Recent Comments by Ying Yang Mafia

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I saw Jay-Z and Kanye West a couple of years ago and they were fantastic. But if that is not what you are in to I can understand why you would not enjoy it.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:11 PM on July 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Winnipeg by 10
Montreal by 4
Calgary by 14
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:09 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Pretty good gig those 2 have getting folks to shell out money to watch them perform karaoke (concert implies music, music implies musicians in my books).

Why did you go?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:51 PM on July 29

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

Edmonton by 7
BC by 16
Ottawa by 4
Saskatchewan by 10

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:50 PM on July 21

SportsFilter's World Cup Confidence Pool Winner

Thanks for organizing this rcade!

In retrospect, choosing Spain to win was a poor choice.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:00 AM on July 16

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 4

Edmonton by 10
Toronto by 18
Calgary by 20
BC by 4

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:48 PM on July 14

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 3

Montreal by 10
Edmonton by 17
Toronto by 8
Saskatchewan by 3

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:58 AM on July 10

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 2

Oh dear. Nowhere to go but up. Are there nine teams now?

Winnipeg by 16
Montreal by 3
Edmonton by 10
Saskatchewan by 17

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:36 PM on July 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thought I'd already posted this: Astros insane trade ideas leaked online.

The Astros went around to just about every team asking for their top prospects in return for Bud Norris. Reading the leaked notes has convinced me that being a baseball GM is simply playing in the highest stakes game of fantasy baseball, complete with ludicrous trade offers.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:36 PM on July 01

The 10th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Toronto by 10
Montreal by 6
BC by 15
Hamilton by 3

I think Hamilton is good now?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:28 PM on June 26

World Cup Confidence Pool Leader

Apparently Spain is not good at soccer anymore?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:56 PM on June 18

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Confidence pool would be excellent.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:04 PM on May 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

I'm not very good at this.

Chicago in 7
Kane
Montreal in 6
Subban

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:44 AM on May 17

Josh Gordon Failed Drug Test, Faces Year-Long Suspension

At least Detroit fans can go over the bridge and renounce their citizenship in Windsor.

Cleveland fans need to go for a brief swim.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:03 PM on May 10

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Chicago in 6 +2
Boston in 7
Los Angeles in 5 +1
Pittsburgh in 6

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:57 AM on May 02

NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life

Wow. I was not sure the NBA would be able to come down on him this hard.

Well done Adam Silver.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:17 PM on April 29

Canadiens Complete 4-Game Sweep of Lightning

Not having Ben Bishop killed the Lightning. Several soft goals last night.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:22 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I don't get the "Stephen Drew costs us a pick" objection: are you a contender or no? Assuming you somehow find Mike Trout with a mid-first round pick, he's years away from helping.

At this point is it worth it for Drew to accept a one year deal? He will presumably have a line of suitors come June who will offer him multiple years.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:30 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Lucic was fined $5,000 for intentionally spearing Dekeyser in the crotch. Quenneville was fined $25,000 for grabbing his own. NHL discipline at its finest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:51 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Milan Lucic gave Danny Dekeyer a solid whack between the legs tonight. I imagine his wallet will be a bit lighter after the NHL takes a look at it. Thankfully the Wings got the last laugh.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:08 PM on April 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Minnesota in 6 +1
Chicago in 5 +1
Anaheim in 5 +1
San Jose in 7
Detroit in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Pittsburgh in 5 +1
Philadelphia in 6

Total: 4 points

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:08 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Have the sidebar ads tripled in size for anyone else?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:27 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Dayton and Harvard win. There goes my Billion.

And phaedon is nowhere to be found.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:55 AM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ross donated $200 million to the University of Michigan this fall. $100 million of that went to the athletics department.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 AM on March 11

Rashard Mendenhall Retiring from NFL

Not for nothing but Mendenhall was going to receive the veteran's minimum this year (700K) if he decided to play. Makes me wonder if he would've gotten a bigger contract would he still feel the same?

I think Mendenhall would have received more than that. There are always teams that can use running back depth and he has a proven track record. He may have fallen off since his knee injury but I think a number of teams would have shown some interest.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:40 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

The Detroit News has several articles about William Clay Ford worth reading.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:39 PM on March 10

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies

This is the man who let Matt Millen be a GM for seven years. Like Etrigan, I have never found much to love about him.

He was, from everything I have seen, a very nice man and he will be missed. I just will not miss him as the owner of my football team.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:02 AM on March 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

On behalf of all Canadians, Sorry for being so awesome all the time*

*Except in the NHL playoffs.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:59 PM on February 21

How to Watch the Olympics

For any SpoFites who do not have a cable subscirption I recommend checking out Hola, which is a free VPN proxy.

For those with streaming only Netflix only subscriptions it also opens up many more movie options. Sadly, it does not work if you also receive DVDs in the mail from Netflix.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:11 PM on February 06

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

It is the first time we have had a game with that score. See rumple's post.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:14 AM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Brendan Gibbons (Youtube) has been expelled from Michigan for sexual misconduct.

Good. More information on Michigan's cover up.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:03 PM on January 29

Seahawks Edge Niners

Make it illegal for quarterbacks to run the football.

I imagine you were unhappy when they legalized the forward pass.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:09 AM on January 20

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

How is Thomas that wide open on 3rd and 17? Baffling.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:50 PM on January 12

49ers Smother Panthers

I guess Carolina figures if they try the same thing over and over again on the one yard line it will eventually work.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:12 PM on January 12

Patriots Run Over Colts

Denver has to beat San Diego first.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:05 PM on January 12

Will Robert Griffin III help or hurt the next Washington Redskins coach?

I thought it livened up the place.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:16 AM on January 09

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Wild-Card-a-Palooza Edition

We have prizes now? This is getting serious. Thanks for setting this up rcade.

Chiefs by 3
Eagles by 10
Bengals by 4
Packers by 3
Foles
Charles
Mathis, +1

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:07 AM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

All four BCS games were fantastic. This year really delivered.

That said, I hate to see the Orange Bowl end without Clemson's "interception" being reviewed. I'm not sure which is sadder, the failure to take another look at what was a dubious interception at best or the announcer's contention that it was an interception because he had possession at some point while he was rolling on the ground.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:24 AM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Isn't McCown an alternative? He had far superior numbers than Cutler this year.

First, sample size. Second, as MeatSaber said McCown is 35 and is contemplating retirement so that he can be closer to his family in North Carolina. McCown is not a long term solution and it would have been silly for the Bears to let Cutler go in hopes that they could groom a successor for McCown.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:36 PM on January 02

Browns Fire Chudzinski After Only 1 Season

I'm not sure what they expected. I doubt any coach would win many games starting a hodgepodge of Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, and whichever scrub they chose to put at running back.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:11 AM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Lions-Giants game was like watching the Lions play themselves. I'm surprised the game didn't end in a tie.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:58 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Only having won five Super Bowls must be so hard.

I think our pain is greater than anyone else's.

I'm inclined to agree. But Lions fans don't know pain of losing a Super Bowl feels like. Then again, I imagine it is something similar to watching Sidney Crosby hoist the Stanley Cup at Joe Louis Arena.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:27 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Also, for anyone keeping track the Lions have 19 turnovers in their past five games.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:17 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I hate the Lions. I hate being a Lions fan. I hate that the Lions were robbed of a touchdown on a missed pass interference call. I hate that Justin Tucker nailed a 61 yard field goal to put a nail in the coffin on their season (most likely). I hate that the Lions threw picks on two third and short situations. I hate that when the Lions finally control their own destiny they once again prove to be the same old Lions.

I was one and a half years old the last time the Lions won a playoff game. I will probably have one of my own by the time they win another.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:11 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Did you see Peter King's Game 150 on MMQB recently? They pretty much do all this stuff already.

I strongly recommend reading the series if you have not already. It is a three part series and provides a great look into the preparation and mindset of NFL officials.

The Dallas defense gives up five touchdowns in one half and people are still making this about Romo. His last pick was because an inexperienced receiver cut short a route. Even the best quarterbacks throw a few picks like that.

I agree with you but Romo also deserves his fair share of blame for the last play. He audibled out of a called run play at the line of scrimmage. The offensive line is run blocking and Demarco Murray was clearly expecting a run play.

Edit: If the left tackle had known it was a pass they probably would have completed it. Beasley was open initially but Matthews had a clear path to Romo.

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posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:05 PM on December 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jamaal Charles is absolutely destroying the Raiders.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:48 PM on December 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I just snagged my second national title in a row on NCAA Football 14. Paired it with the number one recruiting class. They should call me up.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:01 AM on December 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

SportsNation votes on the NFL's best quarterback.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:00 AM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Lions/Eagles game yesterday marked the first time in 56 years where no points were scored on kicks. The Lions attempted one extra point, which was blocked. Schwartz had to call a timeout beforehand to give his players time to clear a spot for Akers to kick from.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:09 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Patriots received a nice gift from that god awful pass interference call.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:52 AM on December 09

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State

Really?

The same Louisville with its impressive set of wins against...UCF? Connecticut? Ohio State who, after barely beating a pathetic Michigan team, loses to Michigan State?

And yes, the SEC, whose teams have won the past seven national championships, is 17-8 in BCS bowls since 1998, and has more bowl wins than any other conference since 1998.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:57 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Matt Prater just kicked a 64 yard field goal to set a new NFL record.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:46 PM on December 08

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State

First time in my life I've actively cheered for Michigan State. It felt...weird.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:44 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Lions and Eagles are currently playing in a blizzard. The Lions have fumbled five times. Two lost, which have both been by Joique Bell.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:40 PM on December 08

Sporting KC Wins MLS Cup on 10th Round of Penalty Kicks

What is wrong with sudden death after the overtime period ends? Other sports manage just fine.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:06 PM on December 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bowling Green defeats Northern Illinois.

Time for grum to start campaigning for the Falcons!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:00 AM on December 07

No criminal charges for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston

Mass media can make a good case.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:18 PM on December 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It has improved from the start of the season. Plus Ohio State just gave up 600 yards to a Michigan offense that had been anemic for the past month.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:38 AM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If the officials can review a targeting penalty they should be able to pick the flag up if the video evidence clearly shows a hit was not a personal foul.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:24 PM on November 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Wow. Just an incredible day for football.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:35 PM on November 30