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Rock Steady
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Name: David Provost
Member since: June 29, 2005
Last visit: April 08, 2016

Rock Steady has posted 1 link and 120 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

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Recent Activity?: On MetaFilter, the Recent Activity page (I've linked to the best one, obvs) is a great way to keep up with threads you are participating in, and I was wondering if there is any interest in creating a similar feature here at SpoFi? Even something as simple as linkifying (highly technical term) the Recent Comments on our profile pages would really help me (and others) participate more here.

posted by Rock Steady to feature requests at 10:13 AM on March 28 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

ESPN attempts to shame Cuba; backfires badly.

That's fantastic. I think it was Roger Clemens that thought his cabbie had dropped him off at a warehouse instead of Fenway Park on his first day with the Sox. Granted, Kenmore has improved a bit since then, but there are still areas around the park that similar to that shot in Cuba.

posted by Rock Steady at 02:48 PM on March 23

NFL Adds Rule for Automatic Ejections After 2 Personal Fouls

Also, even if they don't formally adopt the showing of cards (they won't), I hope broadcasters attach a little yellow card onto the player's name in any on-screen graphics, so we can keep track of who has been booked.

posted by Rock Steady at 01:56 PM on March 23

NFL Adds Rule for Automatic Ejections After 2 Personal Fouls

I think it is a good rule, but boy howdy, this is going to put a ton of scrutiny on every single personal foul call, as players will be (perceived or real) forced to play more cautiously after that first yellow card. Even if they don't end up ejected, fans will be furious that their player's hands were tied.

posted by Rock Steady at 01:54 PM on March 23

The Wow Factor

Fascinating. I'd love to see pictures of that LA Rams office.

posted by Rock Steady at 05:45 PM on February 11

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

He also owns a stake in a couple of Budweiser distributors.

posted by Rock Steady at 08:24 AM on February 08

NFL Approves Rams Move to Los Angeles, Chargers Invited to Join

In the darkest timeline, the St Louis Stallions are aiming for their 5th Super Bowl victory in the past 15 years, and the New England Rams are heading back to LA.

posted by Rock Steady at 08:44 AM on January 14

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

KC over Houston by 4
Cincinnati over Pittsburgh by 10
Seattle over Minnesota by 7 - Lock It In
Washington over Green Bay by 3

posted by Rock Steady at 03:30 PM on January 07

David Price signs largest pitching contract in MLB history.

or if Dombrowski's press conference included the line, "We know he will suck for the last 4 years relative to his pay, we just don't care, we're so stinking rich."

I feel like that is just taken as read in all megacontracts these days, especially from the super-rich teams.

posted by Rock Steady at 03:52 PM on December 02

College Football Belt Backlog

Excellent. Fascinating to see that it works out in the end, when it could have become mired somewhere below what is now Division I or even expired by being held by a team that disbanded its football program. I wonder what team has had the most chances at the Belt without ever winning it?

posted by Rock Steady at 04:24 PM on November 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I have a question about the ruling on the final play of MNF. My brain tells me that recently (within the last 5-10 years) the out of bounds rule was changed such that the ball carrier has to go out of bounds while attempting to make forward progress in order for the clock to stop. If they just run (or roll, as last night) sideways to get out of bounds, the clock keeps rolling. That makes the call on that final play correct, but neither Steratore nor Blandino explained it that way after the fact. Many people on Twitter last night and a random answers.com post seem to agree with me (and make me think I'm not totally insane), but other than that, I can't find any evidence of that interpretation of the rule. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

posted by Rock Steady at 08:56 AM on November 24

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Did they really Lane Kiffin him overseas? That's amazing.

posted by Rock Steady at 12:17 PM on October 05

Indiana Pacers to Wear "Hoosiers" Inspired Uniform

Love the shiny shorts. I'd like to see that old-school style come back.

posted by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on July 21

Hey, NFL, Let Anyone Commentate the Next Super Bowl

ESPN's Megacast of the College Football Playoffs Championship (do we have a short name for that yet? The Championship?) might be an instructive model.

posted by Rock Steady at 12:03 PM on February 03

New MLB Commissioner: We May Ban Defensive Shifts

Are you really trying to steal the NFL's incompetent thunder, MLB?

posted by Rock Steady at 02:03 PM on January 27

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

My understanding is that this sort of thing is like a spitball in baseball. Illegal if you get caught, but done often enough that it's not the sort of shocking scandal some seem to want to make it out to be. Aaron Rodgers said in an interview this week that he routinely asks his crew to overinflate the balls, for example.

posted by Rock Steady at 05:01 PM on January 21