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How to Tell When a College Basketball Game is Out of Reach

Hal, to be fair the article is about college, not pro basketball.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 11:52 AM on March 23, 2008

Patriots are perfect 16-0

Congratulations to the Patriots and their fans on a truly remarkable accomplishment.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 10:23 AM on December 30, 2007

NBA Doesn't Monkey Around with Racial Heckler

wfrazerjr, thanks for that....LMAO :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:09 PM on October 31, 2006

The rich tradition of baseball in the city of St. Louis, MO got a little richer tonight.

Eckstein gets the MVP because he had the clutch hits in games 4 and 5 simple as that. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:07 AM on October 29, 2006

The rich tradition of baseball in the city of St. Louis, MO got a little richer tonight.

Didn't say he wasn't a hard worker (as is probably most of the players on his team), didn't say he had a bad ws, said he was average, and average he is. From ESPN: Eckstein became the fourth shortstop to win a World Series MVP, joining Bucky Dent of the Yankees (1978), Alan Trammell of the Tigers (1984) and Derek Jeter of the Yankees (2000). Despite opening 0-for-10 in the series, Eckstein finished 8-for-12 and wound up hitting .364 (8-for-22), with three doubles, four runs batted in and three runs scored. He was the offensive catalyst of the last two games. In the Cards' 5-4 win in Game 4, Eckstein had all three of his doubles and drove in the winning run with two outs in the eighth inning when his drive to left-center ticked off the glove of a lunging Craig Monroe. In the Game 5 closer, Eckstein drove in the first run with an infield single, the third run with a grounder to short, and scored the final run after another infield single. Sounds a little better than average to me justgary, but maybe I'm wrong :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:56 AM on October 28, 2006

Rust belt blues

I for one am glad the Cardinals don't have the so called "home field advantage". The only way the Tigers get more games at home is if the series goes 7 games. Everyone who picked Detroit in 4 might want to make an adjustment after last noght :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 10:51 AM on October 22, 2006

So much for Pujol's run at the HR and RBI records

What is one of the main signs of steroid use? Injuries, which Pujols seems to get from time to time. Not big injuries but muscle type injuries, because the steroids push the muscles too fast and cause them to strain or pull. That has pretty much been Pujols' injury M.O. for the past few years. When he goes down it's a strain or pull, for the most part. This is the first time Pujols has been on the disabled list in his 5 1/2-year Major League career. Do you know of some kind of link from steroids to plantar fasciitis?

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:44 PM on June 04, 2006

So much for Pujol's run at the HR and RBI records

if Albert "probally stopped when the hammer came down like the rest of them." How do you explain his jump in HR's per at bat this season? :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:27 PM on June 04, 2006

U.S. thrown a curve; Cuba cries foul

Cuba agreed to forfeit it's share of the winnings in order to play, so Castro is the one who looks like an ass because he wants to donate money that he knows he isn't getting. I guess the U.S. should have just said "Cuba has donated nothing to the Katrina victims, thank you Fidel!" :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:09 AM on March 25, 2006

Kyle Busch becoming a problem?

News flash......the 5 isn't driven by a rookie, it is his second season in cup. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:11 PM on March 11, 2006

Kyle Busch becoming a problem?

Let's see....If you get caught cheating, your a cheater. If you don't get caught cheating, your a cheater that was good at not getting caught? What a load of crap! Some "fans" think if their driver doesn't win often but someone else does then the someone else MUST be cheating. As for the post, someone asks big brother a question about little brother kyle and somehow it gets twisted into Gordon cheated when Ray was his crewcheif, get over it! Gordon dominated for years because he was one of the best drivers, had one of the best crewcheifs, and was with one of the best teams in NASCAR.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 04:13 PM on March 11, 2006

Barry is 2 legit 2 quit

Jim Rome says Barry is guilty. For the record I think Jim Rome is an dickhead. Also for the record I agree with Jim Rome about Barry. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:14 AM on March 11, 2006

NFL owners approve six-year CBA extension

I am just happy there will be NFL football in 2007 and not a strike/lockout :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 02:14 PM on March 09, 2006

Kirby Puckett Passes Away


posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:04 PM on March 06, 2006

Lewis wants to cut Bengal who leaked outburst

I don't agree with players that throw tantrums because they don't think they get the ball enough, but I am so sick of people who run to the press about everything (not just sports related either) these days. I for one hope they find out the squealer and if they can't release him because of the union, then bench his ass for the year! :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:34 AM on February 26, 2006

Langill Just Happy to Have a Jersey

Great story, some players at the Major League level could take some pointers from this guy. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:29 AM on February 26, 2006

Ex-USC player dies in prison

What a waste. I can think of a hell of a lot of ways to get a "rush" that aren't illegal and won't ruin your life if/when you get caught. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:25 AM on February 26, 2006

Awesome short video from last night's CBS News

mathowie, Great Post What it must have been like to have been in that gym, those people will talk about this for the rest of their lives. Great story. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:17 PM on February 24, 2006

Wrestling With Life After Death

Tragic and sad, No one knows how they would react to something like this and everyone is different, so go ahead and say it doesn't sound like the truth. If god loved a cynic he would hug some of you to death. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 04:41 PM on February 24, 2006

Knaus suspended through Atlanta

if points are only taken only for infractions during the race, then why was Terry Labonte fined both $$$ and points for the illegal carb in qualifying? Points should have been taken... tidnoc, Here is the reason NASCAR gave. Pemberton said the difference between Knaus' penalty and the Hall of Fame penalty was Labonte's car had an illegal part. "When we lay our hands on that, that's when we generally go with points,'' he said. "In the case of [Johnson's car] it was all legal parts and pieces, the window and the jack bolt. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:55 PM on February 21, 2006

Knaus suspended through Atlanta

huskerfan94 is right, NASCAR did the right thing by not taking away any points. If the driver cusses in an interview after a race and NASCAR has set a precedent with 2 other drivers before him then they take away points. If the car doesn't pass inspection after the race then they take away points. If the driver does something stupid during or after the race then they take away points. If the driver goes below the yellow line at Daytona to gain an advantage and pass someone (unless the car is red and sponsored by a beer made in St. Louis) then they are black flagged. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:56 PM on February 21, 2006

Stewart's aggressive side resurfaces at Daytona

steelergirl, I have to respect your logic, sorry if I labeled you. Back on topic, after last season I was starting to think Tony had cleaned up his act, guess I was wrong there. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 11:08 PM on February 19, 2006

Stewart's aggressive side resurfaces at Daytona

What's it like rooting against a driver instead of for one? Probably makes it easier to take when your favorite doesn't win huh? :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 10:35 PM on February 19, 2006

Stewart's aggressive side resurfaces at Daytona

The one with Gordon was a little of both, Gordon's car slid up the track and Stewart didn't let up on the gas. The other ones were vintage Tony. The confrontation with Kyle Busch was a mess, the replay showed Tony was the aggressor not Kyle, Tony checked up and was hit by Harvick (not Kevin's fault) and I think that is why NASCAR black-flagged Kyle (thinking Kyle was at fault) instead of Tony.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:56 PM on February 19, 2006

Drivers, teams sound off on cheating issue at Daytona

I think that Jeffy cheated for all those years when Evernham was crew chief, either NASCAR never caught him or just overlooked all those idiosynchrisies with their car. I think Jeffy must have beat your favorite driver a lot. :o) I would have to agree with Robert Yates, gray area's are one thing but a blatant violation should be dealt with harshly not matter what team it is. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 02:52 PM on February 18, 2006

Not only banned, but busted too?

So anyone trying to compare to U.S. system should leave the forum. Wow! a member for 3 weeks and already telling others what to do. Back on subject, it sounds like to me, the Italians want to show they are serious about doping, as they should be. I doubt if they charge her with anything. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:38 PM on February 17, 2006

Son of colts coach commited suicide

I can't imagine what the Dungy's are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:25 PM on February 17, 2006

Stewart Rips NASCAR For 'Dangerous' Racing

CountDracula58, you bash NASCAR and then accuse us of bashing you? I know it has been said at least a thousand times but here goes again, if you don't like NASCAR then don't post on a NASCAR thread unless the thread title is ''NASCAR, love it or hate it?'' or something to that effect. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:42 PM on February 13, 2006

Stewart Rips NASCAR For 'Dangerous' Racing

CountDracula58, have you ever been to a race? I love NASCAR and I am not a redneck (unless you consider people from all walks of life rednecks). The thread is about Stewart saying someone was gonna die if the drivers keep driving the way they did in the shootout, not ''Do you like NASCAR'' Stay on topic please or don't post. Now on topic, I think the drivers were more agressive in the shootout (non-points) than they will be in the 500, at least till the last few laps, then look out! There is almost always the big one at the plate tracks, I just hope no one gets hurt. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:50 AM on February 13, 2006

Take Me Out of This Broadcast Booth

As a fan of sports, have you always pronounced a players name correctly? I sure haven't. Tim Biakabatuka comes to mind, lol. ezeetnap (panteeze), I wasn't talking about names that are hard to pronounce (I have no trouble with 'bee-ok-a-ba-too-ka' by the way, but I'm not drunk all the time either as Harry was) I was refering to names like Ford, as in when he constantly called the Cardinals Curt Ford, Curt Flood (they only played 2 decades apart lol) and many more examples that I'm not gonna waste my time or yours with. by the way, My 10 year old son suggested turning your name around backwards, I thought you would get a kick out of it. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:48 PM on February 10, 2006

Take Me Out of This Broadcast Booth

If someone writes a book about their life should they just leave out all the negative things about people that are dead now? I'd rather read how he really felt about Harry than some glossed over bullsh**. I personally thought Harry was a lousy announcer, he screwed up names and ''EVERTHING'' hit in the air by the Cubs was ''a DEEP fly ball''. If you watched the game on tv and listened to Harry on the radio, it was like 2 different games entirely. As to him personally, he was cheating with the bosses wife in St. Louis, not a good person in my book (if I write one) either.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:21 PM on February 09, 2006

Steelers Won Super Bowl XL

You all like to bitch when someone is perceived as a ''homer'' here at Spofi but isn't it nice that you can be a ''hater'' all you want as long as you claim it is the refs you are mad at? Bullshit! There where bad calls but the Ben touchdown wasn't one, you couldn't see the end of the football on the replay because it was tucked under his arm. So unless that ball ended at the stitches the rest of the ball had to have broken the plane, thus they couldn't overturn the call on the field. How about the no call on the huge block in the back on Ben on the interception return by the Seahawks, I don't here any of you Steeler haters whining about that?

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:08 AM on February 06, 2006

Steelers Won Super Bowl XL


posted by Steeler_Fan at 10:13 PM on February 05, 2006

AT&T: Yet another name for Giants ballpark: Delivered.

NFL: Soldier Field NBA: Madison Square Garden MLB: Yankee Stadium My favs don't play in any of these, unless they are visiting. mykle, I like the way you think. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:33 PM on February 03, 2006

The Ten Best NFL Teams of All Time

78 Steelers would have to be my pick, but I am biased :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:38 PM on February 02, 2006

Roger Federer: Tennis is My Fourth Favorite Sport

I love ''The Onion''. My favorite is the American Voices segment. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:35 PM on February 02, 2006

As if anyone needed extra motivation.

bigdoginthecity, what else does ''It's a heartwarming story and all that, but it will be a sad day when he leaves without that trophy'' mean if not a victory guaranty? Maybe he just meant that Bettis would retire before the game? Get real, saying it wasn't a guarentee is just a cop out, Stevens started the trash talk and now all the Porter haters are gonna say that's not what Stevens meant. Don't insult everyones' intelligence and say he didn't mean what we know he said. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:41 PM on February 01, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

The article says this: ''The league runs the 2-year-old NFL Network, which is in about 40 million homes. The addition of games to its lineup almost assuredly will increase that number.'' But the NFL says this: ''NFL Network is currently available to 65 million U.S. homes via satellite service such as DirecTV and the Dish Network, as well as through the nation's top cable operators including Comcast, Cox and Adelphia.'' I wonder if someone is inflating the numbers a bit?

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:46 PM on January 30, 2006

NFL Network To Air 8 Regular Season Games

johnwalker821 this should help: NFL Total Access Here is more detail on the NFL Network 8 Games. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 08:37 AM on January 29, 2006

Missing the tackle on Reality

rodgerd makes a good point. Also, many of these athletes come from very poor backgrounds and would probably not have gotten a high paying job anyway. If they don't know how to save some of the big bucks for the future then they should find someone trustworthy to help them do it. They should take advantage of their sports scholarships and get a degree in something that will help them get a good paying job after sports.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 03:05 PM on January 28, 2006

Super Superbowl fan: He's attended all 39!

Henschel's Super Bowl streak began when he was working as a baggage agent at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. He took a second job bartending at a hangout for flight attendants. Sounds like he was a hard working joe like most of us. More power to him, I hope to get to at least 1 home game for my Steelers before I die. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 01:56 PM on January 28, 2006

'Devil' may be dropped from team name

At least the fans will get to park for free, that's one positive step anyway. Also, you can't name a team anything even remotely religious sounding because the Athiests and Agnostics would be offended then. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:31 PM on January 27, 2006


steelers36, thanks for the link....I love it! :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 11:39 AM on January 27, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

Steeler fan, I'd love to know which dictionary you divulged your 'active recreation' tidbit with, because my three dictionaries and thesaurus listings alike do not include any mention of sports being non-athletic. But I won't hold my breath waiting to hear a rational explanation, merely more idiotic crap about poker and NASCAR being sports. mrhocky, here is your idiotic answer (some people just have to resort to name calling when someone disagrees with them) The Free Dictionary By the way, I never said poker was a sport, it is a game. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 11:02 AM on January 26, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

gspm, no criticism taken, and I read a lot of those posts. You are right they are pretty interesting. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 10:17 PM on January 25, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

gspm............I know we will never agree on everything (that's what makes life interesting) just putting it out there for all, and the word athlete isn't what I was posting. I was referring to mr hockey comparing pro wrestling to Nascar which is absurd. Also, hater187 the key word is 'competitively'. Pro Wrestling is not competitive, the outcome is predetermined.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:49 PM on January 25, 2006

40 things to watch for at Super Bowl XL

fenriq.....maybe Cowher's chin is made of Steel? sorry no, really :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 04:59 PM on January 25, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

mrhockey, sport Pronunciation (spôrt, sprt) n. 1. a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. b. A particular form of this activity. 2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively. 3. An active pastime; recreation. nuff said.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 04:15 PM on January 25, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

All top 10 lists are skewed towards who voted or were polled for it. This particular list is supposed to be the feelings of the athletes/competitors' peers not the general public. I am sure if everyone here at Spofi made a top 10 list of most hated athletes, they would all be different. I personally found the article quite good, nice link dbt302. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 11:51 AM on January 25, 2006

Beaver Falls Student Humiliated By Teacher

I know there is no excuse for what happened but I wonder if the kid said or did anything to push the teacher into acting in that way. No excuse for what happened, just wondering what the whole story might be?

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:31 PM on January 24, 2006

40 things to watch for at Super Bowl XL

Some funny stuff there skydivemom, I really liked this one: 21. An ABC sideline reporter will deliver a pertinent fact about the game. The network’s production team will then call an emergency meeting to determine how something like that got on the air. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 09:23 PM on January 24, 2006

Pittsburgh's Road to the Super Bowl

Great game! I can't believe the Steelers are going to Super Bowl XL. I told my girlfriend before the game if the Steelers won we were gonna get a bigger t.v. and a dish for the Super Bowl. Looks like I'm going shopping tomorrow!

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:16 PM on January 22, 2006

Cuba can now play.

I'd say give Washington a chance, they had an attendance of 2,692,123 in 2005 which was good for 11th best. Season totals sorted by game average: Kansas City: 2001: 27th - 1,536,371 2002: 27th - 1,323,036 2003: 22nd - 1,779,895 2004: 28th - 1,661,478 2005: 29th - 1,371,181 Tampa: 2001: 28th - 1,298,365 2002: 28th - 1,065,742 2003: 29th - 1,058,695 2004: 29th - 1,275,011 2005: 30th - 1,124,189 Minnesotta: 2001: 25th - 1,782,926 2002: 20th - 1,924,473 2003: 20th - 1,946,011 2004: 23rd - 1,879,222 2005: 22nd - 2,013,453 Who should they contract if any?

posted by Steeler_Fan at 12:00 PM on January 21, 2006

Professional Football Continues to be the Nation’s Favorite Sport

In order of preference, I will still watch the following (on tv) if my team is NOT playing. Pro Football College Basketball Major League Baseball (playoffs only) If my team or driver IS competing then the order goes thus: Pro Football (Steelers) NASCAR (Jeff Gordon) Major League Bassball (Cardinals) College Basketball (Illinois)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:54 PM on January 19, 2006

Steelers fan had a heart attack after fumble

I feel for the guy. I have a hard time watching my Steelers in a close game, I just get so damn nervous I feel like I could have a heart attack too.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:15 PM on January 17, 2006

Official was wrong

I think what sharpshooter007 and some others on here are missing is the fact that we Steelers fans are not saying that the officials should get every call right in a game. What we are saying is the officials made the right call but then reversed it because of poor knowledge of the rule book. It is high time the NFL hired full time officials and hold them acountable for the BIG blown calls.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 02:57 PM on January 17, 2006

Official was wrong

Wow, didn't think they would admit it. Maybe if the officials knew the rules they would do a better job on calls like this. Before anyone jumps me for what I just said, I know they have a tough job but, when you have a job that is scrutinized by millions on national television, I think you should get the call right when you have time to think it over (like they did in this instance).

posted by Steeler_Fan at 05:02 PM on January 16, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

grabofsky74, It's the same old story, if you rest them and they don't play well, then they were rusty. If you play them and someone key gets hurt, then you made a huge mistake. I don't envy anyone faced with that decision.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:35 PM on January 15, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

One word bdaddy......Wow!

posted by Steeler_Fan at 07:02 PM on January 15, 2006

Steelers Take Down Colts

Missed calls are bad enough and we will always have those, but turning over the interception is bizarre at best. The team that came to play won, so as you might guess by my handle, I am very happy. This game will go down as one of the most exciting finishes ever.

posted by Steeler_Fan at 06:59 PM on January 15, 2006