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Name: Peter Holcomb
Member since: February 08, 2006
Last visit: September 24, 2012

pholcomb has posted 1 link and 26 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Rafa's men won't go to Israel: Rafael Benitez has stated that Liverpool will not go to Haifa to play Israeli champion, Maccabi, in the first round of the Champions League. Resembles the same situation that Juventus faced in 1998 in going to Turkey to play Galatasaray after Italy refused to extradite Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

posted by pholcomb to soccer at 11:51 AM on July 28, 2006 - 6 comments

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The next round of college football realignments may be under way

As an A&M fan, this makes no sense to me. FSU will be joining a conference where the revenue is not shared equally, where UT pushes all the dwarf schools around, and where a conference network is an impossibility due to the fact that UT has an exclusive deal with ESPN. There's just no cultural fit, either. I guess this is just about money? Otherwise, I don't see the advantages.

posted by pholcomb at 11:53 AM on May 15, 2012

NFL Logos of the Non-Existent Past

Looks like he just changed the Texans logo. It did have the Oiler logo involved in it yesterday. Wonder if Bud Adams sent him a nasty-gram.

posted by pholcomb at 04:04 PM on January 26, 2012

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

> Could it be that Texas and Oklahoma are tired of carrying teams that don't make any money?

Then why be in a conference in the first place? Also, that statement implies that Texas and OU actually have other options, which they don't. The PAC-12 doesn't want OU without Texas, and they don't want Texas with their LHN. None of the other conferences want them either.

I would think that the fact that the Big XII is being salvaged would make it obvious that those teams don't have other (decent) options.

posted by pholcomb at 03:03 PM on September 22, 2011

Big 12 Picking Up The Pieces

Glad my Aggies had enough of it. What a POS conference this is. Check out the horns home schedule next year now that they've said they refuse to play us:

Wyoming New Mexico Iowa State Baylor Missouri

There's gonna be some barn-burners there.

posted by pholcomb at 02:49 PM on September 22, 2011

NCAA Conference Death Watch - Big East gains on Big 12

>pholcomb, rumor has it that the P12 has told Texas that it has to fold the LHN into its regional-network deal, and Texas has seen that Oklahoma is willing to leave the Big 12 entirely over it.

How does that work exactly? I believe all of the networks in the PAC-12 are jointly owned by the conference, and now the PAC-12 will have a network that's owned by texas/ESPN? I'm really curious as to how they'll make that work.

posted by pholcomb at 03:29 PM on September 19, 2011

NCAA Conference Death Watch - Big East gains on Big 12

Good luck with texas Pac-12. They're the fat rich kid who doesn't like to share. I'm incredibly surprised that OU, who was willing to abandon the Red River Rivalry a week ago because of texas' LHN, are now willingly going hand-in-hand with texas to the west coast.

Something smells here.

posted by pholcomb at 11:32 AM on September 19, 2011

Juventus have a new stadium.

Much needed. Delle Alpi was a shithole.

posted by pholcomb at 11:16 AM on September 09, 2011

Blackburn's Diouf Taunts Opponent with Broken Leg

When I first read the thread title, I thought that Diouf was literally taunting his opponents with his own broken leg. I had visions of Diouf grabbing his disjointed shin and waggling his flailing foot in the faces of opponents which immediately vaunted him into legendary status in my mind.

But then I kept reading.

posted by pholcomb at 12:58 PM on January 10, 2011

Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime for 'Butt-Drag' Maneuver

We always called that "Checking his oil".

posted by pholcomb at 10:26 AM on December 08, 2010

Why Colorado Switched to the PAC-10

It was a good move. I'm an A&M alum and we all know that the Big XII (-2) is a sinking ship. It's only a matter of time before Texas goes independent and the rest of us scurry into other conferences like rats.

Can't say I'll miss our away games in Boulder. They always seem to give us fits.

posted by pholcomb at 11:20 AM on October 13, 2010

Saban Uses Medical Scholarships to Free Roster Spots

I would honestly be surprised if more coaches did not do this. And I don't necessarily feel bad for the players who are being pushed out. It's not like they are being left out on the street. They are essentially being given golden parachutes...the ability to attend a top university free of charge without having to go to any practices or perform any duties. Good find though, rcade.

posted by pholcomb at 11:46 AM on September 27, 2010

Michael Vick sparkles again; promptly gets benched

Seemed to work okay for the Titans when they stuck with Collins in 2008. It's risky either way, but if' you've got a hot hand in Vick, my opinion is that you need to play it. The guy has absolutely electrified his team.

posted by pholcomb at 04:44 PM on September 20, 2010

Reggie Bush says he's going to forfeit his Heisman Trophy

Wasn't it an already forgone conclusion that they were going to take it back? Sorry, but this feels a bit like "You can't fire me! I quit!"

posted by pholcomb at 05:51 PM on September 14, 2010

Liverpool Keeper Fumbles Ball into Goal

Reina wasn't involved in the shirt pull other than emceeing the event...that was Pique and Puyol. Why would Reina be interest in Cesc going to Barca?

posted by pholcomb at 06:11 PM on August 17, 2010

49ers Running Back Quits NFL for Christ

Singletary is a pretty devout Christian himself, so it would have been pretty interesting to be in on that meeting. Kudos for Coffee. If you're going to preach it, it's nice to see you walk it.

posted by pholcomb at 10:42 AM on August 16, 2010