I'm confused...is it still OK to say "fuck Gary Bettman"?
Of course. Whats wrong with calling the man by his full name?
posted by lilnemo at 05:28 PM on November 05
Yeah yeah, but who the hell is Jenis and why the hell is she spamming me via the SpoFi GoogleGroup?
HEADS WILL ROLL PEOPLE.`
posted by lilnemo at 05:45 PM on October 30
It was indeed, "THE BUSINESS".
posted by lilnemo at 03:39 PM on August 03
But you've got to form a queue!
posted by lilnemo at 05:55 PM on July 24
So what am I supposed to do with all this lukewarm cockpunch?
posted by lilnemo at 05:57 PM on July 23
According to the linked page, yerfatma (tclancy) is an admin.
*readies carafe of cockpunch*
posted by lilnemo at 01:15 PM on July 23
I'm up to 50 of these now.
But my activityrank is 0. :(
posted by lilnemo at 01:14 PM on July 23
Condense the "links" space. We currently have two, one at the top, one at the bottom of the sidebar. There doesn't really seem to be enough links to justify a links section in the sidebar. I would cram the Bloglines link in with the RSS Feeds section, and provide a link to an actual "Links Page" full of links to sports resources like Basketball-Reference, or even member-nominated sport/team blogs.
We'd be sharing where we pluck our FPP's, but we'd also be providing a resource for tracking down info during slow posting days (like the weekends, or holidays), as well as providing datapoints to pull from for "more intelligent discourse" when arguing just how badly the SF Giants lineup sucks.
posted by lilnemo at 07:29 PM on March 11
posted by lilnemo at 04:17 PM on January 26
I vote header. Where we can see the damn thing.
posted by lilnemo at 05:48 PM on January 13
I was really afraid that this would spark a firestorm of argument over the politics of the thing, but I see the cooler heads have prevailed, and my fears are groundless.
What do you think this is METAFILTER?!
I kid, I kid, some of my favorite users post on metafilter.
posted by lilnemo at 10:33 PM on October 27
Quick question for the PANTHEON.
Are we to assume that Columns are now folded in with FPP's as far as posting is concerned? Or are they to remain seperate?
posted by lilnemo at 08:00 PM on August 11
Many thank rcade.
Said rejoinder for those with click-o-phobia:
posted by lilnemo at 07:41 PM on August 11
I was going to post this witty rejoinder. But I'm going to have to settle for a link, because we can't post images anymore(?).
This aggression will not stand, man.
Tell me this is just a transition hiccup and not a SpoFi policy. The img tag hasn't really been that much of a problem has it? I can't recall it ever "really" being abused. PANTHEON?
posted by lilnemo at 07:23 PM on August 11
Nothing wrong with Scrabble at all. Just the first thing to come to mind.
posted by lilnemo at 12:03 PM on April 15
I've noticed the slowdown, but haven't contributed lately. I have a tendency to post one thing, and then completely dominate the front page with posts. Of varying quality. No one wants me to start posting scrabble contest scores again right? I'm just cutting back. Honest.
posted by lilnemo at 06:14 PM on April 14
*waves at terrapin waving at stupidsexyflanders*
posted by lilnemo at 03:04 PM on March 26
This is the most recent SpoFi thread that I can remember. Which links here.
posted by lilnemo at 11:06 AM on March 26
Wow. A dude gets off work. Picks up his woman and his dog. Goes out for some greek food and comes back to screaming 10 year olds, Henry Porter bare ass, and a Chinatown reset. Wow. I really miss game threads/live-blogs.
posted by lilnemo at 10:48 PM on March 20
Damnit. See, on Gamecast it looked like stack had a 5 pt. play. Laggy gamecasters. Making me look bad.
posted by lilnemo at 07:25 PM on March 20
U following Gamecast as well Fez?
posted by lilnemo at 07:23 PM on March 20
posted by lilnemo at 07:20 PM on March 20
Prediction: yerfatma will drink 10 beers, forget he's liveblogging the game and start a running diary of Working Girl. Prediction: Dirk will feel KG in his compression shorts as the C's run away with the Texas 2-step.
posted by lilnemo at 07:17 PM on March 20
The "no-hitter" thing threw me off. Dodgerthoughts runs gamethreads during the season. As a nod to baseball superstition, the commenters are asked not to type "no-hitter", if one is in progress. I believe there is an agreed upon code used in such cases.
posted by lilnemo at 04:52 PM on March 07
Odd that. Almost but not quite eponysterical. Nor syncronicity for that matter. Apologies to those now with "Every Breath You Take" in their heads
posted by lilnemo at 07:09 PM on March 05
I was thinking about this the other day and I've come to a decision. Orange is definitely my favorite flavor. How can you say that with purple standing right there? Have you no decency? *coughs* Since we're discussing "policy" I've cherry-picked some rules for one of the finest blogs around (DodgerThoughts for those who have yet to hear me pimp it from the mountaintops) to provide an example of rules that work for another community of commentors, that we may compare and contrast.
Thank You For Not ...using profanity or any euphemisms for profanitypersonally attacking other commentersbaiting other commentersarguing for the sake of arguingdiscussing politicsusing hyperbole when something less will sufficeusing sarcasm in a way that can be misinterpreted negativelymaking the same point over and over againtyping "no-hitter" to describe any no-hitter in progressbeing annoyed by the existence of this listcommenting under the obvious influenceclaiming your opinion isn't allowed when it's just being disagreed with
posted by lilnemo at 06:50 PM on March 05
This is, and forgive me if I'm speaking out of turn here, a collaborative site. If you find the content of a post lacking, and you have links to more substantive material, by all means provide them.
posted by lilnemo at 03:40 PM on March 05
Off topic: Have you ever been to the Rose Bowl? A time or two. Mostly Galaxy friendlies about a decade ago. The last time I visited the Rose Bowl was about 5 years ago for the 4th of July festivities. Bad move. You had to show up at noon, park on grass, walk a mile to the bowl and then were subjected to wall to wall adverts for Seabiscuit (which I never did see) blaring louder than the kiddie bands on stage. All this in 90 degree heat. Thank you Clear Channel. Blecch.
posted by lilnemo at 03:44 AM on February 20
In Pasadena Vin Scully is code for Joe Morgan. Ahem. I am going to punch you in the uvula.
posted by lilnemo at 06:14 PM on February 15
posted by lilnemo at 12:20 PM on February 15
Me too! Me too!
posted by lilnemo at 12:54 PM on February 05
I'll be going on my fifth year anniversary soon. I lurked here for months prior to joining. Which is why I was eager to comment on damn near anything at the time. Believe I first moseyed over here from MeFi. Though I joined MeFi years after I signed onto SpoFi. Backwards, I know. What I love about this site are the truly unique voices that, every so often, raise above the din. The diversity of opinion, knowledge, and snark here is unsurpassed. You guys are all aces in my book.
posted by lilnemo at 04:50 PM on January 24
This isn't 'Nam dude. There are rules.
posted by lilnemo at 05:44 PM on January 23
[vet] One comment by a new member so far. Methinks the locker room is still a bridge too far for most of the newer folk. Sidebarring might not be enough. If THE PANTHEON want a larger discussion on this, they might consider making it an actual FPP linking to this thread. It runs the risk of dueling conversations, but it might do well to get the word out.
posted by lilnemo at 01:04 PM on January 17
I don't mind that some threads get a bit contentious, so long as the arguments are cogent and they don't get personal. I could however do without douchery like this. Thats just crass.
posted by lilnemo at 05:35 PM on November 06
The locker room is fine for asking sports or SpoFi-related questions. How is it determined who are among the Heisman candidates in NCAAF? Its actually pretty arbitrary. There is no "standardized" ranking for it that I'm aware of. Its a popularity contest. Need proof? Look no further than the disclaimer from ESPN's latest Heisman Watch (Where Ryan is currently ranked #1, and Harrell #5):
Each week, ESPN.com's panel of experts casts its votes for the top Heisman candidates. The panel consists of analysts, former players, former coaches and ESPN.com's college football staff.
posted by lilnemo at 04:54 PM on October 16
He likes to watch.
posted by lilnemo at 04:39 PM on October 12
I think its an interesting question. And yes we all know such an arrangement isn't likely to occur in any of the major US sports. But that shouldn't prevent us from discussing the merits of such a proposal and theorizing on its effects. I've been reading up on FIBA and the various national leagues (ACB, Serie A), I may have some comments on the notion of promotion/relegation, league/championship play in the NBA soon.
posted by lilnemo at 02:31 PM on October 11
A few things. I've taken to irregularly posting the results of NBA playoff series for the past few seasons. I have found that, even in doing so, whatever story is dominating the headlines in the press will inevitably be what takes over the entire thread. So all members positing that a playoff-roundup would have settled matters, can tuck that notion safely to bed. The post wasn't slanted. There was no editorializing to speak of. There isn't a hint of axe-grinding in the FPP. What we have is a weak link. Thats it. Unfortunately, its a link weak enough for some members to ascribe darker motivations to its posting. I don't buy it. If rcade's motivation for posting was to take a pointed jab at the Yankees or their fans why wouldn't he do so in the FPP? He's shown no compunction in doing so in the past why would he censor himself now? It makes no sense. The man is famous for pope-squatting for crying out loud! He is anything but subtle. Full disclosure: I am a Dodger fan at heart, and while I rooted for the Sox in '04, as a fan of baseball I see little difference between Sox and Yanx fans in real life or on this site.
posted by lilnemo at 02:19 PM on October 11
I didn't want to mar the Front Page with any of USA Womens Soccer scuffle, but this clip of Marta's goal needed to be shared. Oh! You've seen it. I don't give a crap. Watch it again. I believe her touch is what the kids nowadays call "fucking bananas".
posted by lilnemo at 03:48 PM on September 28
Your second comment there was SpoFi's 150,000th. Congrats! * blots running mascara in vain * I had no idea! * Unfurls "unprepared" speech * mmm. Sausage.
posted by lilnemo at 06:45 PM on September 20
"I swear every time I mention the wiki everyone goes quiet :)" To be fair, I made this post in connection with another thread. Guess what the first words out of my mouth were.
posted by lilnemo at 05:19 PM on September 20
Dodgers Clippers NBA
posted by lilnemo at 01:51 PM on September 14
How do the posts get there? I was thinking it could be part of the upcoming "flag-pony". Once a SpoFite flags an FPP a script would auto-post a new editorial thread on the post. For Example: If someone found fault with a thread, say, my playoff roundup, they would flag it. Once flagged a small icon would appear next to the FPP. At the same time a thread is auto-magically created on the Bench. The Bench Thread would look sorta like this: Bulls 0 - Pistons 2 Cavs 2 - Nets 0 Suns 1 - Spurs 1 Warriors 0 - Jazz 1"Comment icon" posted by lilnemo at 5:20 PM CST on May 10 The user who flagged the thread would have to post the first comment in the Bench thread to explain why they flagged the FPP. Or, in the flagging process the user could be redirected to a "flagging form" where they would be required to give a reason why they are flagging the post which would be inserted into the body of the Bench thread thusly: Bulls 0 - Pistons 2 Cavs 2 - Nets 0 Suns 1 - Spurs 1 Warriors 0 - Jazz 1 Another NBA thread? Do we really need more of these things?"Comment icon" posted by lilnemo at 5:20 PM CST on May 10 There would of course still be some issues:
posted by lilnemo at 12:21 PM on May 11
I wanna piggy-back onto Dr. John's suggestion from upthread. Editorial comments would be a huge boon to new users. I was thinking that a new section seperate from the Locker Room and the Front Page proper. Perhaps the FPP itself could have a visual indicator showing that it has been flagged with a link to the New editorial section. We could call it . . . THE BENCH - Where your posts wait to be put back into the game. It could be a seperate blog where each thread contains a link to the "Benched" FPP and the reason for benching. The resulting commentary would allow both the post author and the community as a whole a chance to clarify their thinking on the posts formatting, quality, etc. All this while the original FPP and its attendant comments are allowed to continue their course uninterupted and without derails.
posted by lilnemo at 05:20 PM on May 10
I almost forgot: Single-link wire service reports are the equivalent of watching ESPN while waiting for a flight. They make sense inside the playoff threads like lilnemo sets up, but the constant deluge of stereotypical sports page pablum isn't interesting to me. Just to clarify for those who haven't read them; there isn't a single ESPN, AP, or wire service link in any of the playoff wrap-up threads. Most of the links point to bloggers who follow a specific team, the rest are generally to local papers or columnists.
posted by lilnemo at 02:01 PM on May 10
I somehow knew who would post the not-FPP-worthy-yet McNair story... I am clearly psychic and have espn. And its an AP story to boot. Double trouble. Do you see someone crying racism in that threads future?
posted by lilnemo at 01:03 PM on May 10
We've sort of all agreed to let lilnemo do his daily NBA playoff wrap-up, right? I like the wrap up, but to be honest the formatting of the post bugs me. I like lilnemo giving us the playoffs in a neat little package, but it's going to be a pain, and a bigger one if the site grows, to start delegating who can post what on the front page. Theres never been an explicit decree that I do the playoff threads. However I've found by doing a wrap-up every few days it cuts down on extra playoff posts and creates a central thread to follow along and comment on series as they progress. Doesn't really matter to me if someone posts about an individual series (so long as the link is more than an AP recap). As for the formatting, I've kept it pretty minimal in order to keep from cannibalizing space from the rest of the front page, also I have a self-imposed rule about trying to cut down on editorializing in my FPPs (one of my bad habits). I have found that in wrap-up FPPs that not every user is going to read about every team and/or series, so I haven't done much in the way of "selling the links". Any suggestions? Comments? Terrapin is it a readability issue, context, or quality of links?
posted by lilnemo at 11:49 AM on May 10
I don't have time to make a book suggestion just yet, but would it be out of order to drop a seperate note in the suggestion box? Howsabout we put these reading lists on the SpoFi Wiki along with user reviews? Just a thought.
posted by lilnemo at 04:05 PM on April 25
And, it's "Britney Spears' hair." Depends on who you ask.
posted by lilnemo at 04:23 PM on April 23
No one is getting to the real issue here. Dude is totally hedging on my turf. We're gonna rain on you, Warriors! In all seriousness, the Posting Guidelines make it pretty clear what is acceptable:
A good link is sports-related, newsworthy and encourages discussion among the community. Links should be about something new -- such as a breaking news story, an interesting commentary, or a noteworthy sports site. The more specific the link the better. Linking to a preview of the Super Bowl is OK. Linking to an article on how the field conditions might affect play is better. The way you describe a link has a direct impact on the way it will be discussed by members.
posted by lilnemo at 02:41 PM on April 23
...I suggested John Madden called his penis "Mr. Lumpy" and that it was a misshapen and ashen-looking creature of the deep. The Kraken?
posted by lilnemo at 11:35 AM on April 04
I was thinking more of traditional blogging (for whatever that's worth in 2007), i.e. mostly linking and quoting interspersed with original thoughts, takes or opinions for some kind of individual flavor... I'm hoping we get a good mix of diverse styles. I'd like to emulate what Kevin Arneson has done on Clipperblog, which is to say, not only aggregate news/features links but to break down tape (occasionally) and get an idea as to what teams in "my" division run offensively and defensively. I would like to get an idea as to what a teams situational tendencies are (inbounding plays at the end of quarters, fouling strategies in the final 2 minutes, etc.). I like the idea of doing a roundtable at pre-determined intervals with the other divisional bloggers to gauge where each team/player stands at that point in the season in terms of their standing, playoff readiness, or all star/mvp/roy/etc potential.
posted by lilnemo at 06:51 PM on February 27
It certainly appears we have some interested parties here. Who's going to organize this mess? Who's in? Are the *.sportsfilter blogs actually going to be implemented? If so when do we start? rcade? Pantheon?
posted by lilnemo at 03:02 PM on February 27
I'll throw my hat in the ring for the NBA blog. I know ufez has got the Southwest Division covered, Yukon could do the Atlantic, and I could take care of the Pacific. That would leave the Central, Southeast, and Northwest divisions. If I'm not being too presumptuous.
posted by lilnemo at 01:14 PM on February 27
I would also like to propose that we (okay, wick-tick-tooey) do an interview of the next real big flaming-idjit-newbie. Think of the questions you could come up with. I have a sneaking suspicion as to how that would go over:
Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: I asked you first. . . . Ferris: Now, I didn't hit you. I lightly slapped you.
posted by lilnemo at 07:12 PM on February 12
Hey! We were making fun of Joe Morgan and getting visited by bereaved family members way before Deadspin ever made fun of Stephen A. Smith or got visited by Barbaro well-wishers/shut-ins/fanfic/slash/letter-writers. How was SpoFi not even nominated? This is a travishamockery!! WHO SHAT THE BED ON THIS ONE?! WE WUZ ROBBED!
posted by lilnemo at 02:30 PM on January 26
Do we have to exact some Punch to the Crotch with Awesomeness justice on this fool? DUDE! "Punch to the Crotch with AWESOMENESS" is ™ 2007 lilnemo. Aw fuck it, I'm a dork of the people. CROTCHPUNCH for everyone!
posted by lilnemo at 02:26 PM on January 26
Hey the PANTHEON moved over to a new server, and wrangled a few small ponies for us all on their own. If you want a punch to the crotch*, you do it yourself. *The AWESOMENESS of your punch to the crotch may vary.
posted by lilnemo at 05:46 PM on January 25
That profile is a thing of beauty JG. Lets breakdown viper-pit's comment from here with the tele-strator: Vick is a good Running back. Figuratively but not Literally. NICE. But a HORRRIBLE QB. It's the extra Rs that sell it. They should move him to RB and let him play the position he is good at. LAME. Where is the fire? The passion? The "jene se qua"? Then get a QB that can THROWN the ball. THAT my friends, is a punch to the crotch with AWESOMENESS.
posted by lilnemo at 05:10 PM on January 23
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