Recent Locker Room Comments by usfbull

I want my MTV

Tieguy started this thread and I am going to end it! My buddy (not a spofi member or with any knowledge that I am) recently met a girl through myspace (we are both predators) and she sent him a link with pics, which he forwarded to me on the tieguy.org url. I thought, "I know this guy" but couldn't place him. Now it all makes sense. Sit and Deadspin!!! And just for the record, I am like member 756 and always felt like a late arrival. Now I feel like I was on the Mayflower. Thanks for a great job founders. It may get ugly sometimes, but I still check back often for links even though my commenting has gone WAY down due to my newfound celebrity status. Hint: American Idol

posted by usfbull at 10:50 PM on June 02

Apparently Wayne Gretzky was not the first Super Bowl MVP from a losing team.

damn, is that member count of 9400 members right? A guy goes away for a while and the place goes crazy.

posted by usfbull at 07:47 PM on February 08

BANHAMMER TIME!

Vegas has set the Over/Under on this guy's age at 13. You gotta be able to do better than linking to gay.com. Get him out.

posted by usfbull at 06:52 PM on April 21

rcade, "a winner is you!"

rcade, were you on the Today Show this morning? I was still half asleep but my wife had it on and I heard them interviewing whoever registered these sites.

posted by usfbull at 08:26 AM on April 21

Great reads

Is that Husky wearing some sort of boot/hoof hybrid?

posted by usfbull at 12:59 PM on March 08

Euro 2004

try "euro" weird, I tested a few times and it worked fine.

posted by usfbull at 03:12 PM on February 21

Euro 2004

I cannot figure out how to build a link on my mac, so here is the address. I think that should help explain why it took me a little less than 8 months to get these on here. http://homepage.mac.com/pdspriggs/euro2004/PhotoAlbum14.html

posted by usfbull at 02:20 PM on February 21

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

Winning Team: The Patriots MVP: Time Killin' Corey Dillon Will win by: 10 points Total points: 44

posted by usfbull at 05:35 PM on February 02

NFL Pick 'Em Round 2 Results. [MI]

I'd suggest the Decatur or Athens beer festival for that. I recommend getting to the Decatur one early. I have been shut-out twice now!

posted by usfbull at 03:56 PM on January 21

Google Sends Its Regards

I left for a few weeks and didn't even recognize the main page anymore. The problem is, the people pissing and moaning in the Reggie link will tell 3 friends, and they'll tell 3 friends, and so on and so on. Then we'll have people signing up just to flame. I take comfort in thinking that these newbies are just doing a hit and run. I'm guessing that tomorrow night will be the defining moment of whether they are here to stay. I bet some people get their drink on and start spouting off.

posted by usfbull at 03:55 PM on December 30

New Members

mbd1, Life Aquatic

posted by usfbull at 10:49 AM on December 08

***SPOFI LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEW #24*** sauril:

I just want to add that I am enjoying the interviews after what seemed like a long hiatus.

posted by usfbull at 04:40 PM on November 19

SpoFi's Where are they now.

Ecky- ecky- ecky- ecky- pikang- zoop- boing- goodem- zoo- owli- zhiv

posted by usfbull at 04:06 PM on August 10

Link Dump 4

Almost 11 lbs? That's a big kid. Congratulations!

posted by usfbull at 01:26 PM on July 08

Link Dump 4

Another article on Euro2004. While flying back from Euro 2004, I caught the movie "Shattered Glass" on Air France about TNR fabricator Stephen Glass. I was surprised to see that the Executive Producer was Tom Cruise. Interesting flick, I recommend it. And I gotta get some pictures out from Lisbon & Porto. I walked into a shitstorm at work when I came back this week. We are one of the investment firms that need to settle with Spitzer and the SEC, so I'll get them out as soon as I can categorize them. I wouldn't want to post all my boring pictures.

posted by usfbull at 08:25 PM on July 07

Euro 2004

Computer was down the last two days and then I got caught up in all the drinking since Portugal has advanced to the finals. DEFINITELY makes this trip better. We watched the Portugal-Holland game in the apartment of an Italian national who lives right in city square. Right after the game, thousands upon thousands of people walked and drove to the center of town and partied. Craziest thing I have ever witnessed. Everyone seems to be great sports as well. The holland fans that I saw wished everyone good luck. We finally called it quits around 4am local time. I have a few people waiting to log on so I have to run, but any suggestions to how I can post pictures? It will have to wait until I am in the States, but I am open. And congrats Worldcup, that job sounds like a dream.

posted by usfbull at 03:34 PM on July 02

Euro 2004

We went to the Denmark~Czech game on Sunday. The atmosphere was incredible. My companions befriended a Denmark girl 2 years ago while travelling, so we were instantly converted to root for the Danes. She told us everything we needed to know about the team. And just an aside, they might be the most beautiful women walking this planet. Since Portugal is still in the tourney, the locals are ribbing us about England (they all think we are English). Whenever someone in an England jersey walks by, the chanting for them to go home is deafening. When we tell them we are from the US they seem very surprised that we are here. It is a very surreal experience drinking Carlsberg and clinking our beer mugs together with the fans. Complete strangers walk up to us and kick the ball around with us and nexthing we know, we are shaking hands and laughing. I definitely underestimated how passionate football fans are in Europe. We will be watching Portugal~Holland in the city square of Lisbon tomorrow, and we have tickets to Thursday´s match. I realize I am rambling here, but just wanted to share the experience and post something.

posted by usfbull at 09:31 AM on June 29

U.S. Open Predictions

Funny, I was going to say "The Open" instead of referring to it as just the British, but didn't want to confuse anyone stateside.

posted by usfbull at 12:11 PM on June 22

U.S. Open Predictions

JJ, who do you think will take the British this year? And what's your opinion on that small group of Americans that either don't travel to play, or don't even bother to try and qualify?

posted by usfbull at 09:57 AM on June 22

U.S. Open Predictions

So much for Duval. He started off with a birdie, then followed that up with a string of bogeys and doubles. His scorecard looks exactly like mine now and I'm a 14. He's +8 through 14.

posted by usfbull at 10:45 AM on June 17

U.S. Open Predictions

what happened? One theory is that he fell apart after he and his long time girlfriend split up. From what I understand, I think she travelled with him all the time. In typical rebound fashion, he got married this spring to someone he met last summer. He did have some nagging shoulder injuries in 2002 as well. He might be the classic case of a guy winning a major (2001 British Open) and then playing abroad for huge appearance fees, changing his equipment (all Nike now) and just losing the drive to play. I hope he gets it back, because when he got his first win back in 1997 after having something like 8 runner-up finishes, he exploded and just started contending in everything.

posted by usfbull at 07:00 AM on June 17

U.S. Open Predictions

My mind is going with Ernie, but my heart wants Duval. (My way of sneaking in two picks).

posted by usfbull at 03:03 PM on June 16

We aren't breaking any posting records here, but what's the longest interview (or non-interview) ever done in here?

posted by usfbull at 03:50 PM on May 13

BigCalm, I spent last weekend watching Series 1 and 2 of The Office. I haven't been this excited about British Comedy since Monty Python.

posted by usfbull at 01:52 PM on May 11

I love the names of the bars he was drinking at: American Trash and The Voodoo Lounge. Something tells me I'm not cool enough to even get in.

posted by usfbull at 12:19 PM on May 10

jasonspaceman, who calls the game on that? I have the MLB Extra Innings package and I often get the Fox feed with Vin Scully calling the game. I'm a dodger fan just because of him.

posted by usfbull at 12:15 PM on May 10

For Euro2004? My friends and I are crossing the Atlantic and we had to enter a pool over a year ago. I think each country was designated a certain amount, so it was easier here in the USA. We got tickets to 2 quarterfinal matches and one semifinal, spread amongst Porto and Lisbon. Our plan is simple, as nations lose and fans go home, tickets will be sold on the streets.

posted by usfbull at 04:47 PM on May 06

Damn it, I saw the April results and thought I moved up in the standings. I am curious to know how many of the teams I am beating (or losing to) are still coaching their teams. T Trendel has zero transfers all season, so that probably answers that question. Even so, I am barely holding on to the coveted 29 slot.

posted by usfbull at 02:54 PM on April 22

What if you haven't got any statistics education whatsoever and are called upon to regular produce standard deviation curves? I hate my job. Do what I did, force management to purchase statistical software. The folks at Zephyr (Investment Performance Software) make me look like a genius, and they have charts with bright colors too. I can even pick which colors I want to use. And whenever anyone asks me to explain, I always say the same thing, "Didn't you get the chart?"

posted by usfbull at 11:55 AM on April 21

My girlfriends grandparents did this. I do not consider either of them athletes, so I also will say no and no. Although, I got some cool hunting china out of the deal. They are now in the stage of giving away their life's possessions and then accusing you of stealing them weeks later. Real athletes do not act like that.

posted by usfbull at 04:02 PM on April 07

I want to thank the founders for archiving. The Felty chain of events is hilarious. Pantheon, can't you track down an IP Address that Chris Felty posted from? That's the extent of my IT knowledge. I would have to think it matches a current member.

posted by usfbull at 03:55 PM on April 07

Damn. I always forget this room exists! Allow me to clarify. I normally use the term "pc" hand in hand with Liberal. That's why my comment made zero sense in trying to connect the two. So I'm glad you took me to task on that because I reread it now, and I sound exactly like the posts that turn me off. Also on that thread, it was my impression we were arguing the dunking skills of Candace Parker and whether or not she was worthy of being the winner. Instead, it seemed subsequent posts trashed the contest as having no validity, so I felt it was a convenient way to skirt talking about gender. The point I was trying to illustrate was how you couldn't bring yourself to criticize her skills, but could easily slam US Marines. But after taking a step back, I think articles like this make sense. For some reason, hearing Katie Couric gush about it on national TV set me off that morning because I feel they exploit it. It's as if they only read the headline the next day and aren't informed on the whole situation. But then again, since when is that the responsibility of morning television? And the larger issue is why am I watching so much of it?

posted by usfbull at 05:00 PM on April 05

yerfatma, I just checked eBay and surprisingly came back with zero. Auction that off.

posted by usfbull at 10:23 PM on April 02

MeFi is where I go to read people tell other people that what they posted has already been posted 100 times before. The pretentious attitude f%^$ kills me. So when can I sign up?

posted by usfbull at 05:55 PM on April 02

No kidding. I just found out this room exists!!!!!

posted by usfbull at 12:14 AM on February 07

Carolina Panthers at Falcons back in December. Vick's homecoming party. It was the first time in a long time that I ever thought of Atlanta as a pro sports town. Atlanta won 20-14 in OT. If Vick can stay healthy, then the Falcons can go a long way. Every time he touched the ball, the fans stood up. Now I heard the commentators on ESPN went over the top in praising him, but what I saw was pretty amazing. A rather quiet night of passing (16-33, 179yds) but his rushing stats of 14 carries for 141yds made him a true double threat.

posted by usfbull at 12:11 AM on February 07

WorldCup, my spofi username has been updated in the Premier League. -The Artist Formally Known as Paul Spriggs.

posted by usfbull at 12:03 AM on August 19