Recent Posts by Samsonov14

August 21, 2006

No one ever talks about the assistant coaches.: A head coach is always important, but what about the support staff? For every great coach, there is a Defensive Coordinator, a Goaltending Consultant, or a Pitching Coach who goes largely unrecognized. Here's a list of the top 10 second fiddles in sports.

posted by Samsonov14 to general at 12:49 AM - 7 comments

May 31, 2006

National Geographic article: about a beautiful game.

posted by Samsonov14 to soccer at 11:21 AM - 6 comments

May 17, 2006

You can win $1000 for defeating Lennox Lewis.: In a game of chess. Huh?

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 08:03 PM - 11 comments

May 12, 2006

Soccer Flash Friday: I thought I had World Cup Fever but it turns out it was just syphilis. Again. Here's a neat little flash volley-kicking soccer game anyway. Enjoy.

posted by Samsonov14 to soccer at 07:34 PM - 7 comments

November 05, 2005

Something Awful weighs in on Kromwell and ESPN.: As cool as the other side of the other side of Stewart Scott.

posted by Samsonov14 to football at 04:01 PM - 9 comments

August 09, 2005

From Start to Finish: , you need to hurdle, play soccer, swim, dribble a basketball, and keep your motorcycle going as fast as possible. Crap gameplay, but beautiful graphics. Some sort of prize is available, but only to those of you who live in the UK.

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 08:59 PM - 6 comments

July 12, 2005

Chris Chelios, : a possible future Hall of Famer, just made the worst blunder of his career, and it wasn't even on the ice. According to TSN, Chelios said that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (who is Jewish) should "get the gas" for his treatment of the players. Poor choice of words? Taken out of context? Just being a jackass? No matter what, Chelios just F-ed himself in the B.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 04:41 AM - 28 comments

June 29, 2005

College Hockey goalie Jordan Sigalet has been nominated for an ESPY as "Best Comeback Athlete" for 2004-05.: Why? He's been diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis, and still went on to become Bowling Green's all-time leader in SV%, as well posting the second-best ever GAA. New England Hockey Journal has a nice little article on him here.

I wish the best for the guy, and it would make a great story if he ever made it to the NHL. How many athletes have managed to make it to the pros while battling a degenerative disease like this?

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 05:27 PM - 3 comments

April 13, 2005

Five a side football.: A nice little timewaster.

posted by Samsonov14 to soccer at 09:26 PM - 11 comments

March 17, 2005

Think you're Eddy O'Sullivan?: Think you're Irish? Think you're a rugby player? Think you know anything about kicking anything other than a keg, you dirty micks? If so, try Patrick O' Something's Kicking a Thing across another Thing Game.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 12:46 AM - 3 comments

February 09, 2005

December 26, 2004

It's the IIHF World Juniors!: Finally something for hockey fans to be excited about. (more inside)

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 02:31 PM - 5 comments

April 24, 2004

Boston Globe writer Kevin Paul Dupont said Joe Thornton should relinquish the "C" just before game seven against the Habs. Kind of a dick move, right? Here's the thing, though: he explained his reasons on a public messageboard a few days ago. I was pissed about his column when it was published, but he makes some sense here.

Kudos to the dude for addressing the issues people had with his article. I love that a writer realizes that talking straight to internet nerds is important.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 02:56 AM - 9 comments

April 01, 2004

Al Secord is interviewed on his career as a hockey pugilist. Whether you like the rougher parts of the game or not, his comments show the human side of the enforcer's role and bring to light some of the weird set of rules that hockey fighters live by.

A good read for non-hockey fans who wonder about the people who are involved int the uglier parts of the sport.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 12:52 AM - 8 comments

January 05, 2004


Yeah, I know it was a weird goal that won the World Juniors, but hey - take that Canada!

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 10:15 PM - 22 comments

November 19, 2003

If you're like most NFL fans, you're passionate about your team. You own caps, jerseys and pennants. You may even dye your hair or paint your face in team colors. But whether you're heading to the stadium or just your favorite chair in front of the TV, you're not truly geared up for the game until you suit up your eyes with NFL Crazy Lenses®!


posted by Samsonov14 to football at 09:11 PM - 5 comments

November 17, 2003 Hey, I repect the Avs and all, but this is funny stuff. Be sure to check out the player profiles and the comics.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 04:10 PM - 11 comments

October 06, 2003

It looks like Dany Heatley is going to be charged with vehicular homicide now that teammate Dan Snyder has passed away as a result of injuries suffered while catching a ride in Heatley's car. Sad news all around.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 08:12 AM - 19 comments

July 29, 2003

Theo Fleury just vowed to return to the NHL. Mario’s almost definitely playing for the Pens next year. And now there’s talk of Mark Messier playing out the rest of his days in Edmonton. Sort of reads like a "Where are they Now?" list for former all-stars, except for some reason they’re still here. For God’s sake guys, just hang ‘em up!

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 11:01 AM - 14 comments

July 03, 2003

Colorado is signing both Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. Should we even bother playing next year, or just give them the cup and start negotiating the CBA?

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 12:45 PM - 22 comments

May 22, 2003

A freaking monkey: is apparently smarter most of us here on Spofi. Not all that surprising, really. Maggie the monkey has been on a tear with her playoff predictions, and she's picked the Devils to beat Ottawa in the Eastern conference finals. I think Maggie is dead wrong. Who's right - me or that banana loving poo-flinger?

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 06:23 PM - 13 comments

April 03, 2003

Intermittent NHL Report

It's playoff preview time! I know it's a bit early and there could be some changes before the second season starts, but I wanted to get this posted before the big websites steal my thunder. (Disclaimer: before the season started, I picked San Jose to win the cup.)

(Preview inside)

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 11:39 AM - 13 comments

April 02, 2003

Remember a few years ago when that clown who was taunting Tie Domi and ended up falling into the penalty box where Domi was waiting for him? Well, he's suing everybody for damages. Everybody except the Flyers, that is.

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 01:41 PM - 19 comments

March 27, 2003

While looking for an annual report for a company profile I'm working on, I stumbled upon a bizarre shockwave game that's supposed to combine the fun of bowling with the pressure of a hockey penalty shot. You play the part of a tiger on ice skates.

Somebody at Kellogg's smokes a lot of pot.

posted by Samsonov14 to other at 08:46 AM - 12 comments

March 11, 2003

Well, Amonte is gone to the Flyers, but I'm sure there's a few big trades left before today's 3pm NHL Trade Deadline. Who's improved the most so far? (My vote is for the Leafs.) And is Selanne really on the block?

posted by Samsonov14 to hockey at 08:40 AM - 29 comments