Archives for September 2006

September 30, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap: - draft lists, confidence pool discussions and late-preseason trade requests inside.

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 03:41 PM - 76 comments

Morrow named Stars' captain: It's the start of a new era in Dallas.

posted by wingnut4life to hockey at 04:30 AM - 14 comments

September 29, 2006

Canes ship stud D-man prospect Jack Johnson to the Kings.: The Canes wanted last year's 3rd overall draft pick Johnson to play for them. He wanted to keep playing for the University of Michigan Wolverines. They blinked and traded away somebody that - who knows - could be an NHL star. Your trivia answer is then "for defenceman Tim Gleason and centre Eric Belanger".

posted by gspm to hockey at 01:19 PM - 8 comments

The "clutchiest" hits in MLB playoff history.:
From Ortiz to Branca, from Brosius to Gibson, a semi-statistical breakdown of the biggest hits in MLB playoff history. So who had the clutchiest hit ever?

Tony Womack?!


posted by grum@work to baseball at 12:26 PM - 49 comments

Chico's Bail Bonds is still ineligible apparently: With Red Bull owning a team and therefore technically already avertising on their uniforms, MLS will start selling ads on the front of team jerseys.

posted by scully to soccer at 09:46 AM - 11 comments

September 28, 2006

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week Four: NFL Picks that miss Jerry Glanville desperately.

posted by justgary to football at 04:21 PM - 27 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Four: NFL Picks that miss Jerry Glanville desperately

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 03:53 PM - 0 comments

After Hard Day's Work, Some Late Night TV: "Most contending baseball teams spend the summer looking like mechanics in stirrups. Then comes September, when the masks are stripped and the human beings are revealed." A peek into a clubhouse in the midst of a playoff race. BugMeNot: bugmenot@dodgeit.com/bugmenot

posted by cybermac to baseball at 01:02 PM - 7 comments

Much Adu about Reading?: 17-year-old soccer prodigy Freddie Adu is rumored to be going on loan to Reading in January. Current team DC United denies it. I think it'll be a good move for Freddie: Relatively low-profile team will allow him playing time at the top levels without too much (once again, it's relative to say, joining Chelsea or Arsenal, etc.) attention. He has yet to be tested in the toughest league, and he's done well to resist earlier offers from the likes of Man U and Milan, but he's old enough now, and he's had a nice warm-up in the MLS. But it's time to move on. Your thoughts?

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:27 PM - 17 comments

Turn Out the Lights, The Season's Over: After losing its first four high school football games by a combined score of 164-0, the Oscoda Owls won't lose another game for the rest of the year, thanks to Head Coach Kyle Tobin. After the final 44-0 loss, he begged the school board to cancel the season for safety reasons.

posted by rcade to football at 11:30 AM - 14 comments

Tyson could soon return to the ring : Looks like Iron Mike could be the headliner in this all-star event. The opening act will be a convicted wife killer.

posted by louisville_slugger to boxing at 07:36 AM - 31 comments

September 27, 2006

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16: If Hamilton wins again this week, I may have to retire. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 05:53 PM - 17 comments

Bengals' Thurman suspended for season: Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Odell Thurman had his four-game suspension extended to one year for violating the NFL substance abuse policy following his arrest early Monday on a drunken driving charge, making him the sixth Bengal arrested this year.

posted by wingnut4life to football at 03:57 PM - 24 comments

University of Phoenix gets naming rights to Cardinals stadium: The Arizona Cardinals played for 18 years at a college stadium in Tempe. Now the University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private university, will pay the NFL team $154.5 million over the next 20 years to put its name on the Cardinals' new home.

posted by lex2000 to football at 12:28 PM - 42 comments

T.O. Reportedly Attempted Suicide: although ESPN is citing an adverse reaction to painkillers as the reason for his being hospitalized.

posted by geekyguy to football at 08:43 AM - 150 comments

September 26, 2006

Byron Nelson Dies: The "gentleman golfer" died today at age 94 at his home in Roanoke, Texas, on Eleven Straight Lane, a street that got its name from the 11 straight tournaments he won in 1945 -- which Tiger Woods calls the best season a golfer has ever had.

posted by rcade to golf at 05:26 PM - 19 comments

It doesn't pay to punt: Once again this weekend the NFL landscape was littered with Preposterous Punts. Trailing 24-3, San Francisco punted on fourth-and-1 on the Philadelphia 40. Even the great Bill Belichick ordered a punt from the Broncos' 35.

posted by lex2000 to football at 02:28 PM - 25 comments

ESPN Puts Sports Reporter on Waivers: An interview with the Big Lead sports blog has resulted in Jason Whitlock's ban from all ESPN TV shows. "This was inevitable," the outspoken columnist writes. "ESPN does not tolerate criticism. Sportswriters far more distinguished than yours truly -- Tony Kornheiser, John Feinstein and T.J. Simers -- have been banned/suspended for comments perceived to be detrimental to the World Wide Leader."

posted by rcade to general at 01:58 PM - 27 comments

IOC Shuffles 2008 Competition Schedule to Suit NBC: The American network, which paid $2.6B for the North American broadcast rights for 2008, wants to screen the most popular events live in (US) prime time. The Herald Sun reports that swimming, diving, and gymnastics finals have been moved from the evening to the early afternoon.

There has not yet been any official announcement from the IOC.

[via Timed Finals]



posted by Amateur to other at 11:16 AM - 13 comments

ALCS - Better to play the Yankees in 5 or a 7 game series?: The Minnesota Twins pounded the Kansas City Royals 8-1 to clinch at least the American League wild card on Monday, assuring a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons and, if they so choose, a chance to win the AL Central. That's a choice they should decline. Dan Wetzel proposes it will be easier to face the Yankees in a 5 game division series rather than in the 7 game series. Torii Hunter agrees.

posted by gradys_kitchen to baseball at 09:21 AM - 16 comments

"Oh, we had good times.": But as Simmons held that old sepia photo of the 1913 Homestead Grays for those long 20 seconds, he gradually decided that one face did ring a bell. He fixed on it and pointed his weathered hand at the player sitting in the middle row, second from the right. He said nothing as he pointed. Who is that? he was asked. "That's Si Simmons," he said. Really? Was he sure? "Thatís me," he declared. "Oh, we had good times."

posted by jojomfd1 to baseball at 09:19 AM - 15 comments

Got time for another hockey pool in your life?: If anyone is interested, I, or rather my alter-ego, set up another hockey pool with a much different format; Pick 20 skaters. No roster moves once the puck drops on the season. G, A, SHP, GWG are the only categories. Pretty simple, right? And low maintenance. Everybody loves low maintenance. Anyway, feel free to join. Sorry, you have to register, but the process is pretty painless.

posted by garfield to fantasy at 08:55 AM - 38 comments

September 25, 2006

Spofi EPL FFL: Week 5 Update. A new one to chase!

posted by gspm to fantasy at 06:29 PM - 30 comments

Madden Jinx?: Shaun Alexander rushed for 187 yards through three games, which is less than a thousand projected yards throughout the entire season (997 to be exact). Not to mention he was on pace for only eleven rushing touchdowns. Terrible numbers for a guy who rushed for 1880 last year and had 27 rushing tds.

posted by sgtcookzane to football at 06:24 PM - 23 comments

Shockey blames the coaches: New York's volatile tight end criticized coach Tom Coughlin after the Giants fell behind by 35 points early before losing to Seattle 42-30 on Sunday.

posted by SDM to football at 02:32 PM - 24 comments

Hoffman breaks Lee Smith's All-Time saves mark: He surpassed Bruce Sutter's save total long ago, and Bruce was inducted into the HOF this year. Yet, Lee Smith has not been voted in. What are Hoffman's chances?

posted by mjkredliner to baseball at 01:56 PM - 18 comments

Ben Roethlisberger Action Figure: Have you guys seen this? They're making action figures for your favorite sports figures now. Next they're going to release a limited addition motorcycle, helmet not included

posted by SDM to football at 01:18 PM - 13 comments

Ouch!

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 11:16 AM - 22 comments

Racing with the sound turned off: Daryn Miller races at Riverhead Raceway despite being 90% deaf. Unable to discern where sound is originating from Daryn uses a system of four lights to tell him when to turn, when to caution and when to just keep driving.

posted by HATER 187 to auto racing at 10:40 AM - 4 comments

Coming Soon to EBay: Chris Simms' Ruptured Spleen: Chris Simms had his spleen removed after taking several hard hits during the Bucs-Panthers game yesterday. "Go ahead, vent your spleen," Tampa Tribune columnist Martin Fennelly wrote this morning to Simms critics. "At least you have one. But don't say this kid isn't tough."

posted by rcade to football at 07:15 AM - 12 comments

September 24, 2006

You always hurt the one you love.: Baltimore Orioles' Jay Gibbons injures his own wife with a foul ball.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 08:58 PM - 7 comments

Its been a long time.: Look out baseball fans because the Detroit Tigers have made the playoffs for the first time since 1987.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 07:47 PM - 13 comments

NFL Fans, Your Silence is Appreciated: New NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is considering a change that would make crowd noise meaningless: Allowing wireless communication between quarterbacks and the offense before the snap. "They come into an opposing stadium and they are not able to put the full offense in," he said. "They are not able to run plays in, they are not able to change the plays at the line of scrimmage."

posted by rcade to football at 10:12 AM - 44 comments

September 23, 2006

The Ballad of Big Mike: What happened next was the strangest encounter of Lemming's 28-year career as a football scout. Michael Oher sat down at the table across from him ... and refused to speak. "He shook my hand and then didnít say a word," Lemming recalled. ("His hands ó they were huge!") Lemming asked a few questions; Michael Oher just kept staring right through him. And soon enough Lemming decided further interaction was pointless. Michael Oher left, and he left behind blank forms and unanswered questions. Every other high-school football player in America was dying for Lemming to invite him to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Michael Oher had left his invitation on the table. A fantastic article in the NYT Magazine by Michael Lewis, detailing the unusual story behind Michael Oher. via kottke

posted by mbd1 to football at 07:02 PM - 14 comments

September 22, 2006

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week Three: NFL Picks that are making Weird Al's new album a lock for a Grammy.

posted by justgary to football at 11:15 PM - 11 comments

A full breakdown of Oliver Perez's delivery,: with video footage, trying to pin down his changes in mechanics since his excellent 2004 season.

posted by lovejones to baseball at 02:06 PM - 8 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Three: NFL Picks that are making Weird Al's new album a lock for a Grammy

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 11:39 AM - 0 comments

Orioles Fans Walk Out In Protest:: At exactly 5:08 p.m. yesterday (in honor of #5 and #8), about 1,000 Baltimore Orioles fans, many wearing black t-shirts saying "For Pete's Sake/Free The Birds," walked out of the stadium en masse in the fourth inning of a makeup game against the Detroit Tigers to protest Peter Angelos' apparent disinterest in fielding a competitive team.

The O's are about to complete their ninth consecutive losing season, all under the management of Angelos.

posted by chicobangs to baseball at 09:11 AM - 29 comments

September 21, 2006

America's Ryder Cup team in unfamiliar position as underdogs.: John Hawkins offers 10 reasons why the U.S. team, although weaker on paper than usual, may surprise this week. Did the Irish tabloids tug on Superman's cape?

posted by mjkredliner to golf at 07:31 PM - 23 comments

The Curse of the Orlando Magic: "I don't have any pain." -- Grant Hill, who begins the final year of his seven-year, $93 million contract when the Orlando Magic begin training camp in Jacksonville. Injuries have kept Hill out of 73 percent of the team's games.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:16 AM - 18 comments

The Hex: Every sports city has a city that antagonizes them. Tigers' fans worst nightmare is on their tails. A column by sportsfilter member TheQatarian.

posted by justgary to baseball at 02:56 AM - 20 comments

September 20, 2006

Spofi EPL FFL: Week 5 Update.: Some changes to the table. Your man on the top is...

posted by gspm to fantasy at 06:44 PM - 44 comments

The Hex: Every sports city has a city that antagonizes them. Tigers' fans worst nightmare is on their tails.

posted by TheQatarian to commentary at 04:20 PM - 0 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 15: Did anyone else feel that? The universe moved a little. Scientists have estimated that the epicentre lies somewhere at the southwest end of Lake Ontario.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:07 PM - 17 comments

A-Rod Agonistes: "Joe wants to see you."

posted by BullpenPro to baseball at 07:36 AM - 102 comments

Anatomy of an NHL Training Camp: Team Report: 2006 Red Wings.

posted by justgary to hockey at 03:17 AM - 7 comments

September 19, 2006

Allardyce At Center Of BBC Expose.: Another scandal in soccer as serious in nature as Serie A experienced. This time managers directly invoved. Will this play out or will the FA sweep it under the rug?

posted by urall cloolis to soccer at 08:04 PM - 10 comments

USC complains Musburger gave away team sign: Southern California formally complained that ABC-TV's Brent Musburger revealed privileged information in play-by-play commentary during Saturday's game against Nebraska.

posted by lex2000 to football at 05:01 PM - 33 comments

Attention Toque-Wearing Molson Drinkers*!: We have five spots left in Spofi's Yahoo NHL Fantasy League. I know fantasy leagues have kind of blowed up this year, but this one carries no shortage of history and goof-offitude. Come be a part of it!

*Beret-wearing Guinness drinkers and balaklava-brandishing Margaritavillians also welcome.

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 02:50 PM - 58 comments

The Worst Hockey Logos of All Time: James Mirtle counts 'em down.

posted by DrJohnEvans to hockey at 11:18 AM - 39 comments

You Have Just Witnessed Possibly The Greatest "Do Not Erase" TiVO Moment in Dodgers History: (Unless you're Kevin Towers, who was busy making out his Christmas card list.)

posted by BullpenPro to baseball at 09:46 AM - 23 comments

Clarett Pleads Guilty, Gets 3 1/2 years: Ohio State running back could be out when he turns 26.

posted by texasred to football at 04:29 AM - 18 comments

Detroit Red Wings (Anatomy of an NHL Training Camp): Team Report: 2006 Red Wings

posted by skydivedad to commentary at 12:13 AM - 0 comments

September 18, 2006

Pac-10 suspends officials for 1 game: The Pacific-10 Conference, finding merit in Oklahoma's complaints about the officiating in its loss to Oregon, issued a one-game suspension Monday to the officiating crew and the instant replay officials who worked the game and an apology to the Sooners.

posted by lex2000 to football at 06:47 PM - 25 comments

Confrontations between police and fans stopped the game 20 seconds into the final quarter. : It hits the fan during Game 2 of the Serbia-Montenegro League Finals, shown in a haunting 7-minute YouTube clip. Henry Abbott's got more.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 06:39 PM - 4 comments

Buy your way into the New York City (or any other) Marathon.: "The notion of paying hundreds of dollars for the opportunity to run 26.2 miles may not appeal to most people, but some runners are doing just that because demand for marathons has outstripped the number of spots available in the fields."

posted by worldcup2002 to extreme at 04:41 PM - 4 comments

"'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'"ó that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.": In today's column on Red Sox prospect David Murphy, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo says Murphy's recent success is a reminder he has yet to deliver on the draft day hype, unlike 15 other 2003 draftees. One problem among other minor quibbles: 10 out of the 15 were not 2003 draftees. As sports fans get more information online, what is the role of the good ol' sports section?

posted by yerfatma to other at 02:22 PM - 29 comments

Lions' Roy Williams says "score means nothing": ... even though those wacky NFL rules suggest otherwise.

posted by littleLebowski to football at 02:02 PM - 34 comments

September 17, 2006

"Seperation Saturday" Blowouts, blind refs, and defensive struggles: Saturday ended with controversial calls, and top five teams falling. A Saturday to remember!!

posted by sgtcookzane to football at 01:48 PM - 23 comments

High School Football, Under Prime-Time Lights: From The New York Times. "What has been the stuff of hometown legends, high school football has suddenly become high-definition, low-cost programming for national broadcasters and marketers eager to woo men 18 to 34. This year, 13 games will be shown on ESPN networks, and 8 on Fox Sports Net."

posted by Folkways to culture at 12:04 PM - 8 comments

Bengals + Browns + Beer: A reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer has a message for fans: "You don't live in Cleveland. You live in Cincinnati. So don't be a jerk when the Bengals host the Browns today at Paul Brown Stadium." Beer bottles aren't the only thing that drunk and disorderly fans let fly. "Some people 'just turn around in their seats -- if they were in the upper deck or in the top row -- and pee into the seating bowl area.'"

posted by rcade to football at 11:08 AM - 7 comments

September 16, 2006

Jeering Russell Branyan's "fat ass" not akin to fighting words, rules court: Cleveland Indians fan Jeffrey Swiecicki was ejected and charged with resisting arrest after jeering at outfielder Russell Branyan's "fat ass" at a game in 2001 from the left field bleachers. Swiecicki had his lawsuit charging an off-duty Cleveland police officer working as stadium security of using excessive force, making the arrest without probable cause, and violating his First Amendment right to free speech restored.

posted by wfrazerjr to baseball at 01:56 PM - 5 comments

September 15, 2006

Russian court bans Malkin from playing in NHL: "'This is pure sports terrorism,' said Metallurg general director Gennady Velichkin after accusing the NHL of stealing Russia's best players." Meanwhile: "The NHL said it would not negotiate compensation packages with any Russian club after the Russians refused to sign a transfer agreement with the North American league."

posted by billsaysthis to hockey at 11:47 PM - 14 comments

NHL Sticks: Now With 50% More Curve!: Not only has the Rules Committee decided to up the allowable stick-curve from 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch, they've updated the shootout rules and are upping the penalties for diving to include fines and suspensions.

Given how the new rules went over last year, this could be interesting.

posted by chicobangs to hockey at 12:52 PM - 13 comments

Zherdev: Replaceable?: So the Blue Jackets pick up Anson Carter after he has a career year, as the Zherdev talks continue to flounder. Looks like a good deal on paper. Carter seems like he can replace Nik's scoring, but how about the intangibles? Thoughts?

posted by AvsJacket to hockey at 08:33 AM - 37 comments

World Champions: - The world may not have held its collective breath as Uruguay puffed to a 2-0 win, (youtube highlights), over Egypt in August, but to those in the know, the victory confirmed Uruguay's place as unnoficial World Champions, a title they've held since May.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 03:51 AM - 12 comments

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week Two: NFL picks that think Tom Cruise and Daniel Snyder make a cute couple.

posted by justgary to football at 01:19 AM - 11 comments

September 14, 2006

Could Reggie be losing the heisman?: An eight-month probe uncovers evidence that Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted improper benefits from prospective agents while at USC.

posted by jojomfd1 to football at 10:59 PM - 45 comments

H2H Fantasy Hockey League Trophy Unveiled!: Trophy Unveiled! We have room for more players in the H2H (Head to Head) SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey League. Draft is scheduled for Sept. 23. Champion gets a Handsomely Engraved Trophy! (Image Only) Worth Playing For? Probably not, but what the heck.....Details inside.......

posted by skydivedad to fantasy at 06:53 PM - 21 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Two: NFL picks that think Tom Cruise and Daniel Snyder make a cute couple

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 03:28 PM - 0 comments

Oilers prospect, Robbie Schremp, is a hotdog.: (embedded Windows Media video) On the ice and on the golf course. I wonder if we'll ever see a lacrosse move in the NHL. And more importantly, how long will that player's head remain on his shoulders after pulling off such a move?

posted by NoMich to hockey at 12:38 PM - 18 comments

NBA's Dirtiest players: NBA analyst Charley Rosen breaks down the dirtiest players of all time.

posted by gradys_kitchen to basketball at 11:33 AM - 20 comments

Barca's famous shirt now has a sponsor's logo:: But it's not what you think.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 02:51 AM - 10 comments

Once again,: Jeffrey Loria the Major League Baseball franchise killer is up to his old tricks. Death of the Marlins?

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 12:01 AM - 6 comments

September 13, 2006

SI's MLB Fan Value Index.: Like the piece says - let the arguments begin.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 05:53 PM - 29 comments

Continued coverage of the 2006 Red Wings Rookie and Prospects Tournament.: Sportsfilter's own skydivedad scores two more interviews. Interview #1 is with coach Jim Paek. Interview #2 is with promising goalie Dominic Vicari.

posted by justgary to hockey at 01:59 PM - 12 comments

Senior Tackles Disability: The doctor tried to reassure Gayle and Craig that Tyler, afflicted with cerebral palsy, could still lead a fairly normal life. "He said there were two things he'd never do: Play piano and ride a bike," Gayle said. "He was wrong." Tyler was cruising around on two wheels before he was 5, an earlier age than both his older brothers had ridden. Despite the balancing issues with the less-developed left side of his body, Tyler found a way to make it work.

posted by irunfromclones to football at 01:01 PM - 3 comments

I.U. Football Coach Readies Himself for Second Brain Surgery: IU's Joe Hoeppner, who had a brain tumor removed last December, is undergoing another operation today. With all he's been through, and will go through in the coming weeks, Hoeppner's optimism and positive attitude continue to shine through.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 09:47 AM - 2 comments

You've heard of "shanking a kick," but how about "shanking a kicker?": In a move I can only describe as "Tonya Harding-ish," Mitch Cozad, the backup punter for the University of Northern Colorado, stabbed starting punter Rafael Mendoza in his kicking leg. The link above has the straight info, and this one has the snark.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 09:33 AM - 18 comments

A former cyclist come clean: (NY Times link) Two of Lance Armstrong's former teammates come clean.

posted by sic to other at 09:30 AM - 29 comments

Free Furniture for Armchair Quarterbacks: Over the Labor Day holiday, all furniture sold by Randy Gonigam's World Furniture Mall in Chicago was sold with a special deal -- the price dropped to $0 if the Bears shut out the Packers in their upcoming Week 1 game. "Four quarters, 206 customers and about $300,000 later, Gonigam is still a little shell-shocked," according to AP. All furniture sold next weekend will be free if the Cubs win the World Series.

posted by rcade to football at 07:31 AM - 9 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: It's one of those weeks when it seems that everybody that you picked last week lost. This is not a wholly inaccurate feeling in some cases. Nonetheless, there's always next week, for which you should make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:09 AM - 14 comments

September 12, 2006

Big Ben: Should he play Monday?

posted by MI-STEELER to football at 09:36 PM - 16 comments

The Islanders have officially gone batshit.: 15-year deal for DiPietro, $67.5 million. Second in length only to teammate Yashin, who's is a 10-year deal. And by batshit I mean yes, he's a good goalie, but 15 years is a loooong time in the crease (or to expect that kind of consistency).

posted by adampsyche to hockey at 11:07 AM - 27 comments

Brodeur :(WAY) Beyond the Crease: "My preference is for Canada to stay together, but it's not unusual for Quebec-born athletes to get dragged into the endless debate over the province's future in Canada...Gatorade hurts my stomach and water just doesn't give me enough of a lift...Don't give the agents too much credit, It's not that hard...These were the same people who had certified David Frost as an agent...These are subtle ways in which the unfamiliarity of players is expressed..."

posted by garfield to hockey at 08:44 AM - 10 comments

Is Branch worth a number 1 pick?: Just a week ago the talk was that Pats won't get anything better than a 2nd round for Branch. And now we hear why this is good for Seattle and bad for Patriots: "This is a known commodity," Ruskell said. "The first round can be a crap shoot, from top to bottom." "Fifty percent were busts," Ruskell said. Who were the Pats #1 picks this century? 2005 Laurance Maroney, 2004 Logan Mankins, 2003 Ty Warren, 2002 Daniel Graham, 2001 Richard Seymour, 2000 none (Klemm 2nd rounder) Umm, crap shoot? They are all starting for the Patriots this year! Thanks Seattle!

posted by endorfin to football at 12:36 AM - 27 comments

SOUTH postponed by a year.: SpoFi is the sponsor of Mile 27 of Ben Saunders's planned expedition to walk to the South Pole and back. I received an email this weekend (as the one who put up the money for the sponsorship) from Ben informing us that his expedition would be postponed for a year. Full email inside. (btw, Ben is also a Spofite.)

posted by worldcup2002 to extreme at 12:31 AM - 4 comments

September 11, 2006

Spofi EPL FFL: Week 4 Update. Blackburn's keeper Friedel was the man to have this week - two penalty stops in the same match made him the highest scoring player on the board by a large margin. So, who among us benefited?

posted by gspm to fantasy at 09:30 PM - 36 comments

Rick Mirer: is the worst quarterback of all time*.

Steve Young is the best.



posted by Mr Bismarck to football at 01:57 PM - 55 comments

Think you are having a bad day?: I am the Coach of the Michigan Mustangs & I was on the bus that had the accident. Luckily my son was not injured in the crash. I posted this story as an inspiration, when you think you are having a bad dayÖÖ. I just talked to Mo and he is doing great. He deserves the award he got from MDA. Mo holds a Masters Degree from Michigan Sate University & works there currently helping students with special needs. Check out the Wheel Chair Hockey League; www.thewchl.com or The Calgary Tournament; http://www.powerhockey.ca/phc2006/ We are hopeful to bring the Power Hockey Cup to the Michigan in 2010, & we plan on playing some exhibition games in Toronto summer 2007. We will also participate in the PHC 2008 location TBD. (Either Toronto or North Carolina)

posted by directpressure to hockey at 12:35 PM - 8 comments

September 10, 2006

Champions League Fantasy League 2006-07: Group round begins Tuesday, with Liverpool the ESPN2 feature match. Join in the fun!

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 10:28 PM - 11 comments

End of the Road: After closing the gap on rival Fernando Alonso during a controversial weekend, seven times world champion Michael Schumacher announces he will retire at the end of the season.

posted by Mr Bismarck to auto racing at 09:09 AM - 15 comments

The Race For The Chase Begins Next Week: Kayne is in, Stewart is out. Check out the top10 for 2006

posted by texasred to auto racing at 07:21 AM - 13 comments

September 09, 2006

Roddick and Federer to meet in finals: This is the match that all American tennis fans have been waiting to see again and it has finally happened.

posted by kidrayter2005 to tennis at 09:28 PM - 24 comments

No Sleep Till Touchdown: NFL coaches, the hardest-working men in human history.

posted by justgary to football at 03:06 AM - 5 comments

Baseball Race.: What it says. Finally makes sense of all those horse racing metaphors you hear, although admittedly I can't see a "far pole" for the teams to "come around" on this thing.

posted by DrJohnEvans to baseball at 01:02 AM - 12 comments

September 08, 2006

Abolish the NCAA

posted by yerfatma to other at 07:26 AM - 70 comments

September 07, 2006

The Hoserís NFL Picks, Week One:

wfrazerjr with "NFL Picks that still believe in the clothesline and head slap".

posted by justgary to football at 01:20 PM - 25 comments

Lions' assistant coach arrested for driving in the buff, among other things.: Giving the term "naked bootleg" a whole new meaning, Detroit Lions' assistant coach Joe Cullen has been arrested twice in the past two weeks, once for "driving on a public street without any clothes on."

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 10:30 AM - 36 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week One: NFL Picks that still believe in the clothesline and head slap

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 10:13 AM - 0 comments

Foot game has made giant strides over the years in NFL: This is a bit lengthy, but it is an interesting look at the evolution of special teams, particularly kickers, in the NFL. There are a few somewhat surprising statistics comparing field goal kickers then and now.

posted by Howard_T to football at 08:04 AM - 7 comments

#1 vs #2 : Rematch of last years 25-22 thriller won by Texas, but Texas has replaced Vince Young with redshirt freshman Colt McCoy, while Ohio State counters with fifth year senior Troy Smith, who is a good 'un. Should be a barn burner.

posted by mjkredliner to football at 01:38 AM - 46 comments

September 06, 2006

Marion Jones cleared by second test: The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Jones on Wednesday afternoon that tests on her "B" urine sample came back negative, according to one of her lawyers, Howard Jacobs. Those who commented in a previous thread are certainly welcome to stop by for punch and crow inside.

posted by wfrazerjr to other at 10:39 PM - 85 comments

Sanchez tosses a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks.: Everyone who thought the Marlins would be in the wild card race, raise your hand.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 09:29 PM - 36 comments

Madden 2007: John Maddens latest version of Madden 2007 is sure to be the best yet. But have you ever wondered how the gamemakers come up with the player ratings? A very interesting article about the complex rating system of Madden 07.

posted by Kendall to culture at 08:15 PM - 11 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Last week was ugly, and this week doesn't look much better. Fortunately for the pick 'em, ugly suits us. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:28 PM - 13 comments

7 shutout night for 1st time in 30 years: In an era of offense, batters came up blank for a night. Tuesday marked the first time in 34 years that there were seven shutouts in the major leagues on a single day.

posted by gradys_kitchen to baseball at 09:49 AM - 12 comments

September 05, 2006

The Business of Football: Not the easiest site to navigate (and beware the two ads you need to click through) but some interesting stats. Has Baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and tennis as well. Salon's King Kaufman also discusses the article here.

posted by cjets to football at 11:51 PM - 1 comment

Legendary baseball player admits to steroids.:
It's sad when players you followed for years come out and admit they were on the juice. As one official puts it "Wah-wah-wah-wawa-wah."

posted by grum@work to baseball at 04:19 PM - 34 comments

How about your sister? : Materazzi reveals the remark that led to Zidane's famous head-butt.

posted by lil_brown_bat to soccer at 12:18 PM - 26 comments

Device Captures Physics of Rodeo Bulls.: Find out how much is bucking and how much is bull.

posted by commander cody to extreme at 12:30 AM - 12 comments

September 04, 2006

Professional football has a new all-time passing leader.: Damon Allen breaks Warren Moon's record 70,553 career passing yards, and he's got at least one more season left in him.

posted by DrJohnEvans to football at 08:26 PM - 20 comments

Gallas 'issued own-goal threat': Chelsea say they sold William Gallas because he threatened to score an own goal if he was selected for their first game of the season. He also initially refused to play against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals last spring, all in an attempt to pry more GBP out of the Abramobank.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 03:33 PM - 15 comments

"I'm not satisfied with things that don't test my abilities...": Charlie Engel, 43, of Summerfield (North Carolina), will attempt to run 50 miles for 10 to 12 hours a day for 80 straight days across the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. He and two others -- Kevin Lin of Taiwan, and Ray Zahab of Canada -- will seek to become the first to run 4,000 miles across the Sahara.

posted by NoMich to extreme at 11:17 AM - 6 comments

Tradition can be expensive.: I think it is interesting to see that many of the top 10 on this list are not the big leaders in NFL money or even top tier teams. I guess tradition and fan loyalty is still alive in the NFL

posted by T.C. to football at 09:20 AM - 7 comments

Freshman QB Saves Day For No.22 TCU.: This reads like the old stories about college football that I used to read as a kid.

posted by commander cody to football at 12:39 AM - 3 comments

September 03, 2006

Batch in the Saddle Again: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an emergency appendectomy and will miss Thursday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

posted by scully to football at 06:34 PM - 25 comments

"I stood on your shoulders to reach for my dreams": : A tearful Andre Agassi thanks the crowd at the US Open after his third-round loss to Benjamin Becker ended a two-decade career of professional tennis.

posted by lil_brown_bat to tennis at 04:39 PM - 33 comments

Chuck Amato finds out that it's hard out here for a coach.: Silly Flash cartoon. More: Chuck Dynamite, Miame Twice (starring UNC coach John Bunting) and Coach Kommercial (starring Coach K).

posted by NoMich to culture at 12:26 PM - 2 comments

September 02, 2006

Big-Name NFL Offensive Players Released.: Some of the un-kindest cuts of all, as teams trim staff.

posted by commander cody to football at 09:32 PM - 34 comments

Oakland putting usual second half Big Hurt on opposition: Despite injuries, and with the help of a resurgent Frank Thomas, The A's are putting on their accustomed second half surge. Their post All Star game performance since 2000 is best in MLB and uncanny. Best team no one is talking about?

posted by mjkredliner to baseball at 06:59 PM - 4 comments

A Credit To His People: Adam Goodes, AFL footballer and inspiration to indigenous Australians.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 06:44 PM - 4 comments

Jason Giambi is furry and riding shotgun: - you got a problem with that?

Be sure not to miss the sidebar article, featuring the "All-Time Yankee 'Stache Roster".

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 05:40 PM - 14 comments

Marbury vs. Madison Avenue: Can Stephon Marbury's $15 sneaker revolutionize the sports-shoe business?

posted by justgary to basketball at 12:25 PM - 12 comments

Rickshaw Drag Racing: No Comment. :-)

posted by commander cody to culture at 10:50 AM - 11 comments

September 01, 2006

Halloween in September: : James Blake plays a sartorial tribute to Andre Agassi (and maybe gets a little mojo) in his second-round US Open match.

posted by lil_brown_bat to tennis at 09:14 PM - 5 comments

This guy is big.: But what does his status as one of the alphabet soup champions say about the heavyweight division?

posted by BlueCarp to boxing at 08:52 PM - 10 comments

Greece celebrates stunning upset.: Why did the U.S. lose to Greece? Try three words... but don't panic...yet.

posted by justgary to basketball at 01:27 PM - 28 comments

Being Bill Parcells: A guide brought to you by Jeff Johnson of FittedSweats and the late, lamented McSweeney's NFL Picks.

posted by yerfatma to football at 12:42 PM - 4 comments

"It's 'Bull Durham'-meets-fantasy-sports come to life.": The Schaumburg Flyers are managed by, well, a few hundred (or thousand) armchair coaches via the internet. "Fans" set the lineups before each game. After starting 31-17 and winning the Northern League's first half division title before the fans took over, the minor league team has gone 14-31 and sits in last place with the democratic managerial style. But those 14 wins and 31 losses have been viewed 500,000 times via the web-reality show based on the team. Still, the manager and some players are not happy. "It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of in baseball, period," says the closer. (This, of course, is to counteract the recent feel-good publicity surrounding the Vintage Base Ball Association, where the mitts are flesh and walks take six balls.)

posted by nicotine winning patch to baseball at 11:54 AM - 8 comments

Staph aureus takes the field: "One report stated a simple high five could spread the infection from one person to another if both had turf burns that came in contact."

posted by Uncle Toby to football at 11:05 AM - 4 comments

Andre The Giant: With a rowdy New York crowd behind him, giving him the undeniable home court advantage, Andre Agassi pulls off another victory, this time one of the more captivating matches in recent history. If the ailing Agassi can knock of the 112th-ranked B. Becker from Germany, there is the potential for an All-American match, Agassi v. Roddick.

posted by NightingalesGone to tennis at 10:55 AM - 15 comments

Speaking of needing one more team....: we could use a 6th in the College Football Pick 'Em to legitimize the league in Y!'s mind. There's still plenty of time to register and set the picks before tomorrow's kickoffs. Any takers?

posted by Ufez Jones to fantasy at 09:38 AM - 8 comments

Double whammy in transfer flurry: The most frantic day in Premiership transfer history saw West Ham pull off an incredible coup by signing two of Argentina's World Cup superstars and ended with Ashley Cole joining Chelsea in exchange for William Gallas with minutes to spare.

posted by skydivedad to soccer at 06:58 AM - 13 comments