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Name: Bob Lange
Location: Houston
Member since: January 21, 2006
Last visit: March 13, 2012

bobfoot has posted 20 links and 254 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Grew up on the Dolphins and A's in the 70s. And of course the Cubbies - I lived there as a child.
All Houston since 1980.
'86 Astros loss to the Mets was biggest low -
Rockets first win biggest high - dancing in the streets of The Village.

Recent Links

Golfer's honorable loss.: A golfer shanks to allow another to win a spot.

posted by bobfoot to other at 12:32 AM on May 06, 2010 - 23 comments

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu: Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said Monday.

posted by bobfoot to soccer at 11:23 PM on August 03, 2009 - 9 comments

Soccer fan shoots player dead: An Iraqi soccer fan shot dead a player of the opposing team as he tried to score an equalizing goal in the final minutes of a match

posted by bobfoot to other at 12:15 AM on March 19, 2009 - 12 comments

First hole of her life. First swing on a course. Hole-in-one.: "I didn't know it was that big of a deal,'' she said. "I thought all golfers do this.''

posted by bobfoot to golf at 12:31 AM on March 15, 2009 - 5 comments

Mud, sweat and beers at Britain's maddest football match: Category: Soccer/Running of the Bulls/Bunol Tomato Fight "The ball can go anywhere. Last night it went through a pub, in the front door and out the back. "There's an honour to playing this game. People train from Christmas to get ready. It's the heritage of Derbyshire. We have to fight all the time to keep it going. "It makes you proud to be British."

posted by bobfoot to soccer at 12:01 AM on February 27, 2009 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Tiger withdraws from tournament

JJ, how many times since 1997 has Tiger changed his swing? At least four, right?

posted by bobfoot at 12:39 AM on March 13, 2012

Texans Roll Over Bengals, Notch First Playoff Win

The RB you speak of is named Arian Foster. Learn his name, it'll be important in the future.

posted by bobfoot at 12:12 AM on January 09, 2012

Last-Second Goal Helps US Beat Brazil

I thought it was a pretty poorly played match on both sides. That final score by USA was awfully pretty though

posted by bobfoot at 12:13 AM on July 11, 2011

Derek Jeter Homers to Reach 3,000 Hits

Jeter did that in 2361 games - that's 1.27 hits per game - in 5th place behind Cobb (1.38), Nap Lajoie (1.31), Tris Speaker (1.29), and Tony Gwynn (1.29). On this list Pete Rose is 13th at 1.19. That's pretty damned good.

posted by bobfoot at 12:07 AM on July 11, 2011

MLB Considering Realignment

Not a fan of losing the divisions. And especially not a fan of Houston going AL - HATE the DH.

posted by bobfoot at 12:21 AM on June 14, 2011

Shaq Announces His Retirement

If he could just hit a damned free throw he'd probably rank among the best ever.

posted by bobfoot at 12:38 AM on June 02, 2011

Game Over

Then there's the 2005 Astros.

20-32 after 6/1/5 - made it to the World Series.

posted by bobfoot at 12:49 AM on May 24, 2011

McIlroy, 21, Leads Masters by 4 Strokes

Couldn't help but notice that the -10 logjam didn't end until Tiger finished 18. Might not mean anything, but interesting to me. I think he's back.

posted by bobfoot at 12:57 AM on April 11, 2011

Infamous Baseball Wife Swap May Become Film

I liked the Astros' stripes - and the A's green and yellow

posted by bobfoot at 12:11 AM on February 28, 2011

High School Girls Beat Opponent 108-3

The two teams shouldn't have played each other. To me, that's the end of it.

posted by bobfoot at 12:41 AM on January 26, 2011

Fan Fantasies


Runners use the bags as stops to help stand up to determine what to do next after a slide. If sunk in may well slide right by the bag... I'm not sure I like that idea.

posted by bobfoot at 11:34 PM on January 02, 2011

Texans Touchdown Revives Calvin Johnson Controversy

If the ball crosses the goalline in control of the ball carrier, who is in bounds, it is a touchdown. What happens after that point in time should be immaterial. Why would it be different for receivers than for backs? I don't care for the recent "complete the move" rulings.

posted by bobfoot at 12:57 AM on November 16, 2010

Jim McMahon Can't Remember 1985 Games

I don't remember more than a couple minutes of 1985 myself. That was a long damned time ago. And I don't think I was hit in the head once that year.

posted by bobfoot at 01:39 AM on November 13, 2010

Ichiro makes history, Jeter makes trouble in leading Gold Glove team

I was surprised to see Ichiro was already 37 years old. What an awesome hitter. I did a look vs Pete Rose:

First ten years: Rose 1.25 hits per game; Ichiro 1.41 hits per game.

But Ichiro didn't start MLB until he was 27, so Rose vs Ichiro from 27-37 years of age:

Rose 1.3 hits per game; Ichiro, again, 1.41 hits per game.

Beyond that, Rose got 2 Gold Gloves vs 10 in a row for Ichiro.

All for the same slow market team.

posted by bobfoot at 12:22 AM on November 10, 2010

The Hoser's NFL Picks 2010 -- Week Eight

Again, I don't get the Dallas games' odds. They're gonna lose.
And there's no way Detroit is favored over Washington - we'll see.

posted by bobfoot at 02:47 AM on October 31, 2010