kyrilmitch_76's profile

Name: Kyril
Location: New Hampshire
Member since: June 02, 2006
Last visit: November 06, 2008

kyrilmitch_76 has posted 9 links and 271 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 17 columns.

Sports Bio

I once had a buddy who got us press tickets to sox/yankees at fenway. I kept the ticket stub for the longest time, it looked just like a normal ticket only the price was $0.

Red Sox and Pats are the teams that make me tick, I have never been a huge basketball or hockey fan. Every time I try to give the local teams another chance I am reminded of how much I hate hockey and basketball (especially bad hockey and basketball).

Recent Links

For The Love of Sport: Going Bowling: In College Football’s dystopian landscape there are a few gems that beg to be watched, one of those games is the Sugar Bowl match-up between Hawaii and Georgia.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 06:11 AM on December 28, 2007 - 0 comments

When Is It OK To Go?: Some college coaching departures are different than others article By TheQatarian

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to football at 06:41 AM on December 21, 2007 - 11 comments

For The Love of Sport: Playoffs? Playoffs!?: The 8-6 Minnesota Vikings will play host to the 7-7 Washington Redskins, it’s a playoff storyline with a lot of interesting subplots.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 06:36 AM on December 21, 2007 - 0 comments

For The Love of Sport: A Look Back : Now seems as good a time as any to look back at five of the biggest stories that dominated the sports landscape this year.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 11:54 AM on December 13, 2007 - 0 comments

For The Love of Sport: Thursday Night Football : It will be nice to sit back and just enjoy the Broncos and the Texans without worrying about a chase for perfection, BCS implications and all of the hype that surrounds so many football games.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 11:21 AM on December 06, 2007 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

When Is It OK To Go?

I didn't realize that Johnson was coaching out the season, if he is than that is the classy way to go in my book. Bo Pelini has accepted the Nebraska head coaching job but he will continue to coach the LSU defense through the title game. I have no problem with guys leaving for greener pastures. There was a post a while back where someone's point was more or less, "Haven't you ever changed jobs?" I just feel that leaving a school, or the Falcons for that matter, during the season is more like quitting in the middle of your shift rather than giving two weeks notice. You leave the people that depend on you hanging, and I think you should finish the season even if the job is a lucrative step up. I personally wouldn't hire an employee if I knew that they had just walked out on a job without notice, its unproffessional.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 11:32 AM on December 21, 2007

When Is It OK To Go?

Great Article Qatarian. Ever since the Rodriguez announcement I have been wondering to myself why some guys are vilified (Petrino) while others like Rodriguez get a pass. To me Rodriguez is just as bad as he abandoned a team right before a BCS bowl game. The Falcons can suck just as easily without Petrino. Under the radar is Navy's Paul Johhnson who also abandoned his kids right before their bowl game to take the Georgia Tech job.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 06:44 AM on December 21, 2007

Parcells turns down job with Falcons

The other day a pregame show was throwing Cowher's name around as a head coaching possibility in Atlanta. To be honest with you if you were a really big established name like Cowher or Parcells would you want to get involved with a team like the Falcons now?

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 08:09 PM on December 19, 2007

NHL Faces Competition from Russian Tycoon's New European League

If you look at some of the classic examples of rival start-up leagues AL / NL, NFL / AFL, NFL / USFL the more organized and well-funded (and historically older) league usually wins. In this case though the NHL has been on thin ice (sorry couldn't help myself) for years and is ripe for the picking. I would love to see a Euro / N.A. elite league of say 16 teams with the rest of the teams in sort of a relegation league a la European soccer. Its definately a story to watch.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 06:11 PM on December 15, 2007

For The Love of Sport: A Look Back

I guess I just got caught up in the US bias of the article. Sue me. Guilty as charged. I can only apologize to the international audience. Its kind of a catch-22, I could write at great length about international sports but then most of the comments would then take a distinct "wow this guy knows absolutely nothing about futball, rugby, cricket etc." the continuing crisis of doping in athletics (e.g. Marion Jones) and in the Tour de France Owlhouse is right. It also turns out that I am just as guilty as the media in making Barry Bonds the personification of the doping scandals that have plagued sports for the last several years when the problem is really institutional.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:47 PM on December 15, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Thursday Night Football

We get cable internet, a low-end digital package (NFL network, ESPNU, Horse Racing TV It goes down hill from there) and Internet Phone for about $150 a month with taxes and everything. We futball fans don't even have use for most cable providers. We must have satellite to watch ($65 basic HD), pay for a "premium" sports package ($25), and we still need Setanta (14 clams for one channel) to be able to watch the Pool stomp the shite out of ManU this weekend. I am not even sure what r8rh8r said but it sounds expensive.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:55 PM on December 12, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Thursday Night Football

For the record my wife and I didn't upgrade to the digital package until our cable company started offering Internet phone so the overall package upgrade doesn't cost us any more than what we previously were paying to verizon and the cable company seperately. Only now we get unlimited local and long distance calling and a handful of digital channels, one of which to my good fortune is the NFL Network. Without the phone company savings we didn't feel that the package for digital was worth it.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 11:54 AM on December 12, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Thursday Night Football

Honestly a lot of the match-ups this year have turned out to be a little less than spectacular but I subscribe to the theory a bad day of football beats a good day of reruns, must-see TV, American Idol you get the idea. As far as Thursday being inconvenient to the players I am really not sympathetic to the plight of the athlete who has to play on Thursday instead of Sunday or Monday. As with a lot of salaried employees you work when your boss tells you to. I did get an email pointing out that Owen Daniel is a TE and not a wideout as I said in the article and they also pointed out that Andre Johnson is really their leading receiver but he has been hampered by injuries limiting his stats so I apologize for some errors (more proofreading this week) also my parents (who are weekly readers) say that I really need to learn the difference between to and too.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 11:49 AM on December 12, 2007

Tim Tebow, happy to be a Gator. Happy to be the Heisman winner.

How about proving your value by subtraction. I submit as evidence for the Dennis Dixon campaign. Oregon with Dennis Dixon: Oregon scoring 38 ppg, ranked #2, BCS berth likely, talk of Heisman. Oregon without Dixon: 18.3 ppg, unranked, 3 game losing streak, 4th in the PAC-10 (Brut Sun Bowl).

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 03:48 PM on December 09, 2007

In response to the kerfuffle over Curt Schilling's new contract incentive

On the one hand millions of people are more interested in what he has to say than what I have to say. I do think it is moderately intersting to get more in-depth comments from a player. On the other hand the way he switches fonts and size I kept waiting for him to ask me for a million dollars like he was writing some kind of damned ransom note.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 08:37 PM on December 06, 2007

Oklahoma crushes Missouri,

I am all for a 16-team playoff (for like the hundredeth time) but at this point I would even settle for the "plus one" format where at least four teams would have a legitimate shot at the title. Hell four is better than two. Something like 1 versus 4 and 2 versus 3 using existing bowls and then the winners advance to a title game. And more importantly the idea may have a chance with the draconian selection committee as they could keep 99% of their ridiculous existing format. And I would love to get in on that Hawaii bandwagon, you gotta love the one guy who voted them first place whether they deserve it or not.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 04:53 PM on December 02, 2007

For The Love of Sport: The Sweet Science

Jack- There are two things that I am not a big fan of people who wrap their opinions in an expansive vocabulary and try and sell them as truth and people who can't spell my name. I am not going to argue with you or your dictionary. Kyril

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 10:15 PM on December 01, 2007

For The Love of Sport: The Sweet Science

While everyone is entitled to an opinion and the vast majority of your comments seem to be dead on, I would be curious what scientific evidence you have to support the claim that people of lower social standing are a. unathletic and b. stupid. rendering the source of participants almost entirely from the lowest socially deprived classes ... rendering the sport to be far less competitive with a related [a] dramatic drop in the level of athletic talent and [b]brainpower amongst its US participants.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:51 PM on December 01, 2007

Thank God for Netflix:

My favorite part was actually a link within the article talking about statistical research on point shaving in the NBA but I liked the Caltech article too.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:34 PM on November 30, 2007

For The Love of Sport: The Sweet Science

I will check it out thanks, definately no offense taken.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:22 PM on November 30, 2007