brickman's profile

Name: James Smith
Location: St. Louis
ZIP: 63123
Gender: Male
Member since: September 20, 2007
Last visit: February 17, 2008
Status: visitor

brickman has posted 3 links and 121 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

1964 Old Sportman Park, Bob Gibson pitched the Cardinal to victory to win pennant. I sat in the bleachers with my father.
Loss of favorite team-I'd never cry , however I did cry at the end of Brian Song-any person that did not is void of emotion.
Sport hero-Stan Musiel-ballplayer with the most class that ever stepped onto a diamond.
Favorite sport movie- Rudy and Hoosiers
Team I watch religiously-none today-however follow in newspaper
Favorite Quote " I love baseball" Roy Hobbs-The Natural
Great passions- my wife, children, grandchildren, baseball, 10 point buck, 6 pound black bass, Bob Seger and enjoying life every day like it was my last with the above.

Recent Links

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC: Midwest showdown is coming Nov. 24 for two teams not accustom to the national stage.

posted by brickman to football at 11:39 PM on November 05, 2007 - 28 comments

Bonds will boycott HOF: " I don't think you can put an asterisk in the game of baseball, and I don't think that the Hall of Fame can accept an asterisk" Bonds response to question about marked baseball and Hall of Fame.

posted by brickman to baseball at 10:14 PM on November 01, 2007 - 54 comments

Mitchell report to name names: According to those familar with the conference call, Tom Carlucci, a lawyer for MLB, told the team representatives on conference call that the report is going to be "salacious"

posted by brickman to baseball at 07:36 PM on October 30, 2007 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

Ladies and gentlemen what you about to witness from the Bonds indictment and the Mitchell report being released is the Black Sox scandal all over again. And this time there will be no Babe Ruth.

posted by brickman at 08:02 PM on November 15, 2007

Football ref crew mistake may cost $4.5 million

I'm sick of hearing about SEC and Big Ten. My moneys on the Big 12. No brag just fact......look at the polls, defensive and offensive numbers.

posted by brickman at 11:10 AM on November 15, 2007

"If you're not confrontational, you're not doing your job."

Pound has done more for sports than all the Olympics winners combined and been criticised for his monumental efforts. Were losing a watch dog that will not be replaced and the sport will be worst for it.

posted by brickman at 08:58 AM on November 15, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

You just reinforced my opinion. Instant replay may/will be used for other controversial plays and slow the game to a snail like pace. After thinking about it for a couple of days-home runs only would be ok, however I guess I just hate change when it comes to baseball. Other sports- I really could care less.

posted by brickman at 06:15 PM on November 08, 2007

Getting Tough with the '72 Dolphins

1972 Dolphins was a great team. Saw every game that year. 2007 Patriots are a great team, and in my opinion best to every play in NFL. Let's leave this cheating debate behind us-really getting weary of splitting hairs. Let's enjoy the great football this year and focus on team play and not extra ciricular activities. Shula's comments were out of line, however so are all the cheater comments. I'm as guilty as anybody for the comments and I liked to make a proposal. Let's drop the the cheating diatribe. PLEASE.

posted by brickman at 07:34 PM on November 07, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

who do you think they would face? Based on emotion I'm hoping LSU however I think Ohio State has the better team. Besides, I have a friend in Columbus and I have to listen how great his team is every times he calls. Nice guy, but I sure get tired of the homey comments.

posted by brickman at 01:17 PM on November 07, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

I think the 3 point rule..... I don't.......

posted by brickman at 06:05 PM on November 06, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

When I said baseball has changed more than other sports, I ment in relative weight toward the outcome in games, not in a number amount of rule changes. Name one rule change that has affected a sport more than that idiotic DH rule? We can argue all you want for the change, but I will never go along with the instant relay for home runs. Not as long as the morons that decided on the DH rule are still in the game. I don't trust them and if opinions are asked for, I won't give them the opportunity to screw the game up anymore than they already have, by writing them ,and giving my displeasure with their stupid instant replay suggestion.

posted by brickman at 05:31 PM on November 06, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

jmd82-ok, you assure me no more than home runs are reviewed and I might , mind you, I might change my opinion. However, even though other sports have not embellished the instant replay format, I still feel that baseball will. They probably changed more than any sports has, with that stupid DH rule. One of the most idiotic changes know to mankind. If a sport can make that drastic of a change I believe anything is possible. My opinion, change is bad for baseball if instant reply is adopted.

posted by brickman at 04:34 PM on November 06, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Sorry, no amount of suppose reason is going to change my mind. Game will get slower to what already seems a standstill. Ok, slow motion for home runs...good, disputed play at first base.......better, called third strike......give me a break. When you start something like instant replay, it will nudge the snowball rolling down the hill. Then what do you have....I rather watch ice melt then view at baseball game. Leave the game alone with its imperfections. Umpire make mistakes, if they make to many, get rid of them and replace with new. Look, a shortstop making to many errors are replaced, their position is not redefined. The world is not a perfect place. Better we live with the imperfection and accept we are human than try to fix errors into some technological idiotic soup. If is was a matter of life and death-ok, I'm on board, but for Christ sake its a game, not the start of World War 3, where both guys have to insert their key at a missile silo to make sure they get it right.

posted by brickman at 03:50 PM on November 06, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Games were shorter years past not because of on field play, has more to do with tv rights and stupid commercial. Instant replay is a stupid idea. Period............end of report.

posted by brickman at 02:58 PM on November 06, 2007

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Idea is not reasonable in my opinion. No more changes needed. Hell. if I had it my way, there still be day baseball only, no DH and no divisional series. Why screw with a perfect game that's already been fiddled with to much as it is. These GM's are nutty and need to leave the game alone. Geez..........

posted by brickman at 02:28 PM on November 06, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Calling other teams a joke is childish. If you think your team going to win, state why and leave trash talk in your rah-rah nap sack. Saying that, I think M.U. is going to beat Kansas because of the game site. Teams are evenly match and may come down to intangibles-like neutral site of play. hawkguy - no offense, just an opinion and please send me the tickets. Go Tigers!

posted by brickman at 12:25 PM on November 06, 2007

Presented without comment,

I'm new to SF and maybe my comments don't matter however, I enjoy the opinions and yes some of the criticism as long as its constructive. Some of the member insist on making opinion, that are contrary to their own, the butt of some ridicule and wait response to affirm their cleverness. The word "Priceless" comes to mind. I'm not holier than thou, I've had some rants in my comments as well and after I reflect on the post I usually recant so no feelings are hurt. Well, that my opinion and probably airing dirty laundry out once in a while is a good thing, clear the air so to speak.

posted by brickman at 09:35 AM on November 06, 2007

MU,KU chart path to showdown in KC

Nebraska running up scores have been the norm for many years. Mainly due to some great football teams in the past. But I'm not hearing any complaining from Nebraska. They seem to have a mindset, what comes around goes around. As for Mizzou, Jayhawks, if they win the next two games. I believer one of them is going to win the Big Twelve and probably have a legitimate shot at a national championship game. I know a lot of ifs but my gut reaction (and wishful thinking) is one of the teams could go all the way.

posted by brickman at 08:28 AM on November 06, 2007