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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: August 27, 2016

Etrigan has posted 40 links and 1147 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

'So, let’s build a pro soccer team from scratch ...': Foursquare founder (and Boston Marathon cheater) Dennis Crowley founded Kingston Stockade FC this year. It's a 4th-tier semi-pro soccer team based in slightly-upstate Hudson Valley, New York, and he did it all for about $50K. He writes about why he did this, how he went about it, and how this sort of thing will end in a U.S. Men's World Cup win.

posted by Etrigan to soccer at 02:39 PM on May 09 - 2 comments

AHL Team Soaks Portland for $34M for Arena Renovations, Leaves After Two Years: The Portland (Maine) Pirates have decided to move to Springfield, Massachusetts, breaking a five-year lease on the taxpayer-funded Cross Insurance Arena after two years. Escape clauses built into the contract limit the team's payout for breaking the lease to $100,000, which is 0.3% of the cost of the renovations.

posted by Etrigan to hockey at 03:11 PM on May 06 - 1 comment

When the Nets could have become the Swamp Dragons: In the 1990s, the New Jersey Nets asked the NBA owners for permission to change their team name to the New Jersey Swamp Dragons. The vote came back 26-1 in favor, but the 1 came from... the New Jersey Nets.

posted by Etrigan to basketball at 11:16 AM on April 08 - 2 comments

Calvin Johnson retires: Nine seasons, one rule, several NFL records, and innumerable crazy catches in the service of an overall 54-90 record and two playoff one-and-dones.

posted by Etrigan to football at 04:37 PM on March 08 - 1 comment

NFL Divisional Round Produces Predictable Results: The #1 and #2 seeds in both the NFC and AFC have advanced to the conference championships for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The NFC title game pits the Arizona Cardinals (the oldest team in the NFL) against the Carolina Panthers (the most recent expansion team that wasn't a replacement franchise) in each team's quest for its first Super Bowl victory after being in one apiece. On the AFC side, the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will meet to see which first-ballot-HOF quarterback will go to Santa Clara.

posted by Etrigan to football at 03:28 PM on January 18 - 17 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Apply burn to ice.

posted by Etrigan at 01:34 PM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I am willing to accept that Bolt is the greatest Olympic track athlete ever, but not the unchallenged greatest athletics athlete.

posted by Etrigan at 12:59 PM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grumble grumble single event grumble grumble

If there were slightly-heavier discus and throw-from-your-off-foot discus and relay discus of all of those permutations, Al Oerter would have more medals than Phelps and Bolt combined.

posted by Etrigan at 12:58 PM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

grumble grumble Al Oerter grumble

posted by Etrigan at 03:55 AM on August 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'm sure it's Google-able, but can someone explain to me why it seems like all of the bronze medals in freestyle wrestling are ties?

Combat sports don't do bronze medal matches. Both semifinal... I don't want to say "losers", but the two people who don't win in the semifinals each get a bronze.

posted by Etrigan at 02:04 PM on August 18

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Jordan started in AA ball, and he was actually good at his other sport. There's no way Tebow starts in AAA.

posted by Etrigan at 10:45 AM on August 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Apparently you septics have college rodeo teams.

Oh, that's nothing. You know what Virginia Tech's only national championship is? Bass fishing.

posted by Etrigan at 10:00 AM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Katie Ledecky is on some kind of porpoise DNA regimen, right?

posted by Etrigan at 12:30 PM on August 08

Jim Furyk Scores First 58 in PGA History

Furyk's accomplishment would be meaningless if Pyongyang Golf Complex was on the PGA Tour.

Danger Mouse finished Gleneagles in 1.

posted by Etrigan at 12:28 PM on August 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


posted by Etrigan at 02:24 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


(Officials misplace keys to stadium, have to use bolt cutters to let people in for early Olympics women's soccer match.)

posted by Etrigan at 12:49 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Oh, man, that hop after. It's nice to be remembered that Mac was an asshole because he wanted to win every damn time.

posted by Etrigan at 09:26 AM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's amazing how often one's best option isn't stabbing.

posted by Etrigan at 07:11 AM on July 25

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

I'm always glad for these threads and their way of showing me how tenuous our grasp on civilization really is.

posted by Etrigan at 06:09 PM on July 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kendra Harrison breaks 100m hurdles record, which is older than she is.

posted by Etrigan at 11:28 AM on July 23