Recent Comments by yerfatma

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I have no idea what I watched (and listened to as the stream was horrible for some reason) last night, but the Celtics' streak continued. Having switched to radio, I became concerned Cornbread Maxwell was not going to make it through OT.

posted by yerfatma at 09:58 AM on November 21

Bills' move to Nathan Peterman is a disaster

Too bad for LeSean McCoy.

Read something yesterday (maybe Barnwell at ESPN) saying McDermott's has also messed up McCoy's production by running him out of the shotgun much more than last year. McCoy's advanced yardage numbers are about the same, but beginning with a standing start 2 yards behind the line has made the positive yardage harder to come by.

So all-in-all, good work.

posted by yerfatma at 09:56 AM on November 21

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I know people don't like Jones

This understates my position by a whole lot. I was disappointed when Kraft didn't sue because it felt like Brady got jobbed, but at least he never threatened to sue the other owners personally. Threatening to sue the league is business. Threatening to take other owners to court is the weird, vindictive act of a 6 year-old with access to too many drugs.

posted by yerfatma at 01:05 PM on November 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash.

posted by yerfatma at 04:37 PM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That would be great though I'd need a bit of advance warning. Unless it's next Thursday in which case I could be ready at a moment's notice!

posted by yerfatma at 10:54 AM on November 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Can someone please talk about how much fun the Celtics are? They've become the first Appointment Television for me in a few years.

posted by yerfatma at 11:03 AM on November 06

Death, Taxes, And Pop: It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment

Awesome, thanks!

posted by yerfatma at 11:02 AM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oooooh. I like you.

posted by yerfatma at 09:20 AM on November 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Is Johnny Hekker the NFL's most-valuable player?

Also, I watched the Celtics v Kings last night and De'Aaron Fox is for reals.

posted by yerfatma at 01:44 PM on November 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Cleveland got what they deserved for being cheap and buying a fax machine off Craigslist: Madrid.

posted by yerfatma at 01:50 PM on November 01

Jerry Jones Leads NFL Owner Revolt Against Roger Goodell

Not necessarily, you could be looking at what's essentially two sets of owners. And I think you need 24 votes to act on the commissioner. If it were my billions of dollars in play, Jones is pretty far down the list of people whose long-term thinking ability I'd put my trust in. You might as well cash out and hand the money to Jimmy Haslem. I mean, what could be more obvious: a year ago, Jerry was all for the commish suspending Brady for something that may or may not have happened in spite of the fact that was empowering Goodell's arbitrary ban hammer. Fast-forward a single year and a known bad actor that Jones has done nothing to corral (sound familiar?) gets hit with an arbitrary-ish ban and all of a sudden Goodell has to go. And Jones announces it by standing up in a meeting and declaring himself the "senior owner in the room" whatever the hell that means in a league with the Rooneys, Maras, etc.

Jones has the attention span of someone who parties with Jim Irsay.

posted by yerfatma at 10:23 AM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This also happened at the game Celtics/Bucks last night. Greatest NBA night ever?

I was home alone, going up to get another beer when I saw that kid out of the corner of my eye. Shook my head and said, "Nah, probably just me seeing things."

why are so relatively few NBA stars noted for their defense?

I think advanced metrics are starting to do that. Also, I cannot think of an adjective for Semi other than "stout". Between he and Yabusele, they have some serious bookends.

posted by yerfatma at 02:44 PM on October 27

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It was a fantastic game. I thought Giannis was going to ruin the Celtics' night but then Coach/ President Brad Stevens put in Semi Ojeleye and that was the end of that. Not to say they love the rookie's defense or anything . . .

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I want to know how this play was scored

if the Dodgers had won by a run, that hat has to go into the Hall of Fame.

posted by yerfatma at 02:23 PM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Craigslist: Foxboro.

posted by yerfatma at 12:58 PM on October 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

That actually made me get up and jog away from the TV saying, "No, no, no". I was a kid during the Theismann game and didn't really see it. That was gruesome.

posted by yerfatma at 08:35 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It's an art piece in memory of former Red Sox reliever Jeff Gray.

posted by yerfatma at 04:24 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Have the Indians ever lost an ALDS Game 5 at home after going up 2-0?

Troy O'Leary would like a word.

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on October 12

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

This is the first sporting result in a long time that gave me a restless night of sleep.

I'm telling myself this sacrifice of part of Pulisic's career will be for the good as it will bring a house-cleaning. Because if there's one thing international football management/ leadership is known for, it's being a meritocracy.

/kills self

posted by yerfatma at 08:43 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That was the thinking behind the hiring of Butch Hobson.

Much like Farrell, Daddy Butch's best qualification was the ability to stare intently from a dugout.

posted by yerfatma at 08:41 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The 8th Pitch to Josh Reddick.

There is definitely something weird about Andersen giving up that money. Especially when he still is paying Wisconsin on an installment plan for the contract he walked out on. deadspin had some more details.

posted by yerfatma at 10:25 AM on October 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Cam Newton's Spoiled Yogurt Edition

Oof, I'd love it to be so. Pats by 3, me in bed by 10.

posted by yerfatma at 10:46 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Mike Francesa mocked a callah who asked who you'd replace Severino with if he didn't have it.

posted by yerfatma at 04:24 PM on October 04

SportsFilter Server Move

I haven't seen any JRUN errors, so that's good :)

posted by yerfatma at 04:23 PM on October 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

He gone. Does that mean he's technically joined the non-volunteer fire department?

posted by yerfatma at 11:15 AM on September 27

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U.S. charges four college basketball coaches in bribery scheme, all assistants at major universities.

Sad to see Chuck Connors has fallen on hard times.

/rereads link

Oooh, wrong Rifleman.

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on September 26

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

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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

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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