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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: September 16, 2014

Etrigan has posted 25 links and 789 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Area Man Buys Bills for $1B: The trust that inherited the Buffalo Bills from Ralph Wilson has apparently agreed to sell the team to Terry Pegula, the owner of the Buffalo Sabres. The amount is being reported as slightly above $1 billion, which would be a record for a team that does not own its own stadium. Pegula had become a favorite due to his large wallet and his roots in Western New York. The other team owners still need to agree to the sale at their next meeting in October.

posted by Etrigan to football at 11:48 AM on September 09 - 10 comments

Atlanta Hawks to be sold after owner reveals racist email:

I wrote an e-mail two years ago that was inappropriate and offensive. I trivialized our fans by making clichéd assumptions about their interests (i.e. hip hop vs. country, white vs. black cheerleaders, etc.) and by stereotyping their perceptions of one another (i.e. that white fans might be afraid of our black fans). By focusing on race, I also sent the unintentional and hurtful message that our white fans are more valuable than our black fans.

posted by Etrigan to basketball at 11:55 AM on September 07 - 10 comments

Eight NFL Stars Sue for Getting Doped Up: Eight former NFL players (including HOFer Richard Dent) have sued the league for four decades of being drugged off their asses by team trainers and doctors, leading to long-term medical issues and drug addiction. The suit seeks to establish a class action that would cover every player who was treated without being fully advised of what was being done to him, which is to say pretty much every player in NFL history.

posted by Etrigan to football at 02:39 PM on May 20 - 0 comments

Nets Sign First Openly Gay NBA Player: Journeyman center Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and will make history as the first openly gay player for an NBA team when he takes the court in a game. The Nets play the Lakers tonight at 9 p.m Eastern. Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated cover story last April, but was not signed by a team until now.

posted by Etrigan to basketball at 04:39 PM on February 23 - 8 comments

UW Snaps Up Boise's Petersen: After Boise State wunderkind coach Chris Petersen allegedly turned down the USC job, the Trojans turned to Washington's Steve Sarkisian. UW responded by taking Petersen after what is described as a short negotiation.

posted by Etrigan to football at 10:16 AM on December 06 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

Discipline vs. Abuse

Texas Attorney General page on Child Abuse

The law specifically excludes "reasonable" discipline by the child's parent, guardian, or conservator; corporal punishment is not in itself abusive under the law. An act or omission is abusive only if "observable and material impairment" occurs as a result, or if it causes "substantial harm," or exposes the child to risk of substantial harm.

posted by Etrigan at 06:03 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Penn State doesn't get to climb on a moral high horse about a decade-long coverup for at least a decade after the coverup, sorry.

posted by Etrigan at 01:52 PM on September 16

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

The Vikings have lost a sponsor. Peterson has now officially damaged the NFL's bank accounts. He's toast.

posted by Etrigan at 01:41 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Works for me, a non-subscriber, but I get a "3 articles per month free" pop-up.

posted by Etrigan at 06:05 PM on September 15

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

hincandenza, you and I have gone at it a few times here, but I've always at least respected you as a human being. That is no longer the case. Fourteen hundred words on why it's not really that bad that a professional athlete knocked a fellow human being unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator by the hair, and it's somehow everyone else's fault that he lost his job?


posted by Etrigan at 09:46 AM on September 10

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Apparently the NFL went only to law enforcement to request the video, not to the Casino, who say they would've gladly shown them the tape.

The NFL seems to operate with the same investigative rigor as my 8-year-old looking for his lunchbox.

"Where's your lunchbox?" (turns in a circle) "I don't know. I guess I lost it." "Is it in your backpack?" "No, I must have lost it." "Why don't you check your backpack?" "Oookaaay, but I probably lost it." (takes lunchbox out of backpack) "Maybe you should actually look next time?" "I guess..."

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Penn State bowl ban lifted effective immediately.

posted by Etrigan at 03:08 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

How dare he do that to a man with a 152.1 career passer rating.

posted by Etrigan at 09:58 AM on September 08

Atlanta Hawks to be sold after owner reveals racist email

Or is there a code he's supposed to use?


posted by Etrigan at 07:48 PM on September 07

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, 2014 Edition

Woo hoo! I'm in the lead!

posted by Etrigan at 06:34 PM on September 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What is it with feel-good practice squad stories this year?

posted by Etrigan at 06:32 PM on September 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Geno Auriemma hit with a secondary violation for calling 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis and congratulating her on being awesome.

posted by Etrigan at 11:51 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"I played against the '85 Bears in '86."

Oh, Chris...

posted by Etrigan at 11:17 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Was that in response to "Seattle doesn't miss any tackles. Except for that one just now."?

posted by Etrigan at 11:06 PM on September 04

Colts Owner Irsay Suspended 6 Games for DUI

True dat. Probably just boilerplate for any OWI.

posted by Etrigan at 06:39 PM on September 04