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Super Bowl XLIII, MLB spring training, and more sports stuff
February 23rd 2009, 02:37 CET by Trunks

Sports thread to replace the sports thread about to fall off the front page. Whee!
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#1 by Charles
2009-02-23 02:38:04
www.bluh.org
Fuck sports.

Just sayin'.

Videogames!  Why waste good technology on science and medicine?
#2 by BobJustBob
2009-02-23 02:39:23
Now this is a bad thread. The other was good but this is bad.

BUYBUYBUY
#3 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 05:08:59
The Super Bowl? Really, the Super Bowl?

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#4 by m0nty
2009-02-23 05:13:39
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
FanFooty is running at 100 to 150% more traffic year-on-year. CPM, not so much.
#5 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 05:20:05
Will it help if I go over there an click a few ads?

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#6 by Greg
2009-02-23 05:29:25
Should've stuck with Google.

#7 by m0nty
2009-02-23 05:30:28
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Actually I get to find out tomorrow if the new agency I'm running with is any good, as I'll ask them for a report on CPM for the first two weeks.
#8 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 05:32:43
I wonder what your site would have looked like dressed up in google. As it is, these gifs are pretty annoying.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#9 by m0nty
2009-02-23 05:40:12
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
urmom is pretty annoying!
#10 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 05:49:24
Did a dingo eat your CPM?

Oh no, that was your rash decision to ditch Google, twice.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#11 by m0nty
2009-02-23 05:58:46
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Please Poofster, confine your hate to the TOTY threads.
#12 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 06:06:21
I don't hate you, m0nty. It's tough like.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#13 by m0nty
2009-02-23 06:16:12
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I was talking about your self-loathing, Poofster. Good to know, though.
#14 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 06:25:32
Right.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#15 by yotsuya
2009-02-23 07:01:03
CARDINALS IN THE SUPER BOWL!!!! WHOOOO!!!!!

#16 by Chunkstyle
2009-02-23 07:20:40
Go Bears!

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#17 by yotsuya
2009-02-23 17:56:33
So, Poofster, what's your outlook on the Mets for this season? Are they finally gonna do it?

#18 by Greg
2009-02-23 18:03:33
Haha.

Hahaha.

Hahahahaha.

No.

#19 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-23 18:19:55
#17 by yotsuya
So, Poofster, what's your outlook on the Mets for this season? Are they finally gonna do it?

The single biggest issue the Mets had last year was the bullpen, which has been almost completely replaced. Seven guys from that bullpen have been moved out with only two regulars returning. They got K-Rod (who I think is a bit overvalued for his save stat, yet a lot better than what the Mets had) and JJ Putz for the back end of bullpen. I think that this will help tremendously. My hope is that Manual will use Putz (assuming he pitches well this year) in those 6th or 7th inning situations where one big hit would blow the game open and not be one of those managers that go by the (new) book and use Putz in the 8th and K-Rod in the 9th, and that's it.

The number of games the bullpen blew last year is staggering. I saw a stat during the season that said something to the effect that the Mets 'record' up to the 6th inning was 98-36, and follow those games to completion was only a few games over .500. Holding everything else equal the club will be improved.

The other issue that I saw was that outside of Reyes, Wright, Beltran and Delgdo you didn't get any offensive production out of your players. When the bullpen did blow the lead the Mets didn't come back from it that often because you didn't have the lineup to do it. In this area the Mets did not do anything. They are hoping (gambling) that Castillio will recover and play 2nd, that Church will play like he did before his concussions, and that a rookie with 49 major league at bats will be the everyday left fielder (that position was a joke last year). Delgao was terrible for the first half last year, and on fire the second half. I hope that this year he's able to have a great season all the way through.

There are some concerns about the starting rotation. Santana will be a lock, but Pelfry had a really good year last year but the concern is will he be able to keep it up, John Maine had surgery and the concern is will he be the same pitcher, and the resigned Oliver Perez is a bit of a mental case with his on and off day. I don't know who the 5th starter is going to be, much less who's going to be the 6th and 7th when one of the first 5 have an injury and need to skip a start or two.

That all said I'm expecting the team to perform well, but I am scared to death of a major injury (season ending) to any of the big starters since they don't have the bench to pick them up.

tl;dr

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#20 by Trunks
2009-02-23 20:08:18
Hey now, I put this thread up for submission a couple weeks before the SB.

#21 by yotsuya
2009-02-23 20:11:23
Wasn't J.T. O'Sullivan still your starter when you submitted this?

#22 by yotsuya
2009-02-23 20:14:10
And at least it got posted before Spring Training ended.

#23 by Trunks
2009-02-23 20:35:25
I blame the anti-sports topic demographic.

In other news, Tiger's back this week.

#24 by Shadarr
2009-02-23 21:07:48
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I'm part of the anti-sports-topic demographic.  Bitches need to be reminded how it was back in the day.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#25 by Trunks
2009-02-23 21:14:08
Back in the day with Broussard, Smart, Andy, and company?

#26 by Shadarr
2009-02-23 21:16:15
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I don't think we could replicate that.  Just back before there were sports topics, so we'd talk sports wherever.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#27 by gaggle
2009-02-23 21:27:11
Sport threads are a blessing. Their presence directly correlates to certain members of this board still being here.

"Common sense; it is so rare, it is a god damn superpower."
#28 by yotsuya
2009-02-23 22:00:50
Sage Rosenfels (!) to the Vikes. Did they not see him singlehandedly lose that game to the Colts last year?

#29 by Shadarr
2009-02-23 22:39:21
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
Do they just not like Tavaris or something?  Rosenfels isn't an upgrade.

Witnesses in the house heard Jones say "why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?" A few moments later, the witness heard the son say "Mama you done stabbed me."
#30 by eggbert
2009-02-23 22:59:48
http://www.stuffresearch.com
Maybe they did, because according to them the Texans could have gotten a third round pick from the Vikings for him last year, instead of a fourth this year. It sounds like he's replacing The Gus Bus, not Tavaris Jackson.
#31 by Greg
2009-02-24 00:13:00
The fact that you're always hearing about QBs going to Minnesota shows they don't like Jackson.

#32 by Greg
2009-02-24 00:14:52
Also, Childress was Philly's QB coach for a while (before becoming offensive coordinator), so you'd hope he has some insight into that.

#33 by McBain
2009-02-24 00:24:04
Carl Eller gets made an example of.
#34 by Matt Perkins
2009-02-24 01:48:09
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
McBain (#33):

Hmmm... Is this is first time, is that why this is called being made an example of? Because he resisted arrest, refused to allow himself to be tested, and he was most likely drunk and driving...

As long as the 60 days isn't going to be something extraordinary in terms of his health, I don't see the problem here.

"some of those words want to be other words." - LP
"the concept that a happy worker is a productive worker is hardly an entry from Matt's Big Book Of Things The Fairies Said." - Dum
#35 by McBain
2009-02-24 02:16:14
Matt, if you read the article carefully, you might figure out why I really linked it.
#36 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-24 02:46:08
Daddy lost!

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#37 by McBain
2009-02-24 02:53:34
He actually won, because he got all the felony charges dismissed.  This is the judge's way of getting back at him.
#38 by LPMiller
2009-02-24 03:09:04
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
well, he DID assault two cops. And those two cops are hispanic, so his racism charges don't really fly. And it's not like it's unknown that he has issues with drinking.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#39 by McBain
2009-02-24 04:21:28
LP-  I can't really go into details, but he should be sentenced based on the normal guidelines of the crimes he was convicted for.  Also, your mention of racism means you don't really know the details of the case.  Racism != Civil Rights.
#40 by LPMiller
2009-02-24 06:30:00
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
As I live here and get to see Carl on the news charging racism, I would say that yes, I DO indeed know the facts of the case a little bit. Like say, here.

Then of course, your ESPN article is a little incomplete

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Vikings great Carl Eller refused to cooperate with Minneapolis police officers during a run-in last April because he knew he was drunk and he wanted to delay or prevent an alcohol test, a judge said on Friday.

Judge Dan Mabley's seven-page ruling also said police did not use excessive force when arresting the Hall of Famer.

Mabley found Eller guilty on Monday of fourth-degree assault of an officer and second-degree refusal to submit to chemical testing. His written ruling on Friday outlines the verdict that stems from an incident in which Eller nearly hit a squad car and then became combative when police tried to arrest him at his home.

The 67-year-old Eller will be sentenced Feb. 23, and his attorney, Albert Goins, has indicated he may appeal. Goins did not answer his phone Friday and his voice mailbox was full.

Eller, one of the Vikings' celebrated "Purple People Eaters" in his 15 years with the team from 1964-78, told The Associated Press by phone that he was never asked to take an alcohol test, and he never refused such an offer.

"They had lots of time to ask me to take the test, but they never used that time to ask me to take the test," he said.

The ruling said officers at the station's Chemical Testing Unit read Eller an implied consent advisory, which assumes a motorist consents to a chemical test. The ruling said Eller initially said he was not refusing to take the test, but then he refused to say he understood the advisory and debated with officers about whether he was under arrest.

"The Court concludes that the Defendant knew he was intoxicated and was not cooperating with officers in order to delay or prevent alcohol testing," Mabley wrote.

In reviewing the evidence, Mabley found that Eller had been drinking at Bunker's bar in Minneapolis, and early on April 9 he drove through a stop sign and swerved toward a squad car, just missing it. Officers followed Eller, but he did not stop until he pulled into his driveway.

Mabley found that once Eller stepped out of his vehicle, he did not obey commands to show his hands and he resisted arrest. Officers used a Taser, but it had no effect. During the scuffle, officers pushed Eller and attempted to put him in a neck restraint, while Eller punched one officer in the face and threw another against a vehicle. Mabley's ruling said the officers thought Eller smelled of alcohol and had difficulty walking.

The officers called for backup and Eller was eventually arrested.

Mabley ruled that Officer Gilles Antaya was assaulted during a lawful arrest and that "Antaya used reasonable force that was necessary to make the arrest and overcome the Defendant's resistance."

Eller disagreed, saying officers used a Taser on him more than once.

"I don't know how many Tasers they used on me, and those can be fatal," Eller told the AP. "They hit me over the head with their flashlight -- with a piece of equipment. ... I never was offered any medical treatment. It's obvious that it was excessive force."

In a separate case in federal court, Eller has sued the police, claiming officers violated his civil rights, used excessive force and concealed videotape evidence of his arrest.

In 2006, Eller pleaded guilty to fourth-degree drunken driving after refusing a chemical alcohol test.


It's only been in the news daily for a few months now, I don't know why I'd know anything about it. But lessee, Carl uses the word racism in multiple interviews, so....maybe you should spend time explaining to Carl that Racism != Civil Rights.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#41 by LPMiller
2009-02-24 06:32:03
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I mean, this is literally the top story here right now.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#42 by yotsuya
2009-02-24 06:38:31
The 67-year-old Eller will be sentenced Feb. 23, and his attorney, Albert Goins, has indicated he may appeal. Goins did not answer his phone Friday and his voice mailbox was full.


Wait, WTF?

#43 by McBain
2009-02-24 06:40:25
Yeah, Yot.  That's the whole point.  I know way way more about this case than anyone here, whatever LP thinks.
#44 by yotsuya
2009-02-24 06:41:09
I mean, I didn't notice that in the ESPN article until I read LP's link. Are you related to that lawyer, McBain?

#45 by yotsuya
2009-02-24 06:41:27
Oh, I see. Interesting.

#46 by McBain
2009-02-24 06:55:08
Anyway, its fun to see my dad in the news.  It happens from time to time.  I'm proud of him.
#47 by McBain
2009-02-24 06:58:31
Also, Eller can say whatever he wants to a reporter.  That has nothing to do with what his attorney alleged in court.
#48 by CheesyPoof
2009-02-24 07:11:10
#43 by McBain
Yeah, Yot.  That's the whole point.  I know way way more about this case than anyone here, whatever LP thinks.

Your data is bias.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#49 by McBain
2009-02-24 07:16:20
Clearly.  :-)
#50 by m0nty
2009-02-24 07:46:15
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I look forward to G-Man nitpicking McBain Snr's case from the sidelines.
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