billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
Location: Tigard, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: August 22, 2019

billsaysthis has posted 236 links and 5,271 comments to SportsFilter and 55 links and 1,533 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Brazilian soccername: Binhosa

Fan of:
- Liverpool FC
- USC Trojans (class of '83, except I had no class while in attendance)
- Original SJ Earthquakes, RIP
- Barcelona FC
- SJ Sharks
- 49ers
- NY Giants

Baseball seriously sucks, it's boring, they could shut down MLB tomorrow and I'd be happy especially since the channel that broadcasts the SF Giants games is a Fox affiliate and their games regularly screw up my viewing schedule.

I won the 2005 NFL Playoff Pool

Recent Links

Transfer deadline day signings take Premier League spending to £1.41bn: Overall a pretty quiet window where the biggest rumored deals failed to materialize. Pogba to Real Madrid/Juventus, Erikson to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale to ManUtd/Liverpool/China, nope nope nope. Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich? Oops. American wunderkind Christian Pulisic finally makes his debut Sunday.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:43 AM on August 09, 2019 - 0 comments

Jill Ellis to Step Down as U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach: Ellis will depart as the first coach in history to win two Women’s World Cups (Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo did it over 80 years ago on the Men's side) after the team's five match Victory Tour this fall. Ellis has an overall record of 102-7-18, and won 13 World Cup matches, drew once and never lost with the USWNT.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 05:28 PM on July 30, 2019 - 1 comment

Robot umps now!: MLB to adopt in five years or less? (original WSJ paywalled article)

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 11:18 AM on July 30, 2019 - 10 comments

USWNT blank Netherlands to claim second straight World Cup title: With driving force Rose Lavelle as player of the match and Megan Rapinhoe winning the Golden Boot, the US Women shut down the Netherlands to capture the 2019 WWC.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:09 PM on July 07, 2019 - 3 comments

Project: Phenom: Is 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie the grand experiment that American women’s soccer needs right now?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 08:07 PM on June 03, 2019 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

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


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