||February 12, 2002
||August 01, 2011
trox has posted 31 links and 707 comments to SportsFilter and 8 links and 439 comments to the Locker Room.
Who the Heck is Trox?
I've lived in Atlanta for 13 years. Like long walks on the beach, and am a people person. Well at least the part about Atlanta is true. I work as a web content strategist, mostly as a consultant, so I guess the Internet is really my line of work. I'm passionate about football (soccer) and baseball when it comes to sports. Like everyone else, I have a blog
but that's mostly been on hiatus lately due to an extreme backlog at work. As for my nickname, it's a corruption and shortening of my last name that I picked up as a nickname in college. SportsFilter History
I joined spofi on February 12, 2002, after following a link here from Metafilter. What really got me going here was the hubbub of activity surrounding the 2002 World Cup. Now Spofi has become an integral part of my day, even if I don't have the time to post or respond to posts as much as I'd like. I do appreciate the perspective of other members a lot though. Spofi Honors
Winner: 2007 - 2008 Fantasy UEFA Champion's League Winner: 2006 College Football Pick 'Em 3rd Place: 2006 Tournament Pick 'Em Memorable Sporting Events
The most memorable sporting events I've attended would have to start with my first baseball game (Baltimore vs. Boston)--talk about sealing a lifelong addiction. Probably the most memorable game I've ever attended though has to be game 6 of the 1995 World Series. Not only did the Braves finally bring one home, but it was just a heck of a game. Finally, even though I didn't attend it in person, I have to mention the US defeat of Portugal in the 2002 world cup. I spent two hour wondering if I was still asleep, and it took many phone calls with friends to convince me that what I was witnessing was really happening. My Teams:
There's really not much consistency here. Since I grew up outside of a major market, most of the teams I pull for have very little relation to where I grew up (western Virginia). I follow the following sports in roughly the following order (though the Red Sox and Arsenal are pretty close in my mind). Baseball:
I've also been a Boston Red Sox fan since I was old enough to pick up a baseball bat (and still mostly live and die by them each year), but I began following the Atlanta Braves when Dale Murphy was winning MVPs, and since I live in Atlanta, I see them live far more often than the Red Sox. Football (Association):
When it comes to football, my true love would be that other football. Thanks to a trip to Highbury as my love of the sport was growing, I support Arsenal in the EPL. If I had to pick, DC United would be my favorite MLS team, along with St. Pauli in Germany as a third choice. To support a team, I need to have visited it. Basketball :
UNC Tar Heels (since Phil Ford and company). I don't really have an NBA team. I suppose I'd pull for the Hawks, but they are the second best basketball team in Atlanta, behind Georgia Tech. Football (Gridiron):
I remain more loyal to my boyhood home when it comes to American Football. I pull for Virginia Tech and the Washington Redskins. (I must admit that I've recently began to hop on the Falcons bandwagon since I now live in Atlanta, but they rarely impact the Redskins.) Hockey:
I'm rather new to Hockey, but the passion of the fans on Spofi have inspired me to begin paying more attention. Go Thrashers!
Fantasy Premier League: I noticed in the thread below that the EPL Fantasy League is now open. Since the league kicks off in only a few weeks, I thought I'd fire up a league for SportsFilter. Details inside.
posted by trox to fantasy at 10:10 AM on July 15 - 13 comments