Recent Posts by Folkways

November 02, 2012

Could Alabama beat an NFL team?: According to Ye Olde Ball Coach (Steve Spurrier) the Crimson Tide could beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. ESPN's Mike Golic says no way. 1934-1976 theCollege All-Star Football Classic was played between the NFL champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year.

posted by Folkways to football at 04:50 PM - 20 comments

August 18, 2011

Pryor included in NFL draft, must sit out 5 games: Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State star must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.

posted by Folkways to football at 05:45 PM - 12 comments

April 07, 2011

Report: Former Ohio State wide receiver Duron Carter to visit Alabama: Alabama is set to welcome wide receiver prospect Duron Carter for an unofficial visit this weekend. Carter, is the son of former NFL All-Pro receiver Cris Carter.

posted by Folkways to football at 01:14 PM - 0 comments

February 03, 2009

2009 SportsFilter NASCAR Yahoo group started: More inside.

posted by Folkways to fantasy at 07:30 PM - 3 comments

November 17, 2008

NASCAR Season Ends: In a chase that was much closer than the one the drivers just finished, the results are in and four teams were able to finish the long season.

posted by Folkways to fantasy at 07:09 PM - 5 comments

October 23, 2008

Memo to the NFL: London doesn’t care!: For the second year in a row the NFL is taking it's act to London, but lo and behold, no one seems to care!

posted by Folkways to football at 06:38 PM - 15 comments

January 15, 2008

What's a coach really worth?: The knee-jerk perception isn't kind to Oxford. We live in a state that under funds important items, that ranks in the bottom percentile of most U.S. social and educational categories, and yet Oxford High School's football coach is being paid $105,000 a year. No prep football coach in Alabama makes more.

posted by Folkways to football at 04:54 PM - 38 comments

January 08, 2008

Home sweet home: LSU tops OSU in BCS Championship : LSU rolled to a 38-24 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes to claim its second national title in five seasons.

posted by Folkways to football at 08:25 AM - 56 comments

May 19, 2007

September 17, 2006

High School Football, Under Prime-Time Lights: From The New York Times. "What has been the stuff of hometown legends, high school football has suddenly become high-definition, low-cost programming for national broadcasters and marketers eager to woo men 18 to 34. This year, 13 games will be shown on ESPN networks, and 8 on Fox Sports Net."

posted by Folkways to culture at 12:04 PM - 8 comments

July 18, 2006

In other World Cup news: USA Softball Wins II World Cup of Softball OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – They came to make a statement and that is exactly what they did as the USA Women’s National Softball team beat Japan, 5-2, in the II World Cup of Softball. warningLink may be slow to load and has sound

posted by Folkways to other at 08:23 AM - 9 comments

July 06, 2006

Baseball's First All-Star Game: July 06, 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park, Baseballs all-star game made its debut with the AL beating the NL 4-2. "We wanted to see the Babe. Sure, he was old and had a big waistline, but that didn't make any difference. We were on the same field as Babe Ruth." - Wild Bill Hallahan

posted by Folkways to baseball at 10:05 AM - 11 comments

July 02, 2006

Sensitivity Training 101: Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen will have to undergo league-mandated "sensitivity training,"...[I think we all know why]. "Guillen, who is Venezuelan, has said he'll need to "take English lessons" before attending the training courses. The team, though, has asked that the session be conducted in Spanish."

posted by Folkways to culture at 09:10 AM - 20 comments

June 02, 2006

Time Is the Czechs' Lurking Enemy: The Czechs are ranked second to only Brazil, feature a roster seasoned at top clubs in Europe and play with a snowflake's ingenuity for free-form creativity and rigorous structure. Bbut, wistfulness has crept in, a feeling that the World Cup may have arrived beyond the prime of what is considered the country's greatest generation of players. Age and injury have begun to temper expectation. Does the United States REALLY have a chance to win pool play?

posted by Folkways to soccer at 01:21 PM - 18 comments

May 17, 2006

Steelers' Porter to Bush: Uhh, Never Mind: Porter opened his mouth a few days ago stating what he wanted to tell the President. Should pro athletes and politics meet at the Whitehouse?

posted by Folkways to football at 04:54 PM - 21 comments

May 02, 2006

For Drury, Winning Is Not the Only Thing: Drury, co-captain and center, has helped the Buffalo Sabres to a franchise-best 52 regular-season victories and a 3-2 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in their first-round N.H.L. playoff series. As a youth, his Greater Bridgeport (Conn.) hockey team won the United States national amateur championship in 1989. Five months later, he hit and pitched his team from Trumbull, Conn., to the Little League World Series title with an upset of Taiwan. But after all that, winning is not the only thing on Drury's mind. i now have MY hockey team to get behind, least, as long as Drury is there.

posted by Folkways to hockey at 03:01 PM - 54 comments