The spring sale debacle was well documented in another thread with pictures of the 2 dealers who pulled garbage bags out of their pockets to put all of the jerseys that they cleared off of the racks. They are selling the jersey's on ebay and CL now at a much higher price.
Looks like this person is selling the same items on Amazon for a slightly higher price.
Funny thing is he had several good games as a freshman gunner on punt coverage.
I am surprised Matt Cooke's name hasn't appeared yet.
I will put a vote in for Marty McSorley.
If that was the case back then, it certainly isn't now. Marc Staal used his head as a punching bag with his stick in last years playoffs without one call. Part of it is the penguins' own doing for getting a reputation as whiners, part of it is the bigger issue with the NHL, who refuses to protect ANY of its stars (like Patrick Kane). I seriously have never seen a league hate to feature its star players more than the NHL.
I just think the officiating in the NHL is absolute garbage overall and the sport has been suffering from it. I used to love watching the skill players dominate the sport...now its more about clutching, grabbing, intereference, and laying around the ice to block shots. The 90's devils fans love today's game.
As an aside, I used to love watching the Avalanch-Red Wings rivalry back in the day... which was the polar opposite of watching that horrificly boring Rags-Caps series.
LOL. Yeah, 2009 when the series PIM were Detroit 45, PIT 93? Yep, definite favoritism.
WHen I visited the Ferrari store in Vegas a few years back, the employee told me Mayweather was there a week prior, walked in, picked out the car he wanted, then grabbed a few stacks of large bills out of a duffel bag and threw it in the air, just to make them pick it up. For most I would have called bravo sierra, but for him, I believed it totally.
As I stated above, Floyd and Lance Armstrong are my runaway favorites.
Fair enough. The topic is most hated, but different people put different degrees of importance on the word 'hate' - that's all I was getting at - disliking him for his play versus hating him as a person.
Obviously everyone is definitely entitled to their opinion and I think there are fans of many of the athletes listed in this topic as well. It all depends on perspective. The great thing about sports.
Maybe because William Buford making a third shot in his 16 attempts could have changed the outcome.
I understand hating the media fascination with him, especially during his time in college, but man he is a good dude. I can't hate him because espIn dedicated its programming around his life.
Just look into the Tebow Foundation.
I don't think you need to meet him to judge character, but have ever seen or heard anything negative about his character? There are certainly a lot worse people in sports that are always in the news for the wrong reasons, including many of his former teammates.
Definitely some names on here that people have listed because of fandom for one team, but Mayweather is a deplorable human being.
I'll add a new name - Lance Armstrong. The fraud he turned out to be, and worse, the many lives he absolutely destroyed in protecting his lies was absolutely disgusting.
Carlos Danger approves.
LOVE hockey...HATE Gary Bettman and what they have allowed happen to the game recently.
Maybe for the casual fan that only watches sports for the 'large market teams'...but if you want an exciting brand of hockey with skill, the best series would be the Bolts and Ducks. The Rangers have taken full advantage of the sad state of hockey officiating, which is apparently what Gary Bettman and the rest of the dinosaur crew want. Muckers over skill. A beautiful sport relegated to a bunch of interference, clutching and grabbing. I don't blame the Rangers and they are successful at it, obviously. But its like watching the early 90's Devils. Unbearable and boring. I prefer to watch skill being displayed (the way hockey was meant to be).
But to each his own.
THe stats might be amazing, but the on-ice product isn't. I hope to see a Ducks-Bolts Stanley Cup just so its watchable.
I think the real question is the division of carries between Zeke and the QB, whoever that might be.
NCAA directed OSU to do it. Pryor was scorching earth to get into the supplemental draft, which it appears many posters here have forgotten about.
Franco Harris the Seahawks year
Orlando Pace the Bears year
Emmitt Smith the 2 Cardinals years.
Evander Holyfield held on way too long as well.
And lastly, in a different category, definitely Gary Bettman. He needs to go yesterday.
Apparently a national title makes many forget the timeline of the pain that preceded it. Its ok, this topic is not worth re-hashing as its over with. I still find it incredibly stupid how Goodell punished TP and JT for 5 games when he allowed Pete Carroll and Chip Kelly to waltz in.
Not sure your sources of that information, but to counter it, just watch Youngstown Boys. Jim Brown's involvement is what really turned the tide when he called Andy Geiger a slave master. I think thats what the comment above was about. He was very much involved with Maurice.
The players did commit NCAA violations. It was worsened by Tress not producing an email and signing a letter claiming he had no knowledge of the violations.
And you are forgetting the second NCAA investigation that revealed the Bobby D alleged no-pay jobs and benefits that Tress had no involvement with, but had everything to do with TP and Posey (despite Posey being denied a chance to defend himself by the infractions committee ignoring his evidence).
I do agree with your last statement in full though.