Recent Comments by ursus_comiter

Bartolo Colon Has Perfect Game Through 6 Innings

rcade: master jinxer.

Are you only going to do this to teams with a serious no-hit drought?

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:09 PM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Espys? Really just a front. Their real job is to contain the spread of information about events relating to the operative "Mad Dog", who tends to wreak considerable collateral damage upon the local population when executing an operation.

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:03 AM on July 18

SportsFilter World Cup Confidence Pool Standings

Ha! The constanza is like a magnet to me.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:47 PM on June 14

Some Indians Fans Are De-Chiefing Their Gear

I thought you were going to go for the Cleveland Steamers.

posted by ursus_comiter at 07:20 PM on April 03

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Damn, Dayton.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:52 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

THE University of Dayton

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:00 PM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I've got 11 correct picks so far today. Something has gone terribly terribly wrong.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:54 PM on March 20

Enter the SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Contest

I am in and gunning for the coveted Constanza.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:36 PM on March 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What does the Big Ten commish think about his student atheletes?

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:18 AM on February 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Not the Onion: GOP Lobbyist Wants To Ban Gay Players From The NFL.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:46 AM on February 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hakka palle suomen poika!

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:03 AM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If no, then Russia. (It's hard not to cheer for the home team. I remember the national joy when Canada won in 2010.)

Oh, hell no.

I'd root for Sweden before Russia.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:59 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ei. Hyvä Suomi!

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:13 PM on February 11

How to Watch the Olympics

Thanks for that twitter link, Grum. It's perfect.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:34 AM on February 06

How to Watch the Olympics

Stick with the final two paragraphs. NBC has proven that they'll never provide coverage worth watching.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:25 AM on February 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:30 PM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lynch ought to take a page from Key and Peele. Make yourself the least interesting interview EVER.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:22 AM on January 30

"Right now the NCAA is like a dictatorship. No one represents us in negotiations."

Lake the Posts (one of the better NU sports blogs) has a comprehensive post detailing the ins and outs of the petition.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:59 AM on January 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And now the rest of the free agent market can get back in gear.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:35 AM on January 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

DeAngelo Hall on the name of the Washington NFL Sports Team: "Gosh, man, they probably should [change it] but they won't..."

"...They won't for a while at least."

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:34 PM on January 16

Dodgers Drive Money Truck to Kershaw's House

So, does this indicate that the Dodgers might pass on Masahiro Tanaka?

posted by ursus_comiter at 08:43 AM on January 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And he's been on my spofi fantasy roster since he got the closer role.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:39 AM on September 18

Never Too Early for Fantasy Hockey

Joined. Probably going to have to autodraft, but I've come back from that before.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:13 PM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Big Papi

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:21 PM on August 09

MLS announces expansion team New York City FC

And by doing so, will further privatize Flushing-Meadows Corona Park. Bloomberg actually has three major projects cooking right now that will steal parkland from Queens residents for the benefit of private interests.

http://www.savefmcp.org/

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:39 AM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

John Wockenfuss. Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time.

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:00 PM on May 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I caught this checking on my spofi league stats last night and saw Cobb's line. My eyes nearly popped out of my head.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:11 AM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, with the regular NHL Season over, here are the results of our fantasy season from SpoFi Puckathon 6.5:

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:30 AM on April 30

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - first round edition

Pittsburgh in 5

Montreal in 7

NY Rangers in 6

Toronto in 6

Chicago in 4

Anaheim in 7

Vancouver in 6

Los Angeles in 5

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:08 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Carlos Quentin makes his living by putting himself in the trajectory of rapidly moving hard objects. Consider the followingif you remove the plate appearances in which he got hit by a pitch from Quentin's career and pretend that they never happened, he would lose more than 3 WAR out of 8.6 WAR he generated over more than seven years in the majors. About 35 percent of the value Quentin generated for his employers has come by the way of a bruise.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:20 AM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What I don't get about Quentin charging the mound is that getting hit by pitches is one of his skill sets. Dude leads the league in HBP just about every year.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:07 AM on April 12

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket

I'm still in it.

posted by ursus_comiter at 06:22 PM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I know, I know. It's really serious.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:37 AM on March 28

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket

I think I've got the basement all locked up, y'all.

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:12 PM on March 24

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket

I told you! NONE!

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:57 AM on March 22

SportsFilter 2013 March Madness Bracket

None shall underperform my bracket!

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:44 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Afraid you're a coupled days late on the baseball. We just had our draft this past Sunday.

posted by ursus_comiter at 07:47 AM on March 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Heya, baseball league commish here. Sorry I haven't updated. Been caught up with some other things. Seems like everyone's on board for it or at least doesn't object to it, so I'll look into powering up the keeper rules today or over the weekend.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:29 PM on February 15

Fantasy Baseball 2013 is here!

If you need it, the league number is: 22523

And the password is: stantheman

We seem to have a stable stable of players at this point. Is there any interest in converting to a keeper league? Yahoo's offering that as an option now. I'd keep the stat distribution we've been using.

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:01 PM on February 08

SpoFi Puckathon 6.5 - Half a League is Better Than None

Draft is currently set for Sun Jan 13 5:15pm EST.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:21 PM on January 08

Marvin Miller, 1917-2012

Great quote grum.

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posted by ursus_comiter at 01:22 PM on November 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There is still one thing missing, though, and that is The Hat. Each win has been gratifying this season, but none has come with a ridiculous trophy and bragging rights in a comically tepid rivalry. Nothing is more gratifying than an Illini coach who seems determined to imbue this rivalry with an actual amount of football hate and so BYCTOM salutes you, Tim Beckman, for burning your purple clothes with the zeal of Professor Plum hastily destroying the evidence, for denigrating Northwestern by replacing its name with a ludicrous directional euphemism, for hanging a "No Northwestern" sign in the Illini locker room, for desperately trying to make something out of this game other than a precious hat mounted to a base.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:20 AM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Heh. USC vs. ND is the ONLY time I ever root for USC. It's a shame they can't both lose.

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:22 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I have a fake rivalry game this week. Northwestern vs. Illinois. The game almost never matters and Illinois just isn't much of a rival. It's a trophy game, but no one cares about winning the LOL Hat. And with the year they're having, NU should win comfortably. Our real rivals are Iowa and Wisky. Any year we beat either of them is a good year. We've had a string of good years lately thanks to Iowa.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:55 AM on November 23

Darvish Won't Play in Baseball Classic

The Japanese press is going to be all over him. You think the Boston sports media eats its own? They got nothin'.

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:05 PM on November 07

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, World Series Edition

Detroit in 7 Jhonny Peralta 4 3:37

posted by ursus_comiter at 08:34 PM on October 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.

Giants.

As both a Cubs and a Tigers fan, I've got no love for the Cards. Also, I mentally associate the Cards with being the MLB team of the south before the Braves and Senators moved south and the expansion teams popped up. Specifically, the '47 Cards did not exactly bathe the franchise in glory when facing the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson.

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:12 PM on October 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Wait, wait. WHAT? I just found out the Nats benched Strasburg for the playoffs. *facepalm*

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:02 PM on October 16

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Detroit in 6

SF in 7

Justin Verlander

Matt Cain

Prince Fielder

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:57 PM on October 13

Raul Ibanez Pinch Hits for A Rod, Hits Two Homers in Yankees Win

I knew when the first one happened as suddenly everyone in my neighborhood (in da Bronx) was screaming their heads off. I was disappointed to hear the Yanks won it, but I'm happy for Ibanez. He's given me some great at bats on some of my fantasy teams.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:31 AM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I'm starting to hate PSU. They do this to us every damn time.

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:30 PM on October 06

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

As I was going by your CS/SB metric in my original post, please allow me to change my Molina pick to what it would be by the proper metric: 75%

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:28 PM on October 06

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

Detroit in 4

Os in 5

Giants in 3

Nats in 5

35%

AL

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:02 PM on October 06

Next year the streak will be old enough to buy a drink.

The Cubs needed to suck this year and maybe for a few years more to get rid of some of the bad contracts and start rebuilding. I'm looking forward to a Cubs team sans Soriano. Sounds like they might even manage to trade him this off-season.

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:14 PM on October 04

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Wild Card Edition

NLDS: Braves by 3

ALDS: Baltimore by 1

Bonus: Kris Medlen

Triple Crown: Nelson Cruz

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:04 PM on October 04

The SpoFi Fantasy Baseball 2012 crown goes to...

Hmmm... SpoFi doesn't seem to approve of umlauts.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:57 PM on October 04

The SpoFi Fantasy Baseball 2012 crown goes to...

The final standings:

1. Soul on a Roll 102.5

2. Tyventasavalta 93.5

3. Lemon Frosting 89

4. Flatlanders 83.5

5. Crackhouse Gang 77.5

6. Juan Pierre Chang 73.5

7. Sinister Pandas 69

8. High and tight 64

9. Bloody Sox 62.5

10. The Chuck Norrises 55

11. boomers 52

12. Greece Lightning 51.5

13. raging bender 36.5

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:55 PM on October 04

The SpoFi Fantasy Baseball 2012 crown goes to...

Congratulations, sir.

My own team, Tyventasavalta, came in second after my batting slumped in the final two weeks of the season. Before then, we had been slugging it out for 1st with daily changes in the lead through the beginning of September. As it is, I just barely held off BrianN's Lemon Frosting who held on to third place fairly easily, as the top 3 placing teams pulled away from the pack in early August.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:52 PM on October 04