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Name: John Shadel
Member since: January 12, 2009
Last visit: December 22, 2010

fadetoblack5 has posted 4 links and 15 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Chicago Bears DE Gaines Adams dies at age 26: The Bears defender, a former Clemson star acquired by the team for a second-round pick in October, died in South Carolina after being rushed to the hospital.

posted by fadetoblack5 to football at 12:02 PM on January 17, 2010 - 8 comments

Tony Gonzalez now a Falcon: traded for a 2010 2nd-round pick.

posted by fadetoblack5 to football at 03:12 PM on April 23, 2009 - 16 comments

John Madden retires from broadcasting:

posted by fadetoblack5 to football at 11:05 AM on April 16, 2009 - 27 comments

Chicago Bulls: Longtime announcer Johnny "Red" Kerr dies after long battle with prostate cancer.

posted by fadetoblack5 to basketball at 10:21 AM on February 27, 2009 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies


posted by fadetoblack5 at 12:38 PM on July 13, 2010

Red Wings and Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert is dead.


posted by fadetoblack5 at 07:17 PM on July 05, 2010

Jets Advance to A.F.C. Title Game

Wouldn't be surprised in the least if the Jets knocked off the Colts next week with the way they're playing right now. Although I don't expect the Colts to do themselves in the way the Chargers did. Should still be very entertaining to say the least.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 11:48 PM on January 17, 2010

Penguins hold off Red Wings to take third Stanley Cup

Being a big Red Wings fan, that game was hard to swallow, but it was a very well played series, and the Pens deserved it. Hopefully the Wings will be right there again next year.

Also, busted a gut laughing at how nearly everyone at the Joe was booing loudly every time Bettman touched the mic. Priceless.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 11:39 PM on June 12, 2009

Manny Ramirez suspended for substance abuse

Just Manny being Manny?

posted by fadetoblack5 at 12:14 PM on May 07, 2009

John Madden retires from broadcasting

Apparently the NFL isn't worth broadcasting without Brett Favre around anymore.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 11:06 AM on April 16, 2009

Angels' Pitcher Nick Adenhart Killed in Car Crash


posted by fadetoblack5 at 01:36 PM on April 09, 2009

Broncos Trade Jay Cutler to Bears for Two First Round Picks and Kyle Orton

Heard that too will, and it's all over ESPN already so I suppose it's a done deal. I don't see it helping the Bears too much. Although obviously Jay's a better QB that Orton, the Bears have no WR's for Jay to throw to, and no offensive line to protect him.

Guess we'll just see how it pans out.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 05:34 PM on April 02, 2009

Chicago Bulls

Sorry about that, yerfatama, first link i've posted and still am trying to figure things out a bit.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 12:13 AM on February 28, 2009

They Still Raise Them Right In Some Places

Agreed, Bo. You would never see this kind of thing in the NBA. Great show of sportsmanship.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 07:17 PM on February 18, 2009

Do A Little Dance, Lose A Lotta Points

Very well said Q, can't really add on to that at all.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 10:15 PM on February 11, 2009

NFL Hall of Fame Admits Bob Hayes, Bruce Smith and Rod Woodson

give me chris carter any day.

Agreed. Still surprised he didn't get the nod.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 09:21 AM on February 02, 2009

Stars' Krys Barch Loses Eight Teeth to High Stick

Damn, I chip a tooth and i'm almost in tears.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 09:18 AM on February 02, 2009

Steelers Win Sixth Super Bowl

Regarding Kurt's chances at the HoF, if he never throws another pass, I don't think he gets in. Numbers are huge to get in, and the way I see it, he's only had 4 tremendous seasons (3 with the Rams early, and obviously this year). All 4 of these seasons, he has an amazing arsenal to work with (Holt, Bruce, Faulk, now Fitz, Boldin, and throw in Breaston). The seasons in between these were above average at best. Nothing against Kurt, he's a good QB, but not HoF worthy IMO.

posted by fadetoblack5 at 09:12 AM on February 02, 2009

Steelers Win Sixth Super Bowl

Best superbowl I have ever watched. Sure you could make arguments for calls or non-calls, but isn't that the same with just about every game? I think there were questionable calls on both sides of the ball, but for the most part I think the refs called a good game.

The Steelers were just the better team, and the Cards defense looked non-existant on the last TD drive, especially when they had Holmes triple covered in the endzone and they still find a way to get the ball to him.

Only major complaint about this game was that Ben didn't get MVP...not that Holmes played bad or anything...can you co-MVP in the SB?

posted by fadetoblack5 at 09:07 AM on February 02, 2009