Recent Comments by billsaysthis

2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics to be cancelled.

I wouldn't be surprised but so far Tokyo and the IOC are denying the report.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on January 22, 2021

Baseball icon Hank Aaron dead at age 86

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posted by billsaysthis at 11:17 AM on January 22, 2021

Brees May Retire After Throwing Away NFL Divisional Round Game

I was pretty amazed that the Ravens opened up with something like 17 runs and one pass on their first 18 offensive plays. No matter how good your run game is I don't see how that wins a playoff game.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:22 AM on January 19, 2021

New Mets GM Fired for Sending Dick Pic to Reporter

It's disgusting.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on January 19, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

If Lawrence is a legit NFL QB and Meyer doesn't blow his 10 other draft picks (4 in the top 65), the Jags should at least creep out of the basement. But they play in a tough conference so barring injuries on other teams hard to see them making the playoffs soon.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on January 15, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

lol

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on January 15, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

Jacksonville Jaguars, Urban Meyer in advanced talks about coaching opening, sources say

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on January 14, 2021

Black Monday Arrives for NFL Coaches

If you could take one of these six jobs, which would it be?

I'm thinking Chargers because then you don't need to draft a QB, you can use your top pick(s) to improve his protection. I know Houston has Watson, probably be my second choice, but I worry about JJ Watt and his ongoing injury saga.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:13 AM on January 05, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: Howard_T

Congrats Howard!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on December 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I don't know about bumperstickers but some houses in my neighborhood fly Oregon/Oregon State split flags.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:21 PM on December 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Jets Upset and Losing Trevor

posted by billsaysthis at 08:10 PM on December 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Happiness breeds happiness", so very true!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on December 15, 2020

Cleveland Indians Are Dropping Their Name

Rockers seems to close to Rockies, doesn't it? I like spiders.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:05 AM on December 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Those first two comments are not unrelated...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:06 AM on December 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

From the You'd think they'd know better dept: The match between Paris St-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir was abandoned after a match official was accused of using a racist term towards one of the away side's backroom staff.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:19 PM on December 08, 2020

Trevor Ariza Becomes the NBA's Most Traded Player

lol

posted by billsaysthis at 11:47 AM on December 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At least in F1 the drivers have to do more than push the accelerator and turn left ;)

Seriously, though, prof, good points but you left out that the red flag delay was so long even with an extended stop time viewers who recorded the race missed about the last 25 laps.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on December 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Howard, that car was sliced in half! Another great drive by Lewis, though it took 90 minutes for the restart after the crash.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:13 AM on November 30, 2020

NFL Won't Let Broncos Play Coach at Quarterback

@bender, you know why

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on November 30, 2020

Robinson Cano Suspended for 2021 Season Over PEDs

/sad-face

posted by billsaysthis at 04:52 PM on November 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If you watch enough Man Fire Food, you'll learn there is nothing wrong with Carolina 'que. And also be very, very hungry.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on November 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Best wishes for your recovery, Howard!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:31 PM on November 13, 2020

The Miami Marlins make history with hiring of Kim Ng as general manager

Excellent!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:29 PM on November 13, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager

My question is why at his age does La Russa want to manage again. Especially all the travel involved in MLB.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on October 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I was watching a lot of Australian rules footy the last few months -- cheers to Richmond for taking the trophy -- and am amazed more teams don't bring over kickers. Given how well the kick with players holding or running into them I'd think they could place kicks just about anywhere needed.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:10 AM on October 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

lol

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on October 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Come on, Phil Simms would never break the law!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:03 AM on October 16, 2020

Reggie Cannon: "FC Dallas wanted apology for responding to fans"

I know we try to stay away from politics here but this story is about basic human decency, and the lack thereof.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:05 PM on October 13, 2020

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

.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:45 AM on October 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

2 LOLz!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:19 AM on October 09, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

American leagues just do it wrong. They should all adopt the global football model, including promotion and relegation and changing the playoffs to a cup competition.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:39 PM on October 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What's the minimum number of points an offense needs to score to blame a loss on the defense, and vice versa? Maybe it's just me but I wonder about this kind of thing ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on September 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

NFL: Sure we were right to have a shortened preseason with no warm-up games. Sure we were.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on September 28, 2020

The Analyst Behind the Analyst in an NFL Broadcast Booth

Always wondered about this kind of thing.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on September 16, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Can't argue with your point, prof. I'm rooting for Hamilton, always, but watching Gasly and Sainz battle for the win was fun.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:35 AM on September 07, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Possibly even more shocking to me was Velteri Bottas' very poor performance, unable to even make the podium. And given Hamilton's fastest lap bonus point was unable really to make up any ground in the points standing.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:52 PM on September 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Washington Football Team releases RB Adrian Peterson: Is AP still a good option or is he at 35 done?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on September 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I didn't mean to imply the scale wasn't used, just that it's odd. Why 20-80 and not 0-50 or 0-100, or just 0-10? 20-80 doesn't correspond to any natural things or other scales of which I'm aware.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on September 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Seaver was one of the first sports stars in my life, with the Amazing season coming the summer I turned eight. RIP.

They are a rating on a scale of 80.

Seems like an odd scale to use.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:05 PM on September 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Unexpectedly hard rocking from that part of the world.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:03 PM on September 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What separates Weston McKennie's move to Juventus

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on September 01, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

What boggles my mind, or rather one of the things, is that Beaverboard's three examples are all people who spent their careers working closely with men of color. People who, no matter their upbringing, should be smart enough to learn from this proximity, given their respective accomplishments (okay, Urlacher maybe less so). And yet... It's heartbreaking.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on August 28, 2020

Brian Urlacher slammed over posts apparently dismissing NBA protest, advocating to 'free' shooting suspect

Not sure I would've linked the Fox News version of this story... But Favre playing the day of his dad's death just shows how warped his values are, as other of his actions and statements confirm.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on August 28, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

It does not, rcade. Although I wonder how much time they had to react to what happened at the NBA bubble in Orlando.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:15 AM on August 27, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

4 of 5 MLS matches tonight were also struck, despite Don Garber putting out yet another wishy washy statement.

Good on all the players and those who stood with them.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:32 AM on August 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

lol, Howard, reminds me of my flight from SFO to Sydney on a 747 with fewer than 30 passengers. Great flight!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:19 AM on August 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Beaverboard's version is more, er, three dimensional so I'll go with it.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on August 24, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Congrats NoMich!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on August 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Howard, let us know if you get to hold up your Hi @SportsFilter sign.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:15 AM on August 19, 2020

Body cam and long distance camera footage released showing Masai Ujiri's run-in with Almeda County sheriff deputy.

This was always a blatant attempt by the deputy to score one off a rich Black man, so much so I'm almost surprised he got a lawyer to file the suit.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on August 19, 2020

CFL Cancels 2020 Season

rcade, 2020 laughs heartily at your football calendar.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:31 AM on August 18, 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s grand slam draws ire of manager Jayce Tingler, Texas Rangers

Tatis gets paid to produce offense. At the end of the season the team isn't going to add HRs for every 'take on 3-0' at bat, so I see no reason not to swing.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on August 18, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Nobody's taking the hot Blazers to upset LBJakers?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:53 AM on August 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

/face palm x 2,000

posted by billsaysthis at 11:26 AM on August 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

She's such an entitled bigot but that's for the most part the state of the GOP these days. Sorry for the politics...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:50 AM on August 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Atlanta Dream players to wear T-shirts opposing Dream owner

posted by billsaysthis at 07:14 PM on August 04, 2020

Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka tore his Achilles tendon and is out for the season.

Geez!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on August 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Had to look that one up, NoMich, rofl!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on July 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

1953

LOL

posted by billsaysthis at 01:36 PM on July 28, 2020