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Name: Patrick Benedict
Location: St Louis Area
ZIP: 62035
Gender: MALE
Member since: November 18, 2006
Last visit: December 10, 2006

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Sports Bio

I don't know that I've seen any real memorable events, just a lot of memorable players. I grew up near Omaha and went to a lot of College World Series games before it got big. There was a time when no games sold out and you could go any night you wanted. I saw Barry Bonds as a Sun-Devil (Wish I had now and then pictures), saw Clemens as a Longhorn, Will Clark, Robin Ventura while he was setting the hit/game streak record for Okie St, Too many to remember all. I've been to college football games in Lincoln NE, Columbia MO, and Ames IA. Got to see the Huskers several times (Irving Fryar, Roger Craig, Tom Rathman, Dave Rimington, and Heisman winner Mike Rozier). Saw Thurman Thomas play for Okie St in Columbia. And the Greatest Ever in my book- Barry Sanders for Okie St in Ames.
I live In St Louis now so the Cards are a given. I still follow the Huskers and will till I die!! I am trying to become a Rams fan, but they make it awfully hard!!

Recent Links

Knight passes Rupp as Texas Tech wins: Love him or hate him. He's one of the best.

posted by pcbenedict to basketball at 07:01 PM on December 09, 2006 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

No offense meant. Just trying to keep the conversation lively!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:44 PM on December 09, 2006

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

Well, no shit. Jeez!! Just having a little fun dyams- no need to get bitter. BUT HE IS STILL AVERAGE!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 06:55 PM on December 09, 2006

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

In the last six weeks, Jackson has accounted for 1005 yards from scrimmage and four TDs, while playing without the best left tackle in football. Being able to do that, while the passing game has been practically non-existent, moves him out of the "average" category in my book. Opinions vary. But since you like stats- here's a good one (the only one that matters!) Rams record during that same six weeks, 1-5. The point of my post: This Team Is Done!!

posted by pcbenedict at 02:53 PM on December 09, 2006

Good News: The Sparks are staying in Los Angeles.

What?!?! There is still a WNBA?? I thought the league disbanded.

posted by pcbenedict at 01:39 PM on December 09, 2006

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Fourteen.

I'm not sure the Rams have what it takes to keep the Bears (even with Grossman) from scoring. Did you watch the rams last week?? In the past, even when the rams had sub-par teams, they were tough at home. Last week they stunk up the joint against a sub-sub-par team. This team is done! The defense is again showing their lack of talent. An offensive line that has done nothing but pass block for 6 or 7 years can't create holes for a running back who has yet to prove (at least to me) that he is anything more than an average NFL back. And when the O-line does pass block, Bulger can't find one of the best receivers in the game. Note to Hoser: Pick whoever the Rams are playing as your "Lock of the week" for the rest of the season!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 09:32 AM on December 09, 2006

Yankees Ink Pettitte To One-Year Deal

16 Million for 1 year seems like an awful lot for a guy who has seemed to have an injury bug the last couple of seasons. He is great when he is healthy- let the yankees have him. The NL Central is shaping up to be tough enough on my WORLD CHAMPION CARDINALS!! (I love typing that!!)

posted by pcbenedict at 09:18 AM on December 09, 2006

Be True to Your School!

Grew up in Iowa. Funny that they are tied for 10th in the men's sports list with 21- 20 of which are wrestling.

posted by pcbenedict at 09:41 PM on December 03, 2006

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

Have I mentioned I don't much care for Notre Dame?

posted by pcbenedict at 08:16 PM on December 03, 2006

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

"It's a shame that neither team could make it with only two teams from each conference being able to make the BCS" That's my biggest gripe- Notre Dame is independent!! Admittedly, they play some tough teams- but if I am not mistaken, the BCS is set up as the five "major" conference champs- and Notre Dame if elig. That is Horse@#$&!!! Get in a conference and earn your way just like the other nine BCS teams do! Why is the Irish football team not in a conference anyway??? Their basketball team plays in the Big East, Why not football- because they don't want to join a good conference (Big East, or the logical Big 10) for fear of getting pounded, and they can't justify going to a non BCS conference. However, if they did, I'm sure the BCS would anoint that conference as BCS eligible. TV and sports writers would just die without their beloved Golden Domers!!!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 08:16 PM on December 03, 2006

Bonds not offered Arbitration

I'll say he goes to the Mexican League. Much easier to get steroids down there, and none of those annoying drug tests. "It's just too bad that wasn't enough for him." I totally agree dyams!! I saw Barry play as a Sun-Devil in the College World Series. No one was more exciting and that continued into his early Major League career. He has said that enhancers never effected his skills, but what he will probably never see is that they have and will forever effect his legacy. He will probably go into the hall- and be the first member booed at the induction ceremony!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:52 PM on December 03, 2006

Another Opinion on the BCS

The writer is right on!!! Go back to the old system!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:30 PM on December 03, 2006

Florida Will Face Ohio State in BCS Championship Game

Would have liked to see Michigan, but Florida is certainly deserving. I think an even bigger controversy is Notre Dame getting in!!! Check out: http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/6229904 There are certainly schools more deserving!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 07:27 PM on December 03, 2006

Dallas Cowboys Boot Vanderjagt

That could be one of the fastest falls I have ever seen. I watched the Bucs on thnxgiving and wondered what ever became of Gramatica.

posted by pcbenedict at 06:44 PM on November 27, 2006

Wojciechowski: BCS System Needs Extreme Makeover

There will never be playoffs because the bowls mean big $$ for the schools. The BCS sucks and may never work. How many times has the National Championship game had a team that didn't even when their conference (My Huskers were one of them) And it could happen again this year. That being said, I say go back to the old days before the BCS. I see a lot of Michigan and Ohio St fans on this site- Remember when it was all about the Rose Bowl. I have always been a Husker fan, but grew up in Iowa- The few times the Hawkeyes went to the Rose Bowl meant a lot to the state. Every Jan 1st bowl game was important and I think the college game was better because of it!! Sure, there was always a lot of talk about the polls being screwed up- but that hasn't changed. There were a few times you had a #1 vs #2 matchup in a bowl, but if you didn't, #1 never got a free pass. And is a shared National Championship such a terrible thing? Do any of the teams that have shared a National Championship consider themselves #2. What if USC gets in? Ohio State VS Southern Cal would be a classic Rose Bowl. Too bad it's not in Pasadena!!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 11:37 AM on November 26, 2006

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 12

Good Thing I didn't bet!!!

posted by pcbenedict at 02:36 PM on November 23, 2006