cybermac's profile

Name: Eric McIntyre
Location: over there
Member since: September 16, 2005
Last visit: September 11, 2008

cybermac has posted 8 links and 80 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Primarily a basketball and baseball fan. Having spent most of my life in SoCal, I'm a big fan of the Lakers and Angels. I'd be a Clippers fan, too, but it's hard to follow a team that purges itself of all its good players each summer. Wasn't really into watching sports growing up, but I find that as I am able to do less and less on the field myself, watching gets more and more exciting. Much like sex, I guess.

Recent Links

Smith Center, Kansas?: I don't know where it is, but they play some monster high school football there. 72 points in the first quarter on the way to an 86-0 win. The team has outscored their opponents this year 640-0.

posted by cybermac to football at 02:56 AM on October 31, 2007 - 11 comments

McKinney was Lakers' fall guy: My only recollections of Showtime had Pat Riley on the bench. I didn't realize what a sad series of events put him there. Quite a touching story.

posted by cybermac to basketball at 05:25 PM on October 27, 2006 - 0 comments

After Hard Day's Work, Some Late Night TV: "Most contending baseball teams spend the summer looking like mechanics in stirrups. Then comes September, when the masks are stripped and the human beings are revealed." A peek into a clubhouse in the midst of a playoff race. BugMeNot:

posted by cybermac to baseball at 01:02 PM on September 28, 2006 - 7 comments

Steve Nash: End of an Hair-a: Nash takes a set of clippers (no pun intended) to his flowing do. Now, will he be able to play through it, or will it have a Samson-like effect on his game?

posted by cybermac to basketball at 11:19 AM on July 21, 2006 - 25 comments

What are the odds: a seagull would choose this exact moment to land on the field in this exact spot?

posted by cybermac to baseball at 10:38 AM on June 07, 2006 - 23 comments

Recent Comments

Concern for Titans' Young prompts police search

That's pretty insensitive, Doehead. No amount of "Suck it up" or "Just get over it" will overcome a mental illness like depression (if Young indeed struggles with something like that). Would you take the same stance with Jay Cutler, who was diagnosed w/ Type 1 Diabetes this offseason? Depression and other mental ailments can be just as debilitating as a torn ACL, only harder to diagnose and fix.

posted by cybermac at 12:19 PM on September 11, 2008

Smith Center, Kansas?

For the mathematically challenged out there, that's 6 points every minute, or roughly one touchdown every 1.2 minutes. Maybe it's time to institute a mercy rule....

posted by cybermac at 03:01 AM on October 31, 2007

Report: Dodgers hire Torre as manager; Little fired

Little resigns, but no absolute, 100%, definitive word on Torre. Oh, man would I love this, especially if it influences Rodriguez. Frankly, though, most of the L.A. sports franchises haven't given their fans much reason to celebrate lately.

posted by cybermac at 08:39 PM on October 30, 2007

Karma is the key for Rockies play-in to playoffs

Hmmm. Maybe the stats don't tell the whole story all the time. Carefully there, Weedy, or The Mighty Grum shall smite you, leaving nothing but a... uh... smoking pile of, um, weed.

posted by cybermac at 12:28 AM on October 03, 2007

Non-Prospect Diaries

Wow, good read, thanks. MLB may not be in this guy's future, but I bet he could fall into journalism pretty easily when the minor league thing winds down.

posted by cybermac at 04:01 PM on September 05, 2007

Suspected NBA Referee's Games Hit the Over More Often

OK, I wasn't imagining it, but I may have misunderstood it slightly (from the recap): The FBI first contacted the NBA on June 20 to talk about a referee alleged to be gambling on games, and the two sides met on June 21, Stern said. Donaghy resigned July 9. "Suffice to say, we would have liked to have terminated him earlier, but our understanding was the investigation would best be aided if we did not terminate Mr. Donaghy," Stern said. You could interpret that as meaning the FBI waited until June to inform the league of the investigation so as not to jeopardize it. Of course, this all assumes Stern is being straightforward, which might be a big, unfounded assumption....

posted by cybermac at 12:17 PM on July 24, 2007

Suspected NBA Referee's Games Hit the Over More Often

I was listening to the press conference this morning, and I thought I heard Stern say they wanted to fire Donaghy earlier, but was told not to by the FBI. Did anyone else hear the same thing? If so, that would explain why he was still officiating -- they wanted to avoid a tip-off.

posted by cybermac at 11:55 AM on July 24, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers

I'd be more impressed if he wasn't turning 28 this year. Still, if he avoids major injury and shows some longevity, he could easily have six or seven hundred in his career. By the way, why did he start so late? According to Wikipedia, the Phillies didn't need him right away because of Jim Thome.

posted by cybermac at 11:06 AM on June 28, 2007

And Your Dreams Come True, California Dreamin', Hot Fun in the Summertime, Good Vibrations

Well, I don't claim to be an expert, but hockey doesn't seem to generate much excitement around the area (I lived in SoCal for 20 years, up until December). Don't get me wrong, I know a couple of loyal Ducks fans, and I'm sure they're just beside themselves. But on the whole, not so much. Even in '03, during the Ducks last run, it wasn't exactly plastered all over town (Perhaps this year was different). My point is that SoCal doesn't have a great history of supporting their hockey teams through the bad & the good. And even if it's true that half of the population is from the areas you suggest, don't many of them already have their loyalties to teams other than the Kings & Ducks?

posted by cybermac at 12:12 PM on June 07, 2007

And Your Dreams Come True, California Dreamin', Hot Fun in the Summertime, Good Vibrations

The Stanley Cup in SoCal! Ya gotta love hockey! The saddest part is that Southern California probably doesn't even deserve it -- certainly not as much as better hockey cities. This morning, Angelinos are waking up with their newspapers saying "Oh, hey the Ducks won the.... Aw, man, the Dodgers and the Angels lost yesterday? Jeez! Hmm, I wonder if Kobe's made an ass of himself yet today...."

posted by cybermac at 11:29 AM on June 07, 2007

"What's up with the Cup?"

Wow, The Cup has led a far more interesting life than I. Depressing. Cool read, though. Thanks Tommy.

posted by cybermac at 03:16 PM on June 05, 2007

The Ultimate Commencement Address

Looked good right up until the "Bad News Bears" reference. I don't think that counts ;-)

posted by cybermac at 01:32 PM on June 02, 2007

Elijah Dukes, future MVP of the Florida Correctional League

Cybermac, only you can say definitively if the word "gangster" would have flowed so easily from your keyboard if we were talking about Brett Myers, but in a community that maybe isn't familiar with your personal broad definitions of words it's best for your own sake and that of the community that you recognize which ones are racially charged by nature and put those away. Advice to be taken or left as you will. I see your point. Sorry for the misunderstanding (and derailing the thread). Honestly, I didn't think of the words I used as racially charged. I think of gangs in criminal terms, not racial ones. Whatever his race, Dukes' words to his wife sounded like the kind of vicious disrespect for human life that I associate with gang violence, having been around it quite a bit in my youth.

posted by cybermac at 03:39 PM on May 24, 2007

Elijah Dukes, future MVP of the Florida Correctional League

I didn't mean gangster as in a street gang member. I meant gangster as in someone who uses fear and intimidation to get what they want.

posted by cybermac at 02:34 PM on May 24, 2007

Elijah Dukes, future MVP of the Florida Correctional League

It's not about race, Weedy. It's about someone who is having problems with their spouse using threats of violence against children as a manipulation tool. That's terrorism and a gangster mentality.

posted by cybermac at 02:17 PM on May 24, 2007