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Bonkers
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Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: September 17, 2014

Bonkers has posted 6 links and 632 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

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

Lights Out at Monday Night Football: The Monday Night Football game in San Francisco between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been delayed twice because of a power outage at Candlestick Park. A transformer explosion caused the first outage before the game. Another began at approximately 9:30 p.m. Eastern with the 49ers leading 6-0.

posted by Bonkers to football at 09:58 PM on December 19 - 15 comments

The Shame of College Sports: A litany of scandals in recent years have made the corruption of college sports constant front-page news. We profess outrage each time we learn that yet another student-athlete has been taking money under the table. But the real scandal is the very structure of college sports, wherein student-athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies while earning nothing for themselves. Here, a leading civil-rights historian makes the case for paying college athletesand reveals how a spate of lawsuits working their way through the courts could destroy the NCAA.

posted by Bonkers to culture at 09:13 PM on September 25 - 39 comments

Recent Comments

Gus Johnson Booted as Fox Soccer Announcer

Maybe he'll go back to being a terrible boxing announcer. NUTS AND GUTS!

posted by Bonkers at 12:07 PM on September 15

Robert Mathis Tears Achilles in Workout, Out for Season

Jadaveon Clowney is also out for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.

posted by Bonkers at 09:00 PM on September 08

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

A video of Ray Rice doing a boxing work, apropos of little.

posted by Bonkers at 06:02 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

AJ Green is back in form.

posted by Bonkers at 10:22 PM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Was that in response to "Seattle doesn't miss any tackles. Except for that one just now."?

More his whole schtick, to be honest.

posted by Bonkers at 11:57 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Man, I'm so excited about football being back! Football is so awesome!

(listens to Chris Collinsworth for about an hour)

Meh. Football's back.

posted by Bonkers at 11:03 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

We aren't talking about Hard Knocks...but we can be.

I finished the last episode tonight. I was not impressed overall, but mostly because that's the Falcons. They're the vanilla ice cream/pepperoni pizza of NFL teams-nothing to fancy, just solid and reliable, and bland. The person with the most personality of anyone on the team seemed to be Bryan Cox. Is that a problem? I don't know, but it would have been nice to have seen some character and some reflection of the team. Unless of course, there is none.

I get the impression from the year that the Falcons may win the NFC South, but that's about as far as they are going to go.

posted by Bonkers at 10:32 PM on September 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm always impressed that any article even tangentially critical of Russia gets its fair share of Kremlin paid astroturf commenters going off on it hyperbolically.

Their information operations section is terrifyingly awesome.

posted by Bonkers at 04:11 PM on September 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Also, I can't think of a better way to welcome College Football back than having a team run up 500 yards of offense against a conference rival...and they haven't even finished the 3rd quarter yet.

posted by Bonkers at 08:47 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I can't think of a better way to welcome College Football back than a game featuring a quarterback named Bo.

posted by Bonkers at 08:17 PM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Watching Hard Knocks, I realize I'd love to see HBO follow a team throughout the season-especially a mid-grade team that struggles and may not end up achieving that much. I understand why NFL films wouldn't want to show that, but it'd be interesting to me.

Also, Bryan Cox is hilarious.

posted by Bonkers at 09:38 PM on August 27

Annual Patriots trade key piece right before season move

Addendum: nevermind.

posted by Bonkers at 07:25 PM on August 26

Annual Patriots trade key piece right before season move

The Belichick-Schiano love connection transcends all administrative transitions

But Greggles is gone...

posted by Bonkers at 07:17 PM on August 26

Dangerous Experiment : A Roster of 25 Adam Dunns

I felt bad for the Dee Gordons.

posted by Bonkers at 08:18 AM on August 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, but even if she moves on, she'll most likely be moving to softball, which has a completely different motion and significantly less strain on the arm.

posted by Bonkers at 03:30 PM on August 11