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Disabled’ MMA fighter Nick Newell, without a forearm or hand, submits opponent

Very interesting but this is even more inspiring IMHO.

posted by iamdwizard at 03:40 PM on December 07, 2011

Ripken and Gwynn guaranteed to receive less than 100% of HOF vote.

If either is elected one vote shy of a unanimous vote why can there not be an asterisk by the name(s). In an era of the press wanting to qualify records with an asterisk for any reason (i.e. - Marris 61, Mac's 70, and Barry's 73), why can't we do the same to them? Quite honestly it should be a “no brainer” for these two or any other players of similar caliber to receive 100% of the vote (i.e. - Williams, Aaron Ruth and many more where of that caliber). It is clear there are and should be "minimum standards" to get into the hall where voting does come into play for borderline cases - BUT -to snub someone for a generality such as just playing in the "steroid era" is insane. Do we go back and take away votes from the players who took "greenies", acid and the like in the 60's - 80's (Seaver)? Or better yet - do we take away votes because some of the greats played in the "all white" era (Ruth)? Wake up and smell the coffee Mr. Ladewski. There has always been and probably will always be some scenario which causes a different level or standard for players to be judged for any professional or even amateur sport.

posted by iamdwizard at 07:41 AM on January 08, 2007

Tainted Steel

First let me qualify that I am a Steeler hater and wanted the Seahawks to win - this coming from a guy who grew up in Western PA but have hated the Steelers since the IMMACULATE RECEPTION - yes I am a Raider fan. The officating did not win or lose the game - there were questionable and missed calls against both teams in the game. The Seahawks lost simply because they made more mistakes than the Steelers in what was probably one of worst played Super Bowls in a long time.

posted by iamdwizard at 02:22 PM on February 14, 2006

Roger Federer: Tennis is My Fourth Favorite Sport

Got to love the Onion but the writer was clearly American!!!! I am sure being Swiss he would have said football (soccer), snow skiing, bobsleding and fine chocolate making...

posted by iamdwizard at 02:14 PM on February 02, 2006

That'll shut 'em up (maybe).

tojord - I agree - I think as she ages she looks more and more like Rob Lowe....

posted by iamdwizard at 02:05 PM on November 15, 2005