grabofsky74's profile

Name: Robert Grabofsky
Location: Arundel, Maine
ZIP: 04046
Gender: Male
Member since: October 22, 2005
Last visit: September 22, 2010

grabofsky74 has posted 5 links and 91 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

New England Patriots fan since the 70's. Please don't let this good ride end just yet. Us Pats fans suffered far to long. I know that there will be down years, but please let the Pats stay at or near the top for many years to come.

Recent Links

True Fan or Greedy Fan?: What price would you demand (if any) if you had in your possession a piece of football history?

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 12:48 PM on January 31, 2006 - 39 comments

Panthers Bury Bears: Steve Smith had 12 catches for a career-high 218 yards and two long touchdowns, including a 58-yard scoring reception on the second play from scrimmage, in a 29-21 Carolina Panthers victory over the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoffs. The Bears only gave up 150 or more yards to one receiver during the regular season -- Smith had 14 receptions for 169 yards in a week 11 13-3 Bears victory.

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 07:43 PM on January 15, 2006 - 94 comments

Bills Shocked by Mularkey's Resignation : Shocked? I never saw that coming. (sarcasm)

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 11:26 PM on January 13, 2006 - 8 comments

Hall of Fame Finalists: Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White were among the 15 finalists Wednesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 12:30 PM on January 11, 2006 - 32 comments

Coach of The Year: Lovie Smith was hired to resurrect a proud franchise in Chicago. He did such a strong job in 2005 that he was chosen The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year on Saturday.

posted by grabofsky74 to football at 12:09 PM on January 07, 2006 - 42 comments

Recent Comments

Sainz: Scandal Set Back Women's Rights '50 Years'

When I heard her speak in an interview last Monday I am pretty sure that she was not upset by what was said to her. It was another female reporter that was upset and she had to console the other reporter. Doesn't sexual harassment have to be unwanted by the recipient not by proxy?

posted by grabofsky74 at 06:41 PM on September 20, 2010

The Lisa Olson Incident, 20 Years Later

posted by grabofsky74 at 06:53 PM on September 17, 2010

The Lisa Olson Incident, 20 Years Later

If it is ok for female sports reporters to be in the male locker rooms after a game while most players are naked, then why do you never hear a male reporter in a women's locker room after a game while they are naked? Its a double standard. The players should have a right to some privacy while they are naked.

posted by grabofsky74 at 06:52 PM on September 17, 2010

All American Football League to launch in 2007

Who knows? Something like this might work. Doesn't anyone remember that when the AFL started it was never going to stack up to the NFL? I know that this is a little different, but something like this just might work out. I for one think that this is a good idea. I would definately watch. I mean, come on people. Aren't there some of your favorite college players that you feel could have made it into the NFL if they were only given a chance? I think this would be a great benefit for the NFL to have a sort of minor league. I would like to see a team for every NFL team and it be used just like the minor league in baseball. This could also work for some local CBS, NBC or ABC affiliates to pick up the games. If the league does well, it could mean some good money for them in the NFL's off season.

posted by grabofsky74 at 08:14 PM on July 27, 2006

Steelers: Big Ben Injured In Motorcycle Accident

I live in Maine where the only helmet law is when you have your permit and for the first year of your license. Although I feel that it is a good idea to wear a helmet, very seldom do I. I have been riding for about 10 years now. I know that it makes sense, but I just really don't like them. To me, helmets are uncomfortable. Yes I know, so are head injuries, but I just don't like them. As for Big Ben, if he doesn't want to wear one and if he doesn't have to (unless he really didn't have a license, or there is something in his contract) if he doesn't have to. I know that it really bothers the Steeler's Fans that he is injured (if it happened to Tom Brady I would cry) but Ben is his own person and if he wants to ride like that, it is his right. As to jerseygirl, if that rock came off the dump truck that was big enough to crack your winshield, I can guarantee that the rider would still come crashing into the car. It is very difficult not to twist when something that big hits you, helmet or not. As a Patriot's Fan and a helmetless motorcycle rider, I can honestly say that my first concern was the well being of another human being when I heard this story. To Ben: I wish you a speedy recovery. I work with a few Steelers Fans and I don't want any excuses when the Pats beat the Steelers this year.

posted by grabofsky74 at 03:29 PM on June 13, 2006

Royals take credentials from two reporters.

How the f can a team decide who covers them and who doesn't. Didn't I read somewhere something about freedom of press? Maybe this isn't exclusively just in sports. Can the Whitehouse decide that someone asked too much of an inquisitive question and tell them they can't come back to any more press conferences? Maybe that happens. I don't know? Does anyone have an answer?

posted by grabofsky74 at 10:28 AM on June 10, 2006

Is Jack really done for good? No more Golden Bear?

My dream is to retire and do pretty much nothing but play golf. I can understand that golf was Jack's "job" and that I too would not want to do my job for the rest of my life, but I have a hard time believing that Jack will never play again. I am all for him taking it easy and not playing competively again, but I would still love to be on a course in the future and be able to The Bear out there playing a nice relaxing game with some friends or family members. Although he has made more than I will ever make, I would still offer to buy him a beer in the Club House afterwards. God Speed Bear!

posted by grabofsky74 at 08:58 AM on June 01, 2006

Cowboys and Patriots Super Bowl Bound?

Are you on crack posted by Debo270 at 8:21 AM CDT on May 31 Apparently, some people can't understand sarcasm.

posted by grabofsky74 at 09:58 AM on May 31, 2006

Cowboys and Patriots Super Bowl Bound?

Being a Pats fan myself, I totally agree with Peter King. I think it would be great to see the Pats in the Super Bowl against the Cowboys. I mean really, can you think of a better story line than Master VS Protege? Think about it. Belechick taught Parcels everything that he knows!

posted by grabofsky74 at 08:16 AM on May 31, 2006

Jake the Snake in a road rage

I always wanted to see Miss Elizabeth end up with George "The Animal" Steele. Now that was a great story line!

posted by grabofsky74 at 12:00 PM on May 26, 2006

Bobby Brown

Why the f would anbody do that to their body? Like grum, I got tired just reading about it. After about 4 trips to the fridge for a beer, I was able to finish the article. My idea of a rough 8 days is taking a road trip with the wife and kids. (Which I need planty of beer to get through also.) I couldn't imagine training that hard let alone actually doing something that strenuous. More power to the people who can do such things. It sets the bar so high, that I can actually walk right under it and head to the fridge for another beer.

posted by grabofsky74 at 11:44 AM on May 26, 2006

"When you get to the end of your rope, you tie a knot."

Good for Ricky and good for the NFL and CFL. If Ricky can turn his life around and prove that he is still worthy to play in the NFL, then so be it. This should be the final chance for Ricky though. He has had plenty of chances to turn his life around and has not been able to do that yet. Hopefully this is the "kick in the chest" that he needs to learn to control his habits. I know that it was probably just pot and although it is a minor drug, it is still illegal and against the rules. I would think that he would be able to give it up for just a few more years and become one of the greatest running backs and then take up smoking again and just chill for the rest of his life. I mean come on. If he can prove himself and get his millions of dollars for the next few years, he will have plenty of money to burn away in a bowl.

posted by grabofsky74 at 08:24 AM on May 24, 2006

Vick to attend Miami's rookie mini camp

i'd like to see what happens if he tries to stomp on willie mcginest's leg after the whistle. posted by ninjavshippo at 4:27 PM CDT on May 2 That just might be the last stupid thing that this moron would ever do in football. Wouldn't you like to see this idiot try doing that sort of crap in the NFL? After they removed the pile of defensemen off of him, he would never throw right again. GET 'EM, WILLIE!!!!

posted by grabofsky74 at 08:54 AM on May 03, 2006

2006 NHL Playoffs Pick-Em!

Ottawa - 5 Carolina - 6 New Jersey - 7 Buffalo - 6 Detroit - 5 Dallas - 6 Calgary - 6 San Jose - 5 This is the best that I can do. I haven't had much of a chance to follow much of the season this year. Also, the Bruins had an awful year. It is hard following a sport when your team sucked as much as they did this year.

posted by grabofsky74 at 09:02 AM on April 21, 2006

National Disgrace

In Maine, a refusal to submit to the breath test not only results in an automatic lic. suspension, but also the courts treat it as an admission of guilt. I worked in law enforcement for 7 years and saw maybe 1 person not get a conviction for OUI that did not submit to a breath test. Being an ex-officer, I would rather take my chances and submit to the test and then just fight it in court. Here in Maine you have a better shot of getting off by doing that.

posted by grabofsky74 at 03:43 PM on April 19, 2006