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Name: Joe
Member since: April 28, 2005
Last visit: March 03, 2006

mrbadexample has posted 1 link and 4 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

The Mother's Day Massacre: An excerpt from a new book about Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King describes the battle before the battle--Riggs' defeat of world #1 Margaret Court Smith--which led King to finally accept Riggs' challenge. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in sports history, and of the forgotten star who still holds the record for Grand Slam singles titles, male or female. (NYTimes registration may be required.)

posted by mrbadexample to tennis at 04:07 PM on August 22, 2005 - 22 comments

Recent Comments

Saints to LA?

Both L.A. teams left for sweetheart deals elsewhere--not because they were supportedly all that badly. And remember this: if 90% of people in L.A. County couldn't care less about the NFL, that would still leave more people caring than the entire population of San Antonio or New Orleans.

posted by mrbadexample at 07:56 PM on October 28, 2005

Saints May Be Gone for Good

It's not a matter of public announcement (note this is a state senator leaking a private conversation) nor is it a matter of holding the city up. If the Superdome can't be salvaged (or can only be salvaged at tremendous cost), then New Orleans will have much bigger priorities than building a new NFL stadium. Old New Orleans had trouble supporting a team (I'm talking financially, contractual payments to the team, not fan support); New New Orleans will have no possibility of doing so in the short-to-medium run.

posted by mrbadexample at 12:47 PM on September 05, 2005

Yard Work,

The Tuesday Morning Quarterback parodies are particularly well done if you have a few hours to kill.

posted by mrbadexample at 01:42 PM on August 10, 2005

This set of "triplets" to be placed in the Cowboy "Ring Of Honor"

If you're looking at the Steelers, you can make just as much of a case for Stallworth over Swann. The Montana point bugged me a bit--he wasn't like Unitas in San Diego or Namath mopping up in L.A. Montana was still a starter leading come-from-behind wins and taking his team to the playoffs in K.C. And if we just take the talent of the 3 guys and remove them from the other 42 guys around them, the current Colts trio may be as good as it gets.

posted by mrbadexample at 11:58 AM on July 23, 2005