LaVarmageddon: The LaVar Arrington situation is becoming a distraction for the a team hoping to become something more than mediocre. What role did the Devil play in the burgundy and gold benching their highest paid player?
I think I'm canceling the phpffl beta league.: [more inside]
What's that you say?: You want even more fantasy pigskin? Well the, why not join my beta phpffl league? Come have fun while sticking it the (ESPN|Yahoo|Sportsline) man.
Our cheerleaders are younger: The inaugural season of SpoFi college fantasy (American) football !!!NEEDS THREE MORE TEAMS!!! in order to meet the league minimum of 8. Also, only two spots left in the old-school NFL game.
Message to Major League Baseball owners:: Don't sell the Nationals to George Soros. If you do, the Republican Congress cannot be held responsible for any revenge legislation which may occur. Free enterprise, my ass.
We all knew the 2004 49ers were a joke,: but I bet you didn't know they were a truly tasteless joke.™ Public relations director Kirk Reynolds reminds players "what you do is not only a reflection of yourself. It's a reflection of the San Francisco 49ers."
NFL Survival Pool, Round 1 Winners: Jason vs Jason
jasonbondshow and jasonspaceman both bit the big one in week 7...but that's better than any of us donkeys. Congrats, fellas! The group has been reset so anyone who played the first round can make a Week 8 pick. (New folks can sign up, group 18049, pass spofi.)
Fantasy NFL Week 7 "It makes the championship totally illegitimate...": I've been on a total slackfest on the standings tables, apologies for that, ... a week 7 table will be posted this week. But, for the moment at least, I'd this thread to discuss the point ChasFile made about the Week 17 Championship game (because, frankly, Yahoo's message interface sucks and I think the discussion is worthy of the Lockerroom). (Discussion to date recap inside.)
2004 SpoFi NFL Games: Week 1
Fantasy - mad props for Rainbaby's Mad World (standings inside)
Top pick 'em picker - bcb2k2
Survival - 6 teams kicked off the island
Fantasy NFL 2004: Per this thread, the free yahoo league has been set up. The league ID is 301671 and the password is spofi. The configuration details are shown inside...I'm up for suggested changes. There's a max of 16 teams and the live draft is set for Sat Sep 4 12:30 pm EDT.
Meet the U.S. Olympic Team: Or, at least, the women's weight-lifting team. The 105-pounder has a piece of Gortex mesh attached to her abdomen with 21 screws, and the 300-pounder sucks at lifting couches. But they are two of the best chances the U.S. has at Olympic Gold.
(For Maryland) . . . a better victory in the ACC tournament was probably never. Wha? Maryland defeats NC State 85-82, tying a tournament record by overcoming a 19 point second half deficit. It was a good game, but I'm surprised it broke a record. What would you take if the over/under for greatest half time comeback in Final Four history was set at 15 points? How about if the all time men's Division I comeback was set at 30 points? These answers and more at the NCAA record book site.
But even those concessions weren’t enough, so facing a legislative deadline to get the bill out of the Assembly this week, Goldberg promised to amend it in the Senate to ban only "redskins" because it is the "most odious of them all."
The legislation is to take effect January 1, 2006. What are the odds that the NFL team will have changed names by then? What about by January 1, 2016? I think it's a long ways off, but inevitable eventually. The issue just seems more on the radar lately, and not only online among non-fans. At least one well-respected member of the 'skins family, Rick "Doc" Walker, almost exclusively uses "Burgundy and Gold" to refer to the team.
Is the NFL responsible for drunken drivers leaving stadiums?: "What the NFL and the Giants are doing is saying is 'we're having a party, so park your car in our back yard, drink as much as you want, come into the stadium and get more wasted, and then drive home,'"
Associated Press story
Is public transportation a viable option in your town's ballparks? Selling beer is one thing, but this lawsuit contends merely opening parking lots up early for tailgating is negligent.
He's been called "Mean old uncle Frank" here at SportsFilter, but I really enjoy Frank Deford's bits on NPR's Morning Edition. Today's piece was on baseball curses. I'd never heard of the "Curse of the Colonel," but Deford thinks Osaka's fate is tied into Boston's and Chicago's. So here's the good news for Red Sox fans and Yankee haters everywhere.
10 reasons why life is better with Fantasy Football. : I've been a fan of the NFL for decades, but fantasy football has racheted my interest in the game 1000%. I probably would still have no idea who Freddie Jones was if I hadn't spent the 2001 season cursing his lack of production. Graham Hays really captures how fantasy sports makes old fans learn new tricks.
Controversy rocks the Inane Eight: . Perhaps you're aware of Mike & Mike's weekly award, Just Shut Up. But did you know, a counting controversy, could have propelled Mike Vanderjagt over Bud Selig? Vanderjagt actually beat down Selig, but Mike Greenberg (who himself is in a matchup against Mark Madden tomorrow) had already blown the whistle (see note below bracket). It's sort of a moot point, as Vanderjagt stood even less of a chance against the Randy Moss juggernaut than Selig. Still, people, please don't leave your chad hanging next time you vote.