drevl's profile

Name: Van Hansen
Location: Beautiful Lake Guntersville
ZIP: 35976
Gender: stick and stones
Member since: September 22, 2005
Last visit: June 06, 2008

drevl has posted 6 links and 265 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Most memorable sporting event attended:
7/13/1977 - Cubs at Mets. Power blackout throughout entire east coast. Walked 12 miles home from Shea Stadium in the pitch-blackness. It was quite an exciting night. Side note, cost of a field level box seat - $5.

Recent Links

Bly Disses Joey Harrington: It sounds like the TO comments about McNabb. I wonder if Cap'n Bly will walk the same plank as TO. If so, it may bring killer Phil (oops, I mean Arlen) Specter back into the foray.

posted by drevl to football at 11:24 AM on November 30, 2005 - 15 comments

Saints to LA?: Let's see. Rams, Raiders. I don't know why a city the size of LA can't keep a football team. They've had two chances. Maybe San Antonio should get the chance.

posted by drevl to football at 03:08 PM on October 27, 2005 - 15 comments

Wells Prefers West: Imagine that. Players wanting to be traded for reasons other than MO MONEY. Praise the Lord, I didn't think it was possible. Could there be trouble in River City (Charlstown River, that is)?

posted by drevl to baseball at 09:10 AM on October 22, 2005 - 21 comments

ChiSox Nation Pretty Small: Bring back Bill Veeck. He sure could promote a team. Remember the Disco Record burning night when he was with Cleveland? I think he was behind the 10 cent beer night too.

posted by drevl to baseball at 09:28 AM on October 10, 2005 - 12 comments

Playoffs don't need Berman's embellishments: Couldn't agree more. Berman is good on Sportscenter, but not in the booth.

posted by drevl to baseball at 09:25 AM on October 08, 2005 - 33 comments

Recent Comments

Will Wie make history?

I enjoy the LPGA. Therefore, my concern isn't that Wie can't make it on the PGA tour, but that she can. I worry that she could set a new trend. If Lorena, Annika, Paula, Natalie (especially Natalie) etc defect to the PGA, the LPGA would most likely fold - or at least lose enough tv ratings that I'd never get to watch it. There is a precident for my worries. It didn't take long after Jackie Robinson joined the majors, and was followed by the best of the Negro League players, that the Negro League folded. Robinson made his major league debut in 1947, and the Negro League disbanded after the 1949 season. I am torn between believing that the best golfers (of any sex or race) should be allowed to play in the PGA, and the possibility that the LPGA might follow in the footsteps of the Negro Leagues.

posted by drevl at 10:34 AM on June 05, 2006

Top 10 Baseball Records

Damn, thanks grum. And I thought 14 tb was good. I was 10 at the time, so forgive my poor memory (I was 58 when Green did it, so I guess more than memory is involved here).

posted by drevl at 07:19 PM on May 31, 2006

Top 10 Baseball Records

Oh yea, another cool performance. I remember (back in the 50's when I was but a pup) Joe Adcock of the Braves had 3 home runs and a double in a 9 inning game. 14 total bases is pretty hard to beat.

posted by drevl at 05:02 PM on May 31, 2006

AL Central the best ... so far

and in this case, "so far" means "until the AL East takes over." posted by The_Black_Hand at 7:15 AM CDT on May 30 TBH, you're beautiful. If I was of the other persuasion, I'd kiss you.

posted by drevl at 04:52 PM on May 31, 2006

Clemens signed on the dotted line

KrisL, this is unforgivable. You may be banned for life. Keep looking over your shoulder, evil may be behind you. ;-)

posted by drevl at 04:40 PM on May 31, 2006

Top 10 Baseball Records

Is it just a coincidence that the two top choices (56 game streak and 406 avg) both happened in the same year? Or could there have been something different about the game in 1941. Maybe this stuff about raised/lowered mounds, lively balls, small strike zones etc, have more than just a small impact on the various records. One item not mentioned in the article was Roy Face's 18 and 1 record (as a reliever) in 1959. As he was primarily a closer, that must have meant a lot of blown saves and come-from-behind late inning rallies. I doubt we'll see such a thing again.

posted by drevl at 11:58 AM on May 31, 2006

Clemens to Astros?

Actually the money is not that outrageous by todays standards. Right on, Termite. $17.5 million is about what an insurance company executive gets, and there are thousands of them. Most of them couldn't even strike out a pitcher.

posted by drevl at 11:27 AM on May 31, 2006

"The King" Thinks women should not be in Racing

drevl, read for context, okay? The individual in question, who was commenting about how SpoFi had gone to hell in a bucket, has been a member for less than a month. Still all mad at me? posted by lil_brown_bat at 5:56 PM CDT on May 27 lbb, if that's the case then you have a point. However, you seem to be directing this comment to someone named "lightman" and I can't seem to find any comments in this post by anyone named "lightman". Am I missing something?

posted by drevl at 10:52 AM on May 28, 2006

Waltrip Buys Start for Coke 600

Thank you Chico for spelling Derrike correctly. Also, I love your "Leo the Lip" reference.

posted by drevl at 12:44 PM on May 27, 2006

Location, location, location.

Thanks for the post, grum. At first I didn't pay any attention to the source of the article and went back to the top to check. I thought it was from Onion. Very funny (but true) stuff.

posted by drevl at 09:38 AM on May 27, 2006

Waltrip Buys Start for Coke 600

Has anyone noticed that the few races that Cope gets in, he usually starts 43rd, and yet with 42 cars in front of him, he is usually the first to crash and get a DNF. You're totally right TBH - Mikey has taken a nosedive if he can't qualify ahead of Cope.

posted by drevl at 09:27 AM on May 27, 2006

"The King" Thinks women should not be in Racing

I don't; that's what you get for using Yahoo for a search tool. Since this term evidently originated well before your time...fenugi. Fuckin' New Guy. posted by lil_brown_bat at 7:56 AM CDT on May 27 I've seen you use the term "fenugi" several times and never knew what it meant. Now that I do, I'm amazed at the usage. Here's a post about attitudes, and you infer that a person doesn't know what he's talking about - BECAUSE HE'S A NEW MEMBER TO THIS SITE! Give me a break. Also, please, please, please stop with the moving goal-post analogy. The only thing I know about moving goal-posts was moving them from the front of the end-zone to the back of the end-zone for safety reasons.

posted by drevl at 09:16 AM on May 27, 2006

"The King" Thinks women should not be in Racing

that all men are created equal, Since women couldn't vote and slaves were basically considered two thirds of a person, interperate "all MEN" as meaning all white men (who also happen to be property owners). Even white men with no property couldn't vote. Is that truely your verson of "equality"?

posted by drevl at 04:05 PM on May 26, 2006

"The King" Thinks women should not be in Racing

And owning slaves is directly in conflict with the positions they were taking in the Declaration of Independence. I assume you mean the Constitution, as declaring our independence from England had nothing to do with our new system of laws, just that we wouldn't obey their laws (ie: civil disobedience). Not only was slavery NOT in conflict with the Constitution, but the Constitution went so far as to make a slave two thirds of a person (as respect to the census count).

posted by drevl at 03:44 PM on May 26, 2006

"The King" Thinks women should not be in Racing

If comander cody is completely wrong, and everett is completely right, then we should not take into account the changes in the world from generation to generation. Therefore our founding fathers (Washington and his slaves, Jefferson and his slave servents etc) should be treated in our history books as early nazis, or at the very least, evil bigots. Frankly, the history books from my 50's schooling didn't treat them as such. How about todays schoolbooks?

posted by drevl at 10:34 AM on May 26, 2006