Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
saw this today on my second favorite website, unfortunately it wasn't Brian getting iced, but it makes for a nice candid shot regardless.
I just discovered ESPN's world cup bracket pool and it is tres cool. You can enter picks (and set up a user account if you don't have one) in about 5-10 minutes unless you need to do meticulous research to pace the field and collect the copious cash payout of $5000.
Here is the link to the frontpage (sorry if this has been posted here before).
What becomes clear as you complete this entry is that The Dutch v. Italy and Brazil v. Spain are potential matchups starting the knockout round in the same quarter of the bracket. This is like having Kansas, Duke, UK and Syracuse meeting in the first round games of the sweet 16. If it happens, these are instant classics.
I posted previously about a smaller world cup/risk pool I came up with and the MOTHERSHIPs way of doing it is simpler and more like NCAA hoops brackets. My pool is more about military strategy, espionage, and being the smallest giant ever.
Iif you're interested in checking out/joining my smaller WC bracket pool. Time is tight.
Let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't hardly wait.
I know I could probably post this question in a video game forum, but this is like one of two sites I am a 'member' of and generally prefer feedback from this community over any other. That said, I'm playing FIFA '10 for the 360 and wondering if there is a way to add/remove players from the International teams beyond the already-available selection (i.e. I'm trying to put Edson Buddle, who is not listed as a substitute or a reserve, on the US National Team in lieu of Freddy Adu). I believe Buddle is in the game as a member of the LA Galaxy, so does anyone out there know if this is somehow possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If so, vote here! It's entirely too close for comfort.
Not sure if anyone has seen this yet but it made my morning:
President Obama picks Kalamazoo Central High School over thousands of other schools and this kid falls asleep. Nice job buddy.
"I don't want to be trite here, but it really turned out to be a great story," Selig said. "You had a pitcher who acted just beautifully. You had an umpire who did what a lot of people in life should do. He told the truth -- 'I screwed up' -- and that was it. And I have undying admiration and respect for Jim Joyce, as I have told him.
You know what would have been a better story Mr. Selig? Galarraga getting credit for the 1st perfect game in Tigers history and you having the balls to make the right decision. I don't know why this makes me so mad, but Jesus, you are not opening Pandora's box by making a one time exception that has no impact on the win/loss column or any other statistic save the 28th AB. It's time to move on, but I will always hate Selig for this.