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Name: Steve WIlliams
Member since: October 07, 2005
Last visit: May 07, 2009

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Meaningless awards for Ozzie, Mo, Ichiro, and Ortiz: More irrelevant fodder for hot stove action. 62 days until pitchers and catchers report, 107 days until opening day.

posted by sfts2 to baseball at 07:46 AM on December 16, 2005 - 17 comments

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Dead athletes' brains show stunning damage

And they put Gene Upshaw's initials on every field and uni this season, the guy who has done more to screw injured players than anyone else in history.

posted by sfts2 at 01:15 PM on January 29, 2009

Iran Fines Soccer Officials for Mixed Mens/Womens Game

Go Cougars!? Ok, Ok, I got nothing...

posted by sfts2 at 01:14 AM on January 27, 2009

Coach Indicted in Teen Athlete's Heat Exhaustion Death

There's not much top say about this that hasn't been said, but I'll just say you can push kids, but to think that not letting them stay hydrated is not only stupid, but definitely borders on criminal. In barely related news

posted by sfts2 at 01:10 AM on January 27, 2009

Bonds in the clear?

As much as you might hate Bonds, he's nothing, nothing compared to Maddox.

posted by sfts2 at 11:58 PM on January 23, 2009

Doesn't Congress have anything better to do?

I just wish they'd stay out of sports all together.

posted by sfts2 at 11:47 PM on January 23, 2009

Best lines in hockey

Its hard for me vote for a line that has one superstar and two other competent players. That is sort of why I'd go for the French Connection over a couple of others. All three players were very good and they played very well as a unit, and were together for a few years.

posted by sfts2 at 11:42 PM on January 23, 2009

Covenant School seeks forfeit of 100-0 win over Dallas Academy

As a coach, I'd rather lose big than have the other team stop competing hard. That's more embarrassing to me. I can't speak for every kid I've ever coached and JMHO.

posted by sfts2 at 11:37 PM on January 23, 2009

Best lines in hockey

Personal fav? French Connection.

posted by sfts2 at 05:18 PM on January 21, 2009

An Open Letter From Roger Ebert To Jay Mariotti

I'm sure Mariotti is thinking about his free trip to China, something he could not afford, being a national sports writing figure. That is just silly.

posted by sfts2 at 06:29 AM on August 29, 2008

So it finally comes to an end. Julio Franco has retired.

Dude, you're brutal. With 9 seasons batting over .300 and a lifetime BA of .298 with just about 2600 hits, I'm not sure journeyman is the right adjective.

posted by sfts2 at 03:12 PM on May 05, 2008

Any Baseball is Beautiful

I love that Angell quote...and a very nice photo set.

posted by sfts2 at 10:02 AM on March 04, 2008

Over the Top

The NCAA is clearly once again out of step with reality, and it seems entirely appropriate for them to sanction schools who cannot provide a reasonable level of security to fans and players. And to the posters above. This behavior has NOTHING to do with the internet, cell phones, blogs or anything like that. Just because similar behavior gets exhibited in those media, doesn't mean that it any kind of cause. The cause is poor parenting. Period. But thats a whole 'nother discussion.

posted by sfts2 at 01:18 PM on February 29, 2008

Fast and the Furious

Great read, what an interesting story...

posted by sfts2 at 02:40 PM on February 14, 2008

Bob Knight Resigns

Calling Bob Knight a hypocrite is farther from the truth than anything that I have ever heard. There is no coach that is more passionate or caring about his players in the game. No one is is more concerned about doing things the right way. He was tired, not able to give it his best, and tried to do what was in the best interest of the program. As he always did. Yeah, his temper was a problem, but I believe that even the tirades were often scripted and designed to fire up his players and to get through to players that letting their own weakness get in the way of what they wanted to accomplish. Great coaches and great men do that. A flawed man, but a great one. IMHO

posted by sfts2 at 08:46 AM on February 06, 2008

Bob Knight Resigns

I tend to think that if you really think about what it means to be a coach, and try to tune out the noise from the TV pundits, its hard to not respect Bob Knight. His positives seem to outweigh his negatives by so much. Forget the on court accomplishments. He turned boys to men.

posted by sfts2 at 11:15 AM on February 05, 2008