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opel70
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Name: Tim Musa
Homepage URL: http://weather.musaland.com/
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since: October 17, 2006
Last visit: April 23, 2014

opel70 has posted 3 links and 49 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Pistorius fails to make Olympic team: After winning the right to compete against able-bodied runners, Pistorius failed to meet the qualifying time for the 400 meters in his final attempt, and two others were chosen as alternates.

posted by opel70 to other at 02:40 PM on July 18 - 20 comments

Wiimbledon crowns top 'tennis' champs: “Women, free beer and video games,” Participants play in the second annual Wii Tennis tournament at Barcade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

posted by opel70 to tennis at 01:18 PM on June 09 - 4 comments

Photographer pierced by javelin: Ryan McGeeney served seven years in the Marines, including a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, but 10 minutes of photographing the state high school track championships proved to be more dangerous to him. "They don't have javelins in Afghanistan," McGeeney joked.

posted by opel70 to other at 08:42 AM on May 20 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Ichiro reaches 4,000 hit milestone between Japan (1,278) and MLB (2,722 and counting).

If the Japan league is that much lower, why did his hits stat take that dramatic jump when he switched to the majors? Shouldn't there be a slight drop while he got accustomed to the better players?

posted by opel70 at 04:32 PM on August 23

States Passing 'Tim Tebow' Bills for Home-Schooled Athletes

I'm sure each state has addressed this differently, but in response to two scenarios brought up here, the article mentions this about the Virginia bill specifically:

"To discourage recruiting, the legislation would require that home-schooled athletes live in their public school districts, Mr. Bell said. They also must have been home-schooled for at least two years to gain eligibility."

True, this wouldn't stop a family from moving to get their child into the sports program of a better school. But nothing stops that from happening for families with children that are not home schooled.

As to the parochial school scenario, I went to a parochial grade school and was a member of the public school marching band. That is a part of the relationship parochial schools frequently have with their local districts. And now, working in the public school system, one of the things we do is work with the in-district parochial schools to determine joint needs. For special needs students this is a federally mandated directive. While not a directive for other services, the contacts are in place to make this an easy opportunity.

posted by opel70 at 03:29 PM on February 10

Opponent Uses Head, Denies LeBron Dunk

Don't know much about basketball, but wouldn't that be considered goaltending?

posted by opel70 at 09:43 AM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Tom Brady's agent has proposed essentially the same solution to the 18-game issue that Atheist proposed in the thread way back on Feb 3. Limit the number of games a player can suit up. Atheist, do you have some connections?

posted by opel70 at 09:08 AM on February 11

Dwyane Wade Brings Terrifying Back

A lot different from the huge fallout last year when the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader dressed in blackface as Lil Kim.

posted by opel70 at 02:43 PM on November 03

Only 14 FBS Schools Made Money on Sports

And how much money did the Psychology department bring in to the schools? Or the English department? Is the only reason to have sports to bring in money, or could it be that these are just part of the college needs like any other department. Are they counting tuition brought in by the non-athletic major who decided to come because there was a badminton team?

posted by opel70 at 08:43 AM on August 25

Blackhawks defeat Flyers 4 to 3, win Lord Stanley's Cup

Thanks all for the phonetics lessons. It sure helps to sound not so out of touch with the hoopla. Especially here in the Chicago area.

posted by opel70 at 10:34 AM on June 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Thanks for the clarification on that rule

posted by opel70 at 08:56 AM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ah, the joys of satellite imagery. The process of stitching together all of the satellite images does create some distortion in some instances.

posted by opel70 at 03:13 PM on March 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Joe Posnanski has, what I thought to be, an interesting post about the futility of stats. How, as we all know, they can be made to say anything you want. I thought it was most interesting in light of Randy Johnson retiring and the posts in that thread about how he should get 95%+ of the ballots when he comes up, because those (HoF voting %) stats are also in this blog post.

posted by opel70 at 09:57 AM on January 06

Notre Dame Hires Brian Kelly as Head Coach

Part of the problem I see with the timing is the huge wait between the end of the regular season and the start (and end) of the "Bowl season". It leaves the schools looking to change coaches in a bit of a lurch because, as stated above, this is a prime time to be getting new student commitments. Which they have a harder time doing without a coach.

posted by opel70 at 08:54 AM on December 11

Notre Dame Fires Charlie Weis

Wow, not that this was completely unexpected, but does seem a bit sudden. Though "sudden" isn't exactly the word I am looking for. Guess I mean, they just didn't waste any time. Anyway, maybe the Bears will take note and follow suit with their coach.

posted by opel70 at 03:54 PM on November 30

LeBron James: Honor Jordan By Giving Up No. 23

Maybe as a tribute to Jordan's multiple comebacks, they can retire it for a couple of years, unretire it, retire again . . . - Richard Roeper

Not necessarily a big fan of his, but I really liked this thought.

posted by opel70 at 10:55 AM on November 18

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

...the best point of comparison may be Belichick himself earlier this season.

Against Atlanta on Sept. 27, Belichick went for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 24-yard line. The Patriots converted. Belichick was hailed for his you-play-to-win-the-game moxie. And in his postgame comments, he sounded strikingly the way he did Sunday night, if a lot more jovial.

Thought this was an interesting point brought up in a NY Times article

posted by opel70 at 03:33 PM on November 16

The Hoser's NFL Picks 2009, Week Eight -- Halloween Edition

How about a pick for Minn. v. Green Bay?

posted by opel70 at 08:59 AM on October 30