Spaceman Spiff's Comments

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014, About: Report: Danny Welbeck considers leaving Manchester United
Not gonna happen. The Brits are angry enough that the top clubs are owned by outsiders. They'll positively revolt if a non-European coaches Man U (as they would for Chelsea, Liverpool, or any of the top teams).
Posted Sunday April 20, 2014, About: Carl Pelini claims FAU AD double-crossed him
I would say that maybe he's been smoking something, but that's already been established.
Posted Sunday April 20, 2014, About: Will Chad Johnson show up for Alouettes camp?
Speaking as someone who's had to deal with Immigration Canada, wouldn't his record make it a tad difficult to get a work visa up there? Or would the fact that it's the Als kind of trump that?

(Maybe Ocho thought he signed with the Baltimore Stallions instead?)
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Clowney's open to a workout (for five minutes)
Maybe he's going to work out in his driveway and invite a bunch of reporters? We've seen how well that's worked before.
Posted Friday April 11, 2014, About: Will the KHL tempt Ovi?
I know it'll be hard to get rid of a 50-goal scorer, but here's an interesting disparity here, based upon NHL.com's stats.

Ovi leads the league in scoring with 50 goals.
Ovi also has a +/- of minus-36, placing him as 587 among 872 records.

I usually see that kind of disparity with ECHL players who are, as Moose said, are stat-oriented players.
Posted Friday April 11, 2014, About: UT suspects A&M botanical sabotage
Count your blessings, Longhorns. At least they didn't poison anything.
Very true. If you want any further example of that, Google "Kent Waldrep." His case back in the 1970s was where the term "student-athlete" was invented -- as a legal defense.
Posted Sunday April 06, 2014, About: Report: A-Rod's advisor to blame for failed MLB strategy
Always someone else's fault, ain't it?
Posted Sunday April 06, 2014, About: Report: Bucks very close to being sold
Interesting juxtaposition of messages there.

"We're selling - but not to the Seattle guys."
"But a new arena has to be part of the deal."

Sounds like Seattle is the NBA's equivalent of LA for the NFL -- build us a new arena or we'll move where someone *might* build us a new arena.
Funny, I've heard those same comments from nearly every management/business side during a potential unionization vote.

"Whaddya needa union for? Ya got it great here!"

Perhaps the student-athletes need the third party to deal with Northwestern's third parties (NCAA, BIG-10).
Posted Sunday April 06, 2014, About: Jim Kelly 'praying for a miracle'
What they said. Best of luck, Jim.
Posted Thursday April 03, 2014, About: Oates: Ovechkin 'quit' on crucial play
It's not just with the Caps; if you saw his play in the Olympics, you saw the same behavior.
Posted Thursday April 03, 2014, About: Competition heats up for 2018 Super Bowl
Minnesota will get it, based upon the recent model -- "if you build it [a new stadium], we will come with a Super Bowl."
Posted Tuesday April 01, 2014, About: The best Revis ever
Didn't we hear this last year?
Posted Monday March 31, 2014, About: Will Izzo stick around for the rebuild?
So, why wouldn't he be around next year? He's not an NBA coach (or would be a fool to leave to find out), and there aren't any programs better year-in-and-year-out.
Posted Sunday March 30, 2014, About: Will highest bidder move Bills out of Buffalo?
Sadly, Birmingham has shown they can't support a team long term. Or maybe they got smart after the USFL folded with the inferior teams that kept showing up on their doorstep (XFL, World League of American Football, later NFL Europe) and realized they were on nobody's short list for a "real" team.

Then again, Legion Field has turned into a relic, and is woefully out-of-date. No way it would be considered for an NFL team. And the local folks can't keep their utility systems solvent, much less figure out how to build a new stadium for the NFL -- especially when the nearby major schools (Alabama and Auburn) have built huge on-campus facilities, and so won't use a newer B'ham stadium.
Posted Saturday March 29, 2014, About: Report: Texans trying hard to deal No. 1 pick
There is a secondary problem. If they don't pick Manzel with the #1 pick, they'll face a lot of heat. Doesn't matter if he fits into their plans or not. By trading down, they get more picks, and hopefully JFF is gone by the time Houston make their first pick.
Posted Friday March 28, 2014, About: Wang putting the Isles on the block
Maybe the new owner will threaten to move the team to L.A. unless the locals build him a new arena.

Wait, that's the other league. Nevermind.
Posted Friday March 28, 2014, About: NFL coach pans Manziel's 'sideshow'
Not if you had an ear or eye on anything out of the four-letter network. Besides airing it on one channel, they broke in frequently on their main channel, and the radio guys spent about a third each hour talking about it (some of which was spent justifying why they were spending so much time talking about it).

From their perspective, it was a major sporting event.
Posted Thursday March 20, 2014, About: Orange turf for Oklahoma State?
This is the Big 12. They don't need gimmicks like colored turf.

(Plus, don't give UTn any ideas -- they'd come up with an orange and white checkered field!)
Posted Thursday March 20, 2014, About: Rick Pitino irked by tournament selection
The NCAA Tourney Committee often comes up with interesting matches, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.

IIRC, Kentucky and L'ville didn't play in basketball for ages until they were forced to in a tournament game. They've played each other with regularity since.
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