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Recent Locker Room Posts by smithers

June 08

Global Village Basketball: June 10, 2009: In 2002 I posted the beginnings of an idea to link together a bunch of pickup basketball games through the internet into one meta-game as my first (and only) column to SportsFilter. Though it looks much different today from that original concept, the event -- Global Village Basketball -- is finally here and it will be held for 24 hours this Wednesday, June 10.

posted by smithers to gametime at 10:18 PM - 1 comment

September 10

Ask SpoFi: Pitcher-Catcher Signal Systems in Baseball: Had a few questions that my Google search didn't quite satisfy, and then realized I was asking in the wrong place....the collected baseball wits of SpoFi would know!

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 04:06 PM - 6 comments

May 13

Film Fest: For those in the Greater Toronto area, the inaugural Canadian Sport Film Festival runs from tomorrow through Saturday, screening a number of features and shorts ranging across a wide number of sports and cultures.

posted by smithers to gametime at 07:20 AM - 2 comments

September 26

Ask SpoFi: To all the baseball stats geeks, I am wondering if it is possible with sabermetric analysis to "prove" which home run record was of higher "quality", Barry Bonds' 756 or Sadaharu Oh's 868? How would you go about it?

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 10:35 AM - 10 comments

August 23

Ask SpoFi: two sports media-related questions that I could use help with (1 football, 1 baseball)...

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 03:06 PM - 16 comments

July 24

January 17

Ask SpoFi: Are there any other academic faculty types on SportsFilter? (more inside)

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 08:38 PM - 0 comments

October 10

Tuesday Flash Fun (since many Canadians phoned it in a little early on Friday...): The G Unit Stickball Challenge!!

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 09:48 PM - 0 comments

June 21

Ask SpoFi: Attention to those steeped in the histories of baseball and the various footballs (association, rugby, gridiron) -- I have a couple of questions for you inside...

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 02:22 PM - 0 comments

April 04

Toronto film enthusiasts: 5 sports-themed titles at this year's Hot Docs film festival. (more inside....)

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 04:04 PM - 2 comments

March 15

Ask SpoFi: Blog Censorship: No, I'm not looking at you Pantheon, but I do hope you'll offer your opinions here, as well as everyone else ... (story inside)

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 12:12 PM - 30 comments

February 07

Ask SpoFi: Did anyone tape or TiVo the Superbowl last night? I need to "look something up" from the game because I don't know if memory serves me correctly. You can reply here or email me at the addy in my profile. Thanks.

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 10:06 AM - 26 comments

April 16

The SpoFi NBA Fantasy League champion is mbd1, with his cast of Flying Elbows. Bonnie "jerseygirl" Bernstein is already in the runner-up locker room interviewing jbou and The Show. Will Billy "worldcup2002" Packer interview the winning mbd1?

Final standings inside...

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 10:30 AM - 11 comments

April 08

Is there any interest in a T-Dot SpoFi get-together??

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 12:37 PM - 17 comments

April 06

And the SportsFilter Yahoo! NCAA Tournament Pick'Em champion is The Other Plame Leak, who was capably piloted by tittergrrl, who correctly picked UConn to win it all and finished with 128 points. Complete standings inside...

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 06:39 AM - 15 comments

April 01

Lucky 13!! There's only 13 days left in the SpoFi Fantasy NBA pool, which means it is time for the SpoFi Fantasy NBA 4Q Analyst Report. mbd1's Flying Elbows have crept into first place...will they hold on? Read more inside....

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 10:40 AM - 17 comments

March 14

March Madness is here. Join the SpoFi March Madness Pool. Group name=spofi, password=spofi. Trash talk inside...

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 07:59 PM - 99 comments

January 22

It is Day 87 of 170 in the SpoFi Fantasy NBA pool, which means it is time for the SpoFi Fantasy NBA 2Q Analyst Report. The team of crack analysts had mixed results predicting the winners and losers for this quarter. jbou's The Show still sits on top, with mbd1's Flying Elbows right on his ass. Read more inside....

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 03:21 PM - 34 comments

December 10

Ask SpoFi: Sports Videogame History

[request for helping hand inside...]

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 10:51 AM - 47 comments

December 08

It is Day 42 of 170 in the SpoFi Fantasy NBA pool, so that means it is time for the SpoFi Fantasy NBA 1Q Analyst Report. jbou's The Show sits on top of the League, but have been only rated a HOLD by the team of crack analysts? Read more inside....

posted by smithers to navel gazing at 11:57 AM - 9 comments

June 12

Is it possible to have a Sports Business category on SpoFi? I presume that many fans don't want their sport-specific categories filled with business items (though you can't always separate the two nowadays), and I don't think the intent of Culture is to host these stories either. I assume that one day you'll be able to choose the categories you want to see only, and I wouldn't want to read about Baseball, but I would be interested in reading articles about the business of baseball.

posted by smithers to feature requests at 12:59 PM - 4 comments