Wulfgar!'s profile

Name: Rob Kailey
Member since: January 29, 2002
Last visit: June 27, 2003

Wulfgar! has posted 4 links and 39 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 9 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

When I was a wee tyke, playing little league football in Denver, I had the chance to play a 15 minute exhibition game in Mile High stadium. My Littleton Warriors faced off against the Aurora Pirates. For 15 minutes I lined up against a big red headed kid who out weighed me by about 20 lbs (alot for 9year olds). The game ended in a 0-0 tie. When I rejoined my folks in the stands, my Dad was sitting next to his cousin, Don (who I had never met), and sitting next to Don was the big red headed kid, my cousin Donny. Cool Beans!

We all got to stay and watch the Denver Broncos get their butts handed to them by the Oakland Raiders, but it was still a great day.

It should be clear that I passionately worship the Broncos. I've never cried at one of their season ending defeats, but I did honestly fall to my knees and weep during SB XXXII, when John Mobley knocked Bret Farve's last pass attempt to the ground. Game over. The Broncos had a Super Bowl win. Yeah, I cried alright, tears of absolute joy.

Football is my first and greatest sporting love. I follow many teams, but the only other team I follow with a passion that approaches what I feel for the Broncos, are the University of Montana Grizzlies. They are the current NCAA division I-AA Champions and that makes me a happy man.

I also follow and attend the games of the Bozeman Icedogs Hockey team. Unbelievably, they're currently at the top of the AWHL.

Recent Links

Tears of strife.: Does the race war continue in tennis? The view of one involved who thinks so. But, Serena rocks anyway ...

posted by Wulfgar! to tennis at 05:23 PM on June 26, 2003 - 8 comments

The right fit?: So the Broncos want Plummer. They drafted Tommy Maddox to be the heir of the irreplacable John Elway, only to trade him away to a team that makes Maddox a star. Rich Gannon gets passed like smelly cheese from 5 teams until he fits like a soft leather glove with the Raiders. Gannon becomes league MVP in the right program. Not necessarily asking just about the NFL, what makes a standout player the perfect fit? Coaching, teamwork, or something more ethereal?

posted by Wulfgar! to general at 06:47 PM on January 28, 2003 - 5 comments

What a letdown! You're a fan, you're excited, involved, rooting for the goal, and your sports hero just quits. Sometimes, it's just got to piss you off. But in Swingley's case, I'm just very very disappointed. How 'bout it folks, let's hear your stories of the "Big Letdown".

posted by Wulfgar! to general at 10:23 AM on March 06, 2002 - 1 comment

IDITAROD! Forget the winter Olympics, the true test of a frosty will starts March 3. In 1925, the heroism of a very special dog and a man saved the children of Nome Alaska from a deadly epidemic. The modern race commemorates that event by pitting mushers and dogs against the brutal Alaskan landscape. Who should be favored? Why Doug Swingley, of course. Training his dogs in the high mountains of Montana, Swingley has broken record after record. He's coming back, and the Alaskans ain't gonna like that. (Sorry, Swingley is touring the western part of the state before he heads north, and I just couldn't wait to post this.)

posted by Wulfgar! to other at 04:33 PM on February 05, 2002 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

The right fit?

Yeah, I know that this is discussion oriented as opposed to link oriented, but we're really not as anal as the mothership, yet, are we? I just want your impressions as to what makes an athlete fit in a certain program, and not another. Honest, I'm not researching a paper; I just kinda wanta know.

posted by Wulfgar! at 06:48 PM on January 28, 2003

So you think your brackets are busted?

I have to admit, I didn't do any picks this year. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses in all the brackets, just made my brain bleed. Maybe I am psychic, but I definately saw this year as a "no way to pick 'em" proposition.

posted by Wulfgar! at 02:53 PM on March 18, 2002

"Every Thang's Going To Be All White."

Yeah, but can they play ball? They're gonna look pretty silly if they lose alot.

posted by Wulfgar! at 03:17 PM on March 13, 2002

SF Giants' 2B Jeff Kent breaks his wrist at a self-serve car wash,

Though not as humorous as the examples here, I still get afeared of them bad juju injuries out of nowhere. I still want a clear explanation of how in hell Ed McCaffrey broke his leg. I keep getting this picture of the much fickle sports gods, saying "Thou hast displeased me, thus I must smite you", and *poof*, instant groin pull while jogging softly in warmup for a race (Carl Lewis did that).

posted by Wulfgar! at 04:01 PM on March 04, 2002

Jessie Armstead joins Redskins.

Welcome to RedskinsFilter! (Just kidding, owillis). Armstead is a stratigic pick, in light of the favored Eagles in the NFC east. Their mobility on the offense was the bane of all other NFC East rivals, and Armstead goes a long way to countering that. But, doesn't it seem a little bit like the 'Skins are aquiring to beat a few teams as opposed to beating the league? Maybe that's wise on their part?

posted by Wulfgar! at 04:09 PM on March 01, 2002

Not that this probably matters to most of the known universe, but I wouldn't be so quick to pick Montana State in the Big Sky. They still have a huge game left with Montana. And just because the tournament will probably be here (Bozeman) doesn't guarentee the Bobcats squat. This was a close season in a lot of conferences, and the Big Sky is definately one of the closest.

posted by Wulfgar! at 04:00 PM on March 01, 2002

Were you trying to point to a specific article, or are we to read them all. I'm not really complaining (I enjoy reading football news) but I just had another tooth pulled, I'm on painkillers, and a little more specifisity might be nice. One other thing: Romo going to the Raiders scares me. Few things are worse than a cheap shot artist with a chip on his shoulder gunninmg for your favorite team.

posted by Wulfgar! at 03:54 PM on March 01, 2002

With much sadness, I say: Yes.

(see, that was easy).

posted by Wulfgar! at 05:43 PM on February 28, 2002

You really don't need ant form of athleticism, just a ball and a funny looking pair of shoes

As an avid bowler, I really have to say that's untrue. Form is absolutely everything in competitive bowling.

I admit that you don't have to have the body of a athlete to compete, but you definately have to practice longer and harder than many "athletes" do to become a champion at bowling.

My worry would be that there is already a hubbub about Americanization of Olympic events.

Though bowling isn't strictly American, wouldn't adding that to the Olympics just elevate that anti-US anxiety.

By the way, is darts an Olympic event?

posted by Wulfgar! at 12:09 PM on February 28, 2002

What a Relief.

Now this is something I would give God thanks for, because watching NFL Today was really hell. Jim Nantz tried to maintain something resembling a professional demeaner, but it was truly painful when Glanville and Ditka would just start shouting, with Randy Cross trying to make any kind of intelligent sense of what those two were screamin' about.

posted by Wulfgar! at 02:41 PM on February 27, 2002

I don't immediately see a problem with it, so, with a sense of unease, I'll ask: What do you see problematic with the cut and paste of crossposts, owillis?

posted by Wulfgar! at 11:22 AM on February 27, 2002

Action figure athletes

These things are great. I have a couple of the action figures from some of the other series, and the detail really is scary. I just wish they would offer NFL hall of fame types. John Elway, Joe Montana, you know the ones.

posted by Wulfgar! at 08:58 AM on February 27, 2002

Slash and burn baby!

*hmmm, Mike Anderson, Olandis Gary, hmmm* Step right up, Terrell Davis, goin' cheap ... (actually it would break my heart). The point of the cap is depth. If you can build it with inexpensive youth (Green Bay Packers) then you have a shot. I just think that the salary cap needs a little breathing room for the fans. There are players we like to see with a particular team, especially our team. The rape and pillage mentality hurts the sensibilities of those of us who follow players, as well as teams. I really wish I had a suggestion other than cap exclusion for a franchise guy, 2 offensive and 2 defensive players (wink wink nudge nudge), but I don't. Alas.

posted by Wulfgar! at 06:35 PM on February 26, 2002

Barry Melrose:

Owillis could write a better article. Well duh! (about hockey may be open to question, though.)

posted by Wulfgar! at 06:27 PM on February 26, 2002

I'm not convinced that Spurrier made a bad move. Give him a line, give him a good cross route receiver, give him a deep threat, and I think Wuerffel can do just fine. Please dis me in a few if I'm wrong, but I think Danny can do well in the pros. Remember the awful years that Testaverdi spent at Tampa. Tools, its all about tools. And who better to know what tools Wuerfful likes than Spurrier. Damnit owillis, I think you gonna' have a contenda' .

posted by Wulfgar! at 06:23 PM on February 26, 2002