||February 03, 2002
||July 09, 2010
ttrendel has posted 3 links and 96 comments to SportsFilter and 3 links and 23 comments to the Locker Room.
As big as a sports fan as I am, I haven't really attended that many live events. Two seasons of Indiana U. basketball home games, 5 reds games, 2 Pacers games, 1 Colts game, and too many horse races to count are the beginning and end of my live sports resume.
Best live sports moment: The Bobby Knight vs. Ted Valentine incident during senior night at Assembly Hall. Bobby illustrated the exact same brand of behavior that night that makes me miss him now. It's not that Mike Davis isn't a great coach. He is. He just isn't that drunken, violent uncle type.
College BB- Nothing but pure love for Indiana. Nothing but sheer hatred for the Illini.
NFL- I always root for the Colts, but I enjoy each and every game. Fantasy football will stand forever as the most important achievement of our time. I've actually quit a few jobs to free up Sunday afternoons. The gf and I are rabid NFL fans- she loves the rapidly declining Packers while I ask her how she will cope after Favre retires.
Boxing- Try to watch as many fights as I can. Currently hoping that Toney gets what he has worked so hard for, that Vladimir Klitshko recovers and learns his lesson, that Vitali Klitschko finally gets his shot at Lewis and beats him to a bloody pulp, and that Lewis drops off the face of the earth.
Also, Horse Racing- I'm not exactly a track monkey, but I love the subculture found at tracks and OTB's. It's great to watch and even more fun to bet on. Of all sporting events, the most fun you can have is betting on horses. And as long as you have some self-control, it's one damn cheap way to spend a fun afternoon.
This may seem slighly odd, but here goes. I just moved into a huge apartment which allows me more room for my treasured foosball table. The problem is that I'm in an extremely crafty mood and the foosball table is a little bland. My grand solutions is to make the table a representation of either a historic non-helmet football game or a long-standing rivalry. My only prerequisites are that the team logo's/flags are relatively simple so that they are easy to duplicate and that they are from either international or Premiership play. Any ideas?
posted by ttrendel to navel gazing at 03:53 AM on July 26 - 5 comments
Spurred on by Marc's post in the sidebar, how exactly are us ordinary users supposed to submit potential columns? The amount of sports knowledge and history here is frankly scary. I think that it would be great to see a few columnists for each sport, ie: owillis: Redskins v. Cowboys- game of the Century? anyoneelse: Redskins v. Cowboys- why didn't they join the XFL?
posted by ttrendel to editorial policy at 02:32 AM on June 27 - 11 comments
Should SportsFilter be the place for rah-rah posts like these? I understand that sports-related sites lend themselves to favoritism, but non-newsworthy stories that are posted for the sole purpose of creating buzz have no place in this medium.
posted by ttrendel to editorial policy at 02:13 AM on March 05 - 3 comments