Recent Comments by yerfatma

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Not clear on how it gets upgraded in severity but he gets no suspension except: "It's good for TV, now excuse us while we figure out how to keep these pesky Raptors from making it into the Finals".

posted by yerfatma at 12:25 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

8 games for Odor.

posted by yerfatma at 03:42 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I have no idea what you are talking about. "Hit and ran again"?

I assume it's a reference to hitting massive home runs and trotting around the bases. Must be it.

posted by yerfatma at 09:10 AM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The story of Reche Caldwell's post-NFL career will make your eyes bug out.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Good news: the New England Revolution finally paid for a big name. Bad news: it's someone who was available because he's a clubhouse cancer.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not buying until they explain if it keeps Fergie time or what.

posted by yerfatma at 10:15 AM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

+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

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate


posted by yerfatma at 02:22 PM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

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

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Understanding Football Radars For Mugs and Muggles.

posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Makes me think of

posted by yerfatma at 10:35 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Villa announce Player of the Year results.

posted by yerfatma at 12:04 PM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How is Nigel de Jong still a thing?

posted by yerfatma at 08:01 PM on April 11

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.

Rising Pune Supergiants

Equal parts gastrointestinal and astronomical. Like the Oort Cloud.

posted by yerfatma at 07:59 PM on April 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Perhaps that will give him a chance to divest more of his wardrobe.

posted by yerfatma at 02:41 PM on April 05

Opening Day for the Greatest Numerical Sport

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

NFL Adds Rule for Automatic Ejections After 2 Personal Fouls

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

Tennis Tourney Exec: Women Ride Men's Coattails, But They're Attractive

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

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

Peyton Manning is Retiring from the NFL

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bud Collins has died.

posted by yerfatma at 11:56 AM on March 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I should have known you Yahoo!s would show up.

posted by yerfatma at 11:17 AM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Don't thank me, thank Google!

posted by yerfatma at 11:49 AM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Apparently the penalty was an homage to Johan Cruyff who has been ill.

posted by yerfatma at 09:10 AM on February 17

Peyton Manning’s squeaky-clean image was built on lies

It's also not the initial incident that's causing issues. It's that, even after the initial settlement, the Mannings have continued to bring up the incident in the book and an interview.

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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:

posted by yerfatma at 01:49 PM on February 11

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal

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

Texans Owner Robert McNair: Cherokees Can't Hold Their Whiskey

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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Martina Hingis' third act.

posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on February 09

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

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

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

He went out doing what he loved . . . selling mediocre crap to football audiences.

posted by yerfatma at 01:39 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

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

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

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

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

@hincandenza, your whole post:

posted by yerfatma at 07:26 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Do we blame them for that or the league?

posted by yerfatma at 09:09 AM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 11:31 AM on January 19

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

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

NFL Network Airs 'Lost' Super Bowl on Friday

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

49ers Hire Chip Kelly as Head Coach

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

January transfer window should be fun:

posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on January 14

49ers Hire Chip Kelly as Head Coach

Everybody said he'd be getting the next big college gig and this is pretty much the same thing.

posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on January 14

NFL Approves Rams Move to Los Angeles, Chargers Invited to Join

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

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 21

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

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 21

I see two as well.

posted by yerfatma at 11:53 AM on January 12