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Name: Ian Sinclair
Member since: November 25, 2005
Last visit: January 05, 2007

usroute17 has posted 6 links and 53 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Cowher resigns, Steelers begin coach search: The link says it all.

posted by usroute17 to football at 03:26 PM on January 05, 2007 - 26 comments

Green gone at Arizona: With Green gone at Arizona and Mora gone in Atlanta, who will be the choices for those two positions and who, if anyone else, will get the boot?

posted by usroute17 to football at 05:20 PM on January 01, 2007 - 14 comments

Edwards fined for hitting Earnhardt: About time someone had the guts to bust Earnhardt's bubble. I think NASCAR shows too much favortism toward certain drivers and teams, Earnhardt being one of them.

posted by usroute17 to auto racing at 06:33 PM on August 22, 2006 - 33 comments

Jeremy Mayfield released from ride: Oh well, JM needs to accept that he wasn't doing good and his attitude wasn't real good either. Ray Evernham needed to make changes so he let JM go. JM wants to try and take the team to court over this. What a waste. Get over it Jeremy and move on!

posted by usroute17 to auto racing at 04:25 PM on August 11, 2006 - 21 comments

Lions trade Harrington to Dolphins: The Miami Dolphins acquired quarterback Joey Harrington from Detroit for an undisclosed conditional draft pick, giving the Dolphins a fallback position if new starter Daunte Culpepper isn't ready for the season's first snap.

posted by usroute17 to football at 04:41 PM on May 12, 2006 - 34 comments

Recent Comments

Green gone at Arizona

Of course I think that Bill Bidwell is a big part of the problem in Arizona.

posted by usroute17 at 06:51 PM on January 01, 2007

Rose Bowl wilts while title hopes push up daisies.

"It is difficult for me to understand why university presidents oppose a well designed playoff system that involves many of the current bowls. The lesser bowls can still invite teams outside of the top 8 top play, if they are not chosen as a tournament site. The system will get the college championship decided by the start of the second week of January and only interfere with the first week of professional playoffs, but many Pro fans are not active college fans, those that are are likely to watch all games that they can watch." One word - MONEY.

posted by usroute17 at 05:29 PM on January 01, 2007

Sports Illustrated's All-Time All-Star Team

SI's list is good, however A-Rod for SS? I think that there were much better SS's than A-Rod over the years. How about Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith, or Ernie Banks?

posted by usroute17 at 10:08 AM on October 07, 2006

Rick Mirer

We can take stats and have them say anything we want to so using stats can't really address who the worst QB really is because there have been a lot of bad QB's. Even the "so-called" good QBs have bad seasons. There have also been good QBs on terrible teams so their stats aren't good either. How about the bad QBs on bad teams. When it comes to lousy QBs, Ryan Leaf does come to mind though or Todd Marinovich, who played for the Raiders for a very short time.

posted by usroute17 at 06:37 PM on September 11, 2006

The Race For The Chase Begins Next Week

I can take or leave Tony the Tiger. I glad Kasey got in there. If Matt Kenseth can keep up his top ten finishes along with a win or two, I think he will take it although it would be nice to see Mark Martin take it also.

posted by usroute17 at 03:20 PM on September 11, 2006

Edwards fined for hitting Earnhardt

NASCAR has turned into a more grand version of IROC. In their attempt to make all cars "suppossedly equal", NASCAR has become more interested in the fans and the bottom line and somehow has forgotten the driver and crew.

posted by usroute17 at 09:04 PM on August 25, 2006

Tigers, Burning Kind of Bright

Now if they can only get the Lions to do the same thing!

posted by usroute17 at 06:28 PM on August 24, 2006

Edwards fined for hitting Earnhardt

While this may be new to some of you, it goes on at every dirt track and dust bowl every weekend all race season. I agree there. If I want to see real racing, I'll head to the local track.

posted by usroute17 at 06:26 PM on August 24, 2006

Edwards fined for hitting Earnhardt

It used to be a sport where the weak had no chance. Seems to me in the old days, any car had a chance to win on any given weekend. Even the independents with little or no sponsorship. Even guys like Dave Marcus had a chance in the old days. Today, what chance do independents have of winning? Basically, none. Favoritism has taken over NASCAR. Guys like Jeffy, Dale, & Jimmy can get away with quite a bit more than the Michael Waltrips, Robby Gordons, Scott Wimmers, etc. Mike Helton came out a few years back and said NASCAR is about "Entertainment". Gee, what happened to Racing? Does that happen any more? Looks to me like it's become one big IROC (due to one common template) follow-the-leader roundy round.

posted by usroute17 at 08:06 PM on August 23, 2006

Jeremy Mayfield released from ride

Mayfield was competive finish 10 and 9 in the standings in 2004 and 2005 with a win in each season but than Baldwin left and they just had to take Kenny Francis (Mayfields Crew Chief) and put him with Kasey Kahne in the #9 Dodge and get a new Chief for Mayfield, its not Mayfields fault hes not competive its Evernhams for taking away his crew chief While I agree it's not all Mayfield's fault. A good driver and crew chief should click. If Baldwin left of his own accord, then Mayfield needed to get along with his replacement and at least try to convey what as a driver he needs. If things aren't going good then the driver needs to get together with the whole team and iron differences out instead of waiting until it is way too late into the season.

posted by usroute17 at 08:50 PM on August 11, 2006

From Bad to Worse for Maurice Clarett

Sad state of affairs. Here's a guy with so much potential and all his troubles start with one lie and everything just goes downhill from there. If he would have opened up at Denver and at least tried to make an effort, Shanahan would have at least put him on the practice squad or made him a reserve player. But since that didn't happen, he was let go. What a waste of good talent. What a waste of a life. Clarett is in need of some serious help. And that's just to live day by day not to mention football.

posted by usroute17 at 03:57 PM on August 10, 2006

Waltrip Buys Start for Coke 600

If I were Derrick Cope, I would have told him to "Pack Sand" and work harder next time in order to qualify, but I guess when you're a has been Daytona 500 winner like Cope, the money looks much better than having no chance at winning a big race. But then what chance does Mikey have to win with a second rate ride? Obviously, he needs to at least start to get in the top 35 for next year when he will have support from Toyota to help him qualify and run. Still, if I were Cope, I would have told him to "Take a Hike!".

posted by usroute17 at 08:49 AM on May 27, 2006

Jarrett Driving a Toyota next year - Official

I think there are only three teams running Fords ( Yates, Roush, & the Wood Brothers). It amounts to only 7 drivers running Fords. Ford might as well pull out with only 7 drivers running, so in any race with only 7 drivers running Fords, 36 drivers are running Chevy or Dodge.

posted by usroute17 at 04:16 PM on May 14, 2006

Jarrett Driving a Toyota next year - Official

Why don't we just call it the NASCAR Nextel IROC series because that's what it has turned into with the common template. What happened to run what you brung?

posted by usroute17 at 12:17 PM on May 14, 2006

Jarrett Driving a Toyota next year - Official

NASACR will have a common template for all brands including Toyota. The only difference will be the emblem on the front of the car and the front end itself. Basically, NASCAR has turned into a follow the leader sport. Is there real racing going on anymore? If you want to see real racing, head to your local track.

posted by usroute17 at 09:02 PM on May 13, 2006