Recent Locker Room Comments by rumple

Comment-shifting

Yeah I would appreciate that too. It's confusing and in a way can seem a little high-handed to repackage the comments that way. I like the end product since it makes a standalone thread that people will find and take part in, but it's been bugging me a little too. I support Etrigan's idea of a marker in the new thread that it has happened.

posted by rumple at 05:19 PM on September 26

Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!

I was going to post a reminder about the pool, but I'll be off-the-grid for months in the Spring (back just in time to see Bettman hand Daniel the cup by mistake), so no chance anyway to repeat my moral victory of last year.

The Oilers will be entertaining for sure, if Khabidrulin stands on his they might be ok, but its hard to imagine them having a really disciplined, mistake-free, defensively sound team this year.

it's hard not to see Pens and Caps dominance out east this year, with maybe the Flyers in the mix but I see Bruins, Habs, Sabres, Sens, Devils all falling back some and Leaves and Isles as surprises, and TB as a not-surprise surprise.

posted by rumple at 04:43 PM on October 09

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Wait till next year, Weedy.

posted by rumple at 01:11 AM on May 21

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Would it be proper to discuss points of order in the huddle then -- e.g., moderation policy, use of the eff word, that kind of thing? If so, I vote for punting the locker room since it is so easy for stuff to languish here.

Also, yes to enhanced use of "sidelines"

posted by rumple at 12:28 PM on May 19

Viewing Bug

I figured the SpoFi server was located in a time zone that was just dealing with Y2K.

SpoFi: partying like it's 1999

(thanks rcade)

posted by rumple at 02:06 PM on December 13

Viewing Bug

me too. I emailed rcade a screenshot. Happens in both FF and Chrome - makes it almost impossible to even find this thread.

I blame Tiger's posse.

posted by rumple at 01:26 AM on December 13

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter

You know, I just read the thread, and don't think it is reasonable to support the coach in that case at all, regardless. It is the school jumping into religion, which is a no no, it is also the school jumping into the parent-child relationship, which you would think would be a bigger no-no if you were inclined to be a conservative. But then I thought tselson made a funny and to the point post and if he would stick around then maybe we would all learn something because, you know, it is awfully easy to lump together all religious conservatives into a monolithic block of devolutionary ignorance - easy, yet inaccurate and good to have all sides heard. So keep it civil, but keep it real, would be my suggestion.

And as to the question, that was a fine post and amen to this being a place where sports can be discussed intelligently and a JJ says, from the POV of anyone's seat.

posted by rumple at 01:20 PM on September 30

If if looks like a sport, smells like a sport....

Sex is an organized human endeavor ........ that doesn't involve computers or engines.

Speak for yourself!

posted by rumple at 01:59 PM on September 07

If if looks like a sport, smells like a sport....

Sport is an organized human endeavor in which an individual or group performs specialized athletic tasks governed by commonly agreed upon rules towards the execution of a commonly agreed upon goal in competition with one or more other practitioners often resulting in perspiration or increased respiratory activity and providing, in the end, some sense of pleasure or satisfaction that doesn't involve computers or engines.*

posted by rumple at 12:02 PM on September 07

Champions League Final predictions and chat

At the half, Barca is schooling ManU, which is remarkable and excellent! But Tevez coming on could make a differece

posted by rumple at 04:02 PM on May 27

Welcome to the New Server

Hi -- thanks for the updates. A couple of things:

-- I have no history now. Was this going to transferred over? I don't mind a clean slate, mind you!

-- I found it so much easier to read the site when comments were distinguished by alternating coloured background. Right now, the comments seem to just flow together

-- It won't keep me logged on -- it'll save my password in the little box but previously I was never logged out.....

OS X 10.5, firefox, if it matters....

Thanks again...

posted by rumple at 12:51 AM on August 25

Would you know the right thing if you saw it?

Kyle Turley steps up. Maybe the ball is rolling. Good idea, smithers. Mods, consider sidebarring what smithers comes up with?

posted by rumple at 03:00 PM on November 27

Consistency in FPP formating

If there were html formatting buttons (especially link) on the "compose post" page. I use a comments box like this one then cut-and-paste. Not a biggie, but odd.

posted by rumple at 11:59 AM on November 23

Would you know the right thing if you saw it?

The media loves visuals, so signs held up outside stadiums on game day might be a start. Inside the game - very unlikely to be shown on TV. A web site that collates all these stories with some work to googlebomb it to a high NFL-injury ranking would be something. Maybe writing to senior star players asking them for their thoughts. I agree writing to the owners is a good idea, though they probably have PR hacks just for this job. Maybe a few would get through. They'll be quick to blame the players union, I suspect. This actually became a big issue in the NHL when Eric Lindros claimed the Flyers' physicians were either incompetent or venal in treating his concussions. So a player-led objection might be the best thing to try to foment. Should this thread be linked to the Front Page threads? Not sure of etiquette.

posted by rumple at 03:36 PM on November 20

Speculate away

Stastny coming in to Colorado with the legendary name "Stastny" on his back must have been a lot of pressure too. And, he plays centre, a much more demanding position.

posted by rumple at 04:16 PM on April 19

Speculate away

And next year's Calder goes to .... Jannik Hansen! Quite possibly if I was building a team from scratch I would look at Staal first as well. I mean, he's 18 or something still, he has a complete game and obvious leadership skills.

posted by rumple at 02:02 PM on April 19

Speculate away

Hart: Crosby. Luongo runner up. Adams: Alain Vigneault. Totally re-invented a Canucks team that was widely expected to miss the playoffs for third straight year. It wasn't all Luongo. Norris: Lidstrom. Guys like Barret Jackman and jay Bouwmeester deserve consideration just for having excellent +/- playing big minutes for shitty teams. Lady Byng: Probably Datsyuk. Kariya is always a good choice. Jay Pandolfo, with only 8 penalty minutes in a full season as a checking forward should be considered -- except this award always goes to a decent player who is also "gentlemanly" Vezina: Luongo. Brodeur great as well. Tiebreaker is how Luongo backstops the Canucks league-leading, and frequently called on, PK unit. Calder: I'd go Stastny. Probably will be Malkin though. Selke: Mike Fisher. Could be Pandolfo though.

posted by rumple at 12:11 PM on April 18

Burnside's top 25 free agents

Add an extra round, ka-ching, and hockey in July.

posted by rumple at 12:14 PM on June 29