Recent Comments by flannelenigma

The Premier League Season Kicks Off Tomorrow

Title: Arsenal

Top Four: Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United

Best Champions League Showing for an English Team: Chelsea

Relegated: Burnley, Southampton, West Brom

Top scorer: RvP

Most Assists: Mesut Ozil

Most clean sheets (team): Chelsea

posted by flannelenigma at 11:52 AM on August 15

Luis Suarez Banned 9 Games for Biting Opponent

This should make it very hard for Liverpool to move his... poisoned fruit and all that. There's no way they could get the cash they would require to move him right now. Thank goodness that they botched Arsenal attempt to activate his buyout clause failed.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:58 PM on June 27

World Cup 2015 Fantasy League is ON!

In.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:24 AM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'd be interested in World Cup fantasy.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:01 PM on June 03

Arsenal Comes Back to Win FA Cup Over Hull City

That wasn't a match as much as it was a medical procedure.

posted by flannelenigma at 12:31 PM on May 20

The Borders of Baseball

That huge swath of blue south of Atlanta should have been taken into account by the Braves I'd think.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:38 PM on April 24

Some Indians Fans Are De-Chiefing Their Gear

Well played, Cleveland fans, well played.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:13 PM on April 03

Orlando Lands Major League Soccer Team

Now if we could just get Atlanta a team. Maybe they could play in Turner Field.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:23 AM on November 20

Football as Religion?

Still my favorite player. Great read.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:53 PM on September 23

Arsenal's Accounts

As an Arsenal fan, I actually blame Wenger, not the "big wigs". It was made abundantly clear that there was money to spend this summer. And Arsene has not. Now, they barely have a squad in advance of the champion's league qualifiers after injuries on Saturday.

His head should be on the block.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:27 AM on August 20

Robbie Rogers Unretires, Signs with L.A. Galaxy

Good for him, the Galaxy, MLS, and professional sports as a whole. I wish him every success, including being good enough for Brazil.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:22 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The monster that is Maddux is now on Twitter. @31gregmaddux

posted by flannelenigma at 12:04 PM on March 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Tony Gonzalez is coming back for one more season.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:48 PM on March 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Divisional Round

Late to the party, but...

1. Denver 2. Green Bay 3. Atlanta 4. New England 5. Ryan 6. Turner 7. New England's Kicker 8. ATL

posted by flannelenigma at 02:08 PM on January 12

Formula 1 Racing Returns to the U.S.

Somehow I missed this entirely. Tuned in to catch the last 3 laps though. It's a good looking track, but I'll have to take everyone else's word on how it races. How was the crowd?

posted by flannelenigma at 12:01 PM on November 19

Maryland Moving to Big Ten

Wow. ACC basketball really hasn't been the same since the last round of expansion (or, one could argue, since the expansion got rid of an all home an home schedule), but this is still kind of shocking.

Which team will get the newspaper treatment in the Big 10?

posted by flannelenigma at 11:58 AM on November 19

Dodgers to Play 2014 Season Opener in Sydney

How are they going to play baseball on a cricket ground? The dimensions and layout are a bit different to say the least (not to mention dirt for the infield).

posted by flannelenigma at 11:00 AM on October 25

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Wild Card Edition

Atlanta by 2 runs. Oakland by 3 runs

Bonus - Medlen (ATL)

Triple Crown - Jason Heyward (2 RBI)

posted by flannelenigma at 09:39 AM on October 05

Stop The Flop

Hmmm. I wonder if FIFA will take a note of this.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:20 AM on October 04

Miguel Cabrera Wins Triple Crown

I never thought I would witness a triple crown winner in today's game. Well done Miggy.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:19 AM on October 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Group D looks tasty for a neutral.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:13 PM on August 30

SportsFilter Euro 2012 Fantasy League

I'm in! Go Czech Republic! (Mainly because I was just in Prague).

posted by flannelenigma at 11:25 AM on June 06

Magic Johnson-led group is picked as Dodgers' next owner

I think Stan Kasten is much more important day to day than Magic will be.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:47 AM on March 29

Chipper Jones to retire at end of 2012 season

Braves fans are going to have a number of trips to make to the HOF over the next few years. It really underlines how lucky I've been to have had the pleasure of seeing Maddox, Glavine, Smoltz, and Jones all play live.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:06 PM on March 22

Matt Kenseth Wins Fire-Delayed Daytona 500

I can't believe the track was in good enough shape to complete the race after that explosion and fire.

posted by flannelenigma at 09:47 AM on February 28

For Your Soul

Donald Bradmon? Not sure how he'd stack up against fast bowlers though.

Ted Williams 1941? He'd get his hits, but would it be enough in the polo grounds against someone like Walter/Randy Johnson.

posted by flannelenigma at 09:35 AM on February 08

The Ultimate Football Draft

I was suprised at how far many of these players fell in the draft, but I suppose the importance of building a team that would function caused a bit of that. (Maybe that's why my fantasy teams perform the way they do: i.e, poorly.)

posted by flannelenigma at 09:22 AM on January 27

The Ultimate Football Draft

It's interesting that so many current players make the list. I need to peer more closely to see which interesting omissions there are. Tony Adams is one that comes immediately to mind.

posted by flannelenigma at 12:30 PM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So Tim Thomas is an asshat. News at 11.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:01 AM on January 24

Inside the Collapse

Fascinating read. The preponderance of anonymous sources always makes me a bit leery, but I guess I can understand them in this case.

Oh, and welcome to the conversation SteveYork,

posted by flannelenigma at 10:51 PM on October 12

Tigers Beat Yankees, Advance to ALCS

Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing Verlander pitch more than once in a series.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:40 PM on October 07

Rays, Cardinals Win Wildest Wild Cards

How about a word for Pujols, who absolutely carried the Cards all month. In the end, the Braves bullpen just ran out of gas. They were so good for so long this season, but had to pitch way to many innings.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:03 AM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And I say that as a fan.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:37 AM on September 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Braves will blow it tonight. Mark it down.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:37 AM on September 28

Juventus have a new stadium.

What Rock Steady said. Great story.

posted by flannelenigma at 10:51 AM on September 09

EPL Fantasy

You're in FB.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:34 PM on August 12

Football's Back!

And Arsenal still need signings. What else is new.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:30 PM on August 12

EPL Fantasy

I tried to post this a couple of hours ago, but kept getting some strange errors.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:46 PM on August 04

EPL Fantasy

I've just renewed the SpoFi league.

1. Select the 'Join a league' option

2. Choose private league

3. Now enter the code 326879-222878 to join the private league.

Good luck everyone! I'm Hamburglar SV, as per usual.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:46 PM on August 04

US Hires Juergen Klinsmann to Coach Men's Soccer Team

I think it was time for Bradley to go. Not that he did a poor job, but I think 8 years in charge is just too much, and to use Grant Wahl's term, the team had become stale.

Now the big question is whether Klinsmann will be given the authority he asked for the last couple of times he was approached, which US Soccer ultimately balked at.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:22 PM on July 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

After losing to the US in the Women's World Cup today, the North Korean coach claimed 7 or 8 players had been struck by lightening in training in the run up to the cup, thus limiting their performances.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:41 PM on June 28

Chelsea appoint Villas-Boas as manager

He's going to have a lot of work to do keeping all those egos in check.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:15 PM on June 22

Dice-K Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

I'm guessing we won't see him in the major leagues (at least in the US) again.

posted by flannelenigma at 03:44 PM on June 02

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s nasty open letter to Scottie Pippen

While he is absolutely right in his details, he still comes off as kind of a jerk.

posted by flannelenigma at 12:59 PM on June 02

NHL hockey returns to the 'Peg!

@bill Ouch!

posted by flannelenigma at 04:11 PM on May 31

NHL hockey returns to the 'Peg!

He fought tooth and nail against the team moving out of Atlanta. What a weaselly thing to say.

That's not how we see it in Atlanta. Here's a local look.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:33 PM on May 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The look on the reporters face says it all.

posted by flannelenigma at 04:43 PM on May 17

Bulls Finish Hawks to Reach East Finals

From the Hawks point of view, Teague was a bright spot, but Chicago just had too much depth.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:01 AM on May 13

Washington Wizards Bring Back Old Colors

They tweaked the logo design aside from the colors a bit too (and improved it). Scroll down to see them superimposed.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:58 PM on May 11

Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams retires

Now that makes more sense.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:17 PM on May 06

Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams retires

Would that be Durham or Chapel Hill?

posted by flannelenigma at 01:23 PM on May 06

Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams retires

Sad to see him go. Always was the consummate gentlemen and one hell of a coach.

posted by flannelenigma at 09:56 AM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hawks leave a pair of tickets for Jameer Nelson for their first game against the Bulls. It must have worked for them, since they upset the Bulls.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:06 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Did you see Dalglish tell Wenger to "Fuck Off"? I don't know that I'd want to shake his hand after that either.

posted by flannelenigma at 09:58 AM on April 18

Sam Fuld Blows Cycle -- by Hitting Double

Good for him.

posted by flannelenigma at 01:21 PM on April 13

Fantasy Baseball 2011

League ID?

posted by flannelenigma at 04:47 PM on March 09

Player Gets Red Card for Tackling Streaker

He didn't even go in studs up!

posted by flannelenigma at 09:59 AM on March 08