What are the matches peeps are most looking forward to? I'm liking the Netherlands v. Italy, Spain v. Russia, Czech v. Portugal, Netherlands v. France, France v. Italy of course....But I think those are the obvious choices...Any sleeper teams worth checking out early?
posted by garfield at 12:54 PM on June 02
86 and Sgt.Samsonov14 are responsible for my contributions. They extend their apologies, I'm sure.
posted by garfield at 03:30 PM on January 24
uh. yeah. i can link.
posted by garfield at 12:54 PM on January 03
I wish I could claim this as my own mix, but sharing is caring, right? Or something. I already linked to it at the swap blogspot, but I wanted to make sure peeps get to listen to it.
posted by garfield at 12:50 PM on January 03
Sorry to disappoint my fan, but with the planning of nupitals on top of the regular holidays, I'll be lucky to have enough time to maintain adequate sanity levels. Which is to say my busy life is all an elaborate excuse to cloak my lackadaisical music pursuits of late. I'm so out of it, I just figured out who Justice is. Please be sure to post songlists of everybody's stuff. I love googling all the tunes that are shared.
posted by garfield at 01:54 PM on December 10
He is. And on top of his wicked smarts, he now is even more diesel than before. Throw in killing techniques with a hanky, and you have one bad ass samsonov14.
posted by garfield at 08:56 AM on November 15
I can't decide: pole, staff, antenna, recieve my signal, broadcast my show....or the self-deprecating half-mast.
posted by garfield at 09:31 AM on November 09
So a Yankee fan quits because of a perceived slight towards the Yankees, and a Philly fan quits because Philly is getting dragged through the mud. Sounds like fans being fans to me. Quitting spofi is a long and sanctimonious tradition going back as far as I can remember, of which I am a part. People are people, get used to it.
posted by garfield at 10:47 AM on November 06
Spofi: We do class the goodest
posted by garfield at 04:35 PM on October 10
grum, had did you know to draft Bernier? I don't remember seeing anything about him last season. and 4 from the northwest? ballsy.
posted by garfield at 12:13 PM on September 29
Great on Cornflakes!
posted by garfield at 04:25 PM on September 28
Conspiracy theories are what make the world go round. I suspect. Bert for sure. Bobby Ryan might break out on the same line. Adrain Aucoin should bounce back nicely if he can stay healthy. He hasn't done squat since leaving Long Island. Same goes for Frankie Kaberle. Todd White is a favorite of some to have a huge year. He definitely has a chance to top his career high 60 points.
posted by garfield at 04:04 PM on September 28
Sorry NoMich. Though I just saw that Karmanos has resigned for personal reasons. That may indicate something unhealthy within the team, or something negative we don't know about yet. Do you have any insight on this? My opinion is largely based on Ward coming to camp in top shape. He won his Cup and his Conn Smythe. Then got whipped for a season. He's back to prove something. Having Kaberle back should do wonders for the PP. And Cole healthy for a full season. And Justin Williams is solidifying his status as a force. I'd say Staal is going to have a bounce back year, but he may not if Marc starts to make noise. I have a theory he took step back to let Jordan have some ink last year, and he might do the same for Marc. But that is completely stupid.
posted by garfield at 01:19 PM on September 28
Atlantic - NYR Pitt PHI NJD NYI Northeast - OTT BUF TOR MON BOS Southeast - CAR FLA ATL WAS TMP Central - DET NAS CHI STL COL Northwest - VAN COL MIN CAL EDM Pacific - SJ ANA LA DAL PHX Eastern Qualifiers OTT NYR CAR PITT BUF TOR PHI FLA Western Qualifiers DET SJ VAN ANA COL MIN NAS LA FINALS - NYR vs ANA (Ducks in 5)
posted by garfield at 11:56 AM on September 28
I'm with you on the Devils missing. Landgenbrunner is out for 6 to 8 weeks. Starting the season with 800 roads games can't help. And Rafalski Paul Martin is not. The Atlantic might give three teams, but Pitts and the Rangers are way ahead of the Devils right now. Its between Philly and the Devils, and I'd pick the team that has a PP quarterback.
posted by garfield at 01:27 PM on September 27
I resent that, sammy. Very good?
posted by garfield at 07:13 AM on September 17
thems is some pouty lips.
posted by garfield at 06:12 AM on June 20
I care about Sportsfilter, but Sportsfilter doesn't have to care back. Chico, we are the beginning. The end. The one who is many. We are the sportsfilter...and golly gee willickers, we care.
posted by garfield at 11:35 AM on June 19
posted by garfield at 04:45 PM on June 07
According to Romig, Therrien line mixed all season(I'd put that fact in the not coach of the year column.), so it is a bit difficult to assess who played with who. All I know is Staal didn't see Malkin-type time on the PP. Stastny and Hejduk combined on 36 goals. So when Stastny wasn't playing with Sakic and Brunette, he was feeding Hejduk. Awesome performance, but quite a bit more support and opportunity. Staal was supposed to go play for the baby Pens, but he produced so much from such limited ice time, they had no choice but to keep him up. Give him a full year with free rein and more support and I'd think he'd easily have 40 and 40. For me, Legwand is the most interesting nomination, mostly because I don't know jack about him. Pahlsson deserves a mention as well.
posted by garfield at 12:41 PM on April 20
Hart : Crosby. I'm not going to add any fuel to the hype fire. Jack Adams : Nolan Norris : Neidermayer. I forget where I read this, but someone commented how Niedermayer does more to help his team win, and this tipped the scale away from Lidstrom. Lady Byng : Wellwood. 129 GP. 7 minor penaltes. No one is Byngier. Vezina : Luongo. Has been the best for the past few years. Calder : Staal - Malkin had more opportunity. Kopitar isn't as deadly. Stastny has Joe to thank. Selke : Neil - because I think the NHL wants to be like the NFL when it comes to defense.
posted by garfield at 01:26 PM on April 18
posted by garfield at 02:36 PM on March 28
Wow. 6 games from trying to kill someone. What a joke.
posted by garfield at 02:03 PM on March 09
Was Stafford punished at all? He should've got the same as ParisHilton.
posted by garfield at 01:08 PM on March 09
Supersoul:Plastic Rap preview
posted by garfield at 04:38 PM on March 02
technocrati is a great place to start, fraze. commenting on like minded blogs is another good way to drive traffic. of course, this is the weak advice of an amateur, so hopefully others will offer some advice as well.
posted by garfield at 09:52 AM on February 16
Weedy, You don't look like him anymore since you've gotten all motivated and buff and shit, but the guy in the ad with the come over beard during the superbowl reminds me of uni-you...a bit. minus the comb-over beard, of course.
posted by garfield at 09:56 AM on February 08
I think we have a critic here! I don't think she likes the special sauce, Rick... Mike D? I can live with that. He's cooler than Pauly Shore or Patrick Dempsey.
posted by garfield at 09:22 AM on February 08
right on, rcade. my faith in justice has stepped away from the brink.
posted by garfield at 09:10 AM on February 07
Any affiliation with WRC? I'd quit my present circumstance today if that were the case. Ain't nothing like drifting over gravel at 100 mph.
posted by garfield at 12:59 PM on February 01
Wires apparently mean 'BOMB' to most Baustonians.
posted by garfield at 11:13 AM on February 01
Track list complete. Mailing will commence tomorrow. SYLK130 - Jimmy Leans Back Cornershop - Heavy Soup Isley Bros. - Its Your Thing Bill Withers - Harlem Syrup - Chocolate Ramsey Lewis - Do What You Wanna (mr. Scruff's Soul Party Mix) Unknown - Quantic - Don't Joke With A Hungry Man - Featuring Spanky Wilson Ike & Tina - Funky Mule Eddy Denay - Down Home Organized Konfusion - Fudge Funk SYLK 130 - Taggin' & Braggin' Unknown - Jimmy Smith - The Cat James Taylor Quartet - Splat Jimmy Smith - Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix) Blendcrafters - Melody Greyboy - Got To Be A Love (Paul Nice remix) Herbaliser - End Credits Bonus Tracks Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle (Original Edit & Jim Noir Mix)
posted by garfield at 10:59 AM on February 01
Bubble-wrap envelopes purchased yesterday. Self-loathing in cruise-control. No Leafs game tonight. Must complete musical mission.
posted by garfield at 12:26 PM on January 29
Ok, I'll fess up. I haven't completed the mission, and I've avoided coming into this thread out of pure guilt. Hopefully, it will please my team to know that I have resisted opening their glorious CDs, despite overwhleming temptation, until I get my ass in gear, which I hope will happen tonight. I've got a general concept and the meat that goes with, but I need a few garnishes. I went to FP HQ over the weekend, and was given a bye. I think it was due to the free food offering.
posted by garfield at 02:14 PM on January 23
and something squishy Damn that Indian buffet!
posted by garfield at 03:35 PM on January 16
I'll be in the lab this Saturday, so the mix should be mailed out Tuesday morn. New Shins, if you like that sort of thing.
posted by garfield at 12:13 PM on January 11
Limited to residents of Canada?! unscrews work
posted by garfield at 12:25 PM on January 05
You just saved me a bunch of money on my car insur...er, cable bill.
posted by garfield at 04:26 PM on December 28
happy holidays y'all
posted by garfield at 02:30 PM on December 21
now my mix has to be extra cool.
posted by garfield at 01:37 PM on December 19
In like flynn, whoever that is.
posted by garfield at 08:02 AM on December 18
I know this isn't a link dump, or a proper nomination gift, but this is kind of like a present for everybody.
posted by garfield at 03:43 PM on December 14
(is that the sound of your sphincter...uh...flexing?)
posted by garfield at 03:15 PM on December 13
outside the bounds of the locker room If towel whips are ok, I think a few off-color jokes and a hilarious rant or two are ok in my books. But I don't have much of a library.
posted by garfield at 12:09 PM on November 01
Some things in here don't react well to bullets. Yerfatma, if you are ever so inclined, I'd love to see a Red Dawn-esque Saturday afternoon drink-a-long to THFRO. Now that's a sport.
posted by garfield at 08:52 AM on November 01
The new pony is sweet, rcade.
posted by garfield at 10:17 AM on October 16
I remember the good old days when we had to walk to school, bare-foot, in the snow, up hill, both ways...
posted by garfield at 09:31 AM on September 28
posted by garfield at 08:59 AM on September 26
link good. post bad.
posted by garfield at 03:08 PM on September 25
posted by garfield at 03:53 PM on September 13
but he's mobile and good with the puck
posted by garfield at 09:47 AM on September 12
Buffalo with 9....no idea on the last team.
posted by garfield at 08:22 AM on September 07
Cool. I figured you had a good reason and you make a solid point. Things went pretty well until the playoffs and the injuries on D started to mount. I just thought they played a team game that was tough to beat. Total greater than the sum, and all that. Though in 05-06 Briere only played 48. Hecht(64) and Dumont(54) were limited too. And look how spread out that offense was. That is what really impressed me. And frustrated me because I kept wanting to pick up Sabres for fantasy, but team scoring was too balanced to be effective fantasy-wise. And Fris is right, a buck-ten in the NE is nothing to laugh at. I liken the Sabres to the Oilers, stocked forward corp and more on the way, except with home grown goal-tending. But losing Grier is huge. That guy is always in the right place at the right time. Where is Pyatt? That slipped by me this summer. p.s. - thanks for that link.
posted by garfield at 04:23 PM on September 06
Succa, honestly, no offence, but is that a twinge of bitterness over the Sabres knocking out your Sens? They kicked my Leafs' ass all season long. Hell, I even started watching them in November simply because they were impressive. They scare me. Of the four finalists, I'd say they are the least Cinderellaishy.
posted by garfield at 02:37 PM on September 06
Agreed. Gaping. I failed to heed NoMich's slow start warning as well. I like Ladd and Larose though. And the Adamses. And Ruff will have Buffalo humming again. He should've won the Jack Adams, imo. Of course, if Miller signs. And if Connolly is back by Christmas. Most pundits have the Leafs in the tank, or dependent on Raycroft, but I think the Leafs, though buoyed by the powerplay/getting tons of calls, esp 5-on-3s, are a much better team than they played as last year.(read: didn't play a team game for 50% of the season) And not playing Kaberle and McCabe for half the game will have more of an impact than most realize. Peca should amplify the skills of whoever he plays with(just like he did with Pisani and Torres)...I'd even move Stajan to a wing to play with Peca.
posted by garfield at 01:41 PM on September 06
Bill, the Sharks are as deep as Anaheim in net, have way more fire power, and have emerging stars on the blueline. Though, I'd take Anaheim 5-3 in the season series, maybe even 6-2, based on Pronger neutralizing Joey T. Remember when Belfour came to the Leafs. He had been sucking and hurt in Dallas. Then he got repaired and kicked major ass. Well, Belfour is on the mend, and I think he'll be really good again this year. Detroit shoud've picked him up. Of course, in about 60 days I could look like a complete dunderhead, but that is what this is all about...humiliating yourself. Don't forget Jokinen's Olympic linemate is coming over too this season. I picked Florida to make the dance last year, based mostly on Luongo taking the next step. Irony is a bitch. Plus, don't forget Weiss was injured/not up to speed for alot of last season too. They should have 3 very dangerous lines.
posted by garfield at 12:53 PM on September 06
East Atlantic NY Rangers Philly Pittsburgh NJ Devils NY Islanders Northeast Ottawa Buffalo Toronto Boston Montreal Southeast Carolina Florida Atlanta Tampa Bay Washington West Central Nashville Detroit Columbus Chicago St.Louis Northwest Calgary Minnesota Vancouver Edmonton Colorado Pacific San Jose Anaheim Los Angeles Dallas Phoenix East 8 Ottawa Rangers Carolina Buffalo (Finalist) Philly Toronto Florida Pittsburgh West 8 Nashville San Jose (Champs) Calgary Detroit Anaheim Minnesota Vancouver Columbus
posted by garfield at 11:19 AM on September 06
Berger is the only reason to visit 'that' site. A pre-season tradition that I plan to keep up is picking the top 8 in each conference. I haven't worked my sweet 16 out yet, but if you want to spin your wheels on something, it is really a fun exercise. And don't get me started on the hideous lycra abominations.
posted by garfield at 12:03 PM on September 01
posted by garfield at 04:35 PM on August 15
Leave poor, cute, and fuzzy dictionary.com out of this. re: getting personal - I don't have an answer, but my best idea is to use the Largest Common Denominator as a reference point. I'd suggest the ubiquitous Golden Rule as a "guideline". But that has problems because everyone has a different pain threshhold, and for that matter a different defintion of 'pain.' Some people have kind supportive friends, while others have friends that constantly mock them as an expression of their bond, and you never know what kind of fruit you are biting into. The moral philosopher in me is quipping "The universal ethic debate, oh hurrah"
posted by garfield at 02:37 PM on August 15
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