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jacknose
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Name: Jack
Member since: January 22, 2002
Last visit: May 23, 2013

jacknose has posted 67 links and 241 comments to SportsFilter and 9 links and 88 comments to the Locker Room and 5 columns.

Recent Links

Olympic Anthem + Electric Guitar: 5 more days... Until then, a young rock guitarist riffs on the anthem.

posted by jacknose to olympics at 03:24 PM on July 22 - 2 comments

Three For All: | Russ Bengston, the former Editor-in-Chief for SLAM magazine, has started his own weblog as of Tuesday. He is already posting quite a bit on the media and the NBA.

posted by jacknose to basketball at 07:33 AM on May 12 - 3 comments

Skip Bayless:: "Just this once, try watching the RIOT video with your brain instead of just your wide eyes." *I will now officially move on.

posted by jacknose to basketball at 07:10 PM on November 24 - 10 comments

Simmons-Wiley All-Day Hoops Summit.: This morning ESPN/Page2 called it "blogging about the NBA playoffs" (or something like that). Now, they are referring to it as a "first-ever" all-day summit or debate. Whatever it is, I like it. It is not a blog, but it borrows the casual, off-the-cuff style (or maybe it is borrowing the style of PTI). Is this the future of online sports journalism? Also, Simmons asks some questions worthy of some SpoFi reflection (e.g., "Is Phil Jackson the most overrated coach of all time or the most underrated coach of all time?")

posted by jacknose to basketball at 07:37 PM on May 17 - 7 comments

Kobe is no hero.: Jason Whitlock points out the absurdity and stupidity of Kobe Bryant's situation (going from court-to-court). He writes, "There's nothing heroic about fighting rape allegations by day and playing basketball by night. Nothing."

posted by jacknose to basketball at 07:33 AM on May 14 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

Olympic Anthem + Electric Guitar

Yep, I think my two boys are old enough (4 & 5) to get into it. We watched the swimming trials together. So their excitement should add to the festivities and competition.

posted by jacknose at 03:31 PM on July 23

The membership jump!

If we continue at this pace, we will take over the world by the next century.

posted by jacknose at 11:34 PM on November 24

The Malice In The Palace

Sorry, I should have been more specific. If a fan crosses the line with the intent to hurt a player, then I think there is an argument to be made about retaliating.

Of course, if there happens to be security around to stop this person, then all the better.

I am not advocating vigilante justice, and I am certainly not celebrating the violence (nor am I seeking to justify it).

posted by jacknose at 10:57 AM on November 22

The Malice In The Palace

"I can't believe the number of people on SportsFilter who believe it's acceptable for Artest to go charging six rows into the crowd throwing haymakers, hoping one of the targets is the fan who threw a beer at him."

rcade, while I do not disagree with your sentiments, it is unfair to reinterpret what really happened.

It is typical for us to view an event and then move further away from its reality in our descriptions.

If you view the tape, Artest did not go into the stands "throwing haymakers." Jackson did.

He aggressively grabbed the boy who he thought threw the drink.

(The boy later said that Artest was asking if he was the one who threw the drink at him.)

I am not excusing the action.

I am just stating what happened and what didn't happen.

I do not believe Artest threw one punch while he was in the stands.

Again, he should not have been in the stands, but it is unfair to suggest that he went "into the crowd throwing haymakers."

Here's the question:

We all agree that there is an important line that must be respected between the fans and the players.

If a fan crosses the line and goes onto the field of play, most people agree that it is okay for a player to retaliate.

We treat this line as "sacred."

But what happens when objects cross the line?

I think there must be more discussion on this kind of transgression and the proper response.

(And I am not suggesting that the proper response is to let players run into the stands.)

It is one thing to hurl verbal insults; it is quite another to hurl actual objects.

While it is reasonable for the NBA to tell its players to withstand verbal insults, is it reasonable for the NBA to tell its players to withstand objects being thrown at them?

If so, then I think there needs to be definite rules and procedures in place.

Here's a suggestion.

If a fan throws any object at a visiting player, then the visiting team is able to immediately withdraw from the field of play and the home team must forfeit the game.

It would be wrong for the NBA to require players to withstand objects being thrown at them but also insist that they continue to play in the arena.

posted by jacknose at 10:09 AM on November 22

World Series, Game Two

It must be good to be a Bostonian right now (says the sad, sad Chicagoan).

posted by jacknose at 11:41 PM on October 24

This is it

History.

posted by jacknose at 11:11 PM on October 20

This is it

Would you really do that if you had a private island?

posted by jacknose at 08:38 PM on October 20

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.

Wow. Congrats Boston fans.

posted by jacknose at 11:22 PM on October 19

Boozer to the Jazz.

it looks like Boozer totally screwed the Cavs. I have to agree with dusted and tieguy. $28 million is a lot of money to give up. Cavs admittedly took a chance (rolled the dice). I am sure they thought that no one else would offer Boozer 70% more money. It turns out someone did. Bad move. I wonder if Boozer will struggle in the West as a hardworking undersized PF.

posted by jacknose at 08:11 AM on July 09

there has been a deletefication of the self-linkification with a slight warnification of the abomination to the sportsfilteration. much appreciation to the squealy nation.

posted by jacknose at 07:20 PM on June 08

Air Hockey

Fantasy Football, I deleted your self-link, which did not add anything to your comment (in fact, it was a bit out of context). Let dusted be your Obi-Wan Kenobi. He has led you correctly. And, yes, welcome.

posted by jacknose at 07:15 PM on June 08

I was sorely disappointed when the Pacers lost, but I have to admit that I admire Pistons' relentless defense. (Or maybe I envy it.) I didn't think I would be interested in the finals, but I find myself drawn to the series because of the Pistons. With that said, I find it disturbing that the Eastern Conference is being depicted as having lousy offense, instead of having exceptional defense. During the 7th game of the Eastern Conference finals, one of the announcers said that the Lakers must be salivating over the dismal offensive display (as opposed to worrying about the stifling defense of both teams). I agree with Dumars, who was quoted in the article: "When a team doesnít shoot well, I donít care who you are, itís hard to say it was the defense that did it." I suppose if the Lakers continue to shoot under 40% we will hear that they are in a slump, as opposed to crediting the defense of the Pistons.

posted by jacknose at 03:16 PM on June 08

I don't think you'll have to worry about emoticons (or avatars). The goal is to keep the interface of SportsFilter intact. We will be changing code and server. We will be adding some new features (per your requests). There may be some slight design changes, but SportsFilter will not transform into a generic message board. And, yes, I am disappointed that the Pacers and Smarty Jones lost.

posted by jacknose at 10:07 AM on June 08

OMG.

Okay, I surrender. I like-uh thee sport you call cycling. (Or maybe I am just a sucker for corporate marketing.)

posted by jacknose at 02:15 PM on June 04

OMG.

Okay, I surrender. I like-uh thee sport you call football.

posted by jacknose at 01:49 PM on June 04