Recent Locker Room Comments by geekyguy

Update on that yearly Sports Filter Social and Moral experement, also known as the CD Swap.

Oh wow. I got owlhouse's yesterday. I'll get crackin'.

posted by geekyguy at 09:23 PM on March 01

SportsFilter Under Development

Yeah. This is really good news. Thanks!

posted by geekyguy at 12:48 PM on January 09

CD Swap 2009!

Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" at double speed.

posted by geekyguy at 03:51 PM on January 05

MLB Opening Day Predictions

Enjoy! DJ Sammy ft. Abbott and Costello - Boys of Summer (Who's On First Remix).mp3

posted by geekyguy at 10:09 AM on April 01

Another Congressional Committee Gets Into the Act

Brilliant!

posted by geekyguy at 07:46 PM on February 16

Super Bowl Link Dump!

Wow, skydivemom! SHIFT

posted by geekyguy at 07:02 PM on February 02

Super Bowl Link Dump!

Yo! The post I made about the coach at IUPUI going barefoot for charity? I posted it over at MetaFilter and it was featured in the Metafilter podcast today. Matt also mentions how much he likes SportsFilter, He said it is, "mostly smart people talking about sports" That's us in a nutshell!

posted by geekyguy at 05:54 PM on February 01

SportsfIlter last.fm Group

I have applied for entry into your select group. I am not geekyguy on last.FM so I emailed you terrapin.

posted by geekyguy at 03:11 PM on February 01

Super Bowl Link Dump!

Level 12 42.2% clear 22,497 Not bad for a laptop touchpad.

posted by geekyguy at 05:00 PM on January 31

Super Bowl Link Dump!

very cool story, goddam

posted by geekyguy at 12:03 PM on January 31

Super Bowl Link Dump!

Who's got BIG BALLS? FAIL

posted by geekyguy at 11:57 AM on January 31

Missing Link?

I just posted the key in there, yerfatma.

posted by geekyguy at 02:24 PM on January 29

Missing Link?

jerseygirl: Yank the FPP from the front page and close it entirely. Not delete unless it was an epic and horrible clusterfuck that no one should ever have to read again.
Yeah, you should probably close it to prevent reindeer games. although in that example no one wanted to play

posted by geekyguy at 06:08 PM on January 28

Missing Link?

I'm with Ufez. See if Metafilter is interested in trading the rights to use their flagging system for the rights to our ' few minutes to edit' code. also, why don't the buttons ever work for B I or link ?

posted by geekyguy at 05:59 PM on January 28

ARod WTF?

Thanks goddam

posted by geekyguy at 06:37 PM on January 06

ARod WTF?

In a 60 Minutes interview(982k .wmv file) ARod shows Katie Couric his Memorabilia Room and points to a couple of MVP Awards and situated between them is something he refers to as "The Babe Ruth Award"1,2 and he adds, "it is for the most home runs in Major League Baseball". Why would ARod have an unengraved trophy on his shelf and then incorrectly identify its significance?

posted by geekyguy at 04:22 PM on January 05

Consistency in FPP formating

rcade said: Done. Thanks rcade!

posted by geekyguy at 04:43 PM on November 26

Consistency in FPP formating

I'm with terrapin. In fact, I am certain that this was discussed previously with the word from the pantheon that it would be addressed. Y'know what else would be nice? If the logo on the front page could be clicked on to reload the page. Y'know, like at *.metafilter.com. That would be nice. Then me likey.

posted by geekyguy at 02:34 PM on November 22

Did holden just quit or was that a joke?

hooray!

posted by geekyguy at 10:39 AM on November 18

SportsFilter Has 2.37 Million RSS Subscribers

I think the membership test we instituted scares 'em off. We need some better user-management tools so we can drop that. Seems like it is working perfectly.

posted by geekyguy at 04:31 PM on October 13

Help needed!

Whoa! Congratulations and best of luck! Really!

posted by geekyguy at 06:34 PM on September 07

Expos fans on the run!

I am currently touring minor league ballparks. I took a summer job that has me doing promotions for Big League Chew. I'm in Harrisburg, PA right now and will hit Syracuse and Brooklyn, (Chico!), next week. Stop by and say hello if you make it to a game I'm at.

posted by geekyguy at 10:23 AM on August 04

SportsFilter--The new internet police state.

I know. I need to work on my coding skills.
Wouldn't mathowie share that?

posted by geekyguy at 12:42 AM on May 18

Respect for the dead

Hunh. I tend to stay away from the "." eulogy threads because I don't understand them. They make about as much as sense as pouring some 40-water on the ground for a dead homie...
When will be able to mark comments as favorites? I think I'm done with those threads, nothing good ever comes from them.

posted by geekyguy at 07:09 PM on May 03

Happy Birthday!

w00t!

posted by geekyguy at 06:48 AM on April 15

Prelude to a faces punching

Yeah. So. Apparently you can't send CDs from China without a receipt. Or they have to be sent through Beijing to be inspected. Or something. I can't really be sure. I returned to the post office with a co-worker to help me sort it out and was met with no resistance. I sent lil_brown_bat the one I had with me and will attempt to send the rest very soon. So keep an eye out for it and let me know the condition. The lady that packs things in secure boxes was the one who said I couldn't so I had to go with a plain simple envelope although two of the discs are pretty well protected. For sorting purposes the first disc with Chinese music is blue. The second disc with English songs, (and four hidden lockerroom related tracks), is yellow. I have created and included a third disc that is orange to sort of make up for the delay. It is all over the place musically. The final track is sort of a musical eagle with a tear in it's eye. Pretty amazing. In fact, I just made it available for download. 1. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Ghost Of Stephen Foster (3:32) 2. Scissor Sisters - Kiss You Off (5:02) 3. Revolting Cocks - Do You Think I'm Sexy (5:33) 4. White Zombie - Boogie Man (4:48) 5. Prick - I Apologise (2:48) 6. Squeeze - Cool For Cats (3:11) 7. Ben Folds (w/ R. Wainwright) - Careless Whisper (3:42) 8. Book Of Love - Witchcraft (3:43) 9. Flipsyde - Trumpets (Never Be The Same Again) (3:58) 10. Bodies Without Organs - Sunshine in the Rain (3:28) 11. Puff Daddy feat. Mase, BIG - Been Around the World (3:57) 12. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (4:48) 13. Digable Planets - Nickel Bags (3:18) 14. The Gourds - Gin and Juice (6:24) 15. Squirrel Nut Zippers - La Grippe (3:10) 16. Marty Robbins - Devil Woman (2:52) 17. Buck 65 - The Centaur (3:22) 18. Buddy Holly - Fool's Paradise (2:27) 19. Red Simpson & Junior Brown - Nitro Express (2:54) 20. Marty Robbins - The Master's Call (3:07) 21. Diamond Rio - One More Day With You (Dale Earnhardt Mix) (2:48) I have received discs from lil_brown_bat and bperk. Hooray!

posted by geekyguy at 04:29 AM on February 07

The music is in the mail

I'm burning them now. The English language companion to the Chinese version. Two songs are on both but in different languages. I can't create fantastic covers or labels but rest assured that the CD's kick ass. 01. Jackie Greene - Supersede (9:57) 02. Buck 65 - Bandits (3:22) 03. Butthole Surfers - The Shame of Life (3:19) 04. Jonathan Coulton - We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (3:57) 05. Corinne Bailey Rae - I'd Like To (4:08) 06. Classic 70's Porn - Debbie Does Dallas (3:31) 07. Jackie Greene - Just As Well (4:57) 08. David Usher - Black Black Heart (3:48) 09. Editors - Feel Good Inc. (3:24) 10. Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most (4:00) 11. KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World (3:34) 12. Buck 65 - B. Sc. (2:41) 13. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed (5:10) 14. Jackie Greene - I'm So Gone (4:13) 15. The Bravery - Fearless (3:07) 16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena (4:12) 17. Tracy Bonham - Behind Every Good Woman (3:20) 18. Zen Mafia - California (3:29) 19. The Blue Hawaiians - Martini Five-O (3:10) 20. The Moldy Peaches - Goodbye Song (2:13) In fact, there are four hidden tracks on this CD that are Lockerroom related. Cheers.

posted by geekyguy at 09:54 PM on January 21

The music is in the mail

I'm still trying to find the title to the untitled Twins and Wang Rong songs. Yeah, I know but I think it matters. I hope to have an answer in the next day or so. Coincidentally, I hope to have the English language companion finalized, burned and ready for release. Yeah, that's right, a double-CD from China. I can't seem to ship anything to my family so if I'm going to the post office it is with significant contents. Cheers to lil_brown_bat whose CD I have already received. Funky, indeed. 01 - Wang Lee Hong - Zai Mei Bian (Near The Tree) 02 - Wang Rong - Ai Ya 03 - Will Wuha - Just When I Needed You Most 04 - Liu Ruo Ying - Fen Kai Lu Xing 05 - Will Wuha - Tai Xiang Ai Ni (I Want To Love You) 06 - S.H.E. - Bo Si Mao 07 - Wang Lee Hong - I'm Lovin' It 08 - Will Wuha - Wo Bu Shi Guang Dong Hua 09 - Wang Rong - Wo Bu Shi Huang Rong 10 - S.H.E. - Super Star 11 - Wang Lee Hong - Rang Kai 12 - Twins - Track 01 13 - Jay Chou - Bu La Ge Guang Chang 14 - Wang Lee Hong - Wang Mei Da Hu Dong 15 - S.H.E. - Remember 16 - Will Wuha - Do That To Me One More Time 17 - Wang Rong - Track 2 18 - Will Wuha - X Spy 19 - S.H.E. - I.O.I.O. 20 - Zheng Yuan - Hui Xin Zhuan Yi Y'know, I heard that Taco Bell Fire Sauce packets make excellent padding. [nudge nudge wink wink]

posted by geekyguy at 05:56 AM on January 20

The music is in the mail

So I'm in? I've not been given a list of names to ship to. My address is here and your best bet is to print it and tape it to the envelope. If I am more than a recipient someone please let me know. I'll get busy on my playlisting/burning. Some real Chinese treats for y'all. Probably unknown to most of you, an earthquake near Taiwan back around Christmas severed communication cables with the mainland and the internet has been unusably slow for weeks. It may be several more weeks before the repairs are finished.

posted by geekyguy at 06:20 PM on January 09

Nominations: best/worst in sports

Yeah, despite the gains made by the UK, America still leads the world in fatasses. Breaking news. I'm sure you are toned and ready for the swimsuit issue.

posted by geekyguy at 07:14 PM on November 14

Nominations: best/worst in sports

posted by geekyguy at 10:07 PM on November 12

NBA predicitions?

East Atlantic Winner - Nets Central Winner - Cavaliers Southeast Winner - Heat Five other playoff teams - Pistons, Magic, Bucks, Wizards, Raptors Conference finals - Heat vs. Cavaliers West Southwest Winner - Mavericks Northwest Winner - Nuggets Pacific Winner - Suns Five other playoff teams - Timberwolves, Kings, Lakers, Rockets, Spurs Conference Finals - Suns vs. Mavericks Champion - Mavericks defeat Cavaliers in six games Leage MVP - LeBron James Rookie of the Year - Andrea Bargnani Coach of the Year - Mike Brown

posted by geekyguy at 11:35 PM on October 30

Talkin' 'Bout My Litigation

I thought he was dead. Go figure.

posted by geekyguy at 12:26 AM on October 24

SportsFilter Now Has a Practice Squad

This is good.

posted by geekyguy at 07:44 PM on October 16

The Write Stuff

It is a complete lack of effort on their part and shows a lack of respect for the community. You are forced to preview before posting and it has been possible for some time to edit a comment immediately after making it. The best threads aren't threads where everyone is in agreement but where you can at least read and understand the different points without having to struggle with grammar and spelling.

posted by geekyguy at 10:09 AM on September 25

World Cup question

I'm just trying to better understand the philosophical differences in our philosophical view of sporting.

posted by geekyguy at 11:16 PM on July 03

World Cup question

Holy crap, teh bestest World Cup stats. Ever.

posted by geekyguy at 11:15 PM on July 03

World Cup question

I brought this here with hopes that I could hear the opinions of others to help reconcile the completely opposed viewpoints Jonny and I seemed to have. As the only native speaker within 100 miles I hoped to get the insight of my SpoFi peers. After sharing our conversation I invited Jonny to join SpoFi and participate in the conversation. I in no way intended for this to come across as a catfight as Jonny and I are close friends and had a spirited conversation before agreeing to disagree. I'm glad to see him in here and hope this doesn't devolve into personal sniping in anyones direction. It may be too soon for him to talk about it objectively and as a sports fan who has tasted bitter soul-crushing defeats, ('89 Broncos, '02 Kings), I can understand. I'm just trying to better understand the differences in our philosophical view of sporting.

posted by geekyguy at 10:09 PM on July 03

World Cup question

I've never found flopping, diving, ect. to be mental gamesmanship, to me it is one of the most unsportsmanlike things you could do.
I absolutely agree but as I am still learning the nuances of the game it seems that there is a certain amount of acting in order to influence the officiating. It certainly happens in the NBA. It is called bad officiating. FIFA really needs to educate the officials against it or it is part of the game and England needs to get over themselves.
Exactly. One minute people will be laughing about how their player gets touched, acts like he just got shot, and draws the foul and then the next minute they will be screaming their heads off since an opposing player did the exact same thing. Hypocrites.
Jonny is pretty adamant that Team England doesn't play that way. Denial or is he really on to something? With Rooney acting the ass it sort of makes it hard for them to credibly take the high road.

posted by geekyguy at 11:22 AM on July 03

World Cup question

Yeah, I agree. Without taking up too much of your time, this is a conversation that I had with a buddy who lives in the UK. It is like we aren't even speaking the same language, our inability to understand the other.

posted by geekyguy at 01:49 AM on July 03

World Cup question

Some English outcry

posted by geekyguy at 09:06 PM on July 02

LINK DUMP!!!!!!



Sports are exciting.

posted by geekyguy at 04:07 AM on May 15

LINK DUMP!!!!!!

Penalty Goal Strip Poker flash game

posted by geekyguy at 01:08 AM on May 15

User name change advice

Well if we're measuring by that, I'm not from Jersey. I am a girl though.
Knowing that you are a Red Sox fan I always just thought it was a reference to your preferred game attire.
how about Wes Mantooth?
No mention of a Mantooth can be left without Randolph Mantooth. I immediately thought of Emergency!, the Adam-12 spinoff, jerseygirl, I loved those shows when I was 10. Thanks.

posted by geekyguy at 12:31 AM on May 15

User name change advice

I vote that esteemed gentleman from, (and back in), Texas be allowed a name change. I would also submit that this be noted as an exception and not be seen as a precedent. Other members who desire this shall be weighed on a case by case basis with their contributions to the community to date speaking for them. What I mean to say, he seems like a good guy that cares about punctuation and grammar so how about it?

posted by geekyguy at 02:10 AM on May 14

The S-Team.

posted by geekyguy at 09:25 PM on April 28

The S-Team.

This guy is on track for a great comeback.

posted by geekyguy at 06:37 PM on April 28

The S-Team.

So, I've always wondered, which little brown bat is it? or

posted by geekyguy at 06:43 PM on April 27

The S-Team.

Hey! l_b_b! And she made a funny! Welcome back!

posted by geekyguy at 06:25 PM on April 27

The S-Team.

See? I'm not on a Mac, (and don't know if the pantheon is at all), and this is the sort of thing that will help the pantheon perfect this reporting method. Good work, soldier! I expect it is working for others based on non-comments. Anyone else?

posted by geekyguy at 09:36 AM on April 27

The S-Team.

Keep trying, Bullpen Pro. Remember, you are on the front line in the war on trolls.

posted by geekyguy at 02:37 AM on April 27

The S-Team.

No. Really. It works. Check that you didn't mistakenly use alt-w, it only works with ctrl-w. Mac users, sorry I forgot you, it is that funny looking apple-key-w. Really, though, don't over-use it, the pantheon may pay less attention if it is used to excess.

posted by geekyguy at 09:44 PM on April 26

The S-Team.

Just click in the offending comment and hit ctrl-w to automatically report comments to the pantheon. It is the beta implementation of the flagging system like at metafilter and just lets them know. Try it with this one.

posted by geekyguy at 06:41 PM on April 26

The S-Team.

What about a verifiable email in the profile being mandatory? That way, a lot of this crap could go offline, or at least we could have the option of telling people to take it offline.
Seconded. I'm with chico on this.
But it got me to thinking, maybe a real life S-team, a devoted handful of users could give the PANTHEON a heads-up, or something.
You can email the admins, lilnemo. I've done it on more that a few occasions and appreciation was expressed by rcade, justgary, et al for the heads up. They've also calmly talked me down from outrage before. Those guys are great.

posted by geekyguy at 06:20 PM on April 25

The S-Team.

I think that, while the pantheon has been doing a good job, there is a steady erosion of quality and expectations. I suppose it is just growth and we can only do our best to contribute positively. Although, when I recently spotted a great post I was unable to rally a contribution due to the immediate crap in the thread. Sort of takes the wind out of your sails. Here is my suggestion for the S-Team t-shirt.

posted by geekyguy at 08:21 AM on April 25

Web Sites Take a Gamble

Thanks rcade, I listen to SNR all the time and wondered what happened that forced them to start tunning these PSA's.

posted by geekyguy at 06:58 PM on April 14

Link dump time again!

The Optus Tennis Challenge

posted by geekyguy at 06:15 AM on April 09

ask.spofi: Home team advantage?

Ok, so this seems like the opposite of a home court advantage; "The visiting team has the choice of baskets for the first half.The basket selected by the visiting team when it first enters onto the court shall be its basket for the first half." From Rule No. 4, Section I, part a.[pdf link]. I recall Jerry Sloan using that against the Kings when they were stuill an inexperienced playoff team. He would make them play offense in front of their bench in the second half, (not the usual), and take the coach's defensive prodding out of the game in the second half. The rule regarding uniforms is clear about the home team wearing the light color; "The home team shall wear light color jerseys, and the visitors dark jerseys. For neutral court games and doubleheaders, the second team named in the official schedule shall be regarded as the home team and shall wear the light colored jerseys." Rule No. 3, Section VI, part c. Often, exceptions to this are mentioned in the game recaps. Sorry, YYM, but, "The Kings wore their gold uniforms, one of 14 times they will go with the color scheme, including 12 times on the road. Sacramento is 3-2 in the gold." I was sort of hoping for an explanation like that for the Pistons@Heat game.

posted by geekyguy at 05:51 AM on April 08

ask.spofi: Home team advantage?

After seeing the pictures of the Pistons@Heat game, I was curious why the home team was in black. Nothing in the recap.

posted by geekyguy at 07:37 PM on April 07

Hey -

They're still coming in. I just got mine. Non-standard email address in a format that had to be typed by an actual person. They're good tryers.

posted by geekyguy at 05:27 PM on March 31