Recent Comments by igottheblues

Police in Georgia Investigating Ben Roethlisberger

Smoke and fire. That whole saying.

posted by igottheblues at 10:05 PM on March 08, 2010

Four seconds: Sidney Crosby's goal like you've never seen it

Well that was a gut punch.

posted by igottheblues at 01:09 AM on March 08, 2010

Canada captures gold

1) At least the Pens aren't on the remaining season schedule for the Blues. Probably couldn't handle any more daggers from Crosby.

2) You can't hype up a "rivalry" and expect everybody to be all orange slices, handshakes, and pizza parties at the end of the game, though.

posted by igottheblues at 02:07 AM on March 01, 2010

Canada captures gold

Guess I'm glad it wasn't Toews who scored the winner.

posted by igottheblues at 09:31 PM on February 28, 2010

"We believe in live. We believe in live."

It was great to be in Vancouver and catching the events live on television. I came home to this nonsense and understood, in a moment of extreme clarity, that everything everybody has said negatively about NBC over the last half year has been absolutely true.

posted by igottheblues at 01:45 AM on February 24, 2010

NBC Expects to Lose $250 Million on Olympics

I'm actually going to the Winter Games in a couple of weeks. My apologies to my Vancouver brethren.

posted by igottheblues at 12:42 AM on January 26, 2010

Washington Hires Mike Shanahan as Coach

As long as Snyder owns this team Shanahan GM/coaches this team they will not win a playoff game let alone make it to the SB.

To be fair though, I don't really see how this team makes it past third in the division, much less worry about the playoffs.

posted by igottheblues at 05:02 PM on January 07, 2010

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

Anyone who says it's a bad call doesn't understand football.

posted by igottheblues at 01:16 PM on November 16, 2009

Dodgers Sweep Cardinals, Advance to NLCS

You can pull your pants back up, Bo, I wasn't asking anybody to measure.

posted by igottheblues at 02:33 AM on October 11, 2009

Dodgers Sweep Cardinals, Advance to NLCS

I'm a Giants fan living in St. Louis, so naturally I was pulling for the Cardinals in this one.

As soon as the game was over, the roads were crowded and people were trying to forget this ever happened.

Well, at least I'll stop hearing the "best fans in baseball", self-congratulations that this city absolutely revels in for a couple of months.

posted by igottheblues at 11:16 PM on October 10, 2009

Native Americans Ask Supreme Court to Sack Redskins Trademark

My wife called me coonass tonight and I gave her the dirtiest look I've probably ever given her.

The pains of being part Cajun.

posted by igottheblues at 11:32 PM on September 16, 2009

ESPN2 Will Air Premiership Opener, Saturday Matches

You mean you didn't enjoy his little headset?

I felt he should have been promoting synergy, asking for 110% effort.

posted by igottheblues at 10:10 AM on August 15, 2009

Tebow, McCoy, Bradford have Florida, Texas, Oklahoma 1-2-3

Bragging rights and bulletin board fodder. The whole "Nobody believes in us!" nonsense that doesn't make much sense if you're ranked in the top ten nationally.

posted by igottheblues at 10:53 PM on August 08, 2009

David Beckham: Landon Donovan's 'Unprofessional'

However, that's not to say that Beckham is without blame. Beckham has hardly been the consummate professional on these shores with the way he's carried himself both on and off the pitch.

posted by igottheblues at 12:03 AM on July 13, 2009

David Beckham: Landon Donovan's 'Unprofessional'

I think Landon should have put on his big boy pants well before Beckham came to the Galaxy. He might have found himself lasting longer at Leverkusen to begin with and might have avoided a very public row with one of the game's most recognizable faces.

posted by igottheblues at 11:55 PM on July 12, 2009

AC Milan Signs Oguchi Onyewu

I'm worried about playing time.

posted by igottheblues at 01:09 AM on July 08, 2009

US Loses 3-2 to Brazil in Confederations Cup Final

I like the cut of your jib, brainofdtrain.

posted by igottheblues at 02:08 AM on June 29, 2009

Iranian Soccer Players Wear Green Protest Arm Bands

Also amusing is the same people who said we need to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" are the ones saying we need to intervene in the Iranian elections and be bold and do something.

posted by igottheblues at 08:28 PM on June 17, 2009

Operation Tango

I've heard that the media had reported Dundee United scored, but that goal had been disallowed.

And with as many Man United supporters who hang around the Man City forums, I imagine there are just as many Celtic supporters who keep up to the Rangers going ons at FollowFollow where the prank was allegedly hatched.

posted by igottheblues at 05:17 PM on June 03, 2009

Oshie for Mayor

As a resident of St. Charles County, I applaud this fan.

I disown the county election director. Fucking tool. It's the concept of the letter of the law superseding the spirit of the law. JESUS WOULD NOT BE PLEASED.

posted by igottheblues at 01:25 AM on April 17, 2009

A Prayer for the Tampa Bay Rays

I've been following the Giants nearly all of my rooting life.

I wish nothing but the best for the Rays.

posted by igottheblues at 08:06 PM on October 09, 2008

Manchester City make it the Big Five.

I've been following City through three divisions of English football, with the nagging reminder that we haven't won a legitimate trophy since the 1976 League Cup and a major trophy since the 1969 FA Cup. It's been rough. Ten years ago we were in Division Two. Just ten years ago. Now look.

Sure, Liverpool and Man United supporters will say you can't buy history, but you know what? We just bought a future.

posted by igottheblues at 12:09 AM on September 03, 2008

Manchester City make it the Big Five.

This is one of the best days of my City supporting life.

AND we got Robinho!

posted by igottheblues at 11:39 PM on September 01, 2008

Fantasy League Kicks Out Mike Holmgren's Daughter

There is never enough Brett Favre pap.


posted by igottheblues at 10:33 PM on August 15, 2008

NBA Trademarks 6 Possible names for Oklahoma's team...

If you think about Oklahoma City's proximity to and history with Tinker Air Force Base, and the fact that the Midwest City High School (for the unacquainted: the suburb in which Tinker AFB is primarily located) nickname/mascot is the Bombers, then I don't think that Bombers is too terribly inappropriate. It wouldn't be in poor taste at all and the people who are repeatedly saying that it is are the ones who need to pull their heads out of their behinds.

posted by igottheblues at 01:19 PM on July 27, 2008

NBA Trademarks 6 Possible names for Oklahoma's team...

Marshalls evokes the spirit of the Washington Generals. So yeah, go for it.

posted by igottheblues at 02:52 AM on July 27, 2008

Josh Childress spurns the Hawks & the NBA for the Greek League.

Childress just wanted to get his. I don't blame him. I'd do the same thing.

posted by igottheblues at 11:51 AM on July 23, 2008

Paul Ince is Blackburn's new manager and first black English manager in EPL.

Part of a bad season with Macclesfield, one season with MK Dons, and he's ready for the top flight? I suppose it's better than Newcastle's attempt to get Alan Shearer to be their manager.

posted by igottheblues at 11:24 AM on June 24, 2008

Mark Hughes is new Manchester City manager.

Thaksin was NOT thinking. He's not a football guy and, more than likely, looks at City as a really expensive toy he can show off. Hughes is a step down in terms of managerial pedigree, but maybe he can surprise.

posted by igottheblues at 09:18 PM on June 05, 2008

Junior Mint: The enduring popularity (and ubiquity) of the 1989 upper deck Ken Griffey Jr. Card

I've got a McGwire 1984 Team USA card. Thanks for nothing, Big Mac.

posted by igottheblues at 03:30 PM on June 02, 2008

Manchester City qualify for UEFA Cup based on good behavior.

As a City fan, I'm excited that we'll be going to Europe, even on a technicality in the lesser tournament. Look out, Faeroe Islands!

posted by igottheblues at 06:30 PM on May 23, 2008

Manchester United Complete Double

As a City fan, my only retort is "We pulled two on you this season. Eat it, Scum."

posted by igottheblues at 12:22 AM on May 22, 2008

Basketball team resists Saudi restrictions on female athletes.

I fear for their safety and wish them the best.

posted by igottheblues at 05:43 PM on April 17, 2008

Bengals release Henry

Imagine how Wilt Chamberlain would have faired in a world of twenty-four news.

posted by igottheblues at 06:08 PM on April 04, 2008

Scandal Hits Indiana Hoops

When I lived in Norman, Capel use to come in to my former place of employment with his wife. They were just normal folks, coming in wearing their work out clothes and stuff.

posted by igottheblues at 04:25 PM on February 14, 2008

The American Revolution continues in London

Really, I'm just excited because you know West London can't handle 'dis.

posted by igottheblues at 04:35 PM on January 24, 2008

Sven gets 150 million shopping money for three stars.

I don't really see England allowing City's owner to get extradited to Thailand, where he surely will not receive a fair trial.

posted by igottheblues at 01:25 PM on November 22, 2007

McClaren sacked for big loss

Well, hopefully it's not 'Arry.

posted by igottheblues at 01:23 PM on November 22, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

I'm an OU alum and I'm going to say OU didn't dominate that game. They got some very lucky breaks and took advantage of it. On a neutral site, I don't know if I like my alma mater's chances.

posted by igottheblues at 05:28 PM on November 06, 2007

Liverpool bury Besiktas 8-0.

Rafa will not keep this starting 11. Kuyt will get the start ahead Crouch... for whatever reason. Crouch scores two, Yossi scores a hat trick, Babel scores two, and even Stevie G gets in on the fun... but the chance of seeing this starting 11 this weekend is slim. Rotation, rotation, rotation.

posted by igottheblues at 04:12 PM on November 06, 2007

Martin Jol sacked by Tottenham! Sevilla's Juande Ramos to take over.

Most Spurs fans would agree that this was a decision that maybe should have came sooner.

posted by igottheblues at 12:58 AM on October 26, 2007

Sox Will Face Rocks in World Series

I guess it is about the time for all the green hat wearing Red Sox fans to come out of the woodwork.

posted by igottheblues at 12:06 PM on October 22, 2007

Sammy Lee bolts off from Bolton.

Damn right we're massive.

posted by igottheblues at 08:46 PM on October 17, 2007

Ajax coach Henk ten Cate joins Chelsea.

Chelski, the London Leeds. That would be a laugh.

posted by igottheblues at 07:44 PM on October 08, 2007

Nate DiMeo's Plan to Save the NHL

I'd much rather support a failing franchise than watch some kind of free market/sporting natural selection see my team cease to be. /sarcasm. I'm also a Libertarian, so there you go.

posted by igottheblues at 04:16 PM on October 05, 2007

Nate DiMeo's Plan to Save the NHL

I have no problem with watching Phoenix or Chicago get relegated.

posted by igottheblues at 11:27 AM on October 05, 2007

Rockets fine Yao Ming for attending Special Olympics opening ceremony

Moderators, I have something I want you to look at...

posted by igottheblues at 10:54 AM on October 04, 2007

Rockets fine Yao Ming for attending Special Olympics opening ceremony

Obviously, he's a hero.

posted by igottheblues at 10:53 AM on October 04, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Sooners Stake a Claim

I live in St. Louis now, having just graduated from OU, and the last thing I want to have to hear is all the Mizzou fans giving me a hard time (if they beat Nebraska and are sitting undefeated) while OU might have two losses under their belt. So, go OU. As for Nebraska/Mizzou... spontaneous combustion anybody?

posted by igottheblues at 03:10 PM on October 03, 2007

Heartbreak for women's US soccer team.

I agree. You don't change out the hot-hand for somebody who has been warming the bench for three months and Ryan has to answer for that. I think even Rainn Wilson would have known better.

posted by igottheblues at 10:51 AM on September 27, 2007

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy: Leave My Quarterback Alone!

A take on Carlson from the University of Oklahoma's student media. The Umbrella is a humor section. So, sports humor in this case...

posted by igottheblues at 12:03 AM on September 25, 2007

Browns Trade Newly Benched QB Frye to Seahawks

It was pretty obvious that Frye was going to be on the wrong end of the equation when the Browns added Brady Quinn.

posted by igottheblues at 05:01 PM on September 11, 2007

Newspaper: Rick Ankiel Received Human Growth Hormone Shipments

If he hasn't taken the stuff in over two years... does it really cast a shadow on his achievements this season? To me, not really. Holden, I like your argument.

posted by igottheblues at 03:57 PM on September 07, 2007

Kasey Keller signs for Fulham

The joint Northern Ireland/US National team...

posted by igottheblues at 12:52 PM on August 23, 2007

"I prefer the whore that is your sister"

I thought Materazzi had been tugging on Zidane's jersey. Zidane said something like telling him to wait until after the match to switch shirts. "I prefer the whore that is your sister" would be a pretty nasty comeback to something like that... and I probably would have headbutted him too.

posted by igottheblues at 01:50 PM on August 18, 2007

Rowdy 'Redneck Games' Irk Neighbors

Depends on if it's a twin or a full.

posted by igottheblues at 04:13 AM on August 09, 2007

Moose on the loose.

Think of the strippers. Will anybody think of the strippers.

posted by igottheblues at 03:13 PM on August 06, 2007

Football player deserts Asian Cup to get married

Back off, "sgt".

posted by igottheblues at 11:19 AM on July 21, 2007

Report: San Jose Gets Expansion MLS Franchise

Promotion/relegation won't happen until you have businessmen willing to accept that their investments might not be patted on the back when they have a bad season.

posted by igottheblues at 01:29 PM on July 18, 2007

Report: San Jose Gets Expansion MLS Franchise

As it stands now, there are 13 teams. Contraction makes more sense than expansion. And if New York City gets a second team, I'll be absolutely pissed. The fact that St. Louis is simply a "bubble" town and Portland (with a smaller metropolitan population) is considered a sure thing is ridiculous. Red Bull New York can't even sell out the lower bowl at Giants Stadium and they want to give New York City a new stadium? Do they have Enron execs running MLS?

posted by igottheblues at 12:44 PM on July 18, 2007