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MLB Opening Day Predictions

Holden, you gonna rock the DL pool again?

posted by YukonGold at 03:12 PM on March 31

MLB Opening Day Predictions

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Indians AL West: Mariners AL Wild Card: Tigers NL East: Mets NL Central: Brewers NL West: Arizona NL Wild Card: Braves NLCS: Arizona ALCS: Red Sox WS: Red Sox AL MVP: David Ortiz NL MVP: Ryan Braun AL CY: CC Sabathia NL CY: Johan Santana AL ROY: Clay Bucholz NL ROY: Geovany Soto First manager fired: Ozzie Guillen

posted by YukonGold at 12:12 PM on March 31

MLB Opening Day Predictions

Some standard predictions. Elaborate as you see fit. AL East: AL Central: AL West: AL Wild Card: NL East: NL Central: NL West: NL Wild Card: NLCS: ALCS: WS: AL MVP: NL MVP: AL CY: NL CY: AL ROY: NL ROY: First manager fired: (None is a valid entry)

posted by YukonGold at 12:02 PM on March 31

SportsFilter Stickers

Here's a picture of a sticker "in action" on my car. That's dedication holmes.

posted by YukonGold at 07:58 AM on March 25

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

annoy = seduce

posted by YukonGold at 06:13 AM on March 23

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

If Sam Cassell's shot doesn't show up in the mail, there's a real hole at bakup PG The starter wasn't exactly doing the raindance with his jumper last night either. Should have taken Marcus Williams.

posted by YukonGold at 09:57 AM on March 21

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Good game. Entertaining. Thank you all for coming.

posted by YukonGold at 09:53 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Ray Allen. Shooter.

posted by YukonGold at 09:46 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

So, I guess this is going down to the wire.

posted by YukonGold at 09:35 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Stackhouse's 17 feel like 34

posted by YukonGold at 09:29 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

His doucheosity is epically fatal. ...and we have the validation that this idea wasn't horribly flawed. Statement of the night.

posted by YukonGold at 09:24 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

@yerfatma - who's worse? this girl, any drunk that sits under the mic at Fenway or that dude in TB

posted by YukonGold at 09:13 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Thank god the NBA continues to do nothing to convince me that "traveling" is anything more than a concept.

posted by YukonGold at 09:12 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

The title really rolls off the tongue.

posted by YukonGold at 09:00 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

making Erick Dampier look semi-respectable I'm not exactly following the Mavs on the dish, but I gotta think tonight's appearance is like one of those pieces of toast with the virgin mary burned in

posted by YukonGold at 08:56 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Rondo vs. Kidd (Cagematch) Two men enter, one man will eventually make a shot

posted by YukonGold at 08:53 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

SHUT THAT CHICK UP Seriously, drunk or under the age of ten?

posted by YukonGold at 08:51 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

...and I purposely put "Live blogging" in quotation marks. I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. IN hindsight "game-thread" would have been more appropriate.

posted by YukonGold at 08:49 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

I could never be an NBA assistant coach. Couldn't handle the pressure of a national audience inadvertently seeing a scratch develop into a pick into a knuckle deep dig. I'm looking at you Paul Westphal

posted by YukonGold at 08:47 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Keep taking those Jason. Ufez has to be steaming. If you're gonna throw up those prayers at least get both feet behind the line.

posted by YukonGold at 08:45 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Shooting is on point to start the third. Allen misses an uncontested three, Rondo misses, Kidd follows an awful shot with one not even TJ could get behind.

posted by YukonGold at 08:42 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Dirk is kinda rough when he celebrates.

posted by YukonGold at 08:13 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Since he has zero minutes let's not rub it in Scalabrine's face

posted by YukonGold at 08:12 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

it's absolutely useless if you're not watching in HD Thanks for rubbing it in.

posted by YukonGold at 08:08 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Restaurants I need proof actually exist. 1. Sonic 2. Red Lobster 3. Sizzler

posted by YukonGold at 08:06 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Erick Dampier 2008, FG% 64.9 I see why.

posted by YukonGold at 08:05 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Texas Toast mentions = 0 Fucking Sonic tortures me with its out-of-market advertising. Where's the marketing department at Waffle House?

posted by YukonGold at 08:02 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

"Leon Powe does a good job of moving his feet and taking it in the chest."

posted by YukonGold at 08:01 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

"Texas triangle" mentions = 5

posted by YukonGold at 07:57 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Keanu Reevs + Cedric the Entertainer + Common + that guy from House = Solid Gold.

posted by YukonGold at 07:53 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Meat and no veg.

posted by YukonGold at 07:51 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Ok. Dallas can't have a player named Allen on the floor. That's bullshit. I hear Allen for three, yes. I want to know it's my guy.

posted by YukonGold at 07:50 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Block, dunk, and 1. In your face yerfatma!

posted by YukonGold at 07:49 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Lower number

posted by YukonGold at 07:46 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

I don't know what the Celtics are doing then. 2 in a row with no local TV. But the broadcast team is there - I assume they are pimping it in GGW luxury suite or something.

posted by YukonGold at 07:34 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

First timeout assessment: Jerry Stackhouse is clearly on steroids So that's where Erick Dampier is Kendrick Perkins is the second coming of John Havileck

posted by YukonGold at 07:29 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Is this Reggie Miller's regular gig? btw ufez, if you have local tv. I'm jealous.

posted by YukonGold at 07:23 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Hi Ray, I missed you. XOXOXOXO

posted by YukonGold at 07:20 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Or that horsey movie the Harry Potter kid was in. I thought that was a burlesque show.

posted by YukonGold at 07:18 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

...and Kendrick Perkins starts the game by saying to Jason Kidd, "Don't you wish your passing was hot like me???"

posted by YukonGold at 07:17 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

I have a hard time believing that the official partner of the NBA (Haier) pronounced it "higher" before they put two and two together once their lowball partnership offer worked.

posted by YukonGold at 07:13 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Prediction: yerfatma will drink at least 5 beers. Prediction: I will express my unholy man-love of Ray Allen at least 3 times while pointing out that we were "classmates" more than twice.

posted by YukonGold at 07:05 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Hey Charles, $50 says you can't say barometer in the first sentence tonight "Now that's a BArometer." Shit.

posted by YukonGold at 07:04 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Bracket advice that comes a touch too late.

posted by YukonGold at 05:44 PM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Like popcorn, it's bound to get stuck in your teeth.

posted by YukonGold at 08:23 AM on March 20

While you were watching the NCAA Tournament

Celtics @ Mavericks 8:00 EDT TNT Check back tonight to see what happens when Spofi stops being polite and starts getting real.

posted by YukonGold at 07:41 AM on March 20

Twitter is teh new spam:

Uh, well, didn't select the "pix" actually. The nerve of that dynamic generation!

posted by YukonGold at 04:00 PM on March 18

Twitter is teh new spam:

Any guesses? Hi, [yukongold]. Dan Lewis (Dan121377) is now following your updates on Twitter. Check out Dan Lewis's profile here: http://twitter.com/Dan121377

posted by YukonGold at 02:27 PM on March 11

Kornheiser post

If this is what you think of Spofi, we're both better off seeing other people. It's not me, It's you.

posted by YukonGold at 01:50 PM on February 26

Kornheiser post

Gary was indeed correct and in true admin form prevented everyone else from expressing how intelligent they are. He gets bonus points for phrasing it in a manner that wouldn't upset the vertically challenged. Also acceptable...she's not fully commited to her exercise program

posted by YukonGold at 12:49 PM on February 26

Kornheiser post

State what you mean and stop talking in riddles. A woman lives on the tenth floor of an apartment building. Every morning she takes the elevator all the way down, and goes to work. In the evening, she gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in it she goes back to her floor directly. Otherwise, she goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to her apartment. Why?

posted by YukonGold at 08:00 AM on February 26

Presented without comment,

Misspelt. That shit's gonna require a flag of its own. From both perspectives.

posted by YukonGold at 09:34 AM on November 07

Presented without comment,

No, I was saying that positive comments about the article increase the possibility of the link being read. I see, not just sheer numbers. That's how I interpreted.

posted by YukonGold at 02:12 PM on November 06

Presented without comment,

Obviously just posting great link isn't going to lead to a discussion, but I believe that it makes people more likely to read the link. Is that saying that all links need discussion? If that's the case Barry Bonds, dogfighting and Yankees/Red Sox are our bread and butter. I think the exact opposite. Link (news) aggregation and discussion are two completely separate facets of SpoFi and have no dependence on one another.

posted by YukonGold at 01:15 PM on November 06

Presented without comment,

So we've got good link and bad link, good comment and bad comment, troll, flamewar, axe grinding, worth the effort, worksforme, would definitely sleep with again, hated it, loved it, and no comment. That's a lot of flags.

posted by YukonGold at 12:54 PM on November 06

Presented without comment,

Part of the problem, though, is that you can post a great FPP that gets very little attention because it's not about basketball, baseball, football or hockey. I still post a few "other" threads but I've mostly given up. I interpret that as sour grapes. 100 comments doesn't validate the relevancy of a link. If you post something about skiing and one person finds interest in it can't you consider it a success. Could you continue the conversation with that one person and share opinions? The community is what you make of it and while Hawkguy is in here trying to point out the issues, he was also the first guy to bring up Spofi's love of the Red Sox in the trick or treat thread. Was it worth comparing Varitek to Mike Sweeney? Are we to assume this is the extent of Jason Varitek's community involvement. My motivation for posting was not to show how much I love them, but rather that it was an interesting story that others nationwide may not here. I apologize for living in the greater Boston area, I guess - I saw it in my paper. If I'm to follow some of this logic I'd be better off avoiding iit because of its context in the sporting landscape. The truth is some links need no comments. The trick or treat thread needed no comments - if I had the ability to dictate as much in the posting process I would have. What the hell are you gonna say beyond "wow, what a cool thing"? Did I perpetuate the derailing there, sure. But nothing that couldn't have gone unsaid. On that note, I leave you with these words.... Who cares about this stupid election? We all know it doesn't matter who gets elected president of Carver. Do you really think it's going to change anything around here; make one single person smarter or happier or nicer? The only person it does matter to is the one who gets elected. The same pathetic charade happens every year, and everyone makes the same pathetic promises just so they can put it on their transcripts to get into college. So vote for me, because I don't even want to go to college, and I don't care, and as president I won't do anything. The only promise I will make is that if elected I will immediately dismantle the student government, so that none of us will ever have to sit through one of these stupid assemblies again! [Student body erupts in huge cheers] Or don't vote for me... who cares? Don't vote at all!

posted by YukonGold at 12:00 PM on November 06

Editorializing on the Front Page

for the record... I emailed TCS privately to tell him that I appreciated his support in Fantasy Baseball endeavors and I harbor no ill-will if he parts company. It was a difference of opinion, an argument even. He seemed unsatisfied that I wasn't willing to post that here, so there you go - I thought it was more appropriate offline. I'm not apologizing for my comments though. I'm an asshat and I'm ok with that.

posted by YukonGold at 01:49 PM on October 12

Editorializing on the Front Page

My "vote" is that rcade's post should be deleted because it was a bad post that broke the guidelines. We're beyond that point aren't we? I think rcade has a good handle on how to censure himself. He doesn't owe an apology, he shouldn't be deleting posts, he shouldn't be making excuses. The fact that this all revolves around thin skin continues shocking me.

posted by YukonGold at 09:54 AM on October 12

Editorializing on the Front Page

It's the internet, I actually grasp the concept that I don't really know you and paint exclusively with a broad brush. Until next time.

posted by YukonGold at 05:47 PM on October 11

Editorializing on the Front Page

I pointed out the oddity of referring to the "early exit" of a team that won a game when all other losing teams in that round got swept. So, early exit = number of games played, not number of rounds played? I think you could make an argument for both interpretations. I'm not asking for an apology...Please stop telling me what I'm thinking and what I want. Oh - sorry to have told you what you were saying so incorrectly. Care to elaborate on what these words were meant to imply...my feeble education is clearly failing me here.

I think TCS's most recent comment does make a fair case for the argument that something of the sort from some people who have contributed to this thread would not go amiss Not that he or I ever asked for one.
As for "telling you what you are thinking" it's not the first time you've accused me (I can't find the archive link) - it's really your only retort to when I question your motivations here. For someone who's not worried about it you sure are putting on a brave face while fighting the good fight. What do you want to get out of this? If it's continuing to argue semantics, I'm game. I began my contributions by being critical of both parties involved as it relates to the structure of the community - to me that's trying to raise the level of discourse.

posted by YukonGold at 03:19 PM on October 11