Recent Comments by Nakeman

Tony Kornheiser Hates Sportsfilter

I wrote something in the locker room because my opinions on this subject are, and probably will be, deleted.

posted by Nakeman at 07:55 PM on February 25, 2008

Arsenal's Eduardo Da Silva injured in outrageous tackle, possibly ending his career.

God, that brutal. Unable to see it again.

posted by Nakeman at 03:34 PM on February 23, 2008

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

Nakeman, I'll bet with just the fans that the two of us know we could charter a bus. ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!! Probably right. We'll look into it if the game comes about and hopefully the Blues will play.

posted by Nakeman at 01:42 PM on February 23, 2008

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

If it comes about, maybe the guys from St. Louis could go together- seeing how gas prices are. I know alot of people in Chicago to get us tickets. Franchise for my business is headquartered in Naperville.

posted by Nakeman at 09:35 PM on February 22, 2008

Overpaying a player once is OK, as long as you learn from it.

Agree with most of the article, however equating injuries into the formula seems unfair. Can't perform if sidelined. I'd liked to see the formula based on healthy players after signing big contracts. Didn't read for all the players, but the vast majority seemed to be suffering some malady.

posted by Nakeman at 09:01 PM on February 22, 2008

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

If they can pull it off. They will sell a boatload of tickets to Blues fans. Not so much to view outside match, but to boo the hated Blackhawks. I'm on board if it comes about. I never actually see a outside pro hockey game.

posted by Nakeman at 08:41 PM on February 22, 2008

Belichick and Pioli speak out.

I liked to look past the allegations for a minute and propose what Walsh is saying is gospel. What are the consequences going to be from fans and other teams. Lawsuits are coming out of the woodwork over this mess. Fans are demanding money returned, players are sueing and I hate to see what the television networks are going to do at a later date. This could seriously hurt the NFL and possibly bankrupt the Patriots, if complicity is proven. This kettle of fish is going to smell to high heaven if somebody doesn't admit responsibility (including the commissioner for not telling the public about previous taping) and apologize for this mess, and I mean straight away. Think the public will forgive and forget, if they are not lied to and treated like idiots. See many dark clouds down the road for pro football if someone doesn't come forward pretty soon.

posted by Nakeman at 05:38 PM on February 20, 2008

Floyd Irons paid so they could play.

Mr. Irons doesn't care about students -- only athletes that can promote his agenda, which is him. I don't know Mr. Irons motives for what he did, and frankly niether do you. Perhaps it's a little bit of both. Maybe he though he was trying to help the kids and himself, however he should be punished for breaking the rules and possibly ruining the careers of the players.

posted by Nakeman at 06:34 PM on February 19, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Or are you just being an ass, because you have no backup? jojo can back up his arguments; I've seen him do it before. You, not so much. Your opinion is not appreciated or wanted. Jojo a big boy and take care of himself. I'm sure he doesn't need your help. I feel hosed about the alledged taping of the Rams at the Super Bowl. That's all. Jojo wanted to take me to task because(according to him) gambling is illegal. I informed him in St. Louis is was not against the law. Then he responded it was all a farce and I probably made up shit. Well, I'm sorry if you don't know when somebody in so many word calls you a liar. I personally would not call anybody's explanation, shit, unless face to face. If that was his intention, he can email me, and we can take from there and leave the other members out of it. The reason for the little quip at the end was to inform jojo I do not appreciate being called a liar. This is the second time he done it and I' will not let it go this time. For some reason he always take issue with me and my opinions. That' my final entry on this matter. Jojo knows my email address.

posted by Nakeman at 04:52 PM on February 19, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

the whole casino establishment is Saint Louis/Missouri is pretty questionable as far as it's legality. Probably not your best argument. Sorry, you lost your Tell me at what time the police are going to shut down the casinos in St. Louis because there is a question of the legality. I like to tape the Untouchable busting up of the establishments. You can email me with the time.

posted by Nakeman at 08:25 PM on February 18, 2008

Belichick and Pioli speak out.

Do you really all feel so outraged because you think it's morally wrong and disrespectful to the game? No, I didn't care when Belichick got caught in the Jets game because I'll leave that for the Jet fans to debate. However, when it affects my personal business I feel pissed and want my pound of flesh. I want it investigated and if true, Belichick punished for his misdeeds.

posted by Nakeman at 08:19 PM on February 18, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Just don't make shit up You know, I've had it with you. I lost 500 hundred bucks on a private bet and not at a casino. I've been to a casino exactly two times since they opened and was for a function for my business. I noted the casino to explain to you that gambling is legal in St. Louis and Missouri. Why your bringing McGwire into this thread is beyond me and it seems your one of those guys that bring up old arguements to prove some childish point. I lost the money and could afford it with no regrets based on a fair game and with no shadow of impropriatity attached based on taping the other team. If you think that the game was fair and I don't have a legitimate complaint, then please explain to me why? And in similar circumstances you would not be upset. That is, if you can even affort to lose your rent money for the month.

posted by Nakeman at 07:55 PM on February 18, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

if it was the 60's the mob would've known about the tapes ahead of the spreads. I can tell you all certainty if the bent noses found out about cheating and they lost a great deal of money, somebody would be in big trouble. I don't care how long it took to find out about the cheating. Isn't the old saying "Never go into a casino with more than you are prepared to lose?" By the way, if it was the 60's the mob would've known about the tapes ahead of the Ya, your right , however I expect a fair game. As everybody in the universe does, expect you, with that tired cliche.

posted by Nakeman at 10:32 PM on February 17, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

elijahin your right. I'm not very objective. I've had to read on this sight about the genius of Bill Belichick. Not one of those members has said a word about their so call genius since this story broke. It's easy to complain about bitching when your team or coach is being attacked. Instead of admitting the facts of the case, they try and justify by accusing the accuser. I blame the commissioner for his withholding the information given to Sen. Specter and the shadow cast over the Patriots win against the Rams in 2002.

posted by Nakeman at 10:06 PM on February 17, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Which part, the whining or the suggestion Belichick's live should be put at risk? Both, your probably a Patriots fan, not very objective or have a sense of fair play. Winning to you is probably -the ends justify the means.

posted by Nakeman at 08:28 PM on February 17, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

If this is proven then Bellicheat should be banned from football for life. Then they should tape a hundred dollar bill to his forehead and leave him at the E. St. Louis Metro Link station at 3 a.m.. posted by budman13 at 11:20 AM CST on February 17 I second that opinion.

posted by Nakeman at 04:56 PM on February 17, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Gambling is also illegal, in MOST places and can carry jail time So what! Gambling is illegal only if government doesn't get their share. We in St. Louis have plenty of casinos that are LEGAL here. As far as betting on football games, and getting cheated because of impropriated by one coach, doesn't diminish the fact the better was wronged. And you can bet, (pun intended) if it was the 60's and the mob lost alot of money due to the cheating. Belichick would be sleeping with the fishes. The only reason we are hearing about it now is because of this overzealous senator. The reason for the renewal of shit is beacause it no longer a isolated incident. The jerk (Belichick) has been doing illegal taping for approx. 8 years and why didn't football commissioner tell the public from the beginning it was going on this long. To cover it up, that's why, and there's no way the commisioner is going to lie to a United States Senator and be found out later and face some serious problems down the road.

posted by Nakeman at 10:03 AM on February 17, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Congratulations to them but winning 3 SB's by a total of 9 points is a real stretch not a dynasty. It's time to move on...... Move on if you want. Suppose you lost some money on a bet and found out later, some alledged cheating was uncovered. Maybe you wouldn't be so dammed anxious to forget Belichick indescretion. I'm of the opinion if these allegations are true there be a substancial penalty involved and jail time because this is fraud.

posted by Nakeman at 05:18 PM on February 16, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

I wanna know how a Belichick can tape other teams offensive, defensive plays; not know it's illegal and still be called a genius. Genius, my ass. That prick owes me 500 bucks.

posted by Nakeman at 10:27 PM on February 14, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

To me the bigger issue was video taping of the walkthru prior to the Rams SB. Geez, if this is true I'm going to be one pissed off SOB. I lost 500 hundred dollars on that game.

posted by Nakeman at 10:12 PM on February 14, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

cheating: to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud 2: to influence or lead by deceit, trick, or artifice. Does the article have to say cheating for your confirmation llb? What would your word be to assess Belichick behavior? Misguided, not informed .......

posted by Nakeman at 03:56 PM on February 14, 2008

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

If anybody can answer why he (Clemens) agreed to testify before the committee. Rogers got to be the stupidist person alive to do so and why didn't his lawyers talk him out of it. Guilty or not, this a bonehead play. I see not upside for appearing before this committee. Is it just arrogance on his part due to his elevated opinion of himself or is he delusional?

posted by Nakeman at 09:17 PM on February 13, 2008

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

I may be wrong, but Roger is probably digging a hole so big for himself, a crane the size of the Empire State Building will be needed to lift him out of the abyss. If he's lying and they prosocute, their going to throw the book at him if convicted.

posted by Nakeman at 03:57 PM on February 13, 2008

Gun Massacre Planned at Super Bowl

nobody needs a sniper rifle unless they are...y'know... a sniper in the army or marines. Nobody needs an assault rifle unless they are in the military or SWAT. nobody needs a machine gun. and we should be much more strenuous about background checks before selling hand-guns. Agreed on this opinion, however does it stop there. If these anti - gun nuts stop there, I'm on board. But I'm afraid that the animal rights people and anti gun folks want to ban all guns. Hunted all my life and don't own a handgun. I rather have a shot gun to face a intruder anyway. I'm just afraid they want to take all of guns away and be left without a sport I love, or defenseless when some punk happens to break in my home while I'm there. Maybe I could call the police to recover my body. Statitically most police arrive at the scene to collect the remains and gather evidence. I'll be dammed if I going to put my well being in the hands of somebody that sticks a toe tag on me.

posted by Nakeman at 08:14 PM on February 08, 2008

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

Colonel Sanders was a cock lover.

posted by Nakeman at 05:23 PM on February 08, 2008

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years

Harry Carey and Jack Buck is probably the reason I still enjoy listening to baseball on the radio rather than watching on television. Old school guys that could paint a picture with their voices. I wish there were replacements today for these great HOF announcers, but alas they were two in a million.

posted by Nakeman at 10:18 PM on February 05, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

And itís especially sweet as a Yankee fan to know that Red Sox Nation went to bed in tears last night. Give the Pats their due. Hell of a football team and only 3 points short of perfect season. I'm of the opinion, if they made a run within the final seconds, and kicked a field score to tie, they would have won the game. The Pats should be proud of what they accomplished. Belichick, however I'm not giving a free pass until the investigation concludes over the alledged taping of Rams before Super Bowl XXXVI. Boy, I hope this is not true. I'll be crushed all over again at the Rams loss.

posted by Nakeman at 04:08 PM on February 04, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

would suggest the '85 Bears... I've always been of the opinion the 85 Bears were better than undefeated Dolphins, however if the Patriots would have won, my opinion would have had to changed. They put up some impressive numbers this year and I probably enjoy this year of football more than any other, with exception of Chiefs and Rams going to Super Bowl.

posted by Nakeman at 03:32 PM on February 04, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

did he actually even face the media and congratulate his opponents Yes, a reporter did catch up with him. Lasted all of 15 seconds. Said he was disappointed. That's about all I can remember.

posted by Nakeman at 10:11 PM on February 03, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

Was not impressed with Belichick's after game interview. What's his problem?

posted by Nakeman at 09:45 PM on February 03, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

Eli has arrived, gutsy, heads up football by a underdog quarterback and team. Congrats to Patriots for super season and memorable Super Bowl.

posted by Nakeman at 09:12 PM on February 03, 2008

Chris Berman provides good case for destroying video tape

Does he kiss his wife and kids with that mouth.

posted by Nakeman at 09:42 PM on February 01, 2008

Senator Wants SpyGate Testimony Before Congress

The only thing I have a question with is the timing The economy is going in the dumper and these guys are messing around with something that's already be addressed by the NFL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there wasn't a congressional hearing on the the Pete Rose gambling affair. MLB made their decision and that was the end of the incident. NFL addressed the situation and that should be good enough for Sen. Specter. Name one federal law that was broken to warrant this investigation. NFL rule was broken, however no laws were broken as far as I concerned. Destruction of tapes is a illegal if it relates to a crime being broken, not some rule where punishment has already metered out.

posted by Nakeman at 04:57 PM on February 01, 2008

Senator Wants SpyGate Testimony Before Congress

How do you spell stupid, Sen. Arlen Specter. Don't understand why he's doing this. Grandstanding is the least of my complaints. Have Congress take some action on steriods for football and baseball and leave spygate alone. This is the dumbest thing I ever heard and a massive waste of time. Don't these guys have better things to do with their time.

posted by Nakeman at 03:55 PM on February 01, 2008

Steve Yzerman Duped.

Steve Y is a class act as far as the kids go. Being duped and not getting angry is almost unthinkable for today's sport's personalites.

posted by Nakeman at 03:23 PM on January 31, 2008

Bite Me

Boy, if I relayed a story like that-I take it on the lamb.

posted by Nakeman at 04:38 PM on January 26, 2008

The Joy of Six

Ya, Rudy is one of my favorites. The Harder they Fall is also a very good sports movie. Most of you will not recognize that one. Old Humprey Bogart flick about the seedy side of boxing. Recommend renting or looking for it on some of the cable channels that feature older movies.

posted by Nakeman at 06:44 PM on January 25, 2008

All too perfect

How can you post about how boring something is to you if it puts you to sleep? I can write, read and comprehend in my sleep. Doesn't everybody? Oh, you mere mortals on Spofi.

posted by Nakeman at 06:15 PM on January 25, 2008

The Joy of Six

Need a post on best sports movie.

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

All too perfect

Another Patriots, Brady post.....perfection. Yawn.......snooze.

posted by Nakeman at 05:53 PM on January 25, 2008

Jim Brown calls out Tiger Woods

I suggest not posting this type of article again. Stick to sports and leave the social issues to Metafilter.

posted by Nakeman at 04:38 PM on January 25, 2008

The Joy of Six

Tend to agree with most of the selections, with exception of Tin Cup. Enjoyed the movie marginally, but mostly because of being a Costner fan. Besides, I always like smart asses in movies that are trying to buck the system.

posted by Nakeman at 03:48 PM on January 25, 2008

Jim Brown calls out Tiger Woods

Buckfever14- Please read before noting spelling errors.

posted by Nakeman at 02:06 AM on January 25, 2008

Leitch: Why Mark Cuban Won't Get the Cubs

Winning or proposed winning from a maybe owner will change many minds. Personal conduct notwithstanding. Sure let him buy a team, just think of all the finds that will go to charities. I'm with elijahim on one point. Buy American League team. Being a Cards fan, we don't need to compete against his billions.

posted by Nakeman at 07:57 PM on January 22, 2008

Bobby Knight gets 900th career victory.

I agree with you that times have changed and I do respect coach Knight as a basketball coach. He seems to have toned down somewhat from his earlier days ( who hasn't) with the occasional lapses. I just wouldn't want my children to see such behavior from someone in a authortarian position.

posted by Nakeman at 11:35 AM on January 20, 2008

Bobby Knight gets 900th career victory.

just in case that big NBA contract don't come through. I don't agree with chair throwing or cussing a blue streak after a tough loss, but he is a real man, and this world could use more guys like him. Well, I guess I'll cuss, throw chairs across my living room floor to show my sons what a real man looks like. That's not a real man, he's a self righteous, self absorbed basketball coach who thinks is behavior is alright based on winning and tongue lashing his players. See the comparision to Coach K to Knight and tell me. Coach K at Duke loves the game, he teaches his boys much more about life besides basketball. He teaches his men to be winners on and off the court. He does it with chartacter and humility and not like some spoiled child who throws tamprums ever time his doesn't get his way. As I recall, he was run out of town by a politically correct a-hole university president. The Polically correct and an a-hole. That's easy to say about a man that was between a rock and hard place. The man had to answer to a lot of people about the incident and decided the couse of action was appriopriate . How far was he supposed to go with his behavior. As I parent how far would you go with child the constantly ignores your warnings. Feels your authority doesn't apply to him because his perception of himself in invulerable, due to the fact he wins alot of basketball games. No, I'm sorry, I will give Knight all the credit in world for winning 900 games, and for being in my opinion, one of the greatest college basketball coaches in the history of game. But I will not condon the the way he has conducted himself when compared to the way Coach K has accomplished the same respect and admiration from his peers and player alike.

posted by Nakeman at 08:51 PM on January 19, 2008

Bobby Knight gets 900th career victory.

Bob Knight is a very skilled basketball coach and with 900 wins has proven his worth to several universities and West Point. That being said, some of his tactics are borderline of acceptable behavior. Grabbing a kid because he was called coach, to me is crossing the line and the blowup cost him his job, and in my opinion, was the right thing to do. With the media, he's a bully and has a hostile attitude especially after he loses. His use of four letter words, throwing chairs across the floor at games and his arrogence is legendary in college sports. Well this can be all erased in some minds with winning and molding men to become something in their lives and that very well may be to certain fans. I would respectfully disagree. He doesn't set proper example for young fans and his antics are not neccessary for a successful program or molding men in their future endevors. Coach Kryzewski at Duke who played for Knight at West Point and was graduate assistant at Indiana, probably picked up much, if not, all his coaching ability from Knight. Coach K has not picked up the other so called qualities from Coach Knight and has been a excellent ambassador for college basketball and successful coach.

posted by Nakeman at 12:58 AM on January 19, 2008

Soccer Is As American As Apple Pie

Personally, I find soccer-phobic attitudes disturbing, in that they're usually quite irrational. So you don't like the sport -- so what? Don't play it. Don't watch it. But announcing to the world that you don't like a sport that you are not compelled to watch or play seems silly. Well I guess I'm silly then. I tried to watch soccer on tv and well lost interest fairly quickly. I will tell you that watching my son play in grade school was more exciting (probably had more to do with him than the sport) and enjoyed cheering his team. Soccer-phobic is not the right term to use for most people who don't like the sport. People who don't like soccer are not picketing to make the sport illegal or anything. I don't see anything wrong with expressing an opinion about liking soccer or not. If soccer becomes a huge sport in the U.S., its ok with me, after all I don't like to watch NASCAR either. Maybe if I went to a live soccer or NASCAR event I might change my mind, but I have baseball, hockey and to lesser extent, football to occupy my time.

posted by Nakeman at 11:53 PM on January 18, 2008

What's a coach really worth?

No need, I will not respond. I'll not go there again, YYM. Lessons are sometimes learned hard, and I learned mine.

posted by Nakeman at 04:52 PM on January 18, 2008

What's a coach really worth?

No. I don't want to pay ANYTHING for other people's children. And i don't resent what teachers make I have said I think what they make is about right but because you seem in dire need of some assistance with the English language, and your reasoning skills. School districts for seniors? Really? I have a choice in paying property taxes? If these are not stabs at my English skills and your not aware of insults. Id say you need some lessons in what makes a good argument and how to talk to fellow bloggers, because recently I have learned a valuable lesson.

posted by Nakeman at 12:22 PM on January 18, 2008

2007 NFL Playoff Pick'em

Pats by14 Packers by 6 Chargers kicker 196 yards

posted by Nakeman at 04:37 AM on January 18, 2008

Soccer Is As American As Apple Pie

Where have you been living? What? Oh. In the U.S. owlhouse, the U.S.

posted by Nakeman at 02:09 AM on January 18, 2008

Soccer Is As American As Apple Pie

Cave-Man and Scars- I'll not dispute any remarks about skill or agility of your average soccer player. I've tried to watch soccer and was bored to shit. Soccer may be a great participation sport, but in my opinion, will never catch on as a spectator sport. I did not mean to demean the sport with first post, however I thought the writer went overboard with some of his rantings and just wanted to see them by themselves in the context of a post instead of the full article.

posted by Nakeman at 12:46 AM on January 18, 2008

Sparano beginning of Dolphins shakeup

Did not see previous comment League Leaders - Offense Total Offense (YPG) Complete List 1. New England Patriots 411.2 2. Green Bay Packers 370.7 3. Dallas Cowboys 365.7 4. New Orleans Saints 361.2 5. Indianapolis Colts You think offensive line had something to do with this ranking. Who was the offensive line coach? or was Wade Wilson just a puppet talking on Sparano's behalf? Of course, Wade Phillips had something to do with 12-1, but he also had something to do with 2-3. I also think Parcells is no idiot and picked the right man for the job under the circumstances. Not to many prospective coaches want to take on the task of 1-15 team the previous year.

posted by Nakeman at 12:33 AM on January 18, 2008

Sparano beginning of Dolphins shakeup

He squandered the offense this year finishing 2-3 after the 12-1 start. The media can crack all the smart $@% Let me understand, at 12-1 great offensive line coach, 2-3 he squndered the offensive line. Coach can do so much. Suggest offensive lineman look in the mirror, and decide how well they played the last 5 games.

posted by Nakeman at 10:54 PM on January 17, 2008

Soccer Is As American As Apple Pie

Soccer is a slow, boring, low-scoring, meaningless, super-sucky pseudo-sport played exclusively by lesbians, small children and homosexual Nazi psychopaths with bad haircuts. And terrorists. Children who play soccer all grow up to be "asshole incompetents" and "knock-kneed milksops" and "flopping on the ground, writhing-in-pain homos". Soccer is being forced on the American people by the sinister "global elite" secret world government. Soccer, in short, "sucks bat-shit off cave walls". And did we mention that it's gay? I could not in a million years said it better. May soccer live forever (other than the U.S.)

posted by Nakeman at 10:45 PM on January 17, 2008

What's a coach really worth?

1. No, "don't worry about it" was Nake's, 'I'm throwing in the towel' argument 2. to pay as little as possible due to the fact you are childless and resent I'm not sure how quote 2 got turned around to quote 1. I stopped my conservation with you because you kept posting directly and indirectly about my English skills. I disagree with you on the subject matter at hand, however I didn't insult you twice. So I chalked it up to immaturity on your part at the second jab, and decided to give up a intelligent discussion with you

posted by Nakeman at 09:04 PM on January 17, 2008

More Bad Noose for Pro Golf

He denied the cover was an attempt to sell more magazines, noting that Golfweek is 99 percent subscriptions. Ya, he should have put a guy in a sheet and a burning cross in background. Then, I would say he was trying to sell more magazines. Ladies and gentlement, I give you today, Journalism 101

posted by Nakeman at 08:16 PM on January 17, 2008

Sparano beginning of Dolphins shakeup

Parcells is a proven winner and I'm not going to judge a offensive line coach ( Sparano) by one quarter. On the way to recovery, Scars. Their not going to win their division or the Super Bowl. Must learn to crawl before walking and after 1-15 season, that's exactly what the Dolphins are up against.

posted by Nakeman at 07:03 PM on January 17, 2008

Fear Strikes All: Doug Glanville Explains Why Steroids Hit Baseball

lilnemo, I agree with you about players (stars) that have already made it and the use of steroids seems unreasonable. In their defense I'd like to point out (in Bonds case) some players see the the records falling to players already on the "juice". The ugly head of jealously creeps into their thinking and consumes them to make irrational and illegal choices. Can I condemn someone for submitting to temptations, when to be quite frank, if in same situation, not make the same mistake. Taking steroids is one thing, but lying or not saying anything to help stop the abuse is quite another topic for different thread. And the one that I absolutely have no sympathy for or will condone.

posted by Nakeman at 03:49 PM on January 17, 2008