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Name: dave schaefer
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Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: August 27, 2015

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 1390 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Speaking of logo changes....

Had to keep scrolling up to ensure I wasn't on a some prank site. It's original and will probably sell some merch.

You still must wonder what world class pr firm came up with Swamp Rabbits and how much Psilocybin was involved.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:50 PM on August 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Hamilton by 14

Edmonton by 8

Winnipeg by 3

Ottawa by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 10:52 AM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The ESPN apology has nothing to do with Deflategate.

It is for another scoop they ran before confirming the credibility of reports about the Patriots filming opponents pre-Superbowl workouts that ESPN aired earlier this week.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:37 PM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Norris has quite a sweet stroke for a pitcher.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:33 AM on August 20

Little League Team Throws Game at World Series

The travesty is that the coach instructed all of his players to bunt


Playing the reserves in an otherwise meaningless game for the team is certainly acceptable.
It could give a lot of kids an opportunity to play.

Instructing them to bunt taints that opportunity.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:34 AM on August 19

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Montreal by 6

Hamilton by 10

Calgary by 10

Toronto by 8

posted by cixelsyd at 10:47 PM on August 17

Russell Wilson Finally Cashes In with Seahawks

Imagine how much more he would have been paid if he hadn't thrown an interception on his last pass attempt...

Yeah, ask him about that one. I imagine he was so blinded by the brutal play call he had a hard time concentrating. If he was of a different ilk (Marino, Peyton, etc) and had more cred in the league he would have called a timeout to plead some sense into the coaching staff (hold on coach, we have Marshon Lynch, and the Patriots d-line couldn't stop grandmama in a wheelchair).

Anyways, wasn't his throw, it was a great read by the db. And the most brutal play call I've ever seen in professional sports.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:51 PM on August 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

Edmonton by 10

Toronto by 10

Hamilton by 14

Calgary by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 10:48 PM on August 11

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

How does holding a hearing in it's proper place qualify as a "maneuver"?

The correct statement is that Brady, The Patriots, Robert Kraft, and the NFLPA have once again failed in their latest maneuver in an attempt to avoid levied punishment for breaking league rules.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:22 AM on July 31

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

The NFLPA based its filing in MN hoping they could possibly get a judge with precedent of ruling against the NFL assigned to the case .. no other reason.

posted by cixelsyd at 05:57 PM on July 30

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

The NFL outmaneuvered them by filing in a federal court in the Southern District of NY


The NFL offices are based in NY. That is where the case should take place.

Why the hell would the case be held in Minnesota where no party involved has any connection to?

posted by cixelsyd at 04:34 PM on July 30

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

if this is new evidence of bad behavior, why isn't Brady getting a longer ban?

Part of the basis of the original 4 game ban was the reluctance to cooperate and provide requested information. It's not as if the NFL is going to impose a "contempt of court" type addition based upon the intentional destruction of that evidence.

The NFL wants to be viewed as handling the matter with correct process. The NFL certainly doesn't want an ongoing spectacle involving one of it's mantlepiece players. The NFL wants resolution.

Once again it is Kraft , Brady and the Patriots who choose to keep throwing fuel on the fire here. And although the Patriots are a key part of the NFL, they are 1 of 32 members of a league that must abide by both it's rules and decisions.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:40 AM on July 29

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

would love to see how a real court rules on this


This is an NFL rule that has been broken, the NFL should have jurisdiction over enforcement. If a court sides by the NFL it just makes the whole incident into more of a White Bronco affair for the media. If it rules against the NFL, which it never would under the circumstances, then NFL rules are deemed not enforceable and the integrity of the game is gone. And the legacy of the parties involved doesn't change.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:52 PM on July 28

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

Brady broke league rules and 4 is in order.

The NFL ought to have a different classification of penalty for personal conduct infractions.
Hardy shouldn't be allowed to play in the NFL. Read that his suspension was reduced because the woman he beat up couldn't be found to testify during his appeal? Time for the NFL lawyers to add some legal verbiage to the player contracts.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:23 PM on July 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

BC by 7

Edmonton by 10

Calgary by 3

Hamilton by 10

posted by cixelsyd at 11:50 AM on July 28