Recent Posts by usfbull

August 13, 2004

Iraq Stuns Portugal in Men's Soccer: They came to town wearing new jackets that proclaimed, "Iraq is back." And in their first competition, Iraq's underdog soccer team confirmed it, beating Portugal, 4-2, in the opening round of Olympic preliminaries today. Is this the same Portugal team that made it to the finals of Euro 2004?

posted by usfbull to other at 07:19 AM - 12 comments

June 21, 2004

Host Portugal advances in Euro 2004: One of Europe's smallest and poorest nations, Portugal splurged about $4.8 billion on the 16-nation soccer tournament. Many cried foul - especially after a 2-1 opening defeat against Greece. The home nation, many feared, would be locked out of its own extravagant festivities.

posted by usfbull to soccer at 09:03 AM - 3 comments

June 20, 2004

Dodgers-Yanks Renew Rivalry: For all the talk (& opinions) about interleague play, I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Dodgers visit Fenway and the Yankees visit Chavez Ravine. I'm also extremely impressed that LA fans have put the Lakers series behind them and shown up to root for their team. Is anyone else watching this game? My reason for posting is simple. One of my good friends (he's a Yankee fan and I'm a Sox fan) is at this game right now and he just called me to tell me that it feels like a playoff game.

posted by usfbull to baseball at 09:35 PM - 15 comments

April 01, 2004

Coach Fitz's Management Theory: (Subscription but well worth it) Michael Lewis writes a great piece in the NY Times about his New Orleans high school baseball/basketball coach. Some quotes from how alumni (even Peyton Manning) view him, and his current treatment by the parents of the kids he coaches. My apologies if this has been posted already, but I wanted to make sure it got on here.

posted by usfbull to general at 10:47 AM - 4 comments

August 19, 2003

The Homeless World Cup.: Interesting angle in helping the world's homeless. As seen on HBO Real Sports. Mary Carillo reports that there were even groupies!

posted by usfbull to soccer at 09:40 PM - 6 comments

August 01, 2003

This is a cool story about Van Nistelrooy.: Maybe I'm a simpleton, but I always enjoy these stories. Makes me think sports stars are still human.

posted by usfbull to soccer at 09:15 PM - 18 comments

July 26, 2003

The Internet is reshaping Bryant Story.: Interesting story from the LA Times about the impact of the internet and how the mainstream media quotes uncomfirmed sources as evidence. I think it's pretty alarming how much stuff a simple google search turns up.

posted by usfbull to culture at 01:56 PM - 2 comments

July 03, 2003

Anyone ever heard this heckler?: As if watching my Red Sox play the lowly Devil Rays isn't punishment enough, toss in Wakefield's knuckle ball and this guy's mouth, it's all I can do to not slit my wrists. Any thoughts on guys like this, no matter what sport? If I was sitting near him, I have to think I'd ask for him to be removed.

posted by usfbull to baseball at 06:52 PM - 11 comments

June 12, 2003

Tom Watson: is having a great first round at The Open. What a story this would make if he could pull off a good tournament, considering everything his caddy is going through.

posted by usfbull to golf at 06:02 PM - 2 comments

June 09, 2003

Davis Love III has had a rough month......: should be an interesting side note for this weeks Open championship.

posted by usfbull to golf at 04:55 PM - 3 comments

June 07, 2003

Clemens denied again.: I know he's gonna get it sooner or later, but today's game was a gem with the Cubs coming out on top. I also realize I'm just a bitter Sox fan and my prejudice holds no water, so why not let my buddy the Sportsguy sum it up.

posted by usfbull to baseball at 07:17 PM - 7 comments

June 06, 2003

Neuheisel's job on the line?: Anyone else think we're going a little too far here? Although, I'm sure Gary Barnett is smiling somewhere.

posted by usfbull to football at 07:02 AM - 10 comments

May 21, 2003

Fans can follow EVERY Sorenstam shot at the Colonial.....: Could you ever imagine playing under this much media scrutiny? Although, I guess Tiger does every week.

posted by usfbull to golf at 05:59 PM - 24 comments

May 20, 2003

Jim Harrick to coach again?: If Junior takes the fall, Jim can work his way back up the food chain again.

posted by usfbull to basketball at 10:05 PM - 2 comments