Recent Locker Room Comments by MeatSaber

Problem posting with Google Chrome

A "rage face" extension my nephew had installed last time he stayed with me...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:50 PM on July 18

Problem posting with Google Chrome

Yes, it was an extension that seemed to be the problem. Thanks for the help, peoples...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:31 AM on July 17

Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!

I was gonna set up a league, but a flurry of personal stuff prevented that. Barring catastrophe in April, I'll be doing the pickem again, though. Count on it...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:56 PM on October 08

Discouraging Front-Page Posts

Since the addition of the huddle, I think rcade has done a good job of moving posts out to the front page when they warrant it, and cleaning up any repetition. Would be nice to not require that much administration, but I don't want to lose the huddle. There's already been many stories and discussions that we wouldn't have seen otherwise because those stories weren't really FP-worthy...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:34 PM on July 19

Discouraging Front-Page Posts

I think something people forget is, even though this site spawned from MeFi, it is not MeFi. It's much easier to criticize the quality of FPPs when they're coming from all areas of life and society, as opposed to just one, like sports...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:04 PM on July 19

FPP Yanked?

Does that mean M. Night Shamalamadingdong will be directing it?

"What a tweest!"

posted by MeatSaber at 01:03 PM on June 24

Want to Close the Locker Room?

See, the locker room breaks people out of the woodwork. You can't kill that...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:33 PM on May 26

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Is it possible for any posts in the locker room that are posted in the 'Fantasy' category to be automatically put on the sidebar of the front page? I mean by the site, not by rcade's divine intervention...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:00 PM on May 19

Want to Close the Locker Room?

Personally, I vote to keep it. Otherwise, the CD Swap threads either go to the front page or die altogether. And where would threads like this or this or this go?

posted by MeatSaber at 11:02 PM on May 18

SportsFilter Turns 8

Must've been awfully lonely that first year...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:50 PM on February 02

SportsFilter Turns 8

Happy anniversary. Hard to believe I've been here longer than most of the people that have already commented. Thanks for keeping us marginally sane these past 8 years, and here's to many more...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:15 PM on January 26

Greatest Teams Of All Time?

On purely number of HOFers, an argument could be made for the 2002 Red Wings. Though most of the marquee players were in their twilights, they boasted no less than 10 current or potential HOFers (Yzerman, Larionov, Hull, Robitaille, Chelios, Hasek, Shanahan, Fedorov, Lidstrom, Datsyuk) and 7 players won medals in the 2002 Olympics. If Jiri Fischer's career wasn't cut so short, they could've had 11 potential HOFers.

posted by MeatSaber at 03:19 AM on January 09

Matt Haughey's Excellent Hospital Adventure

Recently lost a friend to cancer. Here's hoping you get better Matt...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:54 PM on November 16

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

I'm confused...is it still OK to say "fuck Gary Bettman"?

All kidding aside, I concur with my fellow members. As a fellow parent, the onus falls on me to show my kids right from wrong, good from bad, intelligent from asinine, etc and so forth, based on my own experiences and beliefs. We cannot expect an online community of 17000+ from all over the world to conform to any one set of ideals. Now, as noted in earlier posts, it is possible to filter out language you deem offensive with a simple Firefox addon, and the course seems more logical then expecting all of us to censor ourselves for your (or anyone else's) child's sake.

posted by MeatSaber at 03:18 PM on November 05

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter

To quote a bumper stick I saw once...

I don't have a problem with God, it's his fan club I can't stand...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:39 PM on October 01

On Kim Clijsters, Marriage and Childbirth

I don't see any real clunkers on there right now.

Only cuz I haven't posted in a while...

rcade, just keep doing what you're doing. Rarely does anyone take offense to your ham-handed attempts at comedy, and when they do, it's one, maybe two people. Now if there's a crowd with torches and pitchforks on your doorstep, then you might wanna rein it in a bit...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:46 PM on September 15

Early Predictions for the Upcoming 2009-2010 NHL Season!

Sorry, I always forget to check the LR on my way through the site, but I'm always up for getting bitch-slapped in some fantasy hockey...anyway, a few predictions...

- When hearing the phrase "Penguins' Superstar Sidney Crosby," millions of confused fans will wonder when Evgeny Malkin was traded...

- When Brodeur breaks Sawchuk's shutout record, the old guys at my barber shop will say he's not as good as Terry was, because Terry held the record for wins AND shutouts. When I remind them that Brodeur now holds both of those records, they'll say numbers don't mean anything across eras...

- Playing in his unprecedented 7th decade, Gordie Howe will suit up for the Sharks for a shift during their 1st round game against Columbus. Mr. Hockey will inadvertently tip the puck past Nabokov, sending the Sharks home for the summer...

- In Chicago's last game of the season, Marian Hossa's jersey will be accidentally lettered "Hoffa." The mistake won't be caught until after the game starts, and he'll play with the misspelling. He mysteriously disappears after the game, but no one notices until June...

- Gary Bettman will push to move the Maple Leafs to Seattle, and the Canadiens to Kansas City, cited a change of venue could spark a resurgence in the struggling franchises. "They need a new fan base," he's quoted as saying, "it's not like they're the Coyotes."

and finally...

- the Southeast region of Michigan will become deserted suddenly one night in April. Investigators will find only headless bodies strewn through houses and bars across the area. They attribute the deaths to everyone's head exploding simultaneously, after the NHL airs an ad showing Crosby struggling to get up on a bad knee last year side-by-side with shots of Yzerman from 2002...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:13 PM on September 07

Comments with Profanity

What's the big deal? It doesn't hurt anybody. Fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck-fuck.

/Cartman

posted by MeatSaber at 10:20 AM on September 04

Logjam for President's Trophy

Apparently ESPN's fact checkers made me look bad, because when I posted this, their standing said the Wings had 113 points. So I guess all that legwork I did was for naught. =D

And billy, I know the President's Trophy is meaningless, but in the 4 games the Wings and Sharks played, the home team won. Kinda makes home-ice a desirable acquisition...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:08 AM on April 08

Logjam for President's Trophy

OK, the Bruins, Sharks, and Wings are all within sniifing distance of the top spot. Now, if the Bruins go 3-0-1, the Sharks 2-1, and the Wings win out, there's a three-way tie for the President's Trophy. According to ESPN, these are the tiebreakers:

1. The greater number of games won.
2. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
3. Goal differential

I've removed #1, as it only pertains to in-season. Now, I've done the due diligence, and see that the Bruins beat the Wings 4-1 in their only game this season, but lost to San Jose 5-2. The Wings beat the Sharks in this system on goal differential (win total and points earned are ties). So each of the 3 loses to another. Who is the winner of the President's Trophy in this case? I know this all might be rendered moot come the weekend, but it's got me to wondering...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:10 PM on April 06

This Jug's for You!

Those last 2 reminded me of this video.

posted by MeatSaber at 03:11 PM on March 15

Online Sports Trivia - Private league.

I'm so in, love trivia. Great find, Bo...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:18 AM on January 31

Happy Birthday to Us

Wow, this just prompted me to see how long since I joined...6 years ago on the 17th. Seems like only yesterday... *sniff*

posted by MeatSaber at 09:11 PM on January 27

Why do you support who you do?

Total homer - Wings, Pistons, Tigers, Wolverines, all from childhood. I've given up on the Lions pending new management and/or ownership, so I'm not really an NFL fan right now. Like steelergirl, I was a big NASCAR fan, until the Bettman-esque stupidity of late, but I never was a big fan of one driver or team...

Outside those teams, I've found myself following individuals rather than teams. When I was growing up, I had deep hatred for anyone that played for my teams' rivals, so I didn't pay attention to the careers of the likes of Jordan, Payton, Roenick, Bird, Magic, or even Favre as much as I could, and I don't want to miss the best parts of the new guys' highlights...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:09 PM on August 25

Link Dump

Penn Gillette is supposedly an expert juggler. I've seen him do routines on different stand-up shows... And yerfatma, I laughed till I heard Saliva...then I got very angry...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:08 PM on March 15

rcade, "a winner is you!"

Screw Katie Couric... Where do I get in line for that?

posted by MeatSaber at 12:47 PM on April 27

Let's Examine Our Members

wc2k2 beat me to the reference, but here are the rules for Spofite Club... #1 - The first rule of Spofite Club is, you do not talk about Spofite Club. #2 - The second rule of Spofite Club is, you DO NOT talk about Spofite Club. #3 - If someone says "sucks", "rawks", "you're gay", the thread is over. #4 - Everyone is allowed in the comments. #5 - One post per subject. #6 - No shirts, no shoes. (girls especially =D) #7 - Threads will go on as long as they have to. #8 - If this is your first night at Spofite Club, you *cannot* post.

posted by MeatSaber at 12:16 PM on April 18

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

Winning Team: Patriots MVP: Corey Dillon Margin of Victory: 23 Total Points: 51

posted by MeatSaber at 04:08 PM on February 02

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

Clarification....Pittsburgh will not cover the spread...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:36 AM on January 20

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

AFC New England wins and covers...I'll take the under NFC Atlanta wins, and covers, of course...I'll take the over

posted by MeatSaber at 10:29 AM on January 19

SpoFi CD Swap Round Two.

I'll jump in on this one...with one request. I don't know yet what I'll put on it, but please don't psycho-analyze my music tastes. I usually lean toward dark music, and I've had people tell me my mix CDs sound like a cry for help...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:02 PM on January 14

NFL Pick 'Em Round 1 Results.

NFC Atlanta by 7 Minnesota by 3 AFC Pittsburgh by 13 Indy by 7

posted by MeatSaber at 10:36 AM on January 10

Filtering Out Awe-Inspiringly Dumb Comments

I dunno...he seems to be enjoying it a little too much...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:28 AM on January 10

Filtering Out Awe-Inspiringly Dumb Comments

I just want to clarify...is it still OK to say Gary Bettman sucks?

posted by MeatSaber at 05:03 PM on January 07

2005 SpoFi NFL Pick 'em Contest

St. Louis by 7 Green Bay by 3 San Diego by 10 Indy by 17

posted by MeatSaber at 03:56 PM on January 06

Sp_rtsfilter

Gimme John Lynch on D...guy hits harder than Chris Pronger being pushed by Rob Blake...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:09 PM on January 03

AJ Feeley's Problems

Heh...this reminds me of playing NHL 2000 (I think it was), and surfing throught he injury reports for my season. Seemed Mike Ricci missed 3 weeks with a scrotal laceration...ouch...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:09 PM on December 02

Ask SpoFi

It's also fun to go to an intense-rivalry NHL game in the other team's barn, if you root for one of the teams involved. Just be careful...people in Chicago don't take kindly to Wings fans...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:23 AM on November 09

Ask SpoFi

Michigan/Ohio State pales in comparison to Michigan/Michigan State games...in any sport.

posted by MeatSaber at 07:44 AM on November 09

Any sites out there with historical roster data?

That's a good start, thanks Mr Bismarck...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:27 PM on October 27

Gmail invites and new CD swap?

And I am awash in giddiness. Thanks again, NoMich...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:26 PM on October 27

Gmail invites and new CD swap?

Are there any rules for the CD swap, like type of music or such? I might throw my hat in the ring for a swap...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:04 AM on October 27

Spoilsport

And she's her mother...and she's really dead...and Sam Jackson is the evil genius...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:04 AM on October 13

Ctr-Shft-A v. Firefox's Ad Block

You're not the only one with that setup, NoMich. I said "screw IE" months ago as well. You can temporarily disable Adblock by going to Tools/Adblock/Preferences, then unchecking the "Enable Adblock" box. Post your link, then re-enable Adblock. Thats' the easiest way I've found around it so far...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:48 PM on August 16

happy Father's Day, SpoFi Dads.

good guess, grum... ;)

posted by MeatSaber at 07:09 AM on June 22

happy Father's Day, SpoFi Dads.

Steven Patrick...though it doesn't necessarily fit the criteria, it's an homage to my 2 favorite hawkey players...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:01 PM on June 21

Let's get this back on the Star Wars track...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:44 PM on June 10

dammit, grum...you beat me to it...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:11 AM on June 10

Deep-fried Ewok is the shit...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:16 PM on June 09

Oooh...can I reprise my role as Princess Leia's slave costume??? =D

posted by MeatSaber at 11:58 AM on June 09

Those still aren't as cool as grum's dancing Krusty...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:16 PM on June 08

What grum said...and that's me in 3rd...guess I'm second loser?

posted by MeatSaber at 11:44 AM on June 08

RANK MEMBER NAME POINTS 164 STEVE MERCER 226 519 SEAN MONKMAN 218 3432 CHRIS HARRINGTON 193 6258 NO MICH 169 6601 MICHAEL HUNTER 165 9033 CHICO BANGS 139 10066 Q BERT 127 12236 WAYNE FRAZER 106 13649 STEVE BLAYNEY 95 14101 GRAHAM HUDSON 92 15441 ALAN LINQUIST 82 17798 NICK TAYLOR 61

posted by MeatSaber at 08:57 AM on June 08

This is nothing...ESPN had a playoff game last season where you could change your players daily, depending on who was playing the following night...you wanna talk about nuts...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:08 AM on May 26

garfield... I don't seem to be having trouble selecting him. If you're having trouble *finding* his name (like I did for a minute), he's the last player on the first list...

posted by MeatSaber at 02:20 PM on May 24

I didn't know who was who, so I just copied and pasted... RANK MEMBER NAME POINTS 512 SEAN MONKMAN 165 597 STEVE MERCER 164 3296 CHRIS HARRINGTON 146 7976 NO MICH 114 9067 MICHAEL HUNTER 106 9863 Q BERT 101 10829 WAYNE FRAZER 96 11004 STEVE BLAYNEY 95 11593 GRAHAM HUDSON 92 11993 CHICO BANGS 90 14895 ALAN LINQUIST 72 16220 NICK TAYLOR 61

posted by MeatSaber at 10:04 AM on May 24

I'll say Calgary in 7...And I never would have imagined picking Calgary to win the Cup back in April...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:05 AM on May 24

definitely a sport...and anyone riding in that Warthog (or is it a Puma?) would be an athlete...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:11 PM on May 11

The Leafs being out doesn't mean the season's over, but the Wings being out does...*sniff* Anyway... Tampa vs Philly - Esche has GOT to start playing like Esche sometime...Tampa in 6 Calgary vs San Jose - hell, I don't know...back to the coin flips...Calgary in 7

posted by MeatSaber at 03:39 PM on May 07

Spofi: Where you can talk about hooking without mentioning Charlie Sheen... Spofi: 99.99% Jim Rome-free... Spofi: We'll explain the infield fly rule, but then we'll have to kill you...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:22 AM on May 06