Recent Comments by mjkredliner

Tommy Heinson

Thanks for the article, yerfatma. Good to know Tommy Heinsohn still calls 'em as he sees 'em.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:30 PM on January 09, 2012

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

If you want to sound like a bigot, that's your right, but you don't have the right to do it here. Last warning.

Blah. I haven't once exhibited hatred or intolerance in this thread. If Lawless wants to consider himself a female, then OK, but don't expect others to make concessions for him. (Mr,Ms,Mrs, take your pick)Lawless is obviously confused about (his/her) gender, and I am obviously confused as to what to call (him/her). Sorry, but all the surgery, makeup, and therapy in the world cannot change what God created. Besides, I've been kicked out of way better joints than this one. So I will spare you the task of lifting your banhammer and resign my highly enjoyable tenure as a SpoFite. By the way, if Lawless had any respect for women, or golf, whatsoever, he would respect the women born women who made the LPGA great , and not put his personal agenda above the inherent fairness of the game, or the early efforts of Betsy Rawls and Babe Didrickson et al whose struggles against gender inequality and their ability to beat most people with a penis at golf are legendary.

A better person would be ashamed of such.

How the hell would you know, Mr. Anus??

And lastly:
the whole "(s)he " thing smacks of an old man who can't grasp modernity. Just FYI.

Weedy, I am 50 years old. And I've worked hard all my life and I bet I can work circles around you in more jobs than you will ever fuckin know. So, I may be old by your standards, but being old isn't why I don't put the feelings of some gender confused person above what is best or right for all the women in golf, it's because anyone can see how obviously wrong this is...I hope.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:45 AM on October 15, 2010

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

Damn. Thought I was doing something wrong there for a minute...

posted by mjkredliner at 06:09 PM on October 14, 2010

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

I'm funny like that, I still say 'good boy' to my gelding.

posted by mjkredliner at 05:56 PM on October 14, 2010

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

Naw, I just think that if (s)he wants to play the shorter tees, (s)he oughta tee it up against the boys on the senior tour...

posted by mjkredliner at 05:05 PM on October 14, 2010

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

I don't think there would be a problem if the LPGA made sure that there was a level playing field, but that isn't what they are doing.

I think that is exactly what they are doing. At age 57, (s)he is able to win long driving contets against real women. You won't see 57 year old men outdriving the flat bellies on the men's long driving circuit. (S)he clearly has an advantage in her long driving ability. However, I think (s)he probably could not compete with the ladies in what is the essence of golf, which is getting it in the hole in the fewest strokes. Double entendre intended.

Of course, one would think that California tournaments would welcome this person to qualify in their events. Guess I was wrong 'bout that.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:41 PM on October 14, 2010

Transgender female sues to play on LPGA

"There is no such thing as born female. Either you're female, or you're not."


Let the...idiot, try the same qualifying channels the real ladies of golf have to go through. I bet he doesn't have the game to compete with them.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:10 PM on October 14, 2010

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

ESPN2 televises key Little Southwest Conference clash tonight, defending State Champ Abilene High vs Midland Lee.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:41 AM on October 14, 2010

Cliff Lee Leads Rangers to ALCS

I hope the Yankees sweep the George W. Bush Rangers

I hope the Nolan Ryan Rangers kick some Yankee ass.

In fact, I am betting on it.

posted by mjkredliner at 01:30 PM on October 13, 2010

College Lineman Loses Fingertip, Keeps Playing

I doubt Billy Joe Shaver is impressed. Or Ronnie Lott. Or lots and lots of oilfield hands er, um, roughnecks.

posted by mjkredliner at 05:11 PM on October 12, 2010

Captain: Cowboys Playing 'Stupid Football'

You mean 1 and 5

Both teams had a week four bye...

For Wade Phillips he is a sorry excuse as a coach

He is no { insert name of favorite gruff, foul tempered coach here }, but he's far from sorry. But, I do think the team is not focused or very well disciplined, and mayhaps another coach could light a fire under their collective asses. And both teams have brutal schedules for the next 5 weeks, so yeah, I think this might be a do-or-die game this weekend for both teams.

I can hardly wait for the fur to fly.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:26 PM on October 12, 2010

My Mother the Yankee Fan

Hemingway, Santiago, and The Great Dimaggio would approve of this...

posted by mjkredliner at 10:31 AM on October 11, 2010

NFL Will Flag Jared Allen's Sack Celebration

I wish Allen would continue the calf rope celebration 'till Goodell hollers calf rope!

posted by mjkredliner at 02:19 PM on October 10, 2010

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

even though Young was hitless in the series up to that point, I figured he was going to do something good with the opportunity.

Michael in the postseason at last. I too, thought he might take advantage of that chance.. Sweeeeeet.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:54 PM on October 08, 2010

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Sorry about your luck Sydney Rice

Pretty sure Rice welcomes that addition to the team.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:08 AM on October 06, 2010

Humbled Vick taking his second chance and running with it

Great comments by both b's...

posted by mjkredliner at 03:51 PM on October 05, 2010

Lebron Plays Race Card Over Decision Criticism

Gotta love Sir Charles!

posted by mjkredliner at 01:19 PM on October 04, 2010

Saints Sign Kicker John Carney


posted by mjkredliner at 01:41 PM on September 30, 2010

Chiefs' Shaun Smith Accused of Extremely Personal Fouls

Sounds like a Conrad Dobler technique to me.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:36 PM on September 28, 2010

Orioles Pitcher Keeps Hitting Yankees

That's the only option in the AL. Going on 40 years.

That's the way it always has been, as the stats for the oldtimers grum used for an example show. Hitting a batter does not equate into getting hit your next at bat. They are gonna throw at someone else, usually someone who swings a better stick than the pitcher.

But yeah, I hate the DH too.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:16 AM on September 27, 2010

ESPN Building Set at Miami Heat Camp

Don't they usually just hire the competition?

No, it's usually the other way around. Think Robin Roberts, Dan Patrick, Olberman, Storm, Steiner, etc.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:37 PM on September 26, 2010

Spot your favorite NFL arrestee

And domestic violence. And fights outside of strip clubs. Back in my day, we kept the fight inside the bar, just like The Duke :)

posted by mjkredliner at 12:50 PM on September 26, 2010

Orioles Pitcher Keeps Hitting Yankees

It's nothing but a game full of retaliation by a bunch of whiners who know nothing about the game's past and think they can stand on top of the plate and not get hit by a pitch, or pitchers who think they can hit batters but never have to face a pitch.

I always thought that if a pitcher plunked one of your boys, you threw at one of their legitimate hitters, not the pitcher.

By the way, Bob Gibson (everyone's favourite example of an "intimidating pitcher") hit 102 batters in his career.
How many retaliatory plunkings he got in return?

The retaliatory plunks against Gibson, Drysdale, and The Big Train would not seem to be a true measure of the value (see above) of their being able to own the inside part of the plate, because for every batsman they hit, there is no telling how many others were dusted off or intimidated.

One would think this guy would like this conversation, if only because we seem to be invoking his name.

Hitting the occasional Yankee batter might be a good strategy for the Rangers staff this postseason.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:25 PM on September 26, 2010

Michael Vick sparkles again; promptly gets benched

The 1950's Rams, but no one since has done it successfully, as far as I know.

That jogged my memory. Of both alternating QB's, and QB controversies brought on by injury... From Wikipedia:

In 1971, Craig Morton began the season as the starter, but after a loss to the New Orleans Saints, Staubach assumed the role. However, in a game against the Chicago Bears in the seventh week of that season, coach Tom Landry alternated Staubach and Morton on each play, sending in the quarterbacks with the play call from the sideline. Dallas gained more than 500 yards of offense, but suffered a 23-19 loss to a mediocre Bears squad that dropped the Cowboys to 4-3 on the season, two games behind the Washington Redskins in the NFC East race.
Staubach assumed the full-time quarterbacking duties in a week eight victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and led the Cowboys to ten consecutive victories, including their first Super Bowl victory, 24-3 over the Miami Dolphins. He led the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl win and was named MVP of Super Bowl VI on January 16, 1972, completing 12 out of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 18 yards. In 1972, he missed most of the season with a separated shoulder, but he relieved Morton in a divisional playoff against the San Francisco 49ers and threw two touchdown passes in the last 90 seconds to win the game 30-28. With that performance, he won back his regular job and did not relinquish it again during his career.

Not the same circumstances, but somewhat similar. Coach Reid has a tough decision to make if Kolb plays poorly this week.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:48 PM on September 21, 2010

Yankees Caps Popular Among Criminals

I bet a higher percentage of NY criminals wear their pants below their ass or their shorts just above the ankles.

Heaven forbid they should ever come up with a hybrid of this.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:50 AM on September 17, 2010

Reggie Bush says he's going to forfeit his Heisman Trophy

If you give Vince the trophy that he never won, then you give the BCS Nat'l Championship to Oklahoma University.

Those two incidents occurred in different years, and if they do strip USC of the 2004 National Championship, they should vacate that championship if they vacate the 2005 Heisman.

Vince Young's performance in 2005 season, (including a win over USC in the Rose Bowl) was much more deserving of the Heisman, than was OU's claim to a national championship after their 55-19 dismantling by USC in 2004.

And lets not forget that the Auburn strength of schedule that year was only 60th in the country, the biggest flaws in their resume being a non conference schedule of Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech and The Citadel.

Undefeated Boise State's SOS was 67th.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:43 AM on September 15, 2010

Nobody Wants to Visit Boise

And, yes, I just went all Cremaster on your ass.

Heh. You wish.
Was that crap supposed to replicate what Big Ten teams would play like on that field?

posted by mjkredliner at 02:08 AM on September 06, 2010

Nobody Wants to Visit Boise

Who wants to go to the middle of nowhere and play in a 30,000 seat stadium?

Not many good teams. Especially after they consider this.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:02 AM on September 06, 2010

Terry Bradshaw Rips Into Today's NFL Stars

Who is Terry Bradshaw
Just some Hall of Famer and a generally pleasant, knowledgeable man. Despite what Hollywood Henderson said.

Bradshaw regarding Langford's earring:
"I hope they stomped on it and I hope he never found it."

Me too. Why the hell are you wearing it to football practice?

Bradshaw called Adam "Pacman" Jones and his "making it rain" stunt with $100 bills "stupid"

I concur.

On Roethlisberger:

"Going to bars treating women like that; oh my God," Bradshaw said. "I pray they don't cut (his NFL suspension) to four games. I hope they leave it at six. There is no excuse for that."

I wish they had left it at six too, and no, there isn't any excuse for his actions...He's lucky he isn't looking at prison time.

Bradshaw is appalled at the drama Favre has caused with retirement threats over the past two or three years.

So are most of the contributors to this site, I believe.

While he had plenty to say about some of the NFL's bad eggs, Bradshaw did point out "they're not all like that -- it's not even close to a majority of them."

Of course they aren't.

"In a perfect world, how about being able to stay in my home state and do all that for my home state?" Bradshaw said. "That would have been the greatest gift ever."

While that may not endear him to Pittsburgh fans, I surely can understand those sentiments. Especially coming from Louisiana folk. But crap, the Saints were terrible in Terry's day, he was very lucky to be surrounded by that great team of his. I liked the article, and would have been disappointed if Terry had not spoken his mind.

posted by mjkredliner at 06:24 PM on September 05, 2010

Manny Ramirez Ejected After Seeing One Pitch

both Pedro and Manny were great players and divas

And there you have it. I think most of us so called Manny haters just like the lunchbox kind of guys. Or, Cal being Cal, if you will. And the dependability that that stands for. And, every bit of what Dyams said.
Saying you hate Manny is like saying you hate retarded people. They can't help it, and apparently, neither can Manny.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:52 AM on September 03, 2010

Nyjer Morgan Ignites Nationals-Marlins Brawl

Gotta side with Morgan, he's just playing hard, and he took it like a man the first time.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:45 AM on September 02, 2010

Longhorn coach Mack Brown believes Vince Young deserves 2005 Heisman.

Sounds like Mack Brown's trying to boost his resume.

Mack's resume is pretty complete.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:34 AM on September 02, 2010

Who wants to bet Tiger never set a golf course on fire like this?

titanium + sand x 190 mph swing speed = SPARKS!

If you're swinging a club @190 mph, I would think it would be made of kryptonite....

But yeah, the old Titleist Howitzer made for a pretty good fourth of July club.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:24 AM on September 01, 2010

Longhorn coach Mack Brown believes Vince Young deserves 2005 Heisman.

If they had held the Heisman vote after the Rose Bowl game, Vince woulda been an easy winner.

That game, and that win, just get sweeter with time.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:42 AM on September 01, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

2,3 weeks ago I commented that the Cincinnati Reds would probably fold after Phillips ran his mouth and his team was swept by the Cardinals. Couldn'ta been more wrong.

Here's hoping that Manny an' Ozzie enjoy each others company. Heh.

those gold wings will enable you to volunteer at the old foootball rest homes and help guys get up from their chairs.

So, that's where the old ballplayers go?

posted by mjkredliner at 10:16 AM on August 30, 2010

Stephen Strasburg likely to have 'Tommy John' surgery, may miss 2011 season

Tough break for sure. You hate to see it happen to anyone, much less a youngster like him. He has been amazing.

posted by mjkredliner at 01:21 PM on August 27, 2010

"This will be the last time I put on a uniform. It's been very special to me."

Lou has looked pretty unhappy in the dugout most of the time this year. Of course, the Cubs have been playing like buffoons most of the time this year, too. Other than the first year, he really had no chance to make a difference in Chitown with that assortment of underachievers and injury ridden players.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:56 PM on August 23, 2010

Pittsburgh Pirates make money by losing, leaked financial documents suggest:

They really didn't have to leak documents for this to be known.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:54 PM on August 23, 2010

FightFootball: A Sport Where Roughness is Necessary

No, some Greek-African mix dude did. Makes no difference. The sport game event idea just struck me as being as totally idiotic as Mussolini's plans to ally with Hitler...

posted by mjkredliner at 10:17 AM on August 23, 2010

Expert: Clemens is Going Directly to Jail

I still think the bat throwing incident is the defining moment in Clemens' life and career.

Throw the "I'm too good to make training camp and road trips" in there and yep, that's what I'll remember about Clemens as well.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:37 AM on August 23, 2010

FightFootball: A Sport Where Roughness is Necessary

The Italians who have started the sport explain how it works:

Heard enough...

posted by mjkredliner at 02:33 AM on August 23, 2010

Palmeiro: My Steroid Use was Accidental

You know,I've put a lot of thought into this, Raffy singlehandedly carried the Rangers through the month of July one year as they were doing their usual post AS break fade.... hard not to like him, always a team player and a very, very timely hitter.

Never seemed to be bulked up like so many of the other known and suspected users.

But, if you compare his pictures late in his career to the ones when he first came up as a Cub, there is a significant difference in his frame, as well as his power numbers. He turned from a good leadoff hitter with the Cubs into one of the most consistent, dominant, 3 or 4 hitters in MLB at the time, if not all-time. And if you project his numbers onto the HOF graph yerfatma provided us with several months ago, I think you will see that his numbers are more Bondsian than Ruthian or Thomeasian. Raffy was a classy player, but I think if you look at him as he was wagging his finger at Congress the day he testified, you can tell he was lying. And thus he must lay in the same bed as Bonds, McGwire, Clemens, Sosa et al, not so much because they used PED's, but because they lied about it in front of our lawmakers and the fans of this great game. My goodness, the consistent numbers he put up for a long, long time were awesome, though.

posted by mjkredliner at 01:23 AM on August 20, 2010

Dungy not thrilled with Ryan's potty mouth

I once had a coach use the Lord's name in vain during our team prayer :-)

Heh. My coach used to admonish us not to smoke with a cigar in his mouth. Usually right after he told us to watch our effin language or to cut our GD hair. Somehow, he still managed to make his point with most of us.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:31 AM on August 19, 2010

Shawn Marion's Botched Tattoo

Naw, not in my language.

posted by mjkredliner at 05:48 PM on August 16, 2010

Lee Corso: Tebow Will Be Starting by Week 6

Here's betting Tebow has a much better career than Bradford.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:27 AM on August 16, 2010

Shawn Marion's Botched Tattoo

if you want to say something, why not just say it in a language that the people around you can read?

And a language that you yourself can read. Nice tat there, mothballs.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:09 AM on August 16, 2010

How Not to Impress Your Girlfriend at a Baseball Game

TV is a ravenous infotainment monster that has to be fed 24 hours a day.

Well said.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:38 AM on August 13, 2010

Brandon Phillips: I hate the Cardinals, hate em

And after the Cardinal sweep the Shreds are left to sweep up the pieces of their season, I expect.

posted by mjkredliner at 01:22 PM on August 12, 2010

The 92nd PGA Championship starts tomorrow

Tiger is playing with Vijay and Y.E. Yang, who may have exposed the first chink in Woods' armor while holding him off at this tournament last year.

posted by mjkredliner at 05:40 PM on August 11, 2010

Ryan-Greenberg Group Wins Texas Rangers Auction

Cuban showed how slimy he really is. I'm glad Nolan gets to finish what he has started in Arlington. Been a long time since there was an owner with some class in the D/FW sports scene.

posted by mjkredliner at 09:08 AM on August 05, 2010

Rupert Murdoch May Buy Texas Rangers

They can have Anti-liberal Night. EVERY NIGHT.

Heh. Not a bad idea.

posted by mjkredliner at 08:26 AM on August 05, 2010

Whitey Ford Never Started an "Ultimate" Game

I myself was surprised to find out that Whitey never started the 7th game of a World Series. Just sorta took it for granted he had a time or two...Sure wasn't passing judgement on Whitey's skills or his career (It did get a couple of spofi members I haven't heard much from to comment. Heh.).

Who the hell is Kris Burmen ?

posted by mjkredliner at 04:12 PM on August 03, 2010

Study: The Peer Effect of Jose Canseco

I tend to think Jose's co-workers were already unethical, they didn't learn it from Jose.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:32 PM on August 03, 2010

Horseplay leads to disabled list.

That must be the Aussie version of grabassing...

posted by mjkredliner at 09:39 AM on August 03, 2010

Rupert Murdoch May Buy Texas Rangers

C'mon Nolan. You can do it.

I hope so. I could see him returning to Alvin (read: Houston) if this doesn't go his and Greenberg's way.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:49 AM on August 03, 2010

Mike Tyson Interviews Above His Weight

Ali makes more sense than this guy. Please just fade into Bolivian, Mike.

posted by mjkredliner at 06:13 PM on July 30, 2010

Report: Roy Oswalt headed to Philadelphia Phillies

As for the prospects of Oswalt pitching against a AL team should they meet in the World Series, I doubt any of those teams are shaking in their cleats at the prospect.

And I don't think Oswalt will be too worried about any AL team he may face in the postseason. I think he's still got some gas in the tank.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:05 AM on July 30, 2010

Former Oakland Raiders All-Pro Safety Jack Tatum Dies


posted by mjkredliner at 08:16 AM on July 30, 2010

T.O to become a Bengal

I guess you could call Ocho and Owens The Twin Sisters, which were a gift from Cincinnati to the fledgling Texas Army and did Cincinnati (and Texas) very proud. I suspect they'll make as much noise as the cannons did...

posted by mjkredliner at 11:12 AM on July 29, 2010

The Most-Hated Teams of All-Time

2 of the top 3 hated teams were coached by Jimmy Johnson. The author must not like plastic hair.

posted by mjkredliner at 06:08 PM on July 28, 2010