Is anyone else following the hearings today?: I didn't want to post to the front page about this, but thought maybe an ongoing locker room dump on Clemens/McNamee/Congress would be enjoyable. Admins: delete if you feel this is out of line.
The part where we get things right: I wanted to single out this thread as a great example of the good things that can happen at SpoFi. Early on, I thought the thread would devolve into name-calling and pointless snark, but the patience of grum@work, sfts2, and yerfatma kept everything civil. I love youse guys!
So I'm new, kinda.
I've been a member here for a while, but lurked on and off. I admit I know very little about sports, and only follow one sport (baseball) and one team (Milwaukee).
I'm trying to learn more - that's why I joined here and have participated more of late, to get a deeper understanding of this game I like. I've got some vaguely-formed opinions, and when I express them, sometimes I get my ass reamed. Not that I mind. I'm also a MeFi member, and I'm used to being pounded on for saying the wrong thing.
So here's my question: where do y'all go to actually learn about sports? I thought this place would be a good start, but it seems this is more for advanced fans who have a strong grasp of the sport, not for beginners. Also, I admit that I don't have access to all the coverage. Advice? Pointers? Insults? Bueller?