Recent Locker Room Comments by SummersEve

Freakin' (Early) Friday.

What happens when you combine trumpet extrodinaire Stacy Hedger and The Star Wars Kid? Find out here. (make sure you catch the last 10-15 seconds)

posted by SummersEve at 11:14 AM on October 22

Editorializing on the Front Page

I think I sort of love you now, SE. Great, now we're going to be torn apart. Ever been torn apart? Me neither, but I bet it hurts.

posted by SummersEve at 07:33 PM on October 21

Editorializing on the Front Page

Why is the bedroom so cold Turned away on your side? Is my timing that flawed, Our respect run so dry? Yet there's still this appeal That we've kept through our lives. Love, love will tear us apart again Do you cry out in your sleep? All my failings exposed. Get a taste in my mouth As desperation takes hold. Is it something so good Just can't function no more? When love, love will tear us apart again

posted by SummersEve at 04:45 PM on October 18

Freakin' (Early) Friday.

Is this a link dump? If so, I dedicate this to The_Black_Hand. (From the700level.com)

posted by SummersEve at 03:20 AM on October 14

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

It is interesting that we have 2.37 million RSS subscribers but only around 16k members. Maybe we just all have a whole bunch of computers. Like 148 each.

posted by SummersEve at 02:00 AM on October 14

Freakin' (Early) Friday.

A nickle to anyone who can (without google) name who did the song in that video. Answer here.

posted by SummersEve at 01:36 PM on October 13

Editorializing on the Front Page

Words make my mouth exercise, not my mother. That's just creepy.

posted by SummersEve at 10:45 AM on October 13

Editorializing on the Front Page

Schadenfreude For anyone who hasn't googled it yet.

posted by SummersEve at 11:33 AM on October 11

Editorializing on the Front Page

Crafty's leaving? Man this is rough. I was actually okay until I went into the lockerroom -- and the admins are sitting in rcade's office and they're reading this. The tears you hear in my voice are coming down the faces of the admins. Seriously, if Crafty's out, I'm out. We have a special bond. We traded CD's. I mean I can't hear "Connecticut's for F*cking" without thinking of him.

posted by SummersEve at 09:22 AM on October 11

And now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

14 years. 14 long f*cking years.

posted by SummersEve at 08:44 AM on October 01

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

Wow, Weedy predicts the Devils will miss the playoffs. Interesting. I predict the Flyers will rebound in a big way now that Mr. I-realized-at-the-draft-I-didn't-want-to-be-here-but-didn't-resign-until- October-and-ficked-the-team-in-the-process is gone. I suppose that's my dark horse. But it isn't really dark. Maybe kind of gray. East: Divisions: Ottawa Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Other teams: Buffalo Philadelphia New Jersey Toronto Atlanta West: Detroit Calgary Anaheim The Others: San Jose Vancouver Colorado Minnesota Dallas

posted by SummersEve at 09:59 AM on September 27

NHL 07-08 Prediction Thread

I predict Steve Downie will get a long suspension. And I predict we'll all laugh at Fris for picking the Caps.

posted by SummersEve at 05:22 PM on September 26

From the Blogosphere

I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Using Firefox but I turned off the adblocker for Sportsfilter and I still see no random white boxes or any other blogoness.

posted by SummersEve at 10:30 AM on September 25

(N)O.J.

Maybe the "mysterious force" was the weekend.

posted by SummersEve at 11:12 AM on September 17

Lindros Over/Under Winners

Oh, you're so wrong. I'm so hot I sizzle.

posted by SummersEve at 01:42 PM on September 06

What ever happened to Ray Ray?

I'm only into bullpen pro's. Sorry. I went and got me a real job where I have to do things other than read the sports page(s) and play online. My advice: Don't ever get a real job.

posted by SummersEve at 08:17 PM on August 11

Quality of Links Decreasing. Discuss.

Oh man, I love a good Venn diagram.

posted by SummersEve at 09:56 AM on May 11

Quality of Links Decreasing. Discuss.

Perhaps some people don't understand how AP/wire-service stories work? Maybe a quick explanation would help? Something along the lines of, Wires are services that websites use to get news they can't cover. The most common wire service is AP, or Associated Press. Wire stories will typically be credited to an Associated Press writer, or they'll be credited to a wire service. For example, CBS Sportsline calls them "CBS SportsLine.com wire reports". Or they may begin with "AP"... I can see one or two get-out-of-jail free cards, but repeat offenders need to be dealt with. If they're told they're posting garbage and they continue posting garbage, then what's the point of telling them they're posting garbage? I'm a not a big NBA fan, but I love the lilnemo posts because I can find out what's going on in all the series in about 3 minutes. On edit: Tahoe just proved me wrong. People just don't get what this place is supposed to be. Good luck trying to change that.

posted by SummersEve at 01:37 PM on May 10

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

How could we get this far without anyone mentioning the best baseball move ever made: I believe in the Church of Baseball. ... I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. or I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. ... Goodnight. Probably tied with Slapshot as best sports movie ever made. Field of Dreams is up there too, but it makes me cry so I can only watch it alone.

posted by SummersEve at 09:54 AM on April 28

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

If someone gives you 10,000-to-1 on anything you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar I am going to be a very rich dude.

posted by SummersEve at 04:30 PM on April 27

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

1. Red Dawn 2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 3. The Big Lebowski 4. Anchor Man and/or Talladega Nights

posted by SummersEve at 05:39 AM on April 27

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

Sportsfilters' favorite movies are "Weekend at Bernies" and "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag"

posted by SummersEve at 04:06 PM on April 26

What Makes a Good SportsFilter Post

Male enhancement-related spam. I wonder if Hormel Foods ever considered how incredibly profitable that could be.

posted by SummersEve at 08:12 AM on April 26

What Makes a Good SportsFilter Post

Talk of global warming always reminds me of this. Is that weird?

posted by SummersEve at 06:26 AM on April 26

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

Can you guys help me remember the book(s) I read when I was a young teen? Judy Blume? ...even if my name weren't in the Acknowledgements. I believe the acknowledgment is something along the lines of: And to the Artist Formerly Known as BPP, thank you for finally stopping your harrassing phone calls. It's just too bad it took seven letters from our lawyers.

posted by SummersEve at 02:12 PM on April 25

What are SpoFites' favorite books?

For anyone not familiar with or not comfortable with Sabermetrics, I really learned a lot from "Baseball Between the Numbers". Non-sports I'm reading "Zen and the Art if Motorcycle Maintenance". My reward for finishing it is "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk and then Cormac McCarthy's "The Road".

posted by SummersEve at 07:17 AM on April 25

What Makes a Good SportsFilter Post

I agree with Venice too. That's why I said what he said 32 minutes earlier. Or three days ago. My fragile ego needs stroking. Please tell me I'm beautiful.

posted by SummersEve at 07:28 PM on April 23

What Makes a Good SportsFilter Post

Here's a list for you, TMB. In your defense, the words you're misspelling are on there so you're not alone.

posted by SummersEve at 12:15 PM on April 23

What Makes a Good SportsFilter Post

Banning AP stories on ESPN or Yahoo wouldn't be so bad. But what about columns or investigative pieces exclusive to those sites? Perhaps ban any single link post with (AP) in the opening line?

posted by SummersEve at 11:28 AM on April 23

Punctuation Matters

He found time in his tight scedule and He roat a collum.

posted by SummersEve at 09:32 PM on April 20

Cheers To Pleasant Danger!

Ooooh ooooh!! I want to learn how to con laws too!

posted by SummersEve at 04:40 PM on April 20

Speculate away

Forget the AHL, Staal was almost sent back to juniors. Talk about proving some folks wrong.

posted by SummersEve at 01:40 PM on April 20

Punctuation Matters

Go easy on the guy. He's saving us all trips to mlb.com and Yahoo Sports.~

posted by SummersEve at 08:25 AM on April 20

Speculate away

Not sure I understand the "he was supposed to be good" argument. Ovechkin was "supposed to be good" too.

posted by SummersEve at 11:28 AM on April 19

Speculate away

I can hear the announcement now... "And the winner of the Vezina -- because he powered Ying Yang's fantasy hockey team -- Martin Brodeur."

posted by SummersEve at 04:23 AM on April 19

Punctuation Matters

Sandals apparently. SummersEve. The king of piling on.

posted by SummersEve at 10:33 AM on April 18

Speculate away

Hart: Sidney Crosby. Plenty of worthy candidates, I go with Crosby because of the huge turn-around by the Pens. Adams: I hate to pick Michel Therrien for the same reason, but I'm going to anyway. Norris: Scott Niedermayer. Nick Lidstrom is a very close second Lady Byng: I have no idea. Vezina: Martin Brodeur. If I lived out west I'd go with Luongo. Tough call, but I'll stick with Marty. Calder: Evgeni Malkin. Enough with the Penguins already. Sheesh. Selke: Umm... Rod Brind'amour?

posted by SummersEve at 08:15 AM on April 18

Post editing/deleting time?

Tittering is way manly. I think that'll be the title of my Autobiography.

posted by SummersEve at 05:21 AM on March 22

Link Dump.

Raves for lbb's links. The pros (and amateurs) are so fluid we forget that they're doing some seriously dangerous stuff. Those gymnast links are nuts.

posted by SummersEve at 03:21 PM on March 01

Boston meetup?

it's not a truly high-crime area but sometimes stuff happens Watch out for the Donnelly's. They're a mean bunch.

posted by SummersEve at 11:25 AM on March 01

Link Dump.

"Snack on that for lunch." Ever wonder what goes on in the control room of your favorite sports telecast? Learn all about it in this very educational video.

posted by SummersEve at 08:48 AM on March 01

Google Apps

Are you guys covering these MLB divisions going to be unbiased about all the teams or just homers? Homers? [The Phillies] are so quick to blame the [baseball] gods: they say that we devise their misery. But they themselves—in their depravity [and lack of discipline at the plate]—design grief greater than the griefs that fate assigns. So did [Pat Burrell] act when he transgressed the boundaries that fate and reason set [for home plate].

posted by SummersEve at 05:34 AM on February 28

Google Apps

As I said above, I'd be in for the NL East. It'll be great. We can write stuff and then grum can tell us all how wrong we are.

posted by SummersEve at 02:11 PM on February 27

Google Apps

http://goonsaregood.sportsfilter.com

posted by SummersEve at 01:22 PM on February 24

Google Apps

Wow, this could be awesome. I'd volunteer for the college football blog. I'm big in to the Big Ten, the Big East, and now with Temple, the MAC. I'd also be interested in doing some baseball, like maybe the NL East. Nice work on the domain names. I especially loved http://aroddoesntsleephereanymore.sportsfilter.com and http://stepoffmynuts.sportsfilter.com

posted by SummersEve at 08:15 AM on February 24

16k!

Funny blog comic.

posted by SummersEve at 06:19 PM on February 19

Dated Sample Post

I'm afraid the story isn't all that great. I would, however, be very interested in learning more about The_Black_Hand, and if he plans to start any more world wars any time soon. BTW, JG, I always knew your song as a Springsteen cover, but, thanks to you I've now seen the original (youtube). Good stuff.

posted by SummersEve at 06:34 AM on February 19

Thanks for closing the Hardaway thread...

btw, if you haven't seen the whole Scrubs musical episode Hawkguy linked...you should. hilarious. Absolutely. The "Everything Comes down to Poo" (YouTube) song had me in stitches.

posted by SummersEve at 05:36 AM on February 19

Thanks for closing the Hardaway thread...

I vote Weedy for Class President. That was beautiful. Fuck the jerkasses, dammit!

posted by SummersEve at 12:55 PM on February 16

Thanks for closing the Hardaway thread...

I think it was a very relevant post that deserved discussion. But by nature of the content you have to expect some pretty strong feelings on both sides. It's kind of like a spinning top. At first it's nice and civilized, in the middle. But then as it keeps going it starts wobbling wildly until it eventually just falls over.

posted by SummersEve at 09:26 AM on February 16

Dated Sample Post

These interviews sound pretty neat. Where can I read them? There's a link to them, right? Oh. There's not? Oh. Why not?

posted by SummersEve at 06:19 AM on February 16

16k!

It's just that mushroom-cheese sauce goes so well with the classic songs of our youth. Exactly, Weedy... I used to love Wendy's mushroom melt burger but combining that song, it's obvious meaning, and a creamy, gooey, cheesy sandwich just doesn't really seem all that appealing.

posted by SummersEve at 05:17 AM on February 16

Link Dump!

Dusted, from what I've read, it was pre-recorded. It was raining all day and it was pretty obvious that the game was going to be called. Apparently, Weaver was kind of making fun of himself. My favorite radio outtake, be careful, NSFW unless you have headphones: RealPlayer link for Casey Kasem and Snuggles.

posted by SummersEve at 05:27 AM on February 15

Link Dump!

Lasorda's tirade made me think of Earl Weaver's tirade. While looking for that, I found this page of various rants (including Weaver's). The page is semi-SFW. The audio most definitely is NOT.

posted by SummersEve at 07:19 AM on February 12

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Serch.

posted by SummersEve at 03:32 PM on February 11

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If your's is like mine, when you say barely you sure do mean barely.

posted by SummersEve at 03:46 PM on February 10

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

AHA! I bet that's what happened to Fergie!

posted by SummersEve at 02:23 PM on February 08

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

Kiefer Sutherland is so playing me. Was anyone seriously disappointed when Jack Bauer's father wasn't portrayed by Donald Sutherland? WTF? James Cromwell? Unrealistically, Ewan McGregor would play me. Realistically, it'd be Steve Buscemi.

posted by SummersEve at 05:39 AM on February 08

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

So, like, you knew Ferris before he was Ferris? Seriously, congrats and thanks for fighting. Now where're grum and all his pitchforks and torches? I have an idea...

posted by SummersEve at 05:25 AM on February 07

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!

I've been using the Jedi mind trick to get people to join the five-digit club. Obi Wan did say it'll only work on the weak-minded.

posted by SummersEve at 04:07 PM on February 02