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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: September 25, 2016

Etrigan has posted 41 links and 1155 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

MACtion 'beats' Oklahoma State, but not with casualties: The Central Michigan Chippewas outscored the Oklahoma State Cowboys 30-27 on one of those great Hail Mary-lateral combos, but only because the officiating crew mistakenly gave them an untimed down after OSU QB Mason Rudolph committed an intentional grounding penalty on 4th down with no time left on the clock. The entire on-field crew (provided by the Chips' Mid-American Conference) has been suspended for two weeks, and the replay crew (provided by the Cowboys' Big 12 Conference) has been suspended for two weeks and will not be allowed to officiate a bowl game this season.

posted by Etrigan to football at 01:14 PM on September 12 - 4 comments

'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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle


posted by Etrigan at 02:56 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Keep your eyes open during warmups, dude.

posted by Etrigan at 01:41 PM on September 13

NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over HB2

"I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor."

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

posted by Etrigan at 12:31 PM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dang, Jason Peters.

posted by Etrigan at 12:41 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Tony Romo is 80-53 with the Cowboys since he became the starting QB. In that same time, all other QBs with the Cowboys are 1-14.

posted by Etrigan at 10:09 AM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Congratulations to Arkansas, the new holders of the lineal college football championship. This is the Razorbacks' third reign (one in the 1960s, or the era). Barring a major upset by Texas State, looks like Alabama will reunify the fake playoff "championship" with the true title some time in October.

posted by Etrigan at 10:24 AM on September 11

TCU Begins Defense of College Football Belt Against South Dakota State

That was a hell of a game for three quarters.

posted by Etrigan at 01:04 PM on September 04

Sam Bradford to Vikings, Mark Sanchez to Cowboys

an origami rendering of a Bull Terrier created by a visually impaired person.

The stadium or Bradford?

posted by Etrigan at 02:06 PM on September 03

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