Recent Posts by 86

February 02, 2008

January 27, 2006

The Ovechkin Collection: (Google Video) If you have four minutes, take the time to watch highlights of the most exciting player in the NHL.

posted by 86 to hockey at 01:01 PM - 24 comments

January 10, 2006

Jose Theodore makes two saves.: Improving his 32nd ranked goals against average, the Montreal goalie turned aside two attempts by an intruder during a Habs practice.

posted by 86 to hockey at 09:03 AM - 29 comments

November 30, 2005

Joe Thornton is going west.: The Bruins Captain was traded to the Sharks for Sturm, Stuart, and Primeau.

posted by 86 to hockey at 09:32 PM - 33 comments

October 19, 2005

Meet Yuta Fukuda,: a placekicker for the North Alabama Lions. Once, he was a soccer player with dreams of attending college in Utah. Now, he's kicks field goals in Florence, Alabama. (NY Times link).

posted by 86 to football at 09:55 AM - 10 comments

September 08, 2005

Hockey rules.: The NHL presents a video on the New Standard of Rule Enforcement for the 2005-06 season.

posted by 86 to hockey at 12:55 PM - 19 comments

June 28, 2005

A preview of Beer League, : a half-hour comedy about a men's rec hockey team. The creator would like you to sign a petition so they can get this thing on the air. Check it out. From what I know, online petitions always work.

posted by 86 to hockey at 09:38 AM - 8 comments

June 23, 2005

Scientific Football 2005.: Sports Illustrated's Dr. Z introduces the world to The Football Scientist, KC Joyner. How long before this guy is an assitant GM with the Raiders?

posted by 86 to football at 08:15 AM - 1 comment

June 15, 2005

Two fiery managers,: a pitcher with pine tar, and a volatile player returning to his old team's stadium to deliver the shot that leads his new team to victory.

posted by 86 to baseball at 08:01 AM - 7 comments

June 01, 2005

Behind the scenes with one of baseball's official scorers.: A nice article about the trials and tribulations of being and official scorer during a baseball game... Especially for a team that has never had a no-hitter thrown by one of their own pitchers.

posted by 86 to baseball at 10:38 AM - 4 comments

May 05, 2005

Greater Good? Greeley's Galaxy? Giacomo?: The 2005 Kentucky Derby is upon us and it's time to pony up and pick a winner. Who do you like in the Run For the Roses?

posted by 86 to fantasy at 08:34 AM - 18 comments

April 05, 2005

"Dancers Are a Lot Smarter Than You Might Think" : Find out more at the NFL Cheerleader Blog.

posted by 86 to football at 09:42 AM - 15 comments

March 17, 2005

In Bud We Trust.: As Congressional hearings begin today, news breaks that MLB and the Players Association misrepresented the recent changes in their steroid testing policy. It turns out when they said, "A first positive test for steroids results in a 10-day suspension..." they forgot to add the rest of the sentence. The agreement actually included an add-on which read, "OR a $10,000 fine." The fine would be levied instead of the suspension at the discretion of the commissioner. And a public disclosure of the reason for the suspension (or fine) will not be made.

Should be an interesting day.

posted by 86 to baseball at 08:16 AM - 30 comments

March 11, 2005

The Real Deal.: Just a humorous little spring training story. For your Friday fill of funny, take a look.

posted by 86 to baseball at 11:32 AM - 4 comments

March 09, 2005

Women's basketball: meets boxing men's basketball. (Video link) via Offwing

posted by 86 to basketball at 09:52 AM - 17 comments

March 07, 2005

He's back: And now he has company. Tiger Woods trumped Phil Mickelson as the two went head-to-head in the final pairing at Doral. We've seen this result before, but on Sunday things were definitely different. Tiger didn't win with intimidation and Phil didn't train wreck his way through the final 18. Instead, we were treated to a terrific duel with dramatic changes in momentum. I'd love to see a rematch in about one month.

posted by 86 to golf at 10:49 AM - 16 comments

January 05, 2005

Beltran Bidding Begins: The Astros have made their initial offer and haven't heard back in a week. (more inside)

posted by 86 to baseball at 10:56 AM - 24 comments

December 15, 2004

Get your Nationals gear now: because the DC City Council may have just killed the team before they ever started playing.

posted by 86 to baseball at 11:09 AM - 41 comments

December 13, 2004

Charlie Weis takes the job.: Notre Dame has hired the Pats offensive coordinator to take over the embattled program. He's a good football coach, but is he the right man for the job?

posted by 86 to football at 11:45 AM - 8 comments

November 12, 2004

Forbes Magazine: recently studied the numbers surrounding the NHL lock-out and found they while the teams are indeed losing money, the owners are overstating those losses by a significant magnitude. The difference stems from what is included as revenue in the league's numbers. The teams have "wide discretion in deciding how much of the off-ice revenue should be included." The Islanders don't include half of their television rights revenue. The Blackhawks put the revenue from all 212 luxury suites into the United Center's pocket (both are owned by William Wirtz).

The NHL says the numbers are off. But they also claim the New York Rangers are losing money. I'd buy the Brooklyn Bridge before that line. If you were the players, would you feel comfortable negotiating with people who are misrepresenting their bottom lines? How can you begin to negotiate if they the owners are not willing to allow the players a fair look at the books? And why the hell do so many people side with the owners?

posted by 86 to hockey at 09:03 AM - 13 comments

November 09, 2004

Maurice Clarett tells ESPN: he was given cash, cushy jobs, simple courses, acedmic help, and access to loaner cars while at Ohio State. Should we believe him? Maurice clearly has an axe to grind, but don't we all know this goes on everywhere? And perhaps more importanly, how will the NCAA respond?

posted by 86 to football at 12:31 PM - 17 comments

June 14, 2004

"Tough Guy" and "Ball Stealer" gets his. How a jerk ruined the day and Reggies Sanders, Steve Kline, and a few thousand others saved it.

posted by 86 to baseball at 08:41 AM - 32 comments

February 13, 2004

"Sport, as we know it, is about to blow up." So says Jay Mariotti in today's Chicago Sun-Times. Yesterday, indictments were announced against three men charged with running an illegal steroid distribution network and lab. The article continues by saying, "Attorney General John Ashcroft said dozens of athletes used THG and other steroids obtained from the network and even were supplied with alibis to use if busted."

Of course, no disucssion of this would be complete without mentioning Barry Bonds, who for his part says "I am saddened by the news of the indictment against my trainer and friend."

posted by 86 to general at 08:03 AM - 30 comments

January 20, 2004

Why does Alex Rodriguez wear #3? And what about Nick Van Exel's #37? And who is the last person to wear Jackie Robinson's #42? All those answers and more.

posted by 86 to general at 07:24 AM - 14 comments

December 25, 2003

A fun Christmas stunt and the best Rangers news I've heard all year. Hey Islander fans, Happy Holidays... suckers. (NY Times link)

posted by 86 to hockey at 02:32 PM - 6 comments