chules's profile

Name: Bob Ciullo
Location: Brooklyn, NY
ZIP: 11215
Gender: male
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: July 21, 2006

chules has posted 2 links and 28 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Was lucky enough to get tickets at the last minute for the 1992 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Final in Philadelphia - better known as Duke v. Kentucky. I can even remember what I had to eat & drink at the Spectrum (Philly pretzel & Sunny Delight - never had one before and never had one since (the Sunny D, I mean)).

My teams almost mirror the traditional NY favorites - Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Nets. I'm a Dayton Flyer fan through and through, but I was brought up liking the Orangemen (basketball first, lacrosse coming a close second). Yes, I cried when Keith Smart hit the jumper from the corner, OK?

Recent Links

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!: Let the handwringing begin. [Lo-fi account also available at The Guardian.]

posted by chules to soccer at 09:56 AM on December 05, 2003 - 24 comments

The Art of the Deal: - Even though tix were going for face value and lower throughout the week, this guy was able to get a Super Bowl ticket for $100. But that's not even the most amazing part - scroll down to 2:38 p.m. CT. That being said, what's been the best deal you've ever scored before a sporting event?

posted by chules to general at 10:20 PM on February 03, 2002 - 6 comments

When trying to pull up comments for the archived posts, it brings up a mefi subdirectory (which leads to a 404) instead of comments.cfm. Not that there's a ton of stuff that's there which isn't on the FP anyway...

posted by chules to bugs at 03:19 PM on February 02, 2002 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

ESPN link.

posted by chules at 09:56 AM on April 01, 2004

Ah - I didn't know the search function was case-sensitive. That does wonders. ;)

posted by chules at 10:43 AM on March 30, 2004

I'm searching for the SpoFi group, but my results show nothing. Is the site still not working?

posted by chules at 10:02 AM on March 30, 2004

European invasion of US this summer!

Oops - I forgot to add that all the games will be shown on Fox Sports World in the US, just like last year.

posted by chules at 03:38 PM on March 18, 2004

European invasion of US this summer!

Those "??" games are... July 29: Chelsea vs Roma (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh) Aug 2: Chelsea vs Milan (Lincoln Financial Field, Philly) Aug 3: AS Roma vs Liverpool (Giants Stadium, E. Rutherford) Full press release here. (Hopefully I'll be able to work some of these.)

posted by chules at 01:39 PM on March 18, 2004

Since I'm stuck in my own office and I usually listen to music in the afternoon, I decided to plunk down the $4.95 monthly for the UEFA Action Pass. I don't mean to sound like a pitchman, but getting live audio and being able to watch any match from this season's campaign is pretty damn good when all you catch on TV is one match per match week. Every so often you can get a snapshot of play from the Stamford Bridge webcam, which is where I'll be in just over 2 weeks! Woohoo!

posted by chules at 02:30 PM on March 09, 2004

I've missed seeing "Uni Watch" at the back of the Village Voice every couple of weeks (they've dropped their usual sports coverage entirely) and I've wondered if it appeared elsewhere. Thanks for finding it!

posted by chules at 10:31 AM on January 20, 2004

Freddie Gets Paid

Um, they haven't even said who Adu is going to play for have they? Yes, they have. At the very least, that money is going to get people into the stadiums, so it might be a nice ROI for the MLS.

posted by chules at 10:56 AM on January 07, 2004

Rasheed Wallace speaks his mind ...

Oregonian article.

posted by chules at 10:24 AM on December 11, 2003

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!

Right when the EPL season began, I moved from NJ to VA and didn't have constant internet access (or a job) for a bit. Hopefully I'll be a little more stable next year!

posted by chules at 02:01 PM on December 05, 2003

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!

[C]an somebody tell me how many teams can get in overall, and then, how many can qualify from each continental zone? Africa = 5 teams qualify Asia = 4 teams qualify, 1 team in playoff against CONCACAF 4th place team Europe = 13 teams qualify plus Germany (host) CONCACAF (N. America, Carribbean, Central America) = 3 teams qualify, 1 team in playoff against Asia 5th place team Oceania = 1 team in playoff against CONEMBOL 5th place team CONEMBOL (S. America) = 4 teams qualify, 1 team in playoff against Oceania winner Total - 5 + 4 + 14 + 3 + 4 + 2 (playoffs) = 32 More info here. [PDF file]

posted by chules at 01:42 PM on December 05, 2003

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!

Europe's groups: Group 1 [Group of Death, for sure] Andorra, Armenia, Czech Republic, Finland, Macedonia, Netherlands, Romania Group 2 Albania, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ukraine Group 3 Estonia, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia Group 4 Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, France, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland Group 5 Belarus, Italy, Moldova, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia Group 6 [Group of WTF?!?] Austria, Azerbaijan, England, Northern Ireland, Poland, Wales Group 7 Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lithuania, San Marino, Serbia & Montenegro, Spain Group 8 Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Malta, Sweden I can't think of nicks for the other groups. My brain has turned to mush. Help!

posted by chules at 12:04 PM on December 05, 2003

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!

Great - seems like the fancy-shmancy FIFA page has frozen up and the Asia draw is finished. The Beeb is on Oceania now. Oh wait. FIFA's working again. Carry on...

posted by chules at 10:46 AM on December 05, 2003

2006 World Cup Preliminary Draw - LIVE!

Sorry - I should've said that it all starts at 17:00 CET [aka 16:00 GMT, 11:00 EST, NOW!]. It's been a while. ;)

posted by chules at 10:05 AM on December 05, 2003

This is a cool story about Van Nistelrooy.

I believe this is the story you were intending to link to? The goal he had against Juventus last night was amazing. He had a lot of supporters from both sides applauding in appreciation (including myself), at least from where I was sitting.

posted by chules at 10:04 PM on August 01, 2003