Recent Comments by Kendall

NFL Pick Em' League?

ok never mind.. got it to work! Thanks again, and good luck!

posted by Kendall at 10:07 AM on September 14, 2008

NFL Pick Em' League?

well, my email is I'll try it again to see if I can get through too.

posted by Kendall at 10:02 AM on September 14, 2008

NFL Pick Em' League?

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Did it work alright for you frisby?

posted by Kendall at 10:42 PM on September 10, 2008

NFL Pick Em' League?

ok thank you. :)

posted by Kendall at 10:38 PM on September 10, 2008

Favre Saga Ends with Trade to Jets

In my opinion, this doesn't do a whole lot for the Jets. Yes, it makes them a better football team. It also makes them a relevant part of the city again. (After the Giants won the Super bowl) What this doesn't do is anything for their future. They have a good young guy in Jerrico, and have some nice pieces. But even after the veteran help they've brought in, I don't feel like they can compete in the AFC East. More specifically, I don't see them competing with the Pats. If they make it to an 8-8 or 9-7 season, ill be truly impressed.

The more logical option would be developing Clemens. Let him play, let him grow. Keep Chad as your backup, let him tutor Clemens. When you have a young QB with potential, you must stick with him. Bring pieces in to build around him. That's how you build a winning team, a dynasty. Look at the Giants and Eli. Sure, he was a more flashy scenario, but it's the same deal. Very few teams win simply by bringing in Veteran's. The Jet's would be better suited retooling now, preparing themselves for their new stadium. Once Farve leaves, retires, un-retires, or sports his Wrangler ads full time, the Jets will be in a worse situation than they're currently in. By then Parcells will have his way with Miami, and winning will be even harder.

This move cannot be good for Clemens confidence. Yes, it's a smart move now, but I get the hunch it will come back to bite the Jets long-term health. (Like many of the moves the Jets make)

At any rate, im glad as can be the Farve saga is almost over. =D

posted by Kendall at 12:24 AM on August 13, 2008

It's time to pitch the DH.

I don't see why this is such a big issue. I personally feel that the AL shouldn't have a DH. Any change would due really, but both leagues should have the same policy. I think it's apparent that AL pitching has gotten much better. Young guys are now flourishing (at least in some teams), which is a key factor. DH has always been a hard position to fill, even though it's the easiest to do. A perfect example is Jason Giambi. He hates DHing, and his hitting stats reflect that. The difference was so dramatic that the Yankees have him playing first. (He's always been a horrible fielder) Sitting around on the bench makes it hard to stay loose, especially at the professional level. On the contrary, most pitchers hate hitting. They are endangering themselves on the plate, and on the bases. Of course this is true with all players, but most players are professional hitters, and practice hitting everyday. The lack of practice they take hitting and running the bases makes them more susceptible to injuries. (And we know how frail the majority of them are) While they could practice hitting, the benefits over a couple of AB's per game is most likely not worth it from a teams standpoint. Lets hope the issue is addressed so its fair to both leagues.

posted by Kendall at 10:12 AM on May 13, 2008

Who is Antonio Cromartie?

On the cover of sporting news Cromartie looks jacked.. at first I thought it was a UFC fighter or something.. and cjets, I really doubt he'll realize how important that is. Or if he does, I would bet he never acts upon it. But great story nonetheless.

posted by Kendall at 03:25 PM on May 12, 2008

Blind bowler, The Hammer, rolls 300 game

Makes me think much less of the 214 I bowled Saturday... good for him to pull off such a feat. I look forward to seeing if he can still bowl at that level at age 90.

posted by Kendall at 03:19 PM on May 12, 2008

D'Antoni accepts Knicks' offer

As a big Knicks fan, any name besides Thomas' is a big relief. With that said, i'm not sure D'Antoni has what the Knicks need. We all know they can score if they need to, but they cannot defend if they have to. I think the Knicks can become contenders pretty easily. They are in the Eastern conference, and were relatively close to the playoffs in the 1st half. Give them 2-3 years, most likely 3 years. They will have a good draft pick this year, and have lots of young talent. Wait for some contracts to finish, and you're looking at a legit contender. With that said, Avery Johnson would have been my first choice- I think he brings the style that the Knicks really need.

posted by Kendall at 03:12 PM on May 12, 2008

Adam "Pacman" Jones

Right now these are only allegations, but no matter how this turns out, by many he's gonna be percieved as guilty. Pacman is like OJ.. guilty until proven innocent. Adam should know better than to go near any skin joint.. but then again it is Adam Jones.

posted by Kendall at 10:04 PM on January 17, 2008

Double Amputee Can't Run in Beijing Olympics

Well, my argument was simply that people would go to great lengths in order to win.. not myself personally, or 99% of us, but that was my interpretation of the ruling. (Besides the fact they thought it was an unfair advantage) Maybe it seems a little extreme, or unlikely, but it could happen. I think chico put it in much better terms than myself.

posted by Kendall at 01:58 PM on January 14, 2008

Double Amputee Can't Run in Beijing Olympics

Terrible news for Oscar, a guy who has fought so hard for what now seems like very little. I agree with Chico though, its understandable why such a decision would be made. Otherwise you may see runners/athletes intentionally amputing themselves for better times, performance, etc. After all, athletes used steroids and other harmful substances to try and get better physically, so whos to say whats what anymore?

posted by Kendall at 09:41 AM on January 14, 2008

Giants down Cowboys 21-17:

Speaking of the Aikman bias, anyone listen to WFAN radio? I was throughouly dissapointed in how one-sided they were. Every time the Boys scored or made a play the guys went nuts. When the Giants scored, you barely knew what happened. I expected more for a NY based station.

posted by Kendall at 09:31 AM on January 14, 2008

Chargers Beat Colts, 28-24,

P.S- For that to happen San Diego has to beat the unbeaten New England without LT or Gates. And who knows if Rivers will even play? Kinda doubt that would happen, but if it did I think that the Giants would win. Eli has looked impressive throughout the last few weeks.

posted by Kendall at 11:15 PM on January 13, 2008

Heat awarded do-over against Hawks

Yea, with only 82 games to play in a season this 52 seconds should be replayed. Come this post season we'll all look back on this as the pivotal point in the season. Ya, because ya know these teams will be fighting for the playoffs... I think it's rediculous and completely bizzare. I wonder how many guys lost their jobs over this one.. :p

posted by Kendall at 11:08 PM on January 13, 2008

Giants down Cowboys 21-17:

The reason that Dallas lost was because Marion Barber hurt his leg (right or left hamstring) on one of the last plays of the second quarter and Dallas failed to adapt. In my opinion, the Cowboys lost because they started Barber over Jones. They wanted to establish momentum early and get the crowd on their side, which worked well. However, this left them without a closing punch in the 2nd half, one which they've been able to bank on all season. Barber was getting hammered (and hammering the defense) during the entire 1st half. They handed the 2ns half to Jones, which for the most part was inconsistent. The same goes for the Giants and Jacobs. Bradshaw has been being used more and more in the 2nd half to take advantage of the tired out D's, and also to give Jacobs an occasional breather. As for T.O, I think it was obvious he wasn't at 100%, even early on in the game. (He failed to catch some easy passes)... easy for T.O anyway. Romo became flustered late in the game, and his inexperience shined through. Dallas played a sloppy game, which often times is the difference. Overall, I feel the Giants played excellent on D- especially in the secondary. McQuarters stepped up big fro the 2nd week in a row, and the Giants will bring a big wave of momentum with them to Green Bay.

posted by Kendall at 11:03 PM on January 13, 2008

Nick Swisher Traded from A's to White Sox

Personally, I think that Beane is a very smart GM, not a genius, but a capable guy who knows how to work with what he's got. Tim didn't seem to really be very high on the players Beane has drafted.. and the article seems to skip around a bit on the quality the A's have brought in throughout the years. However yerfatma, I would think that the 3 in 7 ratio isnt bad, especially when you consider they recieved 3 players for Swisher. Another 4 prospects for Haren. If 3 players could end up making significant contributions, Beane would consider the mover successful (So I think anyway). Prospects are never guaranteed, but I think that the gamble is worth the risk seeing as the A's have a ways to go before they can be considered legit contenders. My interpretation of Beanes strategy is to score as many prime prospects as possible, hoping that the majoprity of them will turn into the Damon's, Giambi's, etc. One day the A's will have an impressive array of young studs, which hopefully will lead to some winning.

posted by Kendall at 08:13 PM on January 03, 2008

Chris Bosh

If I were a southerner, I would be insulted by a guy trying to be some cowboy. I realize he's from Texas, yes, but at times his tone seems more insulting than comedic for some audiences. I am just pointing out that he could have lost some potential votes thru the whole accent thing. It was inconsistent and at times rude. (Like the whole Bubba thing with the teeth missing.) Your opinion may differ greatly from someone elses. However people take it, I find the skit quite funny- but it may not make such a huge difference in terms of making the team.

posted by Kendall at 07:58 PM on January 03, 2008

Chris Bosh

Im not sure that Bosh could do anything to better his chances of making the team. His play speaks for itself this year, and I feel the video was made as more of a joke rather than a serious attempt to get votes. I don't feel the video would skew the results enough to truly make a difference, especially since he insulted many voters by his butchered cowboy accent. Anyway, good luck to him.

posted by Kendall at 04:58 PM on January 03, 2008

Dodgers add Andruw Jones

Good point yerfatma, if Andruw can put up the numbers he used to, he could easily cash-in mega bucks. While I agree that this was the right deal, im a little suprised that the Dodgers didn't push for Torrii Hunter or Miguel Cabrera. Either way, things in LA are beginning to look brighter after this offseason.

posted by Kendall at 02:43 PM on December 06, 2007


There is no clip of the fabled streak by the Yankee Clipper on YouTube to decide the matter, so it will never be conclusively settled. I think that pretty much sums up everything. No matter what truely happened, Joe was an exceptional player and hitter. He dosen't need this record to prove anything that he hasnt already proven. He might have been given some favorable calls, but that dosent make his record any less credible. (in my opinion)

posted by Kendall at 12:33 PM on October 08, 2007

Giants Tell Bonds He's Gone

I disagree. Bonds would be the worst thing for the Royals right now. I mean this from a strategic standpoint, not even factoring in the media drama that seems to follow him. Not saying that Bonds would even want to go to KC, but it would be a nice aquisition for the team. He could give some of the young guys like Gordon some real help with hitting. If he would sign at a decent price (again, not holding my breath) it would be a good deal. **He could prolly show them how to get around all the drug tests too.** That aside, I think a team like Seattle would be a good situation for him. Sexson is hitting a .200 clip this year, and with Bonds could easily make the postseason. Also, I heard some yanks fans talking about Bonds... why would the yankees even need him? We already have an awesome bench, outfield, and also have Giambi as DH... its not gonna happen. Personally, I wish he would just fade off out of baseball, but I doubt if he will.

posted by Kendall at 09:08 PM on September 27, 2007

MLB Suspends Umpire Winters for Remainder of Season

We still don't know exactly what the umpire said... but we all know that Bradley has a short fuse. While I feel Bradley is the least wrong between the two, he didn't have any buisness trying to charge him like he did- which is going to cost him, and his team a chance in the playoffs. Getting back to Winters, I dont see how he will be able to keep his job. Knowing how Selig is, a long suspension or firing is definately in order.

posted by Kendall at 08:48 PM on September 27, 2007

2007-2008 Spofi Fantasy Basketball league signups

Hey everyone, I wanted to do the roto league for sure, and possibly the H2H, but it won't let me sign up for the roto... has it been deleted?

posted by Kendall at 08:39 PM on September 27, 2007

Frank Thomas strikes out with the Television Bureau of Canada

Its funny, but I suppose I could understand why it was taken off. Actually its really funny, but when you put it into perspective- its some huge guy nailing a tiny little child off the bed. Funny but wrong, kinda like A pregame show with Tim McCarver as the host.

posted by Kendall at 04:51 PM on April 05, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Ill be accepting my Costanza award for taking all those bashings all season-long... :(

posted by Kendall at 03:43 PM on March 26, 2007

Unknown Dodgers Pitcher Could Be Rock Star

"White, who has appeared in seven big league games in nine professional seasons, paid $50,000 three years ago to buy 50 acres of land from an elderly aunt who needed the money to pay for a nursing home"..... That aunt must be wanting to kill herself now... $50 K for something potentially worth a couple of billion. I really hope that he gives he at least half a million or something big. A take home nurse and medical care would be nice as well. At any rate, this is a genuine feel-good story. It's nice to hear that no matter what, baseball is still this kids #1 priority.

posted by Kendall at 08:43 PM on March 01, 2007

Broncos Lose Another Player

What really stands out in this case is how innocent Damien Nash was. He wasn't involved in some gangbanger shooting, or hittin up clubs- he seemed like a honorable young fellow. It's sad to see anyone die, especially when the person had exponential amounts of promise in his future. Best wishes to friends and family.

posted by Kendall at 02:41 PM on February 26, 2007

First of all, I don't like you.

Yeah I know what the point was, im just pissed because the Giants wasted a draft pick on a guy who can't do anything on the field. I understand why it's his biggest success- how often do you see a lousy reciever drafted in the second round? But since ive never liked Tim Carter, and now I realized how high he was drafted, im a bit PO'd.

posted by Kendall at 09:33 AM on February 24, 2007

First of all, I don't like you.

For the record, Tim Carter is a lousy reciever. (He's the number three reciever, and hardly ever gets much action.) So much for being his greatest success... but at least he is assertive *even though he's a crappy football player* ;)

posted by Kendall at 07:19 PM on February 23, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

I just picked up J. Posey- which seems like a smart move considering D. Wade's injury. Im actually doing a little better since the trade for Lee and Nelson... but im still 40+ games out *chuckles*

posted by Kendall at 07:17 PM on February 23, 2007

The First Franchise Player

Nice article- I always was a supporter of the franchise tag, but maybe it would be a good idea to change some things. For instance, they should allow contract extensions on top of that first "tag" year. This would give both the player and the franchise some stability.

posted by Kendall at 08:29 AM on February 20, 2007

It's about that time of year

Im deff. in- I can be my chance to show I don't completely suck in fantasy sports :)

posted by Kendall at 04:46 PM on February 16, 2007

Pitchers and Catchers Report

I just wish my mets had some pitchers to report... Well I suppose there's always Chan Ho Park.... As for the AL East, things should be very interesting this season- especially with Matsawhatever and Igawa.

posted by Kendall at 07:42 PM on February 13, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

I find it funny that I have more blocks than vagabonds, yet my record is 0-15 in that category, while his record is 7-8. Wow, this league has brought me some terrible luck.

posted by Kendall at 06:43 PM on February 12, 2007

Cuban says openly gay player would clean up

No company would ever sign a crappy player to endorse their product. They might actually be somewhat false in this instance. Of course people's definitions of "crappy" may differentiate, but surely the lack of gay athletes willing to come forward is a much smaller pool than the ocean of non-gay advertising icons. This story is very similar to that of Michael Strahan, except this guy is the first to come out in his respected sport. Honestly, I think a second-tier athlete (who is eye-catching) would make a substantial profit doing ads. This would be a big risk for the company sponsoring the ads, but ultimately I think its a risk worth taking for both sides.

posted by Kendall at 06:35 PM on February 12, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Well if you want the award that badly, I suppose you could drop Kidd and Lewis... im jus' sayin'....

posted by Kendall at 03:43 PM on February 08, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Yea I only have two- most of my picks were totaly bullshi*t now that I look through them again. (now I know why my team sucked so bad)

posted by Kendall at 03:15 PM on February 08, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Yea I think that webber's value is much greater than it appears to be on the stat sheet. For along time, he was unhappy, and never played. Hill is coming back soon, so Nelson's value will go down considerably. Overall, I think this trade is pretty even-- but hey it's your opinion.

posted by Kendall at 09:22 PM on February 07, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Yeah it looks like it was a good pickup for me after all...

posted by Kendall at 03:46 PM on February 07, 2007

UConn Recruit Rises Above Fear Of All-Pro Dad

I read this story in the Hartford Courant, and I am really excited about the UConn football program. With better recruits, and a beautiful new stadium in place, the future is looking promising. On another note, I really hope that the two can live safely without each other. It would be great if Sr. could be given some mental help... but he might stick a gun in the therapists mouth is he/she says the wrong thing. If these accusations are true (I presume they are), Greg Sr. should really be emmited into a mental health facility, which seems to be the only viable solution at this point.

posted by Kendall at 03:37 PM on February 07, 2007

Drew the body good

Maybe there is also a cure for A-Rod's mind too..... wait- this is a biochemical detoxification specialist- not God. Dammit! For a second I thought he had a solution......

posted by Kendall at 02:25 PM on February 07, 2007

Buffalo Bills: Africa's Four-Time Super Bowl Champs

Lets go on a roadtrip to Africa!!! I have always wanted a 2000 New York Giants Superbowl hat!! All of this seems rather interesting how they keep things so heavily guarded, then just donate it across the world anyway. The whole thing is a little crazy over some junk merchandise, but none-the-less, great article.

posted by Kendall at 03:14 PM on February 04, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

Hey its a pretty dam good strategy for my team at this point. ; )

posted by Kendall at 07:38 PM on January 28, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

I just realized something..... if I had just put in a really good shooter, I would be guaranteed 3 points each week. (FG %, FT%, TO) I know this sounds corny, but I have recieved 2 points or less something like 3 times already. : (

posted by Kendall at 10:29 AM on January 28, 2007

Long-shot Serena Williams annihilates #1 Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open.

I don't think its the long shot that some people are making of it. I understand that her ranking was something like the lowest in history ever to win a grand slam, but this is mainly because she hardly ever played. Everyone knows that both of the Williams' sisters are incredible talents, all they need to do is stay focused. If she keeps training and playing, I wouldn't be shocked to see her in the top 3 in the world within a short period of time. Congrats on an outstanding accomplishment!

posted by Kendall at 12:09 PM on January 27, 2007

Donovan McNabb unhappy?

Well said dyams, I think that summarizes the situation magnificiently. McNabb= nexts years starter. Garcia= Capable backup, but too old to become a legitimate full-time starter. (Especially with Phili) McNabb is upset, but he'll get over it. Eagles= average, underachieving team= OUT OF CONTENTION.

posted by Kendall at 05:08 PM on January 23, 2007

Donovan McNabb unhappy?

I totally agree with the team rule. McNabb is becoming a huge distraction even in the midst of his rehab. Had McNabb traveled with the team, it would've diverted attention away from the players focus, which would inevitably lead to a massacre by New Orleans. McNabb is probably upset for now, but will be fine when his starting job comes back next season.

posted by Kendall at 01:01 PM on January 23, 2007

Jackson, others shoot their way out of Indiana

YYM... That is definately a mis-quote. I meant to say that the Pacers got rid of the best player involved in the trade. I also said that they took in more money than Golden State, which surely isnt a good thing, but the Pacers felt that getting rid of Jackson was worth it. I also said that this trade would make Golden State a potential threat in the playoffs. As you can see, Golden State is only percentage points away from the 8th seed in the playoffs, and I fully believe that Jackson and Harrington will give them that much needed shove. With Harrington, Golden States starting 5 is very, very, good- one that should boost them into the playoffs.

posted by Kendall at 11:14 AM on January 18, 2007

Jackson, others shoot their way out of Indiana

Everyone knows that these two teams were in desperate need of a shake up, and this trade provides that. The Pacers did give away the best player, and took in the most money, but they got rid of alot of problems. Jackson was bringing down the whole team, and Harrington just didn't work out along side of O'Neal. Golden State gets an abundance of talent, at a fairly low price. Jackson and Harrington should work nicely in their offensive scheme. I think that both sides will benefit, but this makes Golden State a potential threat in the playoffs.

posted by Kendall at 09:20 PM on January 17, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

I think that Webber will pay dividends for my team. I knew he was getting his contract bought-out, and saw a few contenders wanted him. I wouldn't doubt if he started averaging 17 and 8 for a contender in about a week.

posted by Kendall at 12:10 PM on January 12, 2007

Fantasy Basketball H2H league

And its also funny that I am 0-10 in like 3 catergories. I think that with Lebron, I can make a good push, but if anyone wants to send me some offers that will benefit me (points, rebounds, just about all stats I need), send me and offer. I am basically out of contention, but its a long season. By looking at my team, the players arent that bad- are they?

posted by Kendall at 06:03 PM on January 10, 2007

Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em Final Results: [standings inside]

Hey thanks for that Ufez, and congrats to MoMich as well. Lots of upsets and suprises this year really made things interesting. I am looking forward to another great fantasy pick 'em next year as well.

posted by Kendall at 07:39 PM on January 06, 2007

Vince Carter To The Clippers?

Getting back on topic... I dont see why they would really want to trade Kidd or Carter... they're in the weakest confrence imaginable. What they need to do is talk to Isaiah Thomas so they can get about 20 1st round draft picks, David Lee, and Ronaldo Balkman. That would be a much better deal- and then us Knicks fans would have a reason to kill Isaiah Thomas. ;)

posted by Kendall at 07:34 PM on January 06, 2007

AI to Denver

Everyone keeps talking about how AI and Melo will mix, but we have to remember that Carmelo is suspended 15 games. During this stretch without Carmelo, AI will be able to adapt, and basically run the whole team. If the Nuggets hadn't acquired someone such as AI, they would have lost all momentum by the end of those 15 games. With AI, the Nuggets are contenders, so I guess the trade worked out for all three sides. (Phili, Denver, Iverson).

posted by Kendall at 05:28 AM on December 20, 2006

Yankees Ink Pettitte To One-Year Deal

The Yankees definately needed another starter, but I think that they may have overpaid by about 8 million. The FA market is extremely shallow this offseason, so I guess you could consider this one of the better "deals" thus far. The Yankees rotation isnt looking so bright nowadays, Wang and Mussinna, along with Johnson and Pettitte with ***sigh*** Carl Pavano as the 5th starter. If everyone stays healthy *chuckles* the Yankees will have a great season. But hey, we could have paid about $100 million dollars for someone who's never thrown a pitch in the MLB. So in contrast, this deal dosen't seem so bad after all.

posted by Kendall at 04:04 PM on December 14, 2006

Yanks talk with Tigers about Sheffield

Wow, the Yankees trade a star power-hitter for minor-league arms! Sounds like the bizarro world! That being said, you obviously never really know what you have in young, unproven arms, but in the Yankees situation, we're willing to take our chances. Dyams, how are the Yankees taking any chance by trading Gary Sheffield? They picked up the team option that Sheffield had agreed to in the beginning of his contract. It was quite obvious that the Yankees have no room for Gary, but they picked up his option because they knew teams were interested in him. This was a sign and trade deal, so really the yankees can do nothing but prosper. They get 3 talented pitchers for the price of nothing. If they had just let Sheff walk out, they wouldn't have any of these guys, so im not sure what you mean by saying that Yankees took a "risk". They signed and traded Sheffield instead of letting him walk out the door, and in the process, made sure that he didn't go to the AL East- great move all around by the Yankees, but I still don't see how it's a gamble or "taking a chance".

posted by Kendall at 02:15 PM on November 13, 2006

Yanks talk with Tigers about Sheffield

A look at this article from ESPN gives the minor league stats of each of the players. This seems like a really good deal, that has a great amount of potential for the Yankees. A worn out, outspoken outfielder nearing 40, for 3 legitimate prospects. A great sign and trade deal by the Yankees.

posted by Kendall at 04:49 PM on November 10, 2006

The rich tradition of baseball in the city of St. Louis, MO got a little richer tonight.

I was the only one to pick the cards in 5 on the whole site... go me!

posted by Kendall at 07:47 AM on October 28, 2006

Tiki Passes the Torch

No hard feelings to anyone here.... I admit that I have lost this battle. Barber's touchdowns a down, but everyone has shown how Barber is still an elite back, and maybe the best back in the NFL. So.... basically I am admitting that either A.) I was wrong or B.)I had no substantial evidence to support my position Either way, no hard feeling to anyone here.

posted by Kendall at 06:59 PM on October 23, 2006