Recent Locker Room Comments by trox

Diaspora - The Friendster Killer

I've signed up for their mailing list and am curious about it, but haven't received an invite for it yet.

posted by trox at 12:29 PM on December 09

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I definitely have a sentimental attachment to it, but it sure hasn't been getting much use. My only concern would be missing a fantasy league sign up that's buried in one of the huddle posts, but I suppose a dedicated front page post for fantasy league and pick 'ems would take care of that. So I'll go with the flow.

posted by trox at 06:55 PM on May 18

US vs Mexico

For a proper tunnel fracas, you need to add pizza.

Or Soup.

posted by trox at 11:29 AM on February 13

US vs Mexico

Bradley! (The player)

posted by trox at 02:53 PM on February 12

SportsFilter Under Development

Success obviously.

posted by trox at 02:28 PM on January 09

SportsFilter Under Development

It's like an old friend has returned. Yes!

posted by trox at 02:28 PM on January 09

NCAA College Bowl Pick'em.

I'm pickin' and grinnin' (and probably losin').

posted by trox at 08:40 AM on December 11

Member Pages Are Back


posted by trox at 12:05 PM on October 05


I too have been participating less, but I'm hanging on because I love it so much. I can help out with some usability testing should it come to that.

posted by trox at 11:03 PM on September 29

Champions League Footie Chat

More Fantasy? I'll bite. Group: Spofi Code to Join: 128364-23475

posted by trox at 03:28 PM on June 03

Champions League Footie Chat

Was busy watching the game. The best news I had out of it was winning Spofi's CL Fantasy league. That and watching three of my least favorite players bottle it in some way or another. Congrats to Man U... worthy champs as much as it galls me to say it.

posted by trox at 10:50 PM on May 21

MLB Opening Day Predictions

AL East: Boston AL Central: Cleveland AL West: Seattle AL Wild Card: Detroit NL East: Atlanta NL Central: Chicago NL West: Arizona NL Wild Card: New York NLCS: Chicago ALCS: Detroit WS: Chicago AL MVP: David Ortiz NL MVP: Derek Lee AL CY: Justin Verlander NL CY: Carlos Zambrano AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury NL ROY: Cameron Maybin First manager fired: Ozzie Guillen

posted by trox at 02:21 PM on March 31

SportsFilter Team Ownership Project

I'd definitely be down with Preston (and Wimbledon). I don't know anything about Brisbane though.

posted by trox at 11:56 AM on March 11

SportsFilter Team Ownership Project

Sounds like a great idea.

posted by trox at 12:31 PM on March 08

Best All-Time Baseball Broadcaster?

Since I brought Harwell into this, here goes: 1. Ernie Harwell 2. Vin Scully 3. Jack Buck 4. Red Barber 5. Caray, Brickhouse, others - tie.

posted by trox at 09:39 AM on February 15

Best All-Time Baseball Broadcaster?

Ernie Harwell needs to be on the list.

posted by trox at 10:42 PM on February 14

elijahin24- Jay;s leaving

This thread in all its apologetic and then unabashed insider jokey glory reminds me why I love this place.

posted by trox at 11:35 PM on January 17

EPL Saturday

I predicted 2-2, but I didn't think the game would be as entertaining as it was. The table remains the same.

posted by trox at 10:15 AM on November 03

Editorializing on the Front Page

hate... the guy who scored the equalizer in stoppage time against Tottenham last weekend Talk about letting yourself in for future heartbreak.

posted by trox at 03:59 PM on October 10

Live Sport

My apologies salmacis and squely... But reading about the condition of the pitch at Wembley during the Guardian MBM coverage of the England friendly makes me wonder if it is as bad as they say.

posted by trox at 03:06 PM on June 01

Live Sport

Squealy, even a few paragraphs would be appreciated, if only for your impressions of Wembley.

posted by trox at 09:25 AM on May 31

Quality of Links Decreasing. Discuss.

Maybe you could say those posts had been relegated.

posted by trox at 03:14 PM on May 11

SportsFilter Wiki

Why are all the user pages listed on the wiki listed under the letter "u".? I tried to look at it to see how it may be fixed, but for the life of me, I couldnt' figure it out. Of course, I can barely keep my eyes open for the Colbert Report right now.

posted by trox at 10:46 PM on May 09

SportsFilter Wiki

I see Trox added a user page! Arsenal supporters represent! I even added links to a few Arsenal blogs that I follow to the Arsenal page.

posted by trox at 03:54 PM on May 08

Think Local, Act Global

Not sure if this is the place, but my niece scored her first goal (in her first game no less) on Saturday.

posted by trox at 08:37 AM on April 23

Good Sports Podcasts Wanted

Here are some good football/soccer podcasts that I listen to on the train every week: Football Weekly: The Guardian's take on all things football. It has an English focus, but features reports on Italian and Spanish football as well. For those of you who enjoy the minute-by-minute reports, this one is for you. Arsecast: This podcast from the bloggie-winning Arseblog is a good summary of all things Arsenal that's just funny enough that fans of most other teams could find a laugh from time to time. ESPN Soccernet Extra: This is a lot more comprehensive as it comes out twice a week (Monday and Thursday), but it doesn't have quite the humor of the other two. It did have decent coverage of the A-League playoffs though. Maybe all the Liverpool fans around these parts can convince kopblog to start producing a podcast.

posted by trox at 03:29 PM on March 14

NBA predicitions?

My only prediction is that the Hawks will continue to be the second best basketball team based in Atlanta.

posted by trox at 10:40 AM on October 30

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

Get Art Bell in one of our fantasy leagues for a good sound a$$ whoppin'! Of course, he could probably tell who's gonna get hurt ahead of time.

posted by trox at 09:11 AM on October 24

soccer trolls

Give wc2k2 the ban hammer?

posted by trox at 08:49 AM on June 07

most significant sporting figures of the 20th century

The selections thus far are pretty good. How about Arthur Ashe instead of Becker for a Tennis name? Some others worthy of consideration: Curt Flood - Free Agency and all that Joe Dimaggio - He married Marilyn Monroe for goodness sake.. and there's that whole 56 game hitting streak. Talk about captivating the nation's attention. Jim Thorpe - The original all-arounder. Gold medals. Pro football.

posted by trox at 04:22 PM on June 01

Do you like baseball? Do you like writing about baseball?

I could do this for a Braves game, depending on the time table. I'm also visiting Wrigley for the first time next month.

posted by trox at 07:44 AM on May 25

April 18, 2006...Best Day Ever?

Amen to that! Keep up the good work spofites!

posted by trox at 02:48 PM on April 18

2006 MLB Predictions

AL East champ: Boston AL Central champ: Cleveland AL West champ: Oakland AL Wildcard: Toronto AL Cy Young: Roy Halladay AL Manager: Jim Leyland AL MVP: David Ortiz NL East champ: Atlanta NL Central champ: St. Louis NL West champ: San Diego NL Wildcard: New York NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy NL Manager: Bobby Cox NL MVP: Andruw Jones NL Champion: Atlanta AL Champion: Oakland World Series Champ: Atlanta BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? Retired

posted by trox at 11:52 AM on April 03

Sportsfilter ma.gnolia group

Cool, I'm in. Thanks for setting this up.

posted by trox at 10:33 AM on February 24

flickr anyone?

Goddam: I also added you as a contact and would like to be included in the spofi group.

posted by trox at 08:35 AM on May 03

Don't Be Frontin' Us

Known idiots (like me I hope) are welcome. It's just a fear of unknown idiots.

posted by trox at 10:09 AM on April 15

Don't Be Frontin' Us

The semiannual idiot invasion has begun again I see.

posted by trox at 12:53 PM on April 14

Ask SpoFi: Blog Censorship

Are we saying Mark Cuban is Gary Gnu?

posted by trox at 09:03 AM on March 17

Please remove eighteen minutes from the game clock.

What about US v Trinidad and Tobago, since you are prognosticating.

posted by trox at 03:35 PM on February 09

NFL Pick 'Em Contest: Superbowl Mania Edition [MI]

OK I'll bite: Winning Team: Patriots MVP: Teddy Bruschi Margin: 10 Total Points: 44

posted by trox at 03:59 PM on February 02


Talk about luck... finishing up just before this post will drop off the page. What interview wizardry.

posted by trox at 11:46 AM on January 27

NFL Pick 'Em Round 3 Results. [MI]

Note to self: What the hell where you thinking picking against the Pats all postseason. Response: Won't make that mistake again: Patriots!

posted by trox at 08:21 AM on January 25

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Well, that does it for me, since I scored an big round 0 over the weekend.

posted by trox at 12:26 PM on January 24

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Not to get all ATL on the thread, but I usually try to get there about 11 or so to limit the amount of line.

posted by trox at 04:27 PM on January 21

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

bill, I'd suggest the Decatur or Athens beer festival for that.

posted by trox at 03:39 PM on January 20

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

How about Yuengling over, uhhhhh, whatever they make in Atlanta? Yuengling is quite nice (I like Victory Hop Devil Ale as well), but Sweetwater, Terrapin (Athens), Red Brick, and Laughing Skull are all pretty good as well (to answer the question). Moment of silence for Dogwood which recently went out of business.

posted by trox at 09:24 AM on January 20


And no matter how it got there, once a team gets in your blood there is no getting rid of it. Don't I know that, since my favorite teams are about as Geographically separated as they can get: from London to Boston to DC to Atlanta. And every one of them has a solid justification blood wise if not geographically.

posted by trox at 01:56 PM on January 19

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Looking at the picks and still waiting on lbb, this looks like my chance to continue moving up (assuming I'm right of course).

posted by trox at 01:50 PM on January 19

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

AFC: Pittsburgh by 3, 20-17 (Pittsburgh covers, over) NFC: Altanta big 24-10 (Atlanta obviously covers, under) Anyone else notice you can't run on the Falcons this year? (Unless your name is Priest Holmes and half the d-line is injured?)

posted by trox at 08:55 AM on January 19

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Yeah, I had a good week, but to make up any ground, I'll have to pick a dark horse, and ride it all the way to glory. Go Falcons!

posted by trox at 08:48 AM on January 18

SpoFi CD Swap Round Two.

This sounds interesting, I'm in. So, how's this work?

posted by trox at 08:14 AM on January 14

NFL Pick 'Em Round 1 Results.

NFC Atlanta by 6 Philadelphia by 13 AFC Pittsburgh by 7 Indianapolis by 3

posted by trox at 04:00 PM on January 10

Filtering Out Awe-Inspiringly Dumb Comments

Did this turn into MeTa while I was at the bar? Strike that, I'm now seeing dancing pink elephants, so it must be an illusion.

posted by trox at 11:56 PM on January 07

2005 SpoFi NFL Pick 'em Contest

Seattle by 7 Green Bay by 14 San Diego by 3 Indianapolis by 14

posted by trox at 05:00 PM on January 06


I'm just glad the interviews are back in full force. Thanks again for a great job, wc2k2!

posted by trox at 07:57 AM on December 17


It's certainly questionable.

posted by trox at 09:11 AM on December 09


Happy Birthday! (I'd sing, but I've found not singing to be the best birthday present I could give someone).

posted by trox at 08:52 AM on December 08

My little pony.

Hooray! Go yerfatma go!

posted by trox at 09:23 AM on December 03


"Hey sauril and trox, I bet you were thrilled aboat Liverpool 2-1 over the Arsenal, eh?" "Couldn't resist could you wc2k2, eh?" do I have it down too?

posted by trox at 09:08 AM on November 30

The membership jump!

Thank god I wasn't drinking anything reading the last two comments! I also suspect you're right about the correlation between registration and major sporting events. Anecdotally, I remember that there were a number of new registrations during the last world cup.

posted by trox at 09:02 AM on November 30