Posted on: August 15, 2008 10:48 pm
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Can I just say something real fast?

I would love to be as fast as Phelps. I can't even imagine what it's like to be the best in the world.

Category: Olympic Games
Posted on: July 16, 2008 12:48 am
 

The Favre opinion/Note on the All-Star game.

This is my stance on Favre: I think he's a good QB and a good player. But I also think he needs to make up his mind already. He wants to play. He wants to retire. He tears up and gets emotional and everything over it. He comes back. He retires again. Now he wants to come back? Come on dude, you either play for a year or so more or you're done for good, no turning back. Yeah, I think he can make things happen for the Packers, but the way he's handling his career he's teasing the Green Bay management and messing them up by almost forcing them to re-do their off and even their on season plans. It's about time Favre figured the rest of his life out.

About the MLB All-Star game: I should never, under any circumstances, end in a tie. Come on, there has got to be another way to end one of the greatest games in the baseball season. There's just gotta be another way. Even if it's letting pitchers come in for a second time. Or forcing the last pitcher remaining on the roster to end it. Anything is better than a tie.

Category: MLB
Posted on: June 26, 2008 10:25 pm
 

Mets now have umpire issues. Wonderful.

So, if your a Mets fan, you know about this whole Delgado/Manuel vs. that ump deal.

My beef with this is that it's just another problem for the Mets. Us fans have been complaining about who should go and debating about who should stay since the first pitch of the season. We've had issues with the management and who is managing the team and who should be managing and how Willie was screwed one way or another and who should be coaching what and all that.

Doesn't the team have enough issues? Seriously, the fanbase is tearing the organization apart bit by individual bit. Now we have this ump who ejects our manager and player for provoking them. Absolutely wonderful. Good for Manuel for not making this a big deal, putting it behind him, and focusing on the present and not the past.

I'd still like to see the ump fined though. Come on, this just isn't at all professional...if I, as a lifeguard, am expected to be a "professional rescuer" at my local pool, then this ump can be expected to be professional in one of the biggest leagues in America.

Category: MLB
Posted on: June 15, 2008 8:55 pm
 

UEFA tournament? Oh shi-

Did anyone watch the Turkey/Czech match in the Euro tournament this afternoon?

Man, I sure as hell wish I did. I was forced to follow it on the UEFA website, but man, what a game. Turkey comes back in the final minutes of the match, changing a 2-0 deficet into a 3-2 win. 7 yellow cards on the match and a red one on the Turk's keeper. I hope they replay that one on ESPN Classic, I wanna see that one played out.

And they say soccer's boring.

Posted on: June 7, 2008 2:18 pm
 

Avatar Rant

Ok...I just want to say something.

I am so damn tired of seeing people putting half-naked girls in their avatars. Forget the whole being disrespectful to women, not safe for work/school point of view, here are the other reasons why I think this is stupid.

First off, if you're coming to CBSSportsline.com to upload (and/or look for) soft-core porn, you seriously need to take your computer and throw it out the nearest window or rooftop. Come on, this is the <i>internet</i>. You can find ANYTHING on the Internet. CBSSportsline.com is here for sports. Other sites are designed for porn. Use those sites, not this one.

Second, I understand that you're trying to use your avatar to get a better post score. This is bullshit for two reasons. One: Take a look at my avatar. It's a picture of freakn' ice cream with the head of my fan character in it, for goodness sakes! Yet I'm scored higher than defiantly 80%, maybe 90% or higher of all the other users with a girl in only a thong and/or bra. Two: People are not supposed to be scoring you on your avatar, they're scoring you on your post content. I personally as well as the majority of active posters here aren't going to score you very highly if you come into these boards and say something of no value at all, no matter what your avatar contains. If you come into CBSSportsline.com and say something along the lines of "Barry Bonds always has been and always will be the greatest person to ever play any sport ever" without any type of backup to your claim, I'm not going to give a crap about your avatar content. People need to stop expecting to be graded highly because your avatar girl is half naked.

Yeah. I think that's it.

And Ryan Church needs to freaking recover from this concussion faster. My fantasy team is going down the tube here and I need him to perform well so I can keep winning.

Category: General
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:47 pm
 

Subway Series Notes

Big day for New York fans starts tomorrow. Sure enough, the subway series is comming up. Both teams aren't doing so hot, so I hope it's a good series. I've also noticed that the pre-series hype I remember from elementary school is rather...well, gone. I'm guessing the rivalry between New Yorkers has become a rivalry of New York Yankee fans and Boston fans. Then again, I am the next state over, so I could just me missing the excitement, although if that were true there would be at least two different Subway Series threads per team message board by now.

Posted on: May 12, 2008 5:35 pm
 

As a Rangers fan...

I have to say something about the second round. No, it's not anything like "omG t3h refzzz sucs" like I know a lot of other fans are doing, so hear me out, ok?

I did a little research on the calls based off of powerplay minutes awarded per team, and below is my findings and analysis. The following is copied/pasted from a thread post in the Ranger's message board:

Note I did not include any possibility of a non-4v5 situation.

 Penalty minute box score, if you will (slash represents new game):

NYR: 2 2 2 2 2 10/ 2 2 2 2 2 2 2/2 2 2 2 4 2/ 2 2 2 2 2 10/ 2 2 2 2 2 4/ 82

PIT: 2 2 2/2 2 2 2 2 2 2/2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2/2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10 2 10/2 2 2 2/ 78

 Game by game (more in-depth):

Game one: Rangers 20 minutes vs. Penguins 6 minutes. Penguins won that game and were awarded a total of 14 extra minutes of power play. This game, yeah, I'd be complaining.

 Game two: Even at 14 minutes a piece. Penguins won this one, fair and square, nothing to really complain about here.

 Game three: Rangers 14 minutes vs. Penguins 18 minutes. The Rangers actually had the power play advantage here, even if it's only by 4 minutes. Pens won this one.

 Game four: Rangers 20 minutes vs. Penguins 36 minutes. Rangers have power play advantage for a full 16 minutes and won this one. The Penguins alone earned more minutes in this game than both teams combined in every other game this series (in game five, there was a combined total of 18 minutes, half of the Penguin's minutes in game four.) Like game one, it's fair to make the argument that the insane advantage in minutes was a factor in the Rangers win.

 Game five: Rangers 14 minutes vs. Penguins 4 minutes. The Penguins again have a significant advantage in minutes awarded with 10 and take the final game of the series.

 Series totals/final conclution: Rangers 82 minutes vs. Penguins 78 minutes, a 4 minute difference in favor of the Pens. Although it's close, I think it was the game-by-game officiating, especially in games one four and five, that had a huge impact on the series. Again, these numbers don't reflect 4-on-4's or power play goals or anything like that, so factoring those things in might change some of the situations.

Too long didn't read: I'm not saying the refs did a bad job, I am saying that penelty minutes per game was a huge factor in the series but not in a way I think everyone is complaining.

Posted on: May 12, 2008 5:26 pm
 

Intro/Other Info

Hi, welcome to the blog of me, all that fun stuff, blah blah blah. There, boring introduction that no one probably reads anyway all done. Besides, this is a sports site and the title says it all, why need an intro?

Anyways, a few things you might wanna know if you're one of the probably few who are actually going to read this. One, I type like I talk. I'll combine words (like I did with 'wanna') or shorten them up (for example, commn'=comming). I'll use words such as sick, wrecked, anything within the average high schooler's vocabulary. Second, I'm the kind of fan that follows a team one year at a time more than the players or the teams history. If I have to look something up about a player or team, well, that's why the Internet is at our disposal. Third, I'll be lucky to update once a week. I have an annoying habbit of not continuing with things I start. Fourth, I have horrible spelling. My goal within each sentence is that you'll be able to understand it.

....That's all I can think of. kthxbi.

Category: General
 
 
 
 
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