+1 Duggar. I hope Cromartie and Philip Rivers get a chance to play together some day.
posted by yerfatma at 04:07 PM on May 05
posted by yerfatma at 02:22 PM on April 27
At the end of the day, Hotspur's overconfidence and tendency to violence always ends in disaster. Also, have you ever seen the end of Henry IV Part II?!
posted by yerfatma at 08:53 AM on April 26
Strangely, there's some great discussion of the labor law implications in this thread at deadspin where someone who posts as a stereotypical Boston fan drops his character (thus everything being in parentheses) to discuss the law.
Brady & Kraft should agree to drop any appeal if the League releases the inflation data from last year.
posted by yerfatma at 08:48 AM on April 26
Understanding Football Radars For Mugs and Muggles.
posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on April 25
Chad Finn kicks off an ongoing series of the 50 Best Red Sox Prospects* of All-Time**.
* "Prospect" related to the hype level, not the end-result.** Only includes drafted players, so 1966-onward.
posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on April 22
Makes me think of
posted by yerfatma at 10:35 AM on April 18
Yup, I lose again. They'd fallen off a cliff the last few games so I gave up.
posted by yerfatma at 10:38 PM on April 13
20 minutes later, the Celtics have pooped their pants and I am in bed wi some new books from the library. So there.
posted by yerfatma at 08:45 PM on April 13
what are you watching tonight:
Were I younger, I'd stick around for the Warriors. Right now I'm going with the Celtics. The NBA schedulemakers really lucked out with the Eastern Conference matchups at the end of the season. In their final 4 games, the Celtics have faced the other 3 teams (and the Bucks) they're fighting for seeds 3-6.
posted by yerfatma at 08:21 PM on April 13
Villa announce Player of the Year results.
posted by yerfatma at 12:04 PM on April 13
I don't understand the relevance of Ty Law to the others.
I think it's because there isn't a retired (local) Patriot at the same tier of greatness they can leverage. John Hannah is too long ago.
Fun perspective from yesterday's PTI: the Spurs have a chance to finish with 67 wins, which would be tied for 7th most all-time. The Warriors have beaten them 3 times this year.
(Possibly) Remembering Dirk.
posted by yerfatma at 02:00 PM on April 12
How is Nigel de Jong still a thing?
posted by yerfatma at 08:01 PM on April 11
Rising Pune Supergiants
Equal parts gastrointestinal and astronomical. Like the Oort Cloud.
posted by yerfatma at 07:59 PM on April 11
For me, this story is what sports are all about: one friend gets annoyed by another, decides to eviscerate the other's favorite team in Football Manager.
posted by yerfatma at 10:21 AM on April 07
It happens every year: I bitch at the TV about why MLB doesn't understand the weather is warmer the further south you go. Why have the Astros and Yankees play in New York in April? Hopefully the Houston dates are in mid-July just to drive me insane.
posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on April 07
Perhaps that will give him a chance to divest more of his wardrobe.
posted by yerfatma at 02:41 PM on April 05
I understand that tickets to Fenway are hard to come by.
It will depend on how they're doing. The place thinned out pretty well last year and there are always tickets on the secondary market-- a mid-week game shouldn't be too expensive unless it's the Yankees.
posted by yerfatma at 02:40 PM on April 05
checked if Aqib Talib would've been tossed from the SB. Nope
Interesting (to me): people are calling this the "Oddell Beckham Rule" yet it wouldn't have resulted in his ejection against Carolina.
posted by yerfatma at 01:36 PM on March 25
If I was a lady player
What year is this?
thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport
And for a long while before them, the mens' game was a just-about-unwatchable ace-off and the womans' tour was more interesting.
posted by yerfatma at 03:40 PM on March 21
I need this Adam LaRoche thing to go away. Does Chris Sale honestly think no players were bothered by LaRoche's kid being in the locker room every day? If you brought your teenage son to my workplace every day I can promise he'd know some new things by the end of the week.
posted by yerfatma at 12:28 PM on March 18
Manning's the only athlete/host I can recall who was good on SNL
He'll never be Joe Montana. If you guys need me . . .
posted by yerfatma at 10:43 AM on March 08
Bud Collins has died.
posted by yerfatma at 11:56 AM on March 04
I should have known you Yahoo!s would show up.
posted by yerfatma at 11:17 AM on February 23
there's only one company to call.
Didn't even need to click. I miss when it was Joe and Jerry pretending they've had a bunch of auto glass issues.
posted by yerfatma at 11:51 AM on February 19
Don't thank me, thank Google!
posted by yerfatma at 11:49 AM on February 19
It came up in passing once before and owlie name-dropped him in a different thread.
posted by yerfatma at 09:03 AM on February 18
Apparently the penalty was an homage to Johan Cruyff who has been ill.
posted by yerfatma at 09:10 AM on February 17
I was just told by a current ESPN anchor that all ESPN employees were told not to report or discuss the Daily News story on Peyton Manning.— Dennis and Callahan (@DandCShow) February 14, 2016
I was just told by a current ESPN anchor that all ESPN employees were told not to report or discuss the Daily News story on Peyton Manning.
While this is (sort-of) old news, it's interesting in light of how Manning's camp has attacked the Al Jazeera story with private investigators trying to scare the source's parents. Also nice the Mannings seem to think a gag ruling only applies to people who can't afford expensive lawyers.
posted by yerfatma at 09:09 AM on February 17
For some strange reason, the Celtics have a habit of throwing their warm ups on the local sideline reporter. I'm guessing he gets along with them given his recent reaction:
"Thank you, trade bait" @ChrisMannixYS @Jared_Sully0 #Celtics pic.twitter.com/nZcQNEIeeR— Christopher Jones (@ChrisJones13) February 11, 2016
"Thank you, trade bait" @ChrisMannixYS @Jared_Sully0 #Celtics pic.twitter.com/nZcQNEIeeR
posted by yerfatma at 01:49 PM on February 11
Well, BB-Ref has Curry's VORP at 32.0 in 6+ seasons and Thomas at 37.5 in 13 seasons so while it was going out a limb, I guess I agree with you. Plus Curry's best year far outshines Thomas'. Wow, you were right about the Senators, guess they can book their tickets.
posted by yerfatma at 08:25 AM on February 11
Congrats to McNair, who is capable of being an asshole while stone sober. Love what prompted the response from him: "[H]e was distraught over how much swearing there was [on Hard Knocks] and joked that Coach Bill O'Brien should introduce a cuss jar. I asked McNair if he was as sensitive to other offensive language, specifically the N.F.L. team in the nation's capital's being named the Redskins."
posted by yerfatma at 08:32 AM on February 10
Martina Hingis' third act.
posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on February 09
I think this is my 3rd Costanza in the last ~9 months.
You finished behind me and I forgot to vote! Which reminds me, wasn't I supposed to do something today . . .?
posted by yerfatma at 08:15 AM on February 09
He went out doing what he loved . . . selling mediocre crap to football audiences.
posted by yerfatma at 01:39 PM on February 08
the brain that was damaged by the game was brilliant enough to make him a partner at a law firm after he retired.
What was going on with those Vikings? Alan Page made it all the way to Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
From that day forward, I swore I would never, EVER abandon a game in which I had a rooting interest.
Ha, I watched that whole thing without much of a rooting interest either way. I thought of it when Carolina got up 31-0 on the Seahawks but still stopped watching (naptime ended).
posted by yerfatma at 12:19 PM on February 05
I've seen the creepers first-hand and they are scary as fuck.
I can't decide if I want to know more or not.
posted by yerfatma at 12:14 PM on February 05
this is going to be another wave of CET victims.
My first thought as well. Came up a bunch in the (thankfully reverntial and tasteful) Deadspin comments.
posted by yerfatma at 12:13 PM on February 05
Buddy Cianci died.
Yeah, it's definitely trending for me on Facebook. One of my cousins changed his background to a shot of him and The Mayor. Buddy was so Teflon I'll bet the guy he hit with a fireplace log has a touching FB post getting shared right now.
He carried on a long tradition in New England
Top 5 maybe, but he's no John Michael Curley.
posted by yerfatma at 09:27 AM on January 29
No wonder he signed Peyton. Looks like he might be a lost one of whatever Eli is.
posted by yerfatma at 10:49 AM on January 28
New England by 3
Carolina by 7 - LOCK
Pick the team with the most total yards. Denver
Pick the team with the most turnovers (no bonus if there are no turnovers). Denver to give them up, New England to get them
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. Carson Palmer
Pick the player with the most rushing yards. CJ Anderson
Pick the player with the most receiving yards. Demaryius Thomas
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. Thomas Davis
Pick a player who will get an interception. Devin McCourty
posted by yerfatma at 03:56 PM on January 22
@hincandenza, your whole post:
posted by yerfatma at 07:26 PM on January 21
ESPN ran a stat saying this weekend will be Tom Brady's 10th Conference Championship, which is more than 27 teams. It's also the 11th in 22 years for the Pats under Kraft after 1 in the first 40 or so.
posted by yerfatma at 02:53 PM on January 21
The top comment thread in this Reddit post about an Arsenal goal contains a bunch of superhero sports GIFs like this:
posted by yerfatma at 01:29 PM on January 20
Do we blame them for that or the league?
posted by yerfatma at 09:09 AM on January 20
posted by yerfatma at 11:31 AM on January 19
New England by 7 (God help me)
Arizona by 13
Carolina by 5
Denver by 9
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: Carson Palmer
Pick the running back with the most rushing yards: Russell Wilson (is that ok to do?)
Pick the player with the most receiving yards: Gronk
Pick a player who will get an interception: Aqib Talib
posted by yerfatma at 03:13 PM on January 15
First I remember is the Niners and Bengals in '82 (I'd just turned 7), doubly so because I won $5 off my mom betting on the Niners. I still suspect she thought they would win too.
posted by yerfatma at 10:46 AM on January 15
why do that when you have a chance to rush back into battle with a chaotic franchise?
Yeah, recipe for success.
posted by yerfatma at 10:40 AM on January 15
January transfer window should be fun:
Transfer ban imposed on @Atleti & @realmadrid prevents them from registering players for next two windows (not current window). 2/3— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) January 14, 2016
Transfer ban imposed on @Atleti & @realmadrid prevents them from registering players for next two windows (not current window). 2/3
posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on January 14
Everybody said he'd be getting the next big college gig and this is pretty much the same thing.
A Stallions hat could be mine for $150. Going to pass though.
The older I get, the more I agree with the English attitude toward sports teams: they are a public trust and belong to the fans no matter who owns them. The owner would have 0 interest in the team if the fans weren't there. Holding those fans hostage (and by extension hundreds of thousands or millions of neighbors who don't care about the team at all) to extract free money from a municipality is disgusting, especially when the beneficiary is already a billionaire. I think the Patriots' story under Kraft stands as a rebuke to every bare-faced bastard like Stan Kroenke who claims their current situation is a "Road to ruin". Bailing these assholes out is a moral hazard; even if his claim were true, tough shit. No one saves me if I pick the wrong stock. Kraft bought a team that was in a bad way (though improving) and after doing this dickhead dance with Providence and Hartford, stood pat (!), improved the team and then built his own stadium (after doing a bit of two-step about public financing) and now has the second-most-valuable team in the league. It's a long way from the steel bleachers of Sullivan Stadium to now and it took a fair bit of luck along the way, but it's clearly do-able.
posted by yerfatma at 09:34 AM on January 14
He fizzled out at Liverpool but looked great at Swansea. His drop in form seems to have coincided with their drop in form so it's hard to say which is the chicken or the egg.
posted by yerfatma at 08:43 AM on January 13
I see two as well.
posted by yerfatma at 11:53 AM on January 12
one of the coaches had a designated assistant who was essentially the Challenge Caller
Definitely seen teams with that. I like the Belichick approach: he has the flag in his sock so it forces him to take a couple of extra seconds to think about throwing it. In a sport where most of the head coaches are passionate, "Tackle 'em all and let God sort it out" types, a little reflection goes a long way.
posted by yerfatma at 11:51 AM on January 12
throwing challenge flags on calls that have no chance of being overturned, I agree.
Speaking of that, the Minnesota attempt to challenge the spot of the ball early in 2nd quarter was both a terrible challenge (replays seemed pretty conclusive it was a first down for Seattle plus the minuscule chance of winning the challenge made the expected value so low) and a clear way to signal to your team, "I am nervous as hell and scared we can't win." Coaches should employ a staffer just to stand behind them for the first half saying, "Don't do that."
posted by yerfatma at 03:06 PM on January 11
From Peter King's MMQB column today as a "Tweet of the Week":
I still don't get why some fans crave Peyton Manning being guilty of HGH use so much. It's like it consumes them. I don't understand it.— Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) January 8, 2016
I still don't get why some fans crave Peyton Manning being guilty of HGH use so much. It's like it consumes them. I don't understand it.
posted by yerfatma at 01:29 PM on January 11
Their key players have proven once again they cannot handle the pressure of big games and self destruct
Especially Andy Dalton.
posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on January 11
Not to beat this dead horse too long, but Billy's article "Unknown Guys In Liverpool Shirts Draw With Random Lower League Team In FA Cup" originally said Liverpool won and was only corrected after multiple commenters pointed it out. I don't ask for a ton in my sports blogs, but basing your #HotTake on the actual results of the event seems like a small request.
I have 0 idea what to expect from KC v. New England. As a Pats fan it feels like a lot of it comes down to how the Patriots' offensive line plays.
posted by yerfatma at 09:50 AM on January 11
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