Conquistador's profile

Location: Boston
Gender: male
Member since: March 24, 2002
Last visit: January 17, 2008

Conquistador has posted 26 links and 40 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Best in-person event: The Celtics Game 3 Eastern Conference Finals comeback against the Nets in 2002. The C's came from 26 points down with 13 minutes to play, recording the greatest comeback in NBA history. The FleetCenter was electric.

Lifelong Boston sports fan who can now die a happy man because U2 played the halftime show as the Pats won the SuperBowl.

Recent Links

Who needs a good Lawyer?: Can you believe the Patriots released Lawyer Milloy today? Wow. The NFL is a strange league sometimes...I just hope they know what they're doing; they've just released the team captain and leader. Mr. Belichick, you may be a defensive mastermind, but do you still think you're smarter than the rest of the league? Meanwhile, in all likelyhood, Milloy may just make it to Buffalo for New England's Week 1 tilt -- only he'd be playing for the Bills. Drew and Co. are definitely interested.

posted by Conquistador to football at 08:26 PM on September 02, 2003 - 11 comments

Any good local sportsblogs out there?: I've been a member of SportsFilter for the last year or so, and a few months ago I launched my own Boston Sports Blog. Any other SpoFi'ers out there running their own local area blogs? Or have you bookmarked any good ones? I've been reading JoeNetsFan to get the enemy perspective for the Boston/New Jersey series. What local blogs are you reading besides SpoFi?

posted by Conquistador to culture at 10:00 PM on May 07, 2003 - 8 comments

Reach out and touch someone: Fan hits Everett with cellie:
Known for umpire-bumping, reporter-threatening and hysterical soundbites, Carl Everett is usually the one starting fracases. But Saturday, a fan in Oakland beaned him in the back of his head with his cell phone. Where is this fan violence coming from? When will it end? And what can MLB do about it?

posted by Conquistador to baseball at 09:41 PM on April 19, 2003 - 4 comments

Larry made me a star...
: Michael Jordan talks about his last, er, third last visit to Boston to play the Celtics this afternoon, and says that facing Larry Bird in his historic 63-point playoff performance legitimized him as a rising star in 1986. And when Larry recognized him by essentially comparing him to God after the game, well, the world knew that Michael Jordan was The Next Big Thing.

posted by Conquistador to basketball at 09:55 AM on April 06, 2003 - 1 comment

The NBA's Donnie Brasco
: Great piece from the Boston Globe detailing the incredible story of NBA ref Bob Delaney, who spent two and a half years undercover in the mob.

Ha! I always knew the NBA was fixed. ;)

posted by Conquistador to basketball at 10:45 PM on November 15, 2002 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

This just in: Isiah Thomas just said that if Donovan McNabb was white, he'd be just another quarterback... Not really, but I hope you get the point...

posted by Conquistador at 04:34 PM on October 01, 2003

Giguere wins Conn Smythe playoff MVP trophy:

"re: the Celtics' fans - weren't they razzing JKidd about his domestic abuse problem? That doesn't seem classy." DEVIL's ADVOCATE: Should we cheer Mr. Kidd for his domestic abuse problem? Methinks that anyone who abuses his wife deserves ridicule. Considering that this type of behavior almost always goes unchecked among professional athletes, the fact that Celtics fans still remind Kidd of his transgressions is actually quite refreshing to me.

posted by Conquistador at 12:56 AM on June 11, 2003

Joumana Kidd on Monday Night Football?

Well, comparing the two resumes, there's no contest. Joumana edges Melissa in the hottie department. Stark destroys Kidd with her experience.

posted by Conquistador at 11:19 PM on May 27, 2003

Joumana Kidd on Monday Night Football?

C'mon. Melissa Stark has been in the business for over seven years, and has an impressive resume. Being a hottie is only part of the package.

posted by Conquistador at 07:04 PM on May 27, 2003

Joumana Kidd on Monday Night Football?

If she is even considered for this job, it would be an absolute travesty. Argue the value of a sideline reporter all you want, but aside from a little bit of spoon-fed TV work for the NBA and a TV station in Phoenix, I fail to see what qualifies her over virtually any weekend sports anchor in the nation. If the AP asked any of them, they'd all express interest in the job, too.

posted by Conquistador at 09:29 PM on May 26, 2003

What's worse: Bob Ryan exercising his first amendment rights and exaggerating that (i.e. "I'm gonna kill you for that!") she should be smacked, or Jason Kidd smacking his wife, barely getting a smack on the wrist, and then acting like everything's hunky-dory? If NBA players were suspended for a month for every offense of theirs comparable with that of Ryan's, the league would shut down. Ryan is one of the best sportswriters in the country. Bar none. He slipped up on TV, and even that's highly debatable. This wasn't misogyny, this was hyperbole. Anyway, Ryan's been banned from TV and the newspaper, but they said nothing of the Internet. The door is open, Bob. Come join the staff of my Boston Sports Blog.

posted by Conquistador at 09:42 PM on May 07, 2003

NCAA Hockey Tournament Seedings.

Go BU!

posted by Conquistador at 05:12 PM on March 24, 2003

"You don't make that call in overtime and in a playoff game."

Bill Cowher has been crying for years. This is the same coach that nearly came off the sideline to tackle a kick returner on MNF a few years back. I wish I could remember the specific game, but no matter. Cowher has no class, and neither does his team. The Steelers have been crying about last year's AFC Championship game since last year, and its not like they got hosed on any game-deciding calls in that one. Bottom line is that Cowher and the Steelers are crybabies. As for the overtime debate, the college format puts too much emphasis on offense, whereas sudden death requires your defense to actually play. Seeing as "defense wins championships", I think it's the right method to decide playoff games. Spend that two cents however you see fit.

posted by Conquistador at 03:34 PM on January 14, 2003

Go C-Train! The Celtics...this train is bound for glory!

posted by Conquistador at 04:42 PM on October 29, 2002

Is Favre indestructible?

I think its definitely more impressive. Football is a destructive game for which the human body is inadequately designed. 164 straight games is amazing.

posted by Conquistador at 04:37 PM on October 21, 2002

Lennox Lewis' Next Opponent: WWE Champ Brock Lesnar?

There's no chance this would be a real competition. If this match actually transpires, it will transpire as a WWE match because the WWE would be putting up the money to get Lewis to appear.

posted by Conquistador at 10:54 AM on October 12, 2002


He's already been trying new things in Indiana every time I've seen the benching his starters for inexplicable reasons, having no reason to substitution patterns, and for whatever reason, not letting Austin Croshere play. I can only imagine what Zeke has up his sleeves...

posted by Conquistador at 06:03 PM on October 10, 2002

Why put it like this?

Sherman is an advanced T-1000 model. Made of a liquid polyalloy, he sampled Lewis through physical contact during practice, and then morphed into an exact replica of him. He found him alone in the locker room and stabbed him in the face with his hand, which had taken the shape of an ice pick. Sherman then mentioned something about Judgment Day and finding Sarah Conner...

posted by Conquistador at 12:33 PM on October 05, 2002

Female sports reporter suspended for 'frolicking' with team in the locker room.

One of the papers linked above has some Real video...

posted by Conquistador at 05:07 PM on October 03, 2002

Greatest commericals...ever. I love those songs.

posted by Conquistador at 05:06 PM on October 03, 2002