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Member since: August 24, 2002
Last visit: August 13, 2008

diastematic has posted 2 links and 88 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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The Dominator may be back.: Dom Hasek's practicing again. Ottawa says he won't skate in game three...but if Ottawa can turn this series into a six- or seven-gamer, then Hasek may very well become the x-factor for the Sens against his old team in Buffalo. So he may be back. Will it matter?

posted by diastematic to hockey at 04:14 PM on May 10, 2006 - 32 comments

Dallas does what its best at. Building the good-old boys' network.: The Dallas Stars open up their own country club and give all the current season-ticket holders free membership. Now that's how you market a team to people who aren't (yet) fans, but have a lotta cash.

posted by diastematic to hockey at 10:46 AM on August 18, 2003 - 4 comments

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Are you ready for some (weird-looking) football?

Interesting to think of what's possible when you blow things up and then start to rebuild. Wondering how this approach may affect baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, etc., if at all.

posted by diastematic at 02:04 PM on August 13, 2008

Seattle Mariners (finally) fire GM Bill Bavasi.

No vision whatsoever. No plan. All gut and style -- and wayy too much money thrown at both. I look forward to some kind of blueprint, any kind of blueprint, for this team. Their fans are too supportive and show up with real numbers that make ownership very lucky...but it can't last forever. Time to start winning.

posted by diastematic at 02:08 PM on June 17, 2008

Clemens reportedly had affair with country star

clemens has a huge future with the WWE. don't fight it, roger.

posted by diastematic at 12:45 PM on April 28, 2008

Lambeau's changing landscape

He mentioned that he doesn't rent the place out. Wow, he could make a boatload doing so.

posted by diastematic at 11:46 AM on January 17, 2008

Clemens Files Defamation Suit

I was one of those people who thought that Clemens should have sued right off the bat to try to clear his name. I thought that's all he could do to attempt to clear his name -- BUT I think he should have done it immediately, right out of the gate. Why? So much has transpired over the course of the last 24 hours: the 60 Minutes interview, the press release, the taped conversation...and now, finally, the lawsuit. All this weeks after the Mitchell Report. The timing and orchestration of these events doesn't bode well for him IMO. In the court of public opinion, this is so messy now that there's no way he'll ever definitively clear his rep., even if he's telling the truth.

posted by diastematic at 07:15 PM on January 07, 2008

Roger Clemens

I agree with you on the proof ... if there IS no proof, then Clemens should go after him in court because he'd have nothing to lose. A lack of proof in court means Clemens' reputation is cleared. But if Clemens has something to hide, he's better off hiding with the news media rather than in the courts. As he has been doing. And that's why I don't believe Clemens.

posted by diastematic at 09:36 AM on January 04, 2008

Nick Swisher Traded from A's to White Sox

I feel badly for the fans in Oakland who want the team to stay in Oakland. They're being asked to put up with 2-3 years of full-on suckage (fun to watch, but not much winning), and then just when the team's ready to win again, they'll leave (supposedly for Fremont). Whaddyagonnado.

posted by diastematic at 09:07 AM on January 04, 2008

Roger Clemens

So back to Clemens: agree with you about going under oath. But... What I find funny and odd about this is that McNamee is considering suing Clemens for saying McNamee's accusation isn't true. Why would McNamee care about his own name when Clemens has so much more at stake? Mc's got Mitchell, etc. on his side -- he's the benchmark of truth, as flimsy as that may be, for all intents and purposes. If I were him I'd just sit back, arms folded behind the head and tell Roger to sue me if you don't agree with what I said. Be a man and fight for your honor! That would put the onus on Clemens to do more than yak to Mike Wallace...it would force him to do something he doesn't have the balls to do, and that's take Mc to court. Far as I'm concerned, Clemens is guilty until he does that.

posted by diastematic at 09:00 AM on January 04, 2008

How Do You Get to 16 - 0?

There's a difference between a perfect record and a perfect team. Perfect record = fact. Perfect team = debatable and entirely subjective. Is this something on which we can all agree (even you, Footballcrew)?

posted by diastematic at 03:08 PM on January 03, 2008

Brett Farve S.I.'s Sportsman of the Year

Roger Clemens. Barry Bonds. Jose Canseco. Now we're talking.

posted by diastematic at 03:58 PM on December 26, 2007

Tampa Bay Rays Cast Out the Devil

Gall dang that new logo would look perfect on a bag of chips. As for a baseball team's identity, it absolutely positively blows...unforgettable, unownable, unexciting. What exactly does it say about the team? "Hey folks, come and nap in our stadium!" Who the hell is designing pro sports teams' visual identities these days and why are they designing them to look so dang temporary? At the very least, a visual logo for a sports team should leverage a design and colors that are iconic and memorable. For example you could put one hand over one eye and stand 40 feet away from a Detroit Red Wings, NY Yanks or SF Giants uniform and still recognize it instantly -- even if you can't make out the type. Seems that many new baseball and hockey unis are going for looks that are contemporary but quickly dated...no fun.

posted by diastematic at 08:02 PM on November 08, 2007

Girardi succeeds Torre in the Bronx

Giants and A-Rod. A match made in heaven. Just replace one marquee player with another and poof! no need to shore up your system, no need to even necessarily win. Just hit them dingers, guy, and we're in business.

posted by diastematic at 04:10 PM on October 29, 2007

Rudy Giuliani, Red Sox Fan

That's funny because it looks the same from over here too.

posted by diastematic at 03:10 PM on October 25, 2007

Nick of Time: Folk's 53-Yard Field Goal Caps Dramatic Comeback

Sigh. Will Buffalo ever cheer again, in any sport? Gotta feel for the fans.

posted by diastematic at 12:29 PM on October 09, 2007

"Adam Dunn looks like a monkey with a football in left field."

I thought the colloquialism was "looks like a monkey fucking a football." At least that's what I've heard before. Cuz...after all, it's just not that odd, seeing a monkey holding a football, now, is it?

posted by diastematic at 05:43 PM on September 07, 2007