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Member since: July 21, 2005
Last visit: February 08, 2007

sakana has posted 4 links and 16 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Keane leaves Man U: "Roy Keane has dramatically and unexpectedly left Manchester United by 'mutual consent' after more than 12 years at the club." While this move comes on the heels of controversial statements made by Keane about the club and teammates to MUTV (the club's TV channel), it nevertheless is massive shock to football fans pretty much everywhere. And it brings up lots of questions, the most interesting of which probably where he'll end up. Celtic, maybe?

posted by sakana to soccer at 07:51 AM on November 18, 2005 - 14 comments

Jim Bunning wants changes to the Veterans Committee:: he seems to think that they need to elect someone every year, whether they feel there are worthy candidates available or not.

posted by sakana to baseball at 08:04 AM on August 01, 2005 - 8 comments

Inter Milan cancel England tour due to safety concerns: Wow. Needless to say, people aren't happy, and the old chestnut about "giving in to the terrorists" is already bouncing around. Is this just good, safe policy or total overreaction?

posted by sakana to soccer at 09:22 AM on July 23, 2005 - 13 comments

According to Slate, men don't wear jock straps any more: And football players don't wear cups! Good lord, people-- is this true? What about the flopping, and the helmet impacts, and the things I can't even imagine? What are you thinking?

posted by sakana to general at 11:50 AM on July 22, 2005 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

Oh wait, never mind.

If I didn't have a player who was such a strong leader that he could handle Artest, there's no way in hell I'd take the chance. I honestly don't know who could be that guy - it seems like Shaq gets the necessary respect but Miami doesn't need or want Artest. The Knicks need him but have no leadership whatsoever and have enough trouble on their hands with Stephon. And he's not even crazy.

posted by sakana at 11:15 AM on December 18, 2005

World Cup Draw Now!

Not just Czech Republic - Italy as well. I'd say the USA's chances of even getting out the group are almost nil.

posted by sakana at 03:06 PM on December 09, 2005

World Cup Draw Now!

Oh wow. Czechs in Italy's group. Man. I may need to go after all.

posted by sakana at 02:59 PM on December 09, 2005

World Cup Draw Now!

Holland and Argentina together. Nice.

posted by sakana at 02:59 PM on December 09, 2005

No UEFA Cup for ManU!

All I can say is YAY. Bad days for Man U are good days for the rest of us. I love that they finished bottom, though it must be said that Fergie was disappointingly classy in defeat, refusing to throw blame around or talk down to the press.

posted by sakana at 07:47 PM on December 07, 2005

All the way, the "Bobby way"

Great article, Hugh. Thanks for posting it.

posted by sakana at 08:39 PM on November 28, 2005

Lions fire Steve Mariucci.

Wow, shocking news. No, really.

posted by sakana at 12:08 PM on November 28, 2005

Keane leaves Man U

I despise Keane - particularly in his violent, dirty moments - but I respect the hell out of him as a footballer. He's about a far from "crap" as a man can get. And Here's a brief roundup of some of the "how it happened" rumors - nothing conclusive, of course.

posted by sakana at 09:43 AM on November 19, 2005

Russian Billionaire Abramovich Starts Probe into Chelsea’s Defeats

Awesome. This story is a perfect example of what is so great about football AND Russians - conspiracies galore! That said, "everyone at the ground" could mean a couple of hurt players and a few backroom staff, if it was a day off. And the quotes from Mourinho in the story are from right after the Man U game - I wonder if he actually had anything to say about the "investigation," or even knew it was happening.

posted by sakana at 08:25 AM on November 17, 2005

There's no crying in, now that's another story.

This story killed me. I know it's a very girly response, but I felt horrible for him. What's worse than crying on your first day of practice? Oh wait, I know-- having news of that crying hit the wires! Sweet.

posted by sakana at 04:07 PM on July 27, 2005

Inter Milan cancel England tour due to safety concerns

You and me both, BigCalm. Not even English teams want to play Leicester.

posted by sakana at 08:50 AM on July 25, 2005

Inter Milan cancel England tour due to safety concerns

So, after all the gnashing of teeth, accusation of capitulation and threatened lawsuits, it's back on. Just a little misunderstanding there, England. Bygones.

posted by sakana at 08:03 AM on July 24, 2005

Inter Milan cancel England tour due to safety concerns

The weird thing to me about all this is how incredibly vague Inter's statement is (it's link in the original article)-- you can even interpret it to mean that they simply think that something as frivolous as football should be made important right now. What I thought of right away, though, is how high concerned Italy is about terror at home (esp in relation to their presence in Iraq) right now-- right after the London attacks, they passed a law giving police more power, and there's been a lot of talk in government about Italy being the next target. I really wonder whether someone (Berlusconi?) went to Inter and asked them to just lay low and stay away from England for a bit, if only to avoid drawing further connection to a (perceived) alliance.

posted by sakana at 03:59 PM on July 23, 2005

Inter Milan cancel England tour due to safety concerns

Update: at least one (Leicester) of the clubs Inter were due to play is planning to sue. Everything else aside, four smaller clubs are losing a fairly significant (to them, at least) pile of money over the pullout.

posted by sakana at 10:00 AM on July 23, 2005

According to Slate, men don't wear jock straps any more

Wow. I can't imagine having unprotected tackle sticking out there with lax balls and the like flying around-- I had no idea there was such a fine line between sacrificing for performance and tragic emasculation. Being a man sounds like sort of a bummer.

posted by sakana at 06:54 PM on July 22, 2005