made. My gut tells me Alonso did not know, the guy is a twice world champion and he would have come forward immediately had he been aware of any decision like that. I'm guessing that at the very minimum Renault will be excluded from the 2010 world championship. My other guess is that Renault will pull the plug on the program if they are excluded at all. I think they have already made that decision in the boardroom pending the outcome of Monday's hearing. Flavio and Symonds already knew what was coming. And now there is talk of criminal charges!! I think Renault F1 is finished, which will put a lot of good people out of a job. Maybe some jail time is justified.

Is Alonso-to-Ferrari a done deal or is he talking with other teams?

posted by eccsport78 at 07:45 AM on September 19