Recent Comments by chuck'n'duck

"Greg Maddux? I bet you could catch him with your eyes closed."

Thanks for posting that article Chargdres. Maddux is unbelievable and so under rated in my opinion. What command of the zone, like none other I have seen. This over his entire career, some may have done better for a season, but for the last 22 seasons he has been doing this. The fact that he is not regarded as the best pitcher over the last 20 years is due to the love of power here. He has no flash just gets the job done, over and over. His ERA numbers back in the prime are stunning when you compare them. He threw many complete games under 100 pitches. The most telling thing from the article to me was the quote from his brother about young guys coming up, how they know the drills of the game and how to take instruction, but that he and his brother were taught the game. Great pitcher and an interesting article, thanks Chargdres.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:38 PM on April 14, 2008

The $6 billion heist

Thanks for the post salmacis. Interesting article there. It is funny and not coincidence that my interest in F1 has waned in time with the points outlined in the article. Mosley is a sham and should be outed as president of the FIA. The problem is there is no one groomed for the position, well actually that is a good thing. The problem is Bernie won't let any major changes happen and will tie things up in court. Ironically, if it does go to court he could outspend the FIA with what is rightfully their money. Well played by Bernie and Max using the competitive nature of the teams to get things swung in their favor. Played them off against each other. Too bad the GPMA boys didn't stick together, then Bernie and Max would have no races. For me the joy of F1 was the tip of the spear, cutting edge technology that used to be there. This series used to be the pinnacle of motorsport with tech trickling down to road cars. Seems now Max wants trickle up from road cars. A shame if you ask me. Go MotoGP.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 05:02 AM on April 05, 2008

2008 Formula One Season Preview

Drood- excellent preview and glad to say I look forward to more of your writing about F1. I am very interested to see what happens without TC, should seperate some of the pretenders with deep pockets backing them from the skilled drivers. I agree generally with your predictions. However, I feel BMW will surprise you and get a win and place a very close third in the constructor's championship. Love the quote from Despain by the way. Thanks again for the preview and finally the real racing season is about to begin.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 05:59 PM on March 12, 2008

Over the Top

This is definitely becoming a problem. I mean the school's 6th leading scorer alltime won't return to a University of Oregon game because his son chose another school and was verbally abused for it. We are quickly reaching the point where if something is not done someone is going to be seriously injured or worse. The schools, conferences and the NCAA need to do something about this. Now the problem where to draw the line. If a school has to play a game in an empty arena for this there will be a riot on campus, you can count on that. The parenting thing is a great point but it is almost too late to do anything about that. I for one also blame the media. They continually show the "celebrations" of the players and the announcers themselves are over the top. I don't know how to solve it but something needs to be done before someone is hurt.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 05:59 PM on February 28, 2008

The Ten Best Individual Sports Rivalries

Very good not to see a US centric list. Senna/Prost was a great rivalry, no quarter asked or given. Think they got it spot on with Ali/Frazier. What more could you ask for. Agree that some individual matchups within team sports were left out but Chamberlain/Russell made it and it was bigger than Bird/Magic, literally and figuratively.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:43 PM on February 24, 2008

Hockey Sweater Showdown! #1 Montreal Canadians vs. #2 Chicago Blackhawks

I would have to say my vote is for the 'Hawks. Been telling my friends for years it is the best uni in sport. If I were running this bracket it would be down to the 'Hawks and Leafs. The Final Four would have had Montreal and Detroit . Across all sports: 1. Blackhawks 2. Yankees (Home and Road) classic 3.Maple Leafs 4. Penn State 5. Dallas Cowboys Enough from me for now.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:59 PM on October 29, 2007

The Age of Discovery is over.

I have heard about this Slipstream team idea. I hope this is legit and does not backfire. The ultra-cynical side of me says this sounds like a way for these guys to find out how to beat the system. I really and truly hope not, but we have been let down so many times already. The not-so cynical me thinks this is great and would support more efforts like it. Remains to be seen if they can be successful on both parts: staying clean and on course success. I don't know how interested they will be in Discovery guys. I am waiting to see how Team Discovery folding and the other casualties will effect next years Tour. Will it be a small field and wide open? Or will it change at all? Will another sponsor sweep up the remains of Discovery? All good things to those who wait.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:45 PM on August 10, 2007

Panic in the Peloton

Sadly, I am not surprised by this. It is July, the TDF and another doping/drug scandal. I actually half expect to hear a story like this coming from this event. In a twisted way I think I would be disappointed if this did not happen. True, the B sample has not come back from testing yet. I think the idea of having an "open" class of cycling is not the way to go. I am also opposed to it in weightlifting/bodybuilding. The adverse health affects are the main reason for this stance. It is irresponsible to condone the use of performance enhancing drugs. Cycling has no credibility to speak of. That was lost long ago, the UCI has a lot of work to do to gain any sense of credibility. I love the TDF, but frankly I am sick of this s**t ruining it.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 03:31 PM on July 24, 2007

The best athletes ever, by number.

I never put together the #25 problem the guys at SI must have had. Bonds and/or McGwire? Had to be tough. Water1, have to agree with you about the #1. Have to argue with the choice at #7 as well. There are so many that my fan bias made me question the choices.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:55 PM on July 06, 2007

Seattle edges Dallas in a wild, wild 4th quarter

My initial thought was Glenn did not catch the ball. I don't know for sure if they review the entire play. In my admittedly biased opinion, he did not have control of the ball before it touched the ground. The ground helped him gain control. Regardless, they played well enough to win. I am disappointed with the outcome and hope that Romo can put this behind him, he looked very upset on the sideline.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 11:36 PM on January 06, 2007

A Manís Place at a Womanís Practice Faces Limits

What is the problem here? Lost opportunities? If the coach doesn't use all the scholarships they run the risk of not having enough players if there is a rash of injuries. At first glance, I thought the America East had it right by making the teams use all 15 scholarships, however, that is like reverse discrimination or affirmative action. Who is getting hurt here? If players who are on scholarship aren't getting practice opportunities they are still getting an education paid for. If those same players want playing time or practice opportunities, they can always transfer. Find me a coach of a women's team that supports this agenda. The NCAA has many other issues to deal with. Sometimes I thiink it stands for No Clue About Athletes.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:03 PM on January 03, 2007

Wojciechowski: BCS System Needs Extreme Makeover

Those out there suggesting a playoff sytem and calling for conference winners to be in the playoff, do you realize that would rule out a Michigan-OSU rematch? If you think that is the best game out there, which I do, you need to revamp your thinking. Some hybrid of the BCS and the bowl system needs to be developed. Top 8 teams play in the BCS bowls and play out to determine a true champion. I think the rematch has a better chance of happening than a lot of you out there. Florida will probably lose to Arkansas and USC still has to beat their other arch rival UCLA. Two rivalry week games in a row, watch out for a let down.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 11:06 AM on November 26, 2006

Spartans Complete Greatest Comeback Ever.

Makes me proud to be a Spartan. Finally, something positive for this once proud program to build on. Maybe this will save John L. Smith's job. Of course to set this kind of record you have to have stunk it up quite a bit to be that far behind. We should have beaten the Irish and that loss sparked some bad "mojo" for the Spartans. 4W-4L a couple of more wins to be bowl eligible. Hoping for the best for the school, the team and a stand-up guy, Drew Stanton.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:19 PM on October 21, 2006

Get ready to dislike America

I grew up here in America enjoying the "traditional" sports. I thought soccer was for "fags", as we used to say when practicing football. I by chance started to watch some EPL games or Champions League games or even the UEFA Cup games. The skill and athleticism I saw swung me to the "dark side." I am echoing the sentiments of others, give it a try and don't compare to other sports. Passing a ball to someone over 35 yards away is difficult, these guys do it spot on regularly. Just watch the talent and skill and never mind the lack of scoring. The build up to a goal can be and often is beautiful. I am a convert and am looking forward to the games to begin and hope the USA can live up to the ranking by FIFA. Otherwise I will root for England.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 04:26 PM on June 07, 2006

The Isle of Man

Exxcellent post JJ. Insane race. I know in the past SpeedTV has shown some coverage of the race. Anybody out there know of schedule? I would love to see the race in person some time. I missed the MotoGP race for some reason and now I am pissed.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 03:51 PM on June 07, 2006

Coaches face suspension for wins of 50-plus points

rcade- I just wanted to clarify that I agree with you. The onus is on the CIAC. On a second read I thought it may have sounded like I disagreed.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 01:08 PM on May 26, 2006

Coaches face suspension for wins of 50-plus points

RCADE- There is a classification system in CT. I started to talk about this in an earlier comment, but it got too wordy. The CIAC is always changing the classification and it makes it difficult to schedule. There also exist traditional matchups and matchups dictated by conferences. The state is small enough that these mismatches don't have to take place. They have tried many changes to make better matchups but it isn't working.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 01:05 PM on May 26, 2006

Coaches face suspension for wins of 50-plus points

Many good points and many bad points brought up here so far. I grew up in Connecticut and live here now. At a high school level, I believe it IS about competition. Lower levels of play are where the fundamentals and fun part of the sport should be. I am of the opinion that the everybody plays, don't keep score mentality in youth sports is giving us a generation of non-competitive people( showing out there in the real world). Don't get me wrong, there is a line that parents need to not cross. I don't want to come across as a win at all costs guy, I believe the thing that is missing in sport today is sportsmanship, for the most part. The mercy rule makes more sense to one end, for the teams fighting for playoff spots. This way you don't need to beat the team by 60 because a rival beat them by 55. Again the mercy rule doesn't help the kid who is on second string who wants to play and the game gets called. Therefore I propose you play the game out, but the largest margin of victory should be preset. I strongly agree with others who have stated they feel cheated if when one is outmatched against an opponent and they don't give full effort. A good way to improve is to play better opponents.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 08:22 AM on May 26, 2006

Tall SWM seeks NFL franchise to start football career with.

I didn't realize he had a "standout vertical." My sister calls him the "Hatchet Man" from watching UConn games locally. Gates is not the first to be discovered this way. The Cowboys have a history of looking at athletes and not necessarily football players, especially in the Tex Schramm days.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:55 PM on May 01, 2006

Masterful Numbers

What is lost in these numbers is the fact this is the first Masters since 2002 (I think) where the weather wasn't a factor. The past four years they have had some sort of weather delay in the first or second round. Dry and firm plays shorter than in the wet. Again we will see after the whole tournament is complete. We can crunch the numbers then and see what affect the changes have had. I remember there was a lot of talk in my circles about the changes in 2002. I work in the golf industry. Maybe just as much talk as this year. However, Jack and Arnie didn't make statements like they did this year.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 02:39 PM on April 07, 2006

The US Masters

JJ- Excellent post. It is time to see who will win the coveted green jacket (not the shiny one in your post). I am glad to see the weather is predicted to be good. This actually helps out those who like Phil Mickelson, he won't have to do more than 18 in a day. If I were forced to pick a winner I would go with Tiger. He has been playing well and has a little extra motivation. Appleby is a good dark horse. He has the length and I think he is due for a major. Now we will be able to see the changes and how they affect the outcome of the tournament.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 04:29 PM on April 05, 2006

Legends of the game are perplexed

JJ- It seems to me that in the mid-80's through the early 90's there was a lot more drama. With as many as five or six guys having the chance to win late on Sunday. Obviously the 86 Masters with Jack winning; many others had the chance but didn't grab it and Jack won #6. 85 Strange and Ballesteros faltering down the stretch. Basically, 85 to 91 was a great run in exciting finishes. I hope that clarifies things for you.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:27 PM on April 03, 2006

Legends of the game are perplexed

This is not the first time the Masters has been played on a modified course. The changes over time have affected the tournament and IMO have made it worse. There is less charm involved. I believe Mr. Nicklaus agrees. I didn't address the equipment issue in my original post. This is dangerous territory. The technology is changing the game and making some courses look like pitch'n'putts. This is not good. Until the governing bodies of the sport, the USGA and the R&A, take a stand on equipment this will not change. Yes, some modifications are necessary to courses to test the players. I think ANGC has not made the proper changes and/or made changes in the spirit of the original design. JJ- I agree there have been some exciting Masters in the past couple of years. However, my recollections of the Masters past are those where a larger number of the field had the chance to win, especially with a charge on Sunday.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 01:50 PM on April 03, 2006

Legends of the game are perplexed

Jack is correct. It has been ruined from a tournament standpoint. When people say this is the only Major played on the same course every year, they are wrong. The course has changed almost every year since it's inception for the tournament. In the past the original spirit of the design was maintained or enhanced. In recent years they have turned it into a US Open style course. This does play into Tiger's hands. The argument is old, but worth making again. The longer players are able to hit shorter irons into the greens from the newly grown rough. This is not US Open type rough either, the players have more control of the shots, they rarely have to play sideways as they do in the Open. The committee at Augusta have taken away the numerous options that used to exist. I will still watch and probably enjoy the tournament. I hope they are willing to make changes back to the spirit of the original layout, to bring some of the excitement back to the Masters. In the past there was a chance for a whole number of players to make a comeback and win the tournament. There are now a limited number of players who can win. They used to say the Masters doesn't start until the back nine on Sunday. That is no longer the case.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:50 PM on April 02, 2006

It's like Brad and Jen all over again...

bperk- from that article I would guess he hasn't been served papers yet. It is almost as though he has no idea what is about to happen. Although, when he said it is better for him to be in Baltimore and her to be in NYC...? Still he did defend her very strongly.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 08:23 AM on March 31, 2006

Article VI: Online Meta-Correspondence.

Does Hruby realize maintaining this agreement means he is out of a job? Chico- I couldn't agree more. Tomorrow the same old stuff will get written, talked and pandered about. I will sign and someone please let me know how to enforce it.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 12:01 PM on March 27, 2006

T.O. in Big D

Bud Lang: Agreed, fans need to stick together. I was addressing the issues so many Cowboy haters bring up. Having to answer questions or allegations about said players. The Williams I mentioned was Eric, not Roy. Again, I will remain with the team. The Jones era has been dubious, to say the least. My only problem is with those who make statements about me without knowing me or my values!

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:17 PM on March 18, 2006

T.O. in Big D

Sonic dog: I am no band wagon jumper. I stuck with the Cowboys through a lot of bad times and some good. I liked what they used to stand for. Most recently the trend in the organization has turned me away from them. I have not (and probably will not) turn my back on them. I just don't agree with this move and hope the team doesn't get fractured because of it. I used the window shopping analogy because I am just looking. The modern day free agency, salary cap era doesn't allow me to develop a "relationship" with the team. The constant changing of rosters etc... leads one to cheer for a uniform and not really a "team." That is my take at least. I am disappointed my team picked up this athlete and I have a strong opinion about this guy and hoped no team took a chance on him. I don't think he is worthy of giving another chance to. To suggest the 49'ers as a team to cheer for shows me you know nothing about someone who has been a Cowboys fan for as long as I have. They are my most hated team and I would never go there.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:55 PM on March 18, 2006

T.O. in Big D

I am a long time Cowboy fan and have feared this day since the release of T.O. Actually, it has been since Jerry Jones said he would be interested in him. If this was 10 years ago I think Parcells would be able to handle him. I think he has tired of this sort of thing and at times last season you could see it in his dealings with Keyshawn. The Cowboys definitely could use improvement in other areas, especially O-line and in the secondary. I am not embarassed to be a Cowboy fan, but it has become more difficult to be a proud fan. The Jones era got off to a dubious start with the treatment of Landry and others. The whole list of criminals Newton, Williams, Irvin etc... The relative success over this time frame has kept me in the fold. It has gootten harder over time and this may be the last straw. George Teague is one of my favorite Cowboys for his actions. I feel like the organization has let me and the other fans down with this decision. In recent posts here I have said I hoped no one picked up this guy. I regret the decision made by the team and hope for the best. I have started window shopping for a new team to cheer for.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:58 AM on March 18, 2006

An Englishman's view of an American sports icon.

What sex scandal? What drug scandal? Other than the mention of the Carolina Panther cheerleaders, and that is no scandal, there is no support for these allegations. Was the author using Marty Beckerman to back up his point? Not the best source if you ask me. I am no expert on the subject, but there are differences between cheerleading squads and dance teams and pep teams. I don't know if any of them qualify as a sport and I don't care. The most solid points made in the article are about gender roles and casting. All of this stuff about sex and inappropriate dress have some merit. Before I go off on my what is wrong with America tirade I will say: Take responsibility for yourself and your children, teach them what they need to know and if something happens don't blame someone else.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:37 AM on March 16, 2006

America's Favorite Player Released.

I am trying to follow the anti-bashing edict. My only way to do it is to simply state: I hope not a single team picks up this wonderfully talented athlete. No question he could help every team in the league when it comes to talent. My opinion is he would ruin the locker room of any team he goes to. I don't think he deserves another chance in a team sport. If there were an individual sport he were good at, I'd say have at it.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:59 PM on March 14, 2006

Oral Roberts University's odds

Now let's just say you were to make the wager of $1, if you could find someone to take it, at the odds that Danny Sheridan has. If the most improbabale thing in the world were to happen and ORU could win six in a row, who would be able to pay you? Would they just hand you the keys to the planet? Bill Gates, he couldn't pay you. Not a good bet to make when you get down to it. Very unlikely to happen, but even if it did you couldn't get paid.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:53 PM on March 14, 2006

Alonso edges Schumacher at Bahrain

It was an exciting race weekend. Good to have F1 back on the schedule. Great to have an American racing. Hopefully, each weekend can be as competitive as this weekend appeared to be. It looks as though it will be amongst four teams. Ferrari looks to be resurgent, although they did extra testing at the Sakhir circuit this year. McLaren are going to be a challenger with both drivers. As long as the car is reliable and you can keep JPM off the tennis court (read:motorcycle) and keep Kimi out of the bars. Renault obviously will challenge as the defenders of both championships. Alonso might be on his own, Fisichella seems to have only bad luck or mental lapses that cost him position and points. Honda seemed to have the pace to contend. Button needs to win this year and it will be interesting to see how Rubens does this year. The biggest surprise to me this weekend was how well Williams did. Both drivers in the points. Rosberg showed he could well be a world champion one day. The biggest disappointment has to be Toyota. Biggest budget of anyone with no results and they looked to be way off the pace. We will get some more answers this weekend with a quick return to racing in Malaysia this weekend. I can't wait.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 08:57 AM on March 13, 2006

Officials Ban Posters at WBC

Castro and Cuba are lucky to be in the event, even though the event would be worse off without them. From what I understand only in San Juan are they going to ban the signs. Although I thought I heard ESPN report that some guards there said they would not get in the way of someone's expression. What exactly that means I don't know. I just hate it when politics gets involved in these things. If the event is on US soil people should be allowed to express their opinions or views. Puerto Rico didn't secede while I wasn't watching, right?

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:53 AM on March 11, 2006

Mayor opposes nude cycling race on safety grounds

The only helmets that will be noticed are the purple ones.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:48 PM on March 10, 2006

MetroStars no longer.

By the way how much money does this Deiter Mateschitz have? He owns two Formula 1 teams, sponsors a whole bunch of other motorsport teams. Plus all of the other things they sponsor or run. How much Red Bull can they sell?

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:46 PM on March 10, 2006

MetroStars no longer.

Me thinks Alexi has been drinking the Red Bull Kool Aid.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:40 PM on March 10, 2006

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

In my opinion tennis needs more of the old John McEnroe. Somebody with some personality or charisma, or someone that you just hate. Leave the judging to humans as it has been. That way there is some controversy for us to talk about on this site. In yesterdays final of the Tennis Channel Open, James Blake defeated Leyton Hewitt. In the last game(?) or set Blake benefited from a call that was shown to be out. They didn't have the computer model thing there, but TV replays showed it to be out. That being said, I think Blake still would have won with/without the call. I don't have anything against technology, but leaving the human element in the game just seems right to me. Maybe someday one of my favorites will be robbed of a win or a title by a blown call and my tune may change. For now I say keep it the same way.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 02:23 PM on March 06, 2006

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

I am waiting for the announcement that NBC has signed a six year, billion dollar deal to cover this.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:59 AM on March 02, 2006

Lewis wants to cut Bengal who leaked outburst

"Unfortunately, we had somebody else who was more selfish than Chad," Never thought I would hear someone say that, unless T.O. was in the room. I agree with the sentiment of wanting to get rid of the player who leaked the story. The locker room is like Vegas, what happens there stays there. Realistically, it is not going to happen because of the players union. They have other issues to deal with, like ensuring we all have football to watch in a couple of years. Let's get that deal done.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:06 AM on February 26, 2006

Davis blazes trail with gold

The media are definitely fueling the fire a little bit here. Especially NBC to try to draw as many to watch the remainder of the Games.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:15 PM on February 19, 2006

Davis blazes trail with gold

My point of the post was to congratulate him. He did a great job in winning the event. I could care less if he gets along with Hedrick or not. It is an individual sport and he doesn't have to participate in a team event. I posted shortly after seeing his post race interview. It seemed as though he had just heard some bad news as opposed to winning a gold medal. He could have, and in my opinion, should have just declined the interview. This is an opportunity for him to get everything he ever wanted and more. With his upbringing he could use this to build something. It seemed to me he missed an opportunity. That being said, he doesn't have to be a standard bearer. Not everyone is cut out for that role. In the end it is his decision. Congratulations on the win and the medal.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 01:17 AM on February 19, 2006

The next Derrek Lee?

Going strictly from those mentioned in the article, I think Overbay, Nick Johnson and Crawford have the best chance. Overbay can have a break out type of year in that lineup in Toronto if he bats in the right spot. Nick Johnson is just about to become a great hitter. Health and the right guys in the order around him will help. Crawford just might be the most exciting player in the game right now. Mauer is going to have a tough time doing it from the catcher position, although he can DH on some days being in the AL. Before I go to far I need to see another couple of years like last year before I call D Lee a superstar. Great year. Do it again. Young is a very good baseball player and he has a shot as well.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:40 AM on February 12, 2006

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time

Should be only, not onely. I am Dumas.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:47 PM on February 02, 2006

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time

Tex- You are correect that I am a little too young to remember how good the 71 Cowboys were. My first real memories of football are the SB VII. Very impressive stats against what was soon to become the onely undefeated team in the modern era. That team didn't change significantly from SB loss to the next season did they?

posted by chuck'n'duck at 07:42 PM on February 02, 2006

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time

I agree with Cody. Also, I think one of the Cowboy teams from the 90's would have been a better choice than the earlier era. The Rams team should be lower in the rankings as well. No Patriots. Shows that a lack of star power doesn't get you anywhere in rankings like this. Although any of those "teams" could be considered one of the top 10.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 03:47 PM on February 02, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

I agree that all of the games won't end up on NFL Network. Too much money to lose for them. Thursday and Saturday primetime is a good thing for die hards. I am asuming they won't start Saturdays until we are in December after college is over and the bowls haven't started. It is a business but I fear the fan will be held hostage for the league to make more $$$$. We have seen it over the past half decade or more with Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. I wish there was away to get that without having to have the dish. Good business by DirecTV and really what got them on the map. But I miss the days where it was all "free."

posted by chuck'n'duck at 11:44 AM on January 29, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

Fortunately for me I get the network, even in HD. I think this is going to be problematic though. I don't know of very many systems that carry NFL network. There are now too many networks covering the league for my taste. It should be interesting. With Dallas/Washington being first does that mean there are three games that day?

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:00 PM on January 28, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

When I first saw this post I knew it was going to be active. We could go on for days on this. chico- it must be the middle name. This is going to be fun.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 04:43 PM on January 25, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

C'mon mate, Leyton Hewitt? I knew his antics had to be bothering other guys on tour. The surprise is the lack of Artest. Some of these guys are just unbelievable. The bass guy doesn't belong on the list.IMO anyone who refers to themselves in the third person should be on this list. Schilling is the guy who I am glad made the list and I hope more people see what a phoney he is. Mr. Big Mouth self promoting jackass.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 04:34 PM on January 25, 2006

Forget Bill Parcells. What would the Cowboys do without Wilford Jones?

Having been a life long Cowboy fan, I hope everyone who can will help out. I was glad to see Jerry Jones has quietly been helping. I had heard a few years back that the Cowboys weren't helping him out. I know he was never officially the mascot of the team, but he IS the Cowboys. So many humorous memories of him on the sidelines. Getting back to Jerry Jones. He has an opportunity to right a few wrongs, his treatment of Landry and Schramm, by putting Ray in the Ring of Honor. Maybe even writing a big check.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:55 PM on January 16, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

The officiating was horrible. No contact made on the "do over" play. The reversal of interception. No pass interference. The Colts are built for the regular season. There defense was improved early, it seems Off. coordinators figured out ways to beat them. And defenses have figured a way to slow them down. I think the lack of meaningful competition hurt the Colts O. They are so based on timing and all being on the same page. I hate in light of everything that happened to him of late that Dungy's job is in question (at least in this post). However, frighteningly familiar to Tampa situation.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 04:27 PM on January 15, 2006

Lendale White leaving USC

I agree with the above statemnts. White is set up to be a more productive pro back. What is Bush going to do in the pro's play back or receiver? He can't do both.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:30 PM on January 11, 2006