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smithnyiu
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Name: Thomas
Homepage URL: Smith
Location: Waltham, MA
Gender: boy
Member since: January 17, 2005
Last visit: August 14, 2014

smithnyiu has posted 8 links and 465 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Lifelong Red Sox fan. Three players have made me cry for obvious reasons; Bucky Dent, Bob Stanley and David Ortiz.

Recent Links

If you give it, will they come? Rays to hand out 20,000 free tickets: In response to the bad press created by Monday night's comments from David Price and Evan Longoria, the Tampa Bay Rays just announced that they'll be giving away 20,000 tickets free, gratis, no charge to Wednesday night's game against the Orioles at Tropicana Field.

posted by smithnyiu to baseball at 11:04 AM on September 29 - 27 comments

Lester throws majors' first no-hitter of season as Red Sox rock Royals: The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season.

posted by smithnyiu to baseball at 08:49 PM on May 19 - 42 comments

BCS officials reject playoff proposal: Bowl Championship Series officials rejected a plan Wednesday to turn the much-criticized system for deciding a national champ into a four-team playoff. The BCS format will remain the same until at least the 2014 season.

posted by smithnyiu to football at 06:20 PM on April 30 - 24 comments

The San Francisco Giants have now removed prominent tributes in the stadium to Barry Bonds: The left-field wall no longer bears an image of Bonds chasing Hank Aaron for the home run crown, nor elsewhere is the number of Bonds' home runs in relation to Aaron posted. There are no "756" signs -- signifying the home run he hit to break Aaron's record -- anywhere in the park, in fact. A team spokeswoman said the Giants would put up a plaque to note where he had hit his last homer with the team.

posted by smithnyiu to baseball at 06:10 PM on March 27 - 32 comments

The SI.com "2006 Turkeys Of The Year": have been awarded. They page in reverse order, from 13 down. A little surprised at #1.

posted by smithnyiu to general at 01:15 PM on November 22 - 18 comments

Recent Comments

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

Yeah so I'm with dyams on this one. I am a big follower of Sprint car racing and even co-sponsor a car here in Tucson. Tony was in this race because Sprint car racing is his first love, and if he had his way and could make a living at it, would only race Sprint cars.

What he did was deliberate and calculated.

The laps previous to this, he and Ward were racing hard, and Tony drove him into the wall. To those that don't think Ward should have been out of the car, this is what they do in a caution. And they also call out the clown that put him in the wall. That's racing. Tony comes up, sees this kid calling him out, and tries to fishtail him.

Like dyams said, Stewart is a hothead who was pissed this kid was calling him out. He tried to show him up with that dick move and killed the guy.

IMHO, that's exactly what happened. It will haunt him for the rest of his life. I was a huge Smoke fan, but now hope he never wheels a car again.

posted by smithnyiu at 10:51 PM on August 10

Red Sox Write Love Letter to Cardinals

I guess I'll be in the minority here, but I think it's a classy move. And the St Louis fans have enough class to appreciate the gesture.

Don't want it to become a thing.

Looks like it is. Didn't it start with the Blackhawks to the Bruins, post Stanley Cup?

posted by smithnyiu at 03:35 PM on November 05

Red Sox win the World Series.

I was completely at peace with the baseball universe, watching my team coast to victory and a World Series title. Everything was perfect ... then I saw him; Breslow, warming up. Killed my buzz, started thinking about a possible game 7.

posted by smithnyiu at 06:39 PM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yeah, I'm in trouble now.

posted by smithnyiu at 01:37 PM on August 22

Slate Won't Call NFL Team 'Redskins' Any More

I wonder what the popular opinion was in 1962 when Marshall fought the Kennedy administration to keep black athletes from playing on his team? They were the last team to integrate.

As a white male American, I have, as part of my DNA, the requisite amount of guilt relating to what my race did in the past to build this nation. Of course it's an offensive name. Change it and let's move on.

And since we're talking about new names, I like the Washington Purple Dragons.

posted by smithnyiu at 12:09 PM on August 09

Peyton, Eli Manning star in rap video: Football on your phone

Andy Samberg/LonelyIsland should sue ...

posted by smithnyiu at 01:09 PM on August 07

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

You should totally do this.

Yeah, bad analogy. I totally would.

posted by smithnyiu at 02:37 PM on September 25

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

These replacement refs aren't clowns.

I have to respectfully disagree.

I am a pilot but not checked out in an F-16. Should I try to fly one because someone asked me to replace someone that refuses to fly?

posted by smithnyiu at 12:01 PM on September 25

Seattle Wins on What-the-Hell Mary

So once touchdown ref overruled interception ref, that was the whole ballgame.

Actually once the clown with the white hat didn't huddle up with the clowns with the black hats and make his judgement call one second after the play ended, that was the whole ballgame.

posted by smithnyiu at 09:43 AM on September 25

Tebow Traded to New York Jets

Manning to agent: I want to play in Denver.

Agent: Yes sir, Mr. Manning. Denver will have parades, erect statues and sing songs about you around campfires.

Tebow to agent: I want to play in Florida

Agent: Shut the f**k up, you circus freak. You're going where we send you.

posted by smithnyiu at 01:42 PM on March 21

Andy Pettitte Returns to Yankees

If I had a choice between $2.5 mil + pitching in pinstripes, and killing my wife and kids, I'd have to flip a coin.

posted by smithnyiu at 08:31 PM on March 17

'Where's Your Green Card?' Chanted at NCAA Tourney

Like my dad always used to say, "Son, the only thing worse than a racist is a Peurto Rican".

posted by smithnyiu at 08:16 PM on March 17

Rays, Cardinals Win Wildest Wild Cards

As Pap got two outs, then two strikes, I literally covered my eyes because I knew what was coming next. Their body of work for September told me it would. And it did.

posted by smithnyiu at 02:55 PM on September 29

MLB Considering Realignment

I say we expand NCAA football to 162 game seasons and get rid of every other sport on earth. And I'm not leaving your lawn. There's a keg here and a port-a-potty.

posted by smithnyiu at 05:07 PM on June 14

Matt Millen praised for work with Detroit Lions

who?

posted by smithnyiu at 10:16 PM on November 21