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Maybe it's just me, but it seems stupid and wrong for The Stranger to have a Monday Morning Sports Report.

Posted by blue collar kid from tacoma | January 8, 2007 10:51 AM

Note to Bill Bavasi: drop dead you stupid asshole.

Posted by Hernandez | January 8, 2007 10:56 AM

You forgot the most glorious news of all... Coug hoops are ranked #23!!! First ranking since 1983 and ahead of the Huskies in the polls. LET"S GET WASTED!

Posted by longball | January 8, 2007 11:02 AM

If this great news doesn't convince Ichiro we're building a winning team to keep him in Seattle, what will?

Great match-ups for the NFL next week. All the teams that should have gotten beaten or could've beaten themselves did. Except, uh, the Hawks, of course. That'll only sweeten their victory against the Bears next week.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 8, 2007 11:28 AM

I agree with your Update analysis, Brad. Unless Gaylord Perry is a Seahawks ballboy, it's not cheating, it's home-field advantage.

Posted by DOUG. | January 8, 2007 11:33 AM

Re: the update - I don't know about the Pros, but in college each team has it's own balls, and it's own ball boys. Is this not so in the NFL?

Posted by longball | January 8, 2007 11:37 AM

God forbid a city-dwelling Seattlite would care about Sports.

Sports are just as fun as drag shows and have a lot more in common than you're narrow mind could comprehend.

Posted by Jeff | January 8, 2007 11:39 AM

go gators!

Posted by konstantConsumer | January 8, 2007 11:50 AM

Only pussies play with more than one ball per game.

Posted by elswinger | January 8, 2007 11:54 AM

The snapper didn't seem to have a problem handling the ball. Romo should be looking into the purchase of some K-ball gloves.

Road QB's can bring their own balls for games (12) and the home team has to have 24 balls ready. Usually the team's equipment people will break in balls for each team's QB's to reduce the slickness of out-of-the-box balls.

K-Balls are of the same dimensions as game balls, are stamped with a "K" and have been around since 1999. The difference is that the K-Ball is broken in less. The introduction of the K-Ball is intended to reduce the advantage that the NFL believed kickers were gaining by using 'overly' broken in balls in the kicking game. The K-Ball slicker and harder, handled by special ball boys, inspected by officials before the game, and kept separate from the other game balls.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 8, 2007 12:14 PM

Whine, Cowboys, whine!

Posted by Rujax! | January 8, 2007 12:17 PM

As the sole straight, male reader of the Stranger, I do like the sports report.

Also, I *hope* to God that they did give a slick ball to the Cowboys. Finallys, some balls in Seattle.

Posted by StrangerDanger | January 8, 2007 12:43 PM

The "sole" straight, male reader who takes such enjoyment at there finally being some balls in Seattle? Hmmm...

I think giving Dallas slick balls is akin to a baseball grounds crew watering the dirt when playing a team that hits a lot of ground balls. In any event, the center had no problem snapping it, and Romo had no problem catching it. Couldn't possibly be the rookie QB's sweaty palms, could it?

Congrats, Coug BB. Makes UW's 2 losses to them last year less confounding.

Posted by him | January 8, 2007 3:05 PM

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