Bonkers's profile

Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: August 28, 2014

Bonkers has posted 6 links and 624 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

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

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

It couldn't happen to a worse guy for the people who are going to want to believe it was intentional, though.

posted by Bonkers at 01:47 PM on August 10

NCAA Loses O'Bannon Suit...for now.

My initial takeaway from these and a couple other analyses is that the most important part long-term is probably the fact that the judge struck down amateurism. That will mean more for future rulings than the direct impact of this one.

posted by Bonkers at 11:09 PM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Shape up your face with Cristiano Ronaldo.

posted by Bonkers at 09:16 PM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

While it's early in the NFL (pre)season, I'm going to predict the new pass interference/contact rules will infuriate me throughout the entirety of the season.

posted by Bonkers at 08:25 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Doubt" is a much better word. Here's your conveniently-timed answer.

Nailed it.

It's not that Andy Dalton is a terrible QB, it's that he's an average one at best. Which isn't bad as a QB, but he shouldn't be the the 8th highest paid QB in the NFL (tied with Tony Romo, who also shouldn't be paid that much).

It goes back to an idea I sorta advanced here, that the NFL is throwing elite money at average QBs for reasons that don't relate much to how they actually produce on the field. Dalton may end up being awesome (I don't think so, but I'd like to be pleasantly surprised), or he may end up sucking worse than the Danny Wuerffel). More likely he ends up just being average, though, which is a problem when the teams are loading this money up for average.

posted by Bonkers at 08:57 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The overvaluation of QB security continues.

posted by Bonkers at 10:52 AM on August 04

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