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Name: Chris
Member since: January 19, 2006
Last visit: July 08, 2007

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Record 7 40-year-old pitchers to start on Wednesday.: Is it because of modern medicine, better physical training, expansion (requiring more pitchers and diluting line-ups), better pitching mechanics, clear or cream, just plain coincidence, or .......

posted by BigTallChris to baseball at 11:23 AM on June 27, 2007 - 31 comments

ACC admits to 'timing error' in final seconds in Duke win over Clemson. : Using the video supplied by ESPN on the page, it is clear that the winning basket would not have been made in time, and the game should have gone into overtime. Everyone always complains how the referees 'play favorites' for Duke...this is an example.

posted by BigTallChris to basketball at 06:43 PM on January 26, 2007 - 39 comments

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World Eskimo Indian Olympics

I live up here in Alaska...Juneau to be exact...and these games get a lot of news and media attention up here in The Last Frontier.

posted by BigTallChris at 11:12 AM on July 24, 2007

Record 7 40-year-old pitchers to start on Wednesday.

When The Old Man was a boy, they didn't have funny. They walked barefoot, uphill both ways, for miles just to get to stoic. And they liked it. And they were grateful for bleeding feet and being stoic. And when it was snowing, they would wrap baked potatoes to their feet to keep them from freezing during the walk to school. Then, they would eat those baked potatoes for lunch. On the way home, they would have to run home as fast as they could, barefoot in the snow, because they ate their "baked potato shoes" for lunch.

posted by BigTallChris at 06:46 PM on June 27, 2007

NCAA may move 3-point line

For those that play in the post like me (I'm 6'8"), I love the idea of moving the 3-point line back! I can get so frustrated and mad at guards that hurl up a 3-pointer whenever they can, while I'm wide open underneath for an easy lay-up...and that's after I ran the full length of the court and battled a couple of opponent's big men to get that position. Nothing makes me madder or gets me more frustrated than when I run over 90 feet during each possession and battle for position, just to have a guard gun it each time after running only 40-50 feet and not having any actual physical contact with the opponent. That's all for now...thanks for letting me have my "big man vent".

posted by BigTallChris at 02:43 PM on May 04, 2007

NCAA may move 3-point line

I have to agree that it's about time that the 3-point line was moved back. Should've been done years ago. I think that one foot further back is just right. gradys_kitchen - I disagree with you about a shorter college shot clock...if the college shot clocks were any shorter, then they would be in the middle of the backboard or on the rim...Wow, tough crowd! Seriously though, I think the college shot clock needs to stay right where it's at. It promotes better team play and better offensive/defensive play-calling and strategy. One of my biggest gripes about the NBA is the 24-second shot clock, just way too short IMO. It leads to too much one-on-one garbage play or prayer shots in order to hit the rim before the clock runs out.

posted by BigTallChris at 04:18 PM on May 03, 2007

The Kiteman and the first pitch: Veterans Stadium, Opening Day, 1972.

Thanks for the story link! Gave me some good chuckles.

posted by BigTallChris at 03:09 PM on April 18, 2007

It doesn't pay to punt

starrider quote "Luckily we play in the AFC East" Exactly! That's why you won't have any trouble making it to the playoffs, and I'm a Dolphins fan saying this! Now once you're in the playoffs.....

posted by BigTallChris at 05:29 PM on September 26, 2006

Is Branch worth a number 1 pick?

Because of Seattle's finish after this season, this will probably end up being anywhere from the 25th to 32nd pick in the draft.

posted by BigTallChris at 01:29 AM on September 12, 2006

The Red Sox Worst Nightmare

BullpenPro - Thank you very much for your post! I'm so sick of everyone saying that the Yankees just fill in the gaps with money players and keep rolling on. The truth is that they have been one of the best franchises at using their farm system to "grow" MLB-level players. And then they've been using those players to fill in most of the gaps. Yes, they do use the cash when they have to (or want to), but the majority of their "fill-ins" have been from their farm system. And these "fill-ins" have turned into very good MLB players.

posted by BigTallChris at 01:49 PM on August 30, 2006

Red Sox gear up for pivotal stretch

zippinglou - You talk as if we are all Red Sox fans! Well, I've only got one thing to say to that, "GO YANKEES!!!" Oh wait, I just reread the TOS..."SportsFilter is not a fan board. If your idea of discussion is "yankees suck, red sox rule," SportsFilter is not for you." My bad! No wait, that means that zippinglou's post is bad and mine is good, because my statement is the opposite. Oh forget it...GO YANKEES!!!

posted by BigTallChris at 06:27 PM on August 17, 2006

Say it aint so

I'm a Yankees fan, and I also say "Nofigginway!"

posted by BigTallChris at 06:49 PM on June 02, 2006

"When you get to the end of your rope, you tie a knot."

If this had been any of us...we'd be in jail right now. No chance at rehab Since when is a dirty urine test a criminal offense?

posted by BigTallChris at 01:18 PM on May 24, 2006

Tigers: Best in baseball

What I don't get is why everyone thinks that its' such a surprise that the Tigers are doing this well! They have actually under-acheived the last couple of years, and they are finally putting all of their enormous (and not too well-known) talent into winning games. Time for me to get on my high horse - Before the season, I actually guessed that these five teams-Yanks, Red Sox, White Sox, Blue Jays, and Tigers-would be battling it out for 3 AL playoff spot (I'm not counting the AL West winner, the Wild Card won't come from the AL West).

posted by BigTallChris at 05:15 PM on May 17, 2006

Miami Signs Marcus Vick

To Public Urinal - I'm glad that you are on here posting your well thought out comments. It seems like almost everyone else is not doing the research, or is going with what first comes to mind, or just wants to blurb out some garbage. Daunte Culpepper is only two years removed from an MVP-like season (only P. Manning's stats kept Culpepper from winning the MVP). And NO, Moss' departure had none or very little effect on his bad stats last year. Harrington will do much better with an O-line that will block and a better supporting cast. Miami's "gamble" on Vick is not a gamble! Saban has made it very clear that if he phucks up just a little, he's gone!

posted by BigTallChris at 02:56 PM on May 16, 2006

Vikings deal Culpepper to Dolphins

irunfromclones: how many superbowls has your daunte won? for that matter, how many post-season games has he won? How many post-season games has he choked in? 0 - 2 - 2

posted by BigTallChris at 08:31 PM on March 14, 2006

Vikings deal Culpepper to Dolphins

“Game Management” A lot of people talk about certain QBs being good game managers. I hear that a lot about Brees and some Gusketeers also like to claim that he was a good game manager. I think that, in most cases, that is just someone's way of pumping up a guy they like on the basis of some intangible that cannot be verified or disproven. Let's face it, with the exception of occasional audibles, the coaches call the plays. Most of what people refer to as game management is really a reflection of the plays called by the coaches, not anything the QB has done. That said, I think there is some QB "game management" in the way the guy plays on 3rd and 4th down. "Managing the game" basically boils down to how well the QB keeps the chains moving, which basically boils down to converting 3rd and 4th downs. Avoiding turnovers is another aspect of game management. I was only able to find stats for this for the past 2 seasons. Culpepper’s conversion rate on 3rd and 4th downs has been excellent. Over the last 2 years, he has converted 98/196 (50%). This is the same as Payton Manning (119 of 238), but better than Brees (121/264 – 45.8%) and Brady (122/270 – 45.1%). Gus supporters claim he was a good game manager last year, but he converted only 50/160 third and 4th downs last year, which comes out to 31.25%. These numbers do not include plays in which the QB ran for a 1st down on 3rd or 4th down. The Draft Pick Giving up a 2nd rounder is a small price to pay (it's not clear to me now whether it is 2006 or 2007). Either way, there will be no one in the draft this year or next who is a proven commodity with Culpepper’s talent level. Certainly no one in the 2nd round. The price for high draft pick QBs is around $50 million over 6 years, with more than $20 million of that guaranteed. Culpepper’s contract is much more cap friendly. Clearly, the Fins decided that Brees’ price tag was simply too high. Now stop crying about getting a 29-year old, physically dominant QB who has put up numbers over his 7 year career that compare favorably to the best who have ever played the position. Credit and thanks to Fineas at for all of this great information!!!

posted by BigTallChris at 06:38 PM on March 14, 2006