Recent Comments by Joe88


You helped me see basketball as the sport of cheaters. Odd...

posted by Joe88 at 10:10 PM on August 10, 2006

Real Madrid

No, can can, should, and will thrive in America. I think that this year's World Cup at the Italian-American community's reaction to it really boosted soccer in America. I think when people ask you if the MLS is the 5th major sport, say yes. When they ask if the MLS has/will replace NHL as major sport #4, say yes. Finally, when they ask you if this country has become a country with three major sports, say yes, but only if the MLS is one of those three. PEople really care in America if Beckham scores a goal. I do.

posted by Joe88 at 05:45 PM on August 10, 2006

"Damon has a reputation within baseball clubhouses as being a creepily ardent admirer of his own butt.

I have no idea what spanbot is. What I am saying is what is just from my mind.

posted by Joe88 at 05:05 PM on August 10, 2006

Lots of Attention. Little Success.

Hot women, excessive hype. Anyways, they do not deserve the money they make.

posted by Joe88 at 03:01 PM on August 10, 2006

How long, on average, is a baseball actually in play during a ballgame?

Ten or fifteen minutes, aryou kidding me. I thought more like thirty. Anyway, it points out baseball's biggest problem, on the field.

posted by Joe88 at 02:58 PM on August 10, 2006


Big Mac, Sosa, Raffy, Juan Gon, Barry, Floyd Landis, Lance. I see a baseball feeling in there...

posted by Joe88 at 06:32 PM on August 09, 2006

The NFL names former Tagliabue top assistant Roger Goodell new commissioner.

I still like to see Tagliabue gone. I really hope Godell (despite being married to Jane Skinner, if that's not off topic) marks the return to LA.

posted by Joe88 at 05:35 PM on August 09, 2006

First rule with pitchers is: Handle with care

If Alfinseca were a strter, I'd send out for 9 innings, six fingers and all. Frankly, if I had Liriano and his forearm, I'd send them for an outing, a CG.

posted by Joe88 at 05:31 PM on August 09, 2006

First rule with pitchers is: Handle with care

Pitching has become a winning business as opposed to a game and an offensive show for fans. I wish I could bring back Mordechai "Three Finger" Brown. I really miss old Brownie. Then, my friends on the North Side in the Windy City would be feeling much less pain. After all, they are know the only lovable losers in baseball right now, as opposed to being one of three a few years ago.

posted by Joe88 at 04:13 PM on August 09, 2006

Why We Hate A-Rod

I don't like A-Rod. I don't know why. I gues because he's an arrogant Yankee and New Yorker and I am a fan of the dogers, Angels, and most importantly, the Red Sox.

posted by Joe88 at 04:11 PM on August 09, 2006

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

He's Ryan Leaf off the field.

posted by Joe88 at 04:10 PM on August 09, 2006

Bengals Fans Can Call 'Jerk"'Hotline

No comment here, until Goodell brings the NFL to LA.

posted by Joe88 at 04:10 PM on August 09, 2006

The NFL names former Tagliabue top assistant Roger Goodell new commissioner.

I hope he does better with LA. He's a bad pick altogether, the next Bud Selig.

posted by Joe88 at 04:09 PM on August 09, 2006

Two Years to the Beijing Olympics

Los Angeles 2016.

posted by Joe88 at 06:50 PM on August 08, 2006

Two Years to the Beijing Olympics

I saw the news conference live from Beijing last night. Jiang Xiaoyu and Wang Wei answered reporters' questions from about 90 minutes.

posted by Joe88 at 04:13 PM on August 08, 2006

At 30, Tiger becomes youngest to 50 PGA wins

I know everybody hates Phil. However, you have to accept that Jack is the greatest EVER.

posted by Joe88 at 04:44 PM on August 07, 2006

College Football Rankings - Week 1

I think Notre Dame should be #1.

posted by Joe88 at 04:43 PM on August 07, 2006

NCAA to warn then penalize schools for academic failures

This sounds like the mascot deal, but some schools will fall into the academic hole and suffer loss of dignity like the CU Buffaloes with Gary Barnett.

posted by Joe88 at 02:43 PM on August 07, 2006

At 30, Tiger becomes youngest to 50 PGA wins

I think that Tiger is not even the best overall player of his time. That's Phil. I think that he's the best at majors in his time. Best ever is Jack, hands down, majors, overall. The difference between Tiger and Jack is that Jack was also the best overall player in his time and at majors. Tiger and Jack have one thing Vijay (and Ernie, also) lack: not choking, not failing under pressure. Sergio Garcia, who is probably tomorrow's Tiger, also has the choking problem that has denied Phil many venerable titles and nicknames.

posted by Joe88 at 02:41 PM on August 07, 2006

Nascar Update

Go #20 Tony Stewart.

posted by Joe88 at 11:47 AM on August 07, 2006

Cheers welcome White into Pro Football HOF

Madden deserved it, way past his time. However, it was his speech that will be remembered forever. I agree that Jeremy's speech was probably offensive. However, that's what Reggie probably would have said. However, I think Rayfield Wright's speech really made in self-explanatory why the 'Boys are still America's Team.

posted by Joe88 at 03:58 PM on August 06, 2006

4-time Iditarod Champ Susan Butcher Dies.

RIP People in Alaska are probably not doing well.

posted by Joe88 at 03:53 PM on August 06, 2006

Cricket explained from an American perspective.

I watch AZN a lot (too much free time). I watch cricket on the channel to waste time. A few years back, I asked an Indian friend to explain cricket to me, I got more confused. Anyways, the upcoming Cremate your Relative within three hours competition (mock) on AZN will be easier to understand.

posted by Joe88 at 12:30 PM on August 05, 2006

Red Sox 3B Lowell on Fidel Castro: "I hope he does die."

I don't want to make this political... so it'll be short. Mike Lowell is a great ballplayer and nobody should like him or hate him because of what he thinks. Plus, he's a member of Red Sox Nation. Now let's sing 'Sweet Caroline'...

posted by Joe88 at 12:28 PM on August 05, 2006

NFL Refs

They do look like the guys from Charlie and the Choclate Factory (I saw that movie when I was 10, believe it or not). Forget em, which teams changed their unis? Even better, when are the Vikes coming to L.A.?

posted by Joe88 at 12:22 PM on August 05, 2006

Going down with the ship

I done BMX stunts before. However, stories like losing your balls, scratching your stomach, and dissecting your liver make me think twice.

posted by Joe88 at 12:19 PM on August 05, 2006

Landis Likely to Lose Tour Title

Down goes Landis, down goes Landis! At least the real winner of Stage 17 gets the title.

posted by Joe88 at 12:16 PM on August 05, 2006

One idiot replaces another

Charley is a fool. No wonder why his name is spelled THAT way, as in Charley Horse. He gace up Reggie and VY. However, Millen is a bigger fool, the biggest yet in pro sports. I thinkg there is one answer to the Millen problem (I have friends in DET): Outsource Millen to India. And Charley: well, we'll send him to Canada so he can smoke with Ricky Williams.

posted by Joe88 at 12:15 PM on August 05, 2006

Harold Reynolds Leaves ESPN

Turnbow is no friend of mine, I am an Angels fan, and a baseball fan against substance abuse. BTW, Buster Olney is another Yankee-lover who needs the door. I don't think he's a predator, he doesn't look like one.

posted by Joe88 at 09:37 PM on July 25, 2006

Bill Belichick, Home Wrecker?

As a guy, I would go nuts over something like this. If they are really just friends, I guess it's OK while unacceptable, but there's a 99% chance there is something more than friends.

posted by Joe88 at 08:06 PM on July 25, 2006

Harold Reynolds Leaves ESPN

I don't exactly get why he got the door. I loved his insight. That means Kruk will get to force his rudeness on the others (like Dibble beofre he got fired). I don;t remember any others besides the two getting fired from BBTN. I really miss Gammons and pray for him every night. Morgan and Jon Miller should get the door, too boring, same with McCarver, reminds me of the annoying Yanks announcer (See Ya, Tha Yankees Win). Joe Buck should get the door to hell next to Ken Lay, he is 100% biased towards the Yankees. He was praying in '04 that LaRussa beats the BoSox (Ya Red Sox Nation) for the Ring. I hope his idol, A.K.-Rod, gets traded, although that would mean Mr. Golden Sombrero dons the my Halos Jersey, NEVER, leat him join the Padres. I do not want Bonds as the Ed either, no 'roids in the O.C. Nor Sosa, nor Palmeiro. Manny, yes, he's natural. The best option here: Soriano to the Dodgers, but we all know he's going to Motown. I just read the article. So what he slept with a female employee, if it was consensual. D-Lowe here in L.A. slept with an FSN anchor, and he still gets millions. Go to Wikipedia and type Carolyn Hughes for more info.

posted by Joe88 at 06:46 PM on July 25, 2006

So...who's for real and who's a pretender so far?

The Tigers could very well get in. However, the 2006 World Series Champions.. Chicago Cubs. Lovable losers reverse the curse.

posted by Joe88 at 08:45 PM on April 15, 2006

So...who's for real and who's a pretender so far?

I think that the current standings reflect October. NL- NYM, CHC, SF. NL WC- Central (current #2-CIN) AL- OAK, CLE, BOS AL WC- East (current #2-BAL, #3-TOR)

posted by Joe88 at 07:17 PM on April 15, 2006

No Stuporsonics in Seattle?

Can you Say? Oklahoma (City) Hornets Las Vegas Kings Kansas City Trailblazers Anaheim Supersonics

posted by Joe88 at 03:27 PM on April 15, 2006

There's no cheerleading in baseball!

You can;t go wrong with dancing women at the game.

posted by Joe88 at 03:24 PM on April 15, 2006

No Stuporsonics in Seattle?

I think we should let Sonics fans speak more, it's their team. However, I'm going to say this again: the Bay Area has a team and there will be no second. Portland and Vancouver were bad ideas, they will not get a second chance. KC is the only city to have had a team and will have one again. However, I think the NEXT city to have a team will be LV, first man there gets it, Sin City Sweepstakes. It's 300 miles from here, L.A. Good rivalry wi the Lake Show.

posted by Joe88 at 11:42 PM on April 14, 2006

No Stuporsonics in Seattle?

That adds the Sonics. Moving is popular now, at least in the NBA. The NBA is moving out of cities like Portland, Seattle, NO, and Sacramento and heading to LV, KC, and OKC. The list of teams is going to grow, but the guaranteed cities are the three above mentioned. That means other cities will get a team. Former cities, Mexico, and Canada, in my view, will not get a team. About the Bay Area, they do have a team, the Warriors. SJ will not get an NBA team because their hands will be full soon, with the A's (MLB). As a Lakers fan and an L.A. native, this is all quite interesting to watch, like expansion.

posted by Joe88 at 06:02 PM on April 14, 2006

Homer, Homer, Homer, Homer, Homer, Homer

From the first time Dickey put on a Ranger uni, I knew it would spell disaster. He needs to pitch for a hopeless team, like the Devil Rays.

posted by Joe88 at 02:25 PM on April 07, 2006

Pena has mentors in Ortiz, Manny

Go Red Sox Nation!

posted by Joe88 at 02:23 PM on April 07, 2006

Pens could be bought; moved to Hartford

L.A. getting a second hockey is sweet, but less than easy. I hope they Do move. Relocation and expansion are single two best things in pro sports. It will be a big blow for them to NOT move to Kansas City. If they do go to Hartford, it will be a feelgood story with a happy ending for the people of that metropolis. I hope they change their name altogether and become the Hartford Whalers, again.

posted by Joe88 at 02:22 PM on April 07, 2006

Trajedy at West Point

Maggie and Jamie were in the news a lot lately and had done many interviews after becoming the first sibling duo in the Big Dance. When I heard what had happend to her, and having a few relatives with heart disease, I knew that bad could become a calamity, and it unfortunately did. RIP Maggie.

posted by Joe88 at 01:34 PM on April 07, 2006

Strahan hurts shoulder in fight with Tom Arnold.

Sitting under the same roof with Dibble and Tom Arnold is waste of good time. I guess Strahan wasn't thinking much when he went there. Also, he should have known what would happen when sitting next to two fools. Anyways, you should just give Roseanne a Kalashnikov and she'll take care of those two pinheads for all of us. I used to watch that show for years, but have given up on it.

posted by Joe88 at 05:02 PM on April 01, 2006

'Love child', mother lambaste Big Unit

This is the starngest baseball story I have hears since, yesterday, the Rocket+ Icy/Hot= Burning crotch.

posted by Joe88 at 03:14 PM on March 29, 2006

Deal or no deal? NFL owners to vote Tuesday

What effect will the CBA have on the NFL's ambitions to put a 33rd franchise in Los Angeles for the 2009 season?

posted by Joe88 at 01:09 PM on March 06, 2006

Hall of Famer Puckett suffers stroke

Get Well Soon, Kirby.

posted by Joe88 at 01:13 PM on March 05, 2006

This is your ballplayer and this is your ballplayer on 'roids. Any questions?

Maybe he wants to become a lady.

posted by Joe88 at 12:02 AM on March 01, 2006

Upshaw says NFL labor talks break down again

This Wonderlic story is a joke. This will probably hurt VY.

posted by Joe88 at 12:00 AM on March 01, 2006

Upshaw says NFL labor talks break down again

Let me ask a few questions: when will a *possible* strike occur, what other impacts will the CBA have on the NFL (like the cap), and is expansion (#33 to L.A.) a part of the new CBA, or any shot it will be.

posted by Joe88 at 06:39 PM on February 28, 2006

Curt Gowdy dies

RIP Gowdy You're calling the game in a better Place now.

posted by Joe88 at 03:03 PM on February 20, 2006

More Falls And Skating Scrapes For NBC's Olympics

This is not a good thing. This is not funny.

posted by Joe88 at 06:52 PM on February 16, 2006

Piss(ton)ing away a No. 2 overall pick?

Big mistake for DET. Milicic is the next Wilt Chamberlain. He is no Leaf or Dreifort. However, I am making a deal with everybody, and note the date. If leaf wins a BCS title in his life as a coach, or Dreifort wins a WS ring with the Dodgers or another team (if L.A. dumps him), I will pipe down about that player.

posted by Joe88 at 05:34 PM on February 15, 2006

1836 Has Been 86'ed

I do not think the name os offensive, but bad. Be normal, choose a name, not a number.

posted by Joe88 at 04:59 PM on February 15, 2006

Grandma Luge.

Now many people beleieve that the Lombardi Trophy should have been given to Mick Jagger for dancing like that at age 52. I know a singer who sings and dances like that here, we think he's close to 70. By the way, I know someone who's grandfather died at age 130. He first to came to America in 1846, to California Territory.

posted by Joe88 at 10:52 PM on February 13, 2006

Timing of Wiretap Backs Gretzky

I love Wayne, he's my hero. He is a symbol of L.A. sports, he's shown on L.A. TV like everyday. I hope he does not become another Pete Rose. If the NHl makes amove against him, I will put on my Gretzky Kings jersey and Kings cap, and stand vigil outside Staples Center.

posted by Joe88 at 09:33 PM on February 12, 2006

Buck O'Neil headed to baseball's Hall?

We need a concerted effort to get him in. Just like what Baseball fans did to get Bruce Suter in, a united effort.

posted by Joe88 at 09:31 PM on February 12, 2006

Stewart Rips NASCAR For 'Dangerous' Racing

NASCAR certainly has many speed and safety issues. I think that we need to make NASCAR turn intself into the Arena Football League, a safer and wussier version of the actual sport. We do not need another #3 at Daytona. Dale, you're gone, but not forgotten. 1951- 2001

posted by Joe88 at 09:30 PM on February 12, 2006

Remind me not to go hunting with Dick Cheney.

This reminds of the guy in Massachusetts who killed another man with a bow and arrow in a case of road rage. He got lethal injection. He was 83 when convicted.

posted by Joe88 at 09:28 PM on February 12, 2006

Grandma Luge.

It is a very strange story, yet even funnier.

posted by Joe88 at 09:25 PM on February 12, 2006

Theo is either a doper or balding

He's a doper. I need some propecia, I need to get some from the doc. I fear it because it make not, well, hm hm, men know, particularly those who took it.

posted by Joe88 at 08:06 PM on February 09, 2006

Wie can "earn" exemption to U.S. Women's Open,

Once and fa all, Annika has a better chance winning a major (PGA Champ.) than Wie. Wie cannot win any mens event. Wie is heck of a lot hotter than Annika, but not a better player than Annika. However, Annika is not an ugly woman, by any means. So go Annika, from America to the Riksdag!!!

posted by Joe88 at 04:27 PM on February 09, 2006