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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: December 02, 2016

Etrigan has posted 50 links and 1173 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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Nico Rosberg goes out on top: Rosberg won the Formula One World Championship when he finished second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over the weekend. He has announced that the title was his life's ambition, and he is therefore retiring immediately from racing.

posted by Etrigan to auto racing at 11:32 AM on December 02 - 2 comments

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now: The annual firing of college football coaches got off to an early start this year with LSU's Les Miles not surviving September, but the ascension of Interim Coach Ed Orgeron tamped down a lot of the possible juggling of lower-tier coaching jobs. Ditto the rapid fire-and-hire of Charlie Strong and Tom Herman at Texas. Oregon let go of Mark Helfrich (the first time the Ducks have fired a coach since 1976), and the Notre Dame-Brian Kelly relationship is said to be strained, but it looks like there won't be a high-profile Harbaugh-to-Michigan type story to keep football writers working through December this year. (Incidentally, is for sale.)

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:49 AM on November 30 - 5 comments

Strong Out, Herman In (probably): Charlie Strong was officially fired today as head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, and sources immediately started saying that the contract is all but signed for Texas to hire Tom Herman, currently head coach of the University of Houston Cougars. Herman started his coaching career at UT and has been the UH coach for just two years, going 13-1 in his first season with a bowl win over Florida State.

posted by Etrigan to football at 02:33 PM on November 26 - 6 comments

NHL's Newest Team: The Vegas Golden Knights: That's not the Las Vegas Golden Knights, mind you. It's just "Vegas".

posted by Etrigan to hockey at 10:19 AM on November 23 - 7 comments

Jurgen Klinsmann Out as U.S. Men's Soccer Coach: The losses to Mexico and Costa Rica to start this round of World Cup qualifying have led to Jurgen Klinsmann's ouster as the U.S. Men's National Team coach. Talks are rumored about Bruce Arena leaving the L.A. Galaxy to take over the team again.

posted by Etrigan to soccer at 04:07 PM on November 21 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Aaand no parking near Ford Field. So we're all watching it on The Deuce.

posted by Etrigan at 08:05 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Dammit, babysitter flaked. Spouse grew up in Kalamazoo, so I get to stay home with the toddler.

posted by Etrigan at 06:50 PM on December 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Looks like they're having trouble selling out the MAC title game tonight -- my spouse just got four tickets for free at work.

posted by Etrigan at 02:36 PM on December 02

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

(Players on the winning team will be rewarded with cash bonuses, which will be, for the vast majority of them, a much bigger incentive than home-field advantage for their league's eventual champion ever was.)
I have to admit, that's probably better for everyone.

But how about this crazy idea: Game 7 is at the stadium of the team that won the last World Series. Not of the two teams who are in the World Series, mind you -- if the Red Sox and the Dodgers are in WS2017 and take it to seven, then it's played at Wrigley Field.

(I also think the Super Bowl should be played in the previous year's winner's home stadium. Imagine a Lambeau Field Super Bowl.)

posted by Etrigan at 01:12 PM on December 01

The Hot Seat is just lukewarm now

I'm still not sold on Helton. He's supposed to be smart enough to see that Darnold was better than Browne before the season. If Helton had been that smart, there's a good chance that USC would be in the Pac-12 title game this weekend and have a legit shot at the playoff.

posted by Etrigan at 11:49 AM on December 01

How the Chicago Bears became NFL's most untroubled losers

It's always been weird to me how Chicago, which is the most top-to-bottom, day-in-and-day-out sports-crazy city I've ever seen, treats its teams like a first-grader. Sure, it would be great if he was at the top of his class, but really, as long as he doesn't bite anyone on the playground so often he gets expelled, then things are fine.

posted by Etrigan at 12:00 PM on November 29

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Favourite play of the day.

Yeah, that's gonna get "clarified" real soon.

posted by Etrigan at 01:51 PM on November 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

After this weekend, there's at least a chance that we're in the national title hunt. A pair of 4-6 rivalry games won't help any, but if Colorado stumbles, a 10-3 undefeated-since-new-quarterback-installed Pac-12 champion might be as compelling as a 2-loss champion of some other conference.

posted by Etrigan at 03:04 PM on November 14

Cubs Win World Series

As I said over on the other site, two things:

I have never heard my father cry in my entire life until I called him after the last out last night.

This morning, in the office: "Why are you wearing jeans?" "My father is a Chicagoan, I was born in Illinois, and my timesheet line code is under the Illinois office. You're lucky I'm A) here at all, and 2) wearing pants at all." "Fair enough."

posted by Etrigan at 10:57 AM on November 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Rickles won't die until he's insulted everyone in the world individually. Unfortunately, he's most of the way there.

posted by Etrigan at 07:30 PM on November 02

Patriots Trade Jamie Collins to Browns for 3rd Round Pick

Doing the trade math, a Browns third rounder is roughly equivalent to a Pats second rounder. The Pats will be picking at the back end of Round 2 and the Browns at the top of Round 3. Perhaps just 2 or 3 picks separating the two slots, and then you can pay the third rounder less.

It's a compensatory pick, and it's conditional to the Browns actually getting one, so it'll either be at the end of R3 or (if the Browns don't get it) it'll be the Browns' fourth-round pick.

posted by Etrigan at 10:00 AM on November 01

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Someone threw a dildo on the field during the Patriots-Bills game. I have so many questions.

posted by Etrigan at 01:59 PM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The overall program is called "Preteen Football", and it includes age-based divisions from Flag (5-6 years old), Jr. Pee-Wee (7-8), Pee-Wee (9-10), Jr. Varsity (11-12), and Varsity (13-14). "Prehighschool" would seem to be more accurate, but unwieldy.

posted by Etrigan at 04:11 PM on October 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can't stop watching these two idiots.

posted by Etrigan at 03:05 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Adrian Beltre displays impressive hand speed.

posted by Etrigan at 09:37 AM on October 10