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Member since: October 18, 2009
Last visit: June 18, 2010
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JButton has posted 6 links and 50 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Moratti confirms Rafa is his first choice to replace Mourinho: Meanwhile in South Africa, Sven-Goran Eriksson - a lifelong Liverpool fan- has expressed interest in replacing Rafa at Anfield.

posted by JButton to soccer at 03:54 PM on June 06, 2010 - 1 comment

More people watched last year's Champions League final than last year's Super Bowl: The Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United last May drew an audience of 109 million. February's Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals attracted three million less. Formula 1's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was in third place with an average of 54 million.

posted by JButton to football at 06:31 PM on January 31, 2010 - 11 comments

Done deal: Jason Bay has signed with the NY Mets - : -- pending results of a physical.

posted by JButton to baseball at 02:28 PM on December 29, 2009 - 23 comments

John Lackey to Red Sox. 5 years, $85 million. The deal is done.: Angels interested in Matsui.

posted by JButton to baseball at 03:44 PM on December 14, 2009 - 18 comments

Goodbye, Johnny Damon: Yankees acquire Granderson for Coke, Jackson and others: Three-way trade with Detroit and AZ. The medicals are being reviewed and it's just a matter of signing contracts. Granderson will bat second against right-handers. Swisher against lefties.

posted by JButton to baseball at 02:08 PM on December 08, 2009 - 25 comments

Recent Comments

Goodell: We Don't Need 4 Preseason Games

How about less commercials, Rog. Then maybe I'll enjoy watching one of your games.

posted by JButton at 02:58 PM on June 18, 2010

US Comes Back to Tie Slovenia 1-1

That was hardly a dive. He may not have fought hard to stay on his feet, but it was still a foul.

Remember that post when Italy plays next, please.

Even the New York Times blogger admitted it was a dive.

Altidore needs to a lot more practice until he can get to Drogba's level at diving.

You don't really know much about football. Drogba is built like a fullback and has to take a lot more abuse than a Messi or a Villa or even a Torres. He is usually getting pummeled. If you actually go to the matches, you will understand what I'm talking about. Most of the time he goes, it's out of sheer frustration.

And I said "next time" because I'm not a naif who thinks some teams are above diving while others are not-- like most Americans do.

posted by JButton at 02:54 PM on June 18, 2010

US Comes Back to Tie Slovenia 1-1

Altidore dove to get that free kick. Amazing how the Americans seem to ignore that fact.

But watch the histrionics when an Italian or a Frenchman dives next time- or if Drogba goes to the ground.

posted by JButton at 01:38 PM on June 18, 2010

Who is the best soccer player at the World Cup?

Science is overrated.

posted by JButton at 01:35 PM on June 18, 2010

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

France played like they just didn't care- except for Malouda. Any idiot could see that.

posted by JButton at 07:02 PM on June 17, 2010

38. BFD.

Curse words are destroying our children's future.

posted by JButton at 01:42 PM on June 17, 2010

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The UEFA Champions League trophy is more awesome-looking than the World Cup. And I agree with Jose Mourinho about how being European champion is more prestigious.

posted by JButton at 09:20 PM on June 16, 2010

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Premier League fixtures are released tomorrow.

David Silva has changed his mind: he wants to leave Valencia and play for Chelsea or City

posted by JButton at 07:18 PM on June 16, 2010

Tim Howard May Have Broken Ribs

Buffon out indefinately with a back problem. May not return.

posted by JButton at 03:29 PM on June 15, 2010

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo excluded from World Cup of Marco Polo. Water deemed too shallow for diving. Italians put on notice.

Stick to posting on US sports only, please.

posted by JButton at 03:26 PM on June 15, 2010

Vuvuzelas: Post-July 11

No one would dare bring those things to a Premiership match.

Yes, indeed. Heaven forbid we interrupt such Premiership magic as:

My old man said be a Arsenal fan, etc etc.

Here's the difference: Those Arsenal people are fans of a team and they are selectively singing at certain points during the match. And they are also cheering or booing when somethings happens on the pitch that warrants those reactions. And they even "mock cheer" when the opposition sails a shot over the crossbar. That's all fun and part of the great atmosphere and it actually adds to the spectacle of the match.

These imbeciles in South Africa with the horns are just blowing them constantly for no rhyme or reason-- like retards-- without any idea of what's happening on the field of play.

posted by JButton at 03:17 PM on June 15, 2010

Vuvuzelas: Post-July 11

Of course they're gonna say that. It's good pr. They know and everyone knows those things will not be welcome by the other fans. No one would dare bring those things to a Premiership match.

posted by JButton at 07:28 PM on June 14, 2010

When the World Wept for Algeria

In club football a league always schedules the final matches of the season all on the same day and all at the same kickoff time.

posted by JButton at 05:12 PM on June 14, 2010

U.S. Ties England in World Cup Opener

Sorry, but the ball is an issue this time around.

Watch a replay of the match. Watch how many passes fly over players' heads, free kicks sailing way over the cross bar. The ball takes too many bounces. It won't settle.

I've seen every match. There have been several potential howlers like that in other matches because the ball is too bouncy. It's like trying to field a bouncing balloon.

I can almost guarantee we will see one or two more incidents like this before the tournament ends. I just hope it doesn't happen to Gigi.

posted by JButton at 11:25 AM on June 13, 2010

U.S. Ties England in World Cup Opener

It wasn't Green's fault. It's the ball. I'm not kidding.

Worst World Cup ball (too light and bouncy), worst World Cup venue (stupid horns constantly blowing) ever.

posted by JButton at 07:39 PM on June 12, 2010