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Name: Matthew Smith
Location: Los Angeles
ZIP: 90035
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 19, 2002

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Sports Bio

While young, my allegiances wavered as my family moved...Redskins, then Giants and Mets. But I wasn't a true sports fan until the ripe old age of 8, when I moved to Chicago, just in time for the first game of the 1985 Bears. I've been hooked ever since... aside from them I root for the White Sox, the Bulls (through thick, but not through thin) and my alma mater (as Keyshawn Johnson so eloquently calls it) the real USC.

Recent Comments

Action figure athletes

I'll keep my Ozzie Guillen Starting Lineup figure, thank you very much.

posted by thebigpoop at 06:33 PM on February 27, 2002

What a Relief.

Why in Baby Jesus's name was Randy Cross ever allowed to be part of that group? It was like watching a lump of putty with a mullet. Good riddance, him, to the game booth. And yes, Ditka is Ditka (I was 9 years old and living in Chicago in 1985 and this is minor blaspheme) but he's just not that interesting on TV. Glanville could have been good with a real antagonist on the set. This sounds like minor surgery on a show that really needs a more major overhaul.

posted by thebigpoop at 06:25 PM on February 27, 2002

Looks like the twins will be playing ball next year.

I wouldn't say that the Chicago Fire were screwed in the Soldier Field renovation... they're temporarily moving to a very fine neighborhood in the Western Chicago suburbs which just happens to be overpopulated with soccer moms and their soccer-loving kids (and isn't my hometown or anything). Its also within an hour's drive of the city. The Bears on the other hand are moving 2 1/2 hours south of the city. If they stink it up next year, the no shows are going to be cooky-high.

posted by thebigpoop at 04:31 PM on February 05, 2002

Sure, its always been so that there are Have'rs and Have Not'ers, but wouldn't this be the arena to try to even the playing field resources and technology-wise? So we can strive toward as equal a playing field as possible, so what determines the winner is the quality of the athlete in mind and body, and the quality of the coaching? So only human resources are unequal? For an event like the Olympics, that are ostensibly held only for the sake of "high ideals," couldn't we ignore standard economics on a small scale? And for those of you crazy enough to agree: since we don't want to take a step backwards, how would we allow, say, Zaire's long distance speed skaters compete with the rest of the world's?

posted by thebigpoop at 02:57 AM on February 05, 2002

We won't give the cyborgs condoms, that's for sure.

posted by thebigpoop at 11:55 PM on February 04, 2002

The Greatest Game In The History Of Sports!

Warner's days are numbered. Those rib pains he's been having? That's the alien trying to escape. Sometime in the 2nd quarter of the Super Bowl Warner's chest will explode and out will pop a Thetan. Pats 28, Rams 23.

posted by thebigpoop at 10:41 AM on January 28, 2002

Yet Another Baseball Movie?

I thought that was the purpose of your TV show quest.

posted by thebigpoop at 10:48 PM on January 24, 2002

Yet Another Baseball Movie?

"would have been worse than it already will be." What language was that?

posted by thebigpoop at 09:16 PM on January 24, 2002

Yet Another Baseball Movie?

The conflict is there, I think film dudes just take the easy way out. Well, duh. Maybe I should have been more specific. The batter/pitcher duel is easier to create. Therefore it is done more often. Its easier to create a mediocre baseball movie than and mediocre basketball or football movie. If the makers of The Rookie made it about any other sport, it would have been worse than it will already be.

posted by thebigpoop at 07:40 PM on January 24, 2002


One day, I'll sell my Sportsfilter ID #9 for millions of dollars. That's why I'm here. It's an investment.

posted by thebigpoop at 11:14 AM on January 24, 2002

Yet Another Baseball Movie?

One reason: Baseball is "safe" and "less urban." Its hard to get a lot of old white guys into a movie about basketball. With football, you can do it, but they have to be aging quarterbacks and coaches and owners. I'd say most basketball movies of late are made because the old white guys hear that "the kids like basketball." A notable exception would be He Got Game. Another reason: baseball is good for film because its such an sport for individuals. And the pitcher/batter conflict is singular and clear. Basketball and football versions of this are a bit more muddled. How does a batter beat a pitcher? He slams the ball out of the park. How does the quarterback beat his defensive nemesis? He gets rid of the ball. And success is dependant on someone else exterior to the drama: the reciever. Not that spectacular.

posted by thebigpoop at 11:12 AM on January 24, 2002