A slightly edited version of what I posted on another site (not MeTa):
I'm slightly more maudlin about this than I would've figured. I got my first MeFi account in April of 2001, registered from the Econ department of my undergrad university while doing work-study mere weeks before I entered the adult world.
I was such a baby then and MeFi has (for much more better than worse) forever shaped my perception of what the internet is and what its social capabilities are. Hell there are people that I've known for well over a third of my life thanks to MeFi that I would have otherwise never gotten the chance to interact with or meet IRL. And that's pretty fucking awesome. I'm not alone, but I'm awfully indebted to Matt. I wish nothing but the best for him, whatever his next (ad)venture is.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:25 PM on March 04
The annual competition is an intriguing one.
Also, you may want to sidebar this. I'm not sure how many people check the LR after nearly a year of idling.
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:33 PM on July 02
Where are they hosing him down?
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:39 PM on March 13
I, for one, welcome our new llama-shearing, beer-swilling hippie overlord.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:04 AM on January 20
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:45 PM on January 15
Guess no one else reads the locker room, either.
posted by Ufez Jones at 02:01 AM on July 23
I miss the days when I traded gmail invites for Amazon gift certificates.
No, I'm not in, and I'm still unconvinced as to why I should be. We'll see.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:16 PM on July 02
The invisible hand giveth and the invisible hand dealeth the fiery banhammer.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:24 PM on April 04
That's fucking excellent.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 PM on March 24
Oh, man. Glad to hear from you, brother.
I gotta ask - did you ever get your crossbow?
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:54 PM on March 24
Nah, you'd never know the difference, Howard. It'd just make it easier for some of us to post our Hot Sports Opinions from the crapper when away from the computer.
I have no idea what it would take, rcade, but if it's the kind of thing we need to raise some funds to source it out, I'd be willing to chip in.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:19 AM on January 07
Or a time machine for Bill & Ted
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 PM on June 24
I'd be in for the Friday and Sunday matches, off and on. Unfortunately, that's about all I'll get to watch live.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:59 PM on June 03
Sweet lord, that's much longer than I'd ever intended to hang out here. I guess something's going right.
But how could you not list The Huddle as a notable, uh, thing, of the last year? I was pretty skeptical, but it's turned out better than I could've foreseen.
Is it too early to start nominating folks for the Tenth Anniversary Party Committee?
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:26 PM on January 25
You can throw me in the "of course not, don't be silly" group, but I'm kind of an asshole and don't much care for children.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:53 PM on November 05
That's alright. You managed to get Code Blue stuck in mine. (warning: audio nsfw)
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:30 PM on September 17
Is this retroactive? If so, I'm gonna save mine up for a blistering anti-rcade screed so foul it will make G.G. Allin spin in his grave. Release date TBD, but I'm considering making it a gift to the community on SpoFi's 10th birthday.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:28 PM on September 16
Daily seems like it may be a bit much, but as long as you mods are willing to deal with the heavy-handed action that I suspect this would require, I think it would be an interesting experiment.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 PM on August 24
FWIW, they seem to have stopped, finally. Just checked my Spam folder and they're not there either.
I claim victory. And yes, I have a flag.
posted by Ufez Jones at 01:47 PM on July 24
They're still rolling in for me. Up to 35 now. Curiously, they're going into my regular inbox, not getting caught by gmail's spamtrap.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:43 AM on July 23
I'd love to hear any recommendations you all have for entertaining and free sports-related podcasts that aren't from the usual suspects. General sports, single sport specific, humor, educational, whatever, so long as they're free and will hold my attention.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:56 PM on July 08
Hmm. I'll be watching the game in Spanish (on Galavision, 'cos we don't have a pretty-enough cable package to get ESPN Classic) but I'll wave at the screen from my couch. Looking forward to your pictures from the game - as always - goddam.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:14 AM on October 09
Texas Rangers playerman Ramon Vazquez kind of crossed the line between funny, harsh, and idiot Tuesday night after he, sure, got the game winning double, but also committed three errors. Awkward.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 AM on July 31
But can we have a flag? (or flags)?
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:43 PM on June 09
Hey I'd be cocky too if my team only had to play the equivalent of the MAC in the playoffs until they faced a semi-decent opponent.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:04 PM on March 20
Worst host ever. Where's the snacks? Hang on. I gotta let my dog out once more to take care of her business. They're on their way. yeah yeah. fuck, but yeah Just for you all, the local tv channel had to run that damn NBA promo about all the Boston fans finding out that KG was going there. Salt in the wound. Good game though. Good game.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:59 PM on March 20
Sorry, my earlier reference re: Pierce was about that horseshit Tech that Damp somehow got. I get a little stabby when it comes to my mave. I'm still a bit curious as to fatty's obsession with the Harry Potter dude, but I'll let it slide for now. Game on, chowdaheads. Game on.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:37 PM on March 20
So Paul Pierce has become as untouchable as Dwyane Wade? WTm-effing-F?
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:24 PM on March 20
Yeah, Holy Fuck, that random epileptic or coked out girl is beating the SO and I down at the moment. Oh, wait. Am I still invited here? that dude in TB Has to be. His doucheosity is epically fatal.
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:17 PM on March 20
Keep taking those Jason. Ufez has to be steaming. Admittedly, I keep screaming "What the Fuck?" every time he throws one of those up. But it's counter-balanced by the fact that he's making Erick Dampier look semi-respectable.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:51 PM on March 20
Eh, from what I hear, fatty, you busted your drums doing some Animal impression and cried in a corner for days, taking phonecam pics of yourself for MySpace. I'd add you, but, uh.......you know.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:29 PM on March 20
So, uh, you loverboys gonna take this to IM or just fart around with Guitar Hero all night? Me? I'm, uh, watching the game.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:24 PM on March 20
And Avery wins the battle between the disgruntled former point guards that are smushing their relative faces like a Mayan ruin and gets the T. Sweet.
posted by Ufez Jones at 08:00 PM on March 20
Is there a point in time that the Celts will quit the gold numbers? They're fine for a St. Paddy's day shindig, but they now look like a two-dollar chip at a depressing blackjack table at some Trump-owned brothel in Atlantic City. Okay, yeah, the shit talk is officially starting.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:48 PM on March 20
btw ufez, if you have local tv. I'm jealous. We get local here for every game except for ABC's sunday lots....which will be here in three days when the Mavs play the Spurs. I'm hoping Zombie Jesus come in and rips Ginobli a new one.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:29 PM on March 20
Nah, I'm on the local TV broadcast, by my boys Mark Followill and Brad (one of three Mavs ever to have his number retired) Davis.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:24 PM on March 20
Fist in the air! Stack for 5!
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on March 20
barometer I'd love to make a pun about that being a Bareameter, but Tyronn Lue seems to have shed his nasty cornrows and found his three-point game. Due to the Graphic Nature of this thread. Viewer discretion is advised. I'll be better than I was on my Twitter feed when I attended the Mavs/Lakers game on Tuesday. In all fairness, I was royally pissed at the 7 feet of rain that fell that day and the Mavs lackadaisy in the first three quarters.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:18 PM on March 20
So. Nearly tipoff. Thoughts? Projections? I'll be watching the local broadcast and bouncing between the living room (where the TeeVee lives) and the office (where smack talk ensues here). Looking forward to it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:01 PM on March 20
Some morning reading, for anyone interested. Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News recalls the Nowitzki v. Pierce draft debate from a decade ago. Marc Spears of the Boston Globe breaks down the Texas three-step, pointing out that no team has beaten San Antone, Houston, and Dallas on the road consecutively since Sacramento in 2001. And a game preview from NBA.com's Brett Huston.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 AM on March 20
And those aren't my teeth!
posted by Ufez Jones at 09:16 AM on March 20
Ooh, we have a chart now! Go Sonic Youth! I had them in the Exacta in the 9th.
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:56 PM on February 04
Yea, verily, I have no idea why any of you would care to see how much I listen to Religious Vomit or Tom Waits's bar-ballads, but okay. I guess I'm game. And sure, I guess I'll SpoFiWiki myself. Later.
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:29 PM on February 01
Closed with a reason works for SpoFi. A quick e-mail to the poster of the FPP may help if it's not too much trouble, just in case they don't see it and jump to the Locker Room to rant about censorship or some-such. Is it too soon to ask again how close we are to a flagging system? Not pressuring, just curious.
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:16 PM on January 28
Is that what that is? Thank god. I thought it was hemorrhoids.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:50 AM on January 24
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:19 PM on January 16
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 AM on December 28
I totally have better things to do, but fuck it, I'm in. Also, what fatty said re: labels and covers. Sharpie is what you get and you'll like it!
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:44 AM on November 21
Get all the latest breaking stories and gossip from around the globe. *slaps forehead, trembles a bit* Also: Oh snap. TBH is Cthulhu. I knew it!
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:42 PM on November 19
As far as team X is getting too many posts and team Y is getting crapped on, that's happened since the inception of Sportsfilter. Surely, many of the people in this thread remember Ben Roethlisberger's breakout season and how many Seriously Fucking Annoying Steelers fans jumped into the site, right? It ebbs and flows. Calm down, enjoy the off-season, and come back in the pre-season. 85% of those jackholes will be gone by then. Come next post-season, some other jackholes will come around. Ignore 'em. Hypocritical to what I said earlier? I don't think so. Like I typed earlier tonight, I've learned to mentally Filter SportsFilter. I hate to do it, but so it goes. There's been a lot going on here tonight, and I've already gone to the Mavs/Rockets game, so I'm a bit spent, but I'll leave tonight publicly saying this (for better or worse) -- Much of this is a bit of backlash from the initially great-minded and optimistic, nay, idealistic thought that SpoFi could exist with a Locker Room that was MetaTalk-ish free. And to be blunt (and I've expressed these feelings to Gary before, so it won't be a surprise to him) that worked to a certain extent. After five of the initial seven moderators left and the site ballooned, that kind of failed. This isn't the first time this has been the backlash of that, but it still makes a *lot* of sense in my mind. The rest of my sentiments will go to justgary in an e-mail in the next few days, b/c that's worked for me in the past.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:20 PM on November 05
I agree with most everything holden said. I've gotten to the point now to where I'll open the comments on about 15% of the front page posts, and most of the time there, I'll look for certain user names without reading comments. Kind of like how I've been with MetaFilter for a long time (although the favorites system there has changed that a little bit). There's definitely been a certain amount of SportsFilter reading a little bit like a radio talk show without a producer to screen calls. This isn't the first time, though, and we've waded through deeper shit than this in the past only to come out smelling like roses, even if only briefly. I think we desperately need a flagging system to help the aid the admins in being able to use a bit of a stronger hand. That said, I'd've probably flagged a couple of rcade's recent FPPs. Just my two bits.
posted by Ufez Jones at 04:40 PM on November 05
Hmm, lemme see if I can bang this out before the grubby-handed ankle-biters start beating the door down. Eastern Conference: Atlantic: Boston Central: Cleveland Southeast: Orlando other five playoff teams: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Toronto and Atlanta (yeah, you read that last one right). Western Conference: Southwest: Houston (I don't think Dallas or San Antone give a rip about the reg. season any more) Pacific: Phoenix Northwest: Denver Other five: San Antonio, Dallas, Utah, Golden State and Memphis Sixth man of the year: Leandro Barbosa Defensive POY: Tyson Chandler ROY: Kevin Durant
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:39 PM on October 31
Piggyback: Who gets the putout when a batted ball hits a runner? Wouldn't that be the pitcher since he's the last one to touch the ball?
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:34 PM on October 26
That footiemap is awesome goddam. Frankly, I think it would make an excellent FPP.
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:28 PM on October 04
Seems like a good time to link to chicobangs kicking ass on Cash Cab. Congrats, brother! I'll admit, though, I'd never considered putting Baileys on my corn flakes.
posted by Ufez Jones at 03:53 PM on September 28
In all likely hood the Stars take the 8th slot in the West but I need to put the Blackhawks somewhere Yeah, well, I don't follow the NHL well enough to say anything about it, but I'm super-happy-fun-excited to see that my boys in the green and black are expected to, yet again, fail in the first round of the playoffs. At least it wasn't Turco's fault this past season. Lord, I hate Tom Hicks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:34 AM on September 28
Holy crap, nemo. Your second comment there was SpoFi's 150,000th. Congrats! Here's your take-home version of the Locker Room, a year's worth of Tide, and forty pounds of smoked sausage from Big Ted's Smokin' Meatery. Enjoy!
posted by Ufez Jones at 05:33 PM on September 20
You pick up the new Aesop Rock album today, Drool Berrymore, vito?
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:55 PM on August 28
Anyone still gonna be around for a bit? I may jump in here in 45 or so after I run the dog out and put the SO to bed.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:49 PM on June 28
Dammit. I'm not willing to register with Facebook just to see a joke pic. Can anyone photobucket it for the rest of us?
posted by Ufez Jones at 07:38 PM on June 19
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