billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
Location: Tigard, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: July 15, 2020

billsaysthis has posted 245 links and 5,385 comments to SportsFilter and 55 links and 1,533 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Brazilian soccername: Binhosa

Fan of:
- Liverpool FC
- USC Trojans (class of '83, except I had no class while in attendance)
- Original SJ Earthquakes, RIP
- Barcelona FC
- SJ Sharks
- 49ers
- NY Giants

Baseball seriously sucks, it's boring, they could shut down MLB tomorrow and I'd be happy especially since the channel that broadcasts the SF Giants games is a Fox affiliate and their games regularly screw up my viewing schedule.

I won the 2005 NFL Playoff Pool

Recent Links

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds' 30-year wait for top-flight title ends: Klopp's side have produced one of the most memorable campaigns in Premier League history, amassing 86 points already, with a record of 28 victories, two draws and a single defeat from their 31 games. Their title win this season is the earliest on record, at least with regard to games remaining. And Manchester City's 100-point total for a season is one of numerous records Liverpool can still break.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 06:00 PM on June 25, 2020 - 6 comments

The same people who put Trump in office run the NFL. No wonder it's not diverse : "Only once in nearly two decades has a club been penalized for non-compliance: [with the Rooney Rule] when the Detroit Lions couldn’t keep it in their pants long enough to at least do the dance before hiring Steve Mariucci, earning them a $200,000 fine in 2003."

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 11:20 AM on May 22, 2020 - 1 comment

Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest: 'Project Restart': Premier League facing decisive week over season resumption with rumors suggesting a June 12 date, which is also what La Liga hopes for. This is despite Dynamo Dresden's entire squad in isolation just a week before restart, a week ahead of football restarting in Germany.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:46 AM on May 11, 2020 - 1 comment

Uefa asks European Leagues for decision on domestic seasons by 25 May: Germany and England are planning (hoping?) to restart fairly soon while the Netherlands and France have already cancelled the remainder of their seasons. Either way, UEFA wants the results decided based on "sporting merit" in the current season. On the plus side, FIFA may allow up to five subs per team per game for matches that are played.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 11:26 AM on April 28, 2020 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

The Washington Redskins

I just want to put this out there: Chairboys.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:43 PM on July 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Howard, not sure I can agree after seeing what's happening with MLS in Orlando and their bubble. Nasville SC had to withdraw from the tournament: The club reported nine players " about a third of the roster " had tested positive for the novel coronavirus since they arrived at a Disney resort, where all 26 teams are staying in a so-called bubble for several weeks.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on July 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That sounds like a ton of money but reading the second link shows that in relative terms it isn't. (Of course I would take any one year of that money and run to a tropical island, which is why I said in relative terms...) Anyway, nice to see a star contract getting done without so much fuss or use of a franchise tag.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on July 07, 2020

Women's World Cup 2023

lol@me again

posted by billsaysthis at 10:59 AM on June 29, 2020

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds' 30-year wait for top-flight title ends

The usual summer friendlies in the US and Asia are not happening this year. And since Liverpool are not playing in the final 8 of the Champions League and because they have a chance to make a new season points haul record I don't expect too much rotation.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:17 AM on June 28, 2020

Women's World Cup 2023

I thought it was on your little island, my bad. I thought for sure Tasmania was going to be the site for some group stage games.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on June 28, 2020

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds' 30-year wait for top-flight title ends

ROFL: Has anyone seen @GNev2? #WheresGary

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 25, 2020

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on June 26, 2020

Women's World Cup 2023

How close do you live to Launceston?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on June 26, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Uh oh: Orlando Pride withdraw from NWSL Challenge Cup after six players test positive for COVID-19

posted by billsaysthis at 07:09 PM on June 22, 2020

Dak Prescott Will Sign Franchise Tag Today

At this point in his ownership cycle -- and at his age -- does Jones care more about money or Lombardi trophies?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 AM on June 22, 2020

Premier League Returns Today

You live by the David Luiz, you die by the David Luiz. This was true when he was at Chelsea but has become massively more so with the Gooners.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:15 AM on June 18, 2020

Premier League Returns Today

More importantly, YAY!!! 100 days without football is 97 days too many. Can't hardly wait for next Wednesday and clinching the league!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on June 17, 2020

Premier League Returns Today

Small nit: Villa-Sheffield is at 12:55 PM EST.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:05 AM on June 17, 2020

NFL says it was wrong in handling of protests over racial injustice, encourages players to do so peacefully

RE: Lynn, not sure he has (or had at the time) enough authority to sign Kapernick if the ownership said no. I'm not putting the Chargers' choice on him.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 AM on June 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Brands cut ties over CrossFit CEO's George Floyd tweet

posted by billsaysthis at 11:30 AM on June 08, 2020