Recent Comments by ursus_comiter

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oh what a brave new world that has such creatures in it!

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:16 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Well, it's not just the Yankees. I went looking for what lively awfulness is on offer for my Cubbies and found plenty.

posted by ursus_comiter at 04:36 PM on August 11

Boston 2024 is DEAD.

My condolences, Los Angeles.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:24 PM on July 27

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class

Someone's got a rental Lexus trunk with your name on it NoMich.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:13 PM on July 27

Your 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class

I was wondering who dafuq TOM Smoltz was...

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:13 PM on July 27

Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

NoMich, I believe this is a continuation of that ruling. And this isn't the final appeal for the Washington sports team, either.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:57 PM on July 08

Tokyo 2020 Committee Releases Short List of New Sports

Roller Derby?

posted by ursus_comiter at 02:44 PM on June 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Ah, the link in the 2008 thread seems to be dead.

Try this.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:25 PM on June 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Remember this?

The A's just called up switch pitcher, Pat Vanditte to the bigs.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:23 PM on June 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Houston, where the fans are dumber than a chicken.

posted by ursus_comiter at 08:54 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by ursus_comiter at 08:53 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Dodgers Kiss Cam now embarrassing gay couples, too.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:10 AM on May 05

The Gaming Obsession of the Green Bay Packers

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ichiro Suzuki Uncensored en Espanol.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:52 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Jeter does corn mazes The Right Way.

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:29 PM on August 18

Dangerous Experiment : A Roster of 25 Adam Dunns


posted by ursus_comiter at 10:39 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Beaverboard, I'd think again.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:27 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Metta World Peace looks to change his name again.

posted by ursus_comiter at 03:13 PM on August 07

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.

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