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PHX (via CMH)

Member since 19 June 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: "Steely Eyed" Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (although I really dislike the NBA)
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA & Colombia, Crew, Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Sep 2016

I thought Zeke indicated to Michael Irvin that there were text messages from the girl that night which made it clear she was after Zeke and this was fueled by jealousy.

To me, that doesnt sound like conflicting statements it sounds like a concerted effort for her to smear his name.

Comment 02 Sep 2016

Le'veon Bell 40 = 4.6
Derek Henry 40 = 4.54
Mark Ingram 40 = 4.53
Ezekiel Elliott 40 = 4.46

You can be a great back in college without running a 4.4

Comment 29 Aug 2016

I hope he asks for a trade after the season.

Talk about the Chargers cutting off their nose to spite their face. They are such idiots. Do you know how hard you have to work to make it so that players dont want to live in San Diego? After this do you really think top free agents and draft picks will want to play for that organization?

Their owner is cheap and has refused to upgrade Qualcomm forever... and they're now asking residents for a publicly funded stadium (which wont happen because it's currently polling @ 25%).

F-U Spanos

Comment 29 Aug 2016

All this offset language stuff pisses me off.

These billionaire owners are the cheapest SOB's ever!

They're the only sport that doesnt have fully guaranteed contracts and they're also the most dangerous sport of all. Also, the players get less of a share of revenues than the other major sports leagues as I understand it. The NFLPA sucks hard!

And now, the Chargers (and maybe other NFL teams) are trying to reduce what little risk they currently have by including offset language. They have very little risk because a 1st round pick will not likely be cut with the first 4 years unless injuries end their career, in which case the team can collect insurance money on the remaining contract owed, or if the player does something to violate their morals clause, in which case the team doesnt have to pay. 

I will almost always side with the players in these scenarios because they owners have such little risk in a $12B per year business where many of their stadiums are publicly funded.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

I think it's funny that something that could've been purchased just 2 years ago at an American Eagle or Hollister is all the sudden a "dad thing" all because dads aren't wearing skinny jeans or jean shorts with the legs cuffed.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

It pisses me off how unreasonable NFL owners are and especially the Chargers.

This is the only major sports league that doesn't have guaranteed contracts AND they have a slotted rookie salary cap AND NOW they're trying to put offset language in the contract and not pay bonuses in a calendar year? All in the most dangerous and violent sports league?

How is it that people are siding with billionaire owners over future millionaire players? 

Would you sign a work contract where your employer said "if we fire you, you're not only not entitled to the money that we agreed to in the contract but also we will collect from your future employment contract a pro-rata share of any bonuses you were paid during your tenure here if we fire you before the term is up"? 

If you were negotiating a contract with an employer and they offered you money to move to that location, how many of you would accept that offer if the money would be paid 9 months after your employment began? All because that employer wanted to have the money in the bank a little longer so they could earn interest on those monies?

The fact that the Bosa's are willing to negotiate on one of those issues is a testament to how much Joey just wants to play!

Comment 24 Aug 2016

I figured it out... before reading the message below.

I've never been to the restaurant but love fine dining. I will need to try that place next time I'm in NYC and I'll tell them to send an O-H to Leezy in the kitchen.

Note: Pork Jowl is one of my favorite cuts, especially when done on a robata.

If you were taking a trip and basing your restaurant selections on food would you go to the Michelin star restaurants or some other method of selection? What is the ONE restaurant you want to eat at in the country? World?

Country = Alinea

World = Noma or Mugaritz (disappointed I didnt go to Mugaritz when I was in San Sebastian)

Comment 23 Aug 2016

Which one?

  • Aquavit
  • Atera
  • Blanca
  • Daniel
  • Ichimura
  • Jungsik
  • Marea
  • The Modern
  • Momofuku Ko
  • Soto

Also, what is your favorite type of cuisine?

Have you ever eaten at Yakitori Toto? It's my obsession the last time I was in NYC.

Do you see a trend of chef's doing decent work in Manhattan then moving to a different locale (not NYC) like Denver, Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, Atlanta, etc to really establish their restaurants rather than opening their own in NYC? A James Beard nominee for best chef SW may never get publicly noticed in NYC.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Mine would be a VHS of the '02 title game but somebody accidentally taped over halftime of the game with the scene of Margot Robbie from Wolf of Wall Street opening those doors in her apartment (you know the one)... and the scene of her in the babies room with the pink dress.

Now I've got sports and something for the spank bank.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

You can have your opinion but I typically think people insulting others for what sport/video games/tv shows/movies/etc into is born out of insecurities rather than just a dislike and it typically comes from meatheads.

I played football in HS with a bunch of meatheads and "we" (yes, me too) would always poke fun at soccer as a pussy sport. However, I grew up. When you actually watch a soccer game and see the physicality in the box during a free kick you'll realize soccer a way tougher, physically, a sport to play than baseball for example and I played baseball for 13 years.

Yes, I hate the flopping in soccer (and all sports) and I think if you talk to most Americans and Europeans they would say the same. Flopping is strong in Italy and Latin America (see Manu Ginobili, an Argentinian of Italian descent). And, for our part, I would objectively say that Americans do the least flopping. It's something that works against us though because we dont get foul calls that other teams get, which just further incentivizes flopping.

I'm new to soccer, probably about 3 years, but I find it enjoyable and far more entertaining than any baseball game I've seen in the last decade.