Bonkers's profile

Name: Chris Bohnker
Gender: Male
Member since: January 16, 2005
Last visit: July 23, 2014

Bonkers has posted 5 links and 605 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

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

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

Don't worry, I'm sure Brazil's coach gave an epic, Disney-level speech to inspire an incredible comeback in the second half.

posted by Bonkers at 04:56 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I wonder if there's ever been another team so wildly up-and-down as the Red Sox over the last 3+ years. (I could probably be more vague if I tried, but I'm willing to say "grum" 3 times in the mirror, if that'll help)

The Marlins come to mind:

1995: 67-76, 22.5 GB 1996: 80-82, 16 GB 1997: 92-70, 9 GB, World Series Champion 1998: 54-108, 52 GB (granted, this was after the team firesale) 1999: 64-98, 39 GB

After the 2003 WS win, they were mostly consistent in their performance, never being in danger of being too good or too bad and finding a humble home in mediocrity.

posted by Bonkers at 03:20 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In honor of the NBA Summer League, an article from a few years ago explaining it: "it's worthless to watch summer-league basketball in hopes of seeing how good someone like Kevin Durant is going to be in the pros. If you'd like to see how good Durant would be if he played in a freakishly competitive game at the Y, however, you've come to the right place."

posted by Bonkers at 09:00 AM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Bad choice for the face of Florida football for the month.

posted by Bonkers at 01:24 PM on July 01

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

He also needs to get to work increasing his hobo-murdering if he wants to get into the Greg Maddux wing.

posted by Bonkers at 08:03 AM on June 26

LeBron Taking His Talents Out of South Beach

And I didn't even make that, either.

posted by Bonkers at 01:49 PM on June 24