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Member since: August 16, 2011
Last visit: July 01, 2016

Etrigan has posted 40 links and 1125 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 Thursday Huddle

The latest episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast is about why so few basketball players shoot free throws underhanded. Pretty good.

posted by Etrigan at 10:07 AM on June 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Florida State declares itself 2015 Florida state football champions and spends $62K on championship rings.

posted by Etrigan at 07:39 PM on June 28

Legendary University of Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away at age 64.

She had one class (her last) that never went to a Final Four since the NCAA women's tournament started. One.And that class won three SEC championships.

posted by Etrigan at 07:33 PM on June 28

Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile

Why Lionel Messi's "Retirement" Is Probably Just A Threat

posted by Etrigan at 09:24 AM on June 27

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

This is a "Wait a minute, strike that, reverse it" thing, right?

posted by Etrigan at 06:54 AM on June 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

A couple of similar discussions from last year.

posted by Etrigan at 04:28 PM on June 17

Chris Christie: Hot Female Tennis Players Are Hot

Christ(ie), what an asshole.

posted by Etrigan at 07:09 AM on June 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

No, it was still Euro 2016.

posted by Etrigan at 07:08 AM on June 11

MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies

Possibly the platonic ideal of "shocked but unshocked." He lived a hell of a life, and I'm sorry he's gone.

posted by Etrigan at 06:26 AM on June 07

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I would think it would be much easier. Is he even in the NFLPA at this point?

posted by Etrigan at 12:37 PM on June 06

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups

So, keeping it in a strictly sportsian context, will the NCAA have anything to say about this? They more or less abdicated their moral-arbiter-off-the-field role after Penn State, but could they twist this into "These players should have been eligible and therefore you lose X wins and suffer Y sanctions"?

posted by Etrigan at 01:27 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Kenneth Starr (yeah, that one) is reportedly about to be fired as President and Chancellor of Baylor University due to the ever-expanding scandal over sexual assaults by football players and cover-ups thereof. Ah, irony.

posted by Etrigan at 11:47 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It was Colon's own fault that his cover was blown. Because he briefly represented himself in the custody dispute, his name was listed as an attorney in the case, sabotaging the "anonymous" shield the former couple had been granted by a judge.

posted by Etrigan at 01:40 PM on May 19

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women

I was actually watching the Golf Channel when this broke (the baby likes green and soft, soothing voices), and over the next hour or so, I was struck at how they seemed totally incapable of finding anyone who would publicly defend the restriction. Every time another middle-aged white guy popped up on the screen, I'd think, Okay, here we go..., but nope, the sonofabitch would talk about how it's 2016 and how are we still talking about this and look at how many women play golf and this makes golf look like a bunch of middle-aged white guys.

posted by Etrigan at 01:37 PM on May 19

Rockies SS Jose Reyes receives 52-game suspension for domestic violence incident

"after which she was treated at a local hospital"

posted by Etrigan at 06:47 PM on May 14