Recent Comments by The Gangstinator

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

I've been looking to join a H2H hockey league.... thank you Ying Yang Mafia for creating, and thanks HATER for the heads up on it. I'm in as the Chilliwack Caribous.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:27 PM on September 19, 2007

Pavano rankles all involved

You say that as if you don't believe the media would do such a thing, to sell papers and attain listeners and every word they say - assumption or otherwise - is gospel. No. Just because everyone wants you to buy a paper, tune in to their radio show, or watch them on TV, that doesn't mean that valid points don't come up every now and then.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:27 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

Rasputin the Monk supposedly survived being shot, stabbed and drowned. Why not use that as your apples-to-oranges baseline? Apples to Oranges? Not really. Instead of trying to sound smarter than me, why not try this: Instead of picking apart my point, why don't you offer one of your own? Are you telling me that the New York media is just stirring up controversy, and that there is no validity to the idea that Carl Pavano is crying injury because he doesn't want to pitch for the Yankees anymore? If so, why do you feel that way? Let's have a real conversation here.

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:59 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

Take from someone who has been in more car accidents than a stunt driver Thankfully, I'm one of the few who hasn't been involved in a wreck with you. But all the same, if you get into a car accident, basically as the property of a major league baseball team, it is your duty to let your manager and general manager know, so you could get a thorough examination. Pavano was probably hoping the pain would go away so he could save himself the embarassment. Unfortunately, if it didn't, he ran the risk of embarassing himself further if he went that way, and that is ultimately what happened.

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:16 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

I get what you are saying and where your frustration is at, but the examples given are kind of off a little. Maybe you're right, but I think the Mark Prior comparison works well. That's a guy that really wants to make it work and just is burdened by bad luck. Look at this year. He comes off the DL, throws 6 hitless innings against my Mets, leaves because he is on a pitch count, and shortly thereafter is sidelined again. I haven't seen one bit of the same drive in Carl Pavano. To get back to my original point, if Pavano hides an injury he sustained because of a car accident he was at fault for, all while he is on rehab for a strained buttocks and bone chips? This after elbow surgery. Which was after he said his shoulder hurt. Which convieniently came after he was getting booed off the mound because he was failing to justify a 10 Mil per salary. Once I read that, I start to feel bad for A-Rod. At least he's out there like a man, taking the boos.

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:08 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

I just feel that when you got a guy like Johnny Damon, who has been busting his @$$ big time despite having a broken bone and his foot, among other problems, and playing as much as he possibly can, you have to question Pavano, and his minor injuries that have been keeping him out for over a year. If Brad Radke can pitch through a severely torn labrum until the end of the year when he will retire, there is no reason why Carl couldn't work through a "strained buttocks". Everytime this guy goes to do his rehab, something else comes up. At least when you take a Mark Prior, who is also consistantly injured, you can see that he is trying, because he constantly is coming back to pitch in big league games. Trying to make it work. Pavano hasn't even done that yet.

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:40 AM on August 30, 2006

Spofi NHL Fantasy Pool

I'm in as the Manitoba Moosen. Hater - A draft of at least 15 spots should take no more than an hour. Never did a hockey draft online, but I know for Fantasy Football, you get 90 seconds when it's your turn to pick.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:12 PM on August 29, 2006

Bode's a bust

OK, fine. You tell someone who won the gold that it was because someone else made a mistake, and not because they were the best at that time. I'll take agree to disagree for a thousand Trebeck -

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:26 PM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Also, is there a way to ignore certain members on this site? After this thread I'd obviously like to filter out any future posts by someone in particular. I wonder who Nails was talking about? We are Sportsfilter, last decendants of Nazi Germany. If you don't agree with us, you will be destroyed. Please. For some reason people think that in the Olympics the best athletes are just "supposed" to win. Doesn't happen that way. Who said that? I know I didn't. But if you talk, act, and behave publicly in a way that would lead one to believe that you think your shit doesn't stink, and you, once again, FAIL, expect to be called out on it.

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:05 PM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

The amazing thing about the Olympics, is that you can have a great day or a real crappy day. That's one reason why I watch, to see who is having the better day. absolutely correct. so if I know that, and you know that, then Bode Miller should know that. and he should know not to talk himself up like he's the king - whether it's by announcing your training habits or by talking about Bodeisms - because it could all come crashing down on you. it's called being a sportsman - don't talk smack unless you can back it up.

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:56 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

And it's my right, as a sports fan, to comment about an issue any way I like ... Not on SportsFilter. Oh really? I see. Because I don't agree with you, my opinion is not valid? I see. And it's not a red herring. He shouldn't have said it. Period. And there is a razor thin margin for error in a lot of sports. The elite - the best - don't make mistakes. They win gold medals. You want to take the dough to have your own commercials and you want to talk about how you like to drink ... you may hear a few mutters when you drop an egg on the biggest skiing stage in the world. Thank you Walt Clyde. That's all I was saying. AND IT'S MY RIGHT TO. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. OK, Hitler?

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:45 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

SINCE WE'RE PLAYING THE "IMPLYING" GAME. You stated clearly that Bode himself made such a brash prediction. I apologize. If Bode is stating that his pregame ritual is a night out drinking at a bar, then I am taking that as him IMPLYING that he is extremely confident in his chances of winning. When he fails, that made him a bit overconfident, now didn't it? I then feel that he should have kept his mouth shut. That was my point. Sorry to have confused you. I simply took it as common knowledge that Bode put his big fat foot in his mouth, I should have been much clearer in my statement.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:48 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

and I think I just proved that I do care about a subject. So take your jabs somewhere else. thanks!

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:43 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Hey rcade, tell me, what's your point? Michelle Kwan has won numerous World Championships, and guess what? Choked when it came time to win a Gold Medal. So is Bode. I don't care how "good" he is. The first post on this thread clearly stated, "Maybe he needs to stay out of the bars at night" and you know what, maybe he should have. This is the Olympics, and here Bode is all confident, all nah, I was out at a bar all nite, while other Olympians respect what this is and i dont know, rest, or prepare in some other way. And look what happens. He fails in his first event, and it's been as downward spiral ever since. And it's my right, as a sports fan, to comment about an issue any way I like, as long as it's not vulgar or inappropriate, because it's what I feel. When Hasselback calls out, "and were gonna score" when there is a coin toss in overtime, and he doesn't, it's my right to call him out on it. Same with Bode Miller. Don't act super confident publicly and then get beaten by the pressure. If he said nothing about his bar experiences on the night before an event, he probably wouldn't be as big of a story as he is now.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:34 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Amateur: I have been following the Olympics since the start, I clearly recall analysts talking up Bode, how he was a shoe in to win at least 3, if not 4 or 5, gold medals, and quotes from Bode to the media that clearly showed how confident he was (maybe overly so) in his quest for gold. If you think i'm going to go back and site every instance like this is a book report, you're mistaken, cause I honestly don't remember if it was on one of the various NBC channels, USA network, or ESPN NEWS. Sorry, I forgot to grab a pen.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:19 AM on February 20, 2006

Bonds Clarifies Retirement Talk

What he said: "If I can play [in 2007], I'm going to play; if I can't I won't," What I heard (or read): "Blah blah blah blah [blah blah], blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah," I mean honestly. It's kinda like saying, "If it's raining, it's not sunny, if it isn't raining, it will be." No, really? You're kiddin'.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:11 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Haha. Don't you love it when an athlete opens their mouth a little too much? A lot of people, including Bode himself, were predicting a possible gold medal sweep for him. I love when people crash and burn.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:07 AM on February 20, 2006

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time

Ricky Williams smokes weed? Damn. Who knew. Honestly, at this point, a positive steroid test would have been better news. At least it shows that he wants to win.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:05 AM on February 20, 2006

US loses another 2-1 game

It just serves them right leaving guys like JR and Brian Leech home. DiPietro wasn't bad, it's a shame Ryan Miller wasn't on the team. It just goes to show you the lack of US-bred talent offensively.

posted by The Gangstinator at 05:28 PM on February 19, 2006

ESPN names new MNF broadcast team.

Tirico doesn't bother me much, Theisman is pretty bad, but I'm glad Kornheiser is there. He truly is funny and should add to the show, or keep Theismann from killing us. It is the end though, as sonicdog put it, of Monday Night Football, but that's what the NFL wants: Sunday is football day, from start to finish.

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:29 PM on February 08, 2006

Most Valuable Players Wanted More Valuable Paycheck

This is ridiculous. What's the matter Joe? Pissed because players are making more money now than you did back in the day? Or are you afraid that you would be razzed for that awful commercial you just did if you showed up? I'm sorry. Some of the MVP's that showed up never made good money, and showed up anyway. No class whatsoever... and Bradshaw is an ass - always has been, always will be. He sucks on TV, and we all know the "immaculate reception" should have never happened anyway. In all fairness, for a sport that needs to do better in remembering it's former stars, I thought the MVP pregame spot was fantastic.

posted by The Gangstinator at 07:48 AM on February 06, 2006

Fan says Davis lied

How f'ing ridiculous. You have to be kidding. Please - tell me you're kidding.

posted by The Gangstinator at 05:49 PM on January 19, 2006

Islanders System Big on Character

Very true, except that Satan, while not a physical presence, has at most times been the Isles best player and a consistant scorer, and they couldn't have done anything about the defense - if you look at the players they gave up, Aucoin has been bad and injured, Jonnson was never coming back, and Hamrlik is offering less offesnively to the Flames than both Zhitnik and Sopel are for the Isles. While the playoffs are most liely not happening this year, you can't deny the potential they have coming through the ranks. Plus, if the new GM and Charles Wang want whats best for the Islanders, they release Yashin after this year as the final salary cap exception, eat the money, and build a better team with better leadership with the new crop of young players Milbury drafted.

posted by The Gangstinator at 05:13 PM on January 19, 2006

Steinbrenner and his deep pockets

THE STRAIGHTEST FASTBALL IN MLB HISTORY. Seriously, i've never seen a fastball with as little movement on it as Farnsworth's. To quote Jack Slater, "BIG...MISTAKE."

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:22 PM on December 02, 2005

Baseball owners approve new steroid policy

Fuck that. I know I'm going to sound like a Canseco apologist because of some of my earlier posts, but Baseball blacklisted a fading star because they were afraid of the Steroid issue coming out. But McGwire and Sosa are heroes, and Fat Jason Giambi gets 120 million. Fuck it, write a book and make some money, in the end, thats what it all comes down to in this world. No one has any more honor.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:45 PM on November 17, 2005

Bettman, listen up

Sometimes a tie can feel as good as a win. Come on Hater, you only say that because your Fly Guys practically invented the tie. Ties suck, win the game. And it's not like they are going to have the shoot out in the playoffs, so we will have our 6 hour games to watch still.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:51 PM on November 15, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

Not speculation, just plenty of circumstantial evidence. Which is enough for me. And I never liked McGwire at all - don't assume you know me. I was too worried about the Mets to give two shits about McGwire and Sosa. And just to put an end to this, and agree to disagree, I'm sorry you need statisitcal scientific proof to make decisions. I don't think it's necessary all the time. Scott Peterson's case was entirely built on circumstantial evidence - nothing scientific linking him to the crime - and everyone and their mother knows that bastard killed his wife and unborn kid. So sometimes just accept that you don't always need concrete evidence to get a pretty good idea where people are coming from.

posted by The Gangstinator at 05:48 PM on November 11, 2005

NFL to return to LA...sometime...somewhere...somehow...

Basically, what 86 said - one franchise is moving - it's just a matter of who, whether it's the Vikings, Saints, or Jaguars. Paul Tagliabue wants a franchise in LA really bad, cause the NFL are the only major sport without one there. Personally, I think there should be contaction in all the major sports.

posted by The Gangstinator at 08:41 AM on November 11, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

Here are his career stats show me where he started using. If you would like to listen to Jose then go right ahead, but understand how you may also be perceived. He started using with Canseco in Oakland. I don't care how YOU precieve it. I would just like you to tell me where Canseco is lying. Being the type of person Canseco is doesn't automatically make him a liar. Also when did he double his body size? Okay, I want you to look at the skinny guy who hit 40 home runs his rookie season, then, look at the mountain of a man who hit 70. When McGwire was taking andro it was not illegal or on a banned list. I didn't say it was illegal then. What I did say is that it's illegal NOW because THROUGH RESEARCH it has been discovered that steroid abusers in every walk of life used andro as a steroid supplement. When did this breaking down of his ligaments occur at such an early age, since according to you it happens when one stops using steroids? His knees, his back, were all giving him problems at the age of 35. That's fine, if your Mike Piazza, and you're a catcher, but when you are a first baseman, it's not common. Plus, like I said, if you do research, and read about all other steroid users from professional sports, you would know that it is a common occurance that the body breaks down way sooner than it should. I don't have to go through the list. You should know who they are. Do you really believe McGwire fits into this category? I didn't say he was. You just asked me who the other juiceheads were. And I think Brady Anderson and Luis Gonzalez, for example, who, for one magical year, bashed more home runs than they did in any 2-3 years combined before and after, are just a little suspicious if you ask me.

posted by The Gangstinator at 07:52 AM on November 11, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

What exactly did McGwire do? Why don't you tell all of us when McGwire was caught using a banned, or illegal substance. Well, if I'm not allowed to use intuition, then why bother discussing things, right? I have come to the conclusion in my mind that McGwire used steroids because he shows the signs of steroid abuse (and if you study the topic, you find that all these are fact): 1. doubling of body size (you can only get so big naturally) 2. caught with andro, which is now illegal and was known as a supplement to steroids 3. deterioration of the skin, with noticable acne (steroids causes bad acne all over the body) 4. breaking down of the ligaments at an early age, which is usually what happens when a steroid abuser stops using steroids. 5. Implications from Canseco, who, even though is preceived as an asshole, has NOT been proven wrong yet in anything he said in his book. All of which, if you do the research, leads one to believe that Mark McGwire DID do steroids. You can be a skeptic all you want, and not believe anything until you get a positive test, but I just call that naive. And who are "All the other juiceheads?" Palmeiro, Sosa, Brady Anderson, Luis Gonzalez, Bret Boone, and all the other players who had 1 or 2 monster seasons, and promptly broke down (with the exception of Sosa, who, while having quite a few years of tremendous success, once the steroid speculation kicked in the last 2 years, he has shrunk in size and collapsed completely offensively.) There. I explained myself JoJo.

posted by The Gangstinator at 06:59 AM on November 11, 2005

Am I the only one still fascinated by Tyson?

I was thinking a reality show in which you send your unruly children to Tyson's house, where he acts as a drill seargent, and if they don't take to the discipline, he eats them.

posted by The Gangstinator at 03:30 PM on November 10, 2005

Carpenter Derails the D-Train

Carpenter was great all year round, besides, the Rocket was only a 6 inning pitcher - the Astros offense sucked, but not hanging around till the later innings didn't help. At least the NL had 3 worthy candidates in Carpenter, Willis, and Clemens. The AL had one, and he didn't win.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:43 PM on November 10, 2005


Exactly. Especially in the NHL - hey look guys! we got rid of ties! so now, instead of this: W L T OL We'll give you this: W L OT SO Stop giving a point to a team that loses the game! But you can't do that. If you only give points to the team that wins, and there are no ties, then it negates the need for points in the first place. Then you have what normal sports call winning percentages. And you can't have that. That's not hockey. Is the NHL kidding? They must be. Someone tell me it's all some sick cruel joke.......

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:13 PM on November 10, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

Or, the joke was unfunny enough to be believed as a true statement. I admit I'm no Carlin, but I can't be held responsible for someone's lame sense of humor. It was meant for a chuckle, and to move on. I'm sure I'm not the only one who did. Point being, it's just sad that McGwire, Palmeiro, and all the other juiceheads can't be men enough to admit what they did. I mean, honestly, Canseco and Caminitti came clean, and look, a prospering reality tv career and.....well.....Canseco's book sold well......

posted by The Gangstinator at 09:05 AM on November 10, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

I didn't see McGwire quoted anywhere in this article. If you notice, I made a joke that completely went over your head. Remember the congressional hearings that Marky attended? Good. Go read my post again. Snoogans.

posted by The Gangstinator at 06:41 AM on November 10, 2005

Hope you drafted Larry Johnson, too...

It's a shame about Cherbet, however, Wayne has nothing to regret - he should be immortalized as a Jet - from Hofstra walk-on to 11 year vet, he deserves to have his number retired.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:50 PM on November 09, 2005

MLB Managers of the Year

As a Met fan, I would just like to congradulate the best regular season manager of all time, Bobby Cox. Lets see how well the Braves pitch without Leo Mazzone.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:26 PM on November 09, 2005

Hope you drafted Larry Johnson, too...

I'm still hopeful that T.O. comes back, I picked him up off of waivers just in case, for a playoff run.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:14 PM on November 09, 2005

Does this guy have any credability left?

Aparently, "B-12 shot" is slang in locker rooms for steroids. But I just want to state for the record that I'm here to focus on the positive, the future, I'm not here to talk about the past. Fuck you McGwire.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:13 PM on November 09, 2005

No More T.O.?

They ignored a milestone because the Eagles never single out any players, or any of their "milestones", it's not their policy. The Eagles shouldn't apologize for shit, T.O. should apologize for having a scumbag asshole for an agent - Rosenhaus is the biggest cancer on all of professional sports. Besides, everyone in the industry knew that the deal he signed with the Eagles was bad, they are underpaying him, but he signed the deal. He's the one who whined his way out of SF, and then he whined when he was traded to the Ravens. He has no one to blame but himself. Fuck T.O.

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:23 PM on November 09, 2005

Owens apologizes to Eagles coach, QB, Team President and fans but the Eagles won't take him back.

Owens is a fuckin' clown, but here's hoping they let him back - I'll claim him in my Fantasy Football League and ride him to the prize money. Besides that, I could give a rat's ass about the Iggles. Next year Owens will probably line up next to the other head case in Oaktown.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:21 PM on November 08, 2005