Happy Birthday, Sportsfilter. Why, it seems like only yesterday that you were crapping your drawers and making us wipe your arse.
posted by THX-1138 at 07:08 PM on January 25
I beg to differ jg. The snootiest website is this.
And now I'm off to the fox hunt. Please have someone get the Bentley ready when we are finished.
posted by THX-1138 at 09:05 PM on November 08
I'm confused...is it still OK to say "fuck Gary Bettman"?
Certainly. It is not, however, OK to do it. For anyone.
posted by THX-1138 at 03:37 PM on November 05
kerrycindy, I think you miss the flavor and tone of what 'moj is getting at; specifically that many of the members have been here for years and have given this site a particular flavor and tone. I can tell you that by far this is hardly the worst offender of language you can find on the internet. I go to other sites that have language that even I have to shield my eyes from time to time. If you can read between the language you will find that there is a tremendous amount of great, intelligent people here who are quite entertaining writers. As this site was never intended to be kid or family friendly we have come here for the quality of discussion and the distinct personalities that each member of the group brings. As rcade has pointed out, there are tools that you can use to block and filter the language you find offensive. But it seems just a bit off-putting to come into a room where everybody has been having a long conversation and tell them that you don't like their language.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:37 PM on November 05
I have absolutlely no idea what you are talking about. So things are as they should be.
(And huddle isn't so bad. He sent me an e-mail detailing how I could enhance the size of my Jenis.)
posted by THX-1138 at 04:36 PM on November 03
a site with just 10 super-intelligent members
Who are the other (4,5,6,7,8,) nine members that will be on the site with me?
(tee-hee-rcade said "members")
posted by THX-1138 at 03:51 PM on September 30
I don't post either. Too much work to look up all that info and report back. Plus I am a dumbfuck when it comes to making links work. Guess I'm more of an observer and snarker than an actual human being.
But I thin rcade is usually more than generous and patient with people who disagree. And like many web-site honchos, he can get heavy handed with the beat-downs. But I consider it his sandbox and he hasn't told me to leave. Even if he does like the Rangers.
posted by THX-1138 at 01:34 PM on September 15
A nice pair of assets are we.
posted by THX-1138 at 08:23 PM on September 05
A well-placed profanity is a valuable asset.
What about this? It's almost like asshat. It's got some of the same letters and kinda sounds like it.
I'm gettin' pissed! Time to bitch-jack a random Boise State player!
posted by THX-1138 at 02:33 PM on September 04
This policy is total bullshit. Does this mean we can't say asshat?
posted by THX-1138 at 01:58 PM on September 04
With his hands, JJ, I presume.
posted by THX-1138 at 11:28 AM on September 02
No fucking way.
'Roos drive Fords.
Obviously this is part of some sort of Australian movement to improve wildlife conditions by getting them into a more economic form of transport.
Kash for Kangaroos. Or Money for Marsupials. Or something.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:21 PM on September 01
Australians. Bonke knerks. No wonder they want to sell their Corollas.
posted by THX-1138 at 11:31 AM on September 01
We should have a category for sport/not sport.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:54 PM on August 26
Trying to derail any and all topics into sophmoric snickering about naked boobies: sport.
My continued efforts along this path: pathetic.
Chances that I will change my ways before the ban-hammer: zilch.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:52 PM on August 26
Of course, we all know that when it comes to quality of discourse, number one is where you are right now.
Despite my best efforts to the contrary.
posted by THX-1138 at 04:53 PM on August 11
Mukluk porn ?
I used to frequent outoftheiglooandontoyourcomputer.com and dropthemukluksandstarttheyukyuks.com until they were pulled from the internets.
posted by THX-1138 at 05:07 PM on July 30
Have you tried to puchus one on ebay?
posted by THX-1138 at 02:26 AM on June 16
I'm wanting to puchus a consonant or two. And I'm wanting to know if Folkways is OK.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:18 PM on June 09
I don't get it. No matter how hard my kid threw my monitor, I couldn't get the little ball on the screen to break to the left.
I also couldn't get my monitor to go as far as the pitchers mound.
I'm not doing it right.
posted by THX-1138 at 11:53 PM on May 20
Actually, bill, Gene Roddenberry was married to Majel Barrett who played nurse Chapel. Her character had a major crush on Mr. Spock that was to be unrequited. I see a theme here. It was rumored that Nichelle Nichols and Gene Roddenberry had a little fling during the series. She did get to kiss Kirk, although it was under the control of an alien race that could force people to do things against their will. Like get close to William Shatner's mouth.
Grace Lee Whitney was Yeoman Rand. She killed Spock's replacement in the first Star Trek movie.
Interestingly, I talk a lot of sports on the Trek site I blog on. I'll now be taping my glasses back together, thank you.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:45 AM on December 08
But poor her. Kirk hit on every chick in the galaxy except her. Guess it was the basket-weave hairdo.
Back to the geekosphere.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:59 PM on December 06
Yeoman Rand says I can comment in the threads I don't like.
My Rand reference: Star Trek
Rand had hots for: Captain Kirk
posted by THX-1138 at 10:40 PM on December 05
holden=Post of the day.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:22 PM on October 27
Actually NoMich, I think it's called an http.
Hyper Turd Transfer Protocol.
Thanks rcade. And one more vote for tricked out buttons.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:58 PM on October 22
I thought the same thing, holden. This could have been in the front row.
posted by THX-1138 at 08:01 PM on October 21
It would make a great 50th birthday present for Jamie Moyer.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:39 AM on October 21
I don't want to sound like I'm bitching again either, but I'm with grum on all but one point.
I can get my sports from any source. This was a place where I came to be informed and edified. It was also a place to crack wise and have fun with all the nifty features that this site allowed for expression. And the company is pretty OK. And because of that I will lurk and comment every now and again when I get time but I just don't see myself being as, I don't know, vocal (?) around here without the ease of use features returned.
I urge regulars like grum and some of the rest who may be staying away or who have left to stick it out. grum, I have learned a lot about baseball from your contributions, so don't give up.
But, yeah, maybe an update on the progress would be welcome. And do we get our numbers and all that jazz back?
posted by THX-1138 at 04:26 PM on September 27
I wonder what kind of a Wiimote I would need for DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball?
posted by THX-1138 at 03:09 AM on September 27
Well that's just crazy talk. Playin' futbol with yer hands.
I propose the Wii boot. Wear 'em on yer feet and kick like a pro. Kickoffs in football, goals in futbol. PAT's and FG's on the gridiron, amazing passes & free kicks on the pitch.
And you could do wicked flying drop kicks on DOA just before you put the moves on the busty pixelated mamas.
(I don't get it, do I?)
posted by THX-1138 at 02:13 AM on September 27
OK, help me out. I get that the Wii has tha super neat game control function, but how does that controller translate into soccer? I mean, do you strap the dealie to yer foot? Or do you get two of 'em and strap 'em both to yer feet?
posted by THX-1138 at 12:25 AM on September 27
Thanks for the well wishes. Mrs THX will be OK. She is recovering from a mastectomy and now we (well, her) are going to go through a whole bunch of radiation treament. I've missed coming here and saying things that don't make sense.
How about for old times sake we start a Barry Bonds thread?
posted by THX-1138 at 11:33 AM on September 26
I've been taking care of my wife, Tommy, and just haven't had the time to really get involved much. And in all honesty, I am not a fan of the site's "new look". I do come and read the articles and comments (just like Penthouse!) but I just sort of miss the really great user-friendly conveniences that the old ways had. There is a contingent of members here who are very computer literate, of which I am not one. In other words, I can't make it go the way I like. Sort of like I can drive a car but don't ask me to fix the transmission.
I'll just keep waiting to see how things turn out.
posted by THX-1138 at 03:53 PM on September 25
Or like I tried to say once, when is Spofi going to be like it was in the before times?
I liked it with all the bells and whistles like the buttons and easier to read comments. But maybe I'm the only one.
(back to lurking)
posted by THX-1138 at 08:26 PM on September 24
Well, this will take some getting used to I suppose. And I have to actually learn something about html now don't I?
Bummer. It was so much easier to be lazy.
posted by THX-1138 at 12:34 PM on August 12
Problems continue. Every morning it seems like the server is down. I'm working on it with the host. What is it with the service these days? I mean, I order the plomeek soup al fresco and instead it comes with obviously canned chin ah kleb. I try to take it up with the host and all I get is attitude. Hey, how come the site has been so hard to log into lately?
posted by THX-1138 at 02:17 PM on August 01
I had trouble getting on earlier this morning as well. So many jokes that are best left unsaid. Anyway, such sad news. Eat some chicken soup, SpoFi, and get well soon.
posted by THX-1138 at 03:24 PM on July 10
posted by THX-1138 at 12:38 PM on June 25
I never saw that BPP rant. Truly cool. Except for one thing: The obvious hatred for the lowly five-digiters. But my zeros look sexy between my ones.
posted by THX-1138 at 04:41 PM on June 12
I once wanted a lower number. But then it was pointed out that my number was cool and that I could use it to get the honeys. Now I'm rollin' in the babes. Thanks SpoFi!
posted by THX-1138 at 03:37 PM on June 11
I welcome the enforcement of proper grammar, or at least decent communication skills. This is another reason that I enjoy coming to this site. In some ways, this site represents more than just sports. It's sometimes a celebration of communication in the short, written form. But teaching the lesson should be handled with a certain amount of grace and consideration for the person who may be struggling with it. If they choose to ignore or become abusive of someone or group of someones who has tried to be of assistance, then give them a tour of the guidelines once again (which ALL SpoFites should have to read and agree to before being allowed to comment). If they continue their beligerance, then let 'em have it.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:55 PM on May 02
Got to feel for the guy who has to put the chute on. What do you think was going through his mind? "Just what I've always dreamed of. Riding Travis Pastrana bareback. For a stupid video. Life is good. I hope his chute doesn't open."
posted by THX-1138 at 02:06 PM on May 01
And goddam, my dad said he used to own that video game. He said it was called NHL 1.971K
posted by THX-1138 at 10:34 PM on April 30
If my memory is correct, when my dad was young, this is how he used to get to school. At least that's what he always said.
posted by THX-1138 at 10:31 PM on April 30
I resent the insinuation that I may perhaps be viewed as a heathen. I am a lowbrow. And parmesan works best for cheese hockey. That is, if we are talking about the same game.
posted by THX-1138 at 12:42 PM on April 21
The sugar walls of my house of lies are freshly... sugared. Gross. So that's why you miss me.... You do miss me, right? Wasn't even aiming for you, Weedy. I'm actually here quite a bit. It'd probably be better if I weren't.
posted by THX-1138 at 07:21 PM on April 14
This is a good lesson about me. If I ever became insanely, criminally desperate, and wound up taking hostages, all the negotiator would have to do to keep me talking is appeal to my true geek. I won't shut up. (The previous is not an endorsement of insanely, criminally desperate activities. No hostages were taken during typing)
posted by THX-1138 at 12:37 PM on April 14
I do not own a framed copy of that and it does not hang in my rec room.
posted by THX-1138 at 08:06 PM on April 13
Speaking of dumpsters, I had a heck of a time trying to get on the site yesterday. That really doesn't have anything to do with dumpsters.
posted by THX-1138 at 08:05 PM on April 13
'Aint it the truth.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:31 PM on April 10
So Mr. Shatner, what did you do to piss off JJ Abrams so much that he didn't put you in his movie? I mean besides kill Kirk in Generations? (This is a geek level 8 comment)
posted by THX-1138 at 01:36 AM on April 10
posted by THX-1138 at 06:35 PM on April 08
A-HA! Gimme my license back, NoMich!
posted by THX-1138 at 01:25 PM on April 08
I look forward to reading it as well, dfleming. Always looking for a good read about baseball. And dfleming can't be Henry James because I, in fact, am Henry James. Or am I, in fact, Harry James of squeaky high-note trumpet fame? Gotta find that license.
posted by THX-1138 at 12:35 PM on April 08
That's just wonderful, owlhouse. Today in my little corner of the tropics, it rained, hailed and snowed. It snowed about 3 inches a day 4 days last week. It's been snowing since late October. My in-laws still have about 5 feet at their house. I'm preparing an expedition of my own to go to the liquor store and drink until the 4 nice days we are going to get in late July. Just nudge me when the sun comes out. Oh, and Ben: Good Luck!
posted by THX-1138 at 08:14 PM on April 07
When I was in little league, we had the rudiments of the game drilled to us in a sort of Pavlovian manner. For every answer we got right, coach would throw us a Scooby snack. Each wrong answer got you an electric shock. Take me out to the ballgame makes me drool to this day. *waves at camera and says "Hi terrapin & lilnemo"*
posted by THX-1138 at 03:15 PM on March 26
Bo, I will give that serious consideration. I could just imagine the confused looks that I would get. That alone might be worth it. And my 666th comment is appropriately for the topic of the beast.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:13 PM on March 26
Bo, I want one that says "Greg Maddux is a Sith". BTW, Greg, I mean that in the MOST respectable manner.
posted by THX-1138 at 12:51 PM on March 26
That two-timing bitch! Ben Saunders once had an affair with ArmKottkeChairTwitterGm.com and videotaped the whole thing. Made us all here at SportsFilter watch the entire sordid event. Most beautiful two hours we ever saw. Good Luck!
posted by THX-1138 at 12:46 PM on March 26
posted by THX-1138 at 10:19 AM on March 26
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