Recent Comments by skydivemom

Opening Night in Baseball

Does everyone know what today is? Today is the day that the Cubs are in first place!!

Kinds sad knowing the Astros will not be playing in the central any longer. Looking forward to watching this new rival tonight.

posted by skydivemom at 03:25 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Oh too bad on the baseball. Skydivedad is married to someone else these days and we are both happier.

posted by skydivemom at 03:20 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hi everyone. long time no see!! Well I was interested in playing some fantasy baseball and also getting in on a March Madness pool. Is there anything set up that I may not be to late to get in on?

posted by skydivemom at 01:26 PM on March 19

Giants Fan Attacked at Dodgers Stadium

I just don't understand some people! Does beating the opposing fan make your team any better or benefit your team in any way? Only makes you look like an ass and gives bad publicity to your team!!

posted by skydivemom at 02:43 PM on April 02

Fantasy Baseball?

I would love to be in!!

posted by skydivemom at 08:55 PM on March 09

The New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl

Congratulations Saints, really enjoyed watching the game!

posted by skydivemom at 10:42 PM on February 07

Most Amazing Fantasy Hockey Opportunity Ever! SpoFi Puckathon V

I'm in!

posted by skydivemom at 08:48 PM on September 08

Stanley Cup Playoff Pick'em...Finals Edition

Wings in 6 Franzen

I know that I have not made any other predictions but wanted to get in on this one. Good to be back on spofi.

posted by skydivemom at 08:09 PM on May 28

Yahoo Fantasy H2H Baseball League

It actually says in the notes above the teams.....

"Your league will not be permitted to conduct its draft if it contains an odd number of teams"

We only have 11 teams signed up so we need 1 more or 3 more if you want 14.

posted by skydivemom at 02:18 PM on March 18

Yahoo Fantasy H2H Baseball League

No it says that unless you have an even amount of teams you will not be allowed to draft. We would need at least 12 to go.

posted by skydivemom at 02:15 PM on March 18

Yahoo Fantasy H2H Baseball League

Well it looks like we are going to need one more team in order to have the league go on. Please won't someone else join?

posted by skydivemom at 03:52 PM on March 15

Yahoo Fantasy H2H Baseball League

Mama's Boys are in. Thanks for setting this up!

posted by skydivemom at 09:18 PM on March 01

8th Annual SpoFi Rotisserie Baseball League

Mama's Boys are in.

posted by skydivemom at 09:17 PM on March 01

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Elimination Playoff Edition

Twins by 1 Mauer game winning homerun

posted by skydivemom at 01:09 PM on September 30

Still time left to play!

Mama Kicks Butt! is going to accomplish more than she did last year!

posted by skydivemom at 06:20 PM on September 16

March Madness

I am in.

posted by skydivemom at 07:21 PM on February 22

Yahoo! Head to Head Fantasy Baseball

Thanks YYM - I am in. This year I am going to straight up whoop on everyone!

posted by skydivemom at 07:43 PM on February 11

The mighty hath fallen:

This is the first time I have really watched any tennis and I am really enjoying it. I watched the Tsonga match yesterday and was impressed. Now mind you impressing me probably isn't very hard because I have never really watched. I watched Federer a little the other day and thought so this is what a great tennis player looks like. So many of you have been singing his praises on spofi over the last year. I am bummed that I will not be able to see him in the finals but will enjoy watching Tsonga again. I have not see Djokovic but I am hoping it is a good match. Wow I just watched Sharapova win it all. I think I may have a new sport I am fast becoming hooked on.

posted by skydivemom at 10:17 PM on January 25

"If you're not confrontational, you're not doing your job."

I agree with apoch. I did not know about his involvement with Ben Johnson at least I am not remembering hearing about it before. It almost sounds like while he was in charge he had a personal stake in it. He led a good witch hunt but I really don't think much justice was served. What is known about John Fahey, the man who is going to take his place? Will the witch hunt continue with guilty being said and the accused must bring evidence to prove innocence or will Fahey have to show evidence to prove guilt while they are considered innocent?

posted by skydivemom at 02:19 PM on November 15

Lucky players ride loonie roller-coaster

Interesting post. I have always wondered slightly about how teams were paid. I say slightly because I never bothered to look it up to find out the answer myself. So another thing I wonder about now is "how do minor league players get paid when they are brought up to the NHL?" Are they still paid their minor league contract amount in Canadian currency or do they get a new amount (on a per game scale) in US funds from the NHL team?

posted by skydivemom at 01:07 PM on November 15

"I expected it to be kind of a factory setting...and what I found was a very loving, somewhat casual environment...they weren't factories, they were more like gardens."

Thanks for the fpp. I helps me believe that any child has the potential to be great. There has to be a love to start with and that can sometimes be influenced by what is watched by the parents. Parents are a big part of this if they are willing to pay with money and time for practice. Our son works very hard at hockey and really loves it. He wants to play in NHL and this gives me hope. He did get some athletic genes from skydivedad but all I contributed is the love of watching sports as I am not very coordinated at them. I can most definately give him any support he needs. I also think that sometimes it seems kids have an easier time learning because they have not learned fear or mistrust. If you tell them they can do it they believe it. Where as an adult has learned to mistrust people and the fear of the risk they are taking.

posted by skydivemom at 05:21 PM on November 06

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

I have to admit that I think baseball games have become too long. Saying that, I am really for instant replay for the purspose of homeruns. I think it would be an advantage to all teams. I did not realize that baseball had a 12 second rule. I really don't want to offend anyone by naming the ones I know but some pitchers take an extremely long period of time to get the ball to the plate. I think we can all think of some. It drives me crazy to see how many times time is called. A pitcher takes 30 seconds to get the sign and another 20 seconds to set his stance and then low and behold the batter calls for time and it all starts again. This is all well and good until you are an eastern time zoner with a west coast game and you do not get to bed to well after 1pm. Even 8:30 games go past midnight quite often. I don't think the instant replay of homeruns will add much more and the game could actually be quicker if they enforce the 12 second rule.

posted by skydivemom at 04:08 PM on November 06

World Series Pick 'Em

Colorado in 5 Torrealba 4.55 50 k's

posted by skydivemom at 08:57 PM on October 23

George Gipp Exhumed from Michigan Cemetery

Maybe he didn't own up to it is because the baby wasn't born till 4 days after he was dead.

posted by skydivemom at 06:39 PM on October 11

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Colorado - 5 Cleveland - 7 Beckett and Francis Holliday for double bonus

posted by skydivemom at 05:27 PM on October 11

Final '07 Fantasy Baseball Standings

Hey now just because I didn't make any last minute changes to my team doesn't mean I wasn't active. Look at the difference - minny trax made like 70 moves and I only made about 18. Just a different style of play not necessarily not playing. This is all mute anyway because in no way was it stated that you had to complete the season with complete moves on the last day to win the costanza so in my mind LBB is the true costanza winner. Jersey Girl made about the same amount of moves I did and you still say she won.

posted by skydivemom at 07:49 PM on October 02

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

Philly in 5 Cubs in 4 Red Sox 4 Cleveland 5 D. Lee NL +10

posted by skydivemom at 04:45 PM on October 02

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, Elimination Playoff Edition

San Diego by 2 Barrett

posted by skydivemom at 03:25 PM on October 01

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!

I'm definitely not sold on Mason yet...now that he's the main man and all. Mason is Fantasy Radiation (loser) due to the mass exodus of talent out of Nashville Of course - I drafted him. He now has the skydivemom curse of fantasy sports and will forever suck! But no weedy I am not giving him up because if anyone knows me I draft and keep till it kills me. Again I say it is the skydivemom curse of fantasy sports!

posted by skydivemom at 05:31 PM on September 25

Fantasy Points League-Hockey

I'm in............for more punishment in another fantasy league. Now I am up for three Costanza's!

posted by skydivemom at 10:39 PM on September 21

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!

Elias AND Gionta? It's a gamble, but one that could very well payoff Well it really wasn't something that was done on purpose so I am really hoping it does payoff!

posted by skydivemom at 09:28 PM on September 21

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

Thanks YYM for getting this going for us. I just have to keep believing my suckage in fantasy sports will end this season!

posted by skydivemom at 05:03 PM on September 21

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

Will someone please sign up. We have 9 teams and they will not let us draft on Saturday if we do not have an even amount.

posted by skydivemom at 09:21 AM on September 20

Yahoo! Fantasy NHL Pool is in business!

Well since there still seemed to be space available I signed up with Sons of Mama and you should all be happy about that because I really suck at roto and I am one more person you all can finish ahead of. *I am really hoping reverse psychology works in this case.

posted by skydivemom at 01:10 PM on September 19

Head-to-Head Fantasy Hockey

You know Mama's Boys has always sucked so this year we are going with Sons of Mama and see what happens. Unlike the baseball season where I was gone a month, with children in school I stay home and will keep my team active. edit: The draft time and settings are good with me.

posted by skydivemom at 11:28 AM on September 18

Stealing good ideas- (Video)

Well I think that a company like NBC could come up with an orginal idea for promoting this instead of digging in the closet for something they have already done. I also don't think the NFL one is as entertaining as the NHL one. If I was to duplicate my ideas I would do it better or at least at the same quality.

posted by skydivemom at 05:12 PM on August 19

Softball Practice Ground Ball Kills Girl

The autopsy was preformed today and it is just sad. There appears to have been no pre-existing condition but when the ball hit her head it caused her head to jerk and that is what caused the tear.

posted by skydivemom at 08:06 PM on July 26

MLB Predictions: somewhat-post-midterm grades

Our class trip in sixth grade was to Mackinac Island, up where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. It was neither educational nor particularly fun. But I did get some salt water taffy. Even though it's not remotely close to an body of salt water. I probably listened to some awful music in the walkman on the bus ride there and back. So awful I can't even remember it. posted by holden at 11:14 AM CDT on July 26 Ditto here holden and it was Greenfield Villiage in 5th grade. I cannot forget the all famous trip to Tulip Festival in Holland and all the rich kids (not me of course) getting wooden shoes!

posted by skydivemom at 07:59 PM on July 26

It's all over

Well I probably should not have signed up since I have been gone for most of this and didn't really understand much if anything. But what the hey - I didn't finish last and I can honestly say I finished third in a spofi competition!

posted by skydivemom at 09:05 PM on July 24

Match 1

I know nothing so I did the quick pick and boy was that a mistake. Next time I will research too!

posted by skydivemom at 07:59 PM on June 18

London unveils logo of 2012 Games

I like it. I can see the 20 on top and the 12 on the bottom. Then you throw in 2012 in the 0 and London in the first 2 and there you go.

posted by skydivemom at 03:10 PM on June 05

Fantasy Tri-nations

Thank you very much - I will take your advice.

posted by skydivemom at 08:33 PM on June 03

Fantasy Tri-nations

I know absolutely nothing about this but I am always open to learning new things. If there is a limit on how many teams you can have and you fill up fast let me know and I will drop out so someone more knowledgeable can participate. If not a problem, I will enjoy the challange.

posted by skydivemom at 01:59 PM on June 01

Mears Finds Victory Lane on Indy Sunday

Really now guys - you are not restoring my faith in men who watch racing. Here I was starting to think you were not the neanderthals I was raised with who watch it.

posted by skydivemom at 06:41 PM on May 29

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pick 'Em

Senators - 6 Heatley 5.3

posted by skydivemom at 04:15 AM on May 26

Casey steps in, connects: Goes to bat to help feed hungry

I think it is outstanding and yes BornIcon people are interested. At least I am and last I knew I was a people. I don't post much on spofi but something like this needs to be recognized! Thanks for posting it!

posted by skydivemom at 08:21 PM on May 16

NFL moving north?

Sorry Dr. John, I have a limited memory and didn't recall hearing this before. I thought it was something new with Goodell being a new commissioner. Admins please feel free to delete.

posted by skydivemom at 06:42 PM on May 10

NHL Conference Finals Pick 'Em

Buffalo - 6 Detroit - 7 Franzen Kalinin Numminen

posted by skydivemom at 01:14 PM on May 10

NHL Conference Semis Pick 'Em

New York in 6 New Jersey in 6 Detroit in 7 Anaheim in 5 Bonus: New Jersey Super Bonus: 85%

posted by skydivemom at 04:16 PM on April 24

NHL.com Playoff Fantasy Hockey Challenge

wingnut - you need to have your picks in by 1:00pm tomorrow.

posted by skydivemom at 04:44 PM on April 10

NHL Conference Quarters Pick 'Em

dastardly Wings posted by MrFrisby at 6:59 PM CDT on April 9 Hmmph.......

posted by skydivemom at 08:04 PM on April 09

NHL Conference Quarters Pick 'Em

WEST Detroit - 4 Anaheim - 7 Nashville -7 Vancouver - 4 EAST New Jersey - 4 NY Islanders - 5 Atlanta - 5 Ottawa - 7 Goalies East - Brodeur West - Hasak Overtimes - 12

posted by skydivemom at 03:48 PM on April 09

SportsFilter "Frozen Four" Road to the Championship2007

I stink.......oh well such is life.

posted by skydivemom at 10:36 PM on April 06

NHL.com Playoff Fantasy Hockey Challenge

I set up a spofi league for this but it is really a long process to join. If you want to play send me an email (addy in my profile) and I will send you an invite. Let me know in this thread when you send the email. If you want to just wade through the hundreds of pages here is the league info: League Name: SpoFi Playoff Password: stanleycup

posted by skydivemom at 07:22 PM on April 02

NCAA Hockey Update

wow - guess I picked the wrong Michigan team.

posted by skydivemom at 10:20 PM on March 24

SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four

thanks q!

posted by skydivemom at 01:19 PM on March 23

SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four

Ok skater thanks - I thought the games started tonight at 5:00pm because that is when they start here. Thanks for the heads up. I have kept checking my email and still nothing from TBH so I don't know what else to do.

posted by skydivemom at 01:11 PM on March 23

SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four

Please change it Q to 4:45 pm today. Dad is working right now and can't get away to post this himself.

posted by skydivemom at 12:59 PM on March 23

SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four

Dad can still put your picks in TBH just email me your picks. Email is in my profile.

posted by skydivemom at 09:00 AM on March 23

O.J. Mayo: Don't call him, he'll call you

Really now - does not being humble make you a terrible person? So what if he is good and he knows it. How does that make him any different than alot of people who succeed at what they do. Being confident or arrogant can really begin to blur sometimes.

posted by skydivemom at 09:02 PM on March 22