Recent Posts by The_Black_Hand

November 12, 2021

Adam Schefter: Journalist?: Got a narrative you want to pitch? Just call in a Schefty Bomb!

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 12:12 AM - 3 comments

February 07, 2021

ESPN's Pedro Gomez dead at 58: The award-winning journalist, whose son Rio is a pitcher in the Red Sox organization, passed away suddenly Sunday night. Gomez is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Rio and Dante; and daughter, Sierra.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 11:31 PM - 1 comment

November 28, 2020

Matt Patricia is gone, and so is the GM who ran Jim Caldwell out of town to give Patricia the job.: Dan Quinn said Caldwell's 36-28 record (with two playoff appearances) wasn't good enough. So, he sent Caldwell packing and brought in Patricia, who went 13-29-1 in three seasons. Quinn and Patricia are now officially unemployed. Detroit OC Darrell Bevell takes over the train wreck that they left behind.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 03:50 PM - 17 comments

April 28, 2012

Tigers Fans Owe Inge Better: Yes, it's a Yahoo! article, and yes, it was possibly written by Brandon Inge's little brother, but still.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 01:18 AM - 12 comments

August 16, 2011

Delonte West Can Help You Install A Ceiling Fan...: The lockout is hurting NBA players in different ways. Delonte ain't scared to wear an orange apron. Brotha's gotta work, right?

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 05:03 PM - 1 comment

August 13, 2011

Get Out There And Hit Somebody!: The NFL lockout had to end, because I contacted all players and owners and told them it was time for SpoFi to get it on! The SpoFi Head to Head Fantasy Football League has been reconstituted...all managers from last year should have received invitations already. All are welcome to join! High scoring, drama, action, romance, passion, violence, ennui, lethargy, it's all there...and that's before the draft even happens! Come play with us! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! SpoFi Head Games 2011-12 League ID# 514611 Password spofi2011

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 02:29 PM - 27 comments

March 18, 2011

Roger Goodell, Pants On Fire?: NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell tries a little PR with players and season-ticket holders, and gets branded "a blatant liar" by San Diego Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 01:51 PM - 2 comments

Fantasy Baseball Reminder: Thanks to ursus_comiter, the 2011 SpoFi Fantasy Baseball League is up and running, but only has six teams. Join America's favorite pastime, and compete for the Jerseygirl Memorial Championship Trophy, or the equally prestigious Costanza Trophy! League ID - 129784 Password - madduxbodycount Do it! Do it now! Thanks again, ursus! And, by the way, The Chuck Norrises are gonna straight up murder your ass.

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 11:19 AM - 18 comments

Ochocinco Trying to Get His Kicks in KC: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson-Ochocinco-whatever he's calling himself these days might be playing futbol instead of football this season due to the NFL lockout. MLS team Sporting Kansas City has invited Johns, er, Ocho, er, Chad, who began playing soccer at age four, and played competitively until high school, to a four-day tryout. If he makes the team, Chad will wear jersey number 85.

posted by The_Black_Hand to soccer at 11:08 AM - 13 comments

Ohio State's Tressel Increases Own Suspension to Five Games: OSU head football coach Jim Tressel, originally suspended two games for not reporting player misconduct to the NCAA, has asked the university to add three more games to his suspension. The university has honored Tressel's request, meaning the Buckeyes will be without their head coach and starting quarterback for the Big Ten opener against Michigan State, who split the conference title with OSU last season. Even with the extended suspension, the NCAA might not be done with the OSU football program.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 10:50 AM - 11 comments

March 09, 2010

Fantasy Baseball?: Don't know who's set up our league in the past, but I'll set one up this weekend if there's interest. Gimme a holla, yo!

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 01:40 PM - 14 comments

February 24, 2010

ESPN Needs Caller ID: Brian Westbrook talks to Scott Van Pelt about...prostate worship? I saw it live last night, and almost choked on my pizza.

posted by The_Black_Hand to other at 10:38 AM - 7 comments

October 16, 2009

Can You Spell FSU?: If you're an athlete at Florida State University, probably not. The NCAA releases nearly 700 pages of its report detailing academic fraud at the university, and could take away 14 of Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden's career 384 wins. One FSU tutor testified that some players read at a second-grade level, and one student was so helpless, she had to read test questions for him...because he couldn't read.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 09:38 AM - 12 comments

October 13, 2009

Bad: Your NFL Season Is Ended By A Hit. Worse: From A Teammate.: Cleveland Browns backup running back James Davis is on Injured Reserve, and will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery after being hit after practice by an unnamed teammate. The teammate, a linebacker, was wearing pads; Davis was not. Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini says he's "comfortable" with the situation. The NFL, apparently not so comfortable, is investigating the incident.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 06:16 PM - 6 comments

September 17, 2009

Kentucky High School Football Coach Acquitted In Player's Death: Coach David Jason Stinson was found Not Guilty on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the death of 15-year-old Max Gilpin, one of his players at Pleasure Ridge Park High School. Gilpin, a sophomore offensive lineman, collapsed while running gassers during practice on August 20, 2008. He died three days later at Kosair Children's Hospital. The temperature that afternoon was 94 degrees. Medical personnel testified that Gilpin's body temperature was 107 degrees when he arrived at the hospital.

posted by The_Black_Hand to other at 08:03 PM - 23 comments

August 19, 2009

Strap it on! Get some! Take a trip to the Hurt Locker! H2H Fantasy Football Awaits!: The 2009 SpoFi Head-to-Head Fantasy Football League beckons to you. Allow it to caress you with the silky cruelty that only fantasy football can generate. Wallow in it, love it, sign the hell up!

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 07:09 PM - 14 comments

July 18, 2009

Oh, it's on. Yes, yes it is.: And you love it! New 2009-10 SpoFi H2H Fantasy Football League is open for business. Provide your own cup.

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 12:58 PM - 9 comments

January 07, 2009

Cowboys Find A Cure For "Pac Man Fever...": The Dallas Cowboys cut troubled cornerback Adam "Pac Man" Jones. The second-year player's contract will be officially terminated on February 9, the first day NFL teams are allowed to process such transactions.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 06:38 PM - 6 comments

August 07, 2008

CFL Pick 'Em: Didn't know what else to do to get my picks in, so I just started my own damn thread. Selfish? Maybe, but that's just how I roll.

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 04:54 PM - 3 comments

July 06, 2008

"I don't want sympathy; all I want is a chance to play.": Bert Shepherd, World War II aviator, and the first man to play Major League Baseball with an artificial limb, dead at 87.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 05:23 PM - 5 comments

June 14, 2008

Did somebody say "Football?": I don't care if somebody said it or not; it's on like Donkey Kong. SpoFi Fantasy Football leagues await you inside.

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 03:01 PM - 15 comments

March 31, 2008

Bush Booed By Beltway Baseballers! : The high heat shut 'em up a little bit, though.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 04:44 PM - 31 comments

March 28, 2008

Ultimate Fighting Robs The Cradle: Want to watch 6-year-olds in the Octagon? Welcome to Missouri, apparently the only state in the union that allows "youth fighting." Says one parent, "We're not training them for dog fighting...I'd rather have my kids here than out on the streets."

posted by The_Black_Hand to culture at 05:46 AM - 73 comments

March 12, 2008

What Part Of "Spring Training" Don't You Guys Get?: Spikes go high and benches clear between the Yanks and Rays. To paraphrase, Man, we talkin' practice here! With nifty spikes-to-crotch photo action!

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 04:00 PM - 39 comments

March 06, 2008