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The Crossjammer
Name: Hunter Rose
Member since: January 30, 2003
Last visit: April 22, 2003

The Crossjammer has posted 3 links and 6 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Calumny: Jon Heyman v Pete Rose: "Pitchers and catchers report," may be the best four words in the world, but "Pete Rose not in Hall," might be five of the most controversial. Turns out the Hit King has been spotted at the Bellagio, among other places, visiting the sports book. Also the IRS is after Rose again in a big way. After the January lovefest, looks like Ole' Petey's on the outside looking in again.

Revised predictions on when/if Rose gets into the hall now being accepted.

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posted by The Crossjammer to baseball at 11:43 PM on February 10, 2003 - 4 comments

Calumny: Jeff Schultz v Georgia Force: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jeff Schultz lights up Atlanta for its lack of enthusiasm regarding the local Arena Football League team. I'm not sure what's more amusing though. That nobody in Atlanta cares (sound familiar?), or that enough people watched nationally to get better ratings than the NHL All-Star Game. NHL, what.. was.. that?

Choice quote (completely unrelated): Tonya Harding reportedly will fight on the undercard of Mike Tyson's next train wreck in Memphis in two weeks. You know, some setups just don't need a punch line.

Meanwhile, this AFL stuff looks like it might actually have traction. Are any of you football junkies actually watching this stuff?

posted by The Crossjammer to football at 11:54 PM on February 07, 2003 - 4 comments

Calumny: Sam Smith v NBA: Under the guise of power ranking the NBA, the legendary (noteworthy? heard of?) reporter gets off a few good ones at The Association's expense. A choice quote:

24. Toronto Raptors. Vince Carter returns after missing six weeks with a paper cut. But says he's not sure whether he can play because he has to attend rehearsal for his graduation from ceramics class.

Ouch!! No team is safe and plenty more hilarity ensues. Take a gander before the local media giant pushes it into the for pay archive.

By the by, I've got a pretty decent roster of comedic sports columnists, but I'm always looking for quality cheap shot artists. Got any suggestions? Please, no ESPN types, I'm trying to keep it real.

posted by The Crossjammer to basketball at 12:11 AM on February 01, 2003 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

I'm having fun imagining team huddles containing George Karl, Gary Payton, and Sam Cassell.

posted by The Crossjammer at 12:00 AM on February 21, 2003

Memo to LEGO: Go back to blocks and stay there!!

posted by The Crossjammer at 11:55 PM on February 20, 2003

Calumny: Jeff Schultz v Georgia Force

Memo to self: AFL has been around for more than 10 years. Traction refers to AFL on major network television.

posted by The Crossjammer at 01:48 AM on February 08, 2003

Calumny: Sam Smith v NBA

Some other ink stained wretches who make me laugh on occasion: Scott Ostler Bob Ryan Chris Dufresne Greg Cote Jon Heyman Oddly enough, I've never run across a satirical, female sports columnist. And I read a lot of columns.

posted by The Crossjammer at 10:02 PM on February 06, 2003

Calumny: Sam Smith v NBA

The Chicago Tribune had a streak of columnists leave under odd circumstances. Lincicome was the first. Skip Bayless took off somwhat disgruntled by the heavy handedness of the management. For example, he wanted to submit *more* columns than he was obligated to, but was told no. They also bumped his column around the sports section a bit. Brother Rick's margaritas couldn't keep him in town, so he bolted. I suspect something similar happened with Lincicome.

posted by The Crossjammer at 09:55 PM on February 06, 2003

Calumny: Sam Smith v NBA

Wilbon and Kornheiser are quite funny on PTI (Pardon The Interruption) and Tony's radio show has really picked it up a notch since his "Vacation" this summer. Less picking on other media types, more hilarious Mr. Tony tales. But neither really writes funny any more do they? Heck TK went Style pages for a while, and isn't "I'm Back For More Cash" sans sports too? Jes whunderin'.

This probably means I should have been clearer. I'm not encouraging links into columnists. Who needs to pointed to Page 2 anymore?

posted by The Crossjammer at 05:49 PM on February 01, 2003