Goyoucolts's profile

Name: T. Kyle-Milward
Location: Goble, Oregon
Gender: Male
Member since: February 08, 2006
Last visit: August 27, 2015

Goyoucolts has posted 11 links and 142 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Favorite Teams:

Premier League: Arsenal. Thought we were washed up after losing Henry? Think again, Barca.
NFL: Indianapolis Colts. Gotta love finally getting that Super Bowl.
NBA: Spurs. (I know, I know, seems a bit suspect)
MLB: Don't give a damn, nothing Boston.
MLS: See above.

Fútbol is my passion. I have played for years, and hope to continue.

Recent Links

Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend was... fake?: Per Deadspin, the most inspiring story in college football this year was just that: a story.

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 06:41 PM on January 16 - 50 comments

Confessions of a former NFL Agent: Josh Luchs gives us a revealing look at the dark side of the agent and player business relationship.

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 12:07 AM on October 13 - 4 comments

'Horns squeeze into BSC title game with close victory over the Huskers: Hunter Lawrence punched a 46-yard field goal throught the uprights as time expired, putting the final touches to a defensive Big 12 championship game that completed the Longhorns' perfect season.

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 12:46 AM on December 06 - 14 comments

LeGarrette Blount to return to the college gridiron?: An ESPN source claims that University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount will be given the chance to return to the team.

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 02:40 AM on October 02 - 27 comments

Arsenal's Eduardo Da Silva injured in outrageous tackle, possibly ending his career. : A truly horrific injury, broken pieces of bone were sticking out of his sock as he was stretchered of the field. This is the sort of injury that you never truly recover from (See Alex Smith). I hope the FA bans Martin Taylor for life.

posted by Goyoucolts to soccer at 01:12 PM on February 23 - 73 comments

Recent Comments

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

I'm well out of this now, but what the heck:

Win - Warriors. I don't think even the refs can make this series close.

Games - five.

MVP - Curry

Rebounds - T. Thompson

Assists - LeBron

Free Throw Attempts - LeBron

Steals - Curry

Blocks - Bogut

Fouls - T. Thompson

Turnovers - Irving

3-pt % - K. Thompson

Techs - six

Largest MOV - 22 points

Triple doubles - three

Total points - 145

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:29 PM on June 04

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Atlanta Hawks in four. Cleveland Cavaliers in four. Chicago Bulls in six. Washington Wizards in six.

Golden State Warriors in six. Dallas Mavericks in seven. San Antonio Spurs in six. Portland Trailblazers in seven.

Eastern Conference player: LeBron. Western Conference player: Anthony Davis. Ejection: Matt Barnes 27.5

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:00 AM on April 17

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

I appreciate the effort you put into that, hincandenza. Your data definitely makes this all less clear-cut in my mind. Thank you.

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:37 AM on January 23

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

There is a handy calculator for doing Gay-Lussac's Law temperature vs pressure problems on line. I ran the numbers assuming a beginning temperature of 30C (303.15 Kelvin) and an ending temperature of 10C (283.15 Kelvin), and a beginning pressure of 12.5 psi.

The temperature arguments are interesting (even if I barely passed my physics courses back in college), but a former NFL referee said that when the balls for both teams were checked at halftime only the New England ones were deflated.

If the weather conditions are to blame for the sudden deflation of all 12 of the Pats' footballs, 11 of which were severally underinflated, how is it possible the Indy balls all checked out?

posted by Goyoucolts at 10:44 PM on January 22

Patriots crush Colts in the rain

Ugh, come on man, that's just an absurd accusation.

I wasn't accusing anyone of anything, and as I said above, it clearly wouldn't have had an outcome on the game. There were plenty of caveats in my post.

As far as losing in a blowout... got to disagree with you. The Colts have looked thoroughly outclassed by the Patriots for three consecutive seasons. It's not been because they were outsmarted, or because NE has more talent. For whatever reason, Indy's current coaching staff has been utterly unable to stop the Pats from running the football down their throats. So no, I'd have liked to see a somewhat close game just as a sign of improvement.

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:32 PM on January 19

Patriots crush Colts in the rain

Speaking of Belicheat, there is a report that the Patriots were deflating footballs against the Colts on Sunday.

Not that it had any outcome on the game (deflated footballs weren't letting Blount gouge Indy for massive chunks of yardage). Just leaves a sour taste in my mouth, if true.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:29 AM on January 19

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Conference Championship Round

Green Bay by 7.

Indy by 3.

Most points: Indy.

Most passing yards: Andrew Luck.

Most rushing yards: Marshawn Lynch

Most receiving yards: Jordy Nelson

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:05 PM on January 16

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Wild Card Round

Carolina by 6

Pittsburgh by 13

Dallas by 16

Indy by 9

Dallas Cowboys

Andrew Luck

Brandon Carr

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:48 PM on January 03

The Premier League Season Kicks Off Tomorrow

Title: Arsenal

Top Four: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Man U

Best Champions League Showing for an English Team: Manchester City

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Burnley, West Brom.

Top Scorer: Daniel Sturridge

Most Assists: Mesut Ozil

Most clean sheets (team): Chelsea

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:17 PM on August 15

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

It's about his tarnished image. LeBron is tired of being the villain and wants to be the hero again. He got his championships, so now people can't criticize him for not being a winner, which weighed on him before he left.

Exactly. This is a legacy PR move if I ever saw one. Stephen A. Smith getting on the air and claiming Bron as the most beloved athlete in the world after he returned and that audio clip of the Cleveland talkshow hosts pretty much sums up the situation.

But beyond that, I disagree that there were other, better young teams out there, rcade. I'm higher on Waiters and Irving than some, I suppose, but I feel Cleveland is pretty stacked talent-wise for an East team. Thompson and Wiggins are nothing to sneeze at either. Provided Blatt can coach the Cavs are going to be good for a long time, even if a couple other viable options were out there. Better destinations for LeBron would have been Chicago (which could only scrape together $73 million for Melo's offer) or Dallas (not exactly a young team built for long-term winning).

As for maximizing his money, why is LeBron the only guy who signed this sort of deal? Why isn't every agent recommending their clients take short-term deals? I'd be more inclined to look at how much cap space the Knicks are clearing next year when Stoudemire and Bargnani come off the books. LeBron DID want to play with Melo...

Anyone can write a nice letter, especially if they have a professional journalist help them tweak it. But all the other factors (leaving Wade out of his guaranteed money, picking the best young team to return to, the calculated deal that allows him to duck out after a season if he doesn't start winning, meeting with seven other teams beforehand) makes this look like a business and PR decision, not some reconciliation.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:40 PM on July 13

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Not only did LeBron talk to seven other teams, he also only signed a two-year deal with Cleveland... one of which is a player option.

What a guy.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:21 PM on July 12

Rutgers' coach Mike Rice Berates Players at Practice

I'm with tahoemoj. How has no one snapped? Maybe coldcocking wouldn't have happened (though I'd argue it's warranted), but I'm amazed there hasn't been some sort of Texas Tech/Billy Gillispie fallout here: mass transfers, or at least the players coming together and resisting or reporting the abuse.

Clearly, this guy needs to be out of coaching ASAP.

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:09 AM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Chris Kluwe is an Internet legend because he tries really, really, really hard to be an Internet legend.

He's like Chad Ochocinco Johnson, but with World of Warcraft and flame wars with Peter King instead of touchdown celebrations and an orange mohawk. Ehhhh.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:27 PM on March 09

Idaho Lets Man Sue Over Foul Ball Injury

and see a man drive himself into heart attack mode.

Something tells me it isn't just your talking points driving the big-time McD exec into heart attack mode...

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:19 PM on March 01

49ers Have Deal to Trade Alex Smith

I feel really bad for Alex Smith. He went through countless offensive coordinators in San Fran, played without decent receivers, put up with Singletary, finally had a good season after a quarterback-loving head coach who understood him took over, and was in the midst of leading the Niners to another NFC championship game when some upstart youngster snagged his starting gig (and only because he sat out ONE GAME with a concussion).

What a bum deal. I wish him the best wherever he lands.

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:33 PM on February 28