Bonkers's profile

Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: August 01, 2014

Bonkers has posted 5 links and 611 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

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

The Shame of College Sports: The Atlantic on some of the legal problems with the NCAA's amateurism rules.

posted by Bonkers to other at 11:04 AM on September 15 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Players Will Have Tracking Chips in Shoulder Pads

How does soccer measure how far players run in a game?

It probably involves some of the same formulas Allan Pinkerton used to estimate enemy troop numbers.

posted by Bonkers at 02:20 PM on August 01

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I clearly spoke too soon.

posted by Bonkers at 10:54 AM on July 31

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"Jon Lester Still With Red Sox" reminds me a little too much of "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."

posted by Bonkers at 11:49 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

To me, this greatly ramps UP the pressure on you to perform as the Head Coach.

posted by Bonkers at 07:39 PM on July 29

Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Voting Process for Recently Retired Players

Conspiracy Theory Hat on: this is being done deliberately to keep McGwire (among others) off and minimize the presence of the Steroid Era.

posted by Bonkers at 02:49 PM on July 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Trouble in The Best Damn Band in The Land

posted by Bonkers at 03:38 PM on July 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is having a bad day.

He had a scheduled fight this weekend (a rematch against Dereck Chisora) canceled due to injury (Tyson's had this happen to him a couple times). This infuriated Tyson, who took to Twitter to vent his spleen, and tried to call out American Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber). However, he ended up getting the wrong handle and calling out English soccer lady Lucy Bronze (warning: NSFW language) (@LucyBronze)

It should be noted that Tyson Fury is considered not a bright man and is mostly famous for this:

posted by Bonkers at 05:42 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Dave Rappoccio on Chris Kluwe.

posted by Bonkers at 05:36 PM on July 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Leafs would still find a way to screw it all up.

posted by Bonkers at 08:21 PM on July 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not that I watched the Espys either, but they did have this, anyway.

posted by Bonkers at 05:17 PM on July 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Fear the Liechtenstein.

posted by Bonkers at 05:26 PM on July 13

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

For Miami fans: you don't get to complain about this. As a analogy:

When you date a girl/guy and cause her/him to break-up a relationship to start dating you, you forfeit the right to be angry when she/he cheats on you, because you knew she/he was a cheater from the start. If they'll do it for you, they'll do it to you.

posted by Bonkers at 09:49 AM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Onion nails it.

posted by Bonkers at 07:47 AM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Also: Everyday Football Fouls

The chick at the bar is my favorite one.

posted by Bonkers at 08:41 AM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

We provide the best service at affordable prices.

But what if I want the worst service at extortionary prices?

posted by Bonkers at 08:39 AM on July 10