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Name: Ron Mason
Location: Milwaukee
ZIP: 53221
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Member since: April 27, 2006
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Sports Bio

Packers - Bears game at County Stadium in the 70's

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IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies After Debris Hit to Helmet

To answer grum@work,

Because racing....like most other sports, wants to cling to tradition. Open wheel racing has been around for a very long time and for the traditionalists (Or just plain old folks like me!), we don't want to give up on that which have known and appreciated. That being said, I'd like to see a safer racing environment but believe that most would figure it as a diminished product. Not right, but basically how we function on a base level!

posted by R_A_Mason at 09:58 PM on August 25, 2015

Washington Fan: I Won't Use That Slur Any More

Question.............Why not just change the name to the Washington NATIVE AMERICANS. I know the "R" name is a brand but, this would at least keep it close to the original brand and I would think, shouldn't offend anyone.

posted by R_A_Mason at 09:52 PM on October 24, 2013

Steve Bartman, 10 Years Later

Stop whining and bringing this up Cubs (or is it sCrUBS) fans!

While....I'm sure that folks will say that my take on this is because I'm from Milwaukee here goes anyway:

1. Alou himself has said he isn't so sure he would have caught the ball in the first place....hindsight I guess. 2. It was one run....The CUBS....promptly gave up 7 more runs after that...not zero, not one, but SEVEN! If the TEAM does it job right, this is a non-issue.

posted by R_A_Mason at 09:44 PM on October 24, 2013

Tiger Woods Misses Cut at British Open


Of course bperk was kidding! Tony Romo has won exactly 0 (That's zero...titles)...and Tiger....does it really matter? So, he slipped...and thereby proving he is human afterall! Check the money list and points standings...If Tiger had a bad week or, for that matter never wins another tournament again; does it mean he wasn't (or is) one of the greatest at his craft ever?

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:34 PM on July 17, 2009

Brett Favre Rents Condo in Minnesota


The Pack won 6 games last year and with the exception of one three pick game, Rogers was clearly not the reason for the majority of the losses. On at least three occasions, he lead the team to the lead or to a tie late in the game just to have the Defense collapse. As much as I enjoyed Brett's run in Green Bay, I don't remember him playing any "D", not to menton that his last two attempts at winning a championship ended in interceptions... and let's not forget the 4-12 record four years back as well as the debacle in Dallas when inspite of being 10-1 at the time, Brett abandoned the game plan and started to wing it all over in an effort to outduel Tony Romo...and then actually got hurt, waiting to throw as yet another bomb. Let's give Roger's a chance here and as far as Brett goes....Let the Vikings rent his mostly diminished skills for the year. It should be fun to watch him try to beat Green Bay all by himself by over throwing darts all over the field.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:35 PM on July 15, 2009

American League Wins All-Star Game and World Series Home Field Advantage

I just wanted to see Obama's delivery

A bit like his Presidency so far....Good Pitch...No follow through!

Seriously though, there was a long stretch where the NL dominated in the All-Star game so, these things tend to be cyclical like the NFC dominating the AFC in the Super Bowl before the Denver breakthrough in the 1997 season...SInce then, it's been mostly AFC but I expect that will turnaround at some point and swing back the other way.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:16 PM on July 15, 2009

NFL Won't Let Players Use Twitter During Games

Yeah....The words are spelled correctly but the grammer still sucks! "I ain't hurting nobody"??? I guess that means he must be hurting somebody as I believe the proper term might be..."I ain't hurting ANYBODY" (left AIN'T alone as it has been an accepted term for about 40 years now!).

Got to agree with dyams...Who cares what Ocho Cinco (nee: Chad Johnson) thinks anyway!

Yerfatma....Exactly what point are you trying to make?

posted by R_A_Mason at 12:12 AM on July 12, 2009

Shaq Can't Handle Howard's Success

Thanks for the Post Rcade.

I'm glad that Dwight took the "High Road" as far as Shaq's comments, as did Abdul Jabbar. While Shaq did go through a stretch where he was unquestionably dominant, his assertions in the past that he was the most dominant and best Center ever are pure nonsense (And I don't seem to recall Jabbar bashing Chamberlain or, vice versa...Either of which I'm certain, would've schooled Shaq, as likely Bill Russell would have as well!) All I can say is Dwight, forget Shaq and keep on doing what you're doing....O'Neals time came and went and like certain other former Stars (read that as Brett Favre), as they fade and move towards the obscurity of retirement, their massive egos cannot allow them to do the classy thing and praise those that are moving into their previously lofty statuses or, humbly acknowledge the greats of the past.

posted by R_A_Mason at 10:25 PM on June 06, 2009

Orlando Magic Reach NBA Finals

Should have been....Why DIDN'T Chamberlain win year after year?....My bad

posted by R_A_Mason at 10:47 PM on June 04, 2009

Orlando Magic Reach NBA Finals

Whoops!...Started a bit of debate..didn't I? I really don't want to diminish Phil's accomplishment but, forget the free agency stuff! Because of the "Larry Bird" rule, the NBA salary cap was an utter and complete joke as a team can pay whatever it wants for a top player so, the jumping ship argument doesn't really hold water. The point I was trying to make (poorly I might add!), was voiced by Atheist in that Jackson didn't exactly go from the Bulls to the Clippers and make them champions, did he? Now Kokaku and BornIcon, well...You two slayed my ass a bit and I must humble myself at your wisdom but Born....I don't think the Celtics would have won all those titles with Just Russell (See kokaku), he had some pretty talented team mates around him, didn't he? If individual talent or domination really meant something, than why did Camberlain win year after year?....I seem to reacall he had some pretty good years as well.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:10 PM on June 03, 2009

Orlando Magic Reach NBA Finals

Considering that Phil is the only coach to match Red Auerbach's 9 rings, I think Phil has the pedigree and team to win a few more if he decides to keep coaching.

Right!...of course Phil will!...especially as long as he aligns himself with teams that have superior talent! Okay...he did win nine titles (with three Trays at that!),,,but, with two of the most talent laden teams there has ever been! Hell, BornIcon....I think you or I could have won a couple of titles with those teams! (Okay....Red had a few HOF'ers on his teams as well but, it was a different era!)

posted by R_A_Mason at 10:49 PM on June 01, 2009

Manny Ramirez suspended for substance abuse


Not all that irrational.....I just don't like Barry Bonds as a person. While I will certainly acknowledge his skills as a player....His basic demeanor has always put me off! His stats (presumably..pre-juicing)..certainly would have put him imto the HOF anyway...,but, that wasn't GOOD ENOUGH! Bonds felt that McGuire and Sosa (fellow enhancers I guess!), got far too much ink so, he had to go one better! Living in Wisconsin, I get to live through the Brett Favre saga (Sad as it is!) but, I can also hold onto Hank Aaron, Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi, Robin Yount, Ray Nitschke, Paul Molitor, Warren Spahn, Johnny Logan, Sidney Moncrief, Lew Alcindor (Abdul Jabbar) and of course...Bob Uecker....All but Moncrief, in their respective HOF's. As I've stated here...Pete Rose belongs...and so does Barry but, I don't have to like either individual do I?

posted by R_A_Mason at 12:15 AM on May 12, 2009

Manny Ramirez suspended for substance abuse

While I don't want to indict everyone here, maybe we can logically assume that that the greater majority of the athletes are using some sort of enhancement. At least that way, we won't have to be "Shocked" to hear that player "X" tested positive for something...whether it be a performance enhancement or a masking agent Now it's Manny and recently A-Rod (who I really wanted to believe was doing it legit! as I personally can't stomach Barry Bonds). The point I really want to make here is this....I'd have no problem with the heroes of our youth having their records broken (Records are basically rented only!)....I do so want to believe however, it was done legitimally!

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:51 PM on May 07, 2009

High School Teams Will Play to Break Tie, 16 Years Later

I would love to hear the outcome of this....I remember getting together with a bunch of friends and trying to recapture our youth by playing a football game in our late twenties. The outcome....several sprains, two torn up knees and one broken leg. Basically, the lightest of us was now about at the weight that the heaviest of us used to be, after several years of sitting on our proverbial asses in office jobs (at least some of us), we were pitifully out of shape (and the beer didn't help either!). As Phillipsburg player Timmy Flynn said..."The next day I think I will feel about 45 or 50"...Try 65 or 70!

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:34 PM on May 07, 2009

Vick offered af2 contract

The publicity stunt contract offer aside, let's face it, Vick will be reinstated by Roger Goodell after he shows the proper remorse (real or feigned) and be signed by some NFL team. He is after all, still fairly young and should be well rested. Problem is... 1) He is getting older and the legs are the first thing to go 2) As a passer, he is mediocre at best 3) Was completely over-rated in the first place While I think everyone is deserving of a second chance, I personally don't believe this schmuck will ever really change and shouldn't just walk into millions of dollars again. He had his chance and the world by the tail but decided to blow it all on something any rational individual knew was dead wrong. Let him try working a regular job day-to-day, the way the greater majority of us do.

posted by R_A_Mason at 11:19 PM on May 07, 2009