It's certainly a better game than Monopoly, but they might want to consider branching out a bit. The whole 'nerds' thing doesn't really apply to Settlers any more, as it has pretty much become a mainstream board game at this point. Now, if they start breaking out the old Avalon Hill version of Dune, then you can start talking about how nerdy they are.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:14 AM on January 16
Ichiro Suzuki Uncensored en Espanol.
posted by ursus_comiter at 03:52 PM on September 04
I'm always impressed that any article even tangentially critical of Russia gets its fair share of Kremlin paid astroturf commenters going off on it hyperbolically.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:57 PM on September 03
Jeter does corn mazes The Right Way.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:29 PM on August 18
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:39 AM on August 15
Beaverboard, I'd think again.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:27 PM on August 07
Metta World Peace looks to change his name again.
posted by ursus_comiter at 03:13 PM on August 07
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
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
Ha! The constanza is like a magnet to me.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:47 PM on June 14
What Helped Bring Donald Sterling Down? A Threatened Strike Against Racism
The Sterling Ban: 10 Takeaways From Adam Silver's and Kevin Johnson's Press Conferences
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:58 PM on April 30
I thought you were going to go for the Cleveland Steamers.
posted by ursus_comiter at 07:20 PM on April 03
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:52 AM on March 23
THE University of Dayton
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:00 PM on March 21
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
I am in and gunning for the coveted Constanza.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:36 PM on March 18
What does the Big Ten commish think about his student atheletes?
posted by ursus_comiter at 09:18 AM on February 28
Not the Onion: GOP Lobbyist Wants To Ban Gay Players From The NFL.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:46 AM on February 25
Hakka palle suomen poika!
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:03 AM on February 19
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
Ei. Hyvä Suomi!
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:13 PM on February 11
Thanks for that twitter link, Grum. It's perfect.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:34 AM on February 06
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
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:30 PM on February 03
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
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
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
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
So, does this indicate that the Dodgers might pass on Masahiro Tanaka?
posted by ursus_comiter at 08:43 AM on January 16
A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:51 PM on December 03
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
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
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:21 PM on August 09
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.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:39 AM on May 22
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm still in it.
posted by ursus_comiter at 06:22 PM on March 30
I know, I know. It's really serious.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:37 AM on March 28
I think I've got the basement all locked up, y'all.
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:12 PM on March 24
I told you! NONE!
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:57 AM on March 22
None shall underperform my bracket!
posted by ursus_comiter at 09:44 AM on March 21
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
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
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
Draft is currently set for Sun Jan 13 5:15pm EST.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:21 PM on January 08
Great quote grum.
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:22 PM on November 28
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
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
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
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
Detroit in 7
posted by ursus_comiter at 08:34 PM on October 23
SpoFi fan vote on who our MLB fans would to see in the WS.
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
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
Detroit in 6
SF in 7
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:57 PM on October 13
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
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
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