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
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
Detroit in 4
Os in 5
Giants in 3
Nats in 5
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:02 PM on October 06
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
Braves by 3
Baltimore by 1
Bonus: Kris Medlen
Triple Crown: Nelson Cruz
posted by ursus_comiter at 04:04 PM on October 04
Hmmm... SpoFi doesn't seem to approve of umlauts.
posted by ursus_comiter at 03:57 PM on October 04
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
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
We have just learned that Tim Thomas is secretly (no more!) a refugee from a United Planets Space Platform outside the orbit of Pluto.
To Freedom, Friendship and Frunt!
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:32 PM on June 04
posted by ursus_comiter at 06:34 PM on May 21
I was at Wood's fourth career start. Always been a fan. Shame he couldn't stay healthy. He's retiring with the second best K/9 ratio in the bigs.
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:00 PM on May 21
Well, I totally missed my own league's draft. Hope the autopick did all right by me.
posted by ursus_comiter at 06:13 PM on March 25
Here you go kokaku.
posted by ursus_comiter at 08:11 PM on March 22
Draft start changed to Sun Mar 25 10:30pm BST (5:30 PM EST). For some weird reason that's the latest on Sunday that Yahoo! allowed.
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:49 PM on March 19
Sunday it is!
posted by ursus_comiter at 02:45 PM on March 19
I'm definitely open to input on when to draft, so speak up folks.
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:31 PM on March 18
This is the perfect team for Greg Maddux to begin his managerial career.
posted by ursus_comiter at 01:50 PM on November 17
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