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Bag Man
Name: Andrew
Location: Chicago, IL
Gender: Male
Social Media Account: Bolo5 (AIM)
Member since: July 03, 2002
Last visit: May 18, 2013

Bag Man has posted 21 links and 193 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Goodell wants your team to sign Tim Tebow: I am sick of Tim Tebow, but apparently Roger Goodell is not.

posted by Bag Man to football at 07:50 PM on May 12, 2013 - 30 comments

Can you root for both teams from the Same City?: Both a Giants and Jets fan? How could that be? You could never be both a Cubs and a White Sox fan, that would be sacrilegious. (via Slate)

posted by Bag Man to football at 12:01 PM on December 29, 2011 - 5 comments

500 homeruns: and 3,000 hits, what does Rafael Palmeiro need to do to get his call to The Hall? Mark Starr of Newsweek says he needs to do more.

posted by Bag Man to baseball at 10:21 AM on July 15, 2005 - 30 comments

Shaq reportedly wants Jordan monay.: Is he worth $30M a year?

posted by Bag Man to basketball at 04:30 PM on June 08, 2005 - 27 comments

We had our say about: who should be voted into in the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Now Page 2's Tim Kurkjian, Michael Knisley, Buster Olney and Jim Caple have their say as well.

posted by Bag Man to baseball at 09:50 AM on December 24, 2004 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

Mike D'Antoni Resigns

Should have taken the Bulls job.

posted by Bag Man at 04:23 PM on March 14, 2012

Cubs great Ron Santo elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

About time.

posted by Bag Man at 08:48 PM on December 05, 2011

Dayton Dragons Sell Out 815th Straight Game

Isn't there a problem when the "entertainment" drowns out the baseball? This is a great story of Rust Belt recovery, but it seems that the baseball is lost in all of the gimmicks.

posted by Bag Man at 03:46 PM on July 03, 2011

NFL labor negotiations break down, union moves to decertify

Ok so there is a lockout, we have baseball, hockey, basketball and March Madness, etc, etc...

posted by Bag Man at 11:25 AM on March 12, 2011

John McCain Wants to Ban Ultimate Fighting

John McCain = angry old man

posted by Bag Man at 12:18 AM on December 26, 2010

Barkley: 'You Can't Send Small Junk'

Eloquant as always.

posted by Bag Man at 02:12 AM on December 21, 2010

Cubs Player, Broadcaster Ron Santo Dies

RIP Ron Santo. I know you have gone to the HOF in the sky!!!

posted by Bag Man at 03:02 PM on December 03, 2010

Derek Anderson Pulls a Dennis Green

It's a fine line. You don't want to take a defeat or a losing season so badly that it's debilitating, but you don't want to be so loose such that it is evidence you no longer care about the result of the game or the season. (As a Cubs fan, I heard many a sportscaster discuss this issue) At best, he didn't have his head in the game when he should have; at very worse, it appears as if he cared so little that about winning the game that he nothing better to do than joke around.

Derek Anderson crossed that, if cared as much about winning as he opined in his post-game rat he be focusing on the game.

The real question is did Derek Andrew know who he thought they were?

posted by Bag Man at 02:07 AM on December 02, 2010

Want to help a charity? Think again.

Why didn't the refs seek permission first? That's all it would take to prevent this from becoming a problem.

posted by Bag Man at 11:11 PM on October 24, 2010

NHL Players: Put Team in Quebec City

I'd vote for Hartford, CT...go Whale!!!

posted by Bag Man at 07:00 PM on October 02, 2010

3-Team Playoff Possible in NL

One word: awesome!!!

posted by Bag Man at 06:58 PM on October 02, 2010

College Football Adds Bowls 34, 35

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Are they going to play baseball?

posted by Bag Man at 12:46 PM on April 25, 2010

Bradford, Suh Lead NFL Draft's First Round

Wow! Really?!? You have any cites for this?

I don't have any sites. This is a gut feeling. Tebow, McCoy and Claussen all have the intangibles and the leadership skills to be an NFL quarterback, but McCory and Claussen seem to have an edge over Tebow in their mechanics and familiarity with a pro-style offense. So, why would the Broncos spend such a high pick on Tebow and draft him over McCoy and Claussen? Why would the Broncos pick a "project" in Tebow with two players still on draft board that would contribute on the field much, much faster? The main quality that Tebow possesses that McCoy and Claussen don't then must be something other that an ability to play football. It is Tebow's reputation that is bolstered by his conservative political and religious views. NFL fans know were Tebow stands on certain issues. They know this because they have been widely publicized by the media, Tebow literally wore his views on his equipment (although I believe such displays are banned by the NFL) and Tebow publicized these views during his must viewed and controversial Super Bowl and online ad. Of course, I am not arguing that Tebow deserves a better reputation as a team player or is better suited to be a leader because of his views, but that is exactly what the Broncos think their fans will believe.

posted by Bag Man at 04:19 PM on April 24, 2010

Bradford, Suh Lead NFL Draft's First Round

Time will tell (perhaps a lot of time) if the Broncos picking Tebow at # 25 will be a smart or a dumb decision. I can't help but think that Tehow's so called "intangibles" lead to this pick. Look at what the Broncos are doing. They got ride of two players in Cutler and Marshall that clashed with the coaching staff and management creating a possibly toxic environment for the team, and have taken a player in Tebow that has a good reputation for "leadership" and being a "team player." I can see how the Broncos feel this will improve their, but drafting Tebow at # 25 seems too high when he would likely be on the board later in the draft. However, there is also a under current of politics at work here too. Tebow is also well known for his religious and conservative political views. I believe he was picked so high for this reason too. I don't know what the politics of McCoy or Claussen are (although I suspect they are not too far from Tebow's views), but the Broncos have sent a message to players, the league and fans with the selection of such a player who wears his views on his sleeve (and his eye black).

posted by Bag Man at 01:28 PM on April 23, 2010

Palmiero busted?

I'd still vote for him for the HOF for 3 reasons: 1. There is no way to know when and how long he used the steroids. 2. Even if he used steroids his whole career, there is no way to know how well he would have done without them (i.e. how inflated his stats really are). 3. Even if he used steroids his whole career, he may have used them where they not illegal and/or he used them when they were not banned in MLB.

posted by Bag Man at 01:36 PM on August 02, 2005