Archives for September 2007

September 30, 2007

Lions Stun Bears With Record 4th Quarter: The Lions scored an NFL-record 34 points in the fourth quarter as they overcame the Chicago Bears 37-27 Sunday.

posted by commander cody to football at 06:56 PM - 45 comments

And now come the lawyers ...: Two New York lawyers have filed a class-action suit against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in the wake of CameraGate. Claiming consumer fraud, the suit seeks more than $184M in damages.

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 11:28 AM - 69 comments

September 29, 2007

Madison Square Garden Sues NHL over Promotions....: MSG which owns the Rangers. The lawsuit said the NHL insisted last week that MSG transfer control over the Rangers independently produced Web site, including the "nyrangers.com" address so that the league could convert it into one of 30 "cookie-cutter" club Web sites at "nhl.com." After spending way to much time on the Cookie Cutter NHL Controlled Team Websites I'm on the side of MSG in this fight.

posted by skydivedad to hockey at 12:37 PM - 5 comments

Hope Solo Kicked Off Team for Consolation Game: In response to Hope Solo's comments after the Brazil loss, Coach Greg Ryan said the benched goalkeeper won't play in Sunday's third-place World Cup game and won't even be on the bench, in spite of her apologies to the public and her teammates. "We have moved forward with 20 players who have stood by each other, who have battled for each other," said Ryan. "And when the hard times came -- and the Brazil game was a hard time -- they stood strong. Now it's the 20 who have stuck together who will be ready to go out and compete against Norway."

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:02 AM - 57 comments

For The Love of Sport: Sooners Stake a Claim: Make no mistake the bellwether game for Oklahoma this year is this Texas game.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 07:06 AM - 0 comments

September 28, 2007

The Hoser's NFL Picks -- Week Four: NFL picks that wonder why they didn't just replace all four of the Bionic Woman's limbs. Brought to you once again by sportsfilter's own wfrazerjr.

posted by justgary to football at 01:04 PM - 16 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks -- Week Four, 2007: NFL picks that wonder why they didn't just replace all four of the Bionic Woman's limbs.

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 12:57 PM - 0 comments

September 27, 2007

The Boys With Green Hair: Tonga, playing England for a place in the Quarter Finals at the Rugby World Cup, have their sponsorship plans foiled.

posted by owlhouse to other at 11:52 PM - 9 comments

Tim Hardaway is making progress: "I'm not really trying to make amends. I've been there trying to get help." No word on how George Takei feels about all this.

posted by scully to culture at 09:14 PM - 8 comments

What's the NL Scenario?: According to Baseball Prospectus, there's only a 1-in-3 chance that a team will win the NL wildcard outright. There's a 1-in-20 chance of a four-way tie. A five-way tie is still possible. Worst (or best) case scenario, tiebreaker games could take until Thursday.

posted by SummersEve to baseball at 02:49 PM - 22 comments

Heartbreak for women's US soccer team.: As Brazil head to the World Cup final with Germany.

posted by Ricardo to soccer at 10:04 AM - 52 comments

Great Bowler, Lousy Texter (and Possibly, Lousy Husband, Too!): Shane Warne, declared one of the Five Cricketers of the Century by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanac, is busted by his wife Simone after erroneously sending her a text message meant for his mistress. Warne retired from international cricket after taking 708 wickets in a spectacular 15-year career. If the rumors of his sex life are to be believed, he may have taken just as many "sticky wickets" as regulation ones.

posted by The_Black_Hand to other at 08:52 AM - 6 comments

September 26, 2007

NHL Tournament of Logos: I just thought y'all would like this. That's all...

posted by bobfoot to hockey at 09:16 PM - 9 comments

2007-2008 Spofi Fantasy Basketball league signups: Are you ready for some football fantasy basketball? We've got two choices for you: head-to-head and rotisserie.

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

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14: Two rare occurrences last week: Hamilton wins, and MrFrisby scores fewer than three points. Do either have any effect on the long term? No. Nonetheless, make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:39 PM - 18 comments

MLB Suspends Umpire Winters for Remainder of Season: Major League Baseball today suspended veteran umpire Mike Winters for the remainder of the season after an investigation of his run-in with the San Diego Padres' Milton Bradley Sunday in San Diego. Bradley suffered a torn ACL after being restrained and ultimately wrestled to the ground by San Diego Manager Bud Black.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 04:02 PM - 25 comments

More Trouble For Vick: Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick tested positive for marijuana in a urine sample submitted September 13th, just over two weeks after his guilty plea regarding federal charges stemming from a dogfighting operation in Virginia that Vick bankrolled and took part in. As a result of the positive test, Vick has been restricted to his residence every day from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m; his restriction will include electronic monitoring which Vick must pay for. Judge Henry Hudson also ordered Vick to continue in a substance therapy program and participate in mental health counseling.

posted by The_Black_Hand to culture at 03:16 PM - 44 comments

Brand strategy: Fashion guy Marc Ecko put the fate of #756 into the public's hands... and the results are in.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw to baseball at 02:51 PM - 35 comments

Electric skates to hit the hockey rink!: Therma Blade uses battery-powered electricity to heat skate blades and lessen the friction between blade and ice surface. While it sounds slightly quirky, they have Wayne Gretzky on board as an endorser.

posted by smithers to hockey at 10:11 AM - 5 comments

HGH + The Clear = HR(50%): A Tufts physicist and baseball fan will publish an article in the upcoming issue of the American Journal of Physics detailing how a small increase in muscle mass could increase the amount of home runs a professional-baseball-level player would hit by over 50 percent.

posted by garfield to baseball at 09:38 AM - 29 comments

Chicago Blackhawks Owner Bill Wirtz Passed Away......: Wirtz had been ill for a long time with cancer and finally succumbed this morning. Wirtz was considered the power of the NHL amongst the owners and he was the chairman of the board of the NHL for 18 seasons. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.

posted by skydivedad to hockey at 06:45 AM - 11 comments

Athletes doing Good.: Its nice to see an athlete making a sacrifice and generally trying to make the world a better place.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to culture at 06:00 AM - 14 comments

September 25, 2007

"Do you think clubs need to do more in terms of building a more diverse management mix, in terms of race and gender?": - Gary Huckabay

AL Exec: I think that if thereís going to be progress made on that, itís going to take a considered, planned effort, really. We really do try, but as I said earlier, that takes time, and it makes it more likely that youíll make a bad hire, because you wonít necessarily have someone vouching for someone.
In the first of a two-part interview, Baseball Prospectus talks to two front-office executives about what their jobs are like and, most revealingly, how hiring decisions are made.

posted by avogadro to baseball at 09:39 PM - 16 comments

Austria fans petition for Austria-free Euro 2008: Thousands of Austrian soccer fans dismayed at their national side's poor showing ahead of co-hosting Euro 2008 are petitioning for their team to be withdrawn from the tournament. A group of fans have collected more than 4,000 names since launching the petition last Wednesday. "This is not about criticising players or coaches," said Michael Kriess, one of the fans who launched the petition.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:39 PM - 5 comments

September 24, 2007

Canadian artist Ken Danby dies at 67: Danby is best known for his 1972 painting, At the Crease. His famous sports images include The Great Farewell, painted for Wayne Gretzky, when he decided to retire from playing hockey. In the 1980's he prepared a series of watercolours on the Americas Cup, and on Canadian athletes at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 02:04 PM - 4 comments

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy: Leave My Quarterback Alone!: At a press conference after his team defeated Texas Tech Saturday, Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy launched into a three-minute tirade against a Daily Oklahoman columnist over an article that called benched quarterback Bobby Reid a momma's boy who plays scared. "That article had to have been written by a person who doesn't have a child," Gundy said. "Here's all that kid did: He goes to class; he's respectful to the media; he's respectful to the public; and he's a good kid. He's not a professional athlete, and he doesn't deserve to be kicked when he's down."

posted by rcade to football at 12:45 PM - 51 comments

September 23, 2007

Week 7 update for the Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: The fourth different overall leader in the past five weeks is certainly a familiar manager to take that spot...

posted by gspm to fantasy at 03:57 PM - 13 comments

Washington Nationals Say Goodbye to RFK Stadium: William Gildea, a Washington Post sportswriter for 40 years, returns to the paper today to mark a special occasion -- the first time a Washington baseball team has moved out in happy circumstances. "The incumbent Nationals won't be moving across the country after their last home game today but only a matter of city blocks to a new stadium, scheduled to open next season," he writes. "As a rule, our baseball goodbyes in Washington are not this easy."

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:37 AM - 7 comments

Howe boys staggered by cruelty of Dad's stalker-neighbours: Mark Howe says the family tried to be civil but could simply take no more. "If it was still back in my playing days, one shift on the ice would settle this."

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 08:26 AM - 28 comments

September 22, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Welcome to the New Big East: To steal a line from Mark Twain, rumors of the Big Eastís death have been greatly exaggerated. A continuing series by sportsfilter's own kyrilmitch_76.

posted by justgary to football at 08:18 PM - 20 comments

For The Love of Sport: Welcome to the New Big East : To steal a line from Mark Twain, rumors of the Big Eastís death have been greatly exaggerated.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 11:30 AM - 0 comments

Spofi EPL fantasy footie: Week 6 update. Only moments before week 7 kicks off. (Hey, I was in Norway, land of Mourinho-booting Rosenborg).

posted by gspm to fantasy at 06:24 AM - 19 comments

September 21, 2007

Fantasy Points League-Hockey: Now that the H2H and ROTO League are all set here's a link to the the Fantasy Points Scoring System League at Yahoo. Now accepting teams.

posted by skydivedad to fantasy at 09:51 PM - 3 comments

Giants Tell Bonds He's Gone: "This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season," Barry Bonds wrote on his web site today. "It is comforting to know that those who have come before me -- Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, to name a few -- have forever remained in the hearts of the fans, as I know I will too."

posted by irunfromclones to baseball at 06:37 PM - 83 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks -- Week Three: NFL picks that wonder what Hank Williams Jr. is doing with his free time now. A sportsfilter column by our own wfrazerjr.

posted by justgary to football at 01:43 PM - 22 comments

The Hoser's NFL Picks -- Week Three 2007: NFL picks that wonder what Hank Williams Jr. is doing with his free time now.

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 01:35 PM - 0 comments

Irrational Panic.: It's like 1978 all over again . . . only not really at all (except to perhaps the special species of irrational, self-loathing, prepare-for-the-worst Red Sox fan typified by those upbeat kids at Boston Dirt Dogs).

posted by holden to baseball at 12:12 PM - 55 comments

September 20, 2007

Sportsmanship hasn't gone away.: Last month the Carling Cup match between Leicester City and Nottingham Forest was abandoned after Clive Clarke suffered a heart attack. At the time Forest were leading, so, in a sporting gesture Leicester allowed Forest a "free goal" at the start of the rematch.

posted by Fence to soccer at 04:47 AM - 20 comments

September 19, 2007

Mourinho Departs from Chelsea: The celebrated manager Jose Mourinho has left his position at Chelsea with immediate effect. Mourinho joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 and led them to the Premiership title in each of his first two seasons.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 08:01 PM - 30 comments

Thirty-eight pills a day: Dave Pear, a six-year veteran of the NFL, gets a $484 per month pension from his former employer. "The NFL destroys families," Pear said. "I wish I had never played."

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 12:32 PM - 23 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 13: Apparently all the close games had a bye week last week. Maybe they'll come back this week? Insert Casey Printers joke here. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:19 AM - 20 comments

The Last Play of (Almost) Every World Series: Sure it's just a spreadsheet, but if baseball was made for radio, some of these rows of numbers will either bring back heartache or joy.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 08:59 AM - 15 comments

September 18, 2007

Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL.: Gregg Easterbrook: "It would not surprise me in the slightest if, before the season ends, Belichick resigns, or is suspended, or is fired by Kraft, or even is permanently barred from the league."

posted by DudeDykstra to football at 01:12 PM - 99 comments

September 17, 2007

Women's World Cup 2007.: Good grief. I didn't even know it was on, and it's almost in the quarterfinals by now. Germany, Brazil and England thru to the quarters. The final first round matches to be played over the next two days will decide the rest (top contenders include Korea, USA, Australia, Norway and Denmark). Match schedule (from ESPN Soccernet, including results and ESPN telecast times).

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 06:51 PM - 34 comments

For The Record...: The guy who bought 756 for $752,467 (Marc Ecko the clothing designer) has put up an on-line voting booth to decide the fate of the ball.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 04:24 PM - 10 comments

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey: For those of us who can't get enough fantasy hockey action or just prefer head to head.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to fantasy at 02:14 PM - 19 comments

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!: As a follow-up to the comment buried six threads down, our annual rotisserie league is up & running. Details within.

posted by chicobangs to fantasy at 02:04 PM - 125 comments

The numbers are out: and the Nike swoosh pays just over eleven grand per appearance. At least, that's what Ohio State's new equipment deal with Nike: ...if more than five football players tape over or otherwise block out the Nike logo on their shoes, Nike can take back $11,880 for each shoe, up to a maximum of $59,400.

posted by DrJohnEvans to culture at 10:40 AM - 13 comments

For The Love of Sport: Battle of NFL Elite: On Sunday the 16th the Patriots host the Chargers in a contest that hopefully features very little dancing and video equipment. A weekly column by Sportsfilter member kyrilmitch_76.

posted by justgary to football at 07:18 AM - 7 comments

The Juice is back: Simpson was arrested yesterday in Las Vegas .The district attorney said he expected Simpson to ultimately be charged with seven felonies and one gross misdemeanor.

posted by texasred to culture at 06:49 AM - 28 comments

September 16, 2007

Man catches historic home run ball and...does what?!:
He does what we always lie to ourselves that we'd do if in the same circumstance.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 09:36 PM - 19 comments

September 15, 2007

Colin McRae killed.: Former World Rally Champion, as well as Le Mans and Dakar Rally competitor Colin McRae has has been killed in a helicopter crash. His five year old son was also killed.

posted by Drood to auto racing at 05:20 PM - 6 comments

For The Love of Sport: Battle of NFL Elite : On Sunday the 16th the Patriots host the Charger in a contest that hopefully features very little dancing and video equipment.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 06:01 AM - 0 comments

4 Days, 3 Fatal Crashes At Air Races : More Tragedy When Airplane Collision Kills Pilot At Reno National Championship Air Races

posted by commander cody to other at 12:35 AM - 4 comments

September 14, 2007

Stephen Ireland busted for lying.: First he said his grandma died so he could skip the Republic of Ireland Euro 2008 qualification match (they lost 1-0). She was surprised to see the news in the paper. Then he said it was his other grandmother who had died. She was also surprised to see that in the newspaper. Oh, no, he meant his divorced grandfather's partner had died. Umm, nope. So now it turns out he was spending time with his "lonely" girlfriend. LMAO.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 10:44 PM - 21 comments

"While the race car can reach top speeds of 160 mph, had a 22-race career and is one of only two street legal Nextel Cup cars, : Barry said he always observes speed limits when off-track. Still, he said, heís been stopped 'quite a few times' while promoting NASCAR, whiskey and 'responsible drinking.' When he does, he said, he takes the opportunity to educate police officers about the legalities of the high-powered ride."

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 09:25 PM - 1 comment

Match wits against Peyton Manning: and try out this addictive NFL trivia game. Caution: according to the "rulebook", side effects may include shattered ego, mind-numbing syndrome, the destruction of computer keyboard and/or loss of appetite.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 04:43 PM - 20 comments

The Hoser's NFL picks -- Week Two: NFL picks that wonder how in the world people can say Britney Spears is fat. Courtesy of Sportsfilter's own wfrazerjr.

posted by justgary to football at 04:42 PM - 17 comments

The Hoser's NFL picks -- Week Two 2007: NFL picks that wonder how in the world people can say Britney Spears is fat.

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 01:10 PM - 0 comments

September 13, 2007

Quebec Jewish hockey player agrees to play on Sabbath: A number of other high profile athletes have made a public effort to compromise between their sport and their religion.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 11:39 PM - 7 comments

Scarborough Sports Marketing survey finds Steelers have largest female fan base: Second place goes to Green Bay. [more inside]

posted by scully to football at 05:34 PM - 17 comments

McLaren lose 2007 points, fined $100m : but Alonso and Hamilton keep their driver's points. They are, however, barred from appearing on the podium the rest of the season. More news here.

posted by cabuki to auto racing at 02:04 PM - 13 comments

There are beat writers for every NFL team: and many of them have blogs. One site attempts to link to all of them, making it a whole lot easier to find local links about any NFL story.

posted by oxocerite to football at 01:29 PM - 6 comments

When Mascots Attack: Oregon Duck Assaults Houston Cougar: The Oregon Duck has been suspended for one game after getting into a fight with the Houston Cougar during their Sept. 1 football game. The brawl included punches, a takedown, and a move that appears to be hot duck-on-cougar action (fan video). Witness Bob Welch: "From my vantage point in Row 36 a few sections away, the Duck appeared to kick the Cougar in the side, then strut away toward the stands. The Cougar tackled the Duck from behind. What followed -- the footage that made YouTube -- was a 20-second pummeling of the Cougar by the Duck." The Daily Kansan has more mascot violence.

posted by rcade to football at 11:50 AM - 8 comments

The top 10 worst sports team names: ... because marketing departments like a challenge .

posted by mr_crash_davis to general at 09:40 AM - 42 comments

September 12, 2007

Marco Melandri is some sort of Robocop.: He only gets back on his bike later on in the weekend and takes fourth place in the race. Here's a longer version of the video that shows that he can barely walk afterwards. And here's Marco taking flight in 2004 in the German Grand Prix.
Forget about the 2007 MotoGP championship standings. Casey Stoner is the perfect rider for the perfect Ducati bike. Ain't nobody touching him this year.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:02 PM - 5 comments

Most Valuable Position: Slate's Robert Weintraub ranks the most important positions in the NFL.

posted by kirkaracha to football at 02:05 PM - 17 comments

A night to remember: On the anniversary of September 11, it wasn't just another Jays Yankees game."C'mon boys, there's been worse September 11's than this" and they said "Yes mom, that's when we lost daddy."

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 01:00 PM - 6 comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: No more predictable division rivalry match-ups! This week makes or breaks playoff dreams, mainly in our little pick 'em but also in the CFL. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 11:48 AM - 11 comments

Going Nuts Over College Football Rivalries: Be warned, especially the male among ye: it's gonna get real cringeworty, real quick. EXTREME SCROTAL DAMAGE AHEAD! Thankfully, no pictures.

posted by The_Black_Hand to football at 11:38 AM - 15 comments

Broken Faces: During 2006, photographer Denis Rouvre travelled throughout France to document Top 14 French rugby matches. Granted open access to the locker rooms, he captured portraits of 220 players immediately after they left the pitch. "Bruise, grimy, bandaged, these smiling or grimacing faces reveal the impacts, the high stakes, the solidarity." (Note: Lots of Flash. Click Work ? Broken Faces.)

posted by afx237vi to culture at 08:22 AM - 4 comments

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks: ESPN is reporting with some confidence that the Patriots have been found guilty of videotaping the Jets' defensive signals during Sunday's game. Commissioner Goodell, who never misses an opportunity to make an example of a transgressor, is said to be ready to strip the Patriots of draft picks as punishment, although the team will first be allowed to present a defense at a closed hearing. What repercussions might this cheating incident have on the Patriots and the league as a whole?

posted by Venicemenace to football at 07:19 AM - 136 comments

September 11, 2007

For the few, the proud, the fanatic: A new Champions League season is upon us, so I renewed our fantasy league. Jump on in. Code to join this league: 25274-5488.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 10:21 PM - 10 comments

Browns Trade Newly Benched QB Frye to Seahawks: Two weeks ago, when Charlie Frye won the Cleveland Browns' starting QB job, team GM Phil Savage touted the decision and said "let's see what Charlie can do with a full deck." Ten passes and one interception into the new season, Frye has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft pick.

posted by rcade to football at 04:26 PM - 18 comments

Fantasy Hockey anyone?: Yahoo! has opened registration for hockey leagues a couple of days ago. Who will start a SpoFi league? Not me, since I'm taking a break from fantasy sports this winter. But SpoFi still needs to see another edition of the battle royale between Weedy and grum (and new contenders) for fantasy hockey supremacy.

posted by qbert72 to fantasy at 09:10 AM - 22 comments

September 10, 2007

Bills' Everett Injures Spine Making Tackle: Buffalo Bills reserve tight end Kevin Everett suffered a cervical spine injury making a tackle on a kickoff return in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. He showed no movement as he was taken off the field after being knocked unconscious on the head-first hit, and in emergency surgery Sunday night, doctors removed his third and fourth vertebrae. A preseason profile describes the former third round pick, now 25, who has been sidelined with injuries most of his NFL career.

posted by rcade to football at 09:42 AM - 41 comments

Tulowitzki CLEARLY Best Choice for NL ROY: A little home cookin' for Troy.

posted by BlueCarp to baseball at 09:42 AM - 34 comments

Hockey patch checks kids' injuries: Kevin Stubbington can enjoy a special sense of pride when he watches his grandson step on the ice for his first ever hockey gamethis year wearing the familiar STOP patch on the back of his jersey.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 08:11 AM - 8 comments

For The Love of Sport: Midwest Showdown: A four game set next weekend could go a long way towards determining who wins the NL Central. The second in a weekly column by sportsfilter member kyrilmitch_76.

posted by justgary to baseball at 01:10 AM - 4 comments

September 09, 2007

Tasker Watkins dies: aged 88. In later life serving eleven years as president of the Welsh Rugby Union, Sir Tasker was the first Welshman in WWII to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

posted by Abiezer to other at 01:52 PM - 2 comments

Mike Nolan scores one for the suit.: The 49ers coach has fought the NFL and Reebook since 2005 for the right to wear a suit on game day. Nolan wants to do it to honor his dad, a former 49ers coach himself, who is now suffering from Alzheimer's and prostate cancer. Nolan has the right to wear suits only at home games. Fans have started wearing suits to games to support his cause. Meanwhile, Reebok is perfectly fine with Bill Bellichick wearing hoodies with cutoff sleeves to games. Reebok's suit concession includes hiring Joseph Abboud to design NFL-themed wardrobes just for Nolan. Why don't the NFL and Reebok just go whole hog and use this as a promotion for a whole new line of NFL sports suits and accessories (Reebok dress shoes)? It'll support a good cause, bring a lot of good, free PR, probably lots of cash. Hey, perhaps it'll bring some respectability back to the game?

posted by worldcup2002 to football at 11:20 AM - 12 comments

September 08, 2007

For The Love of Sport: Midwest Showdown: A four game set next weekend could go a long way towards determining who wins the NL Central.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 06:34 AM - 0 comments

September 07, 2007

Darko Milicic has an interest in meeting the families of referees: Milicic, newly acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies, apparently wasn't too thrillled with the officiating during a Serbia loss to Greece in the European Championships. Check out both the video of his postgame interview and the translation provided by a helpful Freep reader.

posted by wfrazerjr to basketball at 03:04 PM - 9 comments

Newspaper: Rick Ankiel Received Human Growth Hormone Shipments: Ankiel, the feel-good story in baseball this year after getting himself on the good side of earned runs (seven last night alone), ordered a 12-month supply of human growth hormone in 2004, according to an exclusive in today's New York Daily News. He allegedly received eight shipments of HGH from Signature Pharmacy, an Orlando firm that's at the center of an investigation into illegal online drug sales.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:48 AM - 49 comments

Also Receiving Votes: Appalachian State, Massachusetts, New Hampshire: Appalachian State's shock-the-world upset of Michigan at the Big House has opened a door for all teams in the Division Formerly Known as I-AA. Members of the AP poll can now vote for these teams. "The poll was always intended to measure teams that compete against each other, regardless of division, based solely on on-field performance," explained AP sports editor Terry Taylor. "It was that way long before Division I was divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978."

posted by rcade to football at 06:50 AM - 17 comments

Bill Henry is Not Dead: For those of you who mourned former MLB All-Star Bill Henry, who passed away last week of a heart attack at the age of 83, mourn no longer. It wasn't the Red Sox' left-handed reliever who passed away, but an imposter, who's posed as Henry for decades.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 05:28 AM - 12 comments

The ultimate sports theme tune: In the wake of the death of the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti the English media discuss the impact of the decision to use Puccini's Nessun Dorma as the theme tune to the BBC's coverage of Italia '90 on both English football and the world of opera.

posted by squealy to culture at 03:35 AM - 22 comments

September 06, 2007

The Hoser's NFL picks -- Week One: NFL picks that plan to dress up as Tony Siragusa in drag for Halloween this year. Sportsfilter member wfrazerjr returns with his weekly column for the new NFL season.

posted by justgary to football at 08:13 PM - 20 comments

The 6th Rugby World Cup: kicks off tomorrow with the hosts France taking on the Argentineans. The BBC and the Independent have each compiled a handy team-by-team guide of the 20 nations taking part. [more inside]

posted by afx237vi to other at 05:06 PM - 10 comments

The Hoser's NFL picks -- Week One 2008: NFL picks that plan to dress up as Tony Siragusa in drag for Halloween this year.

posted by wfrazerjr to commentary at 03:47 PM - 0 comments

RWC fantasy league: I haven't seen any mention of a fantasy league for the Rugby World Cup so I've started one up, PIN: 16552-2771 A word of warning, it is tough to pick a team with that budget :)

posted by Fence to fantasy at 07:29 AM - 2 comments

I Need Japanese Steel: After a 16-year association with GM that saw his teams win three Winston Cup/Nextel Cup Championships, Joe Gibbs Racing is making the switch from Chevrolet to Toyota for the 2008 Cup Season. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch will all be driving Camrys next year for JGR, which made the change for its Busch teams as well.

posted by The_Black_Hand to auto racing at 04:50 AM - 17 comments

Tiger Woods could retire on billion-dollar PGA pension?: Yes, that's a billion with a "B". I don't know about this guy's numbers, but maybe one of you stats and finance jocks can grok it. Holy crap. Maybe I should join the PGA.

posted by worldcup2002 to golf at 01:31 AM - 22 comments

September 05, 2007

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: It's the second half of the Labour Day home-and-home. All those who suffered defeat last week are plotting their revenge. Well, all except Hamiltonóthey're plotting a way to just score points on offence. Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 07:24 PM - 11 comments

ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt is a Flamer: "You are the worst thing about internet sites ... You are a piece of garbage and I loathe you and all your kind." -- ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, posting to another member (under his own name, no less) on the Terrapin Times message board for University of Maryland fans

posted by rcade to general at 04:47 PM - 22 comments

Non-Prospect Diaries: San Diego non-prospect Dirk Hayhurst writes a blog for Baseball America about day-to-day life in the minors.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 11:33 AM - 16 comments

Max McNab 1924 - 2007: One of hockey's true gentlemen passed away on Sunday. [more inside]

posted by goddam to hockey at 01:30 AM - 2 comments

September 04, 2007

BBCRMOL!: The Bryant"Big Country"Reeves Memorial Overpaid List is out again. With a new twist, they include injured players this year.

posted by jojomfd1 to basketball at 05:29 AM - 12 comments

September 03, 2007

Spofi EPL fantasy footie: Week 5 results. Tight at the top with 5 points separating the top 5. Our new leader has topped the weekly derby two weeks running...

posted by gspm to fantasy at 06:03 PM - 22 comments

The NHL's new, edgy marketing campaing?: Inspired by the Dallas Stars controversial billboard advertisment.

posted by HATER 187 to hockey at 12:15 AM - 9 comments

September 02, 2007

For The Love of Sport: NASCAR's race for the chase comes down to the wire. The first of a weekly sportsfilter column by kyrilmitch_76.

posted by justgary to auto racing at 05:13 PM - 3 comments

A Look Back at the Nashua Dodgers: The Class B Nashua Dodgers of 1947 had some well-known baseball names associated with them. Here is the story in a feature celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Nashua Telegraph.

posted by Howard_T to baseball at 02:06 PM - 5 comments

As Line's Choreographer, Center Holds Key To Success: Crouched and holding a football between his legs, a center in the N.F.L. faces crucial split-second decisions before each snap. What formation is the defense in? Is the line about to stunt? Is a blitz coming? Where will it come from? Do I need to change our blocking assignments?

posted by tommytrump to football at 07:58 AM - 4 comments

Red Sox rookie twirls no-hitter in just his 2nd American League start: Clay Buchholz walks 3, hits one, but shuts down Orioles for MLB's 3rd no-hitter of the season.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 02:54 AM - 37 comments

September 01, 2007

For The Love of Sport: The End of the Race for the Chase: NASCAR's race for the chase comes down to the wire

posted by kyrilmitch_76 to commentary at 02:59 PM - 0 comments

Division I-AA Appalachian State Upsets Michigan, 34-32: "The Wolverines had never before scheduled a Division I-AA opponent, but the Mountaineers may be a tougher opponent than fans expect when they visit Michigan today," AP reported earlier today. No kidding. The two-time defending I-AA national champ beat No. 5 ranked Michigan, blocking a 37-yard kick after their own last-minute field goal a half-minute earlier.

posted by rcade to football at 02:49 PM - 51 comments

Where does it end?: 11 living (and three dead) pro wrestlers were "outted" by the WWE as known steroid users. 10 of the eleven wrestlers face a 30 day suspension while another faces 60 days, indicating a second offense. We can also expect a congressional subcommitte hearing to "further explore the situation."

posted by HATER 187 to other at 02:12 AM - 17 comments