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markovitch
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Name: mark evans
Member since: April 09, 2005
Last visit: October 28, 2007

markovitch has posted 3 links and 46 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

basketball 'star' begins political career: etan thomas, backup center for the Washington Wizards, speaks about politics and race. transcribed interview. I've no thoughts, but it seems to belong here, no?

posted by markovitch to basketball at 02:33 PM on September 27 - 30 comments

RSS recommendations?: I like to use RSS to keep up on news without completely torpedo-ing my productivity. the ESPN feeds won't work for me, and i'm kind of sick of ESPN commentary anyway. Luminaries of the web, tell me where to subscribe

posted by markovitch to navel gazing at 02:02 PM on September 16 - 0 comments

Paul Shirley is back!: Previously mentioned here, Paul Shirley was the 12th man for my boys, the Suns, for most of last season. he's since been released, but he checked in with Sports Guy and answers some more fan mail.

posted by markovitch to basketball at 11:55 AM on August 22 - 1 comment

ESPN Insider?: anyone pay up? is it worth it? i sense a slow increase in 'insider' content vs. free content. thoughts?

posted by markovitch to navel gazing at 03:10 PM on July 24 - 0 comments

The blog of a bench warmer: I don't know if any of you are fans of the sports guy but he's fallen in love with Paul Shirley from his blog, and has him answering questions . I think Shirley is a really funny writer, with an elevated sense of reality in the NBA- meaning, he hasn't forgotten that he still lives on earth, with the rest of us mortals.

posted by markovitch to basketball at 10:19 PM on April 22 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

Eight is enough

my vote is for Klinsmann (as the likely one, i don't know who'd be best for it)

posted by markovitch at 02:07 PM on July 14

New sheriff in town.

what do you expect with Dick Bavetta... He's the Eliot Ness enforcer of superstardom. Apparently, guarding Duncan is a foul. Standing in front of your opponent and holding up your hands is a punishable offense. As The association points out no matter how the calls go, the spurs are whiney whiney whiney.

posted by markovitch at 01:51 AM on May 23

No Stuporsonics in Seattle?

mark my words--the trailblazers will be sold and moved to Las Vegas, and the Sonics will move to PDX.

posted by markovitch at 04:46 PM on April 14

16 year old Adu to Chelsea?

Rossi is an amazing player; why doesn't he want anything to do with the nat'l team?

posted by markovitch at 10:51 AM on February 07

Eagles Give T.O. a Season-Ending Timeout

grow up? homie needs lithium

posted by markovitch at 11:05 PM on November 07

Lies, damned lies and NBA myths

what i like about the story is that he uses statistical analyses to disprove the lies and damned lies, but bi-line is an homage to a famous quote from Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain, jik): 'There are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics'

posted by markovitch at 05:29 PM on November 05

Over the Hill

well, for the record, Hill's depilitating injuries were on his ankle

posted by markovitch at 01:27 AM on October 24

Paul Shirley returns. Again.

I'll read it especially if he reviews chuck pahlauniak novels. I thank the internet for many things, one of which being the possibility for normal (or slightly xxl) white guys to have their chance to overwork sentences in an attempt to add sardonic wit to the annals of every career possible. i like the dude. i'm serious. I'll be waiting for him to knee sportsguy in the kidneys and take his spot.

posted by markovitch at 10:52 PM on October 20

basketball 'star' begins political career

damnit i did exactly what i didn't want to do.

posted by markovitch at 10:28 AM on September 28

basketball 'star' begins political career

well drevl, we know what side you're on. i don't want this to turn into a mefi-like pissing contest, but that, right there, are a series of broad generalizations. I don't want to assume, but it sounds to me like you are saying the 'hood' is where the black people are, and where the black people are, republicans are not. that says a lot about everyone involved, i think.

posted by markovitch at 06:22 PM on September 27

basketball 'star' begins political career

his book, More than a Player is acollection of poems. might explain his gift for meter and rhyme

posted by markovitch at 04:37 PM on September 27

basketball 'star' begins political career

nor will it receive playing time in the first round of the EC playoffs. buh dum cha!

posted by markovitch at 04:32 PM on September 27

Testaverde Returns to Jets

why not quincy carter? he's waiting for an offer too. and he's, y'know, not a member of AARP

posted by markovitch at 03:02 PM on September 27

basketball 'star' begins political career

oops, its a speech, not an interview. it's still a transcription though (you cant misspell things when you speak)

posted by markovitch at 02:45 PM on September 27

Bronco's manhandle the Chiefs again

the problem in KC is the coach-- after this many years, he should understand the necessity of defense the problem in Denver is Jake the Snake-after this many years, he shouldn't make rookie mistakes. He didn't make that many last night, ergo, they won, but we've all seen Jake play like a champion, and like a chump, a week apart.

posted by markovitch at 10:29 AM on September 27