Recent Comments by catatonic

Now every team at the World Cup has played. Thoughts so far?

I was impressed with all of the African teams, especially Nigeria, who could have beat Argentina with a little luck.

posted by catatonic at 10:49 PM on June 06, 2002

Owen wants Heskey moved back to usual position.

Gonna wake up in a few hours to watch this match. I'm predicting England 3-1.

posted by catatonic at 10:47 PM on June 06, 2002

England World Cup squad

England will definitely fare well in this cup, though I agree with sauril - I don't think anyone will be able to beat France.

What's the latest on Beckham? I haven't been watching my Fox Sports World lately because exams are coming up.

posted by catatonic at 04:41 PM on May 09, 2002

World Cup odds for England?

Yeah, I'm going to have to go with France too. Barthez in the net is just sooooo lethal.

posted by catatonic at 11:13 PM on April 11, 2002

Liverpool lose to Bayer Leverkusen...4-2. 4-3 on aggregate.

Thanks to my digital cable connection, I probably watch more soccer football than most Euros. And Owen also had a hurt foot which is why he probably didn't fare all that well.

posted by catatonic at 12:13 AM on April 11, 2002

Should men coach women in collegiate sports?

I think the job should always go to the most qualified individual.

posted by catatonic at 08:57 PM on March 29, 2002

Nuggets trade entire offense to Dallas for washed-up veterans.

A friend ran a credible statistical analysis via NBA 2k2 on X-box and concluded that the Mavs can not lose the championship this year. I would concur.

posted by catatonic at 12:27 AM on February 23, 2002

Ohno wins gold in Men's 1500m short skate.

Pastepotpete - where are you now, man? Free Apolo Ohno!

posted by catatonic at 06:01 PM on February 21, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

Ohno has been getting deaththreats too.

posted by catatonic at 04:56 PM on February 21, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

Well, I guess you're an expert in Speed Skating. You must have grown up in South Korea, right? And yes, I pay attention to announcers because I don't know all of the rules. But I didn't need an announcer to tell me that Ohno was (for the umpteenth fucking time) tackled.

posted by catatonic at 06:48 PM on February 19, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

I totally agree, now that it's over and done with. Ohno is definitely my favorite athlete in these Olympics. He seems like a real stand-up guy (kid).

posted by catatonic at 11:04 PM on February 18, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

Check that -- He (Bradbury) was not the one gang-raped and pulled down yards for the line.

posted by catatonic at 08:55 PM on February 18, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

Yes, yes, blah, blah, blah. First of all, Bradbury was the only one to stay on the ice as if he deserved the medal. He was the one gang-raped and pulled down yards from the line. Ohno is a stand up guy, and I would expect him to say as much. You must not have been watching it or you would have heard the announcers say it is not uncommon for them to re-race if it is deemed necessary. If getting fucking tackled doesn't qualify them restarting the race, then I would say that's a travesty.

posted by catatonic at 08:53 PM on February 18, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

PastePotPete - Give me a fucking break. You must not have watched the race. The Aussie was in 5th place 20 yards from the finish. That means he's the 5th best, not the best. He didn't do better than 4 other people, he just benefited from a travesty. Anybody can see that Ohno got royally screwed. How hard would it be to run the race over again? The judges fell asleep at the wheel, and he got robbed of a GOLD MEDAL that he should have won. And Sprague must have been before my time, btw.

posted by catatonic at 04:52 PM on February 18, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

The South Korean guy freaking form tackled him. As he was going down, he did a reach-around on Ohno and pulled him down.

posted by catatonic at 05:54 PM on February 17, 2002

Roller Derby on ice.

hincandenza - i totally agree. the ioc is a crock of shit! ohno was unequivocally robbed in the 1000m short track. the worst part is that he may be out for his next 3 events because of a laceration on his leg. and that freaking australian. oooh, i wanted to slap that snide expression off of his face. he's the 5th best skater in the world and wins the gold off of a travesty, then acts like he deserved it by staying out on the ice. my innocence has been lost this olympic games. the olympics are supposed to be scrupulously fair because they have no pull or preference who wins, but after this and the canadian/russian debacle, i'm not so sure that the scales aren't tipped.

posted by catatonic at 01:14 AM on February 17, 2002

Schumacher breaks track record

Did I hear that Schumacher wrecked a car this past week?

posted by catatonic at 04:14 PM on February 13, 2002

Michael Jordan walks on water

I don't think he's human. All of my friends who are basketball fans said that there was no way the Wizards were going to the playoffs, especially after the way they started. But I had faith. Now that Jordan is back in shape (he said he was only 90 percent at the beginning of the season - and 20 lbs. overweight), it wouldn't surprise me if they tear it up for the rest of the season, even go really deep into the playoffs. Shit, it wouldn't surprise me if he steps up and they win it all. I don't expect it to happen, but it wouldn't surprise me.

posted by catatonic at 02:42 PM on February 10, 2002

Lewis must fight Tyson

If they fight in Texas, I will find a way to be there. Even if it's not a good fight, it would be fun to be in the middle of such a media melee.

posted by catatonic at 12:59 PM on February 07, 2002

Pats win! Pats win!

Vinatieri is a total badass.

posted by catatonic at 11:39 PM on February 03, 2002

Remember when the NBA slam-dunk contest was actually cool?

Dee Brown was cool, but only because he pumped up his Reeboks before the dunk. I thought Vince Carter was going to save the dunk contest - but I guess not. Desmond Mason is the shoe-in this year.

posted by catatonic at 06:50 PM on February 02, 2002

The reserves were announced

Yeah, I'm happy Nash went too. If Finley hadn't gotten hurt, then the Mavs would have had the triumvirate reprazent!

posted by catatonic at 06:33 PM on January 31, 2002

The reserves were announced

Dirk Nowitski is better than 'Sheed any day. Maybe not Webber or R-Dub, but mos def better than that whiny good-for-nada Blazer.

posted by catatonic at 06:32 PM on January 31, 2002

Bledsoe or Brady?

Brady. Until he chokes. Then Bledsoe. Yeah, sportsfilter rocks!

posted by catatonic at 05:14 PM on January 29, 2002