billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
Location: Lake Oswego, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: August 17, 2018

billsaysthis has posted 223 links and 5,187 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

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after third Champions League title: After winning nine of 14 trophies in less than three full seasons and four days out from breaking Liverpool hearts, Zizou walks away only saying the team needs a change. Gabe Marcotti on the real why, such as it is.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 10:54 AM on May 31, 2018 - 1 comment

Abby Wambach, Remarks as Delivered: Stunning commencement address to Barnard College.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 12:32 PM on May 24, 2018 - 3 comments

SportsFilter Fantasy Premier League 2017-2018 Final Standings: Congratulations to our winner, Kaf Kaesque, and the other top four finishers (me, Tom Clancy, and Drew Meger). full table

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 11:40 AM on May 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Wembley: Football Association offered £800m to sell national football stadium: Are Jaguars moving to London? Even if the Jags don't come, the English national team would no longer call Wembley home, so Woy isn't in favor.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 03:59 PM on April 26, 2018 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If the NFL and NBA and MLB can play outside, so can La Liga. No definitive plans announced yet but the first edition could come this season in partnership with Relevent, who run the big money International Champions Cup.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on August 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

double-posted for some reason.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on August 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

He's a philosopher, Yerfatma, what did you expect?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:06 AM on August 16, 2018

How to Watch European Soccer on TV

What's annoying me just this moment is ESPN is showing the Spanish SuperCup on ESPNNews channel but no English commentary. How much more would it cost to have it from two guys in the studio when they're also showing it on ESPN Deportes for the Spanish market/SAP?!?!

But also, Turner Broadcasting is dreaming if they think they'll get Americans to subscribe to their streaming channel just to get Champions League and Europa League. I'll just be sure to go to watch in some bar when Liverpool aren't on free to me.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:02 PM on August 12, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner

SI: Five million words to say players might make more money because of this deal. But not yet since $25M is a drop in the $7.4B bucket. Great article :p

posted by billsaysthis at 11:05 AM on August 01, 2018

Mesut Özil is leaving the German National Football Team over DFB's reaction to a photo he took with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in May.

The article I read mentioned the consequences to friends and family in Turkey for athletes and celebs who refuse to play ball with Erdogan. I don't think refusing was realistic. And if you read his rant, the head of the German FA certainly seems to be pushing his own brand of racially-based politics on this. I don't blame Ozil.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:11 PM on July 23, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Pallotta unloaded on Liverpool after the Reds squeaked by Roma in the Champions League semis three months ago, which increases the surprise factor of the deal for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:44 AM on July 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Alisson: Liverpool's world-record signing from Roma is 'goalkeeper of the future', as LFC break a positional transfer fee for the second window in a row.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:20 PM on July 21, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Mike Trout may be the most underrated sports superstar in history (paging @grum)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:29 AM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Apparently Henderson was playing with a "minor hamstring" issue that worsened as the match went on. Klopp will not be happy that Southgate kept him on the field until extra time, or even played him at all. Most Liverpool fans will not be so nice.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on July 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus to sign Real Madrid forward for $117M fee to Real Madrid while the 33 year old gets a four year, ~$40M/year contract.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:27 PM on July 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

@rcade, site search is busted...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:40 AM on July 04, 2018

Japan Cleans Up at the World Cup


posted by billsaysthis at 11:38 AM on July 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Argentine havehad a terrible coach and with his attacking strength and defensive weakness I'm not sure parking would've workedhad a chance in hell against the French attack.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:18 PM on July 03, 2018