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Last visit: October 09, 2015

deflated has posted 0 links and 140 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Glenn Maxwell takes a great catch on the boundary in the 4th ODI at Headingley.

posted by deflated at 12:58 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle the Kia Oval.

Naming rights don't usually bother me but that looks so wrong. It's still Lords, Eden Gardens and the MCG, right?

posted by deflated at 10:53 AM on August 25

NFL Player Sends Back Young Sons' Participation Trophies

Radio Birdman in '77 at the Funhouse? You've just pulled out the granddaddy of all participation trophies for Oz rock right there.

Not the Oxford Tavern but I'm posting it anyway.

posted by deflated at 01:03 AM on August 17

Lou Lamoriello new Maple Leafs GM

Screw you, Kerry Fraser!

I'd feel bad* for Leafs fans but Kerry Fraser's fabulous hair in that clip has blinded me to any possible failure on his part.

*not really. 47 and counting!

posted by deflated at 10:43 PM on July 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If scoring is easiest to replace, what is hardest? Coaching? If you're not allowing that then interior defense.

posted by deflated at 03:28 PM on July 19

Huge 20-Cyclist Crash Takes Out Leader at Tour de France

From what I understand Sky forced the issue of neutralization by pushing the tempo while Cancellara was still trying to get back to the peleton. Race officials didn't take kindly to someone messing with the yellow jersey like that.

posted by deflated at 11:05 AM on July 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Thanks, TT. Love that.

posted by deflated at 04:36 PM on June 13

Rangers Close to Trade with Angels for Josh Hamilton

Just in time to give him a boost in the Franchise Four voting. C'mon Rangers fans, show your support.

posted by deflated at 12:22 AM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

We're close, owlhouse, the Caps took an Aussie in the 3rd round of the draft last year. Another million or so from the AIS and well be as prominent in ice hockey as we are in baseball.

posted by deflated at 03:43 AM on April 24

Fan Hit in Head by Foul Ball Through Home-Plate Netting

I think it could be partially her fault because she took her seat during a pitch.

Yep. Wait a minute to get in there, your neighbours will appreciate the courtesy and you're guaranteed not to be hit by a ball. Common sense.

posted by deflated at 11:06 AM on April 22

Fan Hit in Head by Foul Ball Through Home-Plate Netting

This isn't a case where someone was negligent with their attention.

Gotta disagree with this. Other than the debatable rudeness of squeezing in front of the other fans during an at bat (you can't wait a minute to block their view?) she's tight up against a mesh net with her back turned while someone throws fastballs at it. That's the baseball fan equivalent of texting while crossing a busy street.

posted by deflated at 08:07 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Oilers have talent, its just they only have one kind of talent. Their bold plan to completely ignore d-men and goalies when acquiring players makes what they have look much worse than what it is.

At some point they'll luck into a somewhat functional back-end (blind squirrels, etc.) and then the playoffs will be there.

posted by deflated at 11:31 PM on April 19

Who are the "Franchise Four"?

Blue Jays are interesting, the choices aren't as inspiring as I would expect. Alomar is obvious, then Bell. Stieb and Halladay next? Tony Fernandez, Joe Carter and Carlos Delgado just don't seem to be at the level you'd expect for a list like this.

posted by deflated at 02:39 AM on April 11

Who are the "Franchise Four"?

Deceptive. It lists career stats for the players and not stats with that franchise.

I want to be able to vote for Pedro as an Expo, no write-in vote for some team that plays near Baltimore. Make it so.

The first three Mariners seem obvious (Edgar, Jr. and Felix) but then I can't split Randy Johnson and Ichiro.

How on earth does Josh Hamilton get on the Rangers ballot? Michael Young, Kinsler, Beltre have all done more for the Rangers in the recent past.

Wish Kenny Lofton got some recognition for Cleveland.

posted by deflated at 03:13 AM on April 09

Australia bowls out New Zealand on 183

"Sending Off" - offering helpful tips to the batsman as he walks back to the dressing rooms after getting out. "Sledging" - pithy observations on the technical ability, off-field habits and ancestors of opposition players.

posted by deflated at 10:57 AM on March 30