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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: February 08, 2016

Etrigan has posted 36 links and 1072 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

Kobe Bryant announces retirement: Kobe Bryant -- 5-time NBA champion, 17-time All-Star, 3rd on the list of all-time scorers in the regular season and postseason, unconvicted but all-but-admitted rapist -- has announced his retirement via a poem on the Players' Tribune.

posted by Etrigan to basketball at 08:56 PM on November 29 - 4 comments

College Football Belt Backlog: The definitive (I believe) trail from Rutgers-Princeton 1869 to Nebraska-Alabama 1972, this proves that the College Football Belt site starts with the right team. This is how bored I was at work today. Starting at the first recognized college football game (Rutgers vs. Princeton, November 6th, 1869) and using the nearly complete records on, I traced the lineal College Football Belt through the 1972 Orange Bowl, after which point the good people at College Football Belt start up.

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:22 AM on November 25 - 8 comments

College Football Belt Backlog: The definitive (I believe) trail from Rutgers-Princeton 1869 to Nebraska-Alabama 1972, this proves that the College Football Belt site starts with the right team.

posted by Etrigan to at 04:25 PM on November 24 - 3 comments

Al Golden Out at Miami: After suffering the worst loss in school history, the University of Miami has relieved head coach Al Golden of duties, effective immediately.

posted by Etrigan to football at 06:36 PM on October 25 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

I assume about half of Aqib Talib's bonus check will be taken back by the NFL.

posted by Etrigan at 03:05 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee discussed whether to induct Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for more than 50 minutes. They discussed whether to induct Brett Favre for roughly the length of time it took to read the previous sentence.

posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on February 07

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

Ugh. Seriously. I'm willing to bet they've already burned those email addresses, too.

posted by Etrigan at 10:32 PM on February 04

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies

Goddammit, 2016.

posted by Etrigan at 10:31 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Slate ranks every Super Bowl from best to worst.

I'd put XXXII (Elway's first win) higher.

posted by Etrigan at 02:48 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

There are half a dozen good QBs in the draft this year. Connor Cook is a local and could well slip to 16.

posted by Etrigan at 10:49 PM on February 01

Mike Martz on Terrell Owens as Hall of Fame Finalist: 'Ridiculous'

Is there an Isaac Bruceberry cereal? A Torry Holt Flakes? No? T.O. wins.

posted by Etrigan at 01:30 PM on February 01

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sources: Calvin Johnson told Lions he plans to retire

I hope this makes Caldwell take a long, hard look at whether he wants to keep his $22M QB.

posted by Etrigan at 07:59 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The most important question heading into Super Bowl week

posted by Etrigan at 07:50 PM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rob Manfred remains on the side of all that is good and right, at least a little.

posted by Etrigan at 01:47 PM on January 26

Denver Beats New England to Reach Super Bowl 50

*50% of Denver's rushing first downs yesterday came from Peyton ambling 12 yards at an amusingly glacial pace.


ETRIGAN: "Oh Christ they're gonna kill him his head is gonna snap right the fuck off what the hell is he doing oh Jesus I'm about to watch a murder on live television oh thank God it's done and he's still moving."


posted by Etrigan at 02:16 PM on January 25

Denver Beats New England to Reach Super Bowl 50

Did we get a replay showing why that pass was ruled a lateral? CBS blew it there.

They showed a couple of shots that made it pretty apparent that the receiver was behind the QB, while the challenge was being adjudicated, but they never really lined it out and telestrated it.

posted by Etrigan at 09:45 AM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yep. No apparent hard feelings.

posted by Etrigan at 12:24 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bills hire first full-time female coach. Kathryn Smith will be a quality control-special teams coach after spending the last year as Rex Ryan's admin assistant.

posted by Etrigan at 09:31 AM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Totally Real Text Convo Peyton And Eli Manning Had About Tom Brady

posted by Etrigan at 03:55 PM on January 20