Recent Locker Room Comments by tron7

Too Much Penn State?

I dropped one comment on the initial thread some months back and that's about all I could stomach. That said, I think every one of these threads belongs on Spofi. Without the power granted to Paterno by sports there's no way this would have been allowed to continue (unless Paterno had power granted to him by religion I suppose).

posted by tron7 at 12:51 PM on July 23

Lord, we're an awfully sentimental lot, eh?

I didn't know things on the internet lasted for 10 years.

posted by tron7 at 11:11 AM on February 13

Welcome New Users

Looks like we've already beat preacher81 into submission over the caps locking.

posted by tron7 at 04:35 PM on January 31

Discouraging Front-Page Posts

Times I've wished there were more FPPs > 1 > Times that I've been overwhelmed by the number of FPPs

Though, I may be forgetting the Great Yahoo Member Influx of 2005. Was it '05?

posted by tron7 at 01:19 AM on July 20

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

No. I can't imagine many 11 year olds read this site. Not our core demographic.

posted by tron7 at 12:11 PM on November 05

Ask SpoFi: Pitcher-Catcher Signal Systems in Baseball

I pitched up through college ball and still play in summer amateur leagues. The only time we ever really worried about it was in college. Usually the catcher and I would decide on the first, second, or third sign before the game or whenever a runner got to second. If we thought the other team was on to us we'd switch it up inning to inning. One season we used the first sign after a fastball sign(2-1-3=change, 1-1-3=fastball) and another season we would flash signs that meant nothing and the catcher would adjust gear to determine the pitch(mask was fastball, chest protector slider, etc.).

I don't know how different it is in the pro ball though. Now I'm watching the sox/rays game trying to figure out what the guy is going to throw.

posted by tron7 at 11:17 PM on September 10

Why do you support who you do?

Brewers/Bucks/Packers* - Geography, I like the teams I live by because that's who everyone is talking about and sports fandom is more fun when other people are excited with you.

Twins/T-wolves - I went to school in the Twin Cities and watched alot of their games and became a fan. These allegiences are fading since all the players I watched and loved(KG, Ortiz, Hunter, Santana) are all gone now. I never could figure out how to like the Vikings though.

Broncos - Elway.

My allegiances seem softer than most sports fans I know. I don't live and die with a team anymore. I feel a little sheepish about it sometimes, like I should care more, but I don't.

* My Packer fandom went into hibernation around the time of Superbowl XXXII.

posted by tron7 at 01:33 PM on August 22

Link dump!

Double KO. I like the ref's reaction. This one's real, btw. Also, where did my link button go?

posted by tron7 at 04:30 PM on June 25

So, by "March," you actually meant "April," right? Right?

No excuses, I suck. I won't say when I'll get them out because I'll probably miss any deadline I make for myself. Sorry sorry sorry.

posted by tron7 at 11:27 AM on April 21

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News recalls the Nowitzki v. Pierce draft debate from a decade ago. That was a great article. Tractor Traylor, nice move Bucks. I had no idea who Dirk was but I knew that Traylor was not who I wanted the Bucks to take. I think I was hoping for Pierce or -cough- Michael Dickerson.

posted by tron7 at 11:40 AM on March 20

Twas the night befor...

Aw crap. I'm late. I'll have mine out sometime this week.

posted by tron7 at 11:07 AM on March 17

SportsFilter CD Swap

I should get mine out right at the deadline as well. Why isn't anyone posting the're playlists yet?

posted by tron7 at 11:59 AM on March 11

Not exactly eponysterical, but close

I wasn't trying to critique your use of the word.

posted by tron7 at 11:38 AM on March 07

Not exactly eponysterical, but close

How long have you been waiting to drop that word? /because I've been waiting since I first saw it on a metafilter post linked here.

posted by tron7 at 06:42 PM on March 06

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

I'm still in btw

posted by tron7 at 10:01 PM on February 19

Spofi CD swap 3: The Revival

Judging by what I got in return, I suspect that in two cases last time, my CDs are being used as drink coasters (you know who you are) Yeah ok, it's not getting a lot of burn on the ipod but I just listened through again and I found myself humming along on alot of the songs. I liked the Paul Kelly and Hunters and Collectors tunes the best.

posted by tron7 at 10:00 PM on February 19

SportsfIlter last.fm Group

And why has my ipod stopped scrobbling?

posted by tron7 at 12:30 AM on February 06

SportsfIlter last.fm Group

Patiently pending

posted by tron7 at 12:28 AM on February 06

Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap

I thought this was 3. I'm in.

posted by tron7 at 06:12 PM on November 20

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

It took me forever to think of anyone but Jonathon Togo from CSI would fit pretty well.

posted by tron7 at 12:53 PM on February 08

Victory Declared in Wargames.Com UDRP Battle

Hopefully Jason Lee could play the part of MrFrisby, even though Tom Green would be a more accurate portrayal. Jason Lee as njs8r20 Tom Green as MrFrisby

posted by tron7 at 05:36 PM on February 07

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!

We could recruit.

posted by tron7 at 05:51 PM on January 31

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!

We're gonna need to form a single file line and have resumes in word or pdf format before we start any matchmaking. Spofidate. We should probably wait until the cd swap is completely done to start this endeavor. If you need a gift idea, jg likes puppies.

posted by tron7 at 05:33 PM on January 31

Dude.

and use real words. Oh burgleflickle!

posted by tron7 at 01:42 PM on January 19

Dude.

I'm sorry.

posted by tron7 at 09:27 PM on January 17

Dude.

It does matter why you wanted to know. "Can you link to such instances because I don't believe any exist" is alot different than, "Can you link to such instances because I want to know what dampened your spirits". Sorry, I really didn't know and the former would have been a spirit dampening rebuttal.

posted by tron7 at 07:54 PM on January 17

Dude.

Because you don't believe danjel or because you want to see the comments? And occassionally we're just plain assholes to new people. (Which sometimes I don't mind and sometimes actively participate in.) From the Weedy comment which was perfect IMHO.

posted by tron7 at 05:18 PM on January 17

The music is in the mail

I really like my mix, and I want more people to hear it, so there. Awesome qbert, I was going to request a copy anyway. I love Malajube and the Unicorns and have alot of Le Nombre mp3s on my pc. Most of the other bands are new to me or I've only heard of them.

posted by tron7 at 02:37 PM on January 17

Dude.

This is the worst one in a long time. No, piranha.

posted by tron7 at 03:50 PM on January 16

The music is in the mail

Got mine in the mail today. Laziness + Martin Luther King = Face Punches. The list Mel Gibson & the Pants - The Shake Up Mel Gibson & the Pants - Reagan's Dead P.O.S. - P.O.S is Ruining My Life Art Brut - Good Weekend The Hold Steady - Hot Soft Light Cadence Weapon - Oliver Square Subtle - Middleclass Stomp Illogic - Birthright Junior Boys - In The Morning LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous Ratatat - Wildcat The Coup - Laugh/Love/Fuck Rhymefest - Fever Girl Talk - Smash Your Head The Rapture - Whoo! Alright Yeah.. Uh Huh Bear Vs. Shark - 5, 6 Kids Tiger Bear Wolf - Something Worth Saving Band of Horses - The Funeral

posted by tron7 at 10:54 AM on January 16

The music is in the mail

I finally got my playlist small enough to fit on a CD. My 'maybe' list started at 79 songs and I still need to cut one unlucky song. -calls song into office- "This is the hardest job a manager has..."

posted by tron7 at 08:45 AM on January 10

The music is in the mail

Non-Mac, go to the playlist... File, Print... Wow, how did I miss that?

posted by tron7 at 04:09 PM on January 09

The music is in the mail

Mine will be out by the end of the week. Someone mentioned that you could print out a playlist right from in itunes? I gave it a cursory glance and didn't see it, where is it exactly? Speaking of playlists are we going to list them somewhere?

posted by tron7 at 03:34 PM on January 09

Sportsfilter CD swap

Local produce only, and damn near all of it is in French. Ça va botter des culs. I dig the francophone stuff I've heard out of Montreal. Actually, can I just go ahead and request this mix right now?

posted by tron7 at 05:56 PM on December 20

Sportsfilter CD swap

Who likes emo!?!?1?

posted by tron7 at 05:20 PM on December 19

Sportsfilter CD swap

Ok, I was a little nervous but after seeing the previous track lists, I'm in.

posted by tron7 at 01:22 PM on December 19

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Us three-digiters, that's who. Excluded from the one- and two-digit elite, yet without the numbers of the four-digiters to make us a force to be reckoned with, we three-digiters are destined to be ground under the iron heel of history into an ins...blah blah blah I'll trade ya numbers.

posted by tron7 at 02:50 PM on December 14

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

From what I saw, their hall of fame was eerily similar to the banned topic list here. Huh? We can't talk about Panther Cheerleaders here?

posted by tron7 at 12:57 PM on December 08

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Yes, and Barabaro got robbed!

posted by tron7 at 11:30 AM on December 08

The Hell with the Weblog Awards.

Goog[deleted]ling Awesome Deadspin, while at times spectacularly amusing, has become home to an incredible amount of assholes. I am getting a little surprised at the amount of overt racism and anti-gay drivel that is spewed there. It used to be piecemeal, but someone opened the floodgates recently. Agreed. It's been downhill since they opened the Deadspin Hall of Fame, not sure if that had anything to do with it.

posted by tron7 at 10:44 AM on December 08

so ban me for life sissys

One of my favorite album names/album covers of all time. Unfortunately, I never liked the actual music

posted by tron7 at 11:02 AM on November 02

SportsFilter Now Has a Practice Squad

jojo I think you mean Holy Moly. Although you could use Rollie Pollie for Farley.

posted by tron7 at 04:11 PM on October 19

Banned topic proposal

Man law?

posted by tron7 at 01:47 AM on October 15

Vote them off the island

"Sweep the leg" would probably be funny 13 or 14 times before it got old. Mine was a lefty pitcher with a screw loose. He threw the only no-hitter I've ever witnessed and didn't even know it until the last out was recorded.

posted by tron7 at 05:55 PM on October 11

Vote them off the island

Speaking of mortal combat, I once had a guy on my baseball team that would yell "Finish Him!" when our pitchers got a batter down 0-2 and the occasional "Fatality" on a strikeout. It was funny until the 13th time I heard it.

posted by tron7 at 10:39 AM on October 11

Volleys of the week.

Aren't turtles reptiles?

posted by tron7 at 10:33 AM on October 03

The Write Stuff

I don't buy the "grammatically dumb" argument: grammatically ignorant, perhaps, whichi is not the same thing. It's spelled, "witchy".

posted by tron7 at 01:41 AM on September 28

Legit Discussion Shut Down -- Why?

I'm with YYM. I went back through Smithee's comments a bit. A discussion in June and then you have to go back to February for anything more. Is that obsessive? Not to mention that he has only posted about Wie this one time. I don't see hate in any of Smithee's comments on Wie. His big issue it seems to me is that Wie gets too much attention from the media. If your reading hatred of Wie in his comments I'm not seeing it(at least in the June comments).

posted by tron7 at 06:09 PM on September 25

Legit Discussion Shut Down -- Why?

I can live with that I guess, though I think the wording of the post could have been overlooked. Is, "Wie axe grinding" the same as, "hatchet sharpening"?

posted by tron7 at 03:23 PM on September 25

Legit Discussion Shut Down -- Why?

I beleive the link added something new in that Wie's peers don't seem to appreciate her joining PGA tournaments and that in itself is interesting to me. I wouldn't have minded a conversation on that particular facet of the story. Weedy started down that path but everyone was too busy piling on smithee. My point being, I think the link was fine but I agree to deleting the thread because it had obviousely got out of hand.

posted by tron7 at 02:23 PM on September 25

SpoFi Does Sunday Night Baseball (Pt. 2)

I stayed up for the end but I couldn't get into the campfire. I followed the link trail but I got a, 'page not found.'

posted by tron7 at 10:15 AM on August 21

MLB Second Half

Bonus: Roger Clemens pitches for the Astros by July 1st. posted by grum@work at 11:45 AM CDT on April 3 That's pretty amazing grum, are you in fact the rocket himself?

posted by tron7 at 02:00 PM on July 13

SpoFi down?

I once got 11 seconds, I even saved a screenshot somewhere.

posted by tron7 at 11:08 AM on July 13

SpoFi down?

It's only been 5 days!?

posted by tron7 at 10:54 AM on July 13

I'm not going to post the link to the FPP I had deleted last night again, but

I'm not going to post the link to the FPP I had deleted So your saying you want us to look it up the hard way?

posted by tron7 at 03:19 PM on June 21

soccer trolls

Seconded.

posted by tron7 at 03:48 PM on June 19

soccer trolls

Hey, our awesomeness prevailed, I think.

posted by tron7 at 05:22 PM on June 08

soccer trolls

You folks on the metric system in Wisconsin? Litera Cola, do we have Litera Cola?

posted by tron7 at 05:02 PM on June 07

soccer trolls

In my pre-Spofi days I could see myself making a, "soccer blows" crack just for fun, after I was here for a couple months I realized that sort of sport bashing wasn't welcome around here anyway. Then I started reading alot of the soccer threads and my interest has skyrocketed in soccer, now I'm pretty pumped about world cup. My high school didn't even have soccer and when I got to college I largely ignored it, now that I'm getting more exposure to it I'm intrigued. So, what I'm trying to say is have some patience with the soccer trolls. If my first soccer thread I ever read would have devolved into a, "our futbol is better than your football" shitfest, I probably would developed a soccer grudge.

posted by tron7 at 02:46 PM on June 07

most significant sporting figures of the 20th century

Specifically because someone will see these names 100 years from now on Sportsfilter lists... Which begs the question; What will Spofi look like in 100 years? On preview: I completely disagree on Bonds, steroid scandal or not he's not going to aproach the importance of the other athletes mentioned here.

posted by tron7 at 02:17 PM on June 02