billsaysthis's profile

Name: Bill Lazar
Location: Tigard, OR
ZIP: 97034
Gender: male
Member since: March 23, 2003
Last visit: September 21, 2020

billsaysthis has posted 247 links and 5,419 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

Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Marseilles: Neymar was one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in Ligue 1. Florian Thauvin scored the only goal as PSG lost their opening two Ligue 1 games for the first time since 1984-85.

posted by billsaysthis to football at 07:02 PM on September 13, 2020 - 2 comments

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty: Lewis made a shocking mental error, pitting when the pit lane was closed to clear a car off the track, and lost 30 seconds from his lead, an error compounded when Leclerc's Ferrari crashed into the tire wall and the race was redflagged. Pierre Gasly took advantage of the field opening up and took his first F1 checkered flag.

posted by billsaysthis to auto racing at 01:51 PM on September 06, 2020 - 3 comments

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

Recent Comments

The Analyst Behind the Analyst in an NFL Broadcast Booth

Always wondered about this kind of thing.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:49 AM on September 16, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Can't argue with your point, prof. I'm rooting for Hamilton, always, but watching Gasly and Sainz battle for the win was fun.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:35 AM on September 07, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Possibly even more shocking to me was Velteri Bottas' very poor performance, unable to even make the podium. And given Hamilton's fastest lap bonus point was unable really to make up any ground in the points standing.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:52 PM on September 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Washington Football Team releases RB Adrian Peterson: Is AP still a good option or is he at 35 done?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:24 AM on September 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I didn't mean to imply the scale wasn't used, just that it's odd. Why 20-80 and not 0-50 or 0-100, or just 0-10? 20-80 doesn't correspond to any natural things or other scales of which I'm aware.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on September 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Seaver was one of the first sports stars in my life, with the Amazing season coming the summer I turned eight. RIP.

They are a rating on a scale of 80.

Seems like an odd scale to use.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:05 PM on September 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Unexpectedly hard rocking from that part of the world.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:03 PM on September 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What separates Weston McKennie's move to Juventus

posted by billsaysthis at 11:41 AM on September 01, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

What boggles my mind, or rather one of the things, is that Beaverboard's three examples are all people who spent their careers working closely with men of color. People who, no matter their upbringing, should be smart enough to learn from this proximity, given their respective accomplishments (okay, Urlacher maybe less so). And yet... It's heartbreaking.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:27 AM on August 28, 2020

Brian Urlacher slammed over posts apparently dismissing NBA protest, advocating to 'free' shooting suspect

Not sure I would've linked the Fox News version of this story... But Favre playing the day of his dad's death just shows how warped his values are, as other of his actions and statements confirm.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 AM on August 28, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

It does not, rcade. Although I wonder how much time they had to react to what happened at the NBA bubble in Orlando.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:15 AM on August 27, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

4 of 5 MLS matches tonight were also struck, despite Don Garber putting out yet another wishy washy statement.

Good on all the players and those who stood with them.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:32 AM on August 27, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

lol, Howard, reminds me of my flight from SFO to Sydney on a 747 with fewer than 30 passengers. Great flight!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:19 AM on August 25, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Beaverboard's version is more, er, three dimensional so I'll go with it.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on August 24, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Congrats NoMich!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:18 AM on August 23, 2020