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Name: chris
Location: Costa Mesa
Gender: Jazz
Member since: January 29, 2002
Last visit: December 07, 2010

kafkaesque has posted 0 links and 65 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 6 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I like fish sticks. They are pleasing in a way that I don't understand. If their power was ever harnessed, then the Gorton's Fisherman would truly rule this frail world.

Recent Comments

Soccer Commercials

Road to Lisbon is probably the best soccer ad I've seen. The Cantona commercials are kind of unintentionally hilarious considering he once kicked a fan in the face. Incidentally, kickball is....somewhat different than soccer :)

posted by kafkaesque at 02:53 PM on March 28, 2006

1836 Has Been 86'ed

Does The Houston AEG Bitches sound too bitter? Maybe. Maybe too bitter.

posted by kafkaesque at 12:07 PM on February 16, 2006

Fighting Artichokes?


posted by kafkaesque at 11:20 AM on February 16, 2006

Roger Federer: Tennis is My Fourth Favorite Sport

Federer is so humble that he will do anything to take the attention off of his tennis play Hmm. I've seen plenty of interviews with Federer where he says, very Swissly, that he's the best there is, and can beat most players even without his A-game. I don't think he's all that humble. That said, he's just stating the truth. He is that much better.

posted by kafkaesque at 06:20 PM on February 03, 2006

Houston Soccer Takes a Number

If you are a true soccer fan, then you should support the team regardless where they play. This is maddening. Of course us San Jose fans are pissed off, and have every right to be furious at the way the move was handled. I was a loyal Quakes and Clash fan, and am with Bill all the way on this one. I'm sure Houston's a fine city, but my experience with AEG and the MLS will not allow me to support the league in good conscience.

posted by kafkaesque at 02:46 PM on January 27, 2006

40 things to watch for at Super Bowl XL

You guys are so right. Moldova could kick the crap out of either team. Yes, it's dumb to call it the World Championship, but I doubt the outcome would be any different if it was.

posted by kafkaesque at 12:29 AM on January 25, 2006

Official was wrong

Peyton is not a strong swimmer.

posted by kafkaesque at 03:03 PM on January 17, 2006

How far can taunting go before it's too far?

Wasn't fan abuse a big reason for Beckham leaving England? I seem to remember some particularly disgusting taunts about Posh and even about his kid Brooklyn. Beckham may seem like a bit of a wanker, and you could argue that his celebrity-seeking ways justify such things, but I can't see anything justifying threats of physical abuse to a player's family.

posted by kafkaesque at 07:13 PM on January 11, 2006

Turn Out the Lights, The Party's Over

The ESPN broadcasting team of Theismann and MacGuire are the most annoying sycophantic toadies I've ever heard. I have to mute the whole game If Ray Lewis or, God forbid, Brett Favre is playing. They act like these guys deserve every penny of their millions just for not stabbing anyone. Well, in Lewis' case, not being convicted of stabbing anyone. If I hear "He's not just a great football player--he's an excellent human being" one more time, I'm taking a fucking hostage.

posted by kafkaesque at 08:03 PM on December 29, 2005

Pro Bowl Selections

Man, I though the 49ers might at least get Nedney or Julian Peterson voted in. I hear our Gatorade-filler is top-notch.

posted by kafkaesque at 06:59 PM on December 21, 2005

Houston Scores Major League Soccer Franchise

I can't believe this crap. I was at the Clash's first game, the inaugural game of this league. I've bought their jerseys, spent I don't know how much on tickets, suffered through the miserable confines of Saprtan Stadium, seen them win a championship at the Home Depot Center, and this is the return I get. The return for believing in soccer in this country, as poor as the quality of play was at times. I mean, the Bay Area is a freaking hotbed of soccer fans. If they would have wised up and moved the team up the peninsula, or to the city itself, and play in Kezar or something, they would have gotten droves of supporters. The league is run by a bunch of tossers, and I am fucking done with them.

posted by kafkaesque at 11:06 PM on December 15, 2005

Euro 2004 finals draw

According to SoccerTV.com: Euro 2004 November 20. 2003 Euro 2004 is expected to be available on pay-per-view in the US. Details to be announced. The Sports Network (TSN) will offer complete coverage in Canada. According to me: England! (will probably not win, but what the hell)

posted by kafkaesque at 03:25 PM on December 01, 2003

The Scampi of Doom bides its time, soaking patiently in its tasty sauce. Our day will come. Oh yes.

posted by kafkaesque at 06:51 PM on May 19, 2003

Ah! So here's where all the banter is being bantered! I made a terrible mistake in selecting my opening day squad and had the Quakes goalkeeper, who is apprently MIA or something. Just this last week I made the decision to sell DaMarcus Beasley to be able to afford a keeper. All I could get was dubious-at-best (sorry Jpoulos) Revs keeper Adin Brown. And then the beautiful bastard goes and gets a clean sheet against the Galaxy! So. uh. That's all I got.

posted by kafkaesque at 02:00 PM on May 12, 2003

The Scampi of Doom is ready to break new ground in the arena of hopeless mediocrity! Yay!

posted by kafkaesque at 01:40 PM on March 31, 2003