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100 Reasons: Oh man, this got me sooooo excited for tomorrow at 2 mountain that I was seriously thinking about showing up late to a test. The Cardinals seemed to be the best at No. 89, but with Izzy out, I'm not sure what to expect...

posted by edub1321 to baseball at 10:49 PM on October 02, 2006 - 13 comments

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New York City Makes Cricket a Varsity Sport.

I believe the guy's name is Stanford. This year's matches were shown in Fort Collins this past February. I remember going to the bars and I think I was the only one who knew what was going on, but people seemed pretty interested.

posted by edub1321 at 08:49 PM on May 13, 2008

You can help ease New Orleans' pain

I lived and worked in New Orleans this summer. I had an absolutely great time. Unfortunately I never went there before Katrina, but I did visit it two summers ago. And in the year between my visit and the time I lived there, the condition of the city improved dramatically. Yes, there is a lot to be done. ESPECIALLY in New Orleans East, where, even this summer, two years after Katrina, it was literally impossible to find a fast food place to eat. (Ironically, though, my friend and I golfed at a golf course there, which only had the front 9 open. However, the opening of the golf course was a huge step toward returning to normalcy.) The other thing that struck me is that New Orleans has more people living there who are natives than any other place that I have lived by such a large margin that it's not even comparable. And I have lived in 7 different states. Their dedication to the city is so incredible that it is almost impossible to not be inspired by it. From meeting these locals, the biggest obstacle to New Orleans' future sustainability is that many of the larger corporations have decided to move out of New Orleans (either across Ponchartrain or to cities like Houston). I was so impressed by my experience in (even post-Katrina) New Orleans that I tell everyone I know that people under the age of 30 should be required to spend 3 to 6 months (at least) in New Orleans. I had an amazing time and I really hope that New Orleans can return to its previous state, if it was so much better than it is now. Otherwise, I will still love New Orleans as it is now, and if no one else can see its greatness, then I will get to enjoy it with fewer people.

posted by edub1321 at 01:22 AM on February 27, 2008

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

I'm not sure. Oregon has the easiest schedule, so they are likely to not lose. I think LSU is the best team of the three, but they have the hardest schedule. I still don't know what to make of Ohio State 10 games into the season, but all they have to do is win at Michigan, which is looking tougher and tougher as we go along here. If forced, I think I would take LSU because I like going with the team that I think is best.

posted by edub1321 at 02:23 PM on November 07, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

I was never intending to say that Oklahoma wasn't very good, I was just merely saying that I think that Kansas and (especially) Mizzou have a great chance to beat them. And I won't say that I know much about how well OU has shut down the spread offense, but the Mizzou game last week was so awful that I left a Colorado game early for the first time in 7 years. Their offense moved the ball at will, and the defense sans Brown shut the Buffs down. Even when we were down by 17 to OU I still thought that we had a chance to come back, but towards the end of the second quarter on Saturday, I was ready to leave. So, a new question. If the Big XII champion doesn't lose again (whoever that may be), and they make the National Championship game, who do you all think they would face?

posted by edub1321 at 10:42 AM on November 07, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Having seen both of these teams win in Boulder this year, I was impressed by both, but I think (and have thought for a while) that Mizzou is the class of the Big XII. I really think if they run the regular season table they will wind up beating Oklahoma in the Big XII Championship. Furthermore, if Oregon slips up, although I don't think they have any really tough games left, and if Ohio State loses to Michigan, I think that I would like to see an LSU-Mizzou National Championship. Actually, I just mainly don't want to see OSU (even though they were pretty impressive against Wisconsin on Saturday), but I have never liked the Big Ten.

posted by edub1321 at 01:43 AM on November 06, 2007

A-Rod calls for the pop-up... as he's running to third.

(If he can pull this off a couple more times that is...)

posted by edub1321 at 09:57 AM on May 31, 2007

A-Rod calls for the pop-up... as he's running to third.

Another thing I thought about. How often is there an "infield single" (like Posada's) where a runner scores from second? And shouldn't we be lauding ARod's skill to go from first to third on such a short ball? I think that is one of the most underrated skills in the game. I always hear that Jeff Bagwell was the best at it in his prime. Maybe ARod will take over that title?

posted by edub1321 at 09:56 AM on May 31, 2007

A-Rod calls for the pop-up... as he's running to third.

Come on. I thought the play itself was pretty funny. Can we all admit that at least? Also, I thought his comments made him sound like a complete fool. Just own up to what you did. Finally, having watched the video, I love the section from like 2:30-3:00 where ARod has this little smirk on his face, as though he's thinking about how everyone in the clubhouse will give him mad props after the game. (Does anyone still use "mad props?")

posted by edub1321 at 09:41 AM on May 31, 2007

Colts are Superbowl Bound.

Whew. I don't know that I could have standed (stood?) 4 Pats titles in 6 years.

posted by edub1321 at 11:32 PM on January 21, 2007

Florida 41, Ohio State 14

As I've said before here, I am against a playoff system not because it wouldn't better determine a national champion, but because logistically it isn't viable. I would like to hear from people how they think it could work for an 8 team or more playoff system. (Yes, 4 teams might not be too tough, but even then Boise State would have been left out, so that doesn't solve the problem that some people have with the final rankings.)

posted by edub1321 at 08:50 PM on January 09, 2007

Tom Brady Blitzes Yahoo!

Well, I could be wrong, but isn't it the NFLPA that makes these fantasy league deals, and since Brady is a member of the NFLPA, if they want to make a deal with Yahoo! and use his image, he really doesn't have a say? (Obviously I'm mistaken, because he is actually suing, but this is what I thought the rules were...)

posted by edub1321 at 01:41 AM on December 08, 2006

Tressel Skipped Final Coaches' Poll Vote

AMEN! I do not think a wiser and more complete post has ever been seen on SpoFi. Thank you PublicUrinal.

posted by edub1321 at 04:08 PM on December 06, 2006

Tressel Skipped Final Coaches' Poll Vote

Yeah, it was a cop out, no doubt. But it was the smart move (just like Meyer's campaigning), IMHO. Yeah, they look like the better team, but, when the little things matter so much (as in football), there just isn't any reason to give Florida any extra motivation.

posted by edub1321 at 01:17 AM on December 06, 2006

Tressel Skipped Final Coaches' Poll Vote

As for Tressel, it was the only move he could make. Whoever he puts at #3 makes for great bulletin board fodder if tOSU has to play them.

posted by edub1321 at 12:19 AM on December 06, 2006

Tressel Skipped Final Coaches' Poll Vote

The school is actually called The Ohio State University.

posted by edub1321 at 12:16 AM on December 06, 2006