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The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 4-1 to win the NBA championship.: Amidst all the drama (and great basketball) in the early rounds of the playoffs we were left with a repeat of 2013, Spurs versus the Heat. However, this year the results were markedly different as the Spurs dominated the last 3 games of the series in an unquestionable way. Kawhi Leonard is my new hero; a young man whose father was murdered 6 years ago and on Father's Day carried his team to a championship and won the MVP award. Oh, and he doesn't really want to talk to the press.

posted by jeremias to basketball at 10:48 AM on June 16 - 9 comments

There are buzzer beaters and then there are BUZZER BEATERS: In the New York Section 1 AA championship game New Rochelle was on a 9-1 run but still behind by 2 points. Only 2.9 seconds left on the clock and they have to take out the ball on the opposite side of the court. The long lob down the floor was picked off by the opposing Mount Vernon, things didn't look good until Khalil Edney had something to say about it.

posted by jeremias to basketball at 06:54 AM on March 05 - 10 comments

Boston Red Sox off to worst start since World War II: This might not be such a big deal but it comes after an off-season where the team owners came in third in the league for payroll ($160 million). Some of that hefty payroll is heading into prize free agents Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford's pockets. These two additions led many to anoint the Sox as favorites to win 100 games and/or the World Series. So are they feeling the pressure? Are their high paid pitchers too fat and happy? Or maybe they just need a boost from good old Fenway Park where they have their first home game of the season on Friday against old pals: the New York Yankees.

posted by jeremias to baseball at 06:46 PM on April 07 - 29 comments

Dock Ellis & the LSD No No: Somewhere in the archives of Sportsfilter must be some mention of June 1970 when Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. Even if you know the story, this is a great 4:30 animated recounting of the feat.

posted by jeremias to baseball at 04:51 PM on November 13 - 7 comments

Rasheed Wallace wants to be a team player in Boston next season.: In what will be an interesting test of chemistry, the Celtics will have Rasheed Wallace on the floor for them next season. Does this create a Fantastic Four? A permanent sub for Kevin Garnett? What is undeniable are the stats. The Celts had two of the top 30 3-point shooters last season (House and Allen), a top 20 scoring leader (Pierce) a top 20 rebounder (Garnett when he's healthy) a top 10 assist and steals leader (Rondo). So how will Wallace fit in? His famous temper aside, is his body simply breaking down, and is this why the Celts could get him for roughly $8mil less than his last year in Detroit?

posted by jeremias to basketball at 07:02 PM on July 19 - 4 comments

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The NFL free-agency period begins with a slew of major moves

I assumed letting Browner shop around was because they were resigning Revis . . .

I actually looked at it the opposite way: The Pats probably knew over the weekend that Revis was gone and so they let Browner shop around because they felt that *without* Revis, Browner suddenly has far less value.

In other words, without an elite cornerback on the other side to cover, Browner's faults (slow, prone to penalties) are magnified.

Given "the Patriot way" it's unlikely we'll ever know for sure. On that note, I also remain confused why they couldn't spend the additional $5 mil for Revis, especially with no backup plan. Right now their secondary is looking really shaky again.

posted by jeremias at 01:46 PM on March 11

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Nice conspiracy! Never mind that the "unseen hand" is a rotating schedule in which the NFC East plays the AFC South next season (plus in-division NFC East and the divisional winners of the AFC North and AFC West from 2014) but given that restriction I'm sure you could come up with a tougher schedule for them at home?

posted by jeremias at 10:52 PM on February 02

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

Crazy/rare moments overshadow almost everything because they are easy-to-remember single moments, and unless a player has a transcendent game (Doug Williams, for example), consistency tends to be forgotten.

I dunno, the argument that "consistency tends to be forgotten" doesn't ring true for me. If you look at the Hall of Fame for any given sport, they are filled with players who were consistently excellent and by extension, memorable.

Crazy/rare moments are one of the reasons we watch sports, however I don't believe these individual moments erase achievements over the long run.

posted by jeremias at 11:23 AM on February 02

Patriots Win Super Bowl 0x31 After Epic Last-Second Interception

This is the only Super Bowl win in Brady's career where the margin of victory/winning play is because of him, and I'm pretty damn sure no one is going to remember that drive any time soon...

I'm not sure why you're so positive that drive will be forgotten. The ridiculous index of the last two minutes was off the charts for sure. Pete Carroll's play call (as well as Butler's interception) was ridiculous but so was the catch by Jermaine Kearse that led up to that. Two individual ridiculous plays. Do they overshadow Brady's achievements? I guess it might feel like that now, but over time Brady's performance will float to the top.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter Seattle had a 91% win probability which Brady methodically erased with 14 unanswered points. The last drive might be overshadowed by the later ridiculousness but it hardly will be forgotten.

Brady ends up winning MVP, made 37 completions (A Super Bowl record) and made his 13th Super Bowl touchdown pass (Super Bowl record) all pretty memorable stats. I guess time will tell if this Super Bowl goes down as one of the greats or if there's a "yeah, but" associated with Brady's performance. From where I sit though, this was one of the most amazing Super Bowls ever.

(Of course the 538 peeps disagree with me but there ya go.)

posted by jeremias at 09:17 AM on February 02

Colts Silence Broncos Offense, Make Peyton Manning Look Old

I dunno, i look at all this talk about Peyton vs. Manning, blah blah, and it's all kinda fun to talk about, but what I'm left with in the end is this: It's really frickin' hard to to win the Super Bowl. The margin of error between winning and losing is so incredibly thin, that it's amazing that we're still talking about two quarterbacks who have been in the league for 15 years (approx).

posted by jeremias at 07:47 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I haven't paid much attention to either SF or KC until now,but last night's game was anything but dramatic.

posted by jeremias at 07:05 AM on October 22

LeBron Taking His Talents Out of South Beach

Yeah, seems like an obvious pressure move to get Miami to do something meaningful. In addition to the endorsements mentioned above, the sale of Beats to Apple apparently delivered $30 mil on his doorstep.

posted by jeremias at 01:31 PM on June 24

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 4-1 to win the NBA championship.

Not to mention France! Represented by Tony Parker and Boris Diaw.

posted by jeremias at 12:26 PM on June 16

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

Wow. We are entering nightmare territory.

posted by jeremias at 09:06 PM on February 02

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition

Seattle by 3 +1

D.Thomas (Den) +1

Marshawn Lynch



Byron Maxwell

Shaun Phillips



posted by jeremias at 12:20 PM on February 02

Seahawks Edge Niners

Wow, this 4th quarter is a bit of a train wreck for all involved.

posted by jeremias at 09:31 PM on January 19

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

I always assumed it meant "Hike, for real!".

posted by jeremias at 07:22 PM on January 12

Broncos Hold Off Chargers

Game is starting to have the feel of the inevitable, SD would do well to get some points on the board before halftime.

posted by jeremias at 05:42 PM on January 12

Patriots Run Over Colts

Holy Christ is Andrew Luck good.

posted by jeremias at 10:24 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

Interestingly enough, rain to be a factor also in the Pats/Colts game. Heavy rain in Foxborough forecast throughout the evening.

posted by jeremias at 03:38 PM on January 11