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How Haudenosaunee women are overcoming stigma to earn a place in lacrosse: it gives girls a chance to be lifted up, and given a chance to do something that is unique because it originated in North America and it originated with their own people. And it becomes part of the weave of the fabric here.

posted by rumple to other at 10:20 PM on February 18 - 2 comments

The Film the NFL doesn't want you to see: In addition to the torn ACLs and MCLs, in addition to all of the horrible broken bones, the NFL diagnosed at least 281 traumatic brain injuries this season. And no document has ever quite displayed the horror of it all like “Concussion Protocol,” [an experimental, reverse motion] film by Josh Begley and Field of Vision. First link also includes audio discussion with Begley, Sean King, and Donte Stallworth, and a trailer for the film itself.

posted by rumple to football at 02:35 AM on February 07 - 3 comments

The search for Jackie Wallace: I climbed the pier with my camera and made a few frames of the scene, then climbed down and woke him. He wasn’t startled in the least. I guess when you sleep under bridges, you learn to expect the unexpected. ... We talked for a minute or two, about my editor’s idea and journalism in general. After a brief pause, he said, “You ought to do a story about me.” I’ve heard this line many times before, and many more since. “And why would I want to do that?” I said. “Because,” he said, “I’ve played in three Super Bowls.”

posted by rumple to football at 05:48 PM on February 04 - 2 comments

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?: “The case of Larry Nassar, certainly the largest [sports sexual abuse] scandal in scale, has generated a fraction of the mainstream media coverage that was devoted to the Sandusky and Baylor stories. Why that is is worthy of inspection.”

posted by rumple to culture at 03:19 PM on December 16 - 7 comments

In the pantheon of American baseball, Satchel Paige has always occupied a special place.: "He was one of the game’s all-time greats and also one of its most shameless and storied self-promoters. A whole mythology surrounds him and his exploits; he talked almost as fast as he pitched. In photos his mischievous smile made him seem invincible. A few years ago I learned, by chance, that he had played for one of the most infamous Latin American dictators who ever lived. It struck me as the kind of story only Paige himself could concoct, a tale so gaudy as to seem camouflaged in the annals of sports. I decided to investigate what happened when these two outsize individuals collided."

posted by rumple to baseball at 04:30 PM on November 27 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

MLB Execs Consider Wild 9th-Inning Batting Rule

I dunno I'm not really that much of a baseball fan but I think this would make the game more exciting. Chances are I would attend a few games and buy the online access package. Certainly I would purchase a cap and jersey of my team from and I would post baseball-related comments to Sportsfilter indicating my newly enhanced enthusiasm for America's pastime.

posted by rumple at 12:36 PM on February 24

The Film the NFL doesn't want you to see

I thought it was really creative in that it divorces the normal viewing of a "hit" and remixes it into something else .... there's no little "thrill" for each one, just a hurt player and then the spooky rise of bodies.

They do a few in normal order near the end of the trailer. Possibly watching a half hour or more of reversed ones in the whole film would induce a new understanding of the spectacle, or if they mixed them up .... .

posted by rumple at 02:51 PM on February 07

SportsFilter 2016-17 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: tron7

Thanks rcade ... moral victory for tron7 on raw points.....

Renewed condolences over your dad.

posted by rumple at 11:37 PM on February 05

Super Bowl 0x34

I can't abide the Flyers so I could never, ever support a Philadelphia team. So go New England, I guess.

posted by rumple at 07:11 PM on February 04

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

New England by 14 LOCK -10

FG: Gostkowski

FIRST TD: Gronkowski

PASSING: Brady +5


RECEIVING: Amendola +5

SACK: C Long


OOPS: Foles +5

MVP: Brady


posted by rumple at 07:59 PM on February 02

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

It's been posted before I think, but the Spokane Indians baseball team has taken a lead here. Of course, Spokane is named after the tribe so it's a little different but if they do continue to use "Indians" as a generic term (which they shouldn't) there are a lot of respectful ways they could rework their jerseys. I see they are going to keep selling Chief Wahoo merchandise to maintain their trademark (couldn't they just offer non-existent always out of stock wahoo merchandise?).

(Arguable Cleveland is just as offensive a name if you are Native American)

posted by rumple at 07:05 PM on January 29

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Also Points: NE. (Edit box doesn't work on iPhone for me)

posted by rumple at 12:57 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round







wild weather on the island and no power, no ferries. Wood stove is hot and camp stove is making coffee so all good.

posted by rumple at 12:56 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Philadelphia By 11 LOCK

New England BY 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh BY 10 LOCK

New Orleans BY 7

Passing Roethlsberger +5

Rushing: Bell

Receiving: Gronkowski

Sack: Flowers +5

Points: Pittsburgh

posted by rumple at 11:39 PM on January 12

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

thanks rcade, and congrats tron.

posted by rumple at 11:51 PM on January 05

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 14 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 10 LOCK

Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

New Orleans by 15 LOCK

The quarterback BREES +5

rushing yards HUNT (KC)

receiving yards THOMAS (N.O.)

an interception. Bouye (Jacksonville)

score the most points. New Orleans +5

posted by rumple at 11:49 PM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 11 LOCK

Indianapolis by 7 LOCK

Minnesota by 14 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

Washington by 10 LOCK

Philadelphia by 14 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

Carolina by 9 LOCK

Kansas City by 13 LOCK

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK

SF by 10 LOCK

Miami by 10 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 20 LOCK

Seattle by 17 LOCK

New Orleans by 20 LOCK

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:16 PM on December 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Johnny Manziel conditionally cleared to play in CFL next year.

"I refuse to let my entire life of sports from the age of four be squandered by partying," Manziel said in a message sent Friday to ESPN's Ed Werder. "I just got sick of it. One day I didn't like what I saw in the mirror and realized I could really help people in the position I'm in.

"I love sports, I love football and when you take something away from yourself you realize it the hard way. The happiness from doing it sober has been astronomical. Beyond my wildest imagination and once that continued other good things started happening in my life and it just clicked."

posted by rumple at 08:01 PM on December 28

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Baltimore by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

Chicago by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 7

L.A. Rams by 10

Kansas City by 17 LOCK

New England by 20 LOCK

New Orleans by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 13 LOCK

Washington by 3

Carolina by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Seattle by 10

Arizona by 9

Philadelphia by 15 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 20 LOCK

posted by rumple at 04:34 PM on December 22

Why don't we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?

Now McKayla Maroney is claiming in a lawsuit that the US Gymnastics tried to silence her through a paid non-disclosure agreement just a year ago.

Generally, yes tahoe, I sense that grown men abusing boys is somehow considered more of a problem than grown men abusing girls. Also, woman's gymnastics has tended to accentuate a weird kind of sexual vibe with pre-pubescent and pubescent girls, especially tiny, limber ones. They create a sort of weird liminal young woman with attributes of highly skilled attributes and of naive children at the same time.

posted by rumple at 03:45 PM on December 20