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Name: ron barker
Location: Chico, CA
Gender: male
Member since: February 06, 2006
Last visit: February 20, 2007

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Sports Bio

Most fascinating sporting event I ever saw was a Nebraska v U of Hawaii football game played in Aloha Stadium in mid 70's. Sat in the end zone and watched Husjer line open holes just like it was drawn on the chalkboard. Thier percision was amazing and incredibly entertaining! Oklahoma State, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, & Phil (Lefty) Michelson fan.

Recent Comments

Lefty lets another tournament slip away. Charles Howell III wins Nissan Open in a playoff.

Hit the nail Right on the head there JJ!! If more people were as dedicated and able to focus intently on a game as their profession there might be more professional golfers and bowlers and a helluva decline in beer sales!!!

posted by brbcca at 03:55 PM on February 21, 2007

Lefty lets another tournament slip away. Charles Howell III wins Nissan Open in a playoff.

Watching Phil yesterday I got the distinct impression that he tired. I say this because he began coming up short on his chips. He is probably the master of the flop shot and he had several opportunities to use it on the back nine. Every time he did it was short. He just wasn't able to use the short game to his advantage, like when he put that divot in the green.He seemed to get anxious with those shots also. Again, on the divot in the green, his head appeared to come up way early. His putter went south on him also. I mean the commentators mentioned that last year he missed 5 putts 3 feet or closer all year out of something like 900. He missed that many yesteday when any one of them would have won him the tournament. Maybe that staying in San Diego and flying in every day kind of left him a little bit drained.

posted by brbcca at 12:19 AM on February 20, 2007

Lefty Answers Prayers of Football's Dirtiest Player

There are none better than 'Lefty'. If you look into the amount of time and energy he devotes to charitable cause, to education interests, and to his family, it explains why every fan of golf should pull for him. The best example I can think of happens every time Phil wins a tournament. His children run to greet him. He lets nothing stand between him and the children and everything else is put on hold until the children have had some time with Dad. What else has to be said about a truly remarkable person.

posted by brbcca at 08:43 AM on February 12, 2007

Peyton Manning's Monkey Has Died

Congrats to Peyton and the Colts. Glad to see them and him get over the hump. I think the whole world should start refering to Bob Sanders as 'Big Game Bob'. He just impresses the heck outta me. Seems like every time the Colts D needed a little pick me up Ol' Bob would just make a bone crushing tackle, get an interception, what ever needed to be done. That guy is amazing! I wonder how many 'experts' doubted his ability to play in the NFL due to his height? Ah well, cest'la vie. Good on the Colts!

posted by brbcca at 11:22 PM on February 04, 2007

NFL Hall of Fame class of 2007 includes Michael Irvin, Thurman Thomas

"The fact that football players don't see kickers as "real" players, and that no one sees the exclusion from the Hall of the greatest punter the game has ever seen as a big deal really pisses me off." Couldn't agree with you more chicobangs. I never thought there would ever be a doubt about Ray Guy, yet he continues to be left out. Unlike most kickers today, he was fearless when confronted with needing to make a defensive play and the beauty of his kicks is undeniable. Changed the leauges thoughts on the kicking game. On a better note, I was glad to see Roger Wehrli make it. I hated him and what he used to do to Cowboy receivers but I loved the licks he laid on people. Ditto for Charlie Sanders, great hands and a good blocker.

posted by brbcca at 11:05 PM on February 03, 2007

Barbaro Euthanized

After reading the latest update today, I also felt that Barbaro had come to the end of the trail. Crappy choice yes, but all in all something that needed to happen according to the information available. Saddens the hearts of all who love the 'sport of kings'. The beauty of watching Barbaro was breathtaking. A magnificent horse, gone from us too soon. Rest In Peace.

posted by brbcca at 02:35 PM on January 29, 2007

ACC admits to 'timing error' in final seconds in Duke win over Clemson.

How about this. I thought the time keeper, who is normally a person from the home team, did something I thought was pretty shrewd as soon as it happened. I immediately was aware that the clock hadn't stopped and didn't until Duke called Time Out. I'm thinkin' to myself, hmmm 1.8 seconds left, no way they'll get a shot off, and I'm waitin' to see Coach K go start a fuss with the the ref's and the time keeper. Didn't happen. The ref's went to the scorers table and reviewed the replays and made their decision as to an amount of time to put back on the clock. 4.4 seconds is what they came up with. Now I'm thinkin' that ain't right, cause there' no way that guy got a shot off in .6 seconds and I realize that in my peripheral vision I rember 3.8 seconds. My conclusion was at the time, before ESPN started airing the replay and pointing out the error, the time keeper took all the weight off him and placed it squarely on the ref's. Coach K can't say a word about the clock, the time keeper can't be blamed, and the whole thing rests squarely in the lap of the officials! Yes it was a 'homer' move and it worked, but I can't say I haven't seen situations similar to this numerous times in arenas all around the country.It's why home teams normally win close games.

posted by brbcca at 02:07 AM on January 28, 2007

Dallas Cowboys interview Jason Garrett for offensive coordinator

Well, I don't know about Cowher. But, Jeff Fisher, Lovie Smith, and Marty Schottenheimer will also be available if their current teams don't lock them up with an extension. Please, please, please never mention Marty Schottenheimer.....the Jones Boys may pick up on it and it would become reality. I would then have to slit my throat to stop the puking!!

posted by brbcca at 09:42 AM on January 25, 2007

Tuna Melts

Steelerchooks I don't think there's any doubt about being a yes man.......look at all the dumb sh*t jones does....hiring TO, making the team wear those asinine throwback jerseys, walking the sidelines as if he knows anything about the game. Jones is so full of HIMSELF that no coach, except, maybe, Jimmie Johnson could control, tolerate, and win the big games with him around. I truly believe that the idiot (Jones) probably gave Parcells an ultimatum to keep TO and win. My hats off to Parcells for getting out the door and leavin' Ol' Jerry to find someone else to put up with the circus, cause that's all the Cowboy's, or any team for that matter will be with TO on thier roster. Good Luck Tuna in any course your life takes ya!

posted by brbcca at 10:05 PM on January 22, 2007

Lovie Smith becomes the first black head coach ......

Congratulations to Da Bears as a team and Coach Lovie Smith in particular for bein' one helluva coach and showing support for all of his players. Sounds like the kind of person I'd like to be. I think Grossman played great on the drive.... Holden, I totally agree with you. I think that gave the whole Bears team a confidence boost and got old mo' dead on thier side of the field. Should be a great Super Bowl...Two Great Teams. Two Great Coaches. May the better prepared be the winner!!

posted by brbcca at 10:40 PM on January 21, 2007

Colts are Superbowl Bound.

Great Game and good on Manning for getting one monkey off his back!! Glad to see Dungy get rewarded also. Colts defense was something else......I guess a guy named Bob Sanders can really inspire a team. Here's a thought.......after the Pats intercepted and returned it for a TD we had the obligatory end zone celebration and it seemed just what the Colts needed to light them up......same can be said for Reggie Bush and the Ringling Bro.'s act on his TD. Think I'd knock that "in your face" crap off for fear of what kind of fool I'm fixin' to look like!

posted by brbcca at 10:22 PM on January 21, 2007

One Toke Over The Line, Ron Mexico...

Sorry folks.....I'm a little new at this link thing. What I was tryin' to post is an article from the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Talks about why folks might be a little distraught over the latest faux pas, by the (as annointed by Steve Young) greatest player in the NFL. Once again my apologies.....I'll try to do better next time.

posted by brbcca at 04:29 PM on January 19, 2007

One Toke Over The Line, Ron Mexico...

Vick's image takes one more big hit. The take from Atlanta on Ron Mexico's latest Adventure Bodo Norge

posted by brbcca at 04:24 PM on January 19, 2007

Hawaii QB says no to NFL.

Not only does he need to add a little muscle, his track record with a couple other major college programs seems to indicate perhaps a little growin' up left to do also. When he came to UH program he was on notice not to screw up again as it was probably his last Div 1 chance. Seems to be getting it all together and as noted a very accurate passer. Another year with June Jones and a good weight program will probably raise his value in the NFL market consdierably.

posted by brbcca at 02:20 AM on January 19, 2007

One Toke Over The Line, Ron Mexico...

Michael Vick and reality mentioned and connected to one another in the same sentence..........sounds like somebody's been sharin' the dark substance emenating the odor of marijuana! Bodo Norge

posted by brbcca at 02:10 AM on January 19, 2007