Recent Comments by Whizbang

MVP, ROY and Cy Young finalist announced

Agree with grum on all except for AL Cy Young, I really want to see Kluber get it.

posted by Whizbang at 09:07 PM on November 04, 2014

Hall of Fame Admits Maddux, Glavine, Frank Thomas

What's the case against Kent? Is it just his defense and his general douchiness?

posted by Whizbang at 10:00 PM on January 10, 2014

U.S. in World Cup's Group G (as in Grim)

The Brazilian female cohost has a dress that's practically painted on. God bless you, Spanish language television.

Portuguese. God bless you, Portuguese language television. The last thing you want is a bunch of pissed off lusophones.

posted by Whizbang at 09:53 PM on December 06, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

MLB wants ARod off the Yankees payroll so they can field a decent team sometime in the next 10 years. Yankees mean a whole lot of $$$ to MLB.

Any Yankee fan would love to see his contract voided, I just worry about the precedent it will set if he is banned for life.

posted by Whizbang at 10:06 AM on July 24, 2013

Whitlock: Gangster Culture Has Corrupted Sports

Why is Whitlock hating on Jigga Man so much?

posted by Whizbang at 10:24 AM on July 03, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It's like deja vu all over again.

posted by Whizbang at 09:49 AM on July 03, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Darcis was playing a good serve and volley game, obviously disrupting Nadal, who couldn't use his massive topspin to advantage. Serve and volley. It was like spotting a dinosaur.

I think their disappearance at All-England can be directly attributed to the slowification of the grass there

posted by Whizbang at 10:43 AM on June 25, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Final Standings

Clearly I am better at watching hockey then I am at predicting the outcome of matches. Good looks on putting this together Meaty.

posted by Whizbang at 10:00 AM on June 25, 2013

Blackhawks Win in OT to Even Stanley Cup

I am in no way saying Rask is the next Brodeur. Saying Rask is not a good goalie because Boston is good defensively is what I am taking issue with.

posted by Whizbang at 12:27 PM on June 20, 2013

Blackhawks Win in OT to Even Stanley Cup

You can make this argument about any goalie who played on a strong defensive team. For example:

I think the point is that Rask Brodeur was never that good to begin with. He is certainly a steady reliable NHL goalie, but the Bruin's Devil's team commitment to defense is the biggest reason for his success. Rarely do opposing teams get good opportunities close to the net. Rask Brodeur stops the first shot and the Bruins Devils clear the puck.

in other words poor argument is poor.

posted by Whizbang at 11:11 AM on June 20, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Finals edition

Bees in 5

Tuukka Rask

posted by Whizbang at 10:25 AM on June 09, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition

I had an awful second round, Pittsburgh played way better than I thought they would and the Rangers played way worse. That being said....

Pens in 6 Kings in 7

posted by Whizbang at 12:35 PM on May 30, 2013

CBS Loses U.S. Open After Four Decades

Until we get another "golden age" of American tennis, attracting viewers will continue to be a problem.

It's sad to think so many missed out on one of the greatest rivalries the sport has seen because Nadal and Federer weren't American.

posted by Whizbang at 09:54 AM on May 20, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition

OTT in 6 - Pens had trouble handling the physical Isle, I don't see them matching up better against the more physical Sens

NYR in 6 - H. Lundquist. That is all.

CHI in 7 - this one will be the series to watch. Great rivalry, power house Bhawks team versus the resilient Red Wings.

LA in 6 - This choice based purely on the history of SJ crapping around this time of year.

posted by Whizbang at 10:11 AM on May 14, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition

Pens in 5
Habs in 6
Rangers in 7
Bees in 6

Hawks in 5
Ducks in 5
Sharks in 5
Kings in 6

posted by Whizbang at 01:09 AM on April 30, 2013

Nobody Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Because he doesn't really make the cut: he was good for a long time, but he was great for a shorter period of time than the usual Hall of Famer (with all caveats about Veteran's Committee inductees, etc).

I invoke the Kirby Puckett argument (with all the usual caveats about neither belonging in the HoF, etc.)

posted by Whizbang at 09:42 PM on January 09, 2013

SpoFi Puckathon 6.5 - Half a League is Better Than None

I am in as Nothing To Fehr. Thanks for setting this up

posted by Whizbang at 11:33 AM on January 08, 2013

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Matsui calls it quits.

posted by Whizbang at 06:46 PM on December 27, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Nadal ousted by the 100th ranked player

posted by Whizbang at 11:39 AM on June 29, 2012

Hockey HoF Selects 4

Remember, this is not the NHL Hall of Fame, it's the Hockey Hall of Fame which takes all aspects of your career into consideration.

Truth. Being Swedish certainly didn't hurt Sundin's chances of getting into the HHOF. European's a bit under represented right now.

posted by Whizbang at 01:31 PM on June 28, 2012

Hockey HoF Selects 4

I don't know how you can put Sundin in without putting Shanahan in.

Its the Hockey HOF, everyone gets in eventually.

posted by Whizbang at 09:11 AM on June 27, 2012

Some guy led his team to win some championship in some sport.

and I'm sure there are stories about Gretzky that haven't come out yet.

Watch it man, the can reject you Canadian citizenship for saying that

posted by Whizbang at 04:40 PM on June 22, 2012

Some guy led his team to win some championship in some sport.

I really had no beef with LeBron when he was a Caviler, but as Knicks fan I am obligated to hate him based on the uni wears. Oh yeah, and he is kind of a wanker too.

posted by Whizbang at 01:51 PM on June 22, 2012

Spurs Kick Harry Redknapp

David Moyes is the Spur's top choice? I hope the Glum Glaswegian to stays in Goodison.

posted by Whizbang at 03:32 PM on June 14, 2012

Johan Santana Throws First Mets No-Hitter

R.A. Dickey got photobombed by a flaccid wang during a post game interview.

posted by Whizbang at 12:26 AM on June 03, 2012

Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom: I don't have drive to play another season

Lidstrom is easily a top 5 defenceman. I would rank Lidstrom behind Orr, Bourque and Potvin.

With apologies to Jaromir, Lidstrom was the best European hockey player to ever lace 'em up. Period.

I gotta put Hasek as the greatest European born Hockey player.

posted by Whizbang at 11:25 PM on May 31, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pickem

NYR in 5
Bees in 7
Devs in 4
Flyers in 7

Couver in 5
St. Louis in 5
B'hawks in 6
Preds in 6

Thanks for setting this up MeatSabre

posted by Whizbang at 05:52 PM on April 08, 2012