trox's profile

Name: Tim Truxell
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Location: Atlanta, GA
ZIP: 30316
Gender: M
AIM: truxell
Member since: February 12, 2002
Last visit: August 01, 2011
Status: signup

trox has posted 31 links and 707 comments to SportsFilter and 8 links and 439 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

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!

Recent Links

Fantasy Champions League: Code for league is 45505-9565. That is all.

posted by trox to fantasy at 10:10 AM on September 10 - 2 comments

The Royal Bank of Scotland moves to force George Gillett and Tom Hicks to sell Liverpool: Will potential new owners get a foreclosure price? And what does this mean for the Reds on the pitch?

posted by trox to soccer at 04:05 PM on September 09 - 5 comments

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

Chelsea banned from making new signings: Until 2011. That's two transfer windows. As they're one of the older teams in the Premier League, what impact will this have on their position this season and next?

posted by trox to soccer at 10:58 AM on September 03 - 16 comments

Jozy Altidore heading to Hull City: And he releases the news via Twitter of course (it's been that kind of day).

posted by trox to soccer at 03:24 PM on August 05 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

Diaspora - The Friendster Killer

I've signed up for their mailing list and am curious about it, but haven't received an invite for it yet.

posted by trox at 12:29 PM on December 09

World Cups Awarded to Russia in 2018, Qatar in 2022

Money talks in both cases. Both countries were the biggest risks.

posted by trox at 11:14 AM on December 02

Neftali Feliz, Buster Posey Rookies of the Year

Jason Heyward was robbed.

posted by trox at 03:23 PM on November 17

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, World Series Edition

Giants in 7

Aubrey Huff



posted by trox at 11:46 AM on October 25

Once Brothers

I saw this when it aired, and I'd highly recommend it.

posted by trox at 10:12 AM on October 19

Rooney to leave Manchester?

My guess is he's off to Madrid.

posted by trox at 10:26 AM on October 18

You'll Never Walk Alone, Sweet Caroline

This soap opera finally appears to be over. Apparently, the deal is structure in such a way as to almost eliminate Liverpool's debt, which should go a long way to helping them on the pitch.

posted by trox at 11:50 AM on October 15

Atlanta Braves Name Gonzalez as Manager

If he had Hudson, Hanson, and Jurrjens, it would have helped there too. (I couldn't bring myself to include Lowe despite his fantastic final performance this season).

posted by trox at 11:49 AM on October 15

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LCS Edition

Ouch, but did my first round prognostication really, really suck. Here we go again:

Yankees in 6 Giants in 7 Lee Lincecum Over

posted by trox at 03:41 PM on October 13

Giants Defeat Braves, Send Cox into Retirement

The Braves are announcing Fredi Gonzalez as Cox's replacement right now.

posted by trox at 02:23 PM on October 13

Giants Defeat Braves, Send Cox into Retirement

I had more fun watching this Braves team than possibly any other since I've lived in Atlanta. Ultimately, the losses of Jones, Prado, and Wagner were just too much to overcome. As for Bobby, what else can be said.... until he hears welcome to Cooperstown.

posted by trox at 10:39 AM on October 12

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition

Tampa in 4

Minnesota in 5

Cincinnati in 5

Atlanta in 4

Jason Heyward

NL +6

posted by trox at 05:19 PM on October 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I thought part one handled Atlanta's run and the Yankees multiple world series pretty well. I'm thinking that slobbering over these may have rankled quite a few.

posted by trox at 01:57 PM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

You're probably right grum, but that was a moment that sort of leapt out at me while watching it, and enjoying it greatly.

posted by trox at 12:40 PM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In Ken Burn's documentary, The 10th Inning, last night, Thomas Boswell let slip what sounded like a potential bombshell about a current hall of famer. Wezen-ball investigates.

posted by trox at 11:33 AM on September 29