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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: October 07, 2015

Etrigan has posted 30 links and 939 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Tokyo 2020 Committee Releases Short List of New Sports: Eight sports are in line for addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: baseball/softball, bowling, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing, wushu, and karate. Tokyo 2020 organizers will make their recommendation this September, with the IOC making its final decision next August. The list of non-recommended sports was a vast one: air sports, bowls, bridge, chess, dance sport, floorball, flying disc, football, korfball, netball, orienteering, polo, racquetball, sumo, tug of war, underwater sports and waterski and wakeboard.

posted by Etrigan to olympics at 02:13 PM on June 22 - 7 comments

Patriots crush Colts in the rain: Foul weather didn't slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots as they beat Andrew Luck and the Colts 45-7 (the second worst drubbing in AFC Championship history). This will be the Pats' 8th Super Bowl trip, tying them for the record with the Steelers and the Cowboys; and Brady's and Bill Belichick's 6th, tying them with Mike Lodish (player) and Don Shula (coach).

posted by Etrigan to football at 10:36 PM on January 18 - 14 comments

Ducks v. Bucks in Arlington: The post-BCS era started with a firm (if unintentional) repudiation of the BCS, as defending national champion Florida State was embarrassed by perennial bridesmaid Oregon and defending-minus-one (and -minus-two) champ Alabama was beaten by perennial SEC victim Ohio State.

posted by Etrigan to football at 08:08 AM on January 02 - 7 comments

Tide-Buckeyes, Ducks-Noles: It's official -- the participants in the College Football Playoff will be the four power-conference champions that played a conference championship game. #2 Oregon takes on undefeated defending national champions #3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl, while Nick Saban's #1 Alabama faces Urban Meyer's #4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. #5 Baylor and #6 TCU are left out, handicapped by being in the 10-team Big 12.

posted by Etrigan to football at 12:53 PM on December 07 - 30 comments

MLB Pace-of-Game Committee Suggests Six New Rules: The Arizona Fall League will test out six new rules intended to speed up baseball this year.
1 -- Hitter must keep one foot inside the batter's box (except for fouls, wild pitches, time outs granted by the umpire, etc.).
2 -- Manager can signal an intentional walk rather than have the pitcher throw.
3 -- Maximum break of 2:05 between innings, hitters in the batter's box by 1:45. Umpire can call a strike on slow hitters and a ball on slow pitchers.
4 -- Maximum of 2:30 for pitching changes, including during inning breaks (clock starts when reliever enters the field).
5 -- Three "timeout" mound conferences per game.
6 -- 20 seconds to pitch after receiving the ball (Salt River only). Clocks will be posted in dugouts.

posted by Etrigan to baseball at 04:21 PM on October 01 - 58 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rules in sports should be enforced. If the rule is bad, get rid of it later. If we let the refs decide whether a rule is too obscure to enforce, that's an arbitrary standard no fan would accept against their team.

Quoting for truth. He broke the rule because he knew batting the ball would more likely lead to a positive outcome than falling on it or trying to pick it up, and the rules say you can't do that.

posted by Etrigan at 11:16 AM on October 07

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

It doesn't ring true of the Tannehill who shows up in front of the press - I've never picked up a petulant vibe from him - but with this franchise, anything is possible.

It's a lot easier to be an asshole with people who you aren't trained to not be an asshole with.

posted by Etrigan at 10:38 AM on October 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

CC Sabathia will spend the playoffs in rehab for alcohol abuse.

posted by Etrigan at 02:06 PM on October 05

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Did they really Lane Kiffin him overseas?

I got a buck that says Kiffin's his (non-interim) replacement.

Almost said "permanent" there, but ha. No.

posted by Etrigan at 02:04 PM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

You may think you love your team and hate your rivals, but would you point a musket at an 8-year-old in your own rectory room because he's going to root for the Cowboys against your Giants? If you said "Oh, fuck, of course not," congratulations, you are a functioning human being.

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on October 04

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Major milestones for the NFL: first calendar month without a player being arrested since 2009 (second such month in Goodell's tenure) and first during a season since the last century.

posted by Etrigan at 11:33 AM on October 02

Toronto Blue Jays Clinch Playoff Spot, But Nobody Notices

How did you figure this out, Grum?

Goat entrails. It's always goat entrails.

posted by Etrigan at 01:31 PM on September 26

2 High School Players Intentionally Hit Referee

Assistant coach admits to telling players to take ref out, and "[s]everal players and a sideline source" have said that the ref was using slurs.

posted by Etrigan at 01:56 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Matt Bonner blames his three-point dropoff on the iPhone 6. "Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here's my theory on how I got it. When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone it was a strain to use it, you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that's how I ended up developing [tennis elbow]."

posted by Etrigan at 11:14 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NFL is tracking players via RFID this season

OH MY GOD how are we not doing this with the balls yet? Slap two tags inside each one to give you precise position and orientation info, and that stupid stupid stupid "Let's check the chains" ritual vanishes.

posted by Etrigan at 10:49 AM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Pre-season college football previewers had Louisville picked to make a major impact this year, maybe even winning the ACC.

Instead, they're now 0-3 and Petrino looks like he's ready to just get on a motorsickle and go flying down country lanes all by himself.

Petrino can be the next OC at Alabama, because some sucker is bound to think Lane Kiffin can be a head coach again any minute now.

posted by Etrigan at 01:08 PM on September 18

Eli Manning Told Running Back Not to Score

Manning also miscounted the Cowboys' timeouts, due to them calling one right before/during a penalty that got given back to them.

posted by Etrigan at 12:28 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Seahawks began overtime with an onside kick attempt. If it had succeeded and the Seahawks scored a field goal, would the Rams be entitled to an offensive possession?


Each team must possess or have the opportunity to possess the ball unless the team that has the ball first scores a touchdown on its initial possession. ... Opportunity to possess: The opportunity to possess occurs only during kicking plays. A kickoff is an opportunity to possess for the receiving team. If the kicking team legally recovers the kick, the receiving team is considered to have had its opportunity. A punt or a field goal that crosses the line of scrimmage and is muffed by the receiving team is considered to be an opportunity to possess for the receivers. Normal touching rules by the kicking team apply.

posted by Etrigan at 09:34 AM on September 14

James Blake reportedly thrown to the ground, cuffed and detained by several NYPD officers.

NYPD officers say they mistook him for a suspect in a fraudulent credit card operation.

Are we really at the point in our society where identity thieves need to be taken down bodily if they're not even running?

posted by Etrigan at 10:53 AM on September 10

2 High School Players Intentionally Hit Referee

And now the kids are saying the official used a racial slur, and that an assistant coach egged them on before they hit him.

posted by Etrigan at 03:25 PM on September 08