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Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


That person is literally suggesting that if Jose Bautista's going to take steroids, then at least he ought to also throw baseball games.

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Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


LARGE THE HEAD posted:

So that's where the line about John Wooden being "so square, he was divisible by four" came from. One of my favorite backhanded compliments of all time.

And, while we're going down Memory Lane, let's not forget the piece on the HS FB referee who tried to kill himself.

That line doesn't make any sense. Infinitely many multiples (8, e.g.) of four are not squares.

e: ^^^ Hollllly gently caress, they actually come out and say "the Yankees franchise is worth a lot more than the Rangers, ergo they will win the ALCS." I mean, that's basically the truth, but people aren't supposed to come out and say it. We're supposed to pretend that baseball is fair, I thought.

Mornacale fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2010 around 20:49

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


In before toxicsunset to say that as a Steelers fan, anyone who tries to paint Ben Rotheseberghergh in a positive light should be slapped.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


stuart scott irl posted:

3) use of the term "matured" as if sexual assault was some youthful indiscretion

I think they are actually suggesting that him getting caught raping people has caused him to become less of an rear end in a top hat in the locker room. So "matured" makes sense in that way, it is just sort of disgusting.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Vertical Lime posted:

I don't know where else to put this, but is everyone ready for Colin Cowherd the sitcom

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bl...orter+-+News%29

Will probably be better than poo poo My Dad Says.

e: But worse than Everybody Loves Raymond.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

Longtime WaPo sports columnist Michael Wilbon is leaving the Post to pursue...second life

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Bigass Moth posted:

He also accounted for over 20% of their losses!!!

What, no he didn't?

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Is the sponge thing in that Jeter fanfic supposed to be an allusion to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

@richardiurilli why should someone who is NOT a journalist take daily potshots at my reporting when they obvs know ZERO about it?

Obvs.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Sports culture, like all American culture, is corrupt and should be purified with fire.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Steiggy is also in the running for worst announcer in the NHL, by the way. He is just unbelievably awful on-air. You all are aware that he's the play-by-play guy for the Pens, right? Oops, didn't look at the picture and got the wrong Steiggerwald.

quote:

Remember when the Pirates took two of three at Wrigley Field?

People who witnessed it will be telling their grandchildren about it 50 years from now.

The Pirates destroyed the mighty Cubs and roared out of Chicago and headed home to Pittsburgh after taking two of three from the mighty Cardinals in St. Louis.

Where they lost three out of four to the Rockies.

That mans the Pirates have lost four out of six.

I guess this post is just a counterpoint to the post where he was excited about the Bucs winning three of the first four, right?

But seriously, anyone in Pittsburgh who gives poo poo to Mr Rodgers should be run out on a loving rail. That's beyond the pale, goddamn.

Mornacale fucked around with this message at Apr 12, 2011 around 21:21

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Hey, here's the most-hated man in the Pirates blogosphere pimping Steigerwald's blog: http://community.post-gazette.com/b...rwald-blog.aspx

You could probably find a ton of Smizik material for this thread. Not many sportswriters openly hate one of the teams they cover.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


stuart scott irl posted:

Currently withdrawing my life savings and buying you all John Stiegerwald 'tars

Me first, I want to stop looking at loving Ronny Cedeno forever.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


stuart scott irl posted:



This really needs to not be a perfect circle, like the book cover. I think that's its most charming feature.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

Why voting "NO" on Pittsburgh's new stadiums was the right thing to do
Helping Mario beat "THE FIX" to get his new arena

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

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y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Toona the Cat posted:

He has a point about getting the Consol Center Built. The super-corrupt mayor of Pittsburgh tried steering the contracting bids to a casino operator who was friendly with the even more corrupt state gaming board, and was almost bankrupt. Mario worked out a deal with another casino company to have them build the arena using zero public funds. This led to Mario using Kansas City as a smokescreen to get a deal done.

As far as the vote no, it was a city referendum that would have put a half-cent tax on the hospitality industry, which really would have been a better option than the funding that the city ended up with. He's just being obtuse about that.

What I'm saying is that crowing about voting no for public stadium financing and then immediately turning around and crowing about helping move forward with a publicly-financed arena is pretty loving stupid.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


BYU is terrible, discussion over.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


haljordan posted:

Try being from the same area as Jimmer Fredette. I hope he gets hit by a meteor in the off-season. If he makes it as an NBA player I will probably have to kill myself to escape the news coverage.

Fredette about it

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Deathlove posted:

I haven't seen Gendo's avatar in a while, kinda want to switch it with a screengrab of Steigerwald spinning a basketball.

I volunteer.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

That [Ty Cobb's stats] didn't [lead to championships] argues that Cobb's admitted individual brilliance had a deleterious effect on the success of the team as a whole...

I know that whole article could be bold, but this particularly struck me. The author is straight-up saying that Ty Cobb was TOO GOOD and thus actually made his team worse.

I love that even if someone argued "Babe Ruth was carrying the Yankees alone, the rest weren't that great," the article is still completely worthless. If both Cobb and Ruth were by far the best players on mediocre teams, then Cobb's skill of getting a fuckton of hits is still probably less likely to carry a team than someone whose ability is to hit dingers like crazy.

And then it also falls apart when we consider the fact that it's all a complete wild goose chase because we have these "stat" things and they seem pretty conclusive in saying that Babe Ruth was just straight up better than Ty Cobb, so obviously ceteris paribus his teams would win more.

e: ^^^ Don't forget the Babe's lifetime .474 OBP. Babe Ruth had a lifetime .510 wOBA, 197 wRC+

Babe Ruth's average season was twice as good as a league-average hitter.

Mornacale fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2011 around 06:57

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


toadee posted:

Dude


Biblical and anal surprise sex reference in the same sentance. About a hockey game.

And blasphemy! Karma and G-d are different religions!

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Dr_Strangelove posted:

ya know we need a computerweb just for real people like we got here in P-A

The most ridiculous thing is that if there's anywhere where fans are likely to consider themselves part of the team and act like morons, it's Pittsburgh.

Actually, I can almost understand a thought process of "Steelers fans are retarded and think they're more important than they are -> I should write a column telling them to quit -> Oh hey, some guy got put into a coma in LA, this'll scare 'em straight!"

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Bob Smizik hates the Pirates

quote:

Of all the controversial trades made by Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, perhaps none raised the passion level of fans as much as the one that sent Nate McLouth to Atlanta. That probably was because fans, quite correctly, saw McLouth as a young, building block of the future and not a soon-to-be free agent, who would cost too much to keep.

Anup Sinha of bucsprospects.com looks back on the trade, which is almost 23 months old, and attempts to evaluate it. One excellent point Sinha makes, and I think it is very crucial in evaluating the deal, is this: "...McLouth had great trade value at the time. Power/speed/gold glove centerfielders who hustle donít fall off trees! Had they shopped him around, the Pirates surely could have received more than what they got."

That Sinha guy is to blame for some of this, but he's not getting paid to write, so the guy who is can be blamed for repeating his terrible opinion.

e: For humor purposes: Nate McLouth .232/.295/.391, Charlie Morton 2-0, 1 CG, 1.64 ERA ( I know it's luck shut up), and Jeff Locke (one of the team's top pitching prospects) with 1.93 ERA, 9.6 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 in AA.

Mornacale fucked around with this message at Apr 20, 2011 around 06:47

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


leokitty posted:

Ugh that Lindsay Vonn quote still makes me angry. He has no idea about alpine skiing and does not understand how loving good she is.

But but but she wore TIGHT PANTS that dirty slut

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


DO YALL WANT A BOXC posted:

About the second thing- I think I might have already posted this but he literally called this kid my brothers played hockey with an rear end in a top hat for playing field hockey in Massachusetts a while back when the kid was 15. No highlight that the kid was from South Africa and was a recent immigrant and that field hockey was pretty big in his family. Also this kid was probably the politest kid ever and was super nice to everyone. Reilly also called his parents assholes. In sum, Reilly is a big bitch.

Why did he call them all assholes?

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


I CHALLENGE THEE posted:

It's just funny that Reilly is trying to take the moral highground while basically saying that women can't be as good as men in sports.

Hey, don't forget supporting the emasculation of those players because they're willing to put up with some bizarre requirement that field hockey players wear skirts.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


A drat FOG posted:

I'm not saying surprise sex is justified, but a woman should know better than to write a column about sports while wearing a Giants jersey at Dodger Stadium.


______/

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Mods change cereal eater's name to proto steigerwald

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

Did Ted Williams ever sniff? Anyone ever hear Willie Mays cough?

Did Sandy Koufax ever get injured? Did Lou Gehrig ever--

Mornacale fucked around with this message at Apr 28, 2011 around 19:18

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


I don't know, I pretty much agree that voting Republican is the moral equivalent of setting someone on fire.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Your links are broke.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


quote:

I would dearly love for these writers, bolstered by their perceived untouchability stemming from being on the internet (internet muscularity and courage) to have to confront the player against whom they utter this idiocy.

I too would love to see sportswriters tell Jeter to his face that he's washed up and should be benched. If only to watch the frantic efforts of the media to give a positive spin to him responding like a selfish baby, as he has for his whole career.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Good to confirm that Jay Mariotti was another of the people who can't forgive others because he himself is unable to control himself.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


I think JoePos is awesome in part because he still clearly loves sports like crazy. Hell, even people with terrible opinions are palatable if they bring joy to it.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


seiferguy posted:

I wish this dumbass wasn't writing for the regional newspaper:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ht...5_kelley16.html


Yep, Brandon League's failure as a closer this past week has nothing to do with the fact that he throws fastballs all the time, he lacks "closer mentality."

He fails to mention Proven Closer Matt Capps and his entrance tune of "Big Bull Rida" (not gonna look up if that's the actual name of the song).

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


They should call him The Dagger, if anything.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


If a baseball player said they were taking the year off to read poetry, they would immediately become my favorite baseball player for all time.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

n=y where
y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


DONT READ THIS POST posted:

Are we allowed to post our own bad sports writing? Because I did a thing. It's a poem.

https://tinyurl.com/3q2vraj

Death to rhyming poetry.

Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

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y=hope and n=folly,
prospects=lies, win=lose,

self=Pirates


Bob Shabazz posted:

No.

Traditional form is dead, free verse forever. Rhymeschemers

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Mornacale
Dec 19, 2007

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420 unhindered representation of the thingitself erryday

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