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Name: Richard Anderson
Location: western hemisphere - wait, that's not quite right
Gender: XY
Member since: January 15, 2003
Last visit: August 30, 2005

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Sports Bio

Most memorable sporting event attended in person: I can only choose one? But, if I had to pick one, that also stands out in the annals of history, I would say the 1975 World Series. (I was a Reds fan by then after having moved from New England three years before.)

Recent Comments

How do you get from luxury products to stadium architecture? Ask the team at Studio Massaud.

Ufez: wacky, but it at least looks like it could work and the renderings are more suggestive of the mass and intricacy of an actual structure.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 12:40 AM on November 11, 2004

How do you get from luxury products to stadium architecture? Ask the team at Studio Massaud.

A series of columns seem to support the roof with a prayer and wing as accessories. Architecture is rife with poor renderings of late that are hyper-suggestive of things that just will not be. This is due mainly, in my opinion, to the reality suggested by computer imaging and compositing -- the reality of any project tends to be a lot more messy than this rendering supposes. I once gave a critique to a thesis student whose final project was an airport. He had a lovely model -- the form of the airport and the tarmac surrounding it were pristine and seductive. Problem: this is not what airports are like. When I tried to tell him that, he (and the other jurists) thought I was unfairly coming down on a fine project. I call 'em as I see 'em.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 04:10 PM on November 10, 2004

Clemens wins number seven.

I don't know... I picked Clemens at the end of September, so I gotta agree with the choice now. He may be an ass but, bravo, Roger. (Wilco?)

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 04:03 PM on November 10, 2004

If the Yankees get Kevin Brown,

Talk to me about catch-up next September. Now let's put this deal together for Ufez!

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 05:09 AM on December 03, 2003

You may be right, Trharlan, about the snobbishne... KIDDING! Some of my best friends went to Miami. Anyway, Cinti and Miami have played a total of 108 times. (Miami leads the series -- no surprise here -- 58-43-7.)

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 03:40 PM on November 25, 2003

I say why not let them go to the Sugar Bowl if the complete the season undefeated? Beating Oklahoma looks unlikely for anyone and even if they did what have we gained? Two one-loss teams claiming a national championship because the ball bounced in one teams favor on one day? No matter what the system, someone will always be left out. How many years are we saddled with controvery for a champion versus not anyway? And when that controversy exisits, how many teams are involved. That's someting I would like to look at.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 09:13 AM on November 10, 2003

Why do I suddenly feel so short.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 05:03 AM on November 07, 2003

Big East to add 5 teams today,


posted by 8ighteenAcres at 12:16 AM on November 05, 2003

Jags Punter does a bad Gimli impersonation

Perhaps we can send Hanson a copy of this.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 05:46 AM on October 10, 2003

The road to Calvary

Last night, my brother was watching the taped reply on OLN; I had "watched" the stage earlier in the day via the online updates. We talked about the strength of Jan this year and Lance's chances. We could not discuss the days results but I said to him that I sensed something would happen tomorrow (now today) and sure enough something is. Someone had to make a move before leaving the Pyrenées and that someone is...

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 09:46 AM on July 21, 2003

Posh on Geography and Economics

StarFucker can read the comments but apparently does not have time for the article. :-)

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 03:49 AM on June 15, 2003

History of Tour de France

Thanks Fat -- Each year I relish the approach of the tour, wondering how much I will see and how much I will miss. (My biggest miss was when the tour traveled in Paris along the very street I was living , the rue du Faubourg St Antoine -- making two or three passes! I was enjoing a vacation in Ireland at the time though, so all was not lost.) Poulidor is an amazing story and truly known to all the French: my wife, even having been very young when his career was at its peak and not very interested in sport, can recount the populist memory of his woes. Watching the tour is free, yes, but takes a certain finesse and knowledge to increase the odds of watching at the right time. Tuning into the coverage 1/2 hour before the end of each stage is a good start. Looking at the mountain stages and predicting when (all recently by Lance) the race will be won is more difficult. I wonder if another surprise like Lemond's come-from-behind final stage victory will ever occur again. That was the stuff.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 09:03 AM on June 07, 2003

What? The Dayton Gems are defunct? The horror of progress!

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 01:15 AM on June 05, 2003

Sosa ejected for cork in bat.

A little snippet with Adair.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 09:51 AM on June 04, 2003

A downright unAmerican national pastime.

I've said this before, but baseball focuses too much on competition in the entertainment space and not on competition within its own league. The commissioner's office needs to be relegated to ceremonial and "rules" status; bring back league presidents and let's get down to the brass tacks! Each team is in competition with its own kind; whether the league does well against other entertainments is for the public to decide and this will wax and wane aas surely as the moon. I love baseball but I want to see it live and age gracefully, not be proped up like some doddering old fool. If in the end all we are left with is a bunch of second rate minor league teams, so be it, I say. (And in case the thought crosses the minds of the players that this is all the owner's faults, they need to look a little closer at their tax statements.)

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 01:02 AM on June 04, 2003