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SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I do not know what to make of that man.

posted by yerfatma at 02:25 PM on September 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Who knew the Undefeated Jaguars edition would be such a limited run? I've already put it in Mylar with a backing board.

posted by yerfatma at 11:53 AM on September 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Houston at Cincinnati - Cincinnati by 7
Cleveland at Baltimore - Baltimore by 10 LOCK
Buffalo at Carolina - Carolina by 7
Arizona at Indianapolis - Arizona by 4
Tennessee at Jacksonville - Tennessee by 10
Philadelphia at Kansas City - KC by 7
New England at New Orleans - New England by 10
Minnesota at Pittsburgh - Minnesota by 4
Chicago at Tampa Bay - TB by 9
Miami at L.A. Chargers - Chargers by 8
N.Y. Jets at Oakland - Oakland by 11 LOCK
Dallas at Denver - Dallas by 3
Washington at L.A. Rams - Rams by 4
San Francisco at Seattle - Seattle by 14
Green Bay at Atlanta - GB by 4
Detroit at N.Y. Giants - Detroit by 2

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on September 14

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

I had a feeling given multiple people were doing it and I was the only one complaining I was wrong, but like a true American of these times, I bitched about everyone else instead of shutting up. Be the change you want to see, etc.

posted by yerfatma at 02:02 PM on September 08

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Well fuck it, lock them all if you're so smart!

posted by yerfatma at 08:28 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

You people. This isn't 'Nam, there are RULES here.

posted by yerfatma at 04:49 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock

Clearly Howard has embraced New England sports culture and is trying to cheat his ass off.

posted by yerfatma at 02:01 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City at New England on NBC - NE by 8
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo on CBS - Buffalo by 5
Philadelphia at Washington on Fox - Washington by 3
Oakland at Tennessee on CBS - Tenn by 3
Jacksonville at Houston on CBS - Houston by 7
Arizona at Detroit on Fox - Detroit by 4
Pittsburgh at Cleveland on CBS - Pittsburgh by 5
Atlanta at Chicago on Fox - Atlanta by 10 STONE COLD LOCK
Baltimore at Cincinnati on CBS - Balmer by 4
Indianapolis at L.A. Rams on CBS - Rams by 3
Carolina at San Francisco on Fox - Carolina by 10
Seattle at Green Bay on Fox - GB by 3
N.Y. Giants at Dallas on NBC - Dallas by 7
New Orleans at Minnesota on ESPN - Minnesota by 5
L.A. Chargers at Denver on ESPN - Denver by 3

posted by yerfatma at 02:01 PM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Godspeed.

posted by yerfatma at 10:30 AM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

For once a Player's Tribune article actually written by the athlete and worth a read, This Is for Boston, Isaiah Thomas.

posted by yerfatma at 04:15 PM on September 06

Ross Barkley Nixes Move to Chelsea on Transfer Deadline Day

Only Everton: we start out with the best transfer window in forever-ever, then close it by not getting a target man (winding up disappointed in not being able to attract total-ass Diego Costa on a 4 month loan to stay in shape), have Rooney get done for DWI and Ross Barkley does whatever the hell he has done over the past 12 months. It was to the point he could have gone to Liverpool and most fans would have just been happy to have it all overwith.

posted by yerfatma at 02:20 PM on September 01

Justin Verlander Traded to Houston Astros

For a pitcher of his quality and age why do the Tigers need to pay so much of his salary?

I think you answered your own question there. He's been pretty close to league average the last 4 years.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on September 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

4-star (out of 5) rating

What the hell gets a 5 given the numbers you quoted? Lower chance of catching it?

posted by yerfatma at 10:33 AM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Some NFL teams vs dictionary nerds brutality:

posted by yerfatma at 10:30 AM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was always disappointed how Lars Anderson's time with the Red Sox ended, but having gotten about 4 paragraphs into this series about his experience in Japan, I'm devastated.

"The umpires are young I believe one of them is 19 and I don't like them, as is my nature. That's the one thing that hasn't changed between here and back home. But I will say this: they don't possess the same arrogance that the bloated umpires in the U.S. display. All in all, they seem to be humble, nice dudes. "

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on August 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The agony and the ecstasy for Nicolai Muller.

posted by yerfatma at 01:09 PM on August 21

Skunk In The Outfield : How A Trick Play Almost Broke Baseball

Hey, that's my hometown!

posted by yerfatma at 12:09 PM on August 19

Ezekiel Elliott suspended by NFL

If I am understanding this right, Elliott has been suspended without clear evidence of his crime and with potential evidence of innocence being ignored by the NFL? Gee, that sounds awful.

posted by yerfatma at 03:21 PM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I was going to post that as "Ezekiel Elliott getting prepared to appeal a suspension that will be reduced to 4 games".

posted by yerfatma at 01:32 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The saddest plate appearance of all time. - from Jon Bois.

posted by yerfatma at 01:29 PM on August 08

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

I should have fact checked, but under the current circumstances, I think I have fact check fatigue.

You probably got confused remembering how much better the other team's offense got when Davie was around. Watching Holtz speak always makes me wish his dentures finally win and lodge themselves in his throat.

posted by yerfatma at 02:49 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

In honor of his birthday:

posted by yerfatma at 10:18 AM on August 04

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

Offensive Coordinator Bob Davie and game changing boy genius Ron Powlus

As revenge for the full-body shudder you just gave me, I feel the need to point out Davie was the D Coordinator.

posted by yerfatma at 10:10 AM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Saw this on deadspin and my best guess is someone slapped the text boxes for "Most Hits - Players Born Outside US" over the pictures for "Most HR"?

posted by yerfatma at 10:02 AM on August 04

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

Much like Idi Amin, he may be gone, but will live on in crosswords forever.

posted by yerfatma at 02:46 PM on August 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Has someone setup the Fantasy Premier League league yet?

posted by yerfatma at 11:26 AM on August 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Say it ain't so, AC Jimbo.

posted by yerfatma at 01:43 PM on July 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So how's your day?

posted by yerfatma at 04:14 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

it looks like everyone (coaches, players, administrators) seems to be involved in some kind of sex scandal or a cover up.

If you imagine it like the Catholic Church, except even more sanctimonious for even less reason, you'll be halfway there.

posted by yerfatma at 04:13 PM on July 21

Roger Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Championship

Give Cilic a bit of credit: he was dealing with some foot blistering which hampered his mobility.

posted by yerfatma at 12:30 PM on July 19

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

Even at that size he kicks the ball better than the thought of Virgil van Dijk.

posted by yerfatma at 10:23 AM on July 12

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

It's a double-benefit since your share of TV revenue is based on league position as well. The system is designed to ensure the rich stay rich. It makes me long for the socialists behind US sports leagues.

posted by yerfatma at 02:47 PM on July 11

University Rochester football player kidnapped and tortured for 40 hours

CTRL-F, "Arthur Shawcross" - 0 results. Huh.

posted by yerfatma at 02:12 PM on July 10

Wayne Rooney Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton

I have no idea how to feel about this. He left a couple of years before I started following Everton so I've only really known his as a ManU player and he definitely seems like his best years are behind him due to the wear-and-tear on his less-than-sculpted frame. But I am old now and so a romantic and want to believe he has a magic year left in him. We're in the Europa League this year and trying to push for some kind of domestic silverware as well so there's plenty of gametime to go around, I'm just not sure how well he will use it.

In terms of strikers in red who's bigger clubs no longer want them, Giroud is the guy I'd like to see come in to fill part of the Lukaku-shaped hole in our offense.

posted by yerfatma at 02:10 PM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Landon Donovan was a total bust in Germany

To be fair, he was barely 18 at the time and apparently didn't fit in very well. He had a much better time at Everton. Wish we could have kept him for a full season.

posted by yerfatma at 04:41 PM on June 01

Legendary Sportswriter Frank Deford Dies

Thanks for that rcade, I've been hearing his voice all weekend in my head. Bryan Curtis' piece has links to a couple of good DeFord stories.

posted by yerfatma at 09:38 AM on May 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Liga MX final observations:

This is the first athletic event featuring participants draped in kinesiotape where I thought it was appropriate. Must be holding some limbs on. This is like NHL from the 80s. Unswallow your whistle ref. One of the coaches is such a Sensitive Guy he should have an acoustic guitar. For some reason the phrase "Coors Light Cold Hard Facts" is in ingles.

posted by yerfatma at 08:34 PM on May 28

Left-for-Dead Celtics Beat Cavaliers in Game 3

Game 4 wasn't awful until Kyrie decided it was over.

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on May 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't think it's interesting Bob Marley's grandson is in the NFL, but I think it's a shocker Rohan Marley's kid is already old enough to be in the NFL. Either he got an early start on fatherhood or I am old. Or both.

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It speaks to how I've come to understand the game I was so excited to see Everton had gotten off that particular leaderboard this year.

posted by yerfatma at 07:29 PM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

the only bottle of rum the Class 6 (liquor) store had was Bacardi 151 proof

My father's friend had a similar story about the time the non-drinker was in charge of booze for a fishing trip and no one noticed until it was far too late to notice.

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Jeter & Bush vs Dave Stewart & Romney for the Marlins? There must be better things to do.

posted by yerfatma at 04:20 PM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Starting to question the Celtics' "Let them tire themselves out" parenting approach to the Wizards.

posted by yerfatma at 10:03 AM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 03:45 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They did throw the guy out and video is available on Twitter. It would be nice if the Red Sox put the guy's photo and name on the Jumbotron for the next couple of games.

Side note: I was just Googling now to see if I could find the video I saw yesterday and was hit with a depressing look at how our 24-hour news cycle/ blogosphere creates a fucking mess. More than one of the links has conflated Adam Jones' statement that "60 people were ejected" that night with a racist who threw peanuts and used racial slurs to make it sound like Fenway has a racism section of club seats.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

There is also no way that MLB will implement the "ticket owner" ban idea

Doesn't the NFL do this? I know there was a huge hue and cry from Patriots fans but upon reflection that was when Wil McDonough was still alive, so it may no longer be accurate.

posted by yerfatma at 04:52 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Yeah, I noticed his solution seemed pretty detached from reality and would only serve to make fans more abusive in general. I'd love to see a stadium ban to wake people up, but you know in the US that would only result in a bunch of lawyers getting rich. Public shaming is the best idea I can come up with.

posted by yerfatma at 01:11 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Bills complete changeover is incredibly strange to me. I guess you couldn't bring a whole new staff in right before the draft, but couldn't you have done it in February?

posted by yerfatma at 03:28 PM on May 01

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

Except for "Odd Squad." That shit is legit hilarious.

I'm waiting for ours to age back into it. I used to watch it with her when bottle-feeding in the AM (it was that and ESPN FC exclusively) and I miss it.

Does anyone else see ESPN as becoming more political in recent years?

I feel the same as you and as a wicked lefty see the complaints about "Liberal bias" just to be more of the same sorry crap as "EVERYONE IS SO PC NOWADAYS" but one of the deadspin threads on this subject addresses it with a little more nuance.

posted by yerfatma at 04:08 PM on April 27

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty

My solution to this problem: hire a bunch of nice old ladies from the Midwest to take calls from viewers, make sure they respond with lots of "Oh gosh" and "Gee whillikers!" and make copious notes in perfect Palmer handwriting. Then offer to send the notes in a format suitable for framing for just $19.95.

And throw any notes the caller doesn't want straight into the trash and move on with our lives.

posted by yerfatma at 02:31 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Opening day in baseball used to be games across the league on a Monday, with lots of day games.

I don't even care so much about when Opening Day is so much as that stupid gap day after it. What is the point of getting me all excited for baseball, the one sport that happens 6 days out of 7, and then taking a day off right after?

posted by yerfatma at 02:29 PM on April 04

Penn State Trustee 'Running Out of Sympathy' for Victims

These people are insane. As someone at deadspin said, it's like they looked at Baylor and said, "Hold my beer."

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on March 31

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

Where does it stop?

If you accept the idea the league is a business, the answer is, "At maximum profits". Between the naked fleecing of cities and following English soccer*, this is an issue I'm really interested in. Once again, sports asks a question that probably applies to some larger issues in society down the road: does any of the value of a business in a capitalist country belong to the society/ physical location that spawned it? Are the Dallas Cowboys intrinsically worth $4 billion (or whatever) if you take them out of Dallas? Should you be able to do so, especially if you are not the original owner?

* Where this kind of movement is essentially a death sentence for a club.

posted by yerfatma at 02:24 PM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Fun discussion maker: what are the most unbreakable individual records in sports?

posted by yerfatma at 09:54 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Squeezing every inch of performance out of NBA players.

posted by yerfatma at 03:47 PM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

is he known for the theatrical aspect of the game?

Not that I ever remember. He seemed like a Teutonic Terminator on those great Bayern and German national teams. Maybe as his legs go he's branching out, but I doubt he'll need to emote to compete in MLS for a year or two.

posted by yerfatma at 11:08 AM on March 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Spoken like an Arsenal hater!

posted by yerfatma at 07:40 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And now we can officially put that on the list of bad predictions on my profile.

posted by yerfatma at 04:48 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ok, there's a chance I spoke too soon. Also I can't complain about a game featuring Umtiti v Matuidi.

posted by yerfatma at 03:39 PM on March 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

A little frustrating FS1 has chosen to air the Champions' League matches that were 5-1 and 4-0 on aggregate.

posted by yerfatma at 02:58 PM on March 08