July 01, 2004

Link Dump 4: Spofites on Patrol

posted by gspm to navel gazing at 02:51 AM - 61 comments

The Capitalism of Soccer. European Football is capitalist, the NFL and MLB (etc) are socialist.

posted by gspm at 02:53 AM on July 01, 2004

Hilarious flash animated replays of the best goals from Euro 2004 as offered by a Polish newspaper.

posted by gspm at 02:55 AM on July 01, 2004

Huddersfield Town get promoted (Flash, fat cartoon footballers)

posted by BigCalm at 03:01 AM on July 01, 2004

Billy Corgan - his unfiltered commentaries have him touted as the Charles Barkley of Cubs radio. (login required, head to the free logins source) (via)

posted by gspm at 03:06 AM on July 01, 2004

I'm glad you posted that Clammy, because I would have done so otherwise. One of the funniest sites on the Intarweb.

posted by squealy at 06:44 AM on July 01, 2004

What's this Intarweb? Some kind of new-fangled toaster?

posted by BigCalm at 08:34 AM on July 01, 2004

I've been enjoying this flash game, Curveball.

posted by rocketman at 11:20 AM on July 01, 2004

I just wanted to say thanks for those first three links up there! Excellent stuff!

posted by blarp at 11:38 AM on July 01, 2004

Curveball is pretty cool, if not a bit maddening. 22,355 and made it to Level 7. Try and beat that record for suckiness.

posted by NoMich at 01:24 PM on July 01, 2004

I can't get past around 23,000 and Level 8. It seems easy at first, but by the time you get to Level 7, that curving ball is a sonofabitch.

posted by rocketman at 10:03 PM on July 01, 2004

gspm: Those replays are great. Especially how they do a quick animation of the celebration afterwards.

posted by grum@work at 10:25 PM on July 01, 2004

I don't have a link, but from the various message board chatter I am reading, I think Nomar's about to be traded.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:27 PM on July 01, 2004

i don't have a link either. but i just wanted to say that aside from coney's perfecto, i just got back from the greatest game i have ever witnessed.

posted by goddam at 11:40 PM on July 01, 2004

Jerseygirl - do you have any idea where?

posted by dusted at 11:58 PM on July 01, 2004

there are weird rumors, and that's what they are now -- rumors at this point. here's what i know: nomar didn't play tonight, in a 13 inning game against the yankees. apparently, he asked to be benched. i can't say if that's true or not. it's odd that he didn't play at all, even to pinch hit. also, arroyo was warming up in the pen. he's supposed to start for boston tomorrow night. here's what i know from sosh and the others... there was, apparently, a call into NESN from the Red Sox for some air time for a press conference. it was abruptly canceled after the red sox lost tonight. the rumor goes like this: Sox get: Odalis Perez and Carlos Delgado Jays get: Cesar Izturis and minor-league pitcher Dodgers get: Nomar and Kim delgado is supposed to start his AAA rehab on Friday. Kim is working through his minor league rehab now.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:11 AM on July 02, 2004

Actually, strike that for now. I have a feeling Nomar's going to be traded, but the "to whom" part keeps changing, so it's all up in the air. The ARod Trade was a fantastic learning experience with this stuff... even though it ended up sucking. Cubs (Clement) and Angels (Eckstein/R. Ortiz) are being mentioned now also as trade partners. Something's going to happen.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:41 AM on July 02, 2004

i heard he sat out because he was sore. doesn't surprise me if something happens. late in the game he seemed to be the only one sitting on the bench when the rest of the team was standing on the top step.

posted by goddam at 12:53 AM on July 02, 2004

You all can have Nomo too. Working on the mix as I type this.

posted by jasonspaceman at 01:51 AM on July 02, 2004

We've had Nomo. Thanks.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:59 AM on July 02, 2004

Your unbridled enthusiasm just made me laugh.

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:07 AM on July 02, 2004

Well, if Nomar does get traded, you'll have scooped the entire New England media by at least two days, because there's no mention of it here.

posted by yerfatma at 09:38 AM on July 02, 2004

Sox get: Odalis Perez and Carlos Delgado Jays get: Cesar Izturis and minor-league pitcher Dodgers get: Nomar and Kim Um, I think whoever came up with that rumour must think that Riccardi is a fucking moron. There is no way that Delgado is traded for only a previously-traded-away shortstop and a minor-league pitcher. This must be the same rumour-monger that had the Jays trading Delgado to the Dodgers for an anti-Moneyball OF (Encarncion) and a player THAT DIDN'T EVEN EXIST.

posted by grum@work at 10:14 AM on July 02, 2004

SOSH scooped. Not me.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:29 AM on July 02, 2004

Another article on Euro2004.

posted by trox at 11:02 AM on July 02, 2004

Pudge Rodriguez bats .500 (43 for 86) in the month of June. Sheesh!

posted by gspm at 01:43 PM on July 02, 2004

Vince Carter's wedding registry. Better hurry, the ceremony is tomorrow. (viaish)

posted by gspm at 02:09 PM on July 02, 2004

(well, one of them at least, the article mentions the couple being resgistered at four places that can be apparently accessed in some common uber registry that I did not come across).

posted by gspm at 02:11 PM on July 02, 2004

common uber registry.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:53 PM on July 02, 2004

I searched that site on 'JerseyGirl' but got nothing back!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:24 PM on July 02, 2004

I'm tempted to buy Vince a really cheap item ($1.95) and attach a card that says: "If you want to leave, then leave! You meanie!"

posted by grum@work at 08:36 PM on July 02, 2004

Grum, you really want to give Vince Carter--Vince Carter!--the impression you're a cheap bastard? I don't think so.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:06 PM on July 03, 2004

APBR. The Association for Professional Basketball Research might not investigate the game as intensely as SABR does for theirs but it would still seem to be a good place to brush up one some history and trivia.

posted by gspm at 12:44 PM on July 05, 2004

baseball pitching game. has a worthy learning curve. don't surrender a walk or a hit (find your inner Gagne, well the Gagne that gets people out, not the Gagne that gives up hits and runs yet manages to get the save) to advance. hey, I like the link dump - yeesh, i've given 7 links in this thread. 7 links i figure would garner no more than 2 comments on the front page so it is worth it. i guess.

posted by gspm at 03:11 PM on July 07, 2004

Another article on Euro2004. While flying back from Euro 2004, I caught the movie "Shattered Glass" on Air France about TNR fabricator Stephen Glass. I was surprised to see that the Executive Producer was Tom Cruise. Interesting flick, I recommend it. And I gotta get some pictures out from Lisbon & Porto. I walked into a shitstorm at work when I came back this week. We are one of the investment firms that need to settle with Spitzer and the SEC, so I'll get them out as soon as I can categorize them. I wouldn't want to post all my boring pictures.

posted by usfbull at 08:25 PM on July 07, 2004

followup Silvan Ray.

posted by danostuporstar at 09:16 AM on July 08, 2004

Congratulations dano....

posted by smithers at 11:54 AM on July 08, 2004

congrats. Does goddam get a closest to the pin award?

posted by gspm at 12:11 PM on July 08, 2004

Almost 11 lbs? That's a big kid. Congratulations!

posted by usfbull at 01:26 PM on July 08, 2004

Stups!!!

posted by garfield at 02:33 PM on July 08, 2004

Congrats, dano!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:11 PM on July 08, 2004

That's a cute giant kid you got there.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:12 PM on July 08, 2004

Wow, a baby! Good luck with the bundle of joy, Dano.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:18 PM on July 08, 2004

congrats!

posted by goddam at 05:53 PM on July 08, 2004

My God. He doesn't look like Winston Churchill. What are the chances of that happening? Congratulations dano.

posted by squealy at 06:15 PM on July 08, 2004

Weight: 10lbs 14oz I'm raising a glass to your wife! You're never going to be able to complain again. You: I'm too tired to do the dishes toni... She: TEN POUNDS FOURTEEN OUNCES You: Be there in a sec.

posted by dusted at 07:48 PM on July 08, 2004

dusted: So very true. My friend's wife had their 10 lb baby without any medication of any kind (it came too fast). Any time he complains about a bump/strain/cut of any kind, she gives him a look that says "You MUST be kidding." And congrats to dano, dano-ette and mini-dano.

posted by grum@work at 08:28 PM on July 08, 2004

And congrats to dano, dano-ette and mini-dano. I hope we aren't starting a dangerous trend after going with mini-WC last time around. Although damned if mini-WC isn't one of the cuter babiestoddlers I've seen.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:54 PM on July 08, 2004

Late to the party: Congrats Dano Dad! May your family know many years of happiness, love and success.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:48 PM on July 08, 2004

thanks everyone, and apologies for the most selfish of self-links.

posted by danostuporstar at 06:40 AM on July 09, 2004

What's to apologize for? It's not like you're having another one next week. (Right?) Anyway. Congratulations on the little demon alien spawn. You made a cute one, there.

posted by chicobangs at 09:55 AM on July 09, 2004

It's a pile-on of love. Congrats (again), Dano. Is this your first? Welcome to the land of no-sleep.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:52 PM on July 09, 2004

second, but it's been 5 years since the hardcore babysitting was happenin. thanks again.

posted by danostuporstar at 05:29 PM on July 12, 2004

Mr. Preposterous Trade Suggester (MP3)

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:46 AM on July 15, 2004

Quebec City's WHA franchise to be called.... the Nordiks. The NHL warned the Nordiks not to use the modified name because the more established league still owns the rights to the Nordiques name. "There may be problems on that front but we're ready. To give the name back to Quebec City residents, any legal hassles will be worth it."

posted by gspm at 01:39 PM on July 15, 2004

heh, that mp3 was funny. it would probably be at least +10 funnier if I had ever heard any of those Bud Light adverts.

posted by gspm at 01:44 PM on July 15, 2004

I read in the paper this morning that the Dallas WHA franchise is going to be the Dallas Americans. wtf?

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:29 PM on July 15, 2004

Re: Nordiks This is the same stunt the CFL tried to pull with the NFL when it named their expansion franchise, the Balitmore Colts. It's nothing more than a publicity stunt to get media attention.

posted by grum@work at 02:29 PM on July 15, 2004

Balitmore? Okay, no more late nights for me.

posted by grum@work at 02:30 PM on July 15, 2004

At least you wrote Colts and not Clots. Is the WHA thing really gonna happen? I thought they had more than 6 teams lined up.

posted by gspm at 03:47 PM on July 15, 2004

Slate ponders the sport vs not a sport debate with the International Math Olympiad as a jumping-off point.

posted by gspm at 08:10 AM on July 16, 2004

soccer streaker goal (NSFW, WMV)

posted by gspm at 01:22 PM on August 27, 2004

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