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Jun 11th 2010 6:12PM Enrique, the player was offside because the ball was headed to his feet by a teammate. If the goal scorer had been first to touch the ball off the corner kick, or if the ball had been headed to him by an opponent, it would have been a goal.
How can you say most everyone knows it was a goal? Have you polled the 50,000,000 people around the world watching the games? I think sour Mexican grapes is more like it.
Feb 24th 2010 12:47PM PC being taken to a new low in absurdity. Who are you, Milton Kent? I challenge you to write your next blog-o-rant about yourself and your qualifications as a writer (have already seen your qualifications as a robotic, irrational PC wannabe).
Also, I suspect people would like to read your earlier blog about why NBC was correct in not broadcasting the US/Canada men's hockey game on a channel where more people could watch.
Careful not to drool on your keybord or trip over your crayons.
Feb 20th 2010 11:46AM Mariotti, why don't you do us a favor and stop blogging. I could have thrown up over your comment about being a journalist. LOL
You wanted to skewer the entire Winter Olympics over a tragic accident. The Olympics, dummy, are the most important sporting event in the World (with respects to the World Cup). But Jay wants to destroy them. On the other hand, you everyone (as a "journalist") to forgive Tiger Woods for his foibles. The two aren't even in the same contintent of importance.
Whether Tiger gets divorced, plays golf again, goes and hides in a Buddhist temple, whatever, it just isn't that important. The tour will go on, and in three days the next thlete/movie star/politician scandal will take over. If anything, the media and general pulbic's reaction to the whole Tiger thing just proves what a graceless society we live in.
Well, Jay, I would suggest that as a starting point to improving our society, why don't you just look for your 15 minutes in another medium?
Feb 13th 2010 1:07PM Mariotti, your comments make you an idiot of massive proportions. Are you just trying to create enough controversy to become the Howard Stern of useless, pointless blogging???
Feb 10th 2010 12:16PM Why is Mark's comment so faded that it is barely readable? Maybe because he doesn't agree with the Frontline conclusion, and therefore the blogger's conclusion?
Thre was so much spin in that Frontline report that people should be dizzy from watching it. Using 'experts' such as a plaintiff's attorney, slanting questions in a way that were seemed to be intended to make one side's point of view better than the others, interviewing a couple of pilots who seemed to have axes to grind, cueing in music during interviews that clearly seems intended to influence your gut reaction to somthing, Miles O'Brien's (the reporter for Frontline) demeanor changing depending on who he was interviewing, and on and on and on. This wasn't a fact-based report; it was meant to garner attention and ratings.
Feb 5th 2010 10:45AM Spare me the racist replies and the "Spencer Haywood was a great NBA player" arguments. He was not mature enough at the time to play in the NBA with all the $ and trappings that went with it. What could have been a long and Hall of Fame career was shortened and runied by drug abuse. Would he have been better off not to enter that kind of environment until he was older and hopefully more mature? Probably.
How many remember that at one time the legal drinking age in most states was reduced to 18? It was later moved back in most to 21 because of the lack of judgement (maturity) that resulted from those 3 years less of life experience. In the case of early entries into pro sports, multiply that times 10 when you take into account the $, women, press coverage, ego-stroking, etc. When you look at some of the thugs in the NFL and NBA, it's clear that the club management doesn't have the ability to control them, and probably doesn't care as long as they produce results.
In the end, it's all about greed, sadly enough. Team owners, players, agents, marketers, etc. They all care about the almighty buck way more than they care about anything else, including the welfare of the players, or the ability of the fans to afford to go to a game.
Jan 28th 2010 2:29PM It surprises me that you people believe this drivel. Most people I know just hang up when a telemarketer calls. Why waste any time on them? So the idea that they are extracting revenge by setting up another call is just silly.
The do's and don'ts of how to talk to a telemarketer? Sounds like a junvenile fantasy that if you aren't nice to them they are really cool and will get you back. Blah, blah, blah.
Not noticing you weren't there for two months? Nobody else was working in the room and/or there was no supervisor?
The fact that AOL would give a dolt like this an outlet makes me wonder if he fits the profile of the AOL editors..........
Oct 30th 2009 10:57AM Well let's see. There is a governing body for HS sports in MD that duly considered a rule that has good reason for being. It had to be voted on by the entire committee, which is elected by the Athletic Directors of the high schools. Seems pretty legitimate, and yet you want to get the courts involved. Aw gee, should we have plays reviewed and the courts review the referee's call to see if there was something sinister?
Congress wants to spend time on whether professional players used steroids, and meanwhile the economy goes in the tank because of lack of regulation in the banking industry.
You moron, the last thing we need is the government, whether courts, lawmakers or executive branch, more involved in something like CC underwear.
Oct 30th 2009 9:51AM 1. Everyone who's kid runs CC or track knows that there are rules as to what can be worn. Why? Some kids/schools have worn a specific brand with logos showing as an endorsement, or some kids have put questionable symbols on their undergear. Kids are told from middle school about that rule, and I've seen kids DQ'd in dual middle school meets for just that reason. This should not have come as a surprise to anyone at that meet.
2. Mark Hyman is an idiot to have written this "story". If he truly is a sports reporter he would have known these rules exist at the MS, HS and college level. Was his kid on the team?
Sep 4th 2009 3:34PM To paraphrase most of the arguments for Obama speaking to our children during school hours, anyone who doesn't agree is: a)racist, or b) into brainwashing their children by not letting them hear the opinions that 'Obamamites' believe are gospel.
You people seem to believe that parents do not have the right to bring their children up believing in a specific set of moral and ethical views, one of which is that a partisan politician does not have the right to use government $ and public education time to influence their thought and beharivor. Well, parents do have that right.
If Obama wants to encourage students to stay in school, etc., it should be done outside of school time in a public service announcement. It is not correct to legitimize the view of any politician by couching in the institution of education.