rumple's profile

Homepage URL:
Member since: March 25, 2006
Last visit: July 26, 2016

rumple has posted 91 links and 600 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

The false hope of Tommy John Surgery: "Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary elbow-ligament replacement surgery named after the pitcher who first underwent it in 1974...... Tommy John surgery, it turned out, was a paradox, the procedure that worked too well."

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:46 PM on June 10 - 0 comments

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's career was propelled by wrestling: which also allowed him to abuse, and get away with abusing, boys for many years. "When calls for his removal from office reverberated through the capital a decade ago, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert struggled to explain why he had not aggressively investigated allegations that a Florida lawmaker had sent flirtatious messages to a teenage boy who had served as a House page. At that perilous moment, an impassioned group of supporters stepped forward to speak up on Mr. Hastert’s behalf: wrestling coaches."

posted by rumple to culture at 01:09 PM on April 23 - 0 comments

Emails from Bettman and other top NHL officials reveal knowledge of harm from fighting and links to drug abuse: "“This is not the same role as it was in the 80’s and 90’s,” Shanahan wrote. “Fighters used to aspire to become regular players. Train and practice to move from 4th line to 3rd. Now they train and practice becoming more fearsome fighters. They used to take alcohol and cocaine to cope. (Kordic) Now they take pills. Pills to sleep. Pills to wake up. Pills to ease the pain. Pills to amp up. Getting them online.”"

posted by rumple to hockey at 01:19 PM on March 29 - 1 comment

NFL knowingly distorted their own concussion research: "These discoveries [from decoding the league's own database] raise new questions about the validity of the committee’s findings, published in 13 peer-reviewed articles and held up by the league as scientific evidence that brain injuries did not cause long-term harm to its players. It is also unclear why the omissions went unchallenged by league officials, by the epidemiologist whose job it was to ensure accurate data collection and by the editor of the medical journal that published the studies."

posted by rumple to football at 12:20 PM on March 24 - 5 comments

Donald Trump's less than artful failure as a Pro Football Owner: "The [N.J.] Generals gave Trump something else: newspaper headlines. He was not yet a household name, though he was clearly on his way. Owning the Generals turbocharged his rise to fame. His views, his deals, his postgame comments they dominated the news medias coverage of the U.S.F.L. At first many of the owners were glad to have him play this role because it put a spotlight on the new league. But many U.S.F.L. observers soon came to believe that he did not necessarily have the best interests of the league at heart. He was a dynamic figure, but he was dynamic on behalf of the Donald Trump interests, not the whole league, said Keith Jackson, who broadcast U.S.F.L. games for ABC."

posted by rumple to football at 04:19 PM on February 19 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

France 3 Portugal 2


Yellow: Pogba, Ronaldo, Evra, Pepe

Shots: 11

posted by rumple at 04:58 PM on July 09

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals

Portugal 4, Wales 1 (Nani)

France 3, Germany 2 (Pogba)

posted by rumple at 12:41 PM on July 06

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Follow Cymru v Gwlad Belg, minute by minute

posted by rumple at 02:24 PM on July 01

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Oh, in previous round I picked Gomez to score for Germany, who did.

posted by rumple at 01:02 PM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals

Poland 3, Portugal 2 (Nani)

Wales 0, Belgium 3 (Lukaku)

Germany 1, Italy 2 (Pelle)

France 3, Iceland 1 (Griezmann)

posted by rumple at 12:46 AM on June 30

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Liewandoski

Wales 3 vs. Northern Ireland 1 - Bale

Croatia 3 vs. Portugal 2 - Ronaldo

France 4 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud

Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez

Hungary 1 vs. Belgium 3 - Lukaku

Italy 3 vs. Spain 1 - Pelle

England 1 vs. Iceland 0 - Rooney

posted by rumple at 07:13 PM on June 24

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Not winning the Costanza sort of feels like a loss, actually.

Thanks for the time you put into these contests, rcade.

posted by rumple at 05:49 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Swedish soccer player sent off for breaking wind.

posted by rumple at 12:26 PM on June 22

SportsFilter Euro 2016 Pick 'Em

Group A France (winner) Switzerland (Giroud)

Group B England (winner) Wales (Bale)

Group C Germany (winner) Poland (Muller)

Group D Spain (Winner) Turkey (Calhanoglu)

Group E Belgium (winner) Italy (Pelle)

Group F Portugal (winner) Austria (Ronaldo)

Four qualifiers: Romania, Croatia, Russia, Sweden

Drinking: Hoynes Fat Tug

posted by rumple at 03:04 PM on June 10

The Ringer

The Katie Baker story on Joe Thornton and Phil Kessel is very good, not least for following discussion of Thornton's "stroking his cock" comment with the immortal segue:

"Not to be outdone, Kessel, too, recently found himself at the center of a ridiculous subplot involving cylindrical meat."

posted by rumple at 02:18 PM on June 02

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1. Pittsburgh

2. 6

3. 1

4. First player to score a goal (Pavelski)

5. Conn Smythe winner (Kessel)

6. Player to score the most goals (Kessel)

7. Player to get the most assists (Thornton)

8. Player with the best plus/minus (Crosby)

9. Player with the most penalty minutes (Ward)

10. Starting goaltender with the best save percentage (Murray)

Tiebreaker: 31

posted by rumple at 02:08 PM on May 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Tampa Bay in 7

St Louis in 6

Goals: Tarasenko

Goalie: Bishop

PP: St Louis

Penalties: Backes

Goals per game: Tampa

posted by rumple at 04:44 PM on May 13

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Cleveland in 5

San Antonio in 7


Players TBA

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

I'll take Preds in 7 now please.

posted by rumple at 03:14 PM on April 28

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Stars in 6

Ducks in 7

Capitals in 5

Islanders in 6

Top Goal Scorer: Tarasenko

Save Percentage: Holtby

Power Play: Capitals

Top Scoring Team: Capitals

posted by rumple at 12:14 PM on April 27