Recent Comments by grum@work

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So who is the fourth string QB in New England (assuming Brady, Jimmy G., and Brissett are 1/2/3)?

And who would be the backup to that guy?

I'm sure Doug Flutie is still in pretty good shape.

posted by grum@work at 04:39 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The thought occurred to me that while all other broadcasters use a color commentator, Scully works alone.

Like his "under the park" home run quip, almost everything Scully says sounds better than anything any ex-ballplayer colour guy could come up with. I so much want to listen to him broadcast a game than anything, even more than my favourite sounding announcer (Dan Shulman).

If you get a chance, listen to Scully paint the picture for Sandy Koufax's last three outs of his perfect game.

posted by grum@work at 09:01 AM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

I might also suggest then you avoid trying this.

From the link: "He'll take the fact that he won't be able to have kids pretty hard, though."

He may be one of the rare non-posthumous Darwin Award recipients!

posted by grum@work at 02:09 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How long has Vin Scully been part of broadcasting Dodgers games?

The same year that Scully began working on Dodgers broadcasts (1950), Ken Griffey was born.
The same year that Scully stops working on Dodgers broadcasts (2016), Ken Griffey's SON was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

He's broadcasted the entire career of three generations of baseball players:

Gus Bell - 1950-1964
Buddy Bell - 1972-1989
David Bell - 1995-2006

posted by grum@work at 10:34 AM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

New England by 7
Arizona by 7
Tennessee by 3
Miami by 9
Baltimore by 10
Green Bay by 13 LOCK
Denver by 7
Carolina by 10
New York Giants by 7
Los Angeles by 3
Seattle by 9
Kansas City by 6
Indianapolis by 13
Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK
Dallas by 3
New Orleans by 9

posted by grum@work at 03:51 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Yeah, I was pretty sure I wasn't anywhere near the top, so I'll thank you from threatening my reproductive organs...

posted by grum@work at 03:48 PM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So...those North America (World Cup of Hockey) kids...they're pretty damn good.

Also, they've upgraded the tech on the ref cams, and it's fantastic. There was a scramble in the Finnish crease with a loose puck, and you could see from the ref's point of view that the puck was still visible the entire time. I originally thought it was too gimmicky when they debuted it a couple of years ago, but I'm thinking it's definitely something they should implement at ALL of the arenas. If anything, it should be used as a teaching tool for the younger refs to show how to get yourself in the right position to see everything that happens.

posted by grum@work at 09:39 PM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

Buffalo by 3
Baltimore by 10
Pittsburgh by 14 - Lock, stock and two smoking barrels!
Washington by 7
Kansas City by 13
New England by 6
New York Giants by 3
Carolina by 17 - Lock, stock and two smoking barrels!
Detroit by 3
Los Angeles by 3
Arizona by 14 - Lock, stock and two smoking barrels!
Oakland by 3
Indianapolis by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Green Bay by 17 - Lock, stock and two smoking barrels!
Philadelphia by 7

posted by grum@work at 02:10 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The MLB.com site insists on listing "Elimination Numbers" for teams to indicate how close that team is from being eliminated from post-season contention.

However, they only use raw numbers (games played and wins) to do the calculation, and they ignore future match-ups.

For example:

Tampa Bay is listed with an elimination number of 1.

However, Tampa Bay is already eliminated from post-season play.

The most wins the Rays can have at the end of the season is 79. They have 62 wins, and 17 games left.

  • Boston has 81 wins.

  • Baltimore has 80 wins.

  • Toronto has 79.

  • New York has 77.

Toronto and New York play each other 4 times before the end of the season. Either Toronto wins at least one game (meaning BOS/BAL/TOR finish with more than 79 wins) or New York sweeps and finishes with 81 (meaning BOS/BAL/NYY finish with more than 79 wins).

Therefore, Tampa Bay can't possibly get the 2nd wild card.

(They were actually eliminated before yesterday's games, but I hadn't looked at the standings in a bit.)

posted by grum@work at 08:53 AM on September 15

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.

So what's his "wins above replacement" during this time?

80 wins out of 133 games is .602 win%
1 win out of 15 games is .067 win%

That's pretty much .535 win% difference, which means 8.6 wins per season.

In comparison:

Tom Brady is 172-51 in the 223 games he's started. That's a .771 win%.
The Patriots are 11-7 in the games he didn't start (in seasons where he was a starter). That's a .611 win%.

That's pretty much a .160 win% difference, which means 2.6 wins per season.

In summary:

Silly math tells me that Tony Romo is more than three times as valuable to the Cowboys as Tom Brady is to the Patriots.

posted by grum@work at 03:34 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The following teams currently not in first in their divisions still control their own destiny to win the division title:

New York Yankees: If the Yankees win every game from here on out to the end of the season, they win the AL East.

  • 7 games against Boston, but only 4 games back of them.
  • 4 games against Toronto, but only 2 games back of them.
  • 4 games against Baltimore, but only 2 games back of them.

Baltimore Orioles: If the Orioles win every game from here on out to the end of the season, they win the AL East.

  • 7 games against Boston, but only 2 games back of the them.
  • 3 games against Toronto, tied with them in the standings.

Toronto Blue Jays: If the Blue Jays win every game from here on out to the end of the season, they win the AL East.

  • 3 games against Boston, but only 2 games back of them.
  • 3 games against Baltimore, tied with them in the standings.

San Francisco Giants: If they Giants win every game from here on out to the end of the season, they win the NL West.

  • 6 games against Los Angeles, but only 3 games back of them.


The following teams currently not in first in their divisions still control their own destiny to force at least a "Game 163" to determine the division title:

Detroit Tigers: If the Tigers win every game from here on out to the end of the season, they will be (at worst) tied for the AL Central.

  • 7 games against Cleveland, but only 7 games back of them.

posted by grum@work at 12:30 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yasiel Puig makes a 1.2 Pillar* catch to preserve (what was at the time) a perfect game.

* preserving no-hitters and/or perfect games in the 7th inning or later adds to what was a 0.9 Pillar catch to start with.

posted by grum@work at 09:37 AM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The individual players should be fined/suspended, and the team should be fined a large sum of money (~$5million) for what seems to be a culture of headhunting by their defense.

posted by grum@work at 09:03 AM on September 09

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Time to defend my title!
(But what am I going to do with TWO footballs?)

Denver by 3
Atlanta by 7
Tennessee by 11
Philadelphia by 3
Cincinnati by 14
New Orleans by 9
San Diego by 1
Buffalo by 3
Houston by 9
Green Bay by 14 - Lickety split! Lock this pick!
Seattle by 17 - Lickety split! Lock this pick!
New York Giants by 3
Indianapolis by 7
New England by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Los Angeles by 9

posted by grum@work at 12:25 AM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Sphincter-clenching standings potential scenario!

By the end of Sunday's games, the standings in the American League East/Central/Wild-Card could be:

  • CLE 79-63
  • TOR 79-63
  • BOS 79-63
  • BAL 78-64
  • HOU 78-64
  • DET 77-65
  • NYY 77-65
  • KCR 76-66
Eight teams within three games of each other, for four playoff spots (ALE, ALC, WC1, WC2).

posted by grum@work at 10:49 AM on September 07

Troy Aikman Blasts Fox Hiring Skip Bayless

Aikman is really good at what he does.

Bayless is not.

Actually, Bayless is VERY good at what he does. He draws eyeballs to the screen. He draws attention to his product. He draws discussion about him/show/network.

Talking intelligently about sports? Oh, he's definitely shit...but that's not his real job.

posted by grum@work at 10:31 AM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Bless you, Vin Scully.

posted by grum@work at 04:47 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

After the Bautista punch anybody who challenges Odor knows it could get real in a hurry because of his quick temper. I'll be surprised if he gets plunked.

That's exactly why Seattle would plunk him. He'll come running out to the mound (or Izzy-Alcantara the catcher first) and get an even LONGER suspension.

posted by grum@work at 12:10 AM on September 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Is there one for insufficient haste?

Oh, come on.

There have been LOTS of brawls caused by players walking slowly after hitting a home run.

Three immediately pop into my head:

Carlos Gomez

Junior Lake

Jose Fernandez

Odor dodges immediate criticism from the catcher for pimp-walking because all of Odor's teammates rush the field for the walk-off. If that happens in the top of the inning, I wonder if Zunino has some words for Odor as he gets to home plate.

The last game the Rangers play against the Mariners in Seattle is on September 8th. The proper protocol would seem to be for them to throw at Odor late in that game...

posted by grum@work at 05:16 PM on September 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Here is the French call for the Donaldson hat trick.

UN! DEUX! TROIS!

And here he is with all the hats!

posted by grum@work at 10:48 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Why do balls hit in Rogers Centre sound so different than other parks? Is it acoustics? Different microphones?

Accoustics (the dome) and mic locations are the prime suspects, but no one is sure why.

There have been a few too many times where the batter's response to striking out swinging was very understandable to the viewing audience, including one time where Josh Donaldson was caught telling the Angels' dugout "From you? Check my clock!"...or something very similar.

posted by grum@work at 09:56 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hat trick day!

365 days ago

Today

It's an (almost...damn leap year) annual tradition!

posted by grum@work at 08:26 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wainwright and the other pitchers are standing on the top step of the dugout, while Weaver is one step below...as a rookie should be.

posted by grum@work at 11:37 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Time for the rookie to learn the team traditions.

posted by grum@work at 05:16 PM on August 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grumble grumble Al Oerter grumble

grumble grumble single event grumble grumble

posted by grum@work at 09:23 AM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Okay, NOW we can say Usain Bolt is the greatest Olympic track and field star of all time...right?

posted by grum@work at 09:51 PM on August 18

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team

Obviously the market is changing and TV contracts may collapse

The only thing left on TV that people will watch live is sporting events...but I'm not sure that "TV" as we know it will be around in 20 years.

posted by grum@work at 05:13 PM on August 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I really hope Adrian Beltre has a few more years left in him.

posted by grum@work at 11:36 AM on August 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The picture (from the semi-finals, I assume) also captures DeGrasse's weird straight right arm running motion. It's so unorthodox.

As his coach says, don't fix what ain't broke.

posted by grum@work at 06:25 PM on August 15

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky in the Same Relay? It Could Happen.

Why not do the same on the track for the 4x100m relays? Two men, two women, alternating each leg.

Or "team heptathlon", where you combine the scores of each member on the team (or they each do 3 events, and both do the final 800m as a 2x400m relay)?

Is there team golf at these Olympics? Each nation has a male/female pair, and it's alternating shots in match play single-elimination mode.

How about a combined weightlifting, where BOTH competitors work together to lift the (extra-long) bar?

posted by grum@work at 02:31 PM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So...Bolt's the greatest track and field star in Olympic history? Or does he have to win the 200m and 4x100m relay as well?

posted by grum@work at 12:31 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Patrick Roy resigns as head coach (and VP) of the Colorado Avalanche.

I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs and bring it to a higher level. To achieve this, the vision of the coach and VP-Hockey Operations needs to be perfectly aligned with that of the organization. He must also have a say in the decisions that impact the team's performance. These conditions are not currently met.

posted by grum@work at 02:40 PM on August 11

WGN Anchor Goes on Epic Rant About Rules for Covering Olympics

It's a really interesting situation in Canada.

CBC (national broadcaster) has the rights.

They've sold some of them to TSN (one national sports station) and they broadcast events on 4 different channels.

They've also sold some of the rights to SportsNet (another national sports network, and blood rivals with TSN), and they broadcast events on one of their channels.

However...

In the SportsCenter highlight shows every night, TSN can show actual highlights of the events (video) when talking about them. The soccer goals, rubgy tries, swimming finishes, gymnastic leaps, etc...whatever they want.

In the SportsCentral highlight shows every night, SportsNet can only show still images of the events when talking about them. Here is a still image of the Canadian soccer player celebrating! Here is a still image of the American swimmer standing in the starting blocks! Here is a still image of competitors standing around before the beginning of the beach volleyball tournament!

It's very weird.

posted by grum@work at 01:37 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"I'm putting out what I feel is the best lineup," Girardi began. "That's my job. That's in my job description."

Standard stuff there. He has crafted the same thought a thousand different ways since Sunday, and really since it became apparent Alex Rodriguez had stopped being a part of his immediate plans. But then Girardi added this, and we got a rare chance to take a peek at a peeled-back onion:

"My job description," Girardi said, "does not entail a farewell tour."

Except, of course, when the farewell tour goes for an entire season (2013 & 2014). Then, in 2014, you had no problem running out the second worst hitter in the American League (76 OPS+) in the #2 spot in the batting order for 141 games, and in the #1 spot for three more games.

I also like how "best lineup" right now includes both Aaron Hicks (48 OPS+) and Mark Teixeira (69 OPS+) for 10 of the past 11 games.

posted by grum@work at 09:56 AM on August 11

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Speaking as a Canadian football expert (as of this week), Tebow's passing deficiencies would be more apparent there than in the NFL.

But his skill as a running QB (like Flutie) could open things up for him.

posted by grum@work at 11:23 AM on August 10

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

I wouldn't be surprised if Tebow got a look from some club that put him at Triple-A to see what he could do.

If some team likes what they see, he probably starts in Rookie A ball, or A+ ball. I would have strong doubts he makes it up to AAA unless he's absolutely smashing all the minor leagues below him.

My Texas Rangers have done some outside-the-box signings before, like Josh Hamilton and Matt Bush, and those guys had big character concerns. Tebow is as squeaky clean as it gets in sports.

The difference there is that Hamilton and Bush were AMAZING baseball players before their troubles hit (albeit in high school and minor league ball). Tebow couldn't have been all that much in high school as no team even took a flyer on him in the draft.

MLB teams were willing to draft Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Daunte Culpepper, John Elway, and Dan Marino...but not Tim Tebow.

posted by grum@work at 01:49 PM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

In honour of Ichiro's 3000th hit, here is a great commercial he did with Griffey Jr. back in 2010.

I mention it because of this article.

posted by grum@work at 12:33 AM on August 09

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

to Zlatan or not to Zlatan

Always dare to Zlatan!

posted by grum@work at 03:30 PM on August 08

Ichiro finally reaches 3,000 major league hits

For the past 3 years, there have been three active players that have had their names debated about for the "Is He a Hall of Famer?" discussions by the sabremetric community: Ichiro, Beltre, and David Ortiz.

Ichiro is going to fly in because while his advanced stats don't scream HOF, the narrative for him is much easier after reaching 3000 (and "4257"). Throw in the fact that no one in MLB can seem to find a bad thing to say about him (and tell many fantastic stories about him), that he's a pioneer (first great NPB hitter in MLB), and fan/writer favourite for those that hate the "three true outcomes" modern hitting style, and he'll probably be a first ballot winner.

Beltre is probably going to sale in as a first-ballot nominee because they probably won't vote on him for at least 7 or 8 years from now, and that will allow more of the sabremetric writers to get a ballot. He'll have the 3000 hits, the home runs, and the sterling defensive reputation, and the consistency.

Ortiz is the great dividing line for HOF voters. His discussion will be the most contentious of them all, with people lining up on both sides with stats and narrative in their support.

posted by grum@work at 06:52 AM on August 08

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History

Congrats on the record, but I always wonder why it's the score (58) and not the shots under par that's measured/celebrated.

Getting a 58 on a par 70 (like this one) seems like it should be the same as getting a 60 on a par 72, but not as good as getting a 59 on a par 72.

For example, Notah Begay III, Chip Beck, David Duval, and (the original "Mr. 59") Al Geiberger all shot their 59 on par 72 courses (-13). That seems like it would be more of an accomplishment than Furyks 58 on a par 70 (-12).

posted by grum@work at 06:25 AM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Because it's crazy time in MLB, I'll just point out that for the first time since they've ever recorded the statistic, the league leader in RBI (Jay Bruce, NL) has been traded in the middle of the season (to the Mets, from the Reds)

As well, the league leader in ERA (Aaron Sanchez, AL) has been told that he'll be going to the bullpen for the rest of the season (as he is only 24 years old and is already past his career high in innings pitched, and the Blue Jays brain trust thinks it's for the best).

posted by grum@work at 06:44 PM on August 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

all the more impressive for only recording 2 outs in the 1st

Damn it!

I don't know why I dropped the ---END OF INNING-- after the first groundout. It should obviously be after the second one:

Single
Single
Walk
Home run
Double (advanced to third on groundout)
Strikeout
Groundout
Walk (stole 2nd)
Single
Groundout
---END OF INNING---
Groundout
Single
Single
Homer
--PULLED--

(I bolded the baserunners that scored, in case there was confusion)

posted by grum@work at 04:01 PM on July 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Worst MLB Debut Contest! Who had it worse?

Ron Wright - April 14, 2002: In his debut, and only appearance in the majors, he struck out, hit into a triple-play, and then hit into a double-play. Three plate appearances producing six outs.

Adam Greenberg - July 9, 2005 - In his debut, he was hit in the head with the first pitch he ever faced in the majors. It almost killed him, and he didn't make it back to the majors for another 7 years, and then only as a late season promotional stunt by the Florida Marlins.

Mike Mayers - July 24, 2016 - In his debut as an emergency starting pitcher (due to a rain out earlier in the week and an extra-inning game the night before), his appearance went like this:

Single
Single
Walk
Home run
Double
Strikeout
Groundout
---END OF INNING---
Walk
Single
Groundout
Groundout
Single
Single
Homer
--PULLED--

A final line of : 1 1/3 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 9 ER

Harry Heitman - July 27, 1918 - In his debut, he allowed all four batters he faced to reach base, and score, before being pulled. He has an infinite ERA as he immediately retired from MLB and joined the Army to go fight in WWI.

Larry Yount - September 15, 1971 - In his debut, he was brought in as a relief pitcher. During his warm-ups, he injured his arm, and was pulled from the game. He never pitched in the majors again.

posted by grum@work at 02:38 PM on July 26

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

The NBA should do whatever they want.

posted by grum@work at 07:10 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Demba Ba suffered a Theismann-like leg break in China's Super League.

I was expecting a hard feet-first tackle, or someone falling onto his leg after jumping for a header, but that's such an innocent looking collision that it took me a second (stomach-churning) viewing to even see where the contact occurred.

posted by grum@work at 09:40 PM on July 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If you told Mickelson that he'd go into the final round of the Open Championship, trailing the leader by just one stroke, and that he'd shoot -6 for the final round, do you think he'd be happy with that?

And yet, he lost ground and finished 3 strokes back.

posted by grum@work at 01:38 PM on July 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

With the new 4 day break for the All-Star game, we now have today (Thursday) as another hour long sports show that will feature important things like:

- We care about the NBA summer league!
- Silly interviews we've been keeping in reserve!
- Best/worst/weirdest plays of the first half!
- Obscure free agents have been signed in NBA/NHL/NFL!
- Let's speculate about MLB's "second half".

posted by grum@work at 12:04 PM on July 14

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

Also, it would be a nice thing if picks could be entered in a way that keeps them secret until the "lock-in" time. I doubt it happens, but you could have someone wait until all the other picks are made for the final round, and then they make their picks based on best chance to win (by choosing the opposite of the leader, for example).

posted by grum@work at 12:43 PM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So the Canadian singing group (The Tenors) decided to alter the lyrics to the Canadian national anthem at the All-Star game, and held up an "All Lives Matter" sign while doing so.

That's...not good. If you want to protest, go ahead and hold up a sign or raise a fist or show a tattoo or whatever. But you don't fuck with the lyrics to the national anthem.

posted by grum@work at 08:31 PM on July 12

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

Did people like the smaller point increases in the Euro, the larger ones in the Copa, or no point increases at all for picking winners from round to round?

Here is my take on how I'd do it, but remember I put this together in about 10 minutes of pondering...


Let's say that there are a total of X points available for the entire tournament.

...

Breaking it down by how points are earned:

I think 75% of X should be allocated to picking the group winners/runners-up/3rd place teams, plus each round of the elimination rounds.
You should almost assuredly win if you pick every winner correctly, as that is the real skill.

I think 20% of X should be allocated to picking the scores of each game.
You can make up some ground by getting some games wrong, but getting the scores of others right.
That shows you might know how competitive each team is in the elimination rounds.

I think 5% of X should be allocated to the prop bets.
Guessing goal scorers, or card earners, or shots on goal is pretty much guessing for most people.
Reward the lucky guesses, but it should only be important in separating the almost identical picks each round.

...

Breaking it down by rounds:

50% of X should be in the group stage.
That's the real challenge as there are multiple games and smart players should be able to separate from barely cognizant players like myself.

10% of X for the Round of 16.

10% of X for the quarterfinals.

10% of X for the semi-finals.

20% of X for the finals.
It's the most important one, and it still gives someone a chance to leap frog (like Bender did) over people to win the title, but stops someone from making TOO much of a move if they had no clue in the previous rounds.

posted by grum@work at 04:45 PM on July 12

Tim Duncan announces retirement

NBA : NHL :: Tim Duncan : Steve Yzerman Niklas Lidstrom

(Changed my mind)

posted by grum@work at 04:25 PM on July 11

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

Changing my yellow card list:

Pepe, Giroud, Alves

posted by grum@work at 12:52 AM on July 10

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

France 2, Portugal 0

Goal: Griezmann

Yellow cards: Pepe, Payet, Giroud, Alves

Shots on target: 9

Clarification: If a player draws two yellow cards in the match, will they get 35 points (5+5+25), or just 30 points (5+25).

posted by grum@work at 01:48 AM on July 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Well, look at that!

posted by grum@work at 11:38 AM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I had trouble on replay seeing it strike the hand.

I didn't have to actually see the contact to know hit his hand.

After the French player headed the ball, the direction the ball bounced afterwards said it struck SOMETHING (as it went up softly instead of horizontally quickly). The only thing that it could have struck was the hand.

And yes, like yerfatma said, what they hell would you jump in the air like that?

posted by grum@work at 10:30 PM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Oh, come on.

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

After removing the passenger, the officer was able to wake up Robinson, turn off the car and remove his seat belt, according to the report.

Robinson thought he was still on the road and didn't want to exit the vehicle, according to the report. He tried to open the driver's side door about three times after the officer repeated that the car was sinking in the pond, according to the report.

posted by grum@work at 12:23 AM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Jays/Royals just finished a three game series, where the combined time for all three games was 6h50m. With 25 total runs, and 10 total relief appearances (both teams combined), the games were all done in less than 2.5hours each:

Game 1: 2h10m
Game 2: 2h24m
Game 3: 2h16m

Pay attention, rest of MLB. That's how you play fast and entertaining baseball.

posted by grum@work at 09:35 PM on July 06

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Mine, too.

Portugal 2, Wales 1 (Ronaldo)
France 2, Germany 1 (Payet)

posted by grum@work at 09:35 AM on July 06

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

Yes, the Shield implosion/betrayal is a great choice.

Now, they have to follow it up with KD/Rollins doing a curb stomp on Bogut/Orton as a sign that he's been kicked out of the Authority.

posted by grum@work at 11:23 AM on July 05