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Name: Jerome Holeyman
Homepage URL: http://charlatan.livejournal.com
Member since: June 07, 2004
Last visit: July 26, 2014

charlatan has posted 0 links and 93 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Couple football related questions....: If a WR laterals after catching a pass to another player who goes for a score, is the QB credited with a TD pass? Then, if a ball is fumbled, is any advance from the offense after picking it up considered rushing yards for that player? (and would that make a difference between, say -- a fumbled snap and a ball getting jarred loose down the field?) Thanks.

posted by charlatan to gametime at 05:36 PM on November 08 - 1 comment

Heisman: I didn't really know where to ask this sports-related question but figured y'all would be among the best to help answer: how is it determined who are among the Heisman candidates in NCAAF? Why is #3 Boston College's QB Matt Ryan (17:6, 2148) considered in all the discussions but #22 Texas Tech's QB Graham Harrell (31:3, 3151) not, for instance? Or freshman phenom WR Michael Crabtree (1244 yards, 17 TDs through 7 games). Again, apologies if this sort of query is misplaced, but I couldn't find anywhere else to ask.

posted by charlatan to navel gazing at 03:30 PM on October 16 - 4 comments

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LeBron Chooses Miami

Without Bosh as a potential to Chicago, I can't really see Lebron making a go at anywhere but Cleveland now. Le sigh.

posted by charlatan at 03:12 PM on July 07

Soccer Player Gives Opponent a Flying Kick to the Face

If you only started watching sports in 2004, I can understand how you might think that.

posted by charlatan at 02:36 AM on August 26

Federer Outlasts Roddick in Longest Wimbledon Final Ever

Men's tennis has become much more interesting in the last few years with the decline of the overpowering serve/volley game

Federer won 37 of 39 service games. Roddick won 38 of 39 service games.

I don't think this was the match to make that argument.

posted by charlatan at 03:57 PM on July 05

Rain Game Enters World Series Lore

I think they should shorten the season to 16 games. It works for football.

posted by charlatan at 02:34 PM on October 28

Gimme a High Four!

You mean where he quoted from the article?

Can't blame the kid for doing this. And it is just a pinkie that would have sustained a lifetime of perpetual issues. Easy decision.

posted by charlatan at 08:00 PM on October 18

Cowboys Acquire Roy Williams in Trade with Lions

I'm not so sure giving up a 1st and 3rd rounder is a good gamble to upgrade an otherwise strong receiving corps when it's their defense that could use more fortification.

I can't complain, though; this brings some semblance of solace considering I have four fantasy teams with Romo as my QB.

posted by charlatan at 08:12 PM on October 14

Spitz spits fit

Mark Spitz trained just as hard, if not more, than Phelps. After winning his seven golds, Spitz came back to the US as a heartthrob that graced several magazine covers and rode the talk show circuit. But there was something amiss. He came off as completely boorish and uncharismatic in interviews (think Pete Sampras, only not humble).

Turns out he had spent so much time honing his craft as a swimmer that he had never been trained around enough peers to fully comprehend social dynamics. It took him a few years of being in the spotlight to figure it out, but it seems the narcissism is still there. Growing pains (in his 20s).

Also of note, the US training in the 70s far surpassed techniques used in other countries. Now you have countries like Australia and France who share the same universal modes of training, and today's field is far more competitive.

posted by charlatan at 02:02 PM on August 13

NBC to Stream NFL games live on the Internet this season.

Being a Jew, definitely. I'm mad and bitter at the world.

posted by charlatan at 04:39 PM on July 26

NBC to Stream NFL games live on the Internet this season.

1 game/week? Screw it, I'll stick to Sopcast and watch my 6 games at once on my comp screen.

posted by charlatan at 01:22 PM on July 26

You can't do without Shaq!

For a guy with this, how can anyone take what he's saying at face value?

posted by charlatan at 09:19 AM on June 27

Fukudome doesn't find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Would the same outrage occur if it was an image of a shirtless, hairy, bib-overalled, southern, white guy spitting tobacco juice saying, "Shazam!"? For a white player in Japan, yes.

posted by charlatan at 12:49 PM on April 19

Stanford Knocks Off No. 2 USC

I work at a restaurant in Palo Alto, and the whole place froze for the final 15 minutes of the game. Then everyone started going crazy. I think one thing I've grown to realize over the years is how great a system USC has, and how that system can make decent athletes look like superstars. Just look to the NFL for the mediocrity that is Leinert, White, Bush, and Mike Williams. All studs in NCAA ball, but none can rise up in the pros. I was actually talking with Chad Hutchinson last night, and we both agree that Booty is well overrated if he can barely succeed in USC's system.

posted by charlatan at 04:29 PM on October 07

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

Speaking as a fairweather fan, I can attest to our powers of destroying teams we support. Look at the job we did on the GS Warriors in the playoffs. What was once home to loud throngs of core Oakland-area fans became the coliseum of Silicon Valley socialites once they got past Round 1 of the playoffs against the #1-ranked Mavs. Ticket prices shot through the roof and quiet rooters replaced the decibel-blaring charge of the core fans. Homecourt advantage lost its dominance. Then we moved on to the next underdog after the Jazz trounced them. We're really like a pack of vultures.

posted by charlatan at 02:18 PM on October 03

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

Proud bandwagon-hopper here. I like to root for winners. I live in the Bay Area, and the 49ers and Raiders are laughing-stocks of the league. What, am I to sit in the wings waiting for them to bloom in five seasons? No, I enjoy watching the game to the bitter finals with a cause to celebrate. This season, I'm a Pats, Cowboys, Colts, Favre, and Vince Young fan. I guarantee I know more than 90% of each fanbase too about "their" teams. I probably also cheer way louder and am more enthusiastic. Am I probably missing something? Sure. Nothing beats a resurgence after several heartbreak seasons backing the same pony. But here's the thing: who am I backing exactly? To me, I like to back players. Meaning I've been a Green Bay fan for several years and will probably stop once Favre retires. I'm in my mid-twenties and have lived eight different places since I was born. I'm moving again in a few months. Geography's out of the question. So do I choose a team off of team colors? What's left? That's right: the players. And coaches. Personnel changes, as do my allegiances. Just to add a little perspective for the oft-quiet minority of your token fairweather fan.

posted by charlatan at 03:39 AM on October 03

Stephen Ireland busted for lying.

Because having a miscarriage in Ireland is akin to not being able to hold your vodka in Russia.

posted by charlatan at 01:10 AM on September 15