Recent Comments by scully

Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool

Please keep a close eye on billsaysthis.

posted by scully at 12:28 PM on February 12, 2024

Marathon World Record Holder Dies


posted by scully at 09:34 AM on February 12, 2024

Pat McAfee: MLK Day Reminds Me I Was Cancelled

George Michael Sports Machine My local guy growing up. Had a phone line we would call to get sports scores. Sucked when you came in just after the score you wanted was read and you had to wait for it to loop around.

posted by scully at 03:47 PM on January 16, 2024

Bill Belichick Leaving Patriots After 24 Seasons

beaverboard, according to this ESPN article, "The Patriots were able to forgo the standard NFL hiring process and immediately hire Mayo because they established a succession plan in the contract extension he signed last offseason, similar to what the Baltimore Ravens did with their general manager position when Eric DeCosta succeeded Ozzie Newsome in 2019."

posted by scully at 11:03 AM on January 12, 2024

Der Kaiser ist tot

I wasn't either, rcade. Thanks for the link.

posted by scully at 09:54 AM on January 12, 2024

Carolina Panthers Fire Head Coach Frank Reich

I went to University of Maryland and Frank Reich lived next door to me for a semester. We all pronounced his name like pike. Hmmm.

posted by scully at 11:54 AM on December 04, 2023

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

You'd think this would warrant a real post.

posted by scully at 01:14 PM on November 06, 2023

Girl Power

Ok. SpoFi doesn't do emojis or editing.

Congrats to her. I hope she gets more field time to show her skills.

posted by scully at 08:14 AM on September 26, 2023

Big Red Machine member, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan has died

posted by scully at 03:24 PM on October 12, 2020

Deep-Water Diver Dies Seeking U.S. Record

Nic was also an actor, including in my wife's cousin's film, Exists. My wife's cousin and Nic were also romantically involved for a while. She is devastated right now. It has been tough to read comments on sites that reference this tragedy.

posted by scully at 05:19 PM on November 18, 2013

Premier League season starts Saturday

Wow, Arsenal really effed up deadline day while all their rivals did well, especially Sp*rs.

posted by scully at 03:18 PM on September 02, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If you're on Dish the new beIN Sport US channel is the America Top 250 package.

Ahhh, not an HD channel. No wonder I wasn't seeing it. Still nice to have options! Thanks for the tip, Mr. B.

posted by scully at 03:12 PM on August 25, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

billsaysthis, looks like Liverpool won the Sahin race.

posted by scully at 07:38 PM on August 23, 2012

Is there a racially motivated quarterback controversy brewing in Washington?

Yup. Bayless, Cowherd, and Smith are the main reasons I no longer watch ESPN.

That and the ADD way they report the sports news.

posted by scully at 02:05 PM on August 22, 2012

West Brom Crushes Liverpool on Premiership Opening Day

As of this morning it is looking like Arsenal have signed Sahin, and with Alex Song off to Barca Sahin's services are needed. Nothing confirmed though.

posted by scully at 09:55 AM on August 20, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Fantasy leagues should be announced in the Locker Room. One of the mods will then post the link to the sidelines.

posted by scully at 06:23 PM on August 16, 2012

Premier League season starts Saturday

And van Persie has been sold to ManUre.

posted by scully at 03:00 PM on August 15, 2012

Premier League season starts Saturday

What Holden said. And Bendtner will leave even if Arsene releases him on a free. If RvP stays he won't be captain.

posted by scully at 02:51 PM on August 15, 2012

Premier League season starts Saturday

First I have heard that Arsenal overpaid for Podolski, especially since, like all Arsenal business, the fee was undisclosed. Podolski, the youngest player ever to reach 100 caps for a national team, and at 27, in the prime of his playing career, seems like a great signing to me.

No mention of Oliver Giroud or Santi Cazorla, and the latter is considered an even bigger signing than Podolski. Again, 27, in his prime, plays with both feet, attacking midfielder. Awesome signing.

Giroud, 25, the highest scorer last season in France in Ligue 1, is Andy Carroll tall without the awkwardness and a much better first touch.

Fuck van Persie. Go get less playing time behind that Hobbit, Rooney, at Manchester United.

posted by scully at 11:05 AM on August 15, 2012

Johnny Pesky, 1920-2012


Condolences to Red Sox Nation.

posted by scully at 06:36 PM on August 13, 2012

Usain Bolt Will Get Man United Tryout

I think it mostly a publicity stunt, and agree with jmd82, that he might actually excel at wide receiver in American football ... a la Renaldo Nehemiah?

posted by scully at 08:53 PM on August 08, 2012

Andy Reid's Son Dies at Eagles Training Camp


posted by scully at 03:16 PM on August 05, 2012

The oldest olympian:

Ha! I just came by to post this article. Go Hiroshi!

posted by scully at 09:00 PM on August 02, 2012

Steelers' Minority Owner Interested in Buying into Browns

Sale announced today.

posted by scully at 08:52 PM on August 02, 2012

Jerry Jones: 'I Want Me Some Glory Hole'

Has he spoken to anyone in Texas about the tea baggers? Maybe they can help him.

posted by scully at 09:28 AM on August 01, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Boston Globe's Patriots/NFL writer, Greg Bedard, doesn't think Mike Wallace is smart enough to play for Patriots:

Wallace may be on the trade block, but don't dream too much about him coming to the Patriots. Pittsburgh won't want to face him, and a trading team would have to give up picks and a big contract. Plus, who even knows if Wallace can grasp the Patriots' offense?
When asked by some idiot on Twitter to elaborate, he responds.

posted by scully at 07:55 AM on July 30, 2012

Fantasy football in the age of CTE

In my experience in these things if you say you are doing these things for altruistic reasons you may still get people who think you are making a moral decision for them. So my opinion is that if you decide not to run it to just say you don't have time and leave it at that. But I don't know your group. Good luck.

posted by scully at 07:47 PM on July 22, 2012

On racism in football

Very interesting article, yerfatma. Thanks for sharing it.

posted by scully at 10:41 AM on July 14, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There are a great many things that bother me about the decision in the Terry case. One of them is that by agreeing with Terry's assertion that he simply was repeating what Ferdinand said, the judge is saying that Ferdinand lied all the way to court. I find it hard to believe that.

Also, if this is the result of cameras on the pitch, then I see no hope for goal line technology in football.

posted by scully at 10:22 AM on July 14, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If any player deserves a contract like that it is Drew.

posted by scully at 10:18 AM on July 14, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sure wish my grandfather's card collection was worth that. We had high hopes, but ultimately this group was worth well less than that. We sold many of these at auction, but retained one of the better Ty Cobb cards.

posted by scully at 08:57 AM on July 11, 2012

Vicente Padilla: Mark Teixeira Once Threatened Me with a Bat

I just dropped by to say "I got better" so apparently I had the same thought, fraz.

posted by scully at 09:38 PM on July 09, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Howard_T, it is held in Burlington on the waterfront, however most of the sessions are sold out. I have a ticket, but only a designated driver ticket. If you do find a ticket, message me and I will give you my cell phone number in case you want to meet up.

And I still think that there are some very good beers made by Boston Brewing Company. They have won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions in the last five years than any other brewery in the world. They are the most well-known but they still account for less than 1% of the U.S. beer market.

The Brewers' Association considers Boston Beer Co a craft brewery; in fact, the Brewer's Assoc. is where Boston Beer Company got their bulletpoints that folks disparaged above.

Plus, in 2008, during the worldwide shortage of hops they shared 20,000 pounds of its hops, at cost, with craft brewers throughout the United States.

Keep on hatin' if you must, but Jim Koch is one of the good guys, and BBC makes some damn good beers.

posted by scully at 08:59 PM on July 09, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Howard_T, Sam Adams does actually fall in the "craft" brew category despite having a large distribution network. On their website they state the case as it is defined:

An American Craft Brewer is defined as being Small, Independent and Traditional.

SMALL - Annual production of beer less than 6 million barrels.

INDEPENDENT - Less than 25% of the Craft Brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a Craft Brewer.

TRADITIONAL - A brewer who has either an all malt flagship (the beer which represents the greatest volume among that brewery's brands) or has at least 50% of its volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor.

Their most widely know beers like Boston Lager are ok brews, and certainly better then the InBev crap, but if you get a chance, try some of their smaller batch stuff. I recently brewed a clone of the Third Voyage 2x IPA. Yummy stuff.

Looks like you are relatively close to me ... and even closer today as I drive to Topsham to help a friend move some things from a farm she is selling.

On the 21st I will be attending the Vermont Brewers' Festival for the 3rd straight year and am wicked excited. Don't look up this event on the web as Google is reporting the site has malware or something on it :( I just contacted my friend who is a past president of the organisation and asked him to see if he can pass that on to whomever does their website.

Lastly, since Dear Leader, rcade, hasn't gotten around to adding social networks from this century to our profiles, so I wanted to ask if others are using Untappd? I know Ufez Jones is. I am terrapin over there.

Damn, now I am thirsty.

posted by scully at 07:13 AM on July 09, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

In theory the umps are watching the ball while often the coaches are watching the manager (signs) and then at the players on base to pass on those signs.

posted by scully at 04:06 PM on July 08, 2012

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And Becks gets a time out in the corner for that well-placed ball.

posted by scully at 09:13 AM on July 06, 2012

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Well, I guess the bright side is Sean Payton will have plenty of time to date this summer and fall.

posted by scully at 08:29 AM on July 06, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

apoch, as bperk noted above "Keeping the volume down on the tv sucks because there is a lot going on that I do want to hear."

I don't watch tennis, but I do watch a great deal of soccer/football, and it drives me batty when certain groups of fans [looking at you Barcelona supports] whistle whenever the opposing team has the ball. I couldn't give a rat's patootie about the commentators speaking, but I generally like to hear crown noise when I watch an event. My TV has a 1/2 mute feature which can come in handy at times, but these whistles are so high-pitched they make some matches unwatchable to me.

posted by scully at 08:21 AM on July 06, 2012

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I am with you on that, Mr Bismark. Fuckers.

posted by scully at 08:15 AM on July 06, 2012

Spain Reigns in Euro 2012

thanks for the video, yerfatma. That was classy, so I shouldn't lump them all together. It wasn't their keeper who was celebrating with the subs on the sideline though.

posted by scully at 10:51 PM on July 03, 2012

Spain Reigns in Euro 2012

My analogy would be if your team was up 35-0 in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl and after a touchdown you did an elaborate TD dance and all of the players on the sideline joined you. I still say it showed a lack of class.

posted by scully at 10:49 PM on July 03, 2012

Euro 2012 Fantasy League final standings

YES! Costanza award!

posted by scully at 10:43 PM on July 03, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tiger passes The Bear

posted by scully at 12:03 PM on July 02, 2012

Spain Reigns in Euro 2012

To me it is like the old American football saying about scoring a TD and acting like you've been there before. Nothing wrong with simply smiling, and walking back to the center circle. Still think it showed a lack of class.

posted by scully at 10:20 AM on July 02, 2012

Spain Reigns in Euro 2012

grum, I keep expecting to see this kids fall down and then throw up their hands asking for a yellow card ;)

posted by scully at 08:43 AM on July 02, 2012

Spain Reigns in Euro 2012

The only real disappointing thing to me was how Spain over-celebrated those last two goals ... against a 10-man team. Reminded me of Kramer on Seinfeld doing karate against children. Not very classy.

posted by scully at 08:41 AM on July 02, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Hmmm, if that video was a few seconds longer we might have seen that the ball went over the line ;)

posted by scully at 08:07 PM on June 30, 2012

2 Balotelli Goals Send Italy Into Finals

I made a couple of comments to the wife when we were watching, which promptly "jinxed" things. I said "I am surprised that Italy isn't diving as much as I recall" only to have and Italian player dive and writhe around just before half time for 4 minutes ... and the ref only add 1 minute of time. It became the tactic at the end of the game to, whenever Germany started pressing forward, a player would stop that momentum with a well-timed dive.

I was about to rethink my hatred of the Italian side, but now I don't have to.

I also said "surprisingly there haven't been [m]any offsides," and then there were 2 or 3 in succession near the end of the match.

I will watch the final on Sunday, but I expect a lot of theatrics with these two sides, which is unfortunate. I just hope it doesn't go to penalties.

posted by scully at 07:47 AM on June 29, 2012

Germany Shows Greece Who's Boss

The Greeks even needed help from Germany in getting both of their goals. Geez.

posted by scully at 05:42 PM on June 22, 2012

Sports Artist Leroy Neiman Dies

RIP, and thanks for all the great art, Leroy!

posted by scully at 02:34 PM on June 22, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

tahoemoj, that comment should be a FPP. I was going to promote it, but not sure if it a feature in my mod toolbox. Please consider post it to the front page. Thanks.

posted by scully at 12:54 PM on June 22, 2012

Spurs Kick Harry Redknapp

Redknapp is an arrogant prick, who is known for saving clubs on the brink. He had a crap 2012, but he seems to invite that stuff. Every post game interview I hear is mostly him trying to be funny. I have been saying it since Capello stepped down that Sp*rs downfall began with Redknapp being distracted by his wish to manage England, and I have to believe his ego got in the way of the club finishing better.

As an Arsenal supporter I am more worried about a Sp*rs team managed by almost anyone else but Harry, although I laugh at the idea of Klinsmann leaving the US national team gig to London to manage his old club.

posted by scully at 09:52 AM on June 14, 2012

Spurs Kick Harry Redknapp

Because he is an arrogant prick.

posted by scully at 09:25 AM on June 14, 2012

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool

*tosses bait to Ufez*

Let's fish!

posted by scully at 09:39 AM on June 11, 2012

Soccer Pitch Carved Out of Forest

I can't get the first link to work for me, but will check back. Downforeveryone says it is just me.

Cool concept!

posted by scully at 09:30 AM on June 11, 2012

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool

shit. spent some time thinking about my picks but don't recall what they ended up being. Other than having Germany first and Greece last. Grar. I am not sure I can recreate it and now that I know results it makes it a challenge to be accurate, so I am not going to try. If my picks are in the software intact then great, but if not I will abstain from playing.

posted by scully at 09:37 AM on June 09, 2012

Euro 2012 Confidence Pool


posted by scully at 09:18 PM on June 07, 2012

SportsFilter Euro 2012 Fantasy League

I'm in.

Dewch ar Gymru!

posted by scully at 10:13 AM on June 06, 2012

Eric Wynalda's 'Eff You' to American Soccer

Why should it matter if the league is not on par with the best in the world?

Because life is too short to watch bad soccer.

posted by scully at 07:26 AM on May 31, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I watched ESPN this morning when they showed the SNL bit with a PIP of Smith. Smith covered his eyes and appeared to laugh.

posted by scully at 11:47 AM on May 21, 2012