JawaKing's profile

Member since: July 18, 2002
Last visit: December 18, 2002

JawaKing has posted 12 links and 16 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 5 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Leading with your helmet is bad,: mmmmkay? But if you hurt someone, should you be out for the same period of time? The Chunky Soup guy thinks so.

posted by JawaKing to football at 12:11 PM on November 22, 2002 - 0 comments

SpoFi gets MSNBC-linked, see?

posted by JawaKing to navel gazing at 04:43 PM on November 19, 2002 - 2 comments

The Chunky Soup Curse: strikes again. Poor Donovan.

posted by JawaKing to football at 08:01 PM on November 17, 2002 - 2 comments

Nominate players: for the all-Whiner NBA team.

posted by JawaKing to basketball at 08:37 PM on October 09, 2002 - 4 comments

The Free Akili petition: is swinging into full gear. Show the SpoFi spirit and get Akili a starting job -- even if it's in the CFL. :)

posted by JawaKing to football at 03:45 PM on October 08, 2002 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Actually, the Orange couldn't get ND without setting up a rematch, and I'm pretty sure they didn't want one. Remember, there was only one real at-large this year (USC was guaranteed a spot), so if ND went, Iowa couldn't. The result? If the Orange took ND, that leaves USC, FSU, and OU. The Rose gets the second pick. Note that the Rose's choice is exactly the same in this scenario as in the actual (Orange takes Iowa) scenario. So the Rose takes OU. The Sugar goes next, but the Orange can (as they did this year) use their one "preferred pick" over the course of the four years to leapfrog the Sugar. But at this point, it's pretty much irrelevent. USC/ND and FSU/ND are rematches. Neither is as good of a game as USC/Iowa. The Orange wanted ND, yes, but they didn't take them for pragmatic, not revenge reasons. If they could have gotten ND/OU, I bet they would have done it. But they couldn't.

posted by JawaKing at 11:23 PM on December 10, 2002

The Oracle of Baseball

My favorite: Moonlight Graham to Eddie Gaedel here.

posted by JawaKing at 09:37 PM on December 09, 2002

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.

Mandel is wrong, because otherwise, the Big 10 should have to match up its two undefeated (in-conference) teams to determine its champ. If that were the case, Iowa wouldn't (necessarily) get screwed. And if any of you care, my brand-new NFL BCS rankings are out.

posted by JawaKing at 03:26 PM on December 02, 2002

Another BCS nightmare is upon us.

What's worse is that USC could play in the title game (with a Miami and GA loss), even though there'd be two one-loss teams left and Wazzu would (perhaps) take the Pac 10! Insane.

posted by JawaKing at 11:31 AM on December 02, 2002

Yeah, I getcha. No prob. In fact, is there a way to recover lost passwords?

posted by JawaKing at 04:55 PM on November 26, 2002

Yeah, that's fine. Helleke is wholle right to have taken it there. And I'm certainly not inspired to participate only to self-link. I cross-post the rather fringe topics that, well, should be posted anyway. It's a catch-22, really, but I'll not do it again. And if I could have remembered my password (I actually have an account like "Dan Lewis" or something here), this wouldn't have happened to begin with. Heh.

posted by JawaKing at 01:39 PM on November 26, 2002

That's fair. I'll refrain.

posted by JawaKing at 12:40 AM on November 26, 2002

Chunky Soup Curse: check your sources!

Haha, being that I am Dan Lewis, I'll tell you that I came up with in independently. I didn't know about this one until... right now :)

posted by JawaKing at 10:41 PM on November 25, 2002

I try and post more on my blog, but I'm pretty much... well, I don't know bball as well as I should. But if the message board picks up...

posted by JawaKing at 12:36 AM on November 11, 2002

So that Bonds guy is going to win the NL MVP award.

A-Rod. If the A's had him and not Tejada, they'd still have won. If the Rangers had Tejada and not him, they'd still have lost. That pretty much eliminates the team factor. But, A-Rod, statistically, is directly superior. Go with A-Rod, or go home. :)

posted by JawaKing at 12:35 AM on November 11, 2002

86, you just want him to play for the Browns.

posted by JawaKing at 02:44 PM on October 31, 2002

No, Virginia, the Wild Card doesn't suck.

"Traditionalists," like myself are easy to beat on the debating table when we are called names and our arguments are misrepresented. The #1 argument against the wild-card is that a team (Arizona, Oakland) that beats another team (San Fran, Anaheim) over a 162-game haul shouldn't have to beat them again in a rather insignificant, statistically speaking, seven game series. The other arguments -- a weakened/unimportant playoff race, that 80-win teams that didn't win a pennnant can win the World Series, and that interleague play plagues the system -- these are all supporting factors. Stark's argument is as simple as this one: "Egoists who think they can better the game while turning a deaf-ear to a proven system insist that without a Wild Card, 100-win teams won't make the playoffs. In that case, why not just give the top eight teams, regardless of league, a berth?" You can tear that apart as an ad hominem attack and a rather poor strawman. Stark's is more of the same.

posted by JawaKing at 12:37 PM on October 19, 2002

Deford dislikes fantasy sports.

The only thing wrong with fantasy sports is that players like Garret Anderson and guys on the Rockies become overrated. But fantasy players have an appreciation for guys like Brian Giles and Magglio Ordonez, which is clearly to the benefit of the game.

posted by JawaKing at 08:31 PM on October 09, 2002

Will he ever learn?

Best Moss joke... ever.

posted by JawaKing at 12:27 AM on September 25, 2002

re: 'roids. If Barry isn't using steroids but some pitchers are, wouldn't that help his HR chase?

posted by JawaKing at 10:48 PM on August 11, 2002