Recent Comments by Stealth_72

The NFL to play two regular season games overseas.

So, you are trying to tell me that the opportunity to kill some 40+ high paid athletes, who are constantly on the news and in the newspapers - yes, believe it or not other countries to read our newspapers and as for the thought of NFL being an obscurity, you are sadly misinformed. Anyone ever watch Sky T.V in Europe? They have a pretty decent following of NFL games, they even have a package dedicated to North American Sports - College football, NFL, ESPN etc... - So the chance of wiping out high paid, "star" status Americans, 100+ when you consider coaches and staff, in one shot is a stretch of the imagination huh? Has anyone bothered to research how many plots have been stopped prior to their fruition? Anyone know how many time American interests, military bases + businesses, have been the target of plots? I have witnessed it and can tell you it happens a hell of a lot more than you think (I guess actually seeing bombs planted near buildings and in cars kind of gives you a reality check). Your news sources don't report it because it isn't dramatic enough. Go live over in Europe for a few years as an American. Did you know most Americans when visiting Europe put Canadian patches on their backpacks and proclaim they are Canadian....? Sorry to burst your bubble here, but paranoia isn't not my thing... just letting a little reality in on your sheltered lives...

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:55 AM on October 25, 2006

The NFL to play two regular season games overseas.

Unfortunately, Yay-yo makes a valid point. Terrorism is a big threat and anyone who has lived overseas or at least watches international news knows that there are big Muslim (fanatical) concentrations in England, Germany and Netherlands. A shot a hitting a big American, Imperialistic icon like football and their inflated paychecks would be a wet-dream for them. So, when these games start being played in international markets, the next step is going to be allowing international teams (provided the owners make a significant profit in the next few years on their little test) - what would the conferences now be called? NAFC-N - North American Football Conference-North NAFC-S EFC etc...

posted by Stealth_72 at 08:19 AM on October 25, 2006

Talk about getting kicked in the teeth!

A completely disgusting move on his part. Whether this guy likes it or not, he is a role model to some kid in Tennesee. Are we going to hear about this happening in a pop warner game next? The NFL has one of the "classier" images of the 4 main sports. People like this only tarnish it. I say suspend him for the year and make him play in NFL Europe next year. Obviously, this is now a pattern and what will be his next move, pulling a Rae Carruth? The NFL needs to separate itself from him. By the way, I only caught the incident after the game... Did any of the Cowboys go after him after he pulled that stunt? Someone should have gone after him to stick up for your teammate. That would have been a bench clearer in the NBA, MLB or NHL.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:07 PM on October 02, 2006

Should male athletes be permitted an extra year of NCAA eligibility if they take a season off for paternity leave?

I have no idea what the big issue is here.... My wife and I have had two kids and I returned to work the next day.

posted by Stealth_72 at 10:16 AM on August 30, 2006

Little League controversy

crap, misspelled pathetic... Guess thats what the preview button is for :(

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:28 AM on August 11, 2006

Little League controversy

Pathic that the media has turned this into something that really isn't something. Big deal. So if they pitched to the slugger just so little junior's parents wouldn't feel offended, then what about the other teams parents? They would be just hearbroken that they lost, oh wait, I mean that their kids lost. Are we not supposed to teach our children about winning and on the same page, losing (makes you humble or you end up like T.O.) Suggest you all read "Harrison Bergeon" by Kurt Vonnegut - this is what our PC world is coming to.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:23 AM on August 11, 2006

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

Sounds like another promising aspect gone bad... Lawrence Philips

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:31 AM on August 09, 2006

Tour de Fake?

And now.... "Released in French newspapers today, American Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis, accused of performance enhancing drug usage." Sarcasm, but wouldn't be surprised. posted by Stealth_72 at 7:15 AM CDT on July 24 Just call me Nostradamus :)

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:14 PM on July 27, 2006

Requiem for a Rookie Card

That is just a shame, and sadly is for all sports cards. That story hit very close to home. I also have a stashed box full of rookie cards - Hasek, Lott, Montana, Rice, Monk, Taylor, Roy, B. Smith, E. Smith, Bradshaw, Swann etc... back to the early 70's. At one point was hoping it would be a nice college fund for my kids. Maybe the market will turn around at some...

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:00 AM on July 25, 2006

"Never stop believing."

And now.... "Released in French newspapers today, American Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis, accused of performance enhancing drug usage." Sarcasm, but wouldn't be surprised.

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:15 AM on July 24, 2006

Hope for North American rugby?

Well, rugby has a toehold in a certain community here in the US. A friend of mine plays for the linked-to team. Crap, I clicked on the link and I am at work :(

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:47 AM on July 14, 2006

Hope for North American rugby?

I think Rugby has a legitimate shot at being one of the "big" sports. It is everything we short-attention spanned Americans want. A fast moving game (how many people are getting turned off of NFL because it is too slow), a rough game - with fighting (hockey lost the fighting aspect) and high scoring - since we can't seem to appreciate a 0-0 score or a 1-0 score. I love rugby, loved it from the first time I tried to play it - broke my nose and dislocated my shoulder, all in my first game. The best way to boost the game in my opinion - Bring over the Tri-Nations. Let Americans see the New Zealand All Blacks do their pre-game ritual. (it is actually scary facing it. We played a New Zealand team when I was in Arizona and they did that prior to the game. It is disconcerting to watch from just opposite them on the field). Maybe turn International Rugby play into 3 divisions? North/South American Europe/Africa Asia/Australia I would love to see this game hit it big in the States!

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:59 AM on July 14, 2006

An Indictment for Bonds?

Yaaa, a Bonds story. Let me one up you... (have to dig around for a T.O story now)

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:11 PM on July 13, 2006

Midnight Games

Their stadium?

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:53 AM on June 29, 2006

Herb Brooks makes hockey hall of fame.

"Why does everyone (love to) hate Patrick Roy? I know absolutely nothing about hockey, but I've always felt sort of pro-Roy on principle just because Hunter Thompson seemed to like him a lot." Because, when your team played against him, you knew he could completely take over the game. The sure goal, the 40 shots for your team, 20 for them and you still get shutout. He was dominate, like Brodeur and Hasek can/could be. You love him if you were a Canadians or Avalanche fan, you hate him as a team in the same division. I loved watching him play, he was a school in himself, hated seeing my team play against him.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:22 AM on June 29, 2006

Herb Brooks makes hockey hall of fame.

Glad to see Pat in the Hall. Hated him since I am a Sabres fan, but you had to totally respect his play. (kind of how I hated Marino when he was playing, but respect his ability). Now my Patrick Roy rookie card will be worth some more money :)

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:43 AM on June 29, 2006

Better than sex?

While I was living in Germany, there was a study done on Germans. The question was: Would you rather give up smoking or give up sex? Over 80% of Germans responded that they would rather give up sex. Don't think sex is that high on the Germans priority list.

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:28 AM on June 29, 2006

Minor League Manager Goes Berserk

Slide? I think he got confused and was reliving his college belly-flop contest days. Makes me want to get tickets to one of their games now (yes, sarcasm). I understand where he is coming from though. I mean that call ruined their entire season. Everything was riding on that game. (yes, more sarcasm) Well, glad my 5 y/o son didn't see that. He would have picked up a few pointers on how to throw a temper-tantrum (actually, I think my son is more mature than that guy)

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:51 PM on June 26, 2006

Ducks drop the "Mighty" from their name and change their uniforms

I think all the teams should just go back to old school. Screw this flashy crap. Ducks is a pretty gay name and you can tell his wifey had a hand in the design. Did they get a new arena chant also? "D-U-C-K-S.... quack, quack"

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:35 AM on June 23, 2006

An Important Message from Airbag Industries.

I think what you need to do is go watch a game LIVE. Any sport when watched on TV can be extremely boring, I have watched tons of football (american)games on TV that were boring and ended in a 9-6 score - but if you were at the game, it would have been a different story. Go to a soccer game, especially in Europe, and you will see - the game is not boring! Even on TV, listen to the fans, they are going absolutely nuts.

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:16 AM on June 12, 2006

Islanders expected to hire Ted Nolan

Good call on their part. This guy knows hockey and was building teams (Buffalo) for speed when speed wasn't the norm. I have a feeling he will build a pretty good team there and do quite well.

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:35 AM on June 08, 2006

The ghost of the WHA...

Did the better team actually win the Carolina/Buffalo series? Did the worse of the two actually lose? I don't know, I think the injuries caught up to Buffalo (two starting defense in the final game) but they gave it a lot of heart. I think those two teams were almost exactly equal. Carolina just won in the injury department. Carolina won, they fought just as hard and good luck to them. Would much rather have seen my Sabres go, of course. I have a feeling that the Buff/Carolina series will end up being a better series than the Stanley Cup. Too bad that wasn't the final. I like the side note of Doug Weight playing against Edmonton. I also like the fact that a Canadian team is in the running for the Cup. Almost seems wrong to not have a Canadian team in the finals.

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:49 AM on June 02, 2006

The Dominator may be back.

I have loved Dominik since he came to Buffalo, and I still like him, even though he is no longer with us. I think the news of him coming back is about the same as the news of Primeau coming for Philly - something to boost the club. Don't think it will happen and if it does, how effective will he be? Playoffs is where you catch a rythmn. Secondly, Ottawas defense (or the Canadian spelling defence) has looked horrible and Emery has been hung out to dry too many times. Woudl they tighten their play up for the Dominator? Looks like both series in the East will be a sweep. Someone lives in Carolina (from another post) and goes to Hurricane games. I live in Carolina right now and was wondering how the crowd treats people from the opposing team wearing their colors? I want to go see a game between Sabres and Hurricanes.

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:51 AM on May 11, 2006

The devil is in the details

umm, is that when a ball is thrown and the guy misses?? The reason for striking I can care less about, which is usually for mo' money. I just want them not playing and taking up valuable air time from some other sport that doesn't have half as many drama queens in. Let the Media focus their attention somewhere else.

posted by Stealth_72 at 10:36 AM on May 10, 2006

The devil is in the details

Why am i a strike supporter? Because I think Baseball players (all professional athletes, but baseball are the worse) are way to overpaid (I think athletes should be paid on the difficulty/ personal injury potential scale - football #1, hockey #2, basketball #3 and baseball earn about what McDonald's head fry guy would earn). Too much illegal drug use. The commissioner is too big a wimp to punish anyone or strip records/titles from offenders, etc... Sick of hearing about the "As The World Turns" of baseball. It is worse than a Soap Opera. Just go away.

posted by Stealth_72 at 10:29 AM on May 10, 2006

The devil is in the details

I am a strong supporter of the baseball strike!

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:04 AM on May 10, 2006

Lion's losing ways

Sorry, let me add a story to this... Clicky

posted by Stealth_72 at 10:34 AM on May 07, 2006

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

Qbert - sorry, should have researched a bit before posting. thanks for correcting me.

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:32 PM on May 03, 2006

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing

I don't think it is hating the Flyers or the Eagles for that matter. I think it is hating the "city of brotherly love". Talk about an oxymoron. I also don't think it totally is the city, but the fans. Philly fans are horrible. It is one thing to jeer visiting teams and their fans, it is another to hurt them. How many other cities have a jail and courthouse INSIDE it's stadiums? Philly is the only one I know of. Sabres dominated because they were young, the Flyers were just too tired by the time game 5 and 6 rolled around. Should be a great series between Sabres and Senators. Plus, good close city rivalry. Just drive right across the Peace Bridge and you are there.

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:43 AM on May 03, 2006

NFL Draft Recap

The Bills --- When they made there first two picks I, and everyone else for that matter - including ESPN announcers, were like WTF? Everyone knows our O-line is horrible. (at least they didn't draft another wr) After thinking about it though, what wins games? Defense (prime example is Ravens and Bucs) So maybe the Bills will just roll with a stacked D and hope the offense can kick 3 or 4 field goals a game to win it....

posted by Stealth_72 at 01:27 PM on May 01, 2006

NFL suspends Ricky Williams for 2006.

I think Harrington will do ok down in Miami. Can he go up North in the winter and play in New York, Buffalo and New England - probably not, don't think any Miami teams have been able to do that ((except the 1972 Dolphins - back when football was for men and not in domes (which need to be outlawed for the game - weather can change a game, which it was meant to do), with turf)) Anyways, Miami still have a pretty good running back in Ronnie Brown. I would imagine he would have been better last year if he got the ball more. He and Ricky's numbers were pretty close to the same. Ricky will end up on the Cowgirl's, they like taking all the problem childs.

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:47 AM on April 26, 2006

No love lost between Ruff, Hitchcock after Game 2

Ahh, thank you Chicobangs! I am a Sabres die hard fan and I am more than surprised at how good they look. I think the team playing now is the best team ever to come out of the Sabres organization. The Flyers look their age. Old and slow. There is no need to go to cheap shots, even when you are getting stomped. Chalk that game up as a loss and try to come out the next night and set your pace. Go Sabres! By the way, Devils look pretty tough too.

posted by Stealth_72 at 01:56 PM on April 25, 2006

East Shakeup - What a Night

Article Yes, I know it is yahoo, but a well written article anyways.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:40 AM on April 19, 2006

Some Cup History and Some Interesting Links

Nice link, some very interesting things in there. They didn't mention the "no goal" "no cup" incident. The Dallas Stars shouldn't even have their names on there, that should be Buffalos on there. Guess they will just have to win it all this year. :)

posted by Stealth_72 at 08:30 AM on April 19, 2006

Duke University cancels lacrosse season amid rape allegations

Living here in North Carolina, the news coverage has been completely different. The news has been putting as much as possible on about how it ISN'T the lacrosse players who were at fault - IF they were at fault at all. They have be dregding up as much dirt on the female as possible, protecting the lacrosse team. No charges yet, because I don't think anyone wants to press the charges, they want it to go away. Plus I am sure everyone involved are afraid of the political/financial pressure that can be applied to them by the rich daddies of the accused. I have found out more information from the national news than the local news will bring forth. This has been in the local news for about 3 weeks now, I just found out last night (on Fox news) that the victim had bruises, choke marks AND broken fingernails. Response to rcade - I think they all are being punished because all were at the party. All were drinking (underaged) and rumor of drug use. All had to have had some knowledge of what was going on.

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:16 AM on April 06, 2006

NFL tries to sell to women

Had this discussion at work last week- right after they announced that KC will get a Super Bowl, after they build a dome stadium. Our opinion, KC will become another sissy team, a fair weather team. No more tough outdoor winter games. Why? Because women started going to games. They have sissified the NFL - hence why more penalties etc... (remember the Janet Jackson Super Bowl show - I am sure not a single complaint was filed by a guy - same with the T.O -I cringe to mention his name- Desperate Housewives commercial) Same thing has happened to hockey. Too much fighting, women don't like fighting, we want more women = more money - get rid of fighting (which is a part of the game). A lot longer decussion, but you get the drift. Flame away.

posted by Stealth_72 at 01:55 AM on November 28, 2005

Baseball owners approve new steroid policy

One question or point I have, which I know has been raised before - If they have this new "tough" policy for doping, are they going to look at how much these guys numbers slump? Why you ask? Look at how bad Giambi's numbers dropped when he got off the sauce. Yes, i have a point here - when they see how bad these numbers start to drop are they going to take away these records and titles some of these guys got and give it back to those who rightly deserve it. These guys who hit a crap load of homers while only ingesting beer and hot dogs? Bonds, McGwire, Sosa etc... - need to have their numbers stripped.

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:07 AM on November 18, 2005

Spike more bark than bite

Wasn't there also an incident in Cleveland with beer bottles being thrown at the visiting team players?

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:32 AM on November 17, 2005

Spike more bark than bite

Not sure about Raiders fans, but I can say that the worse, in my opinion, are Philly fans. I am decent size guy, but I went to a few games in Philly... One was Sabre vs Flyers during the Stanley Cup. I wore my colors - mistake. I can honestly say I was scared to death. I prayed that the Sabres would lose so I could make it out of there alive. I went to an Eagles vs Buffalo game in Philly. I didn't wear my colors, but those who did or rooted for the Bills left pretty damn quick. When a stadium has a court house located within the stadium, it tells you there is something wrong with those people. An audience who throws snowballs at Santa Claus, tells you something is not right with them people.

posted by Stealth_72 at 04:52 AM on November 17, 2005

Parcells explains shove to assistant

Bledsoe does suck. New England was laughing at the Bills when we "stole" him from them and now we are laughing at Dallas. Bledsoe cannot win a big, high pressure game, he will lose the game for his team. I can give hundreds of examples of this but the best one is last game of last season. A win by Buffalo and they are in the playoffs. Bledsoe couldn't even beat Pittsburgh 2nd and 3rd stringers. He single-handedly lost that game. Now as for Parcells, that is only expected by someone in Dallas. The most classless organization in the NFL. He should be suspended and/or fired AND fined. If a NFL player ever did something like that, they sure as hell would be. The coach is supposed to set the example, no wonder Keyshon "it's all about me" Johnson acts the way he does. It is called discipline and respect. But the worst owner, Jones, will let it slide. Go "America's Team" and whoever named Dallas that deserves to be exterminated. Parcells needs to take lessons from real coachs - Gibbs, Reid, Beilichik etc...

posted by Stealth_72 at 05:23 AM on October 25, 2005

NHL inks TV deal

Crap, I don't pay for NASN. They need to put it on Sky Sports Extra, then I can see it for free. They want 10 extra Euro a month for NASN. Put it on one of the other sports stations I get for free.

posted by Stealth_72 at 05:19 AM on October 13, 2005

O.J. Signs Autographs at Horror Convention

Two words - "NOT GUILTY" That is all that truly matters. Do I think he did it? no, but I think he was involved in some form - hired the guy to kill them, or knows who really did it. Regardless, he was one of the best RBs to ever play the game. This OJ guilty or not guilty is right up there with the Jon Benet crap -- anyone care to chime in about that one now? lol So for the record, these are the top 10 questions we need answered and apparently, this is the site to get them answered: 1. Who killed Nicole? 2. Who killed Jon Benet? 3. Who killed Kennedy? 4. Who killed MLK Jr? 5. Where is Osama? 6. Is Elvis really dead, or is he delivering pizza in Georgia? 7. What happened in Roswell? 8. Are we really being affected by the "greenhouse effect"? 9. How did life begin on Earth? 10. What is the meaning of life? /sarcasm off

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:53 AM on October 03, 2005

Perspective just doesn't mix with Columbus,

Interesting. Having flashbacks of Scott Norwide (I mean Norwood) going wide right. Grrr, still puts my teeth on edge.

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:44 AM on September 15, 2005

A legend hangs them up.

I wonder, conspiracy theory going here, what the NHL had to say concerning the bargaining agreement (forced retirement on some players?). Look at the amount of people retiring, big names, steady players. Messier, Patrick, Stevens, McInnis.... Who is next? Roenick? Modano? Fransis? Roy? Chelios (hopefully)? Or did the players just get sick of the owners BS?

posted by Stealth_72 at 01:06 AM on September 13, 2005

The Hoser Picks NFL Week 1

Ahhh, thank you very much. You the man!!! (helped that you pick the Bills to win) btw, what kind of Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas stuff you have?

posted by Stealth_72 at 08:00 AM on September 08, 2005

The Hoser Picks NFL Week 1

Ummmm, nice column, though woefully incomplete! Is there only 15 games this week? Thought there was 32 NFL teams. 32 (number of NFL teams) divided by 2 (since you need two teams to play against each other for a game) = 16 (total number of games) Hint: One team has been around since AFL days, wears Red, White and Blue and has lost 4 Super Bowls in a row. The second team is an upstart francise with a crap load of people from Louisianna (it's a State not a city) living in it's stadium. Nice column anyways, if I wasn't so offended about you missing my 4 losses in a row Super Bowl team.

posted by Stealth_72 at 05:23 AM on September 08, 2005

Jerry Rice decides to retire

I think the thing that truly set Rice apart from other players wasn't his ability (which is amazing) or his records... The thing that set him apart is his personality. He did it quietly, with class. (please take note T.O. and Peon - I mean Deion) He had one of the best work ethics around, especially in the off-season and most importantly he was a true team player. He passed on his experience to younger receivers and players. A true player coach. Wish more NFLers had his mindset.

posted by Stealth_72 at 03:15 AM on September 06, 2005

Pass the plate for Peerless?

"I don't understand what happened to his career . When he was in Buffalo he and Moulds were 1 and 2 in the AFC in receptions and he was first in yards receiving . That was with Doug Flutie at QB. Price wanted more money so the Bills sent him to Atlanta, who had a new QB by the name of Michael Vick , giving away a number 1 draft pick . They never clicked in the 2 seasons there and now he's out of a job . That's a quick fall from glory." Being a huge Bills fan and following them closely, along with the current and ex players, I think there are numerous reasons for Price not living up to expectations. The number one reason being: He is not a number one receiver. He is an excellent number two receiver. The reason he looked so good in Buffalo is because Moulds took all the pressure (to include coverage) off of him. Who are you going to double team? Moulds or Price? I would double Moulds. If Price lands somewhere (which I don't see why he won't and I think the best move out there would be for the Eagles to grab him) as long as he is the number 2 reciever, he will put up big numbers again. Especially if he is opposite T.O.

posted by Stealth_72 at 01:33 AM on September 01, 2005

Robinson:Erase stats after failed drug tests!

I am a strong supporter of the MLB strike!

posted by Stealth_72 at 02:44 AM on August 25, 2005

Too urban?

Hi! First time post - been trolling for a while though. This kind of made me want to say something. I have played soccer for years. I have played in Buffalo, NY ("inner city") - Mississippi - Korea -Tucson, AZ ("inner city")- Italy and now Germany. From what I have seen, there is no racial problem with the sport - at least where I have played and frankly, I think that card is thrown out way too often. I have played on teams where the vast majority are black or hispanic (Buffalo and Tucson). With Tucson, the main problem is not race, it is language. We spoke English, they spoke Spanish. In Italy and Germany - No black or hispanics at all. Racial problem in Europe? I have played when two or three sports seasons are going at the same time. If that happens, for the majority of the players, they choose another sport. Basketball, Football etc... Lack of players, in my opinion, is not racial, it is cultural. "Inner city" kids are raised on the Basketball court. Thanks for letting me post

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:18 AM on June 20, 2005