Bonkers's profile

Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: October 01, 2015

Bonkers has posted 8 links and 675 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm not an uber passionate fan; I try and remain even-keeled and keep a level head. As for my most memorable sporting event I attended in person, that would have to be my school's football victory over Louisville in 2003. Not only was I there for my school's biggest victory ever (how many people can say that?), but I got to present the colors to start the game, so it was quite an experience for me. Favorite sports- College Football, Pro Football, Boxing, baseball, basketball, hockey, and many, many more.

Recent Links

Bye-bye Blazers:: The University of Alabama at Birmingham has shut down its football program, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision level team to do so since 1995.

posted by Bonkers to football at 06:27 PM on December 02 - 4 comments

Lights On: The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it repealed its sports blackout rule for the National Football League, eliminating a decades-old ban on airing local games that were not sold out.

posted by Bonkers to football at 03:05 PM on September 30 - 4 comments

NCAA Loses O'Bannon Suit...for now.: A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA's limits on what major college football and men's basketball players can receive for playing sports "unreasonably restrain trade" in violation of antitrust laws. Though it will of course be appealed, natch. Analysis from SBNation and the Chronicle of Higher Ed

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:00 PM on August 08 - 2 comments

Broken Aereo: The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Aereo, a service that lets users watch broadcast television on Internet-connected devices with dime-sized digital antennas, is effectively stealing content from the media companies.

posted by Bonkers to general at 11:10 AM on June 25 - 3 comments

Johnny Football is now Johnny Heisman: Johnny Manziel becoms the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

posted by Bonkers to football at 09:06 PM on December 08 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

What would happen if you played a baseball game and nobody came out to watch?

making silence seem even more attractive.

Theme song for today's game.

posted by Bonkers at 08:04 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

How (not) to respond to a vicious tackle:

posted by Bonkers at 10:33 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Stark received his nickname as a plebe at Annapolis in 1899. There was an entertainer named Betty Stark who was quite popular at the time.

I've always thought it was from a misremembered quote of John Stark's.

Love to know where they think the State of RI is going to come up with money to build a new stadium for them.

Don't worry, they'll let Buddy Cianci take care of it (since he's not otherwise busy being a mayor); he knows a guy...

posted by Bonkers at 10:21 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mayweather-Pacquiao is finally official.

posted by Bonkers at 08:15 PM on February 20

Revealed: the ghost game bet on around the world ... that never actually took place.

How much of a degenerate gambler do you have to be to bet on a friendly match between Belarussian squads?

Probably someone right up there with the guy who bets on the NASCAR Truck Series. Or Div-III women's basketball.

posted by Bonkers at 11:36 AM on February 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A quarter century-ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world.

posted by Bonkers at 01:43 AM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fail drug tests (Silva for steroids, Diaz for marijuana-SHOCKED)

Even worse, the test was given on January 9th.

This might end up being FPP-worthy, actually.

posted by Bonkers at 11:34 PM on February 03

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

This is absolutely bonkers bad management on the part of the NFL.

What's that supposed to mean?

(Couldn't resist)

posted by Bonkers at 01:37 AM on January 24

Free Climbers Finish 19-Day Scamper Up El Capitan

Big deal. You know who else (almost) climbed El Capitan without ropes?

posted by Bonkers at 07:10 PM on January 15

Colts Silence Broncos Offense, Make Peyton Manning Look Old

My solution for the Pro Bowl?

Jimmy Johnson vs Bill Cowher in Electric Football.

Admit it, you'd watch that way more than you'd watch the real Pro Bowl.

posted by Bonkers at 12:19 PM on January 13

Colts Silence Broncos Offense, Make Peyton Manning Look Old

Stepping away from the Manning theme for a moment, as a Broncos fan I cannot wait for the day that Fox and his mediocre-to-insipid coaching is booted out the door.


Man, deflated should have posted that on SpoFi awhile ago.

posted by Bonkers at 06:06 PM on January 12

Colts Silence Broncos Offense, Make Peyton Manning Look Old

I've said it before in a couple of other places, but I don't think I've said it here:

For all his acclaim as being one of the best QBs ever (and he is, I'm not questioning that)...

...his lack of playoff success is becoming a "Yeah, but..." on his career.

posted by Bonkers at 08:40 AM on January 12

Packers Rally Past Cowboys, Who No Longer Love the Refs

Noteworthy to remember that a lot of our current rules on catch comes from the Bert Emanuel rule (which I remember as a TB fan).

posted by Bonkers at 09:21 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine, enters rehab facility.

posted by Bonkers at 07:46 PM on January 06

Cowboys Defeat Lions After Controversial Penalty Non-Call

I would have been far more comfortable with everything if there had been some kind of explanation for the wave-off.

Like rcade, I didn't have a problem with the call, and I wouldn't have had a problem with a non-call, either.

posted by Bonkers at 10:11 AM on January 05