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NerfballPro
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Member since: September 27, 2006
Last visit: August 30, 2014

NerfballPro has posted 11 links and 461 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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The San Antonio Spurs send some players home: Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich elects to send home Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to rest them from a long road stretch. This rendered them unavailable for Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat. NBA Commissioner David Stern took note of this and promised "substantial sanctions will be forthcoming." The Heat won 105-100.

posted by NerfballPro to basketball at 11:45 AM on November 30 - 51 comments

Amare Stoudamire out after postgame injury: After last night's Game 2 in Miami, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudamire punches a fire extinguisher case, lacerating his left hand badly enough to require stitches. The Knicks lost to the Heat, 104-94 and are down 2-0 heading back to New York for Game 3 Thursday night.

posted by NerfballPro to basketball at 11:45 AM on May 01 - 5 comments

"I'd hide it if I had a concussion": In a recent poll of a few NFL players conducted by the Associated Press, slightly more than half said that they'd try to play through injuries, including head injuries, than take themselves out. However, more than two-thirds also favored being shielded from their own instincts: they favor having independent neurologists on the sidelines of games making decisions to remove players they think have sustained a head injury of some degree.

posted by NerfballPro to football at 01:20 AM on December 26 - 2 comments

Who wants to bet Tiger never set a golf course on fire like this?: Over the weekend, a golfer at Shady Canyon Golf Course caused a fire when he inadvertently struck a rock while swinging his club in the rough. Ground and air units responded to the blaze, which scorched 12 acres before being put out.

posted by NerfballPro to golf at 03:18 AM on September 01 - 7 comments

Stafon Johnson dislocates ankle: Tennessee Titans rookie RB Stafon Johnson suffered a major setback in the third quarter of last night's pre-season game against the Seahawks, being carted off the field after dislocating his ankle following a short reception. Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of USC; this is the guy who had 275 lbs. of weights crush his larynx requiring emergency surgery to save his life last year.

posted by NerfballPro to football at 05:48 PM on August 15 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

An interesting historical find: a newsreel of the 1919 World Series, Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox. These are excerpts taken from various games and compiled into this report. For a perspective, this was assembled before word of the "Black Sox Scandal" broke and even includes a play where a Sox pitcher bobbles what arguably should've been an easy double-play ball. (Note: the edges of the film are noticeably degraded and do distract a little from the viewing)

posted by NerfballPro at 06:58 AM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Rays' Yunel Escobar strikes out on a 4-2 pitch.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:47 PM on April 23

DeSean Jackson released by the Eagles

Raiders maybe, but no chance with NE if his background reveals even a tiny bit of gang-related activity. Hernandez has taught them well.

No chance with anyone, likely, regardless of his talent. Hernandez schooled 32 NFL owners and GMs on what it's like to have a player with alleged gang issues and is known as a locker room distraction. It's a lesson that's going to stick for awhile, so it's tough to imagine any team picking him up for awhile.

posted by NerfballPro at 04:36 PM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

At least we now know the true genesis of Incognito's tweets a couple of days ago. He must've been going crazy waiting for the report knowing the axe was going to fall squarely on his neck.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:08 PM on February 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Shanahan is thinking about benching RG3 for the season. Why not just resign now?

Why not have a little fun pissing off Dan Snyder on your way out?

posted by NerfballPro at 03:59 PM on December 10

Raider, 'Renaissance Man' Todd Christensen dead at 57

One of my favorites growing up.

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posted by NerfballPro at 08:55 AM on November 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

When satisfying the terms of a wager, in this case the Bears-Packers Monday night, goes horribly but comically wrong.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:13 AM on November 07

Red Sox Write Love Letter to Cardinals

So when do we all sit in a circle and start to sing "Kum-Ba-Yah"?

posted by NerfballPro at 09:51 AM on November 06

Gary Kubiak Collapses on Texas Sideline

I was fearing that Houston fans would be cheering his collapse.

posted by NerfballPro at 03:48 PM on November 04

Dolphins Suspend Incognito For Bullying, Intimidation Towards Miller

Can anyone see a scenario where the NFL or the Dolphins allow Jr to play another down of football ?

Incognito's contract ends after this season; smart money's on the following: not only has he already played his last down in Miami, even if Goodell allows him to play in the future he's likely played his last professional down, period.

posted by NerfballPro at 03:46 PM on November 04

Cards Win Game 3 Through Game-Ending Obstruction Call

Yes, that's the same umpire, but unless you're a time travelling person, that was over 3 years ago (June 2010).

Yep, I know better than to argue with the grum. I had the right game, the pitcher (Armando Galarraga), but had the date wrong. Though I could've sworn it happened not so long ago. Guess the chronometer in my TARDIS needs repair.

posted by NerfballPro at 08:53 AM on October 27

Cards Win Game 3 Through Game-Ending Obstruction Call

Hey, wasn't that Jim Joyce who made the call at third base? Wasn't he the guy who made that botched call that cost a pitcher a perfect game in the ninth inning last season?

posted by NerfballPro at 08:45 AM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In search of a lost baseball.

posted by NerfballPro at 01:02 PM on October 15

Mark Sanchez Hurt in Fourth Quarter of Preseason Game

I really do think Rex wants out of New York. He's an idiot, but if that's true I honestly can't blame him.

posted by NerfballPro at 03:38 AM on August 26

Ryan Braun Admits Using PEDs, Lying to Cover It Up

Lying is one thing; taking down someone else with your lies is a bigger issue.

And Dino Laurenzi should be on the phone to his lawyer making arrangements to sue Braun for an amount that he won't have to worry about putting his, grandkids, and great grandkids through college, all expenses paid.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:49 AM on August 24