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Deadspin Links Rex Ryan, Wife to Foot Fetish Videos

Fucking awesome. Pervert Brett Favre, pervert Rex Ryan, my kinda people.

posted by vito90 at 05:15 PM on December 22, 2010

Chad Pennington: The Day My Shoulder Fell Out

I LOVE Chad Pennington. He has not had much of a career but he is the kind of guy I root for. Years ago (I think 2004 or 05?) I spent most of the NFL playoffs watching at Jillians. There was a waitress there that I was crushing on who would always were a Ray fucking Lewis jersey, which I would give her a hard time for, natch. So I bought her a Pennington jersey and gave it to her, told her "This kids a Rhodes Scholar, ditch the murderers jersey. She wore it for the rest of the playoffs but never went out with me. I dont blame Chad.

posted by vito90 at 03:34 PM on December 11, 2010

315,000-Yard Run Precedes Army-Navy Game

Awesome tradition and for my money the greatest rivalry in sports. The game in either 1975 or 1976 was my introduction to football, thanks to my dad, Lieutenant Commander Forrest Smith (RIP). GO NAVY! If Dad was here I do believe we'd be watching the game together.

posted by vito90 at 03:29 PM on December 11, 2010

New to Boxing Hall: Tyson, Chavez ... and Rocky?

Yeah, it pretty much makes sense...The first two Rocky movies were really great flicks and absolutely introduced many people to the sport. Tyson may have been inducted, but his career will ALWAYS be a what-if.

posted by vito90 at 11:35 AM on December 08, 2010

Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime for 'Butt-Drag' Maneuver

My high school baseball coach taught me this maneuver. Before he was fired.

posted by vito90 at 11:33 AM on December 08, 2010

Playing fast and loose with college football

Fucking WOW: " And Oregon sequences its plays and formations in such a way that it can push the tempo even after pass attempts. The running-backs coach, Gary Campbell, told me that if a receiver on the right side of a formation is sent on a crossing pattern to the other side of the field, Oregon coaches have already planned a formation for the next play that keeps him on the side of the field where he finished. "

Good shit.

posted by vito90 at 03:38 PM on December 05, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I like that Derek Anderson clip. Good for him. Like to see a little passion there. That reporter was out of line.

posted by vito90 at 11:08 AM on November 30, 2010

Boras is MLB's version of Josh Luchs?

Good article. I've never been a fan of Boras at all...not sure if this will lead to any comeuppance, not likely as long as his tide keeps lifting the entire unions boats.

posted by vito90 at 05:05 PM on November 23, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I did see the game start to finish...and not bitter at all, the Hawks deserved to lose that game. I actually count myself a fan of MANY Steelers (LOVE LOVE LOVE Hines Ward and Polomalu). It's just that, you know, a Steeler fan complaining about calls going against them seems a tad disingenuous.

posted by vito90 at 01:40 PM on November 23, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Calls going against the Steelers? Hahahahahahah, phew, hahahahahHAHAHAHA. Whoo. The Steelers have been the beneficiary of bad calls SO MANY times in the last few years.

Manning and Brady wouldnt trash talk anyone, theyd be too busy running downfield to high five their receivers.

That said...Ben is an AWESOME quarterback. All he fucking does is win. But I don't mind seeing him take a cheap shot to the jaw every once in awhile. I think my favorite thing about it was Tomlin's post game reaction: "I got big-time respect for Richard Seymour as a football player. That guy's got an 11-year resume thays pretty impressive as a professional. I'm not going to let that play cloud my opinion on Richard Seymour. I think he's an awesome football player and a professional. It just got away from us, all parties involved today."

posted by vito90 at 12:40 PM on November 23, 2010

Vikings Fire Brad Childress

Dammit as a guy who defended Favre's right to play every year until nobody would have him, it sucks to see him end his career like this.

posted by vito90 at 08:48 PM on November 22, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Mr Bismarck, how did Penn look at that weight? I know it ended too fast to be able to glean much but can he carry that much weight around with him and compete with the guys who have passed Hughes on his way down? Apparently he's planning to stay in this division.

posted by vito90 at 01:23 PM on November 22, 2010

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Final Edition

This is a serious question...does anyone know of any bars in Seattle where CFL fans gather to watch games?

posted by vito90 at 11:44 AM on November 22, 2010

Bucs Receiver Mike Williams Arrested for DUI

All day long Seattle sports radio guys were prefacing the story with "THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT SEAHAWKS RECEIVER MIKE WILLIAMS..."

posted by vito90 at 11:43 AM on November 22, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ooh cool post, even if it does slander Jim Ed. He was my favorite player growing up and it always made me mad to read the Bill James preview which every season mentioned how many double plays he hit into the previous season. One thing about the lack of doubles though is he always said the green monster cost him extra base hits cause he would hit balls SO HARD off the wall that he'd be held to singles on balls that would have left some parks and been doubles in others.

How abut BJ Penn beating the shit out of Matt Hughes? Anybody see the fight?

posted by vito90 at 11:41 AM on November 22, 2010

Kyle Gets Buckets

Damn if we had favorites I'd be all over Hugh Janus. What?

Maybe someone on the Lacrosse team can do a trick shot video.

posted by vito90 at 12:13 PM on November 21, 2010

CBS Developing Colin Cowherd Sitcom

UGH I HATE this he is without a question one of the worst ESPN radio guys working. Maybe this will flame out faster than the caveman and he'll be a slightly more humble Cowherd when it's over.

posted by vito90 at 12:12 PM on November 21, 2010

Greg Oden Out for the Season

Continuing on in the great tradition of Bill Walton and Sam Bowie.

posted by vito90 at 05:30 PM on November 20, 2010

Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was

Yeah, but see...the focus of that post was Marinovich, while for me it was merely a mechanism for discussing the Huskies great season many, many, many years ago.

I'm a douche, please delete the post...

posted by vito90 at 03:54 AM on May 15, 2009

Lesnar proves size does matter

I really really thought Couture would win quite easily. This potentially puts the lie to the claim that size means nothing in MMA fighting. Couture wasn't ever able to mount any kind of offense against Lesnar. He looked so small next to him! I quess all that's really left is for him to fight Fyodor Emelianenko.

Kenny Florian was impressive as usual, all he ever does is win and win some more.

posted by vito90 at 03:00 PM on November 17, 2008

Josh Beckett Won't Return My Phone Calls

Enjoyed this alot. Somehow I had never heard of Pat Jordan before. I also thought the linked article about Canseco was a riot.

posted by vito90 at 02:43 PM on May 23, 2008

Happy 25th, USFL!

Sweet freakin' blast from the past. There was so much talent in that league. I would love to see an analysis of the combined Pro Bowls and HOF's that spent time in the USFL. Everytime a new pro football league rears its head, (and yes even the XFL) I have such high hopes. I completely forgot that Doug Flutie played in the USFL. Just today I saw this great highlight on TV. Maybe you've seen it? When he was in college, he threw this awesome Hail Mary pass that his receiver caught in regulation to win a game. It was amazing! He had to evade a near sack to get the pass off. I'm gonna go scour youtube for that clip.

posted by vito90 at 05:42 PM on February 25, 2008

Superbowl: Patriots vs. Giants 2.0

Did anyone notice that Favre (and most of the Pack) looked like they were about to die of exposure the whole night, while Eli and Plaxico looked almost comfortable? Man I thought this too and I think it played a big part. I think the Pack was VERY cavalier about the elements and it hurt them. I think the machoness of playing without sleeves was ridiculous. Who the hell did they think they were going to intimidate? The warm guys? Some of the second half drives Favre looked absolutely miserable, I think I saw him putting in eye drops and breathing through a (cheesecloth?) rag just to draw some warm breath. As strange as this may seem, and I feel ridiclous for suggesting it but Favre didn't look like he wanted to be there! I guess I'm hoping for the perfect Pats season at this point. And four years IS quick for a QB to lead his team to the Super Bowl! Not everyone can be Ben Rothlisberger!

posted by vito90 at 12:16 PM on January 21, 2008

If you don't do what I say, I'll take my football home!

University of Washington Husky Class of '94 and Class of '01. My first Husky memory was a 27-20 win over the Wolverines in the Rose Bowl. 1978. Warren Moon and Jacque Robinson. Followed them all through the 80's and 90's as we put player after player in the NFL. The Rose Bowl seemed our birthright. You know at one time the Dawgs had 8 guys on NFL rosters at QB alone? (Moon, Pelleur, Conklin, Hobert, Brunnel, Millen, Huard, maybe a couple others). Tight ends, running backs, offensive and defensive linemen. Only Miami it seemed like produced more pros. I was a student when we won the split title with Steve Emtman and Napoleon Kaufman and then a couple years later a great Rose Bowl with Marques Tuiasosopo. But it came at a cost, the first scandal under Don James' watch set us back and then the second punch under Neuheisel put us on the canvas. Since then it's been ugly and uglier. I want wins, and I want them badly. I don't even really care if a few corners are cut to get us back to relevancy. I think the idea of football player as student is pretty much a canard anyway, so I'm not really concerned with recruiting guys that might not be academically up to UW standards. As long as they're good citizens and stay out of trouble. What I want from Ty (and I'm glad he's back for another year) is to keep the big picture sparkling clean, hide the dirty details, and win some fucking football games. I think when you have tremendous pride in your school and your team, it's like making sausage. Maybe you don't really want to see how it's being made. The Huskies have a great quarterback in Jake Locker. Not just great but with the potential to be the best Husky ever and who knows? Maybe one of the best Pac-10 QB's ever. Lots of local skill-position recruits want to go to the UW to play with Jake. The decision to keep Ty was the right one in my opinion. If he fails, then we can bring in Mora. But for now he should have the full support of all Husky fans. Incidentally I predict a backlash against this asshole who made his contribution contingent on Ty's firing.

posted by vito90 at 05:12 PM on January 10, 2008

First documented US MMA death.

While there will certainly be some knee-jerk reactions and attempts to change/ban/limit the sport, I don't think they will get much traction. MMA fights couldn't get licensed 10 years ago until the UFC agreed to make many significant modifications to the sport to make it more safe. They have a very good track record and I see that track record allowing them to make a stand against those who would seek to water the sport down at this time. Still - for this guys family and friends a very tragic story.

posted by vito90 at 07:49 AM on December 03, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

Howard, yerfatma said what I was going to say, which is that since they were commiting another crime it's potentially a death penalty case - but "intent" and "premeditation" are two different things.

posted by vito90 at 07:28 PM on December 01, 2007

After the Last Shot: The Bill Walton Era.

Very, very, very thoughtful writing. Thanks for the link.

posted by vito90 at 07:25 PM on December 01, 2007

For The Love of Sport: The Sweet Science

Great comments and article. I have been keenly observing fan's shifting from boxing to MMA and UFC. I was a huge boxing fan growing up, now I consider myself a huge UFC fan. I think there are several reasons for boxing's loss of popularity, many of which have been mentioned (no marquee names that the layperson knows such as Ali or Sugar Ray or Tyson, too many governing bodies, etc.) There are a couple more differences as well - one is there are too damn many weight classes. Imagine how much better and more frequent the matchups would be if you consolidated the divisions in boxing. The biggest difference comes down to money, or I should say the root cause of the differences. UFC fighters, even top ranked ones, are hungry. When you make less than $100,000 per fight (which everyone outside of a title fight does), and then have to kick funds to your agent, entourage, etc. you have to fight more than once a year. Promising fighters trying to get a title shot might fight three times in a year. UFC fights take place, at minimum, one night per month with anywhere from 5 to 10 fights on the card. One out of every three fight nights is on free basic cable. And the fights are set up in a way that is much less political and much more egalitarian. If you win, you fight the next guy above you. If you lose, you fight the next guy down. Right now, in the USA, the UFC is totally driving MMA, and whether you like Dana White or not, he is positioning the sport the right way. When UFC bought PRIDE, they immediately put all the top PRIDE fighters on a free card so as to introduce them to US fans.

posted by vito90 at 07:16 PM on December 01, 2007

Thank God for Netflix:

That looks freakin' great. It's in my queue now. Thanks for the link, I had never heard of it.

posted by vito90 at 06:58 PM on December 01, 2007

Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

This isn't a sad day, it's a necessary day. And his trainer Anderson was supposedly just released from prison.

posted by vito90 at 05:54 PM on November 15, 2007

Selected editions of the Spalding Baseball Guides from 1889-1939

Nice find rumple! Thanks for posting. Bookmarked.

posted by vito90 at 03:51 PM on November 15, 2007

I kept holding out because I thought I was right

Fantastic link. Monkeyhawk - I did a double take when I read the "best lie" passage. Do you think it might be a transcription error and should read "best he"? A few sentences later it reads "my clad" when it should have been "my dad". Anyway that was really something.

posted by vito90 at 06:12 PM on November 10, 2007

The Extortionist:

I'm guessing the answer is "Hitler" (Godwin in a spofi thread???) but an apropo answer might be Don King - similar impacts on their respective sports...

posted by vito90 at 01:40 PM on October 27, 2007

The Extortionist:

I have to say that was one of the more interesting reads in quite awhile. He's a fascinating guy and has really carved out some kind of niche for himself.

posted by vito90 at 08:20 PM on October 26, 2007

Manny Ramirez, as Himself

In my opinion, another example of Manny being stupider like a fox was how he rested his body in the last weeks of the season, with the ambiguous painful oblique muscle. His body in the playoffs is just a little bit fresher than guys who didn't get any days off. He is fun to watch, I just really wish he would hustle on the fly balls.

posted by vito90 at 10:50 AM on October 24, 2007

Sox Will Face Rocks in World Series

I have to say, Lofton looked SLOW out there yesterday. I don't think it's a shoo in he scores if the third base coach sends him, unless Manny doesn't even bother making a throw. There were alot of goats for Cleveland yesterday, Garko killed them in the field (not the first game he's struggled) and Blake grounding into the double play when it was still close. This should be a fun series, the best pitching staff in baseball versus a team playing about a .900 clip for the last month. Bring it!

posted by vito90 at 08:42 AM on October 22, 2007

HGH + The Clear = HR(50%)

Bonds should really only have about 500 homers.

posted by vito90 at 01:21 PM on September 27, 2007

Giants Tell Bonds He's Gone

Well the season's not even over yet, so it's a little preliminary to say...but I think even among AL teams there might not be all that much interest. Plus he might still get indicted. Possibly when he sees he has not a ton of options, and not for a ton of money he might just choose to hang 'em up.

posted by vito90 at 01:57 PM on September 22, 2007

When Mascots Attack: Oregon Duck Assaults Houston Cougar

That looks fake. The Duck dropped an atomic elbow on the cougar. I think that was a Oregon student wearing a Cougar costume.

posted by vito90 at 02:50 PM on September 13, 2007

Darko Milicic has an interest in meeting the families of referees

Milicic is in the running for worst top-five lottery pick ever. Or Len Bias. Too soon?

posted by vito90 at 01:53 PM on September 08, 2007

Division I-AA Appalachian State Upsets Michigan, 34-32

You know an upset was big when it makes Drudge. wow anyone catch that UW Huskies win over 'cuse? hmm boy that tasted goooooooood

posted by vito90 at 04:51 PM on September 01, 2007

Jaguars Will Dump Leftwich, Rely on Garrard to Start

This seems like an awfully dramatic fall from grace. Just a couple years ago the Jags were on the short lit of teams with no QB questions for the foreseeable future. I wonder of Garrard is good enough to take them to the promised land. And I would think that some teams would be desperate to join the Leftwich ssweepstakes.

posted by vito90 at 05:45 PM on August 31, 2007

Justin Gimelstob Leaves Tennis as One of the Greatest (Interviews)

Never heard of the guy, but he sounds like a good chap.

posted by vito90 at 04:25 PM on August 29, 2007

Rawlings Announces All-Time Gold Glove Team

Haha, Jeter the second best shortstop of all time. I'm sure nobody will have a negative opinion on that.

posted by vito90 at 08:59 PM on August 22, 2007

Drew Colors

I come to praise the Cougar, and not to bury him, as I would like to do with most Cougars. I think this article is totally unfair and overly harsh. Bledsoe had a phenomenal career, went to a couple Super Bowls and has one ring. He put up some pretty gaudy numbers and in a different era those numbers would have garnered him some Hall of Fame consideration. Just because he spoke honestly about enjoying the downtime of his vacation more than the rigors of the season doesn't mean he was a pussy. Other guys (Tiki Barber, I'm looking at you) chose to walk away from the game once they had the money salted away and not because their bodies had given everything they had to play this brutal fucking sport. Bledsoe kept going until nobody wanted him, and for that even a WAZZU alum gets a pass from me.

posted by vito90 at 08:55 PM on August 22, 2007

"Ninety percent of putts that are short don't go in."

I thought the Smoot quote above was actually about Bake McBride? And nthing the notion that there's nothing dumb about alot of these quotes, they're great.

posted by vito90 at 03:49 PM on August 22, 2007

Michael Vick Admits to Dogfighting, Will Plead Guilty

I don't know, this is a pretty important update to a pretty important story. I would also like to see the thread play out because the problem with the first thread was the apologists who said "wait and see", "innocent til proven guilty", etc. Now that their man has plead guilty and ADMITTED he TORTURED and EXECUTED DOGS I would like to see if they'll even show up here. I was also glad to read that one of the states has every intention of continuing prosecution of Vick on their own statutes. Vick's putting one set of problems behind him, still has alot in front of him. And yet he's still better off than the animals who had the misfortune of falling under his, uhh, what's the opposite of "care"?

posted by vito90 at 02:57 PM on August 20, 2007

He's back.

Nice. That is some sticktuitiveness right there. His is a great, great story.

posted by vito90 at 11:42 AM on August 10, 2007

A Duck's plea: leave our livers alone

Nice to see a pro athlete take a potentially unpopular position to look out for animals. I HATE the idea of foie gras and Neidermeyer's just picked up another fan.

posted by vito90 at 01:56 PM on August 09, 2007

Making of a Chinese bad boy

Interesting article, thanks for the post.

posted by vito90 at 01:54 PM on August 09, 2007

50 greatest sporting insults.

Awesome link. Funny way to start the day. Here's an American NBA one, I hope I get it right, and it's a self mockery. Jerry Sichting once said "People say my name in the same sentence as Larry Bird all the time. They say, 'Jerry Sichting, he's no Larry Bird'."

posted by vito90 at 12:33 PM on August 04, 2007

Bivariate Baseball Score Plots...?

Here's their blog...

posted by vito90 at 03:38 PM on August 03, 2007

Sports Illustrated's writers on the Best Games They've Ever Seen.

THX-1138, I would have to say three games local to us stand out. None of them would register on a national scale. The first one is the Seahawks first post-season victory over the Miami Dolphins in Miami in 1983, they would lose the next week to the Raiders who would win the Super Bowl. Being a huge UW Husky fan, the one victory that stands out the most is the win over Todd Marinovich's USC team (ranked #5 at the time) 31-0. Marinovich said after the game “All I saw was purple. No jerseys, no numbers, just purple.” And even though I was 8 I still remember Gus Williams hurling the ball in the air after the clinching win against the Bullets in 79.

posted by vito90 at 01:44 PM on July 27, 2007

Dogfighting, point-shaving, blood doping. It couldn't get any worse, could it?

Funny stuff. I especially liked that one where the guy says horse racing is like dog fighting.

posted by vito90 at 06:51 PM on July 26, 2007

One Thing We Can All Agree On:

When is the day going to come that having Boras represent you is a detriment? Are there any clubs that will refuse to draft or look at guys that Boras represents? If this article is to be believed then Boras is the Don King of MLB.

posted by vito90 at 06:15 PM on July 21, 2007

Falcons QB Michael Vick Indicted on Federal Charges;

GodDAMN. I rooted for that sick son of a bitch. I hope he fucking ROTS IN JAIL.

posted by vito90 at 06:17 PM on July 17, 2007

Bunt Cake.

Oh man holden, that is funny shit. The one on their homepage right now with Sheffield is even better. " Kiss_The_Sheff has angrily stormed out of the chatroom."

posted by vito90 at 01:41 PM on July 17, 2007

Poll: Rooting for Bonds Divided by Race

This reminds me of the discussions back in the day re: Prop 48 which was minimum scholastic requirements for Division 1 athletes. Lots of critics complained it was racist because it was usually Black athletes that didn't meet the SAT or GPA standards and therefore were ineleigible and lost scholarships. Arthur Ashe said "yeah, but for every Black athlete that is ineligible there is another one behind him to take his scholarship, and that one will be better qualified for college." Hank Aaron was a great man who accomplished his record during a completely divisive time. Bonds is a fucking hack cheater. Bonds could hit 900 home runs and it won't matter, Hank will always be the King.

posted by vito90 at 12:01 PM on July 17, 2007

Phils Handle Tarp and Rockies. 10,000th loss will have to wait

That was indeed one of the greatest videos I've seen in awhile. Maybe the Phillies helped because of the great respect most baseball players have for the temple that is a baseball diamond. Probably not, but I can dream.

posted by vito90 at 01:36 PM on July 10, 2007

Blogger's Pitch Selection Letter Helps Mariner Throw Two-Hitter

Dear Ray-Ray. Suck it. In other news, Ichiro's about to sign an extension. Sorry rest of the league who needs a leadoffhitterleftygoldglover. Go find your own.

posted by vito90 at 01:34 PM on July 10, 2007