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Bonkers
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Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: November 26, 2014

Bonkers has posted 7 links and 655 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

Lights On: The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it repealed its sports blackout rule for the National Football League, eliminating a decades-old ban on airing local games that were not sold out.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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Eric Berrry of the Chiefs placed on the Non-Football Illness list with possible lymphoma.

posted by Bonkers at 11:03 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

2008 Lions uncorked the Boone's Farm

Fixed that for you.

posted by Bonkers at 08:03 AM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Do you have Air Force 1 in leopard print? Thanks.

How about Naugahyde? That'd be pretty awesome.

posted by Bonkers at 01:03 PM on November 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

DIE SPAMMER, DIE!

Where's the flag button on SpoFi?

posted by Bonkers at 09:23 AM on November 17

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

If the Bengals don't make the playoffs...expect everyone to be fired.

posted by Bonkers at 01:04 PM on November 07

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

What A-Rod's revelation reinforces is that MLB and its purists will have to admit at some point that there was an entire era of baseball that was awash in PEDs and people doing them.

Then, they have to think about how to deal with that entire era, and the stats it produced.

posted by Bonkers at 08:33 AM on November 07

Giants Win World Series

Erin Andrews is staring a hole in Rikke Wilde*, thinking, "If he would just listen to me about probiotics!"

* Is that his Chippendale's name or something?

Taking a look at him...I'm guessing "no".

Though maybe he was in Motley Crue for a little bit.

Edited: apparently, SpoFi rejects umlauts. Good to know.

posted by Bonkers at 02:08 PM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Watching the 30 for 30 on The Boz, which is fantastic.

The quote of the night from Brian so far, in response to getting popped for steroids: "I let The Boz handle it, and The Boz doesn't make good decisions."

posted by Bonkers at 07:47 PM on October 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Colt McCoy is now 2-0 as a quarterback in Washington.

Kirk Cousins is somewhere weeping.

posted by Bonkers at 08:07 AM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not Hockey Night tonight in Canada.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.

posted by Bonkers at 01:49 PM on October 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Prior to the season, Kirk Cousins might have gotten you a first-round draft pick in trade bait.

At this point, you'd be lucky to get a 7th round pick for him.

posted by Bonkers at 04:12 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm really, really surprised by the Duke numbers, since I know very, very, few Duke football fans (it's a tiny, private, rich, elite school that historically hasn't been all that good at football, though they've done better recently). There are lots of Duke basketball fans, to be sure. And somehow, I didn't even see UNC in there.

posted by Bonkers at 01:56 PM on October 03

Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics

Almaty winning it might be the tipping point, since it will go to a city that's not only not all that important, but to a country that isn't, either; at least you could justify many of the recent choices by the latter criterion if not the former.

Edited to add: not to tute my own horn too loudly, but I actually did know somewhere in the depths of my brain that Kazakhstan was the largest land-locked nation.

posted by Bonkers at 10:04 AM on October 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The 15th is the last thing you ever see.

posted by Bonkers at 09:47 AM on October 03

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5

One day, we'll get a competitive Thursday Night Football.

Today is not looking like that day.

posted by Bonkers at 09:50 PM on October 02