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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: December 20, 2009

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Florida Linebacker Tried to Eye-Gouge Opponent: Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes has been suspended by the team -- but only for two quarters -- after being caught purposefully jamming his fingers through the facemask of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey on Saturday in an effort to gouge his eyes. "We're going to suspend Brandon for the first half of the Vanderbilt game," said head coach Urban Meyer. "I talked to him, that's not who he is. I love Brandon Spikes, the team does. We're going to move on. He has our full support."

posted by firecop to football at 06:48 PM on November 02, 2009 - 35 comments

Leaving the Logos behind: Ryan Moore gives up $300,000 a year to play the golf clubs he likes and wear the clothes he buys himself. Crafty or crazy?

posted by firecop to golf at 11:03 AM on August 29, 2009 - 14 comments

9 year old with a 40 mph fastball, gets the boot.: I'm not sure what to make of this. On one hand I can see the punishment for being very good. On the other hand they allowed him to either play a different position or go up to the next level. I really dont know what to think about this but I have a 9 year old who I think could hit him :)

posted by firecop to baseball at 01:14 AM on August 26, 2008 - 38 comments

Upon further review, He's out!!!: MLB Pushes for some form of instant replay.

posted by firecop to baseball at 12:20 AM on June 14, 2008 - 25 comments

Schilling Calls Out The Rocket: Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling called on Roger Clemens to give up the four Cy Young Awards he's won since 1997 if he can't clear his name from allegations that he used steroids to prolong and enhance his career.

posted by firecop to baseball at 06:27 AM on December 20, 2007 - 95 comments

Recent Comments

Yankees Win World Series

Wow really? I'm going to get banned for my considerably mild post?

Then DO IT.

I've been reading and posting in this forum for more than two years and I have read some seriously graphic and hateful stuff that didnt result in a ban (see the pre ban Bishop era). To be specific I didnt call any one person a Troll. I made mention that I thought they would come out as expected and they did and will. I liked this forum because people could speak their mind, if those days are gone then ban me since I wont be back anyway. LAME...

posted by firecop at 05:18 PM on November 05, 2009

Yankees Win World Series

by gray matter:

Nice to see that after 9 long years, George was finally able to buy that next world series title.

Best thing that the Yankees do for city of NY is the massive amount of tax that their players probably have to pay on those exorbitant incomes.

"Most Yankee fans seem to think that if you are not a Yankee fan then you must be a Yankee hater."

Sorry gray but your first statement sounds EXACTLY like a Yankee Hater with your sour grapes. Be a hater, that's fine, were used to it but at least own it.

Meanwhile I'm going to do my part to ensure the appropriate funding funding to "buy" next years Championship. I think a Division, League Champ and World Champ hat are in order.

posted by firecop at 03:53 PM on November 05, 2009

Yankees Win World Series

What planet are you living on? The Kansas City Royals are not spending $130 million less than the Yankees on their players out of choice.

The Yankees are a terrific team and a worthy champion. But fans of the team should admit that maybe, quite possibly, the massive financial advantage of the team plays a role in that.

130 Million in today's day and age is nothing when compared to the money the owners of proffessional sports teams can make. The Steinbrenners have been spending for decades and they can because their franchise is healthy. It's healthy because people WANT to buy Yankees merchandise and watch Yankee games. The Yankees measure themselves by the number of Championships they win while "some" other clubs are happy to settle for Division titles and/or playoff appearances and an occasional Championship. Based on Market Size alone the SF Giants COULD spend dollar for dollar with the Yankees right now and DONT.

I for one would rather be the fan of a team willing to spend money on talent than lamenting my tightwad owners lack of concern for their fans season after season.

posted by firecop at 11:53 AM on November 05, 2009

Yankees Win World Series

Wow, look at all the Hate Trolls coming out again. good to see you again boys. I'll look forward another rewarding winter of the same ole same ole.

"Yankees buying another one one blah blah blah..."

The Royals can spend the money they just DONT.

Anyway, Congrats to the Phils. You guys are are a great team and a class act who played a great series. I hope to see you again this time next year:)

How bout some troll food for the winter? Cashman signs Utley to a huge contract in the offseason? Heh Heh Heh.

posted by firecop at 10:13 AM on November 05, 2009

Brady Quinn's House Up For Sale

Earlier this year Quinn (against the Vikings) took a sack over 8 seconds after the snap. Yeah, you have crap receivers but that is ridiculous - it isn't possible to cover pro WRs for that long, you just aren't seeing the open man.

One play at 8 seconds still doesnt make it Quinns fault. Is there a video clip of this play? The few CB games I have seen Ive watched Quinn take some viscious sacks and hit's just after throwing. The kid could be shell shocked from all that. The difference between Quinn and Dilfer is that Quinn actually has talent and Quinn works hard to get better after each game.

I think youre right that the Browns wont get much for Quinn but fuck em! They are the ones setting him up to fail. They are the ones who arent protecting him. They are the ones using Anderson to threaten him with (and vice versa) so good, I hope the browns dont get squat. Spagnuolo is rebuilding the Rams and could do alot worse than Brady Quinn to build around. The Raiders are now certain that ANYONE is a better alternative to Jamarcus Russell. The Vikings know that after this year farve is gone and Tavaris Jackson isnt the answer. Tampa Bay is playing the QB shuffle.

There is no limit to the Options for Quinn and if he lands somewhere they can give him some time and help the game slow down for him methinks he will be a damn good QB.

By the way, how's Matt Cassell working out in KC? New England is living proof that if you can protect the QB long enough, a highschool kid with a big arm can get above average stats.

posted by firecop at 11:44 AM on October 18, 2009

Brady Quinn's House Up For Sale

To be fair, neither of these guys has very long to find a receiver getting chased around the backfield. I dont think Tom Brady could be successful as a QB behind that Godaweful line. I think Brady Quinn and decent team with a decent front line will be a damn good QB. He has a great work ethic and a big heart and I think when the game starts to slow down for him he will be successful. Just not in Cleveland. Cleveland goes through QB's like their coming out of a PEZ dispenser these days. Newsflash guys, until you guys can pass protect and establish a consistant running game you might as well sub the QB for another running back and make another version of the Wildcat. I've always hated the QB controversy shit as I think it hurts the entire team. Pick your F-ing guy and let him play, let him get better, let him learn and help him.

posted by firecop at 09:27 AM on October 14, 2009

30 dirty players in 30 days

Clarke was a dirty little stick-weasel, a hacker, a spitter, a whiner, a spearer, and ultimately, a cowardly little subhuman piece of vindictive shit who hid behind Schultz, Dupont, Dornhoefer and the rest of that embarassment to Philly.

Dude, I couldnt have said it better myself. Been bottling that up have you? :)

Now, as a lifelong Ranger fan I would like to put forth a question.

Was Nick Fotiu (1970's era New York Ranger) protector or a goon?

I ask because he was one of my favorite players as a child. My Dad and I would go to the Garden early for Rangers games as often as we could. After each warm up Nick would grab a handful pucks and throw them high into the upper decks. He would say that as a kid he could only afford those cheap seast and that he watched as the kids in the expensive seats would get all the pucks from the players. He was also one of the few American players in the NHL at the time.
I know he wasnt a great player and I watched him brutally beat guys on the ice, but my Dad would defend him saying he was protecting the Swedes(Ulf Neilsen etc.) from the other goons. In all honesty it seemed at the time that at least he fought big guys. I mean I never saw him drub a little guy or a defenseless guy but he sure did more fighting than shooting. I now wonder if my childhood view was jaded by his off the ice demeanor. What is the perception of other hockey fans who can remember back that far :)

Oh and Rumple, I never got to see Nick kick the everloving shit out out of Bobby Clarke but I always dreamed of watching it.

Of course I did watch him deliver a systematic beating to Stan Jonathan which, in my book, was the next best thing :)

posted by firecop at 10:41 PM on September 16, 2009

Jordan's Night to Remember Turns Petty

Im glad someone already posted this. No class.

posted by firecop at 03:38 PM on September 12, 2009

Oregon Player Flips Out After Boise State Game

Many people in this forum have kittens when people make judgements before all the facts are in. When Michael Vick was "accused" of running a dog fighting ring people where in here stating " you all need to wait until the evidence is in before you condemn him". While folks in here are now positive that Hout instigated this. No one knows what Hout said or for that matter what Blount may have said DURING the game to provoke that taunt.

That was also clearly a sucker punch. Houts attention was turned. It doesnt matter how tough you are when you get hit in the chops, full bore from a strong athletic person. Had he seen it coming he may have had to a chance to block most of it and maybe deliver one himself.

As far as Blounts reaction, that dude was out of control. Im suprised they didnt tase him after he tried to go after fans. That is some real issues that boy has and I hope for everyones sake he learns how to control that. When this washes him out of proffessional football I would hate to be the guy at the grocery store who steals this guys parking spot.

posted by firecop at 11:16 AM on September 05, 2009

Child's Skull Fractured by Foul Ball

Just went to a Reno Aces game with my 10 yr old. Watched some cookin line drives fly at the people down the baseline (we were behind the screen) and thought "you'd better be paying attention to the game at all times if your sitting down there". A high fly is one thing but a line drive to the inattentive melon is something else.

I hope the child is ok and doesnt suffer any permanent damage.

posted by firecop at 11:04 AM on September 05, 2009

Leaving the Logos behind

I can certainly understand wanting to play with the clubs that I am most comfortable with. I can "maybe understand" not wanting to look like a billboard though I dont see how a little Nike Swoosh on the cap and left breast of the shirt constitute looking like a "NASCAR driver". But for those sums of money I couldnt care less if my golf bag looked like a doodle pad for and advertising exec.

posted by firecop at 11:12 AM on August 29, 2009

Did Vick Break Reinstatement Deal by Drinking Vodka?

Anyone who thinks an average person would have been out of prison right now for what vick was charged with is delusional. Vicks high paid attorneys got him off light, the same way stallworth walks away from manslaughter charges with 24 days in jail (not to be confused with "prison"). The sad fact is that rich and famous people get better treatment by the courts in America. It makes me sick but at least I see it for what it is.

If part of his deal to return to the NFL was that he would refrain from consumption then, while probably not in violation to the letter I would bet in spirit he was. I mean, have a drink at home dude, but in public two weeks after a reinstatement that was unlikely at best, you tempt fate? Stupid. Knowing what Goodell is I see Vick F-ing up by the numbers again and the commish laying the ban hammer on him. Goodell cant afford to give Vick a third chance so Vick needs to be squeakier than Steve Young if he wants to stay.

To me personally, it doesnt matter that crime he committed wasnt against humans. He took pleasure from inflicting pain and death into living creatures. Read any book about sociopaths and they say its a short leap to humans. His soul is dead and thats enough for me to consider him despicable despite the fact that the NFL and Tony Dungy want to give him another chance. I hope he's changed but I doubt it.

posted by firecop at 09:48 AM on August 25, 2009

Nice catch, dude

Ha ha ha!! Awesome catch man!

posted by firecop at 09:01 PM on July 31, 2009

Mike Tyson's Daughter Dies After Home Accident

Very sorry for your loss. Just terrible.


posted by firecop at 09:42 PM on May 27, 2009


I agree with you BDaddy silver can look alot like white depending on the distance. Sleeves can be rolled up etc.

The main things that will make or break him will be his alibi (if he has one and if that holds water) and things at the scene like DNA, shoe prints etc. if the police took that stuff.

Having said all this, I hope he didnt do it.

posted by firecop at 10:54 AM on May 17, 2009