Recent Locker Room Comments by Bryant

Mine's in my profile (now) -- thanks!

posted by Bryant at 05:44 PM on April 26, 2004

I'd be down with this. Not all of us Red Sox fans have SoSH access, and I'd like a place to chat about other teams and other sports with people I know as well.

posted by Bryant at 10:29 AM on April 26, 2004

East Indiana over Boston Detroit over Milwaukee New York over New Jersey Miami over New Orleans New Jersey is slumping hard. Otherwise, it's more or less as per the seedings. New Orleans could squeak past Miami... but they won't. They don't have enough spirit, and Lamar Odom is playing to his potential. The superstar wins. Second Round: Indiana beats Miami in 7, and Detroit beats New York in like 5. Third Round: Detroit beats Indiana. West Minnesota over Denver LA over Houston (lucky break for LA) Memphis over San Antonio Sacramento over Dallas LA would be screwed if they were a fourth seed or a third seed. As is... they got the weakest team in the West. San Antonio looks tired, and Memphis is all jazzed up. Minnesota over the slumping Sacramento LA over Memphis Minnesota over LA Finals Minnesota over Detroit.

posted by Bryant at 04:21 PM on April 15, 2004

Hm. As far as I can tell, there isn't any competition in foxhunting, which prevents it from being a sport in my mind. That's not the dictionary definition but it's one that works for me. Athletes... a harder question. Probably, yeah. Obviously not everyone who fox hunts is an athlete, but not everyone who plays softball is an athlete either.

posted by Bryant at 03:40 PM on April 13, 2004

37th? Next year I promise I will try harder to get dead last.

posted by Bryant at 09:47 PM on April 06, 2004

Sport: yes Athletes: no

posted by Bryant at 11:10 AM on March 03, 2004

Not a sport, and not athletes.

posted by Bryant at 07:02 AM on March 01, 2004

Sport. Athletes. Now do pro wrestling.

posted by Bryant at 07:11 AM on February 26, 2004

Not a sport. Athletes.

posted by Bryant at 06:28 PM on February 15, 2004

Fine motor control, concentration, focus, and will do not a sport make. Else video games would be a sport. Some things are just games.

posted by Bryant at 04:48 PM on February 09, 2004

Game, not sport. Not athletes.

posted by Bryant at 10:43 AM on February 07, 2004

Booyah! Hey, if you figure the results adjusted for previous picking performance, I suspect SpoFi did darned well. Good times. Thanks for running this.

posted by Bryant at 11:08 PM on February 01, 2004

Nah, it's all good. I got the excitement of thinking I tied for first, which is really all I wanted anyhow. The Panthers played a really ballsy game and I have more respect for 'em now. They took advantage of every opportunity, played well, and had a real shot at winning the game.

posted by Bryant at 10:20 PM on February 01, 2004

Aw, man. If Hal and Nomich hadn't come in with the right picks at the last moment... ah well.

posted by Bryant at 09:49 PM on February 01, 2004

Isn't it weird, JG? I can't remember the last time a Boston sports team was the consensus hated favorite.

posted by Bryant at 02:11 PM on January 29, 2004

Patriots. Brady is the inevitable MVP. Over.

posted by Bryant at 07:06 PM on January 26, 2004

So we going with Wednesday's over/under?

posted by Bryant at 10:59 AM on January 26, 2004

Woot! Patriots will win the Super Bowl, Patriots will cover the spread, and Bill will get -- what? He's not eligible? Well, that's no good. That's just a parody of justice, is what that is. Ty Law woulda won MVP if this had been the Super Bowl, but nobody talks about Carolina's WRs so nobody will notice if Law shuts someone down. Thus, it's gonna be Tom Brady for the MVP. This is an incredibly boring set of picks and I'm tempted to pick Antowain Smith just because of that, but nah. Even when he breaks out, he doesn't break out, if you see what I mean.

posted by Bryant at 09:11 PM on January 18, 2004

Sport, but not athletes. (By analogy to polo.)

posted by Bryant at 10:20 AM on January 18, 2004

Pats and Cats. It's become clear that I should go with my heart ever since I went with my heart and picked against Parcells. If I'd done that last week, I'd have been golden. So, this time, it's all about the terrifying Carolina Panthers. Also, Peyton Manning is named after a soap opera.

posted by Bryant at 10:23 PM on January 12, 2004

Bill Simmons (who is 4-0) so far picks: New England Carolina Indianpolis Phillie

posted by Bryant at 12:36 PM on January 10, 2004

Booyah! Kickoff is 4:30 PM EST, though.

posted by Bryant at 07:46 AM on January 10, 2004

Nice picks, taupe! Hey, Hal... you don't have the picks broken down by most popular permutation yet.

posted by Bryant at 06:45 PM on January 09, 2004

Boo, sold out. Oh well. Sadly, I actually was more interested in seeing Kay Hanley than I was in seeing Theo Epstein. My shame is public now.

posted by Bryant at 04:32 PM on January 07, 2004

I have no fear. New England is gonna beat Tennessee by a country mile. Hey, look, it's an injured QB and an injured RB to beat on. Sorry, guys. Kansas City is gonna take out Indianapolis. Too much chest-beating after the blowout. Blowouts aren't good for you in playoff football. KC knows how to score. Dante Hall is due -- and we know it's possible to run back kicks on Indianapolis. St. Louis is going to beat Carolina. Carolina ain't all that good. Neither is St. Louis, but they're better than Carolina. Philadelphia is going to beat Green Bay. Green Bay is going to rely too hard on the miracle, is what's gonna happen there. Problem is, Phillie actually has a defense...

posted by Bryant at 10:47 PM on January 04, 2004

Baltimore beats Tennessee; the defense will pound an injured McNair. Indy will beat Denver, because it's about time Manning proved himself. Carolina will beat Dallas, because I hate Parcells. (I'm wrong about this, by the way; I know Dallas will win but I can't bring myself to predict it.) Green Bay beats Seattle.

posted by Bryant at 02:25 PM on December 31, 2003

I'm so in.

posted by Bryant at 03:18 PM on June 18, 2003