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SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The New York Yankees on Broadway? Alas, poor Yogi, it's a Bronx bomb

A new play, Bronx Bombers, brings baseball legends together in a way that will appeal to fans of the team and few others

'nobody goes there no's too crowded'

'It aint over till it's over'

yogi needs a candybar named [it] the 'squeeze-play day'

posted by kosmicdebris at 08:41 AM on February 11, 2014

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Iranian women footballers to undergo gender tests Iran's female footballers are to be given mandatory exams to prove that they are real women.

?...DNA or have a peak

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:49 AM on February 11, 2014

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

Tommy John or Phil Necro(?sic) would have told the truth. I watched the hearing and I have made up my mind, I have spent my life, ( fifty years) watching people, providing for my family, my mind is made up. I don't need an expert to tell me who is lying. Say it ain't so Joe. don't mean sh#t. oh my, supermodel wife used but i don't know nothing insults my intelligence and it should yours too, but lets talk to the nanny before the fed do, just to make sure we both tell the profitable truth. This indian getting out of the canoe.

posted by kosmicdebris at 12:22 AM on February 15, 2008

Casualties of the NFL:

Ineffective union representation and free agency opened the door for the parasitic cankers known as sports agents to enter and rape the league. This “show me the money” attitude has debased player loyalty to any one particular team. But what else could players do when the union is in the owners pocket but move around every three of four years? As soon as an injury sidelines a player, besides the team, he becomes a liability to both the agent and the union. I say sports agents need to step-up with the insurance policies during negotiations of players contracts and be forced to take some of the responsibility, as well as broadcast networks and any of the rest that get rich putting saddles on players backs for the ride to the bank. I do believe this can be easily fixed if the exploiters greed was added into equation before the paydays. This shameless apathy really pisses me off, greedy bastards. Let the league migrate to pay per view and see what happens. I know one thing, I will not be buying a thirty dollar cap or180 buck jersey from the NFL. Hell, I’ll go to the flee market and get that swag for 5 and 10 dollars and send the difference to Ditkas bunch. Rookies need to know what they are getting into before any ink is on paper and this article is a good place to start their education.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:25 PM on November 17, 2007

Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

BB is a cheater that got caught cheating and lying about it to a bunch of other lying cheaters. He was given a free pass to tell the truth like the others did (JG e.g.) bb chose to play stupid, actually I don’t think he or feds could have played it any other way. One thing for sure, he or the witch-hunters will never be accused of taking “intelligence enhancing drugs” unless truth pays more than lying and cheating. (Add something about pots and black kettles here.) For the obvious betrayal of honest american trust strike his name from the record books if the intention is use bb a an example. But complicity of the commish to plant butts in seats is to be faulted. If the feds wanted to do something productive about professional sports doping, knowing the pros cannot or will not police themselves, they would have done it by now. It is always about the Benjamins.

posted by kosmicdebris at 12:27 PM on November 16, 2007

Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker is dead.


posted by kosmicdebris at 06:58 PM on June 30, 2006

America's Favorite Player Released.

T.O=Texas Offence.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:26 PM on March 14, 2006

What Will NASCAR Do About 'Buschwackers?'


posted by kosmicdebris at 10:31 AM on March 07, 2006

What Will NASCAR Do About 'Buschwackers?'

People that feel a need to correct others mistakes, such as spelling and grammar, have a need to feel superior and most likely issues with self-esteem. In the last 10 years Nascar has grown exponentially...wonder why?

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:15 AM on March 07, 2006

What Will NASCAR Do About 'Buschwackers?'

Nascar only sees $$, a few cup drivers draw more fans which draws more sponsors which draws more $$. Veteran cup drivers also provide experience for bush drivers learn from. However, if the bushwhackers run off all the new talent everybody loses. I believe Nascar will get it together they seem to be a very shrewed bunch.

posted by kosmicdebris at 08:21 PM on March 06, 2006

Kirby Puckett Passes Away


posted by kosmicdebris at 08:07 PM on March 06, 2006

U.S. Open to use instant replay for disputed calls

This, no doubt, will take some of the drama out of the game. McEnroe-ish outburst will be minimized. But I see potential for abuse, such as a winded player asking for a closer look, breaking up extended volleys and such. It will be interesting so see how this plays out this season.

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:07 AM on March 06, 2006

No progress, but talks might resume March 5

I think this is all a bunch of "posturing and saber rattling", as they say in politics, and neither side can give in for fear of looking weak. As always the loyal fan is the one who gets screwed. A starring contest waiting for the other to blink first. Neither side has the testes to derail the gravy-train.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:29 AM on March 05, 2006

Now shooting the bonus ...

It is Utah after all. So if your chowder gets cold you can always get another cs or twenty.

posted by kosmicdebris at 01:40 PM on March 03, 2006

Two Vikings claim discrimination.

Man it's hot in here, I just beamed in thinking I was going to bash Daunte, Moe and the Vikings.(wonderful past time, by the way). The discussion appears to be about assaulting that expired equine.

posted by kosmicdebris at 04:03 PM on March 02, 2006

How about a little bit of downhill skating combined with snowboard cross and bodychecking?

Reminds me of that old nintendo game "skate or Die". I'll be looking for the skater with wings. What where those round looking dial things on that TV??

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:18 AM on March 02, 2006

Dance of the Sugarplum Referee

My eyes, my eyes........he does resemble Mark Cuban, the mavs, the mavs.

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:23 PM on February 28, 2006

Schmidt: McGwire should be in Hall; Palmeiro tougher

I believe the next time a major record is broken the ump. ought to be standing there at home plate with a jar for a sample in front of the crowd before it is recorded in the record book. The asterisk wing at the HOF can have enhanced players compete with each other for best juiced category.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:59 PM on February 28, 2006

How do you score?

Bring us a shrubbery, but not a largre one...........nihh, nihh.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:38 PM on February 28, 2006

Now that's the (Olympic) spirit

I would much rather read an article like this than one highlighting an Olympians transgressions. Class cannot be taught but is learned early in life by example.

posted by kosmicdebris at 08:25 AM on February 28, 2006

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time

Ever see dogs get in a pissing contest? Wonder who will piss on that tire last?

posted by kosmicdebris at 05:38 PM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

My opinion of Bode has some what softened since his first event. The media had influenced my expectations. Bode has always had the reputation of pushing it to the edge and past, precariously skiing just on the verge of being out of control. Never holding anything back. Bodes style is all or nothing and for that I respect and greatly admire. No, I'm not going to slam Bode today. Best of luck and give 'em Hell Bode.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:10 AM on February 20, 2006

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time

Williams is a grown man and should be held accountable for his behavior. He is, above anything else, a FOOL. The only reason he came back, in the first place, was to keep from breaching his contract. Miami had already started procedures to recover the big pile of cash they showered on him. Minor infraction, maybe once or twice. Give me a break, he's an Idiot. I am sure these guys know how to beat the test. I hope this thing bankrupts him.

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:50 AM on February 20, 2006

Davis blazes trail with gold

Is Davis a member of United Speed skating delegation or not? Who bought his transport to the game? does the gold medal belong to Davis or the US? Had Davis skated in the relay would the US have won gold? I know there is no I in team, but Mike Jorden said it best. There's an I in win. A little humility goes along way in sports. The smug attitude puts a very large target on his back. Yes, he didn't need an extra gold medal.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:42 PM on February 19, 2006

Son of colts coach commited suicide

Self preservation is the prime directive of all biologic organisms. Suicide runs counter to that end, therefore some pathological event must occur. Having a sick mind is no different than cancer cutting a life short. skydivemom, I think the train is getting closer.

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:41 PM on February 17, 2006

Bryant Gumbel Torches Olympics

Gum-ball is an angry, insensitive jerk. Lets throw him in a cell with Rush Limbaugh and Jimmy the Greek so he can justify the attitude. As painful as figure skating and sync. swimming is I believe they have a place in the Olympics. To me the games serve a social purpose that is greater than just individual. Maybe I can't beat the bully on the block with fists however I can humble him in the sports arena. National pride grows from watching heroes win at sport. Who knows wars may be settled on the playing field instead of the battlefield. Winning gold at snowboarding imho is just a engineered event with the scales tipped too heavily in the US favor. Ridgemont highs Spigoli clones, for sure dude .

posted by kosmicdebris at 11:16 AM on February 17, 2006

Ty Law...Free Agent

Reminds there a HenryX5 on deck any time soon? I was just getting over my pigskin withdrawals and BAM...

posted by kosmicdebris at 11:05 PM on February 16, 2006

Ever wonder who creates those annoying pop-up ads?

If he would have went first on the second run he would not have got gold, or possibly the podium at all. And if he did win, the medal belongs in Canada. How much snow is there down-under anyways?

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:19 PM on February 16, 2006

More Falls And Skating Scrapes For NBC's Olympics

Very inconsistent coverage for sure. All week every time I got interested in an event ski-jumping, luge, speed-skating, ect. they put as hour of figure skating in between. It was just too painful watch. Just now on the evening news, NBC gave the results of the events planned for this evening, no use watching now. The other night, I found myself watching just to see witch gate Bode missed. Programing in the day I could have watched or tivo in realtime. It also seems there is too much "human interest fluff "and background on the athletes for me. I don't care if their pop died because he was a door gunner on a soviet sub. Look like cable for sure 2010.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:01 PM on February 16, 2006

Ty Law...Free Agent

Tye doesn't need the money, he has 3 rings, so if i was a unrestricted free agent I am going to look at moving to a warmer climate, somewhere in Florida or the west coast maybe. He has proven his value too well and may never play for a winning team because this corner was too productive for most caps.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:16 AM on February 16, 2006

The Rocket to represent the United States.

hurler whore

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:11 PM on February 15, 2006

Don't Believe in Miracles

Very witty and insightful look at the metal medal contenders. kudos and mooseheads to ya. ps...we need the rules for kokpar since puck slappen is alien to oklahoma, but there are a few nervous goats about.

posted by kosmicdebris at 03:30 PM on February 15, 2006

Fighting Artichokes?

MY bad, to any I have offended, sorry for being so insensitive. (actually, as I recall, the tumor belongs to George Carlin) To the rest of you Grow some tougher skin these are full contact sports.

posted by kosmicdebris at 02:18 PM on February 15, 2006

Fighting Artichokes?

Loved the gobblers. I think names should strike fear or spread disease: Texas Tumors, Louisiana lymphomas or how about Kansas City Car-Jackers, Pittsburg Pistol-Whippers.

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:10 AM on February 15, 2006

Tainted Steel

I didn't have a dog in the stupid brawl fight, but exactly how many field goals did the "squawks" miss? Close game...huh. Of course the ball was magnetized and the goal posts where fixed so the judges could change polarity with their whistles. Conspiracy, I tell ya...conspiracy!! The world must know...billboard time.

posted by kosmicdebris at 08:55 AM on February 15, 2006

DOWNHILL SPIRAL: The case behind Bode Miller's fifth-place finish.

As an American I am disappointed with Bode Miller. I am sure he is a likeable guy, can hold his booze, and his dinner. But he is representing me, the USA, my country. The word is watching and he is blowing this opportunity to shine. It seems Bode's heart is not in it. Issues with conditioning and extra pounds should have been resolved way, way before the starting gate.(makes me wonder is he's got Drew Rosenhouse on speed-dial) Could be the pressure, but then again this is not his first rodeo. But when I start to feel ashamed that this is the best America has to offer to the world, then he needs shrink into obscurity.

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:15 PM on February 14, 2006

Tainted Steel

And the commercial ads sucked too!!!!! Yes nice boob, was glad mick or keith didn't show theirs, ewwhh.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:45 PM on February 14, 2006

Tainted Steel

Most of us have bitched about the officiating all season. Bad calls have been the only thing consistent about the season. Until the refs are full time nothing is going to change. I like what coach Stoops said when asked about being robbed of a win because of a bad call against Texas tech: "That call didn't matter, our team should not have been in that position in the first place." As far as a national movement bullsh:t there are other more important things in life.

posted by kosmicdebris at 05:38 PM on February 14, 2006

There's no excuse for teams to pass on black coaches

The Maxim: Those who can....DO, those who can't.....TEACH, applies here. Now what I want to know is where are all the red-headed, freckle-faced, cross-dressing Indian candidates. Ridiculous aint' it.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:32 AM on February 05, 2006

Recruit: A&M Gives You 'Plenty of Money'

Said coach Switzer, after a bad sooner loss "Ok defense turn in your car keys by close of business today"

posted by kosmicdebris at 01:13 PM on February 04, 2006

A Game by Any Other Name Sells as Sweet

Soon, if not already, the entire contents of Webster's' dictionary will be copyrighted so we can't "borrow their equity" . Car makers have started using foreign words as if we don't have enough English words. I like XL and the progression for the next few years. I hope we get a good game and not a "SORRY BLOWOUT"

posted by kosmicdebris at 07:06 PM on February 03, 2006

NASCAR and Harlequin Books team up for racing-themed romance novels.

"Broke motor mount" .......While the field went left, he took a right. I just could'nt resist. ;0)

posted by kosmicdebris at 12:42 PM on February 01, 2006

NASCAR and Harlequin Books team up for racing-themed romance novels.

Maybe I am naive but I don't see 40% of the fan base as women. And if they were I don't see them as reading harlequin in the first place. Ask 10 women if they can name #8 or #24 and see what happens. NASCAR, like any other sport are greedy and will sell rights to the name to just about anthing. Maybe foxworthy knew something when he joked about the kotex 500.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:23 AM on February 01, 2006

Heavy NFL players twice as likely to die before 50

When it becomes a detriment to the game, when the meat mass can't run a loose ball in for a TD, maybe then. I have seen much leaner sumo wrestlers take down or out finesse much, much heavier opponents. And really after roids are withdrawn is'nt blubber whats left?

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:30 PM on January 31, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

I might not pay to see Shawn Taylor spit on someone but if he was going to shoot someone.......well maybe........nahh, I'll save my money and poke my head out the door. hooray for the national fleecing league.

posted by kosmicdebris at 04:22 PM on January 29, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

Once again cooperate greed has chose to victimize the consumer, whom they claim to covet. To the average joe broadcast network has always been the least expensive, most accessible form of entertainment in our society. Because of the accessibility of sporting events many professional participants have become household names with broad recognition universally. Even to those with limited knowledge of the sport . I realize this trend of pay-per-view and premium channels is the future . But from my own point of view this piecemeal approach may just backfire. I could imagine a number of things happening : 1) Although unlikely at first, fans could just loose interest. Growing up in the 60s, 70s and 80s I was a big boxing fan and could tell anyone who would listen who the fighters and the top contenders were in all weight categories and as well as which organization they fought for. Today I can name on one hand all the current boxers I know. 2) Limiting access to games and players would limit marketability. Fans vote with their dollars. If I don’t know how good the athlete is because I never get to see them play I’m sure as hell not going to buy his jersey or his shoes or anything else he endorses. And I better not see commercial advertisement on a block of time I paid for! 3) Networks will have to fill the sports vacuum left by this migration. For the first time another league might become a viable reality. Could soccer or rugby fill the slot? I know after a generation passes our youth will be interested in what they watch on a regular basis. I just know as a Dallas fan I feel betrayed. I have watched the Cowboys play every thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. The nfl network is not available here in my local market. The bastards.

posted by kosmicdebris at 12:34 PM on January 29, 2006

Missing the tackle on Reality

That is so true. I might add a players level of intelligence is directly proportional to what their major was in collage. What makes a pro think they can be successful in business if they have only studied underwater basket weaving? The pros who try and fail at acting grows every year. As for broadcasting Shannon Sharp surprised me and of course there are others that are just awful Micheal Irvine for one.

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:13 AM on January 28, 2006

All the skills and no future

Thing is the regular guy that makes a stupid immature mistake gos to jail and the guy with unlimited resources walks. If you are poor you go down and if you got bucks you go to the links...(to look for the killer).

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:24 PM on January 27, 2006

All the skills and no future

If this is the first time he's been in trouble and he has competent representation (too bad johnny cochran checked out) he would most likely get probation and community service. gosh if felons could not play in the nfl the remaining players might make up maybe one conference. But the FFL (felon football league) has a nice ring to it.

posted by kosmicdebris at 02:51 PM on January 27, 2006

Official was wrong

I don't think the officiating has been that great all season. Most of the problems are with receivers and dbs, receptions and interference calls being the majority of the bad calls. Thats one area that is consistent, consistently poor. If Steelers would have lost riots, mayhem madness. That was a bazaar ending. The official excuse: Troys hair blocked my line of sight.

posted by kosmicdebris at 05:49 PM on January 16, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

wfrazerhr, Nice recall, I had forgotten all about the "manning moon incident", lol guess he is still a jerk. Oh and I had a TO sighting. Looks like he is playing for burger king the rest of the season.

posted by kosmicdebris at 09:44 AM on January 16, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

The colts peaked way too early. Had the November colts showed up today things might have been different. Manning choked today bigtime. If he was ready for the big dance he would have scored on that final gift drive. Thats the difference between good qbs and great ones. During the post-game interview Manning accepted no responsibility what so ever choosing to blame the OL, crying he did'nt have the protection, and vanderjak as well. Manning was the one practically break-dancing before each snap. He needs to suck it up and own up to his the part in the loss. Be a man Payton take responsibility or turn in your superman cape asap ;)

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:06 PM on January 15, 2006

Seahawks Soar Over Washington

The thing is Chief Seattle's Predatory waterfowl beat the pre-Colombian indigenous inhabitants.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:26 AM on January 15, 2006

Miller DQ'd near finish line of Swiss race.

See young fans honesty gets you DQ'd and rehab maybe.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:05 AM on January 13, 2006

Marcus Vick's downward spiral continues...

mv regrets he allowed his "competitive emotions to take control". sincerely sorry. Will that be his excuse this time too? This, like all his v tech antics, will be blamed on his youth and lack of maturity. I don't think the nfl needs another thug with an attitude on the field. The media should stop focusing on thugs and crybabies.

posted by kosmicdebris at 06:09 PM on January 09, 2006

Carolina Skunks New York

Had not been shut-out in twenty years them Giants. Not very Giant seems to me. Ely 3 picks 1 fumble, tiki 41 yards, plexico 0 receptions. wassup with that?? panther defense that good? will see what da bears have to say 'bout that.

posted by kosmicdebris at 05:35 PM on January 08, 2006

Vince Young turning pro I happy for Young. Being an Oklahoma fan that considers beating texas and losing the other 12 a winning season. It was hard to rout for texas in pasadena but I managed to do it because of vince. Mr. young is a class act as opposed to someone like marcus vick. Just hope rosenthal dose not get his fangs in him.

posted by kosmicdebris at 03:09 PM on January 08, 2006

Taking a Header

With strong evidence of long-term neurological damage among a portion of veteran soccer players, ... Well of course they have a neurologic deficit, it is soccer and they think it's football. What's next basketball? Golf? Tennis? The injuries at most of these kids leagues happens in the stands among the parents, make them ware helmets.

posted by kosmicdebris at 05:38 PM on December 23, 2005

"My record was a product of doping."

Hold any old school east German female athlete up to scrutiny and you will find a...uh...pair of umm...dull razors.

posted by kosmicdebris at 01:21 PM on December 23, 2005

Plenty of quit in the Packers and Farve

It's just sad that the most experienced player on the team is the PUNTER this season. I know how about using the no-offence offence: PUNT ON 1ST down for field position scheme. Green Bay's also going to have many 'wagon-jumpin prawn snarfers' to go with Detroit's depressed bunch. I just hate to see Farves' career end with a severe spanking from seattle New years.

posted by kosmicdebris at 10:07 AM on December 20, 2005