Little help? Apologies for the link title.: I got nothing here, but I used to exist on this website. One of my favorite things was the CD swap that we did a few times. It was a blast. Goddam introduced me to the best song ever performed about basketball. There was a guy named owlhouse who send me the - no shit - the best cd ever. It was pretty Australia-specific. I\\\'ve since heard \\\"Love this city\\\" a few times and I always think about how great that cd was. Great song! And that was the shittiest song on that CD. There was a song by the Warumpi band that was so no bullshit and bad ass and I can\\\'t find it anywhere. Owlhouse, if you\\\'re still out there anywhere, please tell the world where to find that Warumpi band song. Sorry for busting in here. I hope everyone is doing well.
Spofiswap 2 - Son of Spofiswap: Another Sportsfilter Music Swap? Why yes, let's!
Details can be found here, but it's pretty much the same as last year: You make a few copies of one mix CD that you create, send them out to four people, and get four new mix CDs in return. It's like a pyramid scheme, only more rectangular, or some such. Maybe it's a straight line? Whatever. I suck at math and geometry. You get the point. You send four CDs, you get four CDs.
The deadlines we set for the swap are a bit optimistic, and the number of groups and people per group can always change a little, but we hope to keep the changes from last year to a minimum. Goddam already has some awesome ideas for this year's team names and logos, so this should be lots of fun. Again.
Follow the instructions on the site linked to above if you're interested. Hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. "Spofiwap 2 - Electric Boogaloo" was too obvious.
Prelude to a faces punching : Did you get your music? I got most of mine. It has come to my attention, however, that some people have yet to send their CDs out. Know this: the guy that I know who will punch you in your faces has been working on a new move - one where he punches you with both fists at the same time!
So who owes you music? Call 'em out, because nothing humbles internet nerds more than other internet nerds talking smack about them in an unfrequented corner of a moderately popular sportsblog. Also so I know where to send Tommy Two-fists.
Sportsfilter CD swap: Break out your gramophone and your soundscriber and put that needle to the autoclave or whatever, because we are exchanging music: Pony Express style. Go to this place for details.
AWESOME IDEA: Here's something awesome. And it makes RCade's job easier. In the future, when someone messes up a thread by being a dickhole or whatever, all you have to do is post the following: TROLL. Do not respond or post to the lockerroom, please.
All the Pantheon has to do is search for that comment once in a while and WHAM! George Michael is gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Also, the Pantheon can find contested comments much more easily. Deal? We can refine the wording, but I think we need a signifier that says, "Here's a troll, and please look at it."
When are we gonna get a new interview?: Let's get on the ball here, people. WC2002, I'm looking at you, bub.
Sportsfilter didn't make the cut at Forbes.com as one of the best sports blogs. Take a look at what they consider to be the top five. Not for nothing, but I'd like to add that Forbes isn't on my list of top five magazines.
Just out of curiousity, I'd like to ask a question: How many of you have posted while under the influence?
I know I've done it, and I know 86 has done it, and I'm pretty sure there are others (vito90 and Starfucker, I'm lookin' at you). Garfield always seems like he's drunk, but I'm not positive about that. Grum is either always sober, or maybe he's the guy who you don't want to disagree with when you've had a few 'cuz he's crazy. Squealy and Wc2002 I'm not sure about (it's English, but it ain't English).
Are we dragging down the potential of SpoFi with this, or are we making it more easy to read for Joe Six-Pack?
It's amazing to me that with all the sitting around I do, I don't have time to do an NHL update every week. Still, it's true. I'll continue to try to post each week, but unfortunately I may miss a week once in a while. If anyone would like to take over for me or maybe alternate weeks I wouldn't mind.
Succa and I made a bet on who would finish with a better regular season record in the NHL - the Ottawa Senators or the Boston Bruins. No money will be exchanged, so we were thining that public humiliation of some sort would be in order instead. Photographic evidence would also be necessary, as Succa lives in Canada and I'm in New Jersey. Any ideas? Even though I live in the smelliest state in the lower 48, I'd be willing to travel to the Fleet Center in Massachusetts in order to publicly embarass myself if necessary, and I'm think Succa might do the same at the Corel Center. We need your help. Any good ideas? For Succa's sake, I think the only rule should be no nudity (it gets real cold in Canada).
owillis, I'm calling you out. You're a big Redskins fan, and a great poster here. So where's our fantasy football (the American kind) league? I'd set it up myself, but I'm saving that for fantasy hockey, where I'm going to draft Thornton first just so I can talk smack to insomnyuk and succa about how he's the best center in the Northeast (troll, sorry but I couldn't help it).
What's this Pantheon thing all about? Jacknose, Mathowie, Owillis, Lescour, Rcade, kirkaracha, and Msacheson are all doing great work, but if we're building a religion here (and we already have more members than the Shakers), we should probably have some demigods to go along with the big guys.
In no particular order the nominations include:
1) mkn (always good)
2) worldcup2002 (thanks for helping Americans enjoy the World Cup more)
3) succa (knowledgeable but Canadian)
4) djacobs (I disagree with him often, but his stuff makes for good reading)
5) fat buddha (see WC2002)
6) yerfatma (the other guy with "fat" in his name)
7) sb86 (Rangers, Mets, Redskins fan. Pity nomination)
8) jerseygirl (always insightful, and not afraid to call us out for being meatheads at times)
9) corpse (football talk and college B-ball too)
10) adampsyche (solid last year, but too old to compete with Dallas and Colorado next year)
I limited the list to ten, but there are a lot of great posters here that are trying to get make this site better. In my book the people above all have a million hit points and maximum charisma. Hopefully they'll all have the ability to post their own articles soon (snarky, sorry).
So who did I forget? Out of the non-founders, who do you think is an unrecognized poster? Give 'em some props.
What's the call on profanities? I wrote "assholes" in one of my comments and only thought about it later. What's the intended audience for this site? Obviously, you don't want kids reading that sort of stuff, but when I was rereading my comment I realized that "assholes" was the perfect word. I'd never use the "F word" in a comment, but I also think that occassional profaniy is okay. What's the policy here?