I'm a big college Hoops fan as well and have always hated the Dukies. Hated them during the late 80's in the Danny Ferry years, I really Despised the Christian Laetner teams (though I always liked Bobby Hurly) and even the recent teams with Brand and Battier I hated. Always loved watching games from Cameron Indoor on TV though best atmosphere in sports. I've been a Syracuse fan since late 80's , I loved Derrek Coleman in college and have stayed a Cuse fan since. Obviously thrilled with last years championship team led by Melo have a great shot again this year with Hakim, Edlin, Mcnamara and Pace.
Heh I can understand why.. Duke has always had a real "cocky" air to their team. Laetner was one of the greatest college b-ball players of all time and he definitely knew that fact. Syracuse looks pretty good this year despite the loss of Melo.. Warrick has some of the best footwork downlow I've seen from a big man in recent memory.. he seems to get to the basket from the three point line in two steps!
Al Fayed owns Fulham but have to agree he is a nutcase spending all this money and effort in England trying to get himself a UK passport
Shamefully, I went to a Fulham-Sunderland game last season (impossible to get tix for a Gunners' game), and if that's what A-F can be expected to do with all his cash, let's hope he continues to blight Fulham & leave the Oil alone!
i dont know boho that cash might be useful for the Oilers, perhaps LaForge can entice him by saying that they'll be able to get him Canadian citizenship if he invests x millions in the Oilers every year, kinda like a sponorship deal
MLB(Houston Astros)..follow them the most after the Oilers
NBA(Sac Kings) wont follow them about rumors and game talk but will watch them if they play on tv
NFL(Min Vikings) will watch them on tv but no messege board talk
CFL(Cal Stamps)same as above but will miss watching them on tv if there is something else to do
College(Duke and Oregon Ducks) dont follow them much but like to see them succeed.
Soccer(Juventus) dont follow them at all and dont care, not really a fan of theres but if i had to choose a team, it would be them
National Team(TEAM JAPAN)
NHL: Habs 'til '79/80, Habs/Oil 'til '81, now all Oil. HATE - Tor and NYR. I also watch the women's national team whenever they're on.
MLB: Blue Jays fan pre-spending spree, I wasn't as much of a fan of the team that won the two championships. Now I just cheer for whoever is playing the Yankee$.
NFL: I like watching the odd game but I have no loyalty at all for any specific team. The whole "rain forest" thing from Monday Night Football was funny (peculiar) for about ten seconds, then Madden took it to the extreme and looked like a complete clown.
NBA: I did cartwheels when the Grizz left Van, I just have no use for that sport whatsoever. That was pre snet, and pre-center-ice, so I had no Oiler coverage out here at all. I had to wade through ten minutes of Grizzlies talk on the sports shows to see ten seconds of Oiler highlites.
World Cup soccer: Canada and Romania (not the slighest bit of Romanian blood in me, just a fan of Hagi and the teams he was on)
Boxing: I was a huge boxing fan - even went to quite a few live matches - but it is the worst sport in the world for judging. I once bet on Lewis to beat Holyfield in a championship bout and the guys whom I bet with paid me at the end of the 12th, no questions asked. Even after the fight was ruled a draw they still didn't want their money back it was so obvious who won. I can still watch the odd bout but IMO it's no more credible than wwf wrestling.
Fellow Pat's fan here also 25 years as a Pat's fan
Among the gifts I got for Christmas, four of them were Patriots items:
1. Tom Brady authentic home jersey
4. Banner (for my room)
I can't wait until Saturday night at 6:15... Titans @ Pats.
And Dr. van Nostrin:
I'm surprised the Dolphins missed the playoffs this year. With the defense they had, it looked like they were a lock. Of course, this season wasn't nearly as bad as the last, when the wheels fell off in Week 17 @ NE.
My dad has been a big Dolphins fan for a long time (he has a Marino authentic white jersey; I'm not sure if that is home or away because the Dolphins don't seem to know either, lol). I know that my dad isn't a fan of Fiedler's, but maybe he's in the minority here, I dunno. What do you think of Jay?
i plead "never came back after the strike"... I mean, I have the DETROIT LIONS on my list. I am not averse to backing perennial awful losers.
I don't think the Lions are that far off from becoming a competitive team. On Defence their D-Line was very good this year, good group of young LB's especially Boss Baily the Sec needs help but overall they should be ok. On offence Harrington and Rogers can be real special they need to find a running game but I wouldn't be surprised to see Mooch get that team to 8-8 or 9-7 depending on their draft, similar to what the Bengals did this year. It would help if they fired Millen and made Mooch president as well but it doesn't look like anything Millen does can get him fired.