Recent Comments by carolinared

You Can't Stop Deadspin; You Can Only Hope to Contain It

I wonder if Deadspin writers consider taking your kids to church to be on par with Nazi indoctrination, like SportsFilter's Frazer? Maybe I'd like it better over there. Thanks for the heads up.

posted by carolinared at 05:25 AM on February 07, 2007

Sticking it to Sidney

I think the Pens should go out and get a thug, just as protection. I know it means they have to free up a roster spot, but they have other young stars besides Crosby and other teams need to know there will be a price to pay if they want to take the low road. I agree with the others, nice column Frazer.

posted by carolinared at 05:20 AM on February 06, 2007

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

I don't think they look at the entire playoff run when choosing the Super Bowl MVP (7 INTs). If they do, though, he deserved it for the second half of the Patriots game alone. As for the Bears defense, yes they were on the field entirely too long, but why were the safeties practically playing prevent the entire game. They gave the Colts the middle of the field, as evidenced by the performance of the RBs. If it was out of respect of Manning's arm, then he deserves the MVP for that reason as well.

posted by carolinared at 07:26 AM on February 05, 2007

Paraglider attacked by eagles.

Apparently the dude was unaware of the International Airspace restrictions. Hey, a bird's got to defend his airspace.

posted by carolinared at 09:04 AM on February 04, 2007

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

Alright, some kid in Africa has a Carolina Panthers Super Bowl Champion t-shirt on his back! I feel so much better now.

posted by carolinared at 09:02 AM on February 04, 2007

Brett Favre Coming Back For 17th Season

I'm a Panthers fan, so I'm used to watching a quarterback throw off his back foot into double coverage, but unlike my quarterback, Favre was once a great deal better. I know it's hard for these great athletes to hang them up, but when it's time, it's time.

posted by carolinared at 08:59 AM on February 04, 2007

NFL Hall of Fame class of 2007 includes Michael Irvin, Thurman Thomas

I would have liked to see Art Monk in there. I agree with wingnut on Irvin. The place for an ethics lesson isn't on the Hall of Fame vote.

posted by carolinared at 06:27 PM on February 03, 2007

Giants hopes fans and team will Bonds together.

I've never hoped for a player on any team to suffer an injury, especially a career ending one. Here's hoping one or both of Bonds' gimpy knees finally blow short of 756.

posted by carolinared at 06:25 PM on February 03, 2007

Ted Johnson's on the Injured List Years After Retirement

I can only feel sorry for Ted Johnson. I don't blaim Belichick or the trainers, though. If a man knows he's hurt, it's his choice whether he goes back in. Yes, the coach can get pissed, even threaten him with his job, but he can't make him play. That being said, I really feel for Johnson and the quality of the remainder of his life. I really like the idea of the partially guaranteed contracts.

posted by carolinared at 06:52 PM on February 02, 2007

NFL Won't Let Church Show Game

wfrazerjr, damn, I thought I was bitter toward organized religion. You make me look like a deacon. What would you have parents of small children do on Sunday mornings when they wish to attend church. Find a babysitter early on a Sunday morning so that the kids aren't getting brainwashed? Ever think they take the kids because the church provides free daycare while they worship? Ever think that maybe when the child becomes old enough the parents will respect his/her choice about whether or not to attend church? Careful, your personal issues are showing.

posted by carolinared at 06:26 PM on February 02, 2007

Rewritting Ali's history

You don't get to be The Greatest by being a saint.

posted by carolinared at 05:39 PM on January 30, 2007

ACC admits to 'timing error' in final seconds in Duke win over Clemson.

As I recall, UNC under Dean Smith got more than their fair share of calls. The same controversy that follows Coach K used to follow Smith. Just like in the NBA, the big names get the calls. It's unfortunate but the way it is.

posted by carolinared at 10:01 AM on January 27, 2007

Champions League on ice?

True. Every NHL team has Europeans on it. It wouldn't be unlikely for that "who do I play for" situation to come about. Then, if the NHL team loses a guy, it's not the same team that won the cup.

posted by carolinared at 09:57 AM on January 27, 2007

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

I agree with Black Hand. She even gave the tennis world a much needed shot in the arm with a little smack talk the other day when she said when she's playing her best, there's no one on the women's tour who can beat her. She obviously speaks the truth.

posted by carolinared at 09:54 AM on January 27, 2007

ACC admits to 'timing error' in final seconds in Duke win over Clemson.

Actually, the more ironic thing is that after winning, the Duke players tackled one another and rolled around on the floor just like Virginia Tech did when they beat Duke. That was when Coach K told some of the Tech players they were too classy and intelligent to behave in that manner. And despite my sign in name, I'm not a fan of any ACC school. I went to UNC Charlotte (undefeated in football yet again in 2006).

posted by carolinared at 09:08 PM on January 26, 2007

After getting spanked by Federer, Roddick lights up the post-game news conference

I don't know. I think this is the year Blake surpasses Roddick as the premier American on the tour. It doesn't matter, though. Nobody's going to touch Federer for years.

posted by carolinared at 04:08 PM on January 26, 2007

Maybe they could name it after Vlade: the Divac Decree.

There goes Pau Gasol's entire defensive strategy. Is it any surprise that the best floppers come from countries where soccer is the predominant sport? Just an observation.

posted by carolinared at 04:01 PM on January 26, 2007

Tennis hooligans:

Yeah, but you'd soon be gobbled up.

posted by carolinared at 06:55 PM on January 25, 2007

Worse than Cantona?

Looks like he throws a pretty mean left, though. I wish we could watch those matches here in the states. Not for the fighting, for the sport. I played a little American football growing up, but I never got my ass kicked like I did when I went out for the club rugby team in college. Those guys are nuts! Great game, though.

posted by carolinared at 09:16 AM on January 23, 2007

Grassroots campaigns, ballot stuffing, and 100,000 lost votes:

I agree. tieguy's idea is a damn good one.

posted by carolinared at 02:40 PM on January 20, 2007

Grassroots campaigns, ballot stuffing, and 100,000 lost votes:

Obviously outsmarted, the league had to do something to counter the Vote_A_matic. It wasn't done in the best manner, but it had to be done. People who cry that Cheechoo doesn't deserve to be there are using a severe double standard. At least Cheechoo has been an All-Star quality player in his career. Rory hasn't been close.

posted by carolinared at 09:47 AM on January 20, 2007

Samardzija chooses baseball.

Look at Andre Waters. Easy choice.

posted by carolinared at 05:49 PM on January 19, 2007

One Toke Over The Line, Ron Mexico...

I have to agree with Holden. The dude signs a contract for a buck thirty and he's flying Air Tran?!? I'm not a bit shocked about the weed. The choice of airline, though, that's scandalous! Bjorn Sweden

posted by carolinared at 06:40 PM on January 18, 2007

Evolution of the NHL

I think the most recent rule changes that have made the league faster and more entertaining are great. I've never been much of a fan until this year, but man, it's a blast.

posted by carolinared at 06:45 PM on January 15, 2007

Michelle Wie Hits the Green

I don't know. I'd rather be a well off success than a filthy rich whore. (I use whore in the non-gender specific meaning of the word). She could obviously be very well off and a very good women's professional. I guess it's more important to her to be a mega-rich laughing stock.

posted by carolinared at 06:14 PM on January 13, 2007

Bill Cowher

Oooops. Actually we were 8-8. Yep, that's grounds for firing Fox, alright.

posted by carolinared at 05:21 AM on January 12, 2007

Bill Cowher

dbt302, please tell me why Carolina would get rid of the coach who turned them around from a 1-15 team to a Super Bowl participant and 2 NFC Championship games. We had a down year (7-9), let's not get carried away.

posted by carolinared at 05:29 PM on January 11, 2007

Ripken, check. Gwynn, check. McGwire, not so much.

Fine. I'm sure the Reds would gladly give you Edwin Encarnacion for your underachieving A-Rod. Heaven forbid he hit 35 "useless" homeruns for the Reds.

posted by carolinared at 06:29 PM on January 09, 2007

Ripken, check. Gwynn, check. McGwire, not so much.

C'mon, Dave Concepcion belongs in the Hall. His stats are as good as, if not better than HOF members Ozzie Smith, Luis Aparicio, PeeWee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, and Bill Mazeroski. He was an integral part of the Big Red Machine and dammit, he's my childhood idol.

posted by carolinared at 05:53 PM on January 09, 2007

Cowher resigns, Steelers begin coach search

FonGu, neither job you mention will be available in 1-2 years. Despite the disappointing season, we're quite satisfied with the job John Fox is doing with the Panthers, and Osborne at State will be there for years to come.

posted by carolinared at 11:53 AM on January 06, 2007

Michael Vick Passes the Buck

I'm a Panthers fan and even though we sucked this year, I want Atlanta to keep Vick for as long as he wants to play. He's great for us.

posted by carolinared at 03:36 PM on January 01, 2007

Zito Breaks the Bank.

And my Reds biggest signing this off-season is 40 year old Jeff Conine to platoon at 1st base. What a world, what a world.

posted by carolinared at 05:19 PM on December 29, 2006

Arenas On Kobe: "My Numbers Are Blowing His Out Of The Water"

This is what's wrong with the NBA. Attention, even by the players, is on individual stats instead of team achievement. Give me back Magic and Bird!

posted by carolinared at 07:16 AM on December 26, 2006

The Better Part of Pete

As a lifelong Cincy fan, I took it very personally when Pete confessed after lying for so many years. So personally that until very recently I've agreed with his lifelong ban from the sport. But now, with Bonds, McGwire, etc. to consider, I've decided to just let it be about the numbers on the field. If a player is not found to be using performance enhancing drugs, cheating in any form, betting on baseball, whatever while he is playing the game, let his numbers do the talking. Put them all in the HOF. We can debate their worthiness after the fact. Let Shoeless Joe in, let Pete in, let Barry and Mark in. Hell, place an asterisk after their names but let them in. The Hall of Fame should only be concerned with what the players did on the field, not their morals. I still hate Rose for lying to me, but damn it he deserves to be in the Hall.

posted by carolinared at 06:57 PM on December 23, 2006