lex2000's profile

Name: lex2000
Location: Portland, Oregon
ZIP: 97214
Gender: Male
Member since: January 26, 2006
Last visit: February 20, 2007

lex2000 has posted 8 links and 46 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts, and I have been ever since they left Baltimore in the darkness for the Midwest. I was just a kid then, what did I know? I had no clue how much controversy there was around the issue. I was just excited to have an NFL team in my hometown.

I also love the Indiana Pacers. Again, I have ever since I was a kid.

I grew up watching the Chicago Cubs, but somewhere along the way found myself a San Francisco Giants fan. Go figure that I would end up living there one day.

As far as college sports go, I went to Indiana University, so I'm always going to be a Hoosier basketball fan. Never got into IU football, as I grew up with a love for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the gridiron. I was neither academically-gifted enough nor Catholic, so I ended up in Bloomington instead of South Bend. I still get to watch both teams regularly even though I live on the West Coast thanks to the wonders of digital cable.

All of my teams continue to break my heart on an annual basis. If just one of them win a title before I die I will indeed die a happy man. EDIT: Okay, now I just need the Giants and the Pacers to win. The Colts have indeed made this sports fan one happy guy...

The most memorable sporting event I have attended would actually have to be the first time I ever sat in a seat at Wrigley Field when I was about 10 years old.

Recent Links

Former Portland Timbers star accused of scamming retired couple: A former Portland Timbers soccer star is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a retired couple, police said.

posted by lex2000 to soccer at 12:51 PM on January 24, 2007 - 4 comments

Knight: I didn't do anything wrong, would do it again: Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight told ESPN.com on Tuesday afternoon that he was trying to raise Michael Prince's confidence when he flipped his chin up during Texas Tech's game with Gardner-Webb Monday night in Lubbock.

posted by lex2000 to basketball at 05:45 PM on November 14, 2006 - 67 comments

University of Phoenix gets naming rights to Cardinals stadium: The Arizona Cardinals played for 18 years at a college stadium in Tempe. Now the University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private university, will pay the NFL team $154.5 million over the next 20 years to put its name on the Cardinals' new home.

posted by lex2000 to football at 12:28 PM on September 27, 2006 - 42 comments

It doesn't pay to punt: Once again this weekend the NFL landscape was littered with Preposterous Punts. Trailing 24-3, San Francisco punted on fourth-and-1 on the Philadelphia 40. Even the great Bill Belichick ordered a punt from the Broncos' 35.

posted by lex2000 to football at 02:28 PM on September 26, 2006 - 25 comments

USC complains Musburger gave away team sign: Southern California formally complained that ABC-TV's Brent Musburger revealed privileged information in play-by-play commentary during Saturday's game against Nebraska.

posted by lex2000 to football at 05:01 PM on September 19, 2006 - 33 comments

Recent Comments

Zidane to bite Big Apple?

I'd be willing to bet Zidane can still outplay almost anyone in the MLS today. Does that mean he should come over here and play? No. He's had a brilliant career, and in my opinion it would be tarnishing that legacy to play in the U.S. at this point in his life. Stay retired, my man. You've already done it all.

posted by lex2000 at 02:09 PM on February 09, 2007

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Super Bowl Time

People seriously need to get over the Colts leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night. It was a long time ago, and it simply doesn't matter now. Get a life.

posted by lex2000 at 08:01 PM on February 05, 2007

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

Yo, igottheblues...that is the best comment on this entire thread.

posted by lex2000 at 07:43 PM on February 05, 2007

Former Portland Timbers star accused of scamming retired couple

I knew A League players didn't get paid a lot, but this is one way to make up for it that I never would have dreamed up.

posted by lex2000 at 01:59 PM on January 24, 2007

Lemieux meeting today with K.C. officials.

Good point diastematic. I'm a big baseball fan, but building a new stadium here just doesn't make any sense when we'd likely draw a crappy team in the first place. Rose Garden is all ready to go. You're right, and I've been saying this for years, it's a no brainer. While I do love going to baseball games, Triple A just doesn't cut it for me. I like the Winter Hawks, too, but I'd do almost anything to have an NHL team in the Rose Garden than the WHL. I think the city, both the government side and the general populace, would feel a hell of a lot better about getting behind an NHL team than an MLB team. It just makes more sense all the way around. I say bring 'em on.

posted by lex2000 at 04:37 PM on January 04, 2007

Lemieux meeting today with K.C. officials.

Portland...Oregon. (Maine can keep its AHL team.) I'm amazed that there is no West Coast team between San Jose and Vancouver. NorCal, Oregon and Washington is one heck of a gap... I've thought about this a lot. The Rose Garden is most definitely NHL ready. However, Portland has the WHL's Winter Hawks (which has high caliber players) who have a pretty loyal following. It's still juniors, though, so I say bring on the big dogs. Since the allegedly anti-hockey Paul Allen no longer has anything to do with the Rose Garden's management a stronger case could be made for bringing an NHL team to Portland and moving the WHL team elsewhere. A couple of issues still linger: - Would Portland support an NHL team? - Would bringing the NHL to Portland interfere with the City's desire to bring in a Major League Baseball team (thus shelving any serious talks about the NHL)?

posted by lex2000 at 03:11 PM on January 03, 2007

Lemieux meeting today with K.C. officials.

Portland Portland Portland Portland. Maine or Oregon? Rene. Think she'd go for it?

posted by lex2000 at 02:28 PM on January 03, 2007

Lemieux meeting today with K.C. officials.

Portland Portland Portland Portland. Maine or Oregon?

posted by lex2000 at 02:15 PM on January 03, 2007

It is what it is

I guess you are what your record says you are. I like this one: "They are better than their record shows."

posted by lex2000 at 07:10 PM on January 02, 2007

Knight gets win No. 880, passing Smith

Having the most wins is no exoneration for past poor behavior. No one was giving him a pass for his past behavior. However, name one coach who hasn't exhibited "poor behavior" even once in their career. Name one coach who hasn't grabbed a player or gotten in their face to get them focused or fired up. People tend to overemphasize a few situations where Knight lost his cool and just never forgive or forget about them. If you don't get on a player's back once in a while they're not going to learn and they're not going to be effective.

posted by lex2000 at 03:40 PM on January 02, 2007

Knight gets win No. 880, passing Smith

There is more to greatness than winning. People like Knight (and his fans) will never get that, though. This couldn't be further from the truth. I've had the privilege of meeting Coach Knight on several occasions from the years that I attended Indiana University. The man isn't the most outwardly nice person you'll ever meet, but he does understand what it takes to be a great player, and, more important, a great student and person.

posted by lex2000 at 03:34 PM on January 02, 2007

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seventeen

The Colts Super Bowl Chatter certainly has died down. And I'm all for it.

posted by lex2000 at 03:55 AM on December 31, 2006

Zito Breaks the Bank.

One of the most expensive BART tickets the Giants organization has ever purchased for an employee. This move was smart, especially since Schmidt is gone. However, the Giants have made several other mistakes in personnel choices so far in the off-season. Re-signing Bonds was only one of them.

posted by lex2000 at 03:49 AM on December 31, 2006

Knight: I didn't do anything wrong, would do it again

I agree the situation is BS. However, Texan, it is a subject worthy of conversation. Sorry to shatter your few hours of pride about an internet forum. If it was any other coach this certainly wouldn't have mattered. I'm glad the player and his parents have been so forthright about this "situation".

posted by lex2000 at 07:34 PM on November 14, 2006

Knight: I didn't do anything wrong, would do it again

I couldn't believe this hadn't been posted yet, but then I thought, maybe others don't think this is that big of a deal either?

posted by lex2000 at 05:48 PM on November 14, 2006