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Bishop has posted 5 links and 424 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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Congress Scolds N.F.L. and Union : The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law heard two hours of testimony, much of it from former players who said they had been wrongfully denied benefits. The hearing was scheduled after months of growing, vocal dissatisfaction expressed by former players. N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell did not attend the hearing because he was at previously scheduled meetings in Germany. Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the N.F.L. Players Association, who said recently that he is “concerned about the red tape” of the disability process, was on vacation in Italy.

posted by Bishop to football at 10:55 PM on June 26, 2007 - 28 comments

Eddie Robinson passes away: Eddie Robinson, who sent more than 200 players to the NFL and won 408 games during a 57-year career, has died. He was 88.

posted by Bishop to football at 09:01 AM on April 04, 2007 - 7 comments

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight: More than a decade after he was indefinitely suspended following a positive HIV test on the eve of a 1996 fight in Las Vegas, that day is here. He has been cleared to return to the ring after passing a battery of medical tests.

posted by Bishop to boxing at 05:49 PM on February 20, 2007 - 60 comments

Wilt Chamberlain-Archie Clark, Charles Barkley-Jeff Hornacek, Allen Iverson-?: What once was merely a theoretical question has evolved into a real life problem for Philadelphia 76ers president Billy King. What is fair trade value for Allen Iverson?

posted by Bishop to basketball at 08:14 PM on December 08, 2006 - 16 comments

Forsberg looks lost? Forsberg is invisible?: I'm posting this because of the talk on another thread where the majority stated the Buffalo/Philly series was all but over. However, it has only just begun. When it comes to playoff hockey, Peter Forsberg is a man among boys.

posted by Bishop to hockey at 03:28 AM on April 29, 2006 - 40 comments

Recent Comments

Falcons QB Michael Vick Indicted on Federal Charges;

It never fucking fails with this place, Black man indicted= must mention OJ, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Pro wrestling is soap opera. Yea and the craziest mustache threads that pop up here every year are all about sports too. Then there are the Maurice Clarett threads that were 60 posts long because he jacked someone for a cell phone. Keep in mind he wasn't involved with any sport at the time and yet he found his way into several threads here at Spofi. Benoit was an athlete on juice. Just as many kids knew Chris Benoit as they do Mike Vick. His business is referred to as "sports entertainment". My point is that (as a black man) take great offense when a "High Profile" black person hurts me, my family, my black community and the whole image of the the black race by his actions, and for that he should be given the MAXIMUM sentence IF convicted for the Crime of dogfighting. He as a "HIGH PROFILE" person (if convicted) has hurt more than just a "bunch of dogs". He has hurt an entire race Get off the pipe "brother". All I want to know is, will every one show up in the 'Mike Vick found innocent' thread like they did in the "I told you the white boys from Duke were innocent thread". Will any of you support him suing the media for their part is this bullshit? I feel I must ask: do you condone, and/or participate in, dogfighting? Do you condone the circus? Zoos? Any sport involving animals? If you do, you condone animal cruelty on 1 level or another. You ever had a leg of Lamb? Take a guess at how they kill the baby sheep. Killing an animal for food is different? Yea eating it is much less cruel then burying it. Stop acting like these guys would just walk out to the kennel, randomly select a dog and set it on fire. At least none of the dogs were tied up and dragged to death because they were black. Or shot by police because they wouldn't 'do what they are told'. The accepted racism here is a fucking insult. Take a look back at the Duke thread when they were 1st indicted and see how many people were calling for them to be mauled by animals. And for all you newly found 'activists', take a look at this "sports"event that happens every year and then find the corresponding 'Spofi outrage thread'. from the article; Besides the obvious cruelty, dogs also pay a terrible price behind the scenes. Not every puppy born is a fast runner, and those who do not make the grade are usually killed—by bludgeoning or drowning—for not possessing monumental stamina and speed. Guess how many Black folk compete in that event. Half of you don't even like Pitbulls. They are even banned in some neighborhoods. But when an animal suffers (at the hands of rich Black thug gang members), the reaction seems to be more vocal and outraged. fixed. Evidence? Search threads and comments for 'Spofi members against the Iditarod". White athlete on steroids kills retarded story here. Black athlete "might" be involved in dogfighting...get the rope and torches, we're on our way to a 100 poster. If he is found innocent there won't even be a thread unless it's a thread full of 'I can't believe they let that coon go'.

posted by Bishop at 12:38 PM on July 18, 2007

Falcons QB Michael Vick Indicted on Federal Charges;

Obviously the dogs that were killed were killed for more than just "they didn't fight good". They are still worth money uninjured. They were injured beyond help and euthanized. But black gang member thugs wearing bling killed them so they were electrocuted, hanged and "slammed to the ground" etc. Like it matters what makes them dead. Chris Benoit choked his retarded son and wife to death..what makes you more "sick"? comment? These guys fought dogs (allegedly) and then euthanized a few, 'call congress cause those rich negros are at it again'. What's the world coming to.

posted by Bishop at 06:02 AM on July 18, 2007

Falcons QB Michael Vick Indicted on Federal Charges;

Being black is a chance of birth. Not an excuse. "If he did the crime, then, He must do the time!" Being black He should know that he is under a microscope and he should be MAN enough and Intelligent enough to realize it and watch his "P,s and Q's even more. Just remember an indictment only means that the grand jury decided that there is enough evidence to go forward with a trial, that is still quite a long way from a conviction. You see, this is the sickening fucking shit I'm always referring to here. I mean look at how many times he is called a "sick fuck" etc. One "sick fuck" goes as far as stating that he should know his life is under a microscope because he's black. I'm black, should I know to watch my p's and q's? Remember he has only been accused of the crime and look at this bullshit make shift wanna be lynch mob. This is exactly the shit Chico (rip) was referring to. The funny thing is the outrage by some people that "some of the dogs were killed" is fucking hilarious to me. Guess what they do to that cow before you eat it. Guess what they do to that chicken before you sit down with your bbq sauce. Guess what they have been doing to greyhounds for years after they are not fast anymore (trust me folks, "dog racing" isn't big in the projects, so guess who is running that business). Guess what they do to that little baby lamb you love so much with the mint jelly. Wait, everybody here is a vegetarian right? It just blows me away that so much outrage can be expressed toward someone ACCUSED of something and not one word was mentioned or discussed when, about a month ago a "high profile" white athlete (while on steroids and painkillers) choked his wife and mentally retarded son to death before killing himself. Where were all the "scumbag" posts then? One person goes as far as saying he is friends with a UFC fighter ( that got his ass beat in the 1st round recently) and wants Vick to fight him. UFC, where human beings beat each other senseless and it's just a matter of time before an MMA fighter gets murdered in the cage. But hey that's cool to watch right? If a fucking horse (that is forced to race mind you) breaks it's leg, what the fuck do you think happens to it? I'll give you a hint: Barbaro....Oh wait, he wanted to run around in circles with a man on his back. Besides a white guy killed Barbaro, so he was "euthanized". That's different. Get a fucking clue people.

posted by Bishop at 01:38 AM on July 18, 2007

Poll: Rooting for Bonds Divided by Race

I guess I'll jump in quick here. First of all the poll speaks for it's self. It's not really revealing anything we don't already know. I personally don't care either way. I'm not a big baseball fan. That said, CC if it was determined that Aaron took greenies, would he still hold the record "to you"?

posted by Bishop at 04:16 AM on July 17, 2007

Sheffield calls out Torre, Jeter, Bonds in HBO interview

Not only does Sheffield sound ignorant and racist himself, he also makes a beautifully hilarious homophobic statement talking about not wanting to take steroids because "the bottom line is steroids is something you stick in your butt -- period.". Is he really comparing a needle going into the fleshy part of his arse to jailbird sex? So all homosexuals have "jailbird sex" or everyone who has ever been arrested is homosexual? Way to call someone out for making homophobic statements with a stereotypical one of your own.

posted by Bishop at 10:55 AM on July 16, 2007

Down Goes Kobayashi! Down Goes Kobayashi!

Next speed eating contests will be to blame for young children starving all over the world. As far as fat , out of shape gluttons go, did you ever notice that the skinner guys always seem to win? Do you remember that comedian that could swallow light bulbs? Wonder where he got that bright idea. Speed eating bad, beer funnels/shotguns, speed drinking gooood.

posted by Bishop at 04:52 AM on July 06, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

Bishop and mjkredliner Of all the people I have been accused of being, this is the first time I have been accused of arguing with myself in threads. ucla512, It is total suicide trying to relate to any tradition / history because as I have said before, any type of backround knowledge expressed related to a sport on this thread is for some reason a very negitive thing to express. posted by sportsnut April 4, 2007 Here is enough evidence by itself. A. When did he "say this before"? He had only been a member for 5 days. And 2. How did he know what was Spofi post suicide within his first week?

posted by Bishop at 03:58 PM on July 02, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

ucla/theoldman/sportsnut? Maybe. I'll say one thing. Ucla512 has "personally witnessed" some pretty cool things as well. All you guys had better go look at the film of the oldtimers..If you think Shaq because of his size would dominate you got to be smoking something other than cigarettes. Upseld was one of the strongest guys in the league and Nate Thurman use to keep Wilt fairly even,. For the records Nate was over 6'10" and extremely mobile something that Shaq isn't and never will be. And as far as Wilt goes, he didn't have to back over guys, he would stop and turn and finger roll the ball into the hoop except over Nate and later Lanier and Kareem. Let me tell you gentlemen a story that I was lucky enough to witness. It was during the late 60's and Wilt was playing for the Warriors. He turned in the key and put up one of his sometimes hook shots, and little Tommy Hawkings of the Lakers all 6'5"a jump up at least 12+ inches over the rim and blocked it back in Wilt's face. The look on Wilt's face was one of disbelief and then he took the ball out of the air and in your face dunk over Hawkings, Mel Counts and Rudy LaRussa. But the real story was later that year Wilt was going against Tom McChery nd Wilt kind of lost it when Tom jumped on his back as he went up for a dunk. Wilt picked him up and threw him 5 or 6 rows into the courtside seats. Big Tom 6'7 or 8 about 285lbs came out of the seats carrying a folding chair with him and started at Wilt, who just stood there and smiled kind of saying to him OK come on then. Tom looked at Wilt then at the chair and looked around and then just put the chair down and came back on the court. Nothing said nothing done. You want respect not fear this is one instance that shows nothing but the respect that Big Tom had for Wilt's strength and real lowkey attitude for playing. Everyone keeps on saying all the players in the old days were small. Yeah, Bob Lanier, was real small 7' 330 size 22 shoes. Mel Counts was over 7 feet(slim) maybe 230-240 on a good day. Bob Pettit wasn't a small person either. Well over 230. Elgin was 6'5" 235-240 and even today is the only 6'5" forward to average over a 1000 rebounds and 38.7 points per game. A believe me there was nobody in the NBA that wanted any part of Elgin driving to the hoop. Even in todays standards Elgin Baylor stands out as oneof the strongest and most intimating player of any era. Sportnut, right on. Shaq could be so much more than he is. As he had gotten older he has lose so much of his abilities around the hoop. On the other hand, when Wilt came to the Lakers he started to play defense so that nobody drove the middle on him or the Lakers and when Jerry got hurt one year, he decided to score and if my memory serves me, he average well over 35 points for a period of time that was needed until Jerry came back. Shaq doesn't play like that, and to honest after watching with the Lakers for all those years, I don't understand why he doesn't. The three top centers in history all played great defensel. Bill, Kareem, and Wilt. All three were never credited with any many blocked shots because they didn't keep track of that stat until well into Kareem's career. He looked like he wasn't trying on the floor but believe me the reason nobody tried to take it to the middle is the fact that 99% of the time you would have the ball back in your face or Kareem would pick it out of the air and off to the other end. Walton was known for that in high school, college and the pros. Everybody is talking smack about this or that but when it comes to comparing you younger gentlemen had better look at the film highlites and history archives of the NBA from past to present. We all know there is a difference between then and now but you need to watch how the game was played by a quote to Sportnut "the days when true men played the game, not a bunch of egol grabbing sissys." Opinions are opinions and everyone has one. In the other sports a lot of things have changed, some for the good some for the bad, but in basketball the bottom line will and always will be put the ball in the hoop and stop the opponent from doing so as often as you. posted by ucla512 at 11:53 AM CDT on March 29

posted by Bishop at 01:33 AM on July 02, 2007

Centre of attention

As soon as I think the Flyers (with all the moves) are going from worst to first, I see NY adds Drury and Gomez. Not good. If they keep Nylander with Jagr, Drury or Gomez could be their 2nd and 3rd line centers. WTH is that, the Eastern allstars? You have to hope they lose Nylander to FA. Maybe Philly will give him a 2 yr deal.

posted by Bishop at 12:52 AM on July 02, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

This reminds me of another thread that mentioned the movie 3 o'clock high. Damn it, a threat of violence and I'm still not involved. I am missing an angle here. I don't even recall ever being threatened. A player hitting .275 making 2.5 million a year is crazy. I will end this with a thank you for listening and high hopes that baseball continues to be fun to watch and play no matter what the age, race, gender, or salary of the players...

posted by Bishop at 08:40 PM on June 29, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

Ryan Howard is probably embarrassed that we even associated his name with this fucking mess. Damn it, a fucking mess has been created without my help. I'm losing my touch.... Or am I gaining my touch. I'm confused.

posted by Bishop at 02:58 PM on June 29, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

From what I understand his parents had him focus on his education vs. baseball during his college years (as they did all their children). I'm also under the impression he graduated high school at 18 vs. 17, and he got a 4 year degree. That puts him out of college at 22 as oppose to entering MLB at 20 like Griffey etc. The Thome trade and his defense also played a part in the limited time he saw in the bigs at 23-24-25 years of age.

posted by Bishop at 08:22 PM on June 28, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

I'd be more impressed if he wasn't turning 28 this year. I get where you're coming from, but you should read up about him. There is a reason he started so late. Either way, very impressive record, and 505 is nothing to sneeze @.

posted by Bishop at 02:53 AM on June 28, 2007

Congress Scolds N.F.L. and Union

After all the flack current players catch about where they are the night before a scheduled meeting with Roger Goodell, or not showing up for court in regards to speeding tickets or public drunkenness. The current "hammer dropping" commissioner leads perfectly by example and doesn't show for a damn congressional hearing about the state of his league and how it treats its ex-players. This bum just disgraced himself and the league with his do as I say not as I do mentality. Think he'll be punished? Think his livelihood will be threatened? Think he'll get suspended? I think Maxine Waters said it best. Maxine Waters, who is not a member of the committee, was invited to participate because her husband is the former N.F.L. player Sidney Williams. When you have the Republicans and the Democrats both coming from the same place, some thing's wrong here, it’s unusual — and we have a good opportunity to make something happen,” she said. I'm sure it's a coincidence that both Goodell and Upshaw are over seas at the same time. It can't have anything to do with marketing and trying to make money. I guess Goodell has to feed his family and that's why he couldn't cancel his "meetings". Both of these assholes have to go.

posted by Bishop at 11:22 PM on June 26, 2007

Prosecutor in Duke Case Disbarred by Ethics Panel

I haven't had much time lately to comment (hold your applause), I would however like to compliment the previous posters whether agreeing or disagreeing with me. As far as "sticking up for" (as it were) people who are wrongfully accused, I just don't think these guys needed my support. They had the women's team wearing arm bans, there was not one thread here calling for a ban or suspension before they had due process, and they have settled with the university (the minute the charges were dropped). Being wrongfully accused and being wrongfully shot are 2 different things. These guys were never labeled thugs, gang members, a posse, or any such thing. Again seeing these guys being defended when they basically committed the same offenses that the Vikings players committed a little while back is actually evidence that White athletes behaving similarly as Black athletes is viewed differently. If the accused was Mike Tyson (see his previous rape case as exposed by Allen Dershowitz, Harvard Law professor) Pacman Jones, Steve Foley, or Ron Artest, This case would still be going on. If this was the University of Miami football team, do you think we'd be discussing them being wronfully accused now? Do you think they would be getting monetary compensation? Black athletes catch hell for even going to strip clubs, bars etc. These young men brought the strippers home with them to do the same damn thing that Black athletes do with them and they are praised and glorified for it. Not even as much as a 'you'll think twice next time', or 'that's what they get for being in that environment' or 'shame on them for hiring the same type of women that we hear about Pacman Jones hanging around everyday on Sportscenter'. A black athlete can get shot (attempted murder) and the general consensus is ' oh well, he shouldn't have been speeding'. I am most likely the only member of this community that would think of saying something like "how's it feel" or "see, being wrongfully accused isn't any fun is it" pertaining to these guys and you're saying that 1 person saying it once is to much. Imagine if you read post after post condemning these guys even after they were found to be innocent. Please don't suggest all injustices are the same, because this case proves that they are not.

posted by Bishop at 07:18 AM on June 23, 2007