Goyoucolts's profile

Name: T. Kyle-Milward
Location: Goble, Oregon
Gender: Male
Member since: February 08, 2006
Last visit: December 17, 2014

Goyoucolts has posted 11 links and 134 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

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

Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend was... fake?

This has to be something Te'o was in on. Stories like this poke huge holes in the "I was taken advantage of by scam artists" argument. If he met her online and had a strictly Internet relationship created by a couple of con guys, how does he explain meeting her?

Obvious rationales behind the falsehood are to curry Heisman votes or cover up something else. Either way, pretty unconscionable.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:02 PM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was hoping the Jets would force a safety, get the ball back and miss a game-winning FG... but this was almost as good.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:58 PM on December 17

The San Antonio Spurs send some players home

The Spurs have the best record in the Western Conference after tonight's overtime victory over the Grizzlies. Just food for thought....

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:39 PM on December 01

College Player Scores 138 Points In A Game

This article makes it seem like there was an intentional effort made to get the kid the record. Teammates wide open under the hoop but passing out for a three? Cherry-picking? Allowing the other team to score to get the ball back faster? This clearly isn't basketball.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:57 PM on November 21

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Tigers in 5. Cards in 6. Verlander and Carpenter David Freese

posted by Goyoucolts at 06:43 PM on October 13

Jim Tressel Resigns

Unfortunately, these means that Tressel will most likely be taking the rap, rather than the program as a whole. Here's an interesting article from SI that argues that very point.

This isn't to say that I think Tressel should stay, as he deserved to be let go. But his resignation/firing might cloud the ensuing NCAA ruling.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:24 PM on May 30

Peyton Manning Tanks Concussion Tests

I'd just like to point out that the actual interview in question was an informal sit-down chat between Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, and ESPN writer (and known funny-man) Rick Reilly. For anyone with knowledge of Reilly's work (or even just from reading the original article) realizes that the chances of this being a serious answer to an open-ended question are very slim.

With that in mind, this reads more like a joke with a hidden grain of truth than a "whiny control freak" spouting off. As for making Manning look foolish, I suppose it could... but then again, context is everything. I know I've said and done things with my buddies and/or family members that might look or sound odd or are embarrassing from an outsider's perspective. But if said comment or action is prefaced the right way (which I believe this comment was), it's humorous.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:10 PM on April 27

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

Atheist totally hit this one out of the park, excellent points.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:26 PM on October 15