Recent Comments by lil'red

Landis sues in Federal Court

What the hell? I guess I don't understand what he is after, but really, can we just end this - now.

posted by lil'red at 07:27 PM on September 29, 2008

Lance Armstrong to return to pro cycling

Why come back and put yourself through all that speculation again? Crazy! And from what I heard it's not about the money, he's not taking any. I would like to see him race again, but only if he is in top condition. I agree with JJ anything less would be sad.

posted by lil'red at 08:25 AM on September 10, 2008

9 year old with a 40 mph fastball, gets the boot.

If he is so good, I agree he should move up, but why did they let him play with his team for 8 games before deciding to make him quit or make him play a different position?

posted by lil'red at 08:51 AM on August 26, 2008

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

I hate the name OKC Thunder, which is what the local sports news is indicating the team will be named. I go for Outlaws or Marshals, even Barons, but Thunder......yuck.

posted by lil'red at 09:15 AM on July 27, 2008

Tour of France rider Beltran in custody after doping

Sic: I believe that 86 meant that the cyclists that test positive are punished. Obviously there are more guys out there that think and do believe they can get away with cheating. But if you are a stage winner or one of the guys in the yellow, green, polka dot or white jersey you are tested every day right after the race (before they are presented on stage). I was surprised it was Beltran, but heard this morning that he is 37 and so that may have played a large part of him doping. He had no way of winning and so he probably figured he could get away with it. And how can you not watch the Tour when Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin call the race? They make it exciting and the phrases they use to describe things (completely and utterly) are a riot! Dviking: do you know if any of Armstrong's teammates were caught while riding with him? I believe they were caught when they were riding with other teams. If that is the case, then Armstrong would have no knowledge. As far as I know, no US Postal or Discovery rider was dropped for doping and they were heavily tested during the Tour because Armstrong was always suspect.

posted by lil'red at 10:30 AM on July 12, 2008

Michigan to pay $2.5M, Rodriguez $1.5M to satisfy WVU buyout

I don't feel sorry for Rodriguez or Michigan.

posted by lil'red at 08:10 AM on July 10, 2008

Sonics are Oklahoma City-bound

I live in OKC and told of a website that is listing potential team names and one is the OKC Red Necks! I kind of like that one. But Bandits would work well too if you know OK's history. As for living in OKC, it's really a great place to live. The Hornet players seemed to like OKC when they were here for 2 seasons.

posted by lil'red at 09:33 AM on July 05, 2008

Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim McKay Dies

He seemed timeless, like he would just go on and on. He was the best. Rest in peace.

posted by lil'red at 03:01 PM on June 07, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

Way to go Giants!! It was an amazing 4th quarter and I thought that the Pats had the win! And Tyree's amazing helmet catch! Wow! Great Giant defense - just a good game all around.

posted by lil'red at 09:52 PM on February 03, 2008

RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

Debo270, just to clarify, he did climb it old school but he did use oxygen: "I removed my oxygen mask to take some pictures. It wasn't enough just to get to the top. We had to get back with the evidence. Fifteen minutes later we began the descent." I believe it usually only the Sherpas that do not use oxygen, although I do believe someone else has done it without - but I could be wrong.

posted by lil'red at 11:00 AM on January 11, 2008

Skating champion Christopher Bowman found dead in an L.A. hotel.

I was looking at his skating on youtube and I had forgotten how good he really was. Proof: 1990 World's - he blew a triple axel and overcame that and threw in a triple toe loop (i think) for the hell of it. He moved from 5th to win a bronze. He truly was the "Bowman the Showman."

posted by lil'red at 09:27 AM on January 11, 2008

RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

In another AP story about his death, I found this and I think it sums up Sir Edmund: "Before Norgay's death in 1986, Hillary consistently refused to confirm he was first, saying he and the Sherpa had climbed as a team to the top. It was a measure of his personal modesty, and of his commitment to his colleagues." How many of us would be this generous and not brag about being the first. RIP Sir Edmund.

posted by lil'red at 08:34 AM on January 11, 2008

Home sweet home: LSU tops OSU in BCS Championship

Something has got to change. Ohio State should not have been there in the title game this year and I'm saying that as a Buckeye fan. I knew that they were not ready and I was praying that they wouldn't go. LSU won, but I'm still not convinced that they should have been there either. And cjets is right the BCS game has become boring. I hate the fact that is almost a week later than the other bcs bowl games and on a freakin' Monday night. I hate the fact that it was on FOX and I was going to scream if they did the "jumper" replay thing again. Can someone please fix this freakin' problem? Please?

posted by lil'red at 01:41 PM on January 08, 2008

Flag On The Play!

Excessive Celebration penalties, especially in the college game, are a disgrace. They seem not to be called with any consistency, and they are far too Draconian a punishment for what is at worst a very minor sin. Unless the celebration is taunting or results in a delay of the game, let it be. This is supposed to be a game where emotion is a factor, and people want to have fun. Players cannot be turned into robots. I agree with this on a college level. I can't remember but I think it was WVU who made a touchdown in the bowl game and the guy did taunt OU. I may have the wrong game, but regardless, that was a good penalty call. But come on, some of these college players will never make another TD - let them have a little fun. On some of the other rules: I have never got holding. What I think it is never seems to be what the officials think. I know, I could be wrong. Someone give me a good definition of it. It seems like so many of these rules or penalities have a very fine line on definition.

posted by lil'red at 11:29 AM on January 05, 2008

Greatest Moments of the 2007 College Football Season

I was shopping for a new t.v. last night (the other died) and they were showing the Michigan/Appalachian St. game and I just had to smile - wow, what a freakin' weird football season. But I gotta say that I loved the unpreditability of it. It kept me on my toes and you just knew that who you thought would win - wouldn't. It was great. I don't mind having a playoff, but it has to be done right. I would hate to see the Michigan/Ohio State rivalry or any other be diminished.

posted by lil'red at 04:57 PM on December 30, 2007

Derby to become Mickey Mouse club?

These puns were making me sick, so I had to call the Doc.

posted by lil'red at 08:26 AM on December 19, 2007

Everlasting Run

What makes a man run 100,000 miles without ever missing a day? ...a divorce lawyer?

posted by lil'red at 04:52 PM on December 18, 2007

Rodriguez leaves West Virginia

Allowing players to keep textbooks for resale, a practice that occurs at some other schools. Waiving a $5 charge for high school coaches to attend Mountaineers games. Having authority over distribution of sideline passes. Kendrick said Rodriguez "negotiated" one for his wife, Rita. Having authority to allocate funds from the 1100 Club for coaches. A committment to increase pay for his assistant coaches. Additional money to pay graduate assistants. Hiring an additional recruiting assistant. This is why he left? If WVU was making an honest effort to do these things, what's his beef? Am I missing something here? B10, I see what you are saying and I may have been wrong to compare Rod and Carr. Carr has class.

posted by lil'red at 04:49 PM on December 18, 2007

Rodriguez leaves West Virginia

B10, what I meant was Carr could have said no to coaching the team through the bowl game, but didn't. Yes, this could be his swan song if Michigan wins, but if they lose, it could be the same as Rodriguez coaching WVu and losing...he was already retired/resigned. So in that case what is the difference. As a WVU player, I would want the consistency of the 'coach' being there and yes dyams, he is in a catch-22, but he put himself in that situation. I still think colleges should not recruit a coach until after the bowl season. It is not fair to the players and fans.

posted by lil'red at 10:09 AM on December 18, 2007

Rodriguez leaves West Virginia

What do you all think about that Rodriguez isn't going to coach WVU in the bowl game? As a player I think it would suck. Carr is going to coach the Wolverines, so what's the difference?

posted by lil'red at 08:00 AM on December 18, 2007

Rodriguez leaves West Virginia

I think that colleges should not be allowed to talk to a potential coach before the bowl season is over. Coaches should not retire or seek other employment until the bowls are over especially if their team is playing in any bowl. It's a distraction that the players don't need.

posted by lil'red at 09:37 AM on December 17, 2007

Perfect No More

I would have said Billick to U of M, but that job seems to be taken now!

posted by lil'red at 06:23 PM on December 16, 2007

USADA loses its first case.

If I read the article correct, it doesn't prove she didn't take anything, just that the lab violated protocols by having the same techs test the other sample, right?

posted by lil'red at 11:10 AM on December 16, 2007

Chuck Norris Didn't Invent the Internet; He Simply Scared It Into Existence

Tebow is good, great even, but he's no Chuck Norris!!!

posted by lil'red at 10:04 PM on December 12, 2007

NFL Meteorologists Concerned About Climate Change

If that wasn't one of the funniest things I've ever read!! Although I could see the government funding a study like this.

posted by lil'red at 10:37 PM on December 11, 2007

Petrino quits Falcons to take Arkansas job

Seriously, what is with football coaches these days?

I read today the Michigan talked to Miles after he signed his extended contract with LSU.

What the hell is going on?

I agree with rcade and terrapin: "I too wish coaches had to sit out a season like the players do when they transfer schools."

posted by lil'red at 10:33 PM on December 11, 2007

Fukudome, The New Greatest Name in Baseball?

Seriously, how do you pronounce his name?! Foo-koo-doe-may? And really they couldn't pronounce Mat-sue-she-ta?

posted by lil'red at 02:30 PM on December 11, 2007

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

T.C. I found this to explain how it isn't double jeopardy. "However, stretching the bounds of logic, the courts have decided that since the state and federal governments are separate sovereigns and therefore successive prosecutions based on the same underlying conduct do not violate the Double Jeopardy Clause if the prosecutions are brought by separate sovereigns." It may seem unfair and there have been several recent decisions by the Courts (Supreme or otherwise) that have upheld this definition.

posted by lil'red at 06:13 PM on December 10, 2007

Good riddance!

Miles signed an extension contract with LSU yesterday. So goodby to Michigan!

posted by lil'red at 08:15 AM on December 07, 2007

Good riddance!

Holden, no problem. I only know because I live in Oklahoma and he is still not liked here. And by the way, as far as I know Miles has not signed his new agreement with LSU. I'm not definite, but I do know as of yesterday, there was no signature. So I kind of agree with B-2 Spirit, I'm waiting to see what happens on January 8. The only thing I'm wondering, if he loses the national championship, will Michigan still be interested in him?

posted by lil'red at 07:47 PM on December 03, 2007

Good riddance!

holden, have you forgotten how Miles got to LSU? He screwed over Oklahoma State by saying (before the Alamo Bowl against Ohio State) that he wasn't interested in LSU and would not leave Oklahoma State. I believe that right after he lost the Alamo Bowl (almost a blow out) he announced that he was going to LSU. No, he hasn't done anything similar to Saban.

posted by lil'red at 05:01 PM on December 03, 2007

The old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home.

Even though he retired from the broadcast booth a few years ago, baseball in Cincinnati will not be the same. I can remember going to Reds games and my dad bringing a radio so he could listen to Marty and Joe call the games. Rest in peace Joe, we'll miss you.

posted by lil'red at 04:17 PM on November 16, 2007

Football ref crew mistake may cost $4.5 million

To be honest, I knew that the Bucks wouldn't get to the championship game this season. At least I was hoping. We aren't ready. I just thought it was an interesting article and one I had not read about before. But you would think the Big Ten would have known better. Yes, the Bucks lost and it had nothing to do with the officiating.

posted by lil'red at 06:46 PM on November 14, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Rivalry

Thanks for clearing that up for me!

posted by lil'red at 03:30 PM on November 12, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Rivalry

I'm confused. If Michigan beats OSU, how would Michigan get a BCS game (Rose Bowl)? Michigan and OSU would share the Big Ten title. And OSU would still have the better record, right?

posted by lil'red at 10:22 AM on November 12, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Rivalry

This game is even more important now, since both OSU & Michigan lost yesterday. I think this is one of the best rivalries ever. You don't root for the other side even in Bowl games when they are playing the Pac-10 or SEC. Coaches on both side have been fired because they lost to one or the other one too many times. Michigan has been known to spoil a perfect season for OSU. As a Buckeye fan, we can lose to Illinois or Florida, but to lose to Michigan is to lose face for an entire year. This is bragging rights folks. This is a game where you are revered or scorned at your respective schools for decades - win or lose. So tune in Saturday, it should be a great one!

posted by lil'red at 11:17 AM on November 11, 2007

George Gipp Exhumed from Michigan Cemetery

I'm sorry. I guess I should have written "when a girl gets in trouble or with child or has a bun in the oven" so as not to offend!!! rcade, if there are little Gippers running around out there, Weis better recruit them soon to save his skin!! hawkguy, I believe he was referring to Ronald Reagan.

posted by lil'red at 04:45 PM on October 12, 2007

George Gipp Exhumed from Michigan Cemetery

CaveMan are you kidding me? Go back in time and realize that when girls got knocked up they didn't go around telling everybody. The family kept it secret and maybe, just maybe she didn't tell him. She was probably sent away if that was the case. Of course this all depends on whether this is true or not. Now, I think it's a shame that he was exhumed if this is to prove someone was related to the Gipper. And Jkenmo, yeah, it really won't help the Irish either way!!!

posted by lil'red at 09:48 PM on October 11, 2007

Stanford Knocks Off No. 2 USC

I agree with billsaysthis. It's been a wild season so far and predictions have fallen by the wayside. The only thing I've heard from sports analysts is that there will be no team undefeated this season. I'm not so sure that they're wrong with that. USC falls while the Irish finally win one and LSU came close to losing. I'm happy for my Buckeyes, but I'm not predicting anything for them...yet.

posted by lil'red at 04:03 PM on October 07, 2007

"Adam Dunn looks like a monkey with a football in left field."

I'm originally from Cincinnati and I can't believe that Cunningham is still around. He's an ass and always has been. Someone from Cincy correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he or isn't he still a lawyer? Tahoemoj, when did you graduate from Moeller? My hubby is a 1983 grad.

posted by lil'red at 07:35 PM on September 08, 2007

Pardon me, your red underwear is showing.

I find it funny that they have no problem with her undies showing!!! But it's a problem if they go below the hemline because of their color!!! Gotta love the Brits!!

posted by lil'red at 03:39 PM on June 29, 2007

Discovery cycling releases Basso,

Seriously, this all sucks. I love to watch cycling, but it disturbs me to see Basso, Ulrich and whoever else not be able to ride when Operation Puerto has been going on for over a year. If these riders did this, then ban them or something, but quit playing with them and the teams!!! AHHH! Sorry for the rant, but I'm dealing with finals also!

posted by lil'red at 08:46 PM on April 30, 2007

Discovery cycling releases Basso,

I'm not sure that this is a total surprise to anyone, but I would like to see this whole Operation Puerto resolved soon.

posted by lil'red at 12:28 PM on April 30, 2007

Who's the Daddy?

Okay, that was so amazing! I'm overwhelmed and if you don't cry by this story, you have no heart. This is probably the best post ever.

posted by lil'red at 01:15 PM on February 20, 2007

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.

A question: the article states that the kids shoulder was injured. Was that before or after the match? If it was before, why was he wrestling?

posted by lil'red at 10:23 AM on February 18, 2007

Notre Dame makes history

I was embarrassed for the Irish and myself for watching. They have a great past, but you can't play in the past. I thought Weis could really pull the Irish up and into a powerhouse again. I guess I'll just have to wait a couple of years. How long will Charlie last at ND, anyone?

posted by lil'red at 08:17 PM on January 04, 2007

Some say it isn't a sport

I don't know about you, but the only way I played darts was in a bar drinking!! Will they have "drug" testing or alcohol testing for darts if it makes it to the Olympics?! They have to follow IOC rules right?!! Maybe they'll have a cop there to administer sobriety tests before you can play!

posted by lil'red at 08:27 AM on January 04, 2007

Boise State Wins Fiesta in Unforgettable Fashion

I too, missed the end of the game and very sorry that I did. Even though I live in Sooner nation, I was rooting for Boise. Congrats Boise!! I'll have to watch Sportscenter to see those awesome plays!!

posted by lil'red at 09:30 AM on January 02, 2007

USC's John David Rips Booty in 93rd Rose Bowl

I must say that the Rose Bowl showed just how good USC is. As for Michigan, do they just choke on the big games? I was expecting more of them. Also as for Carr, I would think his days are numbered. He hasn't won a bowl game in a while and has only beaten Tressel's Buckeyes once in 5 years. Look what happened to Minnesota's coach, he was fired after losing badly to Texas Tech and it was his only season below .500.

posted by lil'red at 09:48 PM on January 01, 2007

Rose Bowl wilts while title hopes push up daisies.

I agree with YYM. I think the winner of the Rose Bowl could and should be preseason #1. Ohio State is losing too many good players to maintain their #1 ranking into next season. And no split title. Sorry. Even if the Gators beat the Bucks (doubtful) and Michigan beats USC, Michigan doesn't become co-champs. Even though I'm not a Michigan fan, I will be rooting for them against USC!

posted by lil'red at 05:28 PM on December 31, 2006

Young Buckeyes considering NFL draft

I agree with gdvbranz. Tressel knows what he is doing. I find the statement that Gonzales said about guys he knows in the NFL and how they are miserable very interesting.

posted by lil'red at 09:11 AM on December 16, 2006

ESPN: Smith Wins Heisman

Jason White also had knee injuries and couldn't get drafted because of it.

posted by lil'red at 09:57 PM on December 10, 2006

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

Can someone explain to me how a playoff would work in college football? Everything I see has the #1 playing in the playoff. My question is why should they if they have a perfect season (12-0)? Am I missing something?

posted by lil'red at 01:35 PM on December 04, 2006

"I stood on your shoulders to reach for my dreams":

I will miss Agassi. I saw him play several times and I was never disappointed. It was great to see him go from the rebel to the mature tennis player. He was simply amazing.

posted by lil'red at 10:23 PM on September 03, 2006

Barring an improbable scenario of mass crashes,

Amateur: I love Phil & Paul and wished the did the entire play by play on OLN's coverage. I just love Paul's "completely and utterly" phrase! Also I believe there used to be a drinking game based on how many times Phil & Paul used certain phrases.

posted by lil'red at 09:46 PM on July 21, 2006

Barring an improbable scenario of mass crashes,

SummersEve: I believe so or at least it has been in the past. It is almost as if it is an unwritten rule. I know when Armstrong won a few years ago, his lead was only about 61 seconds and the last stage was celebratory. The teams pass around the champagne during the final stage long before they get into Paris, so it's become a tradition on the last stage. Less than 45 or 30 seconds - can't answer. But tomorrow's time trial will be awesome. Don't miss it.

posted by lil'red at 11:30 AM on July 21, 2006

Barring an improbable scenario of mass crashes,

SummersEve: Not a dumb question. Usually the race is decided on the stage before the last ride into Paris (barring any crashes involving the leaders). So the last stage is usually celebratory. The other riders usually let the leader and their team lead them into Paris. The last few years the last stage has been for the sprinters to decide who is the top sprinter. McEwen is 80 points ahead of the next guy, so I don't know if there will be a "race" for the sprinters jersey on Sunday or not. But it's always an honor to win the stage into Paris.

posted by lil'red at 08:22 AM on July 21, 2006

Barring an improbable scenario of mass crashes,

Nothing like being up on current articles!

posted by lil'red at 08:56 PM on July 20, 2006

Doug Flutie Retires

Ditto on the class act. What a role model. Unfortunately you don't hear more about the "good" guys. What a huge heart he has and tenacity. He is/was a true leader. And the drop-kick - what a classic!!

posted by lil'red at 04:47 PM on May 15, 2006

Ice Dancing Results

Will someone explain why this is not a sport? Is it because they are not hitting, kicking or throwing a ball? Is it because it's "pretty" and they wear costumes? The definition of sport is any activity that gives enjoyment or recreation; pastime; diversion. Now, not everyone might like skating, but then again not everyone likes basketball either. But according to this definition, skating is a sport.

posted by lil'red at 06:54 AM on February 21, 2006