danjel's profile

Name: Dan Jel
Location: Chicago Burb
Member since: January 03, 2007
Last visit: April 01, 2008

danjel has posted 12 links and 127 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 7 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Lefty lets another tournament slip away. Charles Howell III wins Nissan Open in a playoff.: This won't be nearly as memorable as Phil's collapse in the U.S. Open last year but he gave up another tournament again.

posted by danjel to golf at 08:44 PM on February 18, 2007 - 21 comments

Dad intervenes during his son's wrestling match.: While the match is going, a father perceives his son to be in trouble and jumps in to help out. He launches his son's opponent about five feet into the air. Unbelievable.

posted by danjel to other at 10:51 PM on February 17, 2007 - 108 comments

Tiger's New Rules: Federline, Abdul, Bonaduce, Spears and others will join his posse. I say he still wins.

posted by danjel to golf at 10:55 AM on February 03, 2007 - 1 comment

Giants hopes fans and team will Bonds together.: Dear fans...............

posted by danjel to baseball at 07:53 AM on February 03, 2007 - 6 comments

Are You Bidding Me? : The search for the perfect wife is now over. She has been found.

posted by danjel to football at 10:40 PM on January 31, 2007 - 16 comments

Recent Comments

Ultimate Fighting Robs The Cradle

The lawyers are smiling and getting ready to pounce. Some kid is going to hurt another kid really bad, it almost seems inevitable. Some kid is going to put his opponent in an arm bar and break it. Who is going to be held accountable? The minor child or the legally consenting parent who allowed their child to participate in the so called sport. Also, do you think insurance companies are going to pay medical claims for injuries that result from this activity?

posted by danjel at 03:35 PM on March 28, 2008

Critics Go Ape Over LeBron James Magazine Cover

The world has become way too fucking PC. That being said, there appears to be more controversy over things that aren't intended to be construed as racism. It is as if some purposefully look for shit to throw at the fan just to keep their personal agenda in the collective faces of the public. Magazines covers have one purpose only....to sell the magazine. It is highly doubtful that Vogue would risk offending its readers by publishing a cover with a racially derogatory message. I think it is time to stop oiling the squeaky wheel every time someone cries foul. My comments are my opinion, they are not being made as fact. I'm sick of these stories. I'm sure the editor at Vogue has a big fucking smile on his or her face due to all the publicity they are getting from this cover. Every major news outlet and newspaper will carry this story. They will stay neutral and interview people from both sides of the stated controversy with the sole purpose of garnering precious fucking ratings and selling papers.

posted by danjel at 01:58 PM on March 27, 2008

Critics Go Ape Over LeBron James Magazine Cover

The cover appears to harmless to me. Giselle is smiling; she isn't horrified by LeBron. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Dyams indicated any type of buzz is good publicity. Could it be also that other groups are jumping in to promote their own agendas? I assume LeBron and his staff approved the photo. Much ado about nothing in my opinion.

posted by danjel at 11:19 AM on March 27, 2008

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Lego my Eggo!

posted by danjel at 09:47 AM on March 20, 2008

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Sure. He gave a waffling-type answer and speech when confronted by Congress a few years ago. Therefore, he's a user. It's pretty obvious, really. He waffled the wafflers.

posted by danjel at 11:39 PM on March 19, 2008

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Bonds has the best eye in baseball. A team would be crazy not to take him. Plus he puts the meat in the seats...home and on the road. This may be true Landis but so far, nobody here has stated they want him on their favorite team. Why is that? I am a Cubs fan; I don't want him to play for the Cubs. I am guessing his negatives outweigh his positives which is why no team has gone after him.

posted by danjel at 09:44 PM on March 18, 2008

Union to examine why Bonds has no offers

Maybe Roger and Barry will be saved by this study.

posted by danjel at 05:02 PM on March 18, 2008

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

Even a relatively short shot like mine, by comparison, can really cause damage. Golf balls are hard. As close as spectators are to tee boxes at pro golf events, it's amazing that more aren't severely hurt. Based on the reaction of the fellow I hit, can you imagine someone thirty yards off the tee being beaned by an errant drive? You mean like this? This is an accident.

posted by danjel at 07:05 PM on March 09, 2008

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

irunfromclones: So, my apologies in advance to the dedicated spofi community and the moderators if this thread gets out of hand. Debo270: Rape: I could be 18 with a 17 year old girlfriend and if we have sex, that could be a rape charge. is that the same as drugging someone tying them up and raping them. ITS THE SAME CHARGE. Born Icon is that the same? No apology needed.

posted by danjel at 01:47 PM on March 07, 2008

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

This jamoke probably didn't have any intention of hitting or killing the red-shouldered hawk. My guess is that his ego couldn't let sanity prevail over his actions. He was the main subject in the filming of a television show. He probably felt he needed to prove his worth for the show by purposely trying to hit the hawk after he failed miserably in his first attempt (just a hunch, not based on fact). The guy is a fucking idiot. There were cameras and witnesses to his now regrettable actions. Isenhour has committed a crime. I think the PGA has an obligation to investigate this matter further and take action in order to demonstrate they don't support this behavior on a golf course. He should have to stand atop the shag cart at the local driving range while wearing wings and a beak for his punishment.

posted by danjel at 01:16 PM on March 07, 2008

Brett Favre Retires

Gee, 7 comments into the thread and the snark about interceptions appears. What's the matter -- did you think bringing up the drug addiction would make you look like too much of an ass? Let us all petition for a policy that prohibits any negative comments in threads until the last post!

posted by danjel at 12:29 PM on March 04, 2008

Belichick and Pioli speak out.

From Belichick: "Even though I felt there was a gray area in the rule and I misinterpreted the rule, that was my mistake and we've been penalized for it. I apologize to everybody that is involved - the league, the other teams, the fans, our team, for the amount of conversation and dialogue that it's caused." So he admitted to knowing what he did was probably wrong by exploiting his perceived gray area of the rule. Sounds like someone who knew he was cheating and had an excuse to fall back on. Also, he apologizes for the "amount of conversation and dialogue that it's caused". He doesn't appear to apologize for the fact that he cheated, just that he was caught and now everyone is talking about it. Or maybe that is just my gray intereptation of his apology. If this video taping thing was a one time thing and he was fined for the offense, so be it. We can let it go. But I think most people are riled up over this because it seams he has been doing the video taping thing for a long time. If so, his punishment was extremely lenient and the NFL tried to sweep the issue under the rug. In my opinion, this tarnishes the image and reputation of the NFL commish any Patriots team coached by Belichick.

posted by danjel at 10:09 AM on February 18, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

Sorry, I did not think you were criticizing me, lbb, not at all. It is just lately getting stuff from my brain to paper (or computer screen) is difficult for me. And I thought you placed your comment in order to avoid the wrath of her smug and condescending retorts.

posted by danjel at 03:53 PM on February 15, 2008

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

All the teams do it, the Pats just got caught..........Get over it Really? I am in my forties and I have never heard of this stuff from the NFL about illegal video taping until this year. Please educate me with facts supporting your assertion that "All teams do it".

posted by danjel at 09:42 PM on February 14, 2008

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.

Is Pettite going to be suspended for 15-days for his admission of HGH use? No. MLB will wait eight years and then state we all misheard Pettite when he said he used HGH. By then, I will have misremembered this thread ever existed.

posted by danjel at 10:24 AM on February 14, 2008