Recent Posts by billsaysthis

July 12, 2021

July 01, 2021

The Washington Football Team Has Been Fined $10 Million For Workplace Misconduct: The nearly year-long investigation, led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, uncovered frequent instances of bullying, intimidation, and reports of sexual harassment.
Snyder: "I have learned a lot in the past few months about how my club operated, and the kind of workplace that we had."

posted by billsaysthis to football at 05:25 PM - 2 comments

January 14, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach: Urban Meyer has become the sixth head coach of the storied Jacksonville Jaguars (horror story, mostly). Meyer won three National Championships in football, including two 70 miles down the road in Gainesville. He'll take over a team that has the first overall draft pick, lots of other picks and a great salary cap situation.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:41 PM - 12 comments

October 26, 2020

Lewis Hamilton Grabs 92nd F1 Win in Portugal: With an absolutely domineering victory -- finishing nearly half a minute ahead of second place finisher Valteri Bottas and having lapped all but a handful of drivers -- Lewis confirmed his place as a GOAT candidate.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 11:38 AM - 1 comment

October 13, 2020

Reggie Cannon: "FC Dallas wanted apology for responding to fans": "Every post saying, Let's teach this boy Reggie Cannon a lesson about what true terror is.' All this BS. So, now they're taking added security measures."

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 12:05 PM - 3 comments

October 09, 2020

Whitey Ford, 'Chairman of the Board,' dies : The left-hander -- nicknamed “The Chairman of the Board” by batterymate Elston Howard -- went 236-106 with a 2.75 ERA during his 16 years with New York, winning six World Series from 11 appearances. Ford, whose .690 winning percentage is the highest of any pitcher with at least 150 victories in the modern era, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 02:36 PM - 5 comments

September 23, 2020

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77: RIP to a great human being.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:54 AM - 3 comments

September 13, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Marseilles: Neymar was one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in Ligue 1. Florian Thauvin scored the only goal as PSG lost their opening two Ligue 1 games for the first time since 1984-85.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 07:02 PM - 2 comments

September 06, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty: Lewis made a shocking mental error, pitting when the pit lane was closed to clear a car off the track, and lost 30 seconds from his lead, an error compounded when Leclerc's Ferrari crashed into the tire wall and the race was redflagged. Pierre Gasly took advantage of the field opening up and took his first F1 checkered flag.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 01:51 PM - 3 comments

June 25, 2020

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds' 30-year wait for top-flight title ends: Klopp's side have produced one of the most memorable campaigns in Premier League history, amassing 86 points already, with a record of 28 victories, two draws and a single defeat from their 31 games. Their title win this season is the earliest on record, at least with regard to games remaining. And Manchester City's 100-point total for a season is one of numerous records Liverpool can still break.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 06:00 PM - 6 comments

May 22, 2020

The same people who put Trump in office run the NFL. No wonder it's not diverse : "Only once in nearly two decades has a club been penalized for non-compliance: [with the Rooney Rule] when the Detroit Lions couldn’t keep it in their pants long enough to at least do the dance before hiring Steve Mariucci, earning them a $200,000 fine in 2003."

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 11:20 AM - 1 comment

May 11, 2020

April 28, 2020

Uefa asks European Leagues for decision on domestic seasons by 25 May: Germany and England are planning (hoping?) to restart fairly soon while the Netherlands and France have already cancelled the remainder of their seasons. Either way, UEFA wants the results decided based on "sporting merit" in the current season. On the plus side, FIFA may allow up to five subs per team per game for matches that are played.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:26 AM - 3 comments

March 01, 2020

February 12, 2020

STATEMENT ABOUT THE USWNT 2017-2021 CBA: USMNT comes out strong and hard in support of the USMNT (who just wiped the floor in Olympic qualifying) and against US Soccer. "Soccer is perhaps the most corrupt sport in the World. We do not want a US Soccer Federation that behaves like FIFA."

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 04:22 PM - 3 comments

November 13, 2019

He told a kid to slide. Then he got sued.: Losing might spell the end of organized youth sports...

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 05:29 PM - 6 comments

November 04, 2019

These Browns are more disappointing under Freddie Kitchens than with Hue Jackson's failed run: The team is 2-6 after losing to a depleted Broncos team after preseason forecasts that had them making a playoff run. And then Browns' Whitehead released after 'unacceptable' Twitter rant.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 11:54 AM - 5 comments

October 16, 2019

August 09, 2019

Transfer deadline day signings take Premier League spending to £1.41bn: Overall a pretty quiet window where the biggest rumored deals failed to materialize. Pogba to Real Madrid/Juventus, Erikson to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale to ManUtd/Liverpool/China, nope nope nope. Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich? Oops. American wunderkind Christian Pulisic finally makes his debut Sunday.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:43 AM - 0 comments

July 30, 2019

Jill Ellis to Step Down as U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach: Ellis will depart as the first coach in history to win two Women’s World Cups (Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo did it over 80 years ago on the Men's side) after the team's five match Victory Tour this fall. Ellis has an overall record of 102-7-18, and won 13 World Cup matches, drew once and never lost with the USWNT.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 05:28 PM - 1 comment

Robot umps now!: MLB to adopt in five years or less? (original WSJ paywalled article)

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 11:18 AM - 10 comments

July 07, 2019

USWNT blank Netherlands to claim second straight World Cup title: With driving force Rose Lavelle as player of the match and Megan Rapinhoe winning the Golden Boot, the US Women shut down the Netherlands to capture the 2019 WWC.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:09 PM - 3 comments

June 03, 2019

Project: Phenom: Is 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie the grand experiment that American women’s soccer needs right now?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 08:07 PM - 4 comments

May 27, 2019

Packers legend Bart Starr passes away at age 85: RIP to one of the greatests QBs, winner of Super Bowl I and II.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 12:23 PM - 4 comments

May 22, 2019

UEFA's messing up: First, UEFA attempts to hide its ticketing incompetence at the Women's World Cup, which kicks in less than three weeks Fans who spent thousands on Women’s World Cup tickets irate to learn seats are not together.

Second, UEFA attempts to hide its cup final selection incompetence:
1. Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final against Chelsea because Armenia and Azerbaijan are locked in a political death match and Mkhitaryan and Arsenal have legit safety concerns.
2. Arsenal and Chelsea set to return half of their Europa League final allocations because Baku's airport cannot accommodate the flights necessary.



posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:20 AM - 4 comments