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Name: b larp
Member since: February 05, 2004
Last visit: October 26, 2008

blarp has posted 3 links and 256 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 27 comments to the Locker Room.

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The Confederations Cup is over: for a rather meaningless cup, there was some fantastic football in both the final (Brazil v. Argentina) and the third place game (Germany v. Mexico). If you haven't seen either game yet, the third place game is on Fox Soccer Channel at 8pm et, and the final is on at 11pm et. (More inside - I don't want to spoil it for anyone.)

posted by blarp to soccer at 05:13 PM on June 29, 2005 - 16 comments

Champions League draw.: This morning, the draw was made for the final 16 teams, and there are some really interesting first-round matchups - Chelsea v Barcelona, Juventus v Real Madrid, AC Milan v Manchester United, Arsenal v Bayern Munich - any one of these could have been the final. Are we destined for a final like last year with two smaller teams, or will some giants make it through to the end?

posted by blarp to soccer at 09:10 AM on December 17, 2004 - 22 comments

English football's Division One to be renamed "The Championship",: with Division Two and Division Three becoming League One and League Two. Apparently, they're changing the name to change people's perceptions of the league. If it's "The Championship", it's gotta be good, right? Huh? What's next, "The Lordship"? "The Fellowship"?

posted by blarp to soccer at 11:49 AM on June 10, 2004 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

Tottenham Hotspur Clean House, Dump Coach Juande Ramos

For some reason, I like Harry. I think that he'll keep them up this season.

posted by blarp at 12:43 PM on October 26, 2008

NFL TV Distribution Maps

I recall seeing a similar thing a few years ago. It didn't use google maps, but it basically color-coded the US map in the same way.

posted by blarp at 09:45 PM on September 03, 2008

NBC to Stream NFL games live on the Internet this season.

yes fucking US only because the rest of you can watch "SOCCER" and tell us all how "that" is "real" FOOTBALL, Um, what?

posted by blarp at 10:19 AM on July 27, 2008

NBA Trademarks 6 Possible names for Oklahoma's team...

I agree it should be 'Marshals'.

posted by blarp at 10:54 PM on July 26, 2008

NBA Trademarks 6 Possible names for Oklahoma's team...

The Marshalls seems alright to me. Not great, but not painfully stupid like Thunder and Wind.

posted by blarp at 08:23 PM on July 26, 2008

Ring it up! Celtics crush Lakers for 17th title

Hell yeah!

posted by blarp at 08:57 AM on June 18, 2008

Junior Mint: The enduring popularity (and ubiquity) of the 1989 upper deck Ken Griffey Jr. Card

It's probably the most thinking Geideman ever did compiling a checklist, save for the 1992 Upper Deck set when he assigned numbers that ended in 69 to players with porn-star-sounding names. (Dick Schofield at No. 269, Heathcliff Slocumb at No. 569, and Dickie Thon at No. 769.) Awesome. It's too bad Rusty Kuntz wasn't playing in 1992.

posted by blarp at 11:03 PM on June 02, 2008

WuChess: Where hip-hop meets chess.

Interesting. I'd sign up for kicks, but there's no way I'm shelling out $48 to do so.

posted by blarp at 11:00 PM on June 02, 2008

Arsenal's Eduardo Da Silva injured in outrageous tackle, possibly ending his career.

Here is a picture from a few milliseconds later than the above picture. And here's a video of the tackle. Can't quite tell how bad it is from the video, but the snapshots at the end show the damage. Nasty stuff.

posted by blarp at 03:28 PM on February 23, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Well, that sucks.

posted by blarp at 06:50 PM on February 14, 2008

Jason Kidd traded to the Mavs.

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the "thunder from down under". All hail Luc Longley!

posted by blarp at 12:22 PM on February 14, 2008

World Press Photos of the Year.


posted by blarp at 11:41 AM on February 09, 2008

I own part of a football team

See also this and this.

posted by blarp at 12:13 AM on February 02, 2008

Isiah Thomas found guilty in sexual harrassment case

Here's the Sports Guy's take on the matter. Some good reading in there..

posted by blarp at 01:19 PM on October 03, 2007

Mourinho Departs from Chelsea

Phooey. I liked him. I wonder who they'll replace him with.

posted by blarp at 09:18 PM on September 19, 2007