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Name: Scott Newman
Member since: October 20, 2006
Last visit: June 21, 2007

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Imus, the Irrelevant and Whitlock, the Wise: I know the Imus slur of Rutgers players is all over the news. And, we are sick of hearing about it. But this excellent piece by Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star is reminiscent of Bill Cosby's refreshing and candid commentary on the real problems facing minorities.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan to culture at 12:39 PM on April 11, 2007 - 75 comments

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Referee Suspended Indefinitely

Stern was on the Dan Patrick radio show which I caught on my way out of the city a couple of hours ago. Anyone else hear it? He claimed to have had problems with Crawford about exactly the same sort of thing before involving an inexplicable ejection. Any idea what incident Stern is talking about? Now, to the Duncan ejection. Crawford was totally in the wrong. I'm not sure what else Duncan should have done differently. Crawford evidently he thought he was reffing a children's church league game.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 03:16 PM on April 17, 2007

Why don't I subscribe to Extra Innings?

Oh now come on ya'll, look at how popular boxing is now that you have to pay extra for access to bouts.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 12:03 PM on March 30, 2007

Bill Frakes' Favorite Sports Photos.

Awesome link! Thanks, Joey.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 08:46 AM on March 23, 2007

Why we look the other way.

I don't buy that ill-gotten gains thing. It doesn't happen. Cheaters pay for their deceit. They may not get caught by superiors, but they do get caught by their own conscience. And they pay by having their conscience seared so that it is easier to do again the next time. The end result is loss of character. Hence, I think there are many Pete Rose's who in the Golden years of their life are untrustworthy and viewed as circus freaks. All of that because early on they exchanged a life of character for ill-gotten gains. What have they given up? What payment have they made? In my mind it is the biggest payment of all--the respect of those they leave behind.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 08:18 AM on March 22, 2007

Why we look the other way.

In the real world people cheat, too. Lots and lots. And, they get ahead by cheating, too. I think we disagree on what it means to "get ahead." For me it means being a better person, living my life from the perspective that there is something more than what I can feel and touch, and raising my kids to reflect a similar worldview. If by "getting ahead" you mean make more money, have more success, enjoy more prestige, and etc. then I concede that you're right. Cheating can give you all those things...for a time. But ill-gotten gains is transitory at best. What goes around still comes around.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 04:21 PM on March 21, 2007

Why we look the other way.

I follow sport because I want to see meritocracy. I want to see those that work the hardest and those that are simply the best compete. Same for me...that's why the NBA and MLB has lost much of its luster to me. The NFL is next for me. I say this: there's more to life than winning. I understand the competitive drive for excellence and, within proper balance, respect it immensely. But, whatever happened to guys like Lou Gehrig showing appreciation for the sport by obeying the rules and being a gentleman? By the way, my hat's off to Jason Taylor's rebuff of Merriman. Hopefully more guys will follow him and stand up as positive role models. For those on this thread who deny the role model argument, you've obviously never coached little leagues or reached out to teens. And, if you are a little league coach I hope you're not my kid's coach. I wanna guy leading my kid whose got the guts to call a spade "a spade" and steroid users "cheaters." I mean my kid will probably never make it to the Majors (one can wish though!) but he'll still have real life to live. And in the real world there are rules we all have to live by. If we don't, we'll have a price to pay.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 01:55 PM on March 21, 2007

Gary Sheffield seeks The Calmness

Mjkredliner, I stand corrected and agree the Ruth/Gehrig era Yankees were better than the 80's version. But, you do understand, don't you bro' that you're showing your age!

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 09:14 AM on March 20, 2007

Gary Sheffield seeks The Calmness

And George's way works so well that the Yankees have won every world series over the past decade. Well, no, but half? Um, wait, not even 3 out of 10. The Yanks not only represent the biggest payroll, but the gap between their salaries and the majority of the league is massive. Yet, in the end, the best they can do is field a collection of individual superstars. What they haven't achieved is being a team. And, baseball is a team sport. The best Yankee teams were back in the 80's when my Royals contended each year with them. And back then the Yankees--albeit it with a higher payroll--had much less the salary disparity than the rest of league. But, they were the team to beat. The TEAM to beat. And that's why they were a dynasty then.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 12:58 PM on March 16, 2007

The Royals Worst - And Best - Trade

Great story!

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 01:40 PM on March 07, 2007

"The worst thing that's happened to college basketball since I've been coaching"

Money isn't fact, it isn't much. So the NCAA starts paying college stars. They get the big bucks when they're 18 instead of 22. This improves their quality as human beings in what way? Don't forget they are getting paid. They're getting paid a full-ride college scholarship. That's nothing to sneeze at. My point is this: paying college players beyond their scholarships with the possible exception of modest stipend increases would not solve the problem, would not make their lives better, and would not turn them into decent people. An education helps more towards those goal than does money.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 09:16 AM on February 23, 2007

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight

Unlike Foreman during his "comeback" Morrison looks ripped. Has anyone seen the promo pics?

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 12:19 PM on February 22, 2007

Ive already died four times"

Scorcese would be a better choice than Disney for Tapia's movie.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 09:51 AM on February 22, 2007

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight

Thanks for the information, Jojo. Like most other sane and caring person, I'm praying for a cure to HIV. I'm also happy for Morrison inasmuchas he has tested negative repeatedly.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 09:34 AM on February 22, 2007

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight

To this day I'd prefer to watch a classic's re-run of Ali-Frazier than any live heavyweight match of today's "contenders." Boxing imploded more than a decade ago.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 03:41 PM on February 21, 2007

Tommy Morrison Cleared to Fight

The first test done is an HIV ELISA (Enzyme linked immunoSorbent Assay.) If this test comes back as positive, the patient is not considered HIV Positive. A second test is run, a Western Blot, and if both tests return a positive the patient is considered HIV Positive. As with all diagnostic tests there is always a chance for a false positive. Thanks, Apoch, for the good information. It seems to me that the sports article linked above if it represented better reporting would have included these facts.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 03:02 PM on February 21, 2007