Recent Comments by brandy

Tyson vs Holyfield 3?

For some reason .... I just don't think it's a good idea.

posted by brandy at 11:53 AM on March 05, 2010

Writer: Oscar De La Hoya 'Never Truly Great'

I couldn't agree more!

posted by brandy at 08:01 PM on December 09, 2008

Phelps Wins Ninth Medal with World-Record 400

Ahh Olympic times are here again, sooo exciting

posted by brandy at 01:02 AM on August 11, 2008

Ahh yes Great success!!!!

Little bit of a Klitschko fan though.

posted by brandy at 03:17 PM on June 03, 2008

Ahh yes Great success!!!!

Oh, I realize that I can be wildly entertaining. I just didn't like the Borat that much. THX-1138 I agree, did not love Borat. Makes me ill.

posted by brandy at 03:17 PM on June 03, 2008

WuChess: Where hip-hop meets chess.

I wonder.. If I play and win will they sew my a$$hole shut and keep feeding me and feeding me and feeding me........

posted by brandy at 03:10 PM on June 03, 2008

Whiffle hurling.

hilarious.... THX-1138, we have a have frisbee golf course where I live... I like to watch the kids... and laugh, and laugh, and laugh........

posted by brandy at 11:46 AM on May 31, 2008

Boston Herald Should Name Its SpyGate Source

I suspect the consequences will be that the 'source' will never be trusted again, and the Herald will take a little more care with stories in future. Also, rcade is spot on with his experience that most 'sources' are in fact people closely involved who are primarily interested in getting their spin on things. Newspapers get sucked into these internal battles without even knowing, or worse, because they don't care. Thank You Owlhouse, I would like to continue with this though. The Newspapers are just as guilty and I think they don't care as long as the story is good. I have personal experience with this when I had a story about me go national news. I did some interviews with journalists and during the "proof reading" noticed that they were putting things in that were not said by me. When I asked about it, I was told that "it sounds better" So I happen to KNOW how these people are. They want the story to be "better" so more people will buy their product. Therefore in my mind they are knowingly getting involved (and not sucked in) to these internal battles and knowing that some info is false or exaggerated.

posted by brandy at 09:39 AM on May 18, 2008

If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em.

I think this is a case of "haterism". I mean Horry cow!! Come on now leave the guy alone. The seven time champion probaly knows how to ball.

posted by brandy at 09:27 AM on May 18, 2008

PGA Dresses Down John Daly for Golfing Topless

A little less disturbing than Rodman in a wedding gown, but disturbing at any rate.

posted by brandy at 10:06 PM on May 09, 2008

Heisman Winner Tim Tebow Circumcises Kids

That is one of the charities I currently give to Thank You Joey Micheals. I am glad you posted tha link. We have a large amount of Sudanese people in my city, I have become good friends with some of them. I will certainly give to this charity. (My oldest son is Joseph Michael) And on the topic of the main story, I think it is a wonderful thing that we have people like Tim Tebow.

posted by brandy at 09:26 PM on May 05, 2008

Harrison asked about shooting

but I guess that's the sensationalistic nature of the American news factory these days. How true, even I was a featured "sensational" story on ESPN. We don't know why the gun was even fired. So before people go making character judgements we should wait for the whole story, or at least a little more than we have thus far. Maybe.... it was a botched robbery attempt.

posted by brandy at 09:14 PM on May 05, 2008

De La Hoya wins easy decision

I know, but I'm a lover of boxing. I have watched probaly every fight since before I was born. I know what you're saying though. Older fights you could watch and see the fierce fighter in the eye. Now it's simular to a musical production. I will continue to watch it though because there are those rare good fights still left.

posted by brandy at 03:15 PM on May 04, 2008

De La Hoya wins easy decision

I think he needs to go ahead with his acting/singing career. He was a great fighter but I just don't think he has it in him anymore. He already had his time. I love Oscar but I hope he stops fighting. Boxing is becoming a joke. I mean really who do we have anymore?

posted by brandy at 01:18 PM on May 04, 2008

De La Hoya wins easy decision

What happened to boxing?

posted by brandy at 01:02 PM on May 04, 2008

Buzz Bavasi - The Beginning

Wonderful article. It's nice to get some history about baseball. This is something I never knew a lot about until I read it here and I plan to look up more about Bavasi. Usually whenever people are talking about baseball and history together it tends to always end up at the Yankees/Red Sox and involves superstition and curses. Thank You HowardT.

posted by brandy at 12:49 PM on May 04, 2008

Recapping baseball's weird, wild and wet first month.

I hear you Bo and I thought it was interesting as well.

posted by brandy at 12:34 PM on May 04, 2008

Recapping baseball's weird, wild and wet first month.

I would have to agree 100% with HowardT, you really can't make a clear assessment so early in the season. GO YANKEES!

posted by brandy at 12:23 PM on May 04, 2008

LA Galaxy reserve team uses ticket agent to fill out game day roster

there's more to being a supporter than jumping on the biggest bandwagon. I love that!! You are so right Dave2007!!

posted by brandy at 12:19 PM on May 04, 2008

LA Galaxy reserve team uses ticket agent to fill out game day roster

P.S. I commend Peter for believing in something and being passionate about it. I think he just might have enough passion to make it happen. Keep trying!! You obviously have some experience.

posted by brandy at 09:51 PM on May 03, 2008

LA Galaxy reserve team uses ticket agent to fill out game day roster

I will write not claiming to be a huge soccer fan. I follow it somewhat and my 7 yr old is very interested in it. (so I guess I'll be getting more into it). Anyhow, it does sound like a joke that they're "calling friends" to play in a game. I hope the sport does take off in America and I think it will.

posted by brandy at 08:37 PM on May 03, 2008

Rangers forward Avery Hospitalized

How the HELL do you lacerate a spleen?

posted by brandy at 10:52 PM on April 30, 2008

The Best Homerun Story Ever

Wow!! Mallorys' parents must be proud. That is an awesome story.

posted by brandy at 02:58 PM on April 30, 2008

Bionic athletes and the future of sports

you aint right drood

posted by brandy at 08:02 AM on April 30, 2008

Bionic athletes and the future of sports

I agree with you captaincavegirl. I plan to research more on this topic becuase I can't understand what it means by "super-human" abilities. I guess I can imagine but I like to know facts.

posted by brandy at 10:57 PM on April 29, 2008

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

36 to go

posted by brandy at 10:30 PM on April 29, 2008

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

You never know. If brandy finds the thread, she could pull 153 comments just talking to herself. Some girls "like" sports because it's the only way they can talk to men. I don't (and never have had) that problem, trust me. But can we say the same for you Jerseygirl? Anywho the thing is these athletes need to be held to a higher standard because they are role models to our children, not to mention the enormous amounts of money they are paid.

posted by brandy at 10:28 PM on April 29, 2008

This is my #1 draft pick...

all I can say about this one is............... OOOOOOOH Ma GOOOOOOODNESS, I believe I have seen too much. Could you imagine really football playing in one of those thongs. I don't think it would be nice. Maybe we could put Jeter in one of those though.

posted by brandy at 07:37 PM on April 25, 2008

Chiefs trade Jared Allen to Minnesota:

Just another great (sarcasm) decision made by the Hermster. Hopefully it won't be a replay of what he did to the Jets.

posted by brandy at 10:51 PM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

oh stop now.. please you are hurting my feelings, Its ok im off to my sons track meet so you are safe.

posted by brandy at 04:01 PM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

wasn't there something about OXYMORONs in that same George Carlin show that you referred to earlier yerfatma?

posted by brandy at 03:37 PM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

hey yerfatma... Im a huge George Carlin fan. I could also send out some of his quotes to prove my point. But I wont. I will leave it with my last statement and one more, get up off your ass and out of your safe homes and help some neighbors in need from different backgrounds. Actions speak louder than words. I'm already accepted and trusted in my community by races that are different than mine. Are you?

posted by brandy at 07:14 AM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Ö.and I do not promote anyone to be fearful. I actually encouraged my son to try sky diving due to his fear of heights. I make them stay clean, shower daily and wear deodorant so they donít smell bad (even if they get wet). And as men I would hope that they would defend themselves and others who are defenseless. Iím sorry but sometimes you have to put things in a way that will offend someone before they can see the point you are trying to make. So I will officially put this thread to rest right now: Itís not right to make malicious comments that are hurtful to anyone, not even white people. If you are a white person and you feel guilty about your heritage maybe you should forgive yourself and others will forgive you.

posted by brandy at 07:08 AM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Im sorry that you're not understanding my sarcasm. I'm trying to make a point. It's not me who is defending this type of "generalizing" I'm just throwing out some examples....

posted by brandy at 06:36 AM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Wow, I don't know what happened here. I go away for a few days and this train wreck appears. brandy you certainly have a propensity for the absurd which I find most disconcerting. I realize laughter is an excellent rebuttal for relieving the anxiety of racial discourse but you've taken cognitive absurdities to a whole different level I never imagined possible. It reminds me of part of James Heckman's critique of the Bell Curve. You know what I find to be most disconcerting? Your use of the vocab you learned to pass you SAT's. By no means am I a believer in the therories presented in the Bell Curve but take it however you want to. I'm not really making any jokes. So the when one of your children (skydivedad) gets put down and made to feel like shit only because of their skin color you tell them "it's ok you HAVE to accept it" because your white you should just take whatever people say to you. By the way.... most black people and latinos that I know make fun of stupid white boys risking their lives for the fun of skydiving... Thats just an FYI.. Again Im with them on this one...

posted by brandy at 12:14 AM on April 23, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Iím with the blacks and Latinos, if a murderer comes in shooting, Iím running with themÖ. The dumb white folks can stay and try to fight him off. And by the way... when you get wet, you smell like a wet dog. I however smell like fruity shampoo but then again Iím with the ethnic groups, you guys(white skinned people) ARE too gullible for me.

posted by brandy at 10:22 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Sorry. However, I stand by it: her comments in this thread, taken in their entirety, seem to have an internal logic and consistency that's completely impenetrable to me. I donít understand what you donít get. All Iím saying is that racism also happens to white people. I have an idea why donít we go to china town in NYC and let a group of Chinese people do what the will with Fukudome. I mean since the Japanese killed more Chinese people than Jews were killed during WW2. Come on now that would be fair right? By the way the numbers are a little offÖ Iíve made about 30 comments and the others are from 16000 other SPOFITESÖ. Thanks for counting thoughÖ. I donít have a problem when something is meant to be a joke for example my best friend is always calling me ďwhite girlĒ I donít get offended by that. I love to associate with different types of people and personalities from all over the world. Iím not talking about jokes or humor. I am talking about malicious comments that are intended to be hurtful. This is exactly why white folks are made fun of by other groups. Weak and will defend someone else before yourself and your family.

posted by brandy at 10:16 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

That sounded like a discriminatory comment about people who have autism. I thought my last post was pretty much grammatically correct. You make no sense. "Please stop telling us everything you know and show us in full sentences with some sort of logical flow to them"

posted by brandy at 03:39 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Just for you lil brown bat (assuming you mean little myotis lucifugus) because lil seems like an AOLism to me: I donít normally use chat servers except for work therefore Iím not too familiar with the ďAOLismsĒ. I can however tell you how the information gets from my pc to the internet and how the networks operate. So I really appreciate your ďlessonĒ but I maintain, troubleshoot and repair the largest network in America, I didnít need the lesson. I joined this site as a sports fan and mother of 3 boys who likes to stay current on things I can discuss with my boys. In case anyone is interested I also play and am a fan of video games. Anyone who wants to go against me at COD4, fight night, madden ECTÖ my name is brandy187 on the PS3 network. I donít usually speak in full sentences nor do I always use proper English. I didnít realize that on this site you needed a degree in English to join a discussion. Especially since, to me, a discussion (even online) is talking to someone and not a properly written report. So for that I apologize. I, from our posts so far I can guess that you have never had any real experiences with people of Ethnic backgrounds but you want to be such a great and loving person. Like I said before maybe all of your thoughts and opinions will some day earn you respect from other types of people. But I doubt it because thoughts and actions are different things. Maybe your children can be frightened to stand up for themselves and their families, mine will not. They will always respect people no matter where they come from. Thank You

posted by brandy at 03:21 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Because these guys on this site know everything... or at least have an arguement for everything (no matter if it makes sense)

posted by brandy at 01:08 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

damn I said I wasnt going to post again...

posted by brandy at 01:06 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Its so funny that a woman has to tell you history of athletes....

posted by brandy at 01:05 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

But the real story of Bernard Hopkins began years ago on the tough streets of Northern Philadelphia, where a young man did what he felt he needed to do survive in the face of daily life. Unfortunately, the decisions the young Hopkins made led him to Graterford State Penitentiary at the age of 17. Determined to not let this setback define him, Hopkins boxed while in prison, hoping to get his chance to turn his life around. That chance came in 1988, when Hopkins, 23, was released after 56 months. He turned pro later that year, but lost a four round decision to Clinton Mitchell on October 11, 1988. Discouraged, Hopkins went back to his day job working at a local hotel, and didn't fight again until February 22, 1990, when he scored his first professional win with a decision over Greg Paige. http://www.hbo.com/boxing/fighters/hopkins_bernard/bio.html

posted by brandy at 01:04 PM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

sorry I know people dont want to hear "my life story" SO this will be my last post..... Getting rid of the t-shirt is just a small step toward a huge goal in America..........

posted by brandy at 11:58 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

FYI ... just to let you know exactly how accepting I am.... I (a yankees fans) have been to Fenway several times to cheer for Boston..... One year we came early and they let my son run the bases...

posted by brandy at 11:52 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Im a real sports fan and always have been ... I dont just pay attention to what I see in the paper.. I actually do research anything that interests me.. Maybe you should too.

posted by brandy at 11:49 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

I can tell you anything about Bernard Hopkins since he was a jail fighter.. its true... I have always thought his style of fighting was extraordinary, and still do. I love the fact that he came from crime and made something of himself. It takes great intelligence to be a great fighter like him. But the comment was not right. So I am glad Joe Calzaghe won.

posted by brandy at 11:37 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Who televises that? It was on several stations including HBO..

posted by brandy at 11:33 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

I couldnt agree more. I guess the way Im saying things isnt coming out right. It makes me cringe to think of the treatment people have received in the past and present. Putting all people with white skin in one race doesnt make sense to me though. I have been accused of being a racist in the past but only by white people saying i was racist against white people. Coincidently by my white neighbors from Indiana because they only see black people coming to my home. I actually tend to get along better with black people. I feel awful about what they have gone through. I think since my children are getting older and Im seeing things like I've referred to in earlier posts that I don't want my children to feel guilty either.. Remember empathy and sympathy are different. I never taught them racism and it doesnt have a place in my home.

posted by brandy at 11:32 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

I know I talk tooo much(or type what ever) but I want to say one more thing.... I have always been a huge fan of Bernard Hopkins since he was a jail fighter. I could not believe when on National TV he said "I'll never get beat by a white person" I am still just pissed about that. If Calzaghe would have said that he would never let a black guy beat him.... OH MY all hell would have broke loose. Just like if my son was at his friends house and said that black babies creep him out (which I know he never would) I would have been on the news. It goes both ways. It's wrong no matter what. AND I KNOW IM A FINE GIRL.... thats been my name for over 30 years (I've heard a million times)

posted by brandy at 10:45 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Good lord! I leave for a few days and things fall apart I agree with you 100%. Thank you. However I'm in NY and things are different here, as you can imagine. AND HowardT also has some really good points, it's not just America and Americans, it's the world.... I for one dont have too many ancestors that were actually in America (well my mom is 1/2 native american. My grandparents on my fathers side came from Italy. So if your ancestors were here and slave owners and you want to take the blame go ahead. I am not. The point Ive been trying to make is that just because my skin is white, it is assumed that my family were slave owners. They werent... By the way I am sooo sure the people in your Indiana town arent complaining that Freddy Keiaho is playing for the Colts.... PS there is no such thing a reverse racism... racism is racism...

posted by brandy at 10:37 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

My 15 yr old is 6'1" at 235 lbs, he's still my "little" baby... and always will be.

posted by brandy at 12:25 AM on April 22, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

And for those who have paid attention to my posts from the beginning..My sons friend who made that comment the other day has aplogized and I truly believe he understands why I was hurt by it. He apologized the next day and has been over severals times since. Foregiveness. I can't make time rewind. All I can do is live right. I guess it's too much to expect the same from others because 1/12 of my genetic make up could have been racist white people in america.

posted by brandy at 09:15 PM on April 21, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Maybe if some people actually spent more time associating with people of different backgrounds and ethnicities they would not fear them. I don't discriminate against any person. End of story. Is my spelling and grammar correct? I hope so because I don't want my view to be judged by that. If it is........... OH WELL The t-shirt is in bad taste. If there is a God, I have to believe that we are all created equal. I am the one who, like some others who have posted, would say "Hey, that's real F'd up." No matter what, handicapped,fat,different racially, whatever it is I dont think you should make someone feel bad by maliously making fun of them.

posted by brandy at 09:04 PM on April 21, 2008

Cheerleader death renews calls for increased safety steps.

Yes captaincave girl, good point. some people dont view cheerleading as an actual sport but these girls and guys are athletes therefore medical personnel should be accessible just like in any other sport.

posted by brandy at 07:55 PM on April 21, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

u sound like a bunch of scarred little white boys trying to be liked and accepted.... I really pity you... maybe someday all of your work will pay off and you'll be loved by all skin colors and eye shapes... You're not hurting anyone but yourselves with your ignorance. I joined this site because Im a sports fan, got into a discussion that is interesting and tried to share life experience. I dont argue the fact that some groups of people have it harder but I dont accept racism in any form. Apparently people on this site are ok with racism as long as its toward people who have white skin. Scarred ass white folks... thats why other skin colors have so much to say to people who are too scarred to defend themselves.... (and that came from my best friend.. whose skin is not white) weakness .... gotta love it!

posted by brandy at 07:47 PM on April 21, 2008

Danica Patrick Wins IndyCar Race in Japan

GREAT JOB DANICA !!!!! she is an inspiration to all!!

posted by brandy at 05:00 PM on April 21, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

hey tommy ........ u wanna have a spelling & grammar contest.. or an IQ test??? i am more than sure i'd win .............. and Bo... would you let him know the topic of this discussion is the t-shirt?

posted by brandy at 04:46 PM on April 21, 2008

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

ok Bo .... im the only one who has personal feelings toward this topic... its ALL good... aren't personal experiences what makes a discussion interesting and debatable? otherwise it wouldnt be a discussion , it would be an article... since I'm a New Yorker and a Yankees fan maybe i shouldnt even care (but I do) .. I dont want to see any person feeling bad ... especially due to ignorance ... (even if the Cubs only paid 4 million or got him on a loan for that matter)

posted by brandy at 04:35 PM on April 21, 2008