Recent Comments by Etrigan

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule

Randall Cobb did it four years ago.

It's a dumb rule that I can't believe the competition committee hasn't "clarified".

posted by Etrigan at 02:05 PM on September 27

Les Miles out at LSU

Petrino might be dumb enough to try his shtick at a top-flight program one more time, but I think he's realized that it's pretty nice being the big dog at Louisville, where he'll be able to coast for at least a decade on "Remember when I walloped the shit out of Florida State?"

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on September 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

facepalm.gif

posted by Etrigan at 02:56 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Keep your eyes open during warmups, dude.

posted by Etrigan at 01:41 PM on September 13

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

"I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor."

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

posted by Etrigan at 12:31 PM on September 13

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Dang, Jason Peters.

posted by Etrigan at 12:41 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tony Romo is 80-53 with the Cowboys since he became the starting QB. In that same time, all other QBs with the Cowboys are 1-14.

posted by Etrigan at 10:09 AM on September 12

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Congratulations to Arkansas, the new holders of the lineal college football championship. This is the Razorbacks' third reign (one in the 1960s, or the pre-CollegeFootballBelt.com era). Barring a major upset by Texas State, looks like Alabama will reunify the fake playoff "championship" with the true title some time in October.

posted by Etrigan at 10:24 AM on September 11

TCU Begins Defense of College Football Belt Against South Dakota State

That was a hell of a game for three quarters.

posted by Etrigan at 01:04 PM on September 04

Sam Bradford to Vikings, Mark Sanchez to Cowboys

an origami rendering of a Bull Terrier created by a visually impaired person.

The stadium or Bradford?

posted by Etrigan at 02:06 PM on September 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Apply burn to ice.

posted by Etrigan at 01:34 PM on August 26

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I am willing to accept that Bolt is the greatest Olympic track athlete ever, but not the unchallenged greatest athletics athlete.

posted by Etrigan at 12:59 PM on August 19

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grumble grumble single event grumble grumble

If there were slightly-heavier discus and throw-from-your-off-foot discus and relay discus of all of those permutations, Al Oerter would have more medals than Phelps and Bolt combined.

posted by Etrigan at 12:58 PM on August 19

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grumble grumble Al Oerter grumble

posted by Etrigan at 03:55 AM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm sure it's Google-able, but can someone explain to me why it seems like all of the bronze medals in freestyle wrestling are ties?

Combat sports don't do bronze medal matches. Both semifinal... I don't want to say "losers", but the two people who don't win in the semifinals each get a bronze.

posted by Etrigan at 02:04 PM on August 18

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Jordan started in AA ball, and he was actually good at his other sport. There's no way Tebow starts in AAA.

posted by Etrigan at 10:45 AM on August 10

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Apparently you septics have college rodeo teams.

Oh, that's nothing. You know what Virginia Tech's only national championship is? Bass fishing.

posted by Etrigan at 10:00 AM on August 09

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Katie Ledecky is on some kind of porpoise DNA regimen, right?

posted by Etrigan at 12:30 PM on August 08

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History

Furyk's accomplishment would be meaningless if Pyongyang Golf Complex was on the PGA Tour.

Danger Mouse finished Gleneagles in 1.

posted by Etrigan at 12:28 PM on August 08

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8/4 NEVER FORGET

posted by Etrigan at 02:24 PM on August 04

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*sigh*

(Officials misplace keys to stadium, have to use bolt cutters to let people in for early Olympics women's soccer match.)

posted by Etrigan at 12:49 PM on August 04

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Oh, man, that hop after. It's nice to be remembered that Mac was an asshole because he wanted to win every damn time.

posted by Etrigan at 09:26 AM on August 04

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It's amazing how often one's best option isn't stabbing.

posted by Etrigan at 07:11 AM on July 25

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

I'm always glad for these threads and their way of showing me how tenuous our grasp on civilization really is.

posted by Etrigan at 06:09 PM on July 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kendra Harrison breaks 100m hurdles record, which is older than she is.

posted by Etrigan at 11:28 AM on July 23

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the ESPYs are always on the day after the MLB All-Star Game...is that because it's the only day where absolutely nothing else is going on in the Big 4?

Yep.

(The day before is the only other day of the year that no MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL games are played, but the Home Run Derby etc. are typically held.)

posted by Etrigan at 11:58 AM on July 14

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Cuban's take was for teams not to play someone who can't hit free throws, or for players learn to make free throws. My humble (well, maybe a little humble) opinion is that free throw shooting is an NBA skill. If you don't have it, your team should suffer the consequences.

Take fouls out of the game, then. There should be a very, very small number of times when "committing a foul" or "drawing a penalty" is in any way advantageous to the team/player that's doing it (I'm okay with the occasional intentional penalty in football to back a kick up a little, for instance). Not every damn game.

posted by Etrigan at 11:57 AM on July 14

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The NBA's ineffectual anti-hacking rule will now be somewhat more effectual:

The current rule for away-from-the-play fouls applicable to the last two minutes of the fourth period (and last two minutes of any overtime) pursuant to which the fouled team is awarded one free throw and retains possession of the ball will be extended to the last two minutes of each period.

posted by Etrigan at 01:44 PM on July 13

Tim Duncan announces retirement

Nine thousand playoff minutes. That's insane; what's more insane is that LeBron is within 1000.

posted by Etrigan at 12:06 PM on July 11

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Bartolo Coln is going to the All-Star Game. So the entire world doesn't suck.

posted by Etrigan at 06:45 PM on July 08

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There is no possible way that those two weren't "impaired" in some way.

I once woke up on the side of a highway, my car turned off, my seat belt off, the keys in the passenger seat. To this day, I have no idea why I'm not dead.

posted by Etrigan at 10:46 AM on July 07

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

A more recent wrestling storyline version.

posted by Etrigan at 09:29 AM on July 05

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The latest episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast is about why so few basketball players shoot free throws underhanded. Pretty good.

posted by Etrigan at 10:07 AM on June 30

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Florida State declares itself 2015 Florida state football champions and spends $62K on championship rings.

posted by Etrigan at 07:39 PM on June 28

Legendary University of Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away at age 64.

She had one class (her last) that never went to a Final Four since the NCAA women's tournament started. One.And that class won three SEC championships.

posted by Etrigan at 07:33 PM on June 28

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Why Lionel Messi's "Retirement" Is Probably Just A Threat

posted by Etrigan at 09:24 AM on June 27

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

posted by Etrigan at 06:54 AM on June 19

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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

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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

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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

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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.
*facepalm*

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

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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

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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

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Holy balls.

posted by Etrigan at 07:36 PM on April 24

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CUP CHECK!!!

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

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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