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posted by goddam at 05:28 PM on December 18
Currently, you have 10 minutes to edit your own post or comment. The Pantheon has forever minutes.
Can the non-Pantheon have rollover minutes?
posted by goddam at 03:10 PM on March 12
No fantasy league!?
posted by goddam at 09:53 PM on October 07
(sorry for the RBNY link. Always thought we could post to the locker room without using a link. Delete away if necessary).
The guys in our group will probably be hitting up strip clubs, because apparently they can't find titty bars in the Greater Metropolitan New York Area. So it will most likely be me and a few other women hanging out Saturday night.
posted by goddam at 01:29 PM on August 16
One guess who the venue management will be supporting.
About 400 people in attendance and only 1 England kit spotted.
Yay! I can post again!
posted by goddam at 12:18 PM on June 17
I'm interested, even though some people out there have failed to meet their reciprocal obligations in the past.
You know who you are.
Yeah, fuck those assholes.
posted by goddam at 12:59 PM on January 19
but I also can't see them hurting the huddle.
When I start sending alcohol fueled texts from Yankees games you may wind up reconsidering that statement.
posted by goddam at 01:19 AM on October 30
Oh, so that's what that is. I was wondering who the hell huddle is and why he/she gets to post threads with no links.
posted by goddam at 08:12 PM on September 03
Remember Folkways, scotch and crossbows don't mix!
Sure they do. It's called "aiming fluid".
posted by goddam at 12:01 PM on June 15
Do a search for "crossbow purchase" on archerytalk.com.
You can also try crossbownation.com for info.
posted by goddam at 09:42 AM on June 07
My CDs will be late again this year. Sorry.
posted by goddam at 06:03 PM on February 18
What were the flipped birds in response to? ESPN showed the crowd right after the final whistle, and an American fan there was prominently flying the bird too.
The guy in the video was flipping off the ref. The fan flipping the bird on ESPN could have directed towards a number of people. The ref, the Mexican team, Mexico fans. It's a pretty heated rivalry. I saw one US fan get knocked the fuck out after the game outside the stadium. I think he was egging on the Mexican fan, but that's no excuse to punch on the guy. Luckily there was a cop nearby who managed to nab the puncher.
posted by goddam at 05:01 PM on February 12
Here's a video of the final minutes. I'll have more up later with pics.
tselson, if weather was a concern for you, you were better off not going. We were soaked before we even got into the stadium. And the wind got pretty nasty at times. On the way out I almost got hit by a runaway pretzel cart.
I'm absolutely beat today, but the drive was so worth it. BTW, did anyone see the video of Frankie Hejduk getting slapped by a Mexico coach?
posted by goddam at 03:17 PM on February 12
Only way I can afford this is by driving out there and back the same day. But this match only comes around once every four years so I figured it's worth the sleep deprivation.
Thanks tselson. I'll be behind the goal (on the stage) with Sam's Army. Our group from NJ/NY has the first 4 rows so we won't be under the roof. But I should have plenty of pictures.
If we were staying longer we could hit Schmidt's, but my friend has to be back at work by 8am on Thursday.
posted by goddam at 12:06 AM on February 11
Also, I know there is a collective song list from many of the mixes sent in the past. If any of you can post a link, that would be appreciated.
Partial Year 1 List
Partial Year 2 List
Only thread I could find with track lists from last year is here.
posted by goddam at 01:57 AM on January 02
Some pics/video from the game.
posted by goddam at 02:54 PM on October 13
I'll be at the game in the US supporters section (our group will be in section 131). We're busing it down so I'm not quite sure where we'll be tailgating.
posted by goddam at 10:54 AM on October 09
Can we get dates put back into the time stamps? (we did have dates in the times stamps before, correct? I'm not just imagining this?)
posted by goddam at 02:29 PM on October 08
What about my 4,000 page anti-Yankee opus set to the tune of The Turner Diaries? Is that trolling or art?
It's called Tuesday afternoon here at SpoFi.
posted by goddam at 11:05 PM on September 24
Drunk Belarusian ref.
posted by goddam at 12:40 PM on July 10
I know I've been asking for this for a while now (as have others), but how's about a locker room search feature?
posted by goddam at 09:31 AM on June 10
OK, so remember about a month ago when I said that I would ship the CDs out on Monday or Tuesday? I really meant this Tuesday. You guys should be getting them in a couple days. Cover art here. Track listing here.
posted by goddam at 01:48 PM on May 13
I agree with making the guidelines more readily available, but I think pointing out that "irregardless" isn't a word was a bit much. The abundance of ellipses in that post seemed to be more of a problem. On preview, I think more specifically they should be shown this.
posted by goddam at 02:45 PM on May 02
Couldn't make it through the video. My vertigo started to kick in. Thanks for the link dump though. I've been wanting to post this. 1971 World Table Hockey Championship [via Stan Fischler's blog].
posted by goddam at 08:27 PM on April 30
C'mon Ms. Goddam, all the cool kids are doing it! Should be mailed tomorrow or Tuesday.
posted by goddam at 02:49 PM on April 20
Eckstein has always annoyed me. You and every other Yankee fan I know. All I've heard for the past two days is "Fuck you David Eckstein". And the poor little guy hasn't even gotten a hit yet. Seriously though, fuck you David Eckstein.
posted by goddam at 09:41 AM on April 03
How do they make baseball gloves?
posted by goddam at 10:13 PM on March 30
Map of the first moon landing superimposed on a baseball diamond. [via The Hardball Times]
posted by goddam at 11:58 AM on March 28
Mine will be late. I'm obsessing over the cover design.
posted by goddam at 06:04 PM on March 13
BTW, is the Swap something that could easily be moved to the wiki rather than a blog? You mean for track listings? I don't see why not. We still have the links to the first two swaps so we can even post those as well.
posted by goddam at 10:17 PM on March 11
Why isn't anyone posting the're playlists yet? I got a couple emailed to me but I haven't had a chance to post them on the web site yet. I'm dealing with some apartment issues (hence my cd's may be a little late as well). But, keep emailing them to spofiswap2007 AT gmail DOT com. I hope to post them soon.
posted by goddam at 12:38 PM on March 11
Great example of thread-pissing happening now!!! That's spamming, not pissing.
posted by goddam at 11:44 AM on March 07
Looks like Roszival got the worst the of it. I think that was the elbowing/charging/interference call that wasn't made.
posted by goddam at 09:46 AM on March 01
Y'all feel free to post set lists as we have done in the past, or keep your shit to yourself if ya want too. :)~ You can email your song lists to the original email address (spofiswap2007 AT gmail DOT com) and I will post them on the Swap web site like last year.
posted by goddam at 06:12 PM on February 26
Also: "Because there's no bones in ice cream." Wait, I thought that's how many pancakes it takes to shingle a dog house (after, of course, rowing your boat through the desert and getting four flat tires)?
posted by goddam at 01:24 PM on February 26
NoMich, goddam, and vito90 - I hope you refrain from including Nickleback on your CD's. tahoe doesn't have to worry. I have never owned anything by Nickleback in my life. I even have an applet on my computer that automatically detroys any Nickleback mp3s should any accidently make their way onto my hard drive somehow.
posted by goddam at 04:11 PM on February 25
Since Crafty is no longer here I suppose it's up to me to give Phil Rizzuto some love. Here's the tribute thread from last year.
posted by goddam at 07:37 PM on February 19
Yeah, I have the login info for the email list. I'll dig that up and email it to you. Thanks for resurrecting this.
posted by goddam at 01:45 PM on February 16
Speaking of the CD swap . . . I haven't heard from Sammy since December. He's usually the one that puts the groups together. I'll try to resurrect it this week. Maybe we can get some more participants now that the holidays are over.
posted by goddam at 07:09 PM on February 03
(I just approved miss goddam) thanks
posted by goddam at 11:30 PM on February 01
Thanks, whoever added me to the members list on the Wiki. I've been meaning to do that.
posted by goddam at 10:13 PM on February 01
Bo, the Bears jersey is a large. (front, back) Which is why I'm looking to get rid of it, as my fat ass can't fit in it anymore.
posted by goddam at 08:50 PM on January 31
I think it has Kirk Muller's number on it. If it was any other Kirk Muller jersey I would be interested. But the only thing I have to trade is a cheap Hershey Bears replica from about 8 years ago.
posted by goddam at 11:35 AM on January 31
Tempt Destiny. So basically this artist, Manuel Morales, created billboards in support of the Giants before their appearances in Super Bowls XXI and XXV, both of which they won. However, when he offered to create a third billboard should the Giants return to the Super Bowl, they said no thanks. In 2000 Morales creates this Tempt Destiny thing where fans can vote to have a billboard made for any team (only catch is the team must make it to the Super Bowl in order for the billboard to be made). Giants fans lost the 2000 season vote, and the team lost the Super Bowl. Well, this year the Giants happened to win the vote and the billboard went up today. It was delayed a bit, thanks to some Patriots fans at Mammoth Media in Massachusetts, where the vinyl was made. Aside from the packaging they also wrote "Made in New England, Go Pats!" on the back.
posted by goddam at 09:22 PM on January 30
Speaking of closing threads, can we do something about the NLL one? It's just a bunch of game result links.
posted by goddam at 11:33 PM on January 27
I found Spofi through MetaFilter, which I found through Kottke, which I found through... I can't remember... Zeldman? Glassdog? Something like that.
posted by goddam at 07:06 PM on January 24
From when I joined, I was told there were t-shirts and mugs. Is this true? Mugs are available here. Shirts, well, I gotta get back on that (I still owe one member a shirt from a while back.) My old files are still on a dead computer. Anyway, shirts are here. There are a couple generic shirts on there (uh, if you do order one make sure you don't get one with another member's name on the back). I'll try to get more up there soon. And hopefully I can get back to the customizing again at some point.
posted by goddam at 10:51 PM on January 17
I believe we need a more prominent link to the Guidelines. [vet] Agreed. Is this linked anywhere on the site besides when an old-timer scolds a rookie? Maybe we should have a permanent link in the top menu or sidebar?
posted by goddam at 04:14 PM on January 17
And a thank you to rcade for asking the question on everyone's mind: how were the legions of supporters emailing our mutual friend to beg him to return? Because he has 2 SpoFi names, one of which has an email address. And I wouldn't exactly call him a newbie. elijahin may have just joined this past December, but elijahin24 has been around since October of 2005.
posted by goddam at 07:47 PM on January 16
actually, he's right. it's the Babe Ruth Homerun Award. it's just not something handed out by the BWAA. i guess Alex just left out the "Homerun" part of the award name (i don't know for sure, i'm not getting any audio with the video).
posted by goddam at 10:08 PM on January 05
sammy had his eyeballs lasered. so i guess when he can see again. which should be soon i suppose.
posted by goddam at 11:46 AM on December 03
ok, deadline to signup is the same (November 30th). don't think there's a need to change that. the new deadline to send is January 5th. that will give everyone a solid month to get their shit together. oh, and a note for anyone overseas... when sending us your mailing address try to provide it in a format that will ensure your CD arrives without trouble. i know that some countries are picky about how things are addressed so if you have any tips for the rest of us it would be greatly appreciated.
posted by goddam at 09:24 PM on November 21
we're going to adjust the dates. the new deadlines should be more accommodating. i'll post them when/if i get home from work tonight.
posted by goddam at 06:06 PM on November 21
of course now that Sammy is in the army all SpofiSwap related face punches will be administered by Sammy himself. or possibly the US Special Forces, we haven't decided yet. so, delinquents beware!
posted by goddam at 02:32 PM on November 12
The more attention we give the good fpp's and the less we give the poor ones the better. what do you consider attention? commenting for the sake of commenting is no good. how many times can you write "this is good"? maybe we can have some sort of flagging system for good posts too, not just the bad ones? that way people can see what makes a good FPP, and it will give some encouragement to the person to posted it as well.
posted by goddam at 12:22 PM on November 06
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. why give up? because a post doesn't receive a lot of comments? a good FPP shouldn't be validated by the number of responses it gets. i find most of the better, well constructed FPPs tend to get the least amount of comments. don't let the lack of responses to discourage you from posting. it can only help balance out the signal to noise around here.
posted by goddam at 11:41 AM on November 06
besides, i believe Monkeyfilter has a trademark on cockpunch.
posted by goddam at 05:35 PM on October 16
While I wrote what I did (about the link quality) in fairness to the concept of running a community, I also believe in my heart of heart that the quality of the link is irrelevant in this case. It could have been pulitizer prize winning journalism and the outcome would have been the same.."how dare you piss on the still burning embers of my team's defeat". i'm not going to speak for everyone. and when i say everyone that means the other person that was asked to explain their viewpoint here. because as far as i know there were only two of us that had issues and were in contact with admins. but personally, if there was a more relevant link or at least an additional one that expounded upon the possible departure of Torre and others, i wouldn't have had an issue. if you don't believe me that's fine. there's not really much i can do to convince you.
posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on October 11
As an admin rcade needs to hold true to the rules he sets forth and if his link is deemed to be "weak" than he needs to wait for a better one - regardless of opportune timing. for the record that was my biggest issue, not "there needs to be links for every series." i only mentioned that because initially i really didn't know rcade's intention with the FPP. the link didn't have much substance and the rest of the post had nothing to do with the link. for me it was all about the timing and the laziness of the link. i don't have a problem with Yankee discussions. but if you're going to throw a link up, it wouldn't hurt to do a little research first. this team has about 10 regular beat writers in addition to numerous columnists. a few of those guys have blogs. plus there are quality fan-based blogs out there too. (and this goes for a lot of other teams and sports, not just the Yankees.) and like i said, couple the AP link with the fact that it was posted by a Yankee hater, i became suspicious of intent and reacted accordingly. gary brought up a point to me in an email yesterday that our biases tend to come out in our posts, whether we know it or not. and i think he's right. also, we tend to read certain undertones in other people's writings when we know where their allegiances are. i knew that rcade doesn't like the Yankees, so i made the inference that his FPP was posted as a dig at the team and their fans. apparently i was wrong of your intent, rcade, which i'm glad hear.
posted by goddam at 11:47 PM on October 10
(on edit: i wasn't expecting Crafty to post, so some of this may be redundant. but maybe that's a good thing) my beef wasn't with the "early exit" line. what was the purpose of the FPP? if it was about the early exit, fine. so, where are the links for the 3 teams that also exited early? if the purpose was to discuss possible personnel changes then the link was very weak. it was a just a game recap with nothing of note in it. it's been known for months who will be free agents after this year. Steinbrenner made the comment about Torre's job before Game 3. where was the FPP then? it's not breaking news. you could have waited until the morning when more articles and columns and blog posts came out discussing these things. i guess i expect more from an admin of this site than a lazy link to an AP article. it's no secret that you dislike the Yankees (and other big market teams), rcade. so when i saw a rather ambiguous FPP with a link to an AP game recap not long after the final out, yeah, I was rather suspicious of your intentions. i will readily admit that i was emotional after coming home from the game, but even today i still feel the same way.
posted by goddam at 11:58 AM on October 10
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