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Name: The Special Juan
ZIP: 10021
Member since: May 02, 2009
Last visit: June 04, 2010
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The_Special_Juan has posted 10 links and 64 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Capello will allow Wags at the World Cup next summer, but only for one day at a time: "We are here to play, not for a holiday.", said the man who has orchestrated 8 consecutive World Cup qualifying wins for England.

posted by The_Special_Juan to football at 03:04 PM on September 10, 2009 - 3 comments

Nemanja Vidic move to Barca looks possible. : Vidic's agent, Paolo Fabbri, has spoken openly to Catalan radio station RAC1 about the defender's apparent desire to move to Camp Nou.

posted by The_Special_Juan to football at 09:52 PM on August 18, 2009 - 4 comments

Formula One's major players announce they will create their own series: "The teams cannot continue to compromise on the fundamental values of the sport and have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 World Championship," said a statement issued by the new Formula One Teams' Association.

posted by The_Special_Juan to auto racing at 09:10 PM on June 18, 2009 - 19 comments

Ricky Kaka is a Galactico. Price: $94m: Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez confirmed that Kaka would be just the first of several summer signings. His targets also include Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Xabi Alonso. "Kaka is one of the players that every team would like to have and Madrid had the chance to get him," Pérez said. "We are working on building a good team, an important team, and this has only just begun."

posted by The_Special_Juan to football at 10:24 PM on June 08, 2009 - 7 comments

Recent Comments

Washington's NFL Team Orders Newspaper to Remove Negative Photos

The NFL has long tentacles- so this is not surprising.

To me, this is more frightening: you can't even say the words "Super Bowl" if you are advertising something related to the game unless you pay a licensing or sponsorship fee to the NFL.

You actually have to dance around "Super Bowl" and say ridiculously lame things like "the big game in Miami in January".

posted by The_Special_Juan at 01:49 PM on October 14, 2009

Another call for instant replay

it's difficult to believe such reasoning would stand up in a court of law

It's just sports. It's not "a court of law". So why bring that up?

A blown call is a blown call. It's part of the game.

Look how replay and challenges have ruined the NFL (and yet they manage to add more commercial breaks during the game with every new season).

the romanticizing of the human element in umpiring turns instead into another thing so great about humans[:] the ability to recognize when you're wrong.

Makes no sense!

posted by The_Special_Juan at 12:20 PM on October 11, 2009

Seats of Gold

the Yankees organization doesn't understand that the era of stripclub/ballgame/wild private party business deals being closed isn't really the same as it once was

You don't live in NYC, do you...

posted by The_Special_Juan at 12:37 PM on October 10, 2009

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How many pro sports teams have won a championship in their first year in a new facility?

Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal (league cup) in their first season at the Allianz Arena.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 11:56 AM on October 08, 2009

Browns agree to send Edwards to Jets

Jets acquire yet another receiver with a strange first name. Film at 11.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 11:06 AM on October 07, 2009

Favre takes it to the Packers: Vikings win 30-23

I forgot to watch this, thank god. ESPN is a joke, but the other networks are not much better. Especially Fox-- and especially Joe Buck and Daryl whats his name.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 01:02 PM on October 06, 2009

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Drogba proves (again) he is the world's best striker. Sets up two goals in a huge 2-0 win against Liverpool. Torres is a non-factor for Liverpool.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 04:29 PM on October 05, 2009

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I love how the Man U fanboys say "Well they scored in the second minute" as if there was this sense of real ultimate urgency to score then. And goals are almost never scored in those last-second, last-gasp panic rushes to the goal.

Having the luxury of 4 extra minutes is what kept their heads cool enough to score that goal when they did.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 10:38 AM on October 04, 2009

The Profound Stupidity of Football

The poster is obviously someone who didn't read the piece. He saw the title and posted it in a lame attempt to get a rise out of soccer fans. The book criticizes the industry of modern football, not the actual game.

Compare soccer to what Americans have done to their once-great professional sports. Despite all of the behind the scenes nonsense, the game of football (soccer) itself has not been fucked-wth at all.

You cannot say the same for NFL, MLB or NBA (the NBA is barely a sport now- it's clearly become more entertainment than sport). All have been dumbed-down to enhance scoring. And the most popular of them, the NFL, has been expanded and socialized into awful, unwatchable mediocrity. It's now come to the point where on any given Sunday, it's the team that screws up the least who usually wins.

But forget the game itself. Having to sit through the 58 commercial breaks, the instant replays and the coaches challenges (which only adds to the absurdity of replay itself) and the awful announcing is reason enough to lose interest in that league.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 12:09 PM on October 02, 2009

Yankees Stadium Will Host Bowl Game

A bowl game used to be an exciting, fun and interesting event- because there used to be only 5 of them and they actually meant something important.

But thanks to typical American overkill driven by greed, there's a hundred of them now-- and they are all unwatchable tripe. And most importantly, they've all become meaningless.

Even Rutgers makes it to bowl games now. Ridiculous.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 11:47 AM on October 01, 2009

Alonso to Maranello

I've waited 5 years for this. Oh happy day.

Now let's forget this season and last season and move back to normalcy in 2010. F1 has been an embarrassment for too long.

By the way, how do you "cheat" at being perennially one full second a lap faster than all of your rivals on every track?

If you think Michael Schumacher is a cheater, I guarantee you have never been to a Formula One race or been in parc ferme or a garage- or a test rack at Fiorano (as I have on all counts). If he's a "cheater" then who's not a cheater? lol

posted by The_Special_Juan at 09:15 PM on September 30, 2009

High School Game Ends with YouTube Moment

He caught it in the end zone- and a kicked ball is dead as soon as it crosses the goal line.

Referee fail.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 03:11 PM on September 30, 2009

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The "I told you so" of the week: The fears over the selection of Leonardo as manager of AC Milan last summer are becoming reality. The Rossoneri are sitting in the bottom half of the table after a lacklustre scoreless draw at the San Siro against lowly Bari.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 06:52 PM on September 27, 2009

TV Station Runs Into Lenny Dykstra Pawning World Series Rings

We were having dinner in Greenwich last summer and we saw him getting out of a Maybach. WTF happened.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 10:56 AM on September 26, 2009

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Milan fall to Udinese, 0-1. Flamini sent off again. They need Becks back.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 06:33 PM on September 23, 2009