Recent Comments by aerotive

Lakers Fire Mike Brown

Inevitable given the recent Stare of Death:

posted by aerotive at 03:25 PM on November 09, 2012

MLB Testing Advanced Replay Systems During Games

Re tennis, it's been greatly improved by replay. Arguments and controversies over line calls are nearly gone. There are many fewer point and game penalties. Now they just need a timer between points...

posted by aerotive at 08:08 PM on September 05, 2012

Pujols Going to Angels for 10 Years, $250 Million

"but will never have the admiration"

Sour grapes.

posted by aerotive at 03:27 PM on December 08, 2011

Mavs Comeback Stuns Heat in Game 2

At seven minutes left I turned the game off, piddled around, then decided I'd endure the 20+ point blowout.

Was a pleasant surprise...

posted by aerotive at 08:56 PM on June 04, 2011

Want to know what Peyton Manning is doing at the line of scrimmage?

80% of interceptions due to bad routes? Seems way high.

Cool read though.

posted by aerotive at 08:46 PM on November 18, 2010

The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl

Congratulations to the Saints and what a game by Brees. 32/39, two touchdowns, no interceptions, rating of 114.5.

posted by aerotive at 10:11 PM on February 07, 2010

NFL Football: 11 Minutes of Action, 60 Minutes of Commercials

I consider five or ten seconds before the snap to be part of the game--with the quarterback frantically calling plays and changes, the defense showing and pulling back blitzes, players in motion, etc. There's a lot going on.

posted by aerotive at 03:21 PM on January 17, 2010

NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson AP's Male Athlete of the Year

The car deserves the award more than the driver. At least with the horse they voted for the thing that provides all the power.

posted by aerotive at 09:27 PM on December 22, 2009

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

"The Colts, to that point, had scored touchdowns on 4/14 drives, or 28.6% of the times they held the ball. Only one drive was less than two minutes in length. I understand that letting Peyton have the ball back is a scary thing, but statistically, they were more likely to stop him than not from 70 yards out."

You're assuming that all drives are equal. The previous drive before the 4th and 2 was the sub two minute drive, and it was obvious watching it that the Patriots' defense was gassed.

posted by aerotive at 12:45 PM on November 16, 2009

Crazy Good Jump Rope

This is awesome even though it makes me feel very, very old.

posted by aerotive at 07:44 PM on September 30, 2009

Favre's Incredible Last-Second Touchdown Sends Vikes Over Niners

Helluva catch.

posted by aerotive at 10:00 PM on September 27, 2009

New York Times Critic Pans Cowboys Stadium

More like a monument to socialism/statism given that it's state owned.

posted by aerotive at 12:54 AM on September 22, 2009

NFL Suspends Donte Stallworth for One Year

He did a few weeks in jail.

posted by aerotive at 10:56 PM on August 13, 2009

Grunting Girl Makes Quite a Racket at French Open

Doesn't sound much worse than Sharapova the Shriek.

posted by aerotive at 12:20 AM on May 31, 2009

Top 10 Worst First Pitches

Thanks for the post, made my day.

posted by aerotive at 11:35 PM on April 12, 2009

NFL Will Broadcast Raiders/Chargers in 3D

3D is the future every five years or so.

posted by aerotive at 06:21 PM on November 26, 2008

NFL TV Distribution Maps

Neato. The borders of the various games are more irregular than I though they'd be. Like in week one the CBS game dips into north-central Arkansas, but not north-west.

posted by aerotive at 10:15 AM on September 11, 2008

Nadal-Federer epic the most thrilling of all the Wimbledon finals

Federer's had a clear rival since 2005, Nadal. Nadal is the guy who's kept Federer from winning the French, who'd played Federer the closest at Wimbledon, and he's the only guy on tour with a significantly favorable win/loss ratio against Federer.

posted by aerotive at 07:54 AM on July 08, 2008

Candace Parker Dunks As Sparks Top Fever

2nd dunk in the WNBA's history? Is that really true? I've never paid attention to the WNBA but I would've guessed at least one a game or so.

posted by aerotive at 05:11 PM on June 23, 2008

Five More Years of Notre Dame on NBC

Very curious. I sorta-kinda like Notre Dame, but I've avoided watching them on TV the last decade or so because they've become average, sometimes not even that. I don't see the point anymore.

posted by aerotive at 02:41 PM on June 19, 2008

Nadal wins 4th straight French Open in a rout.

Nadal's backhand has really improved. Opponents used to target it and that strategy used to pay off with some frequency. That's not true anymore, especially on clay.

posted by aerotive at 10:14 PM on June 08, 2008

Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping:

Sounds good to me. Flopping is one of the worst aspects of the NBA. If they stick to very clear cases it should work.

posted by aerotive at 11:48 AM on May 29, 2008

Do not run on Rick Ankiel.

Thanks for the post. Always nice to see fielding plays other than diving catches make the highlight reel.

posted by aerotive at 10:19 AM on May 12, 2008

Pacman gives Dallas Cowboys a dual threat:

So out of 11 incidents, two resulted in actual convictions?

posted by aerotive at 11:51 PM on April 25, 2008

The Red Sox and Oakland open the season in Japan with Dice-K returning home to start.

Not surprising at all. The MLB is an organization that believes the rules do not apply to them. They already have the antitrust exemption. They persistently try to deny fair-use exists. They disable legally downloaded videos with no recourse.

posted by aerotive at 03:50 PM on March 19, 2008

A Crushing Blow to Yao Ming and the Rockets

Arrgg that sucks for Rockets fans. One of the more interesting players in the NBA.

posted by aerotive at 01:17 AM on February 27, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

That it's cheating is a given.

posted by aerotive at 07:32 PM on February 14, 2008

Suns go from Run and Gun to Ground and Pound

This would at least allow Stoudemire to play PF, which is definitely a better fit for him. Definitely a risky trade.

posted by aerotive at 11:12 AM on February 06, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

That use-my-helmet catch by Tyree was the play of the game.

posted by aerotive at 09:13 PM on February 03, 2008

White men can't jump: 10 myths about race and sports.

Some good stuff here, thanks for the post.

posted by aerotive at 04:36 PM on February 03, 2008

The mighty hath fallen:

While Nadal was the 2 seed few people expected him to get to the final. He did well to get to the semis. Tsonga played a spectacular match against Nadal, by far the best of his career. The match he played is the definition of In The Zone. It's still available on espn360, I highly recommend watching it there or getting a torrent of it. Federer played a slightly below average match, for him, and Djokovic made him pay for it. It was their USO match reversed--this time Djokovic won the big points, and his nerves held up.

posted by aerotive at 05:55 PM on January 25, 2008

Superbowl: Patriots vs. Giants 2.0

Couglhlin acted like a wackjob. I'll be pulling for the Patriots thanks to him.

posted by aerotive at 12:07 AM on January 21, 2008

The Seahawks appear to be pretty loose

"That's a little baseball reference". Classic. And I like Olerud showing up for no reason.

posted by aerotive at 03:20 PM on January 12, 2008

Bill Belichick named AP Coach Of The Year

Easy to win when you cheat.

posted by aerotive at 03:05 PM on January 04, 2008

Chris Bosh

I'm not insulted by that accent and I think hardly anyone else will be either.

posted by aerotive at 06:14 PM on January 03, 2008

322' 7 1/2"

Damn, pretty impressive. For some reason I though the arc of the jump would be flatter, more line drive. He got quite a bit higher than I expected.

posted by aerotive at 12:06 AM on January 02, 2008

Patriots are perfect 16-0

"Yeah, what would be? There have been 34 Super Bowl champions since the last undefeated season. They give one of those trophies away every friggin' year, fergodsake. If you really want to deny that you've seen something special, that's fine. You're just wrong." Whoever wins the Superbowl makes history. Each one of those 34 Superbowl victories is more important than any undefeated regular season. And I didn't say the Patriots season wasn't special. I think it was. I said not historic and not much more impressive than the undefeated Dolphins team. And I'm quite right about that.

posted by aerotive at 10:40 PM on December 30, 2007

Patriots are perfect 16-0

Great season for the Patriots but I don't see 16-0 as particularly historic. Two more regular-season wins than the Dolphins team doesn't mean much in my book. In pro football, winning the Superbowl is what is remembered and is what counts. Regular-season? Pfft.

posted by aerotive at 05:43 PM on December 30, 2007

Leyritz Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI, Manslaughter.

The man should not be free for the rest of his life.

posted by aerotive at 08:49 PM on December 28, 2007

Simon suspended 30 games

This fucker should never again play in an NHL game.

posted by aerotive at 06:39 PM on December 19, 2007

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

"Hell no, that's white people entertainment." And yet I have seen many black, Hispanic, and Asian people at dog tracks.

posted by aerotive at 10:55 AM on December 11, 2007

Tim Tebow, happy to be a Gator. Happy to be the Heisman winner.

My God there's a Brut bowl? Stop the madness!

posted by aerotive at 08:33 PM on December 09, 2007

College Coaches Franchione, Callahan and Orgeron Sacked

Nutt wasn't gotten rid of for not being good enough but for various off the field controversies.

posted by aerotive at 10:11 PM on November 26, 2007

Jets Fans Gather Each Halftime For 'Show Us Your Tits!' Ritual

In a strip club, it's legal for strippers to be naked, oiled and sliding up and down poles Man, you cats know how to welcome an ethnic group to the EU. Comment icon posted by yerfatma at 8:01 AM CST on November 21 I groaned, then LOLed.

posted by aerotive at 04:02 PM on November 21, 2007

ARod wins AL MVP award, but not unanimously.

They should change MVP to Best Player, cause that's what it's really about and would lessen these yearly arguments.

posted by aerotive at 10:14 AM on November 20, 2007

Shades of Litvinenko!

Zinged by yerfatma!

posted by aerotive at 09:00 PM on November 07, 2007

A-Rod Opts Out of Contract

You have to marvel at the arrogance of the Yankee management: "If you don’t understand the magnitude of being a Yankee" "If we’re going to make you rich and we’re going to give you the privilege of being a Yankee" Quotes from Magnitude? Privilege? Give me a frackin' break.

posted by aerotive at 01:01 AM on October 29, 2007

Nebraska Fires Athletic Director Steve Pederson

Having attended a big-time football college, maybe 10% of students live and breathe sports. The rest are meh or don't care at all.

posted by aerotive at 04:50 AM on October 16, 2007

Hope Solo Kicked Off Team for Consolation Game

Ryan should be fired for ineptitude, Solo's comments were factually correct but she shouldn't have aired them publicly.

posted by aerotive at 10:20 PM on September 29, 2007

Heartbreak for women's US soccer team.

That 4th goal was so very sweet.

posted by aerotive at 04:35 PM on September 27, 2007

Howe boys staggered by cruelty of Dad's stalker-neighbours

There's one of these public-morals types in my neighborhood too. We have a 30-mph speed limit here, and she constantly flags people down who she thinks are driving faster than that. I've witnessed a couple of crazy arguments she's had with people she's stopped. I'm sure she'll get her ass kicked one day.

posted by aerotive at 06:05 PM on September 23, 2007

Division I-AA Appalachian State Upsets Michigan, 34-32

Ooh I hope this trumps Citadel beating Arkansas in '92. Tired of trying to live that one down.

posted by aerotive at 09:18 PM on September 01, 2007

MLB Demands Toothpaste Be Put Back in Tubes, Andy Griffith Re-runs*

That MLB lawyer has a severe attitude problem. "Of course they're violating the law". What a prick.

posted by aerotive at 05:25 PM on May 31, 2007