Recent Comments by billsaysthis

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

ESPN wants to steal Tony Romo away from CBS by offering him an "8 figure annual offer" to do Monday Night Football. Really? Will Romo bring back the magic that seemingly migrated to NBC's SNF? But wait, maybe he'll stay at CBS since they have a right to match any offer.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:28 PM on January 20, 2020

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

+100

posted by billsaysthis at 04:00 PM on January 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

SpoFi lunch on Kona with @ufez: photo proof

posted by billsaysthis at 09:08 PM on January 13, 2020

Seahawks Beat Eagles After Carson Wentz Leaves with Concussion

Clowney's helmet to helmet contact was so "incidental" it knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on January 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

No offense Howard, but... more recently the politically correct CE is not politically correct but common usage by non-Christians for a very long time.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:53 PM on January 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all the SpoFites, and may you each get a shiny trophy for your favorite team soon.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:03 AM on December 25, 2019

FIFA President Wants to Play Women's World Cup Every 2 Years

The NWSL stops play during the World Cup but in Europe many women's leagues play the same late Summer through Spring schedule as the men. So the most likely disruption there would be the Women's Euro tournament and I've not seen reaction from the leaders there (except for the French, of course...).

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on December 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

@Halligan88 not this year.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on December 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Everton vs Liverpool, 1902 aka The Last Derby Everton Won.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on December 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thanks for posting NoMich! I subscribed with this link.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:21 PM on November 29, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Very hard hardcover! Looking forward to seeing Jackson and the Ravens hit up against the 49ers this weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:08 PM on November 26, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

NoMich, you think those changes will come to pass? And if they do, what chance do you think that the tournament could evolve to include top clubs from other leagues (ie, a champions league type competition) to get more of those international dollars?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on November 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Why Landon Donovan made Carrie Taylor his first assistant, and what it could mean for women coaching men's soccer . Though I look forward to the day when a woman coaching men is as newsworthy as a man coaching women.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on November 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Rugby... rugby... horses!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:42 PM on November 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

No teams would attend?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:21 AM on November 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Narrator: In the end, he did just that.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on November 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

ROFL

posted by billsaysthis at 11:22 AM on November 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

@grum Almost always as soon as you talk about something on TV it happens. "X hasn't scored against (tonight's opponents) on the road." 10 minutes later, X has scored. Probably twice.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:51 AM on November 17, 2019

He told a kid to slide. Then he got sued.

Howard, good comment but I think you somehow posted it on the wrong thread...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on November 14, 2019

Belichick Notches Win 300, May Coach Into His 70s

The Hoodie only needs 47 wins to match Shula, seems like a number he could reach around his 70th birthday. Andy Reid is a distant second among active coaches at 212, at 61 already I don't see him reaching much past 300 unless Mahomes turns into the next TB12, and no other active coach is even at 150.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on October 29, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers Are Mudders

Just curious, what does Trubisky have to do with a Niners-Racists game?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:32 AM on October 22, 2019

High school cancels football season, fires every coach after suspended player suits up with different identity

What an absolute idiot (the coach). Yet somehow I think he'll be on the sidelines for another high school next season. Because winning is everything.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on October 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Woah, that's not a photoshopped pic! Damn, Frank Gehry can go way overboard.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:53 PM on October 20, 2019

Opinion: LeBron James undermines values he's espoused in most disgraceful moment of career

Whoever gave LBJ the idea to speak out on this topic should be fired, there was nothing he could say that would have a positive result for him or the league IMO.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:03 PM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Spurs and France keeper Hugo Lloris suffered a horrific injury Saturday (to take attention away from his howler?) and now is confirmed out for the remainder of 2019.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:26 AM on October 08, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach

Beaverboard, exactly. Scott Van Pelt ran through the entire line of DC head coaches under Snyder and pointed out that they've done each of the obvious types. Although I think SVP missed one type: minority/African-American. Maybe Bienemy, from your linked article, would fill that (though of course Tomlin will as well).

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on October 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The spearing

posted by billsaysthis at 12:30 PM on September 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Raiders' Vontaze Burfict suspended for 2019 NFL season over reckless hit: Too much, too little, just right?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:29 PM on September 30, 2019

Bears 1936 Throwbacks Shine Light on NFL's Segregated Era

I liked the Bears' uniforms. Simple, clean, strong colors.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:43 AM on September 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

LOL, literally a beaver board!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:45 AM on September 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Brooklyn Nets going gray for fresh new look

posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on September 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Two games and Eli's out as the Giants name Daniel Jones their starter beginning this weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:00 PM on September 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Eni Aluko: Legal action by players should be the next step for online abuse . I think she's right, someone has to clean up this garbage fire.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:30 PM on September 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What's wrong with Cam? I only saw bits of the game until the fourth quarter but how the heck do you direct snap to Christian McCaffrey on 4th and half a yard from the 2 with the game on the line? Ron Rivera certainly deserves the 0-2 record.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:48 AM on September 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Guess I don't know baseball as well as I thought because I thought that once a ball goes foul it's always foul.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 PM on September 04, 2019

I'm Not Crying -- You're Crying

Tremendous sportsmanship from the two women!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:08 PM on September 01, 2019

Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death ruled accidental overdose.

Sad...

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on August 31, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

I can't believe the Colts are letting Luck keep something north of $20M that they could've clawed back contractually.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:48 AM on August 27, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Now we have more trophies than ManU again and all is good with the world.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on August 15, 2019

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

Yay, time to score!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:04 AM on August 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

@rcade can you turn on the SpoFi EPL Fantasy league?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:36 PM on August 03, 2019

Reds' Amir Garrett Fights Entire Pirates Team

Trade was done before the fight according to ESPN. ROFL

posted by billsaysthis at 10:40 AM on July 31, 2019

Robot umps now!

@prof I would actually think the system uses realtime images to judge the strike zone borders, not previously-input batter info. Otherwise you don't account for the stance.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:24 PM on July 30, 2019

Aaron Boone Expresses Concern for Umpire's Day

2nd plate job in the majors is not the same as 2nd plate job ever. Presumably the strike zone in the minors is the same as at the top so if Miller needs adjustment time why woud he not get those games out in the field?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:29 AM on July 19, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions

Original site is back up

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on July 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That is a lot of data for a "summary"!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on July 17, 2019

Wimbledon Lists Women's Champions by Their Husband's Name

-100

posted by billsaysthis at 11:01 AM on July 15, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

+1 rcade!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:40 PM on July 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Drink tea #ftw

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on July 03, 2019

BIRGing and CORFing

I'm still BIRGing a month after Liverpool's sixth European Cup!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on July 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

+1 Beaverboard :)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on June 26, 2019

VAR Has One Job, And It's Failing Miserably At It

I like Howard's suggestions. VAR is useful but for sure needs some evolution in how it's implemented to reduce the four minute breaks.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on June 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What an embarassment, eh @NoMich?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:28 AM on June 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

ROFL! Though I think Sam Kerr might not be too bothered.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on June 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

+100!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on June 07, 2019

Project: Phenom

I'll never be over that win!!!!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:39 AM on June 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Caf Champions League: Esperance awarded win after Wydad VAR controversy but... strange to me that the home side was awarded the win when the refs decided the game couldn't continue.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on June 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@rcade, that link doesn't go to a tweet, maybe it was deleted...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on May 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Dubs wallop 'Zers but have they lost another starter? ('Zers is a local nickname I've heard here in Portland...)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:03 AM on May 19, 2019