Recent Comments by Tinman

Pat Summit steps down as head coach at Tennesse


posted by Tinman at 04:45 PM on April 18, 2012

Kentucky Will Face Kansas

Who's your daddy? (smack) WHO'S YOUR DADDY? (smack)

posted by Tinman at 02:48 PM on April 02, 2012

Kentucky Will Face Kansas

'Given that Kentucky's squad is mostly waiting for the NBA draft, that sounds about right.'

And hopefully for Kansas fans they will be too distracted by agents and dollar signs to actually show up tonight. As a realist, I have no realistic expectation of beating Kentucky; but as a KU fan I have to believe that anything can happen.


posted by Tinman at 10:07 AM on April 02, 2012

Goodbye, Kid.


posted by Tinman at 12:32 PM on February 17, 2012

1976 Newspaper Article: Death and Football

As a life long Chiefs fan, I have never heard of Stone Johnson. Of course, I wasn't alive at the time, but for the organization not to recognize the event more publicly, and permanently is a disservice to him and the sacrifices that players make for the game.

Chiefs fans are well aware of Joe Delaney, a promising running back who played for two seasons before a tragic drowning death in 1983. His death, while noble, heroic and tragic (he was attempting to save 3 children) was not football related and doubly saddeniing in that he didn't know how to swim. Delaney's number 37 while not retired, has not been used since.

How many other stories are there similar to this out there?

posted by Tinman at 10:57 AM on February 10, 2012

Mom Climbs Rocks with Baby on Board

In the US, that would have been grounds for an investigation and visit from Family Services as to the competency of the parent to retain custody. Just sayin'.

posted by Tinman at 11:32 AM on February 01, 2012

Sarah Burke passes away


posted by Tinman at 08:23 AM on January 20, 2012

John Parr Remakes 'St. Elmos Fire' as 'Tim Tebow's Fire'

Let's be honest, this is more in the tradition of: New England, The Patriots and We....

Dear sweet fluffy lord WHY?

posted by Tinman at 03:44 PM on January 12, 2012

Liberian Soccer Legend Dies Homeless in Newark

So sad.

posted by Tinman at 09:30 AM on December 29, 2011

Greg Ostertag Seeks NBA Comeback

Greg, baby; we loved you at KU, they loved you in Salt Lake, but this is a cry for help. Conditioning was never your strong suit. What makes you think you can run the floor any better at 38 than you did when you were in your twenties? If this is about the money, I'm sure someone in Salt Lake would be happy to offer you a 9-5 job. Don't do it man.

posted by Tinman at 02:55 PM on December 28, 2011

Sandusky Was Teaching Boys How To Shower

What I meant by my original comment was: You have got to be f-ing kidding me. If that's his defense, he will die in jail. Good riddance.

posted by Tinman at 11:50 AM on December 16, 2011

Sandusky Was Teaching Boys How To Shower

Really?......I mean really?

posted by Tinman at 11:21 AM on December 16, 2011

James Harrison Suspended for McCoy Hit

@Debo -

Are you f'ing kidding me?!?!?! Harrison not only took the extra step, he had the time to consider: do I make this hit or not? He did, and there's consequences for his actions.

posted by Tinman at 02:35 PM on December 13, 2011

James Harrison Suspended for McCoy Hit

Harrison should be suspended for the remainder of the season. Given his penchant for violent cheap shots; and his utter disregard for fellow players, he has no place in the NFL. Hard hits are part of the game; but shots like he dealt to McCoy should be prosecuted.

posted by Tinman at 12:43 PM on December 13, 2011

No Charges for Bernie Fine

@beaver - The explanation I heard in one interview for the Secret Service being involved is that they are very good at tracking data back over time.

They will be reviewing all of the media that they took from his house, his hard drive, his financial records etc. They are going to try to build a record trail back to him and the remaining accuser.

I think ultimately anything they find will be handed over to another responsible agency, they just haven't said who that might be yet. I thought it was strange too. The Secret Services' edict is protecting elected officials and Treasury enforcement. I also think that this potentially muddys the chain of custody of any evidence they might collect.

posted by Tinman at 04:43 PM on December 07, 2011

Warner to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

Tebow isn't the only one to voice his love for Jesus, but he is definitely the loudest. Aside from Warner, Deion Sanders had a pretty obnoxious phase with it too; but like Warner, he did learn to tone it down.

As for Tebow comparing his love for Jesus to that of a man loving his wife; here's the key difference: Tell your wife you love her, not a national TV audience.

posted by Tinman at 12:53 PM on November 29, 2011

Plummer to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

@ apoch, tongue in cheek, Amen brother.

posted by Tinman at 02:31 PM on November 22, 2011

Oklahoma State Women's Coaches Die in Plane Crash


posted by Tinman at 12:58 PM on November 18, 2011

Bob Costas Asks Sandusky About Penn State Abuse Scandal

@icon - I only caught bits and pieces of Costas and it was obvious he was squeemish about the interview. The perils of trying to catch an interview in a sports bar. I stand corrected.

posted by Tinman at 12:33 PM on November 15, 2011

Bob Costas Asks Sandusky About Penn State Abuse Scandal

That was probably the stupidest, ill advised thing he could have possibly done. Did anyone else notice Costas' demeanor? You could tell he was bordering on being physically ill just having to be in the same room with the man. Lock Sandusky up and throw away the key; it's time to thin the herd.

posted by Tinman at 12:11 PM on November 15, 2011

New York Times: Paterno's Exit Underway at Penn State

As more and more comes to light on this situation, I retract any absolution I may have afforded to Paterno. There is no way to justify or defer inaction in this case as the abuse was systemic and over a long period of time. I hate to see Joe-Pa go out this way, but he should have seen it through to protect any future victims. He didn't and that is inexcusable.

posted by Tinman at 12:33 PM on November 09, 2011

New York Times: Paterno's Exit Underway at Penn State

Why should we nevermind that? Paterno going out as an enabler of child molestation is nobody's fault but his own.

The culture being what it is/was, unless Paterno had compelling evidence himself, he did what he was obligated to do. I have seen nothing that says he had that evidence.

It was the duty of the Penn State administration to follow up on that allegation and they decided to instead sweep it under the rug in the hopes it would go away quietly. Strikingly reminiscent of a lot of Catholic Diocese don't you think?

posted by Tinman at 03:31 PM on November 08, 2011

New York Times: Paterno's Exit Underway at Penn State

Screw what Millen did or didn't say; this is a sad, sad, sad way to see the career of a living legend end.

Everything that I have seen so far indicates that Paterno did what he was required to do. Nevermind what he should have done morally or ethically, he did what was required by the letter of the law.

Ultimately one of the brightest careers in coaching is going to end with a huge black smudge in the record books and that is just sad.

posted by Tinman at 03:09 PM on November 08, 2011

Smokin' Joe has passed away.


posted by Tinman at 10:58 AM on November 08, 2011

What Happened to West Virginia's Big 12 Invite?

The Senator from Kentucky is only one element. Missouri's move to the SEC isn't locked yet, so there is always the possibility that they might stay in the Big XII. They have a history of fickle moves. Just look at the naming fiasco of their new arena. Originally named after a Wal Mart heiress that admitted cheating while she was at MU. Paige arena became Mizzou Arena. I digress.

Also, OU and Texas are quietly trying to assert their opinions as to which team to invite. I don't need any heavy counseling to figure out why they want Louisville - no football competition.

All of which culminates in congressional inquiry as to why the Big XII can't manage its own house.

I for one would welcome West Virginia and just assume send MU packing. I have loved the border rivalry with Kansas all my life, but this whole situation is childish and embarrassing.

posted by Tinman at 10:59 AM on October 27, 2011

Former Indy 500 Champ Arrested for DWI

Knowing a bit about his antics in Houston when he was just Jr., I can tell you that this is just the latest in a lifetime of self destructive, alcoholic behavior. I've watched the man do some amazing things in a race car and marveled. I have also watched him stumblling drunk and thought: what could have been. He's 49 now, I have no empathy for him. He needs to man up and accept responsibility for his actions. If it were Joe Average in the same situation, he'd be going to prison for some time.

posted by Tinman at 12:17 PM on September 30, 2011

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

Could it be that Texas and Oklahoma are tired of carrying teams that don't make any money? -----

If you're talking purely about football revenue, sure. But Big 12 basketball is a huge moneymaker too, and neither of those schools are exactly powerhouses. There's a ying and a yang to establishing some parity that neither of those schools were taking into consideration.

posted by Tinman at 03:35 PM on September 22, 2011

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

I completely agree, but you left out Oklahoma. Living in an area that is thick with OU fans, I can tell you that they think their shit doesn't stink either. I think it's time that both universities partake in a large slice of humble pie and look at the larger picture. Muzzle your dogs and just play damnit.

posted by Tinman at 02:27 PM on September 22, 2011

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

With the addition of a 10th team the Big 12 will remain a legitimate athletic conference as long as Texas and Oklahoma can play nice with the other schools.

posted by Tinman at 12:16 PM on September 22, 2011

New Maryland Uniforms Shock and Awe


posted by Tinman at 11:47 AM on September 06, 2011

Peyton Manning's Consecutive Streak in Jeopardy

Nevermind his streak. Playing with neck and spine issues would be reckless and irresponsible. I would hate to be the defensive player that ended up crippling one of the all time greats. Even Michael Irvin and Priest Holmes had the common sense to know when to say when. Peyton, it may be time to hang up the cleats.

posted by Tinman at 10:00 AM on September 06, 2011

Dan Pastorini: 'F--- Drew Brees'

F@CK Dan Pastorini. He made and squandered more money than most of us will see in a lifetime. Am I to feel sorry for him that he doesn't have the common sense or self preservation instincts that are inate in the common three toed sloth?

Say what you want; I think he's just a whiny bitch.

posted by Tinman at 10:24 AM on September 01, 2011

Nascar Pastor Gives Sponsor-Packed Invocation

As a card carrying agnostic, I could give two shits about an invocation; but even I thought that was in exceptionally poor taste.

posted by Tinman at 11:50 AM on July 26, 2011

Clemens trial ends abuptly

Now the question becomes whether or not there will be a retrial and whether or not it would constitute double jeopardy. Clemens quite possibly dodged a bullet here; or would rocket be more fitting?

posted by Tinman at 12:26 PM on July 14, 2011

Michael Irvin Champions Equality

A noteworthy and admirable stance for a man that I was absolutely convinced had no redeeming qualities. Perhaps Mr. Irvin has grown up.

posted by Tinman at 04:52 PM on July 12, 2011

Female Soccer Players Do Less Diving

Only confirms what I've been saying about soccer players for ages: Brilliantly well conditioned athletes that are abject wussies.

posted by Tinman at 02:22 PM on July 12, 2011

Fan Dies After Josh Hamilton Tosses Him Baseball

Let's not forget this is the second instance in two years that a fan has gone over the railing at that ballpark. Last year's incident had a fan falling from the upper deck into the seats below.

If the railing were taller and a fan scaled the railing, they would be at fault for their injuries. This poor guy just went over at the thighs. That's not high enough to provide any real protection.

As for obstructing the view, I'm sure the organization would rather deal with the complaints than the lawsuits that are inevitably coming

posted by Tinman at 10:43 AM on July 08, 2011

Conservapedia: Soccer is Socialism

Well said etagloh.

posted by Tinman at 03:17 PM on July 06, 2011

Roger Clemens' Perjury Trial Begins

He wanted it, he got it, he is most likely going to regret it....

posted by Tinman at 11:44 AM on July 06, 2011

Top Ten Evil Sports

I know owlhouse was joking when he said that it didn't include cheerleading; but it SHOULD have.

Does anybody else remember that ridiculous spectacle of the injured cheerleader being carted off on a backboard while still gesticulating with her arms as if she were continuing to cheer?

I don't condone violence against women, but that girl/woman should have been slapped and sterilized so that her mutant cheerleader genes would not be passed to the next unwitting generation.

posted by Tinman at 10:14 AM on June 21, 2011

David Tyree: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Anarchy

Anarchy? Really? I'm surprised he didn't cite the State of Iowa in his rant. Because gay marriage is legal in Iowa and I have yet to see the state government fail, or an all transvestite review take over for live theater in Des Moines. Just one more homophobic moron running his mouth.

posted by Tinman at 12:18 PM on June 17, 2011

Spectators Lucky to Survive Le Mans Crash

The wreck actually took place quite a distance from the track. It's a wonder nobody was hurt. I wouldn't have been too concerned about it that far off. Thank god for good reflexes.

posted by Tinman at 10:53 AM on June 13, 2011

Royals All Time Leading Pitcher Paul Splittorff Has Died

Split was a workhorse for nearly 15 years with the Royals. The kick on his delivery was so high I often wondered if he might knee himself in the face. He retired with grace and without much fanfare one year before the Royals only World Series Championship. He went on to be the familiar voice of the Royals until just a couple of weeks ago. He was a pillar in his community, and he will be missed by all Royals fans.

posted by Tinman at 10:49 AM on May 25, 2011

Inmate Regrets Bird-Brained Prison Sentence

Bird brain? - No- DUMBASS!

posted by Tinman at 02:27 PM on May 17, 2011

Twins great Harmon Killebrew has died

He was one of the defining players of his era and a first class person as well. RIP, you will be missed.

posted by Tinman at 02:22 PM on May 17, 2011

Sean Avery gets criticized, for, uh, not being a jerk.

Since when does a sports agent get off on a moral high horse? I don't know about anyone else, but if I was one of his clients, I'd be testing the waters for a new agent as soon as contractually possible. This has nothing to do with his job. In fact, most of us in the public sector would lose our jobs for comments like that.

posted by Tinman at 12:15 PM on May 10, 2011

Gators Can't Keep Their Mouths Shut

I feel so much better about my school now....

posted by Tinman at 04:43 PM on April 15, 2011

'Most Staggeringly Complex Steering Wheels Ever Built'

Yeah, that link is broken, so no video either.

posted by Tinman at 05:46 PM on April 13, 2011

Greinke Fractures Rib Playing Basketball

Good luck Milwaukee. The kid is a head case. It was well known in KC the time that he was there. One stand out season won't cure crazy. You're in for a bumpy ride, and the roller coaster hasn't even left the loading area yet.

posted by Tinman at 05:54 PM on March 09, 2011

Kansas City Stadium Gives Name to Livestrong

Yerfatma, if you read the article, it's hardly a plaything.

posted by Tinman at 05:07 PM on March 09, 2011

Thomas Robinson's Tragic Month

The issue isn't whether or not he can be her guardian, he can. The issue is how is he to support her without violating NCAA rules. He can't work during basketball season, or most of the year for that matter; and there are the issues of: food, shelter, clothing, medical care just for starters.

Hopefully the NCAA will look at the situation rather than the letter of the law and do what's best for Thomas and Jayla. Forcing her into adoption, or him into withdrawing from Kansas is not what's best for either of them.

posted by Tinman at 11:56 AM on January 28, 2011

Lesbians in Athletics?

I don't think the NCAA positions itself as a business.

Then what woud you suggest they portray themselves as? Realistically, believably?

posted by Tinman at 03:51 PM on January 27, 2011

Pitcher and Husband Kris Benson Retires from Baseball

@scuubie - She sees 38 million dollars.

posted by Tinman at 02:32 PM on January 13, 2011

NCAA Suspends Pryor, 4 Others for Selling Memorabilia

What about the Kansas State basketball players (Pullen & Kelly) guilty of similar violations just two days before? They only got three games. I'm not saying that anyone should be given more or less in terms of punishment, but how about being a little more even handed NCAA?

posted by Tinman at 03:56 PM on December 23, 2010

Bowden Used Coaching to 'Witness' to Players

This whole situation falls under the same guise as the 'voluntary prayer breakfasts' that I 'wasn't' required to attend at a previous job. Sure, I didn't have to go; but there were repercussions if I didn't.

This kind of undue pressure has no place in a state funded university, or the workplace for that matter, but that is a separate issue.

The bottom line is that Bowden got away with it for 30 years. Now he's gone. Let's hope the next generation of coaches don't repeat his mistake.

posted by Tinman at 12:57 PM on August 31, 2010

Bowden Used Coaching to 'Witness' to Players

Then he should have taken his 'call to coaching' to a private christian university...just sayin'.

posted by Tinman at 05:35 PM on August 30, 2010

US, England Advance in Group C

Okay etagloh: What about the disallowed goal TODAY?! I'm glad they managed the last minute goal, but it shouldn't have been necesary should it have?

posted by Tinman at 03:10 PM on June 23, 2010

Colorado To Pac-10

The largest remaining question is whether or not Texas decides to bolt. If they do, they take: A&M, Tech, OU & OSU with them. That leaves KU, KSU, ISU and Baylor without homes and MU most likely going with Nebraska to the Big 10. KU & KSU can surely land safely elsewhere, the ACC is taylor made for a team like KU aside from geography. As one who grew up on the Big 8, I hate to see this happen over TV revenue. It's a sad day.

posted by Tinman at 05:36 PM on June 10, 2010

Your Official Guide to Hating the Celtics

Amen apoch. Where's my guide to hating not only the Lakers, but: the town, the fans, the coach, the fair weather celebs looking for more face time with a camera.... Go Celts!

posted by Tinman at 10:44 AM on June 01, 2010

Ex-NFL Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested

I don't care if he argues that it was consensual, a 15 year old CHILD cannot give consent to a 51 year old man. This is looking pretty bad for LT.

posted by Tinman at 12:54 PM on May 06, 2010