prof's profile

Name: Gerry Scheetz
Location: Helena, Montana
ZIP: 59601
Gender: Male sports stats geek
Member since: April 01, 2014
Last visit: January 31, 2018

prof has posted 0 links and 48 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

* Oakland Raiders
* Calgary Flames
* Juventus (Serie A)
* Auburn Tigers (FB and WSoc)

Events I will never forget
* Watching Kick Six on TV (Auburn vs Alabama)
* Attending MLB All-Star game in Seattle
* Attending Spain vs Italy in Euro 2016
* Being in Manaus for US vs Portugal WC 2014
* Reading daily sports page as Calgary Flames won Stanley Cup in 1989

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I am not sure how many people actually voted for him, but Kerryon Johnson's twitter had a few responses to voters considering him as a write-in candidate :)

posted by prof at 11:29 AM on December 13

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

+1 on SportFi EPL fantasy league

posted by prof at 09:22 AM on August 08

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring

Whoever gets "Sweet Caroline" can they make sure they have an exclusive usage or high per-use-cost clause associated with it, PLEASE?

The local college football teams plays it between the 3rd and 4th quarters and I would be happy to never hear it ever again on a Saturday afternoon.

posted by prof at 10:14 AM on August 03

With words and a strong grip, an MLB umpire pulls a woman back from the brink in Pittsburgh

Dan Patrick interview Tumpane this morning. A incredibly moving story to say the least.

posted by prof at 11:05 AM on June 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Tony DiCicco, who coached the USWNT to 1999 World Cup title, dies at 68 another link here

posted by prof at 01:28 PM on June 20

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves

My thoughts follow @jjzucal thoughts.

I am fine with ABBA but think it will have little impact on the game.

Not a fan of timed halves as you introduce error of when the timekeeper starts and stops the clock. US college soccer has a 45 minute clock that stops on goals, injuries where treatment is necessary, some cards (time wasting), and CR discretion.

Stopping halves when ball going out of bounds, I like even less. In some leagues in US substitutes come on when ball goes out of bounds. I can remember players standing waiting to go in for 5+ minutes. Plus also this a benefit for a defending team to put ball out near corner, which now would not necessarily end the half.

Self-pass adds more complexity than it solves, especially as the problem it is trying to solve could be fixed by just enforcing the existing rules. :)

posted by prof at 10:36 AM on June 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I understand not having NBA Finals and Stanley Cup games on the same night, but I was surprised by the number of open Friday and Saturday nights with no game.

posted by prof at 09:35 AM on June 13

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade

Congrats, rcade!!!

posted by prof at 09:33 AM on June 13

Girl's Soccer Team Banned from Tournament

Not helping this story is she was listed as a male player because of a typo

posted by prof at 09:35 AM on June 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The second half was very disheartening as a Juventus fan.

Real Madrid made some nice adjustments at half and Juventus could not solve the new problems Real Madrid was causing them. Juventus just could not get the ball out of their half.

posted by prof at 09:50 AM on June 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If anyone was watching Arsenal-Southampton today, I am flummoxed by the foul throw call against Alexis Sanchez. He had two feet on the ground. The crowd and announcers acted like it was blindingly obvious he committed a foul. What was it?

It appears that I too am not authorized to watch any video of the foul throw, but I did find a series of stills of the throw.

From the stills it appears he starts the throw in with the ball above his head. A legal throw in delivers the ball from behind the head and over the head in one continuous motion.

posted by prof at 10:15 AM on May 15

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

I do not watch ESPN enough to say if they have become more political or not.

I do know on occasion some FB friends have shared news story slamming ESPN for some liberal agenda. On the rare occasion I read the article, it usually focused on a single sentence in a memo or one comment made by a reporter. I mentally filed these under "fake news" or "political propaganda" as there was no real substance to the accusations.

posted by prof at 11:10 AM on April 27

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air personalities

I expect regional sports networks to focus on the regions team. At points it is very obvious that ESPN is near Boston as they acted like a regional sports network.

Yankees/Red Sox rivalry was great 10 years ago, but there are lots of great two-team rivalries. Aaron Hernandez and DeflateGate were newsworthy, but cutting to a 30 minute legal proceeding of one of many athlete in legal trouble gets tiresome.

posted by prof at 11:00 AM on April 27

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Picks made with heart and from my phone :)

Nashville 6 Arvidsson +2

Ducks 6 Perry +1

Rangers 6 Karlson +1

Washington 7 Ovechkin

posted by prof at 07:50 PM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Boston 6

Pittsburgh 7 +1

Edmonton 7 +1

New York Rangers 6 +2

Minnesota 7

Washington 5 +1

Calgary 7

Chicago 5

Scorer: Tarasenko

posted by prof at 05:45 PM on April 12