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The Gangstinator
Name: Brion
Location: Nueva York
ZIP: 11783
Gender: Balls and Shaft
Member since: November 08, 2005
Last visit: September 26, 2007

The Gangstinator has posted 6 links and 40 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Although I didn't attend in person, the single greatest moment in sports history was the Yankees collapse of 2004.

I root for the Mets, Islanders, Jets, and Knicks. I'm what you call a glutton for punishment, or in some circles, a f**kin' idiot. Except this year. The resurgance of the Mets is underway!!

Recent Links

Pavano rankles all involved: The Yankees explore voiding Pavano's contract - putting aside the fact that this is about the Yankees, I think the most important question is this - does any team have the right to explore this option if it is apparent the player just doesn't want to play for them? Is not coming forward about a car accident "conduct detrimental to the team"? Plus, how do you come back when your own teammates are laughing at you? Interesting....

posted by The Gangstinator to baseball at 10:34 AM on August 30, 2006 - 32 comments

The next Derrek Lee?: Michael Young? David Wright? Who will be the next baseball player to make the jump to superstar status?

posted by The Gangstinator to baseball at 12:43 PM on February 11, 2006 - 33 comments

Jets to replace GM Bradway with Tannenbaum: In another *genius* move by Jets owner Woody Johnson (after driving Bill Belichick away, trying to build a stadium in New York City where fans will be unable to drive to it and tailgate, and moving all of the operations to New Jersey, thus alienating their core fans, the Long Islanders), the Jets fire GM Terry Bradway and replace him with Assistant GM Mike Tannenbaum.

posted by The Gangstinator to football at 06:37 PM on February 07, 2006 - 4 comments

Islanders System Big on Character: It's good to see that my team, the lovable Islanders, the team everyone loves to bag on, have some good up and coming players - Milbury may be an airhead business wise, but the man knows talent. Let's just hope (for my sake) whoever the next GM and Coach are, they realize this and give them a chance.....

posted by The Gangstinator to hockey at 04:49 PM on January 19, 2006 - 11 comments

Am I the only one still fascinated by Tyson?: I hereby suggest that he gets his own reality TV show. Soon. Everything this guys does gets in the news -

posted by The Gangstinator to boxing at 02:48 PM on November 10, 2005 - 61 comments

Recent Comments

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

I've been looking to join a H2H hockey league.... thank you Ying Yang Mafia for creating, and thanks HATER for the heads up on it. I'm in as the Chilliwack Caribous.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:27 PM on September 19, 2007

Pavano rankles all involved

You say that as if you don't believe the media would do such a thing, to sell papers and attain listeners and every word they say - assumption or otherwise - is gospel. No. Just because everyone wants you to buy a paper, tune in to their radio show, or watch them on TV, that doesn't mean that valid points don't come up every now and then.

posted by The Gangstinator at 02:27 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

Rasputin the Monk supposedly survived being shot, stabbed and drowned. Why not use that as your apples-to-oranges baseline? Apples to Oranges? Not really. Instead of trying to sound smarter than me, why not try this: Instead of picking apart my point, why don't you offer one of your own? Are you telling me that the New York media is just stirring up controversy, and that there is no validity to the idea that Carl Pavano is crying injury because he doesn't want to pitch for the Yankees anymore? If so, why do you feel that way? Let's have a real conversation here.

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:59 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

Take from someone who has been in more car accidents than a stunt driver Thankfully, I'm one of the few who hasn't been involved in a wreck with you. But all the same, if you get into a car accident, basically as the property of a major league baseball team, it is your duty to let your manager and general manager know, so you could get a thorough examination. Pavano was probably hoping the pain would go away so he could save himself the embarassment. Unfortunately, if it didn't, he ran the risk of embarassing himself further if he went that way, and that is ultimately what happened.

posted by The Gangstinator at 01:16 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

I get what you are saying and where your frustration is at, but the examples given are kind of off a little. Maybe you're right, but I think the Mark Prior comparison works well. That's a guy that really wants to make it work and just is burdened by bad luck. Look at this year. He comes off the DL, throws 6 hitless innings against my Mets, leaves because he is on a pitch count, and shortly thereafter is sidelined again. I haven't seen one bit of the same drive in Carl Pavano. To get back to my original point, if Pavano hides an injury he sustained because of a car accident he was at fault for, all while he is on rehab for a strained buttocks and bone chips? This after elbow surgery. Which was after he said his shoulder hurt. Which convieniently came after he was getting booed off the mound because he was failing to justify a 10 Mil per salary. Once I read that, I start to feel bad for A-Rod. At least he's out there like a man, taking the boos.

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:08 PM on August 30, 2006

Pavano rankles all involved

I just feel that when you got a guy like Johnny Damon, who has been busting his @$$ big time despite having a broken bone and his foot, among other problems, and playing as much as he possibly can, you have to question Pavano, and his minor injuries that have been keeping him out for over a year. If Brad Radke can pitch through a severely torn labrum until the end of the year when he will retire, there is no reason why Carl couldn't work through a "strained buttocks". Everytime this guy goes to do his rehab, something else comes up. At least when you take a Mark Prior, who is also consistantly injured, you can see that he is trying, because he constantly is coming back to pitch in big league games. Trying to make it work. Pavano hasn't even done that yet.

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:40 AM on August 30, 2006

Spofi NHL Fantasy Pool

I'm in as the Manitoba Moosen. Hater - A draft of at least 15 spots should take no more than an hour. Never did a hockey draft online, but I know for Fantasy Football, you get 90 seconds when it's your turn to pick.

posted by The Gangstinator at 04:12 PM on August 29, 2006

Bode's a bust

OK, fine. You tell someone who won the gold that it was because someone else made a mistake, and not because they were the best at that time. I'll take agree to disagree for a thousand Trebeck -

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:26 PM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Also, is there a way to ignore certain members on this site? After this thread I'd obviously like to filter out any future posts by someone in particular. I wonder who Nails was talking about? We are Sportsfilter, last decendants of Nazi Germany. If you don't agree with us, you will be destroyed. Please. For some reason people think that in the Olympics the best athletes are just "supposed" to win. Doesn't happen that way. Who said that? I know I didn't. But if you talk, act, and behave publicly in a way that would lead one to believe that you think your shit doesn't stink, and you, once again, FAIL, expect to be called out on it.

posted by The Gangstinator at 12:05 PM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

The amazing thing about the Olympics, is that you can have a great day or a real crappy day. That's one reason why I watch, to see who is having the better day. absolutely correct. so if I know that, and you know that, then Bode Miller should know that. and he should know not to talk himself up like he's the king - whether it's by announcing your training habits or by talking about Bodeisms - because it could all come crashing down on you. it's called being a sportsman - don't talk smack unless you can back it up.

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:56 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

And it's my right, as a sports fan, to comment about an issue any way I like ... Not on SportsFilter. Oh really? I see. Because I don't agree with you, my opinion is not valid? I see. And it's not a red herring. He shouldn't have said it. Period. And there is a razor thin margin for error in a lot of sports. The elite - the best - don't make mistakes. They win gold medals. You want to take the dough to have your own commercials and you want to talk about how you like to drink ... you may hear a few mutters when you drop an egg on the biggest skiing stage in the world. Thank you Walt Clyde. That's all I was saying. AND IT'S MY RIGHT TO. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. OK, Hitler?

posted by The Gangstinator at 11:45 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

SINCE WE'RE PLAYING THE "IMPLYING" GAME. You stated clearly that Bode himself made such a brash prediction. I apologize. If Bode is stating that his pregame ritual is a night out drinking at a bar, then I am taking that as him IMPLYING that he is extremely confident in his chances of winning. When he fails, that made him a bit overconfident, now didn't it? I then feel that he should have kept his mouth shut. That was my point. Sorry to have confused you. I simply took it as common knowledge that Bode put his big fat foot in his mouth, I should have been much clearer in my statement.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:48 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

and I think I just proved that I do care about a subject. So take your jabs somewhere else. thanks!

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:43 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Hey rcade, tell me, what's your point? Michelle Kwan has won numerous World Championships, and guess what? Choked when it came time to win a Gold Medal. So is Bode. I don't care how "good" he is. The first post on this thread clearly stated, "Maybe he needs to stay out of the bars at night" and you know what, maybe he should have. This is the Olympics, and here Bode is all confident, all nah, I was out at a bar all nite, while other Olympians respect what this is and i dont know, rest, or prepare in some other way. And look what happens. He fails in his first event, and it's been as downward spiral ever since. And it's my right, as a sports fan, to comment about an issue any way I like, as long as it's not vulgar or inappropriate, because it's what I feel. When Hasselback calls out, "and were gonna score" when there is a coin toss in overtime, and he doesn't, it's my right to call him out on it. Same with Bode Miller. Don't act super confident publicly and then get beaten by the pressure. If he said nothing about his bar experiences on the night before an event, he probably wouldn't be as big of a story as he is now.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:34 AM on February 20, 2006

Bode's a bust

Amateur: I have been following the Olympics since the start, I clearly recall analysts talking up Bode, how he was a shoe in to win at least 3, if not 4 or 5, gold medals, and quotes from Bode to the media that clearly showed how confident he was (maybe overly so) in his quest for gold. If you think i'm going to go back and site every instance like this is a book report, you're mistaken, cause I honestly don't remember if it was on one of the various NBC channels, USA network, or ESPN NEWS. Sorry, I forgot to grab a pen.

posted by The Gangstinator at 10:19 AM on February 20, 2006