ProSam's profile

Name: Samuel Mateo, Jr.
Location: Holyoke, MA
ZIP: 01040
Gender: Male
Member since: December 15, 2005
Last visit: June 18, 2008

ProSam has posted 9 links and 39 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I was born in Puerto Rico but have been in Massachusetts since I was six so yeah I'm not a Yankee fan. Seems like all Puerto Ricans are, but I'm not. Avid New England sports fan: Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins.

I attended Umass - Amherst for a few semesters so I became a fan of their collegiate sports team. Especially since I was there during their one an only Final Four run which included Marcus Camby, though it was stripped away from us because of NCAA sanctions. :(


My first memorable sports game was being at the Blade in 2003 when the Pats kicked the Colts arse up and down the field en route to their second Superbowl Championship. I payed $200 for nosebleed seats that actually were valued at $48 but they were worth every penny.

My number one memorable sports memory is and always will be the 2004 MLB Champs, yeah you know who they are. Nuff Said!

Recent Links

Artest Finally Dealt to Kings: The elements came together Wednesday, and this time they stuck: The Kings sent sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic to the Pacers for Artest in an on-again, off-again deal that's been talked about for months.

posted by ProSam to basketball at 10:38 AM on January 26, 2006 - 22 comments

Mangini taking Flight to NJ: For the second straight year, the Patriots will be looking for a new defensive coordinator. Last year, Romeo Crennel departed to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Last night, according to a source in the Patriots organization, Eric Mangini informed the team that he was taking the head coaching job of the New York Jets.

posted by ProSam to football at 07:44 AM on January 17, 2006 - 13 comments

Walking Through the Fire: Scoop Jackson of takes us through the story of the first 5 all black players to play in a NCAA Championship, the story depicted in Glory Road the new film by Disney. But it was so much more and if you have little knowledge of this story I would suggest reading this article and more. Awesome, life changing, history changing story.

posted by ProSam to basketball at 01:51 PM on January 12, 2006 - 18 comments

Yet Another Belichick Protege Being Sought.: Eric Mangini only part of a season in the defensive coordinator seat and already beeing looked at being the next NY Jets head coach.

posted by ProSam to football at 01:49 PM on January 10, 2006 - 17 comments

Urlacher named AP Defensive Player of the Year: Well deserved, me thinks. He's been the cornerstone and leader of that defense since his rookie year, very intimidating. I sure wouldn't want to be hit by that behemoth.

posted by ProSam to football at 03:00 PM on January 06, 2006 - 26 comments

Recent Comments

Ring it up! Celtics crush Lakers for 17th title

Complete and utter dominance by the C's. Paul said it best at the half interview. Paraphrasing "We just want it more, we are not going to take our feet of the gas pedal". The Celt's scored 42 in the last quarter with mostly reserves in the game. That's just crazy.

posted by ProSam at 09:43 AM on June 18, 2008

How the '77 Blazers went from chumps to champs in one season

Same Here. Another child of '77. Thanks for the link. Awesome Story.

posted by ProSam at 05:29 PM on June 13, 2007

"This giant strode the football turf of two nations."

Such a sad story. What I don't understand is, if he was still active in football up till 7 years ago why doesn't he have any money? I know the CFL isn't as profitable as the NFL but he must have made enough money over the years to retire and at the very least have decent health care and live at home instead of a nursing home. Not that nursing homes are bad places to live, my fiance works in one, but the elderly don't like living away from their family.

posted by ProSam at 11:56 AM on June 04, 2007

AT&T: Yet another name for Giants ballpark: Delivered.

I dare say in our lifetimes, we will see corporate purchases of actual team names. Holy shit! That'll be the day. I can see it now. The Golden State Googles The New England Razors The LA Yahoos That'd be some crazy stuff.

posted by ProSam at 02:12 PM on February 03, 2006

D. A. DAY (Day After Day)

I totally support this worthy cause.

posted by ProSam at 08:43 AM on February 03, 2006

True Fan or Greedy Fan?

To answer your question. GREEDY What a greedy SOB. Holy Shit, I can't believe it. It does read like a freaking ransom note. Holy SHIT! He put a bad name on all us Patriot Fans. This is just obsurd. Enjoy your freaking ball!

posted by ProSam at 05:52 PM on January 31, 2006

The Coach as Culture Hero

From the followup article... This is just gross: For a while he insisted on sitting in the coxswain's seat. It made the whole boat sag and, with a wind up, water came over the gunwale. I was the guy facing him. He'd say "stroke" and we would row, he'd nitpick, and warn us about "catching crabs." I figured out later why he sat there. It wasn't to give us his wisdom close up; it was to show us his balls. Every time I looked down at my feet, there was one of them staring back at me through a gap in his shorts, legs spread wide. They were shiny and sick-looking. Even when I tried not to look, there one was, lurking out, weird as Sputnik. I lost my timing, I was relegated to the back of the boat and thankfully I never saw them again. And this is just disturbing: He was my coach when I played on our city's summer all-star baseball team. That's when I realized that he not only enjoyed the company of teenagers but had the maturity of one as well. During a practice, I was playing second base when, without warning, he whipped a ball right at me. It struck me in the face and broke my nose. He came over and said, "Got to get your glove up." Recently, he was sentenced to prison for arranging over the Internet to meet a teenage boy to have sex. Either way, there are coaches who deserve praise but there are even more that don't, but because of those few the rest are touted as hero's. Not much we can do about that.

posted by ProSam at 11:05 AM on January 27, 2006

The World (Little League) Baseball Classic

Those are some crazy ass rules.

posted by ProSam at 09:17 AM on January 27, 2006

Artest Finally Dealt to Kings

If Artest can settle down and start being a man that is responsible with his Day job he might be able to actually be a good team mate and be able to help his new team. Peja is definately a help for the Pacers but he'll never replace Reggie. We'll see in the long run if this was a good trade.

posted by ProSam at 10:43 AM on January 26, 2006

Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss

That bridge is awesome. It looks good in the pictures but a thousand times better in person. I'm also glad Theo is back. Though I wonder if whatever made him leave in a gorrilla suit got resolved and how.

posted by ProSam at 01:55 PM on January 25, 2006

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

Man! I had no idea about more then half of those listed.

posted by ProSam at 11:25 AM on January 25, 2006

40 things to watch for at Super Bowl XL

These two are hilarious: 11. A bus will try to sneak into the Super Bowl dressed up as Jerome Bettis. 26. At least one old lady will approach Matt Hasselbeck and say, “I used to love you on ‘Baywatch.’”

posted by ProSam at 08:01 AM on January 25, 2006

Davis Gets 5 Game Suspension

Though I think the NBA should have suspended him I think it was too harsh. Two, three games tops is what I think should have been the punishment. The man was just trying to look out for his wife and he did it in a calm and adequate manner. The lawsuit is bogus. That's America for ya.

posted by ProSam at 10:52 AM on January 20, 2006

Cool. I being a graphic designer this is a very useful link. Thanks!

posted by ProSam at 03:17 PM on January 17, 2006

Mangini taking Flight to NJ

That would've been interesting to say the least.

posted by ProSam at 10:32 AM on January 17, 2006