Recent Comments by Etrigan

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This is a "Wait a minute, strike that, reverse it" thing, right?

posted by Etrigan at 06:54 AM on June 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A couple of similar discussions from last year.

posted by Etrigan at 04:28 PM on June 17

Chris Christie: Hot Female Tennis Players Are Hot

Christ(ie), what an asshole.

posted by Etrigan at 07:09 AM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

No, it was still Euro 2016.

posted by Etrigan at 07:08 AM on June 11

MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies

Possibly the platonic ideal of "shocked but unshocked." He lived a hell of a life, and I'm sorry he's gone.

posted by Etrigan at 06:26 AM on June 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I would think it would be much easier. Is he even in the NFLPA at this point?

posted by Etrigan at 12:37 PM on June 06

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups

So, keeping it in a strictly sportsian context, will the NCAA have anything to say about this? They more or less abdicated their moral-arbiter-off-the-field role after Penn State, but could they twist this into "These players should have been eligible and therefore you lose X wins and suffer Y sanctions"?

posted by Etrigan at 01:27 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Kenneth Starr (yeah, that one) is reportedly about to be fired as President and Chancellor of Baylor University due to the ever-expanding scandal over sexual assaults by football players and cover-ups thereof. Ah, irony.

posted by Etrigan at 11:47 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It was Colon's own fault that his cover was blown. Because he briefly represented himself in the custody dispute, his name was listed as an attorney in the case, sabotaging the "anonymous" shield the former couple had been granted by a judge.

posted by Etrigan at 01:40 PM on May 19

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women

I was actually watching the Golf Channel when this broke (the baby likes green and soft, soothing voices), and over the next hour or so, I was struck at how they seemed totally incapable of finding anyone who would publicly defend the restriction. Every time another middle-aged white guy popped up on the screen, I'd think, Okay, here we go..., but nope, the sonofabitch would talk about how it's 2016 and how are we still talking about this and look at how many women play golf and this makes golf look like a bunch of middle-aged white guys.

posted by Etrigan at 01:37 PM on May 19

Rockies SS Jose Reyes receives 52-game suspension for domestic violence incident

"after which she was treated at a local hospital"

posted by Etrigan at 06:47 PM on May 14

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game

It was a guinea pig (it's in the tags and some other story I can't find on my phone).

posted by Etrigan at 07:53 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Having problems with signing up new accounts. (I checked this and verified that it don't work at the moment.)

posted by Etrigan at 02:11 PM on May 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Big Sexy, the Last Expo, the Dean of the Game, Bartolo Colon has hit his first home run.

posted by Etrigan at 09:47 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

QB decommits from Texas A&M. Receivers coach subtweets. Several other A&M recruits say "Well, fuck you too."

posted by Etrigan at 10:59 AM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Skip Bayless has decided to leave ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August.

posted by Etrigan at 02:56 PM on April 26

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

I don't see Goodell (delenda est)) thinking that "backing down" in that way would be good for the shield.

posted by Etrigan at 02:05 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Holy balls.

posted by Etrigan at 07:36 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


Oh, god, Rembert Browne, never change.

posted by Etrigan at 03:15 PM on April 21

Giants' John Mara: NFL May Dump Kickoffs

Specifically, say a team scores. They would then get the ball on their own 30-yard line and have one chance to gain 15 additional yards and keep the ball. If they failed to gain 15 yards, the ball would turn over on downs. Alternatively, the team could choose to punt instead of attempting to gain 15 yards.

(Fun fact: This rule changed was proposed by then-Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano.)

I could have guessed that last part, because this idea is somehow genius and stupid at the same time. Here's an idea -- let's just give the other team the ball on the 20.

posted by Etrigan at 02:12 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Conor McGregor: I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later.

posted by Etrigan at 04:12 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Oh, Titans. Never stop Titansing.

posted by Etrigan at 12:43 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Toronto Raptors have never won their first playoff game. They are now 0-8.

posted by Etrigan at 04:05 PM on April 16

LA Rams Trade to Acquire 1st Pick in NFL Draft

Am I the only one who reads it as "La Rams" and thinks That really should be Los Rams... every so often?

posted by Etrigan at 01:20 PM on April 15

Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Final NBA Game

You could not have written a more fitting last game for Kobe.

posted by Etrigan at 09:13 AM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The collapse was so stunning and swift that I almost couldn't grasp what had happened.

The commentators noted that Spieth lost (I think) seven strokes to Willett in the span of 50 minutes.

posted by Etrigan at 04:10 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

D'Brickashaw Ferguson retires after 10 years and 167 consecutive starts, having played every offensive snap for the Jets for the last decade (except for the final play of the 2008 season, where the entire offensive line was replaced by skill-position players (it didn't work)). He never so much as appeared on an injury report.

posted by Etrigan at 10:22 AM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

PaddyPower refunded all Outright and 1st Round Leader bets on Els.

posted by Etrigan at 08:40 AM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

15 Years Ago Today, Randy Johnson Exploded A Bird

posted by Etrigan at 02:41 PM on March 24

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research

We're talking about the NFL. They barely recognize the existence of money in denominations less than $100 -- fractional dollars? No chance.

posted by Etrigan at 01:38 PM on March 24

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research

It is also unclear why the omissions went unchallenged by league officials, by the epidemiologist whose job it was to ensure accurate data collection and by the editor of the medical journal that published the studies.

Really? Can't think of a $ingle rea$on that thi$ might have happened?

posted by Etrigan at 01:08 PM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

For the record, holden, I wasn't offended, just surprised.

posted by Etrigan at 11:20 AM on March 24

Tennis Tourney Exec: Women Ride Men's Coattails, But They're Attractive

Will this not put the ardent feminist into a bit of a quandary? I think I would like to watch the fireworks as this point is argued.

Bless your heart.

posted by Etrigan at 11:55 AM on March 23

Tennis Tourney Exec: Women Ride Men's Coattails, But They're Attractive

Moore is out.

posted by Etrigan at 09:18 AM on March 22

Tennis Tourney Exec: Women Ride Men's Coattails, But They're Attractive

Yeah, there's always a good argument for why a particular group doesn't really deserve equality.

posted by Etrigan at 05:25 AM on March 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

12 points, 35 seconds. UNI had a 99.99% win probability.

posted by Etrigan at 09:10 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle


posted by Etrigan at 05:39 PM on March 20

Gay minor league baseball player quit because of homophobic comments from teammates and coaches.

return to the game somewhere else in a more accepting environment - if such exists.

I'm sure there are more accepting environments, in the sense that those sorts of people tend to look over their shoulder before they talk, if they think A Gay might be in the area.

posted by Etrigan at 12:34 PM on March 17

March Madness 2016: Printable NCAA tournament bracket

Dear Middle Tennessee State -- The state of Michigan would like to extend its sympathies for the senseless atrocities that Tom Izzo is about to perpetrate upon your Blue Raiders as punishment-by-proxy to the selection committee for not seeding the Spartans at #1.

posted by Etrigan at 10:58 AM on March 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Browns don't have a conduct clause in his contract so they can cut him now? They could save themselves 12 days of discomfort and uncertainty if they got it over with today.

They can get something for him if they trade him, as opposed to just cutting him, right?

posted by Etrigan at 04:10 PM on February 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

At Least 29 People Still Don't Know Who Won the Super Bowl

posted by Etrigan at 11:43 AM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

He was clearly inside the three-point line. The scorer should be fired.

posted by Etrigan at 08:50 AM on February 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Google is like grum@work for boring stuff.

posted by Etrigan at 03:47 PM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by Etrigan at 02:29 PM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I just love the fact that the NHL keeps a list of possible emergency goalies in each city, and I want to fake up some credentials so I can let the Red Wings win by 75 goals some day.

posted by Etrigan at 09:52 AM on February 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Not a bad way to make 500 bones.

posted by Etrigan at 02:18 PM on February 16

Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies

Title IX suit filed against UT, cites Manning incident as an example of the hostile environment.

posted by Etrigan at 06:25 PM on February 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

LSU football is under the gun, thanks to the university running out of money. The athletic department pays for itself, of course, but without classes to attend, all of the players would be academically ineligible.

posted by Etrigan at 03:36 PM on February 12

Texans Owner Robert McNair: Cherokees Can't Hold Their Whiskey


Seriously, do none of these people employ PR professionals who can tell them "You will gain zero by saying anything on this issue. Just smile and nod and change the subject."?

posted by Etrigan at 08:04 PM on February 09

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

I assume about half of Aqib Talib's bonus check will be taken back by the NFL.

posted by Etrigan at 03:05 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee discussed whether to induct Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for more than 50 minutes. They discussed whether to induct Brett Favre for roughly the length of time it took to read the previous sentence.

posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on February 07

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

Ugh. Seriously. I'm willing to bet they've already burned those email addresses, too.

posted by Etrigan at 10:32 PM on February 04

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies

Goddammit, 2016.

posted by Etrigan at 10:31 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Slate ranks every Super Bowl from best to worst.

I'd put XXXII (Elway's first win) higher.

posted by Etrigan at 02:48 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

There are half a dozen good QBs in the draft this year. Connor Cook is a local and could well slip to 16.

posted by Etrigan at 10:49 PM on February 01

Mike Martz on Terrell Owens as Hall of Fame Finalist: 'Ridiculous'

Is there an Isaac Bruceberry cereal? A Torry Holt Flakes? No? T.O. wins.

posted by Etrigan at 01:30 PM on February 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sources: Calvin Johnson told Lions he plans to retire

I hope this makes Caldwell take a long, hard look at whether he wants to keep his $22M QB.

posted by Etrigan at 07:59 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The most important question heading into Super Bowl week

posted by Etrigan at 07:50 PM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rob Manfred remains on the side of all that is good and right, at least a little.

posted by Etrigan at 01:47 PM on January 26

Denver Beats New England to Reach Super Bowl 50

*50% of Denver's rushing first downs yesterday came from Peyton ambling 12 yards at an amusingly glacial pace.


ETRIGAN: "Oh Christ they're gonna kill him his head is gonna snap right the fuck off what the hell is he doing oh Jesus I'm about to watch a murder on live television oh thank God it's done and he's still moving."


posted by Etrigan at 02:16 PM on January 25