Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«5 »
  • Post
  • Reply
exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

hcreight posted:

Bill Simmons needs to stop referencing sabermetric stats until he can stop turning them into TV analogies.

Simmons needs to stop shoehorning things into tv adn movie analogies in general.

Though this will probably drop the volume of his output by quite a bit.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Benne posted:

In less depressing news, Jeff Sullivan is on a roll lately.


10 Worst Pitches of 2011


As soon as I saw #10, I knew it was going to be a Good List.

Thanks for that. It brightened my day.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

quote:

It’s great for the Pirates because they are not a real contender and now have a short-term starting ace who won’t get attached and be looking for something awkward — like, say, an extension. It’s great for the Yankees because now they can add in other areas and win it all again.

No risk for the Yankees and plenty of reward.

Something doesn’t make sense.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

leokitty posted:

SB Nation please hire me to make videos where I turn my cat into a puppet who talks about which Yankee I want to kill this week.

It'll be someone other than Raul Ibanez?

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Deathlove posted:

http://deadspin.com/5892317/rick-re...e-favor-tenfold

Rick Reilly brought Jell-O to a gunfight.

That doesn't even bring up the next dozen or so tweets in which Norm starts looking through Reilly's past tweets for the racist ones.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

Boston.com predictably has an article entitled Punto Brings Intangibles

He knows how to win the right way.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

So Bill Madden wrote a piece on Joba's injury

quote:

TAMPA — So the Joba Chamberlain star-crossed era with the Yankees will apparently have the same sad ending as the Brien Taylor saga.

Call it dumb and dumber for two Yankee golden-arm pitchers who threw away their careers with off-the-field hijinks.

....

In Taylor’s case, it was a fist fight in December of 1993, defending his brother in some rural hamlet in North Carolina, during which he dislocated his left shoulder, the same shoulder that had earned him a record $1.55 million bonus from the Yankees. He never saw the bright lights of New York, never heard the cheers at Yankee Stadium.

....

Overnight Chamberlain became a cult figure, the subject of countless newspaper, magazine and TV features about this hulking kid out of the plains of Nebraska from a broken home, his mother a drug addict, raised by his wheelchair-bound dad.

....

He’d been explicitly told by the Yankee trainers not to engage in any sort of physical activity that would potentially put his arm in harm’s way. You would think they wouldn’t have had to tell him that, but then there had already been too many things in Chamberlain’s past to indicate he wasn’t gifted with a whole lot of common sense.

He didn’t handle the instant fame well, didn’t stay in shape in the offseasons and reported to camp overweight last spring.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

I kind of want to see what tortured logic lets a team move up the rankings while getting banned from a country.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

quote:

From this day forward, when Dodgers fans see Frank McCourt around town, the word before “you” will be “thank.”

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

is that really a quote from that article

Yes

edit:

a better summary of the article: a growing

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

morestuff posted:

Not that anything Skip Bayless does should cause you to bat an eyelash, but this investigation into his claim that he was a high-school basketball star is pretty hilarious.


The worst thing is that he's going to dodge and say he started because someone got injured in the semifinals.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

DOOP posted:

Is there any proof whatsoever that Skip is a "professional troll" and the "professional troll" is not some half-baked rationalization to explain the fact that nobody can be that dumb?

A lot of media people discovered that a good way to keep ratings up is to the say the stupidest contrarian poo poo possible.

It works really well for sports since there are a ton of idiot fans.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Zeeman posted:

Courtesy of Craig Calcaterra's twitter, Phil Mushnick thought it was a good idea to write this:


http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knic...if01I9BKkQSkN/1

This is the same newspaper that published this cartoon:



Editorial integrity isn't exactly a strong suit of the Post.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

quote:

That's why outfielders want to be infielders in BP, why infielders throw curveballs and knuckleballs on the side, and why Rivera has spent his entire baseball life using his easy, athletic grace to track fly balls near big league walls.

Only this time, Rivera's right knee blew up, he crashed into the wall and collapsed in a heap. He grabbed his knee as his face tightened into an unruly knot, betraying the pain and fear.

Uhhh

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Vertical Lime posted:

I can't believe it took this long for Mushnick to be brought up in this thread. I figured he'd say something like that about Jay-Z after he once chastised Obama for having Jay-Z on his ipod

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainme...2SHIwSnb6V65dJL

Also, he did a bad job defending himself concerning what he said

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runni..._mushnick_o.php

The thing about him is that if you've seen one column by him, you've seen them all. He holds grudges that lasts years. Goddamn is he repetitive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPCnl0sXcKM

Forgot to link this the first time around.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Alpha3KV posted:

Michael Wilbon wrote an article about Chicago's reputation as a cursed sports town, which is a reputation I was never aware of:
http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/stor...y-legend-curses

Only in his head the town is cursed.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

R.D. Mangles posted:

I didn't read the article, but the only cursed team is the Cubs. It is silly to claim that Chicago won a world series 7 years ago because the White Sox winning was pretty much the worst thing to happen to Cubs fans. Everyone does forget that until 2005, the White Sox and Cubs had the two longest championship droughts in all of American professional sports (Red Sox fans are infinitely louder).

He bases the town being cursed on the last six months and Cutler/Rose injuries.

Yeah.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Mornacale posted:

Hey guys, I'm pretty sure Pittsburgh is cursed, the Pirates are bad and they don't even HAVE a basketball team, what a loving curse!

Pittsburgh actively supports a rapist and has a massive PSU bleed over.

Yeah, its cursed.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Crazy Ted posted:

If Chicago is cursed, what does that make Cleveland?

Gomorrah.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

I guess technically Jim Rome is a journalist.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/201...ting-your-wife/

quote:

Undaunted, Jim Rome asked Stern about the lottery this afternoon. In a mocking tone, Stern shot back, “have you stopped beating your wife?” as if to say that’s how much credibility the question has

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Deadspin finally posted the audio

David Stern's last words posted:

I have to go call someone important now. Stephen A. Smith is up next."

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

FlamingLiberal posted:

Well this IS the same company that bought AOL when the company was headed towards the toilet...

And the Huffington Post.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

haljordan posted:

What does this even mean? Seriously.

Bret Boone just wins games.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

The Prisoner posted:

As much as I dislike them I am pretty sure the Yankees are an exception to teams honoring too many of their players. The only baseball players honored in Monument Park who aren't in the Hall of Fame are Ron Guidry, Don Mattingly, Allie Reynolds, Roger Maris, Thurman Munson, and Elston Howard. And Billy Martin, I guess.

Many of those guys have really solid cases for being in the BBHOF as it is. There's nothing wrong there.

I don't think Munson really has a case. Maybe if he were eligible.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more...41G1ecMlrYFiIfJ

Phil Mushnick posted:

As the streets continue to fill with blood, the sports world eagerly pursues its cut. Sports. What a sad joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G1h_5T1PU8

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Groucho Marxist posted:

The indiegogo page is under "flexible funding" which means they get to keep the money even if they don't reach the goal. So they could very easily just take people's money without producing a dong.

I kind of wonder if it violates the no porn crowdsourcing restriction that indiegogo has.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Groucho Marxist posted:

Deadspin is trying to crowdsource funding to buy a picture of Ryan Lochte's penis.
http://deadspin.com/5938560/how-muc...s-alleged-penis


Toffile posted:

I kind of wonder if it violates the no porn crowdsourcing restriction that indiegogo has.

Deadspin posted:

Thank You For Donating $141 Toward Ryan Lochte’s Alleged Cock Shot. We Will Not Be Purchasing Ryan Lochte’s Alleged Cock Shot.

Yesterday, we asked you an important question: How badly did you want to see Ryan Lochte's alleged cock? A photo had been offered to us. We had looked it over, and before launching negotiations with our source, we decided to gauge your interest in the photo first, via an Indiegogo pledge drive. Eleven of you contributed. You raised $141, just $4,859 short of our goal. Thank you, Deadspin readers!

Alas, we've been informed by the exceedingly kind and patient people at Indiegogo that our Cockstarter campaign violated the site's terms of service. Indiegogo is now in the process of returning contributions to our donors.

http://deadspin.com/5939062/thank-y...leged-cock-shot

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

What the hell is with the Knicks one?

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Crion posted:

Pretty sure there were one or two incidences of players openly shoving the replacement refs yesterday without any of those things happening.

Hell somebody on the Falcons punched a ref in week 2 without a flag.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

jeffersonlives posted:

In fairness, Francesa can be pretty good at interviews when he's into the topic, so his show is a mixture of actual good content and unintentional high comedy. I don't listen to it every minute or every day or anything, but I am a listener.

I'm 99% sure he was the one who introduced that goddamned "Mets core players" meme into the wild.

I do kinda miss the fat bastard, since I really can't listen to WFAN when he's on.

Though I usually get the WEEI Whiner Line on the way home so it isn't too bad.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

As bad as ESPN can be, I don't think they've attempted to crowdsource athlete dick pictures.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

People are extremely suspicious of weighting statistics without a logical correlation on why the weight exists.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

gaxsezu posted:

I will never understand how people can stand to listen to Francesa.

He exists to troll the gently caress out of Mets and Jets fans.

This is a surprisingly good business model.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

quote:

Here in the office the other night we had a real verbal donnybrook going between David Pevear, Matt Langone and me

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Spoeank posted:

Here's a nice a bloo bloo QBs need to be good ol' boys piece about Kaepernick because he has... tattoos!!!


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/sto...-contract-draft

Edit: apparently Benne posted this in NFL Week 14 N/V. Didnt check that thread first.

I can't even decide where to begin. Its the ourobos if lovely journalism.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/...popular-drivers

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

FairGame posted:

That's the creepiest loving thing; goddamn

Up until we discover that Te'o is homosexual and he created the narrative to help keep a relationship from a homophobic culture.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

haljordan posted:

I know I take my fair number of shots at Deadspin but holy poo poo did they clown the rest of the media. You know it absolutely killed ESPN to have to cite them by name (and not just with that "SOURCES" or "REPORTS" bullshit).

ESPN sat on the story for reasons unknown.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

Give me a second, I read it in the TFF thread.

edit this post

exploded mummy fucked around with this message at Jan 17, 2013 around 01:20

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Doctor Rope

But those are Caramel Delites?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply
«5 »