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Mayor Curley
Name: Bill
Member since: August 03, 2003
Last visit: August 19, 2010

Mayor Curley has posted 0 links and 27 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

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Driver Killed in Crash at NHRA Northwest Nationals

I have no idea if the people who died were worthy of human sacrifice to Holidublpumpa, the Aztec god of speed.

I doubt it. My understanding is that the worthy sacrifices came from the region of Ocheseis Montacahlo and bore the sign of the wasp.

posted by Mayor Curley at 07:16 PM on July 15, 2010

Report: Brady's Injury Torn ACL

Man, they should have gone with Michael Bishop when they had the chance. See, he's mobile and he could have avoided that hit!

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:24 AM on September 08, 2008

So Long, Shooter

I'll always remember him with Boston-- mostly for the time he dropped his gum onto the mound at Toronto, picked it back up and put it in his mouth. RIP

posted by Mayor Curley at 03:28 PM on June 24, 2007

MLB Demands Toothpaste Be Put Back in Tubes, Andy Griffith Re-runs*

If someone is in Texas and watching Devil Rays games because they have Sling, but otherwise they would be stuck watching the Rangers. If I'm in a hotel room far away from home, and I can't see the Sox game, the chances are pretty slim that I will watch the local game. So I would be stuck watching something that isn't baseball. Or browsing on the Internet or out having a few drinks. I think a lot of people would fit that description.

posted by Mayor Curley at 06:16 PM on May 31, 2007

MLB Demands Toothpaste Be Put Back in Tubes, Andy Griffith Re-runs*

I can't imagine the cable companies that have invested in Sling are going to sit idle if MLB takes legal action-- they don't want to see the demise of anything that encourages people to pay for cable and broadband. Major League Baseball is run by a collection of assholes. The only possible revenue loss would be for MLB TV subscriptions, which is apparently a pretty craptastic service. Is that really worth alienating your fans over?

posted by Mayor Curley at 04:52 PM on May 31, 2007

Here's a BC Lions promotional campaign

Then I came here, and everyone was laughing about the beret. And that's the part I just don't understand. Most of us aren't Canadian-- I (an American) got it because I saw recognized the most obvious stereotype (the Quebecer/Frenchman) and extrapolated. Beyond the Quebecois stereotype, individual Canadian stereotypes don't mean much to an outsider until you think hard-- how much international press does Calgary get, really? So everyone is laughing at the Quebecer because it's the only one we get natively, and it's second-hand at that. I think local stereotyping is generally not well known outside its country of origin, but I get most of them at least vaguely and admire the cheek. I'd like to see this done for American football teams. As someone who grew in up Maine, I think the dude in a beret should be replaced by a guy in a speedo, and there should be an insinuation that he's a careless driver. That's a Quebecois stereotype that I get!

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:37 AM on May 29, 2007

Here's a BC Lions promotional campaign

There's a lot of stereotyping of cities in the photos, the Montreal fan is just the most obvious. Like the Saskatchewan fan is an old farmer and the Edmonton fan is an over-madeup, over-weight, trashy mall chick.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:34 AM on May 29, 2007

Did the wrong team leave town?

Imagine what baseball in New England would be like if we still had two Boston teams today. It's odd to think about-- I'd probably be a Braves fan because my grandparents were Braves fans and my dad was one until about the age of 10 when the Braves split. Huh.

posted by Mayor Curley at 12:25 PM on May 14, 2007

The Rocket Lands In New York...Again.

Oof. My first thought was "hope he likes pitching for no decision-- the Yankees need a bullpen to handle a short starter like him." But then I checked his stats from last year and it looks like Houston might have helped him get used to that.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:20 PM on May 06, 2007

There aren't limits...

wrong thread. drunk at 4 pm! woohoo! (not really)

posted by Mayor Curley at 03:04 PM on August 03, 2006

There aren't limits...

Funny how all those rich cubans became fighters for freedom! Batista's regime wasn't democratic, but they were fine with it. Mike Lowell can go join Schillings god-squad-- he's got the self-righteousness down pat. Batista was cuba's dictator before Castro. I know that the magnetic yellow ribbon crowd doesn't like big words or history that doesn't include cartoon pictures of George Washington nuking the Soviet Union and Jane Fonda while an eagle soars above. The eagle is crying a single tear.

posted by Mayor Curley at 02:56 PM on August 03, 2006

Minor league team challenges the Royals

This is clearly a preseason publicity stunt by the independent league team - and it's working, as I'm sure no one on this board has ever heard of the Rox until today. Except for the people in New England. Seen them is a different story. A toxic waste dump in Brockton would be urban renewal.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:52 AM on May 09, 2006

1000 wins for Joe Torre

Every time I hear his name, I think about the baseball groupie in Ball Four that was described as "Joe Torre with tits". Poor girl.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:07 AM on May 09, 2006

Little Johnny Damon

That was really great! It would have been slightly improved by a subplot involving Little Johnny Damon banging a lot of the customers on the loading dock while his wife was in the store.

posted by Mayor Curley at 11:50 AM on April 19, 2006

Detroit is the best sports town in America

Mature pissing contest at my house tonite! Old guys and a keg of beer. Foam on the Lamprey!

posted by Mayor Curley at 06:44 AM on July 12, 2005