Search results

  1. Bernie Carbohydrate

    2020 NCAA Football

    Why not both? State politics has an enormous influence on the SEC schools; these are states where the governors are almost all Republicans, have ties to SEC schools, and are vested in "getting back to normal." SC Governor Henry McMaster (two degrees from the University of South Carolina). GA...
  2. Bernie Carbohydrate

    2020 NCAA Football

    Trevor Lawrence is taking a 100 million dollar gamble here. He's assured his draft position. Get an agent. Sign up a personal trainer. Get a big insurance policy. Prep for the NFL. Be smart, young man - - Dabo doesn't give a damn about your long term future.
  3. Bernie Carbohydrate

    2020 Boston College Football.Give it Haf a Chance

    Well, a 42-42 record don't give you the Petrino Armor.
  4. Bernie Carbohydrate

    2020 Boston College Football.Give it Haf a Chance

    I assume many head coaches are doing similar things -- Heck, Nick Saban probably throws all the testing kits into the Black Warrior River at the end of every practice and then tersely reports"no positives" to the compliant SEC press. So where was this ruthlessness when Adazzio was at BC?
  5. Bernie Carbohydrate

    2020 Boston College Football.Give it Haf a Chance

    Meanwhile, over at Colorado ”Covid“ State... “Colorado State president Joyce McConnell has responded to a report that football coaches at the school were attempting to cover up COVID-19 cases and told players not to report their symptoms.”
  6. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP John McNamara

    Amen--Pat Podson! Mac used Stapleton as a late-inning defensive replacement for Buckner many times. Then Dodson got a cup of coffee in September, and did fine in the Stapleton role, and offered a more potent bat. When you look at that '86 Pawsox squad, bringing up Dodson for Stapleton (and...
  7. Bernie Carbohydrate

    8/2 Celts vs. Blazers

    Why do they ever leave Brown open?
  8. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Strat-O-Matic season simulation- We win the opener!

    Verlander over Weber for AL Cy Young?
  9. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Red Sox pitching carousel thread (our pitching is historically bad)

    Whoa. Sorry Nat. So, how is her arm? Can she give us a few innings this weekend?
  10. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Red Sox pitching carousel thread (our pitching is historically bad)

    Rough and Ras posting in this thread is the SoSH equivalent of Chet and Natalie rising from the dead, getting remarried, and covering the Building 19 bankruptcy story. Great to see you, but you came back for this?
  11. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP John McNamara

    Think about this. The Red Sox won three games in the 86 World Series. Two of those wins were over Dwight Gooden, who was fantastic in '86 (and reportedly, on crack just like Oil Can). You beat the other team's ace twice, but can't scrape together two more wins? But Red Hawk above is right--Mac...
  12. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP John McNamara

    I think the Seaver injury tied Mac's hands as far as the playoff rotation went. Seaver wasn't lights out, but he was steady down the stretch, and he ate innings and minimized the strain on what was a truly awful bullpen. If Seaver's knee had held together, Mac could have gone...
  13. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Red Sox 2020 Roster Thread

    Hmmm...can we coin RHNOGY? [Right-handed no-out guy]
  14. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Red Sox 2020 Roster Thread

    Churned Pitcher Write-up Template Name: A. Brice Austin B. Matt Josh C. Austin Brice D. "Exxon" Valdez F. Dylan Stock Age: A. 26 B. 27 C. 28 D. 29 F. Veteran Presence Damning-with-faint-praise adjective: A. Solid B. Serviceable C. Steady D. Affordable Stuff Descriptor: A. Decent B...
  15. Bernie Carbohydrate

    7/26 Orioles

    High point for me was Davis forgetting how many out there were and getting thrown out. He gets in base so rarely these days he didn’t know what to do.
  16. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Hub Fans Bid Rod Eat Mitt

    Ya know, I hate to admit it. It goes against everything I know, love and believe, but I think A-Rod is an excellent TV guy. He's smart, he's interesting, and he doesn't use commentary to humble-brag about his own career (ahem: McCarver). He stumbled a bit in his first season, mostly because he...
  17. Bernie Carbohydrate

    Hub Fans Bid Rod Eat Mitt

    July 24, 2004. Never forget. Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a revenue-generator. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the outside of a nearly-ripe avocado. It was built in 1912 and rebuilt in 1934, and offers, as do most Boston artifacts, a...
  18. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP Eddie Kasko

    I re-read a lot of the newspaper coverage of Kasko's firing to write my initial post, and a common take at the time was that Darrell Johnson (who replaced Kasko) was the man because he'd managed and helped develop many of the best prospects in the Sox system. Johnson's '71 AAA Louisville team...
  19. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP Eddie Kasko

    One thing to note about that odd 1972 season. The Tigers ended the season facing Boston in a three game series, and Detroit won the first two, thus "clinching" the division. The Sox won the last game to close the gap from 1.5 games to .5 games. If the Sox had taken two of three, they would have...
  20. Bernie Carbohydrate

    RIP Eddie Kasko

    The recent death of former Red Sox manager (and longtime Red Sox employee) Eddie Kasko moves me to share the story of his firing. Kasko had replaced Dick Williams in 1970, and inherited what was left of the Impossible Dream team. He still had Yaz, Boomer Scott, and (post-beaning) Tony C to...