lbergstr's profile

Name: Lukas Bergstrom
Member since: June 05, 2002
Last visit: April 26, 2005

lbergstr has posted 1 link and 29 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Went to game 7 of the '91 World Series with my dad, when I was 13. We didn't know we were going to have tickets until about an hour before the game. The Twins won after 10 1/2 scoreless innings.

Recent Links

Four years ago, Rulon Garder beat the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time: Alexander Karelin. Gardner was viewed by some as an imposter. He's definitely not as romantic a figure - here are Karelin's thoughts on losing. In any case, Karelin is now back as a spectator to see how Gardner fares.

posted by lbergstr to other at 03:16 PM on August 24, 2004 - 3 comments

So the front page is for Serious Posts that warrant discussion ... how about an unthreaded, persistent message board where any sports-related post is in bounds? Basically for game updates, chest-pounding after wins etc.

posted by lbergstr to feature requests at 12:04 AM on May 09, 2004 - 17 comments

Recent Comments

Best in the world.

If anyone finds good non-US coverage (apart from the BBC) could you post a link? Austrian articles translated into English would be perfect... (not that I want to, y'know, gloat)

posted by lbergstr at 02:29 PM on March 13, 2005

Who was your favorite player growing up?

T-Rex: Kent Hrbek. For lifting one of the Braves right off first base if nothing else. And getting away with it, with a cheek full of chew, looking like a totally badass plumber. What a role model.

posted by lbergstr at 03:15 PM on February 23, 2005

Bill Bitter

Yeah, cut Buckner some slack. Hopefully, in time, he'll be able to enjoy this win, but damn, does he have to snap to attention and be Pesky II to make this perfect for everyone? The man doesn't define himself by that game, and shouldn't.

posted by lbergstr at 07:48 PM on October 28, 2004

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

Thank God the Yankees got A-Rod instead of the Sox.

posted by lbergstr at 12:39 AM on October 20, 2004

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

Oops, I'm watching the press conference now, yer right fatma.

posted by lbergstr at 11:46 PM on October 19, 2004

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

I thought it was a pretty unobtrusive display of belief. Plus this was awesome: "We just did something that's never been done before. There's no reason we can't do it again tomorrow."

posted by lbergstr at 11:43 PM on October 19, 2004

Four years ago, Rulon Garder beat the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time

This was basically an excuse to post that link to Karelin's site. The English isn't perfect, but you get the sense of a proud, thoughtful man dealing with a brilliant career that ended in a totally unexpected defeat. The attitude of my relatives, friends, colleagues, ordinary people who met me only through Internet, became different, but not negative, just more careful. Hundreds letters came on my e-mail address, and no letters contain a reproach, only words: " Sasha, you are the best no matter what! ". And, there were letters both from our compatriots and Americans. I remember one girl sent me a drawing of a kitten as a talisman for good future. In the beginning, the words "no matter what" just killed me, but time is the best doctor.

posted by lbergstr at 03:19 PM on August 24, 2004

Puerto Rico 92, U.S. 73

And tieguy, I think it's a bit much to say you could win easily, if only the right team was picked. The rest of the world is clearly getting better, but a team with the NBA's best - Shaq, Kobe, KG, T-Mac, Tim Duncan etc - would trounce anyone on the planet. Sorry. Still, it's up to the US team to prove that on the court. Right now we aren't even second-best in the world. We didn't pick the right players. We didn't practice enough. This is the arrogant USA getting its comeuppance in microcosm.

posted by lbergstr at 07:37 PM on August 15, 2004

He said it once, he said it twice.

No contest. USA 2004 would destroy that squad. Melo, Lebron, Wade, Iverson, Duncan? I mean, come on.

posted by lbergstr at 04:37 PM on July 28, 2004

Armstrong punishes a personal enemy

Still, how the hell can Lance justify this? How did pulling this one guy back benefit the peleton?

posted by lbergstr at 05:24 PM on July 23, 2004

Armstrong punishes a personal enemy

The Tour is long and hard. Riders aren't expected to try to win every stage: they marshal their energy and ride strategically.

posted by lbergstr at 05:12 PM on July 23, 2004

A two-week-long private party for thousands of hard-bodies

But after she and the four rowers from the German menís heavyweight eight stepped out into the open air... Fer fuck's sake.

posted by lbergstr at 01:46 PM on July 19, 2004

Rolling... in my 5.0 with my rag-top down, so my hair can blow.

ok his salary might go up, but without shaq drawing defenders the rest of his numbers will plummet. ha ha ha ha ha.

posted by lbergstr at 05:30 PM on July 12, 2004

Rolling... in my 5.0 with my rag-top down, so my hair can blow.

I can't wait to see solo Kobe. Is there a word for anticipatory Schadenfreude?

posted by lbergstr at 03:09 PM on July 12, 2004

Moneyball Exposed as a Hoax!

Comrades, when the revolution comes this reactionary will be first against the wall.

posted by lbergstr at 07:05 PM on July 10, 2004