Recent Comments by JButton

Goodell: We Don't Need 4 Preseason Games

How about less commercials, Rog. Then maybe I'll enjoy watching one of your games.

posted by JButton at 02:58 PM on June 18, 2010

US Comes Back to Tie Slovenia 1-1

That was hardly a dive. He may not have fought hard to stay on his feet, but it was still a foul.

Remember that post when Italy plays next, please.

Even the New York Times blogger admitted it was a dive.

Altidore needs to a lot more practice until he can get to Drogba's level at diving.

You don't really know much about football. Drogba is built like a fullback and has to take a lot more abuse than a Messi or a Villa or even a Torres. He is usually getting pummeled. If you actually go to the matches, you will understand what I'm talking about. Most of the time he goes, it's out of sheer frustration.

And I said "next time" because I'm not a naif who thinks some teams are above diving while others are not-- like most Americans do.

posted by JButton at 02:54 PM on June 18, 2010

US Comes Back to Tie Slovenia 1-1

Altidore dove to get that free kick. Amazing how the Americans seem to ignore that fact.

But watch the histrionics when an Italian or a Frenchman dives next time- or if Drogba goes to the ground.

posted by JButton at 01:38 PM on June 18, 2010

Who is the best soccer player at the World Cup?

Science is overrated.

posted by JButton at 01:35 PM on June 18, 2010

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

France played like they just didn't care- except for Malouda. Any idiot could see that.

posted by JButton at 07:02 PM on June 17, 2010

38. BFD.

Curse words are destroying our children's future.

posted by JButton at 01:42 PM on June 17, 2010

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The UEFA Champions League trophy is more awesome-looking than the World Cup. And I agree with Jose Mourinho about how being European champion is more prestigious.

posted by JButton at 09:20 PM on June 16, 2010

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Premier League fixtures are released tomorrow.

David Silva has changed his mind: he wants to leave Valencia and play for Chelsea or City

posted by JButton at 07:18 PM on June 16, 2010

Tim Howard May Have Broken Ribs

Buffon out indefinately with a back problem. May not return.

posted by JButton at 03:29 PM on June 15, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo excluded from World Cup of Marco Polo. Water deemed too shallow for diving. Italians put on notice.

Stick to posting on US sports only, please.

posted by JButton at 03:26 PM on June 15, 2010

Vuvuzelas: Post-July 11

No one would dare bring those things to a Premiership match.

Yes, indeed. Heaven forbid we interrupt such Premiership magic as:

My old man said be a Arsenal fan, etc etc.

Here's the difference: Those Arsenal people are fans of a team and they are selectively singing at certain points during the match. And they are also cheering or booing when somethings happens on the pitch that warrants those reactions. And they even "mock cheer" when the opposition sails a shot over the crossbar. That's all fun and part of the great atmosphere and it actually adds to the spectacle of the match.

These imbeciles in South Africa with the horns are just blowing them constantly for no rhyme or reason-- like retards-- without any idea of what's happening on the field of play.

posted by JButton at 03:17 PM on June 15, 2010

Vuvuzelas: Post-July 11

Of course they're gonna say that. It's good pr. They know and everyone knows those things will not be welcome by the other fans. No one would dare bring those things to a Premiership match.

posted by JButton at 07:28 PM on June 14, 2010

When the World Wept for Algeria

In club football a league always schedules the final matches of the season all on the same day and all at the same kickoff time.

posted by JButton at 05:12 PM on June 14, 2010

U.S. Ties England in World Cup Opener

Sorry, but the ball is an issue this time around.

Watch a replay of the match. Watch how many passes fly over players' heads, free kicks sailing way over the cross bar. The ball takes too many bounces. It won't settle.

I've seen every match. There have been several potential howlers like that in other matches because the ball is too bouncy. It's like trying to field a bouncing balloon.

I can almost guarantee we will see one or two more incidents like this before the tournament ends. I just hope it doesn't happen to Gigi.

posted by JButton at 11:25 AM on June 13, 2010

U.S. Ties England in World Cup Opener

It wasn't Green's fault. It's the ball. I'm not kidding.

Worst World Cup ball (too light and bouncy), worst World Cup venue (stupid horns constantly blowing) ever.

posted by JButton at 07:39 PM on June 12, 2010

Sound the Vuvuzelas!

This noise is ruining the World Cup experience if you are a really big fan of the sport.

Constantly blowing those horns for no rhyme or reason (even at halftime) means these people are not paying attention to what's happening on the pitch.

The normal crowd noise adds to the spectacle, becuase they people singing are actually following the match.

This is just making noise for the sake of making noise and it is spoiling this event.

posted by JButton at 04:02 PM on June 11, 2010

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Vidic considering leaving Old Trafford

posted by JButton at 01:48 PM on June 10, 2010

Blow That Horn!

I was hoping they would be banned this time around. Really annoying.

posted by JButton at 02:54 PM on June 09, 2010

There's Crying in Soccer

What is it exactly that Mackey is trying to read into this exchange?

They had just won the Champions League and a treble. Moments before that video, Mourinho had just told his team he was leaving Inter to manage Real Madrid. It was an emotional moment.

Why is this blogger trying to dissect this into something more than what it is?

And I've read the comments on that blog and apparently I'm not the only one doing a full-blown "WTF" over Mackey's ramblings.

posted by JButton at 10:20 PM on June 04, 2010

Edwards gets probation for intentionally wrecking Keselowski

It's Nascar.


posted by JButton at 04:39 PM on March 10, 2010

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Michael Owen done for the season (and the WC). Will have hamstring surgery Monday.

posted by JButton at 12:02 PM on March 05, 2010

Tiger May Have More to Apologize For

Tiger Woods is bigger than the sport.

His personal life should be of NO concern to anyone outside his family. There is no argument that can prove otherwise.

posted by JButton at 09:18 PM on March 04, 2010

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm getting HD now and I'll get Fox Soccer Plus. They're gong to replace one of the two Fox Soccer en Espanol channels with it.

This is Cablevision in northern NJ (northern Bergen County).

posted by JButton at 06:28 PM on January 31, 2010

Goodbye, Johnny Damon: Yankees acquire Granderson for Coke, Jackson and others

You've been here less than two months and your word is all we need?

That's correct.

I was all set to give JButton what-for on his opinion of Grandy's defense

He drops routine fly balls. DROPS them. He's a terrible center fielder. The Yankees know better than anyone that this is unacceptable for center field.

You know-it-alls must not watch Tigers games.

That is ironic considering the subtitle of your linked article is Yankees, Diamondbacks, Tigers close to blockbuster trade

That's because there WAS no link and you have to post something for the post to go though, genius. Did you not read "desregard the article's tone"?

There was no link confirming the actual deal to post at that time-- because I knew of it happening before it had reached the wires.

and premium defensive value in one package.

I trust actual analysis over hot air.

Yeah that blog written by a nobody is so much more trustworthy. Please.

posted by JButton at 02:02 PM on December 09, 2009

Danica Patrick Joins NASCAR


posted by JButton at 01:54 PM on December 09, 2009

Goodbye, Johnny Damon: Yankees acquire Granderson for Coke, Jackson and others

The Yankees are not going to allow Granderson to play center field. He's a HORRIBLE center fielder.

They got him to play left field. Hence the "goodbye Damon". He's going to bat second and they will teach him how to look at more pitches.

I haven't seen a single article yet confirming it's a done deal.

My original post confirmed it. That's all you need to know.

posted by JButton at 05:30 PM on December 08, 2009

Goodbye, Johnny Damon: Yankees acquire Granderson for Coke, Jackson and others

Disregard the article's tone. It has not been updated. It's a done deal.

Ian Kennedy goes to AZ in the deal, as well.

posted by JButton at 02:13 PM on December 08, 2009

NFL Will End Revenue Sharing

Parity is ruining that league. It's becoming a trainwreck to watch.

Parity creates mediocrity. Parity cheapens the product.

If you want everyone to have a "fair chance" at winning, go watch tee-ball.

posted by JButton at 01:29 PM on December 07, 2009

The World Cup draw

Actually, Beckham will be looking to punish Donovan for costing him an MLS title

Do you really believe he cares about winning MLS silverware? That PK was forgotten the moment Becks left the pitch. He's thinking about Milan now.

My round of 16:

A: SA, France

B: Greece, Argentina

C: England, Slovenia

D: Germany, Serbia

E: Netherlands, Denmark

F: Italy, Slovakia

G: Brazil, Ivory Coast

I: Spain, Switzerland

posted by JButton at 04:41 PM on December 04, 2009

FIFA opens case against Thierry Henry for handball

Why is Henry being investigated?

My guess this is just something FIFA is doing to placate the FAI.

He hasn't been punished yet; they are investigating the incident. That seems warranted to me. If FIFA decides he intentionally cheated, he should be punished in some form.

You can't punish someone for trying to get away with winning a huge match. It's called being "fiercely competitive".

And several of Ireland's players have already said they would have done the same thing Henry did in that situation.

You cannot punish someone for not being a soulless, impassioned robot.

posted by JButton at 02:28 PM on December 02, 2009

Tiger Woods Hurt in Car Crash

TMZ has absolutely nobody holding them to any level of accountability for whatever shock rumors they produce. If it's true, they're the ones to get it first, but if it's not, or if Tiger's explanation isn't sufficient to make people think he's not hiding something (which, for most people, is already the case), nobody holds TMZ responsible and some people out there will remember Tiger as a cheater with a crazy, abusive wife who takes painkillers and drives at 2:30am.

Tabloid nonsense sticks.

Why is it so shocking and unimaginable to you that a human being wants to have sex with another human other than their spouse? And when that spouse learns of this, a huge wicked fight ensues? This sort of thing happens in 9 out of ten marriages.

Stop holding famous people to some kind of phony higher standard because they're famous. They're human beings.

posted by JButton at 12:12 PM on November 28, 2009

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The buzz from some insiders is Derek Jeter will be SI's Sportsman of the Year.

posted by JButton at 03:31 PM on November 23, 2009

AP Columnist: 'Soccer Players Can't Be Trusted'

Roy Keane yesterday launched a savage attack on the Republic of Ireland players and the Irish football establishment for their complaints about Thierry Henry's handball and told them they were just sympathy-seeking, "mentally weak" hypocrites who should "get over it".

Roy Keane gets it.

the NFL's Patriots filming games scandal,

Everyone has done this at one time or another and it has zero effect on the outcome of the game. Ask anyone in pro football about this.

posted by JButton at 07:52 PM on November 20, 2009

Real Salt Lake Poised to Become Biggest Loser

Playoffs? In football?

C'mon with that.

Yet another reason not to take that league seriously.

Perhaps we should arrogantly decide that NBA shouldn't be watched either?

That decision was made after Jordan retired. The NBA is nothing but a "product" now.

posted by JButton at 03:37 PM on November 18, 2009

Titans Owner Bud Adams Flips Off the Bills

Great video. What a pistol.

And what a ridiculous fine.

So he gives the money to charity. Everyone wins (except the morality police, who will always be miserable and judgemental no matter what happens).

"Bbbbbut .... de chidren in the stadium saw it."

posted by JButton at 12:26 PM on November 17, 2009

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Mark Sanchez did something epic as well: after the game, he put the kibosh on the inane, insipid questions from the press by reading from a prepared statement. The statement was basically an itemization of all of his feelings and his opinions concerning all of the key plays of the game (plays he made and plays where he screwed up).

Absolutely wonderful. Well-played, Mark. Way to nip that shit in the bud.

posted by JButton at 01:22 PM on November 16, 2009

LeBron James: Honor Jordan By Giving Up No. 23

Lebron James doesn't understand or know who Bill Russell is. I doubt he even knows what team Erving played for.

posted by JButton at 04:47 PM on November 13, 2009

Bucs Go All Out for Throwback Game to Honor Selmon

It's ironic how the throwback uniforms remind us of how much more watchable the NFL was back then.

posted by JButton at 08:46 PM on November 09, 2009

17 Congressmen Vote Against Yankees Resolution

Ahem, the Reds haven't been in the World Series for nineteen. The Rangers...never? Brewers? Playoffs? Nope,

Well, that's just because they suck. The Yankees have quality throughout the organization. Not just the players. From the coaches to the scouts to the GM- they have smarter people than you do. You can't buy that.

Face it, you haters: The Yankees are first-rate organization and yours is not.

You are all babies, because it's impossible for you to admit that the Yankees simply do things better than your team does. And they don't dismantle a team after they win a championship, either.

Don't blame your team's problems on the Yankees. It's pathetic.

posted by JButton at 11:53 AM on November 08, 2009

Fans Petitioning Against Larry Johnson's Return

What does any of this have to do with his rushing record? What does one thing have to do with the other? Why would anyone care so much? It's none of their business. Mind-boggling.

posted by JButton at 12:06 PM on November 06, 2009

Yankees Win World Series

One of the reasons that the NFL is so popular is the salary cap and revenue sharing. Any team, regardless of market size, has a legitimate opportunity to win the super bowl.

Popular does not equal better. The NFL is a mediocre shell of its former self because of the parity and the salary cap. It's barely watchable now, if you appreciate quality in your sports.

And if you lose a key starter, your season is finished because you can't afford to pay good bench players.

The Malloy comments attempting to link the Yankees to larger issues are clueless and insulting.

I know. Could that be a more "sour grapes" post? They play by the rules. They don't pocket their profits. Don't whine to me about your team. If the Rays can make it to the World Series, so can your team.

The Yankees are the best team in baseball. They beat "the holders" (as they say in soccer), the defending champs.

They play outstanding defense. A-Rod is a wonderful third baseman, Cano is spectacular and Texiera is state-of-the-art.

And now you've got an Alex Rodriguez in a very good place mentally going into next spring. The possibilities for this man in 2010 and beyond are frightening. He will no doubt become the greatest baseball player ever.

And he's a Yankee.


posted by JButton at 02:27 PM on November 05, 2009

Publisher Drops NBA Ref Tim Donaghy's Tell-All

Random House is MSM. Of course they were going to drop it.

...citing "a close legal review of the final manuscript ... and our independent evaluation of some of the author's sources and statements."

In other words, too many people in the Old Boy Network were getting worried. The NBA has too many corporate mouths to feed. Sponsors, networks, corporate promotions...

And this is no "conspiracy theory". It's simply the way captains of industry do each other favors in order to protect their interests.

posted by JButton at 02:40 PM on October 31, 2009

Behind The Back Pass

I don't see anything wrong with this, as it is only high school.

posted by JButton at 08:52 PM on October 30, 2009

Yankees Even Series Behind Burnett, Rivera

They're still not hitting. Scoring a whopping 3 runs is not going to get them to #27.

Really not good. If they don't start hitting, they're fucked. And they're heading for that foodcourt/bandbox now- so they better start pitching perfect games.

posted by JButton at 11:07 AM on October 30, 2009

Cliff Lee Dominates as Phillies Take Game 1

The way Lee nonchalantly handled Damon's popup (6th?)

That ball almost popped out of his glove. And you could sense that thousands of Yankees fans were rolling their eyes. I doubt he'll ever try to pull that move again.

posted by JButton at 03:08 PM on October 29, 2009

The Nation is Well Again - the Yankees are back in the World Series

The Times writers are the Yankees biggest critics. Always have been. And they hate Steinbrenner.

And all this guy is doing is relaying facts to his readers.

By the way- I'm a Yankee fan and I feel they will lose. They are the clear underdogs here- due to the intangibles.

posted by JButton at 09:32 PM on October 26, 2009

Sean Salisbury Sues Deadspin for Defamation

Deadspin? What is that?

If a tree falls in a forest...

Mr. Salisbury would do better to ignore it. No one has heard of- nor cares about this blog. So shut up about it, Sean and no one ever will know about it.

posted by JButton at 08:18 PM on October 25, 2009

Can the Yankees Be Stopped?

Whenever the Red Sox succeed (which happens as often as the arrival of Haley's Comet), this "buying a pennant" shit never comes up for some reason.

posted by JButton at 11:52 AM on October 21, 2009

Jenson Button is the 2009 Formula One champion

Thanks, everyone.

posted by JButton at 11:54 AM on October 19, 2009

Balloon Scores for Sunderland

Looks like the defender kicked away the beach ball and deflected the football into the goal in one move.

posted by JButton at 01:43 PM on October 18, 2009