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Location: Middle East
Gender: Sire
Member since: August 30, 2005
Last visit: February 12, 2006

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Sports Bio

My most memorable sporting events 1.Baseball - My first Major League Baseball game I attended in Oakland, Vida Blue against Jim Palmer. 2. Boxing - Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney

I think I cried for two days when that punk Namath beat my Colts in the Super Bowl.

Recent Comments

Timing of Wiretap Backs Gretzky

cybermac, I think you need to reread my post. I did not come close to inferring I had viewed their returns, nor did I say anything about the 2006 superbowl earnings, nor did I mention anything about which years tax return the income should be reported. I thought my post was very general using the words may or if and in no way was it an allegation. You have every right to disagree with my comment and that is what is great about this forum but please critique what I actually wrote. You shot at me was about as accurate as Dick Cheney's shot.

posted by sandman at 11:24 AM on February 13, 2006

Timing of Wiretap Backs Gretzky

IRS will be the ones who drop the hammer on the Gretzky's. All gambling wins are suppose to be reported as other income on the front of the tax return and an equal amount of losses can be claimed as an itemized deduction. The gross number that should have been reported may be very large. The $500k number being thrown around is only the net. If substantial the IRS has a potential tax fraud/evasion case. Maybe Janet can get Martha's old cell.

posted by sandman at 08:49 AM on February 13, 2006

The next Derrek Lee?

Brian Anderson of the White Sox will be next year's AL Rookie of the year. Has good power so meets the RBI spec but it will take a couple of years before he hits for .300+

posted by sandman at 06:27 AM on February 12, 2006

Fans win battle with NHL over Stanley Cup.

Janet Gretzky has it at 6:1 that an AHL will ever be awarded the cup.

posted by sandman at 11:24 PM on February 07, 2006

A glove affair: New methods shed light on evaluating defense

This news is 2 1/2 years old. Interesting that these part time stats men steal each others quotes and theories. Argument validity test : 0 Jeter Gold Gloves before the stat men's claim 2 Jeter Gold Gloves (both years) since the argument was proposed.

posted by sandman at 03:36 AM on February 06, 2006

AT&T: Yet another name for Giants ballpark: Delivered.

Does anyone know if the water channel in right field (McCovey's Cove?) is considered part of the stadium? If so, do the kayakers need tickets? If its open to the public, I can only imagine watching the hand to hand combat when Baroid launches one to pass Ruth & Aaron. There will be 50,000 UFC type of characters tearing each other to pieces.

posted by sandman at 09:43 AM on February 04, 2006

Seattle SuperSeahawks

I hope the Seahawks do a successful trick FG play in the Super Bowl in memory of us fans who suffered (but laughed) through the Jim Zorn, Efren Herrera days. I guess I will finally publicly recognize that Holmgren is a better coach than Jack Patera.

posted by sandman at 12:28 AM on January 23, 2006

No suds in the Meadowlands

No suds in Jersey? Springsteen would roll over in his grave if he found out. Yes, I know.......but his music died long ago.

posted by sandman at 05:16 AM on December 21, 2005

I'm sorry, did you say contract? What contract?

I would hope these multi year contract holders would have an appreciation for their predecessors, but I haven't heard about a single current player supporting their lawsuit. It is a shame that the great game of baseball cannot take care of their own. They are not asking for much.

posted by sandman at 12:51 AM on December 18, 2005

Now security is taking fans brown paper bags away from them in Detriot so fans can't protest the games by being unknown fans.

Somebody should make plastic doormats with the Lions Logo in the center with the words "Goodbye Matt" emblazoned under the logo. The fans could tell security they were seat cushions, 50,000 doormat/cushions could be simultaneously hurled at Millen's skybox.

posted by sandman at 02:21 AM on December 17, 2005

Milton Bradley traded to A's

Dodgers get a star playing in AA while the A's get a guy who should be attending AA.

posted by sandman at 11:15 AM on December 14, 2005


I would have trouble voting for a starter who won 20 games once in his 22 year career. Granted he was on some lame teams. I would vote for Bruce Sutter before Bert. Sutter helped revolutionize the position with Fingers, Eckersley, etc. He was more than a one inning relief man but thoroughly dominated for 10 years. Also pioneered the use of the split fingered fastball which became a significant influence on the game. Bert's curveball revolutionized the development of geometric measurement software used to measure home run distance.

posted by sandman at 08:01 AM on December 05, 2005

NFL tries to sell to women

Chico, Does this mean Mrs. Dick Pound watches football?

posted by sandman at 02:22 AM on November 27, 2005

George Best dies, aged 59

I don't know the state of the waiting list for liver transplants in the UK but I hope nobody died waiting for 1 three years ago while George got his and proceeded to pickle it.

posted by sandman at 07:48 AM on November 26, 2005

Marlin owner may relocate team if they unable to get a stadium deal..

They should put a Major League team in Kansas City

posted by sandman at 03:01 AM on November 23, 2005