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Name: Josh
Member since: June 20, 2005
Last visit: May 31, 2007

Stealth_72 has posted 6 links and 50 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Momma don't let your babies grow up to play...: Surprising. Figured a few others would have been ranked higher - rugby for example.

posted by Stealth_72 to general at 08:34 AM on June 15, 2006 - 22 comments

Wild Playoff Hockey: For all those that said this series was going to be a fast playing, high scoring series - I think that was an understatement. The first game between these two teams was non-stop action and an emotional roller-coaster. I thought my Sabres were done for with 238 on the clock and they got a penalty. What happened? Read the article.

posted by Stealth_72 to hockey at 09:39 AM on May 06, 2006 - 15 comments

Showing some class - finally?: Looks like the NBA is trying to finally (at least it's a start) clean up it's act and make the thugs at least a little bit presentable.

posted by Stealth_72 to basketball at 10:10 AM on October 18, 2005 - 35 comments

School Teams: Not sure exactly where this writer is going with this but it appears to me they are highlighting something that is pretty cut and dry. Your kid sucks, he's cut....

posted by Stealth_72 to soccer at 08:15 AM on August 23, 2005 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

The NFL to play two regular season games overseas.

So, you are trying to tell me that the opportunity to kill some 40+ high paid athletes, who are constantly on the news and in the newspapers - yes, believe it or not other countries to read our newspapers and as for the thought of NFL being an obscurity, you are sadly misinformed. Anyone ever watch Sky T.V in Europe? They have a pretty decent following of NFL games, they even have a package dedicated to North American Sports - College football, NFL, ESPN etc... - So the chance of wiping out high paid, "star" status Americans, 100+ when you consider coaches and staff, in one shot is a stretch of the imagination huh? Has anyone bothered to research how many plots have been stopped prior to their fruition? Anyone know how many time American interests, military bases + businesses, have been the target of plots? I have witnessed it and can tell you it happens a hell of a lot more than you think (I guess actually seeing bombs planted near buildings and in cars kind of gives you a reality check). Your news sources don't report it because it isn't dramatic enough. Go live over in Europe for a few years as an American. Did you know most Americans when visiting Europe put Canadian patches on their backpacks and proclaim they are Canadian....? Sorry to burst your bubble here, but paranoia isn't not my thing... just letting a little reality in on your sheltered lives...

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:55 AM on October 25, 2006

The NFL to play two regular season games overseas.

Unfortunately, Yay-yo makes a valid point. Terrorism is a big threat and anyone who has lived overseas or at least watches international news knows that there are big Muslim (fanatical) concentrations in England, Germany and Netherlands. A shot a hitting a big American, Imperialistic icon like football and their inflated paychecks would be a wet-dream for them. So, when these games start being played in international markets, the next step is going to be allowing international teams (provided the owners make a significant profit in the next few years on their little test) - what would the conferences now be called? NAFC-N - North American Football Conference-North NAFC-S EFC etc...

posted by Stealth_72 at 08:19 AM on October 25, 2006

Talk about getting kicked in the teeth!

A completely disgusting move on his part. Whether this guy likes it or not, he is a role model to some kid in Tennesee. Are we going to hear about this happening in a pop warner game next? The NFL has one of the "classier" images of the 4 main sports. People like this only tarnish it. I say suspend him for the year and make him play in NFL Europe next year. Obviously, this is now a pattern and what will be his next move, pulling a Rae Carruth? The NFL needs to separate itself from him. By the way, I only caught the incident after the game... Did any of the Cowboys go after him after he pulled that stunt? Someone should have gone after him to stick up for your teammate. That would have been a bench clearer in the NBA, MLB or NHL.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:07 PM on October 02, 2006

Should male athletes be permitted an extra year of NCAA eligibility if they take a season off for paternity leave?

I have no idea what the big issue is here.... My wife and I have had two kids and I returned to work the next day.

posted by Stealth_72 at 10:16 AM on August 30, 2006

Little League controversy

crap, misspelled pathetic... Guess thats what the preview button is for :(

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:28 AM on August 11, 2006

Little League controversy

Pathic that the media has turned this into something that really isn't something. Big deal. So if they pitched to the slugger just so little junior's parents wouldn't feel offended, then what about the other teams parents? They would be just hearbroken that they lost, oh wait, I mean that their kids lost. Are we not supposed to teach our children about winning and on the same page, losing (makes you humble or you end up like T.O.) Suggest you all read "Harrison Bergeon" by Kurt Vonnegut - this is what our PC world is coming to.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:23 AM on August 11, 2006

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

Sounds like another promising aspect gone bad... Lawrence Philips

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:31 AM on August 09, 2006

Tour de Fake?

And now.... "Released in French newspapers today, American Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis, accused of performance enhancing drug usage." Sarcasm, but wouldn't be surprised. posted by Stealth_72 at 7:15 AM CDT on July 24 Just call me Nostradamus :)

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:14 PM on July 27, 2006

Requiem for a Rookie Card

That is just a shame, and sadly is for all sports cards. That story hit very close to home. I also have a stashed box full of rookie cards - Hasek, Lott, Montana, Rice, Monk, Taylor, Roy, B. Smith, E. Smith, Bradshaw, Swann etc... back to the early 70's. At one point was hoping it would be a nice college fund for my kids. Maybe the market will turn around at some...

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:00 AM on July 25, 2006

"Never stop believing."

And now.... "Released in French newspapers today, American Tour de France winner, Floyd Landis, accused of performance enhancing drug usage." Sarcasm, but wouldn't be surprised.

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:15 AM on July 24, 2006

Hope for North American rugby?

Well, rugby has a toehold in a certain community here in the US. A friend of mine plays for the linked-to team. Crap, I clicked on the link and I am at work :(

posted by Stealth_72 at 07:47 AM on July 14, 2006

Hope for North American rugby?

I think Rugby has a legitimate shot at being one of the "big" sports. It is everything we short-attention spanned Americans want. A fast moving game (how many people are getting turned off of NFL because it is too slow), a rough game - with fighting (hockey lost the fighting aspect) and high scoring - since we can't seem to appreciate a 0-0 score or a 1-0 score. I love rugby, loved it from the first time I tried to play it - broke my nose and dislocated my shoulder, all in my first game. The best way to boost the game in my opinion - Bring over the Tri-Nations. Let Americans see the New Zealand All Blacks do their pre-game ritual. (it is actually scary facing it. We played a New Zealand team when I was in Arizona and they did that prior to the game. It is disconcerting to watch from just opposite them on the field). Maybe turn International Rugby play into 3 divisions? North/South American Europe/Africa Asia/Australia I would love to see this game hit it big in the States!

posted by Stealth_72 at 06:59 AM on July 14, 2006

An Indictment for Bonds?

Yaaa, a Bonds story. Let me one up you... (have to dig around for a T.O story now)

posted by Stealth_72 at 12:11 PM on July 13, 2006

Midnight Games

Their stadium?

posted by Stealth_72 at 11:53 AM on June 29, 2006

Herb Brooks makes hockey hall of fame.

"Why does everyone (love to) hate Patrick Roy? I know absolutely nothing about hockey, but I've always felt sort of pro-Roy on principle just because Hunter Thompson seemed to like him a lot." Because, when your team played against him, you knew he could completely take over the game. The sure goal, the 40 shots for your team, 20 for them and you still get shutout. He was dominate, like Brodeur and Hasek can/could be. You love him if you were a Canadians or Avalanche fan, you hate him as a team in the same division. I loved watching him play, he was a school in himself, hated seeing my team play against him.

posted by Stealth_72 at 09:22 AM on June 29, 2006