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Last visit: November 29, 2007

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NHL sets attendance record for October.: More than a few disgruntled NHL fans swore it'd be a cold day in Hell before they attended another pro hockey game. Anybody checked the weather down there lately?

posted by alumshubby to hockey at 04:46 PM on November 02, 2005 - 53 comments

The beginning of the end, my friends: Like a lot of Americans, I grew up with ABC's Monday Night Football as a part of my life during the NFL season. Tonight, the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, will be the first telecast of MNF's last season.

posted by alumshubby to football at 04:09 PM on August 08, 2005 - 49 comments

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Hockey Sweater Showdown! #1 Montreal Canadians vs. #2 Chicago Blackhawks

In the Blue Jackets defense, they've shed the neon yellow-green bug that looked like it should be playing college football in Atlanta. Well, yeah, except that a swooping stylized Ohio flag has "non-hockey-fan focus-group consensus compromise choice" all over it. But then, "Blue Jackets" isn't exactly the most inspiring choice for a team name I've ever heard, either. That's usually what US Navy sailors call themselves (in addition to other descriptors like "screwed by recruiter," etc.); I've heard it's supposed to be some murky reference to Northern soldiers during the US Civil War -- not a terribly well publicized connection to the Columbus area that I've become aware of. 'Sides, the notion of Yankee troops doesn't intimidate this Southern boy much -- back home, we think of them as "cannon fodder from up Nawth."

posted by alumshubby at 08:18 PM on October 30, 2007

Vick to still play.

The NFL said Vick would still get his preseason pay... But of course he will, loves.

posted by alumshubby at 05:34 AM on July 24, 2007

Bears beat the Lions and they're the worst team in the past five years.

Maybe the Fords should sell the Lions franchise to the Chinese so some of that coin we've be blowing on cheap imports can come back over here.

posted by alumshubby at 07:42 AM on December 27, 2006

Hall of Famer Gainey's Daughter Swept Off Ship in Storm

Humming "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"(yes, I know she's not Navy, but the principle applies) and praying like crazy here.

posted by alumshubby at 11:21 AM on December 11, 2006

Big Ben

OH! Sir, this recruit knows how he heals so damn quickly. He's, what, 24? At that age I recovered from dings pretty quickly too.

posted by alumshubby at 10:56 AM on September 13, 2006

Big Ben

If he can give 100 leg lifts without slacking off, he's healed enough to play. (Disclaimer: IANAm.d., although I've had to deal with a transmuscular incision roughly about that far down.)

posted by alumshubby at 10:55 AM on September 13, 2006

Free Furniture for Armchair Quarterbacks

BTW, folks: How many of you expect Brett Favre to start at noon on New Year's Eve day when the Pack has its rematch with duh Beahs? I'm not saying he'd take a dive, but maybe it'll be time to start giving what's-his-name (Rodgers?) a few snaps instead.

posted by alumshubby at 10:51 AM on September 13, 2006

Free Furniture for Armchair Quarterbacks

Indeed, defenses on teams that are winning big will sometimes slack off a little bit in the fourth quarter, resulting in a "trash" TD that doen't affect the game's outcome but obviates the blight of a shutout. It's human nature to ease up a little when it doesn't matter all that much, but with some DCs and defensive units, the "no trash scoring EVER" is a big point of pride.

posted by alumshubby at 10:33 AM on September 13, 2006

Raiders go way back, sign inactive quarterback George

George, the top pick by Indianapolis in 1990, previously played for Oakland in 1997-98, is mostly an insurance policy for the Raiders, who already have Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiasosopo on the roster. The article doesn't mention money, unless I missed it, but I bet the "premiums" on this "insurance policy" are dirt cheap, too. Anybody wanna bet whether he's still on the roster (not practice squad, etc.) at the end of the season? And yeah, everybody's raggin' on Al Davis, but I wonder what on earth Art Shell is thinking unless he got George for, like, five cents a game.

posted by alumshubby at 06:37 AM on August 29, 2006

Charlotte Observer: Panthers were juiced for 2003 Super Bowl run

I hope you'll excuse a derail, but this has been on my mind lately anyway: If they're going to start cracking down on steroids, doping, whatever...maybe they ought to have a weight limit so there won't be an arms race to have the biggest, strongest guys. Imagine if everybody had to come in at 250 or less and the key differentiators among players at a given position became agility, stamina, quickness, smarts, durability etc. What's really weird to contemplate is that as recently as the late 1960s, weightlifters in the NFL were considered oddball "body beautiful" types who wouldn't necessarily be tough enough to take the pounding.

posted by alumshubby at 06:28 AM on August 29, 2006

Bengals Fans Can Call 'Jerk"'Hotline

Yeah, I hope that the enforcers bring their brains along. If I'm merely cheering for the opposing team, I don't think I should get this used against me by some overly partisan hometown fan.

posted by alumshubby at 07:10 AM on August 09, 2006

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

He's damned lucky he didn't reach for any of those weapons, or we'd be reading about Mr. Clarett in the obituary pages.

posted by alumshubby at 07:06 AM on August 09, 2006

Your university as a Simpson's character

The USC Gamecocks/Edna Krabappel comparison cracked me up...until it intimated that Steve Spurrier can turn things around. Doug's clearly unfamiliar with the "Chicken Curse"!

posted by alumshubby at 05:09 PM on June 05, 2006

Hey fake fans: Make like Damon and leave

They show up like every day is Christmas, and you know what that means: You just lost your seat at church. You have shown up week after week, year after year, and now you have to stand behind the last pew because of some lady with an obnoxious pink hat. I don't know how they do things in Boston, but I'm more used to seeing holiday churchgoers wear obnoxious pink accessories at Easter.

posted by alumshubby at 03:41 PM on June 04, 2006

New 'MNF' team buckles up

ESPN, paying a record $1.1 billion annual rights fee, .... Eeek! For $1,100,000,000.00, I hope they're getting their money's worth.

posted by alumshubby at 11:30 AM on May 29, 2006